Thank you for choosing GBCAX.com (the "Site"). The following terms and conditions of service (these "Terms of Service") apply to customers of the Site. Some of these Terms of Service will apply only to U.S. Persons (as defined below) using the Site. Others apply to all users of the Site. You should read these Terms of Service carefully to determine which provisions apply to you. By using any of the services, functions, or features offered from time to time on the Site (collectively or individually, the "Services"), the customer (referred to herein as "you" or "your") agrees to these Terms of Service.
These Terms of Service constitute the agreement and understanding with respect to the use of any or all of the Services, and any manner of accessing them, between: you and one of the following parties:
a) where you are a U.S. Person, BFXNA Inc. ("BFXNA"); and,
b) where you are not a U.S. Person, BFXWW Inc. ("BFXWW").
Important: Please do not use any deposit addresses created before August 9, 2016 at 19:00:00 UTC to deposit any Digital Tokens to or on the Site. Use only addresses generated by and on the Site after August 9, 2016 at 19:00:00 UTC. Among other limitations of liability, GBCAX cannot and shall not be responsible or liable for any deposits to any old wallet addresses.
By creating an account on the Site or by using any of the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and completely agree to these Terms of Service in effect from time to time. If you disagree with these Terms of Service or with any subsequent amendments, changes, or updates, you may not use any of the Services; your only recourse in the case of disagreement is to stop using all of the Services.
These Terms of Service may be amended, changed, or updated by GBCAX at any time and without prior notice to you. You should check back often to confirm that your copy and understanding of these Terms of Service is current and correct. Your non-termination or continued use of any Services after the effective date of any amendments, changes, or updates constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Service, as modified by such amendments, changes, or updates.
The use of the Site and any Services is void where prohibited by applicable law.
1.1.Definitions: In these Terms of Service and all documents incorporated herein by reference, the following words have the following meanings unless otherwise indicated:
1.1.1."AML" means anti-money laundering;
1.1.2."Associates" means BFXWW, BFXNA, iFinex, and each and every one of their respective shareholders, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, agents, directors, officers, partners, affiliates, insurers, and attorneys;
1.1.3."BFXNA" means BFXNA Inc.;
1.1.4."BFXWW" means BFXWW Inc.;
220.127.116.11.where you are a U.S. Person, BFXNA; and,
18.104.22.168.where you are not a U.S. Person, BFXWW;
1.1.6."GBCAX Marks" has the meaning set out in paragraph 14 of these Terms of Service;
1.1.7."CTF" means counter-terrorist financing;
1.1.8."Digital Tokens" means blockchain-based assets or rights, or other similar digital representations of rights or assets, including bitcoins, Litecoins, and ethers;
1.1.9."FATF" means the Financial Action Task Force;
1.1.10."Financing Order Book" has the meaning set out in paragraph 3 of these Terms of Service;
1.1.11."Financing Provider" means any provider of financing from and on her own account on the Site;
1.1.12."Financing Recipient" means any recipient of financing from a Financing Provider on the Site;
1.1.13."iFinex" means iFinex Inc.;
1.1.14."Lien" has the meaning set out in paragraph 5 of these Terms of Service;
1.1.15."Losses" has the meaning set out in paragraph 18 of these Terms of Service;
1.1.16."Person" includes an individual, association, partnership, corporation, other body corporate, trust, and any form of legal organization or entity;
1.1.17."Personal Information" means information about an identifiable individual, business, organization, or other entity, but does not include the name, title, business address, or telephone number of an employee of a business, organization, or other entity;
1.1.18."Prohibited Use" has the meaning set out in paragraph 12 of these Terms of Service;
1.1.19."Service" means any of the services, functions, or features offered on the Site;
1.1.20."Site" means the Internet website www.GBCAX.com;
1.1.22."Trading Order Book" has the meaning set out in paragraph 3 of these Terms of Service;
1.1.23."U.S. Person" means:
22.214.171.124.in the case of an individual, a Person resident in the United States; and,
126.96.36.199.in any other case,
188.8.131.52.1.a Person resident in the United States; or,
184.108.40.206.2.a Person owned 10% or more by one or more Persons resident in the United States or by one or more corporations or entities incorporated in or formed in the United States; and,
1.1.24"you" or "your" means the customer.
