Website Terms of Use

WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE


Introduction
We at Hill Country Needs Community Council understand the benefits of the Internet and the ministry opportunities afforded by its use. We also understand the importance of respecting and protecting your privacy. This webpage describes our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy
Who We Are

We are the Hill Country Needs Community Council (HCCNC) of Fredericksburg, Texas, U.S.A., a non-profit organization.
Our business office is located at 1904 N. Llano (PO Box 73) Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Our business telephone number is +1 (830) 997-9756. Our staff email address is director@needscouncil.org.
Our primary website address is https://www.needscouncil.org.

Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
HCCNC collects two types of information when you visit our website:

Personal Information
This is information that you voluntarily supply to us through comments, contact cards, email, or the HCCNC website. It is information that you provide to us for such things as requests, surveys, volunteering for HCCNC, changing your contact information, etc. All personal information is kept confidential and is not distributed, sold, or shared with anyone.

Technical Information
This is information that is exchanged between our computers and yours when visiting our website. This information is anonymous and does not personally identify you. It 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. We use third-party spam detection services to minimize unwanted advertisements. We use third-party website traffic analysis to aggregate and analyze how our website is being used.

We may place a “cookie” on your computer, which is used to recognize you when you visit our site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive containing information about your browsing session on our website. They allow HCCNC 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 changing the setting in your web browser’s preferences menu or using your browser’s anonymity mode. Cookies are not used to gain any personal information about you.

If you have questions about the use of personal or technical information collected through our website, you may contact us by email at director@needscouncil.org.

Embedded Content from Other Websites
Content on this website includes embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other (not HCCNC) websites. For example, HCCNC videos are maintained in our YouTube channel. Embedded content behaves in the same manner as if you visited the other website.

These other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content. Please consult the privacy and terms of use policies for any third-party websites.

Links
This website may contain links to other sites. HCCNC does not endorse or receive any financial benefit from the entities for which links are provided. Links to third party entities and related materials and information are provided only as an element of our ministry. These sites are not owned or operated by HCCNC and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or information collection practices of these sites. The Privacy Policy of HCCNC 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 website that collects your personally identifiable information.

Uses of Information Collected
Any information that HCCNC collects and that you provide is strictly used to extend the ministry to those in need. We do not sell, lease, or distribute any information to any commercial entities.

Analytics
HCCNC uses a third-party website traffic analysis service to gather aggregated, anonymous information about website usage. This includes date/time, country, browser type, language, length of session, and first-time or repeat user. It does not include any personally identifying information about individuals browsing our website.

How Long We Retain Your Data
Any personal information you provide or technical information we collect may be maintained indefinitely.

Rights You Have Over Your Data
The HCCNC website does not allow individuals (except its staff and technical support personnel) to register or setup accounts. It does not allow individuals to post general comments or reply to content. If you choose to contact us through the church website (such as submitting a contact form or prayer request or sending us an email) we have only the personal data you choose to provide.
Submitting an online form from our website results in an email with the information you provided being sent to church staff and technical support personnel. It is not retained in a website database. Thus, your personal information is stored only in HCCNC email servers and backups. On a periodic basis old and deleted emails are purged from our servers. Backup copies may persist until they are overwritten.

Occasionally we use a survey form on our website to collect information about our ministries. Survey information is retained until it has been aggregated and analyzed. It is deleted from the website within twelve months following collection.

HCCNC records retention policy governs how long we maintain information required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data
HCCNC website is hosted by a third-party service located in the United States. All our website information is, thus, retained in the U.S.A. on commercial web servers not owned or operated by HCCNC. Our website host is responsible for meeting all required data security and protection standards. If a data breach should occur in our website host’s service, that organization is responsible for all notification, mitigation, and corrective actions.

HCCNC does not transfer website server data outside the control of our host service.

By voluntarily submitting personal information on HCCNC’s website, users are specifically granting HCCNC authorization to collect, use, and retain such data within the constraints of this Privacy Policy.

Financial Information
HCCNC uses a third-party service to process online and electronic contributions. Our financial processor is certified to meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions.
HCCNC does not conduct any other types of financial transactions on or through our website. Thus, we do not have or collect financial information for any website user. Our online contributions processor is entirely responsible for the security of financial transactions they handle, and for notification, mitigation, and corrective actions should any data breach be discovered.

Third Parties We Receive Data From
HCCNC receives a record of contributions periodically from our third-party online and electronic contributions processor. This includes the contributor’s name, date of contribution, amount of contribution, and any contributor designation for the gift. It does not include the contributor’s payment information (credit/debit card information, bank information, or other personal information).

HCCNC does not receive personal data about web users from any other source.
Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do with User Data

HCCNC’s website uses a third-party spam detector to minimize unwanted advertisements and posts. We use aggregated, anonymous web traffic statistics provided by a third-party to assess the general health and use of our website. Beyond those, we make no automated decisions based on user data.
Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

HCCNC is not a member of a regulated industry or subject to additional privacy laws.

Privacy Contact Information
Questions concerning HCCNC Privacy Policy may be submitted by mail or email to the business office address listed above (Who we are).

Terms of Use
Welcome to needscouncil.org. We provide services to you subject to the following terms. If you visit needscouncil.org, you accept these terms. Please read them carefully.

Electronic Communications
When you visit needscouncil.org or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by telephone if you provide us that information. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Copyright, License, and Site Access
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of the HCCNC or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of needscouncil.org and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of the HCCNC or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of HCCNC. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of needscouncil.org. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing HCCNC name or trademarks without the express written consent of HCCNC. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by HCCNC. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of needscouncil.org so long as the link does not portray needscouncil.org in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any HCCNC logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. You may not use HCCNC’s logo on any third-party website.

Communications, and Other Content
Visitors may post other communications so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a prayer request or other content. Needscouncil.org reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
This site is provided by needscouncil.org on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Needscouncil.org makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, needscouncil.org disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Needscouncil.org does not warrant that this site, its servers, or email sent from needscouncil.org are free of viruses or other harmful components. Needscouncil.org will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Applicable Law
By visiting needscouncil.org, you agree that the laws of the state of Texas, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and HCCNC.

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

Terms of Use Contact Information
Questions concerning HCCNC’s Terms of Use may be submitted by mail or email to the business office address listed above (under the Privacy Policy – Who we are).