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FAQ

How do I make a return/exchange?
Please visit our returns page for information on how to exchange or return your Hobes.

Do Hobes have arch support?
Hobes are produced with unlined leather (or microfibre for our Non Leather range) and are designed to be lightweight and soft. Without lining, the shoes are flexible and unstructured. All styles apart from The Chelsea Boot are flat, there is little arch support, but there is cushioning in the innersole so they are incredibly comfortable.

Can you wear orthotics with Hobes?
If you wear orthotics, we would recommend The Chelsea Boot or The Original Hobe. These styles have a higher cut than our other styles and will allow for the additional space required for orthotics. We also recommend rubber orthotics, as opposed to plastic, as this could damage the leather/suede.

How do I clean my Hobes?
Please visit our Hobes Care Guide for instructions on how to clean your Hobes.

Do Hobes suit wide or narrow feet?
Yes! Our Hobes have a very soft upper structure, which means they will mould and shape around your foot, whether they be narrow or wide. If your feet are on the wider side, we recommend our Point Hobe style. If your feet are very narrow, we suggest a laced style (The Boat Hobe, The Original The Wooly Hobe) so you can ensure a snug fit.

Do you have stockists?
Hobes are available solely through our online store.

Do you wholesale your products?
No, we do not wholesale. By eliminating wholesale, and removing brick and mortar expenses, we are able to keep costs low and sell direct.

Do you custom make shoes/sizes to order?
At this time we are unable to produce custom orders. Our Hobes have been designed to be incredibly soft and as we use unlined leather for the shoe upper, the Hobes will give, loosen up and mould to your foot with wear. So far we are yet to meet a foot that does not fit our Hobes! For further information on sizing and fit, please view the size guide here and note size comments on each product page.

What do I do if an item is out of stock?
If we are out of stock in your size and we are planning to re-order this style, you will find an enquiry form on the product page. Please submit an enquiry here and we will let you know as soon as your size is back in stock. If there is no re-order form on the product page, this means we will not be re-stocking the style.

Please feel free to contact us at hello@hobes.co for any further product questions.


Shipping

Shipping Method
Cost
Expected Delivery Time
Orders > $190 Regular Post - Free Allow 2-4 business days
Orders < $190 Regular Post - $9.00 Allow 2-4 business days
New Zealand  EMS Post - $19.00 Allow 5-7 business days
Rest of World EMS Post - $35.00 Allow 5-7 business days

*Delivery times are approximate and delays in customs may occur

Domestic: Regular Post shipping is free for orders over $190, and Express Post shipping is free for orders over $400. Orders for less than $190 will be charged $9 for Regular Post. We also offer an Express Post option for a flat rate of $15.

International: A flat rate of $19 will be charged for shipping to New Zealand. A flat rate of $35 will be charged for shipping to all other countries.

For orders placed outside of Australia, please order from our international website. Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email confirmation with your order number, and as soon as your order is processed and fulfilled you’ll receive a tracking number so you’ll be able to follow its journey. We endeavour to pack and dispatch all orders within 24 hours, and orders should arrive at their destination within 2-4 business days. Delivery time may vary depending on destination and we do our best to get your order to you as quickly as humanly possible. However, we cannot be held responsible for conditions beyond our control such as shipping service interruptions. 

Customers are encouraged to double check shipping address information during check out and before confirming orders. Hobes is not responsible for replacing parcels delivered if incorrect address information is provided at time of order.

Hobes is not responsible for any import fees or duties on international orders. For further information please contact us on hello@hobes.co.


Size Guide

Leather Hobes should fit firmly to start with. They will give and loosen up with wear as a result of the ultra light soft leather used to construct the shoe upper.

Our Boat Hobes, Point Hobes and Chelsea Boots (including wool-lined Chelsea Boots) run true to size. If your measurements are between sizes, always size up.

For Wooly Hobes, please take one full size up to allow for the lambswool lining.

Non Leather Hobes do not give out or loosen up, so they should not feel overly firm to begin with. If in doubt we always suggest sizing up with the Non Leather Hobes.

How to find your size:

  • Stand with your back against a straight wall on a level floor and with a ruler or tape, measure the length of your foot from your heel to your longest toe.
  • Compare this measurement with the lengths (cm) in the size chart below
  • Select your European size. If your measurement is between sizes, we recommend you select the larger size.

