Australian online event ticketing platform Get has apologised after a potential data leak exposed the names, numbers and email addresses of up to 50,000 university students.

University clubs and associations use the Sydney-based tech start-up as a ticketing platform for events, balls and off-campus social occasions.

According to its website, the platform provides membership across five countries, to 159,000 students and 453 societies and clubs in its community. More than A$6.5m worth of event passes have been sold since the platform launched in 2016.

Get said in a statement: “We are sorry for this incident and Get truly appreciates the positive messages of support from the fantastic individuals and organisations in our community.

“Contact information including names, phone numbers and email addresses for some individuals could have been exposed. No personal financial information (e.g. credit card information), is stored by Get.

“Get acted quickly to secure its systems and this has since allowed us to obtain an independent security certificate identifying no current security risks. In summary, the issue has been rectified.”

Get’s chief executive Daniel Liang sent a statement to presidents of societies affected by the potential leak, 9news reports, outlining the measures taken to ensure students’ security.