Business Category

Selecting the Correct Type of Business Category

Please ensure you choose the correct type of business category. The majority of companies will be incorporated / registered / formed as a Private organization and therefore will be category (b).

Category (b) Private Organizations satisfy the following requirements:
 

  • The Private Organization MUST be a legally recognized entity whose existence was created by a filing with (or an act of) the Incorporating or Registration Agency in its Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Registration (e.g., by issuance of a certificate of incorporation) or is an entity that is chartered by a state or federal regulatory agency.
  • The Private Organization MUST have designated with the Incorporating or Registration Agency either a Registered Agent, or a Registered Office (as required under the laws of the Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Registration) or an equivalent facility.
  • The Private Organization MUST NOT be designated on the records of the Incorporating or Registration Agency by labels such as “inactive,” “invalid,” “not current,” or the equivalent.
  • The Private organization MUST have a verifiable physical existence and business presence.
  • The Private Organization MUST NOT be listed on any government denial list or prohibited list (e.g., trade embargo) under the laws of the GlobalSign′s jurisdiction.


Category (c) Government Entity Subjects satisfy the following requirements:

  • The legal existence of the Government Entity MUST be established by the political subdivision in which such Government Entity operates.
  • The Government Entity MUST NOT be listed on any government denial list or prohibited list (e.g., trade embargo) under the laws of the CA′s jurisdiction.


Category (d) Business Entities are those businesses that do not qualify under subsection (b) but that do satisfy the following requirements:
 

  • The Business Entity MUST be a legally recognized entity whose formation included the filing of certain forms with the Registration Agency in its Jurisdiction, the issuance or approval by such Registration Agency of a charter, certificate, or license, and whose existence can be verified with that Registration Agency.
  • The Business Entity MUST have a verifiable physical existence and business presence.
  • At least one Principal Individual associated with the Business Entity MUST be identified and validated.
  • The identified Principal Individual MUST attest to the representations made in the Subscriber Agreement.
  • Where the Business Entity represents itself under an assumed name, the GlobalSign representative WILL verify the Business Entity′s use of the assumed name.
  • The Business Entity and the identified Principal Individual associated with the Business Entity MUST NOT be listed on any government denial list or prohibited list (e.g., trade embargo) under the laws of the CA′s jurisdiction.

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