Zk Candy's Terms of Service

This Terms of Service as amended or otherwise changed from time to time (“Terms”) sets out how ZK Candy Ltd, a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and our affiliates (collectively referred to as “ZKCandy”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) set out the legally binding terms and conditions governing the use by any person of our website as well as the ZK Chain ecosystem built by us, and/or other features or services made available by us (collectively “Services”).

By accessing our website of any Services, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, and agreed to these Terms. Please note that certain parts and features of this website may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the website in connection with such parts and features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules, including but not limited to ZK Candy's Privacy Policy, are incorporated by reference into these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into these Terms (on behalf of yourself or the entity that you represent). If you do not agree with any terms hereof, please cease to use or access our website of the Services.

  1. Services
    1. Subject to your continued and full compliance with these Terms, you may use or access our website and/or the Services in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof and such other guidelines, terms, or rules as applicable.
    2. You may only access the website and/or the Services and accept these Terms if you are an individual of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you have received your parent's or guardian's permission to use the website and your parents or guardian have agreed to these Terms on your behalf). If you are representing an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms for and on behalf of the organization or entity that you are representing.
  2. License
    1. Subject to your continued and full compliance with these Terms, ZK Candy hereby grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable, limited license to use and access the website and the Services for personal, non-commercial purposes in accordance with these Terms.
  3. Use Restrictions
    1. You shall not at any time and shall not permit any person (whether authorized by you) to:

      1. sub-license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the website, whether in whole or in part, or any content displayed hereon;
      2. modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reserve compile or reverse engineer or gain improper access to any part of the website, whether in whole or in part;
      3. use the website or Services for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any applicable law, or the intellectual property rights owned by us or any third party;
      4. further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities;
      5. use the Services to transmit harmful code, file, scripts, or programs;
      6. attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or otherwise interfere with the proper working of ZK Candy’s systems or networks; or
      7. attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the website or the Services, or otherwise seek to interfere with or compromise the integrity, security, or proper functioning thereof.
  4. Intellectual Property Rights

    This website, the Services and their entire contents, features, and functionality including but not limited to the interfaces, technology, databases, software, text, displays, images, tools, know-how, processes, design, video and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof, and methods used to provide or deliver the Services, all improvements, modifications, or enhancements, or derivative works, and all rights, title, and interest in and to the aforementioned (“IP”) are owned by ZK Candy, our licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary right laws. Nothing contained in these terms grants you any right, title, or interest in or to such IP except as expressly provided herein.

  5. Third-Party Materials

    The website and/or Services may contain links, references to third-party resources including but not limited to Web3 wallets, non-standard bridges, applications, and other information, materials, websites, products, or services, which we do not own or control (collectively “Third-Party Materials”). ZK Candy does not approve, endorse, or many any representations or warranties (whether express of implied) or assume any responsibility for, and hereby disclaims all liability for any loss or damage arising out of your use or reliance of any Third-Party Materials You understand that your access to such Third-Party Materials is at your own risk, and may be subject to separate terms and conditions provided by such third-party, including and fees or costs associated with your use of the Third-Party Materials.

  6. Feedback

    If you provide us with any suggestions, comments, feedback, or like with regards to the website or Services (“Feedback”), you agree to grant us a royalty-free rights to use and exploit such Feedback in any manner we deem appropriate. All Feedback provided will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, including without limitation the testing, development, maintenance and improvement of the website or Services, without acknowledgement, attribution, or compensation to you.

  7. Disclaimer
    2. We also do not represent or warrant (whether express, implied, or otherwise) as to the accessibility, quality, suitability, accuracy, adequacy, fitness for use, reliability, or completeness of the website or Services as well as for any consequences resulting directly or indirectly therefrom. You shall be responsible to ensure that your access to and use of the website or the Services is not illegal or prohibited by any applicable laws. You shall also be responsible to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the Website does not expose you or ZK Candy to the risk of viruses, harmful computer code or other forms of interference which may cause damage to ZK Candy or yourself and/or the computer equipment.
    3. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any damage or loss howsoever arising in tort, contract, strict liability or other wise from your access to or use of the website or any Services, and any information, software, products, services and related graphics related thereto.
    4. We are not, do not speak for, and cannot bind, the ZKsync community. The ZKsync community is a collection of independent contributors to ZKsync. ZK Candy is a separate, independent entity. While we currently contribute to the ZKsync ecosystem, we do not speak for the community, and cannot contractually bind it in any manner.
    5. We do not endorse any third-party information. Any time we link to, quote or otherwise reference a third party or reproduce or incorporate their information, content or material, it is solely for informational purposes. We do not guarantee or endorse in any way, such information, content or materials.
    6. Where we make any statement regarding future events, developments, performance, ideas or prospects, these are made based on our vision, current expectations, estimates, and projections. We make no warranties, representations, or guarantee that such statements will be realized or achieved.
  8. Indemnification
    1. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ZK Candy, its affiliates and service providers, and their officers, directors, agents, and employees (“Indemnified Persons”) against all past, present, and future liabilities, claims, losses, costs, expenses, or damages of every kind and nature whatsoever whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, whether in law, equity, tort, contract or otherwise, including damages to property or personal injury, arising out of:

