Our Services are not offered to entities or persons who have their registered office or place of residence in the United States of America, Cuba, China(including Hong Kong and Taiwan), North Korea, Japan or any Restricted Territory as defined in Section 35.
As used throughout these Terms, “Digital Assets” means bitcoin, ethereum or any other digital asset, cryptocurrency, virtual currency, or token that are available to transact in using the Exchange and “fiat currency” means any government issued national currency. Before beginning to use the Exchange or any other products or services offered by Tapbit, you should ensure you have reviewed the fee schedule.
Section 28 of these Terms governs how they may be changed over time. If after reading these Terms in their entirety you are still unsure of anything or you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
1. APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Your conduct on the Exchange is subject to the laws, regulations, and rules of any applicable governmental or regulatory authority, including, without limitation, all applicable tax, anti-money laundering (“AML”) and counter-terrorist financing (“CTF”) provisions. You agree and understand that by opening an Account and using the Services in any capacity, you shall act in compliance with and be legally bound by these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation those stated in this Section 1, where applicable), and failure to do so may result in the suspension of your ability to use the Services or the closure of your Account. For the avoidance of doubt, continued use of your Account, and the receipt of all trading fee discounts and rebates, is conditioned on your continued compliance at all times with these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations.
If you are registering to use the Services as an individual, you must be at least 18 years of age, and you must not have previously been suspended or removed from the Exchange or any other service or product offered by Tapbit or its affiliate entities, to enter into this Agreement. If you are registering to use the Services on behalf of a legal entity, you represent and warrant that (i) such legal entity is duly organized and validly existing under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction of its organization; (ii) you are duly authorized by such legal entity to act on its behalf; and (iii) such organization (and any affiliate entity) must not have been previously suspended or removed from the Services or any other service or product offered by Tapbit or its affiliate entities, to enter into this Agreement. By accessing or using the Services, you further represent and warrant that you are not a Restricted Person nor are you a resident of a Restricted Territory (each as defined in Section 35) and you will not be using the Services for any illegal activity including, but not limited to, those Restricted Activities listed under Section 19.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Tapbit may determine not to make the Services, in whole or in part, available in every market, either in its sole discretion or due to legal or regulatory requirements, depending on your location.
3. REGISTRATION PROCESS; IDENTITY VERIFICATION
When registering your Account, you must provide current, complete, and accurate information for all required elements on the registration page, including your full legal name. You are the only person authorized to use your Account and you may not share your Account credentials with any other person. You also agree to provide us, when registering an Account and on an ongoing basis, with any additional information we request for the purposes of identity verification and the detection of money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, or any other financial crime, including without limitation a copy of your government issued photo ID or evidence of residency such as a lease or utility bill. You permit us to keep a record of such information and authorize us to make any inquiries, directly or through third parties, that we consider necessary to verify your identity or protect you and/or us against fraud or other financial crime, and to take action we reasonably deem necessary based on the results of such inquiries. When we carry out these inquiries, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be disclosed to credit reference and fraud prevention or financial crime agencies and that these agencies may respond to our inquiries in full. In certain circumstances, we may require you to submit additional information about yourself, your business, or your transactions, provide records, and complete other verification steps (such process, “Enhanced Due Diligence”). You represent and warrant that any and all information provided to us pursuant to these Terms or otherwise is true, accurate and not misleading in any respect. If any such information changes, it is your obligation to update such information as soon as possible. Failure to provide such information in a timely fashion may result in the suspension of your ability to use the Services (until you provide such information) or the closure of your Account. We reserve the right to maintain your account registration information after you close your Account for business and regulatory compliance purposes, subject to applicable law and regulation.
4. AML AND CTF COMPLIANCE
Our AML and CTF procedures are guided by all applicable rules and regulations regarding AML and CTF. These standards are designed to prevent the use of the Tapbit platform for money laundering or terrorist financing activities. We take compliance very seriously and it is our policy to take all the necessary steps to prohibit fraudulent transactions, report suspicious activities, and actively engage in the prevention of money laundering and any related acts that facilitate money laundering, terrorist financing or any other financial crimes.
5. INITIAL FUNDING; THIRD PARTY TRANSFERS
In order to fund your Account and begin trading, you must first procure Digital Assets. Tapbit supports deposits and withdrawals for a number of Digital Assets, including certain U.S. Dollarpegged Digital Assets (each a “Stablecoin”). You may deposit Stablecoins that you already own by generating an address within your Account and sending your Stablecoins to such address, after which they should appear in your “USD Stablecoins (USD)” balance. The Exchange may support various fiat currencies for deposit, withdrawal, and/or trading, using wire transfers, credit cards, or other appropriate methods. The fiat currencies supported by the Exchange are USD, EUR and GBP.
