1. Overview

By accessing the Website, you agree to the following terms with HobbyHub.

We may amend this User Agreement and any linked information from time to time by posting amended terms on the Website, without notice to you.

The Website is an online venue where Users buy and sellers sell Services and items. Sellers must register for an Account in order sell Seller Services and/or items. The Website enables Users to work together online to complete and pay for Projects, buy and sell items and to use the services that we provide. We are not a party to any contractual agreements between Buyer and Seller in the online venue, we merely facilitate connections between the parties.

We may, from time to time, and without notice, change or add to the Website or the information, products or services described in it. However, we do not undertake to keep the Website updated. We are not liable to you or anyone else if any error occurs in the information on the Website or if that information is not current.

2. Scope

Before using the Website, you must read the whole User Agreement, the Website policies and all linked information.

You must read and accept all of the terms in, and linked to, this User Agreement, the Code of Conduct, the HobbyHub Privacy Policy and all Website policies. By accepting this User Agreement as you access our Website, you agree that this User Agreement will apply whenever you use the Website, or when you use the tools we make available to interact with the Website. Some Websites may have additional or other terms that we provide to you when you use those services.

3. Eligibility

You will not use the Website if you:

  1. are not able to form legally binding contracts;
  2. are under the age of  14;
  3. a person barred from receiving and rendering services under the laws of Australia or other applicable jurisdiction;
  4. are suspended from using the Website; or
  5. do not hold a valid email address.

All sellers  accounts are associated with individuals. Login credentials should not be shared by users with others. The individual associated with the account will be held responsible for all actions taken by the account, without limitation.

Subject to your local laws, a person over 13 but under 18 can use an adult’s account with the permission of the account holder. However, the account holder is responsible for all actions taken by the account, without limitation.

Sellers may provide a business name or a company name, which is associated with the Seller’s Account. Sellers acknowledge and agree that where a business name or company name is associated with their Account, this User Agreement is a contract with the Seller as an individual (not the business or company) and Sellers remain solely responsible for all activity undertaken in respect of their Account.

4. Using HobbyHub

While using the Website, you will not attempt to or otherwise do any of the following:

  1. post content or items in inappropriate categories or areas on our Websites and services;
  2. infringe any laws, third party rights or our policies, such as the Code of Conduct;
  3. fail to deliver payment for services delivered to you;
  4. fail to deliver Seller Services purchased from you;
  5. circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to HobbyHub;
  6. post false, inaccurate, misleading, deceptive, defamatory or offensive content (including personal information);
  7. take any action that may undermine the feedback or reputation systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information or using it for purposes unrelated to the Website);
  8. transfer your HobbyHub account (including feedback) and Username to another party without our consent;
  9. distribute or post spam, unsolicited, or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  10. distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm HobbyHub, the Website, or the interests or property of HobbyHub users (including their Intellectual Property Rights, privacy and publicity rights) or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, vulgar, obscene, profane or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to, or incite hatred of, any person;
  11. download and aggregate listings from our website for display with listings from other websites without our express written permission, “frame”, “mirror” or otherwise incorporate any part of the Website into any other website without our prior written authorization;
  12. attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by us in connection with the Website;
  13. copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the Website or HobbyHub’s copyrights and trademarks; or
  14. harvest or otherwise collect information about Users, including email addresses, without their consent.
  15. use HobbyHub to facilitate money but limited only to Indian Rupees ( INR)

5. Intellectual Property Rights Infringement

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged intellectual property rights infringement. Our Copyright Infringement Policy is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to us as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. If you believe that your Intellectual Property Rights have been violated, please notify us through customercare@hobbyhub.co.in  and we will investigate.

6. Subscriptions

Some parts of Service are billed on a subscription basis (“Subscription(s)”). You will be billed in advance on a recurring and periodic basis (“Billing Cycle”). Billing cycles will be set depending on the type of subscription plan you select when purchasing a Subscription.

At the end of each Billing Cycle, your Subscription will automatically renew under the exact same conditions unless you cancel it or HobbyHub cancels it. You may cancel your Subscription renewal either through your online account management page or by contacting customercare@hobbyhub.co.in customer support team.

A valid payment method is required to process the payment for your subscription. You shall provide HobbyHub with accurate and complete billing information that may include but not limited to full name, address, state, postal or zip code, telephone number, and a valid payment method information. By submitting such payment information, you automatically authorize HobbyHub to charge all Subscription fees incurred through your account to any such payment instruments.

Should automatic billing fail to occur for any reason, HobbyHub reserves the right to terminate your access to the Service with immediate effect.

7. Free Trial

HobbyHub , at its sole discretion, offer a Subscription with a free trial for a limited period of time (“Free Trial”). We can extend our free trial we feel it is necessary for our website

You may be required to enter your billing information in order to sign up for Free Trial.

