Software Licence

The BASDA Software Licence for the eBIS-XML Suite

This licence agreement permits you to create and distribute messages compliant with the BASDA eBIS-XML standard.
BASDA is the trading name of The Business Application Software Developer’s Association Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK. eBIS-XML is BASDA’s ‘electronic Business Interchange Standard in XML’ developed as an open standard. BASDA and eBIS-XML are Trademarks.

Before Downloading the Suite

Read carefully the following Terms and Conditions before downloading the BASDA eBIS-XML Suite. Downloading the Suite indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in this document and the end-user licence agreement associated with the BASDA eBIS-XML Standard. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions do not download the BASDA eBIS-XML Suite.


The BASDA eBIS-XML Suite, comprising XML schema, messages, stylesheets documentation, appearance and structure is protected by copyright and other laws. Title to this Suite, or any copy, modification or merged portion of any of the items contained within it, shall at all times remain with BASDA.

No Inherent Compliance

The eBIS-XML Suite does not entitle you to any claim as to the validity, compliance, or compatibility of software developed using the eBIS-XML standard unless BASDA has independently verified such software using its testing service, details of which are available at

Distribution and use of Trademarks

The eBIS-XML and the BASDA logos are registered Trademarks of Business Application Software Developer’s Association Ltd in the UK and other countries. Whilst this licence agreement allows you to use the eBIS-XML standard, it does not permit you to distribute the Suite or any of its contents or permit the use of the BASDA, eBIS-XML names or logos.

Conditions of Use

The use of the BASDA eBIS-XML open standard will be freely available without charge on the condition that:-
Messages developed are compatible with other eBIS-XML compliant systems. The eBIS-XML schema has not been modified. Messages developed from its structure can be validated using the relevant BASDA eBIS-XML schema and checksum Additional fields may only be added in the sections marked ‘xsd:any’ in the schema to ensure that the message can still be validated by the eBIS-XML schema.

Intellectual Property Rights

Definition: Intellectual Property Rights – all property in and rights to patents, licence, trademarks, trade names, inventions and copyrights relating to the origin, design, manufacture, programming, operation and/or service of the BASDA eBIS-XML Standard. All Intellectual Property Rights, title or interest in the BASDA eBIS-XML Standard will at all times remain with BASDA.

Grant of Licence

BASDA grants to the Customer an individual, non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the eBIS-XML Standard.

Limitation of Remedies and liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event will BASDA be liable to you for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the items contained in this eBIS-XML Suite, even if BASDA has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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