has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate
our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering
and dissemination practices for this website: BabysittersPlus.com. By using
this site, you do hereby warrant and represent that you have read, understand
and agree to all terms and conditions stated herein. By using this site, you
also represent and warrant that you have read, understand and agree to the terms
Please be aware that all confidential credit card information required by the
site is processed by iTransact.com. For more information on iTransact's security
policies, please click here. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems
with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to
below. Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information
(like their name and email address), unique identifiers (like their social security
number), and financial information (like their account or credit card numbers).
We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user
information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners
and/or affiliates. The customer's contact information is also used to contact
the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings;
see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected
is used to bill the user for products and services. Unique identifiers (such
as social security numbers) may be collected to verify the user's identity and
for use as account numbers in our record system.
Links and Information
This site contains links to other sites. BabysittersPlus.com is not responsible
for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. From time to time,
Parents and Sitters as well as all other members will have the opportunity to
participate in special programs and will be able to opt in to programs that
will transfer their information to other services. This will occur only with
prior permission from the User. Our site uses an order form for customers to
request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's unique identifiers
(like their social security number) and financial information (like their account
or credit card numbers). Financial information that is collected is used to
bill the user for products and services. Unique identifiers (such as social
security numbers) are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's
identity and for use as account numbers in our record system. BabysittersPlus.com expressly disclaims any liability that may arise from the provision of any User
of any information whatsoever to this site. You, the User, do hereby agree to
hold BabysittersPlus.com harmless from any liability that may arise from the
provision of any information to this site. By using this site, you also represent
and warrant that you have read, understand and agree to the terms stated in
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available
to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these
areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding
to disclose your personal information. BabysittersPlus.com expressly disclaims
any liability that may arise from the provision of any User of any information
whatsoever to these forums. You, the User, do hereby agree to hold BabysittersPlus.com harmless from any liability that may arise from the provision of any information
to these forums.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration
of the information under our control. This includes moderation of message boards,
a customer record manager, and technical systems. BabysittersPlus.com does not
collect user's personal information. All confidential User information submitted
on BabysittersPlus.com's site is processed by iTransact.com.
This site supplements the information that you provide with information that
is received from third parties.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications
from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the
visitor. (please see further below). This site gives users the option to remove
their information from our database, to not receive future communications or
to no longer receive our service.
Cookies, and BabysittersPlus.com's use thereof
BabysittersPlus.com collects anonymous information through cookies. A cookie
is a small piece of data containing a unique identification number that is sent
to your browser from a Web server, and is stored on your computer's hard drive.
The unique ID number identifies your browser to BabysittersPlus.com's computers
whenever you visit. Cookies do not enable anyone to access personally identifiable
information that you have not already given us. BabysittersPlus.com primarily
computers. This helps BabysittersPlus.com deliver better and more personalized
audience size for advertisers; to assist in processing items in your shopping
basket; to track the number of entries in BabysittersPlus.com promotions, sweepstakes
and contests; to identify the areas of the site you visit; to hold session information;
and to track user preferences.
Cookies are part of the technology implemented by your browser. Most browsers
are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to either
notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse them all together.
BabysittersPlus.com relies on cookies to preserve the BabysittersPlus.com identity you have created while logged on. If you choose to not accept cookies,
you cannot participate as a registered, signed-in member.
You should be aware that BabysittersPlus.com's advertisers sometimes use
banner ads to give you their own cookies. If you want to understand how and
BabysittersPlus.com is not responsible for any issues that may arise regarding
the Privacy Policies of any of its affiliates. By using this site, you do hereby
agree to hold BabysittersPlus.com harmless from any claims and/or damages that
may arise from the policies and/or practices (or lack thereof) of any of its
affiliates and/or advertisers.
BabysittersPlus.com's use of member information
Two things drive BabysittersPlus.com's decisions regarding the use of information
collected from BabysittersPlus.com members: 1) improving user experience by
offering personalized services, content and advertising, and 2) market research.
Ads are a standard part of user experience on the Internet, and BabysittersPlus.com believes that targeted advertising enhances this experience. BabysittersPlus.com uses information collected from BabysittersPlus.com members to place ads where
they believe interested parties will see them.
In addition to banner ads, BabysittersPlus.com may advertise products, companies
and events that we think might interest you through the email address you provide.
BabysittersPlus.com may analyze information provided directly by you, or
obtained through cookies or third parties to direct services and content based
on your interests. BabysittersPlus.com reserves the right to collect market
research data in order to generate sales to corporate clients. However, market
research data may be used at the aggregate level to:
1. Improve the likelihood of a sale to a group of BabysittersPlus.com members
2. Increase the likelihood that a group's experience on BabysittersPlus.com is relevant to its interests as a whole
3. Formulate group-level statistical models that are used to accomplish goal
BabysittersPlus.com's market research may be collected in some of the following
1. Among individuals who opt-in to take surveys during the registration process
or while on BabysittersPlus.com (those who sign up are contacted and take surveys
2. Through surveys that we publicly post on BabysittersPlus.com (it is never
mandatory to answer these surveys)
3. Through contests that are offered on the site
4. Through general use of the site
BabysittersPlus.com uses data at the individual level to sell products and
services to BabysittersPlus.com members who express an interest in these products
and services, through a poll for example, or to members who can be presumed
to have an interest based on results from a statistical analysis.
