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Privacy & Terms and Conditions


Protecting your privacy and your personal data is very important to us. We comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

You can browse both the Canterbury Oast Trust ("COT") and the South of England Rare Breeds Centre ("RBC") websites ( and respectively) without disclosing any personal information.

If you wish to buy tickets, volunteer or take part in some other activities you will be asked to provide certain personal information.

Collection of Data

We may collect and store some data, which is not personally identifiable, such as date and time of your visit to our website, the originating IP address, the domain name and the type of operating system using standard internet technology which may not be secure. We do not use cookies on our websites.

This information may be used to improve the functionality of our websites and provide useful operating statistics. It is only used in aggregate form and is strictly anonymous.

If you buy tickets, ask for information, volunteer, make a donation or for some other reason provide personal data, whether electronically or hard copy, this information will be kept confidential by COT and RBC. However, in certain cases, you will be directed, via a link, to a third party website. These organisations will have their own Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. Neither COT nor RBC has any control over these organisations and cannot accept responsibility for them.

Processing of Data

Information provided to us may be used by COT or any operating subsidiary, such as the RBC, to provide you with information that may be of interest to you. We have security policies and measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

No such information will be provided to any other organisation unless required by law.

Mailing List Opt- Out

You may opt- out of receiving further information, if you so wish, by ticking the box where offered.

Terms and Conditions

These are shown separately when, for example, you buy tickets to enter the RBC or for a special event.

We may use a junk email filter to reduce spam. Third parties will not be allowed to use your personal information for their own purposes.