Last Update: 3rd February 2020
Purchase of any Fan Tokens and/or $CHZ Tokens (the “Tokens”) entails risk of a partial or complete loss of value of the Tokens. No guarantee is given regarding the liquidity of the Tokens (acquired in the Fan Token Offering Period or thereafter on the Socios Platform), the existence of a secondary market for said Tokens, the value of the Tokens acquired in the Fan Token Sale or thereafter from the Socios Platform and the exchange value of said Tokens. The Tokens do not constitute financial instruments or security tokens and conversely do not carry with them any rights as may be commonly associated with financial instruments and/or security tokens .
The Tokens shall only be used for the purpose of using the Services exclusively offered by Socios through the Socios Platform or any other digital platform or channel so designated by Us, and Socios shall not be held liable for any speculative intentions from the end of the Participant(s) or from any third parties who attempt to hold the Tokens for any other reason.
Trading and transactions executed on other platforms controlled by Us or third party platforms as otherwise authorized by Us shall be subject to such platform’s separate terms and conditions.
1. WHAT DO THESE TERMS COVER?
(i) All apps published by Socios, including but not limited to the Socios App, whether for tablets, mobile devices, smart TVs or other platforms (“ Apps”), unless otherwise indicated in the app;
(ii) Socios Platform;
(iii) The Token Hunt feature (as defined hereinafter);
(v) All email newsletters published or distributed by Socios;
(vi) Fan Token Offering(s) (“FTO”) and trading of branded virtual tokens conducted on the Socios Platform;
(vii) All other interactive features, Services, and communications provided by Socios;
$CHZ or Chiliz Tokens – A utility cryptographic decentralised token issued by the Company based on the Ethereum protocol (ERC20 token), or any other protocol as may be determined by Us, being the token which can be used to acquire Fan Tokens and/or Collectible Tokens. The terms ‘$CHZ’ and ‘Chiliz Tokens’ are used interchangeably.
Chiliz.net – A trading platform operated by an affiliate of Socios which shall allow registered Users to trade Chiliz ($CHZ), Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens. The Chiliz.net user wallet is distinct from the Socios Wallet. Chiliz.net is subject to separate terms and conditions.
Collectible Token – a cryptographic non-fungible branded token to be created by the Token Vendor based on the Ethereum protocol (ERC721 token) which does not grant the holders thereof any voting rights or other rights as the Fan Tokens;
Designated Account – means the Token Vendor’s account for the receipt of $CHZ as purchase consideration for Your purchase of Fan Tokens.
Dispute – means any dispute between Us and the User arising out of or in relation to these Terms and the Services provided by Us to the User(s).
Excluded Jurisdiction – means any country or jurisdiction (a) which prohibits the purchase of any virtual currency, participation in Token Sales, or other similar activities, or (b) where it is likely that the sale of $CHZ and/or Fan Tokens would be construed as the sale of a security or investment product or (c) with strategic anti money laundering / counter financing of terrorism deficiencies most recently identified by the Financial Action Task Force.
Fan Tokens – a virtual token as defined in the “Virtual Financial Assets Act, 2018”, Chapter 590 of the Laws of Malta, issued by Socios in collaboration with its Partners or other licensed third parties, to be used and traded on the Socios platform. Every Fan Token is specific to a particular football club/ team / influencer and is to be used as voting power in official polls. Fan Tokens can be purchased using $CHZ tokens.
FIAT – Those currencies or monies that are declared as legal tender by order of a government. Such currencies and monies include, but are not limited to, US Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen, etc.
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)- this is an intergovernmental organization whose objectives are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. The FATF is therefore a policy-making body which works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in these areas.
Indemnified Persons – means the Token Vendor’s subsidiaries, related companies, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, successor, and permitted assignees.
Maximum Capping – has the meaning ascribed in Paragraph 7.4.1
Minimum Capping – has the meaning ascribed in Paragraph 7.4.1
Maximum Purchase Transaction – has the meaning ascribed in Paragraph 188.8.131.52
Minimum Purchase Transaction – has the meaning ascribed in Paragraph 184.108.40.206
Other Goods – If and when available Socios may offer holders of Fan Tokens the opportunity to purchase merchandise or other goods through the Socios App.
Participant – any person (natural or juridical), who intends to contribute, trade and/or participate in other Services available on the Socios Platform.
Partner – any third-party entity or individual with whom Socios has a partnership agreement regulating its relationship and which is subsequently onboarded onto the Socios Platform.
Prohibited Participant – (i) a natural person wishing to become a Participant and being a citizen, national, resident or having a similar connecting factor to; or (ii) a juridical person wishing to become a Participant and being incorporated, registered or effectively managed and controlled from or in: a country, jurisdiction or territory where the holding and use of Fan Tokens and/or virtual currencies or other tokens at any other moment in time is prohibited by laws, regulations or other practices and policies in the said country, jurisdiction or territory where the aforementioned are prohibited. This shall include any person representing or acting on behalf of such restricted prohibited participant/s in any manner or capacity whether openly or covertly.
Receiving Address – means the Designated Account or address of the individual User on the Socios Platform.
Socios App – the mobile first application developed and operated by Socios which predominantly hosts the Socios Platform and Socios Wallets of Users.
Socios Platform – a digital platform developed and managed by Socios, operating on the basis of blockchain technology and smart contracts for the purpose of offering a tokenized voting platform where fans can buy, sell and execute voting rights in their favorite Partners and benefit from extra VIP benefits through Fan Tokens.
Socios Wallet – a virtual wallet bearing a unique blockchain address associated to a User which is hosted exclusively on the Socios Platform and is automatically allocated to Users that create an account on the Socios App. The Socios Wallet enables the holder to (i) purchase $CHZ from the Socios Platform; (ii) receive $CHZ from other wallets;(iii) purchase Fan Tokens against $CHZ; and (iv) transfer $CHZ to wallets hosted externally from the Socios Platform.
Tokens – means the Fan Tokens, Collectible Tokens and Chiliz collectively unless specified otherwise in these Terms.
Token Hunt – means the Token Hunt feature on the Socios App which allows users to hunt and collect Fan Tokens via a real-world augmented reality mobile experience.
Token Offering – the act of making available to the general public, through a public sale or otherwise, of (i) Fan Tokens or (ii) Collectible Tokens throughout the defined Token Offering Period(s);
Token Offering Period – a set period of time, which shall be determined at Socios’ and its Partners’ sole discretion, during which Token Offering(s) are conducted by Socios through a public sale, or other means, of Fan Tokens and/or Collectible Tokens or other virtual tokens as may be launched by Socios at a future date. Each Token Offering shall have a specific applicable one or more Token Offering Periods which shall vary from one Token Offering to another. Socios will issue a public notice of commencement of Token Offering Periods on its App and/or Site before the launch of the relevant Token Offering.
Token Sale – means the sale of Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens in accordance with these Terms.
Token Vendor – means Socios Services Limited, a private company limited by shares incorporated in Malta with Company Registration Number C91496, being the entity (i) issuing and selling Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens and (ii) selling $CHZ .
Website – means the website of the Token Vendor found at https://www.socios.com or any other site as may be designated by Socios.
Whitelisted – means a process by which a User is approved to participate in and use the Services as provided by Socios, including but not limited to the purchase and sale of Tokens on the Socios Platform.
In these Terms, a reference to;
- The Token Vendor includes a reference to its duly authorized agents and/or delegates;
- A person includes reference to any individual, body corporates, unincorporated association or partnership;
- An agreement or other document is a reference to that agreement or document as from time to time supplemented or amended;
- The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders and vice versa;
- The singular includes the plural and vice versa;
- Any law or regulation is a reference to that law or regulation as amended from time to time and, where the same has been repealed, to any re-enactment or replacement of the same.
3. APPLE OR GOOGLE’S TERMS ALSO APPLY
The ways in which You can use the App may also be controlled by Apple or Google’s terms and policies when You download the Socios App from the relevant app store (for example, the Apple App Store and/or Google Play Store).
4. LIMITED LICENSE TO USE
Subject to Your compliance with these Terms, Socios grants You a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to download and install a copy of the Apps on a mobile device and to run such copy of the Apps solely for Your own personal non-commercial purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms or under applicable law, You may not: (a) copy, modify, or create derivative works based on the Apps; (b) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend, or rent the Apps to any third party; (c) reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Apps; or (d) make the functionality of the Apps available to multiple users through any means. Socios reserves all rights in and to the Apps not expressly granted to You under these Terms.
5. TERMS OF SALE RELATING TO TOKEN OFFERINGS AND/OR TRADING
These Terms of Sale (“Terms of Sale”) are expressly incorporated into and made a part of the Socios Terms. These Terms of Sale shall govern Your participation in any purchase of Token Offerings, a virtual token (as defined in the Virtual Financial Assets Act, 2018), issued by the Token Vendor on its Socios Platform using the Socios App and/or Site and any other Services provided by Socios relating to the Token Offering. By clicking on the “I Agree” button presented with these Terms, You agree to be bound by these Terms and Terms of Sale. Capitalized terms used without definition in these Terms of Sale have the same definitions set forth in the Terms.
