Privacy notice

Introduction 

Your privacy is very important to us. This notice ("Privacy Notice") is provided by Valiance Asset Management Limited (the "Investment Manager") and Valiance Advisors LLP (the "Investment Advisor", and collectively with the Investment Manager and their respective affiliates, the "Manager Group") and Valiance Life Sciences Growth Investment Fund SICAV-SIF, Valiance Farmland SICAV-SIF, Viva SICAV-SIF, TopMyo1 LP, TopMyo1 Ltd, TopMyo2 Ltd, TopJena Ltd, Karogo (Cayman) Ltd, TopKarogo LP, TopBio1 LP, TopMDx, TopFer1 LP, TopCel1 LP, TopEva Ltd, Valiance Special Opportunities Fund of Funds Limited, Valiance Special Opportunities Co-Investment Fund Limited and Valiance Special Opportunities Co-Investment Master Fund LP (the "Funds", and together with the Manager Group, "we" or "us"), and sets forth the policies of the Manager Group and the Funds for the collection, use, storage, sharing, disclosure (collectively, "processing") and protection of personal data relating to current, prospective and former investors in the Fund. This Privacy Notice is being provided in accordance with the requirements of data privacy laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 ("GDPR"), the US Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, as amended, and any other law relating to privacy or the processing of personal data and any statutory instrument, order, rule or regulation implemented thereunder, each as applicable to the Manager Group and the Funds (collectively, "Data Protection Law"). References to "you" or an "investor" in this Privacy Notice mean any investor who is an individual, or any individual connected with an investor who is a legal person (each such individual, a "data subject"), as applicable.   

 

The types of personal data we may collect and use:

The categories of personal data we may collect include names, residential addresses or other contact details, signature, nationality, tax identification number, date of birth, place of birth, copies of identification documents, bank account details, information about assets or net worth, credit history, source of funds details. 

Given the nature of our business, we do not ask for ‘sensitive‘ or ‘special categories of personal data’, such as information about your health, political opinions, racial origins or sexual life and we would ask you not to send any to us. However, if at any time you choose to transmit sensitive personal data over for any reason you must have full authority or consent to do so and you agree that it will be dealt with according to this Privacy Policy, including possible transfer to our offices or the third parties, inside or outside the EEA as described in this policy.

 

 

Using your personal data: the legal basis and purposes: 

We may process your personal data for the purposes of administering the relationship between you and us (including communications and reporting), direct marketing of our products and services, monitoring and analysing our activities, and complying with applicable legal or regulatory requirements (including anti-money laundering, fraud prevention, tax reporting, sanctions compliance, or responding to requests for information from supervisory authorities with competent jurisdiction over our business). Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Data Protection Law and may be processed with your consent, upon your instruction, or for any of the purposes set out herein, including where we or a third-party consider there to be any other lawful purpose to do so. We may also receive your personal information from third parties or other sources, such as our affiliates, the administrator of the Fund or publicly accessible sources, such as the Internet. 

Where personal data is required to satisfy a statutory obligation (such as compliance with applicable anti-money laundering or sanctions requirements) or a contractual requirement, failure to provide such information may result in your subscription in the Fund being rejected or forcibly redeemed. Where there is suspicion of unlawful activity, failure to provide personal data may result in the submission of a report to the relevant law enforcement agency or supervisory authority.  

We do not use automated decision-making processes when processing your personal data.

 

How we may share your personal data: 

We may disclose information about you to our affiliates or third parties, including the administrator of the Fund, for our everyday business purposes, such as to facilitate transactions, maintain your account(s) or respond to court orders and legal investigations. It may also be necessary, under anti-money laundering and similar laws, to disclose information about the Funds' investors in order to accept subscriptions from them or to facilitate the establishment of trading relationships for the Funds with trading counterparties. We will also release information about you if you direct us to do so.  

We may disclose information about your transactions and experiences with us to our affiliates for their everyday business purposes. If you are a new investor, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this Privacy Notice. When you are no longer our investor, we may continue to share your information as described in this Privacy Notice. 

We may also disclose information you provide to us to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf, such as any placement agent retained by the Fund. We may also disclose information you provide to us pursuant to a joint marketing agreement (i.e. a formal agreement between non-affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you). 

 

Monitoring of communications:

We may record and monitor telephone conversations and electronic communications with you for the purposes of: (i) ascertaining the details of instructions given, the terms on which any transaction was executed or any other relevant circumstances; (ii) ensuring compliance with our regulatory obligations; and/or (iii) detecting and preventing the commission of financial crime. 

 

Retention periods and security measures:

We will not retain personal data for longer than is necessary in relation to the purpose for which it is collected, subject to Data Protection Law. Personal data will be retained for the duration of your investment in the Fund and for a minimum period of five to seven years after a redemption of an investment from the Fund or liquidation of the Fund. We may retain personal data for a longer period for the purpose of marketing our products and services or compliance with applicable law. From time to time, we will review the purpose for which personal data has been collected and decide whether to retain it or to delete if it no longer serves any purpose to us. This is subject, for example, to any valid opt-out or withdrawal of consent where processing is based on consent, or other valid exercise of your data subject rights.

The security of data is very important to our business. In accordance with our legal obligations, we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data and keep those measures under review. However, we can only be responsible for systems that we control and we would remind you that the internet itself is not a secure environment.

 

International transfers:

Because of the international nature of a fund management business, personal data may be transferred to countries outside the EEA ("Third Countries"), such as to jurisdictions where we conduct business or have a service provider, including countries that may not have the same level of data protection as that afforded by the Data Protection Law in the EEA. In such cases, we will process personal data (or procure that it be processed) in the Third Countries in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Law, which may include having appropriate contractual undertakings in legal agreements with service providers who process personal data on our behalf in such Third Countries.   

 

Your rights under Data Protection Law: 

You have certain rights under GDPR in relation to our processing of your personal data and these are, generally:  

(i)         the right to request access to your personal data;

(ii)        the right to request rectification of your personal data;

(iii)       the right to request erasure of your personal data (the "right to be forgotten");

(iv)       the right to restrict our processing or use of personal data;

(v)        the right to object to processing where personal data is being processed for direct marketing purposes and also where the Fund is processing personal data for legitimate interests;

(vi)       where relevant, the right to request the portability;

(vii)      where your consent to processing has been obtained, the right to withdraw your consent at any time; and

(viii)     the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

You should note that your right to be forgotten that applies in certain circumstances under GDPR is not likely to be available in respect of the personal data we hold, given the purpose for which we collect such data, as described above. 

You may contact us at any time to limit our sharing of your personal information. If you limit sharing for an account you hold jointly with someone else, your choices will apply to everyone on your account. US state laws may give you additional rights to limit sharing. 

 

Complaining to supervisory authorities:

A complaint in respect of the Investment Manager and of the Manager may be made to the Information Commissioner's Office in the United Kingdom.

 

Who to contact about this Privacy Notice: 

Please contact our Compliance Officer via admin@valiance-am.com, +442073991773 or by writing to the following address - Lilly House, 13 Hanover Square, London WIS 1HN United Kingdom - for any questions about this Privacy Notice or requests with regards to the personal data we hold.  

For more specific information or requests in relation to the processing of personal data by the administrator, the clearing brokers or any other service provider of the Funds, you may also contact the relevant service provider directly at the address specified in the Directory section of the Confidential Private Placement Memorandum of the Fund or by visiting their website.

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