Tapbit enables you to exchange (“Convert”) one Digital Asset for another Digital Asset. When you request to Convert a Digital Asset or Stablecoin, you will be quoted a price for such conversion. The price quoted will depend on market conditions, and you are under no obligation to execute a trade at any price quoted to you. Tapbit makes no promises as to the timing or availability of the ability to convert Digital Assets via the Exchange.
It is your responsibility to ensure you send all Digital Assets, including Stablecoins, to the correct address provided for that particular Digital Asset. If you send a Digital Asset to an address that does not correspond to that exact Digital Asset (such as an address not associated with your account or the specific Digital Asset sent), such Digital Asset may be lost forever. If you send a Digital Asset from your Account to an external address that does not correspond to that exact Digital Asset, such Digital Asset may be lost forever.
You assume all liability for any losses incurred as a result of sending Digital Assets to an incorrect address (such as an address not associated with your account or an address not associated with the specific Digital Asset). Tapbit is not responsible for any losses or for taking any actions to attempt to recover such Digital Assets. If the funds are recoverable, we may in our sole discretion attempt to recover the funds, but such recovery efforts are in no way guaranteed. Please also be aware that if you attempt to deposit ETH to your Account by sending it via a smart contract, your funds may not be automatically credited, and may take time to recover. Should you encounter any of these issues, you may contact us us to request assistance.
Tapbit makes no representations or warranties regarding the amount of time that may be required to complete transfer of your Digital Assets from a third party wallet or other source and have said Digital Assets become available in your Account.
When you elect to transfer Digital Assets from your Account to a third party wallet or other location, it is always possible the party administering the new location may reject your transfer or that the transfer may fail due to technical or other issues affecting our platform. You agree that you shall not hold Tapbit liable for any damages arising from a rejected transfer.
6. FUTURES CONTRACTS
The future listed by Tapbit is USDT Perpetual. Futures trading on Tapbit is high risk. In order to trade Futures Contracts on Tapbit, you must post collateral. Depending on market movements, your position may be liquidated and you may sustain a total loss of Digital Assets. This is because futures trading is highly leveraged, with a relatively small amount of funds used to establish a position in a Digital Asset or index having a much greater value. If you are uncomfortable with this level of risk, you should not trade futures contracts. You agree to maintain a sufficient amount of Digital Assets at all times to meet Tapbit’s margin requirements, as such requirements may be modified from time to time. If the value of the collateral in your Account falls below the maintenance margin requirement, Tapbit may seize and liquidate any or all of your positions and assets to reduce your leverage. If, after your positions and assets are liquidated, your Account still contains insufficient Digital Assets to restore your margin ratio to the required amount, you will be responsible for any additional Digital Assets owed. Tapbit may, in its sole discretion, perform measures to mitigate potential losses to you on your behalf, including, but not limited to closing futures positions held in any Digital Asset or index that Tapbit plans to delist from the Exchange in accordance with Section 19. Under certain market conditions, it may be difficult or impossible to liquidate a position. This can occur, for example, if there is insufficient liquidity in the market or due to technical issues on our platform. In the event that market conditions make it impossible to execute such orders, you may be unable to limit your losses. The use of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains.
7. LEVERAGED TOKENS
Leveraged Tokens are “ERC-20” digital tokens issued by Tapbit that operate on the Ethereum blockchain (“Leveraged Tokens”). Tapbit offers Leveraged Tokens for each underlying Digital Asset or index (“Underlying”). Each Leveraged Token has an associated account on Tapbit that takes leveraged positions on perpetual futures contracts, and can be created or redeemed for its share of the Digital Assets of that account.
Users may create Leveraged Tokens by depositing Stablecoins and redeem Leveraged Tokens for an equivalent amount of Stablecoins. The Leveraged Token will automatically rebalance to add or remove exposure based on the size of the creation or redemption. Users are charged or credited an amount of Stablecoins equal to the number of Leveraged Tokens being created or redeemed multiplied by the Net Asset Value of the Leveraged Token as of the creation or redemption time.
Leveraged Tokens seek (but under no circumstances guarantee) daily results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to 300% or 3x (“BULL”), -100% or -1x (“HEDGE”), or -300% or -3x (“BEAR”) of the daily return of the Underlying (in U.S. Dollars) for a single day, not for any other period. A Leveraged Token’s returns for a period longer than a single day will be the result of its return for each day, compounded over that period, and could differ in amount and direction from the return of the Underlying over the same period.
A Leveraged Token’s returns may also deviate from expected returns in a period shorter than a single day for reasons including, but not limited to, scheduled or unscheduled rebalancing. Scheduled rebalancing occurs once daily in order to maintain the Leveraged Token’s intended exposure to the market price of the Underlying. Unscheduled rebalancing may occur, for example, if the market price of the Underlying moves more than 10% in either direction within a single day in order to maintain the Leveraged Token’s intended returns.
