Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

User Privacy

Expatsbalt SIA 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 Expatsbalt SIA we understand this, and have established this Privacy Policy to explain how information is collected on our website, and how this information is used. This Privacy Policy is applicable to both users and advertisers of the site.

User Information Collected by Expatsbalt SIA

Personally Identifiable User Information


All user’s/ advertisers begin using Expatsbalt SIA's services by registering on the Expatsbalt SIA website. When registering, user’s/ advertisers provide personally identifiable information, which includes information such as first and last name, email address, zip/post/PSC code, a user-chosen password, date of birth, and other personal information. To complete the registration process, Expatsbalt SIA 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/ advertisers identity.


Cookies and Passive Data Collection


Expatsbalt SIA logs standard user information and clickstream data for all user’s/ advertisers, including a user’s/ advertisers IP address, operating system, and page views. When user’s/ advertisers visit particular pages within Expatsbalt SIA, a User ID may be placed in the URL, allowing customized features for the user. User’s/ advertisers should be aware that other websites visited before entering Expatsbalt SIA  might place personally identifiable information within a user’s/ advertisers URL during a visit to their website, and Expatsbalt SIA 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, Expatsbalt SIA uses a variety of technologies to create a more personalized experience for its user’s/ advertisers. Cookies are small data files sent by websites to a user’s/ advertisers browser and hard drive that identify the computer to the website. We use cookies to allow enhanced features, such as allowing registered user’s/ advertisers to bypass typing their passwords before entering the website. We may also use cookies to enable customizable content for user’s/ advertisers, as they become available. User’s/ advertisers have the option, within their Internet browsers, to disable cookies and continue to access the Expatsbalt SIA website. We do not have access to, nor control over, advertisers' cookies or how they may be used.

Document Retention Schedule


All personal information collected by Expatsbalt SIA in connection with your use of the Expatsbalt SIA website, including, without limitation, your name, location, email address, pictures, friend connections, messages, comments, login information, ip addresses and other data, will be stored by Expatsbalt SIA indefinitely in a safe and secure manner.

How Expatsbalt SIA Uses the User Information

Personally Identifiable Information


Expatsbalt SIA may use personally identifiable user information for the purposes of the Expatsbalt SIA website. Personally identifiable information may be displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction on Expatsbalt SIA. Expatsbalt SIA may share the email address and/or other personally identifiable information of any registered user with third parties for marketing purposes. In addition, Expatsbalt SIA may share a registered user’s/ advertisers email address with third parties to target advertising and to improve user experience on Expatsbalt SIA's pages in general.

Cookies and Passive Data Collection


Expatsbalt SIA uses cookie, IP address, clickstream and URL information to improve the content of the Expatsbalt SIA website, the quality of Expatsbalt SIA servers, and to provide enhanced features to user’s/ advertisers, where available. We use cookies to save User IDs, session validations, and on user’s/ advertisers' browsers and hard drives, and may use them to provide tailored products or services to those user’s/ advertisers, 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 Expatsbalt SIA website, and to better personalize our various offerings for user’s/ advertisers. IP Addresses also help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Expatsbalt SIA site, and to otherwise provide the Expatsbalt SIA service to its user’s/ advertisers. 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 Expatsbalt SIA 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/ advertisers 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 user’s/ advertisers who clicked on an ad, or the number of user’s/ advertisers that visited different portions of the Expatsbalt SIA website. This information will not include personally identifiable information about a user, or a specific user’s/ advertiser’s online usage patterns.

Profile Information


Expatsbalt SIA allows Members and advertisers to provide information to a profile and/or services that is accessible to other user’s/ advertisers. We use this profile information for the purposes of providing our services to Members and advertisers, such as to analyse demographics, to better personalize our various offerings for user’s/ advertisers, or to enable other user’s/ advertisers to find your profile. We also caution you when sharing sensitive information with other user’s/ advertisers whom you do not know or when placing such information in your profile.

Sharing Your Content and Information


Expatsbalt SIA allows Members and advertisers to upload and share content and information. With content that you own, you specifically give Expatsbalt SIA the following permission: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Expatsbalt SIA ("IP License"). For example, Expatsbalt SIA may make commercial use and/or otherwise display your name and/or IP Content in or in connection with endorsements of and/or advertisements promoting Expatsbalt SIA and its Services. 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 non public 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 user’s 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. Expatsbalt SIA  may use information collected from surveys and contests to determine, notify and contact winners of various contests. In addition, user’s/ advertisers' demographic and/or personally identifiable information and responses to survey and contest questions may be used by Expatsbalt SIA  and/or shared with third parties in order to provide specifically tailored special offers or advertisements.

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 Expatsbalt SIA may, or may not, use cookies, pixel tags and web tags. Expatsbalt SIA 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 user’s/ advertisers 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 user’s/ advertisers to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited when linking directly from Expatsbalt SIA

Protection of Expatsbalt SIA and Others


Expatsbalt SIA 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. Expatsbalt SIA may also disclose information about its user’s/ advertisers 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 Expatsbalt SIA, its user’s/ advertisers or the general public.


Security


Expatsbalt SIA uses industry standard security measures 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 Expatsbalt SIA 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 expatsbalt.com are opposed to spam. Our No Spam Policy and Terms of Service prohibit all user’s/ advertisers 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. Expatsbalt SIA's Terms of Service expressly prohibit user’s/ advertisers from uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or other form of commercial solicitation on the Expatsbalt website or through Expatsbalt SIA's 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 Expatsbalt SIA's user information, including email addresses and postal addresses, to a separate entity. All registered user’s/ advertisers will be notified of any change in ownership, merger or acquisition of Expatsbalt SIA's assets by a third party, and may choose to modify any of their registration information at that time.

Revisions to This Policy


Expatsbalt SIA 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/ advertisers continued use of Expatsbalt SIA will signify agreement to such changes.

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

Updated as of January 1st, 2016