Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Stupid Foreigner was the brainchild of a team of global citizens and international travellers who got together to share their experiences online. Having lived across nations and travelled extensively, we can empathise with the issues expats face.

So, here we are to guide you through the labyrinth while you are at it too. Every now and then, we do share interesting stuff that expats can relate to. It could be cultural shocks, tips to quickly adopt to an unfamiliar environment, cross-cultural communication, so on and so forth.

Introduction

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) governs the data collection practices used by us, TheStupidForeigner.com.(“Website”, “we” or “us”), while you (“you” or “user”) access and use our website available at: https://thestupidforeigner.com and the Website Content.

We would recommend you to read the Privacy Policy carefully prior to using our website. This Privacy Policy provides important and transparent disclosures on how or why we collect, share and use our users’ data.

Comments

We gather the information provided in the comments form along with the visitor’s IP address, and the user agent string from their browser when they leave comments on our site in order to assist stop spam.

The Gravatar service may get an encrypted string (also known as a hash) made from your email address in order to determine whether you are utilising it. You can access the Gravatar service’s privacy statement at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment has been approved, the whole public can see your profile image next to it.

Media

Avoid uploading photos with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) if you plan to submit them to the website. Any location data from photographs on the website can be downloaded and extracted by website visitors.

Cookies

You can choose whether or not to have your name, email address, and website saved in cookies whenever you leave a comment on our website. These are provided for your convenience so that you won’t have to re-enter your information each time you post a remark. The shelf life of these cookies is one year.

If you go to our login page, we’ll temporarily store a cookie to see if your browser permits them. This cookie is deleted when your browser is closed and does not contain any personal information.

We will also create a number of cookies when you log in to save your login details and screen display preferences. Screen option cookies last a year, whereas login cookies are only valid for two days. For two weeks, your login will be persistent if you choose “Remember Me.” The cookies for your login will be deleted after you log out of your account.

In your browser, a new cookie will be saved if you edit or publish an article. This cookie just contains the post ID of the article you just edited and contains no personal information. It runs out after a day.

Embedded content from external websites

This website’s articles can have embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). When another website’s content is embedded, it operates exactly as if the visitor had really visited the other website.

These websites may track your interaction with the embedded content, gather information about you, utilise cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your activity. This includes tracking your activity if you have an account and are logged in to the website.

How long we retain your data

If you post a comment, both the comment and any associated information are kept forever. This allows us to recognise and approve any subsequent comments without holding them in a moderation queue.

In the event that any users register on our website, we additionally retain the personal data they supply in their user profile. Anytime, any user may access, amend, or delete their personal information (except they cannot change their username). Administrators of the website can also access and modify that data.

What rights you have over your data

You have the option to request to receive an exported file of the personal data we possess about you, along with any data you have given us, if you have an account on our website or have left comments. You can also ask us to delete any personal information we may have about you. This does not apply to any information that we must maintain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Where your data is sent

An automatic spam detection service may be used to review visitor comments.