BitMEX HK Terms of Service
You should read these Terms of Service carefully. By viewing this Website, creating an Account, using the Mobile app and/or accessing or using the Services, you agree to be legally and unconditionally bound by these Terms of Service. If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, you should contact support.
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1.1. These Terms of Service apply to your (collectively, “you” or “your”) access to and use of our Mobile App and the Services provided by HDR BMEX Limited a company incorporated in Hong Kong with a company number of 2668623 ( the “Company”, “BitMEX HK”, “we”, “our” or “us”).
1.2. Where you act on behalf of a corporation, partnership, firm or organisation, references in these Terms of Service to “you” mean the corporation, partnership, firm or organisation.
2.1. When you access and/or use the Mobile App and any of our Services, you represent, warrant and undertake that you will not:
a) carry out any activity that:
b) attempt to undermine the security or integrity of our computing systems or networks or, where the Services are hosted by a third party, that third party’s computing systems or networks;
c) use, or misuse, the Services in any way which may impair the functionality of the Services or other systems used to deliver the Services or impair the ability of any other user to use the Services;
d) attempt to gain unauthorised access to the systems on which the Services are hosted (including, without limitation, any hardware and software operated by us or by third parties for us) or to any materials other than those which you have been given express permission to access;
e) transmit or input any files that may:
f) attempt to modify, copy, adapt, reproduce, disassemble, decompile or reverse-engineer any computer programs used to deliver or operate any of the Services except as is strictly necessary for normal operation; and
g) attempt to or access the source code or object code or utilise the Services in any manner to enable you to offer a competing product or service,
(collectively, the "General Obligations").
2.2. We do not act as your agent, adviser, or fiduciary in any capacity. These Terms of Service do not create any partnership, joint venture, joint enterprise or similar business relationship with you. None of the Services amounts to and no communication or information provided to you shall be deemed or construed to be investment or financial advice. We have no obligation to, and shall not, provide you with any legal, tax, accounting or other advice. You should conduct your own due diligence and consult an independent adviser where appropriate.
2.3. No information or material provided on our Website or through our Services shall be construed as a promotion of the Services or any product, or a solicitation, an offer or a recommendation to trade in, use or engage the Services or any product in any manner. You will make your own independent decision to access and/or use the Services (including the Mobile App).
2.4. References in these Terms of Service to ‘Account’ mean each of your Accounts opened with us, as applicable.
3.1. We may provide Services which you can access and/or use, with such features, rights and privileges and on such terms and conditions as we may specify. Any such terms and conditions may be set out through any means we consider appropriate, including as an annex to these Terms of Service. Such terms and conditions will be incorporated by reference into and supplement these Terms of Service. We have the right to amend any terms and conditions on which the Services are offered at our sole and absolute discretion and without prior Notice. In the event of a conflict between the Terms of Service and the terms and conditions of the Services, the terms and conditions of the Services shall prevail (unless expressly stated otherwise).
3.2. We may introduce new Services, or vary, suspend, withdraw or cease to provide any or all of the Services. We will endeavour to give you reasonable prior Notice before we vary, suspend, withdraw or cease to provide any of the Services but retain the right to do so without prior Notice to you. We shall not be liable for any losses or damages as a result of (i) varying, suspending, withdrawing or ceasing to provide access to and use of any of the Services or (ii) amending any terms and conditions on which the Services are provided.
3.3. In order to access certain Services, you will need an Account and be granted certain features, rights and privileges.
3.4. We shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Services are available. However, access to the Services may be disrupted from time to time due to necessary maintenance, technical issues, network and system overloads or other events (whether within or outside of our control). We will use commercially reasonable efforts to avoid downtime of the Services, but assume no liability (whether for trading-related losses or otherwise) if the Services or any part thereof are unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.5. The Services are intended for natural and legal persons located or established in Hong Kong. Our current policies on the availability of Services can be found here. We may amend these policies from time to time at our sole and absolute discretion without prior Notice to you. If you are located or established in another jurisdiction, you may be able to access or use other products and services offered by our Affiliate, HDR Global Trading Limited, a company incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles (“HDR Global”). Please refer to its website https://www.bitmex.com/.
3.6. We have the right to implement or impose (or vary) any restrictions and limitations on access to and use of the Services in our sole and absolute discretion, including (but not limited to) transaction volumes, account limits, and order restrictions. We may also implement or impose (or vary) restrictions and limitations on the access to and use of the Services specifically in relation to your Account. We may implement, impose or amend these restrictions and limitations at our sole and absolute discretion without prior Notice to you.
3.7. From time to time, we may launch certain features or Services (including any software that may be produced, developed or published by the Company from time to time) as beta versions at the time of release (a “Development Service”). If you agree to participate in the beta testing of a Development Service, you acknowledge, agree and understand that the Development Service may be unstable and may change from time to time. We do not warrant that the functionality of Development Services will meet your requirements or that the operation of Development Services will be uninterrupted or error-free. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your access to and use of a Development Service. We reserve the right, at any time and for any reason, to discontinue, redesign, modify, enhance or change the Development Services.
