IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN SECTION 15. PLEASE READ THE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
SocialChain, Inc., its parent and affiliates ("SocialChain") provides a platform for managing crypto currency and crypto assets, for mining the cryptocurrency Pi, for enabling individual users to contribute to the security and community of Pi Network, and for allowing ordinary websites and applications to interact with blockchains to build a blockchain ecosystem.
These Terms of Service (these "Terms" or "Terms of Service") are entered into by and between you and SocialChain. and govern your access to and use of the SocialChain website located at https://socialchain.app and at https://minepi.com, our mobile apps, a desktop application called Pi Node, our browser plugin and our social media sites (collectively, the "Site"), and includes all text, images, audio, code and other materials and all of the features, and services provided (collectively, the "Content"). The Site, and any other features, tools, materials, or other services offered from time to time by SocialChain are referred to here as the "Service."
You hereby represent and warrant that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms; that you are using the Site solely for your personal use; and that you will abide by and comply with these Terms. This Site is not directed to users under the age of 13.
SocialChain is a global platform and by accessing the Content or Services, you are representing and warranting that, you are of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction as is required to access such Services and Content and enter into arrangements as provided by the Service. You further represent that you are otherwise legally permitted to use the Service in your jurisdiction, including owning cryptographic tokens of value, and interacting with the Services or Content in any way. You further represent you are responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction and acknowledge that SocialChain is not liable for your compliance with such laws.
If you post material to the Site, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Site (any such material, “User Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, such User Content. That is the case regardless of whether your User Content constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software.
By making User Content available, you represent and warrant that:
By submitting User Content to SocialChain for inclusion on the Site, you grant SocialChain a world-wide, perpetual, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, and publish your User Content in connection with the Site. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post to the Site; (b) your User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of your Content does not violate these Terms of Service and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
Without limiting any of these representations or warranties, SocialChain has the right (though not the obligation), in SocialChain's sole discretion, to terminate or deny access to and use of the Site to any individual or entity for any reason.
Except as expressly provided in these Terms, you agree that you will not: (i) copy the Services or Content or any portion thereof; (ii) distribute, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, create derivative works based on, print any part of, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, compiled executables, intermediate files, or underlying structure, ideas, know-how or algorithms relating in any way to the Services or Content; (iii) use the Services to send or store infringing, obscene, threatening, libelous, or otherwise unlawful material, including material that violates third party rights; (vi) use the Services to create, use, send, store, or run material containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or otherwise engage in any malicious act or disrupt the security, integrity or operation of the Services; (vii) use the Services in any manner that violates any applicable foreign, federal, state or local law, rule or regulation; (viii) use the Services in any manner that violates any third party rights or the terms of this Agreement; (ix) use scripting, computer programs or third-party scripting services to create fake accounts, to receive Pi rewards intended for accounts held by real human beings, or spam the chat rooms on the Site; (x) sell or transfer user accounts to another individual or entity; or (xi) participate in the sale of Pi unauthorized by SocialChain or its affiliates. The violation of these terms may result in SocialChain, in SocialChain's sole discretion, terminating or denying access to and use of the Site, freezing accounts, removing or canceling previously awarded Pi of any individual or entity.
7.1. Warranty Disclaimer
You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and the Content are provided on an "AS IS" and "as available" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. You acknowledge that SocialChain has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to or use the Service; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release SocialChain from all liability arising from your access to or use of the Service or the Content. SocialChain makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Service, and SocialChain will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Service.
7.2 Sophistication and Risk of Cryptographic Systems
By utilizing the Service or interacting with the Content or platform in any way, you represent that you understand the inherent risks associated with cryptographic systems; and warrant that you have an understanding of the usage and intricacies of native cryptographic tokens, like Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC), smart contract based tokens such as those that follow the Ethereum Token Standard (https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-20), and blockchain-based software systems.
