Terms of Use

Welcome to the Russian Insider Site. In order to use our Site (as defined below), you must agree to our Terms of Use –The Terms of Use are our “rules of the road” – they are important and contain many legal disclosures that you should read carefully – including terms of sale that apply when you buy something through the Site and terms specifying permissible uses of the Site and the services, features, content or applications offered by Local Media Co. and our affiliated publications (“we”, “us” or “our”) (together with the Site, the “Services”). If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, contact Customer Service (https://therussianinsider.com/contact/).

These Terms of Use were last updated on October 22, 2018.

These Terms of Use are organized as follows:

  1. Permitted Uses
  2. Access to the Site
  3. Transmission of Information
  4. Your Conduct on our Site
  5. Creating an Account on our site
  6. Terms of Sale
  7. Modification of this Agreement
  8. Ownership of the Site
  9. Copyright and Trademarks
  10. End User Communications
  11. Copyright Policy and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Procedures
  12. Unsolicited Ideas
  13. Disclaimer of Warranty
  14. Limitation of Liability
  15. Arbitration
  16. Websites of Others
  17. Indemnification/Release
  18. Termination
  19. Choice of Law
  20. Additional Disclosures
  21. Eligibility
  22. Content
  23. Mobile Devices
  24. Paid Services
  25. Virtual Items
  26. User Content
  27. International Use
  28. Contact Us



Local Media Co. (“Russian Insider” or “us” or “our”) operates this website, www.TheRussianInsider.com, the mobile and touch versions and any individual sites or merchant-specific, city-specific, or other area-specific sites we have now or in the future. The website and links contained within or otherwise available through external hyperlinks within our Site (the “Microsites”) will be collectively referred to as the “Site” in these Terms of Use. By using our Site and Russian Insider’s services through the Site, you (“you” or, “End User”) agree to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Statement, and any additional terms applicable to certain programs in which you may elect to participate or with respect to any Microsite, as any of the same may exist from time to time (collectively, the “Terms of Use” or “Agreement”). The term “using” includes any person or entity who accesses or uses the site with crawlers, robots, browsers, data mining, or extraction tools, or other functionality, whether such functionality is installed or placed by such person or entity or a third party. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING THE SITE AND DO NOT USE ANY RUSSIAN INSIDER SERVICE OR PURCHASE ANY PRODUCT OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE.

  1. Permitted Uses

The Site provides an interactive online service operated by Russian Insider, consisting primarily of: (i) promotion and marketing services on behalf of certain merchants (“Merchants”) making vouchers and Gifts  for Merchant goods and services (“vouchers”) available to its users. Vouchers may be purchased by Russian Insider account holders and exchanged for goods and services from the issuing Merchants or other parties identified in the terms of the offer and subject to the Terms of Sale set forth below. (ii) Directory of Business & Reviews. (iii) News Aggregation. As a condition of your use of this Site, you agree that:

  • You are an individual person at least 18 years of age;
  • You are able to create a binding legal obligation;
  • You are not barred from receiving products or services under US law;
  • Your use of this Site will at all times comply with the terms of this Agreement;
  • If you elect to create an account:
    • You may create only one account for your personal use;
    • You may only make legitimate purchases that comply with the letter and spirit of the terms of the respective offers;
    • You may only make purchases on the Site for your own use and enjoyment, or, when offered, as a gift for another;
    • You must safeguard your password and supervise the use of your account, and you understand and agree that you are responsible for your own use and the use of your account by anyone you allow to access it; and
    • You are responsible for updating and correcting information you have submitted to the Site.
    • You have the right to provide any and all information you submit to the Site, the information is only about yourself, and all such information is accurate, true, current and complete.


  1. Access to the Site

Russian Insider retains the right at our sole discretion to deny service, or access to the Site or an account to anyone, at any time and for any reason. You acknowledge that there may be interruptions in service or events that are beyond our control. While we use reasonable efforts to keep the Site accessible, the Site may be unavailable from time to time for any reason including, without limitation, routine maintenance. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of our control Site access may be interrupted, suspended or terminated.

  1. Transmission of Information

Because we do not control the security of the Internet or other networks you use to access the Site or communicate with us, we can’t be, and are not responsible for, the security of information that you choose to communicate with Russian Insider and the Site while it is being transmitted. In addition, Russian Insider is not responsible for any data lost during transmission.

