Privacy Policy

Orbis is a registered charity in the UK, no. 1061352.

The processing of your personal data is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please contact:

4th Floor, Fergusson House
124-128 City Road
London EC1V 2NJ

Tel: 44 (0)20 7608 7260

Orbis is registered with the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom.

How do we collect information?

When you contact Orbis regarding our activities, register as a supporter, send or receive information or make a donation to us, you provide us with personal information.

What information do we collect?

Financial information

In order to process financial transactions, we may ask you for your bank or credit card details. All online transactions use 256-bit encryption through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL protects information as it is transferred through the Internet.

Personal information

When you supply information such as your name or email address, we are legally obliged by the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that we only use this information for the purpose for which it was requested, and to ensure that it is kept securely.

What does providing your personal information mean?

When you provide us with personal data, such as your name or email address, you consent to the collection and use of this information for a specified purpose.

Will we disclose the information we have collected to outside parties?

We may pass your information to our service providers, associated organisations and, if you give your consent, other related organisations that may share the aims and objectives of Orbis UK. If you do not want this to happen, please tick the box where provided. We may also disclose your information if required to do so by law.

Making an online donation to Orbis UK

Orbis UK is the operating name of Orbis Charitable Trust, a registered charity in the United Kingdom (registered charity number 1061352). If you choose to make a donation online via the Orbis UK website you will be donating in (GBP) Pound Sterling to Orbis charitable trust and using our online payment system provided by Valldata.

If you have made a donation in error or would like to amend your donation, please contact our Individual Giving Team who will be happy help you:
Call +44 (0)20 7608 7260, email or write to Orbis, 4th Floor Fergusson House, 124-128 City Road, London EC1V 2NJ.

Orbis Charitable Trust reserves the right to refuse a refund of a donation given over 30 days previously.

What are Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are sent to your computer (or other device) by a website when you visit. They are stored on your device allowing a website to recognise you when you visit.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Orbis uses this data to analyze trends and statistics to help us provide a better service. Orbis does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. If you do not want cookies to be used there are various options to disable or opt-out without affecting your navigation around our site, however this may restrict functionality in some areas.

What cookies do we use?

Third-party cookies

By using the Orbis website or by performing certain actions (such as using a social sharing button) certain other sites may also set cookies.

Making a donation:

Cookies are used in-order to take a donation online, if you want to donate without the use of cookies please donate via an alternative route such as over the phone or by post.


Orbis uses Google Analytics to produce anonymous data which we use to measure trends and statistics helping us provide a better service.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics here. (Note this opt-out will extend to all sites using Google Analytics, not just Orbis.)

Embedded Content:

Orbis sometimes embeds photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from these sites you may be presented with cookies from them. Orbis does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information.

Social Media Sharing Icons, Buttons and Widgets:

We would like to inform you that the Orbis website uses embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share pages with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may also set cookies. Orbis does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.


Like many websites we may make use of cookies to identify if you have visited our website, or visited a specific page on our website. These cookies may then be used to display related advertising from Orbis on third party websites, such as Facebook or on online adverting networks such as the Google Display Network (GDN). These cookies do not provide us with personally identifiable information.

Find out about your options to opt out of ‘interest based advertising’ served by Google.

Find out more about ‘online behavioural advertising’ in the UK.

How do you disable cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Orbis, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

You can find detailed information on cookies and how to disable them at

Signing up to or receiving emails from Orbis UK

When you sign-up to receive emails from Orbis UK you agree to allow us to use cookies and similar technologies to help us send you relevant information and to improve your online experience. If you do not want these technologies to be used in relation to EMAIL, you can unsubscribe here.

Can you gain access to your personal information?

You may request a copy of your personal information on file with Orbis UK by contacting the data protection officer. We may charge a small fee for this.

Updating your information

If any of your personal information changes or you find that our records are out of date, please contact us at the address above.

Children's data

When you register with us, you are stating that you are over 18 years of age or are a minor acting with parental consent. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any time is true.


We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not owned or managed by Orbis UK.

Notification of change of privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. You are advised to visit this website section periodically in order to keep up-to-date with the changes in our privacy policy.