Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting American Expatriate Tax.  We are part of Contexo Global Mobility Solutions & Tax Consulting Limited (“Contexo Mobility”).  Together, we help companies and individuals navigate through the complexities of global mobility and related tax issues.  By using this websites, you agree to the terms of use hereunder.

Privacy Policy

Contexo Mobility is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Contexo Mobility may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy is effective from May 25, 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
  • preliminary information about income, investment, and foreign assets

What we do with the information we gather

We only request information that is necessary to understand your needs and provide you with relevant services, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • Provide basic tax consultation and/or fee quotation at your request.
  • Improve our products and services.
  • Periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided.
  • Contact you for market research purposes, from time to time, by email, phone, fax, or mail.
  • Customize our websites according to your interests.

Cookie Policies

Cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies (collectively ‘cookies’) are small text files that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit a website, to the extent you agree.  Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.  Cookies allow our websites to recognize your device from those of other users’, in order to remember your preferences and improve your online experience, in general.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states cookies that may identify an individual via their device constitute personal data.   Consent for the collection and processing of such data must be given the user through a clear affirmative action, such as clicking an opt-in box or choosing settings or preference on a settings menu.  In addition, it must be as easy to withdraw consent as it is to give it.  If you do not consent to cookie placement, the website will remain accessible albeit certain features will be lost.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on the device you use to access our websites.  You may reject the setting of all or some cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device.  If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time.  However, this will not prevent our websites from placing cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your browser settings as described earlier.  For detailed instructions about how to change these settings, please refer to your browser’s “Help” section or its website.

Alternatively, you can manage your preference for this website’s cookie policies using our Data Privacy Center.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  We take care of your information and will never disclose personal information to any third parties, except when we are required to do so by law.

In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing, or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Retention of personal data

We shall not keep personal data for longer than is necessary and will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal data.

Your country of residence may accord you certain rights to access your personal data and consider a request for correction or deletion of that data.  For example, the GDPR gives individuals the right to ask for their data to be deleted and organizations are obliged to do so, except in certain cases.  Data may, however, be kept if it has undergone an appropriate process of anonymization.

Should you like to exercise those rights, please submit a written request with supporting documents, if any, to us at the address listed below*.  We shall strive to respond to you within 30 days of receiving your submission:

Data Protection
Contexo Global Mobility Solutions & Tax Consulting Ltd.
17/F, 80 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong

Alternatively, you may easily manage your user data using the options we provide in the Data Privacy Center.

Please note that if you withdraw your consent to any or all use or disclosure of your personal data, depending on the nature of your request, we may not be in a position to continue to provide our services or products to you.  Such withdrawal may also result in the termination of any agreement you may have with us.  Our legal rights and remedies are expressly reserved in such events.

* Where permitted by the applicable law, we will charge a reasonable fee of no less than HKD120 for the processing of any data access request.  This fee takes into account the time needed to verify, locate, retrieve, review, and copy the information requested as well as any other associated costs and expenses that may arise from conducting such retrieval.  You will notify you of the fee chargeable and confirm your acceptance prior to the retrieval of your personal data.

Disclaimers

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, with the understanding that Contexo Mobility and its staff are not engaged in rendering any legal, accounting, or other professional service.  As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consulting with professional accounting, tax, legal or other competent advisers.  While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.  In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Links to Non-Contexo Mobility Websites

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Contexo Mobility.  We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites.  The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.  The personal data you choose to provide to or that is collected by those sites is not covered by our Privacy Policy.  We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any site you interact with before allowing the collection and use of your personal information.

IT Policy

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly.  However, Contexo Mobility takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright Notice

This website and its content is copyright of Contexo Global Mobility Solutions & Tax Consulting Limited – © Contexo Mobility 2014-2018.  All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.  Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Credits

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