Privacy Policy

Please note our privacy policy below. If you have any questions, concerns or wish to be removed from any mailing you receive from MSA GB, please contact us using the information at the foot of this page.

Privacy Policy Notice

The policy: This privacy policy notice is for this website; www.msagb.com and served by The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain Ltd. (MSA GB) and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing this website.

Policy key definitions:

  • "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the business, The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain Ltd. (MSA GB)
  • "you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a user’s computer or device.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and/or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful basis.

  • We are registered with the ICO under the Data Protection Register, our registration number is: Z7268308
  • While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify your personal data.
  • Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Name
Business Name
Address
Email address
Phone numbers
ADI Number
Local Test Centre


  • Lawful basis: Consent

    The reason we use this basis: By supplying your details when purchasing membership via our website, or via a written form or by purchasing training material or event tickets from us.

    We process your information in the following ways: We store the information you provide us with safely and securely and we ensure that any business we work with e.g. magazine mailing house, will be just as careful. Payment processing for our memberships, events or training products and all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

    Data retention period:
    We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.

    Sharing your information: We never sell your details to anyone. In accordance with relevant legislation we ensure that any information that we do share with any other business e.g. magazine mailing house, will be looked after in a secure manner and that any data breach will be reported to the ICO in accordance with GDPR guidance.

  • Lawful basis: Contract
    The reason we use this basis: We do not hold any contract with you apart from the length of membership based on the amount you pay for your membership or issuing training material or tickets for events advertised.
    We process your information in the following ways: Memberships fees determine how long access is allowed to our member only content.
    Data retention period: We shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms.
    Sharing your information: We never sell your details to anyone. In accordance with relevant legislation we ensure that any information that we do share with any other business e.g. magazine mailing house, will be looked after in a secure manner and that any data breach will be reported to the ICO in accordance with GDPR guidance.
  • Lawful basis: Legal obligation.

    The reason we use this basis: It is our legal obligation to supply the services we offer in exchange for the membership fee, events or training products.

    We process your information in the following ways: The length of the membership access via username /password is determined by length of membership purchased.

    Data retention period: We shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms.

    Sharing your information: We never sell your details to anyone. In accordance with relevant legislation we ensure that any information that we do share with any other business e.g. magazine mailing house, will be looked after in a secure manner and that any data breach will be reported to the ICO in accordance with GDPR guidance.

    If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.


Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.


Internet cookies

We use cookies on our website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.


Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.


Transparent Privacy Explanations

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.


Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security.

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; https://mastercover.com/msa-gb-recommended-insurer/ or as a titled text link like this: Online Quote.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie.

 


Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent, contract and legal obligation as the lawful basis for anyone joining the association or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your personal data" above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider.

An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users. Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences; you can also unsubscribe from all MailChimp lists, by following this link, otherwise contact the EMS provider.

Our EMS provider is Mailchimp. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;

  • Email address
  • I.P address
  • Location for regional updates

Resources & further information