Privacy policy

Information Provided to the VMA

Like most businesses across the UK, we store the information provided by yourself voluntarily. This will include for example when you have contacted us through our website. This personal information will include any details you decide to provide to the VMA or are necessary to register for an event or become a member. This may include your name, email address, telephone number and any other relevant details. By submitting this information you agree to us using this information to respond to your enquiry.

Information Collected Automatically

The VMA are committed to making sure your interactions with our website are as relevant and informational as possible. To do this we employ the use of analytical software that may log unidentifiable technical information during your visit to our website. This information can/will include the type of browser used, your operating system, the URL that referred you, your actions within our website and the number of times you have visited the site. By using the information provided by our analytical software we are able to review and improve the VMA website experience.

Website Cookies

This website like many others uses cookies which will be attached to your browser upon visiting our website. These cookies hold information the website will need to provide you with a personalised experience on our website. While the VMA only contains a singular cookie (explained below). Our third party analytical software also uses cookies to gather information. This will be explained below under the title “Google Analytics”.

Only one singular cookie is currently used by the VMA website and this is for our cookie policy popup (Which may be how you got to this page). This cookie is attached to you browser once you have accepted that this website uses cookies. The sole purpose of this cookie is to inform the website that you have previously accepted the cookie policy pop-up which will stop this pop-up appearing on any other VMA website page. This cookie will be removed from you browser upon clearing your browsers cache.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used by the VMA website to collect analytical data of the people visiting our website. The technology used by Google for their analytics software allows the VMA to analyse how our website visitors use our website. This information is stored by Google on their servers located in the United States. This information is used to compile usage reports and help our team make a better user experience.

External Links

In certain parts of the website we may of added links to external websites. The websites we link to may operate completely independently from us and therefore may have their own privacy policy or regulations. The VMA accepts no responsibility for these websites or any of the privacy practices these websites may employ.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the UK and other EU countries and will impact every organisation which holds or processes personal data. Please see the VMA GDPR statement for more information regarding this.


By using our website, you consent to the processing of any information as described by the VMA privacy notice.