The 246 Expats Malta is committed to protect the privacy of individuals who visit the website and who make use of the on-line facilities.

This privacy policy provides you with information in terms of articles 19 and 20 of the Data Protection Act. It also takes consideration of Recommendation 2/2001 of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, adopted on 17 May 2001, on certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line.

The policy can be easily accessible via a link at the bottom of each web page.

1. Data Controller

The data controller of this website is 246 Expats Malta.  Located in Sliema and can be reached by emailing: webmaster@246expatsmalta.com.

2. Information collected and purpose

When you visit our website the following information will automatically be processed and this solely for the use of this association:

  •  The requested web page or download;
  •  Whether the request was successful or not;
  •  The date and time when you accessed the site;
  •  The Internet address of the web site or the domain name of the computer from which you accessed the site;
  •  The operating system of the machine running your web browser and the type and version of your web browser.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that the site transfers to the user’s computer hard drive when the user visits the website. Our website uses only session cookies which are erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They will typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user. (Please read our full Cookie Policy on the next tab)

Personal data provided by the data subject

When using this website’s online facilities, data subjects may be required to provide their personal data for the purposes of inquiries regarding membership, vendor/supplier partnerships and general business inquiries.

3. Your rights as data subject

As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you by this company by submitting your request in writing to the data controller. Although all reasonable efforts will be made to keep your information updated, you are kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to the personal data held by the association. In any case if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request the blocking or erasure of data which has been processed unlawfully.

4. Links to other Web Sites

To give you a better service our site can connect you with a number of links to other local and international organisations and agencies. When connecting to such other websites you will no longer be subject to this policy but to the privacy policy of the new site.

5. Transaction Security Policy

This site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure secure transmission of your personal data. You should be able to see the padlock symbol in the status bar on the bottom right hand corner of the browser window. The url address will also start with https:// depicting a secure webpage. SSL applies encryption between two points such as your PC and the connecting server. Any data transmitted during the session will be encrypted or scrambled and then decrypted or unscrambled at the receiving end. This will ascertain that data cannot be read during transmission.

6. Changes to this Privacy Policy

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will replace this page with an updated version. It is therefore in your own interest to check the "Privacy Policy" page any time you access our web site so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.

7. Feedback

Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcome and greatly appreciated.  You may email info@246expatsmalta.com or use our contact form.

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

For more information see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Session and Persistent Cookies

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer.

  • Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.
  • Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered.

First and Third Party Cookies

Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie.

  • First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user / the website displayed in the URL window.
  • Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.

Cookies on this Website - How We Use Cookies

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

(1) to recognise your computer when you visit our website;

(2) to track you as you navigate our website;

(3) to improve the website’s usability;

(4) to analyse the use of our website;

(5) in the administration of this website;

(6) to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;

(7) to personalise our website for you

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. To know more about the individual analytical cookies read Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Cookie FooterPersistent1 yearIn the footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Google AnalyticsPersistent2 yearsTo understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
Google Maps6 months, 2 years, when you close your browser, respectivelyThese cookies allow Google Maps to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you view maps.
WoocommerceSessionBrowser CloseThese cookies are used by the online shop to allow it to function correctly.
WordPressPersistent1 yearWordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs on several of our domains as WordPress Networks. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

Blocking/Managing Cookies

You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all 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.

For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use the:

(1) the “back” button inside the website pages (es. product page) probably will be not redirect to the previous page;

(2) registration forms, if you insert your personal data to participate to our initiatives, blocking the cookies will stop the possibility to remember your data from the first step to the following steps.

Deleting Cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer: check the "Help" menu of your browser

For information on how to change the cookie settings in your browser:

click here for firefox
click here for IE
click here for Chrome
click here for Safari (OS X)
click here for Safari (iOS)
click here for Android

Contact Us

This website is owned and operated by 246 Expats Malta | Trisha Steele.

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us at webmaster@246expatsmalta.com.