Guinness World Records today was responsible for a breach in relation to email data for a group of our record-holders for the 'Largest Online Secret Santa'.

Unfortunately this breach was a human error by one of our staff.

We take this matter extremely seriously and we are conducting a formal investigation to ensure an event like this never happens again.

Guinness World Records is also in the process of informing the UK Information Commissioner's Office of its data breach.

We would like to sincerely apologise to all those who have been affected by this error and we will be in touch with each individual affected to offer our apologies and a complete refund for their certificate.