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Terms and Conditions
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS, RISKS AND DISCLAIMER
YOU MAY LOSE ALL MONIES THAT YOU SPEND PURCHASING ALPHA DAO TOKENS. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU PURCHASE TOKENS, YOUR PURCHASE CANNOT BE REFUNDED OR EXCHANGED. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE UTILITY OF THE ALPHA DAO TOKENS OR THE PROJECT DESCRIBED HEREIN WILL BE DELIVERED. YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND PARTICIPATING IN THE ALPHA DAO OPEN PROTOCOL. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE ALPHA DAO OPEN PROTOCOL YOU ARE AGREE TO HAVE NO RECOURSE, CLAIM, ACTION, JUDGEMENT OR REMEDY AGAINST ALPHA DAO, OMEGA OR PAIDEIA IF THE UTILITY OF THE ALPHA DAO TOKENS OR IF THE PROJECT DESCRIBED HEREIN IS NOT DELIVERED OR REALISED. IF YOU ARE UNCERTAIN AS TO ANYTHING HEREIN OR YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO LOSE ALL MONIES THAT YOU SPEND PURCHASING ALPHA DAO TOKENS, WE STRONGLY URGE YOU NOT TO PURCHASE ANY ALPHA DAO TOKENS. WE RECOMMEND YOU CONSULT LEGAL, FINANCIAL, TAX AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS OR EXPERTS FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THE ALPHA DAO OPEN PROTOCOL OUTLINED HEREIN. YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO TAKE INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE IN RESPECT OF THE LEGALITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE TOKEN SALE. ALPHA DAO TOKENS ARE NOT SHARES OR SECURITIES OF ANY TYPE. THEY DO NOT ENTITLE YOU TO ANY OWNERSHIP OR OTHER INTEREST IN ALPHA DAO. THEY ARE MERELY A MEANS BY WHICH YOU MAY BE ABLE TO UTILISE CERTAIN SERVICES ON A PLATFORM THAT IS BEING FURTHER DEVELOPED. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE PLATFORM WILL ACTUALLY BE DEVELOPED. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRETY OF THIS “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” SECTION CAREFULLY. You must read the following “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section in full before: (i) making use of this Gitbook and any and all information available on the website(s) of Alpha DAO (the “DAO”) located at alphadao.financial and ox.paideia.global (the “Website”); (ii) participating in the DAO’s token sale outlined herein (the “Token Sale”); and (iii) participating in the DAO’s token outlined herein (the “Token”).This “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section applies to this Gitbook document and any and all information available on the Website. The contents of this “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section outlines the terms and conditions applicable to you in connection with (i) your use of this Gitbook document and of any and all information available on the Website; and (ii) your participation in use of the Token or Token Sale, in each case in addition to any other terms and conditions that we may publish from time to time relating to this Gitbook document, the White Paper, the Website and the Token Sale (such terms hereinafter referred to as the “Terms”). This “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section may be updated from time to time and will be published as part of the latest version of the Gitbook document which shall be available on the Website. You shall be obliged to read in full the latest available version of the Gitbook document available on the Website prior to participating in anything to do with Alpha Ox the Token Sale or Paideia. The information set forth in this “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section may not be exhaustive and does not imply any elements of a contractual relationship. While we make every reasonable effort to ensure that all information: (i) herein ; and (ii) available on the Website (all the information in this Gitbook document and all information available on the Website hereinafter referred to as the “Available Information”) is accurate and up to date, such material in no way constitutes professional advice. Individuals intending to participate in the Token or Token Sale should seek independent professional advice prior to acting on any of the Available Information.
