Last updated: August 2, 2022
Tribes Protocol, Inc. (“Tribes” or “we” or “us” or “our”) makes available to users certain software services located at tribes.xyz and related desktop/mobile applications and products (collectively the “Site”, “Service” or “App”). The App enables users to (i) communicate with other Tribes users including through messages, voice, and video calls, sending images and videos; (ii) self-custody digital assets; (ii) view addresses and information that are part of digital asset networks and broadcast transactions; and (iii) additional functionality as Tribes may add to the App from time to time. Tribes developed these Terms of Service (these “Terms”) to describe the terms that govern your use of all versions of the Service.
By clicking “I Agree” or by accessing the App or using any or all of the Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms, you may not access or use the Services.
We may modify the Terms at any time at our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the modified Terms on the Site, by providing you notice through the App, or through other methods of communication which we deem reasonable. The modified Terms will be effective at the time they are posted on the Site. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we modify them because if you continue to use the Services after we have modified the Terms, you are agreeing to be bound by the modified Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Terms, then you may not use the Services. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.
ARBITRATION NOTICE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE FOR USERS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS. IF YOU ARE A USER LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND TRIBES WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA AS APPLICABLE, AND YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
You may use the Services if you are of the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, or older, and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law. By using the Site or Services and agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant that:
You are of lawful age and are lawfully able to enter into contracts. If you are entering into this Agreement for an entity, such as the company you work for, you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to bind that entity to these Terms.
Neither you nor any person that owns or controls you is subject to sanctions or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties, including but not limited to the lists maintained by the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. Government (e.g., the Specially Designated Nationals List and Foreign Sanctions Evaders List of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Entity List of the U.S. Department of Commerce), the European Union or its Member States, or other applicable government authority.
If you want to use the Services you’ll have to create an account (“Account”) via the App. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account credentials to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Account or are otherwise referable to your Account credentials, whether or not you know about them. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account if you provide inaccurate, untrue, or incomplete information, or if you fail to comply with the Account registration requirements or these terms.
You are solely responsible for the retention and security of your twelve-word recovery phrase (“Recovery Phrase”). Your Recovery Phrase is the only way to access the cryptocurrency or messages associated with your Account. Anyone that has access to your Recovery Phrase can access your cryptocurrency or messages. If you lose your Recovery Phrase, you will not be able to access your cryptocurrency or messages. You acknowledge that Tribes does not store and is not responsible in any way for the security of your Recovery Phrase and you agree to hold Tribes harmless and that Tribes shall not be liable in any way in the event you lose your Recovery Phrase and cannot access your cryptocurrency.
We welcome feedback, comments, ideas, and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by contacting us at email@example.com. You grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) make available through the Services. Content includes without limitation User Content.
We do not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content.
Subject to the foregoing, Tribes and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.
You warrant and represent that you have the right and authority to submit your User Content and that the User Content or any part thereof does not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.
You acknowledge that, in certain instances, where you have removed your User Content by specifically deleting it, some of your User Content (such as posts or comments you make) may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
The App, Site, and Services are proprietary to Tribes and its licensors and must not be used other than strictly in accordance with these Terms. Tribes grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to use the App and Site for the purposes of accessing and using the Services in accordance with these Terms.
You agree not to use the Site or Services in any manner or for any purpose other than as expressly permitted by this Agreement. Except as expressly authorized, you will not, and will not attempt to (i) modify, distribute, alter, tamper with, repair, or otherwise create derivative works of any Content included in the Services (except to the extent Content included in the Services is provided to you under a separate license that expressly permits the creation of derivative works), (ii) reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile the App or Site or apply any other process or procedure to derive the source code of any software included in the App or Site , (iii) access or use the Services in a way intended to avoid incurring fees or exceeding usage limits or quotas, (iv) use scraping techniques to mine or otherwise scrape data, or (v) resell or sublicense the Services, or use the Services to provide software as a service or any cloud-based, time sharing, service bureau or other services. You will not use Our Marks unless you obtain our prior written consent. You will not misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you (including by expressing or implying that we sponsor, endorse, or contribute to you or your business endeavors). You will not imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you. For the purposes of these terms, "Our Marks" means any trademarks, service marks, service or trade names, logos, trade dress and other designations of source, origin, sponsorship, certification or endorsement of Tribes Protocol Inc. or its affiliates or their respective licensors.
