Data Processing Agreement
Version Number: 2.0.0 Effective Date: May 15th 2023
This Data Processing Agreement and its Annexes (“DPA”) represents the Parties’ agreement with respect to the Processing of Personal Data by Trelica on behalf of the Customer in connection with the Services under the Master Subscription Agreement (the “Agreement”).
This DPA is supplemental to, and forms an integral part of, the Agreement and is effective upon its incorporation into the Agreement, which may be specified in the Agreement, an Order Form or an executed amendment to the Agreement. In case of any conflict or inconsistency with the terms of the Agreement, this DPA will take precedence over the terms of the Agreement.
The term of this DPA will follow the term of the Agreement. Terms not otherwise defined in this DPA will have the meaning as set forth in the Agreement.
Controller: means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data.
Data Protection Laws: means all applicable worldwide legislation relating to data protection and privacy which applies to the respective Party in the role of Processing Personal Data under the Agreement, including without limitation the UK Data Protection Legislation and European Data Protection Laws; in each case as amended, repealed, consolidated or replaced from time to time.
Data Subject: means the individual to whom Personal Data relates.
Europe: means the European Union, the European Economic Area and/or their member states, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
European Data: means Personal Data that is subject to the protection of European Data Protection Laws.
European Data Protection Laws: means data protection laws applicable in Europe, including: (i) Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) ("GDPR"); (ii) Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector; and (iii) applicable national implementations of (i) and (ii); or (iii) GDPR as it forms parts of the United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of Section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("UK GDPR"); and (iv) Swiss Federal Data Protection Act on 19 June 1992 and its Ordinance ("Swiss DPA"); in each case, as may be amended, superseded or replaced.
Instructions: means the written, documented instructions issued by a Controller to a Processor, and directing the same to perform a specific or general action with regard to Personal Data (including, but not limited to, depersonalising, blocking, deletion, making available).
Personal Data: means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual where such information is contained within Customer Data and is protected similarly as personal data, personal information or personally identifiable information under applicable Data Protection Laws.
Personal Data Breach: means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, Personal Data transmitted, stored or otherwise Processed by Trelica and/or its Sub-Processors in connection with the provision of the Services. "Personal Data Breach" will not include unsuccessful attempts or activities that do not compromise the security of Personal Data, including unsuccessful log-in attempts, pings, port scans, denial of service attacks, and other network attacks on firewalls or networked systems.
Processing: means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data, encompassing the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction or erasure of Personal Data. The terms “Process”, “Processes” and “Processed” will be construed accordingly.
Processor: means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which Processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller.
Standard Contractual Clauses: means the standard contractual clauses for Processors annexed to the European Commission’s Decision (EU) 2021/914 of 4 June 2021, in the form set out at Annex IV; as may be amended, superseded or replaced.
Sub-Processor: means any Processor engaged by Trelica to assist in fulfilling its obligations with respect to the provision of the Services under the Agreement.
2.1 Compliance with Laws - within the scope of the Agreement and in its use of the services, the Customer will be responsible for complying with all requirements that apply to it under applicable Data Protection Laws with respect to its Processing of Personal Data and the Instructions it issues to Trelica.
2.2 The Customer acknowledges and agrees to be solely responsible for:
2.2.1 the accuracy, quality, and legality of Customer Data and the means by which the Customer acquired Personal Data;
2.2.2 complying with all necessary transparency and lawfulness requirements under applicable Data Protection Laws for the collection and use of the Personal Data, including obtaining any necessary consents and authorisations;
2.2.3 ensuring they have the right to transfer, or provide access to, the Personal Data to Trelica for Processing in accordance with the terms of the Agreement (including this DPA);
2.2.4 ensuring that any Instructions to Trelica regarding the Processing of Personal Data comply with applicable laws, including Data Protection Laws; and
2.2.5 complying with all laws (including Data Protection Laws) applicable to content created or managed through the Services. The Customer will inform Trelica without undue delay if they are unable to comply with their responsibilities under this 'Compliance with Laws' section or applicable Data Protection Laws.
2.3 Controller Instructions - the Parties agree that the Agreement (including this DPA), together with the Customer’s use of the Services in accordance with the Agreement, constitute their complete Instructions to Trelica in relation to the Processing of Personal Data, so long as they may provide additional instructions during the Subscription Term that are consistent with the Agreement, the nature and lawful use of the Services.
2.4 Security - the Customer is responsible for independently determining whether the data security provided for in the Services adequately meets their obligations under applicable Data Protection Laws secure use of the Services, including protecting the security of Personal Data in transit to and from the Services.
3.1 Compliance with Instructions - Trelica will only Process Personal Data for the purposes described in this DPA or as otherwise agreed within the scope of the Customer’s lawful Instructions, except where and to the extent otherwise required by applicable law. Trelica is not responsible for compliance with any Data Protection Laws applicable to the Customer that are not generally applicable to Trelica.
