Privacy Policy

The terms "ExpatGenius" or "us" or "we" or "our" refers to ExpatGenius Site available at ("ExpatGenius") operated by Makeitapp srl via Giacomo Leopardi 26, 20123 Milano, Italy. The term "You" refers to the person accessing or using the Site, or the company or organization on behalf of which that person accesses the Site. ExpatGenius makes availalable a platform and community marketplace to permit to Expats and Geniuses to meet online, to create, list discover and book Services directly with each other. ExpatGenius is not an owner or an operator or a provider of services for Expats.

Key Terms

"Expat" means a Member who requests from a Genius a booking of Services via ExpatGenius platform, or a Member who offer a listed Services and is not the Genius for such Service.
"Genius" means a Member who creates a Listing via the Site, Application and Services.
"Member" means a person who completes ExpatGenius's account registration process, including but not limited to Geniuses and Expats.
"Listing" means a Service that is listed by a Genius as available via the ExpatGenius platform.
"Content" means text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Application), audio, video, information or other materials.
"ExpatGenius Content" means all Content that ExpatGenius makes available through the Site, Application, or Services, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.
"Collective Content" means Member Content and ExpatGenius Content.
"Member Content" means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits, transmits, or includes in their Listing or Member profile to be made available through the ExpatGenius platform.

This ExpatGenius Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any information submitted to us or collected through your use of ExpatGenius. The information addressed in this Privacy Policy includes "Personal Information," which is information about you that is personally identifiable such as your full name, physical address or e-mail address, as well as "Non-Identifiable Information," which is non-public information that may be associated with or linked to a specific ExpatGenius account but does not by itself permit the identification of individual persons (e.g., demographic, interest, or site usage information). This Privacy Policy does not pertain to any information that is publicly available on or through ExpatGenius.


By accessing or otherwise using ExpatGenius, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and the associated Terms of Service (set forth on You expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information and Anonymous Information according to this Privacy Policy. Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.


The Site, Application and Services are intended solely for persons who are 18 or older. Any access to or use of the Site, Application or Services by anyone under 18 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Site, Application or Services you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.

Collection and Use of Information

Information Submitted to ExpatGenius

In general, we collect both Personal Information and Non-Identifiable Information that you submit to us voluntarily through ExpatGenius. We collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on ExpatGenius such as when you register or update the details of your user account, or when you supply ID verification information. For example, our registration and login process requires you to provide us with your name, a valid email address and a password of your choice. When you personalize your profile and use the features of ExpatGenius, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of ExpatGenius, including such Non-Identifiable Information as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. We also collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of ExpatGenius, such as photos, posts, comments, reviews, ratings, communication with users and other information you choose to submit, including information from social networks or third party site (e.g. Facebook) that you choose to link to your ExpatGenius profile. If you send an e-mail to us, or fill out our "Feedback" form through ExpatGenius, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and all related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments, reviews, blogs or forums within the ExpatGenius community.

Information from Other Sources

We may receive information, including Personal Information, about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies with whom we have partnered (collectively, "Partners") or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you. If you connect to ExpatGenius through a third party site or social network, we may collect information about you and your friends from that social network in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, we may collect your user ID or profile information from that third-party social network that you have permitted to be displayed through ExpatGenius in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and connections. ExpatGenius will treat this information in the same manner as we treat the information we collect directly from you. However, please remember that the third party providers of such information handle it according to their own privacy policies.

Information Collected Via Technology

As you use ExpatGenius, certain technical and usage information may be collected from you, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system.

Mobile data

In connection with your use of the ExpatGenius Application through a mobile device, we may also gather information from your mobile device including its unique identification number and your geographic location. We also use Cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed, or on which of the advertisements displayed on ExpatGenius you clicked. This type of information is collected to make ExpatGenius and its solutions more useful to you and to tailor the ExpatGenius experience to meet your special interests and needs.

Log Data

An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access ExpatGenius to assist with ad targeting. We may also receive, store and process Log Data, which is information that is automatically recorded by our servers whenever you access or use the Platform, regardless of whether you are registered with ExpatGenius or logged in to your ExpatGenius account, such as your IP Address, the date and time you access or use the Platform, the hardware and software you are using, referring and exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, pages viewed and the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on particular pages.


