Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

No GDPR Compliance

We do not expect users from outside the United States to visit our website. Therefore, we make no attempt to comply with GDPR rules. Visitors from EU countries cannot expect special protections beyond those described below. If this is unacceptable to you, please do not visit this website.

Who we are

We are Holly Brook Baptist Church located at 3219 S. FM 2869, Hawkins, TX 75765. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you send us a message using the Contact Us page, an email will be sent to the recipient you select from the drop down list. In addition to the information you provide on the contact form, the email may also contain information such as the date and time you sent the message, your browser user agent string to help spam detection, and possibly other information captured as needed to send the message. Messages sent to us through the Contact form may be sent through a third party spam detection service.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, maps, themes, plug-ins, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. We have no knowledge of, or control over, data collected by embedded content from other websites.


We collect data that reflects your experience while viewing our website. This data may include website performance data, your IP address, your browser user agent string, as well as the date and time of your visit. This is commonly referred to as analytic data. The purpose for collecting this data is to improve the website for you. We utilize Google Analytics to gather and analyze data about visitors to our website. You may opt-out of Google Analytics data gathering by visiting this page.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any data we collect on our website with anyone else except as disclosed elsewhere in this policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.