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.
TorQuest is a Canadian-based manager of private equity funds.
Personal 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.
TorQuest will inform you of the purposes for which we collect, use and share personal information before or at the time the information is collected. In addition to the purposes identified below, we may inform you of other purposes from time to time, either in writing or orally.
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 data from, or disclose personal data 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 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.
Often it is optional for you to provide your personal information, but other times some personal information is required to serve you. You may choose not to provide your personal information even in such cases, but that may result in our inability to serve you.
In general, TorQuest does not collect personal information that can identify you when browsing our website. However, certain non-identifying information such as an IP address, cookies, Internet tags and navigational data may be automatically collected using cookies and similar technologies. This information is used to improve the content of our website and to enhance the user experience.
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/.
TorQuest will not collect information indiscriminately and will limit collection of information to that which is reasonable and necessary for the purposes it was collected or as authorized by law.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
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.
TorQuest may disclose your personal information to:
If TorQuest discloses personal information to third parties engaged to perform services for us, TorQuest prohibits the third party from using personal information for any purpose other than the specific purpose for which TorQuest supplies it. TorQuest requires third parties who receive personal information to use safeguards equivalent to those in place at TorQuest to protect that information.
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.
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 may store your personal information in its databases located in the United States, Canada, or other countries. 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. As a result, in certain circumstances, the United States and other foreign governments, courts, law enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies may be entitled to access the personal information collected and held by TorQuest. In addition, if you are visiting our website from a country other than Canada, your communication through our website or any of our services may result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By using our website or any of our services, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in Canada, United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.
If you are dealing with us within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the UK, please note that any 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 take reasonable steps to seek to ensure that those transfers take place in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Personal information under TorQuest’s control is protected by physical, organizational and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
TorQuest will take all commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected 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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions about privacy and confidentiality or any concerns about the way a request for personal information was handled, please contact us in writing using the contact methods listed below.
161 Bay Street, Suite 4240
Toronto, ON M5J 2S1
Attn: Jason R. Galbraith, Chief Legal Officer
Please note that we may need to confirm your identity or request additional details in order to process your request.
Last Modified November 2019