BitDeer Computing Power Sharing Service Agreement
This BitDeer Computing Power Sharing Service Agreement (the “Agreement”) is an agreement between BitDeer Computing Power Sharing Platform (“BitDeer” or “we” or “Company”) and the users (the “User” or “you”) who uses the services provided by BitDeer and/or the official website of BitDeer (the “Website”). By using the services provided by BitDeer and/or the Website, you acknowledge that you agree to all the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to any term of this Agreement, please do not use the services provided by BitDeer and the Website.
Ⅰ. General Terms
1.1 BitDeer reserves the right to change or modify the terms of this Agreement at any time at its sole discretion. It is your responsibility to periodically review this Agreement for the latest changes. Any changes or modifications of this Agreement shall take effect once it is published on the Website (unless the effective time is otherwise prescribed). You agree that by using the services provided by BitDeer and/or the Website following any changes to this Agreement, you are agreeing to accept such changes.
1.2 If you have any objections to the changes to this Agreement or if you are dissatisfied with the services provided by BitDeer and/or the Website, you should immediately: (1) stop using the services provided by BitDeer and the Website; and (2) inform BitDeer to stop providing service to you. You agree that once the service is terminated, User’s right to use the services provided by BitDeer is terminated immediately.
II. User Registration
2.1 You hereby represent and warrant to BitDeer as follows, which representations and warranties will be deemed repeated each time you use the services provided by BitDeer:
(1) if you are a natural person: you are at least 18 years old of age and have full civil capacity;
(2) if you are an entity: you are duly organized and validly existing under the laws of the jurisdiction of your organization or incorporation and, if relevant under such laws, in good standing;
(3) your use of the services provided by BitDeer complies with the applicable laws and regulations in your country/region, and your use of the services provided by BitDeer does not violate your obligations to any third party; and
(4) you have the requisite power to use the services provided by BitDeer and perform your corresponding obligations, and the Agreement and the corresponding purchase order(s) are valid and binding on you.
2.2 When providing the registration data and information (the “Registration Information”), you hereby agree that:
(1) you will provide legal, truthful, accurate and complete Registration Information;
(2) you will timely notify BitDeer if there is any change to the Registration Information provided by you; if the Registration Information provided by you is illegal, untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, you shall bear all the corresponding responsibilities and consequences;
(3) BitDeer reserves the right to impose certain restrictions on your account and/or suspend or terminate your use of the services provided by BitDeer based on the Registration Information provided by you to BitDeer in accordance with BitDeer’s compliance obligations and internal risk control policy;
(4) Unless obtained express written consent from BitDeer, you shall only register for one account at BitDeer;
(5) For compliance purpose such as KYC (know your customer) and/or anti-money laundering, BitDeer reserves the right to request you to provide BitDeer your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and/or financial information; and
(6) You will be required to enter your username and password when using certain features of the services provided by BitDeer. If you are unable to access your account for reasons such as you forget the password, BitDeer reserves the right to request specific information from you, including but not limited t proof of identity; proof of residence; telephone number /Email proof and any identifiable activity information on the Website, such as transaction ID, order number, withdrawal information, etc.; however, you hereby agree that you will not share your username and/or password with any third party or allow any third party to access your account. BitDeer is not responsible for any consequences and losses caused by your improper use of your account and/or password or any third party’s use of your account and/or password. If you believe that your username and/or password are known to any third party or that your account has been accessed by any third party, you should notify BitDeer immediately.
