Privacy Policy and Term of Use

Disclaimers and Agreements

ASTAKHOVA &PARTNERS (Limited), the “A&P” is an EMEAC independent consulting firm committed to improving the state of the world progressive business community to shape industry commitments in global with respect to regional aspects. A&P is committedly neutral and impartial with no political, partisan or national interests and, with the explicit intention of creating an open and equal dialogue between allies. A&P owns, operates and makes available the website as well as subdomain websites (individually “Website”) and makes available to the users of its Website (individually “Visitor” and collectively “Visitors”) under the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy Up-to-Date in reliance on the GDPR

ASTAKHOVA &PARTNERS (Limited), the “A&P” processes personal information to enable us to provide advice and professional services as a networking company. A&P is subject to data protection legislation and regulation, and the following aims to outline how we manage the data we hold. A&P will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since its effective date in 2018. By requesting or using our services, you accept and consent to our use of your personal data as outlined in this policy.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

  • It was adopted on 27 April 2016. It becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018, after a two-year transition period. The GDPR replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive.
  • Because GDPR is a regulation, not a directive, it does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation and is directly binding and applicable.
Our GDPR Compliant Privacy Policy: Where we stand on gathering, sharing and protecting your info under GDPR regulation.

What is personal data?

'Personal Data' is data held that can identify a living individual from the information we hold on them. This includes their name, address and contact details and may include individual’s IP addresses and online identifiers. This is data which identifies an individual, even without a name associated with it, where it is processed to learn or record something about that individual.

Data may ‘relate to’ an individual in several different ways, the most common of which are:

  • information processed or held in electronic form, usually on a computer;
  • information processed in a non-automated manner i.e. paper records held in a filing system, and
  • information that forms part of an ‘accessible record’ (i.e. certain health records, educational records etc).

What is sensitive data?

Some personal data may be considered 'sensitive' such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, membership of a trade union, health, criminal activity. A&P will only collect, use or disclose sensitive personal data about you in accordance with the relevant Data Protection laws and in most cases this will only be collected or used when consent has been given.

Who is the information processed about?

A&P process personal information about ours:

  • customers and clients;
  • enquirers;
  • advisors and other professional experts, and
  • persons in question.

How may we use your personal information?

In order to provide you with a risk advice service, we may need to share your information with other organisations. Where this is necessary, we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA).

Third parties who provide services to A&P such as IT consultants, database specialists, and research consultants etc, all of whom may have access to A&P’s data with the aim to assist A&P in running their business. Contact may be through a variety of means including social media, direct email, or mailshots etc.

What is Security of personal data?

Subjects to A&P are under a duty of confidentiality to protect the integrity of A&P’s database and not to disclose any information of a confidential nature, including personal and related information than required by law.

A&P has security features in place to protect all personal data held including:

  • Locking protection on all hard copy and white paper records;
  • All computer access is secured with strong password authentication, and access to shared network drives is limited to only authorised staff;
  • Passwords are changed periodically;
  • Data is stored on secure and encrypted hosted infrastructure only accessible by authorised staff.

Data that we collect about you may be transferred to, accessed, used or stored in a country outside the European Economic Area but we will make sure that any transfer, access and use of your personal data complies with the laws which apply to us and will continue to be governed by this privacy policy:

  • All computers have anti-virus & anti-malware software installed which is updated continually;
  • All networks are secured using firewalls to protecting incoming and outgoing traffic to the Internet.

What is the Lawful basis for Keeping your personal data up-to-date?

A&P only holds data on individuals who have either contacted us in the past or who we have identified as possible clients or sources in searches for clients.

A&P takes reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is up to date, and may request updates from you from time to time. However it is your responsibility to provide us with any changes that you feel may be relevant to us, and to provide us with accurate information.

Under new GDPR laws, individuals have the right to privilege their ‘Do Not Contact’ status. If requested in writing by you, we will delete all information on you from our records, both electronic and paper, but please note that will mean we will be unable to contact you in the future.

If you request that all your details are deleted, we reserve the right to keep you on a 'Do Not Contact' list to ensure we comply with your right to opt out. If you decline this we note that we may be in touch again in the future if a new search via public sources and that search may pull you back into our database.

A&P will occasionally send marketing material which we hope will be of interest to you via email marketing software (EMS) and you may request to unsubscribe from these emails at any time at the bottom of these emails.

What are the Transfers of personal information?

It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas to clients or partner firms. When this is needed, information may be transferred to countries or territories around the world. Any transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the Data Protection Act and GDPR.

How to contact us at A&P?

If you wish to update your personal data or to request a copy of what data about you in accordance with Data Protection laws, please contact .

Please note that it is not always required to provide details of all data held to cover the reasonable request or retrieval.


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This Website is provided 'as is' and 'as available' with no express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement, and title. A&P disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to visitors use of this website. Visitors assume total responsibility for their use of the site and any linked sites. If this disclaimer is not enforceable under applicable law, it may be modified at A&P’s sole discretion to a form that is enforceable.

A&P does not take responsibility for the correctness, completeness, up-to-dateness or quality of the information provided on this Website. A&P expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the Websites.

Furthermore, A&P is not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lockouts, metering, or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the Website. The Visitors are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.

A&P reserves the right, at its sole discretion, but disclaims the obligation, to monitor and/or remove content from any blog, if established and open, and from any part of Website.

Website Content

A&P publishes its own content as well as links, content and resources lawfully provided on the internet by third parties, and as well as content that has been specifically designated by A&P for publication on the Website.

All proprietary rights relating to any third party links, content or resources published on the Website remain with the original source or the author(s) of that material and where any content has been commissioned by A&P for publication on the Websites, any proprietary rights in such content remain with the relevant author, unless otherwise agreed or specified.

For all other content published on the Website, A&P reserves all proprietary rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and to all content on the Website; this includes all text, graphics, photographs, logos and/or other items that appear on the Website. A&P also reserves its rights over the Website’ appearance, including its final layout and structure.

A&P’s name and logo are registered trademarks of A&P. Visitors are not authorized to use A&P’s name, logo or likeness without prior consent.

The content, links and resources on this Website are provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which Visitors should rely. Visitors must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on A&P's site. Although A&P makes reasonable efforts to update the information on the Website, A&P makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website is accurate, complete or up to date.


The content of any articles published on the Websites (“Articles”) represents the opinion of the author(s) of the respective Article(s). Where the Websites contain Articles, resources or links provided by third parties, these should not be interpreted as A&P’s endorsement of any views expressed or the content contained within such Articles, resources or links.

Noncommercial: Visitor may not use this work for commercial purposes.

No Derivatives: Visitor may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

Links to other websites

Links to the Websites may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to A&P or under its control. A&P is not responsible for the content of external or third party websites that may be accessed or displayed through external links on the Websites. The presence of these external links does not represent A&P’s endorsement of the views or content of these third-party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Websites is done at the sole risk of the Visitor, and A&P expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

 Links to this Website

 The Visitor may link to the Websites provided the Visitor does so in a way that indicates that the link is to A&P Websites and is fair and not misleading. Visitors may not integrate or make use of all or part of the Websites in ways that would confuse or mislead other Visitors as to the nature and origin of the Websites’ content.


The failure of A&P to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


 A&P may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the Visitor. Notice may be provided on the Websites itself, and after posting of the notice, the Visitor’s continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.


 For questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact A&P at