4.1. In order to access and use certain Services , you will need to have an Account.
4.2. If you are an Individual User, your Account will be designated as an “Individual Account”. If you are a Corporate User, your Account will be designated as a “Corporate Account”. We may from time to time introduce different tiers or classes of Accounts, along with respective features, terms, obligations, privileges and/or rights.
5.1. If you are an Individual User, to be eligible to open an Individual Account, you must satisfy all of the following eligibility criteria (“Individual Eligibility Criteria”):
a) you must be at least 18 years old;
b) the entry into and performance of, and the obligations contemplated by, these Terms of Service do not and will not conflict with any Applicable Laws with respect to you;
c) you have reviewed the Risk Disclosure Statement in full, understand the risks of trading in digital assets and using the Services, and have the necessary knowledge, experience, risk tolerance and financial assets (such that you can afford up to total loss of your digital assets) to use all of the Services (including the Trading Platform);
d) you must not:
e) all governmental and other consents that are required to have been obtained by you with respect to these Terms of Service have been obtained and are in full force and effect and all conditions of any such consents have been complied with;
f) your use of the Account and the Services does not constitute a breach of any Applicable Laws;
g) you are acting for your own account and are not relying on any communication (written or oral) from us as solicitation, recommendation, marketing, promotion or investment or similar advice;
h) you are entering into these Terms of Service as principal and not as agent of any person or entity;
i) you have not been previously prohibited from accessing or using any of our Services; and
j) you have reviewed the BMEX Token Disclaimer in full, understand that the purpose of the BMEX Token is to provide additional utility to BitMEX users, and understand that the BMEX Token does not entitle you to any equity, governance, voting or similar right or interest in BitMEX or any Affiliate.
5.2. If you are a Corporate User, to be eligible to open a Corporate Account, you must satisfy all of the following eligibility criteria (“Corporate Eligibility Criteria”):
b) each of your Authorised Representatives must be:
c) the entry into and performance of, and the obligations contemplated by, these Terms of Service do not and will not conflict with any Applicable Laws with respect to you and/or any constitutional document, agreement or instrument binding upon you;
d) you have reviewed the Risk Disclosure Statement in full, understand the risks of trading in digital assets and using the Services, and have the necessary knowledge, experience, risk tolerance and financial assets (such that you can afford up to total loss of your digital assets) to use all of the Services (including the Mobile App);
e) you and each of your Authorised Representatives must not:
f) all governmental and other consents that are required to have been obtained by you with respect to these Terms of Service have been obtained and are in full force and effect and all conditions of any such consents have been complied with;
g) the use of the Account and the Services by you and each of your Authorised Representatives do not constitute a breach of any Applicable Laws;
h) you are acting for your own account and are not relying on any communication (written or oral) from us as solicitation, recommendation, marketing, promotion or investment or similar advice;
i) you are entering into these Terms of Service as principal and not as agent of any person or entity; and
j) you and each of your Authorised Representatives have not been previously prohibited from accessing or using any of our Services.
k) you have reviewed the BMEX Token Disclaimer in full, understand that the purpose of the BMEX Token is to provide additional utility to BitMEX users, and understand that the BMEX Token does not entitle you to any equity, governance, voting or similar right or interest in BitMEX or any Affiliate.
5.3. By registering to open an Account, you represent, warrant and undertake that:
5.4. When you apply to open an Account, we will ask you to provide our required account registration information (including your email and full name) and any “know-your-client” information or documents which we may require from time to time. We adopt the same standards as our Affiliate, HDR Global. A non-exhaustive list of the types of information and documents which we may require from you is set out here for individuals and here for corporates. We reserve the right to request more information at any time in order to process your Account opening request.
5.5. We may initiate the Account opening process before you provide all of the “know-your-client” information or documents. If we do so, your Account will be subject to any restrictions that we deem necessary (including restrictions on access to or use of the Trading Platform) until we can complete our “know-your-client” procedures.
5.6. We will rely on your representations, warranties and undertakings set out in Clause 5.3 and the information provided under Clause 5.4 if we open an Account for you.
5.7. We may refuse to open an Account for you at our sole and absolute discretion and do not have to provide reasons for doing so.
6.1. After your Account is opened, you can access and use your Account through the Mobile App or any other means that we may specify from time to time, subject to these Terms of Service and any other terms we may apply to your Account access and use.
6.2. In respect of an Individual Account, your Account is provided on the basis that you are the only authorised user of the Account. In respect of a Corporate Account, your Account is provided on the basis that you and your Authorised Representatives are the only authorised users of the Account. You must not provide your Account details (including any access credentials, such as your email address or password ) to any third party other than for the purposes of verifying or auditing your Account. Such third parties are not permitted to trade or make Withdrawals or Deposits, and they will be deemed to have agreed to (and must comply with) these Terms of Service, and you will be responsible for the actions (and omissions) of any such third parties.
6.3. At the time of Account opening, or any time afterwards, we may make certain features, rights or privileges (which may be necessary in order to use certain functions or aspects of the Services) available on your Account at our sole and absolute discretion. We may add, vary, modify, or cease to provide your Account with these features, rights or privileges at any time at our sole and absolute discretion.
