AML Policy, updated January 18, 2023
Vivid Gold Digital LLC, global office, registered in the United States, and Vivid Gold Ltd, Africa regional office, registered in Kenya (individually and collectively, the “Company”), incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware and the laws of Kenya offers services through an internet-enabled peer-to-peer (“P2P”) marketplace for the purchase and sale of digital assets.
The Company’s Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) policies and procedures are designed to deter illicit activities on the platform, protect the users, the business, and the digital currencies and financial services communities from exploitation by criminals. The Company is in full compliance with the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act and related FinCEN regulations and guidance.
As part of the Company’s Compliance policies, Know Your Customer (“KYC”) policies and procedures for individual and institutional customers have been designed to enable the Company to form a reasonable belief that it knows the true identity of those of its customers for which such review has been performed. The policy applies to all users on the platform and is followed by all of the Company’s employees, consultants, officers, owners and directors.
Using a risk based approach as part of KYC & AML Compliance, the Company has taken the following measures:
- Establishing and maintaining risk-based KYC, Customer Due Diligence (CDD), and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) Policy;
- Establishing risk-based tiers for verification of the Company’s users.
- Cooperation with law enforcement requests and local regulatory requirements;
- Filing of Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”);
- Company-wide BSA/AML/OFAC training;
- Use of various anti-fraud systems;
- Ongoing rule based transaction monitoring;
- Investigations using blockchain analytics;
- We file SARs if we know, suspect or have reason to suspect suspicious activities have occurred on our platform. A suspicious transaction is often one that is inconsistent with a user’s known and legitimate business, personal activities or personal means. Our staff reviews and investigates suspicious activity to determine if sufficient information has been collected to justify the filing of a SAR. Additionally, the Company maintains records and supporting documentation of all SARs that have been filed.
The Company has also adopted ongoing OFAC sanctions policies and procedures designed to protect the platform from being used for prohibited transactions, by sanctioned individuals or for the purposes of evading, avoiding or otherwise circumventing global sanctions.
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