Terms & conditions - employers and sponsors

Participating employers and sponsors of FLUX are subject to the following terms and conditions. 


Details about the different levels of sponsorship are available on the sponsorship pages.

Once you confirm your attendance at FLUX, either by email, phone or booking online, the booking is considered firm and cancellation charges will apply as outlined below.


Payment can be made on the online store. If you are unable to pay via this means, an invoice can be provided upon request.

This invoice must be paid within 14 days of the date shown on the invoice.

Company/Staff Property

We can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage from any cause whatever, in respect to any property brought or sent to the University


Cancellations for competing in FLUX must be made in writing or via email.

Cancellations on or before 6th October 2015 will incur no cancellation charge.

Cancelling on or after 7th October 2015 will be liable for payment of the full sponsorship fee.

Intellectual Property, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure

These terms and conditions relate to participants of the business challenge competition FLUX, organised by Lancaster University.

Participants attending FLUX are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

Our aim is to ensure that the intellectual property resulting from any output from FLUX is protected for a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of the event.

Within this context:

Inventions made by you whether patentable or non-patentable that arise from participation within FLUX are owned by the originator for a period of 30 days from the date of the event, during which time the originator may wish to patent or otherwise protect their invention.

Other participants within FLUX must not disclose to others except with the explicit approval of the originator any inventions made during the course of the competition.

This includes any output from the competition that may be patentable or protectable as commercial trade secrets or otherwise or commercial significance or protectable as designs for industrially produced products.

The originator owns the intellectual property rights in materials produced by them during the course of the competition.

If they do not wish to exploit them, they may in their discretion grant a free assignment to a person or persons of their choice.

Participants within FLUX must not publish or exploit or make use of any intellectual property rights originating from the competition or make use of or disclose any confidential information acquired in the course of the competition or otherwise from involvement in FLUX for a period of thirty days following the completion of the competition.