Terms of service
1. Enforcement & Amendments
We reserve the right to alter, amend or modify these Terms from time to time, in our sole discretion. We will provide you with notice of such changes by sending an e-mail, providing notice on the homepage of the Website and/or by posting the amended Terms via our Website and updating the "Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms. The amended Terms will be deemed effective immediately upon posting on Website.
2. Provided Services
Our Services provide you with a possibility to Exchange one type of crypto asset to another one.
For the purposes hereof "Exchange" shall mean an exchange of the crypto asset of one type to the crypto asset of another type at the terms and conditions set forth by exchanging parties, which is executed via the Third-party service in respective block-chain network. When you exchange crypto assets you acknowledge and agree that the Exchange will be processed through the third-party exchange service with additional fees applicable to such Exchange. You acknowledge and agree that the exchange rates information made available via the Services are an estimation only and may differ from prevailing rates available via other sources outside of our Services.
"Crypto Assets" herein shall be deemed as type of assets which can only and exclusively be transmitted by means of block-chain technology, including but not limited to digital coins and digital tokens and any other type of digital mediums of exchange, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, etc, to the full and absolute exempt of the securities of any kind.
To be able to use all possibilities and functionality of our Services you shall go through the registration process and create a cefi-exchange Account. "cefi-exchange Account" is a user account accessible after the registration process and via the Services where the user may request to make a crypto assets exchange. User should manage and maintain only one cefi-exchange Account. Users are prohibited from creating multiple accounts. When you create a cefi-exchange Account you oblige to:
change the password, which is generated by our Services automatically, for a strong password that you do not use for any other websites, online or off-line services;
provide accurate e-mail, which actually belongs to you and shall be, therefore, verified. The access to the services provided by the cefi-exchange without verification of the e-mail is not allowed;
maintain the security of your cefi-exchange Account and promptly notify us if you discover any suspicious activity related to your account;
agree to pass through AML/KYC procedures, which may be applied to You according to our internal AML/KYC policies. As a part of such procedures, cefi-exchange reserves the right to request additional information and documents, which are aimed without limitation to identify our user and to prove the source of the funds;
take responsibility for all activities that occur under your cefi-exchange Account.
The "Floating exchange rate" option herein shall mean an exchange rate mode in which our platform does not guarantee the rate - so it fluctuates in accordance with the market. You acknowledge and agree that the exchange rate information made available via Services for the Floating exchange rate option is an estimation only and may differ from the actual rates available via other sources outside of our Services. In order to avoid any substantial losses, when a significant disparity between an estimated exchange rate available on the Website and the rate received from a third party exchange arises, a Floating exchange rate transaction may be failed automatically.
When using the "Fixed exchange rate" option, your rate gets "locked" for fifteen or twenty minutes, meaning it remains the same irrespective of the changes on the market. You acknowledge and agree that for the Fixed exchange rate option the exchange rate information available on the Website may be different from the exchange rates for the Floating exchange rate option. cefi-exchange cannot guarantee the execution of a Fixed exchange rate transaction in some cases, including, but not limited to the following ones:
user sent crypto assets more than 15 minutes (20 minutes in case of BTC, XMR, LTC, DCR, EOS, GAS, BNB, VET) after clicking the “confirm & make payment” button when exchanging via the Fixed exchange rate option;
user sent an amount of crypto assets different from the amount to be sent that was displayed on the Website, or did not account for the relevant withdrawal and network fees, thus sending an amount that is too small;
user sent crypto assets to a previously used one-time address that had been generated for a Fixed exchange rate transaction or a Floating exchange rate transaction. All Fixed exchange rate option addresses are non-reusable.
In order to perform the Exchange via our Services, our system will automatically generate the particular address, which contains information about the user; (ii) the crypto asset that user wants to exchange and the crypto asset that user wants to receive (jointly - "crypto pair"); and (iii) the recipient address provided by the user (the address where exchanged crypto assets will be deposited). Only Floating exchange rate option addresses are reusable: those addresses can be used to perform an unlimited amount of transactions with the same parameters. If crypto pair and/or recipient address change, a new address will be generated by our system.
