What information is collected?
We may collect the following personal information:
- name and job title
- contact information including postal address (this may be your home address if you have provided this to us) and email address
- telephone number
- date of birth
- country of birth, domicile and nationality
- passport number
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- your password for password protected platforms or services used by us
- information collected from publicly available resources, integrity data bases and credit agencies
- information about relevant and significant litigation or other legal proceedings against you or a third party related to you and interaction with you
We may also collect information about the meetings held with our employees and visits to our premises.
Special categories of personal data
If you register to attend an event or seminar, we may ask for information about your health for the purpose of identifying and being considerate of any disabilities or special dietary requirements you may have. We may also collect special categories of personal data in order to provide certain services for you such as securing an insurance contract. Any use of such information is based on your consent.
How do we collect your personal data?
We may collect personal data about you in a number of circumstances, including when you or your organisation:
- seek funding for a litigation case
- are a party to a litigation case being considered for or funded by one of the Harbour Funds
- invest or seek to invest in to one of the Harbour Funds
- browse, make an enquiry or otherwise interact on our website
- attend a seminar
- sign up to receive information from us
- offer to provide or provide services to us
In some circumstances, we may collect personal data about you from a third party source. For example, we may collect personal data from your organisation, other organisations with whom you have dealings, government agencies, a credit reporting agency, an information or service provider or from publicly available records.
What do we do with the information we gather?
We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
The information we collect helps us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, in particular for the following reasons:
- to help make decisions about future business initiates
- to help inform investment decisions
- to help manage investments
- for internal record keeping
- to improve our products and services
- to meet our regulatory and legal obligations such as anti- money laundering and fraud prevention
- to periodically send emails about new products/services, events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provide
How will we use your personal data?
We may use your personal data for the following purposes only (“Permitted Purposes”):
- to assess, monitor and manage the funding of litigation cases
- to manage investments
- to assist with managing investor relations
- to provide other services requested by you or your organisation
- to manage and administer your or your organisation’s business relationship with HLF including processing payments, accounting, auditing, billing and collection and support services
- to comply with screening or recording obligations (e.g. anti-money laundering, fraud and crime prevention purposes); these may include automated checks of personal data or other information you provide about your identity against applicable sanction lists
- to analyse and improve our services and communications
- to protect the security of and managing access to our premises, IT and communication systems, online platforms, websites and other systems, preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activities
- to identify persons authorised to instruct HLF and sign any relevant documentation
- to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and requests, domestically and anywhere in the world, including reporting to and/or being audited by national and international regulatory bodies
- to comply with court orders and exercises and/or defend our legal rights
- keeping you up to date on the latest new, announcements, events and other information which we feel would be of interest to you
- customer surveys and marketing campaigns or other promotional activities or events
- collecting information about your preferences to create a user profile to personalise our communication and interaction with you (for example, by way of newsletter tracking or website analytics
With whom will we share your personal data?
We may share your personal data with:
- other Harbour entities on a confidential basis where required for the purpose of providing litigation funding, investment services, other products and services, administration, billing and other business purposes
- law firms, legal specialists, consultants or experts, either domestic or foreign, for the purpose of obtaining advice or opinions on a matter which is being considered for funding or is currently being funded by one of the Harbour Funds
- companies providing services such as fund administration, money laundering and other fraud and crime prevention purposes
- courts, law enforcement authorities, regulators or attorneys or other parties when we are required by applicable law or regulations or judicial or official request to do so, or as required to investigate actual or suspected fraudulent or criminal activities
- service providers domestically or abroad who HLF have instructed to process personal data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions only. HLF will retain control over and will remain fully responsible for your personal data and will use appropriate safeguards as required by applicable law to ensure the integrity and security of your personal data.
We may also use aggregated personal data and statistics for the purpose of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop our website and our services.
How do we keep your personal data secure?
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect and hold.
Will we transfer your personal data abroad?
HLF along with the other Harbour entities are globally active. Therefore, we may transfer your personal data abroad if required for the purposes described above. This may include countries which do not provide the same level of protection as the European Economic Area. We will ensure that any such international transfers are made subject to appropriate or suitable safeguards as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or other relevant laws.
How do I update my personal data?
If any of the personal data that you have provided to us changes, such as your email address, or if you become aware that we have any inaccurate personal data about you, please contact us at email@example.com.
For how long will you keep my personal data?
Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer reasonably required for the purposes outlined above or if you withdraw your consent (where applicable) and we are not legally required or otherwise permitted to continue storing such data.
What are my rights?
You have the right:
- to request a copy of the personal data, subject to certain legal conditions, which we hold
- to have inaccurate personal data corrected
- to object to or restrict the use of your personal data
- to request that your personal data is erased where you suspect that your personal data is processed without a legitimate reason or where you believe we no longer have grounds to process your personal data
- to make a complaint if you have a concern about our handling of your personal data to request not to receive our communications any longer
If you wish to do any of the above please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we are under no obligation to rectify or delete your personal data where to do so would prevent us from meeting our legal or regulatory obligations.
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The types of cookies we use are:
- Web beacons: they tell us whether you’ve opened the email, when, and how often, the location and whether you clicked a link. We also use web beacons to help us display emails in the best format for your device.
- Link tracking: our emails contain a number of hyperlinks, each of which has a unique tag. When you click on one of these links the mailing company logs the click so that we can understand who has clicked through from an email to our website.
We use this information to view how effective our mailings are.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you use these links and leave our site, please note that we do not control the other website(s) and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. Such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. We recommend you exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website(s) in question.