Privacy Policy

We at The Leaf Network promote the principles of disclosure and informed consent. We want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and have detailed our information practices below.

1. Introduction

The purpose of this policy is to explain how The Leaf Network collects, protects, manages, and uses personal data. The Leaf Network is committed to ensuring that any personal data supplied by our clients or is otherwise generated by our business activities is collected and processed fairly and lawfully.

2. What Types Of Personal Data Does The Leaf Network Collect?

The Leaf Network needs certain personal data to enable it to provide its products and services to its members and end users. The personal data collected will generally include: name, postal address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses. We also collect payment information as and when required for purchasing event tickets or collecting membership dues.

Across all our websites and digital assets, we also collect various anonymous, "aggregate" information, which help us produce statistics to help improve our websites and services.

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

3. How Does The Leaf Network Obtain Personal Data?

The Leaf Network obtains personal data in a number of ways including from members and end users (whether by telephone, fax or email or by application form); from enquiries made, (including information gathered at events and via our website); from third party list brokers; from resellers and members who pass on personal data to The Leaf Network about end users.

Use of Cookies

On our websites and digital assets, we also collect anonymous data through the use of cookies. Some cookies are also used for the proper functioning of the website(s).

4. How Does The Leaf Network Use The Personal Data It Holds?

4.1 Providing and Improving Our Service

Most of The Leaf Network’s use of personal data is necessary to enable it to provide a service to its members and its end users, including membership renewals, event invites and event registrations. In addition, The Leaf Network may also use personal data to improve on the level and type of service we offer to our members. As part of this interest in improving the service provided, The Leaf Network may process personal data for the purposes of sales analysis and member activitystatistics.

Your payment details are used to collect payment for event registration fees, membership dues and donations.

The use of anonymous, aggregate data generally falls under this category - analysing digital usage trends to improve our websites and to predict the behaviour of our website visitors.

4.2 Direct Marketing

The Leaf Network may from time to time inform its members, end users and potential members about The Leaf Network and The Leaf Network affiliate products and services and other information The Leaf Network feels may be of interest.

Members and other recipients of information from The Leaf Network may indicate to or not to receive such information at any later time by simply contacting The Leaf Network as indicated in paragraph 9 below.

5. To Whom Does The Leaf Network Disclose Personal Data?

The Leaf Network will pass personal data within its internal departments in order to fulfil sales and support obligations as well as to finance departments to enable invoicing, and to its partly and fully owned subsidiaries. Please note that certain departments of The Leaf Network does contain third-party contractors, who are obliged by our strict data protection practices.

As a general rule, The Leaf Network does not disclose personal data to unaffiliated third parties except where clients consent has been obtained, where The Leaf Network is under an obligation by law to disclose personal data or where The Leaf Network has contracted with third parties to assist in providing services to The Leaf Network members.

Personal data might also be disclosed to third-party financial service providers, relating to insurance, credit checks and debt collection.

The Leaf Network does not share any data with third-party marketers to contact you on our behalf.

6. How Does The Leaf Network Protect the Personal Data it Holds?

The Leaf Network takes client confidentiality and security very seriously. The Leaf Network has implemented appropriate internal security procedures that restrict access to and disclosure of personal data within The Leaf Network. These procedures will be reviewed from time to time to determine whether they are being complied with and are effective.

7. Your Rights

The law in certain jurisdictions (including countries within the European Economic Area) gives individuals whose personal data is held by The Leaf Network specific rights to access and rectify personal data held about them. These include the right to:

  1. obtain from The Leaf Network, for a prescribed fee (currently £10/reasonable request), confirmation that personal data is held, as well as a written description of such personal data, the purpose(s) for which it is being used, the source(s) of the personal data and details of any recipients;
  2. request the deletion or rectification of personal data which is inaccurate; and
  3. as explained in paragraph 4.2 above to object to any unsolicited information sent by The Leaf Network regarding promotions or new products and services.

8. Contact Details

If any individual wishes to contact The Leaf Network regarding the personal data held about them, please contact us.

9. Policy Updates

As part of The Leaf Network's commitment to compliance with data privacy requirements, and to reflect changes in The Leaf Network's operating procedures, The Leaf Network may update the terms of this policy from time to time and will post the revised policy directly on our public website.

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