Privacy Policy |

Privacy Policy

In order for the website to provide a safe and useful service, it is important for to collect, use, and share personal information.

1. Collection

Information posted on is publicly available. Our servers are located in the UK and the UAE, therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers. We collect and store the following personal information:

  • email address and demographic information;
  • computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from and response to advertisements;
  • other information, including users' IP address and standard web log information.

2. Use

We use users' personal information to:

  • provide our services
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • manage the forum in accordance with the rules set out on joining;
  • encourage safe trading;
  • review collective data to better understand our customers’ interests as part of the process of continually improving our services;
  • inform readers about features, services, competitions and events;
  • communicate marketing and promotional offers to you;
  • do other things for users as described when we collect the information.

3. Security

We use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure.

4. Disclosure

We never sell or rent users' personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.

5. Market Research

We may use cumulative data to conduct our own market research and through the site, mails to members and threads on the forum, may from time to time appeal for voluntary contributions of a more qualitative nature. We never sell or rent users’ personal information to third party media companies.

6. Legal Matters

If you violate the laws of the United Arab Emirates and/or the terms of use of this site you forfeit your privacy rights over your personal information. We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other's rights, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety.

7. ExpatWoman Communication

It is not necessary to join our site to read our feature articles, forum posts, property listings, avail of a discount offered or post a classified ad. readers who choose to sign up for our mailing list agree to receive weekly mails from ExpatWoman highlighting latest news, offers and events, as well as marketing communications about consumer goods and services on behalf of our third- party advertising partners.

Email sign up is necessary to enable you to enter our competitions.

8. Data Collection

You may not use our site, forum or communication tools to harvest addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

We may automatically scan and manually filter email messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or prohibited content.

If you use our tools to send content to a friend, we don't permanently store your friends' addresses or use or disclose them for marketing purposes. In addition, it is unacceptable to disclose the contact information of others through

To report spam from other users, please email [email protected]

9. Online Purchase Privacy Policy

Personal details required to make a purchase are your name, contact email, contact phone number.

All credit/ debit card details or information will not be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties.

All personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties.

10. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as financial services information or payment information. An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browsers window during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time asks you for a credit card number on for payment or for verification purposes, it will be SSL encrypted.

11. Event Photography

All our events are public events and as such your photograph may be taken and used on the website or social media belonging to this website. Official photographers are clearly identifiable and if you do not wish to have your photo taken please inform them. If they have already taken a photo you can ask them to delete it from their camera.

If a photograph of yourself ever appears on our website or social media and you wish for it to be removed please email [email protected] and it will be dealt with promptly. We will remove anything of this nature from our website at any time and for anyone.

Attendance at any of our public events implies permission is granted for your photo to be taken and acceptance of these terms and conditions.