The BMW Club is the only officially recognised BMW motorcycle club in the British Isles and The Republic of Ireland.
It has been in existence since 1951 and currently has a membership of around 3500, not only from all over the British Isles but also Europe and the USA. The BMW Club is affiliated to The BMF and maintains links with BMW AG, BMW (UK) Ltd, other BMW clubs around the world, and The International Council of BMW Clubs. It is totally self-financing and is completely manufacturer independent. The BMW Club is organised into 15 Regional Sections plus one HQ/Overseas section. Each section is administered by a section committee drawn from its regional members.
The BMW Club will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it. Any data supplied by you will be kept secure and only used for the purpose for which it is collected.
For each visitor to bmwclubuk.net sites our Web server automatically recognises information such as your domain, the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the Web site from which you linked to our site. This non-personally identifiable information is collected automatically, used for internal review and to target future improvements.
Our data protection policy sets out our commitment to protecting personal data and how we implement that commitment with regards to the collection and use of personal data.
We are committed to:
Ensuring that we comply with the eight data protection principles, as listed below.
Meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the Data Protection Act 1998.
Ensuring that data is collected and used fairly and lawfully.
Processing personal data only in order to meet our operational needs or fulfill legal requirements.
Taking steps to ensure that personal data is up to date and accurate.
Establishing appropriate retention periods for personal data.
Ensuring that data subjects' right can be appropriately exercised.
Providing adequate security measures to protect personal data.
Ensuring that a nominated officer is responsible for data protection compliance and provides a point of contact for all data protection issues.
Ensuring that all club officers are made aware of good practice in data protection.
Providing adequate training for all officers responsible for personal data.
Ensuring that everyone handling personal data knows where to find further guidance.
Ensuring that queries about data protection, internal and external to the organisation, are dealt with effectively and promptly.
Regularly reviewing data protection procedures and guidelines within the club.
Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.
Personal data shall be obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which it is being processed.
Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised and unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
The Data Protection Officer of the BMW Club is currently the General Secretary who is elected annually. Contact details appear in The BMW Club Journal each month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BMW Club is the trading name of The B.M.W. Motorcycle Club Ltd. A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England, registration Number 4261129. Registered Office: ℅ Veitch Penny LLP, 1 Manor Court, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1UP. VAT no. 344 5870 40.