Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the Agroecology Learning Collective’s (TALC) policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use the service and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

TALC only keeps data if you have consented for us to do so. This includes users of our website, people or organisations posting listings, those signed up to our mailing list or people we work with. This data is only accessible by staff or steering group members at TALC who have signed a privacy policy agreement. We will be transparent about the information we collect, and where practical, ask your specific consent. 

Our Privacy Policy will set out how we obtain, process and store personal data.

Collecting and using your personal data

1. Personal Data

When using TALC website or signing up to our mailing list we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information that can be used to contact or identify you including (but not limited to)

  • Email address
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Place of work and what training opportunities you offer
  • Photos or logo of your work
  • Usage data

You will be asked your consent and we will keep a clear record of how and when this consent was obtained. Your information is only accessible by nominated and appropriately trained staff and directors, who agree to abide by this policy.

2. Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the website.

Usage Data may include information such as your device’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

3. Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on TALC website and store certain information.

1. About cookies

  • A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
  • Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
  • Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2. Cookies used by our service provider

  • Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
  • We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google’s use of information here and you can review Google’s privacy policy here. The relevant cookies are tracking cookies.

3. Managing cookies

  • Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. 

How do we use this information

  • To contact you including sending you a newsletter with updates from TALC
  • To connect trainers/teachers with learners
  • To send you invitations or information about happenings across the TALC network
  • On social media to highlight the work of listings on TALC website including photos you upload to the website
  • To maintain our service including monitoring the use of our website
  • To manage your account if you have registered a learning listing on our website

How TALC stores personal information

  • All personal information given to TALC will be stored securely.
  • Personal information is only accessible by nominated staff that have agreed to the TALC privacy policy
  • TALC will keep your data as long as necessary for the purposes of the TALC website. Unless still required in connection with the purposes it was collected, we will endeavour to remove your personal information from our records after 10 years. If your organisation works with TALC we may keep your personal information on record for longer. 
  • If you use your “right to erasure” we will remove your personal information immediately. 

Sharing information with third parties

TALC will not sell or share your personal data with a third party for marketing purposes. We will obtain consent from the relevant person for publicity and media coverage before sharing their personal information. 

We will only share data with third party companies who provide services for TALC including sending newsletters. The third party services we currently use are: 

This list will be updated if we use other third party sites. 

We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites but endeavour to use reputable sites that comply with GDPR. 

Links to Other Websites

TALC website contains links to other businesses and websites that are not operated by TALC. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Removing/Deleting your data

You can withdraw your consent for us to have your data at any time, or request that all your personal data be deleted by emailing: If you exercise your ‘right of erasure’, we will remove your personal information completely and immediately

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on our website. At a minimum TALC’s privacy policy will be reviewed every year.

What are your rights? 

Where we rely on your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.  You also have the following rights: 

  • Right to be informed – you have the right to be told how your personal information will be used. 
  • Right of access – you can ask what information we hold on you and to request a copy. 
  • Right of erasure – you can request that all your personal information is deleted from our records immediately.
  • Right of rectification – if you believe our records of your personal information are inaccurate, you have the right to ask for those records to be updated. 
  • Right to restrict processing – you have the right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted if there is disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, want to exercise any of your data rights or want to update your personal information you can contact us on

Last updated: April 25, 2024