The technical issues arising from your misuse of our services, such as creating incorrect transactions (entering a wrong address both when indicating the recipient address and when sending your crypto assets to us), and other types of user mistakes may be resolved by our technical department when possible. Upon successful resolution of a technical issue, the crypto assets sent incorrectly will be refunded to the user, less all applicable fees.
cefi-exchange technical department is able to refund only BTC from the Segwit BTC address. No other crypto assets, including but not limited to, LTC, BSV, BCH sent to a Segwit BTC address could be refunded.
YOU INDEMNIFY AND HOLD cefi-exchange HARMLESS AGAINST ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCORRECT USE OF REUSABLE ADDRESS, INCORRECTLY CONSTRUCTED TRANSACTIONS ETC.
cefi-exchange does not provide custodial services, which means, we do not store your crypto assets on deposits and balances. In limited cases such as e.g. necessity to carry out AML/KYC procedure, your Exchange may be delayed. YOU HEREBY UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE, THAT ANY DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE; YOU INDEMNIFY AND HOLD US HARMLESS AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE EXCHANGE DELAY, WHETHER ORIGINATED FROM OUR FAULT OR NOT.
3. AML and KYC procedure
In furtherance of the clause 2.4.4 cefi-exchange reserves the right to apply the AML/KYC procedure to particular users, addresses and particular transactions of crypto assets.
The up-to-date information on the AML/KYC procedures can always be found at AML/KYC.
Prior to your use of the Services and on an ongoing basis you represent, warrant, covenant and agree that:
you use our Services at your sole option, discretion and risk;
you are solely responsible for any applicable taxes which may be payable while using our Services;
you are NOT in, under the control of, or a national or resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Sudan, Syria, Bangladesh and Bolivia, as well as any other country subject to United Nations Security Council Sanctions List and its equivalent or United States of America (including all USA territories like Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, and the US Virgin Islands (St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas), Japan or a jurisdiction where crypto assets transactions are explicitly prohibited (“Restricted Locations”). cefi-exchange does not operate in Restricted Locations. cefi-exchange maintains the right to select the markets and jurisdictions to operate in and may restrict or deny its services to certain countries at any time
you are at least 16 years old or of other legal age, according to your relevant jurisdiction;
you agree to pay the fees for Exchanges completed via Services as defined by cefi-exchange, which We may change from time to time;
there are risks, associated with Internet-based system, such as the failure of hardware, software, and Internet connections and with the Blockchain Protocol, such as any malfunction, unintended function, unexpected functioning of or attack on the Blockchain protocol;
you guarantee that your crypto assets belong to you and they are not sold, encumbered, not in contention, or under seizure, and that neither exist any rights of third parties to your crypto assets;
you shall provide correct information for constructing Exchange (e.g. payin and payout wallet address). Such wallet addresses shall not be associated with terrorism, fraudulent, scam or any type of illegal activity.
You further represent, agree and warrant, that you will not violate any law, contract, third-party right or commit a tort by accessing or using the Services, and that you are solely responsible for your actions and/or inactions while using our Services. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you represent, agree and warrant, that YOU WILL NOT:
use our Services or will immediately cease using those if any applicable law in your country prohibits or will prohibit you at any time from doing so;
use our Services to participate in fraudulent, scam or any type of illegal activity;
exchange via our Services or attempt to pay-in crypto assets, which are obtained from illegal gambling activities; fraud; money-laundering; or terrorist activities; or any other illegal activities. With our Services the user can only use crypto assets, which are obtained from legal sources;
provide false, inaccurate, or misleading information;
attempt to modify, decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble our software in any way;
use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Services or to extract data;
attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access any service or area of our Services that you are not authorized to access;
develop any third-party applications that interact with our Services without our prior written consent; AND
Encourage or induce any third party to engage in any of the activities prohibited under this Section.
YOU INDEMNIFY AND HOLD US HARMLESS AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF ASSETS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ORIGINATED FROM OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH INVALIDITY OR BREACH OF ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND THE ENTIRE TERMS.
5. Information Privacy
Never share the details of your transaction, including, but not limited to, your cefi-exchange ID, the transaction hash, recipient address and/or e-mail related to a cefi-exchange account, with anyone except cefi-exchange representatives. cefi-exchange will not request specific information about user accounts, transactions or other personally identifiable data from you unless: (i) the information is requested to help complete a transaction initiated by you; (ii)the information is requested to efficiently process your enquiry; or (iii) it is legally required e.g. in connection with the AML/KYC procedure.
