HOBI Terms of Service

Last Revised: November 27, 2020

Welcome to HOBI! You are now reading the Terms of Service (the “Terms”) that serve as an agreement between you and HOBI Team, Inc (the developer and owner of the HOBI apps and website). These Terms of Use apply to the HOBI mobile applications and website: hong.social, e-mail newsletters published or distributed by us. To make these Terms easier to read, our services, the Site and the App are collectively called the “Services”. Please read these Terms of Use carefully.

Agreement to Terms

By using this Web site or App (collectively, “Services”), you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the following terms, the HOBI Privacy Policy (available for review here: hong.social/Policy ), and all applicable laws and regulations.

Changes to Terms or Services

We reserve the right to modify or amend, update these terms from time to time without notice. If we do so, we will let you know by posting the modified Terms on the App or through e-mail communication. If you continue to use our App following the changes to the terms, it will mean you accept our updates. Otherwise, you may not use our services anymore.

Who May use our Services

You may use Our Services only if you are 13 years or older and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals, due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


You can create an account in order to enable certain function(s) of the Services (for example: bookmark your favorite articles, follow certain topics or persons). You shall be responsible for managing your own account and shall not lend, sell, pledge, or otherwise transfer the account to any third party.

Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy (hong.social/Policy) for information on how we collect, use and disclose information from our users.

Content Ownership

All the rights to the News Content and Advertising Content are retained by the third-party that is the source of such Content. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the VietNam and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, content, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, distributed, disseminated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services.

Rights and Terms for Apps

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, HOBI app grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to download and install a copy of the App on a mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy the App, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not:

  • 1. Copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App.
  • 2. Distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party.
  • 3. Reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App.
  • 4. Make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means.
  • HOBI reserves all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under these Terms.

Usage Data

Using the Services, you agree to let us collect information regarding your usage pattern of the application, including but not limited to information about your device(device ID), click action, reading behaviors. These data will be store anonymously, and we may use them to improve the quality of the App.

General Prohibitions and HOBI’s Enforcement Rights

You agree not to do any of the following:

  • Use, display, mirror or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, HOBI's name, any HOBI trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without HOBI’s express written consent;
  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, HOBI’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of HOBI’s providers;
  • Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any HOBI’s system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by HOBI or any of HOBI’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Content;
  • Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by HOBI or other generally available third-party web browsers;
  • Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a HOBI trademark, logo URL or product name without HOBI’s express written consent;
  • Use the Services or Content, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services or Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content;
  • Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;
  • Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
  • Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at: info@hong.social