LinkExpats takes online privacy very seriously. If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us concerning Information Collection and Use by linkexpats.com.

LinkExpats.com collects user submitted information such as names, email address and year of birth in order to authenticate users and send notifications to those users relating to the .com service. Linkexpats.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: mailing address, city, state, country of residence, citizenship, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with other members.

Linkexpats.com also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data and browser type, from users and visitors to the site This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security, monitoring, and linkexpats' services ease of use purposes.

User Profile information including members' first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the Linkexpats.com social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Linkexpats and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's expat community. Users can contact others via linkexpats.com using the ‘contact member' page without disclosing their email addresses. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, Linkexpats.com allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address and schools and/or companies where users may have attended or worked.

Linkexpats.com may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding service.

From time to time , Linkexpats.com or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on Linkexpats.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information including names, email addresses or home addresses or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive such information. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.

Use of Cookies
Linkexpats.com uses cookies to store information about users. These cookies are NOT physically stored in the user's computers, rather they are stored in the memory so long the web browser is open. Also, these cookies are meant to diminish any repetitive login screens. Users may want to configure their browsers to accept or reject all or some cookies or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies from Linkexpats.com in order to use most functions on the site. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies and not Linkexpats.com's Privacy Policy.

Links
Linkexpats.com contains links to sites. Linkexpats.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site users should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Linkexpats.com.

Bulletin Boards, ads, and Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to ads and the forums page. Only linkexpats.com users are allowed to view this information. It can in turn be used by those people to send unsolicited communications.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
Linkexpats.com users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account Info". Users who want to delete their profile from linkexpats are asked to send an email to memberdelete@linkexpats.com from the email they used to sign up.

Email Choice/Opt-out
Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting "Do not send me notification emails" in the user profile "Account Settings". Users who do not wish to receive Linkexpats.com newsletters may choose not to by selecting "Do not send me Linkexpats newsletters" in the user profile "Account Settings". All notification emails and Linkexpats.com newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.

Third Party Advertising
Ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by Linkexpats.com or one of our Web advertising partners. Our web advertising partners may set cookies, which allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Linkexpats.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Security
Linkexpats.com member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. Linkexpats.com takes precautions to ensure that member account information is kept private. Linkexpats use reasonable measures to protect member information stored in our database and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on Linkexpats.com, please contact us. Linkexpats.com uses a secure hosting company where users information are stored. Linkexpats has no control over the hosting company's servers should these latter ones come under attack. For security reasons, we cannot provide the name of the hosting company information.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Linkexpats.com collects members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting "Do not send me notification emails" in the user profile "Account Settings". Users who do not wish to receive Linkexpats.com newsletters may choose not to by selecting "Do not send me Linkexpats newsletters" in the user profile '"Account Settings". All notification emails and Linkexpats.com newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, Linkexpats.com will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Linkexpats.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Linkexpats.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. Linkexpats.com reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that the successor acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Linkexpats or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and when we may disclose it. A user is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our Website for 30 days.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us.