Updated 20 May 2020

Who we are

Our website address is: https://ourhousesittingjourney.com. Our site is HTTPS SECURE which means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

Our House Sitting Journey is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website which can be viewed freely without ever disclosing any of your personal data. However, if you choose to interact with us by email via our Contact form, we are collecting your name and email address.

This will always be a voluntary process and you will always be fully aware of the information you are providing. It will always be your choice whether to input any personal details. Please be assured that all personal information is kept confidential, secure, and private. It is our intent to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested.

Why do we need a privacy policy?

Whenever you visit a website you leave a trail of information – a “digital footprint”. Sometimes this footprint is vague and preserves your anonymity, such as if you simply click and read pages. However, if you leave a comment, sign up for an offer or subscribe to a newsletter or magazine, the information captured is more specific. Almost all websites today collect data in this way and this website is no exception.

We believe you should know how any website handles your information, and this Privacy Policy is a disclosure on our behalf of that information. It also explains how we are complying to the GDPR rules that more recently came into effect in Europe.

Sharing of information

Our House Sitting Journey does not sell, rent, or lease any of its customer names to any third parties.

Child privacy

Our House Sitting Journey will never knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of (13) without verifiable parental consent. If it is discovered that information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

GDPR compliance

Under new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulations, all websites that store any personal data must be more transparent about how that data is stored, and the purposes it is used for. Read on for a more in-depth explanation of our policies regarding your data.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

If you contact us through the website contact form, the form sends us an email, including all information submitted in all fields of the form. We use this information only to answer the question asked, and to reply as appropriate. We keep contact form submissions indefinitely, and we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing or any other purposes. 


If you complete and submit the Contact form you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you complete the form again.

Embedded content from other websites

We may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) on our website. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

External websites & social media groups or forums

Our website provides links to other websites and public or private forums. We have no control and are not responsible for their content or privacy practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other website or social media link, ours or others.


The services contained in this section enable House Sitting Magazine to monitor and analyze web traffic. We use Google Analytics to track website traffic but we do not submit any personal information, therefore consent is not required. Please refer to the Google Privacy Policy below if you would like more information:


Who we share your data with

We only use the data you provide via the Contact form to communicate directly with you via the 

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any future changes that we make to our privacy policy will be posted on this page and the date will be amended appropriately.