Statement Of Intent
When you supply any personal information to Comic Relief, we have legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 in the way we deal with that information. In particular, we must:
- collect the information fairly
- let you know how we will use it
- keep the information secure
Information We May Collect From You
When you donate, register online, contact us, or interact with us in any other way, Comic Relief may sometimes receive personal information about you, such as your:
- email address
- postal address
- telephone number
- debit or credit card details
How We Use Your Information
We use your information in a number of ways, such as:
- sending you information about Comic Relief, our supporters and beneficiaries for marketing purposes, including via Facebook
- processing a donation that you have made
- processing an order from our online shop
- dealing with entries into competition
- processing a grant or job application
- responding to correspondence you have sent to us
We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you have given your express consent. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at any time. Please see the 'Unsubscribe' section below for more information.
If you have consented to receive marketing, we may occasionally contact you to ask if you would be prepared to help us with our market research, although participation is purely voluntary.
When you visit our site, we sometimes collect information that enables us to identify you and provide you with a more personalised service. We also aggregate statistics about our supporters to enable us to operate more effectively, but these statistics do not include information which can identify individuals.
Disclosure Of Your Information
We will keep your personal information confidential, and will not supply it to any third party without your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.
We sometimes use third parties to process your information on our behalf (for example, to process donations, send out mailings, or analyse data). However, we require them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own business purposes.
Some of our service providers may be located outside Europe, such as the U.S. or Canada, and by providing personal information to us, you consent to your information being processed on our behalf in these countries.
By providing personal information to us, you consent that we may transfer your information within Comic Relief’s group of companies, and that your personal information may be transferred to a third party in the event of a reorganisation or merger of Comic Relief.
If you are under 16, please make sure you have your parent or guardian's permission before you provide any personal information to us. Children under 16 must not provide us with personal information without this permission.
Third Party Websites
You can opt-out of receiving direct marketing from us at any time. Simply follow the ‘unsubscribe’ links on our emails to change your preferences, or you can email or write to us at the following address with your request:
Comic Relief UK
89 Albert Embankment
Phone: 020 7820 2000
Who We Are
This website is owned and operated by Comic Relief of 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, UK.
Comic Relief is the operating name of Charity Projects, a charity registered in England & Wales with number 326568 and in Scotland with number SC039730, and a company limited by guarantee registered in England with number 1806414. Comic Relief Limited is a subsidiary of Charity Projects and a limited company registered in England with number 1967154. Our registered offices are Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HP. Our VAT number is 773865187.
Last updated: March 2013
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