International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star

MOST WORSHIPFUL ILLUSTRIOUS RENFORD P. BROWN GRAND LODGE

Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President/CEO • Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° - Supreme Grand Master

Illustrious Robert L. Stevens, 33°

Most Worshipful Grand Master

PRIVACY & COOKIES

 

Last updated: August 12, 2017

 

The Most Worshipful Illustrious Renford P. Brown Grand Lodge ("us", "we", or "our") operates http://www.renfordpbrown.org (the "Site"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

 

Information Collection And Use

 

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name ("Personal Information").

 

Log Data

 

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this data.

 

Our website, like many others uses cookies. The purpose of these are to help provide you with the best experience possible.  Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

 

Our cookies enable us to:

 

  • Make our website work as expected;
  • Improve the speed/security of the site;
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Twitter;
  • Continuously improve our website for you; and
  • Track visits to the sites pages so we know what kind of information is popular for our visitors.

 

We do not use cookies to:

 

  • Collect any personally identifiable information;
  • Collect any sensitive information; or
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

 

Granting us permission to use cookies:

 

If the settings on your web browser are set to accept cookies we understand because of that, and your continued use of our website, you are in agreement of how we use cookies. Should you wish to remove or disable cookies please follow the instructions below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

 

MORE ABOUT OUR COOKIES

 

Website Function Cookies

 

Our own cookies

 

We use cookies to make certain functions on our website work including:

 

  • Allowing you to vote in polls, complete our Guestbook, etc.
  • Blocking the ip addresses of known or potential hackers

 

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site or disabling them in your browser settings.

 

Third party functions

 

Like most websites we include functionality provided by third parties. A common example is embedding a Google Calendar. Our site includes the following which may use cookies:

 

  • Videos (powered by YouTube and Vimeo)
  • Google Maps
  • Flickr Photo Albums
  • Other embedded content
  • Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

 

Cookies are set by:

 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus

 

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will depend on your settings with them.

 

Visitor Statistics Cookies

 

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac OS X or Windows PC) which helps to identify how our site works on particular platforms. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from google) and whether they have been here before, helping us develop our services.

 

Google Analytics

 

You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics (we’d prefer you didn’t though as this data is helpful to us in improving our website and therefore your experience on it https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)

 

TURNING COOKIES OFF

 

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our, and a large proportion of the world’s, websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

 

Mozilla Firefox

 

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Firefox, select ‘options’ then choose ‘privacy’. Since Firefox accepts cookies by default, select “use custom settings for history”. This will bring up additional options where you can uncheck ‘accept cookies from sites’ or set exceptions, ‘accept third party cookies’, and decide how long cookies will be stored (till they expire, till you close the browser, or ask you every time). You can also see the list of stored cookies and delete those you don’t want manually. You also have the option of deleting all cookies either from the history window or the privacy window. Permissions for blocking or allowing cookies for single sites can also be set via the Permissions tab.

 

Google Chrome

 

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Google Chrome, click on the wrench (spanner) on the browser toolbar. Choose ‘settings’, then ‘under the hood’. Find the ‘privacy’ section and click on ‘content settings’. Then click on ‘cookies’ and you will get four options allowing you to delete cookies, allow or block all cookies by default or set cookie preferences for particular sites or domains.

 

Internet Explorer

 

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Internet Explorer, select Tools (or the gear icon), Internet Options, Privacy. You can choose from a number of security settings including Accept All Cookies, Block All Cookies and intermediate settings that affect cookie storage based on privacy and whether cookies set allow third parties to contact you without your explicit consent.

 

Safari

 

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Safari 5.0 and earlier, go to Preferences, Security and then Accept Cookies. You can choose from Always, Only from sites you navigate to or Never. In Safari 5.1 and later go to Preferences, Privacy. In the Block cookies section choose Always, Never or From third parties and advertisers.

 

You now have all the information you need to manage and delete cookies, but please don’t forget that doing so might mean the web doesn’t look quite the way you would expect.

 

Security

 

The security of your Personal Information 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 acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 12, 2017 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

 

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or information contained on this page, please contact us.