Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


We at the Forum for Expatriate Management understand and respect your concerns about online privacy and value the relationship we have with you. Our Privacy Policy applies to personal information we collect on this forum (the "Network") and describes the type of personal information we collect on the Network, including how we may use the information, with what parties we may share it and the choices available to you regarding our usage of the gathered information. You will also find detailed measures we undertake to protect your information and information on how to contact us about our privacy practices.

Information We Collect

We may obtain personal information when you choose to provide the data through the Network. The types of personal information which may be collected includes:

  • your name
  • postal address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number
  • date of birth
  • username and password
  • employment information, such as your work experience

In addition, when you visit our Network, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons. The information we collect in this manner includes IP address browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on our site, and dates and times of website visits.

A "cookie" is a text file that websites send to a visitor's computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor's browser or to store information or settings in the browser. On this Network, we use two kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. Once you close your browser, they are deleted. Persistent cookies, in contrast, last beyond each visit to the Network and remain on your hard drive after you close your browser. The cookies used on the Network include those that are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies) and remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising. We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognize your computer when you visit the Network
  • to track you as you navigate the Network, and to enable the use of e-commerce capabilities
  • to improve the Network's usability
  • to analyse use of the Network
  • to manage the Network
  • to personalize the Network, including targeted advertisements that may be of particular interest to you.

We also may use "web beacons" on our Network. A web beacon, also known as a pixel tag or clear GIF, may be used to transmit information collected through cookies to our service providers' servers, such as the server of Google Adwords. These web beacons enable our service providers to compile anonymous information about your browsing activity on the Network. For more information, see the section on "Online Tracking" below.

Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Network.

How We Use The Information We Collect

We may use the information we obtain through the Network to:

  • create and manage your account;
  • offer and provide products, services and information to you, including newsletters;
  • permit you to participate in blogs, forums, and discussion groups;
  • display content on our Network, such as stories, product reviews and photos;
  • respond to and communicate with you about your requests, questions and comments;
  • operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; managing our communications; determining the effectiveness of our sales, marketing and advertising; analysing and enhancing our products, services and Network; and performing accounting, auditing, billing, reconciliation and collection activities);
  • perform data analyses and other processing (including market and consumer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, anonymisation, encryption and tokenization of personal information); protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  • comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.

We also use this information to help diagnose technical and service problems, administer our Network, identify users of our Network, and gather demographic information about our users. We use clickstream data to determine how much time users spend on web pages of our Network, how users navigate through our Network, and how we may tailor our Network to better meet the needs of our users.

We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

Online Tracking

We may use third-party web analytics services on our Network, like Webtrends and Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyse how users use our Network. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. These service providers may retain and use anonymised, aggregated data collected from users of our Network in connection with their own businesses, including in order to improve their products and services.

On the Network, we may collect information about your online activities for use in providing you with advertising about products and services tailored to your individual interests. This section of our Privacy Policy provides details and explains how to exercise your choices

You may see certain ads on other websites based on your visits to our Network because we participate in advertising networks administered by third-party vendors, such as Google Adwords. Ad networks allow us to target our messaging to users considering demographic data, users' inferred interests and browsing context. These networks track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of cookies, web server logs and web beacons. The networks use this information to show you advertisements that are tailored to your individual interests, to track your browser across multiple websites, and to build a profile of your web browsing. The information our ad network vendors collect includes information about your visits to websites that participate in the vendors' advertising networks, such as the pages or advertisements you view and the actions you take on the websites. This data collection takes place both on our Network and on third-party websites that participate in the ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

We may use features of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. That includes obtaining specific visitor cookie data, such as the source, medium and keywords used to visit our Network.

To learn more about how to opt out of ad network interest-based advertising, click here. This Network is not designed to respond to "do not track" signals received from browsers.

Information We Share

We may share the information you provide with companies that are related to Nature Publishing Group through common ownership. We may also share the personal information we obtain with our publishing partners during and upon termination of our publishing relationship.

If you agree we may share information about you with non-affiliated joint marketing partners and/or third parties whose products or services may be of interest to you. These third parties may contact you directly about their products and services. We will not share your information with these third parties for their own marketing purposes if you request that we not do so. We may, however, engage in joint marketing activities with selected third parties and may share personal information about our Network visitors with them.

Our Network may feature blogs, forums and discussion groups. Please be aware that some or all of the information you provide (including personal information) in connection with these activities may be made publicly available.

We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena), (ii) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).

Links To Other Websites

Our Network may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. These may include, for example, some of the blogs and forums you may access through this Network. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with us. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with Forum for Expatriate Management and/or Centaur Media, or the privacy practices of those websites.

Children's Privacy

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 on our Site. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on our Network, we will delete the information from our records.

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

Your Choices

We give you the option of requesting that we not use your information for marketing purposes, or share your information with related companies for their own marketing purposes. Click here to send us an e-mail with your name and e-mail address, if you do not want us to use your information for marketing purposes, or share your information with related companies for their own marketing purposes.

Please be aware that we are able to process an opt-out request only for a specific e-mail address. So, if you have more than one e-mail address or if you have changed your e-mail address, your opt-out request may not be processed properly. If you believe you have opted out, but continue to receive e-mails from us, please contact us by one of the means listed under "How to Contact Us" below, and we will endeavor to resolve the issue.

Access and Correction

Subject to applicable law, you may (i) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you and obtain a copy of that information, (ii) update or correct inaccuracies in that information, (iii) object to our use of your personal information, and (iv) delete your personal information from our database. To exercise these rights, please contact us as indicated in the How To Contact Us section of this Privacy Policy. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information. If you are resident in the EU, a charge may be applicable before we provide a copy to you of any of your personal information that we maintain.

Data Transfers

We may transfer the personal information we collect about you to countries other than the country in which the information originally was collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with applicable law. Where your personal information is collected in the EEA and we then transfer it outside the EEA, we will ensure that an adequate level of protection is in place to protect your personal information.

Updates To Our Privacy Policy

Changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when those changes are posted to the Network. Your continued use of the Network subsequent to any change to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of the change. Please review this statement periodically to ensure you are aware of any changes or updates to this Privacy Policy. We indicate the effective date of this Privacy Policy (and any updates) at the top of the Policy.

How To Contact Us

The website is owned and operated by Centaur Media, a company registered in England under company number 1595235 with a registered office at 79 Wells Street, London, United Kingdom, W1T3QN. Our VAT number is GB429639515.

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by:

Calling: +44(0) 20 7970 4184

Sending an email to: marianne.aronsen@centaurmedia.com

Writing to:

Forum for Expatriate Management
Centaur Media

79 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QN
United Kingdom