8. FORKS AND DISTRIBUTIONS
As a result of the decentralized and open source nature of Digital Assets it is possible that sudden, unexpected, or controversial changes (“Forks”) can be made to any Digital Asset that may change the usability, functions, value or even name of a given Digital Asset. Such Forks may result in multiple versions of a Digital Asset and could lead to the dominance of one or more such versions of a Digital Asset (each a “Dominant Digital Asset”) and the partial or total abandonment or loss of value of any other versions of such Digital Asset (each a “NonDominant Digital Asset”).
Tapbit is under no obligation to support a Fork of a Digital Asset that you hold in your Account, whether or not any resulting version of such forked Digital Asset is a Dominant Digital Asset or Non-Dominant Digital Asset or holds value at or following such Fork. Forks of Digital Assets can be frequent, contentious and unpredictable, and therefore cannot be consistently supported on Tapbit. When trading or holding Digital Assets using your Account, you should operate under the assumption that Tapbit will never support any Fork of such Digital Asset.
If Tapbit elects, in its sole discretion, to support a Fork of a Digital Asset, it may choose to do so by making a public announcement through its Site or otherwise notifying customers, and shall bear no liability for any real or potential losses that may result based on the decision to support such Fork or the timing of implementation of support. If Tapbit, in its sole discretion, does not elect to support a Fork of a given Digital Asset, including the determination to support, continue to support, or cease to support any Dominant Digital Asset or NonDominant Digital Asset, Tapbit assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any losses or other issues that might arise from an unsupported Fork of a Digital Asset.
Tapbit does not generally offer support for the distribution of assets based on a triggering fact or event, such as the possession of another asset (each an “Airdrop”), the provision of rewards or other similar payment for participation in a Digital Asset’s protocol (“Staking Rewards”), or any other distributions or dividends that Users might otherwise be entitled to claim based on their use or possession of a Digital Asset outside of the Tapbit platform (collectively, “Digital Asset Distributions”). Tapbit may, in its sole discretion, elect to support any Digital Asset Distribution, but is under no obligation to do so and shall bear no liability to Users for failing to do so, or for initiating and subsequently terminating such support.
In the event of a Fork of a Digital Asset, we may be forced to suspend all activities relating to such Digital Asset (including trades, deposits, and withdrawals) on Tapbit for an extended period of time, until Tapbit has determined in its sole discretion that such functionality can be restored (“Downtime”). This Downtime may occur at the time that a Fork of a given Digital Asset occurs, potentially with little to no warning. During such Downtime, you understand that you may not be able to trade, deposit, or withdraw the Digital Asset subject to such Fork. Tapbit does not bear any liability for losses incurred during any Downtime due to the inability to trade or otherwise transfer Digital Assets.
9. ATTACKS ON BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS
Tapbit cannot prevent or mitigate attacks on blockchain networks and has no obligation to engage in activity in relation to such attacks. In the event of an attack, Tapbit reserves the right to take commercially reasonable actions, including, but not limited to, if we confirm that a Digital Asset’s network is compromised or under attack, immediately halting trading, deposits, and withdrawals for such Digital Asset. If such an attack caused the Digital Asset to greatly decrease in value, we may discontinue trading in such Digital Asset entirely.
Resolutions concerning deposits, withdrawals and User balances for a Digital Asset that has had its network attacked will be determined on a case-by-case basis by Tapbit in its sole discretion. Tapbit makes no representation and does not warrant the safety of Tapbit and you assume all liability for any lost value or stolen property.
10. API USE
Subject to your compliance with these Terms and any other agreement which may be in place between you and Tapbit related to your use of the API, Tapbit hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license, to use the API solely for the purposes of trading on Tapbit. You agree to not use the API or data provided through the API for any other commercial purpose. You access and use the API entirely at your own risk, and Tapbit will not be responsible for any actions you take based on the API.
Tapbit may, at its sole discretion, set limits on the number of API calls that you can make, for example, to maintain market stability and integrity. You acknowledge and agree that if you exceed these limits, Tapbit may moderate your activity or cease offering you access to the API (or any other API offered by Tapbit), each in its sole discretion. Tapbit may immediately suspend or terminate your access to the API without notice if we believe you are in violation of these Terms or any other agreement which may be in place between you and Tapbit related to your use of the API.
11. ACCOUNT SUSPENSION AND CLOSURE
Tapbit may, in its sole and absolute discretion, without liability to you or any third party, refuse to let you open an Account, suspend your Account, or terminate your Account or your use of one or more of the Services. Such actions may be taken as a result of a number of factors, including without limitation account inactivity, failure to respond to customer support requests, failure to positively identify you, a court order, or your violation of these Terms. We may also temporarily suspend access to your Account, in the event that a technical problem causes system outage or Account errors, until the problem is resolved.
