MG CAR CLUB PRIVACY
What information we collect about you
Use of Personal Information
How we use your personal information
Control of information we disclose to Partners
How links to 3rd
party sites are managed
Transfers of data outside the EU
How we secure your personal information
Subject Access Requests
How you can submit a Subject Access Request
The MG Car Club is committed to safeguarding your privacy. The purpose of this
about you and the purposes for which it processes this information. This Privacy
Policy does not apply to third party sites to which the MG Car Club web sites
Centres, Registers and Branches that collect and process personal data as part
of the Club .
We collect the following kinds of personal information.
Type of personal information
Where you live and how to contact you. This includes name, address,
email address, phone numbers.
Your bank and credit card details to support financial transactions
with the Club.
Details of payments you have made.
Date of Birth
When we need to verify your age.
For Race Entries only
Your MSA Licence number
Next of Kin details in case of accident.
This information will be used only for the purpose for which it is provided
(Legitimate Interests), as described in Paragraph 3 below. Paragraph 9 below
explains how you may inform the MG Car Club at any time if you wish to exercise
your rights as a Data Subject. This may affect your ability to receive any of
the defined benefits of membership of the MG Car Club.
We may collect personal information:
When you complete a membership application form
When you purchase goods from the Club.
When you provide car details for inclusion in car Registers
When you complete an event application form.
When you are associated with a Register, Centre or Branch.
When you subscribe to a newsletter or other communication.
When you talk to us on the phone
When you use our websites
In emails and letters
The MG Car Club will from time to time also collect information about you that
does not reveal your identity. It will use this information for research or
editorial purposes and occasionally for other internal purposes. At all times it
will be used in aggregate form and will not be connected to any name, address or
other personal identifying information.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The MG Car Club processes personal information to:
– provide membership services. These include access to activities, information,
advice and support for your MGs, including access to a list of trusted suppliers
for parts and services, details of and discounts on regalia, parts, consumables
and services, newsletters, discounted admission to Club events and many other
shows and events during the year.
– send you the monthly Club magazine, Safety Fast! and the Trade Directory
as a core part of membership.
– administer an event, contest, promotion, survey or other Club activity
– support Club activities, including Registers of cars, and local Natters.
– process transactions
It may also be used to:
– improve our websites (we continually strive to improve our website offerings
based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
– improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively
respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
– send periodic communications relating to Club activities
The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you
information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving
occasional related company news, updates, product or service information, etc.
After a transaction is completed, your financial information (credit cards, bank
details, etc.) will not be retained on our servers.
For events, we may publish some of your information in the programme and the
results, which will be in the public domain.
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged,
transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without
your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased
product or defined service.
Personal data is only kept as long as is necessary to provide the defined
The MG Car Club may from time to time use your contact information to tell you
about news on or events run by the MG Car Club or one of its Centres, Registers
The MG Car Club might disclose your information under strict terms of
confidentiality and restriction of use to partners of the MG Car Club who supply
services on behalf of the MG Car Club and who require to process personal data
in order to provide such services. The MG Car Club will not disclose any of your
personal information to any other third parties without your express consent.
We may share your information with the Motor Sports Association as required by
its General Regulations for governing motor sport, with other MSA registered
Clubs, and with medical personnel.
We will not otherwise pass on your information to third parties except as far as
is necessary for their requirement to check you are a member of the club to give
you preferential treatment at your request.
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to
comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others
rights, property, or safety.
5.1. Cookies are small amounts of information that are sent to and stored on
your computer. They are used to identify you when you visit our web sites and to
make the sites more convenient and pleasurable. Cookies are used to help us
remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your
preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile
aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer
better site experiences and tools in the future.. The MG Car Club websites may
contain adverts created and provided by a third party. These adverts may place
cookies on your computer that collect information about you and your use of the
Internet. MG Car Club does not control the collection or use of your information
5.2. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer you can disable
cookies on your Internet browser. Turning them off, however, might mean that you
will not be able to enjoy the MG Car Club websites to their fullest.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or
services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent
privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the
content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect
the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
There are links to the MG Car Club website on third party websites over which
the MG Car Club has no control. The MG Car Club accept no responsibility or
liability for any third party practices on third party websites. The MG Car Club
advises you to carefully read third party privacy statements prior to use of
The MG Car Club will not normally hold or transfer personal data outside the
European Union for any purpose other than to exchange information with trusted
third parties to provide specific member services. The personal data of a
specific data subject will be transferred to an agreed recipient only where the
data subject has explicitly agreed to such transfer.
The MG Car Club has security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse
and alteration of your personal information under MG Car Club control.
All supplied sensitive/credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket
Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider’s
database only accessible by those authorized to access such systems. However, no
data transmission of the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and,
whilst the MG Car Club strives to protect your personal information, it cannot
guarantee the security of any information you transmit, and you do so at your
own risk. Once the MG Car Club receives the transmission, it will use its best
efforts to ensure its security.
SUBJECT RIGHTS and ACCESS REQUESTS
You have a right to know about the personal information the MG Car Club holds
about you. You also have a right to have your data corrected or deleted. Please
address all of your requests and/or queries about data held on you by the MG Car
The General Manager
The MG Car Club
12, Cemetery Road
Oxfordshire OX14 1AS