Privacy policy

At World Cancer Research Fund UK we are committed to protecting your privacy.

Your privacy

We use the information we collect about you to process orders, information requests and to help you enjoy a more personalised web experience. Please read on for more detail about our privacy policy.

World Cancer Research Fund UK
22 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3HH
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44-20-73434200
Fax: +44-20-73434220

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

For each visitor to our website, our web server automatically recognises the consumer’s domain name, but not the email address. We collect only the domain name of visitors to our website and aggregate information on what pages consumers visit and information volunteered by the consumer – such as survey information and site registrations. The information we collect is used for internal review and is then discarded. It is used to improve the content of our website and not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes. If you supply us with your email or postal address online you will only receive the information for which you provided us with your address. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online may be contacted by telephone by us with information regarding orders they have placed online. If you place an online order, we need to know your name, email address, postal address and, if applicable, credit card number and expiry date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to keep you informed of the status of your order.

Where we share your personal data we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

What about "cookies"?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide additional features on this site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that, if required. Even without a cookie, you can still use most of the features in our website. To find out about the cookies that are used on this website please see our page on cookies.

Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available from

Will World Cancer Research Fund UK disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

World Cancer Research Fund UK does not currently sell, trade or rent personal information collected via our website unless you give us specific permission to do so (ie; opt-in). World Cancer Research Fund UK may provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, orders, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will not include any personal information. We will only disclose personal information if required to do so by law.

Right to access

You have a right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies corrected.

In summary

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect on this site to make improvements to our website and for our own marketing purposes. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

Your consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by World Cancer Research Fund UK. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

World Cancer Research Fund UK welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please send an email to