Thank you for visiting the Global Markets Entity Identifier (“GMEI”) utility website, a service of Business Entity Data B.V. ("BED B.V."). The purpose of this website is to supply an interface for the registration, issuance and renewal of ISO17442 compliant Legal Entity Identifiers.

All use of the information contained in this website is at the user's risk. This website and its contents are not intended for individual or consumer use, and by accepting these Terms of Use you represent that you are a business organization using the website and the information it contains for business-to-business commercial purposes.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this website. By accessing this website in any manner (whether automated or otherwise), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, our FAQS,and any additional terms and conditions that are referenced below or otherwise may apply to specific areas of this site.

Certain products or services that you purchase or download from our website may be subject to additional terms and conditions presented to you at the time that you purchase or download them.

You represent that you are legally able to accept these Terms of Use, and affirm that you are of legal age to form a binding contract. If you are using our website as a representative of your employer or of a Legal Entity you are assisting with registration or maintenance, as applicable. you represent and attest that you have the authority to accept these Terms of Use on behalf of your employer or the Legal Entity you are assisting. In that case, references to "you" in this Terms of Use also refer to your employer or the Legal Entity you are assisting, as applicable. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use this site.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Such changes will be effective when posted. By continuing to use the site and/or to use GMEI utility services, after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use as modified.

  1. INTRODUCTION

    1. The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit foundation incorporated by the Financial Stability Board in Basel/Switzerland under the laws of Switzerland.
    2. GLEIF and its partnering Local Operating Units ("LOUs") operate a system of worldwide unique Legal Entity Identifiers ("LEI", "LEIs") and LEI repositories with certain additional information about the relevant legal entities ("Legal Entity Reference Data", "LE-RD").
    3. The website www.gmeiutility.org allows users to access the LOU’s LEI Repository. Any such access might use file downloads, access via Web Interfaces / APIs or by any other technical means, as provided in BED B.V.’s discretion. Any LEI data and LE-RD access from www.gmeiutility.org is subject to these Terms of Use.
  2. DEFINITIONS

    1. "Access Service" shall mean the facility provided by BED B.V. under these Terms of Use and further described below, provided on this website www.gmeiutility.org.
    2. "LOU's LEI Repository" shall mean the database and/or Common Data File Format file output operated by BED B.V. with at least all LEIs and LE-RD managed by the GMEI utility.
    3. "GLEIF Trademark and Logo" shall mean the trademark and logo of GLEIF as shown on http://www.gleif.org.
    4. "GLEIS" shall mean the Global Legal Entity Identifier System operated by GLEIF and the LOUs.
    5. "LEIs" shall mean one or many Legal Entity Identifiers issued by GLEIF and the LOUs.
    6. "LEI Reference Data" and "LE-RD" (singular and plural) shall mean the information available in the LEI Repository in relation to an LEI. The categories of data currently included in the LE-RD are listed on https://www.gmeiutility.org/.
    7. "LOU" or "LOUs" shall mean the Local Operating Units who have entered into a Master Agreement with GLEIF and who are accredited by GLEIF to accept applications by legal entities for LEIs and to issue LEIs. A list of the accredited LOUs can be found on http://www.gleif.org. BED B.V., which operates the GMEI utility, is an authorized LOU.
    8. "We", "us", "our" or equivalent terms shall refer to BED B.V.
    9. "User", "You", "your" or equivalent terms refer to any user of the Access Service.