You may terminate this agreement at any time by closing your Account in accordance with these Terms. In order to do so, you should contact us for assistance in closing your Account. You may not close an Account if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such closure is being performed in an effort to evade a legal or regulatory investigation or to avoid paying any amounts otherwise due to Tapbit.
We encourage you to withdraw any remaining balance of Digital Assets prior to issuing a request to close your Account. We reserve the right to restrict or refuse to permit withdrawals from your Account if (i) your Account has otherwise been suspended or closed by us in accordance with these Terms; (ii) to do so would be prohibited by law or court order, or we have determined that the Digital Assets in you Account were obtained fraudulently; or (iii) you have not completed the required identity verification procedure. You can check whether or not your identity has been verified by reviewing your verification status under the “Settings” section of your Account. Upon closure or suspension of your Account, you authorize Tapbit to cancel or suspend pending transactions.
In the event that you or Tapbit terminates this agreement or your access to the Services, or deactivates or closes your Account, you remain liable for all activity conducted with or in connection with your Account while it was open and for all amounts due in connection with such activity.
12. RISK DISCLOSURES
The following risks associated with Digital Assets and the Services is not exhaustive.
Tapbit does not advise on the merits of any particular transactions, trading risks, or tax consequences, and Tapbit does not provide any other financial, investment, or legal advice in connection with the Services. To the extent that we or our representatives provide trading recommendations, market commentary, or any other information, the act of doing so is incidental to your relationship with us and such information should not be construed as investment or financial advice. Any decision to buy or sell Digital Assets is the User’s decision and Tapbit will not be liable for any loss suffered.
You accept the risk of trading Digital Assets. In entering into any transaction on Tapbit, you represent that you have been, are, and will be solely responsible for making your own independent appraisal and investigations into the risks of the transaction and the underlying Digital Asset. You represent that you have sufficient knowledge, market sophistication, professional advice and experience to make your own evaluation of the merits and risks of any transaction or any underlying Digital Asset.
Digital Asset transfers and volatility
Trading in Digital Assets can be extremely risky and volatile. Digital Assets may have unique features that make them more or less likely to fluctuate in value. Factors beyond Tapbit’s control, such as regulatory activity, market manipulation, or unexplainable price volatility, may affect market liquidity for a particular Digital Asset. Blockchain networks may go offline as a result of bugs, Forks, or other unforeseeable reasons. As a general matter, Users with limited trading experience and low risk tolerance should not engage in active trading on Tapbit. Speculating on the value of Digital Assets is high risk and Users should never trade more than they can afford to lose.
Understanding Digital Assets requires advanced technical knowledge. Digital Assets are often described in exceedingly technical language that requires a comprehensive understanding of applied cryptography and computer code in order to appreciate the inherent risks. The listing of a Digital Asset on Tapbit does not indicate Tapbit’s approval or disapproval of the underlying technology regarding any Digital Asset and should not be used as a substitute for your own understanding of the risks specific to each Digital Asset. We provide no warranty as to the suitability of the Digital Asset traded under these Terms and assume no fiduciary duty to Users in connection with such use of the Services.
Users accept all consequences of sending Digital Assets to an address off the Tapbit platform. Digital Asset transactions may not be reversible. Once you send Digital Assets to an address, you accept the risk that you may lose access to your Digital Assets indefinitely. For example, an address may have been entered incorrectly and the true owner of the address may never be discovered, or an address may belong to an entity that will not return your Digital Assets, or may return your Digital Assets but first requires action on your part, such as verification of your identity.
Futures and leveraged products
Trading of Futures Contracts and Leveraged Tokens may not be suitable for all Users and should only be used by those who understand the consequences of seeking daily inverse or leveraged results.
Futures Contracts involve margin and leverage, and as such, you may feel the effects of any losses immediately. If movements in the markets for a Futures Contract or the underlying Digital Asset decrease the value of your position in such a Future Contract, you may be required to have or make additional collateral available as margin. If your Account is under the minimum margin requirements set by the Exchange, your position may be liquidated at a loss, and you will be liable for the deficit, if any, in your Account.
Unlike Futures Contracts, Leveraged Tokens do not require Users to trade on margin. However, they remain subject to certain risks that you should understand before trading, including but not limited to:
- Market Price Variance Risk: Holders buy and sell Leveraged Tokens in the secondary market at market prices, which may be different from the value of the underlying Digital Asset. The market price for a Leveraged Token will fluctuate in response to changes in the value of the token’s holdings, supply and demand for the token and other market factors.
- Inverse Correlation Risk: Holders of Leveraged Tokens that target an inverse return will lose money when the price of the Digital Asset rises, a result that is opposite from holding the underlying asset.
