SEI Application Programming Interface
Important legal information about the SEI Developer Portal
SECTION 1 DEFINITIONS
1.01 "Affiliate" means any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the subject entity; and "control," for purposes of this definition, means direct or indirect ownership or control of more than 50% of the voting interests of the subject entity.
1.02 “Aggregated Data” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 5.06.
1.04 “API Documentation” means the Documentation, data and information that SEI provides to developers regarding how to use the SEI API through the SEI Developer Portal.
1.05 “API Products” means any two or more SEI API.
1.06 “Application” or “App” means any application, website or website service, mobile application, product or service that Developer creates, which integrates with or uses one or more SEI API.
1.07 “Confidential Information” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 5.01.
1.08 “Content” means any data or information made available via the SEI API, including Developer Data as well as information provided by SEI or accessible from publicly available sources or third party content providers, as more fully described in the Documentation.
1.09 “Data” means any data, information or Content uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made available to users via the SEI API.
1.10 “Developer Data” means any data or information made available to SEI by a Developer in connection with Developer’s use of the Services or SEI API.
1.12 “Documentation” means all documentation, technical manuals, operator and user manuals, flow diagrams, file descriptions and other written information describing the functions, operational characteristics, usage restrictions and specifications of the SEI API, or explaining how to install, use, maintain and/or support such software or other technology, each as the same may be updated from time to time.
1.13 “Extension Term” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 6.02.
1.14 “Initial Term” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 6.02.
1.16 “Order Form Term” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 6.02.
1.17 “Person” shall mean any natural person, partnership, estate, association, custodian, nominee, limited liability company, corporation, trust or other legal entity.
1.18 “SEI API” means the commercially available SEI Application Programing Interface, which provides Data to clients when invoked as permitted in the Agreement.
1.19 “SEI Brand” means the brand identity and assets belonging to SEI; its parent, SEI Investments Company; and all other wholly-owned direct and indirect subsidiaries of SEI Investments Company, including names, logos, service marks, trade names and trademarks.
1.20 “SEI Customers” means those Persons with whom SEI or its Affiliates have a contractual relationship pursuant to which SEI or such Affiliate is obligated to provide products or services to such customer.
1.21 “SEI Developer Portal” means the portal through which App developers can register Applications and obtain API Documentation regarding SEI API.
1.22 “SEI IP” means all patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights inherent in, or appurtenant to any of the Services, Documentation or any portion thereof.
1.23 “SEI Proprietary Information” means the SEI IP and the manuals, user guides, operating manuals, Documentation, and other materials, business plans, software codes, trade secrets, designs, concepts, discoveries, ideas, enhancements, improvements, inventions, and other confidential or proprietary information supplied or disclosed by or on behalf of SEI to Developer pursuant to the Agreement.
1.24 “SEI” shall refer to SEI Global Services, Inc.
1.25 “Services” means the products and services that are ordered by Developer under an Order Form and made available by SEI pursuant to the Agreement, which may include SEI API, API Products and Documentation, access to web-based applications, implementation, training, maintenance and support. “Services” exclude Content and Third Party Applications.
1.26 “Term” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.01.
1.28 “Third Party Applications” refers to tools or products that are licensed or otherwise made available for use through the SEI API from a third party.
SECTION 2 DEVELOPER ACCOUNTS
Access to the SEI Developer Portal is granted to Developers who agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement and to whom SEI, in its sole discretion, approves and grants access. Any Developer seeking access to the SEI Developer Portal must request such access from SEI through the login page of the SEI Developer Portal located at: developers.seic.com; agree to be bound by the Agreement and provide all other information and assurances as may be requested as part of the registration. Developer shall have an ongoing obligation to ensure that all information provided to SEI under the Agreement is true, accurate and complete and shall inform SEI of any changes to the information provided to SEI as part of Developer’s registration. If approved, SEI shall provide each individual who is authorized with unique login information. Developer shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all login and account information related to the SEI Developer Portal. In the event that a Developer believes its account or login information has been compromised or shared with a third party not authorized by SEI or in the event an employee of Developer ceases to be employed by Developer, Developer shall promptly inform SEI of such circumstances. SEI assumes no responsibility for losses incurred as a result of an unauthorized Person having access to a Developer’s user credentials.
SECTION 3 ACCESS AND USE
3.01 Entitlements. SEI shall provide Developer with access to certain SEI API, API Products, Documentation, information, forums, products and services (collectively, the “Services”) as may be requested by Developer and agreed by SEI from time to time in writing pursuant to an Order Form. SEI may add new Services to the SEI Developer Portal from time to time and Developer may request access to additional Services. Any additional Services shall be made available subject to the terms and conditions set forth in specific Order Forms entered into in accordance with the Agreement. Additionally, SEI may remove Services from time to time in its sole discretion.