  1. Your Conduct on our Site

Our Site is private property. All interactions on this Site must be lawful and must comply with these Terms of Use. To the extent your conduct (as judged by us in our sole discretion), restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying any part of this Site, we may limit your privileges on the Site and seek other remedies. PLEASE DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES, they are prohibited on the Site and constitute express violations of this Agreement:

  • Submitting any purposely inaccurate information, committing fraud or falsifying information in connection with your Russian Insider account or in order to create multiple Russian Insider accounts;
  • Attempting to access, or actually accessing, data not intended for you, such as logging into a server or an account which you are not authorized to access;
  • Attempting to scan, or test the security or configuration of the Site or to breach security or authentication measures;
  • Tampering or interfering with the proper functioning of any part, page or area of the Site or any functions or services provided by Russian Insider;
  • Attempting to interfere with service to any user in any manner, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to our Site, or attempts at overloading, “flooding”, “spamming”, “mail bombing” or “crashing” the Site;
  • Using frames, framing techniques or framing technology to enclose any content included on the Site without our express written permission;
  • Using any Site content in any meta tags or any other “hidden text” techniques or technologies without our express written permission;
  • Using the Site or any of its contents to advertise or solicit, for any other commercial, political or religious purpose, or to compete, directly or indirectly with Russian Insider;
  • Reselling or repurposing your access to the Site or any purchases made through the Site;
  • Using the Site or any of its resources to solicit Site End Users, Merchants or other business partners of Russian Insider to become users or partners of other online or offline services directly or indirectly competitive or potentially competitive with Russian Insider, including without limitation, aggregating current or previously offered deals;
  • Collecting content from the Site, including but not limited to current or previously offered deals, and featuring such content to consumers in any manner that diverts traffic from the Site without our express written permission;
  • Collecting the Personal Information, Statements, data or content of any Site End Users or Merchants;
  • Using any End User or Merchant information from the Site for any commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, marketing;
  • Exceeding or attempting to exceed quantity limits when purchasing vouchers or products, or otherwise using any Russian Insider account to purchase vouchers or products for resale, or for speculative, false, fraudulent or any other purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement and the terms of a specific offer on the Site;
  • Accessing, monitoring or copying any content or information from this Site using any “robot,” “spider,” “scraper” or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;
  • Violating the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this Site or bypassing or circumventing other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this Site;
  • Taking any action that places excessive demand on our services, or imposes, or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our servers or other portion of our infrastructure (as determined in our sole discretion);
  • Aggregating any live or post-feature content or other information from the Site (whether using links or other technical means or physical records associated with purchases made through this Site) with material from other sites or on a secondary site without our express written permission;
  • Deep-linking to any portion of this Site (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any voucher) without our express written permission;
  • Acting illegally or maliciously against the business interests or reputation of Russian Insider, our Merchants or our services; or
  • Hyperlinking to the Site from any other website without our initial and ongoing consent.


Third Party Services. The Services may permit you to link to other websites, services or resources on the Internet, including but not limited to our sponsors and Facebook, and other websites, services or resources may contain links to the Services. When you access third party resources on the Internet, you do so at your own risk. These other resources are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. If you believe that any linked content on other websites, services or resources violates applicable law or may be inappropriate, please notify Us. We will review the linked content and may, in our sole discretion, remove the link from the Services. The inclusion of any such link does not imply any association between us and their operators. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.


  1. Creating an Account on our Site

If you create an account on our Site, you may only create and hold one account that you are solely responsible for managing. Your account is non-transferrable and may not be sold, combined or otherwise shared with any other person. If you violate any of these limitations we may terminate your account and, without limitation, you may forfeit any pending, current or future promotional account credits and any unredeemed vouchers in your account. If we terminate your account, you may not re-enroll or join under a new account unless we formally invite you. If you commit fraud or falsify information in connection with your use of the Site or in connection with your Russian Insider account, your account will be terminated immediately and we reserve the right to hold you liable for any and all damages that we suffer, to pursue legal action through relevant local and national law enforcement authorities and to notify your Internet Service Provider of any fraudulent activity we associate with you or your use of the Site.

You may register for an account on the Services (an “Account”) or log in using your Facebook login information. To use certain portions of the Services, you are not required to sign up for an Account. However, certain features of the Service, such as posting to community pages on the Site, require you to register for an Account. You must provide accurate and complete information and keep your Account information updated. You shall not: (i) select or use as a username a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use as a username a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use, as a username, a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Account, and for keeping your Account password secure. You may never use another person’s user account or registration information for the Services without permission. You must notify us immediately of any change in your eligibility to use the Services (including any changes to or revocation of any licenses from state authorities), breach of security or unauthorized use of your Account. You should never publish, distribute or post login information for your Account. You shall have the ability to delete your Account, either directly or through a request made to one of our employees or affiliates.

By using the Services through Facebook, you permit us to access certain information from your Facebook profile for use by the Services. You may control the amount of information that is accessible to us by adjusting your Facebook account privacy settings. By using the Services, you are authorizing us to collect, store, retain, and use, in accordance with our Privacy Policy at www.therussianinsider/privacy, any and all information that you permitted Facebook to provide to us.

  1. Terms of Sale of Offers and/or Vouchers and Gift Advertisings

Gift  (“Gift”) means a discount, rebate or a gift from the Merchant upon a purchase of goods and services by You.  Gift is free and does not have to be bought by You to be effective.

