Last updated: 09/07/2023
remitly.com, the Remitly mobile applications and through any other
programs (including Remitly Research programs), websites, or
applications owned and operated by Remitly that direct you to this
This Policy, together with our User
Agreement (and any
use of our Services.
Where we use other capitalised words and phrases in this Policy (such as
Agreement, Profile, Services and Transaction), these have the same
meaning as given to them in our User
we have defined them differently in this Policy.
Any personal data provided to or gathered by our Services is controlled
by the applicable Remitly affiliate based upon your country of
residence. See the table in the "Our Relationship with You" section of
this Policy to determine which entity controls the collection and use of
your personal data.
The personal data that we collect from you depends on how you interact
with us and our products and services. When we say "personal data" or
"personal information" we mean any information related to an
identified or identifiable natural person. The following are the
categories and specific types of personal data or information we may
Basic Identifying Information: Including your full name (including
aliases), postal address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth,
gender, occupation and employer, username or social media handle, or
other similar identifiers (including a customer ID auto generated by us
to identify you in our systems).
Customer Support Information: Information you give to us when you
contact customer services or our offices including call recordings (such
as when we record customer service calls for quality assurance).
Government Issued Identification or Records: Including your driver's
license, state or country government issued identification card (such as
a passport, driver's license, military or immigration identity cards or
visas, national identification cards), as well as a picture or recording
of yourself with your identification documentation, records of proof of
address (e.g., utility bill, loan or mortgage statement), or evidence of
how you will fund your Transaction (e.g., bank statement or pay slip).
Marketing & Communications Information: Including your preferences to
receive marketing from us and our third parties, communication
preferences, and information we lawfully receive from market research,
advertising networks, or analytics providers.
Payment Information: Including your financial or payment instrument
details (either debit/credit card) or bank account details.
Promotions & Competitions Information: Including your name and email
address and certain other personal information that you may be asked to
provide to participate in promotions or competitions.
Recipient Information: Including your recipient's full name, postal
address, phone number, depending on the disbursement method selected
certain financial institution or financial account details such as bank
account or mobile wallet account. If there is a dispute about whether
money has been received by your recipient, we may ask you for additional
information so we can verify their identity with the financial
Referral Information: Information you give us about your friend such
as name and email address to tell them about our services.
Sensitive Personal Data: Including biometric data, mainly face scan
information from photos and videos you provide for identity verification
purposes and monitoring login activity and your interactions with our
site to protect your account and identify suspicious or fraudulent
Survey & Feedback Information: Including information such as your
name, email address or other contact information, responses to surveys,
reviews, feedback, testimonials and certain other personal information
that you may be asked to provide (this includes our #WhyISend survey).
Technical Information: Including the hardware and software you use to
access our Services, network information, internet service provider,
operating system, the type of browser you use, unique device identifier
(e.g. your device's IMEI number, MAC address, or mobile number), IP
address, other similar unique identifiers, your current location (using
GPS technology, which some of our location enabled Services require your
personal data for this to work).
Transaction Information: Including your transaction history/logs
(including a unique Transaction reference number), transaction receipts,
purpose of transfers, relationship with the recipient, your average
transaction amount, how often you intend to use our Services, if you
intend to send to multiple recipients, and referral rewards.
Usage Information: Including information on your interactions with our
Services or Sites or browsing or search activity.
We collect personal data about you from various sources. For example, we
collect and obtain information:
Directly from you
We collect personal data you provide, such as when you use our Service,
create a profile, contact us (including via chat), respond to a survey,
interact with us at events, participate in a sweepstakes, contest, or
other similar campaign or promotion (including WhyISend), respond to a
survey, post a review, or sign up to receive emails, text messages,
and/or postal mailings.