1.2Headings: The headings and subheadings in these Terms of Service are for ease of reference only and are not to be taken into account in the construction or interpretation of any provision or provisions to which they refer.
1.3Extended Meanings: Unless otherwise specified in these Terms of Service, words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa and words importing gender include all genders.
1.4Governing Law: These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the British Virgin Islands, and shall be interpreted in all respects as a British Virgin Islands contract. Any claim or action arising from or related to these Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the British Virgin Islands. For the avoidance of doubt, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this provision expressly applies to any tort claim against GBCAX. The venue and forum for any claim or action against or involving GBCAX shall be in the British Virgin Islands. You unconditionally attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the British Virgin Islands and all courts competent to hear appeals therefrom. You also unconditionally agree to the exclusive forum and venue of the British Virgin Islands in all claims or actions arising from or any dispute or question of any kind relating to these Terms of Service. The doctrine of forum non conveniens shall not apply in the selection of forum under these Terms of Service.
2Licence to Use the Site: If you comply with these Terms of Service, GBCAX grants you the limited right to use the Site and the Services. The right to use the Site and the Services is a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited licence, and it is subject to the limitations and obligations in these Terms of Service. Nothing in these Terms of Service gives you any licence (other than as set out in this paragraph), right, title, or ownership of, in, or to the Site or any of the Services.
Trading & Financing Activities: The Site is a trading environment for the spot purchase and sale of Digital Tokens. The Site permits both unfinanced and financed transactions. Unfinanced purchases are fully funded by trading participants through funds deposited by you. For example, if you deposit $100.00 into your account on the Site, you may then purchase $100.00 worth of bitcoins in an unfinanced transaction. Purchases and sales of bitcoins on the Site, whether in an unfinanced transaction or a financed transaction, are settled by actual delivery of the full amount of the bitcoins or other Digital Tokens by the seller to the purchaser’s account against payment in full by the purchaser to the seller’s account.
Important: Financing is not allowed where prohibited by applicable law. U.S. Persons may not be Financing Recipients on the Site. Furthermore, New York and Washington state residents are prohibited from depositing to, withdrawing from, or trading on the Site.
Financed transactions in Digital Tokens are permitted through the Site’s platform-enabled, peer-to-peer financing functionality. Financing Providers may offer financing from and on their own account if they so choose. Financing Recipients may accept financing from Financing Providers for up to 70% of the value of a Digital Token purchase. For example, if you deposit $30.00 to the Site, you may then obtain financing in an amount not exceeding $70.00 in order to buy $100.00 worth of bitcoins in a financed transaction. In other words, you may accept financing equal to a maximum total bitcoins-to-equity ratio of 3 1/3 to 1.
Shorting is another type of financed transaction permitted on the Site’s platform. In a typical ‘long sale’ of bitcoin, the seller enters into a regular spot trade of bitcoin and settles the transaction by delivering bitcoin that the seller owns outright. In a ‘short sale’ of bitcoin, the seller also enters into a regular spot sale of bitcoin, except that the transaction is settled by delivering bitcoin that the seller has borrowed.
Digital Tokens can be borrowed for purposes of short sales through the platform’s peer-to-peer financing functionality. The bitcoin borrower may seek offers or make a bid to borrow Digital Tokens on the Financing Order Book. Bitcoin borrowers are not permitted to borrow more than 70% of the bitcoins sold in a short sale. The fiat proceeds of any short sale serve as collateral for the borrowing of the bitcoins until those bitcoins are repaid.
GBCAX allows trading participants to use third party peer-to-peer financing from other participants on the platform to trade Digital Tokens. Financing Recipients may obtain financing in one of two general ways: they may place bids for financing on the Site’s separate, peer-to-peer financing order book (the "Financing Order Book"); or, they may elect to be automatically matched through the Site’s order matching engine with one or more Financing Providers on the Financing Order Book at the best prevailing price on the Financing Order Book. Although GBCAX is not a party to these financing contracts, GBCAX enforces the contracts established between Financing Providers and Financing Recipients on the Financing Order Book.
