OKX Web3 Build User Agreement

Published on Nov 28, 2023Updated on Feb 22, 202421 min read

Last updated: November 28, 2023

This OKX Web3 Build User Agreement (this “Agreement”) constitutes an agreement between you, as a developer (“Developer”,“User” or “you”) and the service provider, OKX Technology Services Pte. Ltd., a Singapore registered company (“we”, “us” or “our” or “OKX”), and any of our affiliates, regarding your access and/or use of the OKX Web3 Build Services (collectively, the “Services”).

By using our Services, you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted this Agreement, our OKX Web3 Ecosystem Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service”), our OKX Web3 Ecosystem Privacy Policy Statement, and any and all other rules or policies, and you shall be legally bound by any and all of these terms and conditions regardless of your location, nationality, and/or Service(s) used. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, please do not access or use the Services.

This Agreement shall supplement our Terms of Service. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency of any term or provision set forth in this Agreement, our Terms of Service, such conflict or inconsistency shall be resolved by giving precedence first to this Agreement.  All other provisions of our OKX Terms of Service not modified by this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Separate user terms and licenses may be made available by OKX from time to time which may supplement this Agreement but as an integral part of this Agreement for the provision of the Services.

1. OUR SERVICES

1.1 Our Services. The Services provides various tools, products and services for Developers to build and create personalised Web3 Ecosystem, products and/or services. Users would be able to build their own decentralized applications and programs that exist and run on a blockchain technology or peer-to-peer network (“Dapps”) by connecting their digital wallets through Third Party Blockchains. The Services provides various features in relation to Web3 infrastructure for wallets, liquidity and on-chain data via application programming interfaces ("API"). Some of the Services may be provided in the form of a Software Development Kit ("SDK"). However, OKX merely provides an interface for Users to connect to the tools, and is not a party to any transactions made through the Services.

Our Services provide Developers with a full-stack of Web3 infrastructure for wallets, liquidity and on-chain data, helping Developers to develop and build their Dapps and other products and services. The Services are solely provided to Developers for development use and they are not intended for re-distribution, re-sale or any other purposes outside the scope of this Agreement.

1.2 Service Details. The Services aggregates the following tools and solutions for Developers to access and build their Web3 ecosystem, products and services:

  • Web3 Infrastructure Suite;
  • Wallet as a Service (WaaS) Solution;
  • Liquidity Solution;
  • ZK-powered ETH L2; and/or
  • other tools and solutions made available by OKX from time to time

OKX provides an all-in-one developer portal serving as a streamlined API management and monitoring hub for seamless control and optimization.

1.3 API, SDK and Solutions. Each API, SDK and solutions provided under the Services shall be subject to separate API documentation, user terms and conditions, end user licenses, among other things, for access and use by Users which shall be made available by OKX from time to time. For accessing and using the API, the passphrase that you have created to generate and access your API key is confidential to you and not accessible by OKX. If you lose your passphrase, you will lose access to your API key. You shall agree and undertake to keep your passphrase, and API key strictly confidential and not share it with any third party. You agree that you will be solely liable and responsible for the use of your API key and the security of your passphrase.

1.4 Use of Digital Wallet Is Required. In order to use the Services, you may have to connect a digital wallet such as an OKX Web3 Wallet. You are solely responsible for any Losses that may arise from your use of your digital wallet through the course of the Services. Your digital wallet is not accessible to OKX, and we will not keep or maintain your files, passwords, Mnemonic Phrases, and/or Private Keys for your digital wallet.

OKX is not responsible, and you are solely responsible, for any transactions executed by or involving your digital wallet, regardless of whether you have approved or authorised such transactions.

1.5 Purpose and Legality of Use. You agree that you shall use your Services for legitimate purposes only, and you shall not have the intention of using the Services as a medium of non-compliance to Applicable Laws. You agree that the Digital Assets deposited into your digital wallet did not arise from a violation of Applicable Laws. You also agree to abide by all rules, terms, and any other notices or relevant agreements published and updated by OKX from time to time, including announcements, procedural instructions, risk disclosures, and other rules and terms.

