Welcome to SPENN!
Your use of all our Services and the SPENN app is subject to these Terms & Conditions. By accessing our website www.blockbonds.io, and www.spenn.com and using the SPENN app, you (referred to herein as “you” or “the Client”) confirm and acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms & Conditions and that you agree to be bound by its provisions and any ancillary documents and Company policies as amended from time to time, that are made available to you on the Website. “Services” is to be defined as any and all services through the SPENN app, including but not limited to money transfers between users and online purchase transactions.
Please read carefully these Terms & Conditions. You must comply with these Terms & Conditions in your use of our services and only use SPENN as permitted by applicable laws and regulations at all times. If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions, you must not use SPENN or any of our services.
You are agreeing to be bound by these Terms & Conditions between you and Blockbonds AS, the limited liability company located at Andøyfaret 33D, 4623 Kristiansand, Norway (later referred to as “Blockbonds”, “Company”, “we”, “us” “our”).
Blockbonds is not a bank. Blockbonds does not offer a depository account nor the Account earns interest. The funds are not insured by any governmental deposit insurance institution in Your country, unless in Your country SPENN is powered by the local bank or other financial institution, a separate agreement is made between You and this bank or other financial institution, and the local laws and regulations provides for funds insurance
Blockbonds provides a mobile banking solution or digital wallet solution (depending on your country of residence) through the SPENN app and issues e-money to natural or legal persons at a nominal value, and repurchase it for nominal value upon the request of the e-money holder, as well as other related services, including, but not limited to, funds transfers and payment transactions. Blockbonds may act as an intermediary between the Client and the Third-parties, as instructed by the Client.
If You are under the age of 18, You may not use the Services. You must be lawfully eligible to enter into an agreement under applicable laws.
If You are using the Services on behalf of a legal entity (i. e. company, association) you warrant that you are entitled to do so and that these Terms & Conditions extend its powers and provisions also unto this legal entity.
These Terms & Conditions may be translated into multiple languages. The English version shall prevail in case of any difficulties with language or legal interpretation.
In the event that any country-specific terms are inconsistent with the provisions provided herein, the country-specific terms will apply.
We hope you will enjoy using SPENN!
For the purpose of these Terms & Conditions the following terms should be understood as follows:
A mobile application created by Blockbonds AS, where the users can perform real-time financial transactions and plan their spendings/savings.
A personalized profile, which every Client needs to create before using our Services, following the procedure described hereunder. Blockbonds does not provide joint accounts.
Accredited cash in/out partner, that accepts requests from Clients to deposit/withdraw funds to/from SPENN Account. The list of accredited Cashier Partners is available through SPENN app and constantly updated (Map functionality). The Cashier Partner may charge the Client with a fixed fee for the cash in/out operation as agreed upon between the Cashier Partner and the Client. The Cashier Partner may be a bank/financial institution (SPENN Partner), or another user (SPENN Plus/Power User).
Politically exposed person’ means a natural person who is or who has been entrusted with prominent public functions and includes the following:
A scanned copy of your personal ID/passport or other relevant identification document, readable and showing no signs of manipulation.
A digitalized photography of your own, holding the uploaded identification document, showing both your face and the document. The quality of the photography must be sufficient to recognize the document type and content.
Any document that sufficiently confirms the address that you provided in the online registration process (e.g. utility bills, bank statements).
For the purpose of the Loyalty Program, Friends and Family are a group of your relatives and/or people that you are acquainted with. The referrals done by you will be considered as directed to Your Friends and Family, should it not exceed a number of 200 (two hundred) referrals per day and/or 1000 (one thousand) referrals per week.
To take full advantage of our services, you must download the SPENN application and create your personal account.
Prior to this, you must ensure that:
The registration process include providing basic personal data.
The Client may further verify his account. Verification process may vary across the jurisdictions. It will usually include, but may not be limited to:
If any of the provided data will change after the first registration, you are obliged to promptly inform the Company. This may require additional documentation to authenticate the change.
Failure to verify Your account may substantially limit the functionality of the SPENN app.
Blockbonds reserves the right to ask for additional documents, if the data provided by the Client is inconsistent, contradictory or incomplete. Failure to provide the additional information may result in rejection of your application to create an account.
Only after successful completion of the registration and verification process, the Company will grant you the full access to its Services.
It is in Blockbonds absolute discretion to accept or reject your registration to the Services. The Company reserves the right to reject the registration and to refuse to grant the access to the Services for any reason. You will be informed about the status of verification through the SPENN app interface. If Blockbonds will find the provided data false, insufficient or out of date, it may suspend or terminate your access to the Services immediately without prior notice.
