Terms of Service
Empowa Terms of Service
September 14, 2021
Acceptance of Terms
The Empowa software (the “Empowa Platform”) is an autonomous system of smart contracts on the Cardano Blockchain that permits, among other things, the generation of the Empowa Platform’s native utility token, the EMP Token. EMP is a cryptocurrency intended to maintain low volatility that is available at https://empowa.io/ (the “Interface” or “App”) — which includes text, images, audio, code and other materials (collectively, the “Content”) and all of the features provided. The Empowa Platform was developed by Empowa Technology Ltd., a Seychelles limited company (the “Company”). Note: the Empowa Platform is an experimental prototype and its use involves a high degree of risk. There are numerous ways the Empowa Platform could fail in an unexpected way, resulting in the total and absolute loss in the value of EMP.
These Terms may be discretionarily modified or replaced at any time, unless stated otherwise herein. The most current version of these Terms will be posted on the Interface with the “Last Revised” date at the top of the Terms changed. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the revisions to the Interface. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. You waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Use of the Interface by you after any modification to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of the Terms as modified. If you do not agree to the Terms in effect when you access or use the Interface, you must stop using the Interface.
You hereby represent and warrant that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms and to abide by and comply with these Terms.
The Empowa Platform is global and by accessing the Interface, you are representing and warranting that, you are of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction as is required to access the Interface and enter into arrangements. You further represent that you are otherwise legally permitted to use the service in your jurisdiction including owning cryptographic tokens of value, and interacting with the Interface and Empowa Platform. You further represent you are responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction and acknowledge that the Company is not liable for your compliance with such laws. Finally, you represent and warrant that you will not use the Service for any illegal activity.
Representations, Warranties, and Risks
No Representation or Warranty.
You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Service is at your sole risk.
(A) EMPOWA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY; AND (B) WITH RESPECT TO THE EMPOWA PLATFORM, EMPOWER INC. SPECIFICALLY DOES NOT REPRESENT AND WARRANT AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, USAGE, SECURITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR AS TO THE WORKMANSHIP OR TECHNICAL CODING THEREOF, OR THE ABSENCE OF ANY DEFECTS THEREIN, WHETHER LATENT OR PATENT. EMPOWER INC. DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE AND ANY RELATED INFORMATION ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE.
Disclaimer of Fiduciary Duties
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT CONTEMPLATED HEREIN OR APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF LAW OR EQUITY OR OTHERWISE, THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY AGREE TO ELIMINATE ANY AND ALL FIDUCIARY DUTIES EMPOWER INC. OR ANY RELATED ENTITIES AND AGENTS MAY HAVE TO THE USER, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THE END USERS OF THE EMPOWA PLATFORM, THE INTERFACE OR THE CONTENT, PROVIDED THAT SUCH EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO MISAPPROPRIATION OF ASSETS OR FUNDS OF THE USERS, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THE USERS OF EMPOWA PLATFORM OR INTERFACE OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY EMPOWER INC. OR ANY RELATED ENTITIES AND AGENTS OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS THAT CONSTITUTE A BAD FAITH VIOLATION OF THE IMPLIED CONTRACTUAL COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING.
Sophistication and Risk of Cryptographic Systems
By utilizing the Empowa Platform or Interface or interacting with the Content in any way, you represent that you understand the inherent risks associated with cryptographic systems; and warrant that you have an understanding of the usage and intricacies of native cryptographic tokens, like Cardano, and blockchain-based software systems.
The Company does not own or control any of the underlying software through which blockchain networks are formed. In general, the underlying software for blockchain networks tends to be open source such that anyone can use, copy, modify, and distribute it. By using the Empowa Platform and the Interface, you acknowledge and agree (i) the Company is not responsible for operation of the underlying software and networks that there exists no guarantee of functionality, security, or availability of such software and networks; and (ii) that the underlying protocols are subject to sudden changes in operating rules (known as “Forks”), and that such Forks may materially affect the Empowa Platform. It might be discretionarily decided not to support (or cease supporting) the Forked network entirely. You acknowledge and agree that the Company assumes absolutely no responsibility whatsoever in respect of any underlying software protocols, whether Forked or not.