The DAO has used reasonable endeavors to approach the Token Sale in a responsible and sensible manner. Given the legal uncertainty of distributed ledger technologies, businesses and activities as well as cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related businesses and activities in a number of jurisdictions, the DAO has spent time and resources to consider its business approach and where it proposes to operate now and in the future. The DAO has worked with authorities and Law Firms in respect of DAO law matters. As such, it is possible that the DAO’s Ox tokens described herein and which are the subject of the Token Sale (the “Tokens”) may comprise a security in your jurisdiction or the offer for sale by the DAO of the Tokens in your jurisdiction may be a regulated or prohibited activity and in either of these cases the DAO may be liable for the same. The DAO accepts no responsibility or liability to you in these or any other circumstances. You are strongly advised to take independent legal advice in respect of the legality in your jurisdiction of your participation in the Token Sale and purchase of Tokens. The DAO will use reasonable commercial endeavors to comply with all regulations and, to the extent reasonably practicable with the regulations of such jurisdictions that it is able to. However, due to the current uncertain state of regulation relating to distributed ledger technology and token sales across the world, the DAO cannot guarantee the legality of the Token Sale or the future Alpha DAO (as such term is defined in the Alpha DAO Whitepaper) to be developed as envisaged by the Available Information or the DAO’s ability to develop, structure and license any future Token functionality in every jurisdiction but the DAO will use reasonable commercial endeavors to be responsive and compliant in the face of any regulatory inquiry. The Tokens are functional utility tokens designed for use only on the Paideia.global blockchain that is being further developed. The Tokens are not securities. In the event that you purchase Tokens, your purchase cannot be refunded or exchanged. The DAO does not recommend purchasing Tokens for speculative investment purposes. The DAO does not recommend that you purchase Tokens unless you have prior experience with cryptographic tokens, blockchain-based software and distributed ledger technology and unless you have taken independent professional advice. The DAO may choose to make the Available Information in a number of different languages. In the event of any conflict between the English version of the Available Information and any foreign language version, the English language version will prevail.
The Tokens are not intended to constitute, and shall not constitute, equities or securities (of any nature whatsoever) in any jurisdiction. This Gitbook document does not constitute a prospectus or offer document of any sort and the Available Information is not intended to constitute an offer of securities or a solicitation for investment in securities in any jurisdiction. The DAO does not provide any opinion or any advice to purchase, sell, or otherwise transact with Tokens and the presentation, publication or communication of all or any part of the Available Information shall not form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract or investment decision.
No part of the Available Information should be considered to be business, legal, financial or tax advice regarding the DAO, the Tokens, the Token Sale or any of the matters to which all or any part of the Available Information relates. You should consult your own legal, financial, tax or other professional advisor regarding the Available Information. You should be aware that you may be required to bear the financial risk of any purchase of Tokens for an indefinite period of time.
In no event shall the DAO or any of its respective past, present and future members, employees, officers, directors, contractors, consultants, equity holders, suppliers, vendors, service providers, joint ventures, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns (hereinafter the “Affiliates”) be responsible or accountable or liable in any way whatsoever to any purchaser of Tokens for any loss of profits or otherwise or for any lost savings or for any incidental direct indirect special or consequential damages in each case arising out of or from or in connection with:
- any failure by the DAO or any of its Affiliates to deliver or realize all or any part of the project or the platform or the membership network or the Token features described in or envisaged by the Available Information;
- your use or inability to use at any time the services or the products or the platform or the membership network or Tokens offered by the DAO;
- the breach of any of these Terms by the DAO or by the Affiliates or by you or by any third party;
- any security risk or security breach or security threat or security attack or any theft or loss of data including but not limited to hacker attacks, losses of password, losses of private keys, or anything similar;
- mistakes or errors in code, text, or images involved in the Token Sale or in any of the Available Information; or
- any information contained in or omitted from the Available Information;
- any expectation promise representation or warranty arising (or purportedly arising) from the Available Information;
- the volatility in pricing of Tokens in any countries and/or on any exchange or market (regulated, unregulated, primary, secondary or otherwise);
- the purchase use sale resale redemption or otherwise of the Tokens; or
- your failure to properly secure any private key to a wallet containing Tokens,(collectively, the “Excluded Liability Matters”).
