To ensure the service is not abused, SEDOL keeps all history usage limit for the total number of searches and individual 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
We retain your information in accordance with our enterprise records retention schedule.
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 email@example.com your name, birth date, e-mail, address and telephone to address your request and for purposes permitted SEDOL under applicable law.
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.
The SEDOL Number is a unique identification sequence, which provides a unique identifier of single business entities, individuals while linking corporate family structures together.
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.
In order to exercise your rights and To enable us to address your request, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SEDOL.COM or not. We usually do this within 10 business days or in accordance with the response time required under applicable 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. Each country provides the information in its national language. For example all French company documents are based in the French language.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, SEDOL has financial information for all countries and provides you with data such as turnover, number of employees set-up date, etc.
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 accurate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
The following data sources are commonly used for SEDOL.com
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..