Website Privacy Policy

ACRE Website Privacy Policy 

This is the privacy policy for (Site). The Site is operated by or on behalf of Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) registered charity number 1061568. It is a company limited by guarantee, registered number 3336101 (we, us and our). For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are the data controller. 

We are committed to protecting your privacy on-line. We appreciate that you do not want your personal information distributed indiscriminately and here we explain how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have. 

By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy. 

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time by changing it on the Site. 

Information we may collect from you 

We may collect and process the following information about you: 

  • information (such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and company information) that you provide by completing forms on the Site, including if you subscribe to any service via the Site, or request any information; 
  • communications you send to us, for example to report a problem or to submit queries, concerns or comments regarding the Site or its content; 
  • information from surveys that we may, from time to time, run on the Site for research purposes, if you choose to respond to, or participate in. 

When you visit the Site, we may, by means of cookies and/or other similar technologies, automatically collect additional information about you – such as the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, any website from which you have come to the Site, your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer or mobile device on the internet) and/or the operating system of your computer or mobile device. See our Cookies Policy (LINK NEEDED) for more information. 

Uses made of your information 

We use your personal information which we collect to: 

  • enable us to provide you with the services and information offered through the Site and which you request; 
  • audit the downloading of data from the Site; 
  • improve the layout and/or content of the pages of the Site and customise them for users; 
  • identify visitors to the Site; and 
  • send you information which you have requested from us, provided you have indicated that you do not object to being contacted for these purposes. 

You can tell us not to contact you with information regarding our services either at the point such information is collected on the Site (by checking or un-checking (as directed) the relevant box) or, where you do not wish us to continue to use your information in this way, by following the unsubscribe instructions on any communications sent to you. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us using the “Contacting us” details at the end of this privacy policy. 

Information sharing 

We may disclose aggregate statistics about visitors to the Site in order to describe our services to prospective partners, sponsors and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information. 

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to prevent fraud or cyber crime or to protect the Site or the rights, property or personal safety of any person. 

We will not sell or pass on your data for any other purposes. 

External links 

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. When you are directed away for the Site we will state this clearly to users. 


We place great importance on the security of all personal information associated with our users. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to personal information. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it. 

You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via the Site whilst it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk. 

It is advisable to close your browser when you have finished your user session to help ensure others do not access your personal information if you use a shared computer or a computer in a public place. 

Storage of your information 

Your personal information which we collect is sent to and stored on secure servers located in the United Kingdom or by Mailchimp in line with its Data Processing Addendum    

Such storage is necessary in order to process the information. [Personal information may be transferred by us to the third parties mentioned in the circumstances described above (see Information sharing), which may be situated outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA. The countries concerned may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA. Where we transfer your personal information we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. By using the Site, you agree to this storing, processing and/or transfer.] 


Contacting us 

Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about this privacy policy, by telephone on 01285 653477 between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, or by emailing Monday to Friday, or write to us at: 

Action with Communities in Rural England
The Quadrangle
Banbury Road
OX20 1LH