      1. your use or misuse of the website and/or Services;
      2. your failure to comply with any of these Terms or any applicable law;
      3. your violation of the rights of a third party; and
      4. your negligence or willful misconduct.
    2. You shall promptly notify us of any third-party claims and cooperate with the Indemnified Persons in defending such claims. The Indemnified Persons shall have the right to determine the defense or settlement of any third-party claims as may be related to them.
  9. Limitation of Liabilities


  10. Dispute Resolution

    This Clause 10 sets out the arbitration agreement (“Arbitration Agreement”), please read carefully as this Arbitration Agreement requires you to arbitrate disputes with us and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us.

    1. Arbitration

      In the event of any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of these Terms, or any request for relief under these Terms, such dispute, claim, controversy, or request will be resolved by binding arbitration, save that (i) you may assert claims or seek relief in small claims court if your claims qualify, and (ii) you or we may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of IP rights (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents).

    2. Arbitration Forum and Arbitration Rules

      The U.S. Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. The arbitration in relation to any dispute, claim, controversy, or request for relief below US$250,000 (excluding legal fees and interest) will be conducted in accordance with the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures as made available on (“JAMS Rules”) then in effect. In the event JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. To the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, the arbitrator may require us to pay the additional cost. You are responsible for your own attorneys’ fees unless the arbitration rules and applicable law provide otherwise. If the arbitrator finds the arbitration to be non-frivolous, we will pay the remaining filing and arbitrator fees for the arbitration, provided your claim does not exceed US$75,000. For claims above US$75,000, fees and costs will be determined in accordance with applicable JAMS Rules. Unless otherwise determined by the arbitrator, the parties may mutually agree as to how the arbitration will be carried out. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any arbitration demand or counterclaim asserted by either party must contain sufficient information to provide fair notice to the other party of the asserting party’s identity, the claims being asserted, and the factual allegations on which they are based. The arbitrator or JAMS may require amendment of any demand or counterclaim that does not satisfy these requirements. The arbitrator has the right to impose sanctions in accordance with JAMS Rule 24 for any claims the arbitrator determines to be frivolous or improper (under the standard set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11). The parties agree that JAMS has discretion to modify the amount or timing of any administrative or arbitration fees due under JAMS’s Rules where it deems appropriate, and you waive any objection to such fee modification. The parties also agree that a good-faith challenge by either party to the fees imposed by JAMS does not constitute a default, waiver, or breach of this Arbitration Agreement while such challenge remains pending before JAMS, the arbitrator, or a court of competent jurisdiction.

    3. Authority of Arbitrator

      The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to (i) determine the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement, and (ii) resolve any dispute related to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to, any assertion that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable, whether a claim is subject to arbitration, and any dispute regarding the payment of JAMS administrative or arbitrator fees (including the timing of such payments and remedies for nonpayment). The arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and us. The arbitration proceeding will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties, provided that the arbitrator shall also be empowered to consolidate claims raised between the same parties to a single arbitration proceeding. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and this Agreement (including the Arbitration Agreement). The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and us. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration.

    4. Waiver of Jury Trial

      YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN ANY COURT OF ANY JURISDICTION AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and we are instead electing that all disputes, claims, or requests for relief shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified in Clause 10. above. An arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court and must follow this Arbitration Agreement as a court would. However, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.

    5. Waiver of Class Action or Non-Individualized relief

      ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND REQUESTS FOR RELIEF WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS ONLY AND NOT ON A CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE, OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER USER. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY ONLY CLAIM AGAINST US IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER OF ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this section’s limitations as to a given dispute, claim, or request for relief, then such aspect must be severed from the arbitration and brought into the courts of the applicable jurisdiction. All other disputes, claims, or requests for relief shall be arbitrated.

    6. Injunctive Relief

      Nothing in this Arbitration Agreement shall prevent either you or ZK Candy from seeking injunctive relief with respect to a violation of IP rights, confidentiality obligations, or enforcement or recognition of any award in any appropriate jurisdiction.

    7. Right to Opt-Out

      You have the right to opt-out of this Arbitration Agreement by sending a written notice to opt-out to within thirty (30) days of your first access to this website or the Services. Such notice shall include your full name, address, the Web3 wallet address used to connect to the website (if applicable), and an unequivocal statement of your intention to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement. Upon our receipt of your notice within the stipulated timeline,

      1. all other parts of this Arbitration Agreement will continue to apply to you; and
      2. we will not be bound by this Arbitration Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, opting out of this Arbitration Agreement shall have no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you have or may entered into with us.
    8. Severability

      Except as provided in Clause 10.5 (Waiver of Class Action or Non-Individualized relief), if any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such specific part or parts shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

    9. Survival of Termination

      This Arbitration Agreement shall survive the termination of your relationship with us.

