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Terms of Service
Updated November 18, 2023
Please read these Terms of Service (the “Terms”) carefully because they govern your use of the website located at https://thetanuts.finance (the “Site”). The Site is a decentralised on-chain options protocol (the “Protocol”) made available by Thetanuts Asset Corp (the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”). To make these Terms easier to read, the Site and our services are collectively called the “Interface”.
NOTICE ON PROHIBITED USE – RESTRICTED PERSONS: THE COMPANY PLATFORM AND ANY RELATED SERVICES ARE NOT OFFERED TO AND MAY NOT BE USED BY:
PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO RESIDE IN, ARE CITIZENS OF, ARE LOCATED IN, ARE INCORPORATED IN, OR HAVE A REGISTERED OFFICE IN ANY RESTRICTED TERRITORY, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 3 (WHO MAY USE THE INTERFACE) (EACH SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY FROM A RESTRICTED TERRITORY, A “RESTRICTED PERSON”).
WE DO NOT MAKE EXCEPTIONS. THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE A RESTRICTED PERSON, THEN DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE COMPANY PLATFORM OR ANY RELATED SERVICES. USE OF A VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (“VPN”) OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR MEANS INTENDED TO CIRCUMVENT THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH HEREIN IS PROHIBITED.
WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND The Company THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY SECTION 15 (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A JURISDICTION WHERE APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES, THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE IN SECTION 15 WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU BUT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 14 (GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM CHOICE) WILL APPLY INSTEAD.
By using our Interface, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms, then you must not use the Interface or access the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the laws of some jurisdictions may limit or not permit certain provisions of this agreement, such as indemnification, the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation of liability. In such a case, such provisions will apply only to the maximum extent permitted by the laws of such jurisdictions. Also, you may have additional legal rights in your jurisdiction, and nothing in these terms will prejudice such rights that you may have as a consumer of the Interface under such applicable law.
We may update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. If we do, we’ll let you know by posting the updated Terms on the Site and/or may also send other communications. It’s important that you review these Terms whenever we update them or you use the Interface. If you continue to use the Interface after we have posted updated Terms, it means that you accept and agree to the changes. If you don’t agree to be bound by the changes, you may not use the Interface anymore. Because our Interface is evolving over time, we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Interface, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.
You may use the Interface only if you are at least 18 years of age (or such other minimum age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your territory), and not otherwise barred from using the Interface under applicable law. In order to protect the integrity of the Interface, we reserve the right, at any time, in our sole discretion, to block access to the Interface from certain IP addresses and unique device identifiers. For the purposes of these Terms, “Restricted Territory” means of Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Belarus, Burundi, Burma (Myanmar), Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Crimea and Sevastopol, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe or any other country to which Canada, Panama, the United States, the United Kingdom or the European Union embargoes goods or imposes similar sanctions.
- 1.Interface. The Site provides an interface by which Users may access the Protocol, which is a fully decentralized, non-custodial, community-governed lending protocol deployed on multiple blockchain networks and systems, and provides information about the Company’s ecosystem, governance, community, and various interfaces and integrations to the Interface. All information provided in connection with your access and use of the Interface is for informational purposes only. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any action based on any information contained on the Site or any other information that we make available at any time, including blog posts, data, articles, links to third-party content, Discord content, Discourse content, news feeds, tutorials, tweets, and videos. Before you make any financial, legal, technical, or other decisions involving the Interface, you should seek independent professional advice from a licensed and qualified individual in the area for which such advice would be appropriate. Because the Interface provides information about the Protocol, these Terms also provide some information about the use of the Protocol. This information is not intended to be comprehensive or address all aspects of the Protocol.
- 2.Our Relationship. You acknowledge and agree that the Company is an online platform provider and not a broker-dealer or a Lender. The Company does not direct or control the day-to-day activities of the users accessing the Site. Neither we nor any affiliated entity is a party to any transaction on the blockchain networks underlying the Protocol; we do not have possession, custody or control over any cryptoassets appearing on the Interface; and we do not have possession, custody, or control over any User’s funds or cryptoassets. Further, we do not store, send, or receive any funds or cryptoassets. You understand that when you interact with any Protocol smart contracts, you retain control over your cryptoassets at all times. The private key associated with the wallet address from which you transfer cryptoassets or the private key associated is the only private key that can control the cryptoassets you transfer into the smart contracts. You alone are responsible for securing your private keys. We do not have access to your private keys. Due to the non-custodial and decentralized nature of the technology, we are not intermediaries, agents, advisors, or custodians, and we do not have a fiduciary relationship or obligation to you regarding any other decisions or activities that you affect when using our Services. You acknowledge that we, for the avoidance of doubt, do not have any information regarding any Users, Users’ identities, or services beyond what is available or obtainable publicly via the blockchain. We are not responsible for any activities you engage in when using the Interface, and you should understand the risks associated with cryptoassets, cryptoassets, blockchain technology generally, and the Interface.
