About

Welcome to “The KYB”. Kindly note that the usage of “The KYB” (also referred to as 'Services' or 'we', 'our/ours', 'us') websites are conditioned upon these Terms of Use, from now on called 'Terms'.

The Services collectively refer to The KYB’s business compliance screening platform which provides the services of screening and validation of various legal entities (e.g. know your business, know your customer, source of funds, etc.) through the screening and validation of publicly available identification, financial, sanction and judicial information of legal entities.

Please read these Terms carefully as they define your rights and obligations to The KYB when using the “The KYB” / Websites.

Definitions

Agreement

the legal act establishing rights and obligations of concerning parties;

Customer

the legal entity to which The KYB provides Services under the Terms and Conditions (Service Provider Agreement);

Customer Account

a dedicated account created by a prospective Customer’s representative via The KYB’s Website for the purposes of subsequent provision of Services and invoicing;

Service(s)

the identity verification service and connected services provided by The KYB;

Website visitor

any individual using the Website;

Websites Content

the protected results of intellectual activity, including any text, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics, data, or software, trademarks, trade names, trade styles, logos and other intellectual property presented on website or through the websites.

Use of the Services

You must ensure that all your Personnel are aware of and comply with all provisions of these Conditions that are relevant to their role, function and duties.

You must ensure that your use of the SERVICES does not (and does not attempt to) modify, interfere with, disrupt, adversely affect or misuse the SERVICES or SERVICES functionality in any way, or interfere with or disrupt use of the SERVICES by any other person.

You must ensure that, your access to and use of the SERVICES (which includes submission of Information Match Requests) and your access to and use of Information Match Data complies with all laws, regulatory requirements, and complies with all codes of conduct to which you ascribe.

You must promptly provide the SERVICES Manager with any information the SERVICES Manager requests in respect to your access to or use of the SERVICES, including any routine reports and certifications.

You must strictly comply with all requirements, instructions and guidance the SERVICES Manager advises you in respect to your access to and use of the SERVICES and Information Match Data and any other related matter.

Your use of the SERVICES must at all times comply with all applicable laws, without limitation including all relevant Privacy Laws. Unless authorised in writing by the SERVICES Manager, you must not use or disclose any personal information obtained through your use of the SERVICES for any purpose other than your access and use of the SERVICES.

You may not use or disclose any personal information (as defined in relevant Privacy Laws), if any, contained in any Information Match Result or otherwise provided by the SERVICES Manager for any purpose other than your access and use of the SERVICES; and

You must not, by act or omission, directly or indirectly, mislead any person in relation to the SERVICES, your access to or use of the SERVICES or any related matter.

Your Privacy

For Websites use and access to the content, we collect necessary data about you – so-called “necessary cookies”. You can find more information in our Cookie Policy. Some interactions with the Websites, such as filling out forms or receiving feedback for requests, may lead to the collection of other personal data. The rules for processing such data are available in the Privacy Notice.

Age requirements

You may only use the Websites if you are 16 years of age or older. To register for a Customer Account, submit a request to us, or subscribe to receive any Content or other marketing or promotional material from us, you must reach the age of majority under the national laws of your country/countries of citizenship and/or residence. If you do not meet the requirements, you are not allowed to use the Websites or interact with us in any manner.

Customer Account use

Access to and use of certain areas of the Websites are restricted to authorised visitors only.

When creating the Customer Account, you become responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account access, and take full responsibility over all activities that occur with your password or account access. By using the account as a third person, you warrant that you are an authorised user of this account. You agree to immediately notify The KYB if your password is lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised.

Rules of communication and interaction with the Websites

Since the Websites enable the possibility to submit requests to The KYB, or interact with The KYB by other means, you should comply with the following rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in you being blacklisted by us and barred from communicating with us in the future:

You must not use obscene language;

You must not send messages that are abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;

You must not send messages that are intended to promote or incite violence;

You must not send us ‘spam’;

You will not send messages or upload to the Websites viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate Website, any system, or information;

You must not impersonate other people.

Intellectual Property

Copyright

All content of the Websites, including, but not limited to, blog articles, graphics, pictures, photos, video files, information about products, company, or people, elements of design, logo, as well as software and programs, are The KYB’s proprietary and copyrighted works.