Vouchers that you purchase through our Site as a Russian Insider account holder are special promotional offers that you purchase from participating Merchants through our service. The vouchers are redeemable for certain goods, services or experiences offered by, or facilitated through, the Merchant identified on the voucher. The Merchant is solely responsible for redeeming the voucher. The Merchant is the issuer of the voucher and is fully responsible for all goods and services it provides to you and for any and all injuries, illnesses, damages, claims, liabilities and costs (“Liabilities”) it may cause you to suffer, directly or indirectly, in full or in part, whether related to the use or redemption of a voucher or not. You waive and release Russian Insider and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees and agents from any Liabilities arising from or related to any act or omission of a Merchant in connection with your use of a voucher or the goods or services it provides in connection with the voucher.

Descriptions of the products or services advertised on the Site are provided by the Merchant or other referenced third-parties. Russian Insider is not responsible for any performance or quality claims associated with product or service descriptions.

Merchants may advertise services on the Site that may require an up-to-date regulatory authorization, license, or certification. Russian Insider does not verify, validate, or collect evidence of any regulatory authorization, license or certification from any Merchant (including Health & Fitness and Beauty & Spa Merchants). You should make whatever investigation or other resources that you deem necessary or appropriate before purchasing any Merchant’s promotional offers to determine if a Merchant is qualified to perform the advertised service. Merchant is solely responsible for the care and quality of goods and services being provided.

Russian Insider is not a health or wellness provider and does not, will not and cannot refer, recommend or endorse any specific professional, services, products, or procedures to You that are advertised on the Site. The Site is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, including medical and health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of Your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions You may have regarding a health condition. Never neglect to seek out, delay or disregard professional advice relating to your health because of something You have read on the Site.

By purchasing any voucher or product via the Site or receiving a Gift, you agree to the terms of this Agreement and these Terms of Sale. Any attempt to redeem a voucher in violation of these Terms of Use will render the voucher void. By purchasing, viewing a mobile version, printing, accepting, using or attempting to use any voucher, you agree specifically to these Terms of Sale, the terms on the voucher, and any additional, deal specific terms advertising the voucher at the time of purchase (collectively, the “fine print” regardless of how labeled). These rules apply to all promotional vouchers and Gifts that we make available, unless a particular voucher’s fine print states otherwise, and except as otherwise required by law. In the event of a conflict between these rules and a voucher’s fine print, the voucher’s fine print will control.

Russian Insider may, in its sole discretion, verify a user’s identity prior to processing a purchase. Russian Insider may also refuse to process, or may cancel, a purchase, as reasonably deemed necessary to comply with applicable law or to respond to cases of misrepresentation, fraud or known or potential violations of the law or these Terms of Use. Refunds for cancelled orders may be issued where appropriate.

If an offer becomes unavailable between ordering and processing, Russian Insider will either cancel or not process the order and will notify you by email.

Russian Insider does not guarantee that it offers best available rates or prices and does not guarantee against pricing errors. Russian Insider reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to not process or to cancel any orders placed for a product or service whose price was incorrectly posted on the Site as a result of an error. If this occurs, Russian Insider will notify you by email. In addition, Russian Insider reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to correct any error in the stated full retail price.

You agree to pay to the Merchant any applicable sales tax on the good or services you receive through the purchase of the Voucher for same.

Russian Insider is a service provider for the Merchant identified on the voucher and the Merchant is the sole issuer of the voucher. Vouchers have two separate values: (a) the “amount paid” and (b) the promotional value. The “promotional value” is the additional value beyond the amount paid. For example, if you pay $20 for a voucher that entitles you to $50 of goods or services from a Merchant, the amount paid is $20 (this amount does not expire until it is used or is refunded), and the promotional value is $30 (this amount expires on the date stated on the voucher unless expiration of the promotional value is prohibited by law). The Merchant is responsible for permitting you to redeem the voucher for at least the amount paid, even after the promotional value has expired.

If a Merchant or venue refuses to honor any voucher, Russian Insider will refund the amount paid upon request in the original form of payment, or will credit the Russian Insider account of the purchaser with an equivalent number of Russian Insider “Bucks” for future purchases on the Site. Need a refund or have a question? Email Us at TheRussInsider@gmail.com. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash, unless required by law. Unauthorized or unlawful reproduction, resale, modification or trade of vouchers is prohibited. All descriptions, content, Products, and prices of Products and services on the Site may change at any time in Russian Insider’s discretion, without notice.

You have a right to cancel the purchase of the Voucher and obtain a full refund of the amount paid within seven (7) days of the purchase, unless the Voucher states it is nonrefundable in its restrictions.  Vouchers for events e.g. concert tickets are never refundable.  You shall get a refund for the Voucher only after Russian Insider had the opportunity to research whether said Voucher has been redeemed, but not later than 30 days after you requested the refund.

