Terms of Service

Backed Finance AG d/b/a Backed ("Backed", "us", "our", or "we"), a corporation organized under the laws of Switzerland, with its registered office at Grabenstrasse 25, 6340 Baar, Switzerland is a company which provides tokenization services and related products. Backed owns and maintains this website. These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access and use of the website including without limitation, any informational material as would be available from time to time ("Site"), and any services or products offered by us ("Services"). Our Privacy Notice, available at Privacy Notice ("Privacy Notice") governs our collection, processing and transfer of any Personal Data (as such term is defined in the Privacy Notice). "You" means an individual using the Site and/or Services.


Please read these Terms carefully. By visiting our Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms, as they may be amended from time to time. Your continued use of the Site following any update shall be deemed acceptance of any such amended or updated terms.


  1. Use of Services


  1. 1. Subject to these Terms, Backed allows you to access and use the Site and Services on a non-exclusive basis for informational purposes. 


  1. 2. Use of and access to the Site and/or Services is void where prohibited by law. You represent and warrant that (a) your use of the Site and/or Services does not violate any applicable law, regulation, or obligation you may have to a third party; and (b) you shall comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and these Terms throughout your use of the Site and/or Services. (c) you are 18 years of age or older, and have the ability to form a binding contract.
  2. 3. Use of the Services is prohibited if you are a US person as defined in this section.


“U.S. Person” means:

  1. a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Resident;
  2. a corporation, partnership, or other entity established or organized in or under the Laws of the United States;
  3. any estate of a decedent who was a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Resident;
  4. any trust if (i) a court within the United States is able to exercise primary supervision over the administration of the trust, and (ii) one or more United States Persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust;
  5. any Person organized or incorporated outside the United States in which any of the foregoing, whether singularly or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly (i) holds a 50 percent or greater equity interest by votes or value, (ii) holds a majority of seats or memberships on the board of directors of the entity, or (iii) authorizes, establishes, directs, or otherwise controls the actions, policies, personnel decisions, or day-to-day operations of the Person.


  1. Content 


  1. Certain types of content may be made available through the Services. "Content" as used in these Terms means, collectively, all content on or made available through the Services, including any images, photos, pictures, videos, or articles, and any modifications or derivatives of the foregoing. 


  1. BACKED DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY CONTENT OR ANY OPINION, RECOMMENDATION, OR ADVICE EXPRESSED IN ANY CONTENT AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT. BACKED DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY AND ALL USERS (INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED USERS) THAT ARE NOT SOLELY DUE TO BACKED'S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, WHETHER SUCH ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCUR DURING THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE.


  1. The Site does not provide you with any legal representation and/or advice and does not serve as a substitute for legal advice. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney.


  1. User Content and Restrictions


  1. Through the Site you will be able to submit certain content, such as information provided through the content form and/or feedback, referred to herein as "User Content".


  1. You are and shall remain at all times fully and solely responsible for any User Content that you provide. You represent and warrant that any User Content that you upload (i) complies with applicable law; (ii) does not infringe or violate any third-party intellectual property rights, privacy or publicity rights, or moral or other rights; and (iii) that you have all necessary rights, licenses, consents, and authorities required under applicable law to submit such User Content.


  1. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not transmit, submit or upload any User Content that (i) violates the legal rights of others; (ii) infringes the intellectual property, moral, publicity, privacy, or other rights of any third party; (iii) is (or you reasonably believe or should reasonably believe to be) in furtherance of any illegal, counterfeiting, fraudulent, pirating, unauthorized, or violent activity; (iv) does not comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; and/or (v) contains any virus, worm, trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component.


  1. Use Restrictions. You may not do or attempt to do or facilitate a third party in doing any of the following: (1) decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse-engineer any of the software and/or code, if and as applicable, used to provide the Site or Services without our prior written authorization, including framing or mirroring any part of the Site or Services; (2) circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content; (3) use the Site or Services or Content thereon in connection with any commercial endeavors in any manner, except for the purposes specifically set forth in these Terms; (4) use any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or any other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, data-mine, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or Services; (5) use the Site or Services or Content thereon in any manner not permitted by these Terms or applicable law.