RISK DISCLOSURE: BY PARTICIPATING IN A TOKEN OFFERING, YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY CHOOSING TO ENGAGE IN A VIRTUAL ASSET TRANSACTION. YOU ARE FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, PARTICIPATING IN THE TOKEN OFFERING, PURCHASING, HOLDING AND TRADING OF FAN TOKENS/COLLECTIBLE TOKENS AND WITH ENGAGING IN TRANSACTIONS OF DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY ASSETS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNOLOGY GLITCHES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PROBLEMS WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY) AND HACKING. SOCIOS WORKS HARD TO PROVIDE STATE-OF-THE-ART SYSTEMS AND SECURITY. NONETHELESS, CERTAIN ISSUES AND RISKS ARE UNAVOIDABLE, AND IF SUCH ISSUES OR PROBLEMS ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF SOCIOS’ SERVICES, INCLUDING RELATING TO THE PURCHASE OF FAN TOKENS OR COLLECTIBLE TOKENS IN TOKEN OFFERINGS, IT MAY TAKE DAYS, WEEKS OR MONTHS TO RESOLVE, AND SOME ISSUES MAY NOT BE RESOLVED AT ALL.
PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF SALE SET OUT HEREIN CAREFULLY. THE FAN TOKENS AND/OR COLLECTIBLE TOKENS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE SECURITIES OF ANY FORM, UNITS IN A BUSINESS TRUST, UNITS IN A COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME OR ANY OTHER FORM OF REGULATED INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT PRODUCT IN ANY JURISDICTION. THE DOCUMENT AND THESE TERMS OF SALE DO NOT CONSTITUTE A PROSPECTUS OR OFFER DOCUMENT OF ANY SORT AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF SECURITIES OF ANY FORM, UNITS IN A BUSINESS TRUST, UNITS IN A COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME OR ANY OTHER FORM, UNITS IN A BUSINESS TRUST OR ANY OTHER FORM OF REGULATED INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT PRODUCT, OR A SOLICITATION FOR ANY FORM OF REGULATED INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT PRODUCT IN ANY SUCH JURISDICTION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND YOU ARE NOT TO PURCHASE OR TRADE ANY FAN TOKENS AND/OR $CHZ AND/OR COLLECTIBLE TOKENS IF YOU ARE A PROHIBITED PARTICIPANT.
IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT AS TO THE ACTION YOU SHOULD TAKE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR LEGAL, FINANCIAL, TAX OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR(S).
BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND TERMS OF SALE, YOU AKNOLWEDGE THAT SOCIOS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AFORMENTIONED RISKS, AND YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME AND ACCEPT SUCH RISKS IN DECIDING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOKEN OFFERING AND TO PURCHASE AND/OR TRADE FAN TOKENS OR COLLECTIBLE TOKENS THROUGH THE SOCIOS PLATFORM. THESE TERMS OF SALE APPLY IN ADDITION TO THE SOCIOS’ TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU ARE UNWILLING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SALE, DO NOT MAKE A CONTRIBUTION FOR THE PURCHASE OF FAN TOKENS AND IMMEDIATELY NAVIGATE AWAY FROM THE APP AND/OR SITE.
6. TOKEN SALE
6.1.1. You may access and purchase Tokens for Your personal, non-commercial use of the Services. Unless provided otherwise hereinafter, participation in the Token Sale and the acquisition of Tokens from the Socios Platform are non-refundable events.
As set forth below, all Chiliz Tokens, Fan Tokens, Collectible Token and other content is provided “as is,” without any warranty. You agree that all sales by Us to You of Tokens and Other Goods are final and that We will not permit exchanges or refunds for any unused Chiliz Tokens or Fan Tokens once the transaction has been made.
Generally, We have the right to offer, modify, eliminate, and/or terminate Chiliz Tokens, Fan Tokens, the content, and/or the Services, or any portion thereof, at any time, without notice or liability to You. If We discontinue the use of Chiliz Tokens or Fan Tokens, We will provide at least 30 days advance notice to You by posting a notice through the Services or through other communications.
6.2. ELIGIBILITY TO PURCHASE FAN TOKENS AND/OR COLLECTIBLE TOKENS
6.2.1. Only holders of Socios accounts who are at least 18 years old and who satisfy the criteria described in these Terms of Sale may participate in the Token Offerings. If You want to use any of the Services, You will have to create an account with us (an “Account”), and for the purpose of using the Token Hunt feature You will need access to a supported mobile phone and an internet connection. We do not support rooted or jailbroken devices. You agree that You will notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of Your Account. Socios takes its account security obligations seriously; however, you are responsible for all activities that occur under Your Account, whether or not you know about them.
6.2.2. You shall not participate in the Token Offerings if there are any applicable legal restrictions in Your country of residence or domicile. It is Your sole responsibility to ensure that Your participation in the Token Offering is not prohibited, restricted, curtailed, hindered, impaired or otherwise adversely affected in any way by any applicable law, regulation or rule in Your country of residence or domicile.
6.2.3. You are not eligible and You are not allowed/authorized to purchase any Tokens if:
- You are an individual or legal entity who is a Prohibited Participant.
- You are a body corporate which is incorporated in, or operates out of, an Excluded Jurisdiction, or your operator(s) are citizens of, domiciled in, residents of, or physically present/located in, an Excluded Jurisdiction
- You are the subject of any sanctions administered or enforced by any country or government or international authority;
- You are a person who is otherwise prohibited or ineligible in any way, whether in full or in part, from participating in any or all Token Offering(s); or
- Token Offering(s) are prohibited, restricted or unauthorized in any form or manner whether in full or in part under the laws, regulatory requirements or rules in any jurisdiction applicable to You.
6.2.4. You may not assign your account with this Us to any other person by way of donation, lending, leasing, transfer or otherwise without the consent of this Website/App
6.3. USER IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES
As part of its user verification procedures, Socios may require You to furnish such documents and information (and which may include photographs and/or videos evidencing the existence of such documents and information) so as to prove Your identity, residency, status and/or eligibility to purchase Tokens during Token Offerings.
We reserve the right, in Our sole and absolute discretion, to reject Your intended purchase of Tokens if You are unable to furnish such documents or information to Our sole and absolute satisfaction. Only participants who have successfully satisfied the user verification procedures, to Our sole and absolute satisfaction, shall be eligible to purchase and/or trade Tokens or make general use of the Socios App.
6.4. TOKEN PRICE
Unless communicated otherwise by Us, during the Token Offering Periods, the price per Fan Token and/or Collectible token will be denominated both in $CHZ and in FIAT currency. If You purchase Tokens during the Token Offering Period, You will receive the relevant Tokens (Fan Tokens or Collectible Tokens) in exchange for $CHZ or FIAT currency automatically converted into $CHZ at the current rate at the time of purchase of that particular Fan Token or Collectible Token. Fan Token and Collectible Token prices are subject to fluctuations.
6.5. SOCIOS ACCOUNT FUNDING
6.5.1. In order to purchase Tokens in the Token Offering Period You must first top-up your Socios Wallet with Chiliz (CHZ) in any of the following ways: (i) transfer Chiliz ($CHZ) from an external wallet to Your Socios Wallet or (ii) purchase Chiliz ($CHZ) from an authorized third-party exchange to Your Socios Wallet such that You hold Chiliz ($CHZ) in Your Socios Wallet;(iii) buy $CHZ from the Socios App; or (iv) obtain Chiliz through the redemption of vouchers or through the Token Hunts which are stored in the Socios Wallet. After your Socios Wallet has been topped-up with Chiliz, you can then proceed with confirming payment for Tokens in FIAT currency which amount is initially converted to $CHZ and then the corresponding amount of Tokens are deposited into Your Socios Wallet;
6.5.2. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PURCHASE TRANSACTION
220.127.116.11. The Minimum Purchase Transaction (“ Minimum Purchase Transaction”) that can be made on the Socios App shall be two euros (€2), two pounds (£2) or two US Dollars (2US$)as may be applicable and as may be further determined and amended by Us in the future. Any purchase transactions below the Minimum Purchase Transaction shall be automatically rejected.
18.104.22.168. The Maximum Purchase Transaction (“ Maximum Purchase Transaction”) being the maximum amount which can be purchased in a an individual transaction on the Socios App shall be two hundred and fifty euros (€250), two hundred fifty pounds (£250) or two hundred fifty US Dollars (US$250) as may be applicable and as may be further determined and amended by Us in the future. You may execute more than one (1) Maximum Purchase Transaction on the Socios App, provided the due diligence and user verification procedures are satisfied.
22.214.171.124. Socios reserve the right to adjust, in its sole and absolute discretion, the Maximum Purchase Transaction and Minimum Purchase Transaction amounts at any time and these shall be clearly communicated to You prior to placing any orders .
126.96.36.199. In the event that You attempt to make purchases in an amount exceeding the Maximum Purchase Transaction limitations, You acknowledge and agree that:
Provided that Your attempted purchase is successfully received by Socios, and notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Sale, Socios may, at its sole and absolute discretion:
(a) Deliver such purchase in an amount based on the Maximum Purchase and provide a refund of such amount for the part of the purchase which is in excess of the Maximum Purchase without interest and net of all administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and processing fees (if any) that may be incurred in connection with such refund, in which case such administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and processing fees (if any) incurred in connection with such refund shall be borne exclusively by You; or
(b) Provide You with a refund of such purchase transfer in full or in part without interest and net of all administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and processing fees (if any) that may be incurred in connection with such refund, in which case such administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and processing fees (if any) incurred in connection with such refund shall be borne exclusively by You.