III. Risk Factors
3.1 You understand and acknowledge that there are risks associated with holding, trading, investing in digital currencies and use of digital currency related services. The risks listed in this Section 3.1 are not exhaustive. These risks, and additional risks that may occur now or in the future, may prevent you from obtaining any gains, may cause you to suffer financial losses, and may even terminate the services we provide:
(1) Use of any digital currencies or related product and service carries potential financial, regulatory and other risks. Before using any digital currency or related products and services, you should confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and experience in the features and risks of blockchain technology, digital currency, and smart contracts. Your decision to participate in any digital currency activity and/or use of related services should be based on independent study and/or consultation with professionals as you deem necessary. BitDeer assumes that when you use the services provided by BitDeer, you are a professional who understands the digital currency industry and understands the risks of digital currency related products and service. This Agreement and any services provided by BitDeer should not be deemed as BitDeer’s providing you with investment advice;
(2) The value of any computing power sharing plan (the “Service Plan”) provided by BitDeer and the value of any digital currency may be affected by many factors not controlled by BitDeer, including but not limited t mining difficulty and/or other changes in mining parameters/attributes, market price fluctuations in digital currencies, hardware (i.e. mining machines) obsolescence and hardware amortization, etc.;
(3) Due to the nature of the digital currency, the value of any digital currency may lose some or all of its value at any time. You are aware of the fact that the value of any digital currency can decrease rapidly (and even decrease to zero). BitDeer is not responsible for any and all losses caused by the market price fluctuations of any digital currency;
(4) BitDeer will maintain or upgrade the system periodically. You hereby confirm that you do not expect that your use of the Services provided by BitDeer is continuous, without any interruption. Unless otherwise expressly prescribed, BitDeer is not responsible for any and all losses caused by the suspension and interruption due to BitDeer’s maintenance and upgrading of its system;
(5) No authentication or computer security technology is 100% secure and safe. You agree to bear all risks related to hacking or identity theft;
(6) You understand and agree that BitDeer reserves the right to post, modify, and/or provide information related to our service through the Website, emails, customer service calls, SMS and other official channels. BitDeer is not responsible for information obtained through non-official channels of BitDeer. If you have any question related to the truthfulness of information sent in the name of BitDeer, please contact us immediately.
IV. Use of Digital Currencies
4.1 You may not mine, purchase, sell, exchange, hold and/or use any type of digital currency in any manner that is prohibited by the laws and regulations applicable to you.
4.2 Before purchasing any Service Plans, you shall evaluate if the Service Plan is suitable for your financial capabilities and risk preferences. By purchasing any Service Plan provided by BitDeer, you acknowledge that you understand and accept all the risks associated with mining, purchasing, selling, exchanging, holding and/or using digital currencies, including but not limited t
(1) Large price fluctuations: prices of any digital currency, including Bitcoin, may fall sharply, or even fall to zero;
(2) Digital currency transactions may take a while to be confirmed. Although very unlikely, it does exist the situation when some digital currency transactions may never be confirmed and unconfirmed digital currency transactions means such transactions are not completed;
(3) Digital currency transactions are irreversible: if you send any amount of digital currencies to any wrong person or digital currency wallet address, you may not be able to cancel the transaction or recover these funds;
(4) If you lose or forget any PIN or password required to access and use the digital currencies, the digital currency may be lost or unavailable to you;
(5) Blockchain (or digital currency) technology may have unknown inherent technical defects; and
(6) Each country may introduce and promulgate new laws, regulations, and policies that affect the use of digital currencies.
V. Plan Fees
5.1 The fees for the Service Plans (the “Plan Fees”) consist of: Computing Power Fee and Electricity Fee.
5.2 Computing Power Fee: the Computing Power Fee charged by BitDeer is calculated based on a comprehensive consideration of multiple factors such as the current market price of certain digital currency, the futures market forecast, and the computing power capability attenuation.
5.3 Electricity Fee: the Electricity Fee charged by BitDeer will be used to cover: the electricity cost, mining operation cost, heat dissipation cost, and etc.
5.4 You understand and agree that the Plan Fees charged by BitDeer for a specific Service Plan is specified on the webpage of that Service Plan. If you do not accept the fees specified on the webpage of that Service Plan, you should not place an order with BitDeer for that Service Plan.
5.5 You understand and agree that as the computing power of the whole network will change from time to time, the difficulty of mining will also change accordingly. Therefore, BitDeer reserves the right to change the Plan Fees charged by BitDeer from time to time, provided that such change(s) shall not affect the Service Plans that have already been sold to you before the change.
5.6 You understand and agree: the price ofcomputing power-sharing plan is fixed at US Dollar, 7 cryptocurrency websites' real-time exchange rate are used to determine a real-time BTC/BCHABC/USDT/ETH price in BitDeer. Customers can choose to make payment by BTC/USDT/BCHABC/ETH when placing orders. If the exchange rate malfunctions, BitDeer reserves the right to use a different cryptocurrency reference exchange rate. BitDeer reserves the right to manually adjust the USD exchange rate when there is an abnormal fluctuation in the cryptocurrency market.
6.1 BitDeer is a "bridge" connecting users and several mining pools. Through the services provided by BitDeer, a user can connect the computing power purchased from BitDeer to the mining pool designated by the user (the user can choose from several mining pools that cooperate with BitDeer), and the user can view the real-time mining information on the website of the designated mining pool.
6.2 When the User connects the computing power purchased from BitDeer to a specific mining pool, the mining pool may charge the User a certain amount of service fee. The service fee is solely determined and collected by the mining pool.
