European Union General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) Data Processing Schedule Covering Article 28 GDPR (Processor Terms) and Incorporating Standard Contractual Clauses for Controller to Processor Transfers of Personal Data from the EEA to a Third Country

This Data Processing Schedule ("Schedule") forms part of the End User Licence Agreement ("Agreement") between Code Barrel Pty Ltd ABN 46 610 708 819 ("Code Barrel") acting on its own behalf and as agent for each Affiliate and (ii) you ("Company") acting on its own behalf and as agent for each Company Affiliate.  

The terms used in this Schedule shall have the meanings set forth in this Schedule. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the Agreement.  Except as modified below, the terms of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.   

In consideration of the mutual obligations set out herein, the parties hereby agree that the terms and conditions set out below shall be added as a Schedule to the Agreement. Except where the context requires otherwise, references in this Schedule to the Agreement are to the Agreement as amended by, and including, this Schedule.

 

1. Definitions

1.1 In this Schedule, the following terms shall have the meanings set out below and cognate terms shall be construed accordingly:

1.1.1 "Applicable Laws" means (a) European Union or Member State laws with respect to any Company Personal Data in respect to which any Company Group Member is subject to EU Data Protection Laws; and (b) any other applicable law with respect to any Company Personal Data in respect to which any Company Group Member is subject to any other Data Protection Laws;

1.1.2 "Company Affiliate" means an entity that owns or controls, is owned or controlled by or is or under common control or ownership with Company, where control is defined as the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an entity, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise;

1.1.3 "Company Group Member" means Company or any Company Affiliate;

1.1.4 "Company Personal Data" means any Personal Data Processed by a Contracted Processor on behalf of a Company Group Member including any Personal Data of Company Group Member customers, employees or contractors (“Users”) pursuant to or in connection with the Agreement or any End User Licence Agreement between Code Barrel and Users; 

1.1.5 "Contracted Processor" means Code Barrel or a Subprocessor;

1.1.6 "Data Protection Laws" means EU Data Protection Laws and, to the extent applicable, the data protection or privacy laws of any other country;

1.1.7 "EEA" means the European Economic Area;

1.1.8 "EU Data Protection Laws" means EU Directive 95/46/EC, as transposed into domestic legislation of each Member State and as amended, replaced or superseded from time to time, including by the GDPR and laws implementing or supplementing the GDPR;

1.1.9 "GDPR" means EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679;

1.1.10 "Restricted Transfer" means:

1.1.10.1 a transfer of Company Personal Data from any Company Group Member to a Contracted Processor; or

1.1.10.2 an onward transfer of Company Personal Data from a Contracted Processor to a Contracted Processor, or between two establishments of a Contracted Processor,

in each case, where such transfer would be prohibited by Data Protection Laws (or by the terms of data transfer agreements put in place to address the data transfer restrictions of Data Protection Laws) in the absence of the Standard Contractual Clauses to be established under section 6.4.3 or 12 below.

For the avoidance of doubt: (a) without limitation to the generality of the foregoing, the parties to this Schedule intend that transfers of Personal Data from the UK to the EEA or from the EEA to the UK, following any exit by the UK from the European Union shall be Restricted Transfers for such time and to such extent that such transfers would be prohibited by Data Protection Laws of the UK or EU Data Protection Laws (as the case may be) in the absence of the Standard Contractual Clauses to be established under section 6.4.3 or 12; and (b) where a transfer of Personal Data is of a type authorised by Data Protection Laws in the exporting country, for example in the case of transfers from within the European Union to a country (such as Switzerland) or scheme (such as the US Privacy Shield) which is approved by the Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection or any transfer which falls within a permitted derogation, such transfer shall not be a Restricted Transfer;

1.1.11 "Services" means the services and other activities to be supplied to or carried out by or on behalf of Code Barrel for Company Group Members pursuant to the Agreement;

1.1.12 "Standard Contractual Clauses" means the contractual clauses set out in Annex 2, amended as indicated (in square brackets and italics) in that Annex and under section 13.4;