In the case where paragraph (a) is applicable, save for any purchase that Socios may elect to deliver thereunder, or in the case where paragraph (b) is applicable, save for any refund that Socios may elect to provide thereunder, Socios shall have no obligations in any form or manner whatsoever to You in respect of such attempted purchase; and
In the case where paragraph (a) is applicable, save for Your right to such purchase, or in the case where paragraph (b) is applicable, save for Your right to any such refund (whether in whole or in part) thereunder, You hereby waive all rights, claims and/or courses of action (present or future) under law (including any tortious claims) or contract against Socios or its affiliates and/or the Indemnified Persons in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase, and shall further hold harmless, Socios and the Indemnified Persons from and against any and all losses, damages, taxes, liabilities and expenses that may be incurred by You in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase.
6.6. TOKEN PURCHASES
All orders placed for the Purchase of a Fan Token or Collectible Token during the Token Offering Period are final. You may not cancel any order after You have submitted such order.
6.6.1. The Token Offering is undertaken during the Token Offering Period which commencement date shall be publicly announced by Socios using various media, including but not limited to social media platforms, the site, Socios App and direct email communications. The end date of the Token Offering Period shall be determined at the sole and absolute discretion of Socios and will be announced by Us as soon as practicable thereafter on such channels of communication as We may deem appropriate.
6.6.2. In the event that You attempt to make a purchase of Fan Tokens or Collectible Tokens after the end date of the Token Offering Period and You have made any payment for such attempted purchase of Fan Tokens or Collectible Tokens, You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) Provided that Your transfer of Chiliz Tokens as payment for such attempted purchase of Fan Tokens and/or Collectible Tokens is successfully received by Socios and notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Sale, Socios may, at its sole and absolute discretion, provide a refund of such Chiliz Tokens, in full or in part, without interest and net of all administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees (if any) that may be incurred in connection with such refund, in which case such administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees (if any) incurred in connection with such refund shall be borne by You.
(b) Save for any refund that Socios may elect to provide under the paragraph above, Socios shall have no obligations in any form or manner whatsoever to You in respect of such attempted purchase.
(c) Save for Your right to any such refund under the paragraph above, You hereby waive all rights, claims and/or courses of action (present or future) under law (including any tortious claims) or contract against Socios and/or the Indemnified Persons in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase, and shall further hold harmless, Socios and the Indemnified Persons from and against any and all losses, damages, taxes, liabilities and expenses that may be incurred by You in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase.
6.7. TRADING AND SELLING OF FAN TOKENS OR COLLECTIBLE TOKENS FOLLOWING THE FAN TOKEN OFFERING PERIOD
6.7.1. Unless communicated otherwise by Us, following the Token Offering Period, holders of Collectible Tokens or Fan Tokens may sell or buy Collectible or Fan Tokens via the peer to peer secondary market on the Socios Platform.
6.7.2. Fan Tokens may not be directly traded for alternate Fan Tokens or redeemed for FIAT currency.
6.7.3. Collectible Tokens may not be directly traded for alternate Collectible Tokens or redeemed for FIAT currency.
6.7.4. The price of Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens will always be denominated in $CHZ which value is volatile and subject to fluctuations.
6.7.5. Should there be a subsequent Token Offering for a fresh release of Fan Tokens and/or Collectible Tokens, the secondary market for that particular Fan Token or Collectible Token will be locked until the new Token Offering Period lapses.
6.7.6. Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens are to be sold on the Socios Platform and Chiliz.net platform only, unless communicated otherwise by Us. Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens may be listed for any price as determined by the users participating in the peer to peer transactions on the Socios Platform and will be displayed in order of ranking (lowest to highest) of available sell and buy prices.
6.7.7. Users of the Socios App may trade, sell and purchase Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens with each other on the secondary market via peer to peer transactions. Such transactions of Fan Tokens are subject to commissions due to Us on the basis of a percentage of the transaction fee.
6.8. USE OF FAN TOKENS
6.8.1. Fan Tokens grant holders voting rights to participate in the decision-making processes and feedback polls with regards to the Partners as well as any other rights to the holders thereof as may be determined by the Parties from time to time. Such Fan Tokens shall be exclusively traded (bought or sold) using Chiliz Tokens on the Socios Platform or any other platform as authorised by Us.
6.8.2. Fan Tokens will allow the holders to cast votes in the relevant Partner polls. When a User holds multiple Fan Tokens, such User’s vote will have a greater weighting but the precise weighting of the voting rights is subject to the Partner and the specific poll’s instructions. In order to prevent the manipulation and control of polls by a single User, multiple Fan Tokens held by a single User may not correspond to an exact equivalent in voting rights.
6.8.3. In the case that a poll is capped at a maximum number of permissible votes per User, then such User shall be informed before exercising his or her vote. The holder of a Fan Token will always be entitled to a minimum of one (1) vote.
6.8.4. Fan Tokens are not extinguished after use and a holder of a Fan Token may continue to participate in the relevant Partner’s polls for as long as the Fan Token is held and the Partner remains part of the Socios Platform unless the happening of any other event will extinguish the utility of the Fan Token.
6.8.5. Polls may be of a binding or non-binding nature. In case of binding polls, the Partner is obliged to carry out the result of the final poll except in cases of force majeure. It is specified that “force majeure” means any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Partner, rendering impossible the performance by the Partner the obligations applicable hereunder. The frequency of the polls varies from one Partner to the other, however the Socios App will display upcoming polls.
6.8.6. Polls may be subject to time limits after which no more voting on that particular poll will be allowed.
6.8.7. Binding Polls may be subject to a quorum threshold whereby a minimum number of votes, to be determined by the Partner, are required for the validity and executability of the poll. In case that the pre-determined quorum of votes is not reached, the Partner and Socios may decide at their sole discretion, to suspend the poll and the outcome thereof, invalidate the outcome of the poll and/or launch an alternative poll.
6.8.8. Following participation in a Partner’s poll the User’s Fan Tokens for that Partner will be temporarily locked and unavailable for trading on the marketplace until the voting period of the poll has lapsed.
6.8.9. THE FAN TOKEN MAY LOSE ITS VOTING RIGHT AND THEREFORE THE USE OF THE PARTICULAR FAN TOKEN WILL BECOME LIMITED AND MAY ALSO LOSE VALUE UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE PARTNER’S AGREEMENT OR IN ANY OTHER CASE WHERE THE PARTNERSHIP WITH SUCH PARTNER IS TERMINATED FOR WHATEVER REASON. UNLESS COMMUNICATED OTHERWISE BY US, THE RELEVANT FAN TOKEN MAY STILL BE KEPT IN THE USER’S SOCIOS WALLET OR TRADED ON THE SOCIOS PLATFORM AS THE FAN TOKEN HOLDER WISHES. IN NO CASE SHALL WE OR THE RELEVANT PARTNERS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES, EXPENSES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES INCURRED BY THE USER AS A RESULT OF SUCH TERMINATION OF THE PARTNERSHIP
6.9. WHAT ARE COLLECTIBLE TOKENS?
6.9.1. Collectible Tokens are unique, Partner-branded tokens whose rarity and individualized status makes them a digital equivalent to sports memorabilia items. Each Collectible Token may represent whatever the Partner wishes it to – for example, specific players in a given season (i.e. an individual player collectible token) – so Collectible Tokens may vary from one Partner to another.
6.9.2. Collectible Tokens are designed to provide entertainment value in obtaining and holding them – Collectible Tokens are not meant to have any other utility and no other specific rights connected to them (unlike Fan Tokens). Collectible Tokens do not entitle holders to vote in Partner polls. Different Partners may opt to have different tiers of Collectible Tokens in terms of rarity which may also impact their value.
6.9.3. Collectible Tokens may be purchased and traded in accordance with the provisions of Clause 6 hereinabove.
7. ACCEPTED CURRENCIES, PURCHASE CONSIDERATION, MINIMUM PURCHASE AMOUNTS, MAXIMUM PURCHASE AMOUNTS AND TRANSFER PROCEDURE
7.1. PURCHASES ONLY ON THE SOCIOS PLATFORM THROUGH THE SOCIOS WALLET
You may only purchase Tokens during the Token Offering Period(s) of the relevant Token Offering Period or thereafter on the Socios Platform or Chliz.net platform or thereafter as peer to peer transactions. In the event that You purport to purchase Fan Tokens or Collectible Tokens through any other website or place other than the Socios Platform or Chiliz.net, You acknowledge and agree that:
– Socios shall have no obligation to deliver, and You shall have no right to receive, any Fan Tokens or Collectible Tokens;
– Socios shall have no obligation to provide, and You shall have no right to receive, any refund for any part of the Chiliz consideration transferred by You through such other website or place; and
– Socios shall have no obligations to You in any manner or form in respect of such purported purchase.
