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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The Dispute Board Federation (The DBF) is committed to protecting the rights of users in relation to personal information and confirm that all personal information submitted by the User to the Site will be processed in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 under The DBF’s Privacy Policy accessible via the Site. Links to Third Party Sites provided on this Site are not covered by the Privacy Policy and when visiting such Third Party Sites the User should check the privacy statements of each site that they visit.

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation:

  • The DBF confirms that the proprietor of the Site is The Dispute Board Federation, 14, rue du Rhone, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland. The DBF processes Users’ data for the purposes of administering membership, collecting subscription fees, running events, distributing newsletters and ancillary or related activities.
  • The DBF processes personal data for its staff, members and members of the public attending events depending on the activities concerned
  • The DBF doesn’t share Users’ personal data unless it either has first obtained consent to do so, or pursuant to a legitimate interest of the organisation (such as an expert panel external request)
  • The DBF will seek to continually ensure we only hold personal details of our members that are necessary for the lawful processing of activities associated with the delivery of our services
  • The DBF seeks to implement safe technical and operational measures, where its activities include the processing of personal data.
  • Users should note that where their information is displayed, with consent, on the Site it is accessible to third parties who may independently take that information for their own marketing purposes. The DBF has no control over, and accepts no liability in respect, of such access.


Communications in connection with these Terms of Use and the Site may be by way of letter posted to The Dispute Board Federation, 14, rue du Rhone, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland or by email to info@dbfederation.org. For ease of use and compatibility The DBF will not encrypt emails, except those relating to payments. If a User would like The DBF to encrypt emails sent to that User, the User should provide The DBF with the necessary certification to enable The DBF to do so. Email, unless encrypted, is not a fully secure means of communication.


The DBF reserves the right to modify, add to or change these Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and any other policies at any time without notice. Any such modifications, additions or changes will be effective immediately on being posted to the Site. Continued use of the Site after a modification, addition or change has been made is the User's acceptance of the modification, addition or change.


The User may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of the User's rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. The DBF reserves the right to assign, sub-license or transfer any of their obligations under these Terms of Use to a third party.

These Terms of Use will not be varied except in writing. Any breach of these Terms of Use will entitle The DBF to terminate immediately the User's use of the Site without notice.

If any provision in these Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable by any authority having competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which will remain in full force and effect.

Failure by either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use, or the failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy to which it is entitled under these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy and will not cause a diminution of the obligations established under these Terms of Use.

Headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use will be governed by the law of, and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of, England and Wales.

The DBF reserves the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of the User's residence or that of the User's principal place of business at The DBF’s discretion.