Using cookies and other automatic data collection technologies
When you visit our websites, use our app, open or click on emails we
send you, or interact with our advertisements, we or third parties we
work with automatically collect certain information using technologies
such as cookies, web beacons, clear GIF, pixels, internet tags, web
server logs, and other data collection tools. For more information,
From Other Sources
We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as data
analytics providers, marketing or advertising service providers, social
media platforms or networks, fraud prevention or identity verification
service providers, electronic databases, credit reporting agencies,
vendors that provide services on our behalf, or publicly available
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Depending
on the country in which you are in, we rely on the following legal bases
to process your personal data:
COMPLY WITH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
We use personal data to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations,
to establish or exercise our rights, and to defend against a legal
Security and Fraud Prevention
We use personal data to detect, investigate, prevent, or take action
regarding possible malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal
activity, including fraudulent transactions, attempts to manipulate or
violate our policies, procedures, and terms and conditions, security
incidents, and harm to the rights, property, or safety of Remitly and
our users, customers, employees, or others.
Comply with Applicable Laws
We use your personal data to comply with applicable laws and
regulations, such as those relating to "know-your-customer,"
anti-money laundering requirements, sanctions legislation, and the
various associated regulatory rules and guidance in relation to risk
investigation, risk scoring, fraud, counter terrorist financing,
anti-money laundering, consumer protection and complaint handling.
TO PERFORM A CONTRACT
To Provide Our Services
We use your personal data when you access or use our Services, including
to process your Transaction(s), maintain and manage your account,
deliver/fulfill promotional offers or rewards (including our referral
program), process payments.
Communicating With You
We use your personal data to communicate with you, such as to respond to
and/or follow-up on your requests, inquiries, issues or feedback, and to
provide customer service.
CONSENT OR LEGITIMATE INTEREST
Marketing and Promotional Purposes
We use personal data for marketing and promotional purposes, such as to
send marketing, advertising, and promotional communications by email,
text message or postal mail; to show you advertisements for products
and/or services tailored to your interests on social media and other
websites; and to administer our new customer promotions, sweepstakes,
contests, and other similar promotions.
Analytics and Personalization
We use personal data to conduct research and analytics, including to
improve our services and product offerings; to understand how you
interact with our websites, mobile apps, advertisements, and
communications with you to improve our websites, app, and marketing
campaigns (business and marketing analytics); to personalize your
experience, to save you time when you visit our websites and app, and to
customize the marketing and advertising that we show you; to understand
how you use our app and website.
Other Business or Commercial Purposes
At your direction or with your consent, we may process certain personal
data to fulfill any other business or commercial purposes.
For additional information on our legal bases for processing your
personal data, please see the section below entitled, "What is our Legal
Basis for Processing your Personal Data?".
In addition to the specific situations discussed elsewhere in this
We may share personal data with our corporate affiliates, including our
parent company, affiliates and subsidiaries. Such corporate affiliates
process personal data on our behalf to provide services or in other
circumstances with your consent or as permitted or required by law.
We share certain personal data with third parties that perform services
to support our core business functions and internal operations. This
includes banks, disbursement providers, or other financial institutions
completing your transfer or other financial service request (including
payment processors), identity verification or KYC service providers,
third parties that provide software and tools to send postal mail,
e-mails and text messages, or analyze customer data, provide marketing
assistance, administer our reviews, investigating fraudulent activity,
conducting customer surveys, and outsourced customer service providers.
Third Party Partners
We may share your personal data with third parties that we have
partnered with to jointly create and offer a product, service, or joint
promotion. We may also share your personal data with our banking or
distribution partners in the event we suspect you are violating our
terms or engaging in fraudulent behavior as it relates to our business.
but by their own respective privacy policies.
Social Media Platforms and Networks
Some of our websites have features such as, plugins, widgets, or other
tools made available by third parties that may result in information
being collected or shared between us and the third party. For example,
if you use our referral feature to refer persons via WhatsApp, Facebook,
email, or SMS. Their use of your information is not governed by this
If we become involved with a merger, corporate transaction or another
situation involving the transfer of some or all of our business assets,
we may share your information with business entities or people involved
in the negotiation or transfer.