  3. ACCESS SERVICE

    1. The Access Service enables Users to look-up and/or download individual LEIs and/or related LE-RD and/or the entire set or a subset of LEIs and/or pertaining LE-RD from the LOU's LEI Repository and/or Common Data File Format file.
    2. The Access Service on the website https://www.gmeiutility.org/ is provided for free and without any technical barriers.
    3. The data available through the Access Service are provided under the CC0 license, see https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/.
    4. In order to protect the GLEIS and the fundamental principles underlying it as set out in the Governance Principles of the GLEIS, in particular in the event of any use of the Access Service which is contrary to, or threatens to undermine, those fundamental principles or the public benefit for which LEIs and LE-RD are provided, we do have to reserve the right to suspend or modify the Access Service or any of the Terms of Use.
    5. The technical requirements you have to observe in order to be able to use the Access Service are described on https://www.gmeiutility.org/.
    6. SERVICE LEVEL
      1. We take every reasonable effort that the website https://www.gmeiutility.org/ and the Access Service will function and be available without interruptions or errors. However, their operation may be interrupted due to maintenance, updates or system or network failures. Service windows are - whenever possible - announced in due time on https://www.gmeiutility.org/.
    7. CONDITIONS OF USE
      1. By using our Access Service, you agree with the following terms:
        1. You acknowledge that you do not have, and will not acquire any intellectual property or other proprietary rights in the LEIs and LE-RD as provided by the Access Service, and that you do not, and will not, claim such rights.
        2. You agree that you access LEIs and/or LE-RD on https://www.gmeiutility.org/ only by way of using the Access Service, and that you refrain from trying to obtain access to our LEI Repository or any other of our files or databases other than through using the Access Service as offered by us and, in particular, that you refrain from trying to circumvent technical restrictions or infecting the LEI Repository with malware of any kind.
        3. If you wish to use the GLEIF Trademark and Logo, which is a registered trademark, please contact GLEIF at the address indicated on http(s)://www.gleif.org.
        4. You agree that you shall refrain from creating, in whatever way, the impression that data and/or services, except the original LEIs and LE-RD downloaded by you through the Access Service, are provided or supported or authorized or granted or otherwise associated by or with GLEIF or BED B.V.
        5. You further agree to refrain from any actions or statements which may mislead the public and/or your customers to believe that any products or services provided by you, even if LEIs and LE-RD may be a part of such product or service, are services or products of GLEIF or any LOU, or that you are part of, or in a special relationship to, GLEIF and/or the GLEIS and/or any LOU.
        6. You agree that GLEIF and BED B.V. may take any appropriate steps, including but not limited to court action and to preliminary injunctions, if you do not comply with these Terms of Use, and that you are, provided applicable law allows, liable to a payment of liquidated damages in the amount of $100,000 for each and any single case of non-compliance.
    8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR ACCESS SERVICE
      1. THE LEIS AND THE LE-RD MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE ACCESS SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THERETO. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT ANY USE THEREOF IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
      2. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM REGARDING LEIS AND LE-RD ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND LIABILITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE ACCESS SERVICE OR THE LEIS AND LE-RD. IN PARTICULAR, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU RECOGNIZE THAT THE ISSUANCE OF LEIS AND COLLECTION OF LE-RD IS BASED ON APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SUCH INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, CORRECT, UP-TO-DATE OR THAT A CERTAIN LEI IS THE ONLY LEI ISSUED FOR A CERTAIN LEGAL ENTITY.
      3. IN PARTICULAR, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS IN THE FUNCTIONING OF THE ACCESS SERVICE OR THE WEBSITE HTTPS://WWW.GMEIUTILITY.ORG/ FURTHERMORE, WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING, IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, DISTURBANCES RELATED TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO THE SATURATION OF THE INTERNET NETWORK, AND FOR ANY OTHER REASON. FURTHERMORE, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES, INFORMATION AND CONTENTS INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE HTTPS://WWW.GMEIUTILITY.ORG/ ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
      4. THE RESERVATIONS OF THE LICENSE (SEE SECTION G) APPLY.


  4. General Rules of Conduct

    1. Do not gain unauthorized access to the site or to any account or computer system connected to the site.
    2. Do not "stream catch" (download, store or transmit copies of streamed content).
    3. Do not obtain, or attempt to obtain, access to areas of the site or our systems that are not intended for access by you.
    4. Do not "flood" the site with requests or otherwise overburden, disrupt or harm the site or its systems.
    5. Do not circumvent or reverse engineer the site or its systems.
    6. Do not restrict or inhibit another user or users from using this site.
    7. If you post something to this site, such as comments or other content, do not post anything that:
      1. infringes any third party intellectual property right (such as copyrights),
      2. is defamatory (i.e., something that is negative and untrue about another person or entity),
      3. divulges another person's or entity's confidential or private information or trade secret,
      4. is fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene, or discriminatory,
      5. encourages criminal conduct,
      6. advertises or solicits business for products or services other than those that are offered and promoted on this site, or
      7. contains any virus, malware, spyware or other harmful content or code.
    8. You also must comply with all applicable laws and contractual obligations when you use this site.