– Purchase of Tokens may attract VAT and other tax obligations which shall be Your sole responsibility.
Any fees and/or commissions due as a result of Your trading on the Socios Platform shall be automatically deducted from Your Socios Wallet balance.
Your transaction is subject to the terms and conditions of the third party payment service provider You have chosen from the options made available by Us. When choosing a payment method You agree to the terms of that payment method and agree to any charges or service fees that apply on the transactions You make through such payment methods. You further agree that the payment method is valid and that the payment card belongs to You and You have the right to use such payment method.
A buy order for Fan Tokens can also be made prior to the launch of the Token Offering Period limitedly in the following circumstance:
(i) “Pre-Order” stage – this is a function which enables You to place a pre-order for Fan Tokens and/or Collectible Tokens whose Token Offering Period has not yet commenced. The pre-order shall be made for a determined $CHZ price that shall be deducted from Your Socios Wallet, whereas the corresponding amount of Fan Tokens and any unspent $CHZ shall be transferred to Your Socios Wallet at a later stage once they become available to own. The Chiliz Tokens value may fluctuate during the Pre-Order stage and therefore you may get less Fan Tokens than anticipated for the same amount of $CHZ during the Pre-Order at any previous time.
(ii) “Piggy Bank” stage – this is a function which enables You to express interest in a potential Partner of Socios. The User will be allowed to transfer Chiliz Tokens into the Piggy Bank and in case the potential Partner is signed up by Socios and onboarded to the Socios Platform, then, such Chiliz Tokens shall be converted into Tokens of the relevant Partner with any remaining Chiliz Tokens returned to the User’s Socios Wallet (save any applicable transaction and processing fees). If the potential Partner is not signed within a predetermined time frame duly communicated by Us, such Users who have put Chiliz Tokens into the Piggy Bank will be fully refunded and the Chiliz Tokens returned to their Socios Wallet. The User shall be able to withdraw any Chiliz Tokens placed in the Piggy Bank at any point during the Piggy Bank period.
7.2. ACCEPTED CRYPTOCURRENCIES FOR PURCHASE OF TOKENS
(i) Chiliz Tokens can be purchased on the App using FIAT currencies through any payment service provider as may be servicing Socios. Alternatively, Users may purchase $CHZ from third party exchanges or secondary markets and subsequently transfer them to the Socios Wallet;
7.3. PURCHASE CONSIDERATION
The consideration for the purchase of a Fan Token and/or Collectible Token (“Purchase Consideration”) shall be denominated in $CHZ and/or FIAT currency and will vary depending on the relevant Token Offering. The Purchase Consideration for each Fan Token or Collectible Token available for sale shall be announced by Us in advance of the relevant Token Offering.
When the purchase is part of a “Pre-Order”, any fractional number of Fan Tokens which You are entitled to receive for a confirmed purchase of Fan Tokens (to the extent not rejected by Socios in accordance with these Terms of Sale), determined based on the amount of $CHZ or FIAT currency for such confirmed purchase at the Purchase Consideration as transferred from the Socios Wallet shall be rounded up downwards to the nearest whole number of Fan Tokens, with any difference in $CHZ shall be sent back to Your Socios Wallet.
7.4. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM CAPPING OF FAN TOKENS
7.4.1. For every Fan Token issued, a maximum number of Fan Tokens (“Maximum Capping”) and a minimum number of Fan Tokens (“Minimum Capping”) that can be purchased or otherwise held by any individual User may be set, irrespective whether such Fan Token is (i) purchased during the Fan Token Offering stage; (ii) acquired on the Socios Platform after the end of the Fan Token Offering or (iii) acquired through the Token Hunt feature; or (iv) acquired or awarded to the holder in any other way.
7.4.2. The Maximum Capping may be established for every Token Offering in collaboration with the respective Partner and when applicable shall be clearly communicated to You prior to placing any buy order for such Fan Token. The Maximum Capping may vary from one Token Offering to another.
7.4.3. The minimum number of Fan Tokens (“Minimum Capping ”) that can be purchased throughout any Token Offering Period shall be a $CHZ amount equivalent to one (1) Fan Token.
7.4.4. Socios reserves the right to adjust, in its sole and absolute discretion, the Maximum Capping and Minimum Capping at any time during the Token Offering Period or thereafter provided that a fifteen (15) day notice is given in advance.
7.4.5. In the event that You attempt to purchase or acquire Fan Tokens in an amount exceeding the Maximum Capping, You acknowledge and agree that:
Provided that Your transfer of Chiliz Tokens as payment for such attempted purchase of Fan Tokens is successfully received by Socios, and notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Sale, Socios may, at its sole and absolute discretion:
(a) Deliver such number of Fan Tokens to You of an amount based on the Maximum Capping and provide a refund in $CHZ of such amount for the part of the transfer which is in excess of the Maximum Capping without interest and net of all administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees (if any) that may be incurred in connection with such refund, in which case such administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees (if any) incurred in connection with such refund shall be borne exclusively by You; or
(b) Provide You with a refund of such $CHZ transfer in full or in part without interest and net of all administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees (if any) that may be incurred in connection with such refund, in which case such administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees (if any) incurred in connection with such refund shall be borne exclusively by You.
(c) Socios may take any action which it deems appropriate, in its sole and absolute discretion.
In the case where paragraph 7.4.5 (a) is applicable, save for any Fan Tokens that Socios may elect to deliver thereunder, or in the case where paragraph 7.4.5(b) is applicable, save for any refund that Socios may elect to provide thereunder, Socios shall have no obligations in any form or manner whatsoever to You in respect of such attempted purchase; and
In the case where paragraph 7.4.5(a) is applicable, save for Your right to such Fan Tokens thereunder, or in the case where paragraph 7.4.2(b) is applicable, save for Your right to any such refund (whether in whole or in part) thereunder, You hereby waive all rights, claims and/or courses of action (present or future) under law (including any tortious claims) or contract against Socios or its affiliates and/or the Indemnified Persons in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase, and shall further hold harmless, Socios and the Indemnified Persons from and against any and all losses, damages, taxes, liabilities and expenses that may be incurred by You in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase.
7.5. ATTEMPTS TO PURCHASE IN VIOLATION OF LAWS AND REGULATIONS
(a) Socios shall not be obliged to deliver any $CHZ, Fan Tokens or Collectible Tokens (as the case may be) to You and shall have no obligation in any form or manner whatsoever to You in respect of such attempted purchase; and
(b) You hereby waive all rights, claims and/or causes of action (present or future) under any law (including any tortious claims) or contract against Socios or its affiliates and/or the Indemnified Persons in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase, and shall further hold harmless, Socios and the Indemnified Persons from and against any and all losses, damages, taxes, liabilities and expenses that may be incurred by You in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase.
IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR ATTEMPTED PURCHASE AND/OR TRANSFER OF $CHZ AS PURCHASE CONSIDERATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF FAN TOKENS AND/OR COLLECTIBLE TOKENS IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS OR RULES.
7.6. WITHDRAWALS, CANCELLATIONS, REJECTIONS OF PURCHASES AND TERMINATION OF TOKEN SALE
7.6.1. The Token Vendor reserves the right, to reject any purchases of Tokens, or terminate the Token Sale at any time after Your acceptance of these Terms and prior to the delivery of Tokens in accordance with these Terms should you not comply with the eligibility requirements set forth herein. The Token Vendor further reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to treat any purchase of Tokens throughout the Token Offering Period as being invalid, notwithstanding any delivery of Tokens which may have been affected in accordance with these Terms, in the case where there is any change in any applicable law, regulation or rule after such delivery which prohibits, restricts, curtails, hinders, impairs or otherwise adversely affects the Token Sale to any extent.
7.6.2. The Token Vendor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to reject any purchases of Tokens by any Participant at any time after Your acceptance of these Terms and prior to the delivery of Tokens in accordance with these Terms in the event that You are not successfully Whitelisted to the Token Vendor’s sole and absolute satisfaction.
7.6.3. In the event of any such rejection of Your purchase of Tokens, termination of the Token Sale or the completed Token Sale being treated as invalid, where You have made any transfer of $CHZ as purchase consideration for such rejected purchase of Tokens or such purchase of Tokens which is the subject of the terminated Token Sale or the completed Token Sale being treated as invalid, You agree that:
188.8.131.52. Provided that Your transfer of Tokens to the Designated Account as payment for such intended purchase of Tokens is successfully received and notwithstanding any provision in these Terms, the Token Vendor may elect to provide a refund of such purchase consideration in full or in part without interest and net of all administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees (if any) that may be incurred in connection with such refund, in which case such administrative and/or third party charges and/or other transaction and service fees incurred in connection with such refund shall be borne by You;
184.108.40.206. Save for any refund that the Token Vendor may elect to provide under these terms, the Token Vendor shall have no obligations in any form or manner whatsoever to You in respect of such intended purchase;
220.127.116.11. Save for Your right to any such refund under these terms, You hereby waive all rights, claims and/or courses of action under law or contract against the Token Vendor and/or indemnified persons in connection with or arising from such intended purchase, and shall further hold harmless, the Token Vendor and the Indemnified Persons from and against any and all losses, damages, taxes, liabilities and expenses that may be incurred by You in connection with or arising from such intended purchase.
