Privacy Policy

The policy: This privacy policy notice is for this website; and controlled by Formula Careers, a not-for-profit initiative that aims to inspire and support young people with future careers in Motorsport. The Policy governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy, you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

Policy key definitions:

  • “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to Formula Careers or
  • “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.
Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

  • We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we are a small not-for-profit initiative.
  • Lawful basis: Legitimate interests
    The reason we use this basis: We will only store process your personal data if you have specifically given it to us or submitted your details in a data collection form on the website. You will have given your data to us to be informed for relevant changes/new content on our website or to receive a survey/interview invitation for inclusion on the website.
    We process your information in the following ways: We will store your data on our secure cloud-based CRM system and in our Email Marketing provider.
    Data retention period: Your details will be stored for as long as you are happy for us to do so. You may object to the processing of your personal data at any time by sending your email address to There is no real lifecycle to the age of information on our website as it will always be updated with current information, therefore we assume that you will always be legitimately interested in this information, unless you tell us otherwise
    Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your individual rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • 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; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable and to display relevant adverts or content.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which informs you of that we uses cookies. If you object to the use of cookies, you can disable them in your browsers settings or discontinue using the Site. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

Cookies that we use are;

  • Gravatar – Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. You will only see this if you have a Gravatar account.
  • WordPress – wordpress_logged_in: Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in user.
  • WordPress – wp-settings: Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration
  • WordPress – wp_sharing: Checks if a logged in user has performed a certain action
  • Cloudflare – DYNSERV – Used by our DNS provider to allow for load balancing of website traffic
  • Cloudlare – cfuid – Used by our content delivery network provider to help with the performance of the website
  • Google Analytics – ga/git/gat/AMP_TOKEN/gac – We use Google Analytics to produce analytics of the website in order that we can see what is working well and what we need to improve.
Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Transparent Privacy Explanations

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website uses Google Adsense to deliver targeted adverts on this website – the revenue from these adverts goes directly to supoorting the cost of IT equipment and server to run the site.

Email marketing messages & subscription

As stated above, we use Legitmate Interest as the lawful basis to process your persona data. If you have given us permission, we use PECR consent for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal date” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an ESP, email service provider. An ESP is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences.

Our EMS provider is Mailchimp. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;

  • Email address
  • First and last name if provided
  • I.P address
  • Subscription time & date
  • Email engagement history
  • Email subscription status and history

Our address is:

4 Copper Beech Road, CW2 5TA

We are Louise McGrath trading as Formula Careers


Unsolicited Personal Information

While we encourage individuals to engage with us through the channels and processes outlined on our website, we understand that on occasion, we may receive personal information unsolicited, including CVs and emails. It’s important for senders to be aware that if personal information is sent to us without a specific request from our side, it may not be used or retained for the purposes they might expect.

Handling and Deletion of Unsolicited Data:

  • Review and Discretion: Unsolicited personal information received by Formula Careers will be reviewed to determine its relevance to our operations and services. If such information does not align with our active programs or needs, or if it was sent contrary to our explicit guidance, we reserve the right to delete it promptly.

  • Data Deletion: To maintain privacy and security, unsolicited personal information that is not relevant or necessary for our stated services may be securely deleted at our discretion. This approach is in line with our commitment to data minimisation and the protection of personal privacy.

  • Notification and Updates: Should you choose to send us personal information without solicitation, please be advised that this does not guarantee its use or retention. We may, at our discretion, notify you prior to deletion, but this is not guaranteed. We recommend that interested parties follow the specified application or contact procedures as detailed on our website to ensure their information is considered appropriately.

  • Your Rights: Individuals who have submitted their personal information to Formula Careers, solicited or unsolicited, have the right to inquire about the use of their data and request its deletion at any time by contacting

We encourage all visitors and users of our services to review this policy regularly for updates. Our goal is to provide a clear and transparent approach to data handling, respecting both the intent of our users and the integrity of our platform.

Current version and updates

This Privacy Policy was updated on 26/03/2024. The latest version of this Policy will always be found at

Any queries relating to this Policy should be directed to