  • Additional terms applicable to traditional Russian Insider vouchers. A “traditional Russian Insider voucher” is any promotional voucher other than a ticket or a voucher redeemable for ticketed events. The promotional value of a traditional Russian Insider voucher will EXPIRE on the date specified on the face of the voucher, unless prohibited by law. The amount paid WILL NEVER EXPIRE. The promotional value of a traditional Russian Insider voucher may not be combined with other offers and no portion of its value is intended to cover tax or gratuity. Traditional Russian Insider vouchers are not reloadable, meaning that the amount paid of the voucher cannot be increased, and are fully transferrable.


  1. Modification of this Agreement

We reserve the right at all times to discontinue or modify any part of this Agreement as we deem necessary or desirable. If we make changes that materially affect your use of the Site or our services we will notify you by sending you an email to the email address that is registered with your account and/or by posting notice of the change on the Site. If you have an account on the Site, any changes to these Terms of Use will be effective upon the earlier of our dispatch of an email notice to you or our posting of notice of the changes on our Site, provided that, these changes will not apply to vouchers purchased prior to the effective date of such changes. These changes will be effective immediately for new and existing users of our Site and for all vouchers purchased after the effective date of the change. We suggest that you revisit our Terms of Use from time to time to ensure that you stay informed of any such notifications of changes to the Site. Your use of the Site after we update these Terms of Use will constitute acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

We also reserve the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of our services or the Site including, but not limited to, requirements for access or use.

  1. Ownership of the Site.

The content and information on the Site as well as the infrastructure used to provide both, is proprietary to us, our users, Merchants and other partners. Russian Insider grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive, revocable license to access and use the Site and any Microsite pursuant to this Agreement and to any additional terms and policies set forth by Russian Insider. You agree not to reproduce, distribute, create derivative works from, publicly display, publicly perform, license, sell or re-sell any data, content, information, software, products or services obtained from or through the Site or any Microsite without the express permission of Russian Insider. In addition, you may not make any use that exceeds or violates these Terms of Use.

  1. Copyright and Trademarks.

This Site and any Microsite contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of the Site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws of the United States. Russian Insider owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You may not modify, distribute, publish, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part. Except as otherwise expressly stated under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material without the express permission of Russian Insider or the copyright owner is permitted. If copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material is permitted, you will make independent attribution and/or make no changes in or deletion of any author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. Any violation of these restrictions may result in a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right infringement that may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.

You will not upload, post or otherwise make available on this Site any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. Russian Insider does not have any express burden or responsibility to provide you with indications, markings or anything else that may aid you in determining whether the material in question is copyrighted or trademarked. You will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

“Russian Insider”, the Russian Insider logos, and variations thereof found on the Site are trademarks owned by Russian Insider and all use of these marks inures to the benefit of Russian Insider. Other marks on the site not owned by Russian Insider may be under license from the trademark owner thereof, in which case such license is for the exclusive benefit and use of Russian Insider unless otherwise stated, or may be the property of their respective owners. You may not use Russian Insider’s name, logos, trademarks, or brands without Russian Insider’s express permission.

  1. End User Communications.

Russian Insider in some instances allows you and other End Users to use the Site to submit or post reviews, opinions, advice, ratings, discussions, comments, messages, and other communications, as well as files, images, photographs, video, sound recordings, musical works, and other materials and content (collectively, “Statements“) through forums, bulletin boards, discussion groups, chat rooms, blogs, or other communication facilities that may be offered on or through the Site from time to time (collectively, “Communities”). In most instances, you will be required to have a Russian Insider user account in order to make Statements.

In contributing any Statements, you represent and warrant (a) you have created your Statements, or, (b) if you are acting on behalf of the creator, that you have express, advance authority from the creator to submit or post the Statements, and that you have all rights necessary to grant the licenses and grants in this Agreement. You further represent and warrant (or, if you are acting on behalf of the creator of the Statements, you have been assured that the creator represents and warrants) that the sharing of Statements for the purposes you have selected will not violate or infringe any copyrights, trademarks, or any other intellectual property rights or rights of third parties, including the rights of publicity or privacy. You represent and warrant that you will not upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available Statements if they are unlawful, harmful, tortious, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, racist, infringing, pornographic, obscene, violent, misleading, defamatory or libelous, invasive of the privacy of another person, or violate any third party rights; or if they contain any material that harbors software viruses, or any other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any software or computer equipment.

Russian Insider shall have the sole and absolute right, but not the obligation, to review, edit, post, refuse to post, remove, monitor, and disclose to any third party the Statements and content within the Communities, and the circumstances surrounding its transmission, at any time, for any reason, including to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by Russian Insider, as well as to satisfy any applicable law, regulation or authorized government request. Without limiting the foregoing, Russian Insider shall have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any material from the Communities that Russian Insider, in its sole and absolute discretion, finds to be in violation of this Agreement or otherwise objectionable. Russian Insider assumes no liability for any Statements or other information removed from the Communities. Russian Insider is under no obligation to use your Statements and may not use or post them at all.

