Data privacy notice

This privacy policy sets out how Common Soil uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. Common Soil is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Your information

At Common Soil, we take your data privacy seriously. We only hold the personal data that you have provided to us, with your consent, and as a necessary requirement for the effective functioning of our organisation. This may include your name, contact information and address, as well as, where appropriate, your payment information. We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need.

  • We do not share your information with any third parties or use your information for any purpose other than that required for the running of Common Soil.
  • Any personal information that you have provided to us is retained securely and only accessible to those members of the Common Soil core team that require it to discharge their responsibilities.
  • We have a Data Protection regime in place, underpinned by a Data Protection Policy. The policy includes how we manage publicity photographs. A copy of the policy is available on the Common Soil website on the ‘policies’ page.
  • We will retain your personal information for the minimum period required by UK Law, after which your information will be securely destroyed.

Your rights

  • If at any point you believe your information being held by Common Soil is incorrect or you wish to see the information, have it deleted or amended or have any queries, concerns or complaints about your data please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Common Soil co-ordinator at and the matter will be investigated.
  • As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, Common Soil is not required to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office. However, if you are not satisfied with our response to a complaint or believe we are not acting in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Policy approved by the Common Soil Management Committee: 08 March 2023