You should ascertain that your transactions and/or account details are not disclosed by ensuring that you do not knowingly or accidentally share, provide or facilitate unauthorized use of it.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, cefi-exchange SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO IT THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTACT E-MAIL THEREOF OR FOR ITS TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON(S) OR ENTITY(IES) AS A RESULT OF A REQUEST FOR SUCH TRANSMISSION REASONABLY BELIEVED BY cefi-exchange TO HAVE BEEN MADE BY SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY.
6. Risk Disclosure
cefi-exchange does not and will not provide any investment advice or legal advice regarding your exchange. You acknowledge that only you are responsible for your decisions and actions performed on our platform and we will not make any personal recommendations for or advise you on the exchange of particular crypto assets. Before performing any exchange of crypto assets, you should carefully consider whether such an exchange is suitable for you with your current circumstances and financial resources.
Be aware that crypto assets are generally assumed to be subject to high volatility due to them still being in the early stages of developing, technologically and financially. Crypto assets do not necessarily have a specific form of protection or regulation by any governmental body, which means that by exchanging crypto assets, you will not be able to enforce any guarantees or safeguards expected with regulated financial services.
THE RISK OF LOSS IN THE EXCHANGE OF CRYPTO ASSETS CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL, AND THEREFORE YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXCHANGE OF CRYPTO ASSETS AND MUST ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH EXCHANGES AND FOR THEIR RESULTS.
7. Third-Party Content and Services
For the purposes hereof "Third-Party Content" shall mean the content provided by third parties, including without limitation links to web pages of such parties, which may be represented on the Website and other Services. At the same time "Third-party service" refers to any platform or network in which crypto assets belong to you or where you are the beneficial owner of crypto assets; and this platform is maintained by a third party outside of the Services; including, but not limited to third-party accounts.
No control over third-party services. You may be charged fees by the third-party service provider. cefi-exchange is not responsible for any third-party services' fees. You are solely responsible for your use of the third-party service, and you agree to comply with all terms and conditions applicable to any third-party service.
The exchange rates discrepancy is at any time possible due to the Third-Party algorithms. YOU INDEMNIFY AND HOLD cefi-exchange HARMLESS AGAINST ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE AFORESAID EXCHANGE RATES DISCREPANCY WHICH IS BELOW 10 USD.
While using our Services, you may view Third-Party Content. We do not control, endorse or adopt (unless otherwise expressly stated by Us) any Third-Party Content and shall have no responsibility for Third-Party Content, including without limitation material that may be misleading, incomplete, erroneous, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. In addition, your business dealings or correspondence with such third parties are solely between you and the third parties. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, and you understand that your use of Third-Party Content, and your interactions with third parties, is at your own risk.
8. Intellectual Property
All our intellectual property assets ("IP") including but not limited to all copyrights, trademarks, patents, service marks, trade names, software code, icons, logos, characters, layouts, trade secrets, buttons, color scheme and graphics are protected by local and international intellectual property laws and treaties.
We hereby grant you a limited, nonexclusive and non-sublicensable license to access and use our IP for your personal use only.
In any case you may not alter, modify, reproduce, distribute or commercially exploit any materials, including text, graphics, video, audio, software code, user interface design or logos.
The license granted under this Section will automatically terminate if We suspend or terminate your access to the Services
In case you upload or share any feedback, suggestion, idea or other information or material ("Content") with us you automatically grant us a worldwide license to use your content. It becomes part of the public domain as long as it remains on our Website and Services. It can be used for marketing or any other purposes at our sole discretion.
You agree and consent to receive electronically all Communications, that cefi-exchange may be willing to communicate to you in connection with your cefi-exchange Account and/or use of our Services. For the purposes hereof “Communications” shall mean all and any communication, agreement, document, receipt, notice and disclosure, which may be from time to time addressed to user by cefi-exchange. You may withdraw your consent to receive electronic Communications by sending a withdrawal notice to support. If this is a case you waive your right to plead ignorance. If you decline or withdraw consent to receive electronic Communications, cefi-exchange may suspend or terminate your use of the Services.
10. Limitation of Liabilities
Except as expressly provided to the contrary in a writing by Us, our Services are provided on an "As is" and "As available" basis. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, AND YOU WAIVE, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN.
