Privacy Notice


This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, State of Indiana, and subordinate Lodges, hereafter INGL.

This privacy notice will notify you of the following:
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our websites or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information, and transaction/purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

 

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

As described within our organization’s standing rule 55.170, access to member information has been granted to (c.) the Executive Directors of the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, Inc. and the editor of the Indiana Freemasons magazine for their use only in the furtherance of their official functions. In addition, access may be provided to (d.) Indiana Shrine Temples; Indiana Scottish Rite Valleys; Indiana York Rite Chapters, Councils, and Commanderies; Indiana Grotto; Indiana Order of the Eastern Star Chapters; and Indiana Masonic Youth Groups.

 

We will use your information to communicate with you across multiple mediums and to complete required business transactions including the transference of your personally identifiable information to third parties for the purposes of member verification, retention, development (fundraising) and/or printing.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future promotional contact from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given at the bottom of this privacy policy on our secure members’ database located on indianafreemasons.com:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.

    • This excludes information captured as part of official proceedings of meetings which is maintained per INGL record retention guidelines and available to current membership at the location where it was collected or with the main office of the INGL in the event the location has dissolved. 

  • Change/correct any data we have about you.

  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 

Security 
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via our websites, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.


You have control over what personally identifiable information is viewable by other members through the use of the “My Information” tab within your profile in the members section. Through the use of the “Prevent other brothers from viewing my…” check boxes, you control what information is available to other members. 

 

Access to the entire member directory is provided to specific officers and committee members throughout the fraternity. We partner with other recognized and affiliated Masonic organizations and may periodically share your information with them. 

 

Cookies and Tracking Pixels 
We use "cookies" on our websites. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

 

Additionally, the use of “tracking pixels” allows us to track behavior between certain third-party sites (such as, but not limited to Facebook) in order to gauge the effectiveness of advertising and communications campaigns. Similar to cookies, tracking pixels can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site and sites associated with advertising agreements.

 

Links 
Our websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Finally

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, or if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us via telephone at 1-317-634-7904 or email grsec@ingrandlodge.org.