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Legal Notice & Privacy Policy

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International Motor Sports Ltd
Motorsports House
Riverside Park

Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy


IMS is committed to safeguarding your privacy on-line. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what personal information IMS collects about you and the purposes for which it processes this information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party sites which the IMS site links to.


Personal information about you is collected when you register or fill in a form, place an order for goods, on the IMS website or when you send an e-mail to IMS. This information will be used for the purpose for which it is provided, unless you are informed otherwise at the time of giving the information. You may inform IMS at any time if you wish it to cease using your personal information. IMS will from time to time also collect information about you that does not reveal your identity. It will use this information for 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.


IMS processes personal information in order to conduct market research surveys, run competitions and provide you with information about products and services on offer and process your orders for such products and services. IMS may from time to time use your contact information to tell you about news or events run by IMS or one of its strategic partners, such as RallyStageTeam. You may opt out of receiving such mailings either when you register with IMS or at any time afterwards by using the unsubscribe button on the mailings. IMS may also contact you with important information about your registration details even if you have opted out of receiving promotional e-mails.


IMS might disclose your information under strict terms of confidentiality and restriction of use to partners of IMS who supply services on behalf of IMS and who require to process personal data in order to provide such services. When you use IMS services you consent to the disclosure of your personal information to IMS’s partners for this purpose. IMS will not disclose any of your personal information to any other third parties without your express consent.

5. IMS’s Website ‘Cookie’ Policy

This policy applies to your use of International Motor Sports Ltd’s (IMS’s) websites which appear at the URLs, http://www.msaevents.co.uk/ , http://www.walesrallygb.com/ , http://www.msaeuroclassic.co.uk/ , http://www.msaclassics.co.uk/

1) Cookies

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember information about you and your preferences. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly and are used by most websites. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

Cookies may be either ‘Session’ or ‘Persistent’. ‘Session’ cookies are temporary and only exist in the period you access our website.

They assist our website remember what you chose on the previous page, thereby avoiding the need to re-enter information. ‘Persistent’ cookies remain on your computer’s hard drive after you have visited our website. They help us identify you as a unique visitor.

We use cookies:-

I. To improve your experience of our website by tracking visitors who reach our site and the path they take.
II. With our online application process for security to protect you and prevent fraudulent activities.
III. To understand how our sporting initiatives, campaigns and promotions are working to enhance our site design, offers and promotions.

When you visit our website, our advertisers or service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain to track your browser across multiple websites and build a profile of your web surfing.

2) Cookies on our websites currently

The table below summarises the cookies on our websites and their purposes.

Cookie Description Expiry
__utma Application/owner: Google Analytics

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase

__utmb Application/owner: Google Analytics

takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site

Session (deleted when browser is closed)
__utmc Application/owner: Google Analytics

takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site

30 minutes
__utmz Application/owner: Google Analytics

keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website

6 Months
PHPSESSID Application/owner: PHP

Used so our website can identify requests linked to the same browser session.

Session (deleted when browser is closed)
Datr Application/owner: Facebook

The ‘datr’ cookie is set when a web browser accesses facebook.com (except social plugin iframes), and the cookie helps Facebook identify suspicious login activity and keep users safe. For instance, Facebook use it to flag questionable activity like failed login attempts and attempts to create multiple spam accounts.

2 Years
Locale Application/owner: Facebook

identifies user’s language and country

2 Years
Lu Application/owner: Facebook

Identify public computers where users are logging into Facebook using the same browser. This identification helps to provide more secure login features to Facebook users using public computers.

2 Years
w, fr, act, p, presence, s sx, sub, Application/owner: Facebook

Used by Facebook to manage the Facebook content display on the site such as Like, Suggest, and Recommend buttons

Session (deleted when browser is closed)
c_user Application/owner: Facebook

Stored your own unique Facebook id (UID) number

Session (deleted when browser is closed)

3) Enabling/Disabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our sites if cookies are disabled.

4) Google Analytics

a) Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help our websites analyse how users use the sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America.

b) Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our websites, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

5) Consent

By using our Websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by IMS and Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our cookies or this policy, please contact us by post, email, telephone or fax, as below:-

The Data Controller
International Motor Sports Ltd
Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, Berks, SL3 0HG, UK
E-mail address: – fcourt@msaevents.co.uk, Telephone: – 01753 765100, Fax No: – 01753 765106


There are links to the IMS website on third party websites over which IMS has no control. IMS accept no responsibility or liability for any third party practices on third party websites. IMS advises you to carefully read third party privacy statements prior to use of their sites.