1.1.13 "Subprocessor" means any person (including any third party and any Code Barrel Affiliate, but excluding an employee of Code Barrel or any of its sub-contractors) appointed by or on behalf of Code Barrel or any Code Barrel Affiliate to Process Personal Data on behalf of any Company Group Member in connection with the Agreement; and

1.1.14 "Code Barrel Affiliate" means an entity that owns or controls, is owned or controlled by or is or under common control or ownership with Code Barrel, where control is defined as the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an entity, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

1.2 The terms, "Commission", "Controller", "Data Subject", "Member State", "Personal Data", "Personal Data Breach", "Processing" and "Supervisory Authority" shall have the same meaning as in the GDPR, and their cognate terms shall be construed accordingly.

1.3 The word "include" shall be construed to mean include without limitation, and cognate terms shall be construed accordingly.

2. Authority

Code Barrel warrants and represents that, before any Code Barrel Affiliate Processes any Company Personal Data on behalf of any Company Group Member, Code Barrel's entry into this Schedule as agent for and on behalf of that Code Barrel Affiliate will have been duly and effectively authorised (or subsequently ratified) by that Code Barrel Affiliate.

3. Processing of Company Personal Data

3.1 Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall:

3.1.1 comply with all applicable Data Protection Laws in the Processing of Company Personal Data; and

3.1.2 not Process Company Personal Data other than on the relevant Company Group Member’s documented instructions unless Processing is required by Applicable Laws to which the relevant Contracted Processor is subject, in which case Code Barrel or the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate shall to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws inform the relevant Company Group Member of that legal requirement before the relevant Processing of that Personal Data. 

3.2 Each Company Group Member:

3.2.1 instructs Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate (and authorises Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate to instruct each Subprocessor) to: 

3.2.1.1 Process Company Personal Data; and

3.2.1.2 in particular, transfer Company Personal Data to any country or territory,

as reasonably necessary for the provision of the Services and consistent with the Agreement; and

3.2.2 warrants and represents that it is and will at all relevant times remain duly and effectively authorised to give the instruction set out in section 3.2.1 on behalf of each relevant Company Affiliate.

3.3 Annex 1 to this Schedule sets out certain information regarding the Contracted Processors' Processing of the Company Personal Data as required by article 28(3) of the GDPR (and, possibly, equivalent requirements of other Data Protection Laws). Company may make reasonable amendments to Annex 1 by written notice to Code Barrel from time to time as Company reasonably considers necessary to meet those requirements. Nothing in Annex 1 (including as amended pursuant to this section 3.3) confers any right or imposes any obligation on any party to this Schedule.

4. Code Barrel and Code Barrel Affiliate Personnel

Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall take reasonable steps to ensure the reliability of any employee, agent or contractor of any Contracted Processor who may have access to the Company Personal Data, ensuring in each case that access is strictly limited to those individuals who need to know / access the relevant Company Personal Data, as strictly necessary for the purposes of the Agreement, and to comply with Applicable Laws in the context of that individual's duties to the Contracted Processor, ensuring that all such individuals are subject to confidentiality undertakings or professional or statutory obligations of confidentiality.

5. Security

5.1 Taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of Processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall in relation to the Company Personal Data implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to that risk, including, as appropriate, the measures referred to in Article 32(1) of the GDPR.

5.2 In assessing the appropriate level of security, Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall take account in particular of the risks that are presented by Processing, in particular from a Personal Data Breach.

6. Subprocessing

6.1 Each Company Group Member authorises Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate to appoint (and permit each Subprocessor appointed in accordance with this section 6 to appoint) Subprocessors in accordance with this section 6 and any restrictions in the Agreement.

6.2 Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate may continue to use those Subprocessors already engaged by Code Barrel or any Code Barrel Affiliate as at the date of this Schedule, subject to Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate in each case as soon as practicable meeting the obligations set out in section 6.4.   