Women's

Length (cm) 22.9 23.6 24.2 24.8 25.4 26.1 26.7 27.4
EU/ITALY 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
US 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


Duties & Taxes

International orders may be subject to import duties and/or taxes. These charges are applied when your package arrives in your country. Your order is shipped on a Delivery Duty Unpaid basis, Hobes is not responsible for any import fees or duties on international orders. We are unable to estimate the amount of duties and taxes your package will incur as these charges are imposed directly by customs in your country. Payment of these is necessary to release your order from customs. For more information, please contact your local customs office. 


Returns & Exchanges

For orders placed within Australia, full priced items (including full priced items purchased with a discount code), that are unworn and have not been altered, can be exchanged or returned. A return request must be submitted and your Hobes must be received by our warehouse within 30 days of purchase date.

For orders placed outside Australia, full priced items (including full priced items purchased with a discount code), that are unworn and have not been altered, can be returned, but not exchanged. A return request must be submitted within 30 days of purchase date. If you wish to exchange, please return you Hobes for a refund and place a new order through our online store.

Sale items are final sale and cannot be returned or exchanged.

Please follow these steps to complete your return.

1) To initiate a return, you must submit a return request within 30 days of purchase date. You will receive a response within 24 hours, or on the next business day. Click here to initiate your return. 

2) Once you have a Return Authorization number, please send your Hobes back to:

Hobes c/o DMC 
RA # _ _ _ _ (insert your RA number here!)
26 Dougharty Road
Heidelberg West, VIC 3081

3) The customer is responsible for shipping returns and exchanges to our warehouse, we do not cover the cost for return shipping. We cannot accept liability for an item until it is received by us, so please keep a record of your tracking for proof of delivery.

4) Exchanges will be processed within 48 hours of the items being received. We will ship your first exchange to you free of charge, any additional exchanges will be charged a $9 for shipping.

5) Refunds will be credited to the original payment method, shipping costs are non-refundable.

Need to make an exchange or return? Click here.


Sustainability

At Hobes, we’re committed to minimising our environmental impact. And this starts with our online store. We are an online-only business, which means no physical stores or retail spaces. On average, e-commerce stores use 30% less energy than traditional retail, we'd say that's a win in itself.

Our product philosophy is based around “slow movement” design and development. We produce a tightly edited range of simple, classic and timeless styles in a range of colours and materials. We produce very small runs that are available until sold out, and we work hard to ensure we never have wastage in our production.

We’re working towards being a virgin plastic free brand. In the last year we’ve replaced all packaging and materials with sustainable options. Your Hobes will now be delivered to you using only recycled, biodegradable or compostable materials. We’re working with our supply chain to continue our focus of being completely virgin plastic free and we will keep you updated with progress on this here.

We are constantly working on new products, practices and development with our partners to achieve our goals and to ensure as a brand, we are working towards a more sustainable future. Watch this space.


Production & Materials

Production

Hobes are designed in Australia and handmade in Hong Kong. The production team is led by a fourth generation Italian boot maker who uses traditional Italian techniques in the development of each Hobes style. Our founder regularly spends time in our factory working with the production team as we constantly revise and improve our production methods.

Sustainability is a key focus for us and we are working continually to ensure we reduce our environmental impact as much as possible not only through production, but in every single way we operate as a business.

Materials

Each pair of Hobes has been handmade with the finest materials we can source.

Our Leather range is made with very fine, unlined suede or napa leather. Whilst the majority of our leather comes from Italy, we do occasionally source from other countries for specific leather as we strive to find the best materials we can, to make the softest Hobes.

Our new Non Leather range has been produced with top quality microfibres, which have been sustainably produced. Synthetic leathers typically are not sustainable, and this is something we’ve worked hard to achieve through developing this new category. Our aim with this new range is to offer a leather alternative, using materials that are also water resistant and washable, whilst still carrying all the softness that is signature to Hobes.

Our Wooly Hobes and Wool Lined Chelsea Boot are produced with incredibly soft Australian lambswool, which has been sourced from the Hobes family farm in country Victoria.

