Nomos Capital Corp. (“Nomos”) is an independent Canadian specialty finance company focused on litigation funding and legal services finance. Nomos is committed to the protection of your personal information and respect for your privacy choices.
The following principles govern our actions as they relate to the handling of personal information.
Collection of Personal Information
Nomos 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.
Nomos most often collects personal information directly from you or your authorized representatives. For example, Nomos may collect personal information about you when you correspond with us (whether by phone, letter, e-mail or via the Nomos website), request litigation funding via Nomos’s website or meet with a representative of Nomos. Nomos may also collect personal information from third party public sources, such as the internet, media, references, or court or government registries. For example, Nomos may collect personal information about you from a publicly maintained record of property ownership and encumbrances.
Generally, the type of information Nomos collects and holds about clients, service providers (such as lawyers and experts) and other business contacts will include your name, mailing and email addresses, telephone number, job title and organization/employer name. Nomos does not collect sensitive personal information (such as information about your health or religion) unless it is reasonably necessary for the services Nomos provides and you consent to the collection.
In order to provide clients with our services, Nomos also collects information relating to the legal proceedings and, if applicable, other individuals involved in those proceedings, for which funding is sought or being provided. Nomos only collects personal information using fair and lawful means.
We may collect information from third-party agencies to manage business and credit risk; collect outstanding debt; detect, prevent, manage, and investigate or protect against fraud or other unauthorised or illegal activity.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Nomos collects, uses, and discloses personal information to:
· provide our services and products to you including evaluating your application for eligibility;
· market our services and products to you;
· keep you informed of legal and funding developments that may be of interest to you;
· notify you of events that Nomos is holding;
· communicate with you;
· purchase goods and services from you;
· help us manage or improve our services;
· confirm and authenticate your identity and ensure that your information is correct and accurate;
· perform analytics, administer surveys, or request feedback to improve and manage our relationship with you;
· establish and maintain communication with employees, investors, and business partners;
· comply with legal obligations;
· fulfil other purposes related to any of the above.
Nomos may disclose your personal information to:
· other companies, investors, business partners or individuals who assist us in providing services or who perform functions on Nomos’s behalf;
· lawyers, experts and other third parties engaged to provide you with services that Nomos has agreed to fund;
· potential business partners and their advisors in the context of a potential or actual sale of, or investment in, all or part of Nomos’s business;
· anyone else to whom you authorize us to disclose it.
If Nomos discloses personal information to third parties engaged to perform services for us, Nomos prohibits the third party from using personal information for any purpose other than the specific purpose for which Nomos supplies it. Nomos requires third parties who receive personal information to use safeguards equivalent to those in place at Nomos to protect that information.
Nomos does not disclose personal information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to directly market their products and services. Nomos does not sell or trade personal information, although personal information may be transferred as part of a business transaction.
Nomos may disclose personal information to third party service providers or affiliates outside of Canada, and may use or store personal information outside of Canada, in which case your personal information will be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction, including laws related to the disclosure of personal information to law enforcement authorities.
In certain circumstances, Nomos may have a legal duty or right to disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent. For example, Nomos may need to disclose personal information in order to comply with tax or corporate governance legislation, to assist law enforcement or to collect a debt.
Consent and Choice
Nomos will obtain your meaningful consent before or when we collect, use or disclose personal information. Depending on the circumstances, consent may be express, implied, written, verbal or given through an authorized representative. You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to certain legal or contractual restrictions and upon providing reasonable notice. However, in some cases, withdrawing your consent to the handling of some or all personal information may prevent Nomos from providing services to you.
In some circumstances, personal information may be handled by Nomos without your knowledge or consent where such collection, use or disclosure is permitted or required by law.
Retention of Personal Information
Nomos 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.
Safeguarding Personal Information
Personal information under Nomos’s control is protected by physical, organizational and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Nomos will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Nomos maintains physical security over its premises and also maintains computer and network security. Nomos requires its employees to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by Nomos.
Accessing or Correcting Personal Information
Nomos will keep personal information as accurate, complete and updated as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is used. You can contact Nomos 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 wish to gain access to your personal information, amend your personal information, withdraw consent to some or all handling of your personal information (including opting out of marketing communications from Nomos), or have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us:
Address: 130 King Street West, Suite 1800, Toronto, ON M5X 1E3
Currency and Revisions
This Policy may be amended from time to time. An amended Policy will be posted to our website, www.nomoscapital.ca, when it comes into effect. Whenever you need to refer to this Policy you should refer to Nomos’s website to ensure you have the most up to date version.
This Policy was last updated in October 2018.