Privacy Notice

Who we are

The International Flow Battery Forum is a trading name of International Flow Battery Forum Ltd, a limited company registered in England and Wales, company registration number 13950974. The contact details for the purposes of this Privacy Notice are:

IFBF Administration
c/o Swanbarton Ltd
Dairy Farm
SN16 0NX
+44 (0) 1666 840 948

We are a data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What information we collect

The lawful basis for us processing your personal data depends on the reason it is used.

When you sign up for our mailing list you consent for your name and contact details to be used to share information and invite you to participate in events and consultations. You can remove yourself at any time using the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each email we send.

If we supply or receive a service or product your name, contact details and financial details will be processed to form a contract.

If you register for a conference your name, contact and financial details are processed to form a contract. If you are registering more than one delegate, or registering on behalf of someone else, please ensure each delegate is aware of this privacy notice. If you optionally submit your photograph for a networking card, that is based on your consent and can be withdrawn at any time.

The information you supply to us when completing a booking may also be used for publication (for inclusion in our directories, catalogues or delegate lists and on our websites) and to provide you with information about our products or services in the form of direct marketing activity by phone, email or post. If at any time you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please contact us.

If you attend a conference you consent to be photographed and recorded by audio or video. Photographs and recordings may be copyrighted, published and distributed and used in any media, including print and electronic, for reporting and marketing purposes. If you do not wish to consent, please contact us before registering.

How long we keep your information

We will retain your personal data until you notify us otherwise. Financial details will be retained for as long as legally required.

Who we share your information with

Swanbarton may share your personal data with processors acting on its behalf. These include providers of cloud storage, electronic ticketing, email management, payment processing, venues, online platforms and event organisers. We will not share your personal data with any other businesses without your permission.

If you register for a conference we may publish your name and company details in our list of delegates unless you request us not to.

How we secure your information

We use industry best practice within our IT infrastructure including access control, encrypted storage and transfer. We are self-assessed under the UK’s Cyber Essentials scheme.

Paper copies are filed and held securely.

Our website

When you visit our website your IP address is recorded so that we know how many visitors have taken an interest in our work. We do not use cookies on the site.

Your rights

Depending on the lawful basis for processing, you have the rights to get a copy of your personal data, to have it corrected, deleted, to take a portable electronic copy, to object or to withdraw your consent. All data protection enquiries may be addressed to the Managing Director at the above address or to

You have the right to complain to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

Terms of use

We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of information on this website. Visitors should not rely on our web content for business or investment decisions.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content form other websites (e.g. videos, images, articles etc.). Embedded content 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 the website.

Updated 25 November 2022

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