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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Hanoi Expat Group

Who we are?

Our website address is: http://www.hanoiexpatgroup.com.
We connect local businesses in Hanoi Vietnam to the Expat community living in the city.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Data Analysis

To undertake analysis of how our site is used, we use software to see statistics in relation to our website use, for the following purposes:

  • To know how many visitors per day visit the website
  • To know how much traffic, we are sending outbound
  • To know which items on our site are being downloaded (e.g. PDFs, long-form, reports, contact forms, short items, navigation, information)
  • To identify items not found, i.e. 404s so that we can fix them
  • To identify the types of operating systems being used and browsers so we can design our site accordingly
  • To identify the time of day when our site is most used in case, we want to do syncs and repairs (that result in our site being down temporarily)
  • To identify the percentage of the traffic that is going out over our servers.

These statistics are only available to Hanoi Expat Group. We keep the aggregate data indefinitely, and use this aggregate data to report to our partners. For instance, we will report that a page, file or document was downloaded X number of times.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, payment information, social media account or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of companies, services or products
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

Comments

When visitors leave comments and reviews on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Log Files

Hanoiexpatgroup.com follow a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data?

If you have a profile and account on this site, or have left comments and reviews, you can see in the dashboard the data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you and delete your profile in your dashboard. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data?

Visitor porfiles, comments and reviews may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third-party disclosure

Do we disclose the information we collect to Third-Parties?

We may share your personal data with third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our site terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our site, our users, and others.

We may sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties the personal data to make our service better. If you don’t want us to share your profile data and details anymore please edit your profile, or delete your account.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website of social media. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the products, services, content and activities of these linked companies and websites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these products, services and websites.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Personal data shall be subject to additional safeguards to ensure this data is processed securely. For example, we work hard to ensure data is encrypted when in transit and storage, and access to this data will be strictly limited to a minimum number of individuals and subject to confidentiality commitments.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to any of our websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. When possible, encryption is used, both in transit and storage. Access controls within the organization limit who may access information.

Unsubscribe

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can delete your account in your dashboard, unsubscribe from the email list using the link in the bottom, or email us at hi@hanoiexpatgroup.com and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the email address: hi@hanoiexpatgroup.com

 

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