Rapid Funds is committed to the protection of your personal information and respect for your privacy choices.
This Policy relates to the collection, use and disclosure (“handling”) of personally identifiable information, as defined in applicable legislation (“personal information”). This Policy is not intended to cover information other than personal information.
When you use the rapidfunds.com website, submit personal information to Rapid Funds, or authorize us to obtain personal information from other sources, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
The following principles govern our actions as they relate to the handling of personal information.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Categories of Personal Information Collected
Rapid Funds collects personal information about clients, service providers (such as lawyers and experts) and other business contacts such as your name, mailing and email addresses, telephone number, job title and organization/employer name. When you visit rapidfunds.com, the website may also collect technical information about your device, browser and settings.
In order to provide clients with our services, Rapid Funds also collects information relating to the legal proceedings for which funding is sought or being provided.
How Personal Information is Collected
Rapid Funds generally collects personal information directly from you or your authorized representatives. For example, Rapid Funds may collect personal information about you when you (or your representatives) use the website, deal with us over the telephone, send us correspondence (whether by letter, fax, e-mail or via the website), request litigation funding or meet with a Rapid Funds representative. If you contact us, Rapid Funds may keep a record of that contact.
Rapid Funds may also collect personal information from a third party or source. For example, Rapid Funds may collect personal information about you from a publicly maintained record or from the public domain generally (for example via the internet or media).
Purposes for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Rapid Funds will inform you (either by making this Policy available, through other written communications or orally) of the purposes for which we collect personal information before or at the time the information is collected. Several common purposes are identified below. In addition, we may inform you of other purposes from time to time.
Rapid Funds collects, uses, and discloses your personal information to:
- provide our services and products to you;
- 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 Rapid Funds is holding;
- communicate with you;
- purchase goods and services from you;
- help us manage or improve our services;
- comply with legal obligations;
- other purposes related to any of the above.
Rapid Funds may disclose your personal information to:
- other companies or individuals who assist us in providing services or who perform functions on Rapid Funds’ behalf;
- lawyers, experts and other third parties engaged to provide you with services that Rapid Funds 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 Rapid Funds’ business;
- anyone else to whom you authorize us to disclose it.
If Rapid Funds discloses personal information to third parties engaged to perform services for us, Rapid Funds prohibits the third party from using personal information for any purpose other than the specific purpose for which Rapid Funds supplies it.
Rapid Funds does not disclose personal information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to directly market their products and services. Rapid Funds does not sell or trade personal information, although personal information may be transferred as part of a business transaction.
Rapid Funds may disclose personal information to third party service providers or affiliates outside of the U.S., and may use or store personal information outside of the U.S., in which case your personal information will be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction.
In certain circumstances, Rapid Funds may have a legal duty or right to disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent.
You may block cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings, although this may interfere with some functionality of the Rapid Funds’ website. The Rapid Funds website is not designed to override “do not track”, “disable cookies” or other browser settings and signals regarding online tracking or preferences. For more information on blocking cookies or targeted advertising, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed.
Individual Choice and Access
Rapid Funds will obtain consent when we collect, use or disclose personal information. Depending on the circumstances, consent may be express, implied, or given through an authorized representative. In exceptional circumstances, personal information may be handled by Rapid Funds without your knowledge or consent where such collection, use or disclosure is permitted or required by law.
You may withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, subject to certain legal or contractual restrictions and upon providing reasonable notice, by contacting the Rapid Funds Privacy Officer as described below. However, in some cases, withdrawing your consent to the handling of some or all personal information may prevent Rapid Funds from providing services to you.
Access to Personal Information
Rapid Funds will keep personal information as accurate, complete and updated as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is used.
You can contact Rapid Funds 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 described below.
Upon written request, Rapid Funds will provide you with access to your personal information. Rapid Funds will take appropriate steps to verify your identity (or verify that you act as a legal guardian or authorized agent of the individual concerned) before responding to a request to access personal information. If you believe any of your information is inaccurate or incomplete, you may make a request that Rapid Funds amend the information.
Rapid Funds will respond to access requests within a reasonable time and will notify you of any cost associated with fulfilling your request.
Questions and Concerns
Rapid Funds is accountable for the personal information in our control, including personal information disclosed to third parties we retain to assist us in providing services. Rapid Funds has designated a global Privacy Officer to answer questions and investigate concerns about the handling of personal information. If you wish to gain access to your personal information, amend your personal information, change your marketing preferences, or have any questions or concerns about our personal information practices, please contact our Privacy Officer: