Rapidz Pay Terms of Service and Use
Updated July 15, 2018
This Website and its related services are owned and operated by Rapidz Pay SA. You acknowledge that any use of this Website, Applications and Services, is subject to these Terms of Service and Use (‘Terms’).
1.1. We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. Any such changes in respect of your use of the Services will take effect when posted on the Website.
1.2. It is your responsibility to read the Terms carefully on each occasion you use the Services. Your continued use of the Services shall signify your acceptance to be bound by the current Terms.
2.1. All references to the ‘company,’ ‘us,’ ‘our,’ ‘we’ or ‘Rapidz’ means Rapidz Pay SA, a company registered under the laws of Switzerland, having its registered address at Zeughausgasse 20, 6301, Zug, Switzerland, registered with the Commercial Registry Office of Kanton Zug under Business License Number CHE-137.981.428.
2.2. All references to ‘you,’ ‘your,’ or the ‘user’ mean the person or persons, using the Website and/or using the Services.
2.3. All references to the ‘Website’ shall include reference to all URL’s operated by Rapidz.
2.4. ‘Business Day’ means a day other than a public holiday, a Saturday or a Sunday, in Switzerland.
2.5. ‘Virtual Currency’ means Bitcoin, Rapidz or any other blockchain-based currency.
2.5. ‘Services’ means any feature provided by us via the Website or any local application (mobile desktop or otherwise), including without limitation Wallet services or blockchain information services, which are governed by a separate agreement.
2.6. ‘Communication’ includes communication by email.
2.7. ‘Deemed day of receipt’ can only be on a Business Day, and means the day a Communication is received by Rapidz, if received during our Business Hours, which are between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Switzerland’s time zone, and otherwise means the next Business Day at 9:00am Switzerland time.
2.8. ‘Force Majeure Event’ means any event beyond Rapidz’s reasonable control, including, but not limited to, flood, extraordinary weather conditions, earthquake, or other act of God, fire, war, insurrection, riot, labour dispute, accident, action of government, communications, power failure, or equipment or software malfunction.
3.1. You hereby accept and acknowledge that you: (a) Are of legal age to agree to these Terms; (b) Have not previously been suspended or removed from using our Services.
3.2. If you are using the Services on behalf of a legal entity, you further represent and warrant that: (i) The legal entity is duly organized and validly existing under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, and (ii) You are duly authorized by such legal entity to act on its behalf.
4. Jurisdiction, Territorial Limitations & Severability
4.1. These Terms and your use of the Website and Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss Law. Any dispute arising in connection with these Terms or your use of the Website or Services will be resolved exclusively in the courts of Switzerland. Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to affect your statutory rights under Swiss law.
4.2. If any part of these Terms is held by any court of Switzerland to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity or enforceability of the other sections of these terms and conditions shall not be affected. Any headings contained in these Terms are for informational purposes only and are not enforceable provisions of these Terms.
5.2. We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence.
6. Assumption Of Risk, Limitations On Liability & Indemnity
6.1. You accept and acknowledge that there are risks associated with utilizing an Internet-based Virtual Currency wallet service including, but not limited to, the risk of failure of hardware, software and Internet connections, the risk of malicious software introduction, and the risk that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to information stored within your Wallet, including, but not limited to your Wallet Address. You accept and acknowledge that Rapidz will not be responsible for any communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays you may experience when using the Services, however caused.
6.2. You accept and acknowledge that there are risks associated with utilizing any Virtual Currency network, including, but not limited to, the risk of unknown vulnerabilities in or unanticipated changes to the network protocol. You acknowledge and accept that Rapidz has no control over any cryptocurrency network and will not be responsible for any harm occurring as a result of such risks.
6.3. We will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information on the Website but we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, regarding the contents of the Website, information and functions made accessible through the Website, any hyperlinks to third party websites, or the security associated with the transmission of information through the Website or any website linked to by the Website.
6.4. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss and take no responsibility for and will not be liable to you for any use of our Services, including but not limited to any losses, damages or claims arising from: (a) User error such as forgotten passwords, incorrectly constructed transactions, or mistyped Virtual Currency addresses; (b) Server failure or data loss; (c) Corrupted Wallet files; (d) Unauthorized access to applications; (e) Any unauthorized third party activities, including without limitation the use of viruses, phishing, brute forcing or other means of attack against the Website or Services.
6.5. We make no warranty that the Website or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or errors, that its content is accurate, that it will be uninterrupted, or that defects will be corrected. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of any kind, from action taken, or taken in reliance on material, or information, contained on the Website.
6.6. Subject to 7.1 below, any and all indemnities, warranties, terms and conditions (whether express or implied) are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted under Swiss law.
6.7. We will not be liable, in contract, or tort (including, without limitation, negligence), other than where we have been fraudulent or made negligent misrepresentations.
6.8. Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which may not otherwise be limited or excluded under Swiss law.