6.4. You agree that any trading or other instructions received or made under your Account are deemed to be final and conclusive, and we may act on such trading or other instructions and shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the improper use of your Account.
7.1. We implement certain security controls to prevent malicious actors from accessing your Account. We also provide the option for you to enable two-factor authentication in respect of your Account. However, you are responsible for safeguarding your authentication credentials and for restricting access to the Services from your compatible devices. You must also ensure that your login credentials are safe, limit access to your Account to authorised persons and control the devices which can operate the Account. You must let us know immediately if an unauthorised person is accessing or using your Account.
7.2. We may implement or impose additional security controls from time to time at our sole and absolute discretion (including mandatory two-factor authentication for Account log-in and password resets). We adopt the same standards as our Affiliate, HDR Global. A non-exhaustive list of security controls we have implemented is set out here. We may also implement or impose security controls individually on your Account. We may amend or vary these security controls in our sole and absolute discretion and without prior Notice to you.
7.3. If you forget or lose any of the information necessary to log in to your Account, you will need to provide all information required by us in order to facilitate any potential recovery or reset of your Account or Account details.
7.4. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your Account or any other breach of security. In particular, you agree to notify us immediately:
7.5. We have the right to restrict the use of your Account:
until such time as we can verify your identity or any other relevant information.
7.6. Upon a breach of security, you will immediately take all reasonable steps to mitigate the effects and will cooperate with us (and provide us with all information requested) to remediate the breach. Any assistance provided by us in relation to a security breach does not in any way operate as acceptance or acknowledgement that we are in any way responsible or liable to you or any other party in connection with such breach. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your Account and/or any unauthorised access to and use of your Account (including access to and use of any of the Services), including, without limitation, in circumstances where you have provided notice to us under these Terms of Service.
8.1. Without prejudice to any other rights we may have under these Terms of Service or Applicable Laws, we may take any or all of the following steps if an Account Breach has occurred (or we suspect that an Account Breach has occurred) or if you request your Account to be closed:
a) restrict further Deposit(s) and/or Withdrawal(s) in respect of your Account (including by ceasing to provide a Deposit Address);
b) place restrictions and limits on the risk and trading on your Account;
c) cease to provide you with and/or restrict your access to and use of any or all of the Services;
d) restrict or cease any features, rights and privileges granted or provided to you;
e) reject or cancel any instruction;
f) deduct any amounts owing to us under these Terms of Service (including any amounts which we consider to have arisen from any Account Breach), from your Account Balance – and you authorise us to deduct such amounts without further Notice to you;
g) deal with any of your available Account Balance in the following manner:
i) transfer to you all the available Account Balance (after subtracting any amount owing to us or otherwise deductible in accordance with these Terms of Service):
ii) where we reasonably believe we are prohibited from transferring to you any or all the available Account Balance due to Applicable Laws or our policies and procedures, we may take any action to segregate or restrict Withdrawal of the Account Balance until it can be released in accordance with Applicable Laws or our policies and procedures;
h) take any action we consider necessary or desirable in order to comply with any order or request from a government, court or regulator or in compliance with Applicable Laws;
i) conduct an investigation into or review of any matters we deem appropriate or necessary;
j) disable access to, or close, your Account; or
k) take any other action which we reasonably deem to be appropriate or necessary.
We can take any or all of the above steps without prior Notice or providing reasons to you (and may not be able to provide prior Notice or reasons under Applicable Laws), but, where appropriate, we may give you a specified period within which to provide any information or documents to show that such Account Breach has not occurred before we take certain actions. Where permissible under Applicable Laws and at our discretion, we may permit you to amend existing instructions and/or withdraw your Account Balance but restrict you from giving new instructions.
8.2. We are not liable for any loss, damage or costs (without limitation) which you may incur when we take any or all of the steps mentioned in Clause 8.1.
8.3. Our failure or delay to take immediate action set out in Clause 8.1 does not constitute a waiver of any of our rights, and we retain the right to take the steps at any time in respect of your Account.
8.4. An Account Breach occurs when we, at our sole and absolute discretion, determine:
An Account Breach constitutes a breach of these Terms of Service by you.
8.6. In the event of a User’s death or incapacitation, the person authorised to act on behalf of the deceased or incapacitated User (or such User’s estate) should contact Support.
9.1. All calculations are currently denominated in the relevant digital assets available on the Mobile App (with transfer and credit on the relevant blockchains, respectively). We may allow the use of other digital assets and denominate calculations using such other digital assets from time to time at our sole and absolute discretion (with transfer and credit on the applicable blockchain, according to such policies and procedures as we may determine).
9.2. We will provide your Account with one or more applicable deposit addresses (each a “Deposit Address”), unless otherwise restricted under these Terms of Service (and may, from time to time, allow for the use of more than one Deposit Address in respect of any digital asset, at our discretion).