The Available Information (including the Website and this Gitbook document) and the Tokens are provided on an “as is” basis and without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. You assume all responsibility and risk with respect to your use of the Available Information and purchasing of any amount of Tokens and their use. If applicable law does not allow all or any part of the above limitation of liability to apply to you, the limitations will apply to you only to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive: (i) all and any claims (whether actual or contingent and whether as an employee, office holder, trustee, agent, principal or in any other capacity whatsoever or howsoever arising) including, without limitation, claims for or relating to the Excluded Liability Matters, any payment or repayment of monies, indemnity or otherwise that you may have against the DAO or against any Affiliate; and (ii) release and discharge the DAO and all of the Affiliates from any and all liability (of whatsoever nature or howsoever arising) it or they may have to you. If for any reason you hereafter bring or commence any action or legal proceeding in respect of any claim purported to be released and discharged pursuant to this paragraph or these Terms, or otherwise attempt to pursue any such claim against the DAO or any Affiliates then you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally undertake to indemnify, and keep indemnified the DAO and all Affiliates fully on demand from and against:
- all liabilities or losses suffered by the DAO or any of its Affiliates; and
- all reasonable costs, charges and reasonable expenses (including without limitation reasonable legal costs and expenses) reasonably and properly incurred by the DAO or any of its Affiliates, in each case by reason of or in connection with the bringing or commencement of such action or pursuit of such claim by you.
If any provision or part-provision of this “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section shall not affect the validity and enforce-ability of the rest of this “Legal Considerations, Risks and Disclaimer” section.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms or any statement made expressly or implicitly in the Available Information, the DAO does not make or purport to make, and hereby disclaims, any representation warranty undertaking or covenant in any form whatsoever to any entity or person, including any representation warranty undertaking or covenant in relation to the truth, accuracy and completeness of any of the information set out in the Available Information.
By howsoever accessing and/or accepting possession or communication of all or any part of the Available Information, you represent and warrant (and shall be deemed to represent and warrant) to the DAO on the date of such access or on the latest date on which you retain possession of all or any part of the Available Information as follows:
*** you are over 18 (eighteen) years of age;
*** you agree and acknowledge that the Tokens do not constitute shares or equities or securities or financial instruments or investments in any form in any jurisdiction;
*** you agree and acknowledge that the Tokens do not constitute shares or equities or securities or financial instruments or investments in any form in any jurisdiction;
*** you agree and acknowledge that the Available Information (including this Gitbook document and the Website) does not constitute a prospectus or offer document of any sort and is not intended to constitute an offer of securities in any jurisdiction or a solicitation for investment in securities and you are not bound to enter into any contract or binding legal commitment and no cryptocurrency or other form of payment is to be accepted on the basis of the Available Information;
*** you agree and acknowledge that no regulatory authority has examined or approved of the Available Information, no action has been or will be taken under the laws, regulatory requirements or rules of any jurisdiction and the publication, distribution or dissemination of all or any part of the Available Information to you does not imply that the applicable laws, regulatory requirements or rules have been complied with;
*** you agree and acknowledge that the Available Information, the undertaking and/or the completion of the Token Sale, or future trading of the Tokens on any exchange or market (regulated, unregulated, primary, secondary or otherwise), shall not be construed, interpreted or deemed by you as an indication of the merits of the DAO, the Tokens, the Token Sale or the Available Information;
- the distribution or dissemination of the Available Information any part thereof or any copy thereof, or acceptance of the same by you, is not prohibited or restricted by the applicable laws, regulations or rules in your jurisdiction, and where any restrictions in relation to possession are applicable, you have observed and complied with all such restrictions at your own expense and without liability to the DAO;
*** you agree and acknowledge that in the case where you wish to purchase any Tokens, the Tokens are not to be construed, interpreted, classified or treated as:
- any kind of currency or commodity;
- debentures, stocks or shares issued by any person or entity (whether the DAO or otherwise);
- rights, options or derivatives in respect of such debentures, stocks or shares;
- rights under a contract for differences or under any other contract the purpose or pretended purpose of which is to secure a profit or avoid a loss;
- units in a collective investment scheme;
- units in a business trust;
- derivatives of units in a business trust;
- any other security or class of securities; or
- any type of investment (as amended or re-enacted from time to time or as such term might be construed under similar legislation in any part of the world);
*** you are fully aware of and understand that you are not eligible to purchase any Tokens or access the Available Information if you are a citizen, national, resident (tax or otherwise) and/or green card holder of a Restricted Jurisdiction or if you are a Restricted Person;
*** you have a basic degree of understanding of the operation, functionality, usage, storage, transmission mechanisms and other material characteristics of cryptocurrencies, blockchain-based software systems, cryptocurrency wallets or other related token storage mechanisms, blockchain technology and smart contract technology; *
*** you are fully aware and understand that in the case where you wish to purchase any Tokens, there are risks associated with: (A) the DAO and its business and operations; (B) the Tokens; (C) the Token Sale; and (D) relying or acting on all or any part of the Available Information;
*** you agree and acknowledge that the DAO is not liable for any direct indirect special incidental consequential or other losses of any kind in tort contract or otherwise (including but not limited to loss of revenue income or profits or loss of use or data or loss of reputation or loss of any economic or other opportunity of whatsoever nature or howsoever arising) arising out of or in connection with any acceptance of or reliance on the Available Information or any part thereof by you; and
*** all of the above representations and warranties are true, complete, accurate and not misleading from the time of your last access to and/or possession of (as the case may be) the Available Information.
