GDPR Data Privacy Notice for The Grange

This is the privacy notice of The Grange.

We respect your privacy and are determined to protect your personal data. The purpose of this privacy notice is to inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from). We’ll also tell you about your privacy rights and how the data protection law protects you.

This privacy notice is provided in the following format.



What is the purpose of this privacy notice?

This privacy notice aims to give you information on how we collect and process your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you sign up to our newsletter or make a booking.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

You must read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

Data controller(s)

The Grange is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as The Grange, "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy notice). Our contact details are The Grange, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE, For all data matters contact R. Ward-Allen on

The Grange is the controller and responsible for this website.

Third-party links outside of our control

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.

When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. You can find out more about personal data from the Information Commissioners Office.

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

- Identity Data includes your first name, last name and email address, if you have signed up for our newsletter.

- Contact Data, which includes your address collected by the third party processor Paypal, if you have made a deposit payment

- Financial Data, which may include your card details. This data is only obtained by the Grange if you telephone the details to us for the purposes of a card debit. The data will not be stored longer than necessary to make a card debit using our card terminal. If you make a booking using our online system, and pay a deposit you will give your data to the third party Paypal but this financial data will not be given to the Grange from Paypal - only your contact details will be forwarded and confirmation of the amount that you have paid.

We do not collect any 
Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

If you fail to provide personal data
Where we need to collect your personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.


We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Directly. You may give us your identity, contact and financial data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- sign up for our newsletter.
- make a deposit payment via our website and Paypal.
- make a booking over the phone.
- request further details of courses.

Indirectly. Your contact details will be provided by Paypal if you make a deposit payment via Paypal. Paypal will not forward your financial data - only your name, address and email address so that we can contact you.


We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

Performance of Contract this means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party (as in the case of a course booking) or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

Legitimate Interest this means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the most secure experience, such as in sending you a newsletter when you have signed up for it. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contaoting R. Ward-Allen at the Grange.

Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation this means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data when it relates to a course that you may have booked on, or in which you have expressed an interest. we do not do use third parties to send marketing information. You have the right to withdraw consent for us to contact you by contacting R. Ward-Allen at the Grange.

We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, with the legal bases we rely on to do so.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us R. Ward-Allen at the Grange if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set below.

Purpose / Activity

1. To send you newsletters

2. To confirm or discuss your booking for a course

3. To use data analytics to improve our website, products / services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
Type of data

1. Identity and Contact

2. Identity and Contact and Financial

3. Technical and Usage
Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

1. Necessary for our legitimate interests.

2. Performance of a contract with you

3. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to defend types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:

Promotional offers from us
We do not at present, but may in future use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which courses may be relevant for you.
You will receive newsletters from us only if you have signed up for them on our website or if you have provided us with your details when you have requested us to send you updated information on our courses or retreats and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third-party marketing
We do not share your personal data with any company outside the the Grange for marketing purposes (and would not do so in the future without your express consent).

Opting out
You can ask us to stop sending you newsletters at any time by following the opt-out links on the emailed newsletter sent to you or by contacting R. Ward-Allen at the Grange.
Where you opt out of receiving these newsletters, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a course booking.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please visit our website.

Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact R. Ward-Allen at the Grange.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.


We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.

- External Third Parties Service Providers (acting as processors) in the EEA or outside it who provide e-shot mailing services (Mailchimp) or financial transaction services (Paypal).

- Professional advisers acting as processors including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the EEA who provide accounting services.

- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

- Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


Some of our external third parties, such as our e-shot company Mailchimp are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will mean that there will be a transfer of data outside the EEA. However, we have ensured that such third parties are (a) GDPR compliant and (b) that they take security of your private data seriously.


We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. The Grange website does not collect personal data itself - email addresses are only collected by the e-mailing third party Mailchimp for our newsletter. Where data is collected from you over the phone or by email we limit access to your personal data to those employees who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

We will hold your name and address details if you have booked a course with us, so that you can do so again in the future. The Grange will only store financial data on a temporary basis of a matter of days, until the financial transaction has been completed. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see
Your legal rights below for further information.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.


Unless subject to an exemption under the data protection laws, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

- The right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you;
- The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
- The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data;
- The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time, where consent was the lawful basis for processing your data;
- The right to request that we provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), where applicable , i.e. where our processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of our contract with you or where we process your data by automated means);
- The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
- The right to object to our processing of personal data, where applicable i.e. where processing is based on our legitimate interests (or in performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing or processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics).

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact R. Ward-Allen at

No fee required – with some exceptions
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable admin fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

10. Changes to this notice and your duty to inform us of changes

From 25 May 2018 there will be changes in data protection laws and we will then be able to respond to some of your requests (for example, a request for the transfer of your personal data). We are still working towards getting our systems ready for some of these changes.

Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current.

11. Queries, requests or concerns

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints in relation to this policy or any other data protection matter between you and us, please in the first instance contact our data protection officer R Ward-Allen via

If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 03031231113 or via email https:
// or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England, UK.


How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us using the
Contact Us form.