In some instances and from time to time, you may modify or remove the Statements you submit or post in Communities through your user account. Russian Insider makes no representations or warranties that the Statements you modify or remove will be modified or removed in the Communities, or that the Statements will cease to appear on the Internet, in search engines, or in any other form, media or technology.

Public Nature of Your Statements.

  • You understand and agree that all Statements are public and not private. Any and all Statements you post to the Site are not confidential. Any other person (whether or not a user of Russian Insider’s services) may read your Statements without your knowledge. Please do not include any Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Statement) in your Statements that you do not wish to be publicly disclosed. Russian Insider is not responsible for the use or disclosure of any Personal Information that you voluntarily disclose in connection with the Statements.
  • Some Statements you make to Communities will give you the option to list your Personal Information, or portion of your Personal Information, including your name, initials, username, social networking website user account name, image, likeness, voice, and location, in connection with your Statements. You grant Russian Insider a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable, fully paid-up, non-exclusive, transferrable, worldwide, right to use, display, distribute, offer to sell and sell the Personal Information you list in connection with your Statements, whether the Statements appear alone or as part of other works, and in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereinafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicensees, all without compensation to you. Russian Insider shall have no obligation to use your Personal Information in connection with any Statements you submit or post, and may not do so at all.
  • Any Statements of any kind made by you or any other End Users to the Communities are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Russian Insider. Other End Users may post Statements that are inaccurate, misleading, or deceptive. Russian Insider does not endorse and is not responsible for any Statements made by End Users, and will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such Statements. The Statements expressed by other End Users reflect the opinions of the End Users who submitted them and may not reflect the opinion of Russian Insider. Russian Insider does not control or endorse any Statements found in any part of the Communities, and Russian Insider specifically disclaims any liability concerning the Statements and the Communities and any actions resulting from your participation in any part of the Communities, including any objectionable content.

License Grant.

  • As between you and Russian Insider, you shall retain all of your ownership rights in and to the Statements you submit or post. However, by contributing Statements or other information on or through the Communities, you grant Russian Insider a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable, fully paid-up, non-exclusive, transferrable, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, display, transmit, offer for sale and sell the Statements alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicensees, and without compensation to you. You waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding the Statements that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory. Your license of any Statements or information submitted above extends to use for promotions, advertising, market research or any other lawful purpose, without limitation.


  1. Copyright Policy and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Procedures.

Russian Insider reserves the right to terminate the right to use the Site by an End User who infringes the copyrights of another.

If you believe that any material has been posted via the Site by an End User in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, and you would like to bring this material to Russian Insider’s attention, you must provide Russian Insider’s DMCA Agent with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work; (b) an identification of the copyrighted work and the location on the Site of the allegedly infringing work; (c) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (d) your name and contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address; and (e) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

The contact information for Russian Insider’s DMCA Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is:


  1. Unsolicited Ideas

We do not accept or consider, directly or through any Russian Insider employee or agent, unsolicited ideas of any kind, including without limitation, ideas or suggestions relating to new or improved products, enhancements, names or technologies, advertising and marketing campaigns, plans or other promotions. Do not send us (or any of our employees) any unsolicited ideas, suggestions, material, images or other work in any form (“unsolicited materials”). If you send us unsolicited materials, you understand and agree that the following terms will apply, notwithstanding any cover letter or other terms that accompany them:

  • Russian Insider has no obligation to review any unsolicited materials, nor to keep any unsolicited materials confidential; and
  • Russian Insider will own, and may use and redistribute unsolicited materials for any purpose, without restriction and free of any obligation to acknowledge or compensate you.
  1. Disclaimer of Warranty.


  1. Limitation of Liability.


  1. Arbitration.

We will make every reasonable effort to resolve any disagreements that you have with Russian Insider. If those efforts fail, by using this Site you agree that any claim, dispute, or controversy you may have against Russian Insider arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with this Agreement this Site or the purchase or sale of any voucher(s), shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Rules and Procedures established by AAA (“Rules and Procedures”). You agree further that: (a) the arbitration shall be held at a location determined by AAA pursuant to the Rules and Procedures (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for you), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by you and Russian Insider; (b) the arbitrator shall apply New York law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (c) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only your and/or Russian Insider’s individual claims; and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (d) in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Russian Insider will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (e) with the exception of subpart (c) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures established by AAA, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (c) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor Russian Insider shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute.