9.3. When you make an instruction to transfer the applicable digital assets to a Deposit Address (each such transfer, a “Deposit”):
a) in order for such transfer to be effective, you are required to transfer to the Company all right, title and interest in the relevant amount of digital assets free from all liens, claims, charges and encumbrances;
b) we will typically credit each Deposit after receiving at least one confirmation of the transfer and credit to the Deposit Address on the relevant blockchain, but more than one confirmation may be necessary, and we do not guarantee that a transfer will be credited within any defined number of confirmations or that any given block will be processed simultaneously with any blockchain confirmation; in particular, without limitation, we may, at our discretion (i) credit a Deposit prior to confirmation on the relevant blockchain or (ii) require additional confirmations or conditions with respect to any Deposit, in particular (without limitation) where we believe that blockchain consensus is in doubt;
c) when we determine that such transfer is effective, we will increase your Account Balance by an amount that is equivalent to the amount of digital assets transferred to the Deposit Address net of any applicable transaction fees (including, without limitation, any applicable mining fees);
d) you agree that all right, title and interest in and to any and all digital assets that is transferred to the Deposit Address shall vest in us, free and clear of any liens, claims, charges or encumbrances or any of interest of you or any third party, provided that we confirm that we will hold such digital assets on trust for your benefit and in accordance with these Terms of Service and our other policies and procedures;
e) immediately prior to each such transfer, you represent and warrant that:
9.4. You have no legal title in respect of the Deposit Address or the amount of digital assets that is recorded in or registered to the Deposit Address, provided that we confirm that we will hold such digital assets on trust for your benefit and in accordance with these Terms of Service and our other policies and procedures. Your Account Balance is not your wallet. Your Account Balance is the balance of digital assets that we reflect in our books and records as credited to your Account. Amounts stated as being credited to or deducted from your Account Balance means that such amounts will be added to or deducted from the balance which the Company reflects in its books and records as available to be used by you in respect of the Services.
9.5. You agree that it is your responsibility to ensure that instructions, orders or transactions sent to us are well-formatted, clear and denominated in the correct digital assets. In particular, you must transfer the correct digital assets to the Deposit Address. We are not liable for any inaccuracies, omissions or other errors with respect to any Deposit. In particular, without prejudice to the foregoing, we have no obligation to return any digital asset that has been transferred to a Deposit Address that is controlled by or associated with us, in circumstances where (i) we do not support that digital asset or the blockchain or protocol pursuant to which it was transferred or (ii) the digital asset has been transferred to the wrong Deposit Address.
9.6. When you instruct us to transfer to you an amount of digital assets from your available Account Balance (a “Withdrawal”), you must provide an appropriate withdrawal address (“Withdrawal Address”) for the transfer of digital assets to you. When we determine that your instruction is valid, we will deduct from your Account Balance the amount set out in your instruction; when such deduction has occurred, we then transfer an equivalent amount of digital assets to your Withdrawal Address minus any applicable transaction fees (including, without limitation, any applicable mining fees). We are not liable for any inaccuracies, omissions or other errors with respect to any Withdrawal.
9.7. In respect of each Withdrawal Address you provide to us and/or save and register with your Account:
We may allow you to save and register one or more Withdrawal Addresses with your Account.
9.8. We will process Withdrawals in accordance with the same withdrawal policies, adopted by our Affiliate, HDR Global (collectively the Withdrawal Policies). We may amend the Withdrawal Policies at our sole and absolute discretion without prior Notice to you. Unless otherwise stated in our Withdrawal Policies, it is your responsibility to specify and pay any applicable network fees (and in any event any such network fee shall be at least the minimum amount required by us) in respect of any Withdrawal. Where a network or transaction fee can or must be paid in a digital asset other than the digital asset that is the subject of a Withdrawal, we reserve the right to require payment of any such fee in an alternative digital asset (and to deduct from your Account any amount payable pursuant to this Clause). We do not guarantee that a withdrawal will be processed, broadcast, or confirmed within any defined timeframe or number of confirmations. We are not responsible for any delay in confirmation or processing of any Withdrawal.
9.9. If you hold more than one Account, we may provide the option of linking your Accounts at our sole and absolute discretion, and to allow transfers of digital assets from one Account to another Account by making a Withdrawal from one Account to the Deposit Address of the other Account. If we approve the transfer, we will deduct the relevant amount from the balance of digital assets that we reflect in our books and records in respect of the transferor Account and credit the balance of digital assets that we reflect in our books and records in respect of the transferee Account. Such transfers will not be sent to the applicable blockchain and are solely what the Company reflects in its books and records as available to be used by you in respect of the Services.
9.10. The protocol underlying a digital asset may change or otherwise cease to operate as expected due to changes made to its underlying technology or changes resulting from an attack. These changes may include, without limitation, a “fork”, a “rollback”, an “airdrop”, or a “bootstrap”. We will not support any such change unless we choose to do so in our sole and absolute discretion. Any action that we choose to take with respect to any change to or cessation of any underlying blockchain or asset protocol will be determined by us at our sole and absolute discretion, including (without limitation) in relation to the crediting (or otherwise) of any asset associated with any change and the selection of which blockchain (if any) is the successor to any blockchain, asset or protocol version.