1.6 Password and Private Key. Our Services have various decentralized characteristics of blockchain technology. These decentralized services are different from banking financial institutions. You understand and accept that OKX is not responsible for the following: storage of your security Password (which is the Password you set when you created or imported your digital wallet); Private Key and Mnemonic Phrase; retrieval of your security Password, Private Key, or Mnemonic Phrase; freezing of your wallet; reports of lost wallet; restoration of your wallet or any other actions required to maintain or access your wallet.

1.7 Prototype. You agree and accept that the Service is an early version of the products and/or services, and not yet fully audited. OKX is not responsible for any Losses you may experience, nor is OKX under any obligation to compensate or indemnify any loss Digital Assets to you, in connection with use of any such prototype products or services.

2. SERVICE FEES

2.1 Gas Fees. During the course of your access and use of the Services, you may incur various gas fees. Gas fees generated on any Third Party Blockchains under these Services will be paid by you.

2.2 Third Party Protocol Fees. There may also be other Third Party Platform fees ("Third Party Fees") that arise during your access and use of the Services, including but not limited to transaction fees for transactions of Digital Assets, NFTs and/or other digital collectibles on Dapps and registration fees for Events. You are solely responsible for paying any and all of these Third Party Fees that may arise.

2.3 Service Fees. Please note that OKX does not currently charge any fees (“Service Fees”), but we reserve the right to charge you Service Fees in the future. OKX may charge you certain Service Fees for providing the Services to you. Any Service Fees schedule shall be published on OKX platform from time to time, and OKX reserves the rights to update such fee schedule, if any, in its sole discretion.

3. OWNERSHIP RIGHTS

3.1 General. The Services contain Information and links from Third Party Platforms that redirect Users to the webpages, web applications, mobile application, application program interface, or any associated site linking to web and mobile applications of Third Party Platform.

3.2 Limited Right to Use. OKX does not claim any ownership rights in any content that you provide to be made available through the Services (“User Content”). You agree that you own and have all rights, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in any User Content you provide to us. You hereby grant OKX a worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy and display any User Content that you upload, submit, store and/or send on or through your access and use of the Services (which may include any rights regarding creation or use that you have agreed to).

3.3 Intellectual Property Rights. During the term of the provision of Services to you by OKX, you may have access to OKX's proprietary information and intellectual property rights through accessing the Services, and any materials that may contain copyrightable work, know-how, patentable information, confidential information, among other things, that may be specified by OKX for your use as a developer solely to create and use for your projects, products and services, in accordance with this Agreement and any other API documentation, user terms and conditions, end user licenses, and instructions as OKX may make available to you from time to time. You may not use such materials or information for re-distribution, re-sale or any other purposes without OKX’s prior written approval.

3.4 OKX Trade Marks and IPs. OKX’s trade marks (including, but not limited to the “OKX”, “OKX logo”, “X logo” trade marks), service marks, trade dress, logos and any other indicia of the source of OKX’s goods or services (“OKX Trade Marks”) and intellectual property rights are all the property of OKX and its affiliates. Your limited right to use the OKX Trade Marks in connection with the Services does not give you any right, title or ownership interest with respect to the OKX’s Trade Marks. All goodwill arising from your use of the OKX Trade Marks in connection with this Agreement will insure to the sole and exclusive benefit of OKX. OKX reserves the right to terminate your permission to use the OKX Trade Marks or any intellectual property rights at any time in its sole discretion.

4. ADDITIONAL RISK DISCLOSURES

4.1 No Guarantee of Specific Timing. You understand and agree that when a user redeem or access your Digital Assets, the time it actually takes to receive the Digital Assets into a digital wallet may vary, and the Digital Assets received and displayed on the digital wallet shall be final. OKX is not liable for any Losses as a result of the forementioned.