It is prohibited to use this content in any manner, including copying, adjusting, modifying, transmitting, retaining, publishing, or replicating, without obtaining The KYB's prior written permission. It is also prohibited to create any other material using the content of the Websites.

Trademarks and Trade dress

All brand and service marks, registered and unregistered trademarks, including, but not limited to, company names, slogans, phrases, logos, or symbols, contained on the Websites are protected by law. You are not entitled to use such brand and service marks and trademarks without the prior written permission of The KYB.

You are not entitled to copy, imitate, or use, in whole or in part, the trade dress of the websites, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, without The KYB’s prior written permission.

If you possess permission from the The KYB, you are not entitled to use The KYB trademarks and trade dress in a manner that is likely to confuse customers, or in a manner that disparages or discredits The KYB.

The websites contain other trademarks, logos, and slogans presented not owned by The KYB that are the property of their respective owners. The KYB uses such trademarks and logos with the permission of their owners. Therefore, you are not entitled to use such trademarks and logos without their written permission.

Copyright Complaints

Intellectual property infringement complaints can be sent to the following email: [email protected]

Exclusion of Warranties

You use the Websites at your own risk and responsibility. The KYB provides the Website "as is" and "as available" without any warranties or representations.

In particular, The KYB makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever, concerning the Websites, to the extent permitted by applicable law:

that the content contained on the Websites is accurate, complete, or appropriate;

that there will be no interruptions on the Websites;

that the Websites will be timely, convenient, secure, and error‐free;

that the servers that make this website available are free of viruses or other components that may affect, harm, or cause damage to your computer or other devices.

The KYB reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the websites and to modify, suspend or discontinue any features or functionality of it at any time without notice and without obligation or liability.

Limitation of Liability

The KYB will not be liable, whether in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, for any direct or consequential, incidental, or special damages arising out of or in connection with the use of the Websites. In addition, The KYB has no liability over any delay or inability to use the Websites, notwithstanding that we are aware of the possibility of such damages. Our Limitation of Liability also covers lost profits, lost information, lost revenues, loss of business opportunity or any other lost opportunity.

This limitation of liability includes the transmission of viruses that may infect your equipment and devices, lead to its failure, or any interconnect problems, such as unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, strikes, and any other problems and unseen circumstances.

Your sole remedy with respect to any problems or dissatisfaction with the Websites is to discontinue any use of the Websites.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you. In such states or jurisdictions, the liability of The KYB shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

License

The KYB grants you a limited license to access and use only the Websites and presented content on them, only in the manner presented by The KYB. This license does not include:

any resale or commercial use of the Websites or its contents;

any derivative use of the Websites or their contents;

downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Websites and content presented on it, except as expressly permitted by the The KYB;

any use of the Websites and the content presented on them, other than for their intended purposes;

or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or otherwise exploit the Websites or any portion of the Websites for any commercial purpose without expressly written permission from The KYB.

You may not frame or utilise framing techniques to enclose any Websites content or trademarks, or other intellectual property of The KYB without express written permission.

It is also prohibited to utilize any meta tags or any “hidden text” utilising The KYB’s name or trademarks without the expressly written permission of The KYB.

Links to Other Websites

The Websites may contain links to other websites. Unless expressly stated, these sites and its content are not under the control of The KYB. The inclusion of a link to another site is carried out for informational or business purposes. The KYB takes a responsible approach to the choice of published materials, including links, on the website. However, The KYB has accepted no responsibility for such websites or any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of such websites is subject to the usage rules of such websites.

Applicable law

By using the Service, you agree that the laws of United Kingdom will govern these Terms of Use and any disputes or claims arising between you and The KYB.

Terms of Use changes

These Terms of Use may change as our Services continues to improve and expand. Thus, The KYB reserves the right to make amendments to our Terms of Use at any time and for any reason. Any amendments will be effective immediately upon us posting the updated Terms of Use on our website. Visitors of our websites waive the right to receive specific notice about such amendments.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Services, including the release of new products, services, tools or properties directed at you or visitors of the Services shall be subject to these Terms. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

You are invited to review these Terms of Use at any time to stay informed about updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of and have accepted the amendments in any revised Terms of Use as a result of your continued use of the website after the date of publication of such revised Terms of Use.