Privacy and Accessibility

Privacy

Our group own and operates this web site.

We do not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this Web site, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, or by using an electronic form, or enquiring about any of our services. In these latter cases, the personal data you give to us will be used exclusively for providing you with the information you have requested. We do not pass any of your personal data to outside organisations and/or individuals, except with your express consent

This privacy policy only covers this website – Links within this site to other web sites are not covered by this policy

Cookies

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the Internet. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.

We use a number of free third-party services to provide enhanced functionality on this site.

We use vimeo to embed videos and cookies are used to track levels of usage.

To opt out of having cookies set by these services please see the relevant cookie and privacy policies on their respective websites.

To delete cookies or reject cookies

We recommend you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service.

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.

Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at www.ico.gov.uk/cookiesadvice or http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.

If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on various websites that does not work.

Summary of terms

Browser
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox.  Users may experience some display problems with other browsers.

Cookie (Message given to a web browser by a web server)
The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie’s main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests

IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the Internet speak IP, the technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood

IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 198.184.98.9

Web Server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer

Linking to another site from the website

Our website contains links to other sites, mainly those of masonic content, but also to those of other third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of other site. You should be aware of this when you leave this website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Last updated: August 2015

Accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience – regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments. We would like to give control to the user and let them decide how they will view the site. The website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select for our visitors.

Web Accessibility Initiative

The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) guidelines, to priority 2 (AA) and aims to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please contact our Webmaster and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.

Increasing text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.

If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘View Menu’, select ‘Text Size’ and the select ‘Increase’.  You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.

Alternative text

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which describes the image or its function as appropriate. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally visible only when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off.

Changing colours

Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.

Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘Tools’ menu, select ‘Options’ and select the ‘Font and Colours’ button.  From here you can over ride the colours used on this site by ticking the boxes marked ‘Always use my: Fonts’ and ‘Always use my: Colors’.  You can also specify which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, and which background colour should show on the page. You can also choose colours to be used for links your have previously visited and links when your mouse hovers over them.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include null ALT attributes.

Links to documents open in a new browser window.

PDF files can be read using Adobe Reader software, which is available for many different computer systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Palm. To find out about accessible pdfs visit Access Adobe (new window) . For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader visit the Adobe site (new window).

Last updated: August 2015