6.3 You hereby understand that: the digital currencies mined/generated after you connect the computing power (corresponding to your purchased Service Plan) to the mining pool do not pass through BitDeer. Instead, the digital currencies mined/generated (if any) will be directly distributed by the mining pool in accordance with the PPS mode (or PPS derivative mode, such as FPPS, PPS+) to the digital currency wallet address designed by you. You shall be solely responsible for making sure that the digital currency wallet address designated by you is suitable for receiving the specific type of digital currency mined/generated. Both BitDeer and the mining pool that you connect your computing power to shall not be responsible for any loss that caused by the fact that the digital currency wallet address designated by you is subject to restrictions such as fund receiving maximum limit.
6.4 The distribution time of the digital currencies mined/generated (if any) is solely determined by the mining pool, and you hereby understand that BitDeer is not responsible for the matters related to the actual distribution of digital currencies mined/generated.
6.5 You understand and agree that BitDeer will not make any promises about your future earnings. Any future earnings or yield (or rate of return) data mentioned on the Website or BitDeer’s campaign webpage are estimates and assumptions. Your actual income will be affected by many factors such as the market price of the digital currency, the difficulty of the entire network's computing power, the lucky value of the mining pool, the amount of service fee actually charged by the mining pool, and etc.
VII. Order Payment, Cancellation, Change and Refund
7.1 Users can purchase the Service Plan(s) using various payment methods supported by BitDeer.
7.2 If the User chooses to pay for the Service Plan by digital currency transfer: the User shall transfer the digital currency to the digital currency wallet address designated by BitDeer, and the exact payment amount may depend on: the order total in US dollar, the exchange rate of the US dollar and the digital currency selected for payment at the purchase time and the digital currency network transfer fees (third-party terms and handling fee rate may apply).
7.3 If the User does not pay for the order after creating an order and such non-payment status continues for a certain period of time (the exact time limit may vary for different payment methods), the status of the order will be changed to "Timeout" by BitDeer. BitDeer will not process any requests related to the “Timeout” orders, and the User is not obligated to pay for the Timeout orders.
7.4 The User is solely responsible for the accuracy of the payment, including but not limited t the destination account (/digital currency wallet address), transfer amount, and other payment details. Any and all losses caused by or arising from an incorrect payment due to the User’s fault or error (such as transferring digital currency to the wrong wallet address) should be solely borne by the User, and BitDeer shall have the right to refuse to activate the Service Plan for the User until the User makes the correct payment.
7.5 If the amount of payment actually received by BitDeer is lower than the Plan Fee required by BitDeer, BitDeer shall have the right to adopt any of the following solutions at its sole discretion before activating the corresponding Service Plan:
(1) adjusting the Service Plan accordingly so that the funds actually received by BitDeer matches the computing power provided by BitDeer; or
(2) refusing to activate the Service Plan ordered by the User until the User pays the amount owed.
7.6 If the amount of payment actually received by BitDeer is higher than the Plan Fee required by BitDeer, the User may request BitDeer to adopt any of the following solutions:
(1) adjusting the Service Plan according to the actual funds received by BitDeer;
(2) adding the excess amount to the User's account balance at BitDeer; or
(3) refunding the User any excess amount via the method approved by BitDeer, provided that any additional charges (such as third-party fees) incurred by such refund shall solely be borne by the User.
7.7 The payment amount transferred by the User to BitDeer may be delayed due to digital currency confirmation delays, third party delays and other factors. You hereby agree that BitDeer shall have the right to refuse to activate the corresponding Service Plan until it confirms that the full payment amount has been successfully received.
7.8 You hereby agree and understand that, BitDeer is not obligated to resolve any payment-related questions or disputes until a payment dispute resolution application (the “Payment Dispute Resolution Application”) is submitted.
(1) The User shall have the right to submit the Payment Dispute Resolution Application by contacting BitDeer’s customer service within 14 days after payment and providing proof of payment to BitDeer’s satisfaction. For applications submitted after 14 days period, BitDeer reserves the right to refuse to process such applications;
(2) If there are reasonable grounds for BitDeer to believe that or in fact that Bitdeer has not received the corresponding payment but has already activated the Service Plan for the User, BitDeer shall have the right to request the User to provide proof of payment to BitDeer’s satisfaction. The User should provide proof of payment to BitDeer’s satisfaction within 14 days upon receipt of request from BitDeer.
