App Guidelines

We, at Bhonga, bring you this App and these Guidelines (“Guidelines”) so that you as the User, gain an insight into the purpose and use of this App and learn about our goals and/motto.

We strongly urge you to carefully peruse our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These Guidelines are to be read with and form a part of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Bhonga is a community-based messaging App which detects your location and allows you to send and receive messages in a 1 sq. km. radius. This is known as the Designated Area. The said Designated area is currently at 1 sq. km., as designed by us alongside our team. Bhonga reserves the right to change the Designated Area of messaging at any point without informing or consenting with the Users. The Users will be notified suitably of such changes, through in-app notifications.

We, at Bhonga, value your privacy and your participation. For your ease-of-use and quick access, we have ensured that registration requirements for our App are minimum. We urge you to provide us your true and correct information, and we will not be responsible for any false or incorrect information you provide to us.

As stated in our Terms of Use, the App is structured as follows:

  • 1. The Home Page of the App allows us as the admin to post information and news and community-related content we deem fit;
  • 2. The App allows the User to post the following types of messages (“Messaging Heads”):
    1. a. Post an emergency;
    2. b. Ask a query;
    3. c. Important Information;
    4. d. Opinion; and
    5. e. Market Offer.

As stated above, Bhonga allows you to exercise your reasonable judgment to post the content you want under any of the said Messaging Heads.

We strongly urge that you exercise your reasonable judgment and post content that is useful to the community around you. Any content you post under any of the said Messaging Heads will reach all the Bhonga users in the Designated Area. Hence, any false information, invalid offers, fake emergencies or any misinformation whether or not intended to mislead others, may lead to undue loss or harm to the other users, if incorrect and acted upon by them. The person posting such harmful/incorrect/inaccurate/misleading information shall be responsible for its effects upon the community and liable to action. If you notice any such activity, please press the report abuse button and inform us.

WE AT BHONGA RECOMMEND THAT YOU EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE POSTING AND BE AWARE THAT MISCHEVIOUS ACTIVITY WILL BE TRACKED, DETECTED AND REPORTED TO THE AUTHORITIES AND/OR YOU SHALL BE LIABLE TO ACTION IN CASE OF BREACH OF PUBLIC POLICY, MORALITY, HARM TO THE SOCIETY, OR ANY OTHER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES.

We strongly reiterate that you read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to understand the workings of the App.

We have created this App with an intention to bring the community together and create a physical eco-system conducive to helping everyone in it. We request that you do not use this App as just another platform to send spam/bulk messages/forwards/videos. We promote that you send helpful messages which will be useful to the community.

For example: If you see a huge manhole in your Designated Area, or witness excess traffic, notice that there has been an accident, or someone is in need of help, please feel free to post about it. We recommend that in case of severe emergencies such as fire, crimes, medical emergencies, in addition to simply posting on the App, please contact the authorities, such as the Police, Fire Brigade, local hospital, ambulance service, etc.

WE, AT BHONGA, DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY HELP IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, BUT WE HOPE TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO ACCESS HELP FROM THE RIGHT RESOURCES WHEN NEEDED. WE FURTHER TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT POSTED BY OUR USERS. THEREFORE, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE RELYING UPON THE INFORMATION POSTED BY OTHERS AND RUSHING TO THEIR HELP. BHONGA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISINFORMATION AND YOUR LOSS DUE TO RELYING UPON SUCH MISINFORMATION. BHONGA IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR ANY OF THE SERVICES SUCH AS POLICE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL OR ANY OTHER SERVICE REQUIRED AT ANY POINT.

Finally, we thank you for downloading our App, and hope that you share it with your family and friends. We, once again, request you to post responsibly and refrain from posting spammy or obscene content or content against public policy or morality.

If you have any queries, suggestions, ideas, or would like to collaborate with us, please reach us at Email ID: reachus@bhonga.co