TorQuest Partners and our affiliated entities (“TorQuest”,“we”,“us” or“our”) respects your privacy choices and is committed to the protection of your personal information.
use our website located at https://torquest.com/ (“website”),
submit personal information to TorQuest, including on a voluntary basis,
apply for a job with us,
authorize us to obtain personal information from other sources, or
interact with us in any other way (by telephone, email, and in person).
TorQuest is a Canadian-based manager of private equity funds.
“Personal information” or “your information” is any information, whether factual or subjective, about an identifiable person. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, birth date, and e‑mail address.
The type of personal information we collect depends on various factors, such as any applicable legal and regulatory obligations and the channel through which you communicate with us. This information includes:
While navigating our website, during an email, in-person or telephone interaction or through your interactions with our third-party partners or service providers, we may ask that you provide us with your personal information for certain purposes. We may also collect your personal information when you request information from us, register to participate in an online forum or for one of our events or otherwise communicate with us in the ordinary course of our business.
TorQuest strives to limit collection, use and disclosure of personal data in the course of transactions. However, where reasonably necessary for business transactions, we may collect personal information from, or disclose personal information to third parties. This may include information for background checks (including criminal and credit checks) or for proposed or actual purchase, sale, financing, investment or other type of transactions.
We may also collect information from third parties to manage business and credit risk; collect outstanding debt; detect, prevent, manage, and investigate or protect against fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.
TorQuest collects personal information such as your IP address, and information obtained through cookies and similar technologies.
Collection Through Cookies
A cookie is a small data file that a website may write to your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information (such as a user ID) that the website can use to track the pages you have visited and to record your preferences for future visits.
Any information gathered from the website via cookies is used solely to improve the content of our website and to enhance the user experience.
You may block cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings, although this may interfere with the functionality of the TorQuest website. For more information on blocking cookies or targeted advertising, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada page at http://youradchoices.ca/choices/.
Do Not Track
Some internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
We use personal information to:
If you apply for employment, TorQuest, in order to process your job application, may collect and process data about your career interests and employment history (“job applicant data”). Job applicant data is used for staffing and recruitment activities, and to maintain an inventory of candidates for current and future work opportunities. In processing your job application, we may collect personal information from third parties, including references you provide.
De-identified, aggregate or anonymized information
We may also de-identify, aggregate or anonymize information to identify trends, manage our business, develop statistical information, understand how we are performing, or develop relevant products, services or offers.
To perform the activities identified above, we may share your information with our affiliates, business partners, and third parties who perform services on our behalf. We use service providers to:
In certain circumstances, TorQuest may have a legal duty or right to disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent. For example, TorQuest may need to disclose personal information in order to comply with tax or corporate governance legislation, to assist law enforcement or for debt collection purposes, for loss and fraud prevention, or as part of supervisory examinations by regulatory or other governmental authorities with jurisdiction over us or our affiliates.
Retention and international storage of your information
TorQuest retains personal information only for the amount of time needed to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as permitted by law, after which the personal information is destroyed or made anonymous. Unless you tell us otherwise, your consent remains valid after termination of our relationship with you.
TorQuest, our affiliates, and our service providers may transfer, store or access your personal information across Canada, the United States, or other countries. This means that your personal information may be transferred or stored outside your province, state, or country of residence. Additionally, some of our service providers may store personal information in the United States or other countries and will be subject to the laws of the local jurisdiction. We take measures to protect your information wherever it is handled. However, like in Canada, we and our service providers may disclose your information in response to valid demands or requests made by governments, regulators, courts and law enforcement authorities in these other regions or as otherwise required by local law.
Europe and the United Kingdom
If you are dealing with us within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the UK, please note that any personal information (sometimes called “personal data”) that we hold may be transferred to, and stored at, a country outside of the EEA or the UK. Where we transfer data to our affiliates or service providers in countries outside the EEA or the UK, we will do so in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Safeguarding your information
Personal information under TorQuest’s control is protected by physical, organizational and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
TorQuest will take steps to protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. TorQuest maintains physical security over its premises and also maintains computer and network security. TorQuest requires its employees to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by TorQuest. We also have policies for the destruction and retention of your information (see “Retention and international storage” above) and the handling of privacy-related questions and complaints (see “Your privacy options” and “Contact us” below).
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to us. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.
Your privacy options
Subject to legal, business or contract requirements, you can withdraw your consent to our collection, use and sharing of information at any time by giving us reasonable notice. However, withdrawing your consent may limit or prevent us from providing you with, or being able to continue to provide you with, specific products and services.
Accessing and correcting your information
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and updated as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is used. You can contact TorQuest to request access to your personal information to review its accuracy or to update your personal information. Please make a request in writing using any of the contact methods outlined below.
TorQuest does not interact with children under the age of 18. If you believe that a minor under your guardianship has provided personal information to TorQuest, please contact us.
Submitting questions and concerns
If you have any questions about privacy and confidentiality or any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us in writing using the information below.
To submit an access or correction request, exercise your privacy choices, ask a question, or submit a complaint, please contact us at:
161 Bay Street, Suite 4240
Toronto, ON M5J 2S1
Attn: Jason R. Galbraith, Chief Legal Officer
Or email us at:
Please note that we may need to confirm your identity or request additional details in order to process your request.
Last Modified November 2023