We may charge fees for some or part of the Services we make available to you. We reserve the right to change those fees at our discretion with notice. We will disclose the amount of fees we will charge you for the applicable Service at the time that you access the Service.
You may incur charges from third parties for use of Third-Party Services. For example, you may be charged fees via the Dapps (including, without limitation, decentralized exchanges) that you may access via the Services. Third-party fees are not charged by Tribes and are not paid to Tribes. Under no circumstances shall Tribes incur any liability, of any kind, to you arising from or relating to fees charged to you by Third-Party Services linked to or accessed through our Services.
We have no tolerance for abusive users or objectionable behavior.
We reserve the right to block, remove, refuse to distribute, and/or permanently delete your content for any reason, including breach of these Terms, community guidelines, our other policies, or any applicable law or regulation.
We reserve the right to terminate or limit the visibility of your account, and notify third parties—including law enforcement—and provide those third parties with information relating to your account. This step may be necessary to protect the safety of our users, and others, to investigate, remedy, and enforce potential Terms violations, and to detect and resolve any fraud or security concerns.
As a condition to using the Site and/or Services, you agree not to use the Site or Services in ways that:
By using the Site or Services, you further represent, warrant and covenant that:
Although we have no obligation to monitor any User Content, we have absolute discretion to remove User Content at any time and for any reason without notice. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Content, including any loss or damage to any of your User Content.
You agree to comply with all applicable U.S. and non-U.S. export control and trade sanctions laws ("Export Laws"). Without limiting the foregoing, you may not download the App or use the Services if (i) you are in, under the control of, or a national or resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria or any other country subject to United States embargo, UN Security Council Resolutions, HM Treasury's financial sanctions regime, or if you are on the U.S. Treasury Department's Specially Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Commerce Department's Denied Persons List, Unverified List, Entity List HM Treasury's financial sanctions regime; or (ii) you intend to supply any Services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria or any other country subject to United States embargo or HM Treasury's financial sanctions regime (or a national or resident of one of these countries), or to a person on the Specially Designated Nationals List, Denied Persons List, Unverified List, Entity List, or HM Treasury's financial sanctions regime.
The Services and App may contain links to third-party services (“Third Party Materials”). We provide access to Third Party Materials only as a convenience, do not have control over their content, do not warrant or endorse, and are not responsible for the availability or legitimacy of, the content, products or services on or accessible from those Third Party Materials (including any related websites, resources or links displayed therein). We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, about such linked Third Party Materials, the third parties they are owned and operated by, the information contained on them or the suitability of their products or services. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any third-party websites, applications, or resources.
We may terminate this Agreement and/or your access to and use of the Site and Services, in our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. You may cancel your Account, if you have one, at any time by uninstalling the mobile/desktop applications and ceasing any and all use of the Site, Services and/or Content. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of this Agreement, the Services or your Account, (i) all rights and/or licenses granted to you under these Terms shall immediately cease and terminate and you shall forthwith cease the use of and/or access to the App, Site, Services and Content in any way whatsoever; and (ii) notwithstanding the foregoing, the following provisions will survive: Feedback, Content and Content Rights, Content Ownership, Responsibility and Removal (except for the subsection "Rights in App, Site and Content Granted by Tribes"), Termination, Warranty Disclaimers, Indemnity, Limitation of Liability, Dispute Resolution, and General Terms.
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY PRIVATE KEY STORAGE SERVICE OFFERED AS PART OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER CLOUD OR HARDWARE-BASED) AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. THE APP, SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, TRIBES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TRIBES DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR ERROR-FREE.
USE OF ANY PRIVATE KEY STORAGE SERVICE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE SERVICES IS OFFERED TO YOU AS A CONVENIENCE, SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS ABOVE. TO BE SAFE, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR PRIVATE ACCESS KEY VIA SECONDARY MEANS.