To ensure Hobes are long lasting and to guarantee you can walk for miles and miles in ultimate comfort, we use lightweight, flexible rubber to produce our soles. Although thin, the rubber we use is highly durable, trust us when we say you won’t walk out these soles, ever. We’ve explored soles made from wood or leather, and at the end of the day, these materials have high maintenance and need to be re-soled (usually with rubber) over time.


Hobes Care

All Hobes are made with the finest quality, softest natural fibres available and should be a firm fit to begin with. They are designed to mould to your foot and will naturally loosen up with wear. Think of them like wearing a sock, and equate the fit to that if you’re not sure how they should feel. Please note slight marks and variation in surface texture are not flaws, but simply exist as part of the nature of various leathers.

Looking after your Hobes will ensure they live a long and happy life. Before wearing, all Hobes MUST be sprayed with leather / suede protector. This will provide a protective coating to help repel any liquids and keep your Hobes looking their best. And you can re-spray every couple of months if you like! Suede can be kept fresh with a suede brush, which can also help clean surface dirt and marks. 

Visit our Hobes Care Guide >
Purchase the Hobes Suede Care Kit >


Contact

Can't find what you’re looking for? Email us at hello@hobes.co. Our customer service team is based in Melbourne, Australia and operates from 8am - 5pm AEST Monday to Friday.


Privacy Policy

SECTION 1 - WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT AND WHY?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address, email address and payment information. We use this collected information to process and fulfil your order.
Additionally, your email address may be collected at various points within the site, so that we may send you any necessary emails regarding your order, stock notifications or other membership-related services.
You are not required to submit any information to our website. However, without providing the requested information, you may be unable to access certain features of our website, including placing an order.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. We collect cookies that will log traffic, analyse what data is being accessed, and basic demographics about you so that we can correspond with you through tailored marketing and promotions (if applicable) based on how you interact with our website, and can therefore offer you a better experience on our website. More on this is found in section 7.
We may also create customer profiles based on your collected data across all our data sources. We combine and analyse this data with the purpose of improving your experience with us.
We retain personal information for as long as your account is active, or for as long as needed to provide you with our services, or for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

We process your data under the lawful base of consent, where you as the customer give consent to Hobes to process your data for a specific purpose.

How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you provide your personal information, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at hello@hobes.co.
You can opt-out of our email marketing by clicking the unsubscribe link at the footer of our emails, and follow the prompts.

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY & PAYMENT

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES & TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION

In general, the third-party providers and data processes used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
We use analytical tools such as Google Analytics, which assist us in collecting statistics on the use of hobes.co to create a better experience for you.
We work with companies such as Facebook, Instagram and Google to enhance our online advertisements, and ensure you are only exposed to relevant ads. We take your privacy seriously and abide by the mentioned companies terms, policies and agreements. 
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways (Paypal), other payment transaction processors and logistics and transport solutions (Australia Post) have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 6 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 - COOKIES

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can either block all cookies, delete existing cookies from your computer or receive a warning before saving cookies.

SECTION 8 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence.

If you are under he age of eighteen (18), we require that you inform  and get your parents' or guardians' consent before purchasing or providing any personal data to us at au.hobes.co. 

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

Our privacy policy was last updated in
 May, 2018, to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at hello@hobes.co or by mail at Hobes, Re: Privacy Compliance Officer, PO Box 4309, Richmond East, Victoria, 3121, Australia.


Terms of Use

Overview

This website is operated by Hobes. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Hobes. Hobes offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

SECTION 1 - ONLINE STORE TERMS

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

SECTION 2 - GENERAL CONDITIONS

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

SECTION 3 - ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION


We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

SECTION 4 - MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

SECTION 5 - PRODUCTS OR SERVICES 

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colours and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any colour will be accurate.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

SECTION 6 - ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.

SECTION 7 - OPTIONAL TOOLS

We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

SECTION 8 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

SECTION 9 - USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

SECTION 10 - PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy. To view our Privacy Policy.

SECTION 11 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

SECTION 12 - PROHIBITED USES

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

SECTION 13 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Hobes, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

SECTION 14 - INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hobes and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

SECTION 15 - SEVERABILITY

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

SECTION 16 - TERMINATION

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

SECTION 17 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

SECTION 18 - GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of PO Box 4309, Richmond East, Victoria, 3121, Australia.

SECTION 19 - CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

SECTION 20 - CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at hello@hobes.co.


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