Portes lets you verify yourself without sharing personal data.
Portes allows trusted parties, including sites who require proof-of-status, to author the truth of end-users status and grant this proof to end-users in a digital format we call a DIID.
DIIDs can be collected and stored in the Portes App, or in other apps running the Portes protocol.
End-user DIID's contain no personal data, only proof-of-status.
At OCL, we believe your data belongs to you. That's why we build technologies that allow you to prove a status to a 3rd-party app or service without ever revealing any of your personal data.
Our technologies are designed and engineered to not require, collect, or store any of your personal or device data.
Portes is a protocol and an an App that allows you to prove your personal status (I Am Human, I Am Adult, I Am Parent, I Am Student, I Have Rights, I Have Exclusivity...) without using your personal data.
Portes solutions have no accounts, no usernames, no passwords. Portes will not request nor collect phone numbers, email addresses, personal or device identifiers to proof status.
Unlike many online services, we cannot target you or your data.
Know Your Customer (KYC) is an issue that apps and online services struggle with because it is often built on the assumption that KYC should be based on an end-users identity.
This requires profiling individuals based on collecting and storing personal and device data, putting every party at risk, not to mention the complexity of ensuring global data and privacy compliance.
However in many cases what services actually need to verify is the status of an end-user, not their identity.
When a service requests proof-of-status from an end-user, the Portes app will only provide the specific proof required. There is no personal or device data associated with this proof.
Third parties can accept this proof-of-status knowing that there is a trusted party that is speaking on the end-users behalf. Services do not have to worry about issues of privacy compliance, because they do not have to request or store any personal data.
Portes also operates as a protective two-way street. Not only does Portes help services to know the trusted status of their customers, the Portes app will tell end-users if the site or service requesting proof-of-status is in fact the service they are talking to, and not an imposter.
Portes is capable of leveraging the power of our DIID technology to lock or prevent QR codes from being opened by unauthorized parties with a Secure QR Code verification system we call SeQR. SeQR codes can only be unlocked by end-users who possess trusted DIIDs, thus creating both a level of exclusivity and preventing fraudulent and malicious QR codes from being used to exploit an end-user.
Portes requires services to abide by strict rules of how they can verify or use your status. Services that uses Portes to verify end-user status are not allowed to share that status with any other third party. Violating this policy will result in the termination of the Portes developer licence.
We will only use this information to keep you informed about Portes.