4.2 Limit of Aggregated Liability. You understand and agree that OKX’s aggregated liability shall not exceed the Service Fees OKX received from you.

4.3 Amendment of the Agreement. You understand and agree that OKX reserves the right to amend the content of this Agreement at any time in its sole discretion. OKX shall not be liable for any Losses arising from your misunderstanding of the Agreement or your delay of reading any amendments or updates to this Agreement.

4.4 Wrong Address. OKX is not responsible for any Losses resulting from sending Digital Assets to the wrong address(es). You shall ensure your deposit of your Digital Assets are to the right address designated by OKX to receive your Digital Assets to be transferred to the Third Party Blockchain through your use of the Services. You shall provide a correct address of your digital wallet that you use to receive your Digital Assets to be transferred from the Third Party Blockchain through use of the Service. OKX shall not be liable for any and all Losses resulting from your own fault or error, including but not limited to: you providing an incorrect address of your digital wallet or other address for receiving Digital Assets, or you transferring your assets to a wrong address instead of the address designated by OKX.

4.5 User Fault or Error. You agree that you shall bear any and all Losses resulting from your own fault or error, including but not limited to: not being in accordance with the transaction prompts operation, not conducting timely transactions via our Services, transferring your Digital Assets to a wrong Third Party Blockchain or wrong address, forgetting or leakage of Passwords and/or Private Keys, cracked Passwords, your computer being invaded or hacked by others, and/or entering into the wrong address to transfer or receive Digital Assets.

4.6 Third Party Content and Services. You understand and agree that when you use the Services, you may access and use Third Party Blockchains. OKX shall not be liable for any and all Losses caused by your use of or access to Third Party Blockchains. You understand and agree to OKX’s grant of access to any and all Third Party Blockchains. OKX merely provides project display, revenue distribution, and other related services. OKX shall not be liable for any Losses incurred as a result of contract vulnerabilities; hacking incidents; suspension, discontinuation, or termination of business; bankruptcy; abnormal suspension; or cessation of Third Party Blockchain operations or other potential risks. Furthermore, you agree to bear any and all Losses you may suffer as a result of the aforementioned risks. If you suffer any Losses as a result of the aforementioned risks, you understand and agree that any Digital Assets that may be stored on your digital wallet may be permanently lost.

The Service may also contain links or functionality to access or use third-party websites (“Third-Party Websites”) and applications (“Third-Party Applications”), or otherwise display, include, or make available content, data, information, services, applications, or materials from third parties (“Third-Party Materials”). Any links of Third-Party Websites in the Services do not mean that OKX endorses any products, services, information and disclaimers provided therein, and OKX does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained therein. When you click on a link to, or access and use, a Third-Party Website or Third-Party Application, though we may not warn you that you have left our Services, you are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination. Such Third-Party Websites, Third-Party Applications, and Third-Party Materials are not under the control of OKX, and may be “open” applications for which no recourse is possible. OKX is not responsible or liable for any Third-Party Websites, Third-Party Applications, and Third-Party Materials. OKX provides links to these Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Applications only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Websites or Third-Party Applications, or their products or services or associated Third-Party Materials. You use all links in Third-Party Websites, Third-Party Applications, and Third-Party Materials at your own risk. OKX shall not be liable for any Losses caused by your use of such third party products and services on Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Applications. OKX and each Third-Party Website and Third-Party Application are independent legal entities, and this Agreement shall not constitute any form of agency, partnership or cooperative relationship between the parties. OKX and each Third-Party Website and Third-Party Application shall be responsible for their respective claims, debts and disputes arising from the performance of their respective contracts and agreements.

