LEA Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd (ABN 58 523 762 917) (referred to below as LEA, we, our, us) is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

This privacy policy (Privacy Policy) sets out how we manage your Personal Information collecting, handling, storing, using and disclosing personal information. It also deals with how you can complain about a breach of the privacy laws, access the personal information we hold about you and have that information corrected (where necessary). In particular, this Privacy Policy sets out how we will manage any Personal Information that is disclosed, collected or otherwise handled in connection with:

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, and it is important that you review it regularly.  Any change to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we publish the revised Privacy Policy on our Website.

What Personal Information do we collect and hold?

Personal Information is defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) to mean information or opinion about an individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable (whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not).

We may collect and hold different kinds of Personal Information about you depending on the nature of your engagement with us.  Such categories of Personal Information may include the following:

  • Contact information: includes your name, phone number, email address, date of birth and your address;
  • Transaction information: includes details about payments to and from you, and other details of products and services you have purchased from and /or sold to us, and insurance history;
  • Credit information: includes information about your credit providers and credit defaults;
  • Payment information: includes credit card information and billing addresses;
  • Usage information: includes information about how you use the Website;
  • Technical information: includes username and passwords, internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type, time zone setting and location, third party access tokens and other technology on the devices you use to access the Website;
  • Employment information: details relating to your employment (if applicable) or your previous employment;
  • Marketing information: includes your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us; and
  • Any other Personal information that you provide to us either directly or indirectly when using the Website or when interacting with our third-party suppliers.

What Sensitive Information do we collect and hold?

Sensitive Information is defined in the Privacy Act to include Personal Information about your race or ethnic origin, political opinions or associations, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of a professional or trade association or union, sexual orientation or practices, or criminal record information.  Sensitive Information also includes information about your health or genetic background and biometric information.

We may collect and hold the following types of Sensitive Information and use such Sensitive Information for reasons directly relevant to our relationship with you (for example, to appropriately administer an insurance policy or review and consider a claim you make under an insurance policy):

  • criminal record information;
  • health information; and
  • information in relation to your race or religion.

How do we collect your Personal Information?

We only collect personal information by lawful and fair means and where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of our functions or activities.

We will collect Personal Information directly from you wherever it is reasonable and practical to do so.

If we collect details about you from someone else, we will take reasonable steps to make you aware of the collection in accordance with the APPs.

We may also obtain Personal Information indirectly, for example, from:

  • another insured if they arrange an insurance policy which also covers you;
  • referrals;
  • your previous insurers or insurance intermediaries;
  • witnesses in relation to claims;
  • health care workers;
  • publicly available sources;
  • premium funders; and
  • people with whom we enter into business alliances.

We may collect Personal Information from you as a result of:

  • your use and access of the Website;
  • your response to any surveys or marketing materials we send out;
  • information uploaded to the Website by yourself or by other users; and
  • interactions between yourself, other users of the Website or any internal applications (if applicable), and our staff.

We attempt to limit the collection of sensitive information from you, unless we are required to do so in order to carry out the services provided to you.  However, we do not collect sensitive information without your consent.

How do we hold your personal information?

We generally hold Personal Information in electronic format, which we store either within our own internal systems and applications or using third party data processors and data storage providers.

We may otherwise hold your Personal Information in hard copy form which is stored in our offices.  We discuss the security of your Personal Information below.

Why do we collect, hold, use and disclose your Personal Information?

We collect, hold, use and disclose your Personal Information for a variety of reasons including in the most common circumstances listed below:

  • the provision of insurance broking services, insurance intermediary services, funding services, claims management services and risk management and other consulting services;
  • to assess the performance of the Website and to improve services we provide;
  • to deliver targeted content based on user profiling and location;
  • to process and respond to a complaint or request you may make;
  • to contact you in relation to our services, particularly if we believe there are any products or services or any information, we believe you might be interested in (however in doing so we will comply with all applicable laws regarding the provision of unsolicited messages);
  • if you have given consent for LEA’s use of the Personal Information for one or more specific purposes;
  • it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party;
  • for the provision of services or the administration of our business (including fulfilling and exercising our obligations and rights, exercising or defending legal claims and managing the relationship with you); or
  • where it is necessary to meet our obligations at law, for example:
    • for conducting identify checks required by the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws;
  • direct marketing purposes explained in more details below.

