Motorsport UK Social Media Policy and Guidance

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Motorsport UK Social Media Policy and Guidance

https://www.motorsportuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/motorsportuksocialmediapolicyandguidance.pdf

Introduction

As technology develops, the internet and its range of services can be accessed through various devices very easily. Social networking and internet blogs can offer great opportunities for motor sport to communicate and engage with its audience and members. Motorsport UK has a responsibility to promote the safe and responsible use of social networking and to raise awareness for everyone involved in motor sport of the potential risks and to promote best practice.

Participants should be aware that comments which bring motor sport into disrepute, or are threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting, may lead to disciplinary action before the National Court and which may result in substantial fines or international bans from participation in the sport.

Comments that include a reference to a person’s ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, faith, gender, sexual orientation or disability may attract a severe disciplinary sanction.

Comments can also attract civil and criminal action. 

I hope that my posting the above is helpful. All members, whether active competitors or not, are members of an MUK recognised club and as such are bound by the above, whether on Blatchat, Facebook or elsewhere.

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I'm intrigued and not intending to be controversial in asking the following. I've probably missed it but where, when signing up as a L7C member, are people made aware of L7C being MUK affiliated club and the implications of such?
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That's an interesting comment Steve because if it's not clear we really need to make sure it's clear.

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Penalties for the individual only apply to ;-

C2.1. Any Promoter, Organiser, Official, Entrant, Competitor, Passenger, Driver, Mechanic or other Person committing a breach
of these Regulations or of any conditions attached to an organising Permit, or of any Instruction to Competitors, or of any special Track Rules may be penalised as hereinafter provided.

 

So fundamentally if you compete, marshal or official or attend motorsport events then you have to comply.

Of course the club is an Organiser so can be penalised if the actions of its members bring MotorSport into disrepute.

Graham Howard - Competition Secretary   Northampton Motorsport Lotus Seven Club Speed Championship 2020    
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Comp Sec, Chris? Whilst a helpful addendum to the OP, that doesn't actually answer my question.
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Steve, It is on every page of the website, and referenced in the Rules & Bylaws.

Graham Howard - Competition Secretary   Northampton Motorsport Lotus Seven Club Speed Championship 2020    
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I would also stress that unless you are a competitor or organiser then you have little to be concerned about with the motorsport UK policy, unless you are making severe breaches of the clubs own policiesAnd code of conduct.

Graham Howard - Competition Secretary   Northampton Motorsport Lotus Seven Club Speed Championship 2020    
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Thanks for the helpful reminder.

When the Code of Conduct is next revised would it be worth checking for consistency and then cross-referencing?

Jonathan

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Chris, Apologies, I said I may well have missed something and I was right. The website footer makes it clear L7C is a member of MUK. I originally looked for this by going as if to sign up as a new member. Checking again, following the direct debit sign up link, there is a link to club documents but they are hidden if you're not logged in. On that basis I can't see that prospective members can be fully aware of their content and what they are agreeing to before joining. Again, I'm happy to be wrong on this but as JK has said it's worth reviewing such things.
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Going forwards it won't be my problem to review or amend the documentation.... that will be the headache for others.

As to the document downloads this should be open access and i've just amended the access permissions.

 

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