Privacy Policy


The Expatland Services FZE (t/a CST Advisors) respects the privacy of those who provide information to us in the course of us providing our services and those who visit our site. We are the data controller of information disclosed to us. On this page, we address what information we collect from you and how we use that information. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, click here to contact us. By accessing or using the CST Advisors site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept this privacy policy and its terms.

1. Information we collect

When you contact us to make an enquiry, we will use your name and contact information to respond. We will then use this information to communicate with you during the provision of our services to you. We collect and update information about users of our services. We may obtain this information via direct contact with you, from third parties such as other users who refer you to us or automatically via your use of our services.

To better serve site visitors, CST Advisors collects two basic types of information:

Personally identifiable information: This is information that personally identifies one individual from another (for example, names, email addresses and other contact information). This information is voluntarily provided to us by our site visitors and is used by us for the purpose of fulfilling requests or enquiries or processing event registrations.

Aggregate user and tracking information: This information gives us insights on how our site visitors use our site. This data is anonymous and does not contain any personally identifiable information. We use this information to ensure that our website, emails and marketing efforts continue to appeal to our site visitors.

2. Information you voluntarily provide to CST Advisors

CST Advisors only collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide, when you sign up to attend a seminar or receive communications from us, or send us an email. Examples of such personally identifiable information that you provide to us may include, among other information, your name, physical address, email address, phone number and website username.

CST Advisors only requires personally identifiable information from you when it is needed to complete your request for information, complete an online transaction (e.g. online registration for an event), or when you voluntarily decide to register to receive communications from us.

3. Other information CST Advisors collects

When you visit the CST Advisors website, we may automatically collect some information about your visit using cookies, log analysis software and other aggregate tracking technologies.

If you wish, you may set your browser to refuse cookies. However, by refusing to accept a cookie, you may not be able to access some pages or use some of the functions of our site. Some CST Advisors cookie files remain on your computer’s hard drive unless and until you manually delete the file. CST Advisors cookie files do not contain personally identifiable information or track an individual user’s movement through our site.

4. How CST Advisors uses the information we collect

CST Advisors will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law, in accordance with your instructions, or as identified in this privacy policy.

5. Personally identifiable information

CST Advisors may use your information, including personally identifiable information, for business purposes, including, without limitation, for the following business purposes:

(a) To improve the quality of your CST Advisors site visit and/or our provision of services to you.
(b) To send marketing communications and informational newsletters that you have requested, opted-in to or otherwise agreed to receive.
(c) To send surveys to you.
(d) To update your user account with any information we receive from you or third-party sources about you.

Also, CST Advisors may use your information, including personally identifiable information, as follows:

We sometimes contract with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on our behalf, such as hosting the CST Advisors site, sending email messages and informational newsletters, and administering surveys. They may have access to personal information, such as email addresses, needed to perform their functions, but are restricted from using it for purposes other than providing services for CST Advisors .

In the event CST Advisors , or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CST Advisors goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, website user information, including personally identifiable information, would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of CST Advisors or any of its assets may continue to use your personally identifiable information as set forth in this policy.

CST Advisors may preserve and has the right to disclose any information about you or your use of our site without your prior permission if CST Advisors has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of CST Advisors or its partners, employees, affiliates, other users of the site, or the public; (b) enforce the Terms of Use for the site; or (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties or is otherwise unlawful. We may also disclose information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We may share any information you submit to us when we have your consent to do so, or when we need to share it in order to provide the information or service you requested.

6. Non-personally identifiable information

CST Advisors may use your non-personally identifiable information it collects during your site visit or during your interaction with our emails for other purposes, including, without limitation, the following:

(a) To better monitor in aggregate the effectiveness of our online and offline advertising and marketing campaigns.
(b) To better monitor in aggregate how visitors are using our site.
(c) To ensure that our website and e-mails continue to provide relevant content that is interesting and useful to our visitors.
(d) To uncover and diagnose problems with our site and servers.
(e) For day-to-day system administration needs.

