Privacy & Security Policy

Compare Housesitting™ recognises the importance of maintaining your privacy. We value your privacy and appreciate your trust in us. This Privacy Policy applies to current and former visitors to our website and to our online customers. By visiting and/or using our website, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy explains the information practices that apply to personally identifiable information that we collect about you as an individual, when you visit and/or use our website. Any information that we collect about you while you are visiting or using our website will be handled in accordance with this Compare Housesitting™ Privacy Policy and will not be shared except in accordance with this Compare Housesitting™ Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information about you collected by our affiliates or third party websites that may post links or advertisements on or otherwise be accessible from the Compare Housesitting™ website. The information collected by these affiliates or third party websites is subject to their own privacy policies.

Information We Collect:

This section of our Privacy Policy describes the categories of information collected by Compare Housesitting™.

Information Collected Automatically: Whenever you visit our website, we automatically collect some information about your interactions with us, and your use of our website. For example, we automatically collect your IP address, for Compare Housesitting™ internal use only, such as to help us diagnose problems with our server and administer our website. We also automatically track certain information about your activities on our website such as the type of web browser you are using and click stream data. We use this information to do internal research on your interests and to help us better understand and serve you.

Information You Send To Us: If you choose to provide us with Personal Information, such as by sending us an e-mail or by filling out a form with your Personal Information and submitting it to us through our Website, we may collect the Personal Information that you provide to us. For example, if you fill out a web form, we may collect the Personal Information that you provide to us such as your contact or payment information.

Cookies and Similar Files: Our Website may use “cookies” and files that are similar to cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers created by your browser at our request and stored in an approved and standardized place on your computer. No Personal Information about you is stored on the cookie. Most Web browsers accept cookies by default, but allow users to reject cookies by changing the browser preferences. If you have set up your browser to reject cookies, some aspects of our Website may not work properly. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies and similar files by Compare Housesitting™ only and does not cover the use of cookies and similar files by any third party advertisers or websites linked to the Website. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may use a cookie or an action tag, to track your response to their advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of their advertising or to award incentives or points to their members who respond to their advertisements. Compare Housesitting™ has no access to or control over cookies or action tags used by these third party companies. Compare Housesitting™ does not receive any personally identifiable information collected by these advertisers using action tags or cookies nor does Compare Housesitting™ share any of your personally identifiable information such as your name, telephone number or address with these companies except in accordance with this Compare Housesitting™ Privacy Policy. Members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) permit you to limit targeted advertising from them by using an opt-out tool available on the NAI website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp

Use and Disclosure of Information:

We use the information that we collect about you to maintain, improve, and administer our website, operate our business, provide products and services that you request, and personalise your online experience.In order to carry out certain business functions, such as e-mail delivery. we sometimes hire other companies to perform services on our behalf. We may disclose personally identifiable information that we collect about you to these companies to enable them to perform these services, but they are required to safeguard the data and are not authorised to use it for any other purpose than completing their contractual requirements to Compare Housesitting™. For example, as a part of sending newsletters, Compare Housesitting™ may provide your contact data to a third party database in order to send personalised newsletters on our behalf.

We may also disclose information, including personal information, we collect about you in other circumstances as required or permitted by law. For example, Compare Housesitting™ reserves the right to disclose personal information, including account information, when we believe such disclosure is appropriate to cooperate with an investigation of activities claimed to be unlawful, to enforce our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights or property of Compare Housesitting™ or others.In addition, it is possible that in the future another company may acquire Compare Housesitting™ or its assets. It is also possible that Compare Housesitting may partner with or purchase another company to continue to do business as a combined entity. In the event that this occurs, it is possible that our customer information, including your personal information, may be transferred to the new business entity as one of Compare Housesitting™’s assets. In such an event, we will update this policy to reflect any change in ownership or control of your personal information. We may also disclose information, including Personal Information, we collect about you in other circumstances as required or permitted by law. For example, Compare Housesitting™ reserves the right to disclose Personal Information, including account information, when we believe such disclosure is appropriate to cooperate with an investigation of activities claimed to be unlawful, to enforce our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights or property of Compare Housesitting™ or others. In addition, it is possible that in the future another company may acquire Compare Housesitting™ or its assets. It is also possible that Compare Housesitting™ may partner with or purchase another company to continue to do business as a combined entity. In the event that this occurs, it is possible that our customer information, including your Personal Information, may be transferred to the new business entity as one of Compare Housesitting™’s assets. In such an event, we will update this policy to reflect any change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.

Links To Third Party Products and Services:

While you are visiting or using the Compare Housesitting™ website, you may be presented with an opportunity to purchase third party products or services. These products and services are offered and supplied by independent companies not owned or operated by Compare Housesitting™. If you click on one of the presented offers, you will be redirected to the site of the third party, and any information you provide in response to the offer will be collected and used by the third party and not by Compare Housesitting. Information you provide to the third party and any dealings you have with the third party will be governed by the privacy and other policies of that third party.

Your Choices:

We offer you a variety of choices with respect to how we use and share your personal information.

Sharing Information With Others. We will not share your Personal Information, such as your e-mail address or name, with unaffiliated organisations for them to use to inform you about their or other companies’ products and services unless you opt in for marketing (if applicable). Even if you do not opt in to this sharing, we may still share Personal Information about you with other companies as permitted or required by law.

Website Security:

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to help us protect your non-public personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy was last modified on December 14, 2014. Compare Housesitting™ may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a revised Privacy Policy on our Website. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.