You might have received this message from our clearing:
The CME’s current market data policies require that a market data distributor maintain its own records on all market data subscribers. As Rithmic is a market data distributor, Rithmic must maintain such records. Consequently all users (market data subscribers using Rithmic’s software and market data) must agree to and sign Rithmic’s Market Data Subscription Agreement and all users must self-certify their status as a Professional Subscriber or as a Non-Professional Subscriber.
Agreement to Rithmic’s Market Data Subscription Agreement and Market Data Subscriber Self-Certification must be made electronically and can only be made through R | Trader™. This means that every user, whether they use a third party trading screen or custom built software must run R | Trader™ and sign the Agreement and make a Self-Certification, even if a user does not use R | Trader™ for anything else. A user who has a log in to more than one environment will have to agree and self-certify in order to be able to log in to each environment (so a user who has access to Rithmic 01 and to Rithmic Paper Trading will have to agree and self-certify twice, once for each environment).
Effective April 25, 2014, any user who has not signed the Agreement and who has not made a self-certification will not be able to log in until they have signed and certified. The best way to sign the Agreement and to make the self-certification is to download R | Trader™ version 188.8.131.52 from http://www.visionfinancialmarkets.com/Services/platforms/RithmicTrader.msi.
Should you have any questions, please contact our trading team at email@example.com
**Some of the questions that I was asked:
“Is this for people who use R-Trader only.” The answer is no. This is for any trader that uses the Rithmic Data Feed
“Which credentials do I use to log in”? The same ones you use to access your platform that uses the Rithmic data feed.
“What will I see once I download the platform and log-in?” You should see a this:**
Both will be red in your case, but the minute you click on it and agree to the terms by scrolling down, it will turn green. Please do agree to both links.
If you have more than one user ID for Rithmic, you would have to login with each ID.
This is in the event you use a number of platforms driven by Rithmic.
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