All statements contained in the Available Information, statements made in any press releases or in any place accessible by the public and oral statements that may be made by the DAO or any of its Affiliates (as the case may be), that are not statements of historical fact, constitute “forward looking statements”. Some of these statements can be identified by forward-looking terms such as “aim”, “target”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “possible”, “probable”, “project”, “should”, “would”, “will” or other similar terms. However, these terms are not the exclusive means of identifying forward-looking statements. All statements regarding the DAO’s financial position, business strategies, plans and prospects and the future prospects of the industry which the DAO is in are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements as to the DAO’s revenue profitability and growth, expected revenue profitability and growth, prospects, future plans, other expected industry trends and other matters discussed in the Available Information regarding the DAO are matters that are not historic facts, but only estimations and predictions. The DAO makes no representation or warranty on having made any predictions or estimates or expectations on the basis of any formula, any mathematical or scientific modeling or forecast, or having made any due and proper inquiries or having undertaken any independent research or studies or otherwise. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual future results, performance or achievements of the DAO to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expected, expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others:
- changes in legal political social economic and stock or cryptocurrency market conditions and the regulatory environment in the countries in which the DAO conducts its Token Sale or in which the Alpha DAO operates;
- the risk that the DAO may be unable or execute or implement its business strategies and future plans;
- changes in interest rates and exchange rates of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies;
- changes in the anticipated growth strategies and expected internal growth of the DAO;
- changes in the availability and fees payable to the DAO in connection with its business and operations;
- changes in the availability and salaries of employees who are required by the DAO to operate;
- changes in preferences of customers of the DAO;
- changes in competitive conditions under which the DAO operates, and the ability of the DAO to compete under such conditions;
- changes in the future capital needs of the DAO and the availability of financing and capital to fund such needs;
- war or acts of international or domestic terrorism;
- occurrences of catastrophic events, natural disasters and acts of God that affect the operations of the DAO;
- other factors beyond the control of the DAO; and
- any risk and uncertainties associated with the DAO and its business and operations, the Tokens, the Token Sale and reliance on all or any part of the Available Information.
All forward-looking statements made by or attributable to the DAO or any of its Affiliates are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. Given that risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual future results, performance or achievements of the DAO to be materially different from that expected, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in the Available Information, undue reliance must not be placed on these statements. These forward-looking statements are applicable only as of the later of the date of publication of this Gitbook document and the latest date that the Website has been updated. Neither the DAO nor or any of its Affiliates nor any other person represents, warrants and/or undertakes that the actual future results, performance or achievements of the DAO will be as discussed in those forward-looking statements. The actual results, performance or achievements of the DAO may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Nothing contained in the Available Information is or may be relied upon as a promise, representation or undertaking as to the future performance or policies of the DAO. Further, the DAO disclaims any responsibility to update any of those forward-looking statements or publicly announce any revisions to those forward-looking statements to reflect future developments, events or circumstances, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.
You should carefully consider and evaluate each of the following risk factors and all other information contained in these Terms before deciding to participate in the Token Sale. To the best of the DAO’s knowledge and belief, all risk factors which are material to you in making an informed judgment to participate in the Token Sale have been set out below. If any of the following considerations, uncertainties or material risks develops into actual events, the business, financial position and/or results of operations of the DAO and the maintenance and level of usage of the Tokens could be materially and adversely affected. In such cases, the trading price of Tokens could decline due to any of these considerations, uncertainties or material risks, and you may lose all or part of your Tokens or the economic value thereof.