7. Our lawful bases for processing your personal information

The lawful bases for our processing your personal data are:

(a) Legitimate Interest: It is in our legitimate interest to process your personal data to enable us to provide you with our services and that legitimate interest is fairly balanced with your rights and freedoms.
(b) Contract: Our processing of your personal data is necessary to allow us to perform contracts for your benefit.
(c) Consent: Where our processing of personal data is not because of our legitimate interest or by way of performance of our contract, we may do so with your consent.

8. What you will receive from CST Advisors

We only want to send you communications and information that you expect to receive or that you have requested. All of our emails contain clear information on how to unsubscribe, and we honor all requests as quickly as possible. Below are examples of communications you may receive from us:

Registration confirmation e-mail messages

When you register for an event via the CST Advisors site, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Marketing or promotional e-mails

If you sign up for one of our marketing or newsletter emails, we will send you the marketing email and/or newsletters that you have requested.

We only send these emails to site visitors who sign up for one of our mailing lists or who agree to future contact regarding communications from CST Advisors. These mailings contain clear information on how to unsubscribe.

If you are receiving communications from us and wish to unsubscribe, either follow the unsubscribe instructions in the communication or follow the opt-out instructions below to inform us that you do not want to receive emails from CST Advisors.

9. Postal mail

CST Advisors may also send you communications via postal mail. If you are receiving postal mail communications from us and wish to unsubscribe, either follow the unsubscribe instructions in the communication or follow the opt-out instructions below to inform us that you do not want to receive mail from CST Advisors.

10. Answering your enquiries

If you send us or phone in a question or offer a suggestion, we may use your email address, telephone number or postal address to respond to you. If we believe your enquiry will be better answered by one of our offices in Los Angeles, London or Singapore, we will ask a representative from one of those offices to respond to your enquiry.

11. How CST Advisors protects your information

CST Advisors understands that the safety of your personal information is extremely important to you. Accordingly, CST Advisors uses both electronic and other measures to keep your information protected from unauthorised access. Due to the nature of the internet and related technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and CST Advisors expressly disclaims any such obligation.

12. About this policy

The CST Advisors privacy policy was posted on the date set forth above. CST Advisors reserves the right to change, alter or modify this policy for any reason at any time without notice to you. When we do so, changes in our privacy policy will be posted on our site and will be effective immediately. If you are a regular visitor to this site, we recommend that you check this privacy policy on a regular basis.

13. Policies for users of the site under 18 years of age

The site is not intended for use by individuals under 18 years of age. Users under the age of 18 should get the permission of a parent or guardian to use the CST Advisors site. CST Advisors does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 18 at our site, except for the limited circumstances described below. In the event a child under the age of 18 submits a question to us at our site and identifies his or her age, we may use the child’s email address for the sole purpose of responding to the child’s question on a one-time-only basis. However, we will not use the child’s email address for further contact and we will remove the address from our records after we have initially responded.

14. External links

The CST Advisors site may include links to other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. Once you leave our site, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting.

15. Accessing and updating your information or opting out

Visitors who would like to correct, update or delete any personally identifiable information may contact us with a request to do so here.

Similarly, CST Advisors site users or members who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe to our marketing and informational communications can do so by using the subscribe/unsubscribe options or sending a message here.

We may take a reasonable period of time to respond to any request to update or modify any information, or to opt out of or unsubscribe from any communications. If you request the deletion or modification of your personal information maintained by us, such information may be retained for a period of time in our backup systems as a precaution against system failures. Some information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract or auditing requirements.

16. General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation, impacts how organisations record, store and use personal data relating to EU residents. This legislation is designed to give you, as data subjects, greater control and new rights over how we, as a data controller (an organisation that holds your data which you may supply to us), record, store and use your data.

Under the GDPR (if it applies to you), you have the right to access, rectify or erase your information and should direct any request on your information to us. You also have the right to correct, update or change your information. If you have any complaint about how we have used your information or you wish to exercise your rights, please do contact us.