Updated as of July 30, 2020
1. General:

  • 1.1. This website located at lightningcentral.com (the “site”) is owned and operated by BlockAlgo, LLC, a limited liability corporation registered in the State Of Delaware, United States of America. These Terms of Use (“Terms”) set out the terms on which we provide access and use of the BlockAlgo website, its mobile application “(BlockAlgo App) and related forums and blogs (together referred to as the “BlockAlgo Platform). Please read these Terms carefully because, upon your acceptance, they constitute a binding legal agreement (“Agreement”).
  • 1.2. By accessing the site and downloading and installing or using the BlockAlgo App and /or clicking the “Accept” button at the bottom of the Agreement, you are deemed to have accepted these Terms and agree to comply with them. If you do not want to be bound by these Terms, do not use the Site or App. If you are using BlockAlgo Platform on behalf of another entity, you hereby represent and promise that you have the complete and lawful authority to act on behalf of that other entity and bind that entity to the Terms.
  • 1.3. Definitions
  • “Agreement” refers to these Terms of Use.
  • “App” or “Application” or “software”, means the application you obtain from BlockAlgo and includes materials provided for use with it, including versions, updates or bug fixes provided by BlockAlgo. “We”, “our” or “us” refers to BlockAlgo, LLC. And includes, as applicable, its subsidiaries and/or ultimate holding company. Service” refers collectively to BlockAlgo’s mobile application, website and services performed through the App or Website. “You” refers to the visitor or user of the site or App and includes a person who purchases services or products from us.
2. Access and Registration:
  • 2.1. BlockAlgo Platform is provided and can be accessed free of charge but we may require you to register on this Site so as to access or use certain portions of the site. To complete your registration, we may ask you to provide certain personal information including for example, your name (or username), telephone number, email address and geographical location. We will collect and process this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. All registration information submitted by you must be complete, accurate and truthful. You are prohibited from impersonating any person or entity or using marks that are confusingly similar to the known trademarks or using names that are in away offensive and inappropriate. You agree that you’re your username and other publicly available information may be shared to other users of the BlockAlgo Platform in accordance with our Privacy Policy in order to provide our services.
3. Eligibility:
  • 3.1. Our website is directed to user who are at least 18 years. Persons under the age of 18 may not use the BlockAlgo Platform. As per our Privacy Policy, we do not collect information from persons under the age of 18. If it comes to BlockAlgo’s knowledge that a person under 18 has submitted or attempted to submit us with personal information, BlockAlgo will make best efforts to discard that information from our systems.
4. Intellectual Property Rights:

  • 4.1. The BlockAlgo App and website including all codes, software, text, photos, images, logos, icons, graphics, video, audio, materials and information featured thereon are exclusive properties of BlockAlgo LLC or its licensors and is protected by Delaware State and US Copyright law and other intellectual property rights.
  • 4.2. Except for usage license granted herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as granting, assigning or transferring to you any ownership rights in the App, website or content thereon.

5. License to Use:

  • 5.1. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, BlockAlgo grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, universal, partial, and revocable license to use the App and its website exclusively for personal non-commercial use only. The license granted herein shall be in effect upon acceptance of these Terms. All other rights under intellectual property law in BlockAlgo Platform and in any content hereon not expressly granted under these Terms are hereby reserved.
  • 5.2. You agree that you will not decrypt, decompile, disassemble or reverse-engineer the code or software used in the BlockAlgo Platform.
  • 5.3. Except as expressly authorized in writing by us, you may not duplicate copy, publish, sublicense or otherwise exploit content from BlockAlgo Platform or its suppliers in any manner not expressly authorized by us.

