Last updated: August 19th, 2022
This This Know Your Customer Policy (“AML Policy”) is an integral part of the legal procedure of Kado Software, Inc. (“Kado”) and it is an integral part of Kado’s Terms and Conditions. In order to be able to use the services offered by Kado, every user of Kado’s platform and services (“User”) needs to have declared to have read and agreed with these conditions.
Money laundering is the process by which the illegal origin of wealth is disguised to avoid the suspicion of law enforcement authorities. Money Laundering also encompasses the illicit act of funding terrorism. The challenges in the fight against money laundering are vast, and potential threats exist in every corner of the world. Financial services firms, regulators and law enforcement agencies alike work very hard to stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated criminals that seek to exploit the global financial system.
Kado's mission is to serve as a trusted partner by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Consistent with this goal, Kado is committed to the fight against money laundering.
In order to comply with any applicable AML laws, Kado shall be entitled performs all the required measures in accordance with applicable law and regulations. The AML policy is being fulfilled within Kado by means of the following:
Because of Kado’s commitment to the AML and KYC policies, each User has to finish a verification procedure. Before Kado starts any cooperation with the User, Kado ensures that satisfactory evidence is produced or such other measures that will produce satisfactory evidence of the identity of any user, customer or counterparty are taken. Kado as well applies heightened scrutiny to Users, who are residents of other countries, identified by credible sources as countries, having inadequate AML standards or that may represent a high risk for crime and corruption and to beneficial owners who resides in and whose funds are sourced from named countries.
During the process of registration, each User provides personal information, specifically: full name; date of birth; country of origin; and complete residential address. The following documents are required in order to verify the personal information: A User sends the following documents (in case the documents are written in non-Latin characters: to avoid any delays in the verification process, it is necessary to provide a notarized translation of the document in English) because of the requirements of KYC and to confirm the indicated information:
In addition to gathering information from the Users, Kado continues to monitor the activity of every User to identify and prevent any suspicious transactions. A suspicious transaction is known as a transaction that is inconsistent with legitimate business or the usual User’s transaction history known from User activity monitoring.
Records must be kept of all transaction data and data obtained for the purpose of identification, as well as of all documents related to money laundering topics (e.g. files on suspicious activity reports, documentation of AML account monitoring, etc.). Those records are kept for a minimum of 7 years after the account is closed.
Kado recognizes its obligation to cooperate with and support regulators and law enforcement agencies in their efforts to prevent, detect and control financial crime, and to comply with AML laws and regulation to close off the financial channels that money launderers and terrorist organizations use for illicit purposes.
While assessing the risks, Kado applies the risk-based approach. It means that Kado has an understanding of the AML risks to which it is exposed and applies AML measures in a manner and to an extent which would ensure mitigation of these risks. This flexibility enables Kado to focus its resources and take enhanced measures in situations where the risks are higher.
To prevent money laundering, Kado reserves the right to suspend any User’s operation, which can be regarded as imposing risk to an illegal or, may be related to money laundering in the opinion of Kado at its sole discretion.
In order to conduct such verification process and/or background checks, in accordance with Kado’s AML policy, Kado may perform inquiries, directly or indirectly through third party service providers that Kado considers necessary to verify User identity or to prevent fraud, suspicious activity, misidentification, money laundering or any other prohibited activity. Kado reserves the right to take any action Kado deems necessary with respect to the outcome of such inquiries. Users hereby acknowledge that Kado shall have the right to investigate Users in case Kado determines User to be risky or suspicious.