Privacy Policy

The LEAP web site is developed and maintained by SEI, the Stockholm Environment Institute. SEI is committed to letting you know how we use your personal information.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to set out the principles governing our use of the personal information which you give to us, or we obtain about you, via the web.

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. Therefore, we ask you to check this privacy policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version which will apply from the time you access this website. We will notify you of any changes where we are required to do so.

The Stockholm Environment Institute is responsible for the processing of your personal data on this site.

Information we collect and how we use it

We collect personal information from you when you use this website. See our cookie notice for the cookies that may be collected.

  1. Aggregate information

    We monitor the use of this website by collecting aggregate information through the use of cookies (see the cookie notice). Typically, we collect information about the number of visitors to the website, to each web page and the originating domain name of the visitor’s internet service provider. This information is used to understand the visitor’s use of the website and may be shared with other companies within SEI and with other third parties.

  2. Personal information

    If you sign up as a member the LEAP web site, we collect the personally identifiable information you enter such as your name, organization, e-mail address, country of residence and other information that you voluntarily submit. This information is used to understand your use of the website and to help you interact with other members of the site.

    You can choose to make this data accessible to other members of the site or to keep it hidden from other members. The data will not be shown to non-members. You can edit the visibility of your data here.

    We intend to continue improving the content and functionality of the LEAP site. Therefore, we may collect information about how you in particular use this website through the use of cookies (and other similar technologies - see cookie notice). We may also monitor user traffic patterns and site usage to help us to improve the design and layout of our site, to personalize your experience by tailoring the content you see thus optimizing your user experience. We may also obtain information about your opinions if, for example, you send us feedback, or ask us questions.

    We may use your personal data to answer your queries, to make analyses in order to provide you with relevant communication promotion and information, to send you surveys in order to give you a possibility to influence the site and our services.

    You consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same legal level of data protection as your home country. If we do make such a transfer, we will ensure that your information is appropriately protected while in transit and while in the destination country.

    We will keep your data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes above or for as long as we are required by law.

    You may delete your account and all your personal information from the LEAP web site here. After this, none of your personal data will be retained on the web site or by SEI.

    If you use LEAP (a Windows-based software tool distributed on the LEAP web site), we may collect and record data from the computer on which you are using LEAP, including: which features you use; information about any errors that occur while using LEAP; technical information about the computer and operating system (OS) on which LEAP is installed including its CPU, RAM, OS version, IP and MAC address; meta data about the LEAP areas you work on such as the names of areas, scenarios and regions. We keep this data private and will not share it with anyone outside of SEI. We use it solely to analyze and improve LEAP and to ensure that those using LEAP are doing so with a valid license. Apart from the above meta data, we do not and will not access the data and information contained in any LEAP areas you work on without your explicit prior permission. We do not and will not obtain data about you from third parties (including other companies).

SEI uses Google’s advertising services. For more information about Google’s collection, sharing and use of data, please see Google’s "Privacy & Terms" which you can find here.


The website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to the website. When you are being linked to another website, you should read the privacy policy which applies to that website. Please note that SEI is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by or on other websites.

Opting out of further communications

If you have elected to receive information from the LEAP web site, and you wish to opt out of receiving such information, then you can unsubscribe from any discussions here.

Access and corrections

If we process personal information about you, then you have a right under data protection law to request access to that personal information. You also have a right to require any inaccuracies in your information to be corrected free of charge. You can modify any details about yourself by editing your personal profile here.

What security measures are in place to protect your personal information?

We take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration of information you provide us with through the website.

Communications from us in connection with the website may be sent to you by email. Email is not a fully secure means of communication and, while we will take reasonable precautions to make all such communications as secure as possible, we cannot guarantee our emails are free from viruses and other harmful effects.

Amendments to the privacy policy

SEI reserves the right, at any time, to make amendments to this privacy policy.


References to “SEI, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to The Stockholm Environment Institute, which means the Stockholm Environment Institute – U.S. Inc. in the United States and the SEI Foundation in Sweden.


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Some cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, which amount to a request for services such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information collected in these cookies is aggregated and anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

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If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please contact us at