- Portfolio Turnover Risk: Leveraged Tokens may incur high portfolio turnover to manage the exposure to the underlying Digital Asset. Additionally, active market trading of a Leveraged Token’s holding may cause more frequent creation or redemption activities that could, in certain circumstances, increase the number of portfolio transactions. High levels of transactions increase transaction costs. Each of these factors could have a negative impact on the performance of a Leveraged Token.
- Interest Rates: Leveraged Tokens take positions in futures contracts to achieve their desired leverage. These futures might trade at a premium or discount to spot markets in the applicable Digital Asset as a reflection of prevailing interest rates in cryptocurrency markets. Thus, a Leveraged Token could outperform or underperform the Digital Asset’s returns due to a divergence between the two markets.
Supply and value of Digital Assets
The value of Digital Assets may be derived from the continued willingness of market participants to exchange Digital Assets for Digital Assets, which may result in the potential for permanent and total loss of value of a particular Digital Asset should the market for that Digital Asset disappear.
You acknowledge and agree that Digital Assets and/or Tapbit features available in one jurisdiction may not be available for trading or to access, as applicable, in another.
Blacklisted addresses and forfeited funds
Leveraged Tokens are Digital Assets built on the Ethereum blockchain. Tapbit reserves the right to “blacklist” certain addresses and freeze associated Leveraged Tokens (temporarily or permanently) that it determines, in its sole discretion, are associated with illegal activity or activity that otherwise violates these Terms (“Blacklisted Addresses”). In the event that you send Leveraged Tokens to a Blacklisted Address, or receive Leveraged Tokens from a Blacklisted Address, Tapbit may freeze such Leveraged Tokens and take steps to terminate your Account.
In certain circumstances, Tapbit may deem it necessary to report such suspected illegal activity to applicable law enforcement agencies and you may forfeit any rights associated with your Leveraged Tokens, including the ability to redeem your Leveraged Tokens for U.S. Dollars. Tapbit may also be forced to freeze Leveraged Tokens in the event that we receive a legal order from a valid government authority requiring us to do so.
Software protocols and operational challenges
The software protocols that underlie Digital Assets are typically open source projects, which means that (i) the development and control of such Digital Assets is outside of Tapbit’s control and (ii) such software protocols are subject to sudden and dramatic changes that might have a significant impact on the availability, usability or value of a given Digital Asset.
You are aware of and accept the risk of operational challenges. Tapbit may experience sophisticated cyber attacks, unexpected surges in activity or other operational or technical difficulties that may cause interruptions to the Services. You understand that the Services may experience operational issues that lead to delays. You agree to accept the risk of transaction failure resulting from unanticipated or heightened technical difficulties, including those resulting from sophisticated attacks. You agree not to hold Tapbit accountable for any related losses.
All Users understand that the technology underlying Digital Assets is subject to change at any time, and such changes may affect your assets stored on our platform. You claim full responsibility for monitoring such technological changes and understanding their consequences for your Digital Assets. Users conduct all trading on their own account and Tapbit does not take any responsibility for any loss or damage incurred as a result of your use of any Services or your failure to understand the risks involved with Digital Assets use generally or your use of our Services.
You are responsible for complying with applicable law. You agree that Tapbit is not responsible for determining whether or which laws may apply to your transactions, including but not limited to tax law. You are solely responsible for reporting and paying any taxes arising from your use of the Services.
Legislative and regulatory changes
Legislative and regulatory changes or actions at the domestic or international level may adversely affect the use, transfer, exchange, and value of Digital Assets.
No deposit protection
Neither Digital Assets nor any fiat currency held in your Account is eligible for any public or private deposit insurance protection.
Digital Asset Distributions not supported
Certain Digital Assets are built on protocols that support Digital Asset Distributions, including, but not limited to, Forks, Staking Rewards and Airdrops (as defined in Section 8 above). Tapbit is not obligated to support any such Digital Asset Distributions for Users. If you hold these Digital Assets in your Account, you thereby forfeit the ability to claim any Digital Asset Distributions from Tapbit. If you hold Digital Assets with proof-of-stake or delegated proof-of-stake consensus algorithms, Tapbit may in its sole discretion stake these Digital Assets without any obligation to distribute Staking Rewards to you. Staking may subject your Digital Assets to additional risks and Tapbit is not responsible for losses you may incur related to staking.
13. RIGHT TO CHANGE OR REMOVE FEATURES AND SUSPEND OR DELAY TRANSACTIONS
We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time and in any jurisdiction, including hours of operation or availability of any feature, without notice and without liability. We may decline to process any order and may limit or suspend your use of one or more Services at any time, in our sole discretion. Suspension of your use of any of the Services will not affect your rights and obligations pursuant to these Terms.
We may, in our sole discretion, decline to process orders if (i) we believe the transaction is suspicious; (ii) the transaction may involve fraud or misconduct; (iii) it violates applicable laws; or (vi) it violates these Terms. Where permitted by law, we will notify you by the end of the business day if we have suspended processing your orders and, if possible, provide our reasons for doing so and anything you can do to correct any errors leading to the stoppage.