  1. Websites of Others.

The Site contains links to websites maintained by other parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not because we endorse or have an opinion about the contents on such websites. We expressly disclaim any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such websites or the privacy practices of those websites. If you decide to access websites maintained by other parties, you do so at your own risk

  1. Indemnification/Release.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Russian Insider,  its subsidiaries, affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to any products or services purchased by you, or any Statements submitted or posted by you, in connection with the Site or any use of the Site in violation of these Terms.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with Merchants and other users of the Site. To the extent permitted under applicable laws, you hereby release Russian Insider from any and all claims or liability related to any product or service of a Merchant, any action or inaction by Merchant, including Merchant’s failure to comply with applicable law and/or failure to abide by the terms of a Russian Insider,  and any conduct, speech, or Statements, whether online or offline, of any other user.

  1. Termination.

Russian Insider may terminate these Terms of Use at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, Russian Insider shall have the right to immediately terminate or suspend any of your passwords or accounts in the event Russian Insider considers, in its sole discretion, any of your conduct to be unacceptable, or in the event you breach this Agreement. Notwithstanding the above, these Terms of Use will survive termination of this Agreement.

  1. Choice of Law.

Any disputes arising out of or related to these Terms of Use and/or any Use by you of the Site or Russian Insider’s services shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to its choice of law rules and without regard to conflicts of laws principles except that the Arbitration provision shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.

  1. Additional Disclosures.

No waiver by either you or Russian Insider of any breach or default or failure to exercise any right allowed under this Agreement is a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default or a waiver or forfeiture of any similar or future rights under our Agreement. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall be of no legal force or effect. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of our Agreement invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions contained in this Agreement, and the remaining portions of our Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

You are contracting with Russian Insider,  Inc. Correspondence should be directed to: Local Media Co,  132 Norfolk Street, Brooklyn NY 11235

If you are a California resident, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

The provisions of these Terms of Use apply equally to and are for the benefit of Russian Insider,  its subsidiaries, affiliates, Merchants and its third-party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.


  1. Eligibility.

If you are below the age of consent under applicable law in the country in which you reside, then your parent or legal guardian must read and accept the terms and conditions of this User Agreement in your name and on your behalf.

You represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, you may not, under any circumstances or for any reason, use the Services. This site is not targeted to nor meant for anyone who has not reached 13 years of age. If you become aware of anyone using the Russian Insider services who is under the age of 13, please report this to: TheRussianInsider@gmail.com. We will not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 11.

We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the Services is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you. If the applicable law in the country in which you reside requires that you must be older than 13 to receive certain Russian Insider services, then the minimum age is the legally defined one. If you are a minor, you may wish to consult your parents about what portions of the site are appropriate for you. The right to access the Services is revoked where this User Agreement or use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services conflicts with any applicable law, rule or regulation.

Further, the Services are offered only for your use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.

  1. Content.

Definition. For purposes of this User Agreement, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, information, data, text, photographs, videos, audio clips, written posts, articles, comments, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services. For the purposes of this Agreement, “Content” also includes all User Content (as defined below).

User Content. All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Services by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not guarantee that any Content you access on or through the Services is or will continue to be accurate.

Intellectual Property Rights. The Services may contain Content specifically provided by us, our partners or our users and such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services. The trademarks, logos, trade names and service marks, whether registered or unregistered (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are Trademarks of Russian Insider and its third party partners. Nothing contained on the Russian Insider Site shall be construed as granting by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Russian Insider Site without the written permission of Russian Insider or such third party that may own the Trademark.

Any unauthorized commercial use of the Content, including Trademarks, will violate the intellectual property rights of Russian Insider and/or third parties associated with Russian Insider and will be subject to Russian Insider’s and/or those third party’s full legal rights and remedies.

Use License. Subject to this User Agreement, we grant each user of the Services a worldwide, non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to view, print, download, and display locally Content, to the extent we hold such rights, solely for purposes of using the Services. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any Content for other than purposes of using the Services is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us. You shall not sell, license, rent, or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial use or in any way that violates any third party right.

License Grant. By submitting User Content through the Services, you hereby do and shall grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, truncate, aggregate, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Content in connection with the Site, the Services and our (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Site or the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites and feeds), and including after your termination of your Account or the Services. For the sake of clarity, the foregoing license grant includes our right to distribute, display, perform and otherwise use the User Content in connection with material provided by our sponsors, and you shall not be entitled to any remuneration for such use. To the extent any User Content you submit includes your name, likeness, voice, or photograph, you acknowledge and agree that this license shall apply to the same. You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Site and/or the Services a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access your User Content through the Site and/or the Services, including after your termination of your Account or the Services. For clarity, the foregoing license grants to us and our users do not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

Except where prohibited by applicable law, by submitting User Content through the Services, you are waiving and agreeing not to assert any copyrights or “moral” rights or claim resulting from our alteration of the User Content or any photograph(s), footage, illustrations, statements or other work contained in the User Content. You are also agreeing to appoint Russian Insider as your irrevocable attorney-in-fact with respect to the User Content, with the right to execute and deliver any documents, in your name and on your behalf, to ensure that Russian Insider can use the User Content that you are licensing in any way Russian Insider sees fit to own and protect the rights in any derivative works created from your User Content, and to have the User Content removed from any other website or forum.

