HouseSitMexico’s Terms and Conditions are below, but here’s a summary of what we think some key take-aways should be for everyone using HouseSitMexico, the house and pet sitting membership platform serving all of Mexico:
1. ALL MEMBERS MUST BE HONEST IN WORD AND ACTION
2. WE DO NOT VET MEMBERS (so please verify references and do your due diligence)
3. KEEP PRIVATE INFORMATION PRIVATE
4. USE THIS WEBSITE THE WAY IT WAS INTENDED
It’s our hope these standards for behavior (and everything in the Terms and Conditions below) will foster a helpful, friendly and welcoming HouseSitMexico online community. That’s what we’re here for.
The HouseSitMexico Team
Welcome to HouseSitMexico!
We hope you will enjoy being a member and that you’ll get good value from your membership in this house and pet sitting online platform. Members of HouseSitMexico must acknowledge, accept, respect and abide by these terms and conditions.
HouseSitMexico Terms and Conditions of Use
Section A: Overview
Truthfulness and Authenticity of Members
All members must be honest in word and action whether before, during or after any house-sitting assignment. This includes all communication whether through in-system messaging, or any other form of contact.
Homeowners/renters must not misrepresent any information (written or photographic) in their listings or in messaging regarding their identities or anything about themselves, pets, the home, location, responsibilities or any aspect of the house-sitting assignment.
House sitters must fill out their online PROFILE, including a photograph of themselves, and submit it as complete prior to applying to house sitting assignments. Sitters must not misrepresent any information (written or photographic) shared in their Profile or through any other means. This includes their identity, references, their age, location, citizenship, visa status, knowledge, experience, physical capabilities, or any other type of capability.
Reliable Fulfillment of Agreement
Members must responsibly fulfill and respect all the terms, requirements, and definitions of the housesitting assignment as entered into by both homeowner/renter and the house sitter/s. We strongly advise both homeowners/renters and sitters that their house-sitting agreement have its terms memorialized in writing, however verbal agreements must be respected as well as those that are written. In the case of repeat house sitting arrangements, the agreement between parties should be memorialized in writing each time.
Safety and Security
HouseSitMexico homeowner/renter members share their homes, furnishings, and often pets with the house sitter they select. We ask all members to respect others’ property, information, and personal belongings. All members must refrain from endangering, threatening or harming any person, pet or thing. Homeowners/renters should not have a) unsecured weapons, b) disease risks, or c) dangerous animals in their premises or in any way associated with the responsibilities of the sitter. House sitters may not bring any of the aforementioned (a, b, and/or c) to the house-sitting assignment. If a homeowner has video or audio surveillance equipment operational anywhere on their property, it must be divulged to the house sitter.
Separate Agreement Between Members
Relating to any sit you may arrange via HouseSitMexico or via contact with any of our members, you are entering into an agreement between yourself and a homeowner (or renter) or with a house sitter (as applicable to your situation). The agreement made between members is the responsibility of the members involved, and is not the responsibility of HouseSitMexico. To be clear: HouseSitMexico is not party to any agreement (verbal, contractual or otherwise), between members.
Bad Behavior On the Part of Any Member
Members are required to fulfill obligations to which they have mutually agreed (whether verbally, in writing, or contractually), including the dates, requirements and terms of a house sit.
Rudeness, deceit or other forms of bad behavior by members of HouseSitMexico (whether to HouseSitMexico management, a fellow member, a neighbor, household employee, or any other person in any way connected to a house-sitting assignment or utilization of HouseSitMexico.com) is not tolerated.
Determination as to whether a HouseSitMexico member has failed to comply with any portion of our Terms and Conditions, or has failed to fulfill agreements relating to a house-sitting assignment, is entirely at the discretion of HouseSitMexico management, and may result in the uncompensated loss of membership, as well as being blocked from future re-joining.
1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.
1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
1.3 If you register with our website, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
1.4 You must be at least 21 years of age to use our website; and by using our website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 21 years of age.
1.6 The term, “homeowner” (or “homeowner/renter” as used interchangeably on the website) refers to the member whose home is to be the site of the house-sitting assignment.
1.7 Homeowner/members using the HouseSitMexico.com website must either be the owner of the site where house-sitting is to take place, or they must have permission of the owner, co-owner, manager or the property’s assignee.
2. Copyright notice
2.1 Copyright (c) 2021 HouseSitMexico
2.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions: (a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and (b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.
