Privacy Policy

Statement of intent
When you supply any personal information to Comic Relief,* Comic Relief has legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. In particular, we must:

  • collect the information fairly
  • let you know how we will use it
  • keep the information secure

Whenever you provide personal information we will treat your information in accordance with this privacy policy, and will act in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

How your information is used
Comic Relief may ask you to submit personal information about yourself, such as your name and email address, postal address, telephone number and card details, so that we can provide you with services. The services include newsletters, updates, competitions, merchandise and receiving further information relating to Comic Relief, the projects it funds and its supporters. We will only use your personal information to the extent it is necessary to do so, such as to provide services you have requested, or for other purposes you have consented to.

We will not supply your personal data to any third party without your consent, unless we are obliged by law to do so. Please note that in some cases, for instance when you buy goods or donate, we may need to pass your information to companies who provide packaging, mailing, processing, data analysis and other services for us - however they may only use your information to deliver those services.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use any service that you have requested, and will remove it in the event that the purpose has been met or you inform us that you no longer wish to receive the service in question.

We also use your information to identify you and provide a personalised service to you. We sometimes aggregate statistics about our supporters, donors and customers to enable us to operate more effectively, but these statistics do not include information from which individuals can be identified.

Cookies are small pieces of information sent from our website to your computer to help us identify you quickly. Comic Relief uses cookies to help you use our site more effectively, to identify you when you visit our site, and to help us assess how our site is used.

The Information Advertising Bureau provide in-depth information about cookies. Their website at also tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. Please note that if you remove our cookies, you may not be able to use our site as effectively.

Users under 16
If you are under 16, please get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to us. Users under 16 without this consent should not provide us with personal information.

Who we are
This website is owned and operated by Comic Relief of 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, UK.

*The Steve Redgrave Fund and Sport Relief are managed by Comic Relief. 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 and registered in England with number 1806414. Our registered offices are Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HP.