What is MGC
Midland Gliding Club Ltd is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. The club reference number is 11889R. We exist to train glider pilots and to make it possible for them to fly gliders from our site on the Long Mynd.
Entities Collecting Personal Information Personal information on these Sites is collected by MGC. MGC’s address is The Airfield, Longmynd, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY46 6TA, United Kingdom and its telephone number is +44 (0)1588 650206.
Collection of Personal Information
As a visitor to these Sites, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as online purchasing software applications, MGC may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, MGC may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including post code), e-mail address, telephone and mobile numbers, and other personal information. When ordering products or services on these Sites, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
When you use these Sites, Midland Gliding Club Ltd. or third parties authorized by MGC may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of these Sites and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of these Sites and its services. MGC also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on these Sites. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.
When you submit personal information to MGC through these Sites, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which Midland Gliding Club Ltd. and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including without limitation, the United Kingdom.
In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users and prevent abuse of our system we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submit to us with information from third party sources. For example, we may supplement your registration information with address information provided by the UK. Postal Services to qualify your information and prevent errors in our database.
How your Personal Information is Used
MGC collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you subscribe to a service for example, the information is used to register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. As another example, if you enter a competition, information is collected to qualify the entry and contact you regarding the competition or prize awards. Your personal information is also used to keep you informed about services and special offers.
MGC may collect information about the use of these Sites; such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. MGC may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing or similar promotional purposes. Your Choices with Respect to Personal Information
There are other instances in which MGC may divulge your personal information. MGC may provide your personal information if necessary, in MGC’s good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or order or to protect the rights of MGC or others.
Protection of Your Personal Information The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself as a user of MGC products or services is classified as Registration Information. Your Registration Information resides on a secure server that only selected MGC personnel and authorized contractors have access to via password. MGC encrypts your personal information and thereby strives to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to MGC.
Personal information that you provide that does not constitute Registration Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible to selected MGC personnel and authorized contractors via password. Since this information is not accessible by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
Please note that any information you post to a public bulletin board or chat room, such as the MGC Blog (the “Blog”), is available to all persons accessing that location. Your e-mail address will not automatically be posted on the Blog unless you modify the default setting to permit that. Your e-mail address would then be available to all persons accessing the Blog. In addition, you should be aware that the Blog offers a service in which subscribers are e-mailed a copy of all messages posted to the Blog on a particular topic. Consequently, if you post a message to the Blog your e-mail address will be sent to those subscribers that have indicated an interest in the topic of your message.
When you visit these Sites, you can browse these Sites and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Sites, we use “‘cookies” to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, and enables MGC to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences
You have the right to correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications from MGC or third parties) by writing or calling MGC at:
The Airfield, Longmynd, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY46 6TA, United Kingdom. The telephone number is +44 (0)1588 650206.
Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. Personal information submitted through these Sites that is not Registration Information is not accessible online. To access and/or correct such information, you may write MGC at:
Midland Gliding Club Ltd The Airfield, Longmynd, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY46 6TA, United Kingdom.The telephone number is +44 (0)1588 650206.
In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on these Sites where you provided your personal information.
Privacy Related Inquiries and Complaints
Please note that if you provide MGC with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), MGC cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honoured.