Privacy Policy

Montagu Square Garden Trust

Data Privacy Policy

1. About this Policy

1.1 This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about Trustees and Residents, how we use it and how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.

1.2 We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in this Data Privacy Policy and as described when we collect data from you.

1.3 We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice. You are advised to check our website regularly for any amendments (but amendments will not be made retrospectively).

1.4 We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data. Further details on the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner ( For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “controller” of personal data we hold about you.

2. What information we collect

2.1 Montagu Square Garden Trust is administered under the Montagu Square Act of 1813. In order to comply with this act and collect Garden Rate Levies from Trustees and Residents due under the act, the Trust maintains information including name, address(es), telephone numbers, e-mail address(es) and bank details.

2.2 The Trust also maintains information including name, address(es), telephone numbers and e-mail address(es), for Trustees and residents holding garden keys.

3. How we protect your personal data

3.1 We will not transfer your personal data without your consent.

3.2 We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction.

3.3 Please note however that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

3.4 For any payments which we take from you online we will use a recognised online secure payment system.

3.5 We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data which might expose you to serious risk.

4. Who else has access to the information you provide us?

4.1 We will never sell your personal data. We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent (which you are free to withhold) except where required to do so by law or as set out in the table above or paragraph 4.2 below.

4.2 We may pass your personal data to third parties who are service providers, agents and subcontractors to us for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (e.g. to print newsletters and send you mailings). However, we disclose only the personal data that is necessary for the third party to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own purposes.

5. How long do we keep your information?

5.1 We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as you are a Trustee of the Trust and for as long afterwards as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations. We will review your personal data every year to establish whether we are still entitled to process it. If we decide that we are not entitled to do so, we will stop processing your personal data except that we will retain your personal data in an archived form in order to be able to comply with future legal obligations e.g. compliance with tax requirements and exemptions, and the establishment exercise or defence of legal claims.

5.2 We securely destroy all financial information once we have used it and no longer need it. 7.

6. Your rights

6.1 You have rights under the GDPR: (a) to access your personal data (b) to be provided with information about how your personal data is processed (c) to have your personal data corrected (d) to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances (e) to object to or restrict how your personal data is processed (f) to have your personal data transferred to yourself or to another business in certain circumstances.

6.2 You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner: 0303 123 1113. Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF.

For more details, please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to the Clerk to the Trustees, email

Montagu Square

Montagu Square is in Marylebone, London. It is situated a little north of Marble Arch, between Edgware Road and Marylebone High Street. 

It was built as part of the Portman Estate between 1810 and 1815, along with Bryanston Square, a little to the west, and first leased to the builder David Porter. He named the square after his former benefactor, Mrs Elizabeth Montagu, when he was a chimney sweep.