    10. Amendments

      Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Terms, in the event we have made any material amendments to this Arbitration Agreement, you shall have the right to reject such amendments and opt-out of the Arbitration Agreement (as amended) by sending us a written notice at within thirty (30) days of the effective date of such amendments.

  11. Termination or Suspension

    ZK Candy reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate your access to all or any portion of the website, or your use of the Services at any time without prior notice to you for any reason, including but not limited to your improper use of the website, use of the website by unauthorized third-party, your failure to comply with any of these Terms or any other agreements entered into between you and ZK Candy, if required under any applicable laws, or due to any unforeseen circumstances beyond the our control.

  12. Amendments of Changes to these Terms
    1. We reserve the right to change, amend, modify, and/or revise these Terms at any time. If there are any material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by updating the date of these Terms and posting it on the website. We may also notify you by other means which we reasonably believe are likely to reach you, such as e-mail or other manners.
    2. Any amendment, modification, or revision to these Terms will take effect upon the publication of the new terms and/or upon implementation of the updated terms on the website unless otherwise specified.
    3. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Terms by continuing to use or access the website and/or our Services.
  13. Entire Agreement

    These Terms, our Privacy Policy, and such other agreements or policies which govern your use of the website or any of our Services constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and ZK Candy with respect of this website and the Services and supersedes all prior agreements, communications, and understandings (whether written or oral) between the parties.

  14. Severability

    Without limiting Clause 10.8, if any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable or any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue to be in full force and effect.

  15. Conflict of Provisions

    In the event that there exists a conflict between any term, condition or provision contained within these Terms, and in any term, condition, or provision contained within any other specific part or feature, the term, condition, or provision contained in such specific part or feature will control.

  16. Force Majeure

    ZK Candy will be responsible for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations under these Terms due to causes beyond its reasonable control, which may include labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, shortages of or inability to obtain energy, raw materials or supplies, denial of service or other malicious attacks, telecommunications failure or degradation, pandemics, epidemics, public health emergencies, governmental orders and acts (including government-imposed travel restrictions and quarantines), material changes in law, war, terrorism, riot, or acts of God.

  17. Governing Law

    These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of Singapore, excluding its body of law controlling conflict of laws. Any arbitration conducted pursuant to this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. You agree that any judicial proceeding will be brought in the courts located in Singapore.

Additional Terms for Bridge

Please note that your access to, or (the “Interface”) and the use thereof is subject to these additional terms (the “Interface Terms”). By using or accessing the Interface, you agree that you have read, understood, and agreed with these Interface Terms. If you do not agree to any of these Interface terms in their entirety, please cease to access or use the Interface in any manner.

  1. Compliance with Law

    You represent and warrant that you will comply with all laws that apply to you, your use of the Interface, and your actions and omissions that relate to the Interface. If your use of the Interface is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Interface. We will not be responsible for your using the Interface in a way that is a violation of any law. Without limiting the foregoing, you represent and warrant that you are not, and for the duration of the time you use the Interface will not be (a) the subject of economic or trade sanctions administered or enforced by any governmental authority or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties (including but not limited to the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, His Majesty’s Treasury, and U.S. Department of Treasury), or (b) a citizen, resident, or organized in a jurisdiction or territory that is the subject of comprehensive country-wide, territory-wide, or regional economic sanctions by the United Nations, European Union, any EU country, UK Treasury, or the United States, including without limitation Cuba, the Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, or Yemen. If at any point the above is no longer true, you must immediately cease using the Interface.

  2. Interface vs Protocol

    The Interface facilitates your ability to access ZKsync, a layer 2 rollup protocol on the Ethereum blockchain (the “Protocol”). The Interface is distinct from the Protocol. It provides one, but not the exclusive, means of accessing the Protocol. The Protocol is public, permissionless, and runs on open-source self-executing smart contracts. The Protocol enables people to do various things, such as processing Ethereum transactions more efficiently and interacting with smart contract-based applications (“dApps”). The Interface, on the other hand, enables you to initiate messages to the Protocol to bridge digital assets between the Ethereum and ZKsync public blockchains.

  3. Accessing the Interface

    To access the Interface, you must use non-custodial wallet software (a “Web3 wallet”), which constructs and broadcasts the data (“transactions”) that allows you to interact with the Protocol. By using your Web3 wallet in connection with accessing the Interface, you agree that you are using the Web3 wallet under the terms and conditions of the applicable provider of the Web3 wallet. No Web3 wallet is created by, operated by, maintained by, or affiliated with us. Accordingly, we do not have custody or control over the contents of your Web3 wallet and we have no ability to retrieve or transfer its contents. Your relationship with any given Web3 wallet provider is governed by the applicable terms of service of that third party, not the Interface Terms.