18.104.22.168. The Token Vendor reserves the right to apply restrictions as required or permitted by applicable law with respect to the transfer out of Chiliz ($CHZ), Fan Tokens and Collectible Tokens from the User’s wallet.
7.6.4. In the event that You transfer out Tokens from your Socios.com wallet it is Your sole responsibility to ensure that the send out wallet address is accurately provided. Tokens sent to an incorrect address are not recoverable and shall be lost. Socios shall not be responsible for incorrectly provided send out addresses and any damages or losses sustained by You as a consequence thereof.
8. $CHZ TOKENS
8.1. PURCHASE OF CHILIZ TOKENS
8.1.1. Chiliz Tokens are the official currency powering the Socios Platform and are subject to a separate set of Terms and Conditions available from https://www.chiliz.com/en/terms-conditions/ .
8.1.2. Chiliz Tokens may be purchased from (i) the Socios Platform, (ii) Chiliz.net or (iii) authorized cryptocurrency exchanges.
8.1.3. The value of Chiliz Tokens is of a volatile nature and may fluctuate significantly over a short period of time depending on external market forces.
8.1.4. You shall not purchase $CHZ Tokens if there are any applicable legal restrictions in Your country of residence or domicile. It is Your sole responsibility to ensure that Your purchase of the $CHZ Token is not prohibited, restricted, curtailed, hindered, impaired or otherwise adversely affected or subject to tax in any way by any applicable law, regulation or rule in Your country of residence or domicile.
8.1.5. You are not eligible and You are not to purchase any Chiliz Tokens if:
1. You are an individual who is citizen, domiciled in, resident of, or physically present/located in an Excluded Jurisdiction
2. You are a body corporate which is incorporated in, or operates out of, an Excluded Jurisdiction, or Your operator(s) are citizens of, domiciled in, residents of, or physically present/located in, an Excluded Jurisdiction
3. You are the subject of any sanctions administered or enforced by any country or government or international authority
4. You are a person who is otherwise prohibited or ineligible in any way, whether in full or in part, from participating in any or all cryptocurrency purchases; or
5. Cryptocurrency trading, selling and purchasing is prohibited, restricted or unauthorized in any form or manner whether in full or in part under the laws, regulatory requirements or rules in any jurisdiction applicable to You.
8.1.6. As part of its due diligence and user verification procedures, Socios may require You to furnish such documents and information (and which may include photographs and/or videos evidencing the existence of such documents and information) so as to prove Your identity, residency, status and/or eligibility to purchase Chiliz Tokens.
8.1.7. We reserve the right, in Our sole and absolute discretion, to reject Your intended purchase of Chiliz Tokens if You are unable to furnish such documents or information to Our sole and absolute satisfaction. Only participants who have successfully satisfied the User Verification Procedure and due diligence procedures, to Our sole and absolute satisfaction, for the Fan Token Offering shall be eligible to purchase Fan Tokens during the Token Offering Period.
8.1.8. Chiliz Tokens purchased on the Socios Platform by the User through the use of a credit or debit card may not be transferred out from the User’s Socios Wallet on the Socios Platform for a maximum period of ninety (90) days or any other period as may be determined by Socios and communicated in advance to You.
(i) Socios shall not be obliged to deliver any Chiliz Tokens to You and shall have no obligation in any form or manner whatsoever to You in respect of such attempted purchase; and
(ii) You hereby waive all rights, claims and/or causes of action (present or future) under any law (including any tortious claims) or contract against Socios or its affiliates and/or the Indemnified Persons in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase, and shall further hold harmless, Socios and the Indemnified Persons from and against any and all losses, damages, taxes, liabilities and expenses that may be incurred by You in connection with or arising from such attempted purchase.
IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR ATTEMPTED PURCHASE AND/OR TRANSFER OF CHILIZ IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS OR RULES.
8.2. OTHER USE OF $CHZ
8.3. Socios reserves the right to introduce any other use for $CHZ on the Socios Platform as it may determine from time to time, including but not limited to, the purchase of any Partner’s merchandise or other deliverables.
8.4. Any merchandise or other deliverables available for purchase via the Socios Platform shall be in accordance with these Terms.
8.5. Merchandise and other deliverables will be available for purchase using solely $CHZ.
8.6. Depending on the applicable jurisdiction of the User, there shall be no right of withdrawal in respect of any purchases of merchandise or other deliverables by the User on the Socios Platform.
9. CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Socios may, at any time and in its sole discretion, refuse or interrupt any purchase request, order or other request relating to $CHZ, impose limits on the amounts of purchases that can be completed, on a daily or other periodic basis or otherwise, or impose any other conditions or restrictions upon Your participation on the Socios Platform or Your use of the Services, without prior notice. For example, Socios may: (a) limit the number of orders that You can place (b) restrict transaction requests from certain locations; or (c) restrict transactions if there is a reasonable suspicion of fraud, diminished capacity, inappropriate activity, including but not limited to market abuse, or if Socios has reasonable suspicion that Your ownership of some or all of the Chiliz Tokens is in dispute.
10. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
By accepting these Terms, You represent and warrant to the Token Vendor as follows;
10.1. You acknowledge and agree that the Tokens are not intended to constitute securities of any form, units in a business trust, units in a collective investment scheme or any other form of regulated investment in any jurisdiction;
10.2. You are not a citizen or resident of an Excluded Jurisdiction;
10.3. You acknowledge and agree that these Terms do not constitute a prospectus or offer document of any sort and is not intended to constitute an offer of securities of any form;
10.4. You acknowledge and agree that no Token is to be construed, interpreted, classified or treated as enabling, or according any opportunity to, You to participate in or receive profits, income, or other payments or returns arising from or in connection with the Company or the Partners;
10.5. The provision of these Terms, any part thereof or any copy thereof, or acceptance of the same by You, is not prohibited or restricted by the applicable laws, regulations or rules in Your jurisdiction, and where any restrictions in relation to possession are applicable, You have observed and complied with all such restriction at Your own expense and without liability to the Token Vendor;
10.6. You have read and understood all of these Terms including the annexes hereto;
10.7. If You are a natural person, You are of sufficient age and capacity under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which You reside and the jurisdiction which You are a citizen to accept these Terms and perform all Your obligations hereunder;
10.8. These Terms constitute legal, valid, and binding obligations on You, enforceable in accordance with its terms and neither the purchase of, nor receipt, nor holding or use of Tokens is in breach or in contravention of any applicable law, regulation or rule in Your jurisdiction;
10.9. You agree and acknowledge that none of the Partners, Token Vendor and/or Indemnified Persons is liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other losses of any kind, in tort, contract or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with any acceptance of or reliance on these Terms or any part thereof by You;
10.10. All of the above representations and warranties are, and will continue to be true, complete, accurate and non-misleading from time of Your acceptance of these Terms notwithstanding the receipt by You of all of the Tokens.
10.11. The Token Vendor does not make, and hereby disclaims, any representation or warranty in any form whatsoever.
10.12. You agree to pay Us the fees and/ or commissions in connection with Your purchase, Your selling or trading of any Tokens on the Socios Platform. When applicable, You authorize Socios to automatically deduct $CHZ from Your Socios Wallet for any applicable fees and/or commissions owed by You under these Terms.
11. ACCOUNT SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION
11.1. We may suspend Your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to You if (a) we suspect fraud, cheating, or misuse by You of content or Services; (b) we suspect any other unlawful activity associated with Your Account; (c) we suspect that you hold your account in favour of third parties; (d) Socios sees it necessary to protect the interest of the User and/or Socios and/or other Users of Socios. Additionally, we retain the right to terminate your account in certain circumstances, for instance if (a) You fail to comply with these Terms; or (b) We have conclusive proof that You have engaged in unlawful activity or You have misused any content or Services. You agree that Socios shall not be liable to You for any permanent or temporary modification, suspension or termination of your Account or access to all or any portion of the Services. We have the right to keep and use the transaction data or other information related to such Account.
11.1.1. If We suspend Your Account or lock Your Tokens, We may continue such suspension of locking until such time as the ground for such limitation or restriction is extinct and/or resolved to Socios’ satisfaction. You agree that Socios will have no liability or responsibility for any such limitation or restriction placed on Your Account, or for Your inability to withdraw the Tokens or execuite trades during the period of any such limitation or restriction.
11.2. If Your Account is inactive (i.e., not used or logged-into) for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months, we reserve the right to charge Your Account five (5) euro/pounds/dollars worth of Chiliz Tokens every month as an administrative fee after giving You prior notification via email, Services or on the Socios App. If you log in after we began charging your account with the administrative fee we shall cease charging your account with any further administrative fees. We reserve the right to close inactive accounts with no balance at Our own discretion.
11.3. You may deactivate your Account at any time by contacting Our customer support centre. Upon termination of any Services or your account, the following provisions of these Terms will survive: Content Ownership, Rights Granted by You, Disclaimer of Warranties, Indemnity, Limitation of Liability, Dispute Resolution, General Terms and this clause 11 concerning Termination.