In consideration for the use of the Services, you agree to pay to Tapbit the appropriate fees, as set forth in our fee schedule displayed on the Site (“Fee Schedule”), which Tapbit may revise or update in its sole discretion from time to time. On request, Tapbit may make available an alternative fee schedule (“Alternative Fee Schedule”) to Users who satisfy certain criteria (such as in relation to trading volume), which are determined by Tapbit in its sole discretion from time to time. You authorize Tapbit to deduct any applicable fees from your Account at the time you make a given transaction. Changes to the Fee Schedule or Alternative Fee Schedule are effective as of the date set forth in any revision and will apply prospectively from that date
Tapbit does not, as a general rule, participate in promotions without an official pronouncement, either on the Site or elsewhere. You shall obtain prior written approval prior to releasing any statements, written media releases, public announcements and public disclosures, including promotional or marketing materials, relating to Tapbit.
16. SECURITY OF USER INFORMATION
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of any and all account names, User IDs, passwords, and any other security feature that you use to access the Services. You are responsible for (i) keeping your email address up to date in your Account profile and (ii) maintaining the confidentiality of your User information and the security of your Account, which includes the enabling of all relevant security features. You agree to notify Tapbit immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of the Services or any other breach of security regarding the Services. Tapbit will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your Account or your User information.
We shall not bear any liability for any damage or interruptions caused by any computer viruses, spyware, or other malware that may affect your computer or other equipment, or any phishing, spoofing, or other attack. If you question the authenticity of a communication purporting to be from Tapbit, you should login to your Account through the Site, not by clicking links contained in emails.
18. RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES
In connection with your use of the Services, you will not:
- violate or assist any party in violating any law, statute, ordinance, regulation or any rule of any self-regulatory or similar organization of which you are or are required to be a member through your use of the Services;
- provide false, inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information;
- infringe upon Tapbit's or any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, or intellectual property rights;
- engage in any illegal activity, including without limitation illegal gambling, money laundering, fraud, blackmail, extortion, ransoming data, the financing of terrorism, other violent activities or any prohibited market practices;
- distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, written media releases, public announcements and public disclosures, junk mail, spam or chain letters;
- use a web crawler or similar technique to access our Services or to extract data;
- reverse engineer or disassemble any aspect of the Site, the API, or the Services in an effort to access any source code, underlying ideas and concepts and algorithms;
- perform any unauthorized vulnerability, penetration or similar testing on the API;
- take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, or detrimentally interfere with, intercept, or expropriate any system, data or information;
- transmit or upload any material to the Site that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or any other harmful or deleterious programs;
- otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to or use of the Site, the API, other Tapbit Accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Site, through password mining or any other means;
- transfer any rights granted to you under these Terms;
- engage in any other activity which, in our reasonable opinion, amounts to or may amount to market abuse including without limitation the carrying out of fictitious transactions or wash trades, front running or engaging in disorderly market conduct; or
- engage in any behavior which is unlawful, violates these Terms, or is otherwise deemed unacceptable by Tapbit in its sole discretion.
19. ELECTRONIC TRADING TERMS
Tapbit may, in its sole discretion, choose to discontinue support for a currently listed or supported Digital Asset, Leveraged Token, or Futures Contract at any time, based on a number of factors, including changes in characteristics.
A transaction on Tapbit may fail for several reasons, including without limitation to change in prices, insufficient margin, or unanticipated technical difficulties. Tapbit makes no representation or warranty that any transaction will be executed properly. We are under no circumstances liable for any loss or injury suffered by a failure of a transaction to complete properly or in a timely manner. Further, we are in no way responsible for notifying you of a transaction failure, although you are able to see any such failures on the Site. You have full responsibility to determine and inquire into the failure of any transaction which you initiate.
In the event that you receive any data, information, or software through our Services other than that which you are entitled to receive pursuant to these Terms, you will immediately notify us and will not use, in any way whatsoever, such data, information or software. If you request a withdrawal of Digital Assets and we cannot comply with it without closing some part of your open positions, we will not comply with the request until you have closed sufficient positions to allow you to make the withdrawal.
We may refuse to execute a trade, or impose trade amount limits or restrictions at any time, in our sole discretion without notice. Specifically, we reserve the right to refuse to process, or the right to cancel or reverse, any transaction, as well as to revoke access to a User’s deposit address on Tapbit, where we suspect the transaction involves money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, or any other type of crime or if we suspect the transaction relates to a prohibited use as stated in these Terms. Tapbit reserves the right to halt deposit activity at our sole discretion. A User may not change, withdraw, or cancel its authorization to make a transaction, except with respect to partially filled orders.
