This is VERY important. When you sign the user documents with Rithmic, make sure to choose correctly. Professional traders pay their own data when trading in an evaluation account, and that data is billed at a rate of $105/exchange/month.
- Please ensure you choose the right option as a Professional pays for all of his/her own fees during the evaluation as the exchange charges considerably higher rates.
- Most traders with Leeloo are Non-Pro but please review the below information to know what you would be considered.
Read the Market Data Self-Certification document. This stipulates (from the CME Group) a set of conditions which determine whether or not a user is a Professional or Non-Professional user. For your convenience the document is appended below.
As required, please contact qualified compliance or legal counsel. Rithmic Operations and Leeloo | Natural Trading, LLC is not qualified to provide compliance or legal counsel.
RITHMIC, LLC MARKET DATA SELF-CERTIFICATION
RITHMIC, LLC ("RITHMIC") IS WILLING TO GRANT YOU (THE "SUBSCRIBER") THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE THE MARKET DATA DESCRIBED IN, AND STRICTLY SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF, THE SEPARATE RITHMIC, LLC MARKET DATA SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT PROVIDED YOU DECLARE AND REPRESENT BELOW THAT YOU WILL ACCESS AND USE THE MARKET DATA PROVIDED BY RITHMIC AS EITHER A "NON-PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBER" OR A "PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBER". REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO THE RITHMIC, LLC MARKET DATA SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT AND THE DEFINITIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH THEREIN ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN. BASED ON YOUR QUALIFICATIONS, YOU MAY BE CHARGED REDUCED FEES FOR THE MARKET DATA. TO QUALIFY FOR ANY REDUCTION IN SUBSCRIBER FEES, YOU MUST BE CONSIDERED A "NON-PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBER".
PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THIS SELF-CERTIFICATION CAREFULLY BEFORE CLICKING ON THE "NON-PROFESSIONAL" OR "PROFESSIONAL" BUTTON AND THE "SUBMIT" BUTTON BELOW, AS CLICKING ON THESE BUTTONS WILL INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE, AGREEMENT AND ASSENT TO THEM. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN CLICK ON THE "CANCEL" BUTTON AND promptly exit this software AND CONSULT IMMEDIATELY WITH THE ACCOUNT OR CUSTOMER SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AT YOUR DESIGNATED FUTURES Commission Merchant OR BROKER.
NON-PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBER. By clicking on the "Non-Professional" button below, you are confirming to Rithmic that you are either (i) an individual, natural person Subscriber who, or (ii) certain small business entities (limited liability companies, partnerships, trusts or corporations) that, will receive and use the Market Data (excluding any pit traded data), in each case subject to the following restrictions:
(a) You must have an active futures trading account in the event you are receiving futures Market Data;
(b) You must not be a member (or hold or lease any type membership) of any Exchange;
(c) You do not have a primary business purpose that involves trading;
(d) You are not registered or qualified as a professional trader or investment adviser with any stock, commodities or futures exchange or contract market, or with any regulatory authority, professional association or recognized professional body; and
(e) You are not affiliated with any entity that is or may be considered a Professional User; and
(f) Your use of the Market Data will be solely for your personal, non-business use;
(g) Your use of the Market Data will be limited to managing your own property and, for the avoidance of doubt, not in connection with the management of any property of any third party(ies) in any capacity, whether as a principal, officer, partner, employee or agent of any business or on behalf of any other individual, and whether or not the Subscriber receives any remuneration therefor; and
(h) You are not acting on behalf of an institution that engages in brokerage, banking, investment, or financial activities; and
(i) You have no more than two (2) means for accessing the Market Data from Rithmic; and
(j) You shall view the Market Data only on a device that is capable of routing orders to the Exchanges from which the Market Data originated.
PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBER. By clicking on the "Professional" button below, you are confirming to Rithmic that you or your business entity do not meet the qualifications of a Non-Professional Subscriber set forth above or that you or your business entity falls under any of the categories of Professional described below:
(a) You or your business entity provides financial or similar services to any third party.
(b) You or your business entity are registered or qualified as a professional trader or investment adviser with any stock, commodities or futures exchange or contract market, or with any regulatory authority, professional association or recognized professional body.
(c) You or your business entity acts on behalf of an institution that engages in brokerage, banking, investment or financial activities.
(d) You or your business entity holds any form of membership at any of the CME Group Designated Contract Markets ("DCM") or any other Exchange.
FINAL DETERMINATION BY EXCHANGE. Each Exchange from which Market Data originates reserves the right in all cases to make a final determination as to whether you are a "Non-Professional Subscriber" or a "Professional Subscriber". In addition, each Exchange reserves the right to amend its policies or terminate reduced fees for Non-Professional Subscribers at any time.
DISCLAIMER. THE MARKET DATA IS PROVIDED STRICTLY "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND ANY USE OF THE MARKET DATA IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RITHMIC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH REGARD TO THE MARKET DATA PROVIDED. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE NETWORK AND EXCHANGE CONNECTIVITY USED BY THE MACHINES THAT PROVIDE THE MARKET DATA ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE TO YOU AND, THEREFORE, THE THROUGHPUT AND LATENCY OF THE MARKET DATA RECEIVED BY YOU MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY USERS OF THE NETWORK, EXCHANGE CONNECTIVITY OR OTHER FACTORS.