12. CONDUCT, GENERAL PROHIBITIONS AND SOCIOS’ ENFORCEMENT RIGHTS
You agree that You are responsible for Your own conduct and user content while using the Services, and for any consequences thereof. In addition, You agree not to do any of the following, unless applicable law mandates that you be given the right to do so:
- collect, store or share any personally identifiable information of other users from the Services without their express permission;
- extract, scrape, or index the Services or content (including information about Users);
- use the Services or content, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or in a manner not permitted by these Terms, including but not limited to (a) gathering in-App items or resources for sale outside the Apps, (b) performing Services in the Apps in exchange for payment outside the Apps, or (c) selling, reselling, or renting the Apps or your Account;
- attempt to access or search the Services or content or download content from the Services through the use of any technology or means other than those provided by Socios or other generally available third party web browsers (including without limitation automation software, bots, spiders, crawlers, data mining tools, or hacks, tools, agents, engines, or devices of any kind);
- attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or content;
- bypass, remove, deactivate, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Socios or any of Socios’ providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or content;
- use, display, mirror, or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, Socios’ name, any Socios’ trademark, logo, or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or App without Socios’ express written consent;
- post, publish, submit or transmit any content that infringes, misappropriates, or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights, or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy;
- access, tamper with, or use nonpublic areas of the Services, Socios’ computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Socios’ providers;
- attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Socios system or network or service, or breach any security or authentication measures;
- use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing any of Our trademarks, including but not limited to the Socios trademark, logo, URL, or product name without Our express written consent;
- forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services or content to send altered, deceptive, or false source identifying information;
- interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mailbombing the Services;
- delete, obscure, or in any manner alter any attribution, warning, or link that appears in the Services or the content;
- violate any applicable law or regulation; or
- encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
Although Socios is not obliged to monitor access to or use of the Services or content or to review or edit any content, We have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms, and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right to remove or disable access to any content, at any time and without notice. Socios may remove any content we consider to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users and others who violate the law.
13. BETA PROGRAMS
Socios may offer You early access to certain pre-release mobile application software (“Beta Software“) in order to allow you to test and provide feedback on Beta Software as part of the beta testing program (“Beta Program”). This section only applies to closed Beta Programs, where Socios offers private access to selected testers. This section does not apply to open betas that Socios makes publicly available on an app store.
You acknowledge that any product features or content, game documentation, promotional materials and/or any other information that Socios may provide to You in connection with the Beta Program (” Test Materials“), the Beta Software, as well as everything related to the Beta Program is the exclusive property of Socios, is confidential, and should be treated as confidential until such time as Socios releases it.
If Socios offers you access to the Beta Software, then, subject to your compliance with these Terms, Socios grants You a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to use the Beta Software solely for the purposes of testing and providing feedback on the Beta Software as part of the Beta Program.
Without limiting the foregoing and except as prohibited under applicable law, the following are prohibited and You may not:
- copy, modify, or create derivative works based on the Beta Software;
- give or sell the Beta Software to anyone;
- reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decrypt or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the Beta Software;
- install the Beta Software on systems You don’t directly control or that You share with others;
- discuss the Beta Software with or demonstrate it to anyone outside of Socios;
- blog, tweet, or otherwise publicly post information about the Beta Software;
- take screenshots, photos, videos, or audio recordings of the Beta Software unless Socios has allowed You to do so in writing; or
- make Beta Feedback (as defined below) available to any third party, unless approved by Socios in writing and in advance.
Be careful when using the Beta Software in public. Do not allow anyone to see, hear, film, or photograph the Beta Software. Please notify Socios promptly of any unauthorized access or of any suspected breach of Your account’s security.
You understand and agree that participation in the Beta Program is voluntary and does not create a legal partnership, agency, or employment relationship between you and Socios, and you will not be compensated for your participation or any Beta Feedback.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, all test materials are provided to you “as is” without any explicit or implicit warranty of any kind. You understand that the Beta Software is in development and may contain errors, bugs, and other problems that could cause loss of data and/or system failure. You should install the Beta Software on non-production devices that are not business critical and have been backed up. To the extent permitted under applicable law, Socios is not liable in any way for any damages you might incur as a result of your participation in the Beta Program.
You agree that any breach of your confidentiality obligation will result in irreparable harm to Socios, the extent of which would be difficult to ascertain, and that monetary damages will not be an adequate remedy. Accordingly, You agree that in the event that You breach Your confidentiality obligation, Socios will be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief as the court deems appropriate, in addition to any other remedies which it may have available.
14.1. To the maximum extent permitted by all applicable laws, regulations, and rules and except as otherwise provided in these Terms, the Token Vendor hereby expressly disclaims its liability and shall in no case be liable to any person for;
14.1.1. Any sale or transfer of any Tokens acquired by You hereunder to any person at any time;
14.1.2. The funds used to purchase Tokens being obtained through any acts in connection with money laundering, terrorism financing or any other acts in breach or contravention of any applicable law, regulation or rule;
14.1.3. Rejection of purchases of Tokens or termination of the Token Sale;
14.1.4. Failure or delay in the delivery by the Token Vendor, and receipt by You, of any Tokens for any reason beyond the Token Vendor’s control or for any reason attributable to a third party;
14.1.5. Failure, malfunction or breakdown of, or disruption to, the operation of the Token Vendor, the Tokens or any technology on which the Token Vendor relies on due to occupancies of hacks, cyber-attacks, distributed denials of service, errors, vulnerabilities, defects, flaws in programming, or source code or otherwise. Regardless of when such failure, malfunction, breakdown or disruption occurs;
14.1.6. Failure, malfunction or breakdown of, or disruption to, the operation of any blockchain, any blockchain based software systems or any blockchain technology in connection with the operations of the Token Vendor due to occurrences of hard forking, hacks, cyber-attacks, distributed denials of service, errors, vulnerabilities, defects, flaws in programming or source code or otherwise, regardless of when such failure, malfunction, breakdown or disruption occurs;
14.1.7. Decreases or volatility in trading prices or trading volume of Tokens after the Token Offers have been made available for trading on the Socios Platform;
14.1.8. Failure of Fan Tokens for any specific purpose;
14.1.9. Failure to disclose information relating to the progress of the Token Sale(s);
14.1.10. Any rejection of purchasing or trading of Tokens by any other third-party cryptocurrency exchange;
14.1.11. Any prohibition, restriction or regulation by any government or regulatory authority in any jurisdiction of the operation, functionality, usage, storage, transmission mechanisms, transferability and tradability of the Tokens;
14.2. In the event of any loss, hack or theft from the User’s Socios Wallet You acknowledge and confirm that You shall have no rights, claims or causes of action in any way whatsoever against the Token Vendor.
15. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION
15.1. To the maximum extent permitted by the applicable laws, regulations and rules:
15.1.1. The Token Vendor and Indemnified Persons shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other losses of any kind, in tort, contract or otherwise (including but not limited to loss of revenue, income or profits, and loss of use or data), arising out of or in connection with the purchase of, use, trading, receipt or holding of Tokens by You;
15.1.2. The aggregate liability of the Token Vendor, in tort, contract or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the purchase of, use, receipt or holding of Tokens by You shall be limited to the amount of $CHZ transferred by You as purchase consideration for Your intended purchase hereunder;
15.1.3. You hereby agree to waive all rights and assert any claims under the applicable laws, regulations and rules and You may make claims based only on these Terms.
15.1.4. To the maximum extent permitted by the applicable laws, regulations and rules, You shall indemnify, defend, and hold the Token Vendor and/or Indemnified Persons harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, suits, actions, demands, proceedings, expenses, and/or liabilities (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees incurred and/or those necessary to successfully establish the right to indemnification) filed/incurred by You or any third party against any of the Token Vendor or the Indemnified Persons arising out of a breach of any warranty, representation, or obligation hereunder.
16. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
16.1. These Terms shall not entitle You to any intellectual property rights, including the rights in relation to the use, for any purpose, of any information, image, user interface, logos, trademarks, trade names, internet domain names or copyright in connection with the Token Vendor or the Partners.
16.2. There are no implied licenses under these Terms, and any rights not expressly granted to You hereunder are reserved by the Token Vendor.
17. NO WAIVER
17.1. Any failure of the Token Vendor to enforce these Terms or to assert any rights, claims or causes of action against You under these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of the right of the Token Vendor to assert any rights, claims or causes of action against You.
18. ENTIRE UNDERSTANDING
18.1. These Terms contain the entire understanding between the Parties and supersede all prior terms and conditions, communications, understandings or arrangements (both oral and written) in relation to the Token Sale, use of the Socios Platform, use of the Services and Your purchase of Tokens.
18.2. In the event that the Token Vendor discovers that You, in Your participation in the Token Sale, have engaged in unfair, excessive or abusive usage or conduct, the Token Vendor reserves the right to take such actions as may be necessary, to the fullest extent possible under law, to protect the Token Vendor and the Indemnified Persons from losses, damages, harm or degradation of any form and manner.
18.3. We may amend these Terms from time to time. If We make any amendments to these Terms We will publish a notice on the Socios App and send an email notice together with the updated Terms on Our website and We will change the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. To the extent permissible by law, any amended Terms shall become effective immediately upon the publication of such notice. It is Your responsibility to regularly check to read through such notices and updates.
