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Ismaili Professionals Network & Business Alliance

Connecting Ismaili professionals and business owners across Europe

Privacy Policy

This section explains when and how we use your personal information that you or others provide to us.
We are The Ismaili Professionals Network and Business Alliance (the “IPNBA"), the controller responsible for this website and application. 
If you would like to contact us with a question about how we use your data, the quickest way to do this is via email to 


We are aware that you may trust us with your sensitive personal data. Where we hold this data about you, we will only use it for the reasons set out on this page, as part of our legitimate activities as a not-for-profit organisation for our community.

  1. When you register with the IPNBA. When you register with us, we collect your name, email, telephone number, industry and location. We collect these details because we need them to provide you with information or otherwise contact you as a member of our network.

  2. When you attend one of our events. When you attend one of our events, we will usually collect your name, address, email address and phone number. We collect this information where we have your consent or because it is in our legitimate interests to know who is attending our events. If you provide us with your dietary information for a catered event, then we handle this information on the basis of it being in your vital interests, to ensure we can cater for any allergies you have.

    Where you attend one of our events we may take pictures or videos of you, either in groups or individually. We may use these in materials produced by us, or otherwise to demonstrate, review, promote or improve our programs, events and activities. We do this as we have a legitimate interest to promote our activities and events. You can opt out of having your photo taken in this way both when you attend our events and at any time by contacting us at

    We may also use your details to contact you to complete surveys that we use for research and evaluation purposes and to provide you with information about future events, services or programmes which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these by post, telephone, email or SMS.

  3. When you contact us or we contact you. When you contact us, we will usually collect your name and contact details, because it is in our legitimate interest to make sure we can properly respond to your query.

  4. When you receive our updates. We will handle your personal information (such as your name and email address) to provide you with important news and network updates.

    We will send you news updates when you register for IPNBA membership. We do this under our legitimate interest to provide you with updates and information about our network.

    You can unsubscribe from our updates at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing

  5. Technical information when you use our website. When you consent, we collect information about how you use our website. We use this information to improve our website and to better understand how people use it. More detail on the information we collect and how we do this is set out in our cookie policy.



  1. If we have your consent, we share your information with affiliated organisations, so they can contact you regarding future events and initiatives.

  2. We may share your dietary information with additional catering providers who we partner with at our events. Where we have not requested your explicit consent we will share this information in order to protect your vital interests. 

  3. If we have taken photographs or videos of you at one of our events and you have not opted out, we may share these on social media and in our other promotional materials as we have a legitimate interest to promote our organisation, events and activities. You can opt-out of this at any time by contacting us at, but please keep in mind that it is not always possible to remove your photograph or videos from materials that have already been printed, shared or published.


We store your data in the EU. 


[We may transfer your personal information to outside of the UK. Whenever we transfer your personal information outside of the UK, we ensure it receives additional protection as required by law. To keep this privacy policy as short and easy to understand as possible, we haven’t set out the specific circumstances when each of these protection measures are used. You can contact us at for more detail on this.


We will only retain your personal information for as long as we need it or as long as you are member of the IPNBA. However, if you would like further information please do contact us at


You have various other rights under applicable data protection laws, including the right to:

  • access your personal data (also known as a “subject access request”);

  • correct incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you;

  • ask us to erase the personal data we hold about you;

  • ask us to restrict our handling of your personal data;

  • ask us to transfer your personal data to a third party; 

  • object to how we are using your personal data; and

  • withdraw your consent to us handling your personal data.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with us or the Information Commissioner's Office, the supervisory authority for data protection issues in England and Wales. If you are based outside of England and Wales, you can find your relevant supervisory authority here.
Please keep in mind that privacy law is complicated, and these rights will not always be available to you all of the time.

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