Privacy Policy



The purpose of this privacy policy is to outline how Hill Country Community Journal

uses and protects information that you submit to us when using this website. Hill

Country Community Journal is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified

when using this website, it will only be used in accordance with this privacy

statement. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described

herein. We may occasionally update this policy; therefore, you should check this

policy periodically for updates.

What information we collect:

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an

order/subscribe to our online and print editions, or submit online forms or online


How we use this information:

We use this information to process transactions, to improve our website and to

improve customer service to better meet your needs and requests. The eDmail

address you provide will be used for information pertaining to orders or for

periodic eDmails from our site. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from

receiving eDmails, please follow the Unsubscribe*instructions at the bottom of our eD

mail. Your information, whether public or private will not be sold, exchanged,

transferred or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever without your

consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the product or service you

have requested.

How we protect your information:

A variety of security measures are in place to maintain the safety of your personal

information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal

information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit

information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and is then

encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database (PayPal Payflow Pro) only

to be accessible by those authorized with special access and the legal responsibility

and requirement to keep all information confidential. After a transaction, your

private information will not be stored on our server.

Use of Cookies:

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s

hard drive through your Web browser if you allow. We utilize cookies to help us

remember and process items in your cart, as well as to save your preferences for

customer convenience in future visits to our site. If you prefer, you can choose to

have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to

turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your

cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still

place orders over the telephone by contacting us at the Hill Country Community

Journal office.

Disclosure to outside parties:

We do not sell, trade, or transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable

information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating

our website or conducting our business so long as those parties agree to keep all

information confidential. We reserve the right to release your information when we

believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce or site policies, or

protect the safety of others or ourselves. However, nonDpersonally identifiable

information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other


Third party links:

We do offer third city/community links for your convenience. Also, at our

discretion, we may also offer third party services on our website. These third party

sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no

responsibility or liability for the content of these third party sites. However, we do

strive to protect the integrity of the Hill Country Community Journal site and

encourage and welcome any feedback regarding these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance:

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy

Protection Act). We never knowingly collect information from or about anyone

under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or

guardian to assist you in using our website and in purchasing merchandise.

In addition, all information and commentary allowed on our website is strictly

screened for appropriateness.

Terms and Conditions:

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers,

governing policies, and limitations of liability regarding our website.

Contacting Us:

If there are any questions or inquiries regarding this privacy policy, please feel free

to contact us:

Hill Country Community Journal

303 Earl Garrett

Kerrville, TX 78028


830-896-9444 (Fax)