Who we are

The website address is: https://www.janinechristie.com.

Email: contact@janinechristie.com

Protecting your privacy is very important. This privacy statement applies to our collection, use and sharing of personal information we receive from visitors and users of this website.


We use personal information solely for the purpose of providing services and improving this website. By using the website, you agree to this privacy policy which includes the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy statement.

If you disagree with any aspect of this privacy policy, please discontinue use of this website.

What personal data we collect & why we collect it

While using the website, you may provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.


Name/Email Address

We collect email addresses and names by way of opt-in forms, and subscribe forms. This information is only used for the purpose of our own email list. We utilize our email list to keep our subscribers informed of new blog posts, send out newsletters and send other emails specifically related to tips and resources. You will always have the ability and right to opt “in” to our email list, as well as the ability to unsubscribe (at the bottom of each email). When you unsubscribe, both your name and email will be removed from our database.

Like many other sites, we collect information that your browser sends when you visit our website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (“IP address”), browser information, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) information, the pages of our website that you visit, time spent on those pages and other statistics. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics to collect, monitor and analyze Log Data.



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


Contact forms

If you use a contact form to get in touch, we will have your email address, information given in the contact form, name and possibly your IP address.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data


Whenever we collect personal data, we only keep it for as long as necessary for which it was collected for.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


What rights you have over your data


You can request to see, edit, or delete the personal data we hold about you (including any data you have provided to us). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


How we protect your data


We use commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors.

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk.


Our service partners


We may use the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data. As such, certain information may be shared with them or received by them in accordance with their individual terms of service.

Except as otherwise stated in this privacy policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your personal information with third parties without your consent.

Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), which we use to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers.

Google LLC, which provides our email service. We also use Google Analytics service to measure the performance of this website.

SiteGround Spain S.L., which hosts this website.

WordPress software (and associated plug-ins and add-ons) we use to manage the content of this website.


Links from our site


Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the myexpatations.com domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.


Visitors’ GDPR Rights


If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:

  1. You have the right to request access to your stored data and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
  2. You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
  3. You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
  4. To the extent that you provided consent to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
  5. You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
  7. We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) myexpatations.com decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

Spanish Agency for Data Protection at www.agpd.es.


Cookies Policy


“Cookies” are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many other websites, we use cookies to collect information solely for the purposes of analysis of content performance.

You can turn off the use of cookies at any time in your browser’s settings. Please refer to the help section of your browser for instructions on how to do this. If you choose to disable cookies, this may affect your ability to access or use some portions of our website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Policy Changes


It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy and cookies policy on this page. The date the privacy policy and cookies policy were last revised is identified at the bottom of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our website and these policies to check for any changes.

The privacy policy and cookies policy is effective as of: 31/01/2022.