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Privacy and cookies policy

This statement applies to:

The Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT), a registered charity in England and Wales 1142122
The Countryside Restoration Trust Ltd (CRT) is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company number 7320026

The CRT is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, current UK Data Protection legislation and Internet best practice.

You can use most of the features of this site without disclosing any personal information. A few optional features of this site, such as Friend subscription forms, ask you to provide some personal information (eg. name and address, email address).

We will analyse information provided by you in order to determine which communications are most effective, and help us to reduce our administration cost and increase the funds available for conservation. If we wish to use your personal information for an additional purpose, we will always ask you to agree at the point of collection.

If you have already supplied us with personal information, you can change your contact preferences at any time by contacting us on 01223 262999 or by writing to The Countryside Restoration Trust, Birds Farm, Haslingfield Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AG.


Uses of personal data

The CRT will only ever use your data for the following purposes:

    • The administration of your Friends Subscription
    • Communications about current news, education, conservation and events
    • Fundraising
    • Marketing purposes
    • Fulfilment of orders for goods and services
    • Administration of donations and legacies
    • Administering volunteer records
    • Customer satisfaction surveys
    • In-house research and analysis
    • The purpose of prevention and detection of crime
    • Informing you about products and services
    • .

Disclosure of data

We will not sell your data to any third party; however, we may share with trusted service providers in order to fulfil the required services to you.

Where other companies are used to capture data or undertake fulfilment services on our behalf, these activities are carried out under contract in compliance with the Data Protection Act requirements.

The Privacy Policy will apply whenever you provide personal information, except as required by law, where the CRT can pass on personal data without consent for example for the purpose to prevent and detect crime.



By providing personal data you consent to its processing as described in this Privacy Policy. The first time you are asked to submit your personal details via the website, you will see the following notice:

We would like to send you information and updates about the CRT and the work we do. If you DO NOT wish to receive marketing information in the following ways, please untick the relevant box.

[ ] Mail [ ] Telephone [ ] E-mail [ ] Text

We will never share your personal data with any third party. The CRT will use the data you provide to communicate with you the details of your membership, inform you of any fundraising appeals we are running, provide news updates. Please note that if you untick the ‘post’ box, we will be unable to send you a copy of the Lark magazine 3 times a year.

We will not pass your details on to third parties. We will use your details to manage your Friends Subscription, inform you of the work we are doing & projects we are carrying out. For more information on our privacy policy, please visit

You will be indicating your consent to receiving marketing messages from us UNLESS you have indicated an objection to receiving such messages by ticking or unticking the appropriate box. You will continue to receive information of those products or services that are likely to be of interest to you, in accordance with the preferences that you indicated when you provided your personal data.

If at any point you would like to opt out of receiving communications, including marketing, from us or would like to change the channel of communication for example email or post that we use to contact you, please contact us on 01223 262999, email or write to us at to The Countryside Restoration Trust, Birds Farm, Haslingfield Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AG. You will, in due course, be able to manage your communication preferences by logging in to the Friends’ section of our website.


Users aged under 18

If you are aged under 18, please ensure you obtain your parent/guardian’s consent before sending any personal information to us.


Access to your own information

You can contact us anytime by letter or telephone to change or update your details.

If you have any problems or queries about your data, please contact us on 01223 262999, email or write to us at to The Countryside Restoration Trust, Birds Farm, Haslingfield Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AG.

Cookies and tracking

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Further information about cookies including how to manage and delete them can be found at

Financial security

The CRT processes all payments through Wordpay, so do not hold any financial information on our site. Worldpay uses a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for encryption. Most web browsers (Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome etc) support SSL. The link between your web browser and the server is secure if your web browser displays a small padlock or key symbol somewhere in the frame, or the address bar shows a web address beginning https:// (rather than http://).

Links to third party websites

The CRT website often contains hyperlinks to other organisations’ websites. This information is supplied in good faith, in case it is of interest to users. The CRT is not responsible for the content or functionality of any of these external websites – but please let us know if a link is not working, by going to the ‘contact us’ section of the site. Please note that information supplied to an external company is not covered by the CRT’s Data Protection Notice. It is good practice to read the privacy policy of any website at which you are considering registering any personal information.

In purchasing goods or services from any of the companies to which the CRT site links, you are forming a contract with the company(s) concerned (agreeing to their terms and conditions), not the CRT.

Notification of change of Privacy Policy

The Countryside Restoration Trust reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication. Your continued use of this website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.