Unless prohibited by applicable law, upon request from Russian Insider, you shall execute and deliver such additional instrument of license, as it may be solely deemed by Russian Insider, reasonably necessary to establish Russian Insider’s ability to use the User Content as it sees fit and that “Moral Rights of Authors” are waived under this User Agreement. Should Russian Insider fail to request the said license instrument as stated, that shall not be deemed a waiver of Russian Insider’s rights and Russian Insider may at a later time request the instrument.

Unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by you and Russian Insider, you may not use any third party platforms, other than your own website or your own social media pages, to link to or distribute the Content.

Availability of Content. We do not guarantee that any Content will be made available on the Site or through the Services. We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, (i) remove, edit, modify or otherwise manipulate any Content in our sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if we are concerned that you may have violated this User Agreement), or for no reason at all and (ii) to remove or block any Content from the Services.

Third Party Affiliates. We participate in affiliate marketing and may allow affiliate links to be encoded on some of our pages. This means that we may earn a commission if/when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links.

  1. Mobile Devices.
  1. Wireless Charges

You are solely responsible for all charges from your wireless provider including any data and messaging fees that you may incur if you use mobile devices to interact with the Service or to receive communications from Russian Insider.

  1. Mobile Software

Russian Insider may make certain mobile software applications (“Apps”) available for download in connection with the Service. You may only use Apps on approved devices, for personal use. You are not permitted to modify, transfer, or distribute any Apps. Russian Insider does not guarantee that the Apps will be compatible with your device. Russian Insider may choose to make available updates, bug fixes, or other changes or enhancements to the Apps from time to time; such updates may be automatic, at your election, or mandatory if you wish to continue using the Apps, at Russian Insider’s discretion. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Apps, or any other software provided as part of the Service, except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the software was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, neither the Apps, nor any other software, may be exported or re-exported into any U.S. embargoed countries or to any persons listed as prohibited under applicable law or regulation. If you download or use any software, you represent and warrant that you (i) are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

  1. iTunes App Store

The additional terms in this Section 5.C apply only to your use of Apps downloaded through Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) iTunes App Store (“iTunes Apps”). You agree that this Agreement is solely between you and Russian Insider, not Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for iTunes Apps or their content. Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or support services in connection with iTunes Apps. You will not involve Apple in any claims relating to your use of iTunes Apps, or in any third-party claims alleging infringement of intellectual property rights by the iTunes Apps. You agree to comply with all third-party agreements in connection with your use of iTunes Apps (for example, your wireless provider agreement). Finally, you agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of the Agreement solely for the purpose of enforcing the applicable Terms against you in connection with your use of iTunes Apps.


  1. Paid Services.


Paid Services. Certain aspects of the Service may require payments. If you use those aspects of the Service, you agree to the applicable pricing and payment terms. Such terms will be displayed in connection with that aspect of the Service requiring payment. Russian Insider may update pricing and payment terms at any time and in its sole discretion, with any changes to subscription fees taking effect upon the conclusion of your current subscription term unless otherwise specified. The transaction is with the specific Russian Insider entity identified by the aspect of the Service used to make the purchase.

All payment transactions are administered by a third-party payment processor or third-party store (for example, Google Play). Russian Insider expressly disclaims any liability for the processing of any transactions by a third party, including any errors in invoicing or payment processing or any breach in security with respect to your payment information associated with the third-party’s handling of the transaction. Russian Insider is not responsible or liable to you for any credit card, bank-related, or other financial service charges and fees related to your transactions. You represent and warrant that all payment information you provide is correct, current, and complete. You agree to pay all applicable charges (including any applicable taxes) billed to your chosen payment method. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel transactions, including due to pricing or other typographical errors.

All purchases are final and no refunds are available unless otherwise specified in applicable Additional Terms, including where your account is terminated or suspended preventing your access to paid aspects of the Service, such as any remaining subscription terms. Subscriptions have no monetary value and are purchases of only a limited, personal, non-transferrable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, and fully revocable license to access the applicable portion of the Service. Unless otherwise specified (at initial sign-up or subsequently), subscriptions may renew automatically for up to the initial subscription term at a rate not exceeding the rate for the prior subscription period. If you sign up for a free trial subscription (if available), you will be automatically billed at the then-current rate at the conclusion of the free trial. You may cancel any automatically renewing subscription by using that aspect of the Service you used to set up your subscription, unless another cancellation method is specified in applicable Additional Terms.


The name and contact information of the service provider is set forth herein in conformance with Cal. Civ. Code § 1789.3. If you are a California resident, you may report any complaints to the Consumer Information Division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.


