OMERS Private Equity Privacy Statement
OMERS Private Equity (“OPE”, “we”, “us” or “our”) takes steps to meet privacy principles and requirements with respect to personal information under applicable Canadian privacy legislation. The purpose of this statement is to inform individuals (“you” or “your”) how we collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as more particularly described under applicable privacy legislation. This statement applies to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information in Canada. This statement does not apply to information about our employees or to information that is not personal information.
Personal Information We Collect
OPE and our agents and representatives generally will not collect personal information directly from you, unless specifically and knowingly provided by you. However, OPE and our agents and representatives may, in certain circumstances in the course of our business of making and managing private equity investments, collect certain personal information, including from third party sources.
Personal information we collect includes:
- name, address, telephone number, and other contact information;
- personal information about employees of businesses we are considering acquiring or investing in, as part of our due diligence; and
- such other information we may collect with your consent or as permitted or required by law.
Use of Personal Information
OPE generally uses personal information for the following purposes:
- as part of our due diligence when considering whether to acquire or invest in certain businesses;
- maintaining business records for reasonable periods, and generally managing and administering our business;
- meeting legal, regulatory, insurance, security and processing requirements; and
- for such other uses you authorize or as permitted or required by law.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Although OPE does not routinely disclose personal information, we may disclose personal information as necessary to manage and administer our business; to meet legal, regulatory, insurance, audit, and security requirements; as described below; and otherwise with your consent or as permitted or required by law.
Business Transactions. Personal information may be used by OPE and disclosed to parties connected with any proposed or actual financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of OPE or our business or assets, for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction. These purposes may include, as examples:
- permitting those parties to determine whether to proceed or continue with the transaction
- fulfilling reporting, inspection or audit requirements or obligations to those parties
Assignees or successors of OPE or our business or assets may use and disclose your personal information for similar purposes as those described in this Privacy Statement.
Consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information may be given in various ways. Consent can be express or implied. You may provide your consent in some circumstances where notice has been provided to you about our intentions with respect to your personal information and you have not withdrawn your consent for an identified purpose, such as by using an “opt out” option provided, if any. Generally, by providing us with personal information, we will assume that you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information for the purposes identified or described in this Privacy Statement, if applicable, or otherwise at the time of collection.
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information at any time, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice. Note that if you withdraw your consent to certain uses of your personal information, we may no longer be able to provide certain services.
OPE collects, uses and discloses your personal information with your consent and as permitted or required by law. We may be required or permitted under statute or regulation to collect, use or disclose personal information without your consent, for example to comply with a court order, to comply with local or federal regulations or a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency.
Information We Collect Online
This website is owned and operated by OPE. When you access and interact with our website, we may collect certain information often referred to as "click stream data." Such data may include the type of Internet browser and operating system you are using, the pages and information you accessed on our site, the total time spent on our site and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. We will not obtain any click stream data when you are outside our site, except the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.
With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. Please be aware, however, that some features and programs of our websites may be unavailable to you if cookies are erased or blocked.
The OPE website may contain links to the websites of third parties. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the content, policies or actions of linked websites. The use of linked websites is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such websites. Other websites may also link to the OPE website without our knowledge or consent. We have no responsibility for the content, policies or actions of these websites.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information using physical, electronic or procedural security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information in our custody or control, which may include safeguards to protect against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Authorized employees, agents and mandataries of OPE who require access to your personal information in order to fulfil their job requirements will have access to your personal information.
Access, Correction and Contacting Us
OPE may establish and maintain a file of your personal information for the purposes described above, which will be accessible at Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Suite 2010, 200 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2J2. If you wish to request access to or correction of your personal information in our custody or control, you may write to the above address, attention Privacy Officer. Your right to access or correct your personal information is subject to applicable legal restrictions. We may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. If you wish to make inquiries or complaints or have other concerns about our personal information practices, you may write to us as described above, e-mail us at email@example.com or telephone us at (416)864-3200.
Privacy Statement Changes
This Privacy Statement may be revised from time to time. If we intend to use or disclose personal information for purposes materially different than those described in this statement, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals, if necessary, including by revising this Privacy Statement. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, you should contact us as described above or check the website periodically at www.omerspe.com to obtain a current copy of this statement. Your continued provision of personal information or use of our services following any changes to this Privacy Statement constitutes your acceptance of any such changes. This Privacy Statement is effective as of December 13, 2012.