Effective date: September 27, 2018

Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://scottishritenmj.org website. We gather personal data through this website to evaluate membership eligibility, to provide education and other materials that you have requested, and to publish information of interest to our members (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection, and disclosure of information in accordance with this statement. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Statement, terms used in this Privacy Statement have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://scottishritenmj.org

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data") or as otherwise required to provide the Service. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Employment details and history
  • Education details
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information about how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Purposes of Data Use

Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • Evaluate membership eligibility
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • Provide information to you about products or services that may be of interest to you
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your submission of personal information to us represents your agreement to that transfer.

Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially reasonable and current means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Cookies and Analytics

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information. Such activity and information is only on our website and we do not track your activity after you leave.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences (including marketing) and various settings on this site.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website. You can opt out of having your activity monitored by third-parties or having third-party cookies placed by your browser, with no effect to your use of the website or our Service. Such third-party Service Providers include the following:

  • Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time to inform you of changes or additional third-party Providers that we might engage with. While we take reasonable steps to inform ourselves of third-party privacy and data use practices, and to obligate them to use personal data fairly, these third-party providers are independent of Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction and we cannot control the actions of third-party websites. For more information on the privacy practices of such independent third-party Providers and how you can avoid such analysis by third-parties, we encourage you to visit their websites and ensure you are comfortable with their stated practices.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Statement of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Statement on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Statement.

You are advised to review this Privacy Statement periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Statement are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us: