Privacy Policy

Rare Charity Privacy Policy

Rare Charity is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which your personal data will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated by us.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act") the data controller is Rare Charity whose registered office is at 62 Blandford Street, London, United Kingdom ("we").

All enquires concerning our use or storage of data should be sent to


We may collect and process the following data about you:

information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided at the time of registration or at the time of posting material or making a bid;

  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  • we may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes although you do not have to respond to them;
  • details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of any contract between us;
  • details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.


We may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration. This is data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. We will not collect information from you other than that provided by your browser in normal use.

We may use cookies in our web site which contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us:

  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • to store information about your preferences and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
  • to speed up your searches;
  • to recognize you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser, which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our web site.

We do not use cookies to gather information from you other than information about our own web site.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area. By submitting your personal data you agree to this transfer. 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 using SSL technology. Where we have provided you (or where you have chosen) a password, user ID or PIN which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password, user ID or PIN confidential. We ask you not to share a password, user ID or PIN with anyone

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure 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 prevent unauthorized access.


We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to ensure that content from our web site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service where you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to analyze information about our users in order to identify their potential preferences.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985.

We will not disclose your data to any third party outside our group for the purpose of direct marketing but we may from time to time provide you with information about goods and services which we feel may be of interest to you including those provided by third parties.

We will keep your details on file for a period of 6 years from the date of your last contact with us in order to simplify any future registration.


You have the right to request us not to use your details for the purpose of providing you with information about the goods and services provided by our group (other than information which you have specifically requested). You can exercise that right by ticking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also notify us by contacting us at Rare Charity whose registered office is at 62 Blandford Street, London, United Kingdom or by email at

Our site may contain links to and from our partners' and affiliates' websites. If you follow a link to their sites, please note that these sites have their own privacy policy and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these sites.


The Act gives you various rights including the right to access information held about you. Your right to access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.

Questions about this privacy policy can be addressed to


These standards apply to any and all material ("contributions") which you contribute to our site or to any interactive features associated with it. This includes without limitation any contribution that you make to bulletin boards and similar features.


You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • be accurate where they state facts;
  • be genuinely held where they state opinions;
  • comply with applicable law in any country from which they are posted. (In any event you should remember that our site is aimed at UK users only).

Contributions must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory of any other person;
  • contain any material which is obscene or offensive;
  • infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
  • be likely to deceive any person;
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • be likely to disrupt our service in any way;
  • give the impression that they emanate from us where this is not the case;
  • advocate promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Online Auction T&Cs

Rare Charity Online Auction Terms and Conditions

1.    The promoter is: Rare Charity whose registered office is at 62 Blandford Street, London, United Kingdom.

2.    The promotion is open to individuals aged 18 years or over except employees of Rare Charity and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the promotion.

3.    There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this promotion.

4.    By entering this promotion, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

5.    Route to entry for the promotion and details of how to enter are via

6.             Before you can bid you must register with eBay to bid online. The registration page can be accessed by clicking here.

7.             Once you have registered you should keep your account details strictly confidential and you must not permit any third party to use or access your account on your behalf or otherwise. You will be liable for any and all bids made via your account.

8.             You will need to register for each auction that you wish to bid on. This can be done on the relevant auction details section.

9.             Once you have successfully registered to bid, you will be eligible to bid online at the auction.

10.          During the auction, you can bid for a lot [by clicking or submitting the Bid button]. Each bid shall be final and binding as soon as you click the Bid button.

11.          The current bid will be displayed on the website auction page during the auction the highest bid at the close of the auction at midnight on 11th November will win the prize.

12.          You acknowledge that you are bidding in a live auction and you agree that each bid submitted as provided in these terms and conditions is irrevocable and cannot be amended or corrected, even if submitted in error and notified to us. You accept full liability for all bids submitted via your registered account (including the liability to pay in full and on time in accordance with these terms and conditions for any lot that is the subject of a successful bid submitted from your account). We may also require you to provide proof of payment or credit card details before or as part of registration of thereafter.

13.          We reserve the right to reject a registration to bid online, withdraw permission for you to bid online, or terminate your registered bidding account, for any reason at any time prior to, during or after an auction.

14. Only one entry to bid in the auction will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

15. Closing date for entry will 20th November 2016. After this date the no further entries to the promotion will be permitted.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

16.          The rules of the promotion and how to enter are as follows:

Place a bid on one or all of the six listed prizes.

17. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the promotion will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

18. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this promotion.

19. The prize is as follows: Only those items or elements stated within each prize are included. In addition, unless expressly stated otherwise, flights, accommodation, subsistence, alcohol or drinks and travel expenses are not included within the stated prizes. Prizes must be taken within the stated timeframes and coordinated by Rare Charity and are subject to availability. You are responsible for all visas and having a valid passport as may be necessary to travel to the applicable destination.

Prize One: Noma, 108 and Axel Hotel Guldsmeden, Copenhagen.

You, and a friend, will spend a day cooking with chefs at Noma preparing a staff meal.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience in the kitchen with one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs. At 3pm you get to sit down and enjoy the staff meal with, critics acclaim may be, the most influential chefs this century has to offer. The experience doesn’t end there…

In the evening you will dine in 108 - the sister restaurant to Noma. 

The evening finishes with a night at the Axel Hotel Guldsmeden. The following morning you will be served a beautiful brunch. A truly unforgettable experience.

Flights and travel expenses are not included. The prize must be taken before February 2017. Full terms and conditions apply – see here.

Prize Two: Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

One very lucky winner will spend a day with the bread team at Tartine Manufactory! Richard Hart, Head Baker at Tartine, San Francisco will personally walk you through all aspects of the craft of bread baking. Including:

-       Caring for and keeping a sour dough culture, 

-       Mixing, shaping and baking bread.

Flights and travel expenses are not included. The prize must be taken before the end of February 2017. Full terms and conditions apply – see here.

Prize Three: Claridge's London

For over a century Claridge’s has served the finest afternoon tea London offers. Claridge's has created an unforgettable prize where you, and a friend, will enjoy a masterclass with their Executive Head Chef Martyn Nail.

Martyn is the culinary genius behind the delicious warm scones, finger sandwiches and sweet pastries prepared from fresh ingredients daily for afternoon tea.

Not only that you will be joined by the Tea Lady herself who will help you to select the most beautiful teas to complement your food.

Flights and travel expenses are not included. The prize must be taken  before the end of February 2017. Full terms and conditions apply – see here.

Prize Four: Timothy Everest

You will enjoy tea and conversation with legendary bespoke tailor and designer Timothy Everest. Followed by a personal tour of his new Redchurch Street store and together select any Timothy Everest jacket from his new tailored casual line, made to order, and produced locally in any cloth selected in-store. Together with Tim, pick out a shirt and trousers to finish the outfit.

Timothy Everest has an eye-watering client list including David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Jarvis Cocker, James McAvoy and Matthew Broderick. You will have seen his suits onscreen in Mission Impossible, Eyes Wide Shut, Atonement and Appaloosa to name a few.

This prize is for one individual. Flights and travel expenses are not included. The prize must be taken  before the end of February 2017. Full terms and conditions apply – see here.

Prize Five: The Perfume Society, London

The Perfume Society has offered a personalised perfume consultation with Josephine Fairley. The consultation will include a private discussion, one-on-one with Jo - co-founder of The Perfume Society and legend in the journalism world who has worked in fragrance and beauty for many years. She’ll establish your scent character and guide you towards finding the perfect scent, or even a whole fragrance wardrobe, exclusively selected for you. Using her knowledge of established and new fragrance houses in both niche and mainstream perfumery.

On top of all of this you will be given a tour of the incredible International Flavours and Fragrances research centre where your senses will be stimulated as you hear from the global innovators in scents and fragrances.

This prize is for one individual. Flights and travel expenses are not included. The prize must be taken  before the end of February 2017. Full terms and conditions apply – see here.

Prize Six: Symmetry Breakfast, London

Breakfast cooked by Instagram sensation SymmetryBreakfast and Tea Lady Henrietta Lovell. Michael Zee created the beautifully compelling SymmetryBreakfast Instagram account ( in 2013 whilst making breakfast for now finance Mark. With over 600K followers Michael has authored a book Cook, Love, Share – of over 100 recipes exploring how we breakfast across the world.

If you win you, and three friends, will get to sit down to a breakfast at Rare Tea HQ in London hosted by Mr Breakfast himself and be joined by his collaborator on many an Instagram post – Henrietta Lovell the much loved Tea Lady.

Come ready with a fully charged phone and an empty belly!

Flights and travel expenses are not included. The prize must be taken  before the end of February 2017. Full terms and conditions apply – see here.

Prize Seven: A curated selection of the Rarest Teas

For those of you who can’t make it to London, Copenhagen or San Francisco - here is a prize we will send to you wherever you are: a curated selection of the Rarest Teas from Henrietta Lovell’s personal collection. Most of this teas are not available anywhere but Henrietta’s home or far flung tea gardens across the globe. This is a collection from Henrietta’s travels: of small harvests, rare finds, exquisite leaves from tiny gardens, and her most prized gifts from revered tea-masters of their most precious creations. The collection includes 6 tins of extra-ordinary tea and a large pu’er cake. Henrietta will also include a hand-made teapot and two cups made for her by a British ceramicist. 

The cost of international P&P will be included in the prize. 

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability. Where prizes subsequently become unavailable outside the control of the promoter, the promoter reserves the right to substitute prizes of similar value or nature (all entrants recognise that the prizes are of a unique nature and it may not be possible to reproduce the same or a similar experience, but entrants acknowledge and agree that the promoter may, acting reasonably but in its sole and absolute discretion, substitute a prize which is analagous or suitably similar.

20. Winners will be chosen:

Winners will be the individual who complies with these terms and conditions and who places the highest bid at the time the online auction closes 20th November 2016 (“closing date”).

21. The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

22. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

23. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the promotion will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

24. By entering this promotion, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

25. The promotion and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

26. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any reasonable publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent or otherwise permitted by law (eg to provide the prize).

27. The winner’s first name and nearest town or city will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address:

28. Entry into the promotion will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

29. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Rare Charity and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at here.

30. The content displayed via the online auction may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors and we do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the content or that any defects will be corrected. Any reliance on any such content, advice, statement, or other information shall be at your sole risk. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions and to make any changes to the features, functionality or content of the online auction at any time.

31. Access to the online auction is made available as a convenience and on a temporary basis, and we may suspend or terminate any aspect or feature of the auction service at any time, with or without notice. Without limiting the foregoing, we may suspend access to the auction service to carry out scheduled or unscheduled maintenance or for any other reason at any time.

32. We accept no liability for any failure or delay in executing bids or any errors contained in bids placed via the auction. We provide the online auction service "as is" and without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory. Without limiting the foregoing, we accept no liability for any failures, delays or errors caused by interruptions in the availability of the online auction service or our web site or any errors or defects in their content or functionality, any software and/or hardware defects (whether yours or ours) and/or any internet connection problems (whether yours or ours), and we do not represent or warrant that the auction service or the web site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that any defects will be corrected.

33. Other than to the extent not permissible by law: (a) our maximum liability under these terms and conditions or this promotion under contract, tort or otherwise, shall not in any event exceed £5,000; and (b) we shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential losses of any kind arising from the promotion or these terms and conditions.

·       Rare Charity‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the promotion will be entered into.

·       Rare Charity shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective 7 days after posting to this webpage or immediately after you access the website after such changes have been posted.

·       Rare Charity also reserves the right to cancel the promotion if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Release Form

Photograph Subject: Rare Charity Online Auction

NB: If you are successful in winning one, or more, of the online auctions you will be required to complete a photography release form set out below. 

I grant to Rare Charity its representatives and employees the right to take and use photographs of me, and my friends, in connection with the above-identified subject.

I authorise Rare Charity its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that Rare Charity may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.

I have read and understand the above:

Signature _________________________________

Printed name ______________________________

Address __________________________________

Date _____________________________________

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