Privacy Policy

Data Protection

All data is collected and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988.

If you have any questions about your data, please email us at

How Data is collected

We collect both non-personally identifiable data from you and personally identifiable data about you. Non-personally identifiable data is collected automatically by our servers as you are using the site. Personally identifiable data is collected when you register for a National Cycling Centre account.

Non-personally identifiable information

Our web servers automatically collect the following information, even if you do not register an account with The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre:

  • Your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Your IP address
  • Your web browser type and version number
  • The number of colours your screen is displaying
  • Your operating system
  • The URL (web address or link) you clicked on to get here

This information is used to improve our service by adapting our pages to display correctly on many different platforms and also to record numbers of visitors and page impressions etc.

Personally Identifiable information

If you register with The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre you will give us certain personally identifiable information. This is used to create your HSBC UK National Cycling Centre account file and for us to be able to contact and alert you.

Cookies and Your Computer

The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre uses "cookie" technology. A cookie is a very small text file that a website can save onto your computer's hard disk to store your information and settings. When you log on, the cookie tells us whether you have visited us before or are a new visitor. It doesn't track any personal information, give us the means to contact you, extract information from your computer or deliver viruses. Cookies are simply the most efficient way for us to be able to offer you an enjoyable online experience.

One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. 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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google, to opt out of analytics please click here.

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


The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external internet sites.


The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre believes in providing a safe and secure experience for all of our users. Any information you provide to us is maintained in private files on our secure Web server and our internal systems. This information is used to enable The National Cycling Centre to deliver services, products and information to you.

Third-Party Ad-Servers

We DO NOT use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre does not share your information with any advertising companies.