10.1. We will conduct due diligence during Account opening and from time to time afterwards in order to comply with our “know-your-client” and other legal and regulatory obligations and requirements. You must provide any information or documentation we require (“KYC Requirement”), and provide updates to such information in a timely manner. We adopt the same standards as our Affiliate, HDR Global. A non-exhaustive list of the types of information and documents which we may require from you is set out here for individuals and here for corporates. We have the right to amend this list at any time at our sole and absolute discretion without prior Notice to you.
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing
10.2. We implement processes and procedures to comply with Applicable Laws and international standards around AML/CFT, including (but not limited to):
10.3. You are prohibited from opening an Account and/or using any of the Services if you and/or (if you are a corporation, partnership, firm or organisation) your controllers or shareholders (whether directly or indirectly) are subject to a sanctions regime (including sanctions administered or enforced by the United Nations or other relevant sanctions authorities), or have received any oral or written notice from any government or regulatory authority targeting you with sanctions, restrictions, penalties, enforcement action or investigation under any Applicable Law (including but not limited to AML/CFT, anti-corruption or economic sanction laws) (a “Sanctioned Person”).
10.4. The Services are intended for natural and legal persons located or established in Hong Kong. Without limiting this, you may not open an Account or use any of the Services if you are a person restricted from using our Services in accordance with our Restricted Jurisdiction Policy or are otherwise restricted from opening an Account and/or using any of the Services as a result of any Applicable Laws (“Restricted Jurisdiction”). We have the right to amend the Restricted Jurisdictions and the Restricted Jurisdictions Policy at any time at our sole and absolute discretion without prior Notice to you.
10.5. We may, at our sole and absolute discretion, implement controls to restrict access to the Account and the Services in accordance with our Restricted Jurisdictions Policy. We may block or geo-block persons located in certain Restricted Jurisdictions from accessing or using the Services (including the Mobile App). You acknowledge, agree and understand that if you are located in a Restricted Jurisdiction, you are not permitted to access or use your Account and/or the Mobile App, even if you are located there only temporarily or for travel, and restrictions will be applied to your Account accordingly. You acknowledge that this may impact your ability to trade on the Mobile App or otherwise use the Services. You must not attempt in any way to circumvent any such restriction, including by use of any virtual private network to obfuscate your location.
10.6. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms of Service, if we determine that you are accessing the Services or the Mobile App from any Restricted Jurisdiction, or have given false representations as to your location of incorporation, establishment, citizenship or place of residence, we reserve the right to close your Account or take all appropriate action we deem necessary.
10.7. If the jurisdiction of which you are a citizen or in which you are resident, located, incorporated, or otherwise established or based (as applicable) becomes a Restricted Jurisdiction or any change (including any change to Applicable Laws) results in your jurisdiction becoming a Restricted Jurisdictions, without prejudice to any other provision in these Terms of Service, we may immediately cease providing you with access to and use of your Account and the Services.
10.8. We are not responsible for any losses which may arise because you are not able to access or use your Account and/or the Services (including the Mobile App) at the relevant time because of any action taken under this Clause 10.
11.1. When you have an Account and/or access to or use any of the Services, you represent and warrant on an on-going basis that:
11.2. You undertake to notify us immediately if any of the representations or warranties set out in Clause 11.1 becomes untrue, incomplete or inaccurate.
12.1. We may charge fees (“Fees”) for the use of certain Services. Details of the Fees will be made available via our Website(s), by Notice, or otherwise in accordance with the relevant Annex(es) or terms and conditions applicable to the relevant Service(s). We have the right to amend the Fees at any time at our sole and absolute discretion without prior Notice to you. The amended Fees will apply to your use of the relevant Services following the effective date.
12.2. We have the right to collect Fees from you in any way we determine, including deducting an amount equivalent to the Fees from your Account Balance, and you hereby authorise us to collect such Fees and deduct from your Account Balance directly.
13.1. To the maximum extent permitted by Applicable Law, we and our respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors and licensors (together, the “Associated Parties”) shall:
a) not be liable to you for any losses, damages or costs other than as a result of fraud
b) provide the Services and any Product, service or other item on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We expressly disclaim, and you waive, any and all other warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement or warranties arising from course of performance, course of dealing or usage in trade. Without limiting the foregoing, we do not represent or warrant that the Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components; and
c) have no liability and not be responsible in any way for any losses, damages or costs:
13.2. In no event shall any of the Associated Parties be liable for any:
13.3. The Associated Parties’ aggregate liability in contract, tort or otherwise (including any liability for any negligent act or omission) howsoever arising out of or in connection with the performance of its obligations under these Terms of Service or any other terms incorporated by reference in or to these Terms of Service in respect of any one or more incidents or occurrences shall be limited to the total net amount of digital assets received by us from you by way of trading Fees in connection with your use of the Mobile App in the six-month period immediately prior to the date of the incident, or the first incident of a series of connected incidents, giving rise to a claim made by you under these Terms of Service or any other terms incorporated by reference in these Terms of Service.
