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Privacy policy

We promise we will never give your name, email address or other personal information to anyone else without your permission, except as required by the appropriate authorities in the pursuit of criminal investigations, legal proceedings or investigations of illegal use of British Expat’s services. As for spam, we hate it just like everyone else and we don’t do it.

If you’re a contributor and would like credit for what you’ve written but don’t want to broadcast your personal data across the Web, you’re free to use a pen-name if you wish.

Data protection issues are governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 in the United Kingdom. Whilst at this stage (10 March 2003) the company directors believe that British Expat Ltd is exempt from the requirement to notify the Information Commissioner of our activities, we have registered voluntarily.

Data Protection Registration Number: Z7713916

If you have any queries about the information we hold on you, please contact us using the form below.


Registered users of our forum are asked to supply a username (which need not be your real name), and have the option of adding personal details (email address and other means of contact eg ICQ; location; occupation; interests). These details are publicly visible and may therefore be accessed by third party users.


The main site and forum use cookies to offer registered users the option to retain their login details for quicker access.

We also make use of cookies and JavaScript to enhance your web experience on British Expat including: menus; previously viewed posts; font sizes; ratings. Although the site will still function with cookies and JavaScript disabled, we strongly recommend that they are enabled for your visits here.

We make no further use of any information stored by cookies.

Third-party companies (advertisers) may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number), in the course of ads being served on this website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. We have no access to the information thus gained.

Web browsers can generally be configured to refuse some or all cookies, or to ask you before accepting cookies. You can find more information on how to configure your own particular browser at the browser’s website.


From time to time (every week or so) we send round an opt-in newsletter by email. We require your email address so that we can send you the newsletter or service messages regarding the newsletter. We make no further use whatsoever of that information.

Security is hosted by UKWebDev. Their servers are protected by a range of measures against physical and technical attack.

British Expat Ltd operates its own computers from behind a firewall and from within a secure compound.

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