Privacy policy

The Ontario Z Car Owners Association is committed to safeguarding your privacy.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what personal information OZC collects about you and the purposes for which it processes this information.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party sites to which the OZC website links. 

Information Collected

We collect the following kinds of personal information:

  • Contact: Where you live and how to contact you.  This includes name, address, email address, phone numbers.  It may include social media identification if you would like to be tagged in OZC photos.
  • Financial: Your bank and credit card details to support financial transactions with OZC.
  • Transactional: Details of payments you have made.
  • Date of Birth: When we verify your age.
  • Car Information: Your associated car(s) make, model, year and license plate (when provided) for event participation, awards and car photo identification.

This information will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided (Legitimate Interests), as described in “Use of Personal Information” below.   “Subject Rights and Access Requests” (below) explains how you may inform OZC at any time if you wish to exercise your rights as a Data Subject.  This may affect your ability to receive any of the defined benefits of membership of OZC.

We may collect personal information:

  • When you complete your membership application or renewal
  • When you purchase merchandise from OZC
  • When you provide information when registering for an OZC event
  • When you talk to us on the phone or in person
  • In emails/letters
  • In member surveys

OZC will from time to time collect information about you that does not reveal your identity.  It will use this information for research or editorial purposes and occasionally for other internal purposes.


Use of Personal Information

OZC processes personal information to:

  • Provide membership services.  This includes access to activities, information, advice and support for you car, details of an discounts on merchandise, parts, consumables and services, newsletters (Zedline), discounted admission to OZC events and many other shows and events throughout the year.
  • Send you Zedline (the club newsletter) as a core part of your membership.
  • Administer an event, contest, promotion, survey or other OZC activity.
  • Support OZC activities, including registrar of cars.
  • Process transactions.

It may also be used to:

  • Improve our customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).
  • Send periodic communications regarding OZC activities

The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to OZC.  After a transaction is completed, your financial information will not be retained on our servers.

For events, we may publish some of your information in Zedline, on the OZC Website, Forum or Social Media Accounts – which will be public domain.

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering a purchased product or defined service.

Personal data is retained for a history of the club and associated car history.



OZC may share your information with the Canadian Automobile Sports Clubs – Ontario Region (CASC-OR) or ASN Canada FIA  as required by their General Regulations for governing motorsport, with other CASC-OR registered clubs and with medical personnel.

We will not otherwise pass on your information to third parties except as far as is necessary for their requirement to check you are a member of the club to give you preferrential treatment at your request.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property or safety.


Use of Cookies

Cookies are small amounts of information that are sent to and stored on your computer.  They are used to identify you when you visit our website and to make the site more convenient and pleasurable.  Cookies are used to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer you can disable cookies on your internet browser.



Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website.  These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.  We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.  Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

There are links to the OZC website and forums on third party websites over which OZC has no control.  OZC accepts no responsibility or liability for any third party practices or third party websites.  OZC advises you to carefully read third party privacy statements prior to use of their sites.


International Transfers

OZC will not normally hold or transfer data outside North America.  Data that includes the personal data of a single data subject may be so transferred only where the data subject has explicitly agreed to such transfer.



OZC has security measures in place to protect against data loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information under OZC control.

All supplied sensitive/credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database only accessible by those authorized to access such systems.  However, no data transmission on the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and whilst OZC strives to protect your personal information, it cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk.  Once OZC receives the transmission, it will be use its best efforts to ensure its security.


Subject Rights and Access Requests

You have the right to know about the personal information that OZC holds about you.  You also have a right to have your data corrected or deleted.  Please address all of your requests and/or queries about data held on you by OZC to [email protected]

Want to Join The Club?

Enjoy being part of a great group of members with cars ranging from the 1970 Z’s right through to the latest 370Z, as well as a number of 510’s, roadsters, GT-Rs and the Infiniti model line up. Don’t pass up a great opportunity to socialize with others that are as passionate about their rides as you are.