3.02 Use. Subject to Developer’s compliance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement, SEI shall grant to Developer a limited, non-transferable, revocable, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to access and use those Services that Developer is entitled to access and use pursuant to applicable Order Forms. Developer’s use of the Services shall be limited solely to the development, testing and maintenance of authorized Applications.
3.03 Restrictions on Use. Developer’s use of the Services is subject to the following limitations:
3.03.01. Developer will not use the Services for any purpose other than as expressly permitted under the Agreement.
3.03.02. Except for any access granted to end-users who are employees of Developer or SEI Customers and who are accessing the Services for their intended purpose, Developer will not otherwise sublicense, transfer or assign its license in the Services to any third party or otherwise make the Services available to a third party.
3.03.03. Developer will not use the Services to create products or services that compete with the products and services offered by SEI.
3.03.04. Developer will not use the Services in any advertising, including any advertising that is within an Application.
3.03.05. Developer will abide by any limitations imposed by SEI on access, calls or use of SEI API and hereby acknowledges that SEI may employ security measures such as denial of service, spike arrest and rate limits, as it determines appropriate in its sole discretion. Developer agrees not to exceed or circumvent such restrictions.
3.03.06. Developer will not perform penetration, load or performance tests on the Services or any component of SEI’s infrastructure.
3.03.07. Developer will not, and will ensure that its authorized users do not, alter, reverse-engineer, de-compile, disassemble, or create derivative works from any Service.
3.03.09. Developer shall not use the Services for any illegal or malicious purpose, including to create, send or store infringing or unlawful material, and will not use the Services to create, transfer or launch viruses or other computer programming that damages, interferes with, intercepts or expropriates any system or data connected to or using an Application. Further, Developer shall not create, use or transfer material containing disabling code such as viruses, time bombs, worms, Trojan horses, or any other malware, or harmful computer code, scripts, files or programs. All Applications created by Developer shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
3.04 Fees. Any fees payable by a Developer to SEI in connection with the Services or any use of API Products will be set forth in a written Order Form executed by both parties.
3.05 Modification of Services; Termination of Access. SEI may change, suspend or discontinue the Services and suspend or terminate Developer’s use of the Services at any time for any reason, without notice. In its sole discretion, SEI may provide notifications regarding changes in the Services to Developers via electronic mail using the information provided by Developer during registration or otherwise on file. SEI shall have the right to revoke access to any Developer or user whose use exceeds reasonable volume limitations, constitutes excessive or abusive usage or otherwise fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
3.06 Links to Third Party Applications. Any links to Third Party Applications are provided solely for Developer’s convenience and such applications are not owned or operated by SEI. SEI has no control over any linked Third Party Application, is not responsible for the content or operation of such applications and makes no representations or warranties with respect to the same. Accessing a Third Party Application may require acceptance of additional terms and authorization of additional conditions, including separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of SEI. Users of Third Party Applications shall be solely responsible for their compliance with any such additional terms or conditions imposed by the providers of such Third Party Applications. A Developer’s use of a Third Party Application is at Developer’s sole and exclusive risk and discretion. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, ALL THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE. Without limiting the foregoing, SEI specifically disclaims any responsibility if such Third Party Applications: infringe any third party's intellectual property rights; are inaccurate, incomplete or misleading; are not merchantable or fit for a particular purpose; do not provide adequate security; contain viruses or other items of a destructive nature; or are libelous or defamatory. SEI does not endorse the content, or any products or services available, on such Third Party Applications. Nonetheless, SEI seeks to protect the integrity of the Services and therefore requests any feedback on not only the Services, but for Third Party Applications as well (including if a specific Third Party Application does not work).
3.07 Data. SEI does not and cannot review all Data, and is not responsible for Data. Developer acknowledges that by providing Developer Data, SEI is not undertaking any obligation or liability related to the Developer Data.
SECTION 4 PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND LICENSES
4.02 License to Use Feedback. The Services will continue to be developed and improved by SEI from time to time, in part, based upon feedback and use of the Services by developers and others. In order to ensure that the further development of the Services is not impaired, Developer hereby grants to SEI a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into its products and services any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback provided by it relating to the operation of the Services. Further, nothing in the Agreement shall prevent SEI from developing or offering products or services similar to an Application created by Developer.
4.03Use of Name. SEI hereby grants to Developer a license to use the SEI name and/or logo, and Developer hereby agrees to use SEI’s name and/or logo, on any website, Application or service incorporating API Products. All use of the SEI name or logo shall comply with the SEI Brand requirements provided by SEI to Developer from time to time.
