Privacy Policy



Privacy Policy Legal Notice Security Statement

Date of Last Update

The terms of this document were last updated on April 09, 2008.

If you have any questions regarding these Policies, the Site, or the Services, please contact us or call 214-748-9196.

Privacy Policy

Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information about our members and others who visit our Web site. We understand that your personal information is important to you. Therefore, we have developed the following Web site privacy policy.

General Information Areas:

The Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum collects information about your visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis, including: the date, length of visits, number of times each page is visited, the Web address of the site from which you linked to our site, and the Internet service provider used to access our Web site; but not the e-mail address. This information allows us to track Web site use, measure site traffic and improve site navigation to serve our members and Web site visitors better. We use the information gathered for internal purposes only.

Collection and Use of Personal Information:

The Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum collects, uses and retains only personal information that is necessary to conduct business. We use the information to complete the request and/or transaction. This information may also be used for identification purposes when you contact us. This Web site is not intended for children 13 years of age or younger. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone 13 years or younger.

On occasion, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We use this survey information to learn member preferences and opinions.

Maintenance and Accuracy of Your Information:

Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum continually strives to maintain complete and accurate information about our members and their membership. If at any time you believe that our records contain inaccurate or incomplete information about you, please notify us. We will investigate your concerns and correct any inaccuracies in a timely manner. Click here to send an email or contact us by telephone or postal mail using the information listed under Contact Us.

Employee Access to Member Information:

Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Musuem educates its employees to understand the vital importance of maintaining the confidentiality of all member information. We permit only employees with a business reason for knowing your personal information access to your information.

Restrictions on Sharing Information:

Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum follows strict privacy procedures protecting your personal information. In addition, the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum requires all third parties with a business need to access this information to adhere to similar and equally stringent privacy policies. Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum will not disclose to third parties information concerning members’ information with the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum, except:

Note:
The Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Musuem will not sell personal information to telemarketing firms.

Maintaining Member Privacy in Our Business Relationships:

From time to time, we contract with outside vendors and other businesses to perform specific services for us. Whenever the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum forms a partnership with another organization, Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum will require that the other organization conform to the Dallas Scottish Rite’s strict privacy policies. Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Musuemwill only furnish the personal information that other organizations may need to provide their products and services to the Dallas Scottish Rite’s members.

Protection of Information via Established Security Procedures:

We maintain appropriate security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to member information.

Cookies:

To provide better service and a more effective Web site, we use “cookies” as part of our interaction with your browser. A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your hard drive by our web page server. These “cookies” do not collect personal identifiable information, and will not be sold, nor will any related information be shared with others outside the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum, unless we are compelled to do so by law.

E-mail Messages:

Certain areas of our Web site allow you to submit information to us via e-mail. We will collect and retain the e-mail address, along with the information contained in the message, and will use it primarily to follow up with you, to meet legal and regulatory requirements, and for marketing and/or research and development purposes. Please be advised that e-mail messages you send may not be secure against interception by unauthorized third parties. Therefore, you should avoid sending any confidential or sensitive information to us by e-mail or recognize that it may not be secure if you do so.

Right to Choose:

Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum will provide members the means to remove their names from distribution lists that may be compiled by the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum. Any member of our Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum may also elect to keep their personal information from being shared with our business partners. We will inform you on how to exercise your choice, and we will take all reasonable steps to make sure member requests are followed.

Legal Notice

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities

All information provided on the Web site is believed by us to be accurate and reliable as of the date posted on the site. However, due to the possibility of human and mechanical error, as well as other factors, we are not responsible for errors or omissions from the information contained in this Web site. All of the information, materials, and functions contained in our Web site are provided on an "As Is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or freedom from computer virus. We do not warrant the adequacy, timeliness, or completeness of the information and materials included in our Web site or in other sites linked to or from our Web site, or that the functions provided will be uninterrupted or error-free. We expressly disclaim any liability for any errors in or omissions from information, materials and functions included in our Web site or any other sites linked to or from our Web site.

In no event will we be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or lost profits arising in connection with your use of this Web site, or any interruption in the availability of our Web site, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, loss of data, or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.

Third Party Links

Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum and this web site may link you to other websites on the Internet. Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum is not responsible or liable to you in connection with such websites. WHEN YOU ACCESS THESE WEBSITES AND THE SERVICES AVAILABLE THERETO, YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE AGREEMENTS AND POLICIES RELATING TO THE USE OF THOSE SERVICES. SECURITY and PRIVACY POLICIES MAY BE DIFFERENT ON THESE OUTSIDE WEBSITES. The inclusion of links to such websites or promotional materials relating to such websites does not imply any endorsement of such websites or the material on such websites by the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum .

Unauthorized Access

Unauthorized attempts to access, upload information, or deface this web site is strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030.

Security Statement

Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum is committed to making your online experience safe and secure. Our online service provides security technology to protect the data of our members and for the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum . We have taken many measures to ensure your privacy.

Information Encoding

We use encoding technology to ensure that your private information cannot be easily translated. On our service your information never travels the Internet without encryption protection.

Additional Security Measures

We have sophisticated firewalls and authentication processes to ensure that only authorized individuals are allowed to enter our system. A firewall is either a hardware or software component that serves as a secure entrance to a system. A firewall can allow only specific parties to cross the path and access the system.