The Token Sale may not result in an active or liquid market for the Tokens. In the event that the DAO ever decides to seek the approval for availability of the Tokens for trading on any cryptocurrency exchange, there is no assurance that such approval will be obtained. Furthermore, even if such approval is granted by a cryptocurrency exchange, there is no assurance that an active or liquid trading market for the Tokens will develop, or if developed, will be sustained after the Tokens have been made available for trading on such market. There is also no assurance that the market price of the Tokens will not decline below the original or issue purchase price/Token Private Sale Price (the “Purchase Price”). The Purchase Price may not be indicative of the market price of the Tokens after they have been made available for trading on a market. A Token is not a currency issued by any central bank or national, supra-national or quasi-national organization, nor is it backed by any hard assets or other credit nor is it a commodity in the traditional sense of that word. The DAO is not responsible for, nor does it pursue, the circulation and trading of Tokens on any market. Trading of Tokens will merely depend on the consensus on its value between the relevant market participants. No one is obliged to purchase any Token from any holder of the Token, including the purchasers, nor does anyone guarantee the liquidity or market price of Tokens to any extent at any time. Furthermore, Tokens may not be resold to purchasers who are citizens, nationals, residents (tax or otherwise) and/or green card holders of Restricted Jurisdictions or to Restricted Persons or to purchasers in any other jurisdiction where the purchase of Tokens may be in violation of applicable laws. Accordingly, the DAO cannot ensure that there will be any demand or market for Tokens, or that the Purchase Price is indicative of the market price of Tokens after they have been made available for trading on any cryptocurrency exchange or market. Future sales or issuance of the Tokens could materially and adversely affect the market price of Tokens. Any future sale of the Tokens would increase the supply of Tokens in the market and this may result in a downward price pressure on the Token. The sale or distribution of a significant number of Tokens outside of the Token Sale (including but not limited to transfer of Tokens to persons other than purchasers for purposes of community initiatives, business development, academic research, education and market expansion and issuance of Tokens as a reward to users of the Alpha DAO that is being further developed or otherwise), or the perception that such further sales may occur, could adversely affect the trading price of the Tokens. Negative publicity may materially and adversely affect the price of the Tokens. Negative publicity involving the DAO, the DAO’s that is being further developed, the Tokens or any of the key personnel of the DAO and/or regulation of distributed ledger technologies, cryptocurrencies and/or crowd-sales of tokens in any jurisdiction, may materially and adversely affect the market perception or market price of the Tokens, whether or not it is justified. There is no assurance of any success of the DAO’s Token Sale or business platform that is being further developed as envisaged by the Available Information. The value of, and demand for, the Tokens hinges heavily on the performance of the DAO’s Token Sale and Alpha DAO that is being further developed and the continuous active engagement of its users and success of its contemplated business lines. There is no assurance that the DAO’s Token Sale will be successful or that the Alpha DAO that is being further developed will gain or continue to gain traction. While the DAO has made every effort to provide a realistic estimate, there is also no assurance that the cryptocurrencies raised in the Token Sale will be sufficient for the development of the Alpha DAO. For the foregoing or any other reason, the development of the Alpha DAO and launch of the anticipated Token functionality may not be completed and there is no assurance that it will be launched at all. As such, distributed Tokens may hold little or no worth or value and this would impact any trading price and/or use of the Tokens. The trading price of the Tokens may fluctuate following the Token Sale. The prices of cryptographic tokens in general tend to be relatively volatile, and can fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. The demand for, and the corresponding market price of, the Tokens may fluctuate significantly and rapidly in response to, among others, the following factors, some of which are beyond the control of the DAO:
- new technical innovations;
- analysts’ speculations, recommendations, perceptions or estimates of the Token’s market price or the DAO’s financial and business performance;
- changes in market valuations and token prices of entities with businesses similar to that of the DAO that may be listed on the same cryptocurrency exchanges or markets as the Tokens;
- announcements by the DAO of significant events, for example partnerships, sponsorship or new product developments;
- fluctuations in market prices and trading volume of cryptocurrencies on cryptocurrency exchanges or markets;
- additions or departures of key personnel of the DAO;
- success or failure of the DAO’s management in implementing business and growth strategies; and/or
- changes in conditions affecting the blockchain or financial technology industry, the general economic conditions or market sentiments, or other events or factors.