- 3.Interface. The Site provides an interface by which Users may access the Protocol. The Protocol is deployed on multiple blockchain-based networks, and we are not responsible for the operation of such networks. The software underlying blockchain networks on which the Protocol is deployed, including, for example, the Ethereum blockchain, is open source, which means that anyone can use, utilize, and build on top of it. By using the Interface, you acknowledge and agree (i) that we are not responsible for the operation of the blockchain-based software and networks underlying the Protocol, (ii) that there exists no guarantee of the functionality, security, or availability of that software and networks, and (iii) that the underlying blockchain-based networks are subject to sudden changes in operating rules, such as those commonly referred to as “forks”.
- 4.Blockchain Fees. There may be associated blockchain fees. All transactions using blockchains require the payment of gas fees, which are essentially transaction fees paid on every transaction that occurs on the selected blockchain network. Please note that gas fees are non-refundable.
- 5.NUTS Rewards. You may receive token rewards in the form of NUTS in the future. In order to receive NUTS rewards, you must first connect a third-party validated digital asset wallet.
- 6.Liquidation. Borrowers may lose some or all of their collateral in certain circumstances, including if their collateral value does not properly cover their loan/debt value (“Liquidation”). Upon Liquidation, Borrowers may also incur a penalty fee. Users may seek out loans that are eligible for Liquidation and pay back part of the debt owed in exchange for receiving discounted collateral.
- 7.Communication from the Interface. You may elect to receive emails or other communications from the Company in connection with the Interface. If you elect receive communications in connection with our Services, you agree and acknowledge that the Company is under no obligation to send any emails or communicate with you regarding such Loan or the expiration of such Loan, and that the Company will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss and takes no responsibility for and will not be liable to you for in the case of failure of such email or communication.
- 8.Disputes Between Borrowers and Lenders. The Company is not a party to any relationship between any Borrowers and/or Lenders or in the delivery or completion of borrowing/lending transactions. In the event that you have a dispute with any user of the Site, including any Borrowers or Lenders, you agree to address such dispute directly with such user. If permitted in your jurisdiction, you release the Company (and the Company’s officers, directors, agents, investors, subsidiaries, and employees) (collectively “Releasees”) from, and covenant not to sue Releasees for any and all claims, demands, or damages (actual or consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute. As a Lender, to the degree that any collateral placed by a Borrower is a fraud, scam, or a non-authenticated asset, you agree and acknowledge that the Company and the Interface will not be responsible by any Loan made by you in reliance of collateral placed on the Interface.
- 9.Regulatory and Compliance Suspensions or Terminations. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Interface at any time in connection with any transaction as required by applicable law, any governmental authority, or if we in our sole and reasonable discretion determine you are violating these Terms or the terms of any third-party service provider. Such suspension or termination shall not be constituted a breach of these Terms by the Company. In accordance with its anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, anti-fraud, and other compliance policies and practices, we may impose reasonable limitations and controls on the ability of you or any beneficiary to utilize the Interface. Such limitations may include, where good cause exists, rejecting transaction requests, freezing funds, or otherwise restricting you from using the Interface.
- 1.The Company’s Intellectual Property. We may make available through the Interface content that is subject to intellectual property rights. We retain all rights to that content.
- 2.Feedback. We appreciate feedback, comments, ideas, proposals and suggestions for improvements to the Interface (“Feedback”). If you choose to submit Feedback, you agree that we are free to use it (and permit others to use it) without any restriction or compensation to you.
You agree not to do any of the following:
- 1.Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
- 2.Use, display, mirror or frame the Interface or any individual element within the Interface, the Company’s name, any Company trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without the Company’s express written consent;
- 3.Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Interface, the Company’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of the Company’s providers;
- 4.Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any Company system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
- 5.Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by the Company or any of the Company’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Interface;
- 6.Attempt to access or search the Interface or download content from the Interface using any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by the Company or other generally available third-party web browsers;
- 7.Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
- 8.Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing Company trademark, logo URL or product name without the Company’s express written consent;
- 9.Use the Interface, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
- 10.Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Interface to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
- 11.Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Interface;
- 12.Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Interface;
- 13.Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Interface from other users of the Interface without their express permission;
- 14.Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
- 15.Use NUTS for capital raising purposes (“Capital Raising”). Capital Raising is defined as receiving funds from the sale of NUTS, where the primary purpose of the sale of NUTS is to raise capital for you or another party and not to obtain Services within the Protocol or the Interface. You acknowledge that any NUTS you receive is solely for use within the Protocol or the Interface and not for speculative purposes;
- 16.Violate any applicable law, rule, or regulation concerning the integrity of trading markets, including (but not limited to) the manipulative tactics commonly known as spoofing and wash trading;
- 17.Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
- 18.Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
The Company is not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Interface or to review or edit any content. However, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Interface, to ensure compliance with these Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any content, including User Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider it objectionable or in violation of these Terms. If we have a reasonable belief that you have created multiple accounts or have associated the same digital asset wallet to multiple accounts, we reserve the right to disable your access to the Interface. If you believe we have erroneously disabled your access, you may contact us at [email protected]. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Interface. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
The Interface is not intended to, and does not, create or impose any fiduciary duties on the Company. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any user of the Interface acknowledges and agrees that the Company owes no fiduciary duties or liabilities it or any other party, and that to the extent any such duties or liabilities may exist at law or in equity, those duties and liabilities are hereby irrevocably disclaimed, waived, and eliminated. Any user of the Interface further agrees that the only duties and obligations that the Company may owe are those set out expressly herein.
