LEAP CONSORTIUM PRIVACY POLICY AND COOKIES POLICY

 

LEAP Consortium attaches great importance to your right to privacy and the protection of your personal data. We want you to feel secure that when you deal with LEAP Consortium, your personal data are in good hands.

 

This privacy statement is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on May 25th 2018.  Please note that this privacy statement will be updated to reflect any changes in the way we handle your personal data or any changes in applicable laws.

 

This page and its sub-pages tell you everything you need to know about how LEAP Consortium LTD and/or its affiliates, partners and experts (“LEAP Consortium”; “we”) protect the personal data we process and control relating to you (“your personal data”; “your data”) and which rights you have in relation to the processing of your personal data.

 

Any LEAP Consortium entity located outside the European Union will be able to access LEAP Consortium’s  Privacy Statement for the purposes of implementing procedures to be compliant with our data privacy and laws.   We cannot take responsibility for parties that are not part of the Company LEAP Consortium. -

 

Below, we first give a general description of how LEAP Consortium protects your personal data. Further below, we also include specific information on the following:

 

  1. How do we use personal data when you visit LEAP Consortium's website?

  2. How do we use cookies (and other tracking technologies)?

  3. How do we use personal data for marketing purposes?

  4. What are your rights?

  5. How to contact Us and your Data Privacy Officer

 

A. HOW DOES LEAP Consortium PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

 

LEAP Consortium protects your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and our data privacy policies. In addition, LEAP Consortium maintains the appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access, or accidental or unlawful destruction of or damage thereto.

The following sections provide further details as to how LEAP Consortium processes your personal data:

 

  1. Which categories of personal data do we collect and how do we process such personal data?

  2. For which purposes and on which legal basis do we use your personal data?

  3. Will we share your personal data with third parties?

  4. What about sensitive data?

  5. What about data security?

  6. Where will your personal data be processed?

  7. How long will your personal data be retained by us?

  8. Which rights do you have with respect to the processing of your personal data?

 

  1. Which categories of personal data do we collect and how do we process such personal data?

 

We collect personal data of our employees, potential employees, clients, suppliers, business contacts, shareholders and website users.

 

This includes:

 

  1. Name

  2. mail address

  3. Mobile

  4. Landline

  5. Job Title

  6. Business name and address

  7. Industry/Sector

  8. Details for financial transactions

  9. Information to be found on your CV/Personal Profile (for example: Education, Qualification, Talents, Work History etc)

  10. Any other information you voluntarily provide us with to enable the processing of applications, forms or transactions

 

Except for certain information that is required by law, your decision to provide any personal data to us is voluntary. You will therefore not be subject to adverse consequences if you do not wish to provide us with your personal data.

 

However, please note that if you do not provide certain information, we may not be able to accomplish some or all of the purposes outlined in this privacy statement, and you may not be able to use certain tools and systems which require the use of such personal data.

 

If you provide us with personal data of another person (for instance, a potential employee/referral), you are responsible for ensuring that such person is made aware of the information contained in this privacy statement and that the person has given you his/her consent for sharing the information with LEAP Consortium.

 

The above-mentioned categories of personal data have been obtained either directly from you (for example, when you provide information to sign up for a newsletter or register to comment on a forum website) or indirectly from certain third parties (for example, through our website’s technology). Such third parties include our affiliates, partners, experts, public authorities, public websites, public platforms and social media, suppliers and vendors or those authorised to process information on our behalf.

 

  1. For which purposes and on which legal basis do we use your personal data?

 

LEAP Consortium uses your personal data only where required for the following specific purposes.

 

  1. To inform you about our products, services, events, training and activities and the services of our partners, associates, affiliates, experts.

  2. To inform you about the above offering from other providers, where it is relevant/you have expressed an interest/we have notified you that as part of our service, we will contact you about their events

  3. To optimize your user experience of our our website

  4. To enhance and our products and services

  5. To carry out surveys, opinion poles

  6. To act on your behalf, within the limitations that you have given to us, in the carrying out of our services

 

We will process your personal data for the purposes mentioned above based on your prior consent, to the extent such consent is mandatory under applicable laws.

We will not use your personal data for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes of which you have been informed, unless it is required or authorized by law, or it is in your own vital interest (e.g. in case of a medical emergency) to do so.

 

  1. Will we share your personal data with third parties?

 

We may transfer personal data to our service providers, professional advisors, public and governmental authorities or third parties in connection with a (potential or actual) business transaction. Such third parties may be located in other countries. Before we do so, we shall take the necessary steps to ensure that your personal data will be given adequate protection as required by relevant data privacy laws and LEAP Consortium’s internal policies.

 

Unless you are otherwise notified, any transfers of your personal data from within the European Economic Area (EEA) to third parties outside the EEA will be based on your consent or compliance with the law.  Any other non-EEA related transfers of your personal data, will take place in accordance with the appropriate international data transfer mechanisms and standards and in compliance with the law.

 

  1. What about sensitive data?

 

We do not generally seek to collect sensitive data (also known as special categories) through this site or otherwise. In the limited cases where we do seek to collect such data, we will do this in accordance with data privacy law requirements and/or ask for your consent.