3. License to use website
3.1 You may: (a) view pages from our website in a web browser; (b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser; (c) print pages from our website; 3 (d) stream audio and video files from our website; and (e) use our website services by means of a web browser, subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
3.2 You may only use our website for your own personal purposes, and you must not use our website for other people (beyond you, your spouse and family, and/or partner) or for any other purpose.
3.3 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.
3.4 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not: (a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website); (b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website; (c) show any material from our website in public; (d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or (e) redistribute material or information from our website.
3.5 Notwithstanding Section 3.4, you may redistribute our newsletters and advisories, such as updates of available house sits sent to you.
3.6 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.
4. Acceptable use
4.1 You must NOT: (a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website; (b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity; (c) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software; (d) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent; (e) access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means; (f) violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or (g) use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).
4.2 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, in-system messaging, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
5. Registration and accounts
5.1 To be eligible for an individual account on our website under this Section 5, you must be at least 21 years of age.
5.2 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website.
5.3 You must not allow any other person (other than a partner or member of your household) to use your account to access the website, nor may you share privileged information you acquire as a member of HouseSitMexico. You may not share contact information relating to a current, potential or future hypothetical house-sitting assignment which you learn of through your HouseSitMexico membership.
5.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account.
6. User login details
6.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a password, which you must keep confidential.
6.2 You must not use your account in connection with the impersonation of any person.
6.3 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
6.4 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
7. Cancellation and suspension of account
7.1 You may cancel your membership (account) by sending an email to [email protected], informing us of your decision. You will not be entitled to any refund if you choose to cancel your account.
8. House Sitter and Homeowner Services
8.1 To become a member of HouseSitMexico, you must pay the applicable membership fee for the type of membership selected during the account registration procedure. We will send you an acknowledgement of your order. The contract between us for the supply of the website services shall come into force upon the issue of the order acknowledgement.
8.2 Registered users with active membership will be able to access house sitting related services on our website, which depending on whether the member is a homeowner and/or a house sitter may include: (a) the publication of a house sitter’s Profile on our website (for house sitters); (b) the publication of house sitting Assignments (for homeowners and/or renters) also known as “listings”; (c) the ability by homeowner/renters to view house sitters’ Profiles and contact sitters for the purpose of finding a house sitter without publishing a listing to the website, (d) access to our searchable database of available house sits; (e) in-system messaging after publication of a house sitting assignment to and from other HouseSitMexico members; and (e) posting to the website’s Members’ Blog (pending editorial approval by HouseSitMexico’s administration).
8.3 Members who are house sitters may not charge for their services as house sitters for assignments through HouseSitMexico, nor may members who are Homeowners/Renters charge HouseSitMexico sitters for their accommodations during the period of the house sit. Any terms relating to excess utilities cost or services provided by others (such as gardeners or housekeepers) during the house-sitting assignment are understood to be a separate agreement between the parties, and should be included in their written agreement.
8.4 HouseSitMexico has no way to know what house-sitting assignments will be posted, or how many will be available at any given time. The availability of house-sitting assignments is up to our homeowner/renter members.
8.5 It is up to the homeowner/renter as to whom they choose as a house sitter. There is no guarantee to house sitters that they will either encounter a desirable house-sitting assignment they may wish to apply for, nor is there a guarantee of being accepted as a house sitter.
8.6 At the end of any period of membership for which you have paid, and subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions, your membership will be automatically cancelled, unless you renew the membership and pay the applicable fees. HouseSitMexico does not “auto-renew” membership.
8.7 Save where expressly requested or permitted by us to do so, you must not add any information to our website that may facilitate direct communications with other users (including without limitation email addresses, postal addresses, instant messaging IDs, telephone numbers, fax numbers, personal website URLs, and social networking profile URLs. Such information enabling direct contact is specifically prohibited from appearing in house sitting assignments (listings) as the information describing listings is shown publicly and is not private.
8.8 You acknowledge that we cannot be held responsible for the behavior of our users, either on or off the website, and we cannot guarantee that any information provided by a user is true, accurate, complete, current and not misleading; and will not hold us liable in respect of any loss or damage arising out of any user behavior or user information.
8.8 Any HouseSitMexico member (either homeowner and/or house sitter) known to have broken a firm house-sitting agreement without good cause will lose the remaining portion of their membership in HouseSitMexico without a refund.
