Privacy Policy

Last updated March 2013

This Privacy Policy discloses the information practices of Vashe Inc dba RussianSitters ("RussianSitters") applicable to this website www.russiansitters.com (the "Site"). For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "RussianSitters" means and includes RussianSitters and its affiliates and subsidiaries and its and their investors, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and assigns. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully. Terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in the RussianSitters Terms of Use. By accessing, viewing, and/or using the Site, each user (individually, "User" and collectively, "Users") understands and agrees to the privacy practices contained herein. If you object to anything in this Privacy Policy or the RussianSitters Terms of Use, or otherwise do not understand or agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy or the RussianSitters Terms of Use, do not use the Site and exit immediately.

1. Notice of Privacy Policy Changes. Users may print a copy of this Privacy Policy by using the print button or feature in the browser. RussianSitters suggests retaining a copy of this Privacy Policy for future reference. RussianSitters may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to information practices. If any material changes are made, Users will be notified by email (sent to the e-mail address provided) or by means of a notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective. Users are encouraged to periodically review this page for the latest information on the RussianSitters information practices.

2. Information Collection, Use and Removal. RussianSitters collects, stores, analyzes and uses information, content and materials Users post on the Site, submit to RussianSitters and/or submit to other Users on or through the Site or by any other medium or method, including without limitation contact information (such as name, email address and physical address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date) (collectively, "User Information"). User information will be used by RussianSitters or third parties on RussianSitters' behalf for purposes relating to the Site including, without limitation fulfillment of orders, billing, payment, marketing and customer service matters. User consents to the collection, storage, analysis and use of User Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy and the RussianSitters Terms of Use. RussianSitters may also collect, store, analyze and use information about Users provided by others for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and in the RussianSitters Terms of Use, including without limitation payment processing services, and other online and offline sources. For assistance in removing User Information from RussianSitters' database, please contact us at info@russiansitters.com.

3. Use of Tracking Technologies. RussianSitters and third parties on RussianSitters' behalf use various tracking technologies, including without limitation cookies, web beacons, tokens, device fingerprinting, web analytics and other clickstream data, to collect, store, analyze, use and disclose information from and about Users' devices, Users' activities on the Site and Users' activities on the Internet, generally, in order to:

  • facilitate access to the Site;
  • offer a personalized experience when visiting the Site and using the Internet, generally;
  • deliver the products and services requested;
  • manage User accounts and provide Users with customer support;
  • perform research and analysis about the use of, or interest in, RussianSitters products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by third parties;
  • communicate by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to Users either from RussianSitters or other third parties;
  • track Users' use of the Site, advertisements or e-mail messages;
  • develop, deliver and display targeted content and advertising on the Site and other websites;
  • measure the effectiveness of online advertising, content, programming or other activities;
  • verify eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with promotions, sweepstakes and contests;
  • enforce our Terms of Use;
  • process payment for any purchases made on the Site;
  • protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions;
  • perform functions as otherwise needed to manage RussianSitters' business; and
  • perform functions as otherwise described to Users at the time of collection.

4. Information Sharing. RussianSitters will disclose User Information to third parties only in the ways and for the purposes that are described in this Privacy Policy and the RussianSitters Terms of Use. RussianSitters may disclose User Information in RussianSitters sole discretion: (a) to third parties that provide services on behalf of RussianSitters and/or in connection with the Site; (b) if required or permitted pursuant to any applicable law, regulation, or court or administrative order; (c) in connection with any User's violation of or to otherwise enforce RussianSitters' rights under the Terms of Use or other agreements with RussianSitters (d) to protect the property of RussianSitters or (e) to protect the personal safety and/or rights of employees of RussianSitters other Users, or members of the public. Further, and notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, RussianSitters may transfer, sell and/or distribute User Information to third parties: (x) for the satisfaction of any debt or upon liquidation of RussianSitters should such a situation arise; (y) to a purchaser or transferee of all or a portion of RussianSitters' assets in conjunction with the sale or transfer of such assets; and/or (z) with the exception of financial information, at or for any other purpose in RussianSitters' sole discretion. User may opt-out of third-party retargeting program where RussianSitters advertisements are delivered to Users while Users are on third-party websites with whom such third parties have purchased advertising inventory.

5. Consent. By using this Site, User consents to RussianSitters' collection, storage, analysis, use and disclosure of User Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy and the RussianSitters Terms of Use.

6. Third Party Websites. The Site may contain third party advertising and links to third party websites. RussianSitters is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of these advertisers or websites. Please contact such advertisers or websites directly for more information about their privacy practices. RussianSitters expressly disclaims, and each User expressly releases RussianSitters from any and all liability whatsoever for any controversies, claims, suits, injuries and/or damages arising from and/or in any way related to third party advertisers and/or the use of links to third party websites that may appear on the Site, including without limitation such websites' availability, privacy policies, content, advertising, and/or products or other materials.