7.3 Risk of Regulatory Actions in One or More Jurisdictions
SocialChain and the crypto assets you store on SocialChain could be impacted by one or more regulatory inquiries or regulatory action, which could impede or limit the ability of SocialChain to continue to develop, or which could impede or limit your ability to access or use, the Service.
7.4 Risk of Weaknesses or Exploits in the Field of Cryptography
You acknowledge and understand that Cryptography is a progressing field. Advances in code cracking or technical advances such as the development of quantum computers may present risks to cryptocurrencies, the Services or the Content, which could result in the theft or loss of your cryptographic tokens or property. To the extent possible, SocialChain intends to update the protocol underlying Services to account for any advances in cryptography and to incorporate additional security measures. SocialChain does not guarantee or otherwise represent full security of the system. By using the Service or accessing Content, you acknowledge these inherent risks.
7.5 Volatility of Crypto Currencies
You understand that Ethereum and other blockchain technologies and associated currencies or tokens are highly volatile due to many factors including but not limited to adoption, speculation, technology and security risks. You also acknowledge that after the Mainnet of Pi becomes live or Pi is listed in exchanges, Pi will be of similar volatility and subject to the same factors faced by other cryptocurrencies. You also acknowledge that the cost of transacting on such technologies is variable and may increase at any time causing impact to any activities taking place on the blockchains. You acknowledge these risks and represent that SocialChain cannot be held liable for such fluctuations or increased costs.
7.6 Application Security
You acknowledge that blockchain applications are code subject to flaws and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for evaluating any code provided by the Services or Content and the trustworthiness of any third-party websites, products, smart-contracts, or Content you access or use through the Service. You further expressly acknowledge and represent that blockchain applications can be written maliciously or negligently, that SocialChain cannot be held liable for your interaction with such applications and that such applications may cause the loss of property or even identity. This warning and others later provided by SocialChain in no way evidence or represent an on-going duty to alert you to all of the potential risks of utilizing the Service or Content.
You agree to release and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SocialChain and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, as well as the officers, directors, employees, shareholders and representatives of any of the foregoing entities, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, costs (including attorneys' fees and court costs), claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising or resulting from your use of the Service other than as expressly authorized by and pursuant to the terms of these Terms of Service, your violation of these Terms of Service, and any of your acts or omissions that implicate publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. SocialChain reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case, you agree to cooperate with SocialChain in the defense of such matter.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE DURING YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED OR LATER ACQUIRED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. RECOGNIZING SUCH, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER SOCIALCHAIN NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY (EVEN IF SOCIALCHAIN HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE SITE OR SERVICE; THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICE; UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE OR SERVICE; ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO US; HUMAN ERRORS; TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS; FAILURES, INCLUDING PUBLIC UTILITY OR TELEPHONE OUTAGES; OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, LATENCY, DELETIONS OR DEFECTS OF ANY DEVICE OR NETWORK, PROVIDERS, OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE THAT DO NOT PERMIT PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICE); ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO COMPUTER EQUIPMENT; INABILITY TO FULLY ACCESS THE SITE OR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE; THEFT, TAMPERING, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, IMAGES OR OTHER CONTENT OF ANY KIND; DATA THAT IS PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR IS INCOMPLETE OR LOST; TYPOGRAPHICAL, PRINTING OR OTHER ERRORS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR SERVICE.
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 ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
SocialChain assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer, telecommunication equipment, or other property caused by or arising from your access to, use of, or browsing the Site or your downloading of any materials, from the Site.
The Site, the Service, all functionality of the Site and Service, and all Content and all intellectual property are owned by SocialChain or its licensors. You acknowledge and agree that the Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by SocialChain, you agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, perform, display or create derivative works based on the Service or Content, in whole or in part.
The trademarks SOCIALCHAIN, PI, PI NETWORK and the Pi Design (the "Trademarks) are trademarks of SocialChain and its parent, Pi Community Company. You may not use the trademarks without the prior written permission of SocialChain. Any permitted use of the Trademarks must be pursuant to and in compliance with the Pi Trademark Guidelines, located at minepi.com/pi-trademark-guidelines.