The Company respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is the Company’s policy to terminate access in appropriate circumstances for account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.
The Interface may allow you to access third-party websites or other resources. We provide access only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any third-party resources.
We may suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Interface, including suspending access to your account, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. You may cancel your access at any time by sending us an email at [email protected]. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of the Interface or your access to the Interface, the following Sections, and such other provisions that by their nature are intended to survive, will survive: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
The Services are provided “As Is,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, we explicitly disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment and non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. We make no warranty that the Interface will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any information or content on the Interface.
The Company will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss and takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable to you for, any use of the services, including but not limited to any losses, damages or claims arising from: (i) user error such as forgotten passwords, incorrectly constructed transactions, or mistyped wallet addresses; (ii) server failure or data loss; (iii) cryptocurrency wallets or corrupt files; (iv) unauthorized access to services; or (v) any third party activities, including without limitation the use of viruses, phishing, bruteforcing or other means of attack against any blockchain network underlying the services.
By accessing and using the Interface, you represent that you understand the inherent risks associated with using cryptographic and blockchain-based systems, and that you have a working knowledge of the usage and intricacies of cryptoassets and other digital assets such as bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), USD Coin (USDC) and other digital tokens such as those following the Ethereum Token Standard (ERC-20). You further understand that the markets for these cryptoassets are highly volatile due to factors including (but not limited to) adoption, speculation, technology, security, and regulation. You acknowledge that the cost and speed of transacting with cryptographic and blockchain-based systems are variable and may increase at any time. You further acknowledge the risk that your cryptoassets may lose some or all of their value while they are supplied to or from the Interface. You further acknowledge that we are not responsible for any of these variables or risks and cannot be held liable for any resulting losses that you experience while accessing Interface. Accordingly, you understand and agree to assume full responsibility for all of the risks of accessing, using and interacting with the Interface.
You will indemnify and hold the Company and its officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Interface, (b) any content that you post or otherwise make available through the Interface, or (c) your violation of these Terms.
- 1.To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither the Company nor its service providers involved in creating, producing, or delivering the services will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, or damages for lost profits, lost revenues, lost savings, lost business opportunity, loss of data or goodwill, service interruption, computer damage or system failure or the cost of substitute services of any kind arising out of or in connection with these terms or from the use of or inability to use the services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company or its service providers have been informed of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
- 2.To the maximum extent permitted by the law of the applicable jurisdiction, in no event will the Company’s total liability arising out of or in connection with these terms or from the use of or inability to use the services exceed, as applicable, the amounts you have paid or are payable by you to the Company for use of the Services or, if you have not had any payment obligations to the Company, one hundred dollars ($100).
- 3.The exclusions and limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between the Company and you.
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of Panama, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Except as otherwise expressly set forth in Section 15 (Dispute Resolution), the exclusive jurisdiction for all Disputes (defined below) that you and the Company are not required to arbitrate will be the courts located in the Republic of Singapore, and you and the Company each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Republic of Singapore. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally be resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the rules of the SIAC for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this paragraph. The seat of the arbitration shall be Singapore. The tribunal shall consist of a sole arbitrator to be appointed by the Chairman of the SIAC. The language of the arbitration shall be English. This arbitration agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore. Each of the Parties irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore to support and assist the arbitration process, including if necessary the grant of interlocutory relief pending the outcome of that process.
- 1.Reservation of Rights. The Company and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Interface, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Interface is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Interface.
- 2.Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between the Company and you regarding the Interface, and these Terms supersede and replace all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between the Company and you regarding the Interface. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without the Company’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. The Company may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
- 3.Notices. Any notices or other communications provided by the Company under these Terms will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Interface. For notices made by email, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
- 4.Waiver of Rights. The Company’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of the Company. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.