6.3 Code Barrel shall give Company prior written notice of the appointment of any new Subprocessor, including full details of the Processing to be undertaken by the Subprocessor. If, within 5 days of receipt of that notice, Company notifies Code Barrel in writing of any objections (on reasonable grounds) to the proposed appointment:

Neither Code Barrel nor any Code Barrel Affiliate shall appoint (or disclose any Company Personal Data to) that proposed Subprocessor until reasonable steps have been taken to address the objections raised by any Company Group Member and Company has been provided with a reasonable written explanation of the steps taken.

6.4 With respect to each Subprocessor, Code Barrel or the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate shall:

6.4.1 before the Subprocessor first Processes Company Personal Data (or, where relevant, in accordance with section 6.2), carry out adequate due diligence to ensure that the Subprocessor is capable of providing the level of protection for Company Personal Data required by the Agreement;

6.4.2 ensure that the arrangement between on the one hand (a) Code Barrel, or (b) the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate, or (c) the relevant intermediate Subprocessor; and on the other hand the Subprocessor, is governed by a written contract including terms which offer at least the same level of protection for Company Personal Data as those set out in this Schedule and meet the requirements of article 28(3) of the GDPR;

6.4.3 if that arrangement involves a Restricted Transfer, ensure that the Standard Contractual Clauses are at all relevant times incorporated into the agreement between on the one hand (a) Code Barrel, or (b) the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate, or (c) the relevant intermediate Subprocessor; and on the other hand the Subprocessor, or before the Subprocessor first Processes Company Personal Data procure that it enters into an agreement incorporating the Standard Contractual Clauses with the relevant Company Group Member(s) (and Company shall procure that each Company Affiliate party to any such Standard Contractual Clauses co-operates with their population and execution); and

6.4.4 provide to Company for review such copies of the Contracted Processors' agreements with Subprocessors (which may be redacted to remove confidential commercial information not relevant to the requirements of this Schedule) as Company may request from time to time.

6.5 Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall ensure that each Subprocessor performs the obligations under sections 3.1, 4, 5, 7.1, 8.2, 9 and 11.1, as they apply to Processing of Company Personal Data carried out by that Subprocessor, as if it were party to this Schedule in place of Code Barrel.

7. Data Subject Rights

7.1 Taking into account the nature of the Processing, Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall assist each Company Group Member by implementing appropriate technical and organisational measures, insofar as this is possible, for the fulfilment of the Company Group Members' obligations, as reasonably understood by Company, to respond to requests to exercise Data Subject rights under the Data Protection Laws.

7.2 Code Barrel shall:

7.2.1 promptly notify Company if any Contracted Processor receives a request from a Data Subject under any Data Protection Law in respect of Company Personal Data; and

7.2.2 ensure that the Contracted Processor does not respond to that request except on the documented instructions of Company or the relevant Company Affiliate or as required by Applicable Laws to which the Contracted Processor is subject, in which case Code Barrel shall to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws inform Company of that legal requirement before the Contracted Processor responds to the request.

8. Personal Data Breach

8.1 Code Barrel shall notify Company without undue delay upon Code Barrel or any Subprocessor becoming aware of a Personal Data Breach affecting Company Personal Data,  providing Company with sufficient information to allow each Company Group Member to meet any obligations to report or inform Data Subjects of the Personal Data Breach under the Data Protection Laws.  

8.2 Code Barrel shall co-operate with Company and each Company Group Member and take such reasonable commercial steps as are directed by Company to assist in the investigation, mitigation and remediation of each such Personal Data Breach.

9. Data Protection Impact Assessment and Prior Consultation

Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall provide reasonable assistance to each Company Group Member with any data protection impact assessments, and prior consultations with Supervising Authorities or other competent data privacy authorities, which Company reasonably considers to be required of any Company Group Member by article 35 or 36 of the GDPR or equivalent provisions of any other Data Protection Law, in each case solely in relation to Processing of Company Personal Data by, and taking into account the nature of the Processing and information available to, the Contracted Processors.

