It is Sycamore Square’s, owned by the Masonic Villages of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania (hereafter referred to as “Masonic Villages”) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Masonic Villages collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Masonic Villages’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Masonic Villages’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Masonic Villages may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Masonic Villages also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Masonic Villages’ member sites. Masonic Villages only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that site commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Masonic Villages’ websites choose to interact with Masonic Villages in ways that require Masonic Villages to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Masonic Villages gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Masonic Villages are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Masonic Villages collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Masonic Villages. Masonic Villages does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Masonic Villages may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Masonic Villages may monitor the most popular member sites on the Masonic Villages site. Masonic Villages may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Masonic Villages does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Masonic Villages discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Masonic Villages’ behalf or to provide services available at Masonic Villages’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Masonic Villages’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Masonic Villages will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Masonic Villages discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Masonic Villages believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Masonic, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Masonic Villages website and have supplied your email address, Masonic Villages may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Masonic Villages and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Masonic Villages takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Masonic Village uses first-party and third-party cookies such as Google Analytics to optimize and serve ads based on past visits to our website. We also use this data to remarket Google Ads to specific audiences.
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising, you may do so by using the Google Ads Settings.
There is also a Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on that you can download at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Masonic Villages maintains a list of email addresses of users who have specifically opted to receive mailings and newsletters from us relating to the Masonic Villages retirement living communities, services and events. Participation in this mailing list is strictly voluntary, and any user may opt out at any point by emailing email@example.com a message with a subject of “unsubscribe” from the email address they wish removed from the list. Email addresses from this mailing list are only used for these notifications, and will not be distributed to any third party.
If Masonic Villages, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Masonic Villages goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Masonic Villages may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
RIGHTS AND CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
We are required to provide you with a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices at admissions. You can also request a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices, by contacting our executive offices at any time. You have the right to request a paper copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices, if you have previously agreed to receive the Notice of Privacy Practices electronically.
We reserve the right to change or revise the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices at any time. We will post the most recent copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices on pertinent bulletin boards and our website http://masonicvillages.org/.
QUESTIONS and COMPLAINTS
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, disagree with a decision we made regarding access to your PHI, you may file a complaint with our Chief Compliance Officer at 717-367-1121, ext. 33223, or our Privacy Officer at 717-367-1121, ext. 33271. You may also send a written complaint to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. We will take no retaliatory action against you if you file a complaint about our privacy practices.
If you have questions concerning this notice, or would like to know how to file a complaint with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, please contact our Chief Compliance Officer at 717-367-1121, ext. 33223, or our Privacy Officer at 717-367-1121, ext. 33271.
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