Privacy policy for Argos KYC Service

Argos KYC Inc. which provides Argos KYC Service, uses and provides the user’s personal information based on the user’s consent, and actively guarantees the user’s right (the right to control one’s own personal information).
This notice is to describe Argos KYC Privacy policy concerning information collected in Argos KYC Services(e.g Argos KYC, ArgosKYB, Gpass) we provided including ID verification, Document Verification, payment and related online services.

Argos KYC may act as a Data Processor.

• Argos KYC makes the Services available to third parties for integration into those third parties’ websites, applications, and online services.
• Argos KYC collects, uses, and individual users’ information only as directed by these third parties and, accordingly, under applicable data protection laws, Argos KYC is a processor or service provider (“data processor”) of user information with respect to the Services and not a controller or business (“data controller”)
• Therefore, to have a fully understand how your personal data will be processed when you use the Service, you should review Privacy policy that provided from third party with whom you are dealing with.

Argos KYC may act as a Data Controller.

• As an exception to the above, Argos KYC processes personal information as a data controller and a business to comply with its regulatory obligations. For further information please review the section “Argos KYC as a data controller” below.
• Argos KYC may process certain individual users’ information in anonymized and/or aggregated form for its own purposes.

1. Personal data Argos KYC collects from you

Personal information

Argos KYC have a wide range collection for personal information through the Services.
The collection data is depending on the Argos KYC Service and the Data Controller who is customer of Argos KYC, it may include such information as name, physical address, email address, telephone number, social security number, driver’s license number, state or national ID card number, passport number, other ID card number, credit or debit card number, CVV, expiration date, and/or date of birth.
Based on Customer Requests, Argos KYC collect photograph which is visually scanned of Identification card and face e.g including passport, driving license, bank account, billing paper, credit card.

For Illinois, Washington or Texas (USA) residents :

Argos KYC collects personal information including biometric information, and may share such biometric data with the Data Controller. (e.g facial geometry, voiceprint)
Argos KYC will store your biometric data for as long as the Data Controller requests (e.g., the duration of your use of its services), which shall be no longer than the earlier of the date as below case
(i) the Data Controller ceases to have a relationship with Argos KYC (ii) within three (3) years after the Data Controller informs Argos KYC that its last interaction with you has occurred.
If Data Controller makes a decision that Argos KYC is no longer to handle personal data anytime, Argos KYC will remove personal data permanently.

Biometric Verification

Argos KYC will use facial recognition and comparison technology only for the purpose of verifying your identity as the person who appears on the identification document.
Facial information can be shared with Argos KYC Customer through which you used Service that Argos KYC provided.
After Argos KYC ceases to have a data Controller relationship, Argos KYC never store your facial information.

2. Cookies

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of text file usually set by the web server, sent from a website and stored in a User’s computer hard disk while the user is browsing that website. Cookies are used to support a faster and more convenient use of websites and to provide customized services.

purpose of use

Argos KYC uses cookies which save and retrieve user information in order to provide personal customized service. When a user visits the website, the website server reads cookies stored on the user’s device to maintain environment settings and customized services. Cookies help the user use the website easily and conveniently by finding out the user’s preferences. Also, they are used to provide customized marketing information by tracing the number of visitors to the website and use patterns.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. For more information, you can contact us via email (info@argoskyc.com).

3. Argos KYC uses the personal data collected

Personal data is only used by Argos KYC at the direction of the data controller for its websites, applications and other online services.

In accordance with the data controller’s privacy policy, we use your personal data in the course of Argos KYC’s services on behalf of the data controller.

Argos KYC uses machine learning functions to process personal information provided automatically, and also processes personal information manually by trained validators. Processing includes the following processes:

1. Verifies the integrity and quality of the submitted data.
2. Extract and analyze usable information such as document photos, face photos, text, etc.
3. Argos KYC may search for risky persons based on anti-money laundering laws.

Personal information storage under the relevant laws and regulations for South Korea.

Records to be retained Applicable law Retention period
Books and supporting documents for all transactions specified by the Tax Act Framework Act on National Taxes 5years
Service visit records Protection of Communications Secrets Act 3months
Records on Service Provision Act on the Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce, etc. 5years

4. Argos KYC shares the personal data with other parties

the personal information it collects in connection with its services as described below.
Argos KYC shares personal and pseudonymous information collected on behalf of data controllers with those customer data controllers. We also provide Argos KYC Service, use third party service providers to help manage and improve, and provide personal information to perform services requested by users.
To comply with any applicable law or court order, subpoena or other legal process; We may also share personal information.

Information for California Residents

Argos KYC processes your personal data on behalf of the customer data controller in accordance with the written agreement for the verification service. Argos KYC therefore acts as a service provider to the data controller. We do not sell your personal information and does not use or disclose your personal information to other third parties who constitute a “sale” as defined by the CCPA when providing services to customer data controllers. Any questions or requests regarding Argos KYC’s processing of personal data in relation to your rights under the CCPA should be directed to the customer data controller responsible for your personal data.
Argos KYC has subprocessors to provide services and share personal information with them.

Entity Name Purpose Service Processing Information Processing Period
AWS Amazon – Data hosting, encryption, processing, query Gpass,KYB,KYC Personal information Until the end of the contract period
Jot form – KYB data submission form KYB Until the end of the contract period
codef -Transmitting authenticated personal information-Storing request/response data for API service-Processing data subject’s requests for perusal, correction, deletion, suspension of personal information (South Korea, User only) KYC,Gpass Personal information Until the end of the contract period

5. Argos KYC as Data Controller

Among Argos KYC’s services, Gpass collects personal information as a data controller, and the detailed policy is as follows.
When Argos KYC is a data controller, it follows all notices when it is a data processor described above.
• Collection and use of personal information
① “Argos KYC” collects the following personal information to provide services such as identification and identification.

Collected Items Purpose of collection and use Retention and use period
Name, date of birth, gender, nationality, copy of ID, copy of face photo, document number, identification number, email address User identification for use of “service”, service management, identity verification management, member management, counseling management purpose, service research and development Personal information is retained and used during the period of providing this “service”, and when the user cancels the “service”, the user’s personal information is destroyed so that it cannot be viewed or used.
However, if it is necessary to preserve it in accordance with the provisions of the relevant laws and regulations, the “Company” keeps the user information for a certain period of time as stipulated in the relevant laws and regulations as in the 3. Personal information retention and use organization clause.
Terminal information (terminal ID, OS information) Verification and certificate verification management to prevent illegal use Same as above
Logging (including IP) Check service use and fraudulent transaction records Same as above Same as above
• If the personal information collected or provided is modified by information modification, the changed information is included.
② Argos KYC collects personal information through the following methods.
• A method in which the user agrees to the collection of personal information and directly enters information in the process of membership registration and service use.
• In the course of consulting through the customer center, personal information of users may be collected through web pages, e-mails, faxes, and phone calls.
• You may receive personal information from an external company or organization affiliated with the company, and in this case, in accordance with the Information and Communications Network Act, the affiliate will provide it to the company after obtaining consent from the user to provide personal information.
• Generated information such as device information may be automatically generated and collected in the process of using the PC web or mobile web/app.
③ In principle, the user’s personal information is destroyed without delay when the purpose of collection and use of personal information is achieved.
However, if it is necessary to retain personal information in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, the company may retain personal information as follows in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations. Users’ personal information collected and used in accordance with laws and regulations is kept for the following collection and use purposes.

6. Security

Argos KYC is committed to protecting your privacy and use commercially designed safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use and deletion. Encrypt and manage user’s sensitive personal information. In addition, Argos KYC regularly conducts security testing and internal audits to check for vulnerabilities. However, security programs are not absolutely secure. Also, Argos KYC cannot guarantee its stability if the data controller owns the user’s information.

7. Additional information for users of Argos KYC service

All personal information collected and processed by Argos KYC’s services is transferred and processed to the United States for the purposes described. Argos KYC may also share your data with third parties for processing. The privacy laws of these countries may differ from the privacy laws of the country in which you reside.
Argos KYC takes steps to ensure that your personal data is adequately protected, such as by transferring your personal data only to countries where the EU Commission has determined that there is an adequate level of data protection, or by standard encrypted transfers.

8. Children’s online privacy

All of Service of Argos KYC related is not directed to children under the age of 13, and Argos KYC will never knowingly collect personal or other information from anyone it knows is under the age of 13.
We recommend that persons over 13 but under 18 years of age ask their parents for permission before using the Site or sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

9. Amendment to the Privacy Policy

Argos KYC may amend its Privacy Policy to reflect any legal or service changes. Argos KYC shall notify such amendment in advance, and the amended Privacy Policy shall take effect seven (7) days after the foregoing notification. However, any major change in user rights, including personal information items to be collected and the purpose of collecting thereof, will be notified at least 30 days in advance.

10. Privacy Protection Officer and Responsible Department

• Privacy Protection Officer: jj Lee
• Department: Privacy Protection Part
• Email inquiry: info@argoskyc.com

11. Company information

• CEO : Wonkyu Lee
• Business License Number: 6074336 (Argos KYC US), 303-86-00956 (Argos KYC KR)
• Address Argos KYC US : 1952 Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA 22182 Argos KYC KR : 6F, 83, Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Effective date : 2021. Nov. 01