Privacy Policy

The International Lithium Association (ILiA) may collect personal data, which is defined as information concerning any living person (i.e. a natural person) that is not already in the public domain. Personal data about you may be collected when you register with ILiA for membership, to attend an AGM or other event, or when you access any newsletters, brochures, and/or applications and other content on the website.  This information may be collected either online or offline.  

We may monitor website usage and collect information about your use of the website using a cookie, which is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website.

We use the personal data we collect, primarily to communicate with you in response to enquiries and to provide you with information about ILiA and our services and publications. If you agree, we may also use your information to contact you by email and mail with details of other products, services and publications relating to lithium and related materials we think may be of interest to you.

ILiA will never share your information for marketing purposes with any third parties without your prior consent.  Only if you agree, will we pass on your personal information to other companies, trade bodies or associations so that they may offer you their products and services. We may share your information with third parties to prevent fraud or if we are legally required to do so.

We may send you information about ILiA and our services, including newsletters and other publications, which may be of interest to you, and to invite you to attend events such as meetings and conferences on related issues. If you have consented to receive marketing materials, you may opt out at a later date. If you withdraw your consent for us to provide your information to third parties after we have shared your information you will need to contact the third parties directly if you no longer wish to receive marketing materials from them.

Your legal rights 

We are committed that the processing and storage of any personal data and/or sensitive personal data provided by you or about you, is at all times handled in accordance with the United Kingdom (UK) Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Under the DPA you have the right to request that we do not use your personal data for marketing purposes. You can do this in one of two ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you can click the box to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at 

Further to this, the EU GDPR provide the following rights to the data subject to who the personal and/or sensitive personal data relates:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right not to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.


Note that should you wish to contact us we may need to confirm your identify in which case we will ask you for two of the following forms of identity: i) driving license, ii) passport, iii) birth certificate, iv) utility bill not older than three months. A minimum of one piece of photographic ID listed above and a supporting document is required.

Should any subject access requests submitted be manifestly unfounded or excessive, then we may (in line with GDPR) either; charge a reasonable fee (taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information) or refuse to respond. Where a decision is taken to refuse to respond to a request, the data subject will be provided with an explanation for the decision along with details of their rights to complain to the supervisory authority and to a judicial remedy. This will be provided without undue delay and at latest within one month from receipt of the request.

International transfers of information

Some of our external third parties are also based outside the UK so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the UK. Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the UK, we will try best to ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded.

Retention of your information

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.


You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( However, it will be appreciated if you approach ILiA with your concerns first and allow us to deal with the issue, before you approach the ICO.  If you wish to have more information or exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us:

by email to,  

or by post to:


3rd Floor 1 Ashley Road, 
Altrincham, Cheshire, 
United Kingdom, 
WA14 2DT.