Last Modified: April 16, 2019
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The Platform is an online environment to purchase TrueUSD, TrueGBP, and other stable cryptocurrencies (each a “TrueCurrency” and collectively “TrueCurrencies”) for US dollars, British Pounds Sterling, and other fiat currencies, respectively. You may also redeem TrueCurrency tokens for the respective fiat currency on the Platform. TrueCurrencies are not money, legal tender, and are not monetary instruments. They are also not stored value or currency. Once you have TrueCurrency tokens, you can trade them, keep them, or use them to pay persons that will accept your TrueCurrency tokens, or redeem them for their respective fiat currencies on the Platform.
TrueCurrency tokens are fully backed by the currency or property used to purchase them at issuance. TrueCurrency holders can purchase or redeem them for their respective fiat currencies held in escrow accounts managed by our independent fiduciary network through the Platform. The Platform is only intended to facilitate such purchases and redemptions. The Company utilizes TrustToken’s asset tokenization smart contracts and escrow accounts managed by state-licensed trust companies in order to legally guarantee a 1 to 1 parity between TrueCurrency tokens and the fiat currencies held in escrow accounts for the benefit of our users. The Company itself does not guarantee any right of redemption or exchange of TrueCurrency tokens for fiat currency.
The Company reserves the right to refuse to issue or redeem TrueCurrency tokens, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if any act, conduct, transaction, omission, or misrepresentation, or the party requesting the issuance or redemption, violates, attempts to violate, causes, aids, or abets the violation of any applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, or regulations; is suspected or believed to be blocked property, frozen assets, or economic resources, or the proceeds of any crime, terrorist financing, or corruption related to any person or government official under any applicable laws; or exposes the Company to sanctions, restrictions, or penalties.
You and we agree that any party hereto may bring claims against the other on an individual basis only and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative action or proceeding. Unless the parties agree otherwise, any adjudicator of any claim—whether judicial or otherwise—may not consolidate or join more than one party’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a consolidated, representative, or class proceeding. Any adjudicator of any claim may award relief, including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief, only in favor of the party seeking relief, and only to the extent necessary to provide relief necessitated by that party’s claim(s). Any relief awarded cannot affect other users of the Platform or of any Services.
We are committed to providing you with safe, compliant, and reputable services through the Platform. Accordingly, we insist on a comprehensive and thorough customer due diligence process and implementation and ongoing analysis and reporting. This includes monitoring of and for suspicious transactions and mandatory reporting to international regulators.
We reserve the right to refuse registration to, or to bar transactions from or to, anyone from or in jurisdictions that do not meet international AML–CTF standards as set out by the FATF; to anyone that is a Politically Exposed Person within the meaning of the FATF’s 40 Recommendations; or, that fails to meet any of our customer due diligence standards, requests, or requirements. In lieu of refusing registration, we may perform enhanced customer due diligence procedures. At all times, you may be subject to enhanced customer due diligence procedures in your use of the Platform and any related service. The Company will validate and verify your identity based on the information provided. As part of our Know Your Customer (KYC) policy and ongoing monitoring of account activity, we may request additional information and documentation from you in the future. If we are unable to contact you and verify your identity in the future, we may need to close your account.
The Company will cooperate with applicable law enforcement and regulatory authorities where it is required to do so and will share information if there are reasonable grounds to believe that TrueUSD is being used for illegal purposes.
We reserve the right to prohibit specific cryptocurrency exchanges from accessing the Platform, receiving TrueCurrency tokens, or transferring TrueCurrency tokens if the exchange has not been preapproved by the Company or the Company is properly directed to do so by law enforcement or a court of competent jurisdiction. We reserve the right to restrict or prohibit the listing or trading of TrueUSD on any exchange in our sole and absolute discretion. Any exchange that lists a TrueCurrency token represents and warrants to the Company that by doing so it is duly organized, registered, licensed, and shall comply with all applicable laws and rules in every jurisdiction in which it operates. Furthermore, any exchange listing a TrueCurrency token represents and warrants to the Company that by doing so it has Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) and Counter Terrorist Financing controls meeting the requirements in every jurisdiction in which it operates. The Company will make reasonable efforts to notify and inform exchanges in advance of any such restriction or prohibition, unless the Company is prohibited from doing so by law enforcement or under an order from a court of competent jurisdiction.
We reserve the right to amend the Platform, and any service or material we provide on the Platform, in our sole discretion without notice. This includes, but is not limited to, replacing the existing TrueCurrency smart contracts with new smart contracts or moving any TrueCurrency token to a new blockchain. In the event that a TrueCurrency smart contract is replaced or moved to a new blockchain, balances will be transferred and the old TrueCurrency tokens will not be valid for any purpose and shall be frozen.
Should a blockchain on which a TrueCurrency token is on forks, we reserve the right to select the new fork based on factors that include, but are not limited to, community adoption and long-term viability. In the event of a fork, all TrueCurrency tokens on the non-chosen fork will not be valid for any purpose and shall be frozen. The Company defines a blockchain fork as a protocol upgrade that breaks backward compatibility. The Company shall have sole and absolute discretion in defining a blockchain fork.