4.7 Third Party Blockchain Malfunctions. You understand and agree that if OKX or any Third Party Blockchain(s) cannot function properly or the Services are interrupted because of the following conditions, and you are unable to use the Services or cannot make commands or perform related operations or transactions, including without limitation, failure, delay, interruption, system lack of response, delayed system response, or any other abnormal and/or unexpected circumstances, OKX shall not be liable for any Losses. These circumstances include but are not limited to:

  • Third Party Blockchain(s) suspends, discontinues, and/or terminates its business, closes down, and/or abnormally suspends or terminates the Services;
  • service suspension due to maintenance as announced by OKX or Third Party Blockchain;
  • system fails to transmit data;
  • Force Majeure event(s) that lead to the suspension of the third Party Blockchain;
  • Third Party Blockchain’s service interruption or delay arising from hacking, computer viruses, technical adjustments or failure, website upgrades, banking issues, temporary closures arising from legal or government regulations; etc.;
  • Third Party Blockchain’s service interruption or delay caused by its computer system being damaged, defective or unable to normally perform;
  • Losses arising from technical problems that cannot be predicted or solved by existing technology in the industry;
  • Losses you or other third parties suffer that arise from the fault or delay of the third party;
  • Losses you or other third parties suffer that arise from changes in laws, regulations and/or government orders;
  • Losses you or other third parties suffer that arise from Force Majeure events caused by unforeseeable, unavoidable, and/or unsolvable objective circumstances.

You understand and agree that the forementioned reasons may lead to abnormal transactions, price fluctuation, market fluctuation, market interruptions, and other possible abnormal circumstances. You also appreciate that the risk disclosure statement herein is not and cannot be comprehensive or exhaustive. OKX may refuse to execute your commands based on the actual circumstances. Furthermore, you understand and agree that OKX shall not be liable for any Losses arising from or related to any of the forementioned circumstances.

4.8 Losses Based on Your Lack of Eligibility. You understand and accept that OKX shall not be liable for any Losses caused by any risks relating to your eligibility to access or use our Services.

5. PROHIBITED PRACTICES

5.1 No Unfair Trading Practices. You understand and agree that OKX strictly prohibits unfair trading practices. OKX reserves the right to refuse, suspend or terminate the provision of our Services to you, if you perform or are reasonably suspected to be performing the following actions when accessing or using our Services:

  • market manipulation, price manipulation, insider dealing, market distortion or any other malicious wrongdoings or market behaviours;
  • harming OKX or other Users through loopholes, unreasonable means, other types of flaws or vulnerabilities on our Services;
  • violation or attempt to violate other User’s legal rights (including but not limited to their privacy and intellectual property rights);
  • participation in any activities that OKX regards as harmful to the market, OKX and/or our Services;
  • violation of any Applicable Laws.

5.2 OKX’s Rights. In order to minimize and/or eliminate any adverse effects on the overall market, OKX reserves the right to take the following measures at its sole discretion, including without limitation, suspending or closing down of your account, restricting or cancelling your commands, contacting and cooperating with relevant legal and/or regulatory authorities. You understand and agree that OKX shall not be liable for any Losses (including without limitation to any direct or indirect Losses, actual Losses or Losses of possible profits) that you may incur in connection with the above measures.

6. WARRANTIES

6.1 GENERAL. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, OR TO THE EXTENT ANY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED, LIMITED OR WAIVED, OKX AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS (A) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE REGARDING ANY SERVICE, OUR CONTENT, THE THIRD PARTY CONTENT, OR THE THIRD PARTY SERVICES, AND (B) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED OR EXPRESS WARRANTIES (I) OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR QUIET ENJOYMENT, (II) ARISING OUT OF ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, (III) THAT THE SERVICES, OUR CONTENT, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, OR THIRD PARTY SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND (IV) THAT ANY CONTENT OR DIGITAL ASSET WILL BE SECURE OR NOT OTHERWISE LOST OR ALTERED. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NOT RELIED AND ARE NOT RELYING UPON ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY FROM OKX THAT IS NOT IN THESE TERMS OR IN A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN OKX AND YOU, AND YOU AGREE YOU WILL NOT TAKE A POSITION IN ANY PROCEEDING THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THIS CLAUSE.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION

You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless OKX, our affiliates, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any Losses relating to or in connection with any third party claim relating to your use of the Services, your breach of this Agreement, or your User Content.