Except as otherwise required by law, IN NO EVENT SHALL cefi-exchange, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY ANY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM cefi-exchange, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM A FORCE MAJEURE EVENT, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO cefi-exchange'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES.
Exchanges via our Services cannot be canceled by cefi-exchange. Therefore, check the details of your exchange details before making such exchange. cefi-exchange is not responsible for your crypto assets once they have been sent outside of the Services. Moreover, cefi-exchange doesn’t guarantee the uptime of the exchange.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF cefi-exchange (INCLUDING OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, cefi-exchange OR TO THESE TERMS EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY YOU TO cefi-exchange WITHIN 3 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF ANY CLAIM GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
We strive to protect our users from fraudulent and scam activities in the sphere of crypto assets. It is possible, that some crypto assets are purposed for unlawful seizure of the property, or are construed as a fraud, scam or any other activity, recognized by the laws as illegal and/or non-compliant with legal requirements. cefi-exchange cooperates with law enforcements agencies and other competent authorities in order to determine and disclose such crypto assets. We reserve the right to prohibit and discontinue any Exchanges via our Services with such crypto asset at our sole discretion, without any prior notice to you and without publication of the reason for such decision, whenever this comes to our knowledge. YOU INDEMNIFY AND HOLD cefi-exchange HARMLESS AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ORIGINATED FROM OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH PROHIBITION AND DISCONTINUATION OF EXCHANGES IN OUR WEBSITE WITH ANY CRYPTO ASSET.
11. No Offer of Securities
cefi-exchange takes all possible measures to integrate and exchange those digital coins and digital tokens and other types of digital mediums of exchange only that cannot be classified as “security“ by SEC or other competent national authorities.
The responsibility for the fact that the crypto asset cannot be treated as “security“ lies with the owner of digital token and/or digital coin. cefi-exchange reserves the right at its sole discretion to prohibit and discontinue any exchanges (as well as any other type of transaction) with the token or the coin if there is any risk or speculations that such token and/or coin can be treated as “security“.
We follow the best practices to decide whether crypto assets are security or not. However, for the avoidance of any doubt the provisions of this clause shall not constitute or deemed to be construed to constitute any warranty and/or investment, financial, legal or any other professional advice, that any crypto asset that any crypto asset available through our Services is not a security.
12. Termination of the Terms
We reserve the right to terminate these Terms and delete your cefi-exchange Account and registration (including your username and password) in the following cases:
If for any reason We decide to discontinue to provide the Service, by providing at least a 3 (three) calendar days’ notice (which shall be provided by e-mail);
If We believe that you have breached any of the terms of these Terms, immediately without notice;
If We decide to terminate our Services, immediately without notice.
13. Applicable Law; Arbitration
You and cefi-exchange agree to arbitrate any dispute arising from these Terms or your use of the Services, except for disputes in which either party seeks equitable and other relief for the alleged unlawful use of copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents.
You and cefi-exchange agree to notify each other in writing of any dispute within thirty (30) days of when it arises. Notice to cefi-exchange shall be sent to [email protected]
Any dispute, controversy, difference or claim arising out of or relating to the Terms, including the existence, validity, interpretation, performance, breach or termination thereof or any dispute regarding non-contractual obligations arising out of or relating to it shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules in force when the Notice of Arbitration is submitted.
The law of this arbitration clause shall be Hong Kong law.
The seat of arbitration shall be in Hong Kong.
The number of arbitrators shall be one. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English language.
Other than class procedures and remedies discussed below, the arbitrator has the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court. Any dispute between the parties will be governed by these Terms and the laws of Hong Kong, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction.
Whether the dispute is heard in arbitration or in court, you will not commence against cefi-exchange a class action, class arbitration or representative action or proceeding.
These Terms contain the entire agreement, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings between the parties regarding the Services.
In the event of any conflict between these Terms and any other agreement you may have with cefi-exchange, the terms of that other agreement will prevail only if these Terms are specifically identified and declared to be overridden by such other agreement.
Our failure or delay in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall not operate as a waiver thereof.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any of these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these Terms, all of which shall remain in full force and effect.
You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without prior written consent from cefi-exchange, including by operation of law or in connection with any change of control. cefi-exchange may assign or transfer any or all of its rights under these Terms, in whole or in part, without obtaining your consent or approval.