The Financing Order Book operates independent of the spot contract trading order book (the "Trading Order Book"). Once the desired financing is secured by a Financing Recipient, both financed and unfinanced transactions on the Trading Order Book are indistinguishable from each other to the trade matching engine.
The amount of the financing, the terms of the financing, and the interest rate are all commercial terms negotiated through the Financing Order Book between Financing Providers and Financing Recipients. For instance, assume that A has $30.00 (in dollars) in her account on the Site. A obtains $70.00 in financing at X interest rate for Y term on the Financing Order Book (thereby becoming a Financing Recipient) from B, a Financing Provider. With that aggregate amount of $100.00, A may purchase $100.00 in bitcoins on the Trading Order Book from C, or from one or more other sellers. A has the right to repay the financing (including any accrued interest) at any time without pre-payment or other penalty. Obtaining financing does not create any obligation to purchase bitcoins on the Trading Order Book. A may also replace financing from B at any time with more favorable financing.
In the above example, the bitcoins purchased by A (for $100.00) are subject to a Lien in favor of B up to the total amount of financing secured from B ($70.00 plus any interest component). A may remove any amount of bitcoins from the Site that is not subject to the Lien. If the Financing Recipient’s equity falls to or below 15%—calculated as the quotient (expressed as a percentage) obtained by dividing (a) the excess of (i) the market value of the purchased bitcoins over (ii) the total principal amount (plus accrued and unpaid interest) relating to all financing outstanding by (b) the market value used in (a)(i), above—GBCAX will force the liquidation of the bitcoins in A’s account without notice to A, return financing to the Financing Provider, with accrued interest, and return the balance to the Financing Recipient. GBCAX does not make margin calls. For example, if the purchased bitcoins’ value falls from $100.00 to $82.35, the difference between that value and the financing obtained by A would be $82.35 – $70.00, or $12.35. Taken as a percentage of the bitcoins’ value, $12.35 ∕ $82.35 equals 15%. In other words, if the value of the bitcoins fell to $82.35 in aggregate, A’s bitcoins would be liquidated by GBCAX on the Trading Order Book, B would be repaid, and any remaining difference ($12.35, exclusive of interest) would be A’s to retain.
By contrast, if the market value of bitcoins rises, A may sell her bitcoins and repay the loan. For example, assume the value of A’s bitcoins rises to $115.00. Now the difference between the bitcoins’ value and the financing is $115.00 – $70.00, or $45.00. Taken as a percentage of the value of the bitcoins, $45.00 ∕ $115.00 equals approximately 39%. Accordingly, A could remove part of her equity, but may not fall below her initial equity requirement. A could also sell the bitcoins on the Trading Order Book, repay the financing to B (plus any interest), and retain the balance on the transaction.
Alternatively, A could satisfy the Lien and unencumber the bitcoins by repaying the financing used to purchase the bitcoins. Unencumbering the bitcoins simply refers to the process of using some combination of unrealized gain or additionally deposited funds, or both, for the purposes of paying off the financing and removing the Lien. In the above example, A could deploy the unrealized gain of $15.00 to partially unencumber the bitcoins owned by her, thereby reducing the financed amount outstanding to B.
You can use the trading features of the Trading Order Book through your 'Exchange Wallet.' You may access the Funding Order Book through your 'Trading Wallet.' You may deposit funds to GBCAX using your 'Deposit Wallet.'
Risks and Limitation of Liability: Important: This paragraph is in addition to the the Risk Disclosure Statement. Trading markets are volatile and shift quickly in terms of liquidity, market depth, and trading dynamics. You are solely responsible and liable: for any and all trading and non-trading activity on the Site and for your account on the Site; and, for knowing the true status of any position or contract with any other party on the Site, even if presented incorrectly by the Site at any time. You acknowledge and agree: to be fully responsible and liable for your trading and non-trading actions and inactions on the Site and all gains and losses sustained from your use of the Site and any of the Services; to be responsible for any negative balance in your account(s) on the Site; to be fully responsible and liable for all of your obligations with respect to any financing activities on the Site; and, to be fully responsible for safeguarding access to, and any information provided through, the Site and any of the Services, including, but not limited to, private keys, usernames, passwords, and bank account details.