  1. Intellectual Property. 


  1. Backed or its licensors, as the case may be, have all right, title and interest in the Site, Services, and any Content thereon, including its overall appearance, text, graphics, graphics design, videos, demos, interfaces, and underlying source files, and all worldwide intellectual property rights, the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein, whether registered or unregistered. Except as expressly permitted herein, you may not copy, further develop, reproduce, republish, modify, alter download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use the Content of the Site and/or Services for any purpose. You will not remove, alter, or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in the Site and/or Services, if any. All trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing in these Terms should be construed as granting you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, or trade name of Backed or any third party. If you provide Backed with any feedback regarding any Content on the Site and/or Services, Backed may use all such feedback without restriction and shall not be subject to any non-disclosure or non-use obligations in respect of such feedback.


  1. You have all right, title and interest in the User Content you submit. By submitting any User Content, you grant Backed and its successors and assignees a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license under any of your intellectual property, moral or privacy rights to use, copy such User Content on, through or in connection with the Site, such as for the purpose of responding to your inquiries, contact you, or for marketing purposes.


  1. Disclaimers and Disclaimer of Warranty


  1. All information and Content posted on the Site is for informational purposes only and Backed provides no guarantees with respect thereto. Your use of the Site and/or Services is at your sole discretion and risk. The Services, Content thereon, are provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis without warranties of any kind. We do not represent or warrant that Services will be of good quality or useful for your needs. 


  1. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT THEREON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (I) REGARDING THE SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES; (II) THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (III) REGARDING THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES. 


  1. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us, shall create any warranty that is not expressly stated in these Terms. If you choose to rely on such information, you do so solely at your own risk. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.


  1. Limitation of Liability


  1. Without derogating from any of the foregoing, we assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any Content, Site or Services. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction or failure of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems or equipment, servers or providers, software, failure due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Services. Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death and any injury or damage to any person's property, including mobile device or computer, resulting from the conduct of any users of the Site or Services, whether online or offline. In addition, we assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, including Personal Data provided by you or on your behalf and you hereby represent and warrant that you are solely responsible for any and all data provided to Backed, including any incorrect data and you shall assume any and all liability for any consequences of provision of such incorrect data to us. 


  1. IN NO EVENT SHALL BACKED, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, ASSIGNEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR UTILITY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED AS PART OF OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT BACKED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR MAXIMUM CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED US$50.


  1. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Backed, its affiliates, and its/their respective employees, directors, officers, subcontractors and agents, against any and all claims, damages, or costs, losses, liabilities or expenses (including reasonable court costs and attorneys’ fees) that arise directly or indirectly from: (a) breach of these Terms by you or anyone using your computer and/or mobile device; (b) any claim, loss or damage experienced from your use or attempted use of (or inability to use) the Site or Services; (c) your violation of any law or regulation relating to the Site or Services; (d) your infringement of any right of any third party. 


  1. Third-Party Content. The Site may provide you with third-party links to websites, applications, and services. We make no promises regarding any content, goods or services provided by such third parties and all use of third-party websites and applications is at your own risk. You may be to terms and conditions governing the use of that third party's Personal Data collection practices. Additionally, we do not accept responsibility for the privacy policies of such third parties. We do not endorse any products offered by third parties and we urge our users to exercise caution in using third-party websites or applications.


  1. Miscellaneous. These Terms shall be governed solely by the laws of the State of Switzerland, and the competent courts in Zurich, Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any disputes arising hereunder. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be replaced with an enforceable provision which most closely achieves the effect of the original provision, and the remaining terms of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Nothing in these Terms creates any agency, employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between you and Backed or enables you to act on behalf of Backed. Except as may be expressly stated in these Terms, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and any and all other agreements existing between us and you relating thereto are hereby canceled. We may assign and/or transfer our rights and obligations hereunder to any third party without prior notice. You shall not assign and/or transfer any of your rights or obligations hereunder, and any assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be void. No waiver of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If we are required to provide notice to you hereunder, we may provide such notice to the contact details you provided when contacting us.


Last updated: January 2022