Privacy Statement

The following statement concerns data collection its use and how this affects you in your interactions with the British Skin Foundation. We are committed to protecting your privacy and take all measures possible to ensure that your personal information remains secure.

Collection of your Personal Information

The British Skin Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. These may be obtained for example if you make a donation, purchase products or take part in events or campaigns. The British Skin Foundation also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your Postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the British Skin Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by British Skin Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the British Skin Foundation Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through British Skin Foundation public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: British Skin Foundation does not read any of your private online communications.

The British Skin Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The British Skin Foundation so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The British Skin Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the British Skin Foundation and the British Skin Foundation family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The British Skin Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the British Skin Foundation Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The British Skin Foundation also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The British Skin Foundation and its affiliates. The British Skin Foundation may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The British Skin Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The British Skin Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The British Skin Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the British Skin Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The British Skin Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The British Skin Foundation keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within the British Skin Foundation, in order to determine what British Skin Foundation services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising.

The British Skin Foundation  will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The British Skin Foundation or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The British Skin Foundation; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The British Skin Foundation, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The British Skin Foundation Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise British Skin Foundation pages, or register with British Skin Foundation site or services, a cookie helps The British Skin Foundation to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same British Skin Foundation Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the British Skin Foundation features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the British Skin Foundation services or Web sites you visit.


Security of your Personal Information

The British Skin Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The British Skin Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Some of your data may be stored outside the European Economic Area. However, the British Skin Foundation have taken the necessary steps to ensure that your data remains secure and in compliance with European data protection regulations. By submitting your personal information you agree to the transfer and storage in a location outside the European Economic Area. 

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Your Rights

If you wish to exercise any of the following entitlements please contact us at 

The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data.
The right of access to your personal data.
The right to have inaccurate data rectified.
The right to have all personal data erased.
The right to restrict or suppress personal data.
The right to obtain and reuse your personal data.
The right to object to the processing of your personal data; and
The right to object to automated decision making and profiling.

Once we have verified your identity you are entitled to obtain the following information:

Why we process and store your data.
What data we have stored.
What data if any has been transmitted to a third party and details of the recipient.
How long we retain your data and why.
Whether we have used automated decision making and profiling.

You can request any of the above by contacting us at or writing to us at:

British Skin Foundation
4 Fitzroy Square

Changes to this Statement

The British Skin Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The British Skin Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The British Skin Foundation is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The British Skin Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The British Skin Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The British Skin Foundation at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Why donate to us?

Sixty percent of British people currently suffer from or have suffered with a skin disease at some point during their lifetime. Some skin conditions are manageable, others are severe enough to kill. We are here to help change that.

We raise money to fund research for cures for skin disease and skin cancer, but research doesn't fund itself.

We are the UK's only charity dedicated to skin research, and all of our donations and fundraising events are crucial to enabling us to continue our work.

We have supported more than 300 research projects and awarded £15 million in funding across all skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis and many more.

Help us find a cure today.