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Thank you for your wonderful service. We contacted some sitters from your list yesterday and have now locked in a lovely young couple. They seem so nice. We are thrilled and so are they. Tessa & Ron

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We have our first 'sit' in Sth Kensington, our first ever. As we had hoped that a London 'sit' might come up, again we are very pleased. Joan & Colin

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Privacy Policy

House Sitters UK recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected regarding visitors to our web site.

This Internet Privacy Policy explains the manner in which your personal information, obtained through the web site, is dealt with. House Sitters UK strives to provide BOTH high quality service AND excellent privacy protection, in line with benchmark international practices.

House Sitters UK reserves the right to edit this Privacy Policy at any time, without notice, with the new Policy in effect at time of publishing. This Privacy Policy must be read in conjunction with all other terms and conditions applicable to this web site.

We do not make any representations about third party web sites that may be linked to this web site.

Personal Information

Information about visitors to House Sitters UK can be collected in a number of ways.

  • Contact information (Private): This information enables the effective management of a member's account and delivery of service to the member e.g. Full name, phone number, email address etc.
  • Profile information (Public): This information is entered by the member to help them find a house or sitter.
  • Cookies (Private or Anonymous): This information is captured invisibly during a visit to the site to enable the site to operate effectively or to collect anonymous data about how the site is being used e.g. cookies are used to enable members to login and use the member features. Click here for more details on OUR USE OF COOKIES.

We DO NOT collect:

  • Credit card data: All credit card information is entered securely through our payment gateway provider. We never receive or store any credit card information.

All personal information we collect is protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Use of Information

Personal information that visitors submit to House Sitters UK is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted or for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose, unless we disclose other uses in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection.

Copies of correspondence sent from the web site, which may contain personal information, are stored as archives for record-keeping and back-up purposes only.

Copies of all messages are stored for the benefit of the members initially, and then for record-keeping and back-up purposes only.

From time to time, House Sitters UK may invite members to contribute content to the site. How this content is to be used will be clearly articulated at the time, but the privacy and well-being of the member is always paramount.

House Sitters UK does not give out or sell personal member information.

We collect anonymous information (through Google Analytics cookies) on how people use this site. We have no way of linking this data to an individual, so the privacy of  site members and visitors is not compromised in any way. We also have strict protocols in place regarding our use of cookies. Click here for more details on OUR USE OF COOKIES.


Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.

House Sitters UK may engage third parties to provide you with goods or services on our behalf. In that circumstance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties in order to meet your request for goods or services.


House Sitters UK strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of all information submitted to our site or collected through the site, and we review and update our security measures in light of current technologies.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet, or even storage on commerical servers, can be guaranteed to be totally secure. However, we will always endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect all personal information that we hold for all members.

Access to Information

House Sitters UK will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any private information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. If, at any time you discover that information held about you is incorrect, you may contact us to have the information corrected, or you may be able to correct it yourself.

All first contact between house sitters and house owners is now made through the internal messaging system, removing the need for any transfer of contact information. However, all members have the ability to disclose (or withhold) contact data at any time.

Information in your profile is available to the public, and is indexable by search engines. Members have complete control over how much information they publish in the public domain. Maps are designed to only show the regional location of a house, rather than the street address.

In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.

Links to other sites

House Sitters UK may provide links to third party Web sites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that Web site and its privacy statement.

Problems or questions

When we at House Sitters UK become aware of any concerns or problems with our web site, we take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. If you have any queries relating to our Privacy Policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact us.

For more information about privacy issues in the United Kingdom, and protecting your privacy, visit

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.