Tapbit may correct, reverse, or cancel any trade impacted by an error in processing a User’s transaction or otherwise. The User’s remedy in the event of an error will be limited to seeking to cancel an order or obtaining a refund of any amounts charged to the User. Tapbit cannot guarantee such cancellations or refunds will always be possible.
Tapbit provides Users with a platform that allows their orders to be matched with the orders of other Users. Orders may be partially filled or may be filled by a number of orders, depending on the trading activity at the time an order is placed. Tapbit’s relationship with you under these Terms is as a trading platform provider only and does not act as principal or counterparty with respect to trades entered into on the platform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) Tapbit may act as a counterparty for limited trades made for the purpose of liquidating fees collected on User trades, and (ii) affiliates of Tapbit may execute trades on the platform; provided, however, that such affiliates shall not be afforded any priority in trade execution.
The Digital Assets available for purchase through the Services may be subject to high or low transaction volume, liquidity, and volatility at any time for potentially extended periods. You acknowledge that while Tapbit uses commercially reasonable methods to provide exchange rate information to you through our Services, the exchange rate information we provide may differ from prevailing exchange rates made available by third parties. Similarly, the actual market rate at the time of your trade may be different from the indicated prevailing rate. You agree that you assume all risks and potential losses associated with price fluctuations or differences in actual versus indicated rates.
These Terms are provided to you and concluded in English. We will communicate with you in English for all matters related to your use of our Services unless we elect, in our sole discretion, to provide support for other languages.
You acknowledge and agree that any materials, including without limitation questions, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information or commentary you provide on our platform or one of our social media accounts, regarding Tapbit or the Services (collectively, “Feedback”) that are provided by you, whether by email, posting to the Site or social channels, or otherwise, are non-confidential and will become the sole property of Tapbit. Tapbit will own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
22. OWNERSHIP OF DIGITAL ASSETS
You hereby represent and warrant to us that any Digital Assets used by you in connection with the Services are either owned by you or that you are validly authorized to carry out transactions using such Digital Assets and that all transactions initiated with your Account are for your own Account and not on behalf of any other person or entity.
You will be able to see a record of your transactions via your Account which you may wish to use for the purposes of making any required tax filings or payments. It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to your activities on the Exchange, and to collect, report, and remit the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority. Tapbit is not responsible for determining whether taxes apply to your transaction, or for collecting, reporting, or remitting any taxes arising from any transaction.
24. INDEMNIFICATION; RELEASE
You agree to indemnify and hold Tapbit, its affiliates, and service providers, and each of their officers, directors, agents, joint venturers, employees, and representatives harmless from any claim or demand (including attorneys’ fees and any losses, fines, fees, or penalties imposed by any regulatory authority) arising out of your breach of these Terms, or your violation of any law or regulation.
For the purpose of this Section 24, the term “losses” means all net costs reasonably incurred by us or the other persons referred to in this Section which are the result of the matters set out in this Section 24 and which may relate to any claims, demands, causes of action, debt, cost, expense or other liability, including reasonable legal fees (without duplication).
If you have a dispute with one or more Users or third parties, you release Tapbit (and its affiliates and service providers, and each of their officers, directors, agents, joint ventures, employees, and representatives) from any and all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you have a dispute with anyone other than Tapbit, you release us from liability associated with that dispute.
25. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; NO WARRANTY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Tapbit AND OUR AFFILIATES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, JOINT VENTURERS, EMPLOYEES, AND REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF Tapbit HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (IV) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES OR WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES AND CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. Tapbit, OUR AFFILIATES, AND OUR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, JOINT VENTURERS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Tapbit MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR (III) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
26. FORCE MAJEURE
Tapbit shall have no liability for any failure or delay resulting from any abnormal or unforeseeable circumstances outside our reasonable control, the consequences of which would have been unavoidable despite all efforts to the contrary, including without limitation governmental action or acts of terrorism, earthquake, fire, flood, or other acts of God, labor conditions, delays or failures caused by problems with another system or network, mechanical breakdown or data-processing failures or where we are bound by other legal obligations.
27. GOVERNING LAW; VENUE AND ARBITRATION
The laws of Antigua and Barbuda shall govern these Terms. Except as otherwise required by local law, any dispute between you and Tapbit related in any way to, or arising in any way from, our Services or these Terms (“Dispute”) shall be finally settled on an individual, nonrepresentative basis in binding arbitration in accordance with the Antigua and Barbuda Arbitration Act (Cap 33), as modified by these Terms or in accordance with rules on which we may mutually agree. Any arbitration shall take place in Antigua and Barbuda. The arbitrator may award any relief that a court of competent jurisdiction could award, including attorneys’ fees when authorized by law.
