Investigative work

You can use Yandex.Direct to place ads for the services of private investigative (detective) work, except services to locate individuals using mobile devices, surveillance and other unlawful encroachments on privacy.

Ads in this category may not be placed as display banners on the Yandex Home page or dynamic ads.

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 policy, certain documents must be provided.

When to submit documents

You can send documents at any time after your ads have been sent for moderation. If ads are rejected because required documents are missing, they will be reviewed again after documents are submitted. If your ads pass moderation, they will be eligible for serving. 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 under a license issued to an individual entrepreneur, then you must also submit a letter of guarantee formatted in strict compliance with Yandex's rules. 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 are advertising the services of a group of detectives that do not work for the same agency, you must provide a letter of guarantee formatted in strict compliance with the rules.

How do 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 should 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.

Other requirements for websites and ads.