Student Motorsport – Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we at Student Motorsport uses and protects any information that you provide to us when you use this website.

Student Motorsport takes Data Protection and the Data Protection Act seriously.  We are committed to ensuring that your details and privacy are protected.  Should you decide to register with Student Motorsport we will ask you to provide certain information by which you can be registered and identified, once registered you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of the website. 

You ‘the user’ can be assured that your information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Student Motorsport will always be clear about the information we require from you and may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes we make.   Any major updates that take place will be notified on the website, remembering we welcome your feedback.

This policy is effective from 30.07.11.

What information may require from you?

Student Motorsport will only request information that is relevant and necessary so that you ‘the user’ can benefit from the website. 

Some of the information we require will be included in the following points when you register with Student Motorsport:

Student Website Registration & Members Areas Access

  • Your Name
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Educational information - Course Name, Institution and Level of Study
  • Your contact information - Email Address and Telephone Number
  • Demographic information - Address

Student Profile Page (Additional Information)

  • Your Website Preferences
  • Your Interests and Career Aspirations
  • Your specific requirements (I.e. What experience you are looking to gain)

Employer Website Registration

  • Your Name
  • Business Name/Team Name
  • Company Registration Number
  • Business Type
  • Your contact information - Email Address and Telephone Number
  • Demographic information – Address
  • Your specific requirements (I.e. What experience you can offer)

Employer Profile Page (Additional Information)

  • Your Website Preferences
  • Your Industry Sector
  • Your specific requirements (I.e. What experience you can offer to students)

What does Student Motorsport do with the information it gathers?

Student Motorsport requires certain information to understand your requirements, to provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Student Website Registration & Members Lounge Access – We require your details here to ensure that:

  1. You are a registered undergraduate or graduate student
  2. You are a motorsport related student
  3. You are 16 years of age or above

Student Profile Page (Additional Information) – We require extra details here to ensure that:

  • We are able to provide you with an accurate profile description.
  • Your information will be displayed in a profile page which will be available for viewing by registered employers.
  • Your information will allow us to ensure that you are connected to the relevant employers. 

Registered employers will only be able to view the following information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your Date of Birth
  3. Your Interests and Career Aspirations
  4. Your specific requirements (I.e. What experience you are looking to gain)
  • We may also use your information you provide to us to improve our website and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional information to our registered student members about new products, promotional activities, events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the contact details which you have provided. 
  • We may contact you by email, phone, or mail if we have been contacted by an employer who has expressed interest in providing you with motorsports related work.
  • We may also use the information and feedback you provide to us to customise the website according to your interests, requirements and activity.

Employer Website Registration– We require your details here to ensure that:

  1. We are able to offer you the services detailed on the website.
  2. You have a business type we can work with.
  3. We are able to match your requirements with the registered students.

Employer Profile Page (Additional Information) – We require extra details here to ensure that:

  • We are able to provide you with an accurate profile description.
  • Your information will be displayed in a profile page which will be available for viewing by registered students.
  • Your information will allow us to ensure that you are connected to the relevant students. 

Registered students will only be able to view the following information:

  1. Your Company Name
  2. Your industry sector
  3. Your specific requirements (I.e. What experience you are looking to gain)
  • We may also use your information you provide to us to improve our website and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional information to our registered employers about new products, promotional activities, events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the contact details which you have provided. 
  • We may contact you by email, phone, or mail if we have been contacted by a student who has expressed interest in applying for motorsports related work with you.
  • We may also use the information and feedback you provide to us to customise the website according to your interests, requirements and activity.

Student Motorsport Security

We at Student Motorsport are committed to ensuring that any information we retain is secure. This information we gather will be kept to a minimum as in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we request for users of the website.

How does Student Motorsport use cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular website.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Student Motorsport uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to student and employer needs.  We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please be aware that in some cases this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Student Motorsport contains links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such websites and such websites are not governed by this privacy statement.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on Student Motorsport look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
  • If you have previously agreed to Student Motorsport using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected]

Student Motorsport will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.  We may periodically send promotional information to our registered students and employers about new products, promotional activities, events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the contact details which you have provided. 

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.  A small fee will be payable.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at [email protected]

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address.  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.