It is the policy of Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (hereinafter "Conference") to protect your personal privacy. Because your use of the Conference website ( (referred to as "Site" herein) indicates your acceptance of the Conference Privacy Policy, please review this Privacy Policy carefully. Conference may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to the Conference Site.  This Privacy Policy shall be applicable to any person or entity that directly or indirectly uses the Site or the Services ("Users").


Terms defined in the Conference Terms of Use shall have the same meaning in this Privacy Policy.



Conference is the sole owner of the information collected on the Site.  It uses collected information to provide or improve Services for Users, and as more particularly set forth below, it may use collected information to contact Users for a variety of reasons, including, without limitation, obtaining information from Users regarding their use of the Site and Services and ways Conference can improve them, and to send information to them regarding Conference, its Services, or its Partners, such as promotions and events.  This information is used in ways Conference determines appropriate in its sole discretion, and it reserves the right to do so.  Conference will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to anyone, and it will not disclose any collected information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.


Conference collects personally identifiable information when you register for a Conference account, when you use certain Conference products or services, and when you visit Conference pages.  Conference may also receive personally identifiable information from its business partners.


When you register with the Conference, we ask for personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, your name, email address, address, and zip code. Once you register with Conference and sign in to its services, you are not anonymous to us.  Conference also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Conference cookie information, and the page you requested.



Conference requests information from a User on the Site if the User performs a financial transaction with Conference or a Customer of Conference. In this case, a User must provide information including, but not limited to, name, address, and financial information, along with credit card information or bank account information.


Conference may use a third party intermediary to perform the transaction processing.  This intermediary is solely a link in the distribution chain, and uses the information provided for the sole purpose of processing the transaction.



Conference employs the use of Cookies to collect information about Users and their use of the Site.  "Cookies" are small computer files that Conference transfers to your computer that allow Conference to know how often you visit the Site and the activities you conduct while on the Site. Third parties, such as advertisers, may also use Cookies when you select their advertisements or links from the Site.  However, Conference has no access to or control over these Cookies.



Conference will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. Conference may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:


We have your consent to share the information; we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Conference to provide a product or service to you (unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary or appropriate in our discretion to assist us); we respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or we find that your actions on our Site violate the Conference Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific Services.


Conference may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.



This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Conference is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.



You can view and update your personal information at any time by signing in to your account on our Site and changing your profile.



Conference needs to be able to communicate at times with all Users, and therefore it reserves the right to contact Users. Users who no longer wish to receive the Conference newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions in the e-mails.



Your registration or account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. The security of Conference account relies on your protection of your Conference password.  Any disclosure of your password to a third party may result in access to your registration or account information or execution of transactions. Conference uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions of financial and certain other information.  Financial information is stored in encrypted form on computers that are not publicly accessible via the Internet.


Conference will never request your user name or password via any email message or over the telephone. If you receive such an email or call, please forward the entire message or information about any call immediately to  Never provide your Conference username or password to anyone via email or phone.



Conference may amend this policy from time to time. If it makes any substantial changes in the way it uses your personal information, Conference we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site.



If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you may contact