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Privacy Notice


Privacy Notice Barnardos The Charity

March 2023

This Privacy Notice was last updated on 29th March 2023.

Barnardo’s respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data and being transparent about how we collect and use your data. We will comply with any data protection legislation currently in force. This Privacy Notice, together with our Terms of Use, explains how we use any personal information that you provide, or which is provided to us by third parties. Please see our  for more information on how we use cookies,  


This website is owned and operated by Barnardo’s (The Charity), who is also the Data Controller.

Barnardo’s is a registered charity (registered in England No. 216250. Registered in Scotland No. SC037605) and a company limited by guarantee (61625 England).

The registered office is:

Barnardo’s Tanners Lane Barkingside Ilford

Essex IG6 1QG

Barnardo’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), Martine King, is responsible for answering any questions you have about this Privacy Notice. Martine may be contacted at the above address, by email:

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with any concerns you may have before you approach the ICO, so please feel free to contact us first.

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time. If we make significant changes, we will post a notice on our website.


Below we explain what information Barnardo’s collects, keeps and stores about you when you visit our retail website or online stores, including the Barnardo’s eBay shop. We use cookies on our shopping site. Please see our

Cookie Notice  for more information on how we use cookies.

What personal data do we collect?

The personal data we collect may include:

We also gather general, anonymised information about the use of our websites such as pages visited and areas that are of most interest to users. We use this information to improve our website and make it a better experience for everyone.

Why do we collect your personal data?

We collect your data in order to receive and fulfil customer orders, and to administer, personalise and enhance the websites and services. We will also use your data to provide you with an order confirmation and invoice of sale, and to deal with your enquiries, requests, and complaints, as well as to conduct market research. We conduct this processing in accordance with our contractual obligations to provide goods and services to you, and in accordance with our legitimate interests in efficiently running and improving our websites. We also conduct processing to comply with our legal obligations (e.g., claiming Gift Aid).

If you use your credit or debit card to buy something, we will ensure this is done securely. We do not store your credit or debit card details following the completion of your transaction. All card details are securely destroyed once the payment or donation has been processed. Only authorised staff trained to process payments can see your card details.

We may use your contact details to send you marketing where we have your consent or are otherwise permitted to do so by applicable law. You can indicate your marketing preferences when you make a purchase. If you no longer wish to receive marketing communications, it’s quick and easy to let us know at the Supporter Care Team on 0800 008 7005 at You may opt-out also of our marketing communications at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the end of our marketing emails or sending us an "opt-out" text message following the instructions we provide you in our initial text. We will never pass your personal data on to other organisations for them to use for their own marketing purposes.

Who do we share your personal information with?

In some instances when you purchase goods from Barnardo’s online retail store or eBay shop, the fulfilment of your order may be undertaken by a third party. In these instances, we will provide them with the details of the goods ordered and your name and address for dispatch purposes. We also share your contact details with our suppliers, warehouse, and logistics providers to complete your order.

Your financial and/or personal data may be passed to third-party organisations in order to process your transactions with Barnardo’s, such as credit card companies, banks and the companies that handle shipping on our behalf. We will also share your data with HMRC if you give us permission to claim Gift Aid on donations you make.

In addition, we may share your personal data:


How long do we keep your personal data?


We keep your personal data for up to six years, except financial data which we are required to retain for seven years. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is destroyed in a secure manner.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored in, a location outside of the United Kingdom (UK). Some of our partners run their operations outside of the UK and these countries may not provide the same standard of data protection as the UK. Your data may also be processed by staff operating in these locations who work for us or for our service providers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, the hosting of the site and the provision of support services. In these instances, we will take the necessary steps to make sure appropriate protections are in place (in accordance with UK Data Protection Law) and that information is safeguarded. These safeguards include ensuring the Barnardo’s and the relevant recipient enter into Standard Contractual Clauses. If you would like to receive a copy of these safeguards , please contact us as indicated below (see Section 5).


Our website may contain links to third party websites. This policy only applies to this site so if you follow a link to a third-party site, please make sure you read the privacy policy on that site. We do not accept any responsibility for third party sites.

We take the security of your personal data very seriously. We have internal policies, controls, and security measures in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused, or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.


We work hard to make sure that our security procedures do the job they are designed to do and any communications between you and our websites are protected by encryption (this means that communications are turned into codes that only Barnardo’s websites can understand, which stops unauthorised people seeing them). We work closely with industry leading technical partners to make sure that all your personal information, including payment data, is safe and secure.


Please be aware that any personal information you choose to post on the public areas of our websites can be read, collected, or used by other users and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to make public. In addition, we are not responsible for the content you publicly post on the site that can be found via web-based search engines.


Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share that password with anyone.


You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:


Subject Access Request Form         Download


If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact our DPO   at the contact details provided above, providing as much information as possible about the nature of your contact with us to help us locate your records. Any changes you have requested may take 30 days before they take effect. Once we have received your request, and verified your identity, we will respond within one month, unless a longer period is permitted by applicable law, such as where the request in question is complex.

You can object to our use of your personal data for marketing at any time by contacting the Supporter Care Team. Please address requests to:


Supporter Care Team

Telephone: 0800 008 7005


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