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In addition to the Term & Conditions that are agreed upon when accessing the FIX Trading Community website, the below outlines the relevant policies and licenses related to all content. Any capitalized terms used below that are not defined herein shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Terms & Conditions or Standardization IP Policy.

IP Policy

You acknowledge and agree that the Service, and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”), both contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property rights and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorised by FIX Protocol Ltd., you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interfaces that are provided by FIX Protocol Ltd. for use in accessing the Service.  All FIX IP related to the process of producing FIX standards and recommended practices are governed by the Standardization Intellectual Property Policy.

Copyright Policy

You personally will not, and will not permit anyone else to:

  • store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any of the Content made available on the Web Site or compile or collect any Content as part of a database or other work, except where such Content explicitly permits such use;
  • use any automated tool (e.g., robots, spiders) to use the Web Site or store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any Content, except where such Content explicitly permits such use;
  • rent, lease, or sublicense your access to the Web Site to another person;
  • use the Service or Content for any purpose except for your own personal use save where explicitly permitted;
  • circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of the Service or Content;
  • use the Service in a manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the Service or Content; or
  • remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notices (including copyright notices and license terms) on any portion of the Content.

Copyrights related to the process of producing FIX standards and recommended practices are governed by the Standardization Intellectual Property Policy.

Trademark and Servicemark Policy

All Content, including all copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary and/or intellectual property rights is the property of FIX Protocol Ltd., or our affiliates. By continuing to use the Web Site you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws and other laws. Trademarks related to the process of producing FIX standards and recommended practices are governed by the Standardization IP Policy.

 

Standardization IP Policy

The FIX Standardization IP Policy applies to participants involved in the development and adoption of FIX standards and requires that participants in FIX meetings disclose existing or pending patents containing Essential Claims that would be infringed if the Contribution is included in the implemented FIX Specification.  The policy requires that the patent holder provide a general disclaimer to the effect that such party does not hold and does not currently intend to hold any patent to Essential Claims, or assurance that a license to such patent for an Essential Claims will be made available to Applicants desiring to utilize the license for the purpose of implementing the FIX Specification.

Limited License

Subject to the Terms of Use, FIX Trading Community grants to you a limited, personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access the Web Site and/or use the Service of the System (as applicable) for personal, non-commercial purposes. Use for any other purpose requires a separate explicit agreement to be negotiated and signed between you and FIX Protocol Ltd. Your right to use the Service is limited by these Terms of Use. Except for this license granted to you, we retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Web Site, including all related intellectual property rights, where applicable. The Web Site is protected by applicable intellectual property laws, including the copyright laws of England and Wales and international intellectual property laws and treaties. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the applicable Service for any reason, without notice at any time.

FIX Protocol Ltd. grants you permission to download Materials solely for use within your organisation and/or for the purpose of conducting your organisation’s business subject to the terms of the applicable License. All FIX Trading IP, unless otherwise expressly noted, is licensed by FIX Protocol Ltd to you under a Creative Commons Attribution – No Derivatives 4.0 International Public License. You agree to comply with all license requirements, such as those related to attribution and derivative works. The full terms of the license are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/legalcode. In particular, the FIX Protocol specification, implementation guide and repository (together “the FIX Protocol”) cannot be downloaded and adapted with a view to creating a new right, title, license or interest in the adapted version of the FIX Protocol.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

FIX Protocol Specifications

Any new FIX Protocol Specifications (Specifications are defined as: all published version of the FIX Application Layer specification, the FIX Technical Standards specifications and published recommended practices.) are licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ that allows users to copy and redistribute the documents.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

 

Apache Licenses

The following are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use these files except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

·      FIX Repository 2010 Edition

·      FIX Orchestra

·      Open Source Projects (i.e. Github)

 

FIX Trading Community would like to thank Atlassian and Altova for kindly contributing complimentary licenses for their design tools which enable the FIX Trading Community to focus on its core business of creating industry standards and will help in our technical efforts by further automating the maintenance of FIX messaging standards.

Patent Policy

Certain FIX Trading IP, including but not limited to inventions, processes, methods, techniques, technical specifications and standards, software, firmware, APIs, databases, as well as know-how and improvements related thereto, may be subject to patent rights. The Company hereby assigns to FIX Protocol Ltd., and its affiliates, with full title guarantee all future claims in any patent or patent application created from FIX Trading IP (the “FIX Patents”) FIX Protocol Ltd. hereby grants to you under reasonable and non-discriminatory (“RAND”) terms a royalty and fee free, revocable (as specified in clause 12.c below), non-exclusive, worldwide, non-transferable, perpetual patent license to make, use, import, create derivative works from, and otherwise directly or indirectly distribute any FIX Patents for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Patents related to the process of producing FIX standards and recommended practices are governed by the Standardization Intellectual Property Policy.

  1. Release. By acceptance of this royalty-free patent license to the FIX Patents, Member, on behalf of itself, its predecessors, successors, affiliates, assigns, and transferees, hereby: (i) accepts and assumes all risks and liabilities with respect to, and ii) forever agrees to release, discharge, indemnify, hold harmless, and defend FIX Protocol Ltd, together with its predecessors, successors, affiliates, assigns, and transferees, from all liabilities of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, which Member has, or may have had, against to FIX Protocol Ltd, for any acts or omissions whatsoever related to this patent grant, the FIX Patents, and any products, methods, and processes described in or related to the FIX Patents.
  2. Covenant Not to Sue. By acceptance of this royalty-free patent license to the FIX Patents, Member, on behalf of itself, its predecessors, successors, affiliates, assigns, and transferees, hereby irrevocably covenants that neither it nor any of its related entities granting a release under subparagraph 12.a above will participate or cooperate in the commencement, maintenance, or prosecution of any action or proceeding of any kind or nature whatsoever against to FIX Protocol Ltd, together with its predecessors, successors, affiliates, assigns, and transferees, related to this patent grant, the FIX Patents, and any products, methods, and processes described in or related to the FIX Patents
  3. Revocability. FIX Protocol Ltd reserves the right to revoke any patent license in a FIX Patent in the event that the FIX Patent is being misused to create competing specifications or protocols or is being used to the detriment of the FIX Trading Community and the adopters of the FIX Standards.