Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

At Leap we are committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. We are hosted by the Buckinghamshire Council and our relationship is based on Leap being the Data Controller and the Buckinghamshire Council being the Data Processor.

The law requires us to give you a Privacy Notice which gives you details about how we use and protect your information. The notice below gives you those details and explains how we keep your information secure, how we use it and why we need it.

This Privacy Notice applies to all personal information held by and used by Leap or on our behalf. To understand how your personal information is used you will need to look at Privacy Notices from each of our services you access (setting out more information specific to them) and letters or emails sent to you by those services.

If you have any questions regarding this notice or our privacy practices then please contact us:

by email:

in writing: Leap, Coach House, Green Park, Stablebridge Rd, Aston Clinton HP22 5NE

or by telephone: 01296 585215

This notice will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis. It may also be updated when we change our services and will always contain details of when it was last updated.

How we collect your information

We collect information from you when you contact us or access any of our products and services. This information may be collected in a number of ways, for example, by letter, email, face-to-face, telephone, online or paper forms and through social media.

What information do we collect?

The personal information we collect is different for each service we provide but will usually include your name, contact details and information needed to provide you with the specified service.

We will state clearly the information we will be collecting when you apply, enter or sign up for a service. If you would like to find our more information about a specific product or service then please visit the relevant page containing the Privacy Notice for that service below.

Forum, Events & Workshops Privacy Notice
Bucks & MK School Games Privacy Notice
Opening School Facilities Privacy Notice
CYP Partner Programme Privacy Notice

Leap website

When you use our website ( we may also collect digital information about you such as your IP address and your browsing use of our website. This is to gather insight into how you use our website to enable us to make it easier and better for you in future to find what you need, and to report statistical details to our funders.

Use of IP addresses and cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They’re widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the sites.

We use cookies to check the use of our website and to help us customise the website when you visit it. We don’t store or transmit any information that identifies you on these cookies apart from the IP address which is a unique string of numbers that identifies the device which is connected to the internet.

You can change your cookie setting at any time in the security settings in the browser you use to access the internet. Please note, however, that rejecting all cookies may impact your experience of our website.

We use IP addresses only for the purposes of system administration and, like cookies, to check the use of our website. We don’t link IP addresses to any other information, which means that while your user session will be logged we won’t know who you are.

Online payments

If you make an online payment for one of our services through our website ( then it will be processed by PayPal who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. They act as data processors for Leap and only process personal information in line with our instructions. Their privacy policy can be viewed here:

PayPal privacy policy

We may also collect and use information about you which is ‘special’. Your special information is given more protection as it is very personal to you. This type of information is:

Ethnicity or racial origin

Genetic data

Physical or mental health

Why we use your information

We may use your information to:

Process bookings, applications or orders that you have submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions of that service

Manage the services we provide to you

Carry out our obligations from any contracts entered into between you and ourselves

Help look at complaints, concerns or worries you have about our services

Send you communications you have requested and that may be of interest to you

Help with the research and planning of new services

Check the quality of services and identify improvements

How we may share your information

To help us provide some of our services, we may need to ask for your consent to pass your information to our third party partners and other associated organisations such as our funding organisations. When we use third party service providers we will clearly state the information that we will share, and who it will be shared with, in the individual privacy notice for that service. The reasons we may share your information are detailed below:

We have your (or your legal representative’s) permission

We have a contract with you

To carry out our legal duties

It is required by law

For legal cases

To protect someone in an emergency

For employment purposes

To deliver or help deliver health or social care services

You have made your information publically available

It is for the benefit of society as a whole

To protect public health

For archiving, research or statistical purposes

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties, or share your information with third
parties for marketing purposes.

How we keep your information safe

It may sometimes be necessary for your information to be stored in or looked at by other countries or territories around the world. If this happens we will make sure your information is still safe by protecting your rights and checking that the country or territory gives you the same or similar rights as the UK.

All of our information is kept safe using the following:

Passwords. To make sure that only staff and organisations who are authorised to see your information can do so.

Training. So staff know how to look after your information.

Regular monitoring. So we can keep up to date with new technology and threats to your information and make sure our systems stay secure.

Your rights and how you can control your information

The law gives you rights about the information we hold about you and how we use it.

Where we are holding or using your information because you have given us your permission you can take away your permission at any time. This may however affect the services you receive.

To do this you should contact us:

via email:

in writing: Privacy Department, Coach House, Green Park, Stablebridge Rd, Aston Clinton HP22 5NE

No matter how or why we are using your information you also have the right to:

Be told how we use your information. This is being done in this Privacy Notice

Ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you

Ask that any incorrect or incomplete information about you is corrected. Where this cannot be
done because we need to keep a record of why we made a decision or for some other reason we will make sure we keep the new details you have provided and use them in the future.

Ask for your information to be deleted or destroyed where there is no good reason to continue using it and provided that there are no proper or legal grounds for retaining it

Ask us to limit the use of your information (if this is possible, this may affect service delivery to you)

Have your data transferred or copied to another provider in certain circumstances. It is likely that this won’t apply to most of the information we hold about you and if we cannot do it we will tell you why

Please contact us if you want to ask us to do any of the above.

If you have any concerns

If you think we’ve failed to comply with our obligation for handling your personal information or you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal information you can contact us;

by email:

in writing: Leap, Coach House, Green Park, Stablebridge Rd, Aston Clinton HP22 5NE

or by telephone: 01296 585215

If you remain dissatisfied with our response, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Report a concern by visiting the ICO website

Last updated 30th August 2023