6. BlockAlgo Privacy Statement:
  • The BlockAlgo App may transmit a limited amount of data to BlockAlgo servers or other service providers about certain usage of the App so as to improve and optimize the App. We do not associate app usage information with personal data. All information, including personal information, collected or obtained by BlockAlgo, is processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy which can be accessed via this link www.BlockAlgo.com/https://dev.lightningcentral.com/privacy
7. User Content:

  • 7.1. BlockAlgo may allow users to submit and share images, text, videos or audio content and materials of all kind (hereafter “User Content”) on its platform including through forums, blogs and other interactive elements of our Platform. As a user, you agree that you will not share, post, transmit or submit content that:
  • (a) Violates these Terms or any BlockAlgo community guidelines.
  • (b) Violate ownership rights of any person.
  • (c) Violates privacy or publicity rights of any person
  • (d) Obscene, offensive, or vulgar
  • (e) That disrupts or interferes with the proper functioning of our Platform or anyone’s use of the Platform.
  • 7.2. We have the right to review all user content but we do not promise that we will be able to review user content before they are posted on the Site. Please be aware that you are solely responsible for the content that you submit. Materials submitted on open forums are publicly available and are not considered as private or confidential. We reserve the right the right to remove any content, material or submission that violates these Terms or applicable law without advance notice. If you violate these rules, you may be held liable to us or third parties.
  • 7.3. Limited License: By supplying user content or submissions on our Platform, you grant us a permanent, non-exclusive, non-revocable, royalty-free and transferable right to use, duplicate, distribute, reproduce, display, perform, modify and adapt user content as is reasonably necessary for the improvement or provisions of our services, without any further authorization or approval from, or payment to, you or any other person.
    • 8. Third parties providers:
      • 8.1 BlockAlgo provides this Platform to enable user to purchase or gift connections, known as “receiving accounts” to the Lightning Network, a “layer 2” network on the bitcoin mainnet. Should you choose to become our Client, we will provide you or the entity of your designation with a connection to the Lighting Network. As such, our App and Platform may allow you to connect, communicate or transact with third party providers on the Lighting Network. Please note BlockAlgo does not arrange and is not party to third party activity on the Lighting Network, featured or communicated through the App or Platform. All communications, engagement and/or or business with third parties are between you and the respective third party. BlockAlgo does not act on behalf of,and is not a partner, agent, joint venture of third parties and we shall not accept liability whatsoever for any and all claims, actions, loss of or damage to your property, and for any and all illness or injury to your person, including death, that may result from or occur as a result of your participation in any event found, linked or made available thrоugh our App ow website, regardless of whether such damage or loss is caused by negligence of the Host or its suppliers, service providers or partners. Before participating in any interactions with third parties featured on the App or Platform, we advise you to review the terms of use and privacy policies governing those interactions.
      9. External Links:
      • Our Platform may include links to other websites and advertising partners. Those links are provided for informational purposes only. We do not endorse the sites linked from this site nor do we promise that they are secure and reliable. If you click and follow those links, you do so at your risk and we will not be liable for loss or damage suffered thereby. We advise you to be careful when accessing those links. Please be aware that external site may have separate information collection practices which we are not part of. Please take care of your privacy and review those website’s privacy practices.
      10. Acceptable Use Policy:
      • BlockAlgo may provide users with the functionality to interact and communicate via our forums and blogs. If you use our forums or other interactive service of our Platform you agree to abide by the BlockAlgo Forum Guidelines. You agree to use BlockAlgo fairly and lawfully and in accordance with our terms of use. You agree that you will not collect, harvest or gather user’s personal information from the site.
      11. Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties:
      • Please read our limitation of liability and disclaimer of warranties here: http://www.BlockAlgo.com/legal/dislcaimer.php
      12. Indemnification:
      • You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BlockAlgo and its parent and subsidiaries companies, affiliates, partners and our respective employees, officers, directors, contractors and agents from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, that arise from your use, inability to use or misuse of our Site and App. BlockAlgo may, at its own discretion and expense, ask to assume the sole defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which case you promise and agree to cooperate with us in defending that matter.
      13. Notices:
      • BlockAlgo may give you notice, including those with regard to updates to these Terms or Privacy Policy, by electronic mail or other reasonable means to notify of the services or information. By agreeing to these Terms and using our Platform, you hereby consent that we may serve you notices and other communications about BlockAlgo or this Site by electronic means. Such notice shall be considered to have been given 48 hours after dispatch.
      14. International Use:
      • Our website is available for global use. In no event do we make any promise or representation that our Platform will be appropriate or available for use in your jurisdiction. BlockAlgo is based in Delaware, United States of America. If you elect to access the Platform from a place outside of the United States, you agree that you are doing so on your own volition and you shall be liable for compliance with local laws relating to the use of our Platform and the services provided thereon.
      15. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution:

