2. Personal information collected by YouLend
The purpose(s) of YouLend’s processing of personal information relate(s) to the following:
1. Client identification, monitoring and reporting in accordance with our applicable law and other requirements, including anti-money laundering regulations
2. Authentication of Clients on the YouLend platform and Services
3. Credit assessment of Clients applying for financing through YouLend
4. Transaction information
5. User experience, website optimization and communication with Clients
In addition, YouLend collects personal information during the application process as well as during monitoring of transactions relating to the sender and receiver of a transactions, including in accordance with YouLend’s obligations under anti-money laundering regulations. Such information may include names, dates of birth, social security numbers, tax identification numbers and identification documents on beneficial owners of companies, authorized signatories, officers, directors and other relevant personnel. These pieces of information are mandatory information since they are collected and processed in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
YouLend may also collect personal information from third parties to verify the identity and information received by the Client as well as to deter, detect, and prevent fraud and illegal activities and conduct a credit assessment in connection with a Client’s application for financing through YouLend. This collection of personal information can include a credit reference agency search on the named Client and applicant, including but not limited to directors, beneficial owners and officers, their financial associates and businesses. For the avoidance of doubt, the authorization to YouLend includes an authorization to conduct credit reference agency searches on all directors, beneficial owners and officers involved with the named Client as well as any guarantors. A record of these searches will be recorded against all applicants and may be seen by other companies if they carry out a credit enquiry.
YouLend also collects and stores communications with YouLend’s Clients for the purpose of providing and managing the services provided by YouLend. This information includes the content of communications with us via e-mails, faxes, telephone calls or other instructions directed to YouLend.
YouLend may collect information related to the Client’s use of the Services by means of third party tools, including cookies, pixels and other tracking technologies. Information collected through such technologies includes IP-address, details of devices used to access the Services (such as unique device identifier, device type and browser type), date and time stamps, log data and other information regarding the Client’s interaction with the Services.
3. How YouLend uses, discloses and processes personal information
As listed above, YouLend processes personal information regarding Clients in order to provide, manage and develop the Services and other offerings provided by YouLend, which includes provisioning of financing and credit assessment, instructions, transactions, client service and website optimization. YouLend also processes information to detect and prevent fraud and violations of YouLend’s legal agreements, to protect or defend the Services, our rights or the rights of others, and to fulfil technical, financial, tax, compliance, administrative functions.
YouLend may disclose personal information for these same purposes. YouLend may also disclose personal information to comply with applicable law, including any applicable tax regulation or market rules, or law enforcement, a legislative or regulatory authority or another person who is entitled by law to demand such disclosure, without prior notice to the Client.
Further, YouLend may disclose personal information with vendors and other third parties for hosting and storing, compliance purposes, fraud prevention and security purposes, credit assessment, enabling the transfer of funds on behalf of or initiated by the Client or another individual, and for analytics. Disclosure of personal information may also be made to perform other parts of the Services and managing the client relationship, including, but not limited to public authorities and/or cooperation partners such as correspondent banks and service providers. Third parties include but are not limited to third party capital providers. YouLend may also disclose personal information in connection with an asset sale, merger, bankruptcy or other business transaction.
The Client authorizes YouLend to transfer information to any legal entity within the YouLend group, as well as to any reputable third party in connection with the performance of a credit assessment of the Client and any officers, directors and beneficial owners related to the said Client as well as any guarantors.
In order to process the Client’s application, we will supply the Client’s business information (which may include personal information) to third party partners, including to Experian and Equifax, and they will give us information about the Client’s business and information about people connected to the business, such as a company proprietor or directors. We carry out these checks for the purposes of detecting and preventing fraud and money laundering.
During the time that the Client has an active account with us, these partners, e.g., Experian may make periodic searches and alert us to any changes about the Client’s business, or the people connected to your business, that we may need to investigate as part of our ongoing management of your account.
The ways in which Experian and Equifax use and share personal information, are explained in more detail at https://www.experian.com/privacy/prod_serv_policy and https://www.equifax.com/privacy/privacy-statement/.
YouLend uses computer safeguards such as firewalls and SSL software encryption for many of the services to protect personal information provided to YouLend. YouLend enforces physical access controls to their buildings and files, and YouLend authorizes access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities.
Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee “perfect security.” Any information the Client sends to us, while using the Services or otherwise, may not be secure when transmitted to us, and we recommend that the Client does not use unsecure channels to communicate sensitive or confidential information.
In addition, the security of the Client’s accounts relies on the Client’s protection of the Client’s login credentials, including the Client’s YouLend password. The Client may not share the YouLend password with anyone. YouLend’s representatives will never ask for a Client’s password, so any e-mail or other communication requesting the Client’s password should be treated as unauthorized and suspicious and forwarded to USSupport@youlend.com.
5. Non-personal information collected by YouLend
YouLend collects non-personal information, which is not related to an identifiable person, in order to provide, manage and develop its Services and other offerings.
In connection with usage of YouLend’s platform, information is collected to verify the identity of the Client to allow for the use of Services, including certification and passwords. YouLend also collects the IP address and other identifying information about the computer or device the Client uses to access the accounts, in order to help detect possible instances of unauthorized transactions.
2. Transaction information:
3. Client identification:
YouLend collects information on the Clients for the purpose of facilitating services, identifying the client and to understand the industries of clients which relate to requirements under applicable laws, including anti-money laundering regulations.
4. Client correspondence information:
Information regarding the Client’s correspondence with YouLend will be collected. This information includes emails, instructions, faxes, or telephone calls directed to YouLend.
YouLend uses, discloses and processes non-personal information regarding Client in the same manner as described in section 3 above.
6. Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Do Not Track Signals
The Client’s browser settings may allow you to transmit a “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites. Like many websites, our website is not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
The Client may control the way in which their devices permit the use of tracking technologies. If the Client so chooses, they may block or delete our cookies from their browser; however, blocking or deleting cookies may cause some of the Services, including any portal features and general functionality, to work incorrectly. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, the Client may be able to configure your browser settings to use the Services without some cookie functionality. For example, in the Chrome menu bar, select: More → Settings → Privacy and security → Cookies and other site data → See all cookies and site data, where the Client can choose to allow or block all or certain cookies, and choose to clear cookies when they quit Chrome. In addition, the Client can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
7. Contact information