Privacy Policy

At Together for the Common Good (T4CG) we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our contacts and website visitors.

This Privacy Policy covers both T4CG and Common Good Schools (CGS). It explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you.

This policy has been updated to comply with GDPR and may be further updated from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

Information we collect and process

In running T4CG and CGS and their websites we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information about your use of our website including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  • Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, your email address, when you subscribe to our newsletter or material you provide when you write to us about a case study or when you contribute to our research.
  • Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

Use of Cookies

Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer in order to assist us in improving our website.

For example we use StatCounter to measure the popularity of different pages on our site. StatCounter respects the privacy and rights of visitors. No effort is made to identify individuals without their knowledge. When a visitor requests pages from the project’s site, StatCounter’s web servers automatically log the browser's domain name, and IP address. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals. Personally identifiable information such as visitor's name, telephone number, postal address and email address are technically impossible for StatCounter to collect and no attempt is made to do so. The information that is recorded consists of the date and time of visit, IP address, browser (e.g. Firefox 3.5), operating system version (e.g. Windows XP), screen resolution (e.g. 800x600), referring link, the current page url and the current page title. To enable to track whether a visitor has been to our website before (i.e. a first-time or returning visitor) we send a cookie to the visitor’s computer. This information is collected solely to improve the service StatCounter offers to the project and for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals. maintains a strict "no-spam" policy. Your e-mail address will not be sold to a third party.

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish.  This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.

How do we ensure that our collection of your personal information is lawful and fair?

For the purposes of data protection legislation, the legal grounds for our processing your personal information will most commonly be one of the following:

  • to pursue or protect our legitimate interests, where they are not overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms*
  • where the processing is necessary for the performance of our contract with you
  • to meet our legal or statutory compliance obligations
  • to protect your vital interests
  • where we are acting in the public interest
  • where you have given us your clear, informed and unambiguous consent.

* Our legitimate interests include compliance with our charitable objects.

Use of Your Information

We may use the information that we collect from you to shape the activities of T4CG and CGS.  In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To provide information to you that you request from us relating to T4CG and CGS.
  • To inform you of any changes to the activities of T4CG and CGS and keep you updated.
  • If you have previously contacted us we may provide you with ongoing updates which we believe may interest you.

 How do we keep your personal information safe?

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure or loss of your personal information, we have put in place the appropriate organisational and technical safeguards to ensure the security of the personal information we collect, including data minimisation, encryption, pseudonymisation, back-up and access-control.

In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We make every effort to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is stored securely.

Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically: sending such information is entirely at your own risk. At the moment we have no plans to allow third parties access to your information. If this changes we will seek your consent in advance of any such transfer. Where such consent has been provided it can be withdrawn by you at any time.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • In the event that the management of T4CG and CGS are taken over by a third party.
  • Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  • To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third Party Links
On occasion we include links to third parties on our website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

What rights do you have over your personal information?

By law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are processing it lawfully;
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected;
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below);
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on our legitimate interests and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes;
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it;
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

For an easy way to submit your request to us contact us at: info[@] We will respond to any request without undue delay and use reasonable means to verify your ID.

Who can you complain to?

If you are unhappy with how we have used your personal information, please contact us at: info[@] You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). For information on how to report your concern please go to: