Privacy policy

Who is collecting the information

When you are on the Eden Project Communities and are asked for personal information by Eden Project Communities, you are sharing that information with the Eden Project Communities team alone. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise — as in during The Big Lunch pack registration process, where there is an opt-out — we will not pass your name or email address to third parties, including organisations and companies that are partnering with or supporting Eden Project Communities.

What personally identifiable information is collected from you and why

Eden Project Communities collects information in a variety of ways from different parts of the service. Some information is gathered when you register for a Big Lunch pack, for a Community Camp, or for our newsletter. During registration Eden Project Communities asks for your name, email address and postcode. As stated at the point of registration, if you register to organise a Big Lunch you agree to receive emails from Eden Project Communities.

Eden Project Communities will email people who have registered on an ongoing basis, so that the team can help with the successful running of Big Lunch events nationwide, and keep you up to date with Eden Project Communities new and opportunities. However, if you do not wish to receive future mailings, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link included on all communications.

Eden Project Communities also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. If you would like to opt out of receiving these emails at any time or report misuse please contact Eden Project Communities at

When/if you contact Eden Project Communities, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

With whom the information may be shared

As a general rule, Eden Project Communities will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. Eden Project Communities will protect confidentiality and security of that information, and not allow third parties to use that information other than in connection with the provisions compatible with The Big Lunch event.

Eden Project Communities may preserve Content and may disclose Content to any third party if required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is necessary to:
(a) comply with legal process
(b) enforce the Terms of Service
(c) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Eden Project Communities, its members and the public

How you can access, update or delete your information

You may change any or all of your information by contacting Eden Project Communities on

What cookies are and how they are used

Eden Project Communities uses cookies to store information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. Eden Project Communities uses cookies to tell whether a website user has logged-in, where to find details that can be used to pre-fill parts of on-line forms and to personalise the user’s visit to the website. They are also used to track anonymously which areas of the site are popular and which are not used; this allows us to monitor and improve the navigation and content of the site.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be unable to use the parts of Eden Project Communities service that require registration in order to participate.

What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information?

Remember to log off your computer or close your browser window when you have finished your work to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Eden Project Communities cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

What else should I know about my privacy?

Please note that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, including in your correspondence within a discussion group, that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you disclose personal information online that is accessible to others, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

You should be aware that if you access other websites, using the links provided, these are outside our control. If you provide personal data to other companies, the privacy policies of those companies determine the uses to which that information is put and Eden Project Communities' Privacy Policy will no longer apply.

This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any information about yourself. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Data Protection Act

Eden Project Communities and its partners are committed to the protection and privacy of your personal data, and as such are held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

For more information, see the UK government's Data Protection website.