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Latest News :
  • December 6, 2018
    Welcome
    If you wish to contact us please use the contact form.
  • January 22, 2019
    Brexit: Brits in Lithuania
    The Lithuanian Government just made an important and positive announcement regarding the rights of British national living in Lithuania in the event of a no-deal Brexit . .  [ more ]
  • June 16, 2019
    British people living in the Klaipeda area
    Her Excellency Claire Lawrence, the British Ambassador in Vilnius, and members of the Embassy staff in are planning to visit Klaipeda on 28th June 2019,  [ more ]

Privacy & Cookies Information :

Klaipėda Expatriates believe the protection of your personal information and data to be of vital importance.

The website administrators and it's owners take a proactive approach to user privacy in order to protect it's users throughout their visiting experience.

This website complies with EU (General Data Protection Regulations) and Lithuanian national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Please read the following regarding our collection and storage of your information and how this data may be used.

Please note while reading, the following terms may be used :
  • 'We', 'Us', 'Our' or 'KEPs' : refers to Klaipėda Expatriates.
  • 'This website' : refers to this website operated by KEPs which is located on the internet domain https://www.keps.lt/
  • GDPR : refer to the European Union's General Data Protection Reglations

Use of Cookies and Session Data

This website uses cookies and PHP session data.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website.

This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

What is Session Data?

Like cookies, Session Data is a set of temporary information that is stored on our server for the duration of your visit only.

As such, these are also used to enhance your experience and provide functionality to this website.

What do we use cookies and session data for?

Cookies.

When you first visit this website, you will be presented with a message warning you that cookies may be used during your visit and if you continue to navigate through the site, that it is implied that you agree to cookies being stored on your computer. If you do not agree, you should exit the website at that point and no cookies will be set.

You can still use this site and opt out of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. However, by doing so, certain operations of the website may not function as expected.

Our cookies do not store any personal identifiable information.

Session Data.

When you log into an account, a number of session variables are set so that when you visit another page of the site, you will not need to log in again.

Session data is not used unless you are registered and logged into an account.

Therefore, session variables are vital to the correct and smooth operation of the wesite and without them, the website cannot operate as expected.

Session data DOES contain personal identifiable information, but this data cannot be viewed, intercepted, manipulated or transferred.

When you log off from your account or are inactive for more than a few minutes, all session data is destroyed automatically.

If you do not wish for session data to be used, then please do not register an account. By registering, you agree to the use of session data.

Personal Information.

Whilst using this website to register an account, you will be required to provide some personal information, such as name, address, email and contact details etc.

We will use the information you provide to administer the Klaipėda Expatriates website and it's services that you may have opted to use.

We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Personal data will NEVER be shared unless it is required by law to the authorities. Your data will never be sold or displayed on site without your explicit permission.

By providing telephone, email and other contact details and setting the applicable privacy settings to 'Public', you consent to those details being displayed on a public profile displayed on the website. You can change these settings at any time by simply logging into your account and switching the appropriate privacy settings to 'Private' or turning off the Public Profile completely.

By explicitly opting in to any newsletter subscriptions, you agree to receive occassional communications from us regarding this website, it's services, updates and features. You can change newsletter settings at any time by simply changing your opt-in preference in your account or by clicking the unsubscribe link in email you may receieve from us.

Under current legislation you have the right at any time to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Should you wish to receive a copy of this data, or would like to be removed completely from the Klaipėda Expatriates database, you can do so from within your account area.

Any request you make from your account regarding provision or deletion of account data will be actioned immediately.

Information collection and use.

Klaipėda Expatriates only collects information that you choose to provide.

When you sign up for our site, use our services, or communicate with us, you may choose to voluntarily give us certain information. For example, by filling in text boxes or completing registration forms. Therefore, this information requires direct action by you at that time in order for us to receive it. We do not, and cannot collect any personal information without your explicit interaction.