13.4. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Associated Parties immediately upon demand from and against any and all claims, demands, lawsuits, actions, proceedings, investigations, liabilities, damages, losses, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, in any way arising out of, in relation to or in connection with, directly or indirectly, you or your Authorised Representatives’:
13.5. You are responsible for any fees, charges, costs and expenses your mobile network operator or internet service provider may charge you to download, access and/or use any of the Services (including the Mobile App).
We shall have the right to take (or refuse to take) any action we deem to be appropriate or necessary to comply with any Applicable Laws or in accordance with our policies and procedures.
15.1. We have the right to communicate and provide notices (“Notice”) to you in any manner which we deem to be appropriate, including (without limitation):
You agree and consent to electronic delivery of all communications and Notices to you.
15.2. You are responsible for ensuring that all information provided to us is kept up-to-date, correct and complete at all times. You can update the contact information in respect of your Account at any time. We are not responsible for any loss or damage which you may incur as a result of your failure to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date, correct and complete. You are deemed to have received all communications and Notices sent to the contact information associated with your Account (including, but not limited to, your registered email address).
15.3. If you are required to make a notice to us in writing under these Terms of Service, you must address the notice to email@example.com. The notices must be received by us through these channels. Even if we offer livechat support and you communicate with our representatives, you must still send a notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
16.1. We may provide information in the form of text, data, graphics, photographs and illustrations (including as a graphical representation of the data on the trading interface) through any interface we deem appropriate. We do not guarantee that you are able to take any action based on the information (including any prices) shown. We endeavour to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided, but do not guarantee its accuracy, reliability, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose and accept no liability (whether in tort or contract or otherwise) for any loss or damage if you rely on information. Such information is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.
16.2. All calculations performed by us in connection with any of the Services (including the Mobile App) are final and conclusive.
17.1. Without prejudice to any other notification obligation in these Terms of Service, you undertake to notify us in writing promptly:
17.2. You undertake to provide us promptly with any information or documents which we require, including as part of our KYC Requirement or in order to comply with any Applicable Laws (such as any AML/CFT, anti-corruption, or economic sanction laws).
17.3. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms of Service, we are permitted, without Notice to you, to disclose any information obtained under or in connection with your Account or the Services in order to comply with any Applicable Laws or upon request by any regulator, government authority or similar body. We shall be entitled to disclose all information (including, but not limited to, your user identity, transaction history, digital assets addresses (e.g. withdrawal, deposit and other addresses) and personal details) when cooperating with law enforcement enquiries (whether or not such enquiries are mandatory under Applicable Law) or where permitted under or otherwise in compliance with Applicable Law.
18.1. You acknowledge that: (i) you have no ownership rights or rights in the Intellectual Property Rights relating to the Mobile App, all the material used on the Mobile App and used in relation to the Services other than as we specifically grant to you under these Terms of Service; and (ii) except as otherwise agreed, in writing, between the parties, all Intellectual Property Rights of the Group in the Mobile App and the Services shall remain with the Group. All rights are reserved.
18.2. You acknowledge that ‘BitMEX HK’, ‘BitMEX’, ’100x’ and ‘BMEX’ along with any and all associated logos are trademarks of the Group. You may reproduce such trademarks without alteration on material downloaded from the Mobile App to the extent authorised by this clause (or agreed in writing between the parties), but you may not otherwise use, copy, adapt or erase them.
18.3. You shall not register any domain name that incorporates or is confusingly similar to any of the Group’s trademarks and you expressly acknowledge that any such registration will be in “bad faith” and use of such domain name would be in “bad faith” as defined by the Universal Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and similar policies enacted throughout the world and which relate to trade mark rights relative to domain names.
18.4. You agree to not: (i) operate any social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn etc.) that uses any of the Group’s trademarks or confusingly similar marks; and (ii) create, offer to create or promote any mobile application that is branded with our trademarks or any confusingly similar marks.
18.5. You shall not in any circumstance obtain any rights over or in respect of the Mobile App (other than rights to use the Mobile App pursuant to these Terms of Service and any other terms and conditions governing a particular service or section of the Mobile App) or hold yourself out as having any such rights over or in respect of the Mobile App.
18.6. You are not granted any right to use, and may not use, any of the Group’s Intellectual Property Rights other than as set out in these Terms of Service and subject to the following conditions:
18.7. By submitting your content directly or indirectly to or through the Mobile App and/or Services in any way, including, but not limited to, blogs, message boards and forums (whether or not submitted through a third party), you grant the Group a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display all of your content (in whole or in part) worldwide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. The Group shall be the sole owner of any derivative work produced by the Group based on, or in any way connected with, your content, and shall have the right to use such derivative work for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without any further obligation to you. You also permit any other users of the Mobile App to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. You waive (and to the extent you cannot waive, agree irrevocably not to assert) any and all moral rights to which you may be entitled anywhere in the world in respect of such content. The Group has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct and content submitted to or through the Mobile App and/or Services, and may in its sole and absolute discretion: (i) refuse to publish, remove or modify content or disable access to content that it considers breaches these Terms of Service; or (ii) suspend or discontinue your opportunity to submit, post or upload content.
18.8. By submitting any content to the Mobile App and/or through the Services you warrant that you are entitled to, and have all necessary Intellectual Property Rights over, that content to submit it on the Mobile App and/or through the provision of Services in accordance with these Terms of Service.
