TERMS & CONDITIONS

(Read Home Buyers Combine wherever HBC is mentioned; Read Maximus Concepts & Technologies where MCT is mentioned)
IMPORTANT: ALL USERS MUST READ THIS SECTION

SUMMARY

  • We respect your privacy. We shall not sell or license your details to any third party. We hate spam ourselves and trust us, we shall not encourage it in any manner whatsoever.
  • We shall send out periodical mails regarding the new deals available on the site. You can, however, choose to opt-out by unsubscribing by sending an email at any time you think we have started bugging you.
  • HBC acts as a representative in all the properties listed on the website. Though it endeavours to ensure that quality properties reach you and the representation made is as far as possible, close to the actual product, it however, takes no responsibility of the properties being sold. The deals are sourced from various sources. HBC will take no responsibility and hence, is not liable for any legal action for any representations about features or warranties or performance or quality or usability or safety or any other aspect of the end product or service. The maxim of “buyers beware” applies here and buyers should do their own due diligence before making any commitments or purchases.
  • If these terms confuse you, please feel free to contact HBC . We would be glad to assist you in any manner we can.

HBC is a service provider as defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. HBC is an interactive computer service as defined by 47 U.S.C.230. We do not control the truth or accuracy of content posted or the safety, or legality of the items displayed or sold. You may find other users' information or advertisements posted to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. The views expressed on the website are not those of HBC .com, and any errors or omissions in them belong to the respective contributors / copyright holders. Through the use of this site, you agree to hold harmless HBC and its sponsors, owners, shareholders or employees against any and all claims related to the opinions expressed by others.
To read the complete HBC Terms and Conditions, please see below.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By using this site (the "Site"), you ("you" or the "End User") agree to the terms and conditions that we ("HBC ") have provided.
If you do not wish to agree to the outlined terms and conditions - (the "Terms of Use" or "Agreement"), please refrain from using the Site.

HBC reserves the right to make any changes to our Terms of Use and/or our Privacy Policy (which is incorporated herein by reference) as we deem necessary or desirable without prior notification to you. We suggest to you, therefore, that you re-read this important notice containing our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy from time to time in order that you stay informed as to any such changes. If we make changes to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and you continue to use our Site, you are impliedly agreeing to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy expressed herein.

TERMS OF USE

  • Definitions
    "HBC " provides an interactive online service operated by M/s MCT on the World Wide Web of the Internet (the "Web"), consisting of information services, content and transaction capabilities provided by HBC , affiliates of HBC and other third parties.
  • General
    This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to the use of this Site by the End User. By using this Site (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), End User agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use this Site is personal to End-User and is not transferable to any other person or entity. End User shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of End User's password(s), if any. End User acknowledges that, although the Internet is often a secure environment, sometimes there are interruptions in service or events that are beyond the control of HBC , and HBC shall not be responsible for any data lost while transmitting information on the Internet. While it is HBC ’s objective is to make the Site accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, the Site may be unavailable from time to time for any reason including, without limitation, routine maintenance. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of the control of HBC , access to the Site may be interrupted, suspended or terminated from time to time.

    HBC shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of HBC , including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access or use. Further, HBC may discontinue disseminating any portion of information or category of information, may change or eliminate any transmission method and may change transmission speeds or other signal characteristics.
  • Modified Terms
    HBC reserves the right at all times to discontinue or modify any of our Terms of Use and/or our Privacy Policy as we deem necessary or desirable without prior notification to you. Such changes may include, among other things, the adding of certain fees or charges. We suggest to you, therefore, that you re-read this important notice containing our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy from time to time in order that you stay informed as to any such changes. If we make changes to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and you continue to use our Site, you are impliedly agreeing to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy expressed herein. Any such deletions or modifications shall be effective immediately upon HBC 's posting thereof. Any use of HBC by End User after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by End User of such modifications.
  • Equipment
    End User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of this Site and all charges related thereto. HBC shall not be liable for any damages to the End User's equipment resulting from the use of this Site.
  • End User Conduct
    This Site and any individual sites or merchant-specific, city-specific, or state-specific sites now or hereinafter contained within or otherwise available through external hyperlinks with our Site (the "Microsites") are private property. All interactions on this Site and/or the Microsites must comply with these Terms of Use. Although we welcome and encourage user interaction on our Site, we do insist and require that all end users restrict any and all activity in connection with the use of this Site and the Microsites to that which involves lawful purposes only. End User shall not post or transmit through this Site any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, or any material which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without HBC 's express prior, written approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by an End User that in HBC 's exclusive discretion restricts or inhibits any other End User from using or enjoying this Site and/or any of the Microsites is strictly prohibited. End User shall not use this Site or any of the Microsites to advertise or perform any commercial, religious, political or non-commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users of this Site and/or the Microsites to become users of other on- or offline services directly or indirectly competitive or potentially competitive with HBC .