7. Agreement To Hold Rapidz Harmless
7.1. You agree to hold harmless Rapidz (and each of our officers, directors, members, employees, agents and affiliates) from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost or expense, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, arising out or relating to:
7.1.1. Your use of, or conduct in connection with, our Services;
7.1.2. Any feedback or submissions you provide (see 19 below);
7.1.3. Your violation of these Terms;
7.1.4. Violation of any rights of any other person or entity.
7.2. If you are obligated to indemnify us, we will have the right, in our sole discretion, to control any action or proceeding (at our expense) and determine whether we wish to settle it.
8. No Liability For Third Party Services And Content
8.1. In using our Services, you may view content or utilize services provided by third parties, including links to web pages and services of such parties (“Third Party Content”). We do not control, endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and will have no responsibility for Third Party Content including, without limitation, material that may be misleading, incomplete, erroneous, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable in your jurisdiction. In addition, your dealings or correspondence with such third parties are solely between you and the third parties. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings and you understand that your use of Third Party Content, and your interactions with third parties, is at your own risk.
9. Wallet Registration
9.1. You need not use a Rapidz Wallet. If you wish to use the Wallet, you must create a wallet with Rapidz to access the Services (“Wallet”). When you create a Wallet, you are strongly advised to take the following precautions, as failure to do so may result in loss of access to, and/or control over, your Wallet: (a) Create a strong password that you do not use for any other website or online service; (b) Provide accurate and truthful information; (c) Maintain and promptly update your Wallet information; (d) maintain the security of your Wallet by protecting your Wallet password and access to your computer and your Wallet; (e) Promptly notify us if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to your Wallet (f) use the backup functionality provided by the Wallet and safeguard your backup files as you would safeguard your most important personal information.
9.2. You hereby accept and acknowledge that you take responsibility for all activities that occur under your Wallet and accept all risks of any authorized or unauthorized access to your Wallet, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
10.1. As described in more detail below, the Services, among other things, provide in-browser (or otherwise local) software that (a) generates and stores Virtual Currency Wallet Addresses (defined below), and (b) Facilitates the submission of Virtual Currency transaction data to the relevant Virtual Currency blockchain network without requiring you to download or install the associated Virtual Currency network software to your local device.
10.2. No Password Retrieval. Rapidz does not receive or store your Wallet password, nor the unencrypted keys and addresses. Therefore, we cannot assist you with Wallet password retrieval. Our Services provide you with tools to help you recover your password. You are solely responsible for remembering your Wallet password. If you have not safely stored a backup of any Wallet Addresses and Private Key pairs maintained in your Wallet, you accept and acknowledge that any Virtual Currency you have associated with such Wallet Addresses will become inaccessible if you do not have your Wallet password.
10.3. Transactions. In order to be completed, all proposed Virtual Currency transactions must be confirmed and recorded in the Virtual Currency public ledger associated with the relevant Virtual Currency network. Such networks are decentralized, peer-to-peer networks supported by independent third-parties, which are not owned, controlled or operated by Rapidz. Virtual Currency networks are operated by decentralized networks of independent third parties. Rapidz has no control over any Virtual Currency network and therefore cannot and does not ensure that any transaction details you submit via the Services will be confirmed via the relevant Virtual Currency network. You acknowledge and agree that the transaction details you submit via the Services may not be completed, or may be substantially delayed, by the Virtual Currency network used to process the transaction.
10.4. No Storage or Transmission of Virtual Currency. A Virtual Currency is an intangible, digital asset. They exist only by virtue of the ownership record maintained in the underlying Virtual Currency network. The Services do not store, send or receive Virtual Currency. Any transfer of title that might occur in any Virtual Currency occurs on the decentralized ledger within the Virtual Currency network and not within the Services. We do not guarantee that the Service can affect the transfer of title or right in any Virtual Currency.
10.5. Relationship. Nothing in these Terms is intended to nor shall create any partnership, joint venture, agency, consultancy or trusteeship, you and Rapidz being with respect to one another independent contractors.
10.6. Accuracy of Information. You represent and warrant that any information you provide via the Services is accurate and complete. You accept and acknowledge that Rapidz is not responsible for any errors or omissions that you make in connection with any Virtual Currency transaction initiated via the Services, for instance, if you mistype a Wallet Address or otherwise provide incorrect information. We strongly encourage you to review your transaction details carefully before completing them via the Services.
10.7. No Cancellations or Modifications. Once transaction details have been submitted to the Virtual Currency network via the Services, the Services cannot assist you to cancel or otherwise modify your transaction details. Rapidz has no control over any Virtual Currency network and does not have the ability to facilitate any cancellation or modification requests.
10.8. Taxes. It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the transactions you for which you have submitted transaction details via the Services, and it is your responsibility to report and remit the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority. You agree that Rapidz is not responsible for determining whether taxes apply to your Virtual Currency transactions or for collecting, reporting, withholding or remitting any taxes arising from any Virtual Currency transactions.
11. Fees For Using Rapidz Services
11.1. Creating a Wallet is free. Rapidz does not currently charge fees for any Services, however we reserve the right to do so in future, and in such case any applicable fees will be displayed prior to you using any Service to which a fee applies.