There is no guarantee against losses on the Site. You may lose more than is in your various wallets on the Site if you engage in financing on the Site or if there is a force majeure event. When financing is used for trading, the loan carries risk if, among other things, the value of your Digital Tokens drops. If the value of your Digital Tokens drops below a certain level, you are responsible for responding to this market circumstance with cash or additional Digital Tokens satisfactory to GBCAX. Failure to respond can result in the forced-liquidation of Digital Tokens in your account. GBCAX cannot guarantee to stop losses even with the ability to force-liquidate any of your positions (due to, for example, market volatility and liquidity). GBCAX will not be and is not responsible for any Financing Provider losing funds or Digital Tokens to any Financing Recipient on the Site or for any losses incurred by a Financing Recipient or any other party on the Site.
5Agency: GBCAX does not act as principal, counterparty, or market-maker in the transactions effected through trading on GBCAX or in providing financing for financed trading on GBCAX. However, GBCAX administers and enforces contracts among parties engaged in financing activities on the Site. You hereby irrevocably appoint GBCAX to act as your exclusive agent in respect of any contract on the Site in which you are a Financing Recipient. Specifically, you hereby grant GBCAX agency, and you authorize and instruct GBCAX: to implement, levy, monitor, and maintain a lien on all fiat amounts and Digital Tokens in your name or control on the Site in favor of one or more Financing Providers (a “Lien”); and, to liquidate any Digital Tokens in your name or control on the Site if necessary to ensure that any Financing Provider on the Site from whom you have obtained financing is repaid in full.
6Satisfaction of Liens: If and when you seek to remove all of your Digital Tokens and funds from GBCAX and there is a Lien outstanding against any of your funds or Digital Tokens, GBCAX may satisfy the Lien.
7Withdrawals: Irrespective of the nature and form of any withdrawal request, whether initiated by you or otherwise, GBCAX reserves the right to process and send withdrawals using money or any one or more Digital Tokens. In the course of processing and sending any withdrawals in money or one or more Digital Tokens, GBCAX may be required to share your customer information with other contractual third parties. You hereby irrevocably grant full permission and authority for GBCAX to share this information with such contractual third parties and release GBCAX from any liability, error, mistake, or negligence related thereto.
8Liquidations & Losses: If the value of your Digital Tokens drops below a certain level, this may result in one of two actions taken by GBCAX. First, GBCAX at all times reserves the right to force-liquidate the Digital Tokens in your account. Where this occurs, your Digital Tokens will be seized by GBCAX and used to repay any outstanding amounts due to your Financing Providers. Second, where you have negative equity, or where GBCAX determines in its sole discretion that, upon liquidation, you would likely have negative equity—that is, you fall below a certain maintenance requirement—in one or more or a combination of positions, GBCAX reserves the right to seize, take over, and assume all of your liabilities and collateral and to dispose of one or more of your positions, or to retain one or more of them, at a profit or loss, at GBCAX’s risk and expense. Further to your responsibility for all trading and financing activity and inactivity on the Site, any action may be taken by GBCAX pursuant to this paragraph at any time with or without notice to you, in GBCAX’s sole discretion.
9Inactivity Fee: Where you have not traded on the Site or engaged in any funding activity on the Site for an uninterrupted period of one year, GBCAX thereafter reserves the right to charge and obtain from you an inactivity fee of $25.00 per year, with or without notice to you. This fee will be taken from the Digital Tokens and other property that you hold on the Site.
10Abandoned Property: Where you have not logged into your account on the Site for an uninterrupted period of two years, GBCAX thereafter reserves the right to deem any and all property that you hold on the Site, including Digital Tokens, to be abandoned, with or without notice to you. If your property is abandoned, it will be dealt with in one of two ways. First, if you are an unverified customer, it will be immediately forfeited to and seized by GBCAX. Second, if you are a verified customer, we will engage in a process to determine the abandoned property’s owner (including successors-in-interest and next-of-kin). This process will be subject to servicing and administration fees to be levied on and collected out of the property by GBCAX. Any amounts greater than our servicing and administration fees will be paid to the property’s owner, when and if found.