The Alpha DAO and Paideia continue to be developed. Any events or circumstances which adversely affect the DAO or any of its Affiliates may have a corresponding adverse effect on the Alpha DAO that is being further developed, including but not limited to the development, structuring the Alpha DAO. Such adverse effects would correspondingly have an impact on the utility, liquidity, and the trading price of the Tokens. The DAO or its Affiliates may be materially and adversely affected if it fails to effectively manage its operations as its business develops and evolves, which would have a direct impact on its ability to develop, maintain or operate the Alpha DAO and/or develop, structure and/or license any Token functionality. The financial technology and cryptocurrency industries in which the DAO competes have grown rapidly over the past few years and continue to evolve in response to new technological advances, changing business models, shifting regulations and other factors. As a result of this constantly changing environment, the DAO may face operational difficulties in adjusting to the changes, and the sustainability of the Alpha DAO will depend on the ability of the DAO or its Affiliates to manage its operations, ensure that it hires qualified and competent employees, and provides proper training for its personnel. As the Alpha DAO develops, the DAO and/or its Affiliates must also expand and adapt its operational infrastructure. The Alpha DAO will in part rely on its blockchain-based software systems, cryptocurrency wallets or other related token storage mechanisms, blockchain technology and smart contract technology. All of these systems, tools, and skill sets represent complex, costly, and rapidly changing technical infrastructure. In order to demonstrate continued ability to effectively manage technical support infrastructure for the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and the future functionality of the Tokens, the DAO and/or its Affiliates will need to continue to upgrade and improve its data systems and other operational systems, procedures, and controls. These upgrades and improvements will require a dedication of resources and are likely to be complex and increasingly rely on hosted computer services from third parties that the DAO and/or its Affiliates do not or will not control. If the DAO and/or its Affiliates are unable to adapt their systems and organization in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner to accommodate changing circumstances, its business, financial condition and/or results of operations may be adversely affected. If the third parties whom the DAO and/or its Affiliates rely on are subject to a security breach or otherwise suffer disruptions that impact the services the DAO and/or its Affiliates use, the integrity and availability of its internal information could be compromised, which may consequently cause the loss of confidential or proprietary information and/or economic loss. The loss of financial, labor or other resources, and any other adverse effect on the DAO and/or its Affiliates, financial condition and/or operations, would have a direct adverse effect on the ability of the DAO and/or its Affiliates to develop maintain or operate the Alpha DAO and/or to develop, structure and/or license the anticipated Token functionality. Any adverse effects affecting the Alpha DAO or technology are likely to also adversely impact the utility, liquidity, and trading price of the Tokens. The DAO may experience system failures, unplanned interruptions in its network or services, hardware or software defects, security breaches or other causes that could adversely affect the DAO’s infrastructure network, and/or the Alpha DAO that is being further developed. The DAO and/or its Affiliates are not able to anticipate when there would be occurrences of hacks, cyber-attacks, distributed denials of service or errors, vulnerabilities or defects in: the Alpha DAO that is being further developed, in the smart contracts on which the DAO and/or its Affiliates or the Alpha DAO relies, or on the Ethereum or any other blockchain. Such events may include, for example, flaws in programming or source code leading to exploitation or abuse thereof. The DAO and/or its Affiliates may not be able to detect such hacks, cyber-attacks, distributed denials of service errors vulnerabilities or defects in a timely manner, and may not have sufficient resources to efficiently cope with multiple service incidents happening simultaneously or in rapid succession. The network or services of the DAO and/or its Affiliates, which would include the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and, if successfully structured, developed, licensed and launched, the Token functionality, could be disrupted by numerous events, including natural disasters, equipment breakdown, network connectivity downtime, power losses, or even intentional disruptions of its services, such as disruptions caused by software viruses or attacks by unauthorized users, some of which are beyond the control of the DAO and/or its Affiliates. There can be no assurance that cyber-attacks, such as distributed denials of service, will not be attempted in the future or that the security measures of the DAO and/or its Affiliates will be effective. The DAO and/or its Affiliates may be prone to attacks on its infrastructure intended to steal information about its technology, financial data or user information or take other actions that would be damaging to the DAO and/or holders of the Tokens. Any significant breach of the security measures of the DAO and/or its Affiliates or other disruptions resulting in a compromise of the usability, stability, and security of the Alpha DAO that is being further developed may adversely affect the utility, liquidity and/or trading price of the Tokens. The DAO and/or its Affiliates may in the future be dependent in part on the location and data center facilities of third parties. The future infrastructure network of the DAO and/or its Affiliates may be established in whole or in part through