Risk of Regulatory Actions in One or More Jurisdictions
The Empowa Platform, the Interface, EMP and the Cardano Token (ADA) could be impacted by one or more regulatory inquiries or regulatory action, which could impede or limit the ability of the Company to continue to develop, or which could impede or limit your ability to access or use the Service or Cardano blockchain, including access to your funds.
Risk of Weaknesses or Exploits in the Field of Cryptography
You acknowledge and understand that Cryptography is a progressing field. Advances in code cracking or technical advances such as the development of quantum computers may present risks to cryptocurrencies and Empowa Platform, Interface or accessing Content, which could result in the theft or loss of your cryptographic tokens or property. To the extent possible, it is intended to update the protocol underlying the Service to account for any advances in cryptography and to incorporate additional security measures, but does not guarantee or otherwise represent full security of the system. By using the Empowa Platform, Interface or accessing Content, you acknowledge these inherent risks.
Volatility of Cryptocurrency
You understand that Ethereum and other blockchain technologies and associated currencies or tokens are highly volatile due to many factors including but not limited to adoption, speculation, technology and security risks. You also acknowledge that the cost of transacting on such technologies is variable and may increase at any time causing impact to any activities taking place on the Ethereum blockchain. You acknowledge these risks and represent that the Company or any related entity or person cannot be held liable for such fluctuations or increased costs.
You acknowledge that the Empowa Platform and Interface are subject to flaws and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for evaluating any code provided by via the Empowa Platform, Interface or Content. This warning and others later provided by the Company in no way evidence or represent an on-going duty to alert you to all of the potential risks of utilizing the Empowa Platform, Interface or accessing Content.
Although it is intended to provide accurate and timely information on the Interface and other tools making up the Empowa Platform, the Interface (including, without limitation, the Content) or relevant tools may not always be entirely accurate, complete or current and may also include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. In an effort to continue to provide you with as complete and accurate information as possible, information may be changed or updated from time to time without notice, including without limitation information regarding our policies. Accordingly, you should verify all information before relying on it, and all decisions based on information contained on the Interface or relevant tools are your sole responsibility and the Company shall have no liability for such decisions. Links to third-party materials (including without limitation websites) may be provided as a convenience but are not controlled by any entity. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any aspect of the information, content, or services contained in any third-party materials or on any third party sites accessible or linked to the Interface or available via other relevant tools.
Any use or interaction with the Empowa Platform and Interface requires a comprehensive understanding of applied cryptography and computer science in order to appreciate inherent risks, including those listed above. You represent and warrant that you possess relevant knowledge and skills.
Limitation on liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE DURING YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED OR LATER ACQUIRED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. RECOGNIZING SUCH, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER EMPOWER INC. NOR ANY RELATED ENTITIES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY (EVEN IF EMPOWER INC. OR RELATED ENTITIES HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE SITE OR SERVICE; THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICE; UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE OR SERVICE; ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO US; HUMAN ERRORS; TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS; FAILURES, INCLUDING PUBLIC UTILITY OR TELEPHONE OUTAGES; OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, LATENCY, DELETIONS OR DEFECTS OF ANY DEVICE OR NETWORK, PROVIDERS, OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE THAT DO NOT PERMIT PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICE); ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO COMPUTER EQUIPMENT; INABILITY TO FULLY ACCESS THE SITE OR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE; THEFT, TAMPERING, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, IMAGES OR OTHER CONTENT OF ANY KIND; DATA THAT IS PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR IS INCOMPLETE OR LOST; TYPOGRAPHICAL, PRINTING OR OTHER ERRORS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR SERVICE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All title, ownership and intellectual property rights in and to the Interface and the Empowa Platform are owned by the Company, related entities or their licensors. You acknowledge and agree that the Empowa Platform, Interface and Content contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by a relevant entity, you agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, perform, display or create derivative works based on the Empowa Platform, Interface and Content, in whole or in part.