If you do enter your billing information when signing up for Free Trial, you will not be charged by HobbyHub until Free Trial has expired. On the last day of Free Trial period, unless you cancelled your Subscription, you will be automatically charged the applicable Subscription fees for the type of Subscription you have selected.

At any time and without notice, HobbyHub reserves the right to (i) modify Terms of Service of Free Trial offer, or (ii) cancel such Free Trial offer.

8. Content

When you give us content, you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.

You acknowledge and agree that: (1) we act only as a forum for the online distribution and publication of User content. We make no warranty that User content is made available on the Website. We have the right (but not the obligation) to take any action deemed appropriate by us with respect to your User content; (2) we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any content, whether or not the content was actually made available on the Website; and (3) any and all content submitted to the Website is subject to our approval. We may reject, approve or modify your User content at our sole discretion.

You represent and warrant that your content:

  1. will not infringe upon or misappropriate any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right or proprietary right or right of publicity or privacy of any person;
  2. will not violate any law or regulation;
  3. will not be defamatory or trade libellous;
  4. will not be obscene or contain child pornography;
  5. will not contain the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons
  6. will not contain material linked to terrorist activities
  7. will not include incomplete, false or inaccurate information about User or any other individual; and
  8. will not contain any viruses or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

9. Feedback, Reputation and Reviews

You acknowledge that you transfer copyright of any feedback, reputation or reviews you leave consisting of comments and any rating(s) (e.g. quality, communication etc.) together with any composite rating by us. You acknowledge that such feedback, reputation and reviews belong solely to us, notwithstanding that we permit you to use it on our Website while you remain a User. You must not use, or deal with, such feedback, reputation and reviews in any way inconsistent with our policies as posted on the Website from time to time without our prior written permission.

You may not do (or omit to do) anything that may undermine the integrity of the HobbyHub feedback system. We are entitled to suspend or terminate your Account at any time if we, in our sole and absolute discretion, are concerned by any feedback about you, or your feedback rating, where we believe our feedback system may be subverted.

Our feedback ratings belong to us and may not be used for any purpose other than facilitating the provision of Seller Services via the Website. You may not use your Seller or Buyer feedback (including, but not limited to, marketing or exporting your any or all of your composite rating(s) or feedback comments) in any real or virtual venue other than a website operated by HobbyHub or its related entities, without our written permission.

10. Advertising

Unless otherwise agreed with us, you must not advertise an external website, product or service on the Website. Any website address posted on the Website, including in a listing, bid, listing description, clarification board or the message board, must relate to a Project, Contest, item listed, user or service being performed on the Website.

We may display advertisements or promotions on the Website. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred by you as a result of the presence of such advertisements or promotions or any subsequent dealings with third parties. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that content of any advertisements or promotions may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other intellectual property or proprietary rights and laws. Unless expressly authorised by HobbyHub or third party right holders, you agree not to modify, sell, distribute, appropriate or create derivative works based on such advertisement/promotions.

11. Communication with Other Users

Communication with other users on the Website must be conducted through the text channels provided on the Website.

Your contact information will be displayed on the website by the information provided with you and the User may contact you with that information.

12. Identity / Know Your Customer

You authorize us, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your identity. You must, at our request: (1) provide further information to us, which may include your date of birth and or other information that will allow us to reasonably identify you; (2) take steps to confirm ownership of your email address or financial instruments; or (3) verify your information against third party databases or through other sources.

We reserve the right to close, suspend, or limit access to your Account, the Website and/or HobbyHub Services in the event we are unable to obtain or verify to our satisfaction the information which we request under this section.

We reserve the right to update your particulars on the website in order to match any identity documentation that has been provided. Disbursements such as wire transfers from the website may only be made to the beneficiary matching your provided identity documents and account information.

13. User Services

Upon the Buyer awarding a Project or Contest to the Seller, and the Seller’s acceptance on the Website, or the purchase of an item by a Buyer from the Seller, the Buyer and Seller will be deemed to have entered into a User Contract under which the Buyer agrees to purchase, and the Seller agrees to deliver the Seller Services. You agree not to enter into any contractual provisions in conflict with the User Agreement.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that you comply with your obligations to other Users. If you do not, you may become liable to that User. You must ensure that you are aware of any domestic laws (including common law), international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations relevant to you as a Buyer or Seller, or in any other uses you make of the Website.

If another User breaches any obligation to you, you are solely responsible for enforcing any rights that you may have. For the avoidance of doubt, we have no responsibility for enforcing any rights under a User Contract.

Depending on their jurisdiction, Sellers and Buyers may have rights under statutory warranties that cannot lawfully be excluded. Nothing in this User Agreement is intended to override a right that by applicable law may not be excluded. Nothing in this User Agreement is intended to violate any laws relating to unfair contracts, and this agreement has been specifically redrafted to ensure compliance with unfair contracts legislation. To the extent that any component of this User Agreement is in conflict with inalienable rights under local laws, all parties intend for this agreement to be read down only insofar as to be in compliance with such local laws and no further.

