Data privacy and cookie policy

Your details

When you register with the website, you give us some contact information.

Your email address is used to send you a password. Your username is used, with the password, to give you access to the website and may be used to identify any information you provide to the website (such as events, book reviews).

If you gave permission, your email address will have been added to our mailing list, which you can leave at any time.

Your name and contact information will be used to manage your membership of the Reading Food Growing Network.

None of your information is sold or given to any other organisation.

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience. They do not signify that we endorse the websites. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. For further information about cookies, please see the Wikipedia article. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics tracking (and most web tracking software) uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about site visitors. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data. Please see Google's article on Cookies & Google Analytics for details about their use of cookies. Google's privacy policy is available at: You can opt out of Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

These cookies fall in to Category 2 of the ICC UK Cookie guide. Category 2 performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

We also have a "Like Box" link to our Facebook page. Read the Facebook help on Cookies, Pixels, and Similar Technologies.

These cookies fall in to Category 4 of the ICC UK Cookie guide, targeting or advertising cookies, and are third-party cookies.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Acceptable Usage

Any member using the site in a way deemed unacceptable may be suspended i.e. their site login may be revoked.


We may update this Privacy Policy in the future by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or our handling of your personal information, please contact us.