11No Class Proceedings: You and GBCAX agree that any party hereto may bring claims against the others only on an individual basis and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative action or proceeding. No adjudicator may consolidate or join more than one person’s or party’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a consolidated, representative, or class proceeding. Any relief awarded to any one GBCAX user cannot and may not affect any other GBCAX users.
12Prohibited Uses: You may not:
12.1use the Site or any Services in order to disguise the proceeds of, or to further, any breach of applicable laws or regulations, or to deal in any contraband Digital Tokens, funds, or proceeds;
12.2trade or obtain financing on the Site, or use any Services, with anything other than funds, keys, or Digital Tokens that have been legally obtained by you and that belong to you;
12.3use the Site or any Services to interfere with or subvert the rights or obligations of GBCAX or the rights or obligations of any other Site customer or any other third party;
12.4trade using inaccurate information presented by the Site or by GBCAX or take advantage of any technical glitch, malfunction, failure, delay, default, or security breach;
12.5use the Site or any Services to engage in conduct that is detrimental to GBCAX or to any other Site customer or any other third party;
12.6falsify any account registration details provided to GBCAX;
12.7falsify or materially omit any information or provide misleading information requested by GBCAX, including at registration;
12.8reverse-engineer, decompile, or disassemble any software running on the Site;
12.9attempt to harm GBCAX or any third party through your access to the Site or any Services, except that nothing in this subparagraph shall be construed as limiting your free speech rights under applicable law; or,
12.10violate these Terms of Service.
Any use as described in this paragraph shall constitute a "Prohibited Use." If GBCAX determines that you have engaged in any Prohibited Use, GBCAX may address such Prohibited Use through an appropriate sanction, in its sole and absolute discretion. Such sanction may include, but is not limited to, making a report to law enforcement or other authorities; confiscation of any funds or Digital Tokens that you have on the Site; and, terminating your access to any Services. GBCAX may, at its sole and absolute discretion, seize and hand over your property to law enforcement or other authorities where circumstances warrant.
13Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing: GBCAX is committed to providing you with safe, compliant, and reputable Services. Accordingly, GBCAX insists on a comprehensive and thorough customer due diligence process and implementation and ongoing analysis and reporting. This includes monitoring of and for suspicious transactions and mandatory reporting to international regulators. GBCAX needs to keep certain information and documentation on file pursuant to applicable law and its contractual relationships, and GBCAX hereby expressly reserves the right to keep such information and documentation. This will apply even when you terminate your relationship with GBCAX or abandon your application to have an account with GBCAX.
GBCAX reserves the right to refuse registration to, or to bar transactions from or to, or terminate any relationship with, any customer for any reason (or for no reason) at any time. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this includes, but is not limited to, anyone from or in jurisdictions that do not meet international AML–CTF standards as set out by the FATF; anyone that is a Politically Exposed Person within the meaning of the FATF’s 40 Recommendations; or, anyone that fails to meet any customer due diligence standards, requests, or requirements of GBCAX. In lieu of refusing registration, GBCAX may perform enhanced customer due diligence procedures. At all times, you may be subject to enhanced customer due diligence procedures in your use of the Site and any Service.
14Intellectual Property: GBCAX and the GBCAX logos, trade names, word marks, and design marks (the "GBCAX Marks") are trademarks of iFinex. You agree not to appropriate, copy, display, or use the GBCAX Marks or other content without express, prior, written permission to do so. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials on GBCAX are © iFinex.