  4. Assumption of Risk

    By using the Interface, you (a) represent that you are sophisticated enough to understand the various inherent risks of using cryptographic and public blockchain-based systems, including but not limited to the Interface, the Protocol, and digital assets; and (b) acknowledge and accept all such risks, and agree that we make no representations or warranties (expressly or implicitly) regarding, and that you will not hold us liable for those risks, including but not limited to the risks described below, any or all of which could lead to losses and damages, including the total and irrevocable loss of your assets. These risks include, but are not limited to:

    1. Wallet security and safekeeping

      You are solely responsible for the safeguarding and security of your Web3 wallets. If you lose your wallet seed phrase, private keys, or password, you may be forever unable to access your digital assets. Any unauthorized access to your wallet by third parties could result in the loss or theft of your digital assets. We have no involvement in, or responsibility for, storing, retaining, securing or recovering your Web3 wallet seed phrases, private keys, or passwords, or for any unauthorized access to your Web3 wallet.

    2. Blockchain technology

      Public blockchains, and the technology underlying and interacting with cryptographic and public blockchain-based systems, are experimental, inherently risky, and subject to change. Among other risks, bugs, malfunctions, cyberattacks, or changes to a particular public blockchain (e.g., via forks) could disrupt these technologies irreparably. There is no guarantee that any of these technologies will not become unavailable, degraded, or subject to hardware or software errors, operational or technical difficulties, denial-of-service attacks, other cyberattacks, or other problems requiring maintenance, interruptions, delays, or errors.

    3. Network cost and performance

      The cost, speed, and availability of transacting on public blockchain systems are subject to significant variability. There is no guarantee that any transfer will be confirmed or transferred successfully.

    4. Blockchain transactions and smart contract execution

      Public blockchain-based transactions (including but not limited to transactions automatically executed by smart contracts) are generally considered irreversible when confirmed. Any transaction that will interact with smart contracts or be recorded on a public blockchain must be recorded with extreme caution.

    5. Digital assets

      The markets for digital assets are nascent and highly volatile due to various risk factors including (but not limited to) adoption, speculation, technology, security, and regulation. Digital assets and their underlying blockchain networks are complex emerging technologies that may be subject to delays, halts or go offline as a result of errors, forks, attacks or other unforeseeable reasons. Anyone can create a digital asset, including fake versions of existing digital assets and digital assets that falsely claim to represent projects. So-called stablecoins may not be as stable as they purport to be, may not be fully or adequately collateralized, and may be subject to panics and runs. You are solely responsible for understanding the risks specific to each digital asset that is relevant to you.

    6. Bridging

      In addition to being an especially novel and untested implementation of blockchain technology in general, cross-blockchain bridging technology has historically been, and may in the future be, the subject of numerous cyberattacks and exploits, including without limitation, hacks that exploit a vulnerability in the associated software, hardware, systems or other equipment or social engineering to gain control of the any bridge components, wallets, smart contracts or other related systems.

    7. Control of the Protocol

      The Protocol is subject to periodic upgrades, which may introduce other risks, bugs, malfunctions, cyberattack vectors, or other changes to the Protocol that could disrupt the operation of the Interface, the functionality of bridging, your ability to access bridged digital assets, or otherwise cause you damage or loss.

    8. Third Party Risks

      Third-party products carry their own individual, oftentimes highly significant risks. When you use the Interface to interact with any third-party products, you are subject to all of those risks.

    9. Legislative and regulatory risks

      Legislative and regulatory risks. Digital assets, blockchain technology, and any related software and services are subject to legal and regulatory uncertainty in many jurisdictions. Legislative and regulatory changes or actions may adversely affect the usage, transferability, transactability and accessibility of digital assets, bridging, the Protocol, or the Interface.

  5. Information Only

    You agree that the Interface Terms (or any information provided by or obtained from the Interface) are for informational purposes only, are not intended to be relied upon for professional advice of any sort and is not a substitute for information from experts or professionals in the applicable area. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any action or decision based on any information contained in the Interface. If, and before you make any financial, legal, or other decisions involving the Interface, you should seek independent professional advice from an individual who is licensed and qualified in the area for which such advice would be appropriate.

  6. Release of Claims

    You agree that you assume all risks in connection with your use of the Interface and your interaction with the Protocol. You further expressly waive and release ZK Candy, as well as its affiliates and service providers, and each of their respective past, present and future officers, directors, members, employees, consultants, representatives and agents, and each of their respective successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, or damages arising from or in any way relating to your use of the Interface or your interaction with the Protocol.