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Terms and Conditions

The Autonity Bakerloo testnet (the Network) is an internet-based private blockchain testing platform provided by Clearmatics Technologies Ltd (referred to as either “Clearmatics“, “we“, “us” or “our”) as a free service for the purpose of enabling application developers, application users, node operators and service providers to use and test blockchain applications on an Autonity-based blockchain in a non-production environment.

These terms and conditions (the Terms) constitute a contract between you and Clearmatics and apply to your use of the Network and any part of the content provided on this site (together, the Services).

By using the Services (through any means), you agree to become unconditionally bound by both the Terms and the Privacy Policy (together, the Agreements). If you are duly authorised by a corporate entity, you agree on behalf of your corporate entity to use the Services on a non-assignable, non-transferable basis solely for your personal use for software testing and engineering purposes.

You further represent and warrant that you meet all eligibility requirements described in the Agreements and agree to accept the decisions of Clearmatics as final and binding as it relates to the Agreements.

If you do not agree to the Agreements, you shall not access or use the Services.

Using the Services

Your Commitments

We provide these services to you and others. By accessing the Services you confirm that:

  • you are not prohibited from using the Services or receiving our products, services, or software under any applicable law or regulation
  • you understand the risks associated with the use of the Services
  • you will use the Network for testing and engineering purposes and in accordance with these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations
  • you are 18 years old or older

Your Account

Where use of the Services requires you to send certain user information to us, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information. You may not (and may not attempt to) impersonate another person or entity, or use (or attempt to use) information that is subject to copyright, trademark of any type of ownership for which you do not have permission to use, and you may not use (or attempt to use) information that is in our opinion offensive, vulgar or obscene.

You agree that you are solely responsible for protecting and maintaining any passwords, private keys, hardware keys or other security devices required to access or use the Services.

Where you are associated with an account address or other unique identifier used to access the Network (your Account) you agree not to share the details of your Account with anyone and agree that you are responsible for any activities associated with your Account, whether or not you have authorised of performed those activities.

License

By accessing the Network, Clearmatics agrees to grant you a limited, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Network for testing and engineering purposes.

By using the Services, you do not acquire any right, title or interest to any Clearmatics asset (including intellectual property, graphics, designs, logos, software or documentation) used in the provision of the Service, except for the limited rights included in these Terms. Clearmatics reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.

Network Tokens

Your use of the Network may involve the use of digital settlement tokens or digital stake tokens (Network Tokens) hosted on the Network.

All Network Tokens are temporary in nature, have no monetary or legal value and no monetary or legal value can be attached to them.

Network Tokens can only be used for a limited period of time and are subject to modifications and changes in the protocol that govern the Network. We may at any time vary the number of Network Tokens to be allocated to you or revoke or restrict your ability to use any of your Network Tokens.

Relationship

Your use of the Services does not constitute our support, endorsement or sponsorship for you or your business endeavours. You may not imply any relationship or affiliation between you and Clearmatics except as expressly permitted in these Terms.

Prohibited Conduct

You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action that could harm Clearmatics, persons using the Services, or any third party, interfere with the operation of the Services or use the Services in a manner that violates any law or regulation.

Suspension and Termination

While we will endeavour to provide users of the Services with as much notice as possible, we reserve the right to (without prior notice) suspend or terminate the operation of the Network at any time for any reason; wipe, delete or reset the Network blockchain; or launch a new Network blockchain at any time as we deem appropriate.

Violations of security of the Services may result in liability. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Services for any reason at any time without notice.

Data

Blockchain Data

Given the nature of blockchain technology, any transaction that you enter on the Network blockchain is visible to any other user of the Network. You agree that any information you provide or place onto the Network can be viewed by others and you shall ensure that you only enter data onto the Network blockchain that you are permitted to disclose to other users and that is not confidential or subject to any confidentiality obligation or undertaking.

Special Category Data

You agree not to provide or place onto the Network or otherwise communicate to us or to any third party in connection with the Services any data defined as Special Category Data under GDPR.

Third-Party Providers

The Services and these Terms may contain links or references to third-party websites. These links and references are included for your convenience and we accept no responsibility for the content of these websites or for any loss or damage howsoever caused by your use or reliance on them.

Limitation of Liabilities

To the maximum extent permitted by law, no party involved in, or having contributed to the development of the Network, including Clearmatics and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, suppliers, licensors, representatives and agents, and other users of the Services accepts any responsibility or liability to You in relation to any loss or damages that may arise from using (or being unable to use) the Services.

Under no circumstances will Clearmatics be liable for any consequential, special, indirect, incidental or punitive damages whatsoever arising our of your use of (or inability to use) the Services, even if Clearmatics has been advised of the possibility of such damages and notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose or any limited remedy. In no event will Clearmatics' aggregate liability and damages arising from these Terms exceed GBP 100.

Warranties

To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Services are provided on an "as-is" basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed, implied, statutory or otherwise, including (without limitation) regarding the performance of the Services (including availability, accuracy, validity, functionality, completeness and performance of the Network, both now and in the future), that the Services will meet (or continue to meet) your requirements or are fit for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

User Feedback

When you provide Clearmatics with any comments, bug reports, feedback, feature requests, enhancements, or modifications proposed or suggested by you pursuant to the Services (Feedback), such Feedback is provided on a non-confidential basis, and Clearmatics shall have the right to use such Feedback at its discretion, including, but not limited to the incorporation of such suggested changes into the Services, Clearmatics materials or products, or other services provided by us from time to time.

You hereby grant Clearmatics a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, nonexclusive license under all rights necessary to incorporate and use your Feedback for any purpose, including to make and sell products and services, and agree to provide Clearmatics with any assistance required to document, perfect and maintain Clearmatics’ rights to the Feedback.

Assignment

You may not assign your obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of Clearmatics, whether expressly or by operation of law, including in connection with a merger or change of control, and any such attempted assignment shall be void and of no effect.

Clearmatics may assign these Terms without restriction and without any notice to you. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms shall be binding on the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

Variation of Terms

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, suspend, terminate or replace the Terms at any time. You are responsible for periodically reviewing the Terms. Continuing to access the Services constitutes your agreement with any modifications to the Terms.

If a provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, in any relevant jurisdiction, you agree that the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Terms shall not in any way be affected or impaired.

No Waiver

A delay in exercising, or failure to exercise, any right or remedy under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of such or other rights or remedies nor will operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof nor will be treated as an affirmation of these Terms. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy under these Terms will prevent further or other exercise of such or other rights or remedies.

Jurisdiction

You agree that these Terms and all matters (including, without limitation, any contractual or non-contractual obligation) arising from or connected with them are governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, English law, and that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to decide and to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms or the legal relationships established by these Terms.

Entire Agreement

The Terms represent the entire agreement and understanding between Clearmatics and you regarding the Services, and the Agreements supersede and replace any prior agreements between Clearmatics and you regarding the Services.