8.9 Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions is adequate reason for those members to lose the remaining portion of their membership in HouseSitMexico without a refund.
8.10 We may from time to time vary the benefits of membership.
9. Online Content of House Sitter Profiles and House-Sitting Assignments
9.1 All information that you supply on or to the website (including video, photos, text or other media), including all that which may be part of a house sitter Profile or Listing of a house-sitting Assignment, must be true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
9.2 House sitters must create a House Sitter Profile (with photograph) on our website, and keep it up to date.
9.3 House sitter Profile information must also comply with the provisions of Section 4 and Section 13.
9.4 House sitters will not charge for their services.
9.5 Homeowners/renters will provide sitters with a place to stay at no charge as a condition of their house-sitting assignment. Homeowners/renters may however limit freely provided use of air conditioning or other utilities. Terms of the assignment must be mutually understood and agreed to at the time of confirming the assignment.
10. Money back guarantee
10.1 After publishing their first house sitting assignment, homeowners/renters can qualify for a full refund if they do not find a sitter they wish to select. To qualify for a refund, they must have utilized the website’s features to seek a house sitter in good faith. Doing so includes listing the house-sitting assignment online and communicating with applicants.
10.2 Members who wish to house sit and are unsuccessful in being selected as house sitters do not qualify for a money back guarantee.
10.3 We will refund money using the same method used to make the payment.
11. Your content: License granted
11.1 In these terms and conditions, “your content” means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, audio material, video material, and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.
11.2 You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.
11.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 11.2.
11.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 11.2.
11.5 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
11.6 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content and is sufficient cause for such members to lose the remaining portion of their membership in HouseSitMexico without a refund.
12. Your content: Rules
12.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
12.2 Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
12.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not: (a) be libelous or maliciously false; (b) be obscene or indecent; (c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trademark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right; (d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation; (e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement; (f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity; (g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order; (h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation; (i) be in breach of official secrets legislation; (j) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person; (k) depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner; (l) be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit; (m) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading; (n) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage; 7 (o) constitute spam; (p) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or (q) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
12.4 Your content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, in accordance with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behavior on the Internet.
12.5 You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.
12.6 You must not submit to our website any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
13. Data mining
13.1 You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.
14. Graphic material
14.1 Your content must not depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner.
14.2 Your content must not be pornographic or sexually explicit, or consist of or include explicit, graphic or gratuitous material of a sexual nature.
15. Harmful software
15.1 You must not use the website to promote or distribute any viruses, Trojans, worms, root kits, spyware, adware or other harmful software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.
15.2 You must not use the website to promote or distribute any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may negatively affect the performance of a computer or introduce significant security risks to a computer.
16. Factual accuracy
16.1 Your content must not be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading.
16.2 Statements of fact contained in your content must be true; and statements of opinion contained in your content must be truly held and, where possible, based upon facts that are true.
17. Negligent advice
17.1 Content must not consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information that may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause: (a) illness, injury or death; or (b) any other loss or damage.
18. Marketing and spam
18.1 You must not, without our prior written permission, use our website or your membership for any purposes related to marketing, advertising, promotion, or the supply and/or sale of goods and/or services beyond house and/or pet sitting or offering a house and/or pet sitting assignment done as a goodwill (no-cash-exchanged) relationship.
18.2 Your content must not constitute spam.
18.3 You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
18.4 You must not send any spam or marketing communications to any email addresses obtained from our website or through contacts made through our website.
18.5 You must not use our website to market, distribute or post chain letters, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programs, “get rich quick” schemes or similar schemes, programs or materials.
19.1 You must not use our website for any purpose related to gambling, gaming, betting, lotteries, sweepstakes, prize competitions or any gambling-related activity.
20. Professional advice
20.1 You must not use our website to provide any legal, financial, investment, taxation, accountancy, medical or other professional advice or advisory services.
21.1 Content and communications must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and in accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behavior on the Internet.
21.2 Content and communications must not be grossly offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory.
21.3 Content and communications should not cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
21.4 Do not flame or conduct flame wars on our website or our in-system messaging (“flaming” being the sending of hostile messages intended to insult, in particular where the message is directed at a particular person or group of people).
