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PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY NOTICE & GDPR

LEA Global respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully as it contains important information on how and why LEA Global collects and processes your personal information through your use of this website, and on your rights in relation to your personal information.


Who are we?

Leading Edge Alliance Inc. (also known as LEA Global) is an association of independent professional services firms. This privacy notice is issued by Leading Edge Alliance Inc., and does not cover any of our independent members, global partners or affiliates.

For the purposes of applicable data protection laws (including the US Data Protection Act 1998, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, “GDPR”) Leading Edge Alliance Inc. is the controller of your personal information and responsible for this website, www.leaglobal.com.

Our contact details are provided in the Contact Us section below.


What information do we collect about you?

“Personal information” means information that enables you to be identified, either directly or indirectly.

We may collect, use, store or transfer some or all the following kinds of personal information about you:

  • Behavioral information on your visit to the website: As you interact with our website, we automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data using cookies. Please see our cookies notice below for further information regarding our use of cookies.
  • Email address, where you have requested receipt of a regular email communication.
  • Contact information, including your full name, company name, telephone number and email address, where you have submitted an inquiry via our website contact forms.

We do not collect any sensitive information about you (such as details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health or genetic and biometric data).


Cookies & LEA Global

Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, to make them work more effectively, and to provide pertinent traffic information to the owners of the site. To find out more about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

As is true of most other websites, leaglobal.com uses cookies to find out information about how visitors are using the website, to make some advanced functionality work and to personalize the website experience so it is more relevant to the visitor. These cookies may be delivered in a first-party or third-party context. You have many choices regarding the management of cookies on your computer and will be prompted to accept or deny the use of cookies upon visiting our site.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Opera

Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.


Why, and on what basis, do we use your personal information?

Data protection laws require that we have a legal basis on which to process your personal information.

To fulfil our legitimate interests

It is in our legitimate interests to give users of our website the best possible and most secure experience. We therefore use the personal information we collect about you to tailor and improve our website experience for users, send you email messages relevant to your stated interest(s) and respond to any direct inquiries you submit via our website contact forms.

We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).

To comply with our contractual and/or legal obligations

There may be other grounds on which we process your personal information. Processing may be necessary for the performance of a contract we have with you, or for us to comply with our legal obligations.


Who do we share your personal information with?

We may share your personal information with the following parties where it is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for:

  • Associated entities within Leading Edge Alliance Inc., including:
    • Other members
    • Service providers (acting as data processors) who provide IT (Information Technology) and system administration services
    • Law enforcement or other authorities where required to do so to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation
    • Global Partners in line with your express consent

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal information for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


International transfers

Your personal information may be transferred to, and stored at, global destinations, including a destination outside of the United States (USA) and/or the European Economic Area (EEA) (for example, in the USA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the USA or EEA who work for us or for one of our service providers. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and treated in accordance with this Privacy Notice and applicable data protection laws, including, where relevant, by entering into appropriate contractual terms with the receiving party outside the USA and EEA.

How do we keep your personal information secure?

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. We limit access to your personal information to those individuals who have a business need to access it. As part of our security measures, we may sometimes require you to give proof of your identity before we disclose personal information to you.

We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and carry out tests to identify ways to further strengthen security. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.


Third-party links

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


How long do we keep hold of your personal information?

We will 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.


Your rights

Under the applicable data protection laws (including the US Data Protection Act 1998, and GDPR), you have some important rights, which you can exercise free of charge. You have the right to:

  • request details or copies of the personal information we hold about you;
  • request to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate, and completed if it is incomplete;
  • in certain circumstances, object to or restrict the processing of your personal information;
  • in certain circumstances, request to have your personal information deleted or removed; and
  • in certain circumstances, request to have your personal information transferred to a third party.

For further information on each of these rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the official legislation here or contact us (see contact section below).


Changes to this privacy notice

We may update this privacy notice from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will notify you of any material changes via a notice on the website.

This privacy notice was last updated on: March 2, 2022


Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the way we treat your personal information, any questions about your rights in relation to your information or if you would like to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please contact us at:

Leading Edge Alliance Inc.
PO Box 44338
Eden Prairie
MN 344
USA

Email: contactus@leaglobal.com