The relevant personal information we may collect is:
your name and contact details;
the general location where you live;
your communication preferences;
your IOM15milgroup membership period and status;
your railway model or modelling preferences;
your use of our website, which may include your IP address and general location when you access our website.
What's it used for?
The personal information we collect enables us to:
provide our website and its services;
respond to general enquiries;
analyse the use of our website;
maintain a register of IOM15milgroup members;
communicate news, offers and surveys to IOM15milgroup members;
assess potential demand for relevant new products and publications.
We collect and use personal information on the bases of legitimate interest and your consent.
We are committed to ensuring that personal information held by us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have in place appropriate procedures and suitable physical or electronic safeguards to secure the personal information we collect.
The personal information we collect and hold is evaluated by us periodically to determine whether it is current and still needs to be held by us. We retain personal information only for as long as and to the extent necessary and appropriate after our relationship with a person ends.
You should be aware that when content which includes personal information is deleted from our website, copies of the content may still be found for some period of time cached on internet servers and on computers and mobile devices previously used to view the content, which is beyond our control.
Sharing with others
If you submit content for us to publish on our website, some of your personal information (typically your name or your initials) will be published with the new content to indicate authorship or source.
If you request us to publish on our website a sales or wants listing on your behalf, some of your personal information (typically your name, preferred contact details and general location) will of necessity be published as part of the listing.
We will not otherwise publish your personal information or share it with anyone else unless we have your consent, we are required to do so by law, or we receive a lawful request by a governmental or law enforcement authority to do so.
Your information rights
You can ask us to provide details of the personal information which we hold on you. Please submit such requests to us in writing by email or by normal post - see bottom of page for our contact details.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact us in writing by email or by normal post as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information held by us found to be incorrect.
You can ask us to restrict our use of the personal information which we hold on you, or to delete the personal information which we hold on you - provided there is not a compelling reason for us to continue to hold the information. You also have the right to object to our use of personal information on a legitimate interest basis or for direct marketing of products or services. Please submit such requests or objections to us in writing by email or by normal post.
If you are an IOM15milgroup member, you can contact us by email or by normal post at any time to request us not to send you further news, offers or surveys by email, or you can simply reply to one of our emails with the word 'unsubscribe'.
If you believe that our processing of your personal information, or your receipt of electronic unsolicited direct marketing from us, is not in accordance with UK data protection and privacy law or has in some way caused you damage or distress, please write to us by normal post setting out the detail of your complaint. We will endeavour to address the matter to your satisfaction and in a timely manner.
You may also refer a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (the UK's independent authority on information rights ) online via its website, by telephoning its helpline on 0303 123 1113 or by writing to The Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
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