What is PlanetVerify?

PlanetVerify is a Management System that allows businesses to gather, verify, retain and delete client and employee Identity Documentation (ID) securely online;

The PlanetVerify platform allows a person, using the PlanetVerify App, securely and easily send their personal data and documents to a Requester who is usually a business and has been fully verified by PlanetVerify.

PlanetVerify is fully compliant with the new EU GDPR data regulations.

What is a Requester?

A Requester is a business or organisation that has been fully verified and vetted by PlanetVerify. Only then, will PlanetVerify give them permission to request personal information from App users. This way PlanetVerify gives you assurance that those organisations/businesses who request information are who they say they are.

Why am I using PlanetVerify?

PlanetVerify is a highly secure way to transmit sensitive details and documents over the internet. You are using it because an organisation you are engaging with is a PlanetVerify customer and is using PlanetVerify to make it secure and easy to collect your personal data.

Although we also supply a secure online link the PlanetVerify App makes it easier to share your data and gives you feedback so you know when your data and documents have been viewed.

The PlanetVerify App also tells you if the Data Requester has a problem with any document.

Your PlanetVerify App is also a handy and highly secure place to store sensitive data with password/fingerprint access control.

What’s more the PlanetVerify App is free!

Is PlanetVerify secure?

PlanetVerify applies state of the art security and is a worldwide partner of Edgescan (https://www.edgescan.com/partners.html). Edgescan are part of BCCRiskAdvisory (http://www.bccriskadvisory.com) who protect well known banks such as AIB in Ireland and have a world class technical team. The PlanetVerify secure App allows a user store personal details and documents on the phone using high level encryption. Even in the event that your phone is stolen, your personal data cannot be decrypted without your secret password. All Requesters are pre-screened and verified by PlanetVerify and PlanetVerify offers all our Requesters 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) to store your data. 2FA adds considerable additional security as it means as well as their password, the Requester’s device is also needed to access the secure data. This means organisations using PlanetVerify have access to extremely high security tools to protect your data. Furthermore when processing your personal data, PlanetVerify uses Microsoft Azure Cloud Microsoft Azure cloud is recognised as one of the most secure clouds in the world. For more information on Microsoft Azure Cloud security, see here.

Who has access to my personal data while it is on my PlanetVerify App?

Only you can see or access your personal information when you add the details or documents to the PlanetVerify App. No one else, including PlanetVerify can access your personal data while it is held encrypted on your phone. If you use the PlanetVerify back up option or share information in response to a request from a Requester, PlanetVerify will store that information in our secure cloud and only as long as is necessary. The PlanetVerify platform has no need or wish to hold your personal data for any other reason and will never share your information without your specific instruction to do so..

PlanetVerify uses Microsoft Azure Cloud to hold your information. Microsoft Azure cloud is recognised as one of the most secure clouds in the world. For more information on Microsoft Azure Cloud security, see here

Does PlanetVerify share my personal data with anyone?

You are in full control of your personal data while it is held on the PlanetVerify App. The PlanetVerify system only shares your personal information with verified Requesters that you choose and it is limited to the personal data that you select for transmission. PlanetVerify is regulated by the Data Protection Commissioner, is fully compliant with the EU GDPR and does not and will never share your personal information with anyone else. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details.

How can I load a PDF document into my PlanetVerify App for sharing?

If you have Dropbox on your device and your PDF is there you can select it or otherwise you can add it PDF directly. Click here for detailed instructions.

How do I load bank statements into my PlanetVerify App for sharing?

If the bank statements are multiple pages, rather than photographing every page, it is probably easier to save them as one or more PDF files and then load them into your PlanetVerify App. See simple instructions here on how to load a PDF document into your PlanetVerify App for sharing.

How do I replace a rejected item?

Click here for detailed instructions.

I didn't get a confirmation email or reset password email- what do I do?

When you sign up for the app you will be asked to confirm your email. If you don’t get the confirmation email, please check your Spam or Junk folder.  If you still have not received the email, check that you typed in the correct email address and resend it again. If you have any problems, contact support@planetverify.com. Similarly, if you forget your password and need to reset it, please check your email for the reset link and if you don’t see the email, check your Spam or Junk folder.

What is PhotoID Facematch and how do I load one into my Planetverify App?

A PhotoID Facematch allows the recipient compare your photo ID with your face for verification purposes. This is done simply by taking a photo of yourself holding up your original photoID where it is possible to see both your face and the photograph page of your photoID.   Ensure the photoID is held near enough to camera to be seen clearly. See example here.

In which geographic location is my data stored?

 This will depend on where you have been asked to share your data but if you have been asked to share your data within the EU then all of your data will be stored only within the EU.

Delete my Data

Selecting the Delete my Data button on weblink or app will result in an email notification to the requester that you would like your shared data to be permanently deleted.  Note that this will not affect the private data you hold on your app.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this FAQ are welcomed and should be addressed to info@planetverify.com