Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Hillside Christian Church (HCC). We see the Internet as a tool in fulfilling our mission of leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. When you are visiting our website or using our mobile application(s), we may collect different types of information. Generally, these fall into two categories. The first is information that you provide to us through creating an account, registering for events, making online donations and payments. The other is data provided by your device or software meant to improve your interaction with web sites and mobile applications.


WHAT WE COLLECT AND HOW IT’S USED


IP Address, Location Data, Device Identifiers, and Cookies

When you access our website or use our mobile application(s), we may collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address, location data, and/or device identifier. We use this information to provide a tailored experience for you. For example, helping you find and connect with nearby HCC locations, finding events near you, and locating nearby facilities.

We also collect this information to aggregate and summarize total usage, analyze data, and communicate with you more effectively and diagnose technical issues with your account and our servers. This information can include; operating system, hardware version, device settings and device identifiers, name of your internet service provider, browser type, language, time zone, and mobile phone number (when using our texting services). We may also use cookies as a way to enhance the way we present information to you and track the pages and other media that are viewed. You can disable cookies in your web browser; however, your experience and the functionality of the website may be degraded significantly. We do not sell, rent, or share any personally identifiable information with third parties without your explicit consent.


Information You Provide

When you use certain functions or features of our website or mobile application(s), we may ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address, phone number, and an account password). For example, if you wish to create an account on our website, we will ask you for some basic contact information. We do not sell, rent, or disclose your personally identifiable information with any outside organizations without your explicit permission.

We may combine the information you submit under your account, with other information to provide certain services, offer you a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. Examples of the above include, but are not limited to, providing online giving services, presenting you with development or volunteer opportunities, and analyzing our applications or website performance.

Because we use third party services to process credit cards, we do not store full credit card numbers or verification numbers on our servers at any time.


WHY DO WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION?

Any access to personal information within the church is closely monitored and available on a need to know basis only. Any information we receive is used to enhance your experience, make it easier for you to volunteer, register for events, make online donations, and other functions of HCC.

The collected data is used in two ways:

        • All personal data that you provide electronically (i.e., volunteer applications, event registrations, camp registrations, donations, and payments) will be used only for its intended purpose as stated in the online forms you submit to us.  

        • All data that we collect regarding your usage of the site through other means is either summarized (aggregated) into reports to help us improve the site or your personal experience on the site or applications.  


SECURITY

The security of the information that you provide is extremely important to us. We have taken careful measures to protect your information. All transactions are conducted using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer protocol) connection from a premier provider of high-assurance digital certificates (click here for more on SSL).

If you submit a payment or donation online, we will only use your credit/debit card number for the processing of gifts or payments authorized by you. Your entire card number is never stored on our servers and is tokenized and encrypted as it’s passed to our payment gateways. Sensitive information that we may collect will not be disclosed to third parties unless we are required to do so by law or unless you explicitly authorize us to do so.


LINKS TO OTHER SITES

HCC provides links to other sites that are neither owned nor controlled by us. These third-party sites, however, are not subject to or bound by this Privacy Policy. Such third-party sites may or may not have their own privacy policies and may or may not collect personal information from you or place cookies on your browser. HCC is not responsible for the privacy policies or any information collection practices of these sites or any damages resulting therefrom.


CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We will post any substantive changes in this privacy policy at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect. Any information collected under this current policy will remain bound by the terms of this privacy policy. After the changes take effect, all new information collected, if any, will be subject to the revised privacy policy.



CONTACT

If you have questions about this policy or feel that we have acted in violation of this policy, please email us at info@hillsideonline.com or write:

Hillside Christian Church
Attention: Information Services
P.O. Box 7807
Amarillo, TX 79114
806-457-4900