"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with ExpatGenius. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use our services offered through ExpatGenius, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of ExpatGenius may not work properly, and you will not be able to receive our services. We may also enable third-party advertising networks, advertisers and ad servers to promote third-party products and/or services by placing advertisements on ExpatGenius. These advertisers and ad servers may use their own Cookies and/or "Web Beacons" (which are usually small, transparent graphic images) in order to monitor information related to those advertisements and your use of ExpatGenius. Clicking on such advertisements will direct you to the website of a third-party and the advertiser. This Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any advertisers or ad servers.

Third-party social plugins

ExpatGenius may use social plugins which are provided and operated by third-party companies, such as Facebook's Like Button. As a result of this, you may send to the third-party company the information that you are viewing on a certain part of our Platform. If you are not logged into your account with the third-party company, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are logged into your account with the third-party company, then the third party may be able to link information about your visit to our Platform to your account with them. Similarly, your interactions with the social plugin may be recorded by the third party. Please refer to the third party's privacy policy to find out more about its data practices, such as what data is collected about you and how the third party uses such data.

Aggregate Information

Additionally, we may use your Non-Identifiable Information in connection with compiling Aggregate Information about general site usage in order to perform statistical analysis to help us analyze patterns in the use of ExpatGenius. Such Aggregate Information will not include your Personal Information.

ExpatGenius’s Use of Information

In general, both the Personal Information and Non-Identifiable Information you submit to us is used to provide you access to ExpatGenius, to improve ExpatGenius, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of ExpatGenius and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners or our advertisers. For example, we may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a user through ExpatGenius or the social network from which you have connected to ExpatGenius (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your content). Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of other users (such as when someone sends you a personal message or notifications from a social network or other website with whom you have registered to receive such notifications). We may use this e-mail address to contact you, for things such as notifications, changes to ExpatGenius policies, and other types of service and/or legal notices. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.

ExpatGenius’s Disclosure of Information

Personal Information.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not generally sell, trade, rent, or share the Personal Information that we collect with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.

Partners and Service Providers.

We share your content preferences and other information with the social network from which you have connected to ExpatGenius, along with those companies and persons with whom you have asked or authorized us to share your information. We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers who work on behalf of or with us to provide some of the services and features of ExpatGenius and to help us communicate with you. Examples of such services include sending email, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with our third-party partners, those with whom we have a co-branding or promotional relationship, or other third-parties about whom you are otherwise notified and do not request to opt out of such sharing. We require our third-party service providers to promise not to use such non-public information except as necessary to provide the relevant services to us.

Non-Identifiable Information.

This Privacy Policy does not limit our use or disclosure of Non-Identifiable Information in any way, and we reserve the right to use and disclose Non-Identifiable Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties in our discretion. Specifically, we may use any of the Non-Identifiable Information you provide or that we collect from you or third parties to assist us in recommending content or connections, and we may disclose Non-Identifiable Information to third-parties who assist us in delivering you more relevant advertising and content.

Mergers or Acquisitions/Change of Control.

Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control, we may in the future, and we may share some or all of your Personal Information with these companies, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of ours, or their agents, may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Responding to Legal Process and Related Disclosures.

We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with laws or to respond to subpoenas, court orders, warrants or other legal demands or to establish or defend ExpatGenius from legal claims; or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property, you, or third parties from fraud, abuse or violations of the Terms of Service or illegal acts; or (c) to protect the safety or integrity of ExpatGenius, its users, the public or other parties as it is deemed appropriate, in our sole discretion. You hereby consent to our sharing your Personal Information under the circumstances described herein.

The Ability Of Others To View You Information

Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. You understand that when you use ExpatGenius, certain information you post or provide through ExpatGenius, such as your name, profile, comments, collections and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of ExpatGenius, including without limitation, chat rooms, bulletin and message boards, along with other public forums. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through ExpatGenius, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the ExpatGenius community. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of ExpatGenius available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others in public forums online or otherwise. We also share the information you publish with other third parties.

Third Party Sites and Advertising

ExpatGenius may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through ExpatGenius and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third-parties from ExpatGenius, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below). Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you administrative emails regarding ExpatGenius, including, for example, administrative confirmations, and notices of updates to our Privacy Policy if we choose to provide such notices to you in this manner. You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by contacting us at, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request, only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.


If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks to Personal Information.

Contact and Revisions

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision at our discretion, and if we make any material changes in the way we use your Personal Information, we will post an alert on this page or may otherwise post an alert on the Site. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using ExpatGenius. Continued use of ExpatGenius following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.