18.4. If any clause is found to be illegal, void or unenforceable, then such clause shall be severable from these Terms without affecting the validity or enforceability of any remaining part of that clause or these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
19. EXPRESS WAIVER OF COOLING OFF PERIOD
19.1. Unless excluded by any applicable law, there shall be no right of withdrawal in respect of any purchases or transactions in general by the User on the Socios Platform in respect of any of the Services made available by Us.
20. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR RESOURCES
Services may contain links to third party websites or resources. Socios provides these links only as a convenience and is not responsible for the content, products, or Services on or available from such third-party websites or resources, or links displayed on such websites. To the extent permitted under applicable law, You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, Your use of any third-party websites or resources.
Socios is not responsible for the availability or quality of third-party Services, including cell phone networks, hotspots, wireless internet and other Services. Such third party Services may affect Your ability to utilize the Services or participate in an event and You hereby waive and release Socios and any other party involved in creating or delivering the Services from all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, losses, expenses or liability which may arise out of, result from, or relate in any way to such third party Services.
21. CONTESTS, RAFFLES AND SIMILAR PROMOTIONS
22.1. The Purchase Consideration that You transfer as payment for Your purchase of Tokens shall be inclusive of any VAT, if applicable, depending on your country of residence. However, the Purchase Consideration shall be exclusive of any other taxes, except VAT, that may be applicable to your purchase of, receipt and holding of Tokens in any jurisdiction (“ Payable Tax”).
22.2. You shall be responsible for determining any Payable Tax and declaring, withholding, collecting, reporting and remitting the correct amount of Payable Tax to the appropriate tax authorities. You shall be solely liable for all penalties, claims, fines, punishments, or other liabilities arising from the non-fulfilment or non-performance to any extent of any of Your obligations in relation to the Payable Tax.
22.3. The Token Vendor shall not be responsible for determining any Payable Tax and declaring, withholding, collecting, reporting, and remitting the correct amount of Payable Tax to the appropriate tax authorities.
23. TOKEN HUNT
23.1. THE FEATURE
23.1.1. The Token Hunt feature is a real-world augmented reality mobile experience which allows Users to collect Fan Tokens and/or Chiliz Token on the Socios Platform for free.
23.1.2. The maximum number of Fan Tokens and/or $CHZ that can be collected on the Token Hunt by any individual User may be limited as determined by Socios.
23.1.3. Your use of the Token Hunt feature should be in accordance with the User Guidelines [include hyperlink to guidelines](“ Guidelines”)
Socios prohibits cheating, and We constantly take steps to improve our anti-cheat measures. Cheating includes any action that attempts to or actually alters or interferes with the normal behavior or rules of a Service. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, any of the following behavior, on Your own behalf or on behalf of others:
- Accessing Services in an unauthorized manner (including using modified or unofficial third party software);
- Using multiple accounts for the same Service;
- Sharing accounts;
- Using any techniques to alter or falsify a device’s location (for example through GPS spoofing); and/or
- Selling or trading accounts.
23.3. SAFE AND APPROPRIATE USE
While You are using Our Services, please be aware of Your surroundings, and play and communicate safely. You agree that Your use of the Services is at your own risk, and that you will not use the Services to violate third party rights, any applicable law, regulation, or instructions as outlined in these Terms and you will not encourage or enable any other individual to do so.
Furthermore, You agree that in conjunction with Your use of the Services you will not make available any unlawful, inappropriate, or commercial content (defined below). You agree that you will not submit inaccurate, misleading, or inappropriate Content, including data submissions, edits, or removal requests.
Socios does not intend the Token Hunt feature to be used as a medical or health device, or provide medical or health advice.
The Token Hunt is only available on the Socios Platform. You agree that any expenses incurred during the Token Hunt shall be Your sole responsibility.
23.4. YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE
You agree that in conjunction with Your use of the Services, you will maintain safe and appropriate contact with other players and other people in the real world. You will not harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others. You will not trespass, or in any manner attempt to gain or gain access to any property or location where You do not have a right or permission to be, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, nuisance, or liability of any kind. If you have a dispute with any third party relating to Your use of Services, you release Socios and the Indemnified Persons from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
23.5. WHO MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE TOKEN HUNT
Unless stated otherwise for a particular Service, persons under the age of 14 are not allowed to participate in the Token Hunt.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, SOCIOS DECLINES ANY RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING ANY ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 14 WITH OR WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF A PARENT. IF YOU ARE A PARENT AND YOU GIVE YOUR PERMISSION FOR YOUR CHILD TO REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE SERVICES, YOU THEREBY AGREE TO THE TERMS RELATING TO USE OF THE SERVICES BY YOUR CHILD.
23.6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER SOCIOS, ANY SUBSIDIARY OR AFFILIATE THEREOF NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT (INCLUDING THE PARTNERS) WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS, OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES OR PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (IN CLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT SOCIOS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SOCIOS’ TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE TOKEN HUNT FEATURE IN RESPECT OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OF AN INDIVIDUAL USER EXCEED ONE HUNDRED (100) EUROS. THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN SOCIOS AND YOU.
23.7. FAN TOKEN REDEMPTION
Fan Tokens and/or Chiliz Tokens obtained during the Token Hunt may only be traded, redeemed or sold on the marketplace provided by and made available on the Socios Platform, Chiliz.net or any other platforms as determined by Us.
Users may not request Us to swap, redeem or trade Fan Tokens and/or Chiliz Tokens obtained during the Token Hunt for alternate Tokens.
Fan Tokens and/or Chiliz Tokens ($CHZ) obtained during the Token Hunt may be converted to Chiliz Tokens ($CHZ) at anytime but may not be transferred out from the User’s Socios Wallet on the Socios Platform for a period of ninety (90) days or any other period as may be determined by Socios.
24. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
24.1. These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Republic of Malta.
24.2. You and Us both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Malta, which means that You may bring a claim to enforce Your consumer protection rights in connection with these Terms in Malta or in the EU country in which you live.
24.3. We prefer to solve Your requests in direct contact with You and therefore do not participate in alternative consumer dispute resolution proceedings. If You would like to raise any complaint or dispute, We invite You to bring the matter to Our attention by contacting Us on the Contact Information indicated below.
24.4. Any dispute shall be resolved in accordance with this paragraph.
24.5. A Party shall give prompt written notice of any dispute to the other Party (a “Dispute Notice”). Such Dispute Notice will include sufficient details of the dispute to enable the other Party to consider its position in relation to the dispute.
24.6. Each Party agrees to use its best endeavors to settle any dispute amicably between the Parties within a period of 30 days from the date of the Dispute Notice.
24.7. For European Users, the European Commission provides You with another option for raising a dispute via an online dispute resolution platform, which you can access here: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/main/index.cfm?event=main.home.chooseLanguage .
24.8. Notwithstanding any dispute or reference of certain disputes (or part of certain disputes) for determination by arbitration pursuant to this clause, the Parties will continue to comply with their respective obligations under these Terms.
25.1. Waiver of withdrawal period
Pursuant to article 1116 of the Argentine Civil and Commercial Code, you specifically agree that any Token Sale and other Services provided will be considered final and not subject to any withdrawal period.
25.2. Dispute Resolution
Argentinan users may bring a claim to enforce consumer protection rights in connection with these Terms in Malta or in Argentina.
The Purchase Consideration that You transfer as payment for Your purchase of Tokens shall be net of any Argentine taxes that may be applicable to your purchase of, receipt and holding of Tokens in any jurisdiction (“Payable Tax”). Any and all payments by or on account of Purchase Consideration shall be made free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for any Payable Tax, except as required by applicable law. If You are required by applicable law to deduct or withhold any Payable Tax from the Purchase Consideration, then:
(i) the amount of Purchase Consideration shall be increased so that after all such required deductions or withholdings are made (including deductions or withholdings applicable to additional amounts payable under this Section), the Token Vendor receives an amount equal to the Purchase Consideration that would have been received had no such deduction or withholding been made, and
(ii) You shall make such deductions or withholdings and timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant tax authority in accordance with applicable law.
You shall be responsible for determining any value-added tax (“VAT”) on the Purchase Consideration and timely reporting and remitting the correct amount of VAT to the appropriate tax authorities.
The Token Vendor shall not be responsible for determining any Payable Tax and declaring, withholding, collecting, reporting, and remitting the correct amount of Payable Tax to the appropriate tax authorities. You shall be liable to assess the appropriate amount of Payable Tax (including VAT) pursuant to the applicable rules to convert the Purchase Consideration to the currency that is legal tender in Your country. You shall be liable to pay any income taxes that may be levied on any gains resulting from such conversion, if appropriate.
You shall hold the Token Vendor harmless from and against any amount of Payable Tax that is required to be paid by You on behalf of the Token Vendor, and any penalties, fines, orders or administrative sanctions (and any costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, costs and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the enforcement of any rights under this Section 25.3 in connection therewith) resulting from or arising out of any failure by You to pay any Payable Tax when due.