  5. Ownership of Site Content and Submissions

    1. We or our licensors or partners own the intellectual property rights in the information, content and materials displayed on and available through this website, and the selection and arrangement thereof. You may use this site (including such content and materials) for your own commercial or non-commercial use. You must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
    2. If you submit or post any materials or content to this site, you grant us and our affiliates a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferrable, assignable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use such materials and content, including alterations thereof, for our business purposes, in any form, in any media, and via any technology we choose, whether it exists now or is created in the future. You represent that you have the right to grant these rights to any materials and content posted or otherwise submitted by you to the site, and that such materials and content is, to the best of your knowledge, accurate, current and complete.
    3. Please do not send us your ideas for our business. We are always thinking and creating, and we may have similar ideas of our own. To avoid any disputes between us relating to ideas that you have submitted to us you agree that, if you send us your ideas, you are giving us the right to use them without compensation, and you waive and release us from claims that we have used your ideas without your permission.


  6. Responsibility for Public Postings

    1. Responsibility for what is posted in public areas of our website lies with each user - you alone are responsible for the material you post or otherwise make available in public areas of our site. You alone are responsible for assessing the credibility of other user postings. We do not control the material that you or others may post or otherwise make available in such areas, and you understand that we have no obligation to monitor any such material or to edit or delete it. However, we reserve the right do so. We are not a publisher of user posts, and we are not responsible for their accuracy or legality.


  7. Site Registration and Log In

    1. To access certain features of this site, you may be required to provide personal and/or corporate information as part of a site registration or log-in process. In addition, certain features of our site are only available to subscribers, and to access those areas of the site you will be required to log in using your email address and password.
    2. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration or log-in form, and you are responsible for keeping such information up-to-date (this includes your contact information, so that we can reliably contact you). You may not impersonate another person or entity.
    3. You are responsible for all activity occurring when this site is accessed through your account, whether authorized by you or not. Therefore, if you create an account, be sure to protect the confidentiality of your account password. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information. This limitation does not apply to damages caused by our willful intent or gross negligence.


  8. Collection and Further Distribution of Information

    1. You represent and warrant that you have the authority and any consent required to provide all information that you provide to us, regarding yourself or other persons or entities. You agree and authorize us to (i) gather and collect any required information that you do not provide and (ii) confirm and validate all information that you do provide with third parties, including public registries. You consent to our further distribution of all of this information and appoint us as your agent in fact to the extent necessary for us to gather and confirm any required information.


  9. Electronic Communications and Notice

    1. The communications between you and us via this site use electronic means, whether you visit this site, submit information through this site, send us an email, or whether we post notices on this site or communicate with you via email. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form, and you agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if they were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights. All notices, requests and other communications to us must be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given only if successfully emailed to CustomerService@GMEIutility.org., with a courtesy copy emailed to: GCOContractnotices@dtcc.com. All communications between you and us shall be in English.


  10. Copyright Infringement Notices

    1. If you are a copyright owner who believes in good faith that your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed on this site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform our designated copyright agent by sending written notice by U.S. Mail to Melissa Fisher at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041 or by email to GMEIcopyrightagent@dtcc.com. Please include the following information in your written notice: (1) a detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed upon; (2) a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the site; (3) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, email address; (4) a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and (6) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner's behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement. Please note that the contact information provided in this paragraph is for suspected copyright infringement only. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere in these Terms of Use or on the site.


  11. Changes to This Site

    1. We reserve the right to make changes to, or to suspend or discontinue (temporarily or permanently), this site or any portion of this site. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance.


  12. Term; Suspension or Termination of Access

    1. Your obligations under these Terms of Use shall be in force, notwithstanding termination, as long as you exist and as long as we exist, whichever is shorter.
    2. We have the right to deny access to, and to suspend or terminate your access to, the site, or to any features or portions of the site, and to remove and discard any content or materials you have submitted to the site, at any time and for any reason, including for any violation by you of these Terms of Use. In addition, we have a policy of terminating the site usage privileges of users who are infringers of intellectual property rights. In the event that we suspend or terminate your access to and/or use of the site, you will continue to be bound by the Terms of Use that were in effect as of the date of your suspension or termination.


  13. Registration and Maintenance of LEIs

    1. Pricing:
      1. Please see https://www.gmeiutility.org/gmeiUtilityPricing.jsp for BED B.V.’s pricing schedule for the registration and maintenance of an LEI. BED B.V. may annually review its fee schedule, and unilaterally determine new fees.
    2. Invoice Payments
      1. Business Entity Data B.V. will invoice you for each request for the registration of a new GMEI record and for each request to update an existing GMEI record. All invoices are due and payable upon receipt thereof. In all circumstances, the entity that submits a request for the registration of a new GMEI record or an update to an existing GMEI record shall be responsible for payment for such request if the invoice remains unpaid for more than ninety (90) days and such invoice shall become immediately due and payable.
    3. Refund Policy
      1. Business Entity Data B.V. will charge your payment card upon receiving your order. For registration requests, Business Entity Data B.V. will deliver the report (the "Registration Report") within twelve (12) business days from your order. For maintenance requests, Business Entity Data B.V. will deliver the report (the "Maintenance Report") within twelve (12) business days from your order. A Registration Report or Maintenance Report is considered to have been delivered ("Delivered") once we either: (i) deliver it to the email address provided by you with your order, or (ii) post the report on GMEI utility database. Please notify us promptly at CustomerService@GMEIutility.org if your report is not Delivered within the applicable timeframe. If we do not Deliver your report within six (6) business days after such notification, you will be eligible for a refund.
      2. If you believe that the report you received is defective, please notify us at CustomerService@GMEIutility.org to report the defect. If we do not deliver the report without defect within six (6) business days after such notification, you will be eligible for a refund. Reports are not considered defective if the deficiency was caused by your provision to us of incorrect or duplicative information.
      3. If you are a consumer (a natural person purchasing a report for your own personal household or family purposes), you have the right to cancel your order by notifying us at CustomerService@GMEIutility.org within fourteen (14) days of your order, unless we have Delivered the report within such fourteen (14) day time period. When a refund is warranted, we will credit your payment card account within fourteen (14) days of your notice to us of your cancellation.
      4. Any refunds will be contingent on your return of the report and destruction and deletion of any print or electronic copies thereof in your (or your company's) possession or control, and the written certification of an officer or executive of your company (or your own written certification if you are a natural person purchasing a report for your own personal household or family purposes) that such return, destruction and deletion of the report and any copies thereof has been accomplished.
      5. There will be no refunds in the event of a transfer of your LEI to another LOU.
    4. Assisted Registration
      1. The GMEI utility is focused on Self-Registration and maintenance as the means to help ensure the highest data quality. An entity may meet this basis by self-registering and keeping its reference data current using the Maintenance function. Another method is for an entity to give permission to another party to assist in the registration process on their behalf, and give the entity permission to assist in the annual maintenance process on an ongoing basis. Parties registering others warrant that they have received the explicit permission of the entities they have registered and have instructed that entity to review the record and maintain it.
    5. Challenges
      1. Your LE-RD may be challenged by a third-party. In such a case, BED B.V will validate the challenge. The challenge may be accepted and published, corrected and published or rejected.
    6. Legal Entity Acknowledgement
      1. You agree and acknowledge:
        1. that only one LEI may be requested for a Legal Entity and that it is prohibited to request a second LEI at either the GMEI utility or any other local operating unit.
        2. that you are obligated to review your Legal Entity Reference Data (LE-RD) at least annually to verify its accuracy.
        3. that you must promptly submit any changes regarding any aspect having an actual or potential influence of the LEI or LE-RD.
        4. that you are obligated to make annual payment for the revalidation and renewal of the LEI.
        5. that BED B.V. may be required by mandatory law or internal LOU controls to change your LE-RD.
        6. that the issuance of an LEI, and its yearly renewal, is subject to requirements established by GLEIF.
        7. that the GLEIF reserves the right to request the transfer of the LEI to another local operating unit.
        8. that you fully and irrevocably transfer or license, as appropriate, any intellectual property rights you have or may have to your LEI and LE-RD.
        9. that you may request the transfer of your LEI to another local operating unit (to be specifically designated by you), and/or to allow another local operating unit to request such transfer on your behalf, and that no fees will be assessed.


  14. Termination

    1. These Terms of Use may be terminated if: (i) you transfer your LEI to a different LOU or to the GLEIF, (ii) you abandon your status as legal entity with a registered LEI, or (iii) you no longer have an LEI due to your non-compliance with the requirements of maintaining such LEI.
    2. These Terms of Use shall terminate with immediate effectiveness if (i) there is severe or repeated material breach of these Terms of Use, for which no cure is possible, or cure has been refused despite a reasonable cure period; or (ii) the Master Agreement of GMEI utility with the GLEIF is terminated.
    3. Any indemnification, defense and hold harmless obligations will survive these Terms of Use and any termination of your use of this site.


  15. OFAC Compliance

    1. BED B.V. is committed to complying with the US sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and regularly screens its registrations against the Specially Designated Nationals ("SDN") List and takes action accordingly.


  16. Linking Policies

    1. This site may contain links to other websites or to third party sellers of products and services. Such links are provided for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse, the content of any such sites, or the products and services sold on them, nor do we take responsibility for the accuracy of any such sites. When you visit a linked site you should read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy that govern that particular linked site.
    2. We welcome links to this site so long as: (i) this site opens in a new browser window which displays the full version of a page of this site (e.g., not merely one of its frames, and not an "in-line" link to a particular image or object on this site), (ii) the link to this site does not bypass any log-in requirements (iii) the link to this site does not state or imply any sponsorship of your website or service by us or by this site; and (iv) this site is not display framed within or obfuscated by other content. You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on this site, including but not limited to any logos, without our express written consent. We reserve the right to revoke your right to link to this site upon notice. If you receive such a notice from us, you agree to discontinue your link to the site.


  17. Indemnification

    1. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates, our related companies, and our respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, content and service providers, contractors, and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from your use of this site, your submissions to this site, or any violation of these Terms of Use, or applicable law, by you or by someone accessing the site via your account. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with us in defending such claims. This indemnification, defense and hold harmless obligation will survive these Terms of Use and the termination of your use of this site.


  18. Jurisdictional Issues

    1. This website is controlled and operated out of a third party hosting facility in the United States.


  19. Applicable Law; No Waiver; Severability

    1. These Terms of Use, and the relationship between you and us, will be governed by the laws of The Netherlands, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you and we nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these terms and conditions will remain in full force and effect.


  20. Governing Jurisdiction

    1. ANY DISPUTE WILL BE LITIGATED BY EITHER PARTY IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION ONLY IN THE NETHERLANDS. EACH PARTY SUBMITS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THESE COURTS AND AGREES NOT TO COMMENCE ANY LEGAL ACTION UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THESE TERMS OF USE IN ANY OTHER COURT OR FORUM. EACH PARTY WAIVES ANY OBJECTION TO THE LAYING OF THE VENUE OF ANY LEGAL ACTION BROUGHT UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THESE TERMS OF USE IN THE NETHERLANDS, AND AGREES NOT TO PLEAD OR CLAIM IN SUCH COURTS THAT ANY SUCH ACTION HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM. THE TERM "DISPUTE" MEANS ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM, OR CONTROVERSY BETWEEN YOU AND BED B.V. OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR CONTRACTORS REGARDING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE THEREON, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FRAUD, MISREPRESENTATION, FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT, OR NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, AND INCLUDES THE VALIDITY, ENFORCEABILITY OR SCOPE OF THIS SECTION 14.


  21. Disclaimer of Warranties

    1. WE PROVIDE THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR BY OUR REPRESENTATIVES ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). THIS MEANS THAT WE MAKE NO PROMISES THAT:
      1. THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME,
      2. THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS OR PROVIDE ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS,
      3. THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE (INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, INFORMATION ABOUT COMPANIES) WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR UP-TO-DATE,
      4. THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM IT OR STORED ON IT WILL BE SECURE FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS,
      5. INFORMATION AND MATERIALS THAT YOU STORE IN YOUR ACCOUNT OR ON THIS SITE WILL REMAIN RETRIEVABLE AND UNCORRUPTED (UNLESS WE PROMISE THIS IN A SEPARATE AGREEMENT WITH YOU), OR
      6. THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
      7. WE LIKEWISE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THIS SITE, WHETHER AUTOMATED OR PROVIDED BY LIVE PERSONS. ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT, IF AT ALL, OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN A SEPARATE AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN YOU AND US OR BETWEEN YOU AND A THIRD PARTY.
      8. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE AND OUR SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALTHOUGH WE TRY TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS SITE IS ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR MAKE CORRECTIONS TO ANY OF THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING PRICING) AT ANY TIME. WE CANNOT, AND DO NOT, GUARANTEE THE CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS, PRECISION, THOROUGHNESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE (INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, INFORMATION ABOUT COMPANIES), NOR WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INACCURACY OR OMISSION CONCERNING ANY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN PRODUCT OR SERVICES LITERATURE, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOCUMENTS, SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION, BY OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT AGENTS, AND OTHERWISE ON THE SITE OR IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH US OR OUR AGENTS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS POSTED TO OUR SITE BY USERS, NOR FOR DISPUTES BETWEEN USERS, OR BETWEEN USERS AND THIRD PARTIES.
      9. THESE DISCLAIMERS APPLY TO BED B.V. AND ITS AFFILIATED AND RELATED COMPANIES AS WELL AS THIRD PARTIES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE SITE OR PROVISION OF SERVICES TO BED B.V., AND ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS.


  22. Limitations of Liability

    1. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THIS SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE'S TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
    2. IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR CONTRACTORS, OR ANY OF OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE (OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS PROVIDED AS PART OF THIS SITE), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF WE KNEW, SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OR HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND CONTRACTORS, AND OF ANY OF OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF CLAIM IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS SITE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY PAID TO US, IF ANY, FOR USE OF THE SITE, OR, IF APPLICABLE, FOR USE OF THE SPECIFIC SITE FEATURE OR SERVICE FROM WHICH THE CLAIM IN QUESTION FIRST AROSE. IF MANDATED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS DO NOT APPLY TO CLAIMS AGAINST US FOR DAMAGES TO THE EXTENT CAUSED BY OUR WILLFUL INTENT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE.
    3. YOU SHALL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SET OFF FROM AMOUNTS OWED TO US AMOUNTS OWED TO YOU BY BED B.V. OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
    4. YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION THAT YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THIS SITE, OR THESE TERMS OF USE, MUST BE FILED BY YOU WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUED OR BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.


  23. Other

    1. These Terms of Use, together with our Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions that are referenced herein or otherwise may apply to specific areas of this site, constitute the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the Global Markets Entity Identifier utility website. This agreement is personal to you and you may not assign it to anyone.
    2. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use are not intended to benefit any third party (except for those third parties expressly identified in Sections II(H), XVII, XXI, and XII of this Agreement), and do not create any third party beneficiaries (except for those third parties expressly identified in Sections II(H), XVII, XXI, and XII of this Agreement). Accordingly, these Terms of Use may only be invoked or enforced by you or us or a third party that has been expressly identified in Sections II(H), XVII, XXI, and XII of this Agreement, to the extent such third party's interest shall appear.


Last Updated: 14 March 2017