The following is our information gathering and dissemination practices for the NorthCrestPartners.com website. Please note that when you access any external links, they may have different privacy policies specific to those sites. We encourage you to read all applicable privacy policies.
As an organization that collects, uses and discloses personal information, NorthCrest Partners Inc. is subject to the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (or by similar laws in the provinces of Ontario), effective January 1st, 2004. In complying with these laws, it is important that NorthCrest Partners Inc. provide you with information so that you may fully understand the purposes for which your personal information is collected.
What Personal Information Do We Gather From Those Who Visit Our Site?
When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose, and information that we automatically collect as you browse our website.
Information You Voluntarily Submit.
We collect and store any information you enter on our website, or provide to us in offline contacts we have with you. Information is collected from visitors to the website in the following areas:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you browse our website, you and your web browser may also transmit information that we automatically collect. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the web pages you visit and the time of your visit, and other click-stream data. This information is not combined with other personal information you have provided. The only other type of information automatically provided to us is the type of computer, operating system and browser you are using. This information is provided by your browser, which we us to improve the performance of our site.
We may also place small data files, called “cookies,” in the browser file of your computer’s hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the website. We use the cookies to record website statistics. Most browsers automatically accept the cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies. Certain web pages may not function properly if you choose not to accept cookies.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to communicate with you, if and when necessary, in connection with your use of our website, to respond to your questions, or to send you material and information you request. We may use your information to:
We may also use your website information in order to help diagnose problems with our site. We may use all information we collect to analyze statistical use patterns and demographic data (basically, where our visitors come from and what demographic characteristics they have) and to improve our site to better serve our customers. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer our website. Your IP address is used to help identify you to gather broad demographic information.
Information Given via Conversation, Direct Email or Through the Investment Process
Over the course of your relationship with NorthCrest Partners Inc., personal or corporate information will be collected in order to assist you by providing some information, a business proposal or engagement agreement. This information typically includes general information about your company. When dealing with your personally, this information may include your financial information, net worth, income and investment objectives, in addition to your current investments, banking information and your social insurance number.
Purposes of Collection
Information of a personal nature allows us to meet our regulatory duty to “know our client” and act in your best interests in recommending the purchase or sale of investments on your behalf. It also allows us to report to you and administer your account in a manner that complies with regulations.
Disclosing Your Personal Information To Others
NorthCrest Partners Inc. respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to all privacy regulations. We do not rent, sell, or trade our mailing lists. The information you provide will be used to deliver services and to keep you informed and up to date on the activities of NorthCrest Partners Inc.
At times, NorthCrest Partners Inc. may be required to provide this information to securities and other regulators or law enforcement agencies. In particular, NorthCrest Partners Inc. is regulated by the Ontario Securities Commission in Ontario as an Exempt Market Dealer. These regulators may require access to the personal information of current and former clients, employees, agents, directors, officers, partners and others that has been collected or used by NorthCrest Partners Inc.. Regulators collect, use or disclose such personal information for regulatory purposes, including:
Please note: NorthCrest Partners Inc. must decline to accept or administer an account if you do not consent to collection, use or disclosure of personal information for these purposes. Therefore, by entering into an agreement with NorthCrest Partners Inc., you have impliedly consented to our collecting, using and disclosing your personal information in the limited manner described above.
Since we are committed to your privacy and security, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to attempt to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online and through more direct contact. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk.
The activation of certain links on this website may, under certain circumstances, cause the user to leave the NorthCrest Partners Inc. website. NorthCrest Partners Inc. has not reviewed all the sites linked to the NorthCrest Partners Inc. website and accepts no responsibility for the contents thereof or for any products, services or other offers available on them. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by NorthCrest Partners Inc. This also applies to websites that offer links to the NorthCrest Partners Inc. website. Furthermore, explicit prior authorization must always be obtained for a link leading from an external website to the NorthCrest Partners Inc. website.
NorthCrest Partners’ Corporate and Prinicipal’s Outside Businesses Activities
In representing NorthCrest Partners Inc. in providing recommendations to you for the purchase of investments, or in providing corporate finance assistance to your firm, the Principal of NorthCrest is acting on behalf of NorthCrest Partners Inc. However, the Principal of NorthCrest may also sell other products or services that are not the business of NorthCrest Partners Inc., or may be acting on the part of other non-competing organizations.
If you wish to review or make changes to your personal information you may do so by making a written request to Privacy Officer, NorthCrest Partners Inc. 10 York Ridge Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2P 1R7