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This is the Community Land Trust Network website privacy policy. Please read it carefully as you should only submit information to us through this site if you agree we may use it in accordance with this policy.

We collect certain basic information about you when you visit our website. We recognise the importance both of keeping that information secure and of letting you know what we intend to do with it.

With changes to data protection law and the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation, we have reviewed our privacy notice to ensure compliance.

This policy only applies to our website; if you follow a link out of our site or leave our site in some other way, this policy will no longer apply.

The policy sets out (1) who we are and describes (2) the information we collect (3) what we do with it (4) how you can find out more.

Who we are

The Community Land Trust Network is a registered Charity in England and Wales number 1156952. Our registered office is located at:

Community Land Trust Network
7-14 Great Dover Street,

The information we collect

We collect information from you:

  • when you complete our on-line forms
  • by means of ’cookies’ when you use our site, and
  • in the form of ’traffic data’.

Online forms

In general, we will collect the information we need to provide you with the service to which the form relates. For example, if you subscribe to e-newsletters, we will collect your email address. The information you provide as part of our Membership registration form will allow us to create an account and provide you with access to Member resources upon payment of a subscription fee.

If we ask for further personal information, such as a phone number or address, we will explain why we are asking and how it enables us to provide the best possible service. We will not ask for information that is not relevant to helping us delivering a service.

We collect information on your CLT group and associated projects. We may share this data with other stakeholders such as local enabling hubs or government agencies, this will not be linked to your personal data, and will only appear in anonymised form. We also have a map of CLTs in England & Wales – this is based on the general location of CLTs only and any group can be removed upon request.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by websites you visit to enable the site to ’remember’ who you are. In general, cookies are only visible to the site that serves them, not to other websites. ‘Serves’ means places on your computer’s hard drive.

More information on the cookies we use can be found in the cookie section at the bottom of this page.

Traffic data

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by the server. This includes your IP address, the website address you visited before ours (for example if you found our site through Google or were referred to our website through a link on another website), the website address you visit if you click through a link from our website to an external website, and which pages you visit on our site. We do not store or analyse this traffic data in a way that identifies any individual. We also use Google Analytics for site statistics – see ‘Cookies’ above for details of how this works.

What we do with your information

How we use it

We use your information to provide you with relevant support, information or other content and services that you request.

We will keep you on our mailing lists until you ask us not to contact you further. Our e-newsletters will always include an unsubscribe button, should you decide you want to stop receiving updates from us.

However, if you are a member of the Community Land Trust Network, e-newletters and other forms of contact will be necessary part of subscription.

It is your right to contact us to find out what personal information we hold on you. Please email us at [email protected] for this information.

When we share it

We may disclose your information to third parties in certain circumstances.

Suppliers who process information on our behalf, such as our IT service providers, will have incidental access to your information but will be obliged to act only on our instructions and to keep your information secure as per the data sharing agreements we have in place with our key suppliers.

We will not disclose any personal information to third parties unless required to do so by law. If we wish to share your data with a third party for reasons not specified above, we will contact you for explicit written consent for us to do this.

How we keep it secure

Only authorised staff and contractors have access to your information.

We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage.

If we make any changes to our privacy notice, those updates will be made to this page. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

The Cookies we use

We use the cookies on this website to help you navigate our website efficiently, perform certain functions and to collect site statistics.  These cookies do not store any personal information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without your permission.

The Community Land Trust use a number of suppliers (3rd Party) who also set cookies this websites on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see the information in the tables provided below.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Community Land Trust website and could mean that key features do not work properly. We strongly recommend allowing cookies from this website so that we can provide you with a full service.

To help you make an informed decision, we have categorised the cookies used on this site into two categories;

  1. Necessary cookies – these cookies are fundamental to ensure the site works correctly.
  2. Optional cookies – These cookies could help us track how you use the website so that we can improve the information and experience provided to you. They may also provide additional features by 3rd party providers to allow you to socially share content or comment on this website.

The cookies used on this site are explained in the tables below.

Necessary cookies

Provider Cookie Expires Description / Purpose
Community Land Trust ASP.NET_SessionId End of session This session cookie is used to store anonymous details about the pages visited by you on this website and is required to provide this functionality to you. If you do not allow this cookie this website will not work correctly.
Community Land Trust AcceptCookies Never This cookie that tells us that you have accepted cookies from this site and allows us to stop showing you the same message each time you visit the site.

Optional cookies

Provider Description / Purpose
Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We use this Plug-in to allow us to provide a better user experience to you and only use it on the basis that Google adheres to its own Privacy Policy.


The Google Privacy policy



These Cookies are used to collect information from visitors to our site. The cookies will gather analytics on how often the webpage is shared. We use Twitter to help us market our business using Twitter feeds and allowing you to Follow US or tweet about our content. We use these Plug-ins as a convenience for our users and only use it on the basis that Twitter adheres to its Privacy Policy.


Twitter Privacy Policy



YouTube videos

These Cookies are used by YouTube follow your preferences and track the usage of content supplied by YouTube. The Cookies collect information in an anonymous form to help you keep your preferences when viewing content and to supply you with tailored relevant search results. If you have a Google account and are logged in this data can be linked to your personal profile.


YouTube Privacy Policy



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optional cookies on this website.

How to control and delete cookies

The Community Land Trust Network will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you unless you willing provide it. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

We do not use ’spyware’, that is web bugs or hidden identifiers or other similar devices to gain access to information, store hidden information or to trace your activities.

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