Privacy Policy

ExpatCapeTown.com recognizes that your privacy is important.

This document about our privacy policy outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use ExpatCapeTown.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

ExpatCapeTown.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

Personal Information

ExpatCapeTown.com collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.

This information is collected if you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and sign up to join our email list or request some other service or information from us. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of our website, notify our visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

ExpatCapeTown.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address. 

This site also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all of your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings. We further use AddThis and Twitter. Please refer to their privacy policies for more info.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. 

A cookie is a string of information that ExpatCapeTown.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to our site each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have come to the site for the first time, or have returned to a specific page. If you personalize the site's pages, or register with any of our site's services, a cookie enables www.ExpatCapeTown.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying settings in your browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are commonly used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a website.

Google Analytics cookies

As you browse this website, Google Analytics and advertising cookies will be placed on your computer to collect demographic and interest information, but we do not tie the cookie to any personal information that you provide to us. 

ExpatCapeTown.com use information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy can be found here.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their opt-out tool.

Advertising Cookies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you’ve seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give us is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website. You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do opt out.

Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page.

The following link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products. Click here for more info.

Other third-party advertisements may be provided by Google, which uses the Double-Click cookie to serve ads. This cookie enables Google to serve ads to users based on their visits to sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. 

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions should not cause a problem with our site, should you so choose. 

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse ExpatCapeTown.com's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If ExpatCapeTown.com is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

Data Storage | How You Can Correct or Remove Information

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site  is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please contact us at info@expatcapetown.com or via our contact page.

Updates and Effective Date

ExpatCapeTown.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy as required by law. We will provide information on necessary updates and also encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will always know what information we collect and how we use it.

Links

As ExpatCapeTown.com links with other websites, please note that with your move to a linked site you are moving to another website, which has got its own privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

We make no representations as to the quality, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide links. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Using our site you herewith waive any claim you might have against us with respect to such sites.

Disclaimer

Information provided by expatcapetown.com in this website is for general information purposes only.

The expatcapetown.com web pages are frequently updated and improved.

Whilst we intend to keep the information as up-to-date and correct as possible, we do not make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the accuracy and completeness, availability and reliability of information, photographs and graphics contained in, or provided in connection with the website expatcapetown.com.

This site’s information is provided with the understanding that expatcapetown.com is not giving any counseling, legal or professional advice. Any reliance you place on information therefore is strictly at your own risk. We will not be responsible for any errors or omissions and for the results obtained by you from the use of such information.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to ExpatCapeTown.com’s Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information or do not use this site.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last updated: 25 May 2018

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