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This is the privacy notice of Garden Organic. Garden Organic is the working name of the registered charity Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA).

In this document ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ refers to Garden Organic and its wholly owned subsidiaries Organic Enterprises Ltd and Garden Organic Ltd. It includes all of our programmes operating under any of Garden Organic’s sub-brands e.g. Master Composter, Master Gardener.

This notice also covers projects we jointly run in cooperation with other partners where Garden Organic acts as a joint data controller. 

Garden Organic is the UK’s leading organic growing charity, dedicated to researching and promoting organic growing. Garden Organic’s purpose is to get as many people as possible growing organically. Our registered charity numbers are 298104 (England and Wales) and SC046767 (Scotland). Our company number is 2188402.  Our ICO registration numbers are Z8463885 and Z8330422.  

Garden Organic is committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold, whether you are a member, donor, volunteer, supporter, beneficiary or service user.

The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on how Garden Organic uses the personal information given to us whether that’s online, via the phone, via email, in letters/other correspondence or from data provided to us by third parties.

We ensure that we use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This notice explains:

•    What information Garden Organic may collect about you;
•    How we will use that information;
•    Whether we disclose your details to anyone else;
•    Your choices regarding the information you provide to us; and
•    How we use cookies to provide services to you or to improve your use of our websites.

If you have any queries about this privacy notice or how we process your data please refer to our ‘How to contact us’ section at the end of this notice.   


Garden Organic uses Moodle as an interactive virtual learning environment (VLE) for the purposes of delivering online training activities to its users via this site:

Users of this site including (but not limited to) account holders, service subscribers, volunteers, staff members and site guests are expected to be familiar with and follow the terms and guidelines outlined within our 'Terms of Use'. We consider your commencement of use of this site and its services as acceptance of these terms of use, you may not use these services if you do not accept or abide by the terms outlined. 


In general, this website and any other Garden Organic websites to which it connects, aim to intrude as little as possible on your privacy. We do not track your personal data for advertising purposes; nor do we sell it; nor do we actively store detailed information about your browsing. Such data as are collected are generally held at the global level of, for example, which browsers and operating systems are used, which helps us to tailor our site design to better suit our users.

We use cookies to perform useful functions such as remembering your username and enabling a positive experience during your visit to the site. We may also use tracking information to enhance the usability and performance of the site, for example by optimising the site to suit the devices or browsers that our users are accessing the site with.

We never use cookies to collect or share any personally identifiable information about you.