Anti-Money Laundering Policy

INTRODUCTION

This Anti-Money Laundering Policy (“AML Policy”) is testimony to the Company’s commitments against money laundering, financing of terrorism, and related illegal activities. It describes the Company’s policies and procedures instituted to ensure that the Services offered by the Company are not being used by the Users to facilitate commission of any criminal offences, including but not limited to those under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act and Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act. The Company has prepared this AML Policy to ensure the transparency of trading and to ensure the prevention of money laundering and other illegal activities.

The terms “We”, “Our”, “Company” and “Us” refer to the Company, and the terms “User”, “You” and “Your” refer to a User of our Online Platforms.

This AML Policy applies uniformly to any User desirous of availing the Services or otherwise using or benefitting from the use the Online Platforms and may be read as a part of the User Terms and Conditions. It is imperative that you read this AML Policy before using the Online Platforms or submitting any personal information. By using the Online Platforms, you are expressly consenting to be bound by the User Terms and Conditions and consequently this AML Policy.

The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to open any new accounts, terminate existing User
Accounts after giving due notice, or refuse to process any transactions on the Online Platforms if it is
unable to ensure compliance with any of the aforementioned conditions, either due to noncooperation by the User or due to the details provided by the User being found enlisted on any
Sanctions Lists or unreliable or unverifiable to the Company’s satisfaction.

DEFINITION

  1. In this AML Policy:
    • “Beneficial Owner” means:
      • In case of companies, the natural person who has ownership of over 25% (twenty five per cent) of the shares, is entitled to over 25% (twenty five percent) of the profits, or has the power, directly or indirectly, to appoint or elect more than half of the board of directors of such company, as the case maybe;
      • In case of partnership firms/Limited Liability Partnerships, the natural person who has ownership of over 15% (fifteen percent) of the capital or is entitled to over 15% (fifteen percent) of the profits of such firm, as the case maybe;
    • “Identification Document(s)” refers to:
      • Passport or official Identification document (such as national Identification card, birth certificate, driver’s licence) showing photograph, full name (including aliases), unique identification number, date of birth, nationality and name change document (if applicable);
      • Proof of address (e.g. utility or telephone bill, bank statement or correspondence from a government agency within the last 3 months and displaying full name. P.O. Box mailing addresses are not acceptable); and
      • such other document as may be notified by the Company from time to time; “Periodic Updates” refers to undertaking the User’s identity verification afresh by following the procedure prescribed under Clause 8.1 (Customer Verification Procedure) of this AML Policy, at such intervals as the Company deems fit or as directed by appropriate enforcement authorities.
    • “Sanction Lists” refer to lists of natural and juridical persons included under any list circulated by any country or government or international authority, including the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), the US Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority or the Monetary Authority of USA.
    • “Suspicious Transactions” refers to the following activities, whether attempted or executed:
      • Terrorist Financing: shall mean any transactions which to a person acting in good faith appear to be any funds collected to be used, in full or in part, by any terrorist or related organization, or in order to carry out any of the activities relating to terrorism, or terrorist acts, including all “Terrorism Financing Offence” as defined in the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act.p
      • Unusually Complex: transactions which to a person acting in good faith appear to have been structured in a manner of unusual or unjustified complexity; or
      • Malafide Purpose: transactions which to a person acting in good faith appear to have not been transacted for bonafide purpose or have a sound economic rationale
  2. The capitalized terms used herein, but not defined, shall have the meaning given to such terms in the Terms (defined below)

AML POLICY IS PART OF OUR TERMS

This AML Policy is a part of and incorporated within, and is to be read along with the User Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”).

POLICY CHANGE S

The Company may change and update this AML Policy from time to time. Such changes may be made without prior notice, but any changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review this AML Policy whenever you access the Online Platforms.

YOUR OBILGATIONS

  • You acknowledge that it is your duty to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions described in this AML Policy and accord your consent to not using the Services and the Online Platforms in any manner which results in committing/attempting to commit any criminal offences. You also agree and consent to any changes made to this Privacy Policy in due course and without notice.
  • You must ensure that any personal information and/or Identification Documents submitted by you belong to you.
  • You must file a fresh proof of address within six months of making any changes to the address mentioned as per the ‘proof of address’ submitted by you.
  • In case you are acting on behalf of a juridical person, you must identify the Beneficial Owner and also assist in verification of the identity of such Beneficial Owner and any individual who purports to act on behalf of such juridical person.

PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY

In order to mitigate its risks relating to money laundering and other illegal activities, theCompany intends to put in place this policy which has the following elements:

  1. Customer Acceptance Terms; and.
  2. Risk Management Procedure; and
  3. Customer Verification Procedure; and
  4. Transaction Monitoring Terms

CUSTOMER ACCEPTANCE TERMS

The Company may either at the time of opening the User Account, or while undertaking any transactions, or during Periodic Updates, or for any other reason, ensure your compliance with the following:

  1. Require that you undergo a verification process during the activation process of your User Account by submitting your Identification Documents and such other details, as mandated under Clause 8 (Customer Verification Procedure) of this AML Policy
  2. Require you to furnish such other details as may be deemed necessary by the Company to verify your identity, if the Company has reason to believe that you are a person or entity enlisted in the Sanctions Lists.
  3. Require you to certify that your Linked Bank Account is held only with a scheduled commercial bank compliant with all Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures mandated under the applicable laws.

The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to open any new accounts, terminate existing User
Accounts after giving due notice, or refuse to process any transactions on the Online Platforms if it is
unable to ensure compliance with any of the aforementioned conditions, either due to noncooperation by the User or due to the details provided by the User being found enlisted on any
Sanctions Lists or unreliable or unverifiable to the Company’s satisfaction.

RISK MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE

The Company may categorize its Users including you into low, medium or high-risk categories, after undertaking
an appropriate risk assessment of each User based on the following factors (including without limitation):

  • Sufficiency and adequacy of identification information submitted under Clause 8 (Customer Verification
    Procedure); or
  • Its social and/or financial status; or
  • Nature of User’s business/vocational activities; or

You acknowledge that in order to maintain the integrity of the Risk Management Procedure, the Company will
keep your risk categorization and any data related thereto confidential. You will not be entitled to seek disclosure
of your risk categorization. However, the Company may disclose the User’s risk categorization data to the
competent enforcement authority if it finds that a particular User has executed or is likely to execute any
Suspicious Transaction.

CUSTOMER VERIFICATION PROCEDURE

The Company, during activation of User Accounts or while undertaking any transactions or for any other reason, may require for the purposes of verification of any User’s identity, following details: .

  • In Case of Individuals – one copy of any Identification Document containing their identity and
    address details; one recent photograph; any other documents pertaining to business/financial
    status of such individual as may be prescribed by the Company from time to time;
  • In Case of Companies – one copy each of national official/governmental company search extract
    equivalent; Certificate of Incorporation; Memorandum and Articles of Association; Board
    resolution authorizing to transact on the Online Platform; Identification Documents containing
    identification and address details of the individual authorized to transact along with a copy of such
    authorization document;
  • In Case of Partnership Firm/Limited Liability Partnership – one copy each of national
    official/governmental company search extract equivalent; Registration/Incorporation Certificate;
    partnership deed; Identification Documents containing identification and address details of the
    individual authorized to transact along with a copy of such authorization document;
    Users must ensure that all copies of aforementioned Identification Documents are duly certified.
  •  For the purposes of verification of any User’s identity, the Company may rely on appropriate and
    licensed third-party service providers to authenticate the Identification Documents and other
    incidental details provided by the User.
  •  If the Company finds any User information obtained in accordance with the procedure described under
    this Clause to be inadequate, insufficient, or enlisted on the Sanctions Lists, the Company may in its
    discretion either refuse or terminate (as the case may be) the registration of such User Account or
    require verification of such User’s Identification Documents again.

TRANSACTION MONITORING TERMS

All transactions executed and/or attempted to be executed on the Online Platforms are regularly monitored by the Company, both manually and through use of software-based algorithms, in order to promptly identify and highlight certain kinds of transaction including without limitation, the following kinds of transactions:

  • High value transactions of amounts greater than USD 2,000 or its equivalent in any other currency;
  •  Cross-border transactions of amounts greater than USD 10,000
    or its equivalent in any other currency; and
  • Suspicious Transactions.
  • . The Company may, from time to time, undertake necessary investigation in order to identify and
    examine transactions inconsistent with any User’s risk profile (determined in accordance with Clause
    7 (Risk Management Procedure) above), sophistication, and expected usage pattern.
  • . The extent of monitoring shall depend on various factors including upon each User’s risk profile.
  • The Company reserves the right to terminate the User Account, restrict and/or prevent access to
    Online Platforms, or report to the appropriate enforcement authorities the activities of any User in
    respect of transactions identified under this Clause 9 (Transaction Monitoring Terms).

COMPLIANCE, DISCLOSURE AND NOTICES

The Company will maintain and preserve the following information and/or data:

  • Records of all transactions executed on the Online Platforms, for a period of at least 10 (Ten) years from
    the date of each transaction.
  • Records of all transactions identified under Clause 9 (Transaction Monitoring Terms) above for a period of at least 12 (Twelve) years, including but not limited to the information about the nature, value and parties to such transactions, and their date of remittance.
  • Identification records of Users (including but not limited to the Identification Documents submitted pursuant to Clause 8 (Customer Verification Procedure) above), during the subsistence of and for a period of at least 10 (Ten) years from the date of termination of such User Account.

COMPLIANCE, DISCLOSURE AND NOTICES

  •  The Company may share, from time to time, information regarding transactions identified under
    Clause 9 (Transaction Monitoring Terms), identification information of such Users, or any other
    information mandated under the applicable law, with the appropriate enforcement authorities…
  • In order to improve the integrity and transparency of transactions on the Online Platforms, you are
    encouraged to report any information you are privy to or become privy to in the future regarding any
    Suspicious Transactions or transactions you have find or have reason to believe are dubious in nature,
    to our Compliance Officers by writing to them at [email protected]io
  • In order to ensure compliance with this AML Policy and/or the applicable laws, the Company may be
    required to send you notices from time to time. All such notices will be sent to such address as provided
    by you under Clause 8 (Customer Verification Procedure) of this AML Policy. Where you are required
    to share any information according to the procedures contained in this AML Policy, such
    communication may be made by you electronically by sending an email to [email protected]io