We reserve the right to prohibit wire submissions of fiat currency or redemption requests of TrueCurrencies if the total amount submitted or requested is less than $1,000 USD, £1,000 pounds, etc.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, as well as any and all activities that occur under your account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account and any other such security breach. We will not be liable for any loss that may occur as a result of someone else using your account or password, with or without your knowledge. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
The Company does not take any responsibility for any bank transfer, wire, or any other fees or costs (“Fees”) associated with the purchase or redemption of any TrueCurrency product. Any Fees incurred by you during the purchase or redemption of a TrueCurrency product shall be deducted from the amount being purchased or redeemed before the balance is transferred to you. For example, if you wire $10,000 to purchase TrueUSD and there is a wire fee of $25.00, you will then receive $9,975.00 TUSD in your ERC-20 wallet.
You are responsible for all on-chain transaction costs associated with on-chain transfers of any TrueCurrency product. The Company does not charge any Fees for purchasing or redeeming any TrueCurrency and does not charge any on-chain transaction fees in addition to the blockchain-specific transaction fees associated with such transfers.
Cryptocurrency markets are volatile and shift quickly in terms of liquidity, market depth, and trading dynamics. You are solely responsible and liable for your account on the Platform and knowing the true status of your TrueCurrency tokens even if the information on the Platform is displayed incorrectly.
The Company does not provide investment advice. The information contained within the Platform is for informational purposes only, and the Company is not soliciting any action based upon such materials. The material is not to be construed as investment advice. We do not provide any consultation on the advisability of purchasing any TrueCurrency, the timing of a purchase or redemption, or any other matters regarding the purchase or redemption of any TrueCurrency, such as trading techniques, models, algorithms, or any other schemes. Additionally, the material accessible through the Platform does not constitute a representation that the purchase of any TrueCurrency tokens are suitable or appropriate for you.
Please note the following risks in purchasing and using TrueCurrency:
Not a Bank Account
Your account with us (and any available assets held in such account) is not a bank account or a deposit account. TrueCurrency tokens are not financial instruments and the Company may not be regulated as a financial institution in your jurisdiction. No interest will be paid on any funds or other assets held in your account and all assets directly held by the Company are not insured by the Company or, except as set forth below, any third party or any government agency. The Company may collect interest on the fiat deposits held in the TrueCurrency escrow accounts.
FDIC Coverage and Sweeps
The Company works with independent third-party financial institutions to provide cash management for the fiat deposits backing TrueCurrency tokens so that each TrueCurrency token is backed by an equivalent amount of fiat deposits. To achieve this, the fiat deposits backing TrueUSD are held in one or more depository accounts at US banks or trust companies whose deposits may be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). US Dollar depository accounts are generally protected by FDIC insurance up to $250,000 in each insured bank for each account ownership category. However, since the depository accounts are large volume transaction accounts with balances exceeding this deposit insurance limit, the Company has taken additional steps to provide protection for the funds.
To provide additional protection, the independent third-party financial institution bank or trust company may either: (1) deposit US Dollar funds in multiple FDIC-insured US banks to provide full insurance coverage or (2) utilize sweep accounts that can protect the deposits through overnight investments in US Government Treasuries. Due to the large amount of fiat deposits backing the TrueUSD tokens, a portion of these deposits may be deposited in non-FDIC insured US bank accounts. Therefore, there may be a risk of loss to these funds associated with the solvency of the US bank holding such funds or other factors.
FDIC insurance is not applicable to the fiat deposits backing TrueGBP and other non-USD TrueCurrenies. Non-USD TrueCurrencies are held at one or more depository accounts at US banks, non-US banks, or trust companies. To provide protection, the independent third-party financial institution bank or trust company may utilize sweep accounts that can protect the deposits through overnight investments in Government Treasuries. For example, UK Government Treasuries may be utilized for GBP deposits.
Theft and Loss
Any depository account maintained by an independent third-party financial institution for the benefit of TrueCurrency token holders may not be sufficient to cover all losses due to theft or fraud incurred by our TrueCurrency holders. Transactions in TrueCurrencies may be irreversible, and, accordingly, losses due to fraudulent or accidental transactions may not be recoverable.
Redemption of TrueCurrencies
All TrueCurrency tokens will be rounded down to the nearest US cent or Britsh pence, respectively, upon redemption.
In the event that you provide us any ideas, thoughts, criticisms, suggested improvements, or other feedback related to Platform (collectively “Feedback”), you agree that we may use the Feedback in any way we deem appropriate to: (a) improve our Platform and (b) promote the Platform, and that you will not be due any compensation for your Feedback that is used in these ways.
The Platform and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Platform. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Platform, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The Platform includes content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, attorneys, third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
Links to any third-party websites on the Platform are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to the Platform, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The Platform is controlled and operated from the United States and is subject to its laws. If you choose to access the Platform outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, TRUECURRENCY TOKENS AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, TRUECURRENCY TOKENS, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE PLATFORM OR TRUECURRENCY TOKENS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, TRUECURRENCY TOKENS, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE PLATFORM OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE PLATFORM, TRUECURRENCY TOKENS, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM, TRUEUSD, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO THE COMPANY FOR THE APPLICABLE SERVICES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE.
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