10. Deletion or return of Company Personal Data

10.1 Subject to sections 10.2 and 10.3 Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall, within 90 days, of the date of cessation of any Services involving the Processing of Company Personal Data (the "Cessation Date"), permanently delete and procure the deletion of all copies of those Company Personal Data.

10.2 Subject to section 10.3, Company may in its absolute discretion by written notice to Code Barrel within 30 days of the Cessation Date require Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate to (a) return a complete copy of all Company Personal Data to Company by secure file transfer in such format as is reasonably notified by Company to Code Barrel; and (b) delete and procure the deletion of all other copies of Company Personal Data Processed by any Contracted Processor. Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall comply with any such written request within 10 days of the Cessation Date.

10.3 Each Contracted Processor may retain Company Personal Data to the extent required by Applicable Laws and only to the extent and for such period as required by Applicable Laws and always provided that Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall ensure the confidentiality of all such Company Personal Data and shall ensure that such Company Personal Data is only Processed as necessary for the purpose(s) specified in the Applicable Laws requiring its storage and for no other purpose. 

10.4 Code Barrel shall provide written certification to Company that it and each Code Barrel Affiliate has fully complied with this section 10 within of the Cessation Date.

11. Audit rights

11.1 Subject to sections 11.2 and 11.3 Code Barrel and each Code Barrel Affiliate shall make available to each Company Group Member on request all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Schedule, and shall allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections, by any Company Group Member or an auditor mandated by any Company Group Member in relation to the Processing of the Company Personal Data by the Contracted Processors.

11.2 Information and audit rights of the Company Group Members only arise under section 11.1 to the extent that the Agreement does not otherwise give them information and audit rights meeting the relevant requirements of Data Protection Law (including, where applicable, article 28(3)(h) of the GDPR).

11.3 The Company or the relevant Company Affiliate undertaking an audit shall give Code Barrel or the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate reasonable notice (being no less than 14 days) of any audit or inspection to be conducted under section 11.1 and shall make (and ensure that each of its mandated auditors makes) reasonable endeavours to avoid causing (or, if it cannot avoid, to minimise) any damage, injury or disruption to the Contracted Processors' premises, equipment, personnel and business while its personnel are on those premises in the course of such an audit or inspection. A Contracted Processor need not give access to its premises for the purposes of such an audit or inspection:

11.3.1 to any individual unless he or she produces reasonable evidence of identity and authority;

11.3.2 outside normal business hours at those premises, unless the audit or inspection needs to be conducted on an emergency basis and Company or the relevant Company Affiliate undertaking an audit has given notice to Code Barrel or the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate that this is the case before attendance outside those hours begins; or

11.3.3 for the purposes of more than one audit or inspection, in respect of each Contracted Processor, in any calendar year, except for any additional audits or inspections which:

11.3.3.1 Company or the relevant Company Affiliate undertaking an audit reasonably considers necessary because of genuine concerns as to Code Barrel's or the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate’s compliance with this Schedule; or 

11.3.3.2 A Company Group Member is required or requested to carry out by Data Protection Law, a Supervisory Authority or any similar regulatory authority responsible for the enforcement of Data Protection Laws in any country or territory,

where Company or the relevant Company Affiliate undertaking an audit has identified its concerns or the relevant requirement or request in its notice to Code Barrel or the relevant Code Barrel Affiliate of the audit or inspection.

12. Restricted Transfers

12.1 Subject to section 12.3, each Company Group Member (as "data exporter") and each Contracted Processor, as appropriate, (as "data importer") hereby enter into the Standard Contractual Clauses in respect of any Restricted Transfer from that Company Group Member to that Contracted Processor.

12.2 The Standard Contractual Clauses shall come into effect under section 12.1 on the commencement of the relevant Restricted Transfer. 

12.3 Section 12.1 shall not apply to a Restricted Transfer unless its effect, together with other reasonably practicable compliance steps (which, for the avoidance of doubt, do not include obtaining consents from Data Subjects), is to allow the relevant Restricted Transfer to take place without breach of applicable Data Protection Law.