OKX’s aggregated liability in connection with this Agreement shall not exceed the greater of (a) $100 US dollars or (b) the Service Fees OKX received from you in the past twelve months. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE AGREEMENT, OKX WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER IT ARISES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND ALL RELATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION, OR AT TRIAL OR ON APPEAL, IF ANY, WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION OR ARBITRATION IS INSTITUTED), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS, EVEN IF OKX HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SUCH DAMAGES, SO THE PRIOR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

8. GOVERNING LAW

8.1 General. This Agreement, your use of the Services, any claim, counterclaim or dispute of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of this Agreement (“Dispute”), directly or indirectly, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.

9. JURISDICTION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

9.1 Dispute Resolution Method. You acknowledge and agree that in the event of any Dispute, the parties shall first refer the Dispute to proceedings at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) in accordance with HKIAC’s Mediation Rules in force at that time.

9.2 Arbitration Rules and Jurisdiction. If the Dispute has not been settled upon the signing of a settlement agreement within ninety (90) days following the filing of a request for mediation set forth in Clause 9.1, such Dispute shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the HKIAC under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules in force when the Notice of Arbitration is submitted. The law of this arbitration clause shall be the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Hong Kong”).  The location of any in-person arbitration hearing shall be Hong Kong, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.

9.3 Arbitration Seats and Language. You agree that the seat of arbitration shall be Hong Kong. The number of arbitrators shall be three (3). OKX shall appoint one (1) arbitrator and you shall appoint one (1) arbitrator. The third arbitrator shall be appointed by the Chairman of the HKIAC. Such arbitrators shall be freely selected, and the parties shall not be limited in their selection to any prescribed list. Any arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in the English language.

9.4 Limited Discovery. You agree that OKX shall not be required to give general discovery of documents, but may be required only to produce specific, identified documents which are relevant and material to the outcome of the Dispute.

9.5 Final and Binding Nature. Any arbitral award shall be final and binding upon the parties hereto and shall be enforceable in any competent court which has jurisdiction.

9.6 No Class Action or Litigation. You agree to resolve any and all Disputes with OKX on an individual basis through arbitration instead of as part of any class action or representative litigation.

9.7 Confidentiality. The parties agree that the arbitration shall be kept confidential. The existence of the arbitration, any non public information provided in the arbitration, and any submissions, orders or awards made in the arbitration (together, the “Confidential Information”) shall not be disclosed to any non-party except the tribunal, the HKIAC, the parties, their counsel, experts, witnesses, accountants and auditors, insurers and reinsurers, and any other person necessary to the conduct of the arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a party may disclose Confidential Information to the extent that disclosure may be required to fulfil a legal duty, protect or pursue a legal right, or enforce or challenge an award in bona fide legal proceedings. This confidentiality provision shall survive termination of these Terms and of any arbitration brought pursuant to these Terms.

10. GENERAL PROVISIONS

10.1 Acceptance of All Terms and Conditions. By using the Services, you agree that you have read, understood and accepted this Agreement and all relevant transactions and operational rules in connection with the Services, and you agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions hereof. OKX reserves the right to change or modify this Agreement at any time at its sole discretion and will provide notice of such changes by posting the revised Agreement on the Site and changing the “Last Updated” date herein.  If you do not accept the revised Agreement, you will stop accessing or using the Services. Please also carefully read all terms of service, privacy policies, and relevant transactional and operational rules (as amended from time to time) published on the Third Party Platforms. Access and use of the Services is only allowed after you have read, understood, and agreed to all relevant rules and policies.

10.2 Language. If there is a conflict between the English version of this Agreement and the translated version in other languages, the English version shall prevail. OKX shall have the sole and final discretion to interpret this Agreement.