 

The term "sensitive data" refers to the various categories of personal data identified by data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent from you. These categories include racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic data, sexual life or orientation, or criminal convictions and offences (including information about suspected criminal activities).

 

  1. What about data security?

 

We maintain organisational, physical and technical security arrangements for all the personal data we hold. We have protocols, controls and relevant policies, procedures and guidance to maintain these arrangements taking into account the risks associated with the categories of personal data and the processing we undertake.  We adopt security measures to protect your personal data.

 

LEAP Consortium’s processes and security controls provide an effective framework for protecting our client’s information and our own information.  It must however be noted that the open of the internet is such that information and personal data flows over networks connecting you to our website and systems.  Although we have security measures in place, we have no control over these external networks and they may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data are intended.

 

  1. Where will your personal data be processed?

 

Personal data we collect may be transferred or be accessible between LEAP Consortium’s entities, affiliates, partners and subsidiaries.  Any such transfers throughout LEAP Consortium’s business takes place in accordance with the applicable data privacy laws.

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  1. How long will your personal data be retained by us?

 

We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. We maintain specific records management and retention policies and procedures, so that personal data are deleted after a reasonable time according to the following retention criteria:

 

  1. We retain your data as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you (in particular, if you have an account with us or have signed up to our network, attended or registered to attend our events or activities or have contacted us or provided us with our business cards/business details/personal details).

  2. We will only keep the data while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide services to you or where you have clearly expressed your wish for us to keep your information for an indefinite period. (you can tell us at any time when you no longer wish us to keep your information and we will be obligated to remove it).

  3. We retain your data for as long as needed in order to comply with our legal and contractual obligations.

 

  1. Which rights do you have with respect to the processing of your personal data?

 

You are entitled (in the circumstances and under the conditions, and subject to the exceptions, set out in applicable law) to:

 

  1. Request access to the personal data we process about you: this right entitles you to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, to obtain information on and a copy of that personal data.

  2. Request a rectification of your personal data: this right entitles you to have your personal data be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

  3. Object to the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that LEAP Consortium no longer processes your personal data.

  4. Request the erasure of your personal data: this right entitles you to request the erasure of your personal data, including where such personal data would no longer be necessary to achieve the purposes.

  5. Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that LEAP Consortium only processes your personal data in limited circumstances, including with your consent.

  6. Request portability of your personal data: this right entitles you to receive a copy (in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format) of personal data that you have provided to LEAP Consortium, or request LEAP Consortium to transmit such personal data to another data controller.

  7. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time to LEAP Consortium processing, transferring or retaining your data by contacting LEAP Consortiums Data Privacy Officer at the contact details at the end of this document.

 

If, despite our commitment and efforts to protect your personal data, you believe that your data privacy rights have been violated, we encourage and welcome individuals to come to LEAP Consortium first to seek resolution of any complaint. You have the right at all times to register a complaint directly with the relevant supervisory authority or to make a claim against LEAP Consortium with a competent court (either in the country where you live, the country where you work or the country where you deem that data privacy law has been infringed).

 

Contact Our Data Privacy Officer

 

E-mail:  lstewart@leapconsortium.com  or telephone:  020 8001 9189

 

A) HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL DATA WHEN YOU VISIT LEAP CONSORTIUM’S WEBSITE?

 

In addition to the information set out above, the following sections describe how we use personal data when you visit LEAP Consortium’s website:

 

  1. Which personal data do we gather?

  2. Do we include (links to) websites and programs of third parties?

  3. How do we use personal data that we collect from our websites?

 

  1. Which personal data do we gather?

 

LEAP Consortium collects personal data on our website in two ways: (1) directly (for example, when you provide personal data to sign up for a newsletter or register to comment on a forum website or register to attend an event or activity that either LEAP our affiliates or our partners or experts organise); and (2) indirectly (for example, through our website's technology).

 

We may collect and process the following personal data:

 

  1. Personal data that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes registering to use the website, subscribing to services, newsletters and alerts, registering for a conference or requesting documents or further information. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence/communication.

  2. We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

  3. Any postings, comments or other content that you upload or post to an LEAP Consortium website.

  4. Our website collects personal data about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration, to filter traffic, to look up user domains and to report on statistics.

  5. Details of your visits to our website, the pages you view and resources you access or download, including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. Please see the ‘Cookies for further information.

 

  1. Do we include (links to) websites and programs of third parties?

 

Our websites may include:

 

  1. Links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers, experts, affiliates, participants in our events and activities and websites, posts and social media pages providing information, activities, training and events relevant to supporting the sustainable development of our clientele and visitors to our site.

  2. Certain programs (widgets and apps) of third parties. Where this is the case, note that such third parties may process your personal data collected through such programs for their own purposes.  We do not accept any responsibility or liability for such third parties’ sites or programs. Please check such third parties’ terms of use and privacy statements before using and providing any information to such third parties’ sites and programs.

