Privacy Policy

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Leaptel privacy statement

Leap Telecommunications Pty Ltd ACN 607 668 566

Phone 1300 205 327
Current As Of: 1st September 2015

Leaptel is committed to providing excellent service and protecting your personal information is important to us. This statement explains how we collect, use, share and hold your personal information.

What personal information we collect

If you don’t provide all or part of the personal information we require, we may not be able to provide you with the relevant services.

How we may collect your personal information

Leaptel usually collects personal information about you directly. For example, we collect personal information when you provide information to us by phone, email, or social media, or when you enter your personal details on our websites.

We may also collect information about you indirectly, including from:

  • our employees, agents, contractors or suppliers;
  • third parties such as our related companies, credit reporting bodies and credit providers;
  • third parties such as sporting clubs and community organisations that we partner with;
  • third parties such as utility aggregators who provide product comparison services for telecommunications market;
  • our customer’s authorised representatives;
  • other telecommunication and information service providers;
  • our equipment; and
  • publicly available sources of information.
Why we collect your personal information

Your personal information is collected and used by Leaptel so we can go about our day-to-day business of providing you awesome customer service.

For example, to:

  • verify your identity;
  • assess whether you are eligible for our services;
  • assist you to complete an application that was abandoned;
  • carry out checks for credit-worthiness and for fraud;
  • process your application to become an Leaptel customer;
  • provide the services you require;
  • deal with enquiries and provide customer support;
  • manage your services, including billing, account management and collecting debts;
  • research and develop our products and services;
  • business planning;
  • provide information to the manager of the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND);
  • provide you with information about our services, products and special offers (and marketing those products to you unless you have requested us not to do so).
How we may share your personal information

We may need to share your personal information to organisations outside Leaptel, for example, with:

  • suppliers so we can supply the service to you;
  • technicians we engage to resolve faults concerning your service;
  • a credit reporting body or credit provider if you fail to make payments due under our CRA;
  • a fraud-checking agency to carry out checks;
  • debt collection agencies and similar parties that assist with debt-recovery;
  • specialist contractors for the purposes of research and development;
  • other communication companies, for specific marketing campaigns;
  • our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers;
  • other telecommunications and information service providers, for example, for billing purposes and telephone directories (unless you request a silent number);
  • your authorised representative or contact person in the manner you have agreed to;
  • your legal advisers, if requested by you to do so;
  • a duly authorised government, regulatory authority or other organisation such as the TIO, when we are required or specifically permitted by law to do so (for example, to the operator of the IPND, which supplies information for telephone directories) or to resolve customer complaints or disputes;
  • a specified recipient if a court order compels us to do so, and
  • law enforcement agencies concerning the enforcement of criminal and other laws if we are compelled, or required to do so.
How we hold your personal information

We keep customer information on controlled systems, which are secure against unauthorised access. Proof of identity is always required before personal information is disclosed to any person, including the specific customer. We take particular care with credit card details, which are not stored unencrypted in Leaptel systems.

Our websites, cookies & online advertising

We may also collect information about visits to our websites for marketing and statistical purposes to improve the way we interact with you. We may use cookies (small files that are stored in your web browser) or other similar technology for these purposes. Some examples of cookies that we use or collect are:

  • Web Analytics Cookies – to understand anonymous and aggregated website behaviour such as how many visitors are using our websites, length of visit, where visitors are navigating, and what pages have been visited.
  • Online Advertising Cookies – to ensure our online advertising is more relevant to you and keep you from repeatedly seeing the same advertising from us.

The data collected from cookies (or similar technology) our websites use is anonymous and is not matched to any identified individual. You can usually remove or block cookies and opt-out of interest based tracking by using the settings in your web browser application or mobile device, however it may affect your ability to use the website.

Our websites use Google Analytics Advertising Features (including Remarking and Impression Reporting). These features make use of cookies and similar technology. In addition to making the advertisements you see interest based, these features also allow our advertisements to be displayed to you when you are visiting other websites on the Google Display Network. Our use of these features does not result in Google or any other third party obtaining any of your personal information.

The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on can be used to make sure your data isn’t being captured by Google Analytics, and you can also opt-out from interest based advertising when using Google products. If you opt out you will still see advertising when using Google products but it will not be interest based advertising.

How to access & correct your personal information

Your personal information can be accessed via our secure Leaptel Portal system or by contacting us.

We maintain and update the personal information we hold as it becomes necessary, for example when our customers inform us that their personal information has changed. A customer can request opt-out of certain communications and make changes to their personal information directly through our Leaptel Portal system, or by contacting us at support@leaptel.com.au or by calling 1300 205 327.

Please contact us if you wish to access or correct personal information that we hold about you.

Contact us about our privacy statement

If you have any queries concerning this privacy statement, please contact us by calling support on 1300 205 327 or email support@leaptel.com.au. Any privacy complaints will be handled in accordance with our complaint process.