Terms of Use (in accordance with Freemasons Victoria policy & terms)By entering and using the Website you are deemed to have read and accepted these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use or any part of them, you should not use the Website. Goldfield Freemasons may modify these Terms of Use from time to time. Your continued use of this website following such change demonstrates your agreement to be bound by the modified Terms of Use.

We advise you to check the Terms of Use often. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms of Use, then you must immediately stop using the Goldfield Freemasons website. These terms of use apply exclusively to the Website and Goldfield Freemasons accepts no responsibility for how your personal information is treated once you leave it.

1. Accuracy of Content
Goldfield Freemasons makes every effort to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and up-to-date, but Goldfield Freemasons does not offer any warranties (whether express implied or otherwise) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information appearing on the Website. Goldfield Freemasons may remove material from the Website at its own discretion and without giving any notice.

2. Intellectual Property
You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the Website content, software and all HTML and other code contained in this Website, shall remain at all times vested in Goldfield Freemasons and Freemasons Victoria where applicable and is protected by copyright and other laws and international treaty provisions. Any other trademark remains the property of its respective owner(s).

Users may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, redistribute, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material which may be displayed on the Website from time to time without first obtaining permission to do so from Goldfield Freemasons in writing.

The Website and its contents are copyright material and the copyright is owned by Goldfield Freemasons unless stated otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing, copying the above listed materials to any other server or location for publication, reproduction or distribution is expressly prohibited.

Generally speaking, trademarks appearing on the Website are either owned by Goldfield Freemasons or Goldfield Freemasons has obtained limited use permission from the trademark owner to use the trademark on the Website. Any other third party trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

If you wish to obtain permission to make use of any of the trademarks or other material that may be displayed on the Website from time to time please contact us. Goldfield Freemasons shall not be responsible for seeking any additional authorization required for third party use of any trademark not owned by or licensed to Goldfield Freemasons for such use.

3. Linking
Goldfield Freemasons may from time to time include links on this Website to other websites or resources operated by parties other than Goldfield Freemasons or Freemasons Victoria. These links are provided for the convenience of users and Goldfield Freemasons is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content of such external websites or resources and has no responsibility for or control over the privacy policy (if any) of the operators of the external websites. You are advised to check the terms and conditions of use and the privacy policies of these external websites before entering or making use of them.

If you wish to create a hyperlink to this Website or to any other website operated or maintained by Goldfield Freemasons please contact us. Goldfield Freemasons generally welcomes links to its website. However by so linking, you agree that Goldfield Freemasons may require the link to be removed if, in Goldfield Freemasons sole opinion, any aspect of the linking website, its content or any other matter relating to the link is objectionable to Goldfield Freemasons or Freemasons Victoria.

4. Limitation of Liability
The Internet is by its nature an unreliable medium. Consequently, you accept that this Website is offered on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. Goldfield Freemasons takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the Website is properly functioning at all times but Goldfield Freemasons does not warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of software viruses or bugs or other defects.

By accepting these Terms of Use, you accept that Goldfield Freemasons cannot be liable to you for any loss or damage you suffer as a result of visiting this Website or making use of the information available on the Website. You must take your own precautions (including but not limited to installing adequate protective measures to guard against software viruses and ensuring that you retain up-to-date copies of all data) to protect yourself against loss or damage.

5. Privacy Policy
Goldfield Freemasons knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and it is careful to ensure that any such information that comes into its possession is properly looked after. This Privacy Policy sets out the steps that we take to ensure that any information provided to us is kept secure and confidential and is used only for the purposes for which it is provided.

Personal Information
The only personal information that we will collect is the personal information that you provide to us when you register with us or when you communicate with us through our website. We will at any time, at your request, provide you with a copy of any personal information that we are holding about you. This Website does not use cookies to collect information of any kind.

Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.

Purposes for which Personal Information may be used
Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the following purposes:

  • To provide information or services to you as requested by you.
  • To let you know about information and services from Goldfield Freemasons, lodges in the Central Highlands District or Freemasons Victoria in which you may be interested.
  • For internal review.
  • To improve the content of the website.
  • To customise the content and /or layout of the website.
  • To notify users about updates to the website.

We will not pass any of your personal information to any third party, other than members of Goldfield Freemasons or Freemasons Victoria, without your consent.

Marketing and Advertising
Your personal contact information will never be given, sold, or otherwise shared by Goldfield Freemasons with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

Additional Forms and e-mails
We may ask you to provide more information if you contact us to obtain additional services and information or to resolve complaints or concerns.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes here.