servers which they own and/or houses at the location facilities of third parties, and/or servers that it rents at data center facilities of third parties. If the DAO and/or its Affiliates are unable to renew their data facility leases on commercially reasonable terms or at all, the DAO and/or its Affiliates may be required to transfer its servers to a new data center facility, and may incur significant costs and possible service interruption in connection with the relocation. These facilities are also vulnerable to damage or interruption from, among others, natural disasters, arson, terrorist attacks, power losses, and telecommunication failures. Additionally, the third-party providers of such facilities may suffer a breach of security as a result of third-party action, employee error, malfeasance or otherwise, and a third party may obtain unauthorized access to the data in such servers. The DAO and/or its Affiliates and the providers of such facilities may be unable to anticipate these techniques or to implement adequate preventive measures. General global market and economic conditions may have an adverse impact on the operating performance, results of operations and/or cash flows of the DAO and/or its Affiliates. The DAO and/or its Affiliates could continue to be affected by general global economic and market conditions. Challenging economic conditions worldwide have from time to time, contributed, and may continue to contribute, to slowdowns in the information technology industry at large. Weakness in the economy could have a negative effect on the DAO and/or its Affiliates’ business, operations and financial condition, including decreases in revenue and operating cash flows, and inability to attract future equity and/or debt financing on commercially reasonable terms. Additionally, in a down-cycle economic environment, the DAO and/or its Affiliates may experience the negative effects of a slowdown in trading and usage of the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and may delay or cancel the development, structuring, licensing and/or launch of the anticipated Token functionality. Suppliers on which the DAO and/or its Affiliates rely for servers, bandwidth, location and other services could also be negatively impacted by economic conditions that, in turn, could have a negative impact on the operations or expenses of the DAO and/or its Affiliates. There can be no assurance, therefore, that current economic conditions or worsening economic conditions or a prolonged or recurring recession will not have a significant, adverse impact on the DAO’s business, financial condition and results of operations, and hence, the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and/or the ability to develop, structure, license and/or launch any Token functionality. Any such circumstances would then correspondingly negatively impact the utility, liquidity, and/or trading price of the Tokens. The DAO and/or its Affiliates or the Tokens may be affected by newly implemented regulations. Distributed ledger technologies, businesses and activities as well as cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related businesses and activities are generally unregulated worldwide, but numerous regulatory authorities across jurisdictions have been outspoken about considering the implementation of regulatory regimes which govern distributed ledger technologies, businesses and activities as well as cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related businesses and activities. The DAO and/or its Affiliates or the Tokens may be affected by newly implemented regulations relating to distributed ledger technologies, businesses and activities as well as cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related businesses and activities, including having to take measures to comply with such regulations, or having to deal with queries, notices, requests or enforcement actions by regulatory authorities, which may come at a substantial cost and may also require substantial modifications to the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and/or the anticipated Token functionality. This may impact the appeal or practicality or functionality of the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and/or the anticipated Token functionality for users and result in decreased usage of and demand for the Alpha DAO and the Tokens. Further, should the costs (financial or otherwise) of complying with such newly implemented regulations exceed a certain threshold, maintaining the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and/or developing, structuring, licensing and/or launching the Token functionality may no longer be commercially viable, and the DAO and/or its Affiliates may opt to discontinue the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and/or the anticipated Token functionality, and/or the Tokens. Further, it is difficult to predict how or whether governments or regulatory authorities may implement any changes to laws and regulations affecting distributed ledger technology and its applications, including the Alpha DAO that is being further developed and/or the anticipated Token functionality, and/or the Tokens. The DAO and/or its Affiliates may also have to cease operations in a jurisdiction that makes it illegal to operate in such jurisdiction, or make it commercially nonviable or undesirable to obtain the necessary regulatory approval(s) to operate in such jurisdiction. In scenarios such as the foregoing, the utility, liquidity, and/or trading price of Tokens will be adversely affected and/or Tokens may cease to be traded. There may be unanticipated risks arising from the Tokens. Cryptographic tokens such as the Tokens are a relatively new and dynamic technology. In addition to the risks included in the above discussion of risk factors, there are other risks associated with your purchase, holding, and use of the Tokens, including those that the DAO and/or its Affiliates cannot anticipate. Such risks may further appear as unanticipated variations or combinations of the risks discussed above.
