The following Policy Statement discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for Hobpoint's Network of Web sites (which we collectively refer to below as the "Site"). 

Just like most other sites, we use cookies to provide you with a more personalized and user-friendly experience. A cookie is a small text file/message that uniquely identifies your browser. The cookies assigned by the servers of site may be used to personalize your experience on Cookies help us keep track of the size of our audience, the frequency of visits to our Site and the areas that are most popular. If a guest makes a purchase, cookies are used to keep the shopping cart active during the shopping process. We may also use cookies to help us deliver content or advertising specific to your interests, and to save your preferences or passwords so you don't have to re-enter them each time you visit our Site. Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, but then your preferences, passwords and other information will not be saved, and you may have to re-enter information to use certain features of our Site. Additionally, cookies may also be used for authentication and security purposes.

Cookies may also be assigned by the advertisers of hobpoint when you click on any of the advertisements which may be displayed on in which case such cookies are controlled by these advertisers and not hobpoint.

We may use an outside ad company to display ads on our Site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies delivered through banner ads are collected by the ad company, and we do not have access to such information. Hobpoint may also serve banner ads that contain cookies. We will only share such information with our advertisers and sponsors on an aggregate basis to determine the success of any given banner, logo or advertisement. 

When you use the web platform or mobile platform of hobpoint , we may display your contact information, i.e., mobile phone number or email ID as the case may be, to prospective vendors/customer so that you can avail the best possible information or deal for your product/service by directly communicating with the buyer/seller. It is, thus, possible that at certain times, you may receive communication which may possibly be unwanted/offensive/malicious/obscene or communication which may otherwise be intrusive to you.

In the event that you receive such communication or even otherwise, you understand and acknowledge that we will not be liable in any manner.

When you visit, certain information may be automatically collected and stored, including:
  • 1. The IP address of your computer, browser type and language.
  • 2. The date and the time during which you accessed the site.
  • 3. The address of the website which you may have used to link to

When you register with Hobpoint, your account is protected by means of login information which includes a username and a password that is known only to you. Therefore, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login information including your username and password. If you become aware of or reasonably suspect any breach of security, including compromise of your login information, it is your responsibility to immediately notify hobpoint.

Hobpoint communicates with you through email address that you would have specified at the time of registration. Hobpoint may use this email address to send you emails related to the proper functioning of your account. For instance, when you receive a response to an advertisement/classified you have posted on Hobpoint or to send you newsletters that you have subscribed to or to send you occasional announcements about changes in hobpoint's policies or promotions/ introduction of new services. It is possible that such emails may contain commercial messages of advertisers.

Hobpoint may also use software applications for website traffic analysis and to gather statistics, used for advertising and for determining the efficacy and popularity of hobpoint among others.

The contents like images, videos and articles posted on the site are owned by the person posting the content. These are being shared to the public at large. The user/ person who is uploading the content is solely responsible for such posts. It will be his/her resposnisblity to protect his/her rights for such contents.

Information gathered by hobpoint is stored securely using several information security applications including firewalls. However, security is always relative and hobpoint cannot guarantee that its security measures are absolute and cannot be breached.

Also, data which is transmitted over the Internet is inherently exposed to security risks or threats. For instance, information transmitted via chat or email can be compromised and used by others. Therefore, Hobpoint cannot guarantee any security for such information. We assumes no liability for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or unauthorized third parties. 

Hobpoint may contain links and advertisements to other websites. Such websites are governed by their own privacy policies and Hobpoint does not exercise any control over them. It is your responsibility to read and understand the privacy policy of such websites when you follow a link outside Hobpoint.

Hobpoint has a policy of not sharing any personally identifiable information with anyone other than entities specifically authorized by hobpoint which may include advertisers and sponsors of Hobpoint. However, Hobpoint may use cumulative non-personal information for auditing and analysis purposes with the aim of improving its services.

Additionally, Hobpoint may share personally identifiable information if sharing of such information is necessary:
  • 1. To comply with legal processes or governmental request, or
  • 2. To enforce the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, or
  • 3. For prevention of fraud, or
  • 4. For issues involving information security, or
  • 5.When we believe in good faith that any applicable law, regulation, or legal process requires it
  • 6.Where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of another user.
  • 7.To aggregate user statistics in order to describe our services and reach to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties.
  • 6. To protect
  • a. Your rights;
  • b. The rights of hobpoint; and
  • c. The rights of the general public

We may use contractors, employees, interns to help us with our operations. Some or all of these may have access to our databases of user information. They will enter into an agreement with us that places restrictive provisions on their use and disclosure of all information they obtain through the relationship. 

The Site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and that if you disclose personal contact information in these areas, others may use it to send you unsolicited messages. We do not control the actions of our guests and registered members. Hobpoint encourages our users to be smart about choosing when, and to whom to release information online.

If you are a minor under 12, you are prohibited from submitting any personal information to us. 

Hobpoint confirms that this Privacy Policy is only a description of its operation regarding user information. This Policy is not intended to and does not create any legal rights in your favour or in the favour of any other person. Hobpoint reserves the right to change this policy at any time without giving you prior notice. By using the Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy Statement, you may feel free to e-mail us with questions or concerns, but your only remedy is to discontinue use of the Site.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact: