Privacy Policy

Expatolife (“I”,”me”,“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.expatolife.com/ website (the “Service”).

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

 

GDPR compliance

Expatolife takes data safety seriously and we use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.

a) Cookies

We use cookies to track analytics with Google Analytics for analyzing website data.

b) Newsletter

We use MailChimp for our newsletter, and you can opt out anytime. If you subscribed to our newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing us. Once you opt out, you will be permanently removed.

Your name and email will only be used to personalize the newsletters. We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us. Also, we do not share your contact information with any parties.

All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant.

You have the right to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
  • Have access to the data about you
  • Ask us to change or delete the data about you
  • Ask us to stop sending your newsletters
  • Email us to amend/remove your information/ email from the email list

c) Comment

When commenting on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

We do not use your email/ data to register for email subscription without your permission.

We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell your information that you enter in the comment. We do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission.

You have the rights to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
  • Have access to the data about you
  • Ask us to remove your information/ comment by emailing us
  • Ask us to change your comment by emailing us

 

What information we collect

a) Information you voluntarily submit to the Website:

We collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by subscribing to a newsletter, submitting a contact form, or leaving a comment.

 

b) Automatically-Collected Information:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, pages you viewed, operating system type, browser type, referring website, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

 

c) Cookies:

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

Expatolife uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

 

How your information may be used

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activities.

 

Third-party used of information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Expatolife currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.  We have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

 

 

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

 

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies, and we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

 

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

 

Children’s Privacy

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

 

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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