Privacy Policy

Who we are

United Expats Organisation that owns and operates the Internet website http://www.united-expats.org. (“Website”). Your use of Website is subject to your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, and this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the Terms and Condition and the Privacy Policy, then you may not use the Website.

Your privacy is of great importance to us at United Expats Organisation.

In the course of your use of the Website, you will provide us with personal data. We respect your privacy, and we seek to comply with applicable legal requirements in respect of data collection. By accepting the Terms and Condition and the Privacy Policy and using the Website, you consent to our processing of your personal data.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you register as a user, update your information, upload your own content, answer questionnaires, send emails to us, contact other users via the Website, or otherwise participate in United Expats Organisation, you provide us with information which we may store and process. Such information may include your name, address, phone number, email address, interests, and other such ‘Personal data’.

We take all steps reasonably necessary to protect your Personal Data against unauthorised access, use, alteration, disclosure or destruction. Other than as may be required in order to operate the Website, or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we disclose your Personal Data to third parties only as reasonably required to protect the rights and safety of ourselves and the Website’s users, and only upon your active consent or as required by law enforcement authorities.

By using the Website you accept that we may use your Personal Data for a variety of purposes, including those described above, and including purposes intended to:

(a) enhance your experience of the Website and to make it more user-friendly (including by sending you information about new features on the Website, or to seek your feedback);
(b) provide you with newsletters, or other notifications or emails in relation to the Website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We also receive more general information from you as a result of your visits to, and use of, the Website. This general information does not identify you personally, and can include information such as your IP address, the length of time you spend on the site, your browsing history, and other.

We may use that for tracking activity on the Website, preparing reports, assessing trends, and otherwise monitoring the way in which the Website is being used – none of which would be in a way that personally identifies any users.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, NON-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

We know that the ways in which we use and store your information is very important to you, and we appreciate your trust in us to do that responsibly and carefully.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure, and in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and management structure/procedures to safeguard and protect the information we collect from you, both online and via the telephone.

Any information that we collect and store that is personally identifiable is protected using appropriate means. Although we take appropriate precautions, we will not be held responsible for any unauthorised access by third parties.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Links To Third Party Sites

This Website may contain links to other websites. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you access that collects your information.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website here.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy, as detailed on this page.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Newsletters, Emails and Notifications to Users

We regularly send out newsletters or other notification messages and emails to all Users. If you change your mind at any time regarding being contacted by us, please email us at subscriptions@united-expats.org to unsubscribe from future emails.

Contacting us

Please contact us through the contact form on the Website if there are any questions regarding this privacy policy.