Our Ideology

Hootout helps you to enhance your live moments and share it with family and friends. You can send a photo or video to friends or public using our App. When you use these services, It may be inevitably that you will share some information with us, in same time we are not responsible for any privacy concern which may arise after you share contents online So we want to be upfront about the information we collect, how we use it, whom we share it with, and the choices we give you to control, access, and update your information. That's why we've written this privacy policy. And it's why we've tried to write it in a way that's blissfully free of the legalese that often clouds these documents. Of course, if you still have questions about anything in our privacy policy you can contact us (contact@hootout.com).

Information We Collect

Information given by you - When you interact with our services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, most of our services require you to set up a Hootout account, so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: a unique username you'd like to go by, a password, an email address, a phone number, and your date of birth. To make it easier for others to find you, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on our services, such as profile pictures, a name, or other useful identifying information. Of course, you'll also provide us whatever information you send through the services, such as images and video to your friends. Keep in mind that the users you send images, video, and any other content to can always save that content or copy it outside the app. So, the same common sense that applies to the Internet at large applies to Hootout as well: Don't send messages or share content that you wouldn't want someone to save or share.

Information Tranferred

User data is handled securely, including transmitting it using modern cryptography (for example, over HTTPS).

Cookies Policy

When you use our services, certain information may be stored locally on your mobile device using 'cookies' or similar technologies such as objects stored in our service's local storage on the device that you are using. A cookie is a small text file or data file used to store limited information about the user of the device and is stored on your device. It helps us to identify how our users use our services and so that we can continuously evolve and improve it. We use information collected from cookies to improve users' experience and the overall quality of our services.If you have any questions regarding these Terms & Privacy, please feel free to contact us (contact@hootout.com)

Information We Get When You Use Our Services

When you use our services, we collect information about which of those services you've used and how you've used them. We might know, for instance, that you watched a particular image, saw a specific ad for a certain period of time, and sent a few image to friends. Here's a fuller explanation of the types of information we collect when you use our services (to learn about how you can control some of this information, be sure to read the aptly titled Control over Your Information section below):

Usage Information
We collect information about your activity through our services. For example, we may collect information about: how you interact with the services , such as which filters you view or apply to video, which text you post or anything. how you communicate with other users, such as their names, the time and date of your communications, the number of messages you exchange with your friends, which friends you exchange messages with the most, and your interactions with messages (such as when you open a message or capture a image).
Content Information
We collect information about the content you provide, such as if the recipient has viewed the content, replayed the content, and the metadata that is provided with the content.
Device Information
We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).
Device Phonebook
Because Hootout is all about communicating with friends, we may with your consent collect information from your device's phonebook.
Camera and Photos
Many of our services require us to collect images and other information from your device's camera and photos. We'll access your camera and photos only after you give us your consent.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies
Like most online services and mobile applications, we may use cookies and other technologies, such as web storage, and unique advertising identifiers, to collect information about your activity, browser, and device. We may also use these technologies to collect information when you interact with services we offer through one of our partners, such as Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually remove or reject browser cookies through the settings on your browser or device. Keep in mind, though, that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our services. To learn more about how we use cookies and your choices, please check out our Cookie Statement. To learn more about how third parties use these technologies on our services, be sure to read the Analytics and Advertising Services Provided by Others section of our privacy policy.
Log Information
We also collect log information when you use our website. That information includes, among other things: details about how you've used our services device information, such as your web browser type and language access times pages viewed IP address identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser pages you visited before or after navigating to our website.
Location Information
When you use our services we may collect information about your location. With your consent, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses.

Information We Collect from Third Parties

We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use our services. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook and you're one of that user's contacts we may combine the information we collect from that user's phonebook with other information we have collected about you. We may also obtain information from other companies that are owned or operated by us, or any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information we collect through our services.

How We Use Information

What we do with the information we collect? The short answer is: Provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we relentlessly improve. But we do a lot more as well, such as:

We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open the app and view content faster.

How We Share Information

We may share information about you in the following ways:

With other users
  • information about you, such as your username and name;
  • information about how you have interacted with the services, such as your video sharing the names of other user you are friends with, and other information that will help user understand your connections with others using the services. For example, because it may not be clear whether a new friend request comes from someone you actually know, we may share whether you and the requestor have Hootout friends in common;
  • any additional information you have consented for us to share. For example, when you let us access your device phonebook, we may share information about you with other users who have your phone number in their device phonebook; and
  • content you post or send will be shared with other users; how widely your content is shared depends on your personal settings and the type of service you are using. For example, a image may be sent to just a single friend you select, but if you wont your content seen by other you make this kind of setting

Control over Your Information

We want you to be in control of your information, so we provide you with the following tools.

Access and Updates
We strive to let you access and update most of the personal information that we have about you. We may reject a request for a number of reasons, including, for example, that the request risks the privacy of other users, requires technical efforts that are disproportionate to the request, is repetitive, or is unlawful. You can access and update most of your basic account information right in the app by visiting the app's Settings page. If you need to access, update, or delete any other personal information that we may have, you can put in a request to us. Because your privacy is important to us, we may ask you to verify your identity or provide additional information before we let you access or update your personal information.
Revoking Permissions
If you change your mind about our ongoing ability to collect information from certain sources that you have already consented to, such as your phonebook, camera, photos, or location services, you can simply revoke your consent by changing the settings on your device if your device offers those options. Of course, if you do that, certain services may lose full functionality.
Account Deletion
While we hope you'll remain a lifelong Hootout user, if for some reason you ever want to delete your account, you can. If you ask to delete your account, we will delete your information from our data base as soon as possible.


Our services are not intended for and we don't direct them to anyone under 13. And that's why we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13.

Operation of service

This product is operated by KuchNaya TechnoLabs Private Limited. Hootout is a product of KuchNaya TechnoLabs. The registered office of KuchNaya TechnoLabs is at 127, Ashar Enclave, Kolshet Road, Thane, Maharashtra - 400607, India. The company registration number is U72900MH2011PTC21360. Although we welcome users from all over the world, keep in mind that no matter where you live or where you happen to use our services, Our data server is located in cloud, This means that we may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it in the cloud and other countries whose local data-protection and privacy laws may offer fewer protections than those in your country of residence or from any country where you use or access the services.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

Each time you use the Website, this User Agreement applies to your use. Any updates to it will apply to you; so you should check back frequently for any updates. We may change this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. Sometimes, we'll let you know by revising the date at the top of the privacy policy that's available on our website and mobile application. Therefore, you should review this User Agreement and any Additional Terms on a regular and frequent basis. The Updated Terms will be effective as of the time that Hootout posts them on the home page of the Website, or such later date as may be specified in them.