Privacy Policy

Livestock & Meat Commission

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

The data controller is The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland, Lissue Industrial Estate (East), 1A Lissue Walk, Lisburn, BT28 2LU.

Information we may collect from you

Information you give us

You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to receive our Market Information Publications, sign up for our Deadweight Quotes text service, make an online payment for Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (NIBL FQAS) membership or register to use the FQAS membership checker. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number. Any payment card details such as: payment card number, expiry date, security code and cardholder name provided for FQAS membership payment via the website are provided directly to a third party (Global Payments) and are not stored or processed by LMC. Where card payments are taken via telephone or in person then LMC will store merchant copy receipts for a period of seven years as it is a financial record.

Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Information we receive from other sources

  • We may receive information about you from analytics providers and search information providers (such as Google).


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. does not set any cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. If this should change in the future, we will inform visitors and provide guidance on how to control and delete these cookies.

This site does use third party analytics (Google Analytics) to provide anonymous visitor statistics to enable us to improve the performance of our website. This analytics function sets its own cookie to perform this service. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This information cannot be used to identify who you are and we do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Uses made of the information

Data Protection Laws require LMC to explain on what legal basis justifies the processing of your personal data (this includes sharing it with other organisations). For some processing more than one legal ground may be relevant. We use information held about you in the following ways:

Information you give to us
We will use this information:

Information processed
Lawful basis for processing
For sending out Market Information updates on the UK red meat industryConsent/Legitimate interest
To manage the NIBL FQASPerformance of Contract
To internally administer this website and help us to improve our servicesLegitimate interest
To notify you about changes to our serviceLegitimate interest
In order to perform any contract which we enter into with youPerformance of Contract
To deal with any queries received from youLegitimate interest
To comply with any legal obligations to which we are subjectLegal obligation

We will not provide your data to any third party source for marketing purposes without your consent.

Information we collect about you
We will use this information:

Information processed
Lawful basis for processing
To administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposesLegitimate interest
To improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computerLegitimate interest
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do soLegitimate interest
As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secureLegitimate interest/Legal obligation

Information we receive from other sources

We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

LMC shall process and store all personal information you submit to us in accordance with applicable law and in particular shall ensure it has appropriate security measures in place to guard against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide and shall keep your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal requirements or in line with our data retention and disposal policy.

If you wish to withdraw consent and unsubscribe from the publications that are distributed by LMC you can contact us using the unsubscribe link included in all electronic communications, via email to or phone on 028 9263 3000

This privacy policy covers It does not cover external web sites which are linked to this site.

This privacy policy shall be governed by the laws of Northern Ireland.

Disclosure of your information

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • Analytics, our appointed website developers and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site and the organisation and distribution of e mail updates to our subscribers.
  • Government authorities, law enforcement bodies and regulators if required by law to do so.
  • Legal and other professional advisers in order to enforce our legal rights and comply with our legal obligations.


The Livestock and Meat Commission may take photographs and videos at announcements and events to publicise its work. Photographs, interviews, videos or other recordings may be issued to media organisations for publicity purposes or used in promotional material, including in publications, newspapers, magazines, other print media, on television, radio and electronic media (including social media and the internet). Photographs and videos will also be stored on LMC’s internal records management system. LMC will keep the photographs and recordings for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they have been obtained.

Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the GDPR.  Below is the list of the rights that all individuals have under Data Protection Laws. They do not apply in all circumstances. If you wish to exercise any of them, LMC will explain at the time if they are applicable or not.

  • The right to be informed about LMC processing of your personal data
  • The right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete personal data completed
  • The right to object to processing of your personal data
  • The right to restrict processing of your personal data
  • The right to have your personal data erased
  • The right to request access to your personal data and obtain information about how we process it
  • The right of data portability
  • The right to complain to the Information Commissioner who enforces Data protection Laws

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy should be addressed to our Data Protection Officer:

Corporate Governance Manager, The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland, Lissue Industrial Estate (East), 1A Lissue Walk, Lisburn, BT28 2LU, (

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