1. Important information and who we are


  • This privacy policy aims to give you information on how Lean Construction Ireland (“LCi”) collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including, for example, any data you may provide through this website when you register for events, webinars, and conferences.
  • It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.
  • This privacy policy supplements other notices and privacy policy and is not intended to override them.


This Privacy Policy pertains to the website (the Site). Reference to “we”, “our” and “us”, etc., are references to LCi. This Privacy Policy sets out how LCi uses and protects any information that you give LCi when you use this website or which you have given through other means and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. LCi is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or by other means, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Link

The LCi website contains links to other sites of interest. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-part websites. We are not responsible for the privacy standards of those websites and are not responsible for their privacy policy.


Please note that when you volunteer information we may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data: including name and job title.
  • Contact Data: including e-mail address.
  • Demographic Data: including post code, preferences, and interests.
  • Miscellaneous Data: Other information relevant to member surveys.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but it is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your data. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Failure to Provide Personal Data?

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In this case, we may have to cancel a service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.


We have different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
  • Direct interactions: you may give us data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by phone, post, and email or otherwise.
  • Automated technologies or interactions: as you interact with our website, we will automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources: we will receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below.

4. how we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. In most circumstances we will use your data in the following circumstances:  

  • To administer LCi membership and membership fees (where applicable);
  • Communicate with members;
  • Research matters relevant to the LCi; and
  • Customise the website.

5. Purposes for which we will use your personal data:

We require this information for:

  • General membership administration and membership fees (where applicable);
  • Marketing our events and other service offerings:
  • Sending emails informing members of relevant industry news, events, and activities associated with LCi and the Lean Construction community of learning and practice;
  • Contacting you for research purposes; and
  • Use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

Promotional offers from us
We may use your Identity, Contact, Demographic, and Miscellaneous Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased [goods or services] from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third-Party Marketing
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.

Opting out
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time [by logging into the website and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences OR by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you OR by contacting us at any time].

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of [a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions].

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Other cookies are deleted when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website, which allows us to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Cookies help us to provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies, and you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website as some parts of this website may become inaccessible or may not function properly if you disable or refuse cookies.

Change of purpose

  • We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
  • If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
  • Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

6. Disclosure of your personal data

  • We will not sell nor lease your personal information to third parties. We may share your personal information with marketing platforms like, for example CreateSend, Mailchimp, or Eventbrite, for the administration of our events or to a third party to whom we outsource our marketing administration to the extent that the information is required for that purpose.
  • We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.
  • We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties that we think you may find interesting.
  • We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


LCi is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and management procedures to safeguard and secure the information.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please email [email protected].

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Data Protection Commission, the Irish regulator for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the DPC so please contact us in the first instance.


  • We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
  • To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.


We will only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes we have outlined above.  Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”);
  • Request rectification of your personal information if it is inaccurate;
  • Object to us processing your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest and you believe that your interests override this;
  • Temporarily restrict our processing of your personal information, for example where you believe the information may be inaccurate or we may not have grounds for processing it;
  • Request erasure of your personal information if we do not have grounds for continuing to process it;
  • Request us to send you, or another organisation, certain types of personal information about you in a format that can be read by computer;
  • Withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information, where our processing is based on your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, [please contact us OR specific details of who the contact for subject access rights].

No Fee Usually Required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

Time Limit to Respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.