18.9. The Group reserves the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Mobile App constitutes a violation of their Intellectual Property Rights or of their right to privacy.
18.10. The Group specifically disclaims any and all representations and warranties related to the Intellectual Property Rights including, without limitation, any representations or warranties related to ownership and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights. You expressly acknowledge that your use of the Mobile App and Services is subject to this disclaimer of representations and warranties.
Our Privacy Notice sets out how we will collect, make use of and share (i.e. “process”) your personal data in connection with your Account and the Services. You should regularly review the Privacy Notice. We may amend the Privacy Notice at our sole and absolute discretion without prior Notice to you.
20.1. We may link to third party websites on our Website or when providing the Services which are not affiliated or associated with us or the Group (although branding, advertisements or links relating to our Services may appear on these third party websites) and we may send e-mail messages to you containing advertisements or promotions including links to third parties. We make no representation as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of the material on third party websites that are linked to, or to any goods and services available from such websites. The material is only provided for your interest and convenience. We do not monitor or investigate such third party websites and we accept no responsibility or liability for any loss arising from the content or accuracy of this material, and any opinion expressed in the material should not be taken as an endorsement, recommendation or opinion of any member of the Group. For avoidance of doubt, the information contained in any third party websites is not incorporated into these Terms of Service.
20.2. You must not market or promote the Website, our Services or the Mobile App in any way which would breach Applicable Laws. If you do create a link to the Website, our Services or any of the pages on the Mobile App, you acknowledge that you are responsible for all direct or indirect consequences of the link, and you indemnify each member of the Group immediately upon demand for all loss, liability, costs or expense arising from or in connection with the link.
Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms of Service (including any rights we have upon an Account Breach) and without prejudice to any of our other rights under these Terms of Service, upon your breach or violation of these Terms of Service or any other terms expressly incorporated herein or by reference hereto, we have the right (without prior Notice to you) to:
22.1. You undertake not to disclose to any person any Confidential Information that you may acquire in the course of your use of any Account or our Services.
22.2. Without prejudice to any other provision in these Terms of Service, we will keep confidential any Confidential Information we receive from you. However, we shall be permitted to disclose Confidential Information:
22.3. Upon any unauthorised disclosure of our Confidential Information, we shall have a right to take such lawful actions as are reasonably available to recover such Confidential Information and to prevent any further publication or dissemination.
Our failure or delay to require the performance of any provision in these Terms of Service or exercise any right or remedy upon your breach of these Terms of Service does not constitute waiver of any of our rights or waiver of your breach.
You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms of Service without our prior written consent. We may assign or transfer any or all of our rights or obligations under these Terms of Service (including those rights or obligations created under these Terms of Service such as any annexes or supplemental terms and contractual documentation subject to these Terms of Service and the annexes and supplemental terms), in whole or in part, without obtaining your consent or approval. To the extent required to effect any future assignment or transfer, you are hereby deemed to have given all necessary consents and waivers.
We shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any event beyond our reasonable control (which may result in suspension of the performance of our obligations under these Terms of Service or ceasing to provide access to and use of the Account, Mobile App and/or the Services), including but not limited to flood, pandemic, extraordinary weather conditions, earthquake, act of God, fire, war, insurrection, malicious acts of damage, riot, labour dispute, accident, actions of any government or regulator (including any action of any government or regulator restricting or suspending our ability to provide any Services or Products), communication failure, power and electricity supply failure, equipment or software malfunction or any other cause beyond our reasonable control.
Unless otherwise expressly provided in writing, these Terms of Service, together with any other addenda, terms and conditions or documents expressly incorporated herein or by reference to these Terms of Service, constitute the entire agreement between you and us. In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms of Service and any of the other addenda, terms and conditions or documents expressly incorporated herein or with reference hereto, the provisions of these Terms of Service shall prevail (unless otherwise stated or agreed expressly in writing signed by you and us).
27.1. We may, at our sole and absolute discretion, and at any time, supplement, amend or replace these Terms of Service without limitation.
27.2. Unless otherwise expressly indicated in these Terms of Service, we will provide you with reasonable prior Notice of the changes to these Terms of Service in accordance with Clause 15 before they take effect. However, we may supplement, amend or replace these Terms of Service with immediate effect where we believe it is necessary for us to do so.
27.3. If you do not agree to the amended Terms of Service, you should cease to use the Account and all of the Services and request for your Account to be closed in accordance with Clause 8. Otherwise, you agree to continue to be bound by any amendments to Terms of Service. Your continued use of the Account or any of the Services constitutes your deemed acceptance of the amended Terms of Service. You acknowledge it is your responsibility to check for changes to these Terms of Service periodically.
If any provision of these Terms of Service are held to be invalid or unenforceable under any Applicable Law, this shall not render any other provision to be invalid or unenforceable under that Applicable Law nor shall it render that provision or any other provision invalid or unenforceable under any other Applicable Law.
These Terms of Service and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with them are governed by and construed in accordance with Hong Kong law.
30.1. Governing law
This Clause 31 shall be governed by Hong Kong law.