SECTION 5 CONFIDENTIALITY
5.01 Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” means all proprietary or confidential information including, without limitation, login information, technical data; trade secrets; know-how; business processes; product plans; product designs; service plans; services; customer lists and customers; markets; software; developments; inventions; processes; formulas; technology; designs; drawings; and marketing, distribution or sales methods and systems; sales and profit figures or other financial information that is disclosed, directly or indirectly, to the Developer (in such capacity the “Recipient”) by or on behalf of SEI (in such capacity the “Disclosing Party”), whether in writing, orally or by other means and whether or not such information is marked as confidential. However, “Confidential Information” does not include any of the information that: (i) prior to disclosure under the Agreement by the Disclosing Party, was known to the public; (ii) after disclosure under the Agreement by the Disclosing Party, becomes known to the public through no act or omission of the Recipient or any of its representatives; (iii) the Recipient can demonstrate by written records was previously known by it or was independently developed by or for it without use of the Confidential Information; or (iv) is, or becomes available to the Recipient on a non-confidential basis from another Person that, to the Recipient’s knowledge, is not prohibited from disclosing such information to the Recipient by a legal, contractual or fiduciary obligation to the Disclosing Party. For purposes of the foregoing, “knowledge” means actual knowledge of a party which can be demonstrated by written records.
5.04 Unauthorized Use or Disclosure. In the event the Recipient becomes aware of any unauthorized use or disclosure by the Recipient of any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party, the Recipient shall promptly (i) notify the Disclosing Party of the unauthorized use or disclosure; (ii) take all reasonable actions to limit the adverse effect on the Disclosing Party of such unauthorized use or disclosure; and (iii) take all reasonable action to protect against a recurrence of the unauthorized use or disclosure.
5.05 Return of Confidential Information. Upon the written request of the Disclosing Party after the termination of the Agreement, the Recipient shall, at the option of the Disclosing Party, return or destroy all Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party that is then in the possession or control of the Recipient, provided, however, the Recipient may retain such Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party as may be necessary or appropriate for the Recipient to comply with reasonable legal, accounting, regulatory and archival concerns. Notwithstanding the foregoing, SEI shall have no obligation to return or destroy Confidential Information of Developer that resides on any save tapes. Upon the Disclosing Party’s written request, the Recipient shall promptly certify in writing its compliance with this Section 5.05.
5.06 Aggregated Data. Nothing in the Agreement shall limit SEI’s ability to collect and use aggregated, de-identified, or anonymized data in connection with the performance and use of the Services (“Aggregated Data”). SEI owns the Aggregated Data. For the avoidance of doubt, the Aggregated Data is not Confidential Information.
SECTION 6 TERM; TERMINATION
SECTION 7 NO WARRANTY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, SEI PROVIDES THE SERVICES AND CONTENT "AS IS," "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR CONTENT. SEI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, STATUTORY AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (A) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ACCURACY, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NO ENCUMBRANCES, NO LIENS AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, (B) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND (C) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE ACCESS OR USE.
SEI does not represent or warrant that defects will be corrected, or that the Services, SEI Developer Portal or the server that makes the Services or SEI Developer Portal available are free of viruses or other harmful components. SEI does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the Services in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.
SECTION 8 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
DEVELOPER’S USE OF THE SERVICES, CONTENT AND THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS IS AT DEVELOPER’S OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL SEI BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT OR THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH IS INDEPENDENT OF THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED BELOW AND SURVIVES IN THE EVENT SUCH REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IS OTHERWISE DEEMED UNENFORCEABLE. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (A) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (B) BREACH OF WARRANTY, (C) NEGLIGENCE, OR (D) ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IN THE EVENT THAT DEVELOPER DOES NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE AGREEMENT OR HAS ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM AGAINST SEI WITH RESPECT TO THE AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT, OR THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, DEVELOPER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES.
SECTION 9 INDEMNIFICATION
SECTION 10 MISCELLANEOUS
10.01 Independent Contractor. Developer and SEI shall each act as independent contractors and neither party nor its employees shall be deemed an agent, affiliate, legal representative, joint venturer or partner of the other party to the Agreement. No party is authorized to bind any other party to any obligation, affirmation or commitment with respect to any other party. While Developer may publicly refer to the fact that it has implemented the SEI API, in no event shall Developer assert or imply any other relationship with SEI without SEI’s prior written approval.
10.02 Assignment; Binding Effect. SEI shall have the right to assign all or part of its rights under the Agreement to any Person, upon the provision of prior written notice to Developer. Any assignment, transfer, or delegation by Developer (including, without limitation, any assignment, transfer, or delegation by operation of law in connection with a merger or otherwise) shall require the prior written approval of SEI. Subject to the foregoing, all of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of each party’s successors and permitted assigns. Any assignment, delegation, or transfer in violation of this provision shall be void and without legal effect.
