Privacy Policy

we take your privacy seriously

The entire contents of this website, including but not limited to: Text, graphics, logos, button icons, Flash movies, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, are the property of Hill Country Bible Church (HCBC), its content suppliers or it's clients and are protected by Domestic and International copyright and trademark laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any portion of the website contents without the prior express written consent of HCBC.

At HCBC, we understand the spiritual benefits of the Internet and the tremendous ministry opportunities afforded by its use. We also understand the importance of respecting and protecting your privacy. When visiting our web site we may collect many types of information such as personally identifiable information (including but not limited to: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, zip code, birth date, gender, etc.), billing and payment information (such as credit card information) if you are making payments online, referring URL, your browser, operating system, IP address, and viewing patterns. We may place a "cookie" on your computer, which contains no personally identifiable information, but is used to recognize you when you visit our site. You can read more about cookies below. This Privacy Policy discloses what information our website collects and what we do with it.

Information Collected and How It Is Used

HCBC collects two types of information when you visit our web site:

  1. Personal Information – This is information that you voluntarily supply to us through email or the website. It is information that you provide us for such things as prayer requests, online contributions or purchases, volunteering for HCBC, etc. Personal information includes but is not limited to name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, zip code, birth date, gender, and credit card information. All personal information is kept confidential and only used to complete the activities you initiate online (such as purchasing a product, registering for an event, etc.). Your personal information is not distributed, sold, or shared with anyone for commercial purposes. We may occasionally use your information to notify you via email of important HCBC news, events or services. We may also share your information in rare cases in which we are required to do so by court order.
  2. Technical Information – This is information that is exchanged between our computer and yours when you visit our website. This information is anonymous and cannot personally identify you. This type of information includes but is not limited to your IP address, referring URL, type of Web browser, browser display settings, and whether you are a first time visitor or returning visitor to the site. The technical information gathered from those visiting our site allows us to improve the usability of the website and reduce the number of problems that may occur when viewing our site.


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. They are used to allow web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. They allow to simplify subsequent visits and to enhance your personal experience in using our web site. Most computers are set up to automatically receive cookies. However, you can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by going to your web browser's preferences menu. Cookies are not used to gain any personal information about you.

Use of Information Collected

Any information that HCBC collects and that you provide is strictly used to extend the ministry of our church. We do not sell, lease, or distribute any information to any commercial entities.


This web site may contain links to other sites. These sites may not be owned or operated by HCBC and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or information collection practices of these sites. The Privacy Policy of HCBC does not apply to such third parties and they are responsible for their own privacy statements. We encourage you to be aware of the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.


The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to HCBC. Therefore, this web site takes every precaution to protect this information. For added security, all sensitive financial information is protected by SSL (Secure Socket Layer). We will attempt to notify you as soon as possible if our security system should happen to be breached.

Children's Privacy

We are strongly committed to the safety and protection of children. does not knowingly accept or collect personal information (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, social security number, credit card information, date of birth, zip code, and any other information that would allow personal identification) from children under the age of 13 unless supplied to us by a parent or guardian.

If you have concerns regarding your child's privacy or wish to request that HCBC delete your child's information, please contact us at:

Changes or Amendments

HCBC reserves the right to change, amend or restate this policy. If this happens, we will post on the web site all substantial changes at least 30 days before implementation of the change. Any information gathered under this current policy will be bound by the terms of this privacy policy. Any information collected after the implementation of any revisions will be bound by the terms of the revised policy. Therefore, we suggest that any users of this website check this page every so often for any changes that may apply.

Your Consent

By using this web site, you are giving HBC your express consent to use the information collected about you as this policy outlines.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please feel free to email us at

Refund Policy

Online contributions to the ministry of HCBC are considered to be non-refundable. The refund policy for specific events is determined according to the nature of event. The event refund policy is posted within the event registration form.

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