      • 15.1. These application and interpretation of these terms, including, its subject matter, your use of the Platform and any claim or controversy arising hereunder, shall be governed by the laws of the state of Delaware, USA and US federal law, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. You and BlockAlgo expressly agree that any dispute between you and BlockAlgo shall be determined by courts located in the State of Delaware and you consent to the exclusive and personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of taking legal action as regards any such dispute. Accordingly, you hereby agree to waive any claim you may have against BlockAlgo on account of the laws of other jurisdictions.
      • 15.2. Binding Arbitration: Parties hereby agree that any disputes or claims arising out of this Agreement shall be (except as provided herein below) finally and conclusively determined by way of binding arbitration. The arbitration shall be originated and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (“AAA Consumer Rules”), both of which are available that the AAA website www.adr.org . The determination of whether a dispute is subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court rather than an arbitrator. Arbitration fees and parties’ share of arbitrator compensation shall be administered in accordance with the AAA Rules and, where applicable, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules. If your share of the costs is determined by the arbitrator to be disproportionate, BlockAlgo may, at discretion, assist to pay all arbitration fees and expenses. The arbitration may be conducted individually, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. If you engage an attorney, you shall be personally responsible for your attorney’s fees. The arbitrator will make its decision in writing and will provide a statement of reasons if requested by a party. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, you and BlockAlgo may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
      • 15.3. You agree that the following types of disputes shall not be subject to arbitration: (1) any dispute pertaining to the safeguarding, validity or enforcement of parties’ intellectual property rights; (2) small claims; (3) any claim expressly excluded from arbitration by federal law; and (4) claims of injunctive remedy of any nature purporting to protect the effectiveness of this Arbitration provisions.
      • 15.4. Waiver of class action: to the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree that, in the event of any suit or claim by you against BlockAlgo, you will bring such suit or claim against in your individual capacity and not as a claimant or class member in any class action lawsuit. Except as agreed otherwise, no arbitrator or court of law may combine separate claims or proceedings without consent of the parties herein.

      16. Complete Agreement:
      • 16.1 This user agreement and any additional terms, policies, or guidelines posted on our website, constitute the complete agreement between you and BlockAlgo and supersede all previous written or oral agreements.
      17. Severability:
      • If any provision of the Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be construed in a manner consistent with relevant law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
      • 18. Assignment:
        • Only and BlockAlgo have the right to enforce this Agreement. You shall not transfer your rights and obligations under this Agreement without our prior written consent. BlockAlgo may assign or transfer any of its rights and obligations under these Terms.
        19. Waiver:
        • No waiver of any provision of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such terms or any other terms, and BlockAlgo’s failure or omission to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
        20. Termination:
        • BlockAlgo reserves the right to suspend or restrict your access and use of the BlockAlgo Platform at any time if you violate these Terms or any guidelines or rules of this Platform with or without notice.
        21. Changes to these Terms of Use:
        • We may change or update these Terms of Use at any time to accommodate any change in content, services, features or functionality of our Platform at any time. In case of major changes, we will post the changes of the relevant page of this website and where practicable notify you via email. If you continue to use the site after we post such changes, your use of the services constitutes definite acceptance of the revised Terms.
        22. Claims of Copyright Infringement:
        • If you believe that materials available on our Platform infringe the copyright in your content or work, you may have the right to ask for take down or removal of the infringing content in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To report claims of copyright infringement, please contact us at legal@blockalgo.com with the information about the alleged copyright infringement.

        These Terms were last updated on: March 15st, 2020.