The Service provides, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web or accessible sites, applications or resources. Because none of the Company have control over such sites, applications and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Company or any related entity is not responsible for the availability of such external sites, applications or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company or any related entity shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Termination and Suspension
The Company may terminate or suspend access to the Interface immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms. Upon termination of your access, your right to use the Interface will immediately cease.
The following provisions of the Terms survive any termination of these Terms: INDEMNITY; WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY; OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; LINKS; TERMINATION; NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES; BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER; GENERAL INFORMATION.
No Third-Party Beneficiaries
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to the Terms.
Notice and Procedure For Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed, please provide a written notice (email@example.com) containing the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
Initial Dispute Resolution
The parties agree shall use their best efforts to engage directly to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement and engage in good faith negotiations which shall be a condition to either party initiating an arbitration.
The parties hereby agree to submit any disputes or difference between them arising out of this Agreement to conciliation and arbitration as provided by the arbitration rules in respect of the Republic of Seychelles. In the event of any dispute or difference arising between the Parties hereto relating to, or arising out of, these Terms, including the implementation, execution, interpretation, rectification, termination or cancellation of these Terms, the Parties shall forthwith meet to attempt to settle such dispute or difference after a Dispute Notice has been served on the other Party. Failing such settlement within a period of 14 (fourteen) days, the said dispute or difference will be considered an arbitral dispute, which is a dispute that cannot be resolved under this Section 12.2. The Parties to the arbitration undertake to keep the arbitration, including the subject matter of the arbitration and the evidence heard during the arbitration, confidential and not to disclose it to anyone except for the purposes of an order to be made hereunder.
For any dispute not subject to arbitration, you and the Company agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the federal and state courts located in the Republic of Seychelles. You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.
The terms and the relationship between you and the Company shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflict of law provisions.
These Terms (and any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation that may be posted on the Service) constitute the entire agreement with respect to the Service and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or written. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, rules and conditions of participation, the latter will prevail over the Terms to the extent of the conflict.
Waiver and Severability of Terms
The failure of any entity to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
Statute of Limitations
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Users with questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Service may contact us using the relevant contact information set forth above and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may not use the Service to engage in the following categories of activity (“Prohibited Uses”). The specific types of use listed below are representative, but not exhaustive. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your use of the Service involves a Prohibited Use, or have questions about how these requirements apply to you, please contact us at email@example.com. By opening using the Service provided here, you confirm that you will not use this Service to do any of the following:
Unlawful Activity: Activity which would violate, or assist in violation of, any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation, sanctions programs administered in any relevant country, including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC””), or which would involve proceeds of any unlawful activity; publish, distribute or disseminate any unlawful material or information
Abuse Other Users: Interfere with another individual’s or entity’s access to or use of the Service; defame, abuse, extort, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate or infringe the legal rights (such as, but not limited to, rights of privacy, publicity and intellectual property) of others; incite, threaten, facilitate, promote, or encourage hate, racial intolerance, or violent acts against others; harvest or otherwise collect information from the Interface about others, including without limitation email addresses, without proper consent
Fraud: Activity which operates to defraud the Company, Empowa Platform and Interface users, or any other person; provide any false, inaccurate, or misleading information.
Intellectual Property Infringement: Engage in transactions involving items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the law, including but not limited to sales, distribution, or access to counterfeit music, movies, software, or other licensed materials without the appropriate authorization from the rights holder; use of the Company intellectual property, name, or logo, including use of the Company’s trade or service marks, without express consent from the Company or in a manner that otherwise harms the Company; any action that implies an untrue endorsement by or affiliation with the Company.