Privacy Policy

This Policy explains when and why we collect ‘Personal Information’ about you and how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. ‘Personal Information’ means information which can identify a living individual.

Changes to this notice

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your ‘Personal Information’.Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to

What type of information is collected from you? 

The ‘Personal Information’ we collect will depend on why you are providing it and how we are using it but might include your name, address, date of birth, contact information including email address. As an organisation, we collect and use ‘Personal information’ for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways depending on the activity you are taking part in when you share the information. When we collect ‘Personal Information’, we will always explain clearly what information we are collecting, why we are collecting it and how we will use it. We will always make sure we have a lawful basis for processing your 'Personal Information’. We may also collect sensitive information including race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. If the information is collected via our website we may also collect your IP address and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you do not provide us with your ‘Personal Information’, we may not be able to provide you with any of our services. 

Legitimate Interests

If you receive a communication from us that mentions our “Legitimate Interest”, then please be assured you are still in control of how we use your ‘Personal Information’. "Legitimate Interest" is one of the lawful bases we can rely on to process your ‘Personal Information’, and when we use this basis we have to consider your privacy rights and whether these outweigh our legitimate interests. You can easily stop or change how we use your Personal Information, and we will explain how you can contact us to do so. “Legitimate Interests” means the interests of our organisation in achieving our aims. For example, we have an interest in communicating with our supporters to provide information on our work helping those living with a sensory loss, how to support our work, including fundraising, campaigning and volunteering.When we process your ‘Personal Information’ for our legitimate interests, we make sure to consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws. Our legitimate interests do not automatically override your interests - we will not use your ‘Personal Information’ for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law)If you have any concerns about the processing of your ‘Personal Information’ based on our legitimate interests, you have the right to object. For more information on your rights, please see below. How do we collect information from you?We may obtain your information in the following ways: 

Directly from you 

If you give us your information directly for any reason – such as becoming a member or volunteer or requesting services from us, we will ensure you are given the important information about how we will use and look after your information at the time.


If we receive your information from another source and not directly from you or if we receive referral information about you from other agencies we will also ensure you are given all the important information about how we will use and look after your information as soon as possible and within one month of receiving your information (unless it is impossible to do so or would involve disproportionate effort). If it is disproportionate for us to contact you with this information, you can always find a copy of this privacy policy on our website.When you visit our website. We use cookies on our website to collect information about your visit to our website, including the pages you view, the links that you click on and other actions taken within our website. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses. This data about your site visit is not linked to any information you enter into any forms on our website (such as signing up for membership, or purchasing in our online shop), or to any other information we hold about you. Read more information below about our cookie policy.

When you access our social media

We might also obtain your ‘Personal Information’ through your use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, depending on your settings or the privacy policies of these social media and messaging services. To change your settings on these services, please refer to their privacy notices, which will tell you how to do this.

Facebook and other Social Media Sites

We may share your email address and phone number with Facebook or other social media sites to match your account on our behalf to show you Oriel Noah content while using these services. This information may be used by the social media site on our behalf to identify other users of these sites with similar interest whom we believe would be interested in us, in order for them to be shown Oriel Noah content.  We do not receive any ‘Personal information’ from the social media sites or see your profile information as part of this process.We will inform you when we intend to do this, and we keep your data secure by encrypting it.  No data we hold about you is retained by the third party.To find out more about this process or prevent this use of your data, you can either contact us directly or you can do this via the relevant social media site.Updating your preferences will not guarantee that you never see JB Evans Art content on social media, since the social media site may select you based on other criteria and without your data having been provided by us. Profiling and Automated Decision makingProfiling is any form of automated processing of personal data to build up a picture of a person, in particular, to analyse or predict aspects about that person’s economic situation, personal preferences or interests. We may use the information we hold about you based on your interactions with us in order to build our relationship with you, offer you the right help or information and personalise things we offer to you. Automated decision-making takes place when an electronic system uses personal information to make a decision without human intervention. We will always inform you if we are processing your information in this way.How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

Provide you with information and / or services; 

Process orders that you have submitted; 

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us; 

Dealing with entries into a competition or requests for membership; 

Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;

Notify you of changes to our services;

Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities, promotions of our associated companies goods and services;

Process a job application.We review our retention periods for ‘Personal Information’ on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your ‘Personal Information’ on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.Who has access to your information?We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.Please be assured that you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to us. We will not sell, rent or lease any ‘Personal Information’ we collect to any third parties.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf:

We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to framing or delivery services). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the ‘Personal Information’ that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the JB Evans Art network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Third Party Product Providers we work in association with: 

We work closely with various third party product providers to bring you a range of quality and reliable products and services designed to meet the needs of people we come into contact with. When you enquire about or purchase one or more of these products, the relevant third party product provider will use your details to provide you with information and carry out their obligations arising from any contracts you have entered into with them. In some cases, they will be acting as a data controller of your information and therefore we advise you to read their Privacy Policy. These third party product providers will share your information with us which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may transfer your ‘Personal Information’ to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.Your Choices and Your RightsYou have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about the vital work we do for people with a sensory loss and our products and services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email:

How to stop or change how we communicate with you

If at any time you wish to stop or change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, please do get in touch. 