We may disclose personal data in response to subpoenas, warrants, court
orders, government inquiries or investigations, or to comply with
relevant laws and regulations. We may also disclose information to
establish, exercise, or protect our rights or the rights of others; to
defend against a legal claim; to protect the safety and security of our
visitors; to detect and protect against fraud; and to take action
regarding possible illegal activities or violations of our policies.
We may ask if you would like us to share your information with other
third parties who are not described elsewhere in this Policy.
WHY DO WE PROCESS SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA?
We may ask you to specifically consent to the collection, use and
storage of your biometric data during the verification process, where
privacy regulations require it in your jurisdiction. If you do not
consent, we offer alternate methods to verify your identity which may
take longer. We will not disclose or share any biometric data to anyone
other than our identity verification providers, or when required by
applicable laws and regulations, or pursuant to a valid order from a
We use automated processes to check that your access to our services and
your use of our services meet our required standard, including verifying
your identity, and to help prevent fraud or other illegal activities.
These processes may make an automated decision to reject your proposed
transaction, to block a suspicious attempt to login to your account, or
to close your account. If you feel that an automated process may have
impacted you, please contact our Privacy team at
Our customers in certain regions of the world have specific data privacy
rights based upon the applicable privacy legislation (including but not
limited to the laws of Europe or UK). We strive to implement the best
privacy practices as a standard for all our customers.
Access Your Data & Data Portability
You may request that we provide you a copy of your personal data held by
us. This information will be provided without undue delay subject to
certain exceptions or limitations, including if such provision adversely
affects the rights and freedoms of others.
Correct Your Data / Data Rectification
You have the right to request that we update and correct inaccuracies to
your personal data. You can update certain information related to your
account by logging into your account on our site or app, as applicable
or otherwise contacting us as described in the Exercising Your Privacy
Rights section below.
You may request to erase your personal data, subject to applicable law.
If you close your account, we will mark your account in our database as
"Closed," but will keep certain account information for a period of
time as described below. This is necessary to deter fraud, by ensuring
that persons who try to commit fraud will not be able to avoid detection
simply by closing their account and opening a new account, and to comply
with our legal obligations. However, if you close your account, your
personal data will not be used by us for any further purposes, nor
shared with third parties, except as necessary to prevent fraud and
assist law enforcement, as required by law, or in accordance with this
Restrict Processing of Data Requests
You have the right to request to restrict or object to us processing or
transferring your personal data under certain circumstances. You may
object to any processing based on the legitimate interests ground when
there is something about your particular situation where you feel
processing on this ground impacts your fundamental rights and freedoms.
Unsubscribe from Direct Marketing
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information
for marketing purposes. You can exercise this right simply at any time
by carrying out 'unsubscribe' actions which are made available to you
(such as clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link in each promotional email we
send you). We will honor your choice and refrain from sending you such
communications. Please note that if you ask us not to contact you by
email at a certain email address, we will retain a copy of that email
address on a "suppression list" in order to comply with your no-contact
request. You are free to change your marketing choices at any time.
You may also control how we use some of your personal data as part of
our Services (such as how we may communicate with you) by confirming
your preferences in your Profile. Please note that not all
communications can be switched off -- for example, we may be required to
send you email notices about our Services to comply with our legal
obligations under the national laws and regulatory guidance.
Automated Individual Decision-Making, Including Profiling
In some jurisdictions, you have the right not to be subject to a
decision based solely on automated processing of your personal data,
including profiling, which produces legal or similarly significant
effects on you, save for the exceptions applicable under relevant data
protection laws. We may reject your request, as permitted by applicable
law, including when providing the information would result in a
disclosure of a trade secret or would interfere with the prevention or
detection of fraud or other crime. However, generally in these
circumstances we will verify that the algorithm and source data are
functioning as anticipated without error or bias or if required by law
to adjust the processing.