    The foregoing provisions of this Section 5 apply equally to and are for the benefit of HBC , its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.
  • Copyright and Trademarks
    Everything located on or in this Site, is the exclusive property of HBC , or used with express permission of the copyright and/or trademark owner. ANY COPYING, DISTRIBUTING, TRANSMITTING, POSTING, LINKING, DEEP LINKING, OR OTHERWISE MODIFYING OF THIS SITE OR ANY OF THE MICROSITES WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF MCT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Any violation of this policy may result in a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right infringement that may subject End User to civil and / or criminal penalties.

    This Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music, sound, and the entire contents of HBC protected by copyright as a collective work under the applicable copyright laws. HBC owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. End User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. End User may download / print / save copyrighted material for End User's personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly stated under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material without the express permission of HBC and the copyright owner is permitted. If copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material is permitted, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. End User acknowledges that he/she/it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. Trademarks that are located within or on the Site or a Web site otherwise owned or operated in conjunction with HBC shall not be deemed to be in the public domain but rather the exclusive property of HBC , unless such site is under license from the Trademark owner thereof in which case such license is for the exclusive benefit and use of HBC , unless otherwise stated.

    End User shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on this Site any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. HBC does not have any express burden or responsibility to provide End User with indications, markings or anything else that may aid End User in determining whether the material in question is copyrighted or trademarked. End User shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of this Site, End User warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted HBC the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. End User also permits any other end user to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that end user's personal use. End User hereby grants HBC the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on this Site by End User.
    The foregoing provisions of Section 6 apply equally to and are for the benefit of HBC , its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.
  • Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
    END USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THIS SITE AND THE MICROSITES IS AT END USER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER HBC , ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO (I) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THIS SITE, OR (II) THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR THE MICROSITES.

    THIS SITE AND THE MICROSITES ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.

    THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. END USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HBC IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH END USER.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL HBC , OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THIS SITE OR THE CONTENTS HEREOF, INCLUDING THE MICROSITES AND ANY SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE. END USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THIS SITE AND THE MICROSITES.

    IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE, NEITHER HBC , NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS SITE OR ANY OF THE MICROSITES, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE END USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

    HBC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT THAT A USER, SUBSCRIBER, OR AN UNAUTHORIZED USER MAY POST ON THIS SITE OR ANY OF THE MICROSITES. ANY CONTENT THAT IS POSTED OR UPLOADED THAT IS OR MAY BE DEEMED UNSUITABLE CAN AND MAY BE TAKEN DOWN BY HBC . MOREOVER, HBC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT, CHANGE, ALTER, DELETE AND PROHIBIT ANY AND ALL CONTENT THAT IT, HBC , DEEMS UNSUITABLE.
  • Monitoring
    HBC shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the Site at all times, including any chat rooms and forums that may hereinafter be included as part of the Site, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by HBC , as well as to satisfy any applicable law, regulation or authorized government request. Without limiting the foregoing, HBC shall have the right to remove any material that HBC, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
  • Privacy
    End User acknowledges that all discussion for ratings, comments, bulletin board service, chat rooms and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively "Communities") are public and not private communications, and that, therefore, others may read End User's communications without End User's knowledge. HBC does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Community, and, therefore, HBC specifically disclaims any liability concerning the Communities and any actions resulting from End Users participation in any Community, including any objectionable content. Generally, any communication which End User posts to HBC (whether in chat rooms, discussion groups, message boards or otherwise) is considered to be non-confidential. If particular web pages permit the submission of communications that will be treated by HBC as confidential, that fact will be stated on those pages. By posting comments, messages or other information on the Site, End User grants HBC the right to use such comments, messages or information for promotions, advertising, market research or any other lawful purpose. For more information see HBC's Privacy Policy.
  • License Grant
    By posting communications on or through this Site, End User shall be deemed to have granted to HBC a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicensees.
  • Indemnification
    End User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless HBC, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of this Site and/or the Microsites by End User.
  • Termination
    HBC may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, HBC shall have the right to immediately terminate any passwords or accounts of End User in the event of any conduct by End User which HBC, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by End User of this Agreement. The provisions of Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 will survive termination of this Agreement.
  • Trademarks
    HBC is a trademark of MCT All rights in respect of this trademark are hereby expressly reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, all other trademarks appearing on HBC are the property of their respective owners.
  • Third Party Content
    HBC, similar to an Internet Service Provider, is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and End Users. Accordingly, HBC has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or any other end users are those of the respective author(s) or distributors) and not of HBC. Neither HBC nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 6 above for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)