The presentation of the Available Information is solely for informational purposes. Anyone interested in purchasing Tokens and participating in the Token Sale should consider the various risks prior to making any kind of decision in respect of the Token Sale. The Available Information does not comprise any advice by the DAO or by any of its Affiliates, or any recommendation to any recipient of the Available Information, by the virtue of any participation in the Token Sale or otherwise. The Available Information does not necessarily identify, or claim to identify, all the risk factors connected with the DAO, the Alpha DAO that is being further developed, the Tokens, the Token Sale, any future Token functionality or the Available Information. All the participants must make their own independent evaluation, after making such investigations as they consider essential, of the merits of participating in the Token Sale and after taking their own independent professional advice. Any participant in the Token Sale should check with and rely upon their own investment, accounting, legal and tax representatives and consultants in respect of such matters concerning the DAO, the Alpha DAO that is being further developed, the Tokens, the Token Sale, any future Token functionality and the Available Information and to assess separately the financial risks, consequences and appropriateness of the purchase of Tokens, or if in any doubt about the facts set out in the Available Information. A purchase of Tokens comprises considerable risk and might involve extraordinary risks that may lead to a loss of all or a significant portion of monies or monetary value utilized to acquire Tokens. Participants in the Token Sale are urged to completely understand, be aware of and accept the characteristics of the DAO, the Alpha DAO that is being further developed, the Tokens, the Token Sale, any future Token functionality and the Available Information. If you are not prepared to accept any or all of these Terms or the risks set out in these Terms then YOU ARE URGED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BUYING THE TOKEN OR THE TOKEN SALE. No guarantee or assurance is given by the DAO or by any of its Affiliates that the DAO’s proposals, objectives and/or outcomes set out in the Available Information will be achieved in whole or in part. You are urged to consider whether participation in the Token Sale is suitable for you having regard to your personal and financial circumstances and your financial resources.
The distribution or dissemination howsoever of all or any part of the Available Information may be prohibited or restricted by the laws, regulatory requirements and rules of certain jurisdictions. In the case where any such restriction applies, you are responsible for informing yourself in respect of the same and for observing any such restrictions which are applicable to your possession and/or dissemination of all or any part of the Available Information at your own expense and without liability to the DAO and/or its Affiliates. Persons to whom a copy of all or any part of the Available Information has been distributed or disseminated, provided access to or who otherwise have all or any part of the Available Information in their possession shall not circulate it to any other persons, reproduce or otherwise distribute any information contained herein for any purpose whatsoever nor permit or cause the same to occur.
This Gitbook document does not constitute a prospectus or offer document of any sort and is not intended to constitute an offer of securities or a solicitation for investment in securities in any jurisdiction. No person is bound to enter into any contract or binding legal commitment and no cryptocurrency or other form of payment is to be accepted on the basis of all or any part of the Available Information. Any agreement in relation to any sale and purchase of Tokens is to be governed by the terms and conditions of such agreement and no other document. In the event of any inconsistencies between the terms and conditions of that agreement and the Available Information, those terms and conditions shall prevail. You are not eligible to purchase any Tokens in the Token Sale if you are a citizen, resident (tax or otherwise) or green card holder of a Restricted Jurisdiction or you are a Restricted Person. No regulatory authority has examined or approved of any of the Available Information. No such action has been or will be taken under the laws, regulatory requirements or rules of any jurisdiction. The publication, distribution or dissemination of the Available Information does not imply that the applicable laws, regulatory requirements or rules have been complied with. *****