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Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to You

The British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) respects your privacy and we will only use your information in the ways described in this privacy policy. When using your information, we aim to be fair and transparent, adhering to our obligations under UK data protection laws. Your information is used for administering club membership, activities and competitions.

The British Automobile Racing Club is the data controller for the purpose of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. You can contact the BARC by post, telephone or email:

Compliance Manager: Ian Watson

The British Automobile Racing Club
Thruxton Circuit
SP11 8PN

Telephone: 01264 882 200


Collecting Your Information

We collect your information when you fill in membership application or renewal forms and competition event entry forms. You can give us your information using paper forms or online forms. The information you give us may include your contact details (name, address, telephone number, email address), personal information and identifiers (date of birth, membership number, competition licence number) and other information (vehicle details). When you give us information about another person, such as a child, parent, guardian or emergency contact, you should let that person know you have given us their information.

If you are under 18 years old, we will also ask for information from your parent or guardian.

Using Your Information

We use your information when you first apply to become a member of BARC and then to administer and renew your club membership and to provide you with membership benefits. We also use your information when you enter club events. For competitions, we will publish some of your information in the programme and the results, which will be in the public domain. Your information is used in these ways to fulfil our contract with you.

We may ask you for emergency contact and next of kin details, which will only be used in an emergency and for a legitimate interest. You should let the contact and next of kin know that you have given this information to us. We might use your information to send you marketing messages by email, but only if you have agreed that we can do this by giving us your clear consent. You can withdraw this consent at any time simply by letting us know. We will not sell your information to another organisation.

To support your lifetime relationship with motor sport and BARC, we may keep your information indefinitely, unless you ask us to delete it.

Sharing Your Information

We may share you information with Motorsport UK as required by its General Regulations for governing motor sport, with other Motorsport UK registered clubs, with medical personnel, or any other person if we have to comply with a legal obligation. We may also share your information with service providers, for example to print programmes.

Our Website

When you use the BARC Midlands Centre website, we may collect information about you, in particular your IP (Internet Protocol) address by using cookies. We use this information to improve your web experience. Cookies help us to recognise you when you return to the website and they may also help you to login securely to our web-based services, including online entry and payment. For more detail about how we use cookies, please read our Cookie Policy.

The BARC Midlands Centre website contains links to other websites such as online entry and payment sites, partners and advertisers. If you follow these links to other websites, please review the privacy policy for each site as the BARC is not responsible for information you share on these sites.

Data Security

Your information is held securely by us. We have taken all reasonable steps, and have in place appropriate security measures, to protect your information. Your information is not transferred outside the European Economic Area.

Your Rights

• You may ask us not to process your information for marketing purposes.
• You are entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you and to ask us to correct any inaccuracies.
• You may ask us to stop using your information and to delete it, although we may maintain a skeleton set of your information. If you ask us to delete your information, we will not be able to continue our contract with you.
• You may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner


We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.


You have the right to see personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act) that we keep about you upon receipt of a written request. The British Automobile Racing Club is entitled to charge a maximum fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with the details we hold about you. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect, please contact us using the details below. Please be aware that our site links to other websites which may be accessed through our site. We are not responsible for the data policies, procedures or the content of these linked websites.

In compliance with the law, the British Automobile Racing Club may be obligated to disclose data about you to a law enforcement agency, by a court order or under the discovery process in litigation.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or queries in connection with our Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy, please call us on 01264 882 200 or write to:

British Automobile Racing Club
Thruxton Circuit
SP11 8PN

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The British Automobile Racing Club will occasionally update our Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the ‘Last Updated’ date below. The British Automobile Racing Club will obtain your opt-in consent for any updates to these policies that materially expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed at the time of collection.

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