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About us

We are Gorrick MBC, organisers of mountain bike events and we’re subject to English law.

We will use your information as further explained in this Privacy Policy. We’ll be the “controller” of the information you provide to us and that we collect about you. You have rights relating to the protection of your personal information. For more information on these, please see Your Rights below.

What information do we collect and why?

We will collect certain personal information from and about you in the course of your relationship with us.

This information includes your name, address, date of birth, gender, contact details and emergency contact details.

We may collect this information from you when you sign up to receive emails from us, pre-enter an event, enter an event on the day or otherwise correspond with us.

We will not gather information relating to you and your online behaviour in any other way.

We will process your information

  • so we can carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us.
  • for marketing purposes - where it is in our legitimate interests to promote our services and we have balanced our legitimate interests with any potential risks to your data protection rights and consider that these are outweighed by the significant benefits in being able to provide the services to you and to promote our events.
  • we will never pass your information to third parties for direct marketing.

We won’t use your information for any other purposes unless we are required to do so by law.

What about marketing?

Marketing by Gorrick MBC by e mail newsletter will relate solely to upcoming mountain bike events.

You can unsubscribe / opt out at any time by emailing at any time and requesting that your e mail details be securely deleted.

Do we make any automated decisions concerning you?

No, we do not leave any marketing decisions to computers.

Who do we share your information with?

We will never share your details with any other organisation or business.

Will we transfer your information outside the UK?


How long will we keep your information?

We will keep your information relating to event entries for a period determined by our insurers. This information will be stored and maintained securely whether it is physical or electronic information. After such period we will securely erase your information.

Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your information:

The right to be informed - You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Privacy Policy.

The right of access - You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and other certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Policy). This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law.

The right to rectification - You’re entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.

The right to erasure - This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it.

The right to object - You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (which we do only with your consent).

We will act on requests and provide information free of charge where it relates to an individual’s details.

Making a complaint

If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information or you would like to exercise your rights, then please email us at

If you’re not satisfied with our response to your complaint or believe our processing of your information does not comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

How will you know if we amend this Privacy Policy?

We may need to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any material change to how we collect, use or share your personal information, we will update this Privacy Policy and inform you of these changes by posting prominent notices of the key changes on our website.

May 2018