After successful registration, you will be provided with a personal account. Access to your account is secured by the unique six-digit password that you create during the registration process, as well as the word list generated through the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and word list, and you should keep access to your account secured at all times. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to accept the responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You must inform Blockbonds immediately, if you have any reason to believe that an event of unauthorized access to your account occurred or may occur. Blockbonds shall not be liable for any unauthorized usage of your account prior to the receipt of such notice, but will take all necessary action to reduce damages in such cases, where possible.
You have the possibility to change Your pin code and request for a new security code to be generated by the system. The authentication of such request shall require presenting sufficient proof of identity.
Blockbonds may terminate your account if you are in breach of these Terms & Conditions or applicable laws.
Clients registered and verified as private users may create a business profile. The registration of a business includes providing the company’s name, choosing a business type and address.
Every SPENN user can become a SPENN Power User by choosing such business type while creating a business profile. By registering as a Power User you expressly agree to share your contact details with other users, so that they can find You on the map built into the SPENN app and reach you concerning the top-up or cash-out. To enjoy the Power User functionality, a user shall go through full KYC process, as instructed in the SPENN app interface.
Blockbonds created a system, which allows the registered users to manage their savings, payments and investments in a transparent way. The Services are provided based on blockchain technology. A blockchain is a distributed ledger, meaning there is a record of all events shared between many nodes. This record can never be erased or modified.
We may, in our sole discretion, from time to time add new features or/ and functionalities, change or discontinue providing any part of the Service. New features/functionalities are to be considered an integral part of the Services and thus shall be covered by these Terms & Conditions.
Blockbonds does not charge you with any fee for downloading and using SPENN app. The Client acknowledges that he/she is fully responsible for the payment of any taxes or governmental fees that apply to this agreement or Services rendered through the SPENN app.
You undertake not to use the Services for any illegal purpose or in any illegal manner and not to perform any activities that may disrupt the functionality of the Services. We may, in our sole discretion, temporarily suspend or terminate the access to the account if we suspect any fraudulent action of a Client without prior notice and responsibility towards the Client or a third-party.
You acknowledge that to use all the functionalities of the Services you need an adequate internet connection and you should provide us with a valid phone number. By providing your phone number you thereby agree to receive SMS/text messages concerning the Services, including commercial information about new offers, promotions, if You have opt-in to receive marketing information. We shall cease sending marketing-related communication upon receipt of a written request from you. We may also send You information via other registered channels (e-mail, push notifications), solely for the purpose of providing You with important information concerning the functionality of the Services. Blockbonds is not responsible for any fees charged by the internet providers/mobile carriers in connection with the usage of the Services.
You warrant that you are aware of the risks associated with the usage of technical devices for the purpose of financial operations, including but not limited to internet connection failure.
As a registered and verified Client you will be granted access to a mobile banking solution or digital wallet (depending on Your country of residence), which consists of a spending and optionally a business account. Additional services according to the account type may be added upon Blockbonds sole discretion.
You acknowledge and agree that funds credited by you are stored on one or more separate bank accounts that is maintained at a third-party financial institution.
The top-up/cash-out can be done at one of Blockbonds’ accredited Cashier Partners. The Company will instantly update the list of the accredited Cashier Partners. Top-ups/cash-outs done through a Cashier Partner may be subject to an additional fee. Blockbonds may introduce other means of top-up/cash-out at its sole discretion. Should the new means of top-up/cash-out be subject to a fee, Blockbonds will announce it separately.
Blockbonds is making every conceivable effort to ensure the availability and integrity of its Cashier Partners and that they share the same mission and values. Blockbonds is not liable for any losses that occur due to a top-up made to a cashier partner that is not listed as accredited Cashier Partner in the time of making a deposit or due to any fraud or damages caused by the owners or employees of accredited Cashier Partners. Neither shall Blockbonds be responsible in the event that the Cashier Partner for any reason refuses to perform the top-up/cash out transaction. Such event shall however be reported to Blockbonds for further investigation.
Cash-out from the spending account can be done anytime.
Cash-out from the saving accounts, if such is introduced at the country of your residence, are limited and are subject to the agreement between Blockbonds and the third-party financial institution.
YYou authorize Blockbonds to settle transactions according to your instructions. Once the instruction is provided, it cannot be revoked, as the blockchain technology cannot be reversed. The instruction is provided when properly confirmed in the SPENN app screen, by sliding the “confirm” button. Used funds are non-refundable and non-cancelable. The amounts used to enter into a transaction shall be immediately withdrawn from your account. You agree that Blockbonds is not responsible for any errors or omissions you make while performing the transaction via SPENN app.
