Privacy Policy


Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is concerned about the privacy of donors and individuals who express interest in this ministry, as well as the privacy of our clients, volunteers, foster parents, and employees.

General Principles

  • We do not sell, rent, or loan personal information to others.
  • We request and use only that information required for legitimate business purposes.
  • We protect the confidentiality of all personal information in our records.
  • We permit only authorized employees and pre-screened volunteers to access the information they need to perform their duties.

With Regard to Donors and Individuals Who Express Interest in this Ministry

You provide us with most of the information we need when you make a gift or request information about PCHAS' ministry. This includes your name, current address, phone numbers, and email address. Credit card and bank account information is only collected when you choose to make a charitable gift by one of these methods.

Our records may contain information we develop and maintain based upon our experiences with you, such as your contributions and other history with this ministry.

We adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights created by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel and other fundraising associations.

With Regard to the PCHAS Website

We do not obtain personal information about you when you visit our website unless you voluntarily choose to provide the information to us. This occurs when you send us an email or submit an online form. These communication methods are not necessarily secure. If you are concerned about the privacy of your message, we encourage you to use a different method to communicate with us.

Our web server automatically compiles conventional log files that we use to monitor website activity. These logs do not identify any individual user.

This site contains links to other sites. PCHAS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Use of Links

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to with the subject "Link request."

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.


This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at

Online Profile Updates and Donations

If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Kids and Privacy

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact:

David Thompson - Chief Operating Officer
4407 Bee Cave Road, Suite 520
Austin, Texas 78746-6496
Phone: 512-476-1234 | 800-888-1904