Privacy notice

UK SAF Clearing House 

The purpose of the privacy notice is to inform you about what personal information we collect whether this is through our website, the testing funding process or other interaction with the UK SAF Clearing House coordination team. We will also define how we use the information, whether the information is disclosed and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

We want you to feel secure when interacting with UK SAF Clearing House and are committed to respecting your privacy and complying with data privacy regulations, such as UK’s Data Protection Act 2018.

The UK SAF Clearing House is delivered by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), the Energy Institute of University of Sheffield and Ricardo, who will have access to the data collected unless otherwise stated. Your data is not shared with organisations beyond those listed in this privacy notice. DfT is the data controller and Energy Institute of University of Sheffield and Ricardo are the data processors.

You are entitled to know what information we hold about you and for this to be corrected if it is inaccurate – click here for more information. Contacting the UK SAF Clearing House about your personal data does not impact your right to engage with the relevant authorities, for example the Information Commissioners Office in relation to EU based data concerns -

Your data and the UK SAF Clearing House website 

Whenever you visit this website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this privacy notice.

Who is responsible for the data?
The data controller is: DfT. You can contact the Data Protection Officer by writing to the following address: Data Protection Officer, Department for Transport, 3rd Floor, One Priory Square,Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1EA Email

The data processors are Ricardo and University of Sheffield:
Ricardo Energy & Environment, Gemini Building, Fermi Avenue, Harwell, Oxon, OX11 0QR, United Kingdom. Email
The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom Email 

Non-UK SAF Clearing House websites linked to or from our website are not covered by this privacy notice and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those websites.  

How do we collect my personal data through the website? 
There are two ways which we collect your information: 

  • Cookies and log files 
  • Forms

Cookies and log files 

How do we use Cookies and log files? 
When visiting our site for the first time, you will be asked how you would like to manage cookies (and are provided with an option to accept or deny). The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

We predominantly use cookies to enable us to identify what areas of the website are visited and how visitors get there. We use this aggregated and anonymised information from website visitors, for example aggregated information on the pages visited, to help us improve the design, performance and delivery of the website to provide a better user experience. 
You can find out more about cookies at:  

How to control cookies 
Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish your progress through the website to be tracked, then all recent versions of popular web browsers have the option to not accept cookies. However, by choosing not to accept cookies, some aspects of the website performance and user experience may be affected.

Website forms 

How is my data collected through website forms? 
We use forms on the website to enable you to easily contact the UK SAF Clearing House and we will use the information shared to understand your question or contact request and will engage with you as appropriate.  

We also use forms as part of the testing application process, where the information you submit will be shared with the three delivery partners (DfT, Energy Institute of University of Sheffield and Ricardo). As part of submission of the delivery of the testing application process, we may collect data that some organisations providing the information might deem as ‘commercially sensitive’. This data will be stored securely and only viewed directly by the team responsible for reviewing the application who will not have any competitive or commercial benefit from reviewing the data. If you have any concerns regarding the sharing of this data as part of your testing application process, please contact

Each form includes a tick box that confirms you consent for us to store your personal information on our secure systems and to use your data for the purposes stated on the form. If you do not tick the box that confirms your consent, your data will be erased.

How long will we store your information? 
We will hold the information provided through the forms until March 2025, after this time we will contact you to either request consent to continue to store your information or it will be securely deleted.  

If you wish your contact details to be deleted from the UK SAF Clearing House contact database, you will need to request this in writing to

Legitimate interest: 

There are instances where we process data under the lawful basis known as ‘legitimate interest’. When we adopt this approach, we carry out a legitimate interest test in accordance with relevant data protection regulations, which enables us to understand if it is an appropriate method. 

We may use the legitimate interest approach to process your data related to the project funding process, for example we may process the data to understand regional distribution of funding or to contact you in relation to new events or webinars that we might hold on related topics such as sustainable aviation fuels or the aviation industry.

Type / category of data stored 

As defined through this privacy notice, The UK SAF Clearing House collects and manages ‘personal data’, meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to an identifier.

Changes to this privacy notice 

We may change this notice from time to time and any changes will be posted to this page. 
Last update: 5 July 2023.