General Risk Warning
A. How to interpret this Risk Warning
B. AVIS Services
This notice provides you with information about the risks associated with AVIS Services. Each AVIS Service has its own distinct risks. This notice provides a general description of the risks when you use AVIS Services.
This notice does not explain all the risks or how such risks relate to your personal circumstances. It is important that you fully understand the risks involved before making a decision to use AVIS Services.
C. No Personal Advice
We do not provide personal advice in relation to our products or services. We sometimes provide factual information, information about transaction procedures and information about the potential risks. However, any decision to use our products or services is made by you. No communication or information provided to you by AVIS is intended as or shall be considered or construed as, investment advice, financial advice, trading advice, or any other sort of advice. You are solely responsible for determining whether any investment, investment strategy or related transaction is appropriate for you according to your personal investment objectives, financial circumstances and risk tolerance.
D. No Monitoring
AVIS is not your broker, intermediary, agent, or advisor and has no fiduciary relationship or obligation to you in connection with any trades or other decisions or activities undertaken by you using AVIS Services. We do not monitor whether your use of AVIS Services is consistent with your financial goals and objectives. It is up to you to assess whether your financial resources are adequate for your financial activity with us, and your risk appetite in the products and services you use.
E. No Tax, Regulatory or Legal Advice
The taxation of Digital Assets is uncertain, and you are responsible for determining what taxes you might be liable to, and how they apply when transacting through the AVIS Services. It is your responsibility to report and pay any taxes that may arise from transacting on AVIS Services, and you acknowledge that AVIS does not provide legal or tax advice relative to these transactions. If you have any doubts about your tax status or obligations when using AVIS Services, or with respect to the Digital Assets held to the credit of your AVIS account, you may wish to seek independent advice.
You acknowledge that, when, where and as required by applicable legislation, AVIS shall report information regarding your transactions, transfers, distributions, or payments to tax or other public authorities. Similarly, when, where and as required by applicable law, AVIS shall withhold taxes related to your transactions, transfers, distributions, or payments. Applicable legislation could also prompt AVIS to request additional tax information, status, certificates, or documentation. You acknowledge that failure to answer these requests within the timeframe defined may result in withholding taxes by AVIS, to be remitted to tax authorities as defined by relevant law. You are encouraged to seek professional and personal tax advice regarding the above and before making any digital asset transaction.
F. Market Risks
Digital Asset trading is subject to high market risk and price volatility. Changes in value may be significant and may occur rapidly and without warning. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The value of an investment and any returns can go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you had invested.
G. Liquidity risk
Digital Assets may have limited liquidity, which may make it difficult or impossible for you to sell or exit a position when you wish to do so. This may occur at any time, including at times of rapid price movements.
H. Fees & Charges
Our fees and charges are set out here. AVIS may, at its discretion, update the fees & charges from time to time. Please be aware of all costs and charges that apply to you, because such costs and charges will affect the gains you generate from using AVIS Services.
I. Availability Risk
We do not guarantee that the AVIS Services will be available at any particular time or that AVIS Services will not be subject to unplanned service outages or network congestion. It may not be possible for you to buy, sell, store, transfer, send or receive Digital Assets when you wish to do so.
J. Third Party Risk
Third parties, such as payment providers, custodians, and banking partners, may be involved in the provision of AVIS Services. You may be subject to the terms & conditions of these third parties, and AVIS may not be responsible for any loss that these third parties may cause to you.
K. Security Risk
It is not possible for AVIS to eliminate all security risks. You are responsible for keeping your AVIS Account password safe, and you may be responsible for all the transactions under your AVIS Account, whether you authorised them or not. Transactions in Digital Assets may be irreversible, and losses due to fraudulent or unauthorised transactions may not be recoverable.
L. Risks related to Digital Assets
Given the nature of Digital Assets and their underlying technologies, there are a number of intrinsic risks, including but not limited to:
a. Faults, defects, hacks, exploits, errors, protocol failures or unforeseen circumstances occurring in respect of a Digital Asset or the technologies or economic systems on which the Digital Asset rely;
b. Transactions in Digital Assets being irreversible. Consequently, losses due to fraudulent or accidental transactions may not be recoverable;
c. Technological development leading to the obsolescence of a Digital Asset;
d. Delays causing a transaction not to be settled on the scheduled delivery date; and
e. Attacks on the protocol or technologies on which a Digital Asset depends, including, but not limited to: i. distributed denial of service; ii. Sybil attacks; iii. Phishing; iv. social engineering; v. hacking; vi. Smurfing; vii. Malware; viii. Double spending; ix. majority-mining, consensus-based or other mining attacks; x. misinformation campaigns; xi. forks; and xii. Spoofing.
M. Monitoring Risks
Digital Asset markets are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rapid price changes may occur at any time, including outside of normal business hours.
N. Communication Risks
When you communicate with us via electronic communication, you should be aware that electronic communications can fail, can be delayed, may not be secure and/or may not reach the intended destination.
Currency exchange fluctuations will impact your gains and losses.
P. Legal Risk
Changes in laws and regulations may materially affect the value of Digital Assets. This risk is unpredictable and may vary from market to market.