GDPR Privacy Notice
Respect for Your Privacy:
The privacy of your personal information is important to us at SPF Investment Management, L.P., and we are committed to protecting its privacy. Furthermore, the privacy of your personal information may be protected by various government laws or regulations.
At the same time, in order to provide you with services you may request, it is necessary for us to possess some personal information of yours. Similarly, without some of that information, we cannot inform you about the services we have available or that you may request (though if you are currently receiving information or marketing communications from us, you may opt-out of receiving further communications at any time).
This privacy statement explains our personal information policies and practices. It includes, but is not limited to, explanations of the types of personal information we may collect about you, the purposes for collecting such information, the circumstances under which we may disclose such information to third parties, the measures we take to secure the confidentiality of such information, your rights regarding your personal information, and the way to contact us to exercise those rights.
The GDPR and Your Personal Data Rights:
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a sweeping piece of legislation that grants EU residents increased control over their personal data.
The GDPR allows consumers to access their personal data and find out details of how that data is processed, to rectify inaccurate personal data, to have their data erased (when certain conditions are met), to restrict processing of their data, and more. It requires affected companies to create processes to comply with and facilitate consumer data requests, to update their privacy policies, and to ensure that personal data is secured.
This privacy notice provides the details you need to understand your rights under the GDPR, and to exercise those rights. It provides you with the contact information you need to take action regarding the privacy of your data.
DATA PRIVACY INFORMATION
Defining Personally Identifiable Information:
Various laws and regulations (including the GDPR) use different terms and definitions for information about individuals that is personal and should be protected. Some laws and regulations consider only very limited types of information to be protected and private. Others include much broader categories.
At SPF Investment Management, L.P., we have chosen to adopt the broader approach to what information must be protected and kept as private as possible. In this notice, “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) refers to data that could be used, alone or in combination with other data, to identify you as an individual. It can include name, physical address, email address, IP address, date of birth, social security number, passwords, credit card or other financial or payment information, and more.
Our collection and use of your PII is lawful.
We collect and process your PII with your consent, in connection with the performance of a contract or for a legitimate interest (compliance with regulatory obligations, in the case of HR related data, and providing information with respect to our services, in the case of marketing related data) that does not override your rights and freedoms.
Security of Personal Information:
We are committed to protecting your PII from unauthorized access and use. To help protect your personal information, we implement and maintain appropriate technical, physical, and administrative safeguards. Access to your personal information is restricted solely to those employees who need to know that information to provide our services to you. Our employees receive training to maintain the confidentiality, privacy, and security of your personal information.
Data Storage and Retention:
Your personal information will be retained only for as long as the information is needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and processed. We reserve the right to retain and use your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations and business requirements and/or to resolve ongoing disputes and enforce our agreements.
Types of Collected PII:
SPF Investment Management, L.P. collects some of your personally identifiable information. This section describes the categories of PII that are collected, as well as the categories of sources for obtaining that PII, and the purpose for collecting it.
Depending on your relationship with us, the PII we collect from you may consist of any of the following categories:
• HR Related Data (including Criminal History, if any)
• Financial Data
• Investor Data
• Custodian/Administrator Data
• Distributor Data
• Prospects Data
• Accounting Information
• Investment Data
Sources for PII:
The categories of sources of the PII we collect about you are:
• Direct (information you provide to us)
• Indirect (information provided by third parties)
Purpose for Collecting Your PII:
Depending on your relationship with us, we collect your PII for a variety of purposes including, as applicable:
• Managing job applications and employment
• Facilitating transactions related to your investments in investment funds managed by us
• Contacting you or your designated representative by phone, email, fax, or mail
• Performing obligations under agreements between ourselves and you
• Sharing information about our services
• Providing you or your representative with marketing communications
• Fulfilling our legal and regulatory obligations
Our Website and Your PII:
Visiting and navigating our website will likely involve some form of usage of your PII. This section details the methods and permissions involved.
Consent to Use Your PII:
By visiting our website or completing any online forms, you consent to our storing and using your PII for the reasons provided in this notice. You also consent to our using it to reply to your requests as well as to contact you in the future, whether or not at your request, to provide you with additional information.
Note that we might also be required under applicable privacy laws and regulations to record and maintain certain PII from you (e.g., recording telephone calls or monitoring email and other network traffic).
Without some of this information we cannot provide you with the services you may request. If you are currently receiving information or marketing communications from us, however, you may opt-out of receiving further communications at any time.
Some of the PII we collect is obtained through the use of third-party automated collection tools on our website(s), such as cookies or web beacons that capture information sent from your web browser to our website. Information that is collected includes your IP address, the website address that you were at before landing at our website, and information such as the pages you clicked through while at our website. This information is collected to improve your experience.
Sharing Your PII:
Your PII may be combined with information we receive from other sources, or it may be provided to other organizations we work with. This section details that sharing of your PII.
Receiving PII from Third Parties:
We may receive information about you from other sources and combine that information with the PII we collect directly from you. Additionally, to promote protection of your identity, we also may collect identity information which we use to help prevent and detect fraud.
Sharing PII with Third Parties:
We may share your PII with our affiliates, business partners, and other third parties. We may do so for the purposes of operating our business, delivering and improving the financial services we provide to you, as well as for other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law such as sending marketing and other communications related to our business.
We also share personal information for a variety of additional purposes including, but not limited to:
• Within SPF Investment Management, L.P. and our affiliates and subsidiaries for data processing or storage purposes
• With business partners and suppliers to provide services and help facilitate transactions
• In response to a request from law enforcement, government authorities, or other third parties as necessary to comply with legal process or to meet national security requirements
• For any purposes other than which the PII was collected (and other than for the exceptions listed here) only after we have provided you notice and received your consent to share the information for that purpose
Transfer of PII from the EU (or EEA, Switzerland) to the US and/or Other Countries:
Your personal information may be transferred, processed and/or stored in a country other than the one in which your personal information is collected. When transferring your personal information to the US or other countries, we have implemented procedures to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the personal information regardless of where it is being transferred to.
PII From Minors:
We do not offer financial services and products to minors and do not intend to collect personal information from persons under the age of 18. We follow all local legal requirements with respect to the collection and processing of a minor’s personal information.
Your Data Subject Rights:
The GDPR and other national privacy laws provide data subjects with certain rights regarding their personal data.
If you are an individual who resides in the EU and whose personal data is collected and processed by SPF Investment Management, L.P., you have the right to:
• Request access to your data
• Rectify your data
• Take your data (in a readable, “portable” format) to another service provider
• Erase your personal data
• Restrict or object to the processing of your personal data
• Lodge a complaint with a Member State Supervisory Authority
• Withdraw previously given consent to collect and process personal data (which will not impact personal data processed before the withdrawal)
Contacting Us to Exercise Your PII Rights:
You may contact us in order to exercise any of your rights set forth in this privacy notice by visiting our website (www.spfim.com).
Questions, Concerns or Complaints:
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the information in this privacy statement and/or our privacy practices, please contact:
Christopher Marvin, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
SPF Investment Management, L.P.
220 Fifth Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 457-8730
Changes to this Privacy Statement:
From time to time we may update this privacy statement. If revisions are made to the privacy statement, we will update the statement with a new revision date.
This privacy statement was last revised and posted on October 8, 2019.