10.03 Agreement for Sole Benefit of SEI and Developer. The Agreement is for the sole and exclusive benefit of SEI and Developer and will not be deemed to be for the direct or indirect benefit of any clients or customers of SEI or Developer. The clients or customers of SEI or Developer will not be deemed to be third party beneficiaries of the Agreement nor to have any other contractual relationship with SEI by reason of the Agreement and each party to the Agreement agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other party from any claims of its clients or customers against the other party including any attendant expenses and attorneys’ fees, based on the Agreement or the services provided under the Agreement.
10.05 Equitable Relief. Developer agrees that its violation of the provisions of Section 5 (Confidentiality) may cause immediate and irreparable harm to SEI for which money damages may not constitute an adequate remedy at law. Therefore, the parties agree that, in the event Developer breaches or threatens to breach said provision or covenant, SEI shall have the right to seek, in any court of competent jurisdiction, an injunction to restrain said breach or threatened breach, without posting any bond or other security.
10.06 Dispute Resolution. Whenever either party desires to institute legal proceedings against the other concerning the Agreement, it shall provide written notice to that effect to such other party. The party providing such notice shall refrain from instituting said legal proceedings for a period of thirty days following the date of provision of such notice. During such period, the parties shall attempt in good faith to amicably resolve their dispute by negotiation among their executive officers. This Section 10.06 shall not prohibit SEI from seeking, at any time, equitable relief as permitted under Section 10.05.
10.07 Notice. All notices provided for or permitted under the Agreement (except for correspondence between the parties related to operations in the ordinary course) shall be deemed effective upon receipt, and shall be in writing and (a) delivered personally, (b) sent by commercial overnight courier with written verification of receipt, or (c) sent by certified or registered U.S. mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the party to be notified. Notices to SEI shall be sent to the attention of: General Counsel, SEI Global Services, Inc., One Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, Pennsylvania 19456, with a copy, given in the manner prescribed above, to Developer’s current relationship manager. Developer consents to receive communications from SEI electronically. Notices to Developer shall be sent to the electronic mail address provided during registration or posted on the SEI Developer Portal. Developer agrees that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that SEI provides to Developer electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
10.09 Severability. Any provision of the Agreement that is determined to be invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability in such jurisdiction, without rendering invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions of the Agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction. If a court of competent jurisdiction declares any provision of the Agreement to be invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree that the court making such determination shall have the power to reduce the scope, duration, or area of the provision, to delete specific words or phrases, or to replace the provision with a provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the original intention of the parties, and the Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified.
10.10 Waiver. Any term or provision of the Agreement may be waived at any time by the party entitled to the benefit thereof by written instrument executed by such party. No failure of either party to the Agreement to exercise any power or right granted under the Agreement, or to insist upon strict compliance with any obligation under the Agreement, and no custom or practice of the parties with regard to the terms of performance of the Agreement, will constitute a waiver of the rights of such party to demand full and exact compliance with the terms of the Agreement.
10.11 Headings. All Section headings contained in the Agreement are for convenience of reference only, do not form a part of the Agreement and will not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of the Agreement.
10.12 Counterparts. The Order Forms may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. Each such counterpart shall be deemed an original, and it shall not be necessary in making proof of the Order Form to produce or account for more than one such counterpart. The Order Form shall be deemed executed by both parties when any one or more counterparts thereof, individually or taken together, bears the original or facsimile signatures of each of the parties.
10.13 Publicity. SEI shall have the right to (i) place Developer’s name and/or company logo(s) (including any registered trademark or service mark) on SEI’s developer list(s) (and share such list(s) with current or potential developers and clients of SEI) and/or marketing material which will include such entities’ name, logo and those products and services used by Developer; (ii) use Developer as a reference; or (iii) otherwise orally disclose that Developer is a user of API Products of SEI at presentations, conferences or other similar meetings. If SEI desires to engage in any type of publicity other than as set forth in subsections (i) through (iii) above or if Developer desires to engage in any type of publicity, the party desiring to engage in such publicity shall obtain the prior written consent of the other party to the Agreement, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned.
10.15 Typographical Errors. In the event that a Service is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect specifications, SEI reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for such Service listed incorrectly, whether or not the Order Form has been executed and whether or not Developer has been charged for such Service. If Developer has already been charged for the purchase and the Order Form is cancelled, SEI shall issue Developer a credit in the amount of the incorrect price.
10.16 Copyright. Copyright © 2018, SEI.
All content included in the SEI Developer Portal, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of SEI or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on the SEI Developer Portal is the exclusive property of SEI and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on the SEI Developer Portal is the property of SEI or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. Developer agrees not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials printed or downloaded from the SEI Developer Portal.
10.17 Export Control. The Services may be subject to United States Export Control. The United States Export Control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. The Services may not be downloaded or exported: into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders.