What do I do if I have reached my usage limit?

To ensure the service is not abused, SEDOL keeps all history usage limit for the total number of searches and individual property views per user. You can find out your usage in Account settings.

If you have reached your usage limit you have a number of options:

Wait for the first day of the next month to begin using the service again.If you are a free user you can add funds to your account.

How do I add credit to my account?

The process to add credit to your account is easy. Using your VISA or MASTERCARD credit card just click on the TOP-UP link or make a bank transfer follow the instructions.

Does my credit expire?

Your credit will remain valid up to twelve months after your last transaction on the SEDOL site. You will receive a reminder that your credit is due to expire.

Are there any hidden charges or fees?

SEDOL has absolutely no hidden fees. We do not charge a sign-up nor do we charge an annual administration fee. Therefore you only pay for results.

How we share personal information

We share personal information within the our company group, with our business partners and third party service providers, the person providing for your access to our Services (if that is not you) and in accordance with law. Our third-party service providers are not permitted to share or use personal information we make available to them for any purpose other than to provide services to us.We share your information for the purposes set out in this Statement, with the following categories of recipients:

How we secure personal information

SEDOL takes the security of personal information seriously and we use appropriate technologies and procedures to protect personal information (including administrative, technical and physical safeguards) according to the risk level and the service provided.

How long we keep personal information

We retain your information in accordance with our enterprise records retention schedule.

What are my rights

You may have rights under European and other laws to have access to your personal information and to ask us to rectify, erase and restrict use of, your personal information. You may also have rights to object to your personal information being used, to ask for the transfer of personal information you have made available to us and to withdraw consent to the use of your personal information. Further information on how to exercise your rights is set out below.

We will honor your rights under applicable data protection laws. You have the following rights under European laws, and may have similar rights under the laws of other countries.

These rights are not absolute and they do not always apply in all cases.

In response to a request, we will ask you to verify your identity if we need to, and to provide information that helps us to understand your request better. If we do not comply with your request, whether in whole or in part, we will explain why.

In order to exercise your rights and To enable us to address your request, please send us an email to privacy@sedol.com your name, birth date, email, address and telephone to address your request and for purposes permitted SEDOL under applicable law.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a computer or other device and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are typically assigned to one of four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for marketing purposes.

What is SEDOL number do for my business?

The SEDOL Number is a unique identification sequence, which provides a unique identifier of single business entities, individuals and properties while linking corporate family structures together.

Who is allowed to update my report?

SEDOL will accept updates to a company’s information or any other sedol information from a currently listed officer, principal of the business, or an individual authorized by the company’s management or Individual to provide information to SEDOL Businees

How can I find out if I'm listed on sedol.com?

In order to exercise your rights and To enable us to address your request, please send us an email to privacy@sedol.com your name, birth date, email, address, telephone and copy of a valid ID or passport to address your request and for purposes permitted SEDOL under applicable law.

We will then email you at the address you provide to ask for information to confirm your identity. This is to safeguard your own privacy. Any identification evidence that you provide will only be used to verify your identity for the purpose of your requests.

When we’ve verified your identity, we will then tell you whether you’re on World-Check or not. We usually do this within 10 business days or in accordance with the response time required under applicable data protection laws.

Does SEDOL comply with data protection laws?

Yes, the databases managed by SEDOL are the subject of declarations (data protection, telecom regulators, telecom ombudsmen, etc.). This means that any person who asks may exercise their right to view, remove, amend or add data in accordance with the law. Any companies processing automated data on databases that we provide or sell to them are also required to observe the data protection laws in the same way as SEDOL. In other words, SEDOL 's compliance with the law does not exempt its customers from complying with it.

What is the SEDOL company search portal?

SEDOL company search portal is an internet portal that has connected over 150 business registries to provide a service for people to search for official reports on companies and individuals in those countries. The information is retrieved directly from the national register and provided to the desktop of the user.

How do I use SEDOL to find information on a company?

To search for information on a company or individual on the SEDOL company search portal you must first register your details. You can then enter the secure search facility and search on the company or individual in the registry of your choice. Once you have found the target of your search you will need to purchase credits, using your credit card, in order to purchase and download official reports on your search target

What is the expected delivery time?

The delivery time for most documents is listed opposite the document. Delays to the expected times can be dependent on:

Please refer to the (?) icon beside the document delivery time for additional information.

Is the information in every country the same?

Unfortunately as each country manages and controls its own affairs there is not a standard suite of documents available for every country. Some countries provide more information, some less. There are constant improvements being made to the quality, quantity and availability of the information. To find out exactly what each country provides please review the pricelist

Is the information I buy from SEDOL always in English?

No. Each country provides the information in its national language. For example all French company documents are based in the French language.

Does SEDOL store company information in its own databases?

SEDOL does not store any information at all except for customer registration details. All corporate information is retrieved directly from the national corporate register in real-time and passed on to the customer. The information is warranted by the European Business Register to be official as of the date and time it was downloaded.

Why can’t I find the company I am looking for?

There are a number of reasons that you might not be able to find the company you are looking for. If the company is not registered in the country you are searching in, it will not appear in the search results. Subtle spelling changes, or order of words used, in the company name can make it appear as if a company does not exist. Try shortening your search term and try searching again. Also, please review the search guidance notes for each country. As each country employs subtle differences to the search algorithms, performing one type of search in one country might produce a different result in another.

Is anyone notified that I'm searching for them?

No. Your search is confidential. No one else is notified when you use SEDOL services, including the person you search for.

I searched for and found myself using sedol.com, however some of what I found was outdated or inaccurate. How will others who may be searching for me find me if you don't provide the right information about me?

A: Information found using sedol.com comes from a broad variety of public record sources. As such, searching for persons with numerous change of address records may turn up multiple address, phone and other data. Also, most of this information was entered by people, and they are known to make clerical and typographical errors

Does SEDOL have businesses' financial data?

Yes, SEDOL has financial information for all countries and provides you with data such as turnover, number of employees set-up date, etc

What is identity verification?

Is the process that compares identity information from an individual, to database results, to see if it matches. For example, a new customer might be asked for their full name, phone number, address and date of birth. This identity information is then compared to records from credit bureaus, government agencies, public sources, utilities or various other reliable and independent sources to see if that personal identifiable information is accurat

What is AML?

Anti-money laundering (laws). To disrupt and prevent corruption, terrorist financing and other criminal activities, governments enact AML regulations requiring banks and other financial institutions to ascertain that the customer and their funds are legitimate.

What is KYC?

Know your customer. As part of AML, financial institutions need to establish customer identity and do customer due diligence to ensure they know the source of the customers funds and determine the associated risk of doing business with them.

What are PEPs?

Politically Exposed Persons. These are individuals who, based on their position of power and influence, pose a higher risk of bribery and corruption. Due to their higher risk category, customer due diligence requirements are more stringent.

What is a watchlist?

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) sanctions lists. These are lists of individuals who are suspected (or convicted) of various financial crimes and restricted from doing business in sanctioning countries. These lists come from diverse government sources, international regulators and law enforcement agencies.

What is Customer Due Diligence (CDD)?

A legislated responsibility of banks and other financial institutions to understand their customer’s activities and do an analysis of their risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. CDD is a critical element of effectively managing the institutions risks and protecting itself against potential financial crimes and nefarious activities.

What is Enhanced Due Diligence?

Types of activities or account holders that require extra customer due diligence scrutiny. If an account type or account owner has a higher risk of money laundering or terrorist funding, then it’s subject to enhanced due diligence (EDD).

What is Beneficial Ownership?

According to the FATF, “beneficial owner refers to the natural person(s) who ultimately owns or controls a customer and/or the natural person on whose behalf a transaction is being conducted. It also includes those persons who exercise ultimate effective control over a legal person or arrangement.” That is to say, you need to know who you are doing business with, the real person (or group of people) who owns or controls that business.

The beneficial owner is often referred to as the UBO, an acronym for ultimate beneficial owner.

What is Business Verification?

Business Verification verifies business entities by matching information provided by the entity against information taken from the public information available from the in-country business registrar in the specific area or jurisdiction (or other reputable source) including but not limited to name, registration number, address, telephone, date of Incorporation, status, beneficial owners and other information related to the operation of the business.

How to verify Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO)?

If your business is required to adhere to international or local AML regulatory requirements, your organization needs procedures and processes to collect information about the beneficial owner. When opening business accounts, in addition to collecting the usual business information (name of business, place of business, type of business, business registration number), you will need to obtain the identity of all individuals who have a significant ownership or control position. Also, if there is a significant change on the account, collect the beneficial ownership information.

The beneficial ownership information includes:

– Name (and title for the controlling individual(s));

– Date of birth;

– Address; and

– Social security number, or passport number and country of issuance or similar ID number

What are the types of data sources used for SEDOL.com?

The following data sources are commonly used for SEDOL.com

How frequently is the database updated? And how?

Internet based companies provides access to a global resource of data sources, integrated via API to our system. Each data source has varying time frames by which the update of their data is governed. Primarily within a daily, weekly or quarterly cycle. Given the direct link to our data source providers, all updates are reflected in real time within these companies..

Property

What kind of information is available on sedol?

The SEDOL property database is one of the Cyprus richest sources of business and residential property information. The database contains information covering almost all Cyprus. The data comes from a variety of sources including Land Registry, News publications, surveyors and estate agents.

Why is my property information listed on SEDOL ?

SEDOL aims to provide an individual page for every business and residential property in Cyprus. On these pages we show the transaction history (where available from Land Registry), our automated valuation estimates, and other property type and characteristic data. SEDOL is designed to bring greater transparency to the Cyprus business and housing market.

Sometimes particular properties will come up at the top of Google searches, but this does not mean that we have singled out the property in any way – unfortunately we have no control over the order of Google’s search rankings.

Does SEDOL cover the whole of the Cyprus?

At present we cover only Cyprus.

How current is the Property data?

Our primary data source is Land Registry’s and public sources. This is updated on a regularly basis by SEDOL

Where does the historic Property sales information come from?

The dataset is supplied directly to us from Land Registry. Land Registry is the official repository of house price information in Cyprus.

Why is a property transaction not listed?

If you cannot find a specific property transaction, the most probable reason is that you are searching with an incorrect search. If you have searched thoroughly by registration number and by address and have not found the transaction you are looking for, there are three possible reasons for it not being listed. Firstly, that the transaction took place recently and has not yet been processed by Land Registry. In this case the details will be available shortly. The recording process normally takes a couple of months. In rare instances (and cases of dispute) this process can last for much longer. A second possible reason is that the property might not be recorded in the Land Registry. The final possible explanation is that through error, SEDOL may not have added the details to their database.

What if the Property data is incorrect?

Although our data is taken from authoritative sources, discrepancies can sometimes occur. To improve the quality of our data, you can edit details on the specific property page, including the number of bedrooms the property has, its internal area and the type of property it is. You must be logged in to make these changes. Once you are logged in, and you are on the individual property page in question, simply click on ‘give feedback’ and this will allow you to put forward your amendments.

Land Registry provides us with information on historical property transaction prices, dates and property type. Land Registry do not provide information on other property characteristic information. If you think that any of their information is incorrect, please send us an email privacy@sedol.com.

What if I disagree with the free valuation estimate provided for my property?

The valuation estimate, provided for every property in Cyprus. Sometimes this will be different from the market value, but we make every effort to make the model as accurate as possible. The valuation should be seen as a starting point – it is not a professional valuation. You should always check with a property professional before making a financial decision.

The valuation estimates are updated monthly, as more information becomes available. Therefore the accuracy of the valuation estimates should improve over time. Unfortunately we cannot manually alter individual valuation estimates.

Can you tell me who owns a particular property?

No, we do not disclose any details on any particular individual.

That information can be obtained only from The Cyprus Land Registry