Members Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

1.1      This privacy policy (the Member Privacy Policy) sets out how REPOWERBalcombe1 Co-operative Limited (“REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative”/”us”/“we”/“our”) uses and protects the personal data of its shareholders, those applying become shareholders (“members”/“you”) and, if applicable, their nominated representatives. If you are not a member, please see the Non-Member Privacy Policy which is a simplified form of this policy due to the more limited amount of data we collect and process.

1.2      REPOWERBalcombe1 Co-operative Limited is a registered limited company with company number IP032268.

1.3      We are a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with registration number 32268R.

1.4      Our registered address is:
REPOWERBalcombe1 Co-operative Limited
Unit 26 Trinity Enterprise Centre
LA14 2PN

1.5      Our business address is:
REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative
Unit 26 Trinity Enterprise Centre
Furness Business Park
LA14 2PN

1.6      For matters relating to this privacy policy and data protection, please contact us by email at or by post to our business address above.

2. Data We Collect

We may collect:

2.1      Name and title

2.2      Job title

2.3      Physical and electronic mail addresses

2.4      Date of birth

2.5      Telephone numbers

2.6      Bank account name, number and sort code

2.7      Contact preferences

2.8      Number of shares held

2.9      Proof of any changes to the details we hold about you (including any appointment of a power of attorney)

2.10    Internet Protocol (IP) address

2.11    Information automatically presented by your web browser such as browser version, operating system, preferred language, pages viewed, length of visit, referring website/page.

2.12    Any other information you explicitly consent to give us (e.g. by sending us an email or submitting the information via an online form)

3. How We Use Your Data

3.1      We are legally obliged to record that you are an investor in one or more of our projects so that we can provide you your rights as a shareholder or lender.

3.1.1      As a member of REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative, we are required to notify you of general meetings where you have a right to vote such as the Annual General Meeting and any Extraordinary General Meetings that may occur. We will use the data we hold on file about you to determine the best way to notify you of these meetings and to verify your right to vote.

3.1.2      Your data will be used to enable us to notify you of any dividends or interest payments you are due as well as to pay these to you at a time convenient to us.

3.2      We are legally obliged to maintain a record of your investment in relation to anti-money-laundering and tax legislation and to share these details with HMRC where appropriate.

3.3      If you are elected or appointed as a Director (also known as “Board Member”) of REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative:

3.3.1      As the director of a limited company, we are legally obliged to disclose certain details to Companies House.

3.3.2      We may share your details or process your data in any other way so long as you either:     Provide consent (which may be freely revoked at any time)     Have an opportunity to vote at board meeting on your data being used in this way and, should REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative decide to proceed under any lawful basis of data processing, you retain your right to resign your directorship in order to prevent your data being used in such a way.

3.4      We may use your details to contact you about important operational affairs of REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative which do not require a vote but which we regard as important to communicate with members and being in either our or your legitimate interests. If this occurs, the legitimate interests will be explained in our communication to you.

3.5      If you initiate communications with us, such as by email or a form on our website, we will use your information to allow us to provide an adequate response. This is considered to be a contractual obligation to process your data – i.e. you have asked us something and we need to respond.

3.6      With your consent, we may use your details to send you news and updates about the activities of the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative. Consent will be considered to be given if you declared it when completing the application form to become a member, submitted an online form where it was clear you were providing consent for this purpose, or contacted us and asked for your data to be used in this way. If we process your data in this way, we will always give you the option to unsubscribe by contacting us using the details in 1.5 and 1.6 and, where the form of contact is email, usually via a link within the email as well.

3.7      If you give us consent, we may use the information we hold about you to send you information relating to the activities of other organisations that REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative or Energy4All Limited works with. Consent will be considered to be provided if you contact us and ask us to process your data in this way or if you submit an online form where it is clear that you are providing consent for your information to be used for this purpose. If we process your data in this way, we will always give you the option to unsubscribe by contacting us using the details in 1.5 and 1.6 and, where the form of contact is email, usually via a link within the email as well.

3.8      The information you and your browser provide automatically in your use of the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative’s website ( and any subdomains thereof) may be used as follows:

3.8.1      Analysed in our legitimate interests for the purposes of improving the website and ensuring it is not misused. If we find you are misusing the website we may use your information to takes steps against you to prevent such misuse.

3.8.2      Anonymised or pseudo-anonymised and used in aggregate with other website users’ data to help guide the future activities of the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative in our legitimate interests.

3.9      Should you bring legal proceedings against us or we bring such proceedings against you for any reason, we may process your personal data and/or disclose it to our representatives where necessary, in our legitimate interests.

3.10    We may also use your data for any other purpose but only where:

3.10.1 We reasonably believe that it is in your or some other natural person’s vital interests (i.e. to act to safeguard life)

3.10.2   We are required to do so by law.

4. Information Storage, Sharing and Retention

4.1    Your data will be shared with Energy4All Limited (“Energy4All”) who run the daily affairs of REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative and who act as our data processor. Your data will be securely stored by Energy4All on our behalf at our business address listed in 1.5 and/or at any suitable substitute address as they determine which provides equal or greater safeguards to your data.

