Contrary to popular belief, the only secrets of Freemasonry are those concerned with its traditional modes of recognition among members. It is not a Secret Society, as all its members are free to acknowledge their membership, and will do so in response to reasonable inquiries.

There is no secret about any of its aims and principles, and its constitutions and rules are available to the public. Like many other societies, it regards some of its internal affairs as matters private to its members.