We may amend any portion of these Terms at any time by posting the revised version of these Terms with an updated revision date. The changes will become effective, and shall be deemed accepted by you, the first time you use the Services after the initial posting of the revised agreement and shall apply on a going-forward basis with respect to transactions initiated after the posting date. In the event that you do not agree with any such modification, your sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate your use of the Services and close your Account. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party as a result of any losses suffered by any modification or amendment of these Terms.
You may not transfer or assign these Terms or any rights or obligations you have under these Terms without our prior written consent or otherwise and any such attempted assignment shall be void. We reserve the right to freely assign or transfer these Terms and the rights and obligations of these Terms, to any third party at any time without notice or consent. If you object to such transfer or assignment, you may stop using our Services and terminate this agreement by contacting us and requesting to close your account.
Upon termination of your Account or this agreement for any other reason, all rights and obligations of the parties that by their nature are continuing will survive such termination.
31. THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS
If you grant express permission to a third party to connect to your Account, either through the third party’s product or through Tapbit, you acknowledge that granting permission to a third party to take specific actions on your behalf does not relieve you of any of your responsibilities under this agreement. Further, you acknowledge and agree that you will not hold Tapbit responsible for, and will indemnify Tapbit from, any liability arising from the actions or inactions of such third party in connection with the permissions you grant.
32. SITE; THIRD PARTY CONTENT
Tapbit strives to provide accurate and reliable information and content on the Site, but such information may not always be correct, complete, or up to date. Tapbit will update the information on the Site as necessary to provide you with the most up to date information, but you should always independently verify such information. The Site may also contain links to third party websites, applications, events or other materials (“Third Party Content”). Such information is provided for your convenience and links or references to Third Party Content do not constitute an endorsement by Tapbit of any products or services. Tapbit shall have no liability for any losses incurred as a result of actions taken in reliance on the information contained on the Site or in any Third Party Content.
33. LIMITED LICENSE; IP RIGHTS
Tapbit grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license, subject to these Terms, to access and use the Services solely for approved purposes as determined by Tapbit. Any other use of the Services is expressly prohibited. Tapbit and its licensors reserve all rights in the Services and you agree that these Terms do not grant you any rights in, or licenses to, the Services except for the limited license set forth above.
Except as expressly authorised by Tapbit, you agree not to modify, reverse engineer, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Services, in whole or in part. If you violate any portion of these Terms, your permission to access and use the Services may be terminated pursuant to these Terms. “Tapbit.com,” “Tapbit” and all logos related to the Services are either trademarks, or registered marks of Tapbit or its licensors. You may not copy, imitate, or use them without Tapbit’s prior written consent. All right, title, and interest in and to the Site, any content thereon, the Services, and any and all technology or content created or derived from any of the foregoing is the exclusive property of Tapbit and its licensors.
34. UNCLAIMED OR ABANDONED PROPERTY
If Tapbit is holding funds in your Account, and we are unable to contact you and have no record of your use of the Services for a prolonged period of time, applicable law may require us to report these funds as unclaimed property to the applicable jurisdiction. If this occurs, Tapbit will try to locate you at the address shown in our records, but if Tapbit is unable to locate you, we may be required to deliver any such funds to the applicable jurisdiction as unclaimed property. Tapbit reserves the right to deduct a dormancy fee or other administrative charges from such unclaimed funds, as permitted by applicable law.
35. LEGAL COMPLIANCE
The Services are subject to all applicable export control restrictions, and, by using the Services, you represent that your actions are not in violation of such export control restrictions. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use the Services if (i) you are in a prohibited jurisdiction as set forth at Location Restrictions (“Restricted Territories”); (ii) you are a member of any sanctions list or equivalent maintained by the United States government, the United Kingdom government or by the European Union (“Restricted Persons”); (iii) you intend to transact with any Restricted Territories or Restricted Persons; (iv) you you are located, incorporated or otherwise established in, or a citizen or resident of a jurisdiction where it would be illegal under Applicable Law for you (by reason of your nationality, domicile, citizenship, residence or otherwise) to access or use the Services; or (v) the publication or availability of the Services is prohibited or contrary to local law or regulation, or could subject Tapbit to any local registration or licensing requirements.
36. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
The failure of Tapbit to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and remain enforceable between the parties.
These Terms are not intended and shall not be construed to create any rights or remedies in any parties other than you and Tapbit and other affiliates of Tapbit, which each shall be a third party beneficiary of these Terms, and no other person shall assert any rights as a third party beneficiary hereunder. If some future court judgment deems any particular provision of these Terms unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement is still valid.
37. QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
We often post notices and relevant Services information in our Telegram channel and on our Twitter account, so we advise Users to check those channels before contacting support.
To contact us, please visit one of the links or channels above. For support with your Account, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide all relevant information, including your Tapbit username and transaction IDs of any related deposits. Although we make no representations or provide no warranties as to the speed of response, we will get back to you as soon as possible.