We will only contact you if you ask us to. For example, in response to any query you may have made regarding our services or website, or if opting in to receieve occassional newsletters.

When regsitering with us, the minimum required information we require to set up and maintain a private account is :
  • Username
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
Once registered, you may choose to provide additional personal information where you can select if you wish this data to be displayed publically or not.

For security reasons and to track online abuse, we will also store your IP address at the data of registration and your current IP address at the time of accessing your account. This will be stored with your account data and only be seen by you within your account when logged in.

We do not currently utilise or store tracking and location (i.e. GPS) data.

How long do we keep your data for?

Unless requested otherwise in advance by law enforcement bodies, we will not retain your personal information for any longer than is necessary or for any reason other than to provide our services to you.

In case we were are legally obliged to retain data, we will only do so for as long as reasonably neccesary and ONLY where it is required for us to meet regulatory or statutory requirements, resolve disputes or prevent fraud and abuse.

Choosing how we use your data.

From your account area, you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.

With respect to the information relating to you that is in our possession, and recognising that it is solely your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:
  • You can verify the details you have submitted to Klaipėda Expatriates by contacting us at any time via our contact form, telephone number or by email.
    For security reasons, we will always request proof of identity before we reveal any information.
  • You can also contact us by the same methods to change, correct, or delete your personal information at any time.
    Please be aware however, if you have shared any information with others through social media channels etc., that information may remain visible, even if your account is deleted.
  • You are also free to close your account through the settings available in your account area.
    If you choose to delete your account, all your live account data will be immediately removed and cannot be recovered.
    However, we may retain copies of limited information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam) and or for the purpose of site backups and account recovery in cases of accidental deletion.
    If used for site backups, no account data of any kind is stored for any longer than two months following account deletion.
  • You will be able to update us on your details at any point by editing your account directly after logging in, or by contacting us directly. (Confirmation of identity will be required).
  • You can unsubscribe from receiving any comunications emails from us by changing the associated options in your account, or by clicking the 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any emails from us.
  • You can request a readable copy of the personal data we hold on you at any time. To do this, please use the option available in your account area.
Please note, we are constantly reviewing how we process and protect data. Therefore, changes to our policy may occur at any time. We will endeavour to publicise any changes.

Automated Decision Making.

In order to keep our database clean and free from spam, automated submissions and user registrations by bots, our systems perform a number of automated processes to eliminate unwanted data.

These processes include, but are not limited to :

Deleting and rejection of user registrations / memberships by :

  • Ascertaining whether a user registration has confirmed their email address or not after a specified period of time.
  • Ascertaining whether a registered member has been active after a specified period of time and whether their account has been effectively abandoned.
  • Ascertaining whether a registration, post or contact message has originated from a known problem IP address, an IP that has been blacklisted, or been associated with a previous registration.

Permanent banning / blocking of certain IP address from site forms by :

  • Determining whether a particular IP address is responsibe for multiple postings that violate our accetable use policies.
  • Determining whether an IP address is spamming website forms.
  • Determining whether an IP address is contained on a public blacklist of known problem IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses.
If you have been affected by any of our automated decision making processes, you may request an explanation and review into the decision at any time.

However, if the decision process resulted in the blocking of your IP address, you must contact us from another computer using a different IP address, otherwise messages from you may not be received.

More Information.

Legislation.

Privacy & Cookies Information last updated on January 23, 2019 @ 9:02 pm
Latest News :
  • December 6, 2018
    Welcome
    If you wish to contact us please use the contact form.
  • January 22, 2019
    Brexit: Brits in Lithuania
    The Lithuanian Government just made an important and positive announcement regarding the rights of British national living in Lithuania in the event of a no-deal Brexit . .  [ more ]
  • June 16, 2019
    British people living in the Klaipeda area
    Her Excellency Claire Lawrence, the British Ambassador in Vilnius, and members of the Embassy staff in are planning to visit Klaipeda on 28th June 2019,  [ more ]