The principles of free masonry do not in any way interfere with the civil obligations of members, both at work, as well as in private or public life, but, on the contrary, they should encourage them to fulfill public and private obligations. Therefore, there is no conflict of interest between the obligations of a member of the Free Masonry and his public duties. If there is any knowledge or indication of a real or potential conflict of obligations or interests, it is necessary to publish it.
From time to time it can be wise to carefully disclose membership to avoid what others wrongly think is a potential conflict or prejudice. This, however, must be the subject of an individual assessment.