4.2    Your data may be temporarily stored on paper at our business address listed in 1.5 as the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative’s and Energy4All’s employees and representatives make use of it. If this occurs it will be securely shredded immediately after work on the data is complete.

4.3   REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative has an appropriate contract in place with Energy4All to ensure that your data is treated in accordance with this privacy policy and the Data Protection Act 2018, and that appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and secure the information they hold about you.

4.4   Your contact data, but not financial data, may be transferred securely to subcontracted UK based data processors to enable us to communicate with you. Such data will be destroyed by the processor at the end of their delivery.

4.5   Your financial data may be securely transferred to UK regulated financial institutions (such as banks) to enable us to make payments to you.

4.6   Information collected automatically from your web browser as you view REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative’s website will be collected by Google Inc. on our behalf as part of their Google Analytics service. This data will be stored on Google’s servers in accordance with their privacy policy which can be found at

4.7   As part of the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative and Energy4All’s use of your data, it may be securely transferred to servers in other countries including those outwith the European Economic Area. If this occurs the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative and Energy4All will ensure that appropriate safeguards (as determined by the Information Commissioner’s Office or European Commission) are in place to ensure your data is not accessed by unauthorised third parties.

4.8   With the exception of data automatically collected through the use of the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative website, the information you provide to us may be retained in a personally identifiable form for the entire period that you remain a member of REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative. This is to allow us to meet our legal obligations and to allow us to refer back to any previous correspondence or interactions that have existed between you and the REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative.

4.9    To allow us to carry out analysis of the use of our website, data provided automatically by your web browser may be kept in a personally identifiable form for a period of one year.

4.10   If you cease to be a member of REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative, your personal data will be retained for a period of six years to allow us to comply with our legal obligations. After this time, unless we are subject to a legal requirement to retain your data for longer, only anonymised information relating to any browsing activity of the website will be retained.

5.  Your Rights

5.1      You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 such as the right to data access, right to rectify any errors in the data we hold, right to data erasure and right to object to data processing. If you would like to find out more about these and other rights under the Data Protection Act 2018, please see the Information Commissioners website or contact us and we will be happy to help with any enquiry.

5.2      To exercise any of your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018, please contact us using the details in 1.5, 1.6 or on our Contact Us page.

5.3      The REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative’s use of your information is regulated by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office. If you feel we have or are failing to act in accordance with your rights and we have been unable to respond to your objection in a satisfactory manner, you have a right to make a complaint by contacting them using the details found on their website which is

6.  Cookies

6.1      Cookies are small text files that websites store in users’ web browsers. The text within these files can be used for storing information about at user or for storing a unique identifier that allows the website to identify the user on subsequent visits to the website. Cookies automatically delete themselves after either the end of the browsing session (when the web browser is closed) or at some predetermined point in the future, depending on what the website instructs the user’s browser to do with it. You can find out more about cookies at

6.2     REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative uses two types of cookies on our website:

6.2.1      Those necessary to allow REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative members and shareholders to log into the secure member area. These do not require your consent because the member area cannot function without them and they are necessary to ensure the security of the system for you and other users.

6.2.2      Those that allow REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative to track how you use our website so that we can learn from that information and improve our website and guide future activities. These require your consent and we will use the web browser preferences you have set to determine whether or not you have provided consent.     REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative uses Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc. to track the usage of our website. As a consequence, if you allow your web browser to accept cookies from Google Analytics or accept third-party cookies while browsing our website, data provided automatically by your web browser will be transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers. You can review Google’s use of your information at and also their privacy policy at

6.3      If you would like to view, delete or prevent cookies being set, you can do so in your web browser’s settings.

7.   Other

7.1     Please be aware, while REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative and Energy4All will take all reasonable steps required to safeguard your data as per the Data Protection Act 2018, email is not a secure form of communication (it’s the electronic equivalent of a postcard) and there is a small chance the contents of any emails you send to us or any we send to you could be intercepted and read by someone else. The forms on our website also use email to transmit your data to Energy4All’s servers and so you should not enter anything onto those that you wouldn’t be comfortable with putting in an email. If you not comfortable with your data being transmitted in this way then you can send post to our business address shown in 1.5 or call us. The details for both are on our Contact Us page.

7.2      Our website may contain links to other websites which are not under our control. If you choose to follow such a link, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you disclose to those sites as they are not governed by this or any other REPOWERBalcombe Co-operative policy. We recommend that you exercise caution by reviewing the relevant privacy policies of the sites in question.

8.   Policy changes

8.1      From time to time we may update this policy by updating this page or replacing it with a new policy that can be easily found from our website’s homepage.

8.2      You should occasionally check back here for any updates to this policy.

8.3      If we believe, in our sole opinion, that any changes to this policy represents a change that is materially disadvantageous to you or significantly different from this current policy, where possible, we may contact you by email to inform you of the changes. Where this is not possible, at our discretion, we may opt to contact you by post instead.