Terms and Conditions

Registration

All users must register for a Bitstine Account before using the site. To register for an account, you must provide your real name, email address and password, as well as accept the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Consent Form. Depending on certain conditions and in our sole discretion, we may refuse to open an account for you.

User Identity Verification

With registration of an account on Bitstine, you agree to share personal information requested for the purposes of identity verification. This information is used specifically for the detection of money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud and other financial crimes on the Bitstine platform. In addition to providing this information, to facilitate compliance with global industry standards for data retention, you agree to permit us to keep a record of such information for the lifetime of your account plus 5 years beyond account closing. You also authorise us to make inquiries, either directly or through third parties, that are deemed necessary to verify your identity or to protect you and/or us against financial crimes such as fraud.

The Identity Verification information we request may include, but is not limited to, your: Name, Email Address, Contact Information, Telephone Number, Username, Government Issued ID. In providing this required information, you confirm that it is accurate and authentic. Post-registration, you must guarantee that the information is truthful, complete and updated in a timely manner with any changes. If there is any reasonable doubt that any information provided by you is wrong, untruthful, outdated or incomplete, Bitstine shall have the right to send you a notice to demand corrections, remove relevant information directly and, as the case may be, terminate all or part of Bitstine Service to you. You shall be solely and fully responsible for any loss or expenses incurred during the use of Bitstine Service if you cannot be reached through the contact information provided. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you have the obligation to keep all information provided up to date if there are any changes.

Account Usage Requirements

Bitstine accounts can only be used by the person whose name they are registered under. Bitstine reserves the right to suspend, freeze or cancel accounts that are used by persons other than the persons whose names they are registered under. Accordingly, Bitstine will not take legal responsibility for these accounts.

Account Security

Bitstine prioritizes maintaining the safety of those user funds entrusted to us and has implemented industry standard protections for our platform. With that said, there are account-level risks that are created by individual user actions. We request that you understand the need to independently take safety precautions to protect your own account and personal information.

You shall be solely responsible for the safekeeping of your Bitstine account and password on your own, and you shall be responsible for all activities under your log-in email, Bitstine account and password (including but not limited to information disclosure, information posting, consent to or submission of various rules and agreements by clicking on the website, online renewal of agreement, etc.).

You hereby agree that:
(a) you will notify Bitstine immediately if you are aware of any unauthorized use of your Bitstine account and password by any person or any other violations to the security rules;
(b) you will strictly observe the security, authentication, dealing, charging, withdrawal mechanism or procedures of the website/service; and
(c) you will log out from the website by taking proper steps at the end of every visit.

Bitstine will not be responsible for any loss or consequences caused by your failure to comply with the above Account Security provision.

Dispute Resolution

Bitstine reserves the right to resolve issues and disputes at its sole discretion. Some issues include infringement of others’ rights, violation of laws and regulations, abnormal trades and others not explicitly mentioned in the Terms. Users agree to bear the costs arising from the process of dispute resolution.

Guidelines for usage of services on Bitstine

You hereby agree to observe the following covenants during your use of services on Bitstine:
● All the activities that you carry out during the use of Bitstine Service will be in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, regulations, as well as the various guidelines of Bitstine,
● will not be in violation of public interests, public ethics or other’s legitimate interests,
● will not constitute evasion of payable taxes or fees and will not violate this agreement or relevant rules.
If you violate the foregoing promises and thereby cause any legal consequence, you shall independently undertake all of the legal liabilities in your own name and indemnify Bitstine from all actions, claims, or costs arising from such violation. You will not use any data or information displayed on the site for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Bitstine. You will use the site in accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, without taking acts of unfair competition nor attempting to intervene with the normal operation of Bitstine. Examples of such malicious acts include, but are not limited to
● using a device, software or subroutine to interfere with the site
● overloading network equipments with unreasonable data loading requests
● executing malicious sales or purchases on the market
By accessing the Bitstine Service, you agree that Bitstine shall have the right to unilaterally determine whether you have violated any of the above covenants and take actions to apply relevant rules without receiving your consent or giving prior notice to you. Examples of such actions include, but are not limited to
● block and close order requests
● freezing your account
● reporting the incident to authorities
● publishing the alleged violations and actions that have been taken
● deleting any information you published that is in violation

If your alleged violation causes any losses to a third party, you shall solely undertake all the legal liabilities in your own name and hold Bitstine harmless from any loss, fine or extra expenses. If, due to any alleged violation Bitstine incurs any losses, is claimed by any third party for compensation or suffers any punishment imposed by any administrative authorities, you shall indemnify Bitstine against any losses and expense caused thereby, including reasonable attorney’s fee.

Service fees

Bitstine reserves the rights to levy service fees on users who use its services. It is in the discretion of Bitstine to adjust the servce fees charged to users using its services.