21.5 Do not troll on our website (“trolling” being the practice of deliberately upsetting or offending other users).
21.6 Your content must not duplicate existing content on our Website.
21.7 Do not unnecessarily submit textual content in CAPITAL LETTERS.
21.8 You must at all times be courteous and polite to other website users.
22.1 No hyperlinks may be included on listings of house-sitting assignments.
22.2 In house sitter Profiles or any other content, you must not link to any website or web page containing material that would, were it posted on the website, breach the preceding terms of this Policy.
23. Breaches of this Policy
23.1 We reserve the right to edit or remove any content in our sole discretion for any reason, without notice or explanation.
23.2 Without prejudice to this general right, if you breach this Policy in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached this Policy in any way, we may: (a) delete or edit any of your Content; (b) send you one or more formal warnings; (c) temporarily suspend your access to a part or all of the website; (d) permanently prohibit you from using a part or all of the website; (e) block computers using your Internet Protocol address from accessing the Website; (f) contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the Website; and/or (g) bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise.
24. Banned or blocked users
24.1 Where we suspend or prohibit your access to the Website or a part of the Website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition (including without limitation using a different account).
25.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of this Policy, we do not actively monitor content.
25.2 If you become aware of any material on the Website that contravenes this Policy, please notify us by sending an email to [email protected].
26. Report abuse
26.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please inform us.
26.2 You can let us know about any such material or activity via email to [email protected].
27. Limited warranties
27.1 We do not warrant or represent: (a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website; (b) that the material on the website is up to date; or (c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.
27.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.
28. Limitations and exclusions of liability
28.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (b) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (c) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law, (d) and your statutory rights will not be excluded or limited by these terms and conditions, except to the extent permitted by law.
28.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 16 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions: (a) are subject to Section 16.1; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
28.3 To the extent that portions of our website and the information and services of it are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
28.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
29.1 You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of: (a) any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions; or (b) your use of our website.
30. Breaches of these terms and conditions
30.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may: (a) send you one or more formal warnings; (b) temporarily suspend your access to our website; (c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website; (d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website; (e) contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website; (f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or (g) suspend or delete your account on our website without compensation.
30.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).
31. Third party websites
31.1 Our website may include hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.
31.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 16.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
32. Trade marks
32.1 HouseSitMexico™ and HouseSitMexico.com™, our logos and our other registered and unregistered trademarks are trademarks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trademarks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.
32.2 The third party registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any license to exercise such rights.
32.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
32.2 We will give you written notice of any revision of these terms and conditions, and the revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date that we give you such notice; if you do not agree to the revised terms and conditions, you must stop using our website.
33.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
33.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
34.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
34.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
35. Third party rights
35.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
35.2 The exercise of the parties’ rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
36. Entire agreement
37. Law and jurisdiction
37.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America.
37.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the laws of the United States of America.
38. Statutory and regulatory disclosures
38.1 We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user or customer and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.
38.2 These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.
39. Our details
39.1 This website is owned and operated by Alexandra Gordon, doing business as HouseSitMexico, 2163 Lima Loop, PMB 01-777, Laredo TX 78045-9452.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At HouseSitMexico we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our services. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us at [email protected]. It is HouseSitMexico’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
- Website Visitors: Like most website operators, HouseSitMexico collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HouseSitMexico’s purpose in collecting nonpersonally identifying information is to better understand how HouseSitMexico’s visitors use its website.
- From time to time, HouseSitMexico may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. HouseSitMexico also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs.
- HouseSitMexico only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
- Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information: Certain visitors to HouseSitMexico’s website/s choose to interact with HouseSitMexico in ways that require HouseSitMexico to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that HouseSitMexico gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for email contact (e.g.: Weekly Digests) for their name and email address. Those who purchase a membership are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, HouseSitMexico collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the Member’s interaction with HouseSitMexico. HouseSitMexico does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
- Aggregated Statistics: HouseSitMexico may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, HouseSitMexico does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
- Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information: HouseSitMexico discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HouseSitMexico’s behalf or to provide services available at HouseSitMexico’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HouseSitMexico’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HouseSitMexico will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HouseSitMexico discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HouseSitMexico believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HouseSitMexico, third parties or the public at large.
- If you are a registered user of HouseSitMexico’s website and have supplied your email address, HouseSitMexico may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new content on our site, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HouseSitMexico. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. HouseSitMexico takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
- Business Transfers: If HouseSitMexico, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that HouseSitMexico goes out of business, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of HouseSitMexico may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.