In the event of using the SPENN app for payments for any goods or services, Blockbonds shall not be held liable for any defects, damages, failure to perform services, errors in entering the due amount payable to the service provider/seller or any acts or omissions that can raise the dispute by the Client and service provider/seller whatsoever.
We may, from time to time and in our sole discretion, require you to provide additional proof of your identity, e.g. a notarized copy of your passport or written confirmation of your instructions, to perform activities through the Service, as deemed necessary under the circumstances. In such event the aforementioned activity may be freezed until we can perform the necessary authentication.
Blockbonds may assign the transaction limit pursuant to laws applicable in the country of operation and change this limit according to any amendments in the law provisions without prior notice.
The history of transactions is stored in Your SPENN Account to be accessible anytime. The blockchain technology ensures its consistency and constancy.
Blockbonds may, from time to time, launch a temporary loyalty program, where registered users can recommend SPENN to their friends and family (please refer to the “Definitions” section for the meaning of “friends and family” for the purpose of these Terms & Conditions) and earn a monetary reward, provided that registration is verified on both sides and all specific requirements for the temporary campaign are fulfilled. For this purpose, the registered user shall utilize his/her unique reward code provided through the SPENN app. The reward value would differ between countries of operation and campaigns. During the on-going loyalty program, the reward shall be granted for each new user that is registered and verified using a reward code, provided that all requirements for the temporary campaign are fulfilled.
The user confirms that only by registration using a reward code and upon successful verification of the Account, will the reward be honored. Blockbonds, in its sole discretion, may introduce further requirements for the reward to be honored. Specific conditions for each campaign will be announced beforehand. If the referrer or referred is not verified, the amount of reward will be pending for seven consecutive days. Passing of the aforementioned seven days period without the verification of the phone number and fulfilling other requirements as announced for specific campaign, will cause the reward to be lost.
The verification of the referrer does not have influence on the reward being granted to the new user, if the new user performs verification of his account.
The verification of the referred person, is a further condition for the referrer to get the reward, notwithstanding the verification of his own phone number.
The Company may from time to time, at its sole discretion, introduce other special offers, that are limited in time and that fall under these Terms & Conditions. These offers are valid only during the time period specified by the Company.
The Company reserves the right to introduce further or new limitations to the rules of any loyalty program or any special offer, shorten the time of the offer, change the amount of the reward or in any other way amend the loyalty program at its sole discretion. The Company reserves the right to terminate the loyalty program at its discretion.
We may, in our sole discretion, without prior notice or liability to you or any third-party terminate or suspend the Account or the usage of any part of the Services, particularly if we suspect the occurrence of:
Without prejudice to the right of termination described hereabove, both parties have the right to terminate this agreement with a 7 days prior notice in writing.
Upon termination of the agreement, all the amounts payable by the Client to the Company become immediately due, including the costs that Company incurred as a result of an immediate termination.
Any remaining balance in the client’s account will be paid to the Client, unless the Client is in breach of these Terms & Conditions, other applicable laws or the Company has been otherwise instructed by relevant authorities. Although the termination the Client data will be stored for further reference, due to security and regulatory reasons, only for as long, as it is required by applicable law.
If the Account was suspended due to the act of a lesser significance (e.g. nonconformity with the instructions of the Company according to the compliance with KYC standards, misuse of the Services or any part of the Services) the Account can be restored once the Client is no longer in breach and request in writing for restoration. Accounts suspended for more than one year will be terminated. Blockbonds reserves the right to immediately terminate Client’s account, if upon restoration of a suspended account wrong practice of any kind shall occur.
The Client agrees to indemnify and hold Blockbonds harmless from all claims, damages, loss and liabilities whatsoever, arising from the termination and suspension of the Client’s Account.
Client account that has registered no transaction for a consecutive period of 12 months shall be considered dormant.
Client will be notified about the inactivity:
If any of the provisions of this paragraph are in contrary to Your local laws and regulations concerning dormant accounts, those local laws and regulations shall prevail.
In order to determine the person who can acquire the funds that are held on the deceased persons’ account, the Law that governs the succession in the relevant jurisdiction will be followed.
Complaints can be directed through contact form on websites www.blockbonds.io, www.spenn.com, or to any email listed in the “Contact” section of those websites, either to Client’s local SPENN office or directly to Blockbonds.
