Privacy Policy

Who We Are (this website) is owned and managed by Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside, part of Groundwork UK, a federation of independently managed charitable Trusts.

Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (CLM)
74-80 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1HP.
Tel: 01942 821 444
Charity registration number 514727

Groundwork UK.
Lockside, 5 Scotland Street, Birmingham, B1 2RR
Tel: 0121 236 8565
Charity registration number 291558

The Northern Network
The Northern Network is delivered by Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (CLM), in partnership with our fellow trusts across the North of England: Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Cumbria and North East, and South and North Tyneside. (this website) is therefore shared by a number of Groundwork Trusts that make up the UK federation of Trusts (Groundwork UK). The content on it is produced and added by Groundwork CLM but data collected through the site may be managed either by one of our Northern partner Trusts (Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Cumbria and North East, and South and North Tyneside), or centrally by Groundwork UK, collectively referred to in this document as Groundwork.

Privacy policy
Groundwork are committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. This Privacy Policy explains how Groundwork processes any personal data collected from you on the Northern Network website.

This Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Use apply to your use of the website. By proceeding to access the website you accept the website Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use.

Information that Groundwork may collect from you
Groundwork may collect standard internet log information and details of user behaviour patterns when users visit the website. The information that Groundwork collects from you when you visit the website may also include:

  • traffic data
  • location data
  • other communication data
  • details of the information that you access
  • statistical data relating to your browsing activities, including
    information about your computer, your IP address, operating system and browser type.


Groundwork places a high priority on protecting your privacy

As you browse our website, our web server automatically collects information that is sent by your web browser i.e. protocol addresses, domain name and web browser type. We use this data to analyse overall traffic to our website.

Whenever you give us personal or sensitive information, such as your real name, home address or email address, it is obtained in a secure manner using 256-bit encryption. We do not make the personal information you provide to us available to other organisations.

Groundwork collects information for internal record keeping, to improve the website, to understand users’ browsing behaviour and how users engage with the website.
Groundwork collects this information in a way that does not identify anyone. Groundwork does not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the website.

Groundwork will not associate any data gathered from the website with any personally identifying information from any source. If Groundwork does want to collect personally identifiable information through the website, Groundwork will be transparent about this. Groundwork will make it clear when personal information is collected and will explain what it intends to do with it.

Groundwork reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

Cookie policy

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Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer. Most large websites use these to improve your experience. To learn more about cookies visit

We use cookies to:

  • enhance the security of the site.
  • anonymously measure website usage.
  • improve your experience. For example by remembering your settings for this website so you don’t have to keep re-entering them.
  • provide content or services from other companies. e.g. to allow you to share pages with social networks, or show you videos.

When you visit our site some third-party service providers we use may store cookies to provide a personalised experience to you on other sites.

You can also clear your cookies completely after visiting our site.