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15.17 Hang Seng Indices Data File referred to in this section is provided by Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited. Neither Hang Seng Indices Company Limited nor any of its holding companies and subsidiaries nor [Vendor/Relevant Company] provides any warranties of any kind in relation to such Data File (including, without limitation, that the Data File is fit for a particular purpose) or accepts any responsibilities for its accuracy, completeness and/or consistency, or for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever suffered or incurred by any party, With the use of or the access to the Data File referred to in this section, the subscriber or any party irrevocably and unconditionally accepts and agrees to be bound by this disclaimer.
15.18 Hedge Fund Research
Client Restriction on Usage/Distribution
Client’s use of the HFR Indices is solely limited to internal usage only. No redistribution by any means is permitted by the client or client’s group. Clients are strictly prohibited from any form of onward distribution of Hedge Fund Research Indices, up to and including any and all derivative works.
Client will not copy or manufacture the Index Dataset or any portion thereof for any use prohibited under this Agreement, (ii) translate, modify, adapt, enhance, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Index Dataset, except as to render the Index Dataset in a format compatible with the Licensee’s software and to the extent permitted under applicable law despite this restriction, (iii) use the Index Dataset to create an index or populate any other commercial Database or index dataset, (iv) use the Index Dataset in the operation of its own data or index business, (v) use the Index Dataset, Resultant Data and/or HFR trademarks, including HFR Index names, ticket symbols, or graphically representative HFR Index performance in any manner in association with products which are created as investable index products.
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Where the customer has stored or archived off SEDOL codes for regulatory purposes, as long as the customer can demonstrate that there are controls in place to ensure SEDOL codes that only named individuals can access that data for regulatory or regulatory support purposes, then all SEDOL codes within this database can be discounted.
Where a vendor is unable to control or permission the level of codes provided to the customer, codes which are not being processed, as defined above, may be discounted. In such cases, the vendor is required to provide to the London Stock Exchange lists of all customers that have the ability to access SEDOL codes and the London Stock Exchange will contact such customers to ascertain whether they are processing SEDOL codes. However, the customer would be expected to technically demonstrate to the London Stock Exchange that these discounted codes are being discarded and/or archived for regulatory purposes. Where SEDOL codes are being held, but not being processed (as per the definition above) because trading has officially ceased (for example, delisting or maturity date expired) in the security to which they relate, they can be discounted.
For further information, please refer to the SEDOL Masterfile Pricing and Policy Guidelines, or contact the London Stock Exchange SEDOL team: info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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