Each User acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between Buyers and Sellers is that of an independent contractor. Nothing in this User Agreement creates a partnership, joint venture, agency or employment relationship between Users. Nothing in this User Agreement shall in any way be construed as forming a joint venture, partnership or an employer-employee relationship between HobbyHub and any User.

14. Special Provisions for Local Jobs

Each User acknowledges:

  1. HobbyHub does not review, approve, recommend or verify any of the credentials, licences or statements of capability in relation to Local Jobs (or, for the avoidance of doubt, any non Local Jobs on the Website);
  2. HobbyHub provides matchmaking and platform services only. Users agree that HobbyHub has no liability for any other aspect of service delivery or interaction between Buyer and Seller. HobbyHub is not a party to any disputes between Buyer and Seller, although we provide a dispute resolution mechanism to assist the parties in resolving issues;
  3. A User must never disclose, in any Project posted, personal details such as the User’s name, street number, phone number or the email address in any Project description for

Local Job or in any other public communication on the Website (these may be disclosed for Local Jobs as required in private direct messages);

15. Inactive Accounts

We reserve the right to close an Inactive Account.

16. Other Disputes With Users

You acknowledge and agree that in the event that a dispute arises between you and another User in relation to any Project that you will first attempt to resolve any differences that you have in relation to such Project, including in relation to the quality of the services provided.

If you continue to have any difficulties or problems in relation to a dispute with another User in relation to a Project we encourage you to contact us as set out in the Clause entitled “Contacting us”.

You agree that any dispute that is not related to a Milestone Payment (which must be dealt with in accordance with the Milestone Disputes Policy arising between you and another User will be handled in accordance with this clause. HobbyHub will have full rights and powers to make a determination for all such disputes. Upon receipt of a dispute, HobbyHub shall have the right to request the Seller and the Buyer to provide documentation in support of their claim or position in relation to the dispute. You agree that HobbyHub has absolute discretion to accept or reject any document provided. You also acknowledge that HobbyHub is not a judicial or alternative dispute resolution institution and that we will make the determinations only as an ordinary reasonable person. In addition, we do not warrant that the documents provided by the parties to the dispute will be true, complete, or correct and you agree to indemnify and (to the maximum extent permitted by law) hold HobbyHub and any of our affiliates harmless against any damages or liability you may suffer as a result of any documentation or material subsequently being found to be false or misleading.

In relation to disputes with any other users of the Website, you hereby agree to indemnify HobbyHub from any and all claims, demands, and damages, actual and consequential, of every kind and nature, known and unknown, that is related to such a dispute, our determinations or the use of the Milestone Dispute Resolution Services for Milestone Payments and/or for Other Disputes.

The HobbyHub Code of Conduct applies to all the services offered by HobbyHub, including, but not limited to, the Milestone Dispute Resolution Services. It is agreed by you that you will make every endeavour at fair play and post reasonable and fair demands/offers on your dispute. No conduct relating to threats, blackmail, intimidation or inducement of users to leave positive feedback will be tolerated, in particular any refusal to provide either deliverables or payment in relation to the provision of feedback.

A User found to be in breach of the Code of Conduct during the Milestone Dispute Resolution Service process may automatically lose the dispute in favour of the other party involved, regardless of the origin of the dispute. The User who breached the Code of Conduct may also incur further disciplinary action. For more information, read the Code of Conduct.

17. Disputes With Us

If a dispute arises between you and HobbyHub, our goal is to address your concerns immediately and, if we are unable to do so to your satisfaction, to provide you with a means of resolving the dispute quickly. We strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by emailing us at support@HobbyHub.com.

All claims you bring against HobbyHub must be resolved in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. All claims filed or brought contrary to this Agreement shall be considered improperly filed and a breach of this Agreement. Should you file a claim contrary to the terms of this Agreement, HobbyHub may recover its legal fees and costs (including in-house lawyers and paralegals), provided that HobbyHub has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.

You agree that you will not pursue any claims arising under this User Agreement on a class or other representative basis and will not seek to coordinate or consolidate any arbitration or action hereunder with any other proceeding.

If any proceeding by or against you is commenced under any provision of any bankruptcy or insolvency law, HobbyHub will be entitled to recover all reasonable costs or expenses (including reasonable legal fees and expenses) incurred in connection with the enforcement of this Agreement.

HobbyHub’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

32. Access and Interference

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website via any means, including for the avoidance of doubt access to our API or application programming interface, for any purpose without our express written permission.

