Privacy Policy


techstart NI (and Pentech Ventures LLP (Pentech)), hereafter just denoted as techstart NI in this policy, respects the privacy of every individual who visits the techstart NI website. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to set out the principles governing techstart NI’s use of personal information, which, when dealing with techstart NI, you might be providing about yourself. By using the techstart NI website you consent to the use of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

  1. techstartNI is committed to following policies which protect your privacy. We are also committing to complying with current international data protection laws and regulations in respect of personal data. techstart NI will only obtain personal data from you for specified and lawful purposes and any personal data which techstart NI obtains will be processed fairly and lawfully.
  2. techstartNI collects personal data for use in the normal course of techstart NI’s business. Your personal data may be held and processed in connection with a transaction which techstart NI considers with you, for the general development of techstart NI’s business and for administrative purposes relating to those purposes.
  3. techstartNI will only process the individual data that you provide to techstart NI for these purposes. techstart NI will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the data held is adequate, relevant and not excessive for the relevant purposes.
  4. The information that you provide to techstartNI is processed and held on computer systems of techstart techstart NI does not provide your details to third parties for any marketing or promotional purposes, except where you have given your consent.
  5. The servers hosting techstartNI’s websites may automatically record certain information about you when you use the sites, including details of your domain name, IP address, operating system and browser. techstart NI may use this information to understand who has seen which pages. The sole purpose of this is to improve techstart NI’s websites. techstart NI may use cookies or other similar text files or programs when you visit certain parts of the techstart NI website. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser. It helps techstart NI to understand your use of the techstart NI websites and enables you to access, navigate and use the services provided on the techstart NI websites. For information about blocking the use of cookies, please refer to the help facility on your Internet browser. Please note that if you block cookies you may not be able to access certain sections of the techstart NI website.

Accuracy and security

  1. techstartNI will take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate and, where necessary, up to date. If you believe that any of the information that techstart NI holds about you is incorrect please notify techstart NI (see Contact Us).
  2. Pentech will take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information, but cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information online over the Internet and will not hold techstartNI responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to techstart NI’s negligence or wilful default.
  3. techstartNI’s website may contain hypertext links to external websites. techstart NI is not responsible for and accepts no liability in relation to these websites or their contents. You should read any applicable privacy policy on any such website.

Your rights

  1. techstartNI will take all reasonable steps to retain data only for the duration of the purpose for which it was obtained. When requested to do so, techstart NI will delete personal information from current operational systems where it is no longer required. techstart NI may need to continue to hold some details about you after your relationship with techstart NI has ended, for example for legal and regulatory reasons.
  • You have the right to receive information about the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) that techstart NI maintains on you (a fee may be payable). You should also note that, under data protection laws, in certain circumstances, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data and have certain rights of access, rectification and/or removal of your personal data. To exercise these rights you should write to techstart NI (see Contact Us).

techstart NI is managed by Pentech Ventures LLP and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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