Could anyone let me know any good umbrella term for individual and company?

I'm trying to create a form as below. And I need a word or phrase to fill the blank:

_____: individual/company
name: [name]
sex: male/female
marital status: married/single

  • A legal-person is any such word. If it's not what you're looking for, please provide some context.
    – pazzo
    Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 19:11
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    We need more context to be able to help. Will there only be two options? What if it is an NGO? Or a fan club? Or a church? What is this for? How can a company be married?
    – terdon
    Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 19:16
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an automated data input facility, which would be better asked on SO User Experience Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 19:20
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    @shirakia: As others have said, I think you still need to provide more context (whichever site you end up on). For example, what if any difference does it make if the "user" fills in his company name rather than his personal name? Maybe you're offering "corporate membership" as well as "individual membership". In which case it's not uncommon to see something like (of company, if applying for a corporate account) after the name legend. I'm no expert on this kind of stuff, but I don't really think it's exactly a matter of "normal use of English". Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 19:31
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    Or... Membership type
    – pazzo
    Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 19:50

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Entity? For instance, both a person and a corporation count as a legal entity.

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