Withdraw Your Consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent for us to process data,
where our lawful basis for processing is based on that consent. Note
that withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing
which may have taken place prior to withdrawal of consent. If you
withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or
services to you.
Exercising Your Privacy Rights
To exercise any of the above privacy rights, please submit a request
through one of the following methods:
For us to process some requests, we will need to verify your identity to
confirm that the request came from you. We may contact you by phone or
e-mail to verify your request.
We employ industry accepted standards in protecting the information you
submit to us. We have put in place SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption
technology to protect your sensitive information such as bank account
number, credit card number, date of birth and government identification
number, transmitted through our Site and/or our App. We also require the
use of security credentials (which may, for example, include a username
and password) from each user who wants to access their information on
our Site and/or our App.
Where we have given you (or you have chosen) security credentials (such
as a password) that enable you to access certain parts of our Service,
you are responsible for keeping these details confidential and secure.
Moreover, if you allow access to our Services via using your fingerprint
on your Device (for example, via Apple Touch ID), then you should not
allow any other person to register their fingerprint on that Device as
it may allow them access to our Services and you could be held
responsible for their actions. However, no method of transmission over
the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and any
transmission of personal information is at your own risk. If you have
any questions about security, you can contact us at
We share your personal data within the Remitly group and to external
third parties (the categories of which are referred to in this Policy).
This may involve transferring your personal data outside the UK or EU.
Whenever we transfer your personal data outside the EU or UK, we will
ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it. In some
instances, your personal information may be transferred to countries
that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for
personal data by the European Commission.
In other instances, we will ensure at least one of the lawful safeguards
are implemented, which may include the use of specific contracts
approved by (as applicable) the UK Government and/or European Commission,
which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to
fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of
satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine
the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the
following based upon your country of residence (amongst other things):
obligations and/or retention periods imposed on us by applicable laws and/or our regulators
the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data
the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, and
the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means.
As a regulated financial institution, we are required by law to store
some of your personal and transactional data beyond the closure of your
account with us. Please note that by using our Services you expressly
agree to us retaining your personal data (including data related to your
Transactions and our collection and verification of your identity) for
at least 7 years following the end of your legal relationship with us.
We may amend this Policy at any time, and whenever we do so we will
notify you by posting a revised version on our Site and App. Please
review this Policy each time you make a Transaction as it may have been
updated since you initially registered for our Services, or since your
Parts of our Service use Google Maps services, including the Google Maps
Our Site and App includes links to other websites whose privacy
practices may differ from those of Remitly. For example, in order to
verify your identity, Remitly uses the services of Onfido. Onfido will
check if your identity documents are valid, and also confirm that your
photo matches the photo on the documents. The results of the check will
then be shared with Remitly. Your photo and ID documents will be shared
with Onfido for this purpose as well as to allow Onfido to maintain,
be found here. We also create information based on our analysis of the information we have
collected from you.
If you submit personal information to any of those websites, your
information is governed by their privacy policies and we do not accept
any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal
information which may be collected and processed via those websites or
services (such as contact and location data). We encourage you to
you use or visit.
This Policy does not cover the practices of third parties that you may
engage with when using the Services, such as your mobile network
operator or other users of our Services. You should contact them about
Using our referral service via e-mail to tell a friend about our
Services, you will need to provide your friend's name and email
address. Before providing us access to any other person's details, you
must obtain their prior consent to you sharing their personal data with
us and we will let them know that you have supplied their details to us.
Where you have:
imported your contacts, at your instruction, we will send an emailinvite and at most one reminder email inviting him or her to visit our Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this email; and/or
referred a friend to us, we will automatically send your friend an email and at most one reminder email inviting him or her to visit our Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this email and tracking the success of your referral.
In both cases, your contact/friend may at any time REQUEST TO REMOVE
this information from our database and we will honour such request. We
will retain a copy of that email address on a "suppression list" in
order to comply with their no-contact request. They are free to change
their marketing choices at any time.
