1.Definitions and Interpretation
“Content” means any and all text, images, audio, video, scripts, code, software, databases and any other form of information capable of being stored on a computer that appears on, or forms part of, our Site; and
“We/Us/Our” means The Provincial Grand Lodge (PGL) of Worcestershire an organisation whose registered address is 94 Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0DF.
2.Access to Our Site
2.1 Access to our Site is free of charge.
2.2 It is your responsibility to make any and all arrangements necessary in order to access our Site.
2.3 Access to our Site is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We may alter, suspend or discontinue our Site (or any part of it) at any time and without notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if our Site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3. Intellectual Property Rights
3.1 All Content included on our Site and the copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in that Content, unless specifically labelled otherwise, belongs to or has been licensed by us. All Content is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws and treaties.
3.2 Subject to clauses 3.3, you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, sell, rent, sub-licence, store, or in any other manner re-use Content from our Site unless given express written permission to do so by us.
3.3 You may:
3.3.1 Access, view and use our Site in a web browser (including any web browsing capability built into other types of software or app);
3.3.2 Download our Site (or any part of it) for caching;
3.3.3 Print pages from our Site;
3.3.4 Download extracts from pages on our Site; and
3.3.5 Save pages from our Site for later and/or offline viewing.
3.4 Our status as the owner and author of the Content on our Site (or that of identified licensors, as appropriate) must always be acknowledged.
3.5 You may not use any Content saved or downloaded from our Site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence from us (or our licensors, as appropriate) to do so. This does not prohibit the normal access, viewing and use of our Site for general information purposes whether by business users or consumers.
4. Links to Our Site
4.1 You may link to our Site provided that:
4.1.1 You do so in a fair and legal manner;
4.1.2 You do not do so in a manner that suggests any form of association, endorsement or approval on our part where none exists;
4.1.3 You do not use any logos or trade marks displayed on our Site without our express written permission; and
4.1.4 You do not do so in a way that is calculated to damage our reputation or to take unfair advantage of it.
4.2 Framing or embedding of our Site on other websites is not permitted without our express written permission.
4.3 You may not link to our Site from any other site the main content of which contains material that:
4.3.1 is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful or otherwise inflammatory;
4.3.2 promotes violence;
4.3.3 promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;
4.3.4 discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
4.3.5 is intended or is otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset, or embarrass another person;
4.3.6 is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive another person;
4.3.7 is intended or is otherwise likely to infringe (or to threaten to infringe) another person’s privacy;
4.3.8 misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents the identity or affiliation of a particular person in a way that is calculated to deceive (obvious parodies are not included in this definition provided that they do not fall within any of the other provisions of this clause 4.3);
4.3.9 implies any form of affiliation with us where none exists;
4.3.10 infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, trademarks and database rights) of any other party; or
4.3.11 is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence.
4.4 The content restrictions in clause 4.3 do not apply to content submitted to sites by other users provided that the primary purpose of the site accords with the provisions of clause 4.3. You are not, for example, prohibited from posting links on general-purpose social networking sites merely because another user may post such content. You are, however, prohibited from posting links on websites which focus on or encourage the submission of such content from users.
5. Links to Other Sites
Links to other sites may be included on our Site. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under our control. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability for the content of third party sites. The inclusion of a link to another site on our Site is for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
6.1 Nothing on our Site constitutes advice on which you should rely. It is provided for general information purposes only.
6.2 Insofar as is permitted by law, we make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that our Site will meet your requirements, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all software and hardware, or that it will be secure.
6.3 We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content on our Site is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We do not, however, make any representations, warranties or guarantees (whether express or implied) that the Content is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.
7. Our Liability
7.1 To the fullest extent permissible by law, we accept no liability to any user for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) our Site or the use of or reliance upon any Content included on our Site.
7.2 To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and guarantees (whether express or implied) that may apply to our Site or any Content included on our Site.
7.3 If you are a business user, we accept no liability for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; loss of anticipated savings; business interruption; or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
7.4 We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that our Site is free from viruses and other malware. We accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from a virus or other malware, a distributed denial of service attack, or other harmful material or event that may adversely affect your hardware, software, data or other material that occurs as a result of your use of our Site (including the downloading of any Content from it) or any other site referred to on our Site.
7.5 We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of our Site resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, internet service provider equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war, or legal restrictions and censorship.
8.Viruses, Malware and Security
8.1 We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that our Site is secure and free from viruses and other malware.
8.2 You are responsible for protecting your hardware, software, data and other material from viruses, malware, and other internet security risks.
8.3 You must not deliberately introduce viruses or other malware, or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful either to or via our Site.
8.4 You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of our Site, the server on which our Site is stored, or any other server, computer, or database connected to our Site.