26. SEVERANCE AND PARTIAL INVALIDITY
26.1. If any of these Terms is rendered void, illegal or unenforceable by any legislation to which it is subject, it shall be rendered void, illegal or unenforceable to that extent and no further and, for the avoidance of doubt, the rest of these Terms shall continue to be valid and in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated, and the Parties hereto shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to find and employ an alternative means to achieve the same or substantially the same result as that contemplated by such terms, provision, covenant or restriction. It is hereby stipulated and declared to be the intention of the Parties that they would have executed the remaining terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions without including any of such that may be hereafter declared invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable.
26.2. The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms under the law of any jurisdiction shall not affect its legality, validity or enforceability under the law of any other jurisdiction nor the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision.
27. DATA PROTECTION
27.3. You acknowledge, accept and understand that these Terms, insofar as they relate to the controlling and processing of your Personal Data are regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation.
28.1. You can submit feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback“) by reaching out to Us on social media or support channels. Feedback is a form of User Content.
29. CONTACT INFORMATION
If You have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact Socios at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 14 East, Level 7, Sliema Street, Gzira, GZR1639, Malta
You should carefully consider and evaluate each of the following risk factors and all other information contained in the Terms before deciding to participate in any Token Sale. To the best of the Token Vendor’s knowledge and belief, all risk factors which are material to You in making an informed judgement to participate in the Token Sale and Socios Platform have been set out below. If any of the following considerations, uncertainties or material risks develops into actual events, the business, financial position and results of operations of the Tokens Vendor could be materially affected. In such cases, the trading price of Tokens (Fan Tokens, Collectible Tokens and the $CHZ Tokens) could decline due to any of these considerations, uncertainties or material risks, and You may lose all or part of Your Tokens (Fan Tokens, Collectible Tokens and Chiliz Tokens). By proceeding You are acknowledging these risks.
RISKS RELATING TO PARTICIPATION IN THE TOKEN SALE
Purchase of the $CHZ Token from Us as the Token Vendor involves a high degree of risk.
Financial and operating risks confronting innovators are significant and the Token Vendor is not immune to these. Innovators often experience unexpected problems in the areas of product development, marketing, financing and general management, amongst others, which frequently cannot be solved.
The Token Vendor may be forced to cease operations.
It is possible that, due to any number of reasons, including but not limited to, an unfavorable fluctuation in the value of cryptographic and fiat currencies, the inability of the Token Vendor to establish the Token’s utility, the failure of commercial relationships, or intellectual property ownership challenges, it may not be viable for the Token Vendor to continue its operations and may dissolve or take actions that result in a dissolution of the Token Vendor.
The tax treatment of the Tokens, the purchase rights contained herein, and the Token Sale is uncertain and there may be adverse tax consequences for You upon certain future events and depending on the jurisdiction in which you are domicile or resident.
You must seek Your own tax advice in connection with a purchase of Tokens. A purchase of Tokens pursuant to these Terms may result in adverse tax consequences to You, including withholding taxes, income taxes, and tax reporting requirements. You should consult with and must rely upon the advice of Your own professional tax advisors with respect to tax treatment of a purchase and/or trading of Tokens pursuant to this Agreement.
There is no prior market for the Fan Tokens and the Token Sale may not result in an active or liquid market for the Tokens
Prior to the Token Sale, there has been no public market for the Fan Tokens and the Fan Tokens are not traded, whether on any cryptocurrency exchange or otherwise. In the event that the Tokens are traded on a cryptocurrency exchange, there is no assurance that an active or liquid trading market for the Tokens will develop. There is also no assurance that the market price of the Tokens will not decline below the Purchase Consideration at which You acquired Your Tokens. The Purchase Consideration may not be indicative of the market price of the Tokens after they have been made available for trading on an exchange.
A Token is not a currency issued by any central bank or national organization, nor is it backed by any hard assets or other credit. Trading of Tokens merely depends on the consensus on its value between the relevant market participants, and no one is obliged to purchase any Token from any holder of the Token, including the purchasers, nor does anyone guarantee the liquidity or market price of the Tokens to any extent at any time. Accordingly, the Token Vendor cannot assure that there will be any demand or market for Tokens.
External factors could materially and adversely affect the market price of the Tokens
Any future sale of the Fan Tokens (which were not all available for sale in the Token Sale) would increase the supply of Tokens in the market and this may result in a downward price pressure on the Fan Tokens. The sale or distribution of a significant number of Tokens outside of the Token Sale, or the perception that such further sales may occur, could adversely affect the trading price of the Fan Tokens.
Negative publicity may materially and adversely affect the price of the Tokens
Negative publicity involving the Partners and/or the Token Vendor may materially and adversely affect the market perception or market price of both the Fan Tokens and the Chiliz Token, whether or not such negative publicity is justified.
There is no assurance of any success of the Socios Platform and Token Sales
The value of, and demand for, the Tokens hinges heavily on the performance of the Socios Platform. Despite the very good early predictions based on sound data, there is no assurance that this will gain traction after its launch and achieve any commercial success.
The trading price of the Tokens may fluctuate following the Token Sale.
The prices of digital assets in general tend to be relatively volatile and can fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. The demand for, and correspondingly the market price for, the Tokens may fluctuate significantly and rapidly in response to, among others, the following factors, some of which are beyond the control of the Tokens Vendor:
- New technical innovations;
- Analysts’ speculations, recommendations, perceptions or estimates of the Token’s market price or the financial performance of the Token Vendor;
- Changes in market calculations and token prices of entities with operations similar to that of the Token Vendor that may be made available for sale and purchase on the same exchanges as the $CHZ Token;
- Announcements by the Token Vendor of significant events, for example, partnerships, sponsorships, or new product developments;
- Fluctuations in market prices and trading volume of cryptocurrencies on cryptocurrency exchanges;
- Additions or departures of key personnel of the Token Vendor;
- Success or failure of the management of the Token Vendor in implementing business growth strategies;
Changes in conditions affecting the blockchain or fintech industry, the general economic conditions or market sentiments, or other events or factors.
RISKS RELATING TO THE RECEIVING ADDRESSES AND WALLETS
The receiving Socios Wallets may be compromised and the Tokens may not be able to be disbursed.
The receiving Socios Wallets are designed to be secure. However, in the event that the Receiving Wallets are, for any reason compromised, the Tokens held by the receiving Socios Wallets may not be able to be retrieved and disbursed and may be permanently unrecoverable.
The loss or compromise of information relating to Your Socios Wallet may affect Your access and possession of the Tokens.
Your access to Tokens on your Socios wallet depends on, among other things, the safeguards to the information to such Socios Wallet, including but not limited to the user account information, address, private key, and password. In the event that any of the foregoing is lost or compromised, Your access to the Socios Wallet may be curtailed and thereby adversely affecting Your access and possession to the Tokens, including such Tokens being unrecoverable and permanently lost.
RISKS RELATING TO THE TOKEN VENDOR AND THE SOCIOS PROJECT
There may be weaknesses, vulnerabilities or bugs in the protocols, systems and smart contracts in connection with the Token Sale and Socios projects.
Socios will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the protocols, systems, and smart contracts in connection with the Token Sales, trading and voting are audited, tested, and proved by technical experts. However, as smart contract technology is still in its early stage of development and its application of experimental nature carries significant operation, technological, financial, regulatory and reputational risks, there are inherent risks that such protocols, systems and smart contracts could contain weaknesses, vulnerabilities or bugs.
Purchasers of Tokens should understand and accept that there are no warranties that Tokens are fit for a particular purpose or do not contain any weaknesses, vulnerabilities or bugs which would cause loss in their worth or value. In the event that any of the aforementioned risks materializes, the business strategies, results of operations and outlook of the Token Vendor may also be adversely affected.
The Token Vendor is dependent in part on the location and data center facilities of third parties.
The infrastructure network of the Token Vendor is in part established through servers which they own and house at the location facilities of third parties, and servers that they rent at data center facilities of third parties. If the Token Vendor is unable to renew its data facility lease on commercially reasonable terms or at all, the Token Vendor may be required to transfer their Services to a new data center facility and may incur significant costs and possible service interruption in connection with the relocation. These facilities are also vulnerable to damage or interruption from, among others, natural disasters, arson, terrorist attacks, power losses and telecommunication failures. Additionally, the third-party providers of such facilities may suffer a breach of security. Any security breaches or damages which occur may impact the Token Vendor and the price of the Tokens.
There may be unanticipated risks arising from the Tokens
Cryptographic tokens such as the Chiliz Tokens and Fan Tokens are a relatively new and dynamic technology. In addition to the risks included therein, there are other risks associated with Your purchase, holding and use of the Tokens, including those that the Token Vendor cannot anticipate. Such risks may further materialize as unanticipated variations or combinations of the risks discussed herein.
There may be prevention of transaction requests
Socios cannot be held responsible if You are prevented from sending a transaction request, or Your transaction request or email is not received by Us due to hardware, software or Services issues (including, without limitation, internet and other network connectivity issues).
There may be the termination of the business relationship with the Partner
The use and function of the Fan Tokens is reliant on an underlying agreement between Us and the Partner (for example – official football team). There is the risk that such partnership will cease and in such case the Fan Token will lose value, its utility and associated intellectual property rights. However, the User shall continue to hold such Tokens in his or her respective Socios Wallet.