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Privacy Policy


The Night Ministry (“TNM”, “we”, “We,” “us”) has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the websites on which this Privacy Policy appears (the “Site”). If you are looking for the privacy policy notice for the Chicago Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), you can view that here.

I. We collect information from and about you.

We collect contact information. For example, we might collect your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number if you provide this information to us. We may also collect your business name if you provide it.

We collect payment information. For example, we collect your credit or debit card number if you make a donation on our Site.

We collect information you submit. We also collect information about you and the inspiration for your donation, if you provide this information to us.

We collect browser information. If you use our Site, we may collect information about the browser you’re using. We might also look at what pages you visit on the Site, how you use the Site, and what website referred you to the Site. We collect information about your internet protocol (IP) address.

II. We collect information in different ways.

We collect information directly from you. For example, we may collect information if you contact us or sign up for the E-Newsletter. We may collect information if you make a donation on our Site.

We collect information passively. We use a tracking tool called Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our Site. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions.

We get information about you from third parties. For example, our online donation platform is operated by a third party, which may provide us with your information if you donate to TNM through their website. Social media platforms may also give us information about you.

We combine information. For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. Or we may combine information we get from a third party with information we already have.

III. We use information as disclosed and described here.

We use information to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries. For example, we might use your information to contact you about your donation, or your inquiry or feedback. We may contact you about this Privacy Policy or our Site Terms & Conditions.

We use information to promote our mission and involvement opportunities. For example, if you sign up for our E-Newsletter, you may receive information about success stories, TNM needs, upcoming events, and opportunities to become involved.

We use information to improve our Site and services. We may use your information to make our Site, events, and offerings better.

We use information for security purposes. We may use your information to protect our organization and our employees, donors, and individuals we serve.  We also use information to protect our websites and platforms.

We use your information as otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you.

IV. We may share information with third parties.

We will share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we share information with vendors who send emails and communications for us. We share information with companies that operate our Sites, including our donation website, or that help us run programs or events.

We will share information if we think we have an order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also share your information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it, if required by law or if needed to protect TNM. We might share information when we are investigating potential fraud.

We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you.

V. You have certain choices about how we use your information.

You can opt out of receiving our mailings. This Site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications:

1.You can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2. You can send mail to the following postal address: The Night Ministry, 1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622
3. You can call the following telephone number: 773-784-9000.

You can control cookies and tracking tools.  Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.

Google Analytics: To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the Site itself or to other web analytics services. Learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser here.

Certain options you select are browser and device specific.

VI. We use standard security measures.

This Site has standard security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. However, the Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of the Site will be completely safe. If you have any questions about our security measures, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VII. This Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age.

This Site is meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children's privacy on-line here.

VIII. We may link to other websites or have third party services on our Site we don’t control.

This site contains links to other sites. If you click on a third party link (for instance, to donate online or to apply for a job), you will be taken to a website or platform we do not control. The Night Ministry is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of such third party websites or platforms. Read other companies’ privacy policies carefully.

IX. Changes/Modifications to your information.

This Site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

1. You can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2. You can send mail to the following postal address: The Night Ministry, 1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622
3. You can call the following telephone number: 773-784-9000.

X. How to Contact us with any questions.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to us at: The Night Ministry, 1735 North Ashland, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622. You can also call the following telephone number: 773-784-9000.

XI. We may update this Privacy Policy.

The Night Ministry reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you by email of any material changes to our Privacy Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on this Site. Please check the Site periodically for updates.

1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622 |
Phone: 773-784-9000