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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us at The National Motor Museum Trust. We are committed to ensuring we meet our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.

The following policy is issued by The National Motor Museum Trust Limited referred to as “The Trust”. Company No. 5316070. Registered Charity No. 1107656. Registered Office: The National Motor Museum Trust Limited, Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. We have notified the Information Commissioner’s Office of our data processing activities and our registered number is Z7132434.

What personally identifiable information is collected and why?

When you contact us online we collect:

• Your title and name
• Your email address
• Your telephone number

The collection of this information is necessary to enable us to reply to your enquiry.

Do we use cookies and why?

“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide information to the owners of the site.

When someone visits www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out information such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any sources. 

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Purpose

Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For more information click here.

You Tube



We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PHPSESSID A temporary cookie used to help the programming code of this website maintain settings/information for users as they move from page to page during a "session" of web browsing. The cookie is removed less than half an hour after the session finishes. The cookie only stores the ID number of the session, no private information is sought or retained.
Other cookies Occasionally, specific functionality may set a cookie to retain your settings between visits to this site. These will only be used to remember a choice you have made, for example a large type view of the page.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit, www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by using our website you are consenting to our usage of cookies.

Website Search Engine

Our website search tool is powered by Google. When a user enters text into the search tool, the information is sent to Google which then returns the results.

How we protect your information 

We understand the concerns you may have about giving your personal details over the internet so we are rigorous about our security procedures. We use up-to-date industry procedures to protect your personal information. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you via our websites.

Please be aware however that the internet is not a 100% secure medium of communication. The Trust cannot therefore guarantee the security of any information you input on the website or send to us on the internet. The Trust is not, and will not be, responsible for any damages you or others may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such information.

How long do we hold your information?

Your information will be retained by The Trust for as long as the purpose for which it was collected continues. It will then be destroyed although copies may be retained if required to satisfy legal, regulatory or accounting requirements, or to protect us.

Links to other websites

Our privacy policy does not cover the links within our site linking to other third party websites. The Trust cannot be responsible for your protection and privacy when visiting such websites. We therefore encourage you to read the privacy statements on these websites before entering any personal information. Please refer to the liability section on the ‘Conditions of Use’ page for further information regarding links.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 26 May  2012. We may revise the policy at any time by posting the revised policy on www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk. Your continued used of the site will mean that you accept those revisions.

How to contact us

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be emailed to nmmt@beaulieu.co.uk or by writing to:

The National Motor Museum Trust
SO42 7ZN


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