Privacy on Expatious – Your Expat Community Forum of Switzerland
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to Expatious. Because we ask for some basic personal information during registration, we want you to be fully informed of how this information is gathered and used.
Some basic personal information is required in order to register with Expatious Forums: Name – Your first and last name help us to personalize your online experience.
- Email Address – By providing your email address, you can receive important messages via your existing email account. Message board notifications, personalized forums newsletters, and messages sent to you by other Expatious members rely on the email address you provide when you register.
- User Name – This is how you are identified when you participate in forums. While many other aspects of your account can be updated regularly, your user name cannot be changed.
Information Expatious Requests
The above describes information that is provided “actively” – meaning, you choose to submit this information to us when you join Expatious, or update your account at any point after having joined. Some other information is provided “passively” – meaning, that Expatious obtains this information when you login to your Expatious account and use the service. This is done primarily through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are used on Expatious to verify your login information, and to optionally store your password in your browser so that you do not need to type it in each time you visit. Any time that you point your browser to a ‘members-only’ area, Expatious checks your browser’s cookie file to see if you have already logged in, and if you have, you’re taken right to the page that you have requested. If not, you’ll be directed to the Expatious login screen, where you can quickly and easily login to your account, or signup for Expatious if you are not yet a member. Cookies are also used in conjunction with some ad banners to determine their effectiveness.
Expatious hosts message boards, chat and other services for both public and private forums. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in public forums becomes public information. In addition, information that is disclosed in private forums may be disclosed by other forum participants. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Expatious’ site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control. Expatious’ servers have strict security in place to prevent an intruder from retrieving personal information about its users. Termination You can elect to terminate your membership with Expatious at any time. Simply go to your profile and indicate you Want to cancel your account. Upon termination, your account information will not necessarily be removed entirely from Expatious – this is to reserve your identity so that no one else can create a new account with your membername or email address, and also allows you the privilege of reactivating your account at a later date if you wish to use Expatious again. The termination of your Expatious membership will not automatically terminate any affiliated memberships or registrations you have formed through Expatious. If, after having joined a Expatious partner’s service, you wish to be removed, you should contact that service directly to have your membership terminated.
Last word of Advice
In this electronic era, where personal information can easily be obtained through various sources, Expatious appreciates the sensitivity of any private information that you disclose to us. It is our intention to treat your account information with the highest level of care.
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