We ask that persons under the age of 18 (which we treat as children and
minors) refrain from using our Services or submitting any personal
information to us. Persons under the age of 18 years are not eligible to
use our Services and if we discover that someone under the age of 18 has
registered a Profile with us, we will close it.
This Policy is drafted in the English language and translations may be
provided in other languages. You agree that the English version of the
Policy will control in the event of any inconsistency between the
English and translated versions in any dispute related to this Policy.
If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding our privacy
policy, you may reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel that we have not addressed your questions or concerns
adequately, or you believe that your data protection or privacy rights
have been infringed, you can complain to any supervisory authority or
other public body with responsibility for enforcing privacy laws, as
listed in the section entitled "Our Relationship with You" section.
|Remitly Entity||Registered Address||Data Protection Authority||Data Protection Officer (DPO)|
|For EEA residents||Remitly Europe Ltd||7TH FLOOR PENROSE TWO, PENROSE DOCK, CORK, IRELAND, T23 YY09||Data Protection Commission (DPC)||DPO@remitly.com|
|For UK residents||Remitly U.K. Ltd||90 WHITFIELD STREET, LONDON W1T 4EZ, UNITED KINGDOM||Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)||DPO@remitly.com|
|Types of Personal Data||Our Lawful Basis for Processing|
|Basic Identifying Information||To comply with our legal obligations. If you do not provide this information, you will not be able to make any Transactions. Performance of a contract with you, namely our User Agreement. Necessary for our or a third parties legitimate interests including to: - 1. Collect payment for your use of our Services; - 2. Troubleshoot issues with your account or our Services;- 3. Carry out data, trend, and financial analysis, testing, and Service tracking;- 4. Respond to, handle, and process queries, requests, complaints, applications, and the like; - 5. Seek customer feedback on, and help us to, track, improve, personalize, and develop, our Services, content, and advertising; - 6. Monitor and train our customer service and associated teams; - 7. Give you rewards or incentives for using or recommending our Services;- 8. Conduct business and marketing analytics; - 9. Grow our business and inform our marketing strategy and advertising campaigns; - 10. Collect information that will enable us to understand why and how you interact with us and our Services; - 11. Work with our third party partners so that we and/or they can offer, provide and/or track rewards, incentives and/or the performance of campaigns; - 12. Send you service updates and promotional offers; - 13. Market our Services to you, or conduct market research (provided your marketing and communication preferences in your Profile allow us to do this); and, - 14. Exercise legal rights and/or defend claims.|
|Customer Support Information||To comply with our legal obligations. Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests set out in “Basic Identifying Information” above. Performance of a contract with you, namely our User Agreement.|
|Government Issued Identification or Records||To comply with our legal obligations. Performance of a contract with you, namely our User Agreement. Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests set out in “Basic Identifying Information” above.|
|Marketing & Communications Information||Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests set out in “Basic Identifying Information” above.|
|Payment Information||To comply with our legal obligations. Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests namely to collect payment for your use of our Services.|
|Promotions & Competitions Information||Performance of a contract with you.|
|Recipient Information||Performance of a contract with you, namely our User Agreement. To comply with our legal obligations.|
|Referral Information||Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests (namely to market our services to them).|
|Sensitive Personal Data||To comply with our legal obligations. It is also necessary for reasons of substantial public interest (namely preventing or detecting unlawful acts, regulatory requirements relating to unlawful acts and dishonesty and suspicion of terrorist financing or money laundering). Where data protection laws only permit us to process biometric data with your consent, we will seek your consent prior to processing.|
|Survey & Feedback Information||Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests set out in “Basic Identifying Information” above. WhyISend Campaign: Consent.|
|Technical Information||To comply with our legal obligations. Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests set out in “Basic Identifying Information” above.|
|Transaction Information||To comply with our legal obligations. Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests set out in “Basic Identifying Information” above.|
|Usage Information||Necessary for one or more of the legitimate interests set out in “Basic Identifying Information” above.|