7. Security. The Site uses reasonable security measures in an attempt to keep User Information secure, including without limitation Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for sensitive User Information such as financial information. However, no data transmitted over or accessible through the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, RussianSitters does not represent or warrant that User Information will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network. Any User Information is provided at User's own risk. RussianSitters expressly disclaims any and all liability whatsoever for any controversies, claims, suits, injuries and/or damages, arising from and/or in any way related to any User Information, including without limitation to any acts by other Users or third parties with respect to such User Information.

8. Information Retention Policy. RussianSitters may retain User Information for an indefinite length of time in order to preserve the integrity of the RussianSitters databases, among other reasons. User consents to RussianSitters' storage of all such User Information for this indefinite length of time, at RussianSitters' sole discretion. If required by law, as is the case to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), RussianSitters will delete User Information by erasing it from RussianSitters' database upon request. RussianSitters will also respond to written member requests to nullify User Information that is eligible for nullification in accordance with RussianSitters' then-current policies. However, RussianSitters will retain and use User Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce RussianSitters' Terms of Use or other agreements. Any requests for such nullification will require verification of User's identity. For nullification of User Information, or if you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact RussianSitters at info@russiansitters.com.

9. Choices Available to Users. Users can choose not to provide certain User Information, but the failure to provide certain User Information may result in to the User being unable to use certain features of the Site such as registration, purchasing products or services, participating in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes, or asking a question on the Site.

Users can correct, delete inaccuracies, change or remove account information at any time by adjusting account settings. Certain types of information, such as age, cannot be altered without RussianSitters' assistance.

10. Electronic Communications from RussianSitters. By using this Site, Users consent to RussianSitters and/or third parties acting on behalf of RussianSitters sending to User electronic messages relating to the Site and the business of RussianSitters Users may choose whether to receive communications from RussianSitters or third parties with which RussianSitters has a commercial relationship by adjusting account settings. Users who need assistance opting out of communications, can contact RussianSitters at info@russiansitters.com. Users will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail sent by RussianSitters to opt-out of receiving such communications in the future using the link at the bottom of the email, though Users may not opt-out of receiving administrative emails. It may take up to 10 days to process an opt-out request. Opting out of RussianSitters communications will not automatically opt User out of third-party linked websites.

11. Public Forums. Any User Information disclosed in public areas of the Site, such as message boards, job boards, blogs, Facebook or Twitter spaces, becomes publicly-available information and Users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose such User Information publicly. RussianSitters expressly disclaims, and each User expressly releases RussianSitters from any and all liability whatsoever for any controversies, claims, suits, injuries and/or damages arising from and/or in any way related to any User Information, including without limitation to any acts by Users with respect to such User Information. To request removal of User Information from RussianSitters' blog or community forum, contact RussianSitters at info@russiansitters.com. In some cases, RussianSitters may not be able to remove User Information, in which case RussianSitters will let User know if unable to do so and why.

12. Protection of Children's Privacy. This Site is not developed for, nor is directed at children. Therefore, RussianSitters does not intend to collect information from children under 13 years of age. If it is discovered that RussianSitters has inadvertently collected information from a child under 13 years of age, RussianSitterswill promptly take all reasonable measures to delete that data from databases and systems.

Note to parents: If your child is under 18 years of age and has become a RussianSitters member using a false age, please notify us at info@russiansitters.com so that we can immediately close the account and nullify all personally-identifiable information collected from them. To do so, you will need to provide your full name, address, phone number, e-mail address and child's User name.

13. Miscellaneous.

Social Media (Features) and Widgets. The Site includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site. These features may collect User's IP address, which page User is visiting on the Site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Site. User interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Testimonials. RussianSitters posts customer testimonials on the Site which may contain personal information. RussianSitters obtains the User's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post User's name along with User's testimonial. If User needs to have User Information removed from User's testimonial, please contact RussianSitters at info@russiansitters.com. In some cases, RussianSitters may not be able to remove User Information, in which case RussianSitters will let User know if unable to do so and why.

Surveys. From time-to-time RussianSitters may provide Users the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on the Site. If Users participate, certain User Information will be requested. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and Users therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this User Information. The requested User Information typically includes contact information, including without limitation name, email address and physical address, and demographic information, including without limitation zip code.

14. Contacting RussianSitters. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact RussianSitters at:

By email: info@russiansitters.com
By phone: 1-888-577-9707
By mail: 1341 W Fullerton, Suite 176, Chicago, Illinois 60614