Astel Ventures Website Disclaimer

GDPR statement (Privacy Notice)

The scope and purpose of this Data Protection Privacy Notice

This Data Protection Privacy Notice explains how Astel Ventures Limited (“Firm”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects, uses, shares and otherwise processes your Personal Data in connection with your relationship with us in accordance with applicable data privacy laws and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

For the purpose of GDPR, the data controller is Astel Ventues who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) under registration reference FRN 757575

Personal Data
The term “Personal Data” as used in this Data Protection Privacy Notice means any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. This definition provides for a wide range of personal identifiers to constitute Personal Data, including name, date of birth, residential address, identification number, location data or online identifier. Personal Data does not include data from which you can no longer be identified such as anonymised aggregate data.

What information do we collect about you, how do we collect it and what do we use it for?

The kinds of Personal Data we may collect include your contact details (such as your address, email address and telephone number) and other information such as your job title. In most cases, we will collect the Personal Data directly from you but may also obtain it from other sources. We will process your Personal Data if and to the extent applicable law provides us with lawful basis to do so. Therefore, we will only process your Personal Data if either:

  1. you have consented to us doing so (consent);
  2. we need it to perform the contract we have entered into with you (contract);
  3. we need it to comply with a legal obligation (legal obligation);
  4. we need it to protect someone’s life (vital interests);
  5. we need it to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law (public task); or
  6. we (or a third party) have a legitimate interest which is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (legitimate interest).

Given the nature of our business, it is considered unlikely that the lawful basis for us processing your Personal Data will be by reason of vital interests or public task.
We will use your Personal Data to deliver services to you and/or to work or act for you. We may also use your Personal Data to inform you about us and our services or otherwise communicate with you.

Please note that we may use or disclose Personal Data if we are required by law to do so or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial or regulatory proceedings, a court order or other legal process.

What might we need from you?

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right of access Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Accuracy of information

It is important that the Personal Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please let us know if your Personal Data changes during your relationship with us.

What if you do not provide the Personal Data we request?

It is in your sole discretion to provide Personal Data to us. If you do not provide us with all or some of the Personal Data we request, we may not be able to accept an engagement from you, to provide all or some of our services, to enter into a contract with you or to send you information about us (eg. marketing materials).

Change of purpose and anonymisation

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason which is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case it is no longer Personal Data.

With whom may we share your information?

When using your Personal Data for the purposes and on the legal basis described above we may share your Personal Data with other service providers we work with. We may also have to share your Personal Data with regulators, public institutions, courts or other third parties.

For the purposes described above, from time-to-time, we may have to transfer your Personal Data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to a third party outside of the EEA and in a jurisdiction not being subject to an adequacy decision of the European Commission. In such cases, we will always ensure that there is a legal basis and a relevant safeguard method for such data transfer so that your Personal Data is treated in a manner that is consistent with and respects the EU laws and other applicable laws and regulations on data protection.

Your rights in relation to your information

You have rights as an individual which you can exercise under certain circumstances in relation to your Personal Data that we hold. These rights are to:

  1. request access to your Personal Data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”) and request certain information in relation to its processing;
  2. request rectification of your Personal Data;
  3. request the erasure of your Personal Data;
  4. request and reuse your personal data (right to data portability);
  5. request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data; and
  6. object to the processing of your Personal Data.

You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues or, as the case may be, any other competent supervisory authority of an EU member state.

Right to withdraw consent

In case you have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your Personal Data, you have the right to fully or partly withdraw your consent. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose(s) to which you originally consented unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for further processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. In case we processed your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time, in which case we will no longer process your Personal Data for such marketing purposes.

How long will we retain your information?

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Data, we will consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case it is no longer Personal Data.
Upon expiry of the applicable retention period we will securely destroy your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 


You will in general not have to pay a fee to exercise any of your individual rights mentioned in this Data Protection Privacy Notice. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request to exercise your individual rights in manifestly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

Changes to this Data Protection Privacy Notice

The Firm reserves the right to update this Data Protection Privacy Notice at any time, and we will make an updated copy available on our website.

Further information

If you have any queries, questions, concerns or require any further information in relation to the Data Protection Privacy Notice or you wish to exercise any of your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

​​Legitimate interest may include the provision of services by us, administrative or operational processes within the Firm and direct marketing activities

The Company hereby and below refers to: Astel Ventures Ltd (Astel). 

The Company does not provide any financial advice to any members of the network.

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No statement or expression of opinion, or any other matter herein, directly or indirectly, is an offer or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities or financial instruments.

The Company does not provide individual investment counselling, act as an investment adviser, or individually advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment. You should not view our services as offering personalized legal or investment counselling. Investments should be made only after consulting with your investment adviser and only after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company in question.

This service is not intended to meet anyone’s specific individual investment needs and it is not tailored to anyone’s personal financial situation. Nothing contained herein constitutes, is intended, or deemed to be – either implied or otherwise – investment advice. Neither the publisher nor the editors are registered investment advisers. Any content of this service may contain reflects the personal views and opinions of The Company and its publishers and that is all it purports to be. While the information herein is believed to be accurate and reliable it is not guaranteed or implied to be so.

Neither The Company, nor anyone else, accepts any responsibility, or assumes any liability, whatsoever, for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of the information in this service. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice, may become outdated and may not be updated.

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The investment(s) described in this document should be regarded as a high risk investment which is only suitable for investment by relevant persons who can afford to lose their entire investment. Before entering into any transaction relating to an investment mentioned in this document, an investor should take steps to ensure that all the risks are fully and completely understood and whether the investment suits the objectives and circumstances, including the possible risks and benefits of entering into such a transaction. An investor should also seek independent advice on the nature and risks associated therein.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not receive upon redemption the full amount of your original investment. Participation in the investment opportunity should only be made by persons with experience of participating in similar opportunities and any other person who receives this document should not rely upon it. This document is strictly confidential and may not be copied or distributed by the recipient. No representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied, is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document which is issued for information purposes only and is not intended as a solicitation to invest. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information and opinions contained in this document, nor do they constitute investment advice. Any investment must be made solely on the basis of the confidential information memorandum issued for the purpose.

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Astel Ventures is an Appointed Representative of Brooklands Fund Management Limited (BFML) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with registered number 757575 and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission with the registered number 286221.

The Agent of Astel in respect of the placement of opportunities in the United States is Marco Polo Securities Inc (MPS), a non-affiliated broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The activities of Astel in the United States, including the distribution of Indicative Term Sheets, will be affected only to the extent permitted by Rule 15a-6 under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and in accordance with the Services Agreement entered into between Astel and MPS with respect thereto.