For example, we usually need to collect, hold, use and disclose personal information where:

  • we are providing personal advice, so we can provide this advice to you;
  • we arrange insurance, so insurer(s) can decide whether to offer insurance or not;
  • you require premium funding, so the funder can decide whether to provide the funding or not;
  • a claim is made, so the insurer can make a decision on the claim.

We do not use or disclose personal information for any purpose that is unrelated to our services and that you would not reasonably expect (except with your consent).  We will only use your personal information for the primary purposes for which it was collected or as consented to.

Who may we disclose your Personal Information to?

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We usually disclose personal information to third parties who assist us or are involved in the provision of our services and your personal information is disclosed to them only in connection with the services we provide to you or with your consent.  We may also disclose it for direct marketing purposes explained in more detail below.

These third parties may include:

  • technology partners and service providers in connection with services that these parties perform us;
  • our lawyers, accountants and professional advisors;
  • our agents, contractors, insurers, their agents and others they rely on to provide their services;
  • reinsurers, premium funders, other insurance intermediaries, insurance reference bureaus, loss adjusters or assessors, medical service providers and credit agencies;
  • to law enforcement authorities where we are required to do so by law or pursuant to a legal process; or
  • to any entity in the event that we sell or transfer (or propose to sell or transfer) all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to require that the transferee uses the Personal Information you have provided to us in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

These parties are prohibited from using your personal information except for the specific purpose for which we supply it to them and we take such steps as are reasonable to ensure that they are aware of the provisions of this Privacy Policy in relation to your personal information.

We also use personal information to develop, identify and offer products and services that may interest you, conduct market or customer satisfaction research.  From time to time we may seek to develop arrangements with other organisations that may be of benefit to you in relation to promotion, administration and use of our respective products and services.  See direct marketing explained in more detail further below.  We do not use sensitive information to send you direct marketing communications without your express consent.

If we do propose to disclose or use your personal information other than for the purposes listed above, we will first seek your consent prior to such disclosure or use.

If we give third parties (including their agents, employees and contractors) your personal information, we require them to only use it for the purposes we agreed to.

LEA may transfer your Personal Information to New Zealand, Singapore, European Union, United Kingdom and to other countries in which we do business.  We may also subcontract certain activities and share your Personal Information with other third parties located in countries outside of Australia.  The countries in which these organisations are located will vary, but, in the course of our business operations, we generally disclose Personal Information to organisations located in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and European Union.  Such transfers are made in order to provide services and carry out the activities specified in this Privacy Policy.  It we do this, we make sure there are appropriate privacy, data handling and security arrangements in place to protect your information.  If you do not agree to the transfer of your personal information outside Australia, please contact us.

What if we can’t collect your Personal Information?

If you do not provide us with the Personal Information we need, some or all of the following may occur:

  • we or any involved third parties may not be able to provide appropriate services or products;
  • you may not be able to use the Website and certain applications;
  • we may not be able to provide you with targeted content and relevant information.

Direct Marketing

From time to time we will use your contact details and email you offers, updates, articles, newsletters or other information about products and services we believe will be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving electronic messages from us at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer via the contact details at the bottom of this Privacy Policy or by using the opt out (unsubscribe) mechanism included in our electronic marketing messages.

Data Security

We have put in place a range of electronic security and access measures to prevent your Personal Information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.  In addition, we limit access to your Personal Information to employees, agents, contactors, subsidiaries and other affiliated companies, and other third parties who have a business need for access.

We have put in place procedures to deal with suspected Personal Information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Access and correction of Personal Information

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information we handle is accurate, complete and up-to-date.  If you become aware of any errors in your Personal Information or, if you change your Personal Information, please let us know.