Information logged by BabysittersPlus.com
When you surf the Internet, your browser automatically transmits information
to the sites you visit throughout every visit. Examples of such information
include referral data (URL of the Web page you were on before coming to BabysittersPlus.com),
IP address and your browser version. We collect this information to help improve
our services and moderate the site. All the information that is automatically
submitted by your browser is considered anonymous.
BabysittersPlus.com also logs information you submit through registration,
forms for optional programs, surveys and other entries, cookie data and communications
transmitted through BabysittersPlus.com applications. Only authorized BabysittersPlus.com staff have access to your information in its entirety. Other employees may have
access to bits and pieces of this information if it pertains to their job duties.
What is BabysittersPlus.com's information retention policy?
To preserve the integrity of our databases, standard procedure calls for us
to retain information submitted by members for an indefinite length of time.
BabysittersPlus.com understands your submissions as consent to store all your
information in one place for this indefinite length of time, if we so wish.
If required by law, as is the case to comply with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act (COPPA), we will nullify member information by erasing it from
our database. We will also respond to written member requests to nullify account
information. If you wish to make such a request, which requires that we verify
your identity, or if you have any questions regarding this policy, contact BabysittersPlus.com at support@BabysittersPlus.com.
Also, by using this site, you do hereby represent and warrant that you understand
and agree that all information submitted by you to BabysittersPlus.com becomes
the property of BabysittersPlus.com and may be used in the sole discretion of
BabysittersPlus.com security of collected information
Your BabysittersPlus.com Profile is password-protected so that only you and
authorized BabysittersPlus.com employees have access to your account information.
In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. If
someone who says they are BabysittersPlus.com staff asks for any personal account
information, including password, check their URL. If it doesn't say they are
not. Also, if you share a computer, you should sign out of your BabysittersPlus.com account and close the browser window before someone else logs on. This will
protect your information on public terminals.
BabysittersPlus.com makes every effort to ensure that your information is
secure on its system. Extremely sensitive information, like credit card numbers,
is always transmitted in encrypted form. Only certain authorized BabysittersPlus.com employees can access this information if it's relevant to their job duties.
other privacy initiatives, periodically reviewing Web security and making sure
that every BabysittersPlus.com employee is aware of our security practices.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100%
secure. As a result, BabysittersPlus.com cannot guarantee the security of any
information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. If you have
obtain the information you submit to this site.
With whom does BabysittersPlus.com share information?
When you submit information to BabysittersPlus.com, it is generally collected,
processed and maintained solely by us. Sometimes we may allow partner companies
to collect information about members from us or directly from you (through their
Web site). When BabysittersPlus.com is the source, it is usually so that we
can provide a service with a partner. We choose to work with upstanding companies
that will treat your information responsibly. But, since we don't own these
companies, we can't speak for them on privacy issues. Before telling them about
yourself, check out their privacy statements. If you are not satisfied with
their information practices, you can choose to not use their service.
Below is a summary of some of the situations in which BabysittersPlus.com might share information:
Some of our services, such as BabysittersPlus.com email, are offered in
conjunction with partner companies. In order to provide these services,
BabysittersPlus.com may choose to share some of you user data (e.g., including,
but not limited to, user name and email address).
Some BabysittersPlus.com content is "sponsored by" or "presented by" other
companies. BabysittersPlus.com typically shares market research data (how
the sponsorship performed, names of contest winners, etc.) collected on
the site or via email surveys with these partners. This information is typically
aggregate and not linked to specific users.
Partners may sponsor promotions, contests and sweepstakes that require you
to reveal details such as your name, address or phone number. Always check
don't want these sponsors to have your personal information, you can choose
to not participate.
When visitors come to BabysittersPlus.com, they may receive cookies from BabysittersPlus.com's
sponsors; this information is typically not shared with BabysittersPlus.com.
This privacy statement does not address the information practices of our advertisers.
You should read the privacy statements of all third-party sites, as their privacy
policies may differ from BabysittersPlus.com's.
