Who we are

Our website address is: https://fomc.nz.

The NZ Federation of Motoring Clubs Inc (FoMC) collects information provided by our member clubs.

It is our aim to protect information of our member clubs and to provide a safe and secure on-line experience. Our website is used to gather information, enabling us to provide a secure area of interaction between current members clubs. Information is only available to FoMC officials for the purpose of administering the website and the Federation’s operations.

We do not use social media sites such as Facebook or Google for login, resulting in no data shared with these or any other organisations.

How we protect your data

We take the protection of your data very seriously. As such, the FoMC uses best-of-breed security monitoring and security management software with the newest firewall rules and malicious traffic blocking to keep the website safe. Attempts to break into the site are proactively monitored and the website administrators are immediately advised on any attempt.

We are bound by and operate by the rules and regulations of the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020.

Data Breaches

Any data breach is taken very seriously by the officers. If it occurs via unauthorised disclosure, and if applicable, the New Zealand legal process applies.

If a data breach occurs, we will, with urgency, contact officers of any member club to advise of the event and if possible, the data that was breached.

We operate using guidelines of the Office of the Privacy Commission.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form with the visitor’s IP address and internet browser used to help guard against spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms are protected using reCATPCHA to prevent attack by internet roBOTS. Details are stored in the database and email sent to the website administrator and applicable officers.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The only analytics used on this website is for the purpose of service improvement and to manage unauthorised use.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone else, except with the express permission of yourself.


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

What third parties we receive data from

The only third party we receive data from is our software security partner, where any attempts to break in or hack the site are immediately notified to the administration team.

Industry or Government regulatory disclosure requirements

The New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 applies.