(3) Proof of payment may include but is not limited t BitDeer order number, transaction ID or number, destination account (/digital currency wallet address) information entered by the User, transfer amount, and transaction records and/or statement of the payment system used by the User;
(4) BitDeer reserves the right to refuse to process the Payment Dispute Resolution Application initiated by the User if (a) the User fails to provide proof of payment or other proof to BitDeer’s satisfaction within 14 days after initiating the application; or (b) BitDeer reasonably believes that the proof submitted by the User is insufficient or valid.
7.9 If BitDeer reasonably believes that there is a payment dispute between BitDeer and the User, BitDeer reserves the right to adjust or cancel the relevant Service Plan(s) and/or adjust the User’s account balance at BitDeer.
7.10 To the extent permitted by laws and regulations, the User hereby acknowledges and agrees that, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, all Service Plans are final sales and not refundable or changeable. BitDeer reserves the right to decide when/who to refund at its own discretion. If BitDeer decides to provide a refund for certain users or certain Service Plan(s), such decision shall not be deemed as that BitDeer is obligated to agree to the same or similar refund in the future. For avoidance of doubt, this refund policy does not affect any statutory rights that may apply.
7.11 The User hereby agrees that after the activation of the Service Plan, if the User elects to terminate the Service Plan for reasons such as the mining results and the mining service do not meet the User’s expectation, etc., BitDeer shall only refund the unused Electricity Fee. The Computing Power Fee is not refundable.
7.12 Subject to the other provisions of this Agreement, if BitDeer provides a refund in accordance with this Agreement or applicable laws and regulations, any additional costs (such as third-party fees) arising from the refund shall be solely borne by the User.
7.13 If a Service Plan has been used up, the User shall not request a refund for such Service Plan under any circumstances.
VIII. Restrictions and Obligations
8.1 You shall not use the services provided by BitDeer to engage in any activities that violate applicable laws and regulations. You shall not use the Services provided by BitDeer t
(1) support, incite or participate in any terrorist activities;
(2) participate in any money laundering activities;
(3) fabricate or distort facts, spread rumors, and disrupt social order;
(4) promote or produce obscene, violent and/or terrorist content; or
(5) participate in any other activities that violate applicable laws and regulations.
8.2 You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, this Agreement and all rules and policies announced by BitDeer from time to time regarding the use of the Website and the services provided by BitDeer.
8.3 You agree that you shall fully assume the relevant tax obligations arising from the use of the services provided by BitDeer.
8.4 You agree and represent that you are using the services provided by BitDeer only for your own benefit and that you are not using the services provided by BitDeer on behalf of others or for the benefit of any third parties.
8.5 You agree to contact BitDeer immediately if you find or suspect any fraud or misconduct by any third party using the services provided by BitDeer.
8.6 Unless obtained prior written consent from BitDeer, you may not register multiple accounts on the Website in any circumstances. You shall not register multiple accounts in order to obtain profits, rewards or coupons.
8.7 You should not participate in any activities that may affect the services provided by BitDeer and/or the security of the Website.
8.8 You shall not use any method (such as Proxy, Tor, VPN, etc.) to block your Internet traffic and IP addresses or use other technical services that may hide the user's real Internet connection.
8.9 Intellectual property rights of any content displayed on the Website, including but not limited to articles, pictures, news, materials, website structure, website layout, website design, unless otherwise specified, are entirely owned by BitDeer or BitDeer’s licensor (if any). The User shall respect the intellectual property rights of BitDeer and BitDeer’s licensor (if any).
8.10 The User shall neither engage in any activities in the name of BitDeer nor use the information/data on the Website without prior written authorization from BitDeer.
8.11 You hereby represent and warrant that your use of the services provided by BitDeer will not negatively affect BitDeer's reputation or cause BitDeer to assume legal responsibility or other penalties, fines, and sanctions.
8.12 You hereby understand that the services provided by BitDeer are not available to residents in the following countries or regions: Balkan Peninsula, Belarus, Myanmar, Côte d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Crimea-Ukraine, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, North Korea, Sudan, Syria , Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, China and Mainland China. The above list may not be exhaustive. Before using the services provided by BitDeer, please confirm that your use of the services provided by BitDeer is legal in your country/region. All legal risks and liabilities caused by or arising from the fact that it is illegal to use the services provided by BitDeer shall be entirely borne by you.
8.14 If the User violates any provisions of this Section 8, BitDeer shall have the right to immediately suspend or terminate the service provided to the User, and BitDeer shall have the right to take all necessary legal means within the scope permitted by the applicable laws and regulations.
