Last updated: October 19, 2021
The Hindenburg Tether Bounty Programs Terms and Conditions (“Terms“) cover your participation in the Hindenburg Tether Bounty Program (the “Program“). These Terms are between you and Hindenburg Research LLC (“Hindenburg,” “us” or “we“). By submitting any information to Hindenburg or otherwise participating in the Program in any manner, you accept these Terms.
The Program enables users to submit information which you are legally permitted to submit to Hindenburg about Tether for a chance to earn rewards in an amount up to $1,000,000 determined by Hindenburg in its sole discretion (“Bounty“). The decisions made by Hindenburg regarding Bounties are final and binding. Hindenburg may change or cancel this Program at any time, for any reason.
You ARE eligible to participate in the Program if you meet all of the following criteria:
You ARE NOT eligible to participate in the Program if you meet any of the following criteria:
It is your responsibility to comply with any polices that your employer may have that would affect your eligibility to participate in the Program. All payments will be made in compliance with local laws, regulations, and ethics rules. Hindenburg disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter.
There may be additional restrictions on your ability to enter depending upon your local law, which you are responsible for abiding by.
You should email us to request permission to submit information. Do not submit information with your initial email. We will then respond with our terms and conditions for submission. You must then say expressly that you agree to those terms and then you may submit the information to us. Information submitted to Hindenburg shall be a “Submission.” Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include as much of the following information as possible about:
Depending on the detail of your Submission, Hindenburg may award a Bounty of varying scale, up to $1,000,000. The intention of this program is to receive original information on an exclusive basis that Hindenburg may ultimately publish. Reports with information that are sent to any party other than Hindenburg, either before, with, or after making the Submission, without the express written consent of Hindenburg may be ineligible. Reports on information that is already widely available or that has been self-disclosed by Tether or its related parties will not be eligible.
Hindenburg is not responsible for Submissions that we do not receive for any reason. If you do not receive a confirmation email after making your Submission, notify Hindenburg at email@example.com to ensure your Submission was received.
CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We may change these Terms at any time. Participating in the Program after the changes become effective means you agree to the new Terms. If you don’t agree to the new Terms, you must not participate in the Program.
If you wish to opt-out of the Program and not be considered for Bounties, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Opting out will not affect any licenses granted to Hindenburg in any Submissions provided by you.
Hindenburg is not claiming any ownership rights to your Submission. However, by providing any Submission to Hindenburg, you:
CONFIDENTIALITY OF SUBMISSIONS/ RESTRICTIONS ON DISCLOSURE
We take source protection very seriously, and we will strongly endeavor to protect the identify of those making Submissions.
SUBMISSION REVIEW PROCESS
After a Submission is sent to Hindenburg in accordance with the above terms, Hindenburg will review the Submission and validate its eligibility. The review time will vary depending on the complexity and completeness of your Submission, as well as on the number of Submissions we receive. There is no guarantee we can and will be able to review all Submissions.
Hindenburg retains sole discretion in determining which Submissions are qualified. If we receive multiple reports with the same information from different parties, the Bounty will be granted to the first eligible Submission as determined by Hindenburg in its sole discretion. If a duplicate report provides new information that was previously unknown to Hindenburg, we may in our sole discretion award a differential to the person submitting the duplicate report.
The decisions made by Hindenburg regarding Bounties are final and binding. If we have determined that your Submission is eligible for a Bounty, we will notify you of the Bounty amount and provide you with the necessary paperwork to process your payment. You may waive the payment if you do not wish to receive a Bounty.
If there is a dispute as to who the qualified submitter is, we will consider the eligible submitter to be the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter the Program.
Before receiving a Bounty, you are required to complete and submit an Internal Revenue Service tax form (e.g., Form W-9, W-8BEN, 8233) within 30 calendar days of notification of validation. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed or do not return the required forms within the time period listed on the notification message, we may not provide payment. We cannot process payment until you have completed and submitted the fully executed required documentation.
If your Submission qualifies for a Bounty, please note:
To the extent that sources are comfortable with public recognition, Hindenburg wishes to publicly recognize individuals who have been awarded Bounties. Hindenburg may recognize you on web properties or other printed materials but only with your express permission in writing.
See the Hindenburg Privacy Statement disclosures relating to the collection and use of your information in connection with the Program.
CODE OF CONDUCT
By participating in the Program, you will follow these rules:
If you violate these Terms, you may be prohibited from participating in the Program in the future and any Submissions you have provided may be deemed to be ineligible for Bounty payments.
HINDENBURG, AND OUR AFFILIATES, RESELLERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND VENDORS, MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAW, WE EXCLUDE ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM. YOU MAY HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAW. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS IS INTENDED TO AFFECT THOSE RIGHTS, IF THEY ARE APPLICABLE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & BINDING ARBITRATION
If you have any basis for recovering damages in connection with the Program (including breach of these Terms), you agree that your exclusive remedy is to recover, from Hindenburg or any affiliates, resellers, distributors, third-party providers, and vendors, direct damages. You can’t recover any other damages or losses, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect, incidental, or punitive. These limitations and exclusions apply even if this remedy doesn’t fully compensate you for any losses or fails of its essential purpose or if we knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages. To the maximum extent permitted by law, these limitations and exclusions apply to anything or any claims related to these Terms and the Program.
BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER If You Live In (or If a Business Your Principal Place of Business Is In) the United States
We hope we never have a dispute, but if we do, you and we agree to try for 60 days to resolve it informally. If we can’t, you and we agree to binding individual arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA“) under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA“), and not to sue in court in front of a judge or jury. Instead, a neutral arbitrator will decide and the arbitrator’s decision will be final except for a limited right of review under the FAA. Class action lawsuits, class-wide arbitrations, private attorney-general actions, and any other proceeding where someone acts in a representative capacity aren’t allowed. Nor is combining individual proceedings without the consent of all parties. “We,” “our,” and “us” includes Hindenburg and Hindenburg’s affiliates.
Arbitration Fees and Payments.
CHOICE OF LAW AND PLACE TO RESOLVE DISPUTES
If you live in (or, if a business, your principal place of business is in) the United States, the laws of the state where you live govern all claims, regardless of conflict of laws principles, except that the Federal Arbitration Act governs all provisions relating to arbitration. You and we irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state or federal courts in New York, NY, for all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Program that are heard in court (excluding arbitration and small claims court).
These Terms and the Hindenburg Privacy Statement are the entire agreement between you and Hindenburg for your Participation in the Program. It supersedes any prior agreements between you and Hindenburg regarding your participation in the Program. All parts of these Terms apply to the maximum extent permitted by relevant law. If a court or arbitrator holds that we can’t enforce a part of these Terms as written, we may replace those terms with similar terms to the extent enforceable under the relevant law, but the rest of these Terms won’t change.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT SEND US ANY SUBMISSIONS OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.