About Us

Our website address is: https://expatbox.life (the “Site”). We may update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an update to this page. Last updated: January 31, 2019.

Data Collected by the Site & Purpose


When visitors leave comments on the Site 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.

Akismet also collects information about visitors who comment on this Site, which uses the Akismet anti-spam service to prevent bots and spammers from polluting the comments. The information Akismet collects typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Contact Forms

If you use the contact forms or our email address to transmit a message through or to the Site, we may capture and store the following personal information:

  • Name
  • IP Address
  • Physical Location
  • Contact information (email address, phone number, street or mailing address)
  • Employment information (job status, title, employer, work contact information)
  • Any other information that you voluntarily submit, whether in the memo field or otherwise


If you leave a comment on the 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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to the 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.

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.


You may subscribe to our email newsletter entitled “The Club @ Expat Box Life,” which may be used for advertising purposes. The emails that we send to newsletter subscribers may contain embedded tracking pixels, which will allow us to analyze the success of our Site and email marketing campaigns. These tracking pixels allow us to see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. The tracking also allows us to adapt the content of future emails to your interests.

Google Analytics

In order to improve the functionality of the Site and make sure that the content remains relevant to our readers, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis tool from Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that track your preferences during your visit to our websites. The data generated by these cookies are usually transferred to, and stored on a server in, the United States.

For more information about how Google uses data when you use our Site, including the Google privacy policy, click here.

Affiliate Networks

In order for referral fees and commissions to be paid by third-party sellers to us, we work with affiliate networks and other ad networks that manage the relationships between us and these sellers. When you click on an affiliate link that routes through an affiliate network, we attach a unique identifier number and the affiliate network uses its own cookie.

This process ensures that your click passes to the appropriate affiliate network, so that the affiliate network can track whether you make a purchase on the third-party website that you visit. The income that we receive when you make a purchase helps us to cover the costs of running the site, as further described in our Affiliate Disclosure.

We do not control the cookies dropped by affiliate networks. For more information, please check the privacy policies of our partner networks:

Amazon Affiliate

This Site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As part of this Amazon Associates program, we will post customized links to track the referrals to Amazon.

These links trigger the use of cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on products that you purchase from Amazon after clicking the links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn money when you click a link in one of our posts or pages to Amazon and make a purchase on the local Amazon site. We do not control Amazon’s tracking or other privacy behaviors, which may include ad personalization, retargeting, and other advanced tracking features that are intended to optimize your experience and show you more relevant products. For more information about Amazon’s privacy policies and practices, see:

Who we share your data with

Except when reasonably necessary or legally required, and except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. However, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Site to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

We use cloud storage services, including Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive, in order to store data from the Site, including user data collected on the Site.

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

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 an account on this Site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We make reasonable efforts to protect your data.

What third parties we receive data from


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


Contact Information

To contact us regarding privacy issues, get in touch via .