Data Protection/Privacy Policy

Why and what information do we collect about you?

Torch collects and processes personal information about you at the beginning of each business relationship which is necessary for compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations under European anti-money laundering regulations as well as US federal laws among others. In addition, we are required to keep up-to-date personal information about you in respect of any subsequent mandates. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number and date of birth. We also compile company and beneficial ownership information all of which will allow us to identify you and your business. In addition, for employment purposes, as well as in order for us to fulfil our regulatory reference obligations, we collect and process personal information (including sensitive information) about all our employees prior to entering into employment contract. Finally, any business cards or other freely-provided-by-you and unsolicited personal information provided to us may be processed for legitimate commercial reasons. We are under a regulatory obligation to retain all such information including all transaction documentation and records for 5 years.

Will we disclose the information about you?

We will not disclose any information about you to any third party without your prior consent except to help prevent fraud, or if required to do so by law.

How do I access my information?

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you for free. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please write to us at the address under “How to contact us”. We endeavour to ensure that the personal information that we hold about you is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. If you believe that Torch is handling your personal data inappropriately you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (https://ico.org.uk/).

How do I contact Torch?

For further information on how your personal information is used, how we maintain the security of your personal information, your rights to access the personal information we hold about you as well as your other rights under data protection laws, please write to the Information Security Officer, Torch Partners Corporate Finance Limited, 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PW.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated in March 2018.

 

Cookie Policy

Our Cookies Policy describes how we may collect and use information you provide when you visit this website. As you may be aware, as part of a change in legislation all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used, what benefits they bring as well as the visitors’ consent to use certain cookies.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are electronic browser files containing small amounts of information which are set on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ Cookies are widely used and most browsers are set up to accept them automatically. Cookies do lots of different tasks, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. We use them to help us manage and improve the usability of our website.

What Cookies do we use?

We use the following types of Cookies:

  • Essential Cookies which are vital to us providing key features on our website.
  • Functionality & Performance Cookies which gives extra functionality such as being able to ask us to remember your preferences. They let us monitor how our website is performing so we can make regular improvements.
  • Tailored content Cookies allow us to display content relevant to you and your interests, based on the way you have used our website previously.

Should you require a list of the individual cookie names and descriptions please write to the Information Security Officer, Torch Partners Corporate Finance Limited, 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PW

Can I refuse Cookies?

You can control whether to accept cookies or not. If you decide to not accept cookies, some features and services on our site may not work properly because we may not be able to execute certain functions or recognize you. If you prefer not to accept cookies you can:

  • Change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it
  • Set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies.