LAST UPDATED: December 10, 2015
1. Public Domain Dedication
Bloomberg Finance L.P., a limited partnership organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware with offices at 731 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ("Bloomberg"), hereby dedicates FIGI Identifiers to the public domain and makes FIGI Identifiers available to the public at large for free to facilitate trading, processing and reporting of financial transactions, and research on securities and other financial instruments. This Public Domain Dedication is provided in accordance with Bloomberg’s role as both the Registration Authority and a Certified Provider of the FIGI Identifiers, as selected by Object Management Group (“OMG”), a global not-for-profit technology standards consortium.
"FIGI Identifier" or “FIGI” means a unique string of alphanumeric characters that designate a specific security or other financial instrument. OMG has officially adopted the FIGI as the standard methodology for identifying financial instruments. Bloomberg makes this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of Bloomberg's successors and assigns.
Bloomberg intends this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of any present and future rights under copyright law, whether vested or contingent, in the FIGI Identifiers, to the extent any such rights exist. Bloomberg understands that such relinquishment of all rights includes the relinquishment of all rights to enforce (by lawsuit or otherwise) any copyrights in the FIGI Identifiers, to the extent such rights exist. Bloomberg recognizes that FIGI Identifiers may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods that have not yet been invented or conceived as per the OMG standard.
Bloomberg acknowledges that you are free, on a non-exclusive basis, to use, display, reproduce, distribute and create derivative works from the FIGI Identifiers in the course of your business or otherwise, including redistribution of the FIGI Identifiers to your customers for their use.
Bloomberg will from time to time assign new FIGI Identifiers to additional securities and financial instruments. You may request, using the request service, the assignment of new FIGI Identifiers to additional securities and financial instruments. However, Bloomberg will be under no obligation to do so.
BLOOMBERG ATTEMPTS TO ENSURE THE INTEGRITY AND ACCURACY OF FIGI IDENTIFIERS AND THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATED SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS PROVIDED BY BLOOMBERG IN DATABASES OR COMPILATIONS OF FIGI IDENTIFIERS ("RELATED SECURITY DESCRIPTIONS"), BUT MAKES NO GUARANTEE AS TO THE CORRECTNESS OR ACCURACY OF EITHER. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FIGI IDENTIFIERS AND RELATED SECURITY DESCRIPTIONS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. BLOOMBERG AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO FIGI IDENTIFIERS OR RELATED SECURITY DESCRIPTIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING THESE DISCLAIMERS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF BLOOMBERG AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES RELATED TO FIGI IDENTIFIERS AND/OR RELATED SECURITY DESCRIPTIONS, REGARDLESS OF CLAIM OR FORM OF ACTION, SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS (US$50)
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7. Governing Law; Delegation
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