Lean Community Privacy Policy

Lean Community takes very seriously the privacy of its website visitors and the security of any personal information that may be provided via the organizations website. Lean Community believes you have the right to know the type of information the organization collects, how it is protected and used, and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed. For easy access, this Privacy Policy Statement is posted on Lean Community’ homepage.


The Information We Collect and How it is Gathered and Used

Personal Information

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Lean Community website. On some pages, visitors can make information requests, register to receive program updates or resource materials, or make financial contributions. Lean Community collects only the personal information voluntarily provided through this website. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, contact informationand any other demographic data or details related to your background or interests that you choose to provide.

In order to increase the efficiency of work organization, Lean Community may use the external providers in the field of user data collection. These are the entities that are preparing the simplified tool to send emails, create pages, and automate marketing. Each of these entities has its own privacy policies regarding data management. Lean Community does not share personal information provided by you through its website with any other institution, company, government or governmental agency or other organization, beside these providers who support Lean Community with financial or technical assistance. Lean Community is obligated to disclose personal information in exceptional cases as required by EU law.

Lean Community uses the information you provide about yourself for various services, which are disclosed to you when you provide the information. Examples include email newsletters, invitations to Lean Community events, or for information alerts about Lean Community programs or activities. In some cases, Lean Community uses this information, including the email addresses and contact information gathered from our websites, for fundraising activities.

Information collected on Lean Community websites are never used for commercial purposes.


Email Updates

We use an email marketing provider to deliver emails. This company employs techniques for tracking open rates and click-through that use email addresses as unique identifiers.

You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update. We will not sell, rent or trade your email address to anybody.

Site Usage Information

When visitors browse, read or download information on the Lean Community website, limited, anonymous data is collected about the visit. For instance, the web server may record the numerical Internet Protocol address of your computer; information about your browser and operating system; date and time of access; and the Internet address and page that linked (referred) you to our site. If you search the site, your search requests may be logged. Lean Community uses this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, diagnose and correct system errors, and conduct research—all with the sole objective of improving the information services, features and usability of the site.


The Lean Community website uses web cookies—a mechanism by which a website and a web browser can jointly “remember” information within or between browsing sessions. Cookies are useful because they can improve the user experience. However, cookies have been subject to criticism because they also can be employed to invisibly assemble information about user’s browsing habits for marketing purposes.

Lean Community uses cookies only to improve the user experience within the context of a single browser session or between site visits and not for any form of information gathering about user browsing. Cookies may contain a “key,” so that you do not need to login every time you visit a new page, or when you return to the Lean Community website from the same computer at a later date. Remember, if you are using a public computer, and you fail to log out from the website after finishing your session, another person may be able to access your account.

Cookie Settings

Lean Community Partner Websites and Links to Independent Websites

The Lean Community privacy policy does not apply to such websites that are developed and maintained by Lean Community partners with Lean Community financial or technical assistance. Lean Community would typically encourage these partners to develop and implement their own privacy policies for information collected on their websites. It is Lean Community’ policy never to take possession of or use personal information provided to partners through these kinds of websites.

Similarly, Lean Community websites may contain pages with links to independent, external websites for which the Institute is not responsible.

Lean Community Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, Lean Community uses industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction during transmission.

How to Access or Correct Information

If you would like to access, update, or request that we do not share your personally identifiable information, please send us an email on our Contact Us page.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Changes to this Policy

Lean Community retains the right to make changes, at its sole discretion, to this Privacy Policy Statement or the privacy policies of the various Lean Community program websites, which will be posted in an accessible place on the pertinent site.

How to Contact Lean Community

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email on our Contact Us page.