‘The Expat Survey’ research programme DOES NOT REQUIRE those individuals participating to provide their name, address, postcode, landline or mobile telephone numbers or their date of birth. Supplying an email address is optional in the event that they wish to be entered into the prize draws and want to be invited to engage in further research. It does not share or pass on any individual’s personal data to any third parties. It is independent and has no links with Governments.
The objectives of this research programme are to establish a comprehensive international overview and a good understanding of the dynamics of migration and expatriate communities of all nationalities on a country by country basis; accordingly any personal information, answers to questions or views shared will only be used for the purpose of fulfilling these objectives and will not be divulged outside the organisation.
In the event that content you supply is of specific and notable interest to the research team, we shall contact you in writing to request a dialogue about your experience; and in the event that we would like to publish or make reference to your feedback we will obtain your written consent in advance.
Should you have any questions regarding this matter please send us an email by going to the Contact us page on this website and submitting a message to the customer care team. Thank you.
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We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.
Information That We Collect
In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
- Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information or make a purchase.
- Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data which does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can be done within the “settings” section of your computer. For more information please read the advice at www.AboutCookies.org.
Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
- To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
- To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
- To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
- If you have previously purchased goods or services from us we may provide to you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in.
We never give your details to third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated goods or services. We do not sell data under any circumstances. The only parties that may contact you as a result of signing up to The Expat Media Hub are The Expat Media Hub and The Expat Survey, both owned by i-World Research, an intelligence unit dedicated to understanding the needs of those that are outside their fatherland.
Storing Your Personal Data
In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is stored securely.
Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.
Disclosing Your Information
- In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.
- Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
- To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
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Access to Information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998/GDPR regulations May 2018, you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.
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Updated: 23rd May 2018 in line with the Data Protection Act 1998/GDPR update May 2018.