The Drive Housing Cooperative Ltd Privacy Notice

The Drive Housing Cooperative Ltd Privacy Notice

What this Notice Covers

The Drive Housing Cooperative and all our associated projects is committed to safeguarding your privacy while providing the highest possible quality of service. We take care to ensure that we use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information.

The purpose of this notice is to give you a clear explanation about how The Drive Housing Cooperative - and any third parties we work with - collect and use the personal information you provide to us, including through our website It also explains how our website uses cookies.

Who we are
The Drive Housing Cooperative is a registered cooperative society, number IP031021R. Our registered office is at 8 The Drive, Walthamstow E17 3BW. We use the trading names The Drive Housing Cooperative, and The Drive for various aspects of our work.

What information we collect about you
We collect information about the people who express interest in, support, or take part in the work or membership of The Drive Housing Cooperative, and can include customers, suppliers, businesses, contacts, employees, and other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact. Whether through signing up to an email list, taking part in an event, discussing business matters, or emailing us to request information. This information may include things like your name, organisation name, address, telephone number and email address.  

Our legal basis for using your information

To comply with data protection rules, we must have a legal justification for collecting and using your personal information. The legal basis that we rely on will depend upon the circumstances in which we collect and use your personal information: 

When you register for our mailing list, we ask for your consent to hold your email address and send you emails regarding upcoming events and news from The Drive. We will stop sending you emails if you ask us to, and each email we send will have a clear means of unsubscribing.

In other cases, the processing of your personal information may be necessary to carry out the performance of a contract with you, for example, if you express interest in becoming a member or finding out more about the house, or to carry out our legitimate interests. For example, to maintain a waiting list of those who may wish to be members in the future, we keep contact records of those who contact us regarding membership.

Who we share information with
We use Mailchimp to operate our newsletter and we use Mediawiki and Google Driveto maintain our membership list, accessible only to current members of The Drive. You can find out about Mailchimp's privacy policy here. We will not sell or give your personal information to any other organisation or person.

How long we keep data for

We only hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the purposes outlined above. We remove personal data from our systems once it is no longer required.

The length of time each category of data will be retained will vary depending on how long we need to process it for, the reason it was collected, and in line with any statutory requirements.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us using the Contact details below. We may make a small charge for this service.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any question s about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

  • by email to [email protected]
  • or write to: The Drive Housing Cooperative, 8 The Drive, Walthamstow, E17 3BW.