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Uphold Institutional - Portal Terms

Last updated Aug 4, 2023

  • These Uphold Institutional Portal Terms (“Portal Terms”) govern your access to and use of the Uphold Institutional Portal website and/or app (the “Portal”), to access the cryptoasset trading platform offered by the Uphold Group (the “Platform”). The Portal and the Platform are offered by entities that form part of the Uphold Group, depending on the jurisdiction of residence of the end user, including Uphold HQ Inc. (for customers residing in the United States), Uphold Europe, Ltd. (for customers residing in the UK), Uphold Lithuania UAB (for customers residing in the EEA), Uphold Operating Canada, Ltd. (for customers residing in Canada), and Uphold Worldwide Ltd. (for customers residing anywhere else the Portal is made available). These Portal Terms are issued on behalf of the relevant member of the Uphold Group based on the jurisdiction you reside in (“Uphold”, “we”, “us”, “our”) and are a legally binding contract between us and you, the individual end user, together with any company that you represent (“you” or “your”) collectively “the Parties”. These Portal Terms supplement the general terms and conditions applicable to the Platform (the “Platform Terms”), which are available here. To the extent these Portal Terms conflict with the Platform Terms, these Portal Terms will control. Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the meaning given to them in the Platform Terms. By utilizing the Portal, you agree to follow and be bound by these Portal Terms, including any policies referenced herein. These Portal Terms, together with any additional terms that apply to the Portal, may be modified without notice to reflect changes to the law or the Portal. You should regularly review the Portal Terms and your continued use of the Portal will constitute your acceptance of any revisions to these Portal Terms. Please refer to our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy to explain how Uphold collects, uses and shares any personal information shared by you when accessing the Portal.

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Uphold (FRN: 938277) is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for AML purposes and complies with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer for Funds (Information on the Payer).

Uphold is also an EMD agent (FRN: 900577) of Optimus Cards UK Limited (FRN: 902034) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue e-money pursuant to the Electronic Money Regulations 2011.

The purchase, sale and custody of cryptoassets are regulated by the FCA for anti-money laundering purposes but this does not indicate any approval by the FCA of Uphold’s cryptoasset activities. Cryptoassets are very high risk and speculative.  When purchasing, selling and/or holding cryptoassets, you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if something goes wrong. You should be aware and prepared to potentially lose some or all of your money. You should carefully consider whether trading or holding cryptoassets is suitable for you in light of your financial circumstances.

Fiat money payments and balances (fiat is another name for traditional currencies, such as GBP, USD and EUR) constitute regulated e-money and payment services. In providing fiat balances, you are being issued with e-money by Optimus and Uphold is acting as its agent. See specific e-money terms. E-money is not a deposit or investment account which means that your e-money will not be protected by the FSCS. Your funds will be held in a designated safeguarding account with a regulated financial institution. E-money will not earn any interest.

Additional risk warnings are contained in Uphold’s Terms & Conditions