Poloniex – Bitcoin/Digital Asset Exchange – API

Poloniex is a regulated entity and must comply with applicable law. Applicable law, regulation, and executive orders may require Poloniex to, upon request by government agencies, freeze withdrawals or trading or bothor provide information regarding your account.

Further, our recordkeeping and customer verification procedures are subject to change at any time as required by law or industry practices. We must comply with the law and you accept any inconveniences to you or other consequences resulting from our compliance. Users accept all consequences of sending Tokens to an address off our platform. Token transactions may not be reversible.

Once you send Tokens to an address, you accept the risk that you may lose access to your Tokens indefinitely. For example, an address may have been entered incorrectly and the true owner of the address may never be discovered, or an address may belong to an entity that will not return your Tokens, or an address belongs to an entity that may return your Tokens but first requires action on your part, such as verification of your identity.

As a borrower, you may sustain a total loss of Tokens, or owe Tokens beyond what you have deposited to your Account. The high volatility and substantial risk of illiquidity in markets means that you may not always be able to liquidate your position.

If the value of the assets in your Account falls below the minimum balance requirement or Poloniex determines, at its sole discretion, that your Account appears to be in danger of defaulting on a loan, Poloniex may seize and liquidate any or all of your positions and assets on any balance in your Account in order to settle your debt to other Users.

If, after your positions and assets are liquidated, your Account still contains insufficient Tokens to settle your debts to other Users, you will be responsible for any additional Tokens owed. Although Poloniex takes several precautions to prevent a User from defaulting on a loan, the high volatility and substantial risk of illiquidity in markets means that Poloniex cannot make any guarantees to any Users using the Services against default.

Under certain market conditions, you may find it difficult or impossible to liquidate a position. This can occur, for example, if there is insufficient liquidity in the market or due to technical issues on our platform. Placing contingent orders, such as “stop-loss” or “stop-limit” orders, will not necessarily limit your losses to the intended amounts, since market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders.

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