Effective Date: 01/06/2021
Thank you for visiting the Privacy Notice of the Maidstone Masonic Centre Ltd. You can read more about who we are by having a look at our web page.
In this notice, we explain what personal information we collect, why we collect it and who of our trusted partners we share it with. It also tells you how you can access, amend or delete your personal information.
If you're specifically looking for information about data policy and regulatory issues please visit UK Government GDPR websites.
What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?
We want to make sure that we offer to you the best experience in engagement with freemasons. This can be through the information you share with us. Specifically and we want to:
1. Make sure our site is informative, up-to-date and functions properly
2. Ensure you are the first to know about Maidstone Masonic Centre news and events as well as important freemasonry news;
3. Make you are aware of the existing events and opportunities freemasonry can provide to individuals; and
4. Get the most out of your interest in both masonic membership or your interest in becoming a freemason.
To be able to achieve these aims, we collect limited personal data in the ways set out below.
When you access our site, we ask for your consent to allow us to store the following cookies on your device:
● Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to collect information about how users use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. You can read more about these cookies and how Google safeguard them here.
As a member or non-member, you can contact us on our site.
When you do, we first ask you for your email address so we can contact you and answer any questions you may wish to ask us.
● Email address - We will use this email address as the main way of communicating with you.
● Title First & Last Name - We want to make sure we speak to the right person so please do consider giving us the name you wish us to refer to you by.
Date of birth request is entirely optional but current regulations on joining freemasonry state that you must be 21 years old. By giving us your date of birth we can address any issues that may arise for young membership enquiries.
Who has access to your information?
The Maidstone Masonic Centre Ltd acts as the 'controller' of your personal information and does not and will not sell your information to third parties, for any purposes. However, to deliver what we promise we may share some of your information with our governing organisations, all of which act as data processors for us. Data processors are third parties who can only use your personal information in the way that we have instructed them to do so as outlined in this privacy notice. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us.
Specifically, we store your account data in our secure system, our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, All organisations have a GDPR policy please ask for more details if you would like to review this information
Your Preferences and Choices
You have control over the personal information that you share with us.
Maidstone Masonic Centre may contact you for purposes of membership and masonic information sharing. You'll be able to opt-out at any time by email we send you or by telling us over the phone.
How can you access or update your Personal Information in your account?
Once registered, you can always change your preferences by contacting the Maidstone Masonic Centre website manager.
We try our very best to keep your data accurate. However, if you become aware of any errors or you would like to see what personal information we have collected from you, find out how to correct, update, amend, delete/remove or deactivate your information, please email - email@example.com
We will respond to your request to access as soon as possible but at the very least within 30 days.
How do we keep your Personal Information secure?
The security of your personal information is also important to us. When you provide us with it, we will take steps and make our best efforts to ensure it is treated securely on our systems.
How long do we keep your data?
We will retain your personal information for as long as you wish us to keep it active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations,
This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy notices of any of these sites. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy notices. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy notices of any web site that you visit.
Changes to this notice
We last updated this notice on 21st February 2021 and will continuously review it.
If what you read above doesn't answer all your questions or you have any other queries, please do get in touch with us directly. You can email Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any issues relating to the way that we may use your personal information, you can also raise them with the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO): https://ico.org.uk/concerns/