Placing an order

When you order something via, or – such as a book or a subscription – we ask you to provide us with certain information. For instance, your street address, so that we can deliver your order(s). The delivery is carried out by SP Abonneeservice, in Alphen a/d Rijn, with whom we have entered into a handling agreement. SP Abonneeservice exercises due care when using your personal data and only uses it to process your order, commissioned by XPat Media/The XPat Journal.
All financial transactions are handled by a third party Mollie with whom we also have a handling agreement. We do not safe your bank- or creditcard details in our own systems.

Aside from your street address, we also ask you to provide us with your e-mail address and telephone number so that we can contact you should any complications arise regarding the payment or delivery of your order.

The tax authorities require us to save all invoice, payment and order data during a period of seven years.

Our website has been secured, using a valid SSL certificate (demonstrated by the ‘padlock’, visible in the browser’s address bar).


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Changes to the Privacy Statement

We retain the right to amend our Privacy Statement whenever necessary.