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Privacy Policy


This privacy policy sets out how “Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois” uses and protects any information that you may give  when you use this website.
“Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois” is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
“Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. 
This policy is effective from 1/28/2014.
What we collect 
We may collect the following information:
  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postal code, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
  • We will never sell your information
  • Information will be gathered for security reasons only
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
How we use cookies 
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. 
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. 
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Illinois Masonic Outreach Services Notice of Privacy Practices
Illinois Masonic Outreach Services (IMOS) secures records related to those to whom we provide assistance solely for the purpose of analyzing their needs and right to avail themselves of the programs we offer.  We do not share this information with any outside sources and will not disclose any information involving confidential health or financial records other than in our efforts to either qualify their application for assistance or to access the continuation or termination of that assistance; or pursuant to a court order or valid subpoena, or under other circumstances mandated by law such as child abuse, elder abuse, or the direct threat of harm.  In the case of subpoena, we would attempt to advise the individual receiving or applying for services of the fact that such a subpoena had been received and that they have the right, at their expense, to take steps to prevent, through the issuance of an appropriate court order, the disclosure of information by IMOS.  A copy of this privacy policy will be given to every applicant for services.  The policy may be updated on an as needed basis.  Copies of the updated privacy policy will be maintained at the offices of the Illinois Masonic Outreach Services and posted on the internet on our website.  It will be available at no charge to any applicant for or beneficiary of said services.

  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless required by law. 
  • You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to contact us at:

    Grand Lodge of Illinois
    Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry
    2866 Via Verde
    Springfield, IL 62703
  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
We do not offer refunds.
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