Website Terms and Conditions ("Terms")


PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE These Terms tell you the rules for using our website www.expatland.com ("our site").

  1. Who we are and how to contact us

www.Expatland.com is a site operated by Expatland Pte Limited (“ExpatlandTM“). ExpatlandTM is registered in Singapore with company number 201731172E.

If you would like to contact us, please do so via our website here.

  1. By using our site you accept these Terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these Terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our site.

  1. There are other Terms that may apply to you

These Terms of use refer to the following additional Terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy.

  • Our Acceptable Use Policy set out in section 19 of these Terms.

If you sign up to be an E-Team member, our Expatland UK E-Team Membership Terms and Conditions will apply. These will be made available when you join.

  1. ExpatlandTM may make changes to these Terms

ExpatlandTM may amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

These Terms were most recently updated on 23 August 2018.

  1. ExpatlandTM may make changes to our site

ExpatlandTM may update and change our site from time to time.

  1. ExpatlandTM may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

ExpatlandTM does not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. ExpatlandTM may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. ExpatlandTM will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of use and other applicable Terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

  1. You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

ExpatlandTM has the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us.

  1. How you may use material on our site

ExpatlandTM is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

  1. Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although ExpatlandTM makes reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, ExpatlandTM makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

  1. ExpatlandTM is not responsible for websites ExpatlandTM links to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

ExpatlandTM have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

  1. User-generated content is not approved by us

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, such as material contributed by E-Team members and service providers. This information and these materials may not have been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us.

  1. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • ExpatlandTM does not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

  • Subject to following paragraph, ExpatlandTM‘s aggregate liability for any claims arising in any calendar year shall be limited to the fees paid (if any) to ExpatlandTM by you during that calendar year.

  • ExpatlandTM will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or

  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

  • In particular, ExpatlandTM will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

  • business interruption;

  • loss of anticipated savings;

  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a business user:

  • ExpatlandTM excludes all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other Terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

If you are a consumer user:

  • Please note that ExpatlandTM only provides our site for domestic and private use (unless you become an E-Team member). You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and ExpatlandTM shall have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

  1. How ExpatlandTM may use your personal information

ExpatlandTM will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

  1. Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy set out in section 19 below.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage ExpatlandTM suffers as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

ExpatlandTM also has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

ExpatlandTM has the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy set out in section 19 below.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

  1. Rights you are giving us to use material you upload

When you upload or post content to our site, you:

  • assign to us all existing intellectual property rights in any content, material of any book chapters, blogs, articles or presentations prepared or created by you (“Works“). Insofar as they do not vest automatically by operation of law or under these Terms, you hold legal title in these Works on trust for us;

  • waive any moral rights in the Works to which you are or may at any future time be entitled, including (but without limitation) the right to be identified, the right of integrity and the right against false attribution, and agrees not to institute, support, maintain or permit any action or claim to the effect that any treatment, exploitation or use of such Works or other materials that infringe your moral rights;

  • undertake not to register nor attempt to register any intellectual property rights in the Works, unless requested to do so by ExpatlandTM, and to do all acts necessary to confirm that the absolute title in all intellectual property rights in the Works has passed, or will pass, to ExpatlandTM; and

  • agree to indemnify ExpatlandTM and keep indemnified at all times against all or any costs, claims, damages or expenses incurred by ExpatlandTM, or for which ExpatlandTM may become liable, with respect to any intellectual property infringement claim or other claim relating to the Works supplied by you to ExpatlandTM.

  1. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Y will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and ExpatlandTM will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

  1. Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

If you become an E-Team member of ExpatlandTM, you shall promote our site by displaying the “proud member of the Expatland E-Team” logo. The logo shall be in the form provided by ExpatlandTM to you from time to time, include a hyperlink to the ExpatlandTM site when clicked, be displayed in an appropriate and reasonably prominent location on your website and be of the size that ExpatlandTM may require from time to time.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

ExpatlandTM reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy set out in section 19 below.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us.

  1. Our trade marks are registered

ExpatlandTM is a registered trade mark of Expatland Pte Limited. You are not permitted to use it without our approval, unless it is part of material you are using as permitted under these Terms.

  1. Acceptable Use Policy

ExpatlandTM requires you to comply with its Acceptable Use Policy, which are its content standards that apply when you upload content to our site, make contact with other users on our site, link to our site, or interact with our site in any other way.

Our Acceptable Use Policy is set out in paragraphs a – d below.

  1. Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.

  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms.

  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our site, any equipment or network on which our site is stored, any software used in the provision of our site or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

  1. Interactive services

ExpatlandTM may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  • Member forums;

  • Chat rooms;

  • Bulletin boards; and

  • Networking services,

(“interactive services).

Where ExpatlandTM provides any interactive services, ExpatlandTM will provide clear information to you about the kind of services offered, if they moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

ExpatlandTM will do its best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and ExpatlandTM will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, ExpatlandTM is under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service ExpatlandTM provides on its site, and ExpatlandTM expressly excludes its liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. ExpatlandTM advises parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not fool proof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where ExpatlandTM does moderate an interactive service, ExpatlandTM will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

  1. Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (“Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.

The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

ExpatlandTM will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.

A Contribution must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).

  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).

  • Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

A Contribution must not:

  • Be defamatory of any person.

  • Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

  • Promote sexually explicit material.

  • Promote violence.

  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

  • Be likely to deceive any person.

  • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

  • Promote any illegal activity.

  • Be in contempt of court.

  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

  • Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from ExpatlandTM, if this is not the case.

  • Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

  • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

  • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

  1. Breach of our Acceptable Use Policy

When ExpatlandTM considers that a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy has occurred, ExpatlandTM may take such action as ExpatlandTM deems appropriate.

Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of these Terns upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.

  • Issue of a warning to you.

  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

  • Further legal action against you.

  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as ExpatlandTM reasonably feels is necessary or as required by law.

ExpatlandTM excludes its liability for all action ExpatlandTM may take in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The actions ExpatlandTM may take are not limited to those described above, and ExpatlandTM may take any other action ExpatlandTM reasonably deems appropriate.

  1. Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

These Terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.


Please select your destination


Moving to where?

Want to see more? Sign up now!