Phil Mac Associates T/A AgbioInvestor Privacy Policy

Phil Mac Associates trading as AgbioInvestor (“we“, “our“, “us” or “AgbioInvestor“) is committed to protecting the privacy of all users (“user” or “you“) who access our website and/or use our products and services (the “Services“). This online privacy policy is designed to tell you about how we collect and use your personal information so that you can make an informed choice about using the Services we offer. We are the “controller” under the General Information Protection Regulations (EU) 2016/679 and are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy.

How We Collect Your Personal Information

We collect your personal information when you interact with us or you use our Services.

We collect personal information when you:

  • sign up to our subscription services;
  • engage our consultancy services;
  • create an account with us or change your account settings;
  • use the website and
  • contact us directly via email, phone or post.

We may also collect information for publically accessible sources or directly from third parties.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

When you use our Services you may be asked to provide personal information including your company name, contact details, address and payment information such as bank account information.

We also collect information about your usage of the Services and information about when you contact us or provide us with feedback, including via e-mail, letter and phone.

Our Use Of Your Personal Information

We will only process the personal information we collect about you if there is a reason for doing so, and if that reason is permitted under data protection law. We will have a lawful basis for processing your information if: we need to process your information in order to provide you with the Services you have use or have requested to use; we have your consent; we have a justifiable reason for processing your personal information; or we are under a legal obligation to do so.

In some cases the personal information we collect from you might be processed outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) in which AgbioInvestor operates. These countries may not have the same protections for your personal information as the EEA has. However, we are obliged to ensure that the personal information that is processed by us and our suppliers outside of the EEA is protected in the same ways as it would be if it was processed within the EEA. There are therefore certain safeguards in place when your information is processed outside of the EEA. We ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring that safeguards are implemented.

Sharing and Disclosing Your Personal Information

Any personal information that you give us will be treated with the utmost care and security.

We are very careful and transparent about who we share your personal information with and we may use and disclose personal information for any of the following reasons:

  • to provide you with the service that you have requested;
  • to respond to requests you may make of us; or
  • to contact you and/or provide you with general information related to the service that you have requested.

In order to provide the Services, we use certain third party service providers to assist us with, email alerting, web casting, web hosting and information processing services. The types of third party services providers whom we share your personal information with include:


Weston Court, Weston, Newbury RG20 8JE

Phone: 01488 649130

Kynetec privacy statement:


Attn: Legal/DatenSchutz, Hansestr. 79, 51149 Cologne, Germany.

Phone: 020 7979 2661.

GoDaddy Privacy Statement:

Campaign Monitor

We use Campaign Monitor to store your name, company and email address in order to provide the Services that you have opted in to. 

Campaign Monitor, Level 38, 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9521 5312

Campaign Monitor Privacy Statement:

These service providers cannot use your personal information for their own purposes unrelated to the work they are doing for us. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy when it is transferred to third parties.

We will not use or disclose your personal information without your consent, except:

  • where we are under a duty to disclose or share your information or are required or authorised to do so by law or regulation;
  • to implement the terms of any agreement we have with you;
  • to assist the lawful investigation of a law enforcement authority;
  • to protect the rights of Phil Mac Associates and others, including to prevent fraud; or
  • as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

We will not sell, rent or loan any personal information or identifiable information collected when you use the Services, except to the extent that we may pass or sell your personal information outside our business to third parties in the event that we sell the whole or part of our business.

Safeguarding Measures

Information may be held at our offices and those of our third party service providers as described above.

We take steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.

We have made robust investments in server, database, backup and firewall technologies to protect our information assets. These investments mean that information about the identity and preferences of individual members is protected by AgbioInvestor against unauthorised access. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of your personal information.

Where you have chosen a password that allows you to access certain Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We advise you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take steps to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How Long We Keep Your Information

The personal information we collect from your use of the Services will be kept while you have an account with us or we are providing Services to you. Thereafter it will be stored for as long as necessary or we have a valid reason to keep it.

When determining how long we keep your personal information, we will take into account factors including:

  • our obligations and rights in relation to the information; and
  • our legal obligation(s) under applicable law to keep personal information for a certain period of time;

otherwise, we will securely erase your information where we no longer require your information for the purposes collected. Please note that different retention period apply to different types of personal information. You may also delete your information by deleting your account should you have created one on in order to receive the Services. If you delete your account we will no longer store your information.

Your Rights

Under data protection law, you may have a number of rights concerning the information we hold about you. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details set out above. Your rights include:

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to lodge a complaint;
  • the right to withdraw consent; and
  • the right to object to processing.

For additional information on your rights please contact the Information Commissioners Officer.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please use the contact details below.

Contact us

If you would like to contact us for any reason or you are not satisfied with our response to any complaint or believe our processing of your information does not comply with data protection law, you can contact us using the following details:

Address: AgbioInvestor, Suite 18, Vineyard Business Centre, Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5XP

Telephone number: +44 131 677 0267


Users’ Right to Opt-out

If you do not want to continue to receive e-mail communications from us please let us know by sending an e-mail to, or by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ on our email communications.

Period of Grace

Should you request that we amend or suppress records containing your personal information we will endeavour to do so as promptly as practical; however you may receive communications for a transitional period whilst we process your records.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted to the website and, where appropriate, we will notify you of the changes by email.