The Service provides, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web or accessible sites, applications or resources. Because SocialChain has no control over such sites, applications and resources, you acknowledge and agree that SocialChain is not responsible for the availability of such external sites, applications or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that SocialChain shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
SocialChain, in SocialChain's sole discretion, may terminate or suspend all or part of the Service and your SocialChain access immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms. Upon termination of your access, your right to use the Service will immediately cease.
The following provisions of the Terms survive any termination of these Terms:
INDEMNITY; WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; LINKS; TERMINATION; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES; BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER; GENERAL INFORMATION.
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to the Terms.
If you believe that your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed on the Site, please provide SocialChain's Copyright Agent a written Notice containing the following information:
SocialChain's Copyright Agent is:
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT
15.1 Initial Dispute Resolution
The parties shall use their best efforts to engage directly to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement and engage in good faith negotiations which shall be a condition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.
15.2 Binding Arbitration
If the parties do not reach an agreed upon solution within a period of 30 days from the time informal dispute resolution under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision begins, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, subject to the terms set forth below. Specifically, all claims arising out of or relating to these Terms (including their formation, performance and breach), the parties' relationship with each other and/or your use of the Service shall be finally settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the supplementary procedures for consumer related disputes of the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA"), excluding any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms, including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of these Terms are void or voidable, or whether a claim is subject to arbitration. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator's award shall be written, and binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
The parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
Binding arbitration shall take place in California. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or state court in San Mateo County, California, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
15.4 Class Action Waiver
The parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. YOU AND SOCIALCHAIN AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
15.5 Exception - Litigation of Intellectual Property and Small Claims Court Claims
Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring an action in state or federal court to protect its intellectual property rights ("intellectual property rights" means patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and trade secrets, but not privacy or publicity rights). Either party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court's jurisdiction.
15.6 30-Day Right to Opt Out
You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above via email at email@example.com. The notice must be sent within 30 days of your first use of the Service, whichever is later, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those paragraphs. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, SocialChain also will not be bound by them.
15.7 Changes to this Section
SocialChain will provide 60-days' notice of any changes to this section. Changes will become effective on the 60th day, and will apply prospectively only to any claims arising after the 60th day.
For any dispute not subject to arbitration you and SocialChain agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in California. You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.
The Terms and the relationship between you and SocialChain shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of law provisions.
16.1 Entire Agreement
These Terms (and any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation that SocialChain may post on the Site) constitute the entire agreement between you and SocialChain with respect to the Service and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or written, between you and SocialChain. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, rules and conditions of participation, the latter will prevail over the Terms to the extent of the conflict.
16.2 Waiver and Severability of Terms
The failure of SocialChain to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
16.5 Governing Law
This Agreement is governed by California law, without regard to conflicts of law principles. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for disputes under or relating to the Agreement are the federal and state courts in San Francisco, California. You consent to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
16.6 Statute of Limitations
You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or another period as provided under statute or law, or be forever barred.
16.7 Entire Agreement
This Agreement contains the complete and entire understanding between you and Us regarding your access to and use of the Services. The Agreement supersedes all prior agreements between you and Us regarding Your access to and use of the Services.
16.8 Section Titles
The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Users with questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Site or Service may contact us using the relevant contact information set forth above.
If you’re enabled to perform in-app transfers in our mobile applications, you also agree to the additional terms and conditions below.
Violation of any of these terms may result in the invalidation of your account and cancellation of your full balance, including any units of Pi that have ever been transferred from your account. You agree that you assume full responsibility in the case of the invalidation of your account and in case of the cancellation of your Pi balance and that SocialChain, Pi Network and its developers shall bear no liability if your account is invalidated, your balance is cancelled, or if any transferred units of Pi have been cancelled.