Central Securities Clearing System PLC is the Local Operating Unit authorized to manage and issue Legal Entity Identifier codes in Nigeria (hereinafter referred to as CSCS) OF 2/4 Customs, Street, Marina, and Lagos, Nigeria
Below and the Terms of usage regarding the look-up and download of LEIs and LE-RD from this website by anyone
A. 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.
B 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").
D. CSCS owns and maintains the web-site of the LOU ('the Site') .The Site provides Users with information about legal entity identifiers (LEI). The Site enables the eligible legal entities for LEI-related services like applying for LEI, updating, renewal and to facilitate communication with CSCS for the said services.
E. If the User is using the Site as a representative of his/her employer, then the User represents that he/she has the authority to accept these Terms and Conditions of Site usage on behalf of the legal entity. In such cases, the wherever the term User is referred it shall mean the Legal Entity.
F. CSCS reserves the right to determine the eligibility for offering its services through this Site.
"LOU's LEI Repository" shall mean the database and/or Common Data File Format file output operated by CSCS with at least all LEIs and LE-RD managed by CSCS.
"GLEIF Trademark and Logo" shall mean the trademark and logo of GLEIF as shown on http://www.gleif.org.
"GLEIS" shall mean the Global Legal Entity Identifier System operated by GLEIF and the LOUs.
"LEIs" shall mean one or many Legal Entity Identifiers issued by GLEIF and the LOUs.
"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 CSCS.
"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 and CSCS is an authorized LOU.
"We", "us", "our" or equivalent terms shall refer to CSCS.
"User", "You", "your" or equivalent terms refer to any user of the Access Service.
2.1 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.
2.2 The Access Service on the website https https://lei.cscsnigeriaplc.com is provided for free and without any technical barriers.
2.3 The data available through the Access Service are provided under the CC0 licence, see https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/.
2.5 The technical requirements you have to observe in order to be able to use the Access Service are described on https://lei.cscsnigeriaplc.com
We take every reasonable effort that the Site https://lei.cscsnigeriaplc.com 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://lei.cscsnigeriaplc.com
4.1 By using our Access Service, you agree with the following terms: (a) 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. (b) All information, content, materials, designs, images, graphics or services on this Site belongs to CSCS. All information submitted to CSCS through this Site shall be deemed to be the property of CSCS, and CSCS shall be free to use the information provided by a visitor at this Site, in any manner whatsoever as specified by the regulatory authorities from time to time or by law. The information submitted by the user of this Site may be published as a public information as a requirement of law or directions given by the Regulator or the appropriate authority. The user of the Site cannot proceed against CSCS for the information or data so published. (c) You agree that you access LEIs and/or LE-RD on https://lei.cscsnigeriaplc.com 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. (d) 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. (e) You represent a person capacitated to contract under the relevant laws of contracts in Nigeria.
4.2 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 CSCS.
4.3 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.
4.5 You shall not use the Content for illegal purpose.
5.1 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.
5.2 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.
5.3 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. 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://lei.cscsnigeriaplc.com FURTHERMORE, WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING, IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE 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 SITE https://lei.cscsnigeriaplc.com ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
5.5 THE RESERVATIONS OF THE LICENCE (SEE SECTION 4) APPLY.
5.6 ALTHOUGH CSCS WILL TAKE SERIOUS STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, VANDALS, WORMS, 'TROJAN HORSES' OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THIS SITE, CSCS DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THIS SERVICE DO NOT CONTAIN SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. CSCS IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SITE AND ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, YOU SHALL DO SO SOLELY AT USER'S OWN RISK.
5.7 THE INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO THE LEGAL ENTITY PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE OF CSCS SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ADVICE OF PROFESSIONAL, FINANCIAL, LEGAL OR AN INVESTMENT ADVICE AND MUST NOT BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR MAKING INVESTMENT DECISIONS (LENDING AND EXPOSURE).
5.8 CSCS DOES NOT ADVOCATE, ADVISE OR ADVERTISE THE FINANCIAL OR LEGAL SOUNDNESS, STANDING OR STABILITY OF THE LEGAL ENTITY TO WHICH LEI IS ASSIGNED BY CSCS. THE ASSIGNATION OF LEI TO A LEGAL ENTITY DOES NOT AMOUNT TO CSCS VOUCHING FOR THE LEGAL ENTITY'S FINANCIAL/LEGAL SOUNDNESS OR FINANCIAL STANDING. ANY PERSON USING THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT A LEGAL ENTITY PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE IS REQUESTED TO DO THE NORMAL DUE DILIGENCE OF THE LEGAL ENTITY, WHICH HE OR SHE WOULD HAVE NORMALLY DONE IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS BEFORE ENTERING INTO THE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH SUCH LEGAL ENTITIES HOLDING LEIS ISSUED BY CSCS.
5.9 CSCS DOES NOT PERFORM THE KYC CHECK ON THE LEI APPLICANT AND ISSUANCE OF LEI SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE A KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER (KYC) CHECK. CSCS PROVIDES SERVICES OF LEI GENERATION ON THE ON THE BASIS OF VALIDATION OF INFORMATION FROM BUSINESS REGISTRIES OR AUTHORIZED PUBLIC SOURCES, WHERE AVAILABLE. CSCS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KYC OF THE LEGAL ENTITY.