You will indemnify and hold harmless Tribes and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or Content, (ii) your User Content, (iii) Third Party Materials, or (iv) your violation of these Terms.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, TRIBES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY ARISING FROM THE COMPROMISE OR LOSS OF YOUR LOGIN CREDENTIALS OR FUNDS, OR LOSS OF OR INABILITY TO RESTORE ACCESS FROM YOUR BACKUP PHRASE, OR FOR MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, DEFECTS AND/OR ERRORS IN THE TRANSMISSION OF TRANSACTIONS OR MESSAGES TO THE ETHEREUM NETWORK, OR THE FAILURE OF ANY MESSAGE TO SEND OR BE RECEIVED BY THE INTENDED RECIPIENT IN THE INTENDED FORM, OR FOR DIMINUTION OF VALUE OF ETHER OR ANY OTHER DIGITAL TOKEN OR DIGITAL ASSET ON THE ETHEREUM NETWORK. TRIBES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, INTANGIBLE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH AUTHORIZED OR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF TRIBES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TRIBES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND/OR INFORMATION OFFERED OR PROVIDED BY THIRD-PARTIES AND ACCESSED THROUGH THE APP, SITE OR SERVICES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL TRIBES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES (OTHER THAN AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN CASES INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY) EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($USD100.00) OR ITS EQUIVALENT IN THE LOCAL CURRENCY OF THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
Governing Law, Forum and Venue
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the state of California in the United States, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, If you are a user located in the United States or Canada, the terms in the “Special Arbitration Provision for United States or Canada Users” section below apply to you.
If you are not located in the United States or Canada, you agree that you will resolve any claim you have with us relating to, arising out of, or in any way in connection with our Terms, us, or our Services (each, a “Dispute,” and together, “Disputes”) exclusively in the state courts located in the City and County of San Francisco, California, or federal court for the Northern District of California and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such Disputes.
Special Arbitration Provision for United States or Canada Users
If you are a user located in the United States or Canada, you and Tribes agree that any Dispute shall be finally settled in binding arbitration, on an individual basis, in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s rules for arbitration of consumer-related disputes (accessible at https://www.adr.org/Rules) and you and Tribes hereby expressly waive trial by jury and right to participate in a class action lawsuit, private attorney general actions, or class-wide arbitration, except that each party retains the right: (i) to bring an individual action in small claims court and (ii) to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights (the action described in the foregoing clause (ii), an “IP Protection Action”). The exclusive jurisdiction of an IP Protection Action shall be the courts of San Francisco, California and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating IP Protection Actions.
The Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16, fully applies to the arbitration. The arbitration will be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator and shall take place in the county or parish in which you reside, or another mutually agreeable location, in the English language. The arbitrator may award any relief that a court of competent jurisdiction could award, including attorneys' fees when authorized by law, and the arbitral decision may be entered as a judgement and enforced in any court of law. At your request, hearings may be conducted in person or by telephone and the arbitrator may provide for submitting and determining motions on briefs, without oral hearings. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees.
If the arbitrator(s) or arbitration administrator would impose filing fees or other administrative costs on you, we will reimburse you, upon request, to the extent such fees or costs would exceed those that you would otherwise have to pay if you were proceeding instead in a court. We will also pay additional fees or costs if required to do so by the arbitration administrator's rules or applicable law. Apart from the foregoing, each Party will be responsible for any other fees or costs, such as attorney fees that the Party may incur. If a court decides that any provision of this Special Arbitration Provision is invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be severed and the other parts of this Special Arbitration Provision shall still apply. In any case, the remainder of this User Agreement, will continue to apply.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Tribes and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Tribes and you regarding the Services and Content. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable (either by an arbitrator appointed pursuant to the terms of the “Special Arbitration Provision” section above or by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. We may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications provided by us under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given by posting to the Services and/or through the Service. You agree and consent to receive electronically all communications, agreements, documents, notices and disclosures (collectively, “Communications”) that we provide in connection with your Account and your use of the Services.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Tribes. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
These Terms are written in English (U.S.). Any translated version is provided solely for your convenience. To the extent any translated version of our Terms conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.
If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org