IX. Liability for Breach of Agreement
9.1 For any violation of this Agreement by the User (including but not limited t the User fails to pay the Plan Fee in time; the User's use of the services provided by BitDeer is illegal in the country/region where the User is located, etc.), BitDeer shall have the right to immediately suspend or terminate the services provided to the User and take all necessary legal means within the scope permitted by applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to holding the User liable for the relevant loss suffered by BitDeer.
9.2 If BitDeer reasonably suspects that the User uses the services provided by BitDeer in an illegal, fraudulent, or other improper manner, BitDeer shall have the right to suspend the provision of the services to the User until the User can provide proof of compliance to BitDeer’s satisfaction.
X. Limitation of Liability
10.1 The Service Plan(s) provided by BitDeer corresponds to real computing power. You hereby understand and acknowledge that the fluctuations of real computing power are inevitable, and BitDeer does not guarantee the computing power corresponding to the Service Plan is 100% stable. BitDeer will not compensate for most circumstances where there are fluctuations of performance of the computing power (including but not limited t fluctuations caused by factors such as digital currency price fluctuations, changes in the inherent features of digital currency, the difficulty of computing power of the entire network, the lucky value of the mining pool and the service fee rate charged by the mining pool) except for the following circumstance(s): when the computing power corresponding to the Service Plan drops to zero due to uncontrollable factors such as power outages or maintenance of mining pool, BitDeer will compensate the affected Service Plan in 1:1 ratio, i.e. if the computing power is zero for one hour due to power outage, the duration of the plan will be extended for one hour (this compensation policy is not applicable to water season Service Plans). The actual compensation hours for each Service Plan shall be subject to the compensation hours information displayed on your user dashboard on the Website. The compensation hours will be added to the end of the Service Plan.
10.2 BitDeer shall not be liable for service suspension or termination occurring by reason of circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to war (declared or undeclared), terrorist activities, acts of sabotage, blockade, fire, lightning, acts of god, national strikes, riots, insurrections, civil commotions, quarantine restrictions, epidemics, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, explosions and regulatory and administrative actions or delays. In the event of such force majeure, BitDeer shall take reasonable steps to minimize interruptions and loss but shall have no liability caused by or incidental to such force majeure.
10.3 The User agrees that any third-party links provided by BitDeer is for convenience and reference only. BitDeer's provision of these third-party links does not mean that it confirms these links and the content displayed on these links. Since these third-party links are not controlled by BitDeer, BitDeer cannot guarantee that User's access to such links is safe and virus-free. BitDeer is not responsible for any loss caused by the User’s accessing such third-party links and any other third-party links not controlled by BitDeer.
10.4 The User hereby understands and agrees: unless it is expressly agreed in writing by BitDeer in advance, under any circumstances BitDeer shall not be liable for the following events and the User's losses due to the following events:
(1) loss of trading profits;
(2) service interruption (such interruption is not caused by BitDeer’s intentional misconduct);
(3) damage or loss of information/data not caused by BitDeer ’s intentional misconduct;
(4) the computing power dies or withdraws from the market;
(5) implementation or change of laws, regulations and policy factors;
(6) loss caused by the User's fault or violation of this Agreement (including but not limited t providing inaccurate information to BitDeer, leaking password to third parties, etc.); and
(7) other events not controlled by BitDeer.
10.5 You agree and accept that: without duplication of any other rights to recovery or indemnity set forth in this Agreement, you shall indemnify and defend Company against, and shall hold Company harmless from, any loss, liability, claim, action, suit, or expense (collectively, “Losses”, including reasonable attorney’s fee) caused by or resulting from your breach of this Agreement. In no event shall Company, its affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees or representatives, be liable to you or any third party for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages or damages for loss of profits arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.
10.6 The User hereby agrees that BitDeer's total liability to the User under this Agreement shall not exceed the total Plan fee paid by the User to BitDeer.
11.1 Waiver: no delay or omission as to the exercise of any right or power accruing upon any default by the User shall impair Company’s exercise of any right or power or shall be construed to be a waiver of any default or acquiescence therein.
11.2 Severability: should any provision of this Agreement be determined to be illegal or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions of this Agreement.
11.3 Governing Law: this Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of British Virgin Islands without regard to conflicts of law principles.
11.4 Dispute Resolution: if there is any dispute between the parties in the performance of this Agreement, and if the negotiation fails, either party has the right to submit the dispute to Singapore International Arbitration Centre for arbitration and the dispute shall be finally settled in accordance with Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre in effect at the time of submission for arbitration. The arbitral award is final and binding on both parties. Unless the arbitral award is otherwise determined, the arbitration fee shall be borne by the losing party. The losing party shall also compensate the winning party’s legal fees and other expenses.