Privacy and Cookies Notice

This notice explains the personal data we are processing about you and how and why we are doing so.

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Our identity and contact details

The Camphill Village Trust Limited (CVT) is a national charity and social care provider. We can be contacted by writing to The Kingfisher offices, 9 Saville Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LL, emailing trustoffice@cvt.org.uk, or telephoning during office hours 01653 228322. We do not have a Data Protection Officer but our data & privacy officer can be contacted at dpo@cvt.org.uk.

Why we process your personal data

Description of the data involved

Why we process it (the purpose)

The legal basis for processing

The personal information we collect might include your name,, email address, which you have given to us and the nature of your enquiry.

We process your information in order that we can respond to your enquiry.


Cookies on our website

Cookies are small files which websites store on your computer and which contain various types of information about your visit to a website. They are not viruses or malicious software but they are generally aimed at providing you with a good experience when browsing a site by, for example, remembering your preferences so that you do not need to reset them every time you visit the website.

Some cookies collect information about browsing behaviour by people who access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed and the user journey around a website. We do not, however, use cookies to collect or record information on users’ name, address or other contact details. We are able to use cookies to monitor individual user browsing behaviour but third parties are not able to identify users using cookies.

Cookies normally expire after a length of time which can vary from a few minutes to more than a year. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’ which are deleted when you close your internet browser or after a period of inactivity. Others are ‘persistent cookies’ which remain on your computer until their expiration date.

Camphill Village Trust privacy and cookies notice May 2018

You may restrict or block cookies which are set by any website through your browser settings. Your browser settings also allow you to clear your browsing history and delete cookies. Information about how you can do this can be found on this link


To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Mobile devices may have their own settings and you need to refer to the manual of the device. Please note that restricting or disabling cookies may impact the functioning of parts of our website.

Our website uses the following cookies:


Google Analytics


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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.

By using this website, you consent to having the above cookies stored on your computer or device. We do not normally use automated decision-making but if we do we would tell you.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please note that if you choose to disable any or all of the cookies set by this website, some website functionality will no longer be available to you.

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us.

Where we obtain your personal data from

Personal data is normally provided by you. If we may receive personal data about you from other people or organisations we will set this out below:

At times, we may further process personal data we have already .We only do this if the new purpose for the processing is compatible with the original purpose that the data was collected for or we have first told you why we now need to process that personal data.

Description of the personal data

Who we may receive it from

Name and email address

As above

Who we might share your personal data with

Who we might share with

Data is shared according to the choices you make when contacting us on the ’Get in Touch ‘ Form. This may be a representative at one of our communities, a representative of our ‘Shared Lives’ Initiative or a representative in our General Office

Safeguarding your personal data

We do not process personal data outside of the EU. This means that wherever your data is processed, it is covered by the General Data Processing Regulations.

How long we keep your personal data

Our retention periods take into account legal requirements and practical considerations. If the retention period information is not provided below, please see our retention policy: www.camphillvillagetrust.org.uk/privacy-policy/retentionpolicy/

Your rights as a data subject

You have the following rights: to be informed how your data is processed, to gain access to your personal data, to have errors or inaccuracies corrected, to have your personal data erased in some limited circumstances, to object to the processing for marketing purposes or when the processing is based on the public interest or other legitimate interests, to restrict the processing of your personal data in limited circumstances, to obtain a copy of some of your data in a commonly used electronic form in some limited circumstances, and rights around how you are affected by any profiling or automated decisions. You have the right to complain to the ICO about the way in which we process your personal data. Please see the further information provided: www.cvt.org.uk/privacyrights or visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website www.ico.org.uk.

If you wish to exercise any right, or for any queries you may have, or if you wish to make a complaint, please contact us at dpo@cvt.org.uk.


Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

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Our website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

As part of Google AdWords, we use conversion tracking.

What is conversion tracking?

When someone clicks on our advert served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. The cookie allows us to see how many people have seen the advert and then visited the subsequent page on our website. It helps us to track whether our Google AdWords campaign is effective.

Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify people. If someone visit certain pages of our website, and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and our website can tell that they clicked on the advert and proceeded to that page.

What do we do with the information?

The information obtained from the conversion tracking cookie is used to create conversion statistics. Google tells us the total number of people who clicked on our Google AdWords and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page of our website. No information that can be used to personally identify you is obtained by either Google or Camphill Village Trust.

If you do not want to participate in conversion tracking, you can opt-out by disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie on your browser setting. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

You can configure your browser to inform you when cookies are used,  so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions, always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Conversion cookies are stored based on Article. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimize both its website and its advertising.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

Google reCAPTCHA

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We use “Google reCAPTCHA” on our website. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Why do we use Google reCAPTCHA?

We use Google reCAPTCHA to check whether the information being entered on our website is being entered by a human and not by an automated program or’ bot’. You may see a pop up asking you to confirm that you are not a robot. Automated programs are used to stop fake submissions and fraudulent transactions. We use reCAPTCHA when someone completes the online enquiry form or wants to donate to our charity.

How does it work?

reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (such as, IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links:

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.


Privacy and Cookies Notice