Finally, BabysittersPlus.com reserves the right to disclose user information
from both private and public areas of the site at our discretion to anyone or
no one at all, if required by law or if given reason to believe, in our sole
discretion, that someone is causing injury to or interference with the rights
of BabysittersPlus.com members or the general public, or with BabysittersPlus.com's
rights of property. Please be advised, however, that all information submitted
by you to BabysittersPlus.com becomes the property of BabysittersPlus.com. By
submitting this information, you do hereby agree to allow BabysittersPlus.com to use such information at its sole discretion pursuant to the terms of the
Specifically, we may also share certain information about you with those
of our vendors who are responsible for handling your account or performing other
necessary services that you require. Although we may share sensitive financial
information (i.e., credit card numbers, banking information), security information
(e.g., account passwords) and personal communications (e.g., personal e-mail
messages or message board postings) with such vendors where necessary and appropriate,
we will not share such information with other third parties, except in response
to formal requests (e.g., subpoena or court order) made in connection with litigation
or arbitration proceedings directly relating to a domain name registration or
other services we provide.
Additionally, we may share the information stored on that database, as well
as other information that is not of a sensitive nature, with carefully selected
business partners, including those who offer services that complement those
provided by us or which may otherwise be of interest to you. If you do not want
us to share information about you with our business partners, you may send us
an e-mail at support@BabysittersPlus.com.
Include the word "privacy" in the subject line of the e-mail and all your registration
information in the body of the e-mail. Finally, BabysittersPlus.com reserves
the right to transfer, sell and/or distribute all information collected on its
sight for any purpose, including, but not limited to, for satisfaction of any
debt or upon liquidation of the company should such a situation arise.
BabysittersPlus.com's opt-in/out policy
During registration you choose whether to receive correspondence from either
BabysittersPlus.com or its partners and whether you want to participate in a
variety of BabysittersPlus.com programs. This information remains on your Profile
where you can, at any point, easily edit it to indicate that you have changed
your mind. After logging on, click on "settings" on the left-hand navigation
bar. Then click on "email," and make your selections under "BabysittersPlus.com emails" and "Special offers." If you purchase anything through BabysittersPlus.com,
we may occasionally contact you with information about special events, sales,
and activities. You always have the option to ask BabysittersPlus.com not to
contact you with this information again. As for promotions, contests, submission
opportunities and programs, you will not be included unless you opt-in.
If you receive unsolicited email from a BabysittersPlus.com domain, please
contact us at support@BabysittersPlus.com.
How can BabysittersPlus.com members edit their information?
BabysittersPlus.com believes strongly in giving you the ability to access and
edit your personal information. To update your personal info, click Edit Profile
at the top of your Welcome page. There you can view, update and correct your
account information. You may edit your profile at any time -- all you need is
your username and password.
So that we can protect the integrity of sensitive data, there are certain
pieces of information, such as your age, that you cannot alter yourself. For
example, since children under 18 are not allowed to register as BabysittersPlus.com members, we need to take reasonable measures to preserve the accuracy of our
members' ages. Please contact us at
support@BabysittersPlus.com to find out how to change information you cannot
access through your Profile.
Our databases automatically update any personal information you edit in your
profile, or that you request we edit. Information transmitted through boards,
chats, polls or through any other means remain in our databases and become the
property of BabysittersPlus.com upon submission. Keep this in mind if you decide
to communicate personal information through any of these applications.
BabysittersPlus.com and the protection of children's privacy
BabysittersPlus.com is intended for people 17 or over. Our registration process
is intentionally designed to identify children under 17 years of age. We have
also made an effort to specifically limit BabysittersPlus.com's appeal to people
of age 17 and older. BabysittersPlus.com will not knowingly collect any information
from children under 13.
If it comes to our attention that a member has revealed, on BabysittersPlus.com,
that they are under 17, a member of BabysittersPlus.com's staff will immediately
close their account.
Note to parents If your child is under 17 and has become a BabysittersPlus.com member using a false age, please notify us at
support@BabysittersPlus.com so that
we can immediately close the account and nullify all personally identifiable
information collected from them. If your child is under the age of 17 and you
would like to know more about our site, information practices, stored information
on your child, or how to close your child's account, contact BabysittersPlus.com's
staff at support@BabysittersPlus.com.
In both instances, you will need to provide your full name, address, phone number,
e-mail address and child's user name.
Notification of changes
and enhanced as necessary. This policy might change as BabysittersPlus.com updates
and expands its services. BabysittersPlus.com will contact you via email and
post notification if there are any material changes in its privacy practices.
periodically. By using the site, you do hereby represent and warrant that you
by BabysittersPlus.com on the site. If you do not understand any of the terms
or conditions of any of BabysittersPlus.com's policies, you may inquire regarding
the same via electronic correspondence (e-mail) at
How can I reach BabysittersPlus.com staff? If you have technical problems,
questions or other issues related to your use of BabysittersPlus.com, please
click the link Contact Us on the home page of the site. You can also contact
us at support@BabysittersPlus.com.
BabysittersPlus.com's staff will respond to all requests sent through mail
or email from members and parents interested in knowing more about what personal
information is stored on the BabysittersPlus.com database, or if they want their
personal information nullified, or have additional questions regarding privacy.
Contacting the Web Site If you have any questions about this privacy statement,
the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact
us at support@BabysittersPlus.com.