Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 27, 2018.

1. Who we are

NightShift Street Ministries (NightShift, also referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this notice) is committed to safeguarding your personal data when you browse or transmit information through our websites and We respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you fill out a contact form, register for an activity, leave a comment, or request to be put in touch with a counsellor, we may collect personally-identifying information such as your name, email address, telephone number, address, information relating to your age, and any personal data you choose to share with us. We use this information to respond to you and provide information regarding the reason you contacted us.

We may collect any other information you provide to us by email or telephone, or when, for example, you register for an event, provide financial details for a donation or purchase, go through our volunteer training program, or join our mailing list.

We may collect photographs of you at events.

Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as cookies, analytics, and third party embeds. We may collect technical data (such as your IP address) and non-personally-identifying information about how you navigate through our website.

The data we collect helps us to present our website content and provide information about the services we offer.


We collect the data a visitor enters in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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

Information submitted through our contact forms is used to respond to your request and communicate with you throughout your connection with NightShift, for example, as a volunteer. We do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes and we neither sell nor rent this information to anyone.


A cookie is a small file placed on your computer or device that may record your usage of the site or if you revisit it. Cookies are used by most websites to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. You may refuse to accept cookies through your browser settings and by blocking cookies you may not be able to access parts of a website. By not refusing cookies you are authorizing the use of cookies.

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 on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any other sites we may link to.

3. Who we share your data with

NightShift only discloses personal data to those employees, volunteers, contractors or third-party service providers who need the information to process it, or to provide the services requested. We require anyone handling your data to respect your privacy and not to disclose it to others. This includes cloud-based and other IT and system administration service providers who host or manage aspects of the website, or provide services related to storing personal data.

This is a WordPress website, hosted in Canada. We use US-owned PayPal to collect donations made through the website and do not store any financial information that you provide to PayPal unless you choose to give us permission to do so. We use US-owned Constant Contact to provide CASL-compliant emailing services, newsletter subscriptions, and to manage the online registration process for our events. Our cloud-based, Windows server is hosted in Canada and US-owned Salesforce is the cloud-based, non-profit CRM we use.

We may be required to disclose personal data at the request of government agencies such as by court order, or to professional advisers such as lawyers, bankers, accountants and insurers.

4. How long we retain your data

We will retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, or as required for any legal, administrative or security purposes.

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.

5. 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.

6. Where we send your data

This web site uses a third party service to manage administrative tasks. If you leave a comment, submit personal information via a contact form, or otherwise exchange personal details with us, it is possible that we may use this service to manage that data. Please visit the iThemes Privacy Policy for more information regarding the way they handle their data.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

7. Children under the age of 19

The website is intended for use by adults over the age of 18 years, or minors aged 13-18 with parental/guardian permission. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child without parental/guardian permission we will delete the information.

8. Contact information

If you need to contact us about this Privacy Policy you can email us at or write to us at 10635 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC  V3T 2X6, Canada.

9. How we protect your data

We have adopted security measures to help protect personal data against accidental loss, disclosure, misuse and alteration.