Cancellation policy

Everything you need to know about canceling your Hoot Originals product accounts.

Last updated: April 30, 2024

We want satisfied customers, not hostages. That’s why we make it easy for you to cancel your account directly in all of our apps — no phone calls required, no questions asked.

Account owners can follow these instructions to cancel in-app:

  • If you’ve paid for any Hoot Originals product, navigate to "Organizations". From organizations, you'll need to click on each org and then click on teh "Billing" option in the left hand menu. Once Billing page has loaded click the "Cancel your subscription" button (roughtly half way down the screen). You can continue using your account until your paid period expires and your account is automatically canceled, or you can close it earlier after your subscription is stopped, from the "Billing" page, selecting "Close your account now". If you haven’t paid for a Hoot Originals product yet, you can directly close your account from the "Billing" page.

Our legal responsibility is to account owners, which means we cannot cancel an account at the request of anyone else. If for whatever reason you no longer know who the account owner is, contact us. We will gladly reach out to any current account owners at the email addresses we have on file.

What happens when you cancel an account?

Once your account is cancelled you will be able to access your account for the duration of your paid period, so make sure you download everything you want to keep beforehand your paid period expires. Once your paid period expires, your account will be automatically canceled and will become inaccessible. You can also choose to cancel your account earlier.

We’ll permanently delete the content in your account from our servers 30 days after cancellation, and from our backups within 60 days. Retrieving content for a single account from a backup isn’t possible, so if you change your mind you’ll need to do it within the first 30 days after cancellation. Content can’t be recovered once it has been permanently deleted.

We won’t bill you again once you cancel. We don’t automatically prorate any unused time you may have left but if you haven’t used your account in months or just started a new billing cycle, contact us for a fair refund. We’ll treat you right.

Hoot Originals-initiated cancellations

We may cancel accounts if they have been inactive for an extended period:

  • For trial accounts: 30 days after a trial has expired without being upgraded
  • For frozen accounts: 180 days after being frozen due to billing failures

We also retain the right to suspend or terminate accounts for any reason at any time, as outlined in our Terms of Service. In practice, this generally means we will cancel your account without notice if we have evidence that you are using our products to engage in abusive behavior.