Leap Sustainability Pty Ltd ABN 68 661 718 690 (“Leap Sustainability”, “we”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. We take all reasonable steps to implement and maintain practices, procedures and systems to uphold your privacy rights in line with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
This document sets out how we collect and use your personal information during and after your relationship with Leap Sustainability. It applies to those that we engage with in the course of project delivery (such as our clients and their stakeholders), as well as to those that we engage with when performing other business and marketing functions (such as when you visit our website). In this policy we use to the term ‘you’, to denote those whose information we collect.
We collect information in a number of ways, including:
Directly from you
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The sort of information we collect, store and hold may include:
We will not collect personal information unless reasonably necessary.
Leap Sustainability will generally seek your express (verbal or written) consent before handling your sensitive information. We will, as far as practicable, implement procedures and systems to obtain and record consent. If we need to collect and hold Sensitive Information (such as information relating to health, disability, ethnic origin, criminal convictions, religious or political opinions), we will only do so where it is reasonably necessary to perform our functions and will seek your express written consent in advance.
We use personal information to conduct our business, to provide and promote our products and services and to engage in other business transactions involving our customers. Most commonly, we use this information to:
We will only use or disclose your personal information for the reason that we obtained or collected it. We will only share your personal information with third parties where there is a legitimate business reason for doing so. For example:
In such cases, third-party service providers cannot use your personal data for their own purposes, but only specified purposes in accordance with our contract with them.
We will destroy/de-identify research information once the research purposes have been fulfilled.
We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
We only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
We will take all reasonable steps to protect the Information we hold from misuse, interference and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Security of digital data is supported by cloud-based technology that provides a high level of data protection as data is automatically synchronised and saved on servers in a secure data centre managed by Microsoft (Microsoft Privacy Statement).
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will inform you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any third-party vendors deal with personal information in a way that is consistent with the Privacy Act; however in providing your information to us via third-party platforms (such as Twitter or LinkedIn), you acknowledge that we cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of personal information by others.
If you become aware of any potential data security breach involving personal information provided to Leap Sustainability, please contact us as indicated below.
If you have provided personal information to us, or if your personal information has been supplied to us by a client, you have the right to request any and all of the information that was obtained or collected from you. We will provide you with access to any of your personal information we hold (except in limited circumstances recognised by law). You may also request correction of information we hold about you if you believe it to be incorrect.
Before we provide you with access to your personal information, we may require some proof of identity.
There are some circumstances where we can refuse to give access to information. These include where given access to the Information would:
(a) pose a serious threat to the life, health or safety of an individual or the public;
(b) have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others; or
(c) be frivolous or vexatious.
The other exceptions are detailed in the APPs.
You can request this information by contacting Leap Sustainability (as per ‘Contact Us’ below).
If you access or use our data improperly, including wrongfully accessing, disseminating, copying, using, streaming or otherwise publishing any of the content, we will support prosecution of you to the fullest extent permissible by law and you will fully indemnify us in relation to any damages, fines, costs, and penalties that may flow from your wrongful conduct.
By using this this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
If you are not satisfied with our response, you may lodge a complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Details about submitting a complaint to the OAIC are found here.
Updated February 2023