Complaints may be also sent via post to:
Blockbonds AS, Andøyfaret 33D, 4623 Kristiansand, Norway
All Services, including without limitation, the Software, the trademarks, logos are protected by intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights, pursuant to applicable laws. Copying, recording, editing, altering, distributing the content of the website or Services is prohibited.
The Client is legally capable of entering into Agreement with Blockbonds and to be bound by it.
The Client is not a Politically Exposed Person and will promptly inform the Company if he will become such.
The information provided to the Company during the Client registration process and anytime later updated are true and accurate. The Client expressly consent to have those data stored and processed by the Company or the third-parties for the purpose of providing the Services.
The funds transferred to the Company belongs exclusively to the Client and are considered not a proceeds of any criminal activity.
The Services will not be used by the Client in any abusive way.
The Client declares his awareness that any content available through the Services may be subject to intellectual property rights and declare hereby to respect it.
The Client declares his awareness that by posting, uploading, displaying or otherwise making available any content through the SPENN app, it may become publicly available. The Client takes sole responsibility for any consequences arising therefrom.
The Client agree not to perform any activities that may be deemed as an attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Services or take over control or otherwise attempt to breach the security measures implemented by the Company.
The Client declares his awareness that not all the features and/or functionalities offered by the Company will be available in all geographic locations where the SPENN app is available or that those features/functionalities may vary in the form they are offered. The Client will hold Blockbonds free from any liabilities arising therefrom.
You acknowledge that we, or an authorized party on our behalf, may keep records of your personal data, correspondence between you and the Company and the history of your transactions. This is to ensure the transparency of Services.
The Services, the website and its content are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”. To the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulations, we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. Without limiting the above, we make no warranty that the Services or website will be uninterrupted, timely, continuous, error-free, completely accurate or suitable for any particular purpose. We disclaim any warranties for virus-free, non-harmful website and compatibility of SPENN software with your mobile device.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE NOT ENTERED INTO THIS AGREEMENT IN RELIANCE UPON ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION EXCEPT THOSE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS.
This section shall be modified according to the laws of each country legislation.
Notwithstanding the above terms, the Company shall not be held liable for any damage caused to the Client as a result of any omission, negligence, deliberate omission or fraud by the financial institution, where the bank accounts with Client funds are maintained. The Company makes every effort to ensure that the banks and institutions to which the Client’s funds are deposited are of good standing and reputation. However, the Company shall not be held liable in the event of a loss resulting from deterioration of the financial standing of a bank or institution, or for an event such as a liquidation, receivership or any other event that causes the bank or institution of a failure and therefore leads to a loss of all or part of the funds deposited.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE ANY PART OF THIS SITE OR SERVICES OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR RESULTING FROM ANY INACCURACIES OR ERRORS OF INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT. IN EACH CASE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REPUTATION, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, and strict liability or otherwise. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, our total aggregate liability under this Agreement, if any, in connection with the Site, the Service or the Content or the Agreement will be limited to the amount of the Transaction giving rise to such claim. The foregoing limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy and are fundamental elements of the bargain between us and you.
This section shall be modified according to the laws of each country legislation. If the law of a country does not allow such limitation of liability, OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Blockbonds shall not be liable for any loss, damage, compensation to the Client or third party arising from any delay, termination or interruption of any kind of the Services in the event of force majeure, such as, but not limited to fire, atmospheric conditions, electric or electronic fault or technical error, damages caused by third parties
YYOU RELEASE, AND AGREE, TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS US, OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES OR ANYONE ACTING ON OUR BEHALF FROM ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSS AND DAMAGES OF EVERY KIND RELATED TO IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF, ACCESS TO OR RELIANCE ON THIS SITE, THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.
This Agreement will be governed in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of Norway without regard to conflicts or choice of law principles. Any legal action or proceeding arising in connection with this Agreement will be brought exclusively in courts of the Kingdom of Norway, and the parties irrevocably consent to such personal jurisdiction and venue.
Any failure to exercise or any delay in exercising a right or remedy provided in these Terms & Conditions will not constitute a waiver of the right or remedy or a waiver of any other rights or remedies.
This Agreement comprises the entire agreement and understanding between you and us in respect of the matters dealt with herein and supersedes all prior agreements pertaining to the subject matter hereof.
If any provision(s) of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or illegal or contravene any rule, regulation or by law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the original provision and this Agreement will be interpreted and enforced as though the provision has never been included and the legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected.
The section titles in this Agreement are solely used for the convenience and have no legal or contractual significance.
Blockbonds AS, Andøyfaret 33D, 4623 Kristiansand, Norway