13. General Terms

Governing law and jurisdiction

13.1 Without prejudice to clauses 7 (Mediation and Jurisdiction) and 9 (Governing Law) of the Standard Contractual Clauses:

13.1.1 the parties to this Schedule hereby submit to the choice of jurisdiction stipulated in the Agreement with respect to any disputes or claims howsoever arising under this Schedule, including disputes regarding its existence, validity or termination or the consequences of its nullity; and

13.1.2 this Schedule and all non-contractual or other obligations arising out of or in connection with it are governed by the laws of the country or territory stipulated for this purpose in the Agreement. 

Order of precedence

13.2 Nothing in this Schedule reduces Code Barrel's or any Code Barrel Affiliate’s obligations under the Agreement in relation to the protection of Personal Data or permits Code Barrel or any Code Barrel Affiliate to Process (or permit the Processing of) Personal Data in a manner which is prohibited by the Agreement. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between this Schedule and the Standard Contractual Clauses, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall prevail.

13.3 Subject to section 13.2, with regard to the subject matter of this Schedule, in the event of inconsistencies between the provisions of this Schedule and any other agreements between the parties, including the Agreement and including (except where explicitly agreed otherwise in writing, signed on behalf of the parties) agreements entered into or purported to be entered into after the date of this Schedule, the provisions of this Schedule shall prevail.

Changes in Data Protection Laws, etc.

13.4 Code Barrel may by at least 30 (thirty) calendar days' written notice to Company from time to time make any variations to the Standard Contractual Clauses (including any Standard Contractual Clauses entered into under section 12.1), as they apply to Restricted Transfers which are subject to a particular Data Protection Law, which are required, as a result of any change in, or decision of a competent authority under, that Data Protection Law, to allow those Restricted Transfers to be made (or continue to be made) without breach of that Data Protection Law.Code Barrel

Severance

13.5 Should any provision of this Schedule be invalid or unenforceable, then the remainder of this Schedule shall remain valid and in force. The invalid or unenforceable provision shall be either (i) amended as necessary to ensure its validity and enforceability, while preserving the parties’ intentions as closely as possible or, if this is not possible, (ii) construed in a manner as if the invalid or unenforceable part had never been contained therein.

 

This Schedule is entered into and becomes a binding part of the Agreement with Effective Date of the Agreement.

 

ANNEX 1: DETAILS OF PROCESSING OF COMPANY PERSONAL DATA

This Annex 1 includes certain details of the Processing of Company Personal Data as required by Article 28(3) GDPR.

Subject matter and duration of the Processing of Company Personal Data

The subject matter and duration of the Processing of the Company Personal Data are set out in the Agreement and this Schedule.

The nature and purpose of the Processing of Company Personal Data

Code Barrel will Process Company Personal Data as necessary to provide the Services (as defined in the Agreement) in accordance with the Agreement, as further specified in Code Barrel’s online documentation relating to the Services, and as further instructed by the Company and the Company’s personnel and other end users the Company allows to use the Services.

The types of Company Personal Data to be Processed

The Company may submit Company Personal Data to the Services, the extent of which is determined and controlled by the Company in its sole discretion, and which may include, but is not limited to, the following categories of personal data:

  • first and last name
  • employer
  • contact information (company, email, phone, physical business address)

The categories of Data Subject to whom the Company Personal Data relates

The Company may submit Company Personal Data to the Services, the extent of which is determined and controlled by the Company in its  sole discretion, and which may include, but is not limited to, Company Personal Data relating to the following categories of data subjects:

  • the Company’s Personnel who are natural persons

 

The obligations and rights of Company and Company Affiliates

The obligations and rights of Company and Company Affiliates are set out in the Agreement and this Schedule.

 

ANNEX 2: STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES

These Clauses are deemed to be amended from time to time, to the extent that they relate to a Restricted Transfer which is subject to the Data Protection Laws of a given country or territory, to reflect (to the extent possible without material uncertainty as to the result) any change (including any replacement) made in accordance with those Data Protection Laws (i) by the Commission to or of the equivalent contractual clauses approved by the Commission under EU Directive 95/46/EC or the GDPR (in the case of the Data Protection Laws of the European Union or a Member State); or (ii) by an equivalent competent authority to or of any equivalent contractual clauses approved by it or by another competent authority under another Data Protection Law (otherwise).

Standard Contractual Clauses (processors)

For the purposes of Article 26(2) of Directive 95/46/EC for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection

Data Exporter and Data Importer HAVE AGREED on the following Contractual Clauses (the Clauses) in order to adduce adequate safeguards with respect to the protection of privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals for the transfer by the data exporter to the data importer of the personal data specified in Appendix 1.

Background

The data exporter has entered into a data processing schedule (“DPS”) with the data importer. Pursuant to the terms of the DPS, it is contemplated that services provided by the data importer will involve the transfer of personal data to data importer. Data importer is located in a country not ensuring an adequate level of data protection. To ensure compliance with Directive 95/46/EC and applicable data protection law, the controller agrees to the provision of such Services, including the processing of personal data incidental thereto, subject to the data importer’s execution of, and compliance with, the terms of these Clauses. 

Clause 1

Definitions

For the purposes of the Clauses:

(a) 'personal data', 'special categories of data', 'process/processing', 'controller', 'processor', 'data subject' and 'supervisory authority' shall have the same meaning as in Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data; 

(b) 'the data exporter' means the controller who transfers the personal data;

(c) 'the data importer' means the processor who agrees to receive from the data exporter personal data intended for processing on its behalf after the transfer in accordance with its instructions and the terms of the Clauses.

(d) 'the subprocessor' means any processor engaged by the data importer or by any other subprocessor of the data importer who agrees to receive from the data importer or from any other subprocessor of the data importer personal data exclusively intended for processing activities to be carried out on behalf of the data exporter after the transfer in accordance with his instructions, the terms of the Clauses and the terms of the written subcontract;

(e) 'the applicable data protection law' means the legislation protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and, in particular, their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data applicable to a data controller in the jurisdiction in which the data exporter is established;

(f) 'technical and organisational security measures' means those measures aimed at protecting personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.

Clause 2

Details of the transfer

The details of the transfer and in particular the special categories of personal data where applicable are specified in Appendix 1 which forms an integral part of the Clauses.

Clause 3

Third-party beneficiary clause

1. The data subject can enforce against the data exporter this Clause, Clause 4(b) to (i), Clause 5(a) to (e), and (g) to (j), Clause 6(1) and (2), Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12 as third-party beneficiary. 

2. The data subject can enforce against the data importer this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where the data exporter has factually disappeared or has ceased to exist in law unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law, as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity. 

3. The data subject can enforce against the subprocessor this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where both the data exporter and the data importer have factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity. Such third-party liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses. 

4. The parties do not object to a data subject being represented by an association or other body if the data subject so expressly wishes and if permitted by national law. 

Clause 4

Obligations of the data exporter

The data exporter agrees and warrants: 

(a) that the processing, including the transfer itself, of the personal data has been and will continue to be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions of the applicable data protection law (and, where applicable, has been notified to the relevant authorities of the jurisdiction where the data exporter is established) and does not violate the relevant provisions of that State;

(b) that it has instructed and throughout the duration of the personal data processing services will instruct the data importer to process the personal data transferred only on the data exporter's behalf and in accordance with the applicable data protection law and the Clauses;

(c) that the data importer will provide sufficient guarantees in respect of the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 to this contract;

(d) not used;

(e) that it will ensure compliance with the security measures;

(f) that, if the transfer involves special categories of data, the data subject has been informed or will be informed before, or as soon as possible after, the transfer that its data could be transmitted to a third country not providing adequate protection.

