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Who we are

We aim to create a website that helps enhance the expat community living in Vietnam. You can visit us at http://expatvietnam.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

  • Comments

In order to prevent and detect spam, we must gather the data that the visitors have submitted in their comment forms. Such data might be IP address, browser accessed, user-agent string, etc.

We will create an anonymized string (also called a hash) from your email address. The Gravatar service will receive it in order to examine your usage. For more information, you can go to the Gravatar service privacy policy at this address: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After approval, your comment is visible to the public together with your profile picture.

  • Media

In case you want to upload images to the website, remember to pick images without any embedded location information such as EXIF and GPS. Visitors to the websites can download and remove location data from the displayed images.

  • Contact forms

To ensure the greatest supports offered for visitors, our system does record the information filled in the contact forms.

  • Cookies

Once you leave a comment on our site, you may save your name, email address and website in cookies. It is convenient when making another comment as you will not need to register again. These cookies are able to maintain in one year.

If you already have an available account to log in, a temporary cookie will be set to test whether your browser gives access to our cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and expires once the browser is closed.

When you log in, many cookies will be available to store your login data and your screen display selections. The login cookies are able to remain in two days, while the time for screen options cookies is approximately a year. For the “Remember Me” option, your login will probably last for two weeks. As you log out of your account, the website will delete your login cookies.

If you edit or publish an article, your browser will have an additional cookie saved. This cookie contains no personal data and just shows the post ID of your edited article. It terminates after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Embedded content like videos, images, articles may be included in the article on this address. As the visitors visit other websites, the content embedded from such addresses acts similarly.

These websites are likely to gather inputs of your cookies usage, extra third-party tracking embedment, as well as interaction with that embedded content. Once you logged in with your account on that website, it will follow your interaction with the embedded post.

Who we share your data with

All visitors to Expatvietnam.

How long we retain your data

We have the right to maintain your comment and its metadata for good once you comment on our site. We do this to detect and give approval to any consequent comments spontaneously without any further process, so any of your comments do not need to be kept in the Moderation Queue.

For registered users on our website, we also retain the personal information they submit in their user profile. User is able to view, modify, or get rid of their personal information whenever they want to (except for username). Our website administrators also have the right to manage that information.

What rights you have over your data

You can request for an exported file of your personal data once you already have an account or have left comments on our site. It consists of the provided data. For removing any of your personal data, you can ask us to do so. But remember that you cannot do that to the necessary data that we are obliged to keep for such purposes: administration, legality, and security.

Where we send your data

An automated spam detection engine will scan all the visitor comments.

Your contact information

In your profile page, not all your profile information is published. In the current setting, only the Name, the introduction words, and contact number added into your Ads are displayed.

How we protect your data

On our server, all information is encrypted to steer clear of unintended disclosure of information by all members.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We are committed not to use any information from personal data for any purposes without the consent of each member.

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