 

  1. How do we use personal data that we collect from our websites?

 

We use personal data for the purposes described in the section “For which purposes and on which legal basis do we use your personal data?” above, as well as to provide you with information you request, process online job applications, and for other purposes which we would describe to you at the point where it is collected. For example:

  1. To fulfil your requests for documents, newsletters, videos or other content.

  2. For surveys or research questionnaires.

  3. To personalize your experience at our website.

  4. To contact you for marketing purposes where you have agreed to this.

  5. We analyse your IP and browser information to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it and make it more effective. Please see the ‘Cookies’ below for more information.

 

B) HOW DO WE USE COOKIES (AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES)?

 

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use cookies and other tracking technologies.

 

We analyse your IP and browser information to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it and, eventually, to determine how we can tailor our website to make it a more positive and relevant.  By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies and other similar technologies on your device.

 

The cookies we use are for the following:

 

  1. Analysing Cookies (to monitor and optimise your user experience)

  2. Functionality Cookies (to ensure that website operates effectively)

  3. Data Processing Cookies (for completion of forms, requests and transactions

  4. Financial Transaction Cookies (for e-commerce transactions)

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  1.  HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL DATA FOR MARKETING PURPOSES?

 

In addition to the information set out above, the following sections describe how we use personal data for marketing purposes:

 

What are the sources of marketing data?

 

 

 

We send targeted e-mails to you based on the interest you have expressed in our products and services and the services of our affiliates, partners and associates?

 

 

Marketing Database

 

We maintain a client and customer focused management database, which is kept secure both electronically and in physical format.

 

Analysing Your Personal Data

 

We combine and analyse personal data to ensure that we can deliver the best products and services to you.  We use this data to assess your preferences and to enhance our service delivery to you to optimise your user experience.

 

Sharing Your Data With Third Parties

 

We share personal data with third parties in the processing of financial transactions and information, service delivery, events management and attendance, and in conjunction with your request to access our partners, experts, affiliates and other external agencies.

 

  1.  WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS?

 

What are the sources of marketing data?

 

The bulk of the personal data we collect and use for marketing purposes relates to individual employees of our clients and other companies with which we have an existing business relationship.

 

We may also obtain contact information from public sources, including content made public at social media websites, business shows, our events and other events, to make an initial contact with a relevant individual or other company.

 

Do we send targeted e-mails?

 

  1. We send commercial e-mails to individuals at our client or other companies with whom we want to develop or maintain a business relationship in accordance with applicable marketing laws. Our targeted e-mail messages typically include web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies that allow us to know whether you open, read, or delete the message, and links you may click. When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from LEAP Consortium, we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered at/or signed into our site.

  2. Targeted e-mails from LEAP Consortium may include additional data privacy information, as required by applicable laws.

 

Do we maintain Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases?

 

Like most companies, LEAP Consortium uses customer relationship management (CRM) database technology to manage and track our marketing efforts. Our CRM databases include personal data belonging to individuals at our client and other companies with whom we already have a business relationship or want to develop one. The personal data used for these purposes includes relevant business information, such as: contact data, publicly available information (e.g. board membership, published articles, press releases, your public posts on social media sites if relevant for business purpose), your responses to targeted e-mail (including web activity following links from our e-mails), website activity of registered users of our website, and other business information included by LEAP Consortium professionals based on their personal interactions with you.

 

If you wish to be excluded from our databases, please contact our Data Policy Officer (details at the end of this document)..

 

Do we combine and analyse personal data?

 

We may combine data from publicly available sources, and from our different e-mail, website, and personal interactions with you (this includes information collected across our different websites, subsidiaries, associated business links and pages and on-line magazines/bullets and brochures) such as our careers and business and information collected when you sign-up or log on to our sites or connect to our sites using your social media credentials (such as LinkedIn and Facebook). We combine this data to better assess your experience with LEAP Consortium and to perform the other activities described throughout our privacy policy.

 

Do we share personal data with third parties?

 

In addition to the third parties mentioned in the section we may share your personal data with marketing agencies and individuals to include:

 

  1. Our affiliates

  2. Our partners

  3. Our experts

 

What are your rights regarding marketing communications?

 

You can exercise your right to prevent marketing communications to you by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal data, or by utilising opt-out mechanisms in e-mails we send to you. You can also exercise the right to discontinue marketing communications to you, or to have your personal data removed from our customer relationship management (CRM) databases at any time.

 

E. CONTACT US

 

Please e-mail us at the above e-mail address if:

 

  1. You have a general questions about how LEAP Consortium protects your personal data.

  2. You wish to exercise your rights in relation to your personal data rights. 

  3. You wish to make a complaint about LEAP Consortium’s use of your data.

  4. You can also exercise the right to discontinue marketing communications to you.

  5. You would like your personal data removed from our database at any time.

 

Contacting our Data Privacy Officer via

 

Telephone:  020 8001 9189

 

If, despite our commitment and efforts to protect your personal data, you believe that your data privacy rights have been violated, we encourage and welcome individuals to come to LEAP Consortium first to seek resolution of any complaint. You have the right at all times to register a complaint directly with the relevant supervisory authority or to make a claim against LEAP Consortium with a competent court (either in the country where you live, the country where you work or the country where you deem that data privacy law has been infringed).