    In many instances, the content available through this Site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, end user, or other user not under contract with HBC. HBC neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on HBC by anyone other than authorized HBC employee spokespersons while acting in official capacities. Under no circumstances will HBC be liable for any loss or damage caused by an end user's reliance on information obtained through HBC. It is the responsibility of End User to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice, etc., or other content available through HBC.

    HBC contains links to third party Web sites maintained by other content providers. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by HBC of the contents on such third-party sites and HBC hereby expressly disclaims any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites. If End User decides to access linked third-party Web sites, End User does so at its own risk. Unless you have executed a written agreement with HBC expressly permitting you to do so, you may not provide a hyperlink to the Site from any other website. HBC reserves the right to revoke its consent to any link at any time in its sole discretion.
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy
    Returns / Cancellations are handled on a case-by-case basis. Unless there is something wrong with the purchase, we are generally unable to offer refunds for coupons already purchased. If you'd like to discuss cancelling a purchase, email us at support@HBC.com or talk to our customer support.
  • Miscellaneous
    This Agreement and any operating rules for HBC established by HBC constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder is a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall be of no legal force or effect. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions contained in this Agreement and the remaining portions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The failure of either party to exercise any of its rights under this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of such rights or any other rights provided hereunder.

    HBC's headquarters are in Pune, Maharashtra. Legal issues arising out of, but not exclusive to the use of, this Site or the Microsites (unless otherwise specifically stated) are governed by and in accordance with the laws of the country (exclusive of its rules regarding conflicts of laws). By using this Site, End User agrees that any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the performance, breach or termination thereof, or the Site or any Microsite, shall be finally settled by arbitration in Pune, Maharashtra under the rules of arbitration of the India.

    THIS AGREEMENT AND PRIVACY POLICY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF INDIA WITHOUT REFERENCE TO CONFLICT OF LAWS PRINCIPLES AND DISPUTES ARISING IN RELATION HERETO SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF PUNE.

Origins

 
Founded by seasoned professionals in the field of property acquisition, procurement contracting and spend management, HBC’s principle founder – Nitin Degaonkar is a well qualified (Engineer - MBA) and experienced management professional. Armed with extensive experience of over 20 years in the field of business operations and proven leadership skills in various large Indian and Multinational Business Organizations, Nitin provides the leadership to HBC in all its endeavors. He is supported by highly qualified, integrated and motivated staff that strives for excellence in all activities of HBC.

The initiative was born out of concern for colleagues when Nitin Degaonkar moved to Pune in Infosys and observed the change in Pune Real Estate in five years since the time he had left the city due to professional commitments. There was great exploitation of ignorant home buyers at the hands of cartelized market. Nitin decided to take things in own hands and formed group within INFOSYS to hunt for a right kind of developer partner who was willing to play the ball with a WIN: WIN approach. Soon the group had a project on anvil and more and more people wanted to be part of this initiative. In order to take the concept to more and more buyers, Nitin moved from promising corporate career and founded Home Buyers Combine.
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