Privacy Policy: Website Users

At Harington we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information when you visit our website, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this policy from time to time so please check occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to: Harington, 55a Cholmeley Park, Highgate, London N6 5EH. Alternatively, you can telephone 020 3457 7997.

Policy sections 

Who are we?

How do we collect information to you?

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

Transferring your information outside of Europe

Links to other sites

Review of this Policy

Who are we?

We are Harington, a local charity which provides training and education for young adults with learning disabilities and/or difficulties, helping them to prepare for future employment, further education and community life. Harington is a registered charity (no. 279376) and company limited by guarantee (no. 1467946). The registered address is 55a Cholmeley Park, Highgate, London N6 5EH.

The organisation includes The Harington Gardeners, our own garden maintenance team, and the Harington Charity Shops.

Statutory funds do not cover the full cost of our services; we rely on the generosity of individuals, companies and trusts who donate funds, and on our volunteers who give their time to support the charity.

For more information about us and the work we do please visit our website:

How do we collect information from you?

We collect information from you on our website via our contact form, cookies and Google Analytics.

Contact Form

If you contact us using the Contact Form, you will need to provide certain personal details including your name and email address. While all reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the security of this website and the transmission of these emails, Harington assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or interception when emails are transmitted from this website to the Harington email system. We recommend that you keep personal details to a minimum using this form.


The Harington website uses cookies for collecting non-personal user information from the site. The site does not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the website.

Cookies are small pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.

You can read more about cookies and how to control them by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about the pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is not personally identifiable information. We do not collect or store personal information such as your name or address, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s privacy policy for its analytics service and how to opt-out of Google’s various programmes here: 


Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

Harington’s internal server/computer system is protected by a firewall and encryption. Harington uses a variety of IT system, electronic storage systems, cloud services to manage and run its operations, for example the onsite server backup and Microsoft Office 365.  Only services that meet GDPR requirements are used.  All IT systems are password protected and only accessible by authorised personnel.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

Whilst it is avoided wherever possible, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union ("EU"). By way of example, this may happen if we use a mailing list service whose servers are located in a country outisde the EU. In these cases Harington will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

Links to other sites

Our website contains links to websites of third parties. Harington is not responsible for privacy practices within any third party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

Review of this Policy

We keep this policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.