The Association of Old Vehicle Clubs in Northern Ireland

The Association consists of 24 affiliated clubs dedicated to providing their members with a way of enjoying the most from the use of their vehicles and a chance to meet with other like-minded people.

Website privacy policy

Key details

This website privacy policy describes how The Association of Old Vehicle Clubs in Northern Ireland Limited protects and makes use of the information you provide when you submit an entry form for an AOVC event and/or use this website.

All information you provide will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is updated from time to time to keep it up todate with legal requirements.. The latest version is published on this page.

Please regularly check our website for the latest version of our privacy policy.

The current privacy policy was updated on: 18/05/2018.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email or write to: AOVC, 38 Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, Co. Down, BT20 5PS.


We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What data we gather

We may collect the following information:

  • Name.
  • Contact information including email address.
  • Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests.
  • Details of vehicle details and meal preferences for Events entered. 
  • Other information relevant to enquiries.
  • Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys.
  • Details you have submitted in any advertisements you place on our websites Buy & Sell section.
  • For AOVC Club Secretaries & Delegates the name of your Club.

How we use this data

Collecting this data enables us to process any entries you submit and comply with our contractual obligations when you enter an AOVC event, become the Secretary and/or Delegate of an AOVC affiliated Club and helps us understand what you are looking from the association, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records.
  • In the organisation of any AOVC events you have entered.
  • To provide pre/post event publicity and provide entrants with a list of all enbtrants and details of each vehicle entered.  
  • To improve the products and services we provide.
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry.
  • To customise the website for you.
  • To send you promotional emails, newsletters about events, products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you. You can "unsubscribe" at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of all our newsletters.
  • To send you promotional mailings or to call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you.
  • To contact you via email, telephone or mail.
  • To comply with legal and statutory requirements.
  • As you may authorise or consent to from time to time.

How we protect and store your personal information

We have implemented and maintain appropriate technical measures and procedures to protect all the personal information you share with us and safeguard the privacy of such information.

These include the use of SSL ("secure sockets layer") for transmitting data submitted via our website.  SSL is industry standard encryption used to protect online transaction channels.

Third Parties

We work closely with a number of service providers for the provision of services on our behalf and in these cases will ensure your data is secure and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Apart from above we do not sell or share your personal data with any other parties.

Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. 
  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
  • Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

The AOVC website only contains necessary cookies as below.

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First found URL:
Cookie purpose description: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.
Initiator: Page source line number 257-291
Source: Inline script
Data is sent to: United States (adequate)
CookieConsent HTTP 1 year
First found URL:
Cookie purpose description: Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
Initiator: Script tag
Source: notinstalled
Data is sent to: Ireland (adequate)
First found URL:
Cookie purpose description: Preserves user session state across page requests.
Initiator: Webserver
Data is sent to: Ireland (adequate)

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.

However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.

Controlling information about you

When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to:

  • Opt-in to receive from us Entry Forms for future events from the AOVC.

  • Opt-in to receive marketing communications from our third-party partners.

If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:

  • Send an email to
  • Write to us at: AOVC, 38 Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, Co. Down, BT20 5PS.

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

How the law protects you

Data protection laws state that we are only able to process personal data if we have valid reasons to do so. The basis for processing your personal data includes, but is not limited to, your consent, performance of a contract to enter an AOVC event, inform AOVC affiliated Club Secretaries & Delegates with information relevant to their Club & it's members.

Your rights

The General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR) includes the following rights for individuals.

  • 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.
  • The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

  There are legal and accountancy reasons why we need to keep your data and for this reason we will keep your data for seven years.


We will always hold your information securely.

To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.

We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the GDPR.

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites.

Please note that we have no control of websites outside the AOVC domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.


Where we have given you (or where you have chosed) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website including adverts you have submitted you are responsible for keeping the password confidential.  We ask you not to share a password with anyone.