Privacy Policy & Cookies

Data Privacy Policy

West Somerset Food Cupboard makes every effort to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

We do not collect nor store any user data from your use of the website beyond anonymous information recorded for statistical analysis.

Personal information provided to West Somerset Food Cupboard via our website, forms, emails or telephone calls will be used only for the purposes for which they were intended.

External bodies to whom we may pass personal data are the following:

  • Our bank, for purposes of only payments
  • Other organisations with whom we work (our Community Partners)
  • HM Revenue & Customs for Gift Aid purposes

By providing personal data to us you consent to the processing of such data by us as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have provided us with an email address and chosen to consent, we may write to you from time with news and information about our activities. You may request at any time that we delete your email address, preventing further such communication.

If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data, please email: [email protected]


The West Somerset Food Cupboard’s website neither sets nor reads cookies. Embedded external content, such as YouTube videos and external sites we link to, may do so.

YouTube & Vimeo – If you play an embedded video on our site, there may a cookie set by YouTube or Vimeo containing anonymous, non personally-identifiable information about the number of playbacks of embedded videos. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page. You can find out more on the Google Privacy Policy (Google owns YouTube): and the Vimeo Privacy Policy:

Sharing Tools – If you share the site using these services, third party websites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service (like Facebook or Twitter). We DO NOT control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

CloudFlare – This site is run over the CloudFlare service for extra security and speed. The ‘cfduid’ cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic and to speed up page load times. These are necessary for the functioning of the site.

Cookies are small files placed on your computer when you visit many websites. They can, for example, allow a website’s owner to see what parts of the site you visit and therefore indicate what you your interests may be. Avon Gardens Trust cannot access information which third party content providers may collect.

You can stop cookies being stored and accessed on your computer by disabling them within your browser. However, you may find that certain areas of our site will no longer work as intended.

For further information about managing and disabling cookies, please see your web browser’s help section or visit which explains how cookies work and how they can be managed.

External Links

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.