Who we are
Our website address is: https://dallasfreemasonry.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We do store any information provided through any of our online contact forms. We can, from time to time, contact you via the information you have provided us on these forms, however you may opt out of us sending you communications by sending a request to cease communications to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use various analytics softwares to allow us to better understand the functionality of our website. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, how you reached our website. We may also collect your city location, device model and version, device identifier (or “UDID”), and OS version. We may link information we store within the analytics software to Personal Information you submit within the website. We do this to improve services we offer you and improve our marketing, analytics and site functionality.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with anyone outside of our organization, except in the case of technical solutions and service providers which we may use to obtain your information. Those partners have access to any data that you submit on our site utilizing their systems.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Your contact information can be used by us to contact you to determine viability on becoming a member, or engage you to participate in one or more of our events.
How we protect your data
All data is stored by 3rd party cloud vendors with their own security policies.