11.2 Any inactive account with no transactional activities and balances for more than 6 months will be automatically deleted from the system. Rapidz will not be held responsible for retrieval of inactive accounts.
12. Miners Fees
12.1. Overview of Virtual Currency Mining. A Virtual Currency network is a network of computers operated by individuals or entities known as “miners,” who voluntarily participate in the process of confirming transactions on the network. These computers (known as “mining rigs”) compile a list or “block” of pending transactions, verify that each transaction in the block is valid and does not involve an attempt to double-spend coins, and attempt to complete a mathematical algorithm that determines whether the block may be added to the public ledger of confirmed blocks, called the “blockchain.” Typically, miners receive: (i) an amount of Virtual Currency as a reward for any confirmed transaction, generated automatically via the Virtual Currency mining protocol; and (ii) Any fees voluntarily included within the block by the individuals who initiated the proposed transactions (“Miners Fees”). Since miners verify Virtual Currency transactions on a voluntary basis, it is customary to include a Miners Fee in order to provide an incentive to the miners to add a proposed transaction to the next block for confirmation via the Virtual Currency network.
13. Default Miners Fee
13.1. Rapidz will determine a default Miners Fee. You accept and acknowledge that Rapidz does not receive any Miners Fees in connection with providing the Services, and is not responsible for the speed at which your transactions may be verified by miners.
14. No Right To Cancel Rapidz Services Or Miners Fees
14.1. If you use a Service to which a charge applies, or you initiate a transaction with a Miners Fee via the Services, you will not be able to change your mind once you have confirmed that you wish to proceed with the Service or transaction.
15. Discontinuance Of Services
15.1. We may, in our sole discretion and without cost to you, with or without prior notice and at any time, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of our Services. You are solely responsible for storing, outside of the Services, a backup of any Wallet Address and Private Key pair that you maintain in your Wallet.
15.2. If you do not maintain a backup of your Wallet data outside of the Services, you will be may not be able to access Virtual Currency associated with any Wallet Address maintained in your Wallet in the event that we discontinue or deprecate the Services.
16. Suspension Or Termination Of Services
16.1. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Services in our sole discretion, immediately and without prior notice, and delete or deactivate your Wallet and all related information and files in such without cost to you, including, for instance, in the event that you breach any term of these Terms. In the event of termination, your access to funds will depend on your access to your backup of your Wallet data including your wallet Address and Private Key.
17. Acceptable Use
17.1. When accessing or using the Services, you agree that you will not commit any unlawful act, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Services. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that you will not:
17.1.1. Use our Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Services, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of our Services in any manner;
17.1.2. Use our Services to pay for, support or otherwise engage in any illegal activities, including, but not limited to illegal gambling, fraud, money laundering, or terrorist activities.
17.1.3. Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access our Services or to extract data;
17.1.4. Use or attempt to use another user’s Wallet without authorization;
17.1.5. Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access any service or area of our Services that you are not authorized to access;
17.1.6. Introduce to the Services any virus, Trojan, worms, logic bombs or other harmful material;
17.1.7. Develop any third-party applications that interact with our Services without our prior written consent;
17.1.8. Provide false, inaccurate, or misleading information;
17.1.9. Encourage or induce any third party to engage in any of the activities prohibited under this Section.
18. Intellectual Property Rights
18.1. Unless otherwise indicated by us, all intellectual property rights in the Website and in any content provided in connection with our Services, are the property of Rapidz or our licensors or suppliers and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws. We do not give any implied licence for the use of the contents of the Website.
18.2. You accept and acknowledge that the material and content contained within the Website is made available for your personal, lawful, non-commercial use only and that you may only use such material and content for the purpose of using the Website. You further acknowledge that any other use of content from the Website is strictly prohibited and you agree not to infringe or enable others to infringe our intellectual property rights.
18.3. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the material and content within the Website on any copy you make of the material, but failing to do so shall not prejudice Rapidz’s intellectual property rights therein.
18.4. You may not sell or modify the Website materials or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the materials in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Your use of the materials on any other website or on a file-sharing or similar service for any purpose is prohibited.
18.5. You may not copy any material or content contained on the Website or accessible through the Website without our written permission. Any rights not expressly granted herein to use the materials contained on the Website are reserved by Rapidz in full.
19. How To Contact Us
19.1. You may contact us using the following modes of communication: 20.1.1. For any purpose other than technical support requests: By registered post or courier:
Rapidz Pay SA.
6301, Zug, Switzerland
19.1.2. For technical support requests only: By submitting a request via email to: [email protected]
19.2. Any communication you submit to us will be deemed to be received in accordance with 2.7 above.
20. Force Majeure
20.1. If by reason of any Force Majeure Event, either you or Rapidz is delayed or prevented from complying with any of these Terms, then such delay or non-compliance shall not be deemed to be a breach of these Terms and no loss or damage shall be claimed by you or Rapidz by reason thereof.
21. Nature Of Agreement
21.1. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Rapidz with respect to the subject matter of these Terms and these Terms cancel and supersede any prior understandings and agreements between you and Rapidz as to that subject matter. You may not assign any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent.