Privacy Policy

The Holocaust Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This policy explains how the Trust makes use of and protects the information you give when using this website. If you are asked to provide information whilst using the website, it will only be used in the ways described in this policy.

How we collect information

We only collect personal information when you give it to us. For example, when you register for the Lessons from Auschwitz Project or the Teaching Resources section of the website, order a product from our online shop, or donate to us. We may also collect information about your usage of the website using cookies (see below) but this is anonymous.

What information we collect

We may collect the following information when you fill in forms on the site:

  • Name and job title.
  • Contact information, including home address, postcode and email address.
  • Only if registering for Lessons from Auschwitz: date of birth, passport details.
  • Only if purchasing items or making a donation: bank card details.

If you are visiting the site anonymously, we cannot access any personal information about you. However, we may still use cookies to collect information on:

  • which pages you visit;
  • the amount of time you spend on the site or a particular page;
  • whether or not you have visited the site before;
  • how you came to our website – for example, through an email link or a search engine;
  • the type of computer, browser, network location and internet connection you use.

How we use this information

We may use this data for the following reasons:

  • For our own internal records.
  • To monitor website usage.
  • To send registered users emails about our resources, programmes and events.
  • To fulfil orders for tickets for events or to process any donations made to the Trust.
  • To process applications for the Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

We will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. All personal information is stored and processed under the Data Protection Act of 1998. You may request details of the personal information which we hold about you by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to Holocaust Educational Trust, BCM Box 7892, London WC1N 3XX.


We are committed to ensuring that your data is held securely. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures. We store your data on our secure servers based in the UK.

Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive which enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages.

We only use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To monitor how visitors are using the website. We use Google Analytics to learn information about our users, such as which country they live in and which pages are most read and how long they are read for. This enables us to improve our website. It does not allow us to obtain personal information about visitors.
  • To enable registered users’ browsers to remember their username and password for the Teaching Resources section of the site, should they wish them to do so.
  • To remember search terms users have entered to make searching the website easier for them.
  • To allow users to link to the site on social media.

We do not use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To collect any personally identifiable information, unless you have chosen to give it to us when registering for Lessons from Auschwitz or for the Teaching Resources section of the site.
  • To pass any information to advertisers or any other third parties.

Under the European Union’s e-Privacy Directive, we need your permission to store cookies on your computer or device. Like many charities, we need time to develop the website to enable us to record permission from our visitors. Until that time, the best means for us to get your consent is by letting you know here how we use cookies. If your internet browser’s settings accept cookies then we assume that you are happy for us to use them. If you do not wish us to use cookies, then please change your browser settings to turn them off and delete them from your browsing history. For guidance on controlling cookies on different browsers and devices, a helpful guide can be found here. Please be aware that disabling cookies may affect your experience of using the website.


This website contains links to other websites, which are clearly marked as such. Please note that we have no control over external websites and are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide to them. Please refer to a website’s privacy policy when using it.