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: your informationSecurity precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information.When you give us ‘Personal Information’, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your ‘Personal Information’, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.ProfilingWe may analyse your ‘Personal Information’ to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your ‘Personal Information’ to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, the Oriel Noah website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.18 or UnderWe are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 18 or under. If you are aged 18 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with ‘Personal Information’.

Transferring your information outside of Europe (Legacy information only)

During the transition period (since the 31st of January 2020) Oriel Noah was still bound by the rules of the European Union (“EU”) and will not change until the end of the transition period or until such actions should be taken based on new agreements or the law of England and Wales. As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the EU. By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

How long we keep your Personal Information

We will only keep your ‘Personal Information’ for as long as it is required for the purpose we collected it, including if it is needed for any legal, accounting or reporting purposes. Your rights and controlling your ‘Personal Information’

You have the right to:

Be informed about what we are doing with your ‘Personal Information’Object to the processing of your ‘Personal Information’Request access to your ‘Personal Information’ (commonly known as a "data subject access request")Request us to update the ‘Personal Information’ we hold about you or delete the information we hold about you (although we will not be able to provide our services to you if you make this request)Ask us to stop processing ‘Personal Information’ about you where we are relying on a legitimate interest

Ask us to restrict how we use your ‘Personal Information’ for a period of time

Request us to send another organisation information that you have provided to us in a computer-readable format

To understand and input into a decision made by solely automated means if it has a legal or similarly significant effect on you

Withdraw consent if that is the basis that we are relying on. We will inform you how to do this.


To ask that we delete your ‘Personal Information’If we no longer need your information for the reason we collected it

If you gave your consent to how we use your information but now wish to withdraw that consent

If you want  to object to our use of your information and we have no overriding legitimate interest to continueIf we are using your information unlawfully

If there is a legal requirement to delete the information

If the information is processed in relation to the offer of online services to a child.


To object to our use of your ‘Personal Information’If we are using your information based on our legitimate interests

If we are using your information to contact you for direct marketing reasons (e.g. fundraising)

Restrict processing

To limit our use of your ‘Personal Information’If you think the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete - whilst we check the accuracy and/or update it

If you object to the processing of your information based on our legitimate interests, while we investigate if we have an overriding legitimate interest

If we are using your information unlawfully

If we no longer use the information, but you require us to keep it for any legal claim

Data Portability

To request an electronic copy of your ‘Personal Information’ in a commonly used form eg CSV file

If you provided us with your information directly for contractual reasons or consented to how we use it, and the processing is carried out by automated means.

Automated decision making including profiling

To obtain human involvement - obtain an explanation, input to and challenge the decision

If we are using your information to make a decision which has a legal or similarly significant effect on you and if it is made by solely automated means (including profiling)Further information on your rights If you are unhappy with how we handle your ‘Personal Information’, or how we handle any requests you make, please contact our Data Protection Officer. If our Data Protection Officer cannot address your concern, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office: or call 0303 123 1113.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in November 2022.

Cookie Policy

A new law on cookies demands that you, as a website user are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our websites and consent to cookies being stored on your computer (laptop/mobile/tablet).

What are cookies?

When you visit one of our websites, we may send you a cookie. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device to enable us to identify your device or allow the website framework to run effectively. We only use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site, to provide certain basic features, to enhance the functionality and to improve the performance of the website.
Cookies being used on our website:

Essential Cookies These cookies are essential for running our website's framework. Without the use of these cookies, most parts of our website would not function.
Analytical & Performance Cookies We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better products to users and also to identify any areas that may need maintenance. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited.
Third party cookies We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

Cookies not used on our website:
Functional Cookies These cookies are used to enhance the functionality by storing your preferences, we do not hold preferences on our site therefore functional cookies are not used.

Online advertising cookies These cookies are used to feature adverts on behalf of advertising companies. Our websites do not offer advertising space and therefore does not use advertising cookies.

How to control the use of cookies

You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use. You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience. There are different levels of control too. You are able to prevent just third party cookies being deployed, effectively opting out of behavioural advertising, and some even allow you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies. In order to manage your cookies, please follow steps provided by the browser you are using e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox etc.

Data Consent & Disclosure

By completing any of the forms of our website with personal information e.g. name, address email etc, you are consenting to us holding this information about you in our databases solely for our use. We do not sell this information, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law. You may receive email communication from us or from our website following your request for email updates and completion of your personal data.