Liability

Provision of Service

Bitstine will provide Bitstine Service at an “as is” and “commercially available” condition, and does not offer any form of warranty with regards to the Service’s reliability, stability, accuracy and completeness of the technology involved. Bitstine serves merely as a venue of transactions where coin-related information can be acquired and coin-related transactions can be conducted. Bitstine cannot control the quality, security or legality of the coin involved in any transaction, truthfulness of the transaction information, or capacity of the parties to any transaction to perform their obligations under the rules. You must carefully consider the associated investment risks, legal status and validity of the transaction information and investment decisions prior to your use of the Bitstine Services provided.

Limitation of Liability

You acknowledge and agree, Bitstine shall not be liable for any of your losses caused by any of the following events, including but not limited to:
● Losses of profits, goodwill, usage or data or any other intangible losses
● Use or failure to use Bitstine Service
● Unauthorized use of your account or unauthorized alteration of your data by third parties
● Your misunderstanding of Bitstine Service
● Any other losses related to Bitstine Service which are not directly attributable to Bitstine

In no event shall Bitstine be liable for any failure or delay of service resulting from regular network maintenance or external factors such as power failure, natural disaster, service provider-side problems or governmental acts.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bitstine, its affiliates, contractors, licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any claims and damages (including attorneys’ fees, fines or penalties imposed by any regulatory authority) arising out of your breach or our enforcement of this Agreement. This shall also apply to your violation of any applicable law, regulation, or rights of any third party during your use of the Bitstine Service.

Announcements

Please be aware that all official announcements, news, promotions, competitions and airdrops will be listed on our bitstine.com website where we urge all users to refer to regularly. Bitstine will not be held liable or responsible in any manner of compensation should users incur personal losses arising from ignorance or negligence of the announcements.

Termination of Agreement

You agree that we have the right to immediately suspend your account (and any accounts beneficially owned by related entities or affiliates), freeze or lock the funds in all such accounts, and suspend your access to Bitstine if we suspect any such accounts to be in violation of the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, AML/CTF acts or any applicable laws & regulations. Bitstine shall have the right to keep and use the transaction data or other information related to such accounts. The above account controls may also be applied in the following cases:
● The account is subject to a governmental proceeding, criminal investigation or other pending litigation
● We detect unusual activity in the account
● We detect unauthorized access to the account
● We are required to do so by a court order or command by a regulatory/government authority
In case of any of the following events, Bitstine shall have the right to directly terminate this agreement by cancelling your account, and shall have the right to permanently freeze (cancel) the authorizations of your account on Bitstine and withdraw the corresponding Bitstine account thereof:
● after Bitstine terminates services to you,
● you allegedly register or register in any other person’s name as Bitstine user again, directly or indirectly;
● the main content of user’s information that you have provided is untruthful, inaccurate, outdated or incomplete;
● when this agreement (including the rules) is amended, you expressly state and notify Bitstine of your unwillingness to accept the amended service agreement;
● any other circumstances where Bitstine deems it should terminate the services.
Should the account be terminated, the account & transactional information required for meeting data retention standards will be securely stored for five years. In addition, if a transaction is unfinished during the account termination process, Bitstine shall have the right to notify your counterparty of the situation at that time.

Remaining funds after account termination (normal)

Once the account is closed/withdrawn, all remaining balance (which includes charges and liabilities owed to Bitstine) on the account will be payable at once to Bitstine. Upon payment of all outstanding charges to Bitstine (if any), the user will have 5 working days to withdraw all funds from the account.

Remaining funds after account termination (fraud/AML/violation of terms)

Bitstine maintains full custody of the funds and user data/information which may be turned over to the authorities in event of account suspension/closure arising from fraud investigations, AML investigations or violation of Bitstine’s Terms (eg. trading on Bitstine from a sanctioned country).

Compliance with local laws

It is the responsibility of the user to abide by local laws in relation to the legal usage of Bitstine in their local jurisdiction. Users must also factor, to the extent of their local law all aspects of taxation, the withholding, collection, reporting and remittance to their appropriate tax authorities. All users of Bitstine and any of its services acknowledge and declare that the source of their funds come from a legitimate manner and are not derived from illegal activities. Bitstine maintains a stance of cooperation with law enforcement authorities globally and will not hesitate to seize, freeze, terminate the account and funds of users which are flagged out or investigated by legal mandate.

Privacy Policy

Bitstine may announce and amend its privacy policy on the platform of Bitstine from time to time and the privacy policy shall be an integral part of this Usage Agreement.

Indemnity and disclaimer

You agree to indemnify Bitstine and its entirety of affiliates and hold them harmless from and against all third party claims except from Bitstine’s breach of these Terms. As mentioned in description of services, Bitstine strives its best to maintain the data integrity on its site but does not guarantee the information and services provided in its platform. Bitstine will not be liable for errors arising from the use of its services.

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