Privacy Policy

SCOPE

  1. This Privacy Policy describes the practices of Convergence Blended Finance (“Convergence”, “we”, “our” or “us”) regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information (as defined below) of online visitors or members of our web sites, online resources and mobile applications. This Policy describes (i) the types of Personal Information collected (ii) the manner of collection, (iii) the purposes of the collection, (iv) its disclosure and/or transfer, (v) the measures we take to protect the security of Personal Information and (vi) your rights regarding Personal Information. This Policy does not apply to information which does not qualify as Personal Information.

  2. This Policy does not apply to the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information by third-parties, where Convergence does not have any control over the collection of Personal Information or over their privacy practices.

  3. Except for legal and regulatory requirements applicable to Convergence and for the Purposes outlined herein at Section 7, Convergence, its employees and service providers do not have access to any Personal Information.

  4. By “Personal Information” we mean, except to the extent provided by applicable law, any information about an individual that allows such individual to be identified. Personal Information may include but is not limited to the first name, last name, address, telephone number, date of birth and email address.

  5. Convergence is committed to privacy and the protection of Personal Information and to complying with applicable Canadian personal information and privacy laws and regulations

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

  1. Convergence may collect the following types of Personal Information:
    • name, postal address, email address, telephone number, date of birth
    • information relating to professional skills, credentials and experiences

  1. Personal Information may be collected in the following manner:
    • when contacting us or communicating with us via the telephone, by mail, email or facsimile regarding one of our products, services, websites or online initiatives
    • online while visiting one of our websites or online initiatives
    • online via one of our online websites or online initiatives in data forms and/or fields queries
    • when using one of our electronic or mobile devices, application or tools
    • when submitting your resume to us for employment purposes

PURPOSES

  1. Personal Information may be collected and used for the following purposes (the “Purposes”):
    • to respond to your inquiries on our products or services
    • occasionally, as permitted by applicable laws and regulations or if you have given us your consent, to communicate with you (via phone, mail, email or online) about our products and services
    • to fulfil registration in one of our websites or online resources
    • to enable us to create your profile, customize and personalize the content, tools and resources available to you as a member of one of our websites, online resources or mobile devices, applications or tools
    • to permit us to improve our products, services, websites, online resources, mobile devices, applications or tools
    • to allow us to enhance the quality of our services
    • to allow us to assess your employment application

  1. Information may be consolidated and aggregated in an anonymous manner in order to generate statistics in relation to our products, services, websites, online resources, mobile devices, applications or tools or for reporting purposes to government authorities.

  2. Any other collection and use of your Personal Information will be solely with your consent, for the purposes disclosed to you at the time of collection, or as permitted or required by law and regulations. Only the amount of Personal Information necessary to fulfill the intended Purposes is collected and/or retained.

INFORMATION WE SHARE

  1. We do not disclose Personal Information except as described herein, unless otherwise authorized and required by applicable law or relevant Court proceedings. We may disclose Personal Information to regulatory and governmental authorities for the Purposes outlined above. Where Personal Information is disclosed, only the amount of Personal Information necessary to fulfill the intended Purposes is disclosed.

  2. Personal Information about you will be accessible only to authorized employees of Convergence and/or of its affiliates who need to have access to the Personal Information in order to perform their duties in relation to the Purposes.

  3. Convergence may retain agents, consultants and/or suppliers (collectively “third-party service providers”) to assist and support our business and services. These third-party service providers may have access to Personal Information within the scope of the Purposes if it is required for the performance of their services. When we transfer or provide access to Personal Information to third party service providers, we contractually require that such providers put in place adequate security measures to protect Personal Information against unauthorized access and disclosure, including requiring that they respect this Privacy Policy and be responsible for the security of the Personal Information disclosed.

  4. Your Personal Information may be consolidated, aggregated and rendered anonymous for internal research or reporting to governmental authorities purposes and disclosed to third parties as such (i.e. in an unidentifiable manner).

  5. The collection, use, and disclosure of information contemplated in this Policy may involve a transfer of the information to jurisdictions located outside your country of residence that may not have equivalent laws and rules regarding Personal Information. The reasonable contractual other measures we may take to protect Personal Information while processed or handled by these third parties are subject to applicable foreign legal requirements, for example lawful requirements to disclose Personal Information to government authorities in those countries.

  6. We reserve the right to transfer any Personal Information we have about you in connection with the sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets or rights relating thereto. In such case, we will do our best efforts to obtain guarantees that your Personal Information will continue to be protected as per the applicable Canadian personal information and privacy laws and regulations.

RECORDS RETENTION

  1. Convergence will only retain Personal Information as long as needed to fulfill the relevant Purposes. The Personal Information will be held primarily in an electronic database located on our premises or those of our service providers. The file containing your Personal Information will be made available to the authorized employees, third-party service providers of Convergence and/or its affiliates who need to access the information in connection with the Purposes.

SECURITY

  1. We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards and use appropriate commercially reasonable efforts to protect Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and all other unlawful forms of processing of the Personal Information in our possession.

YOUR RIGHTS

  1. You have certain rights to access and rectify your Personal Information; in order to exercise this right, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy, to contact us about withdrawing consent to our use or disclosure of personal information or to obtain information on our practices relating to the use of foreign service providers, you may contact us at support@convergence.finance. If the Personal Information collected is incorrect, inaccurate or outdated, we will correct such information within a reasonable period of time.

  2. Convergence respects and observes the provisions set forth in the applicable Canadian federal or provincial legislation regulating the protection of personal information in the private sector. To the extent there is additional protection afforded to an individual pursuant to such applicable privacy legislation, and same is not set forth herein, Convergence agrees to take such measures to give full effect to such additional protection. Convergence reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.