(g) to forward any notification received from the data importer or any subprocessor pursuant to Clause 5(b) and Clause 8(3) to the data protection supervisory authority if the data exporter decides to continue the transfer or to lift the suspension;

(h) to make available to the data subjects upon request a copy of the Clauses, with the exception of Appendix 2, and a summary description of the security measures, as well as a copy of any contract for subprocessing services which has to be made in accordance with the Clauses, unless the Clauses or the contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information;

(i) that, in the event of subprocessing, the processing activity is carried out in accordance with Clause 11 by a subprocessor providing at least the same level of protection for the personal data and the rights of data subject as the data importer under the Clauses; and

(j) that it will ensure compliance with Clause 4(a) to (i).

Clause 5

Obligations of the data importer

The data importer agrees and warrants:

(a) to process the personal data only on behalf of the data exporter and in compliance with its instructions and the Clauses; if it cannot provide such compliance for whatever reasons, it agrees to inform promptly the data exporter of its inability to comply, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;

(b) that it has no reason to believe that the legislation applicable to it prevents it from fulfilling the instructions received from the data exporter and its obligations under the contract and that in the event of a change in this legislation which is likely to have a substantial adverse effect on the warranties and obligations provided by the Clauses, it will promptly notify the change to the data exporter as soon as it is aware, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;

(c) that it has implemented the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 before processing the personal data transferred;

(d) that it will promptly notify the data exporter about:

(i) any legally binding request for disclosure of the personal data by a law enforcement authority unless otherwise prohibited, such as a prohibition under criminal law to preserve the confidentiality of a law enforcement investigation,

(ii) any accidental or unauthorised access, and

(iii) any request received directly from the data subjects without responding to that request, unless it has been otherwise authorised to do so;

(e) to deal promptly and properly with all inquiries from the data exporter relating to its processing of the personal data subject to the transfer and to abide by the advice of the supervisory authority with regard to the processing of the data transferred;

(f) at the request of the data exporter to submit its data processing facilities for audit of the processing activities covered by the Clauses which shall be carried out by the data exporter or an inspection body composed of independent members and in possession of the required professional qualifications bound by a duty of confidentiality, selected by the data exporter, where applicable, in agreement with the supervisory authority;

(g) to make available to the data subject upon request a copy of the Clauses, or any existing contract for subprocessing, unless the Clauses or contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information, with the exception of Appendix 2 which shall be replaced by a summary description of the security measures in those cases where the data subject is unable to obtain a copy from the data exporter;

(h) that, in the event of subprocessing, it has previously informed the data exporter and obtained its prior written consent;

(i) that the processing services by the subprocessor will be carried out in accordance with Clause 11.

Clause 6

Liability

1. The parties agree that any data subject, who has suffered damage as a result of any breach of the obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11 by any party or subprocessor is entitled to receive compensation from the data exporter for the damage suffered.

2. The data importer may not rely on a breach by a subprocessor of its obligations in order to avoid its own liabilities.

Clause 7

Mediation and jurisdiction

1. The data importer agrees that if the data subject invokes against it third-party beneficiary rights and/or claims compensation for damages under the Clauses, the data importer will accept the decision of the data subject:

(a) to refer the dispute to mediation, by an independent person or, where applicable, by the supervisory authority;

(b) to refer the dispute to the courts in the jurisdiction in which the data exporter is established.

2. The parties agree that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice its substantive or procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with other provisions of national or international law.

Clause 8

Cooperation with supervisory authorities

1. The data exporter agrees to deposit a copy of this contract with the supervisory authority if it so requests or if such deposit is required under the applicable data protection law.

2. The parties agree that the supervisory authority has the right to conduct an audit of the data importer, and of any subprocessor, which has the same scope and is subject to the same conditions as would apply to an audit of the data exporter under the applicable data protection law.

3. The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter about the existence of legislation applicable to it or any subprocessor preventing the conduct of an audit of the data importer, or any subprocessor, pursuant to paragraph 2. In such a case the data exporter shall be entitled to take the measures foreseen in Clause 5 (b).

Clause 9

Governing Law

The Clauses shall be governed by the law of jurisdiction in which the data exporter is established.

Clause 10

Variation of the contract

The parties undertake not to vary or modify the Clauses. This does not preclude the parties from adding clauses on business related issues where required as long as they do not contradict the Clause.

Clause 11

Subprocessing

1. The data importer may subcontract any of its processing operations performed on behalf of the data exporter under the Clauses without the prior written consent of the data exporter. The current list of subprocessors the data importer uses are listed on the data importer’s website. The data importer shall inform the data exporter of any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of other processors by updating the list of subprocessors on its website. Where the data importer subcontracts its obligations under the Clauses, it shall do so only by way of a written agreement with the subprocessor which imposes the same obligations on the subprocessor as are imposed on the data importer under the Clauses. Where the subprocessor fails to fulfil its data protection obligations under such written agreement the data importer shall remain fully liable to the data exporter for the performance of the subprocessor's obligations under such agreement. 

2. The provisions relating to data protection aspects for subprocessing of the contract referred to in paragraph 1 shall be governed by the law of the jurisdiction in which the data exporter is established.  

Clause 12

Obligation after the termination of personal data processing services

1. The parties agree that on the termination of the provision of data processing services, the data importer and the subprocessor shall, at the choice of the data importer, return all the personal data transferred and the copies thereof to the data exporter or shall destroy all the personal data and certify to the data exporter that it has done so, unless legislation imposed upon the data importer prevents it from returning or destroying all or part of the personal data transferred. In that case, the data importer warrants that it will guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data transferred and will not actively process the personal data transferred anymore.

2. The data importer and the subprocessor warrant that upon request of the data exporter and/or of the supervisory authority, it will submit its data processing facilities for an audit of the measures referred to in paragraph 1.

 

Appendix 1 to the Standard Contractual Clauses

This Appendix forms part of the Clauses.

The Member States may complete or specify, according to their national procedures, any additional necessary information to be contained in this Appendix

Data subjects

The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data subjects:

  • data exporter’s personnel who are natural persons

Categories of data

The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data:

  • first and last name of the data exporter’s personnel
  • employer details 
  • contact information (company, email, phone, physical business address) of data exporter’s personnel

Special categories of data (if appropriate)

The personal data transferred concern the following special categories of data:
n/a

Processing operations

The personal data transferred will be subject to the following basic processing activities:

processing will be carried out for the purpose of the data importer performing the services on behalf of the data importer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 2 to the Standard Contractual Clauses

This Appendix forms part of the Clauses and must be completed by the parties.

Description of the technical and organisational security measures implemented by the data importer in accordance with Clause 5(c):

The data importer currently abides by the security standards in this Appendix 2. The data importer may update or modify these security standards from time to time provided such updates and modifications will not result in a degradation of the overall security of the services during the term of the services agreement.

1.Data & Network Security.

Data

The data importer stores all data in physically secure data centres hosted by Amazon AWS.  Systems have been designed to eliminate single points of failure. All data is replicated in multiple availability-zones, designed to fail-over should one availability-zone be affected by an environmental disaster or otherwise unavailable.

Data is also automatically backed up and stored off-site every 24 hours, with backups retained for a 14 day period.

The data importer employs a scalable serverless application model based on Linux containers using ‘AWS Lambda’ functions to process data.  Code deployed to this environment is code reviewed to increase security of the code used to provide any services in production environments. 

Network

The data importer only allows access to data using secure SSH communications to the servers storing data.  This access is further secured by enforcing two factor authentication access controls, and only available to a limited subset of personnel.

All application code executes in a restricted virtual private cloud network (VPC) with limited access points.  External access and data transfer is only available via HTTPS (encrypted).

The data importer monitors a variety of communication channels for security incidents, and the data importer’s personnel will react promptly to known incidents.

2. Access

The data importer has no physical access to the data centres where data is hosted (by Amazon AWS).

Remote access is only available to a subset of personnel, and the data importer requires the use of unique user IDs, strong passwords and two factor authentication.

3. Personnel

The data importer personnel are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the company’s business ethics, privacy policy and professional standards.