Who Homeshare Mendip is

Homeshare Mendip is a CIC with the company registration number 12915383. When you visit our website, we are the data controller. At Homeshare Mendip, we am committed to maintaining the trust of our website visitors. We are not in the business of selling email lists to other businesses for marketing purposes and will never do so. We have provided information here on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it and how we keep it secure. Grab your favourite drink and take a few minutes to read.

Homeshare Mendip’s website address is https://www.homesharemendip.org

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


When someone visits Homeshare Mendip’s website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. WE do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Mailing list

If a mailing list is available, we collect personal information as part of the mailing list sign up. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t sell, rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, Mailchimp.com, to deliver our newsletter and other relevant information and updates. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve emails. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to our emails at any time, day or night, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that sign up on the website, we store the personal information you provide with our provider Exapia Ltd. You can unsubscribe to our emails at any time, day or night, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the emails. When you unsubscribe from the emails, your personal information will be kept. but you will not receive any emails. To request that we delete your personal information, please email enquiry@homesharemendip.org

What rights you have over your data

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email any requests to enquiry@homesharemendip.org.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last reviewed on the 17th March 2022. It will be reviewed again on the 17th March 2023.