Investigative work

You can place ads for private investigative (detective) services on Yandex.Direct, with the exception of services that locate individuals using mobile devices, surveillance, and other unlawful infringements on one's privacy.

Your ads must meet the legal requirements of the countries where you want to serve them.

According to the law “On advertising” and Yandex placement policies, you must submit certain documents.

When should I send in the documents?

You can send documents at any time after your ads have been sent for moderation. If ads are rejected due to an absence of required documents, then they will be re-evaluated after documents are submitted. If your ads pass moderation, they will be accepted for display. If additional information is required, we will contact you.

Required documents
  • A copy of the license to conduct private investigative (detective) work and a letter of guarantee issued to the detective or agency. The information in the license must match the information indicated in your ads or on the site.

If the detective agency operates using the license of an individual entrepreneur, a letter of guarantee, drawn up in strict compliance with Yandex's rules, is also required. Specify “detective services offered by an individual entrepreneur [the surname, name, patronymic from the license] under the brand [Name in ads or on site]” in the “Object of advertising” field when drawing up the letter of guarantee.

If you advertise the services of a group of detectives not belonging to an agency, you must provide a letter of guarantee of the availability of all necessary documents. The letter should be drawn up in strict compliance with Yandex's rules.

How should I submit documents?

Send copies of prepared documents via the feedback form below (include your ad campaign or order number).

The original of the letter of guarantee can be sent to:

  • Yandex Europe AG, Werftestrasse 4, P/O box 3639, 6002 Lucerne 2 Universitaet, Switzerland – for those who filled out a letter of guarantee for Yandex Europe AG

  • 38R Merrimac Street, Suite 201, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA – for those who filled out a letter of guarantee for Yandex Inc

If you still have questions about moderation or your results, write to us.

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