Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with pooled fund and mutual fund investments. Please read the offering memorandum or prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit/share value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemptions, distributions or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The rates of return are net of all fees and expenses and are used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and are not intended to reflect future values of the pooled or mutual fund or returns on investment in the pooled or mutual fund. Pooled funds and mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Pooled fund and mutual fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There can be no assurances that a fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you.
SCIVEST PRIVACY STATEMENT
The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of Personal Information we SciVest Capital Management Inc. (“SCMI”) collect, use and disclose. It explains how we use and disclose that information, the choices you have regarding such use and disclosure, and how you may correct that information.
We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, by complying with the laws and regulations under applicable privacy laws in Canada, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
1. To which companies does this Privacy Statement apply?
This Privacy Statement applies to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information by SCMI.
2. What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is any information that is identifiable with you. This information may include but is not limited to your name, mailing address, phone numbers, email address, identification numbers, credit card numbers, banking information and creditor information. Personal Information, however, does not include your name, business title or business address and business telephone number in your capacity as an employee of an organization.
3. How do we collect your Personal Information?
We will always collect your Personal Information by fair and lawful means (e.g., when you complete an investment application to buy units of the SciVest Funds). We often collect Personal Information from you and from third party service providers (e.g., your broker or dealer), where we have obtained your consent to do so or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
4. How do we use your Personal Information?
We identify the purposes for which we use your Personal Information at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent, in any case, prior to such use. We collect, use and disclose your Personal Information in order to open your account, process your transactions and/or provide you with various administrative services with respect to your account (the “Purposes”). We may also use your Personal Information as otherwise permitted or required by law.
5. To whom do we provide your Personal Information?
We identify to whom, and for what purposes, we disclose your Personal Information, at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent to such disclosure. For example, we may disclose your Personal Information:
(a) to allow us to carry out the Purposes between SCMI;
(b) to allow us to carry out the Purposes, to third party service providers with whom we have a contractual agreement (which agreement includes appropriate privacy standards) for the purpose of:
(i) mailing information materials;
(ii) disclosing information back to your broker or dealer; and/or
(iii) data processing, database services, record keeping or information technology support on our behalf;
(c) for such other disclosures of Personal Information to such persons for which you provide your consent; and
(d) as otherwise permitted or required by law.
6. When and how do we obtain your consent?
We obtain your consent prior to collecting, and in any case, prior to using or disclosing your Personal Information for any purpose. You may provide your consent to us either orally or in writing. Currently, unless you notify us, we will deem you to have consented to our Privacy Statement when we send you a copy of our Privacy Statement.
7. How do we ensure the privacy of your Personal Information when dealing with third parties?
8. How long will we utilize, disclose or retain your Personal Information?
We may keep a record of your Personal Information, correspondence or comments, in a file specific to you. We will utilize, disclose or retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as permitted or required by law. We will establish minimum and maximum retention periods and procedures for maintaining and destroying your Personal Information.
9. How can you review your Personal Information that we have collected, utilized or disclosed?
Generally we will make available to you any specific Personal Information on you, that we have collected, utilized or disclosed, upon your written request, to the extent permitted by law. We will make such information available to you in a form that is generally understandable, including explaining any abbreviations or codes.
10. How do you know that the Personal Information we have on you is accurate?
We will ensure that your Personal Information is kept as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible. We will not routinely update your Personal Information, unless such a process is necessary. We expect you, from time to time, to supply us with written updates to your Personal Information, when required.
11. What if the Personal Information we have on you is inaccurate?
You can at any time, challenge the accuracy or completeness of the Personal Information we have on you. If you successfully demonstrate that the Personal Information we have on you is inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend the Personal Information as required. Where appropriate, we will transmit the amended information to third parties having access to your Personal Information.
12. How fast will we respond to your written requests?
We will attempt to respond to each of your written requests not later than thirty (30) days after receipt of such requests. We will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit. You have the right to make a complaint to the federal Privacy Commissioner in respect of this time limit.
14. How do we know that it is really you requesting your Personal Information?
We may request that you provide sufficient identification to permit access to the existence, use or disclosure of your Personal Information. Any such information shall be used only for this purpose.
15. What safeguards have we implemented to protect your Personal Information?
We have implemented physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. The only employees, who are granted access to your Personal Information, are those with a business ‘need-to-know’ or whose duties reasonably require such information.
All comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding your Personal Information should be forwarded to our Privacy Officer as follows.
Attn: Privacy Officer
SciVest Capital Management Inc.
473 Skyline Avenue
London, Ontario, N5X 4L2
Tel: +1 519-679-7979
Fax: +1 519-679-3030