Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 25, 2018.

User Privacy

Expats.mt is operated by Outbox Limited. Expats.mt is a website that lets you meet and interact with new people and businesses. Like any website that offers a service where you register and provide information about yourself or your opinions, it is wise to pay attention to your personal information. At Expats.mt we understand this, and have established this Privacy Policy in line with the Data Protection Act of Malta 2001 and the GDPR, to explain how information is collected on our website, and how this information is used. This Privacy Policy is applicable to all users whether private or commercial users of the site. The Data Controller can be contacted at privacy@expats.com.mt

User Information Collected by Expats.mt

Personally Identifiable User Information

All users begin using Expats.mt services by registering on the Expats.mt website. When registering, users provide personally identifiable information, which includes information such as first and last name, email address, post code, a user-chosen password, and other personal information. To complete the registration process, Expats.mt sends a validation email message to each user, with a URL link back to our website. This URL contains an alphanumeric identifier and a user-specific numeric passcode that allows us to confirm the user’s identity.

Cookies and Passive Data Collection

Expats.mt logs standard user information and clickstream data for all users, including a user’s IP address, operating system, and page views. When users visit particular pages within Expats.mt, a User ID may be placed in the URL, allowing customized features for the user. Users should be aware that other websites visited before entering Expats.mt might place personally identifiable information within a user’s URL during a visit to their website, and Expats.mt has no control over such websites. Accordingly, some of this information may be logged by a subsequent website that collects URL information. In addition to the standard log information, Expats.mt uses a variety of technologies to create a more personalized experience for its users. Cookies are small data files sent by websites to a user’s browser and hard drive that identify the computer to the website. We use cookies to allow enhanced features, such as allowing registered users to bypass typing their passwords before entering the website. We may also use cookies to enable customizable content for users, as they become available. Users have the option, within their Internet browsers, to disable cookies and continue to access the Expats.mt website. We do not have access to, nor control over, advertisers’ cookies or how they may be used.

Expats.mt uses cookie, IP address, clickstream and URL information to improve the content of the Expats.mt website, the quality of Expats.mt servers, and to provide enhanced features to users, where available. We use cookies to save User IDs, session validations, and on user’s browsers and hard drives, and may use them to provide tailored products or services to those users, as they become available. We also cross-match user information with information collected from cookies and clickstream data in order to test features of the Expats.mt website, and to better personalize our various offerings for users. IP Addresses also help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Expats.mt site, and to otherwise provide the Expats.mt service to its users. IP addresses may be disclosed to a third party if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process so requires, or to protect the rights or property of Expats.mt or others. From time to time we may extend various offers from various partner companies, including news or additional details on products and services. A user’s usage history may result in specifically tailored special offer screens or products. We may also produce aggregate reports for advertisers. For example, we may report to advertisers the number of users who clicked on an ad, or the number of users that visited different portions of the Expats.mt website. This information will not include personally identifiable information about a user, or a specific users online usage patterns.

Document Retention Schedule

All personal information collected by Expats.mt in connection with your use of the Expats.mt website, including, your name, location, email address, comments, login information, ip addresses and other data, will be stored by Expats.mt to the extent as permitted by law in a safe and secure manner.

 

How Expats.mt Uses the User Information

Personally Identifiable Information

Expats.mt will use personally identifiable user information as submitted by the user for the purposes of utilizing functions and features of Expats.mt. Personally identifiable information may be displayed to other registered members in order to facilitate user interaction on Expats.mt.

Profile Information

Expats.mt allows Members and advertisers to provide information to a profile and/or services that is accessible to other users. We use this profile information for the purposes of providing our services to Members and advertisers, such as to analyze demographics, to better personalize our various offerings for users, or to enable other users to find your profile. We also caution you when sharing sensitive information with other users whom you do not know or when placing such information in your profile. Expats.mt retains the exclusive right and sole discretion to verify or request verification of any member/profile/user.

 

Sharing Your Content and Information

Expats.mt is a fully compliant to The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which protects the personal data of its users and allows Members and advertisers to terminate or delete their profile and user information details provided by emailing to privacy@expats.com.mt. For example, Expats.mt may make commercial use and/or otherwise display your name and/or Content in or in connection with endorsements of and/or advertisements promoting only on Expats.mt and its Services and no were else. This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account, unless your content has been shared with others, such as in the context of a thread conversation or within a private message and they have not deleted the content or in the instance of public domain information. When you delete nonpublic IP content it is removed from the website. However, you understand that we may maintain backup copies of the content, as part of our document retention policy.

 

Surveys and Contests

At various times we may offer surveys or contests to users and advertisers. Surveys may ask for contact, demographic or unique identifying information to increase the value of the results. Contests may require contact information or other demographic or personally identifiable information in order to determine eligibility. Expats.mt may use information collected from surveys and contests to determine, notify and contact winners of various contests. In addition, users demographic and/or personally identifiable information and responses to survey and contest questions may be used by Expats.mt and won’t be shared with third parties.

 

Third Party Links and Ad Servers

Please be aware that links to third party websites and third-party ad server advertisements that are found on Expats.mt may, or may not, use cookies, pixel tags and web tags. Expats.mt may provide links to third party websites, which may, or may not, use cookies, pixel tags and web tags. Ad servers may also use these tools to compile information about where users saw particular advertisements, and to determine which ads were clicked on. We are not responsible for, or have any control over, the privacy policies of those third party websites and ad servers, and encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited when linking directly from Expats.mt.

 

Protection of Expats.mt and Others

Expats.mt may disclose personally identifiable user information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. Expats.mt may also disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: enforce our Terms of Service; respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties; respond to your requests for customer service; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Expats.mt, its users or the general public.

 

Security

Expats.mt uses 128 byt secure connection to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected by the Expats.mt website in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security. Further, while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

 

No Spam Policy

We at Expats.mt are opposed to spam. Our No Spam Policy and Terms of Service prohibit all users from engaging in any activity involving spam on our service. Violations of these policies may result in immediate termination of service and legal action against any spammer. Expats.mt Terms of Service expressly prohibit users from uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or other form of commercial solicitation on the Expats.mt website or through Expats.mt services. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.

 

Other Disclosures

 

Change of Ownership

In the event of a change in ownership, or a direct merger or acquisition with another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of Expats.mt user information, including email addresses and postal addresses, to a separate entity. All registered users will be notified of any change in ownership, merger or acquisition of Expats.mt assets by a third party, and may choose to modify any of their registration information at that time.

 

Revisions to This Policy

Expats.mt reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted on the website, and a user’s continued use of Expats.mt will signify agreement to such changes.

USE OF THIS SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE PRIVACY POLICY.