Cookies and Privacy


We have made sure that Chorlton.Open Gardens uses only necessary cookies.  This means there’s no need for you to approve anything.

See Use of ‘cookies‘ below for more information.

Privacy Policy

At Chorlton Open Gardens we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to

Who are we?

Chorlton Open Gardens is a committee of volunteer gardeners, running a regular local garden open day, raising funds for 2 charities: Freedom From Torture and Chorlton Refugee Aid (Care UK).

Chorlton Open Gardens uses our website and Facebook page to publicise our open days, and to allow visitors and prospective gardeners to get in touch with us. 

At present we do not offer an email newsletter about our general activities, but may develop this in future.

Your email address may be retained on the site if you contact us, but we do not keep your personal data for marketing or publicity purposes.We do not collect phone numbers on the website, and will not contact you by phone or text message, unless specifically requested in your email to us.

We collect contact details of prospective, past, and current Open Gardens participants, and store them securely on a spreadsheet.  We share these details with committee members and nominated volunteers, and use these details only to communicate about Open Gardens events.  Past gardeners are not contacted unless they have requested further communications from the committee.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. 

At present we do not offer any purchase options or members’ areas on our websites.  If we do this in future, when you give us personal information, we will take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) will be encrypted. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on web browsers such as Firefox.

We may develop a secure part of our website in future for participating gardeners.  Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of ‘Cookies’

Like many others, Chorlton.Open Gardens website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by the web server to your computer and stored to allow that website to recognise you when you visit.

The cookies we use are only those that are necessary for the functioning of the site. For example, we use cookies to remember whether you have logged in. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), these cookies are classed as ‘necessary’ and are not used for any marketing purposes. This is why there is no ‘Accept Cookies’ function on the site.

Links to other Websites

Our website contains links to websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website; we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site, and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data. You have the right to:

  • Be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • Access to your personal data
  • Rectification of your personal data
  • Have the personal data we hold on you erased
  • Restrict the processing of your personal data
  • Object to the processing of your personal data
  • Have your personal data transferred to another controller/processor
  • Identity and contact details of controller and data protection contact

Chorlton Open Gardens is the controller and processor of data for the purposes of the DPA 18 and GDPR.

If you are unhappy with how we are using your information and are unable to resolve the issue with us, you can raise the matter with the Information Commissioners Office by calling 0303 123 1113 or visiting

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in June 2023.

Thanks to Chorlton Community Coop for their help writing this policy.