15Your Representations & Warranties: You represent and warrant to GBCAX as follows:
15.1that, if you are an individual customer, you are 18 years of age or older and that you have the capacity to contract under applicable law;
15.2that, if you are not an individual customer, you have the requisite power and authority to sign and enter into binding agreements for and on behalf of the customer;
15.3that you will not use the Site or any Services in order to disguise the proceeds of, or to further, any breach of applicable laws or regulations, or to deal in any contraband Digital Tokens or proceeds;
15.4that you will not trade or obtain financing on the Site or use any Services with anything other than funds or Digital Tokens that have been legally obtained by you and that belong to you;
15.5that you will not falsify any account registration details provided to GBCAX;
15.6that you will not falsify or materially omit any information or provide misleading information requested by GBCAX in the course of, directly or indirectly relating to, or arising from your activities on the Site or use of any Services, including at registration;
15.7that any trading or other instructions received or undertaken through your login credentials or from your authorized e-mail address on file with GBCAX are deemed to be valid, binding, and conclusive, and that GBCAX may act upon those instructions without any liability or responsibility attaching to it; and,
15.8that you will fairly and promptly report all income associated with your activity on the Site pursuant to applicable law and pay any and all taxes exigible thereon.
16No Representations & Warranties by GBCAX: GBCAX makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees to you of any kind. The Site and the Services are offered strictly on an as-is, where-is basis and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, are offered without any representation as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
17No Advice: GBCAX does not provide any investment advice or advice on trading techniques, models, algorithms, or any other schemes.
18Limitation of Liability & Release: Important: Except as may be provided for in these Terms of Service, GBCAX assumes no liability or responsibility for and shall have no liability or responsibility for any claim, application, loss, injury, delay, accident, cost, business interruption costs, or any other expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees or the costs of any claim or suit), nor for any incidental, direct, indirect, general, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, loss of goodwill or business profits, work stoppage, data loss, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial losses (collectively, referred to herein as “Losses”) directly or indirectly arising out of or related to:
18.1these Terms of Service;
18.2the Site, and your use of it;
18.3the Services, and your use of any of them;
18.4the real or perceived value of any currencies or Digital Tokens traded on the Site, or the price of any Digital Token displayed on the Site at any time;
18.5any inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete statement by GBCAX or on the Site regarding your account, whether caused by GBCAX’s negligence or otherwise;
18.6any failure, delay, malfunction, interruption, or decision (including any decision by GBCAX to vary or interfere with your rights) by GBCAX in operating the Site or providing any Service;
18.7any stolen, lost, or unauthorized use of your account information any breach of security or data breach related to your account information, or any criminal or other third party act affecting GBCAX or any Associate; or,
18.8any offer, representation, suggestion, statement, or claim made about GBCAX, the Site, or any Service by any Associate.
You hereby agree to release the Associates from liability for any and all Losses, and you shall indemnify and save and hold the Associates harmless from and against all Losses. The foregoing limitations of liability shall apply whether the alleged liability or Losses are based on contract, negligence, tort, unjust enrichment, strict liability, or any other basis, even if the Associates have been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such losses and damages, and without regard to the success or effectiveness of any other remedies.
19No Waiver: Any failure by GBCAX to exercise any of its respective rights, powers, or remedies under these Terms of Service, or any delay by GBCAX in doing so, does not constitute a waiver of any such right, power, or remedy. The single or partial exercise of any right, power, or remedy by GBCAX does not prevent either from exercising any other rights, powers, or remedies.
20Force Majeure: GBCAX is not responsible for damages caused by delay or failure to perform undertakings under these Terms of Service when the delay or failure is due to fires; strikes; floods; power outages or failures; acts of God or the state’s enemies; lawful acts of public authorities; any and all market movements, shifts, or volatility; computer, server, or Internet malfunctions; security breaches or cyberattacks; criminal acts; delays or defaults caused by common carriers; acts or omissions of third parties; or, any other delays, defaults, failures or interruptions that cannot reasonably be foreseen or provided against. In the event of force majeure, GBCAX is excused from any and all performance obligations and these Terms of Service shall be fully and conclusively at an end.
21Assignment: These Terms of Service, and any of the rights, duties, and obligations contained herein, are not assignable by you without prior written consent of GBCAX. These Terms of Service, and any of the rights, duties, and obligations contained herein, are freely assignable by GBCAX without notice or your consent. Any attempt by you to assign these Terms of Service without written consent is void.
22Severability: If any provision of these Terms of Service, as amended from time to time, is determined to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, in whole or in part, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, voidness, or unenforceability attaches only to such provision and everything else in these Terms of Service continues in full force and effect.
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