Privacy Policy


CEWales is a not-for-profit organisation that represents each part of the supply chain within the Welsh built environment. We work with all different elements of construction with both large and small organisations in the public and private sectors to help the industry to improve its performance to deliver better quality and value for money to its clients and end users. 

Our membership includes both companies and individuals and we collect, store and process personal information relating to individuals as part of our activities. We do this to effectively manage our membership and to carry out our wider work supporting the construction sector

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Everyone has rights regarding the way in which their personal information is handled, and we recognise that the correct and lawful treatment of this data will maintain confidence in the organisation and will provide for successful business operations.

For the purpose of UK data protection laws, the data controller is Construction Excellence in Wales Limited of Construction Excellence in Wales Ltd, c/o 91 Balmoral Road, Newport, Wales, NP19 8JS.

For further information, amending your details or to manage your preferences, please contact us on

This policy was last updated in January 2021.

Data protection principles

When processing your information, we must comply with the six enforceable principles of good practice. These provide that your personal information must be:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • processed for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary
  • accurate and kept up to date
  • kept for no longer than is necessary, and
  • processed in a manner than ensures appropriate security.

Information you give to us

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you, including:

  • Identity Data, such as your image, name, company name, job title, university/college, which club committee, board, or group you are a member of
  • Contact Data, such as your billing address, address, email address and telephone numbers
  • Financial Data, such as bank account, payment card details and invoices
  • Transaction Data, including details about payments from you
  • Technical Data, including IP addresses, your log-in data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website or similar identifiers
  • Profile Data, such as your username, password, membership applications made by you
  • Usage Data, including information about how you use our website and services, and
  • Marketing Data, such as your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties, and your communication preferences.

‘Special category’ data

The term special category relates to information such as your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, criminal convictions, sex life or sexual orientation, or certain types of genetic or biometric data.

While dealing with you, we may collect the following ‘special category’ data about you:

  • Health & medical – for example, allergies and dietary choice for events

How we collect your personal information

We may obtain personal information by directly interacting with you, such as:

  • applying to become a member or sponsor of CE Wales
  • corresponding with us by phone, emails, letters or otherwise
  • subscribing to our services or publications
  • participating in discussion boards or other social media functions on our website
  • when providing us with your business cards
  • attending an event
  • applying to join any campaigns, project, or service
  • Job application
  • We may obtain personal information via automated technology when you interact with our website by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
  • We may also collect personal information about you from third parties or publicly available sources, such as:

analytics providers (such as Google)
advertising networks
search information providers
other Constructing Excellence clubs or regions
company colleagues
Eventbrite or similar third party partners

How we use your personal information

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • you have given us consent,
  • we are about to enter, or have entered into, or in performing an agreement with you,
  • where it is necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests, and your interests and rights do not override those interests, or
  • where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • we will only use ‘special category’ information when we have your explicit consent to use it
  • where we believe that we need to use that data to protect your vital interests where you are not able to provide us with your explicit consent
  • where it is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest
  • where you have previously made that data public knowledge
  • if we need to use that data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Purposes for which we use your personal information

We may use your personal information for several different purposes. For each purpose, we are required to confirm the legal basis that allows us to use your information, as follows:

Purposes for which we will use the information you give to us

Legal basis

To register you as a new member

It will be necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us

To notify you about changes to our terms or this privacy policy

It will be necessary for our legitimate business interests, namely, to ensure you are aware of our current terms and conditions

To administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so, to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you and to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our website about goods or services that may interest you or them

It will be necessary for our legitimate business interests to ensure you receive the best experience possible when accessing and using our website. We will comply with our cookie policy when processing this information

To provide you with information about events that are similar to those that you have already received from us

Where you have previously received marketing communications from us, then it will be necessary for our legitimate business interests, namely, to ensure you continue to receive communications that you have previously agreed to receive

In all other cases, we will only do this if you give us your consent

To administer and improve our website and to keep our site safe and secure.

We are allowed to use this information to ensure you receive the best experience possible when accessing and using our website.

To receive feedback from you after an event

It will be necessary for our legitimate business interests to ensure we provide you with an adequate service and to make improvements

To provide you with your membership benefits

It will be necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us

Sharing images of events for our website/social media platforms for promotion and information regarding events.

It will be necessary for our legitimate business interests and forms part of the membership benefits

To form part of our members directory.

It will be necessary for our legitimate business interests and forms part of the membership benefits

To send renewal communication to members.

It will be necessary for our legitimate business interests namely to give you the opportunity to renew your membership

Promote your company on our website if you become a member.

It will be necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us

Process an application for a campaign; project or service

It will be necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us


We will only use your personal information for the purpose(s) for which we collected it, or for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information 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 information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

How we use the information we collect about you from other sources

We may receive personal data about you from third party sources such as your employer as part of corporate memberships or recommendations. In this case, we will provide you with a copy of this privacy policy.

What if you cannot or will not provide us with your personal information

It is a contractual requirement for you to provide us with certain information, namely your name, postal address, email address, company name, type of business, position in company and chosen club, committee, board, or group. If you do not provide us with that information, then regrettably we will be unable to process your membership.