Virtual Items. The Service may feature fictional credits, items, rewards, points, currency, or the like (collectively, “Virtual Items”). The Virtual Items may be used exclusively within the Service. You receive only a limited, personal, non-transferrable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, and fully revocable license to use the Virtual Items in connection with the Service and as governed by these Terms. You have no right, title, interest, or ownership in or to any Virtual Items. Virtual Items have no monetary value and are not redeemable for any sum of money. You will receive no compensation for any Virtual Items that are deleted, modified, or to which you lose access if your Account is terminated, suspended, or otherwise limited. Russian Insider has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify, or eliminate Virtual Items as we see fit in our sole discretion, and Russian Insider will have no liability to you or anyone else for the exercise of such rights. For example, Virtual Items may be immediately lost, deleted from your Account, or otherwise forfeited if your Account is terminated or closed for any reason or when Russian Insider discontinues, modifies, or updates an applicable aspect of the Service (for example, discontinuing a game featuring Virtual Items).

All purchases of licenses to Virtual Items are final and governed by the terms of Section 6 (Paid Services); by indicating your desire to purchase a license to any Virtual Items through the Service, including by clicking or tapping the relevant purchase button, you confirm that you want said items credited to your Account and in so doing you lose any cancellation rights you may have under applicable laws.

Any unauthorized transferring, trading, selling or exchanging of any Virtual Items to anyone, including other users of the Service, is strictly prohibited. Russian Insider may take action it deems appropriate in response, including deletion of the Virtual Items or termination or suspension of any Account involved. You acknowledge and agree that Russian Insider will have no liability for the use or loss of Virtual Items for any reason, including due to any unauthorized third-party activity, such as hacking, phishing, password mining, social engineering, or any other unauthorized activity. Russian Insider may replace such lost Virtual Items under certain circumstances, in our sole discretion and on a case-by-case basis, without incurring any obligation or liability. If Russian Insider revokes your license to Virtual Items, Russian Insider will not have any liability to you for any time or money spent by you on Virtual Items, any Virtual Items associated with your Account, or for any other reason whatsoever.

User Content.From time to time, certain aspects of the Service may invite or otherwise allow you to submit or post a variety of content to the Service, such as text (including comments and reviews), images, videos, music, and other information, either directly to the Service or through a Third Party Service (collectively, “User Content”). Your User Content remains your own, unless as otherwise may be provided in Additional Terms. Please be aware, however, that User Content is not confidential and may be accessible by other users and the public. Moreover, by submitting or posting User Content to the Service (either directly or through a Third Party Service) you grant Russian Insider a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sublicensable, assignable, unrestricted, worldwide license to use the User Content, together with all consents or waivers including a publicity rights waiver and a waiver of moral rights (if any) in favor of Russian Insider necessary to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transmit, communicate to the public, modify and make derivative works of the User Content, by any means and in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity, and to advertise and promote such use, without further notice to, or permission from, you or any other person, and without compensation or reference to you or any other person.

Please retain copies of all User Content as Russian Insider is under no obligation to store or return any User Content to you. Your submission of User Content will not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality, attribution, or otherwise. You are solely responsible for your User Content. Russian Insider only acts as a passive conduit for User Content, and will not be liable for any use, disclosure, or exposure of any User Content, including possibly objectionable or offensive User Content, to you, any other user, or any third party. Russian Insider is under no obligation to monitor User Content or use of the Service. However, Russian Insider has the right to monitor or moderate User Content, in our sole discretion, and to enforce our or a third party’s intellectual property rights in any User Content. Russian Insider reserves the right to discard or remove User Content from the Service in its sole discretion and without any liability whatsoever.

You represent and warrant the following as to your User Content:

  1. You have obtained the written consent of every identifiable individual featured in your User Content (or, in the case of minors, consent of the minor’s parent or guardian) to use that person’s name, voice, and/or likeness (as applicable) in connection with the Service and pursuant to these Terms.
  2. Your User Content does not infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trade secrets, or trademarks.
  3. Your User Content, as used in connection with the Service, will not violate any applicable laws or regulations or infringe or violate any rights of a third party, including third-party publicity or privacy rights.
  4. Russian Insider may exercise the rights to your User Content granted herein without any liability, including for payment of royalties, residuals, guild fees, or the like, to you or any third party.
  1. International Use.

Russian Insider makes no representation that every aspect of the Service is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. When you choose to access and use the Service, you agree that:

  1. you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk;
  2. you will not use the Service if you are prohibited from receiving products, services, or software originating from the United States;
  3. you are responsible for complying with local laws and regulations, if and to the extent local laws and regulations are applicable; and
  4. you specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside.


If there is a conflict between any of the terms herein and your rights in your place of residence, your rights under applicable law will control as to those specific terms.

  1. Contact Us.

You may contact us at the addresses specified herein for specific requests, or contact Customer Service (https://therussianinsider.com/contact/) with general inquiries. Please do not send us any Unsolicited Submissions.





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