Terms and Conditions

What's in these Terms?

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) tell you the rules for using our websites www.cardanofoundation.org and www.cardano.org (our sites).

Who we are and how you can contact us

Cardano Foundation (Cardano Stiftung) is a not-for-profit organization based in Zug, Switzerland, that is dedicated to act as an objective, supervisory and educational body for the Cardano protocol and its associated ecosystem. The registered address is: Cardano Stiftung, Dammstrasse 16, 6300 Zug, Switzerland.

To contact us, please get in touch via contact form.

Acceptance of these Terms

By using our sites, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them as well as with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site.

Certain parts of our sites or whole sites in general may be subject to additional terms.

Our intellectual property – how you may use material on our sites

We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our sites and in the materials published on it. Those works are protected by copyright and trademark laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Use of our trademarks is governed by our trademark policy and requires adherence to its terms, unless otherwise authorized through our prior written approval.

These Terms permit you to use the sites for your personal, non-commercial use only. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the materials must always be acknowledged (except where we are only licensees of such materials).

You may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Cardano Foundation at any time. Upon termination of this license, you must destroy any materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format and confirm your compliance with this provision in writing.

Do not rely on information on this site

The materials on our sites are provided on an ‘as is’ basis for general information purposes only.

The materials appearing on our sites could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Cardano Foundation does not warrant that any of the materials on its sites are accurate, complete or current. Cardano Foundation may make changes to the materials contained on its sites at any time without notice. However, Cardano Foundation does not make any commitment to update the materials.

Cardano Foundation makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Cardano Foundation does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its sites or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to from this site.

Limitations of our liability for losses or damages suffered by you

In no event shall Cardano Foundation or its subcontractors be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on theses sites, even if Cardano Foundation or a Cardano Foundation authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Use of forums

Your access to and use of any forum features provided on our sites are subject to these Terms, alongside the Privacy Policy and any accompanying codes of conduct or guidelines. These documents collectively govern your interactions and conduct within the forum. We have the discretion to block users who violate these Terms or the Community Forum guidelines from posting and/or to terminate the user’s forum access.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Cardano Foundation and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and contractors from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising from or in any way connected with: (a) your use or attempted use of the forum features in violation of these Terms; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party; or (c) any content or submissions you provide within the forum, including any claims of infringement, misappropriation, or other violations of intellectual property or other rights.

User account responsibilities

In case of registrations, you are responsible for protecting against unauthorized access. Keep your access data secret and do not disclose it to anyone. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or compromised access credentials or for access to your account by an unauthorized user if this was caused by you.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Cardano Foundation has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Cardano Foundation of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

No text or data mining or web scraping

You must not conduct, facilitate, authorize or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our sites or any services provided via, or in relation to, our sites. This includes using (or permitting, authorizing or attempting the use of):

  • Any "robot", "bot", "spider", "scraper" or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the sites or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.
  • Any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.

The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of applicable copyright law.

Because some jurisdictions do not allow such exclusion or limitation of text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract, this clause may not apply to you.

How we may use your personal data

For information on how we process personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Rules about linking to our sites

  • You may link to our sites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
  • You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
  • Our sites must not be framed on any other site.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
  • If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our sites other than that set out above, please contact us at the email address above.

Modifications of these Terms

Cardano Foundation may revise these Terms for its sites at any time without notice. The revised version applies upon publication on our sites. By using our sites, you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms.

Changes, suspension or withdrawal of the site

  • We may update and change our sites from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs, and our business priorities. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes if we deem this necessary or useful.
  • Our sites are made available free of charge, except where explicitly stated otherwise.
  • We do not guarantee that our sites, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our sites for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal if we deem this necessary or useful.


We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organization. We will always inform you in writing or other suitable form if this happens.

Governing Law and jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the material laws of Switzerland under exclusion of its conflicts of laws provisions and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Zug, Switzerland. In case of imminent or actual infringement of its rights, Cardano Foundation reserves the right to call upon any other competent court for injunctive relief.

Updated 6 March 2024