Data protection

We will not share your data with any other organisations, unless obliged to by applicable laws or regulations, with the exception of certain third party service providers with whom we share data (including Personal Data), because we employ them to perform tasks on our behalf. These service providers include our website email service provider SendGrid, our mailing list provider MailChimp and our website analytics provider, Google Analytics. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely.

Website visitors

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. 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.

We use Google's reCAPTCHA technology to protect the registration form from abuse and this is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

We have "Like" and "Share" button links to our Facebook page. Read the Facebook help on Cookies & other storage technologies. We have a "Follow" button for our Twitter account. Read the Twiiter Privacy Policy.

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

Contact form

When you use the Contact Form, you give us your name and either your email or your phone number. These are used only to respond to your message.

RTM growers data

When you sign up for the "Grow for the Reading Town Meal" campaign, you give us your name and either your email or your phone number.

These are used to communicate with you about the campaign, offer tips and advice on the plants you are growing, tell you about Reading Food Growing Network, and arrange collection of any produce at the end of the growing season. You can opt out of the emails at any time by contacting

RFGN members data

When you join Reading Food Growing Network, 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. Your username may be used to identify any information you provide to the website (such as blog entries, forum messages, resources and suppliers).

If you gave permission, your email address will have been added to our mailing list. We use MailChimp to manage our mailing list. We send out occasional newsletters about Reading Food Growing Network news and events. There is an unsubscribe link in every email that we send or you can unsubscribe using this form.

Your name and contact information will be used to manage your membership of the Reading Food Growing Network. You can amend your information at any time, by logging in to your account or by emailing

Local group data

We hold contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for local gardening groups. These details may appear on the Reading Food Growing Network website if the contact has given permission. We use these details to communicate with the group on an annual basis to check that the details are up-to-date. We may also use them to provide details of Reading Food Growing Network activities that may be of interest to members of the group. The contact details can be updated or removed at any time by emailing

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.

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.