Legal Notice

The Waves blockchain is an open blockchain protocol and development toolset for Web 3.0 applications and decentralized solutions. The tools are developed by the developer community that make up the Waves ecosystem. Waves Labs is an active member of that community. The Waves ecosystem offers a diverse range of tools, products, and components to streamline the process of building and running blockchain-empowered applications and smart contracts. Waves protocol is an open-source protocol maintained and processed by Waves protocol validators across the globe.

We offer a unique approach to decentralize application development, work hard on the maintenance of Waves protocol (hereinafter — ‘Waves blockchain’) and support the communication with the Waves community. Furthermore, we support the Waves Association in the implementation of its goals.

Currently, we maintain and operate (hereinafter — ‘website’) as a portal for news, information, and updates about the Waves blockchain and the Waves ecosystem. However, to avoid any doubt, we do not control the Waves ecosystem and can not control activity and data on the Waves Ecosystem, the activities of persons who develop and use applications on the Waves Ecosystem, the validation of transactions on the Waves Ecosystem, or use of the Waves Ecosystem.

We would like to pay your attention to some legal aspects of our website. If you continue using our website after reading this Legal Notice, you fully understand and accept all risks and particularities with engaging with the Waves blockchain and all its components, smart contracts, dApps, and utilities (hereinafter — the ‘Service’).

The website and Service are provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the website or Service, including, but not limited to indirect, incidental, punitive, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You agree that your use of the website and Service will be at your sole risk. We are not responsible for any damages or losses that result from your use of the Service, including, but not limited to, your use or inability to use the Service; any changes to or inaccessibility or termination of the Service; any delay, failure, unauthorized access to, or alteration of any transmission or data; any transaction or agreement entered into through the Service; any activities or communications of third parties; or any data or material from a third-person accessed on or through the services.

We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the website’s content or the content of any websites linked to the website, and we will assume no liability or responsibility for any (1) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content and materials, (2) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the website or Service, (3) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (4) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the website, (5) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the website by any third party, and/or (6) any errors or omissions in any content and materials or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the website.

You use the Waves blockchain at your own risk. The Waves blockchain is decentralized. It means that it does not have a person or authority, i.e. single source of truth, that has the power to make changes to the data or smart contracts. So, we cannot control it, and you fully understand this fact.

We make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or undertaking in respect of the Waves blockchain or any of content or activities, including in social media, whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of compliance, accuracy, reliability, validity, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quality, availability, durability, and non-infringement, or as to any of it being uninterrupted, error-free, free of harmful components, or secure. We are not liable for or in connection with any actions, proceedings, claims, damages, expenses, or other liabilities, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, related to or in connection with the Waves blockchain or other our software or any social media activities.

We try to be compliant with the most jurisdiction as much as possible (particularly from where our users are). But, unfortunately, regulations over the world are changing very fast.

It is your responsibility to conduct your own inquiry to ensure that your activity related to the Waves blockchain complies with all applicable laws, rules, and contractual obligations. Please read all documentation carefully on our website.

You alone are responsible for your Waves blockchain wallet’s private/secret keys. We do not collect or process your wallet’s private/secret keys. Therefore, if you lose them, we cannot help you.

We may talk about our vision of the future and some ideas, but there is no commitment or guarantee that it will come true, that we will implement any of it, or that it will work. So please do your own research.

You hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Waves Labs harmless from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (1) use of the Service; (2) breach of this Legal Notice; (3) any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Legal Notice; (4) your violation of the rights of a third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; (5) any overt harmful act toward any other user of the Service with whom you connected via the Service; or (6) any breach of, or failure to comply with, applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with our defense of such claims. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.

We reserve the right to modify our Service or suspend or stop providing all or portions of our Service at any time. You also have the right to stop using our Service at any time. We are not responsible for any loss or harm related to your inability to access or use our Service.

Any dispute arising from these Legal Notice and your use of the Service will be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the USA.