8.5 You must not attack our Site by means of a denial of service attack, a distributed denial of service attack, or by any other means.
8.6 By breaching the provisions of clauses 8.3 to 8.5, you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Any and all such breaches will be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate fully with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. Your right to use our Site will cease immediately in the event of such a breach.
9. Acceptable Usage Policy
9.1 You may only use our Site in a manner that is lawful. Specifically:
9.1.1 you must ensure that you comply fully with any and all local, national or international laws and/or regulations;
9.1.2 you must not use our Site in any way, or for any purpose, that is unlawful or fraudulent;
9.1.3 you must not use our Site to knowingly send, upload, or in any other way transmit data that contains any form of virus or other malware, or any other code designed to adversely affect computer hardware, software, or data of any kind; and
9.1.4 you must not use our Site in any way, or for any purpose, that is intended to harm any person or persons in any way.
9.2.1 suspend, whether temporarily or permanently, your right to access our Site;
9.2.2 issue you with a written warning;
9.2.3 take legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of any and all relevant costs on an indemnity basis resulting from your breach;
9.2.4 take further legal action against you as appropriate;
9.2.5 disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as required or as we deem reasonably necessary; and/or
9.2.6 any other actions which we deem reasonably appropriate (and lawful).
10. Privacy and Cookies
12. Contacting Us
To contact us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone on 01527 879300, or by post at The Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire, 94 Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 0DF.
13. Communications from Us
13.3 For questions or complaints about communications from us (including, but not limited to marketing emails), please contact us using the details set out in clause 12.
14. Law and Jurisdiction
14.2 If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law in your country of residence. Nothing in clause 14.1 above takes away or reduces your rights as a consumer to rely on those provisions.
94 Birmingham Road Bromsgrove B61 0DF - 01527 879300
Agreement between you and The Masonic Province of Worcestershire
This Agreement governs any use of the Website as a guest, fee paying member or otherwise.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website and for ensuring any contact details you provide us with are correct and up to date. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.
The Website is offered to you conditional upon your acceptance of these Terms and any notices contained in these Terms and the Website itself. Please read these Terms carefully before you start using the Website. By using the Website, you agree to these Terms
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We at Worcestershire PGL understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website worcspgl.org.uk ("Our Site") and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Cookie" means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Site when you visit certain parts of our Site and/or when you use certain features of our Site. Details of the Cookies used by our Site are set out in section 13, below;
"Personal data" means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 ("GDPR"); and
“We/Us/Our” means The Provincial Grand Lodge (PGL) of Worcestershire an organisation whose registered address is 94 Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0DF.
2. Information About Us
Our Site is operated by volunteers. Their details can be provided by contacting us.
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. Your Rights
4.1 As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
4.1.1 The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;
4.1.2 The right of access to the personal data we hold about you (see section 12);
4.1.3 The right to rectification if any personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact us using the details in section 14);
4.1.4 The right to be forgotten - i.e. the right to ask us to delete any personal data we hold about you (we only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like us to delete it sooner, please contact us using the details in section 14);
4.1.5 The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
4.1.6 The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
4.1.7 The right to object to us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
4.1.8 Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
4.2 If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact us using the details provided in section 14 and we will do our best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK's supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner's Office.
4.3 For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner's Office or your local Citizens' Advice Bureau.
5. What Data Do We Collect?
5.3 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
5.4 demographic information such as post code, preferences, and interests;
5.5 IP address;
5.6 web browser type and version; and
5.7 operating system.
6. How Do We Use Your Data?
6.1 All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
6.2 Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you (e.g. by applying to join our organisation), because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by submitting forms), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
6.2.1 Replying to emails from you;
6.2.2 Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of each email or you may opt-out at any time by emailing us directly);
6.2.3 Analysing your use of our Site to enable us to continually improve our Site and your user experience.
6.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
6.4 Third parties whose content appears on our Site may use third party Cookies, as detailed below in section 13. Please refer to section 13 for more information on controlling Cookies. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data they collect and use, and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
6.5 You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
6.6 We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.
7. How Do We Store Your Data?
7.1 We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
7.2 Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Site.
8. Do We Share Your Data?
8.2 We may compile statistics about the use of our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you.
8.4 In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.
9. How Can You Control Your Data?
9.1 In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 4, when you submit personal data to us via email or via our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails, at the point of providing your details and by contacting us).
9.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service ("the TPS"), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service ("the CTPS"), and the Mailing Preference Service ("the MPS"). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
10. Your Right to Withhold Information
10.1 You may access certain areas of our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
11. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Please contact us for more details using the contact details below in section 14.
12.2 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our Site may not function fully or as intended.
12.3 Certain features of our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be "strictly necessary". Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser's settings as detailed below, but please be aware that our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
12.4 In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
12.5 You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access our Site more quickly and efficiently.
12.6 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
13. Contacting Us