Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Welcome to the Northern Ireland Model Car Club (NIMCC). We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, store, and protect your personal information in compliance with applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who We Are

NIMCC is a radio control car club based in Northern Ireland and affiliated with the British Radio Car Association (BRCA). As part of our affiliation, we are required to collect and store certain member details.

Information We Collect

To ensure the smooth running of the club and comply with BRCA rules, we collect the following information from our members:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Telephone
  • Emergency Contact

How We Use Your Information

We use the information collected for the following purposes:

  1. Membership Administration: To manage your membership, including renewals, notifications, and member communications.
  2. Event Organization: To organize and manage events, including competitions and meetings.
  3. Safety and Emergency: To contact your emergency contact in case of an emergency.
  4. BRCA Compliance: To fulfill our obligations as an affiliate of the BRCA, which includes verifying membership details.

Legal Basis for Processing

We process your personal data based on the following legal grounds:

  • Consent: By joining NIMCC, you consent to the collection and use of your personal data as described in this policy.
  • Contractual Obligation: Processing your data is necessary for the performance of the membership contract between you and NIMCC.
  • Legal Compliance: We may process your personal data to comply with our legal obligations.

Data Storage and Security

Your personal data is stored securely and access is restricted to authorized personnel only. We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, loss, or disclosure.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal data for as long as you are a member of NIMCC and for a reasonable period thereafter to comply with our legal obligations and for record-keeping purposes.

Sharing Your Information

We do not sell or share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes. We may share your information with the BRCA as part of our affiliation requirements and with emergency services if necessary.

Your Rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Access: You have the right to request access to your personal data.
  • Rectification: You can request correction of any inaccurate or incomplete data.
  • Erasure: You can request the deletion of your personal data, subject to certain conditions.
  • Restriction: You can request the restriction of processing your personal data under certain circumstances.
  • Objection: You can object to the processing of your personal data in certain situations.
  • Portability: You have the right to request the transfer of your data to another organization.

To exercise these rights, please contact us using the details provided below.

Cookies and Website Usage

When you visit the NIMCC website, we may use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about your usage of our site. Cookies are small data files stored on your device that help us improve our website and deliver a better user experience.

Types of Cookies We Use

  1. Essential Cookies: These are necessary for the website to function properly and cannot be switched off in our systems.
  2. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, such as which pages are visited most often.
  3. Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Managing Cookies

You can manage or disable cookies through your browser settings. However, please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of our website.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any significant changes and update the date at the top of this policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at:

Northern Ireland Model Car Club (NIMCC)
Address: Ecos Centre, Kernohan’s Lane, Broughshane Road, Ballymena, BT43 7QA

By becoming a member of NIMCC and using our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to the collection and use of your personal data as described.