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.
Information You Provide
When you use our website or mobile application(s), we may ask you for basic personal information (such as your name, email address, phone number, and an account password). Any communications you send to us in any format, from any device on any platform (including social media) may be used or stored if we feel the information improves or evaluates processes, is pertinent to caring for you or your family, or for the safety and security of Hillside Christian Church. We do not sell, rent, or disclose your personally identifiable information with any outside organizations without your explicit permission.
Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in a public manner whether through collaborative postings, social media, message boards, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We cannot control the actions of other users or third parties with whom you choose to share your posts. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your posts will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, nor do we accept any liability associated with your posts.
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.
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
If you have questions about this policy or feel that we have acted in violation of this policy, please email us at email@example.com or write:
Hillside Christian Church
Attention: Information Services
P.O. Box 7807
Amarillo, TX 79114