Additionally, you agree that you will not:

  1. take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion, exercised reasonably) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  2. interfere with, damage, manipulate, disrupt, disable, modify, overburden, or impair any device, software system or network connected to or used (by you or us) in relation to the Website or your Account, or assist any other person to do any of these things, or take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  3. copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for your information) from the websites without the prior express written permission of HobbyHub and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
  4. interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Websites, services or tools, or any activities conducted on or with the Websites, services or tools; or
  5. bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website.

18. Closing Your Account

You may close your Account at any time. The option is located in the Account Settings.

Account closure is subject to:

  1. not having any outstanding listings on the Website;
  2. resolving any outstanding matters (such as a suspension or restriction on your Account); and
  3. paying any outstanding fees or amounts owing on the Account.

We may retain some of your personal information to satisfy regulatory requirements and our own external obligations. Closing your account does not necessarily delete or remove all of the information we hold.

19. Privacy

We use your information as described in the HobbyHub Privacy Policy. If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way then you must not use our services. For the avoidance of doubt, your name and personal details shall be used for identity purposes in the normal course of conducting business in this online marketplace. This may include invoices and purchase orders including but not limited to between transacting parties, including those automatically generated on awarding, accepting, and payment.

20. Indemnity

You will indemnify us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint venturers and employees) against any claim or demand, including legal fees and costs, made against us by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your infringement of any law or the rights of a third party in the course of using the Website and HobbyHub Services.

In addition, we can apply any funds in your Account against any liabilities you owe to us or loss suffered by us as a result of your non-performance or breach of this User Agreement.

21. Security

You must immediately notify us upon becoming aware of any unauthorised access or any other security breach to the Website, your Account or the HobbyHub Services and do everything possible to mitigate the unauthorised access or security breach (including preserving evidence and notifying appropriate authorities). Your User Account is yours only, and you must not share your password with others. You are solely responsible for securing your password. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorised access of your account resulting from your failure to secure your password.

22. No Warranty as to Each User’s Purported Identity

We cannot and do not confirm each User’s purported identity on the Website. We may provide information about a User, such as a strength or risk score, geographical location, or third party background check or verification of identity or credentials. However, such information is based solely on data that a User submits and we provide such information solely for the convenience of Users and the provision of such information is not an introduction, endorsement or recommendation by us.

23. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall we, our related entities, our affiliates or staff be liable, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), or any other form of liability, for:

  1. any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages that may be incurred by you;
  2. any loss of income, business or profits (whether direct or indirect) that may be incurred by you;
  3. any claim, damage, or loss which may be incurred by you as a result of any of your transactions involving the Website.

The limitations on our liability to you above shall apply whether or not we, our related entities, our affiliates or staff have been advised of the possibility of such losses or damages arising.

Notwithstanding the above provisions, nothing in this User Agreement is intended to limit or exclude any liability on the part of us and our affiliates and related entities where and to the extent that applicable law prohibits such exclusion or limitation including those within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and relevant state fair trading legislation.

To the extent that we are able to limit the remedies available under this User Agreement, we expressly limit our liability for breach of a non-excludable condition or warranty implied by virtue of any legislation to the following remedies (the choice of which is to be at our sole discretion) to the supply of the HobbyHub services again or the payment of the cost of having the HobbyHub services supplied again.

24. Legal Limitations

As some jurisdictions do not allow some of the exclusions or limitations as established above, some of these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. In that event, the liability will be limited as far as legally possible under the applicable legislation.We may plead this User Agreement in bar to any claim, action, proceeding or suit brought by you, against us for any matter arising out of any transaction or otherwise in respect of this User Agreement.

You and we agree that you and we will only be permitted to bring claims against the other only on an individual basis and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative action or proceeding. Unless both you and we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate or join more than one person’s or party’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a consolidated, representative, or class proceeding. In addition, the arbitrator may award relief (including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief) only in favour of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief necessitated by that party’s individual claim(s). Any relief awarded cannot affect other Users.

25. Notices

Legal notices will be served or to the email address you provide to HobbyHub during the registration process. Notice will be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid or that the email has not been delivered. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided by you during the registration process. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.

26. Abusing HobbyHub

HobbyHub reserves to the greatest extent possible all rights, without limiting any other remedies, to limit, suspend or terminate our service(s) and or user account(s), suspend or ban access to our services, remove any content, and to take any and all technical or legal steps to ban users.

Without limiting the reasons for taking the aforementioned actions, conduct giving rise to this response could include:

  1. use of our services for any illegitimate or non bona fide purpose
  2. creating problems with other users or potential legal liabilities
  3. infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties
  4. acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of any of our policies
  5. abuse of any staff members including inappropriate or unreasonable communications
  6. abuse or poor performance in the Preferred HobbyHub Program
  7. any attempt to use HobbyHub’s platform or services for any objectionable purpose

27. Feedback

If you have any questions about this User Agreement or if you wish to report breaches of this User Agreement, please contact us emailing us at customercare@hobbyhub.co.in