Privacy Policy



The term "we", "our", "us" refers to EasyExpat.com and BlogExpat.com. The term "you" or "the User" or "users" refers to the User or viewer of our website.

The English version of the Privacy Policy is the document that legally bounds users, members and the website.

We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. If you have questions about your personal information please contact us.

User membership

These websites provide a free service dedicated to expatriates or people interested by living abroad and international news. By agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use when you created your account you become a member of the service which includes:

  • Being able to post Classifieds, Job Offers, CV and / or Comments.
  • Being able to post messages on the Forum.
  • Being listed in the Member section of the website, according to your nationality and country of living.
  • Receiving legitimate communications via email including administrative messages, service announcements, and newsletters relating to our websites. Please note that you can choose not to receive these e-mail messages.

What information we hold about you

The type of data that we collect and process includes:

  • Your name or username.
  • Your nationality, location (country, city) and languages (as provided by you during the registration process)
  • Your email address.
  • Your IP address.
  • Your avatar (we will compare with Gravatar database).

Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

  • You register as a member on this site.
  • You fill out our contact form.
  • You browse this site. See "Cookie policy" below.
  • You fill out fields on your profile.

How your personal information is used

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
  • We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
  • Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.

Username, email and ip may be used with Stop Forum Spam, the Project Honey Pot, and Akismet in order to prevent spam registration.

Email communication

In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate with all members important information such as newsletters related to the latest news on our websites or announcements by email. EasyExpat.com sends you e-mail messages that contain information about your expat-related interests. For example, if you registered your location or interest of moving to France, we may send you an e-mail message with the latest information specifically available on our websites about France.

You can opt-in to or opt-out of emails in your profile (including for example notification of discussions your follow on the forum, private conversations...etc). You can also directly unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of the email (see below).

Other ways we may use your personal information.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.

We use Google Analytics to collect data on the visitors' experience. All data are anonymous and used for internal statistics only. We use Google AdSense services and Google DFP for advertising purposes and those services might use cookies stored on your computer to deliver targeted advertising according to your browsing experience. See the section Cookie Usage.

We may also share information about you with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. However, we only divulge aggregate information about our users and will not share personally identifiable information with any third party without your express consent. For example, we may disclose how frequently the average website user visits our websites.

Please be aware, however, that we will release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

Keeping your data secure

We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect. We never share any personal data with any third-party provider for marketing purpose without your specific consent.

How to delete your personal data

You can remove your account from this website. After you have confirmed you would like to delete your account the following is removed:

  • Your username and password is deleted
  • Your personal information such as contact details and email address are removed
  • Your avatar is removed

After deletion your posts and content will remain and will be attributed to "DeletedUser". Additionally, any attachments you have made will remain.

IMPORTANT: Before deleting your account, make sure you have deleted also Classifieds, CV or Job Offers you may have posted (find them in the tab of your profile, or in your myExpat area and you can delete them one by one with the link at the bottom of each post).

  • In order to remove Directory listing or Comments, you will need to contact us.
  • Classifieds, CV or Job Offers are automatically removed from our Website after 90 days and removed data are purged after a maximum of 1 year. You can easily remove yourself your posts by logging into the ads section and clicking on the "Delete" link that appears at the bottom of your ad.

You can opt-out from the Newsletter by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email.

Should you need further assistance with the remaining content please contact us.

We may also deactivate your access to the website due to inactivity beyond a certain reasonable lapse of time determined by our Service, except in cases of force majeure, difficulties linked to the structure of telecommunications networks or technical difficulties, for which the website cannot be held responsible.

Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

Note: we inform you that you can oppose the registration of cookies or be warned before accepting cookies, by configuring your browser (see below: "How do I control cookies").

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Site.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. We use Google Analytics for statistics.

Functionality Cookies

In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Site and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Site. We use cookies to remeber your login or your language choice for example.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies

We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Site and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers. We use services such as Google Adsense for general advertising, Google Ad Manager for specific campaigns, Adrenalead services for notifications and affiliate networks if your click on their offers.

Google will use your personal data when you give consent on this site. You may review Google’s Privacy & Terms site.

How do I control cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies from this Site at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your help screen.

You can use Ads Settings to manage the Google ads that you see and opt out of Ads Personalisation. Even if you opt out of Ads Personalisation, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your IP address, your browser type and your search terms.

You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising via the consumer choice tools created under self-regulation programmes in many countries, such as the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices.

Finally, you can manage cookies in your web browser.

We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set on this page.

Personal Use Only

Our Services are made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not send automated queries to our websites without express permission from us or reformat our contents. If you want to make commercial use of the our Services you must enter into an agreement with us to do so. Please contact us for more information.

Rights

You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or obtain a copy of it. Please contact us for more information.

Limitation of Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT RISKS AND LIABILITIES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITH NO LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT OR INFORMATION THEREIN.

WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION OR MATERIAL DISPLAYED IN OUR SERVICES.

THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER.

  • WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
  • WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES.
  • WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY OUR SERVICES.

IN ANY EVENT, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE (1) EURO.

IF YOU USE THE WEBSITE ANYWAY, THE LIABILITY OF OUR WEBSITES OR OF ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MOST ADVANTAGEOUS LEGAL PROVISIONS.

Applicable Law

This website is controlled, operated and administrated by HABILIS DIGITAL LTD.

This Website may contain or refer to other additional or complementary terms to be met by Users; in case of conflict, these terms and conditions should apply. They will be governed by and construed according to the laws of United Kingdom and disputes arising from such terms will be referred to the competent Court within the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal of London, UK, which will have sole jurisdiction. Any use of this Website will be expressly considered as made from the UK territory.

Habilis Digital Ltd reserves the right of amending these terms and conditions at any time.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Changes to this policy

We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.

Who can I ask if I have additional questions?

Feel free to contact us any time and we'll answer any additional questions you may have.




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