These Terms of Service have been prepared in English and translated into other languages for convenience only. In the event of any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and any translated version, the English version shall prevail.
The headings in these Terms of Service are for ease of reference only and do not affect its interpretation.
33.1. If you have any questions or would like to contact us, including with respect to any complaint you wish to make, please email us at email@example.com.
Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in these Terms of Service will have the following meaning:
means an account opened with the Company and includes an Individual Account and a Corporate Account.
means the balance of digital assets that we reflect in our books and records as credited to your Account, including the wallet balance, margin balance and the available balance, as calculated by us.
has the meaning given in Clause 8.4.
means, in respect of an entity, any entity, individual, firm, or corporation, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controlling, controlled by, or under common control with that entity.
means anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.
means all civil and common laws, statutes, subordinate legislation, treaties, regulations, directives, decisions, by-laws, ordinances, circulars, codes, orders, notices, demands, decrees, injunctions, resolutions, policies, rules and judgments of any government, quasi-government, statutory, administrative or regulatory body, court, exchange, task force, agency or association (whether or not having the force of law) by which any member of the Group or you are bound in any jurisdiction or which any member of the Group concludes in its sole and absolute discretion that it is required to comply with.
has the meaning given in Clause 13.1.
means a person who is duly authorised by a Corporate User to act on its behalf.
has the meaning given in Annex G (BitMEX Indices).
has the meaning given in Annex D (BitMEX Publications).
means the utility token of the BitMEX ecosystem.
means HDR BMEX Limited, a company incorporated in the Hong Kong SAR.
means any written information (including information provided in electronic form) or oral information which is confidential or a trade secret or proprietary and which is clearly identified as confidential at the time of disclosure or would be assumed by a reasonable person to be confidential under the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, but shall not include information which is: (i) already known by a party; (ii) publicly known or becomes publicly known through no wrongful act by a party; (iii) rightfully received from a third party without a party having knowledge of a breach of any other relevant confidentiality obligation; or (iv) independently developed by a party.
means an Account opened for a corporation, partnership, firm or other entity or organisation.
has the meaning given in Clause 5.2.
means a user who is a corporation, partnership, firm or other entity or organisation.
has the meaning given in Clause 9.3.
has the meaning given in Clause 9.2.
has the meaning given in Clause 3.7.
has the meaning given in Clause 30.2(a).
means, in respect of an Individual User, the Individual Eligibility Criteria, or, in respect of a Corporate User, the Corporate Eligibility Criteria (as applicable)
means any fees which we may charge from time to time in respect of the use of certain Services or Products.
has the meaning given in Clause 2.1.
means the Company and its Affiliates.
means HDR Global Trading Limited, a company incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles.
means an Account opened for a natural person.
has the meaning given in Clause 5.1.
means a user who is an individual.
means any and all proprietary rights that the Group owns or has rights to, related to the provision of the Services and includes, without limitation, all patents, patent applications, patentable subject matter (irrespective of whether a patent application is filed), registered and unregistered trade marks and service marks, logos, domain names, any source identifying elements, trade secrets, copyrights, software, source code, object code and the copyrights embodied within, copyright applications, copyrightable subject matter (including, without limitation, website designs, structure, layouts and graphical images) and irrespective of whether a copyright application has been filed, the Mobile App, design rights, derivative works, improvements and Confidential Information as may exist, from time to time, anywhere in the world.
has the meaning given in Clause 10.1.
has the meaning given in Annex B (Mobile App).
means a notice given under Clause 15.1.
means any products we offer, including products which we may provide from time to time and on such terms as we may determine at our sole and absolute discretion.
has the meaning given in Clause 10.4.
has the meaning given in Clause 10.3.
means any or all of the applications and services provided by us, including: (a) the Mobile App; (b) BitMEX Publications; © BitMEX Indices; (d) the Website; (e) any Development Service; (f) BMEX Token and (g) any service that we may provide from time to time and designate a Service for the purposes of these Terms of Service.
means a user with a registered Account.
means http://www.bitmex.hk and its subdomains, each other website operated or controlled by the Group, and other website we may designate from time to time.
has the meaning given in Clause 9.6.
has the meaning given in Clause 9.6.
This Annex governs your access to and use of the BitMEX Indices (as defined below), and incorporates by reference and supplements the Terms of Service. If you access or use (or attempt to access or use) the BitMEX Indices, you will be deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions in this Annex. We may amend this Annex at our sole and absolute discretion without further Notice to you. Capitalised terms used but not defined shall have the same meaning as in the Terms of Service.
We, as well as our Affiliates, may calculate and publish certain composite indices (“BitMEX Indices”) which are used as reference indices for certain Products. We reserve the right to make any changes to the BitMEX Indices in our absolute and sole and absolute discretion, including its constituent exchanges, methodology, weighting, calculation, publication and update schedule. We may also introduce or discontinue any BitMEX Indices in our absolute and sole and absolute discretion. You may be able to view and access BitMEX Indices without an Account through the publicly available portion of our Website, social media and other channels.
You agree and acknowledge that the BitMEX Indices: