January 25, 2021

Persona and Liquid

Learn about Liquid’s partnership with Persona, why it’s safe and secure, and how it works.

Persona and Liquid

Liquid News Compliance

Welcome to Liquid — a platform for contracts, projects, and payments to independent contractors, freelancers, vendors and suppliers. We support secure payments to 175+ countries worldwide in 2-3 business days.

Liquid has partnered directly with our network of banks to provide these payments. Our banking partners require us to perform KYC (Know Your Customer) verification as part of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies. KYC verification is a process where we verify the identity of a user. This helps to mitigate the potential risks of fraud and illegal intentions. 

To help ensure that people are who they say they are, we have partnered with Persona, an ID verification company that allows individuals to securely and easily verify their identity in seconds.

How do I verify my identity for Liquid with Persona?

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To verify your identity, you will need to submit a government ID and complete a video selfie via a partnership with Persona. You will receive an email from our Legal team with a secure link to submit this via Persona. 

Persona Government ID verification
Persona verification via Government ID

What is Persona?

Persona was founded in 2018 and headquartered in San Francisco, and is now available in 190+ countries and in 18 different languages. The company is backed by Coatue and First Round Capital. Persona has a wide range of partnerships across a variety of industries including Square, Petal, Brex, Hipcamp, Outdoorsy, Postmates, Rently, SimpleHealth, and Liquid.

Is my personal information being stored?

Persona, the company we have partnered with, stores limited data related to your ID for a short amount of time in case an issue is flagged that requires a manual review (such as an ID being flagged for fraud). The data is then automatically deleted by Persona, and Liquid only records that you as a Liquid user has successfully verified their identity.

Persona selfie verification
Persona verification via video selfie

How does Persona address data privacy?

Persona is GDPR and CCPA compliant, and they have a robust privacy program that includes secure data transfer and processing practices. They are certified under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks. 

How does Persona address security?

Persona implements bank-grade security and is certified for SOC 2, a leading global security framework. You can review their security page for more details about their commitment to security. 

What do I do if I have more questions about Persona?

You may contact Persona directly as well as contact Liquid via our chat function (or via support@poweredbyliquid.com). 

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Category: Liquid News Compliance

Updated: January 28, 2021

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