You can request access to any Personal information we hold about you at any time.  However, please be aware that from time to time we may need to reject your request to access Personal Information we hold about you, if we believe such rejection to be necessary and to the extent allowed by law.  To request access to any Personal Information that we may hold about you, please contact our Privacy Officer using the contact details at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.  Depending on the nature of your request and where permitted by law, we may charge a small fee for complying with your request.

You may request us to amend any Personal Information we hold about you which you believe to be inaccurate, incomplete, or out of date.  To request an amendment to any Personal Information that we hold about you, please contact our Privacy Officer using the contact details at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.  If we do not agree to amend your Personal Information, you may request that we make a note of your requested correction with the information we hold about you.

If we do not provide you with access to any of your Personal Information, or do not correct any of your Personal Information, we will provide you with our reasons.

You may also contact our Privacy Officer if you wish to obtain further information regarding our privacy practices and the way we handle your Personal Information.

For more information regarding privacy, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) at


 Information Retention

We are subject to legal and regulatory requirements in relation to the retention of information collected under this Privacy Policy.  For more information in relation to these requirements, please contact our Privacy Officer or the OAIC website reference above.

Additional Services and Links to Other Sites

From time to time, we may provide links or mechanics to interface with other websites for your information or convenience or offer additional services through separate third-party websites linked to our Website.  Although these websites may be operated by other parties, they operate independently from our Website and may be subject to alternative terms of use, including terms concerning use of your Personal Information.  We have not necessarily reviewed these third-party sites and we do not control and are not responsible for any of these websites, their content or their privacy policies.  If you decide to access or interact with any of the third-party sites listed on our Website, you do so at your own risk.

What do we expect of you/third parties we deal with when providing personal information about another person?

When you provide us with personal information about other individuals, we rely on you to have made them aware that you will or may provide their information to us, how we collect, use, disclose and handle it in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our relevant Privacy Statements. If it is sensitive information, we rely on you to have obtained their consent to the above. If you have not done these things, you must tell us before you provide us with the relevant information.

If we give you, personal information, you must only use it for the purposes we agreed to.

Unless an exemption applies or we agree otherwise, you must meet the requirements of the Privacy Act, when collecting, using, disclosing and handling personal information on our behalf.

You must also ensure that your agents, employees and contractors meet the above requirements.

Our Website

You are able to visit our website without providing any personal information.  We will only collect personal information through our website with your prior knowledge, for example, where you submit an enquiry or application online.

Email addresses are only collected if you send us a message, and will not be automatically added to a mailing list.


What happens if you want to complain?

We take your privacy concerns seriously.  If you have a complaint regarding our handling of your Personal Information or concerning our privacy practices, we would like to know about it.  Contact our Privacy Officer who will confirm receipt of your complaint within 1 business day of receiving it.

We will consider your complaint through our internal complaint’s resolution process.  Information on our Complaints process can be accessed via our website: or by contacting our office to obtain a copy.

In the event we are unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction through our Internal Dispute Resolution process or you do not receive a response from us within 30 days from advising us of your complaint, we will inform you of your right to refer the matter to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and provide you with their contact details, set out at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

You may also have the right to have your privacy complaint determined by the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), providing the complaint falls within AFCA’s jurisdiction.  AFCA provides a fair and independent financial services complaints resolution, that is free to consumers.  You can contact AFCA by:



Phone:                   1800 931 678

Mail:                       GPO Box 3 Melbourne Vic 3001


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How to contact us and opt out rights

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices or if you would like to:

  • gain access to your personal information;
  • have us correct or update your personal information;
  • have a complaint about a breach of your privacy;
  • withhold your consent (opt out) from allowing us to use your information to provide you with product updates or services from us;

Contact the Privacy Officer during business hours on:


Email:                 Attn:  Privacy Officer in the subject line

Phone:                   07 5538 8988

Mail:                       Attn:  Privacy Officer, LEA Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd, PO Box 5844, Gold Coast Mail Centre 9726

You can also obtain information on privacy issues in Australia from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (“OAIC”):

Online:          – Complete Enquiry form or refer to Online Forms

Phone:                   1300 363 992

Mail:                       GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001

Policy Version
This Privacy Policy was last updated 13 June, 2023