Due to the international nature of the Internet, the collecting and processing of your personal information in accordance with IMS’s Privacy Policy will often involve transferring the data between countries in which IMS, and its strategic partners, operate.


This website has security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information under IMS’s control. However, no data transmission of the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and, whilst IMS 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 IMS receives the transmission, it will use its best efforts to ensure the security on the system.


You have a right to know about the personal information IMS 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 by the IMS to:

International Motor Sports, Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG.

Terms and Conditions of use of International Motor Sports Website

Please read the following user agreement (Agreement) carefully before using this website. Your use of the website will constitute acceptance of this Agreement.


1.1. Subject to the exception mentioned in clause 1.2 this website is owned by International Motor Sports Limited (IMS).

1.2. The classified advertisement section of the IMS website is owned and operated by IMS and Sotic and your use of that section of the website is governed by Sotic’s Terms and Conditions of Use.

1.3. This Agreement may be amended by IMS from time to time. Any changes to these terms and conditions will be announced on this page. Continued use of the service by you after any such announcement will constitute your acceptance of the changes so you should check this page regularly. Your failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement as amended from time to time may result in termination of your access to the service or to its exercise by IMS of other contractual remedies against you.


2.1. All material on this website belongs to IMS or Sotic. You may retrieve and display content from this website on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own (personal) non-commercial use.

2.2. You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and that you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability. Other than by connecting to IMS’s servers by HTTP requests using a web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to IMS servers by any means, including without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the website or otherwise.

2.3. You acknowledge that IMS has not reviewed, does not endorse and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites this website links to. Linking to any other service or site from this website is at your own risk.


Any third party website that links to this website must not:

3.1. create a frame or any other browser or boardroom environment around the content of this site;

3.2. imply that IMS is endorsing it or its products or services;

3.3. use any IMS, MSA or Wales Rally GB trade mark displayed on any IMS website without permission from IMS;

3.4. infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person;

3.5. be a website that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offence or controversial.

3.6. IMS expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and not take whatever other action it deems appropriate.


IMS respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users to do the same. IMS may in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion terminate the access of users who infringe the copyright of others.


From time to time IMS may run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website. These are subject to additional terms that may be made available at the time.


You agree that IMS is not responsible and shall have no liability to you with respect to any information or materials posted by others including Sotic including but not limited to defamatory, offensive or illicit materials.


You agree to indemnify IMS and its affiliates, employees, agents and representatives and to hold them harmless from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal fees) from your unauthorised use of material obtained through the website, from your breach of this Agreement or from any such acts arising from your use of the website.


IMS reserves the right but undertakes no duty to review edit remove or delete any material posted on its website in its sole discretion and without notice.


9.1. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. The website is provided “as is” and to the extent permitted by applicable law IMS hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties expressed and implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, title, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, condition or guarantee or representation whether oral in writing or in electronic form, including but not limited to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained therein or provided by the website.

9.2. IMS does not represent or warrant that access to the website will be uninterrupted or that there will be no failures, errors, omissions or loss of transmitted information or that no viruses will be transmitted on the website.

9.3. Save for the provisions of the following clause, IMS shall not be liable to you or any third parties for any direct, indirect special, consequential or punitive damages allegedly sustained arising out of your access to or inability to access the website, including viruses alleged to have been obtained from the website, your use of or reliance on the website or any of the information or materials available on the website, regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action even if advised of the responsibility of such damages.

9.4. IMS’s liability will not be limited in the case of death or personal injury directly caused by IMS’s negligence.


IMS may terminate your ability to access the website, for any reason, without notice.


Any information about yourself that you provide to IMS will only be used by IMS in accordance with its privacy policy. The privacy policy does not apply to third party sites. See below.


You agree that this Agreement shall be governed by and construed for all purposes in accordance with English law. You will also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising out of this Agreement. For the exclusive benefit of IMS, IMS shall retain the right to bring proceedings relating to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence.


13.1. This Agreement is the complete and entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of the website and supercedes any prior agreement whether written or oral.

13.2. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

Copyright International Motor Sports Ltd 2013

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