3.2 Conflict of Laws - if Trelica becomes aware that it cannot Process Personal Data in accordance with the Customer’s Instructions due to a legal requirement under any applicable law, Trelica will:
3.2.1 promptly notify the Customer of that legal requirement to the extent permitted by the applicable law; and
3.2.2 where necessary, cease all Processing (other than merely storing and maintaining the security of the affected Personal Data) until such time as the Customer issues new Instructions with which Trelica is able to comply. If this provision is invoked, Trelica will not be liable to the Customer under the Agreement for any failure to deliver the Services until such time as the Customer issues new lawful Instructions with regard to the Processing.
3.3 Security - Trelica will implement and maintain appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect Personal Data from Personal Data Breaches, as described under Annex II to this DPA ("Security Measures"). Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, Trelica may modify or update the Security Measures at its discretion provided that such modification or update does not result in a material degradation in the protection offered by the Security Measures.
3.4 Confidentiality - Trelica will ensure that any personnel authorised to Process Personal Data on its behalf is subject to appropriate confidentiality obligations (whether a contractual or statutory duty) with respect to that Personal Data.
3.5 Personal Data Breaches - Trelica will notify the Customer without undue delay after becoming aware of any Personal Data Breach and will provide timely information relating to the Personal Data Breach as it becomes known or reasonably requested by the Customer. Where required by Data Protection Laws, and at the Customer’s request, Trelica will promptly provide such reasonable assistance as necessary to enable the Customer to notify relevant Personal Data Breaches to competent authorities and/or affected Data Subjects.
3.6 Deletion or Return of Personal Data - Trelica will delete or return all Customer Data, including Personal Data (including copies thereof) Processed pursuant to this DPA, on termination of the Agreement or expiration of the Services. This term shall apply except where Trelica is required by applicable law to retain some or all of the Customer Data.
4. Data Subject Requests
A list of identities with any associated Personal Data is available within the Services and includes features to view, edit and delete. The Customer can use these features to meet obligations relating to responding to requests from Data Subjects wishing to exercise their rights under applicable Data Protection Laws ("Data Subject Requests").
To the extent the Customer is unable to independently address a Data Subject Request through the Services, Trelica will upon written request provide reasonable assistance to respond to any Data Subject Requests or requests from data protection authorities relating to the Processing of Personal Data under the Agreement. The Customer is responsible for any commercially reasonable costs arising from this assistance.
In the event a Data Subject Request is made directly to Trelica, the Customer will be promptly informed and Trelica will advise the Data Subject to submit their request directly to the Customer. The Customer is solely responsible for responding to any such Data Subject Requests or communications involving Personal Data.
The Customer hereby provides its prior, general authorisation for Trelica to:
5.1 appoint sub-processors to process the Agreement Personal Data (including those sub-processors listed at https://legal.trelica.com/third-party-sub-processors as may be updated from time to time), provided that Trelica:
5.1.1 will impose data protection terms on the Sub-Processors that provide at least the same level of protection for Personal Data as those in this DPA (including, where appropriate, the Standard Contractual Clauses), to the extent applicable to the nature of the services provided by such Sub-Processors;
5.1.2 remain responsible for each Sub-Processor’s compliance with the obligations of this DPA and for any acts or omissions of such Sub-Processor that cause Trelica to breach any of its obligations under this DPA; and
5.1.3 shall notify the Customer of any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of the sub-processors.
To the extent that any Customer Instruction requires data transfer, all applicable transfers of Personal Data outside its country of origin will be made in compliance with the requirements of Data Protection Laws.
7.1 Scope - this 'Additional Provisions for European Data' section shall apply only with respect to European Data.
7.2 Roles of the Parties - when Processing European Data in accordance with the Customer’s Instructions, the Parties acknowledge and agree that the Customer is the Controller of European Data and Trelica is the Processor.
7.3 If Trelica believes that the Customer Instruction infringes European Data Protection Laws (where applicable), Trelica will inform the Customer without delay.
7.4 Objection to New Sub-Processors - the Customer will be notified of any intended addition or replacement of the sub-processors and be given 30 days to submit to Trelica a written objection, after which period and if no objection has been received, the Customer is assumed to have given consent. If the Customer objects, the Customer and Trelica will negotiate in good faith to seek a mutually agreeable solution. If a solution is not agreed within 30 days either Party has the right to immediately terminate the Agreement on written notice to the other Party; and (but without prejudice to any fees incurred by the Customer prior to suspension or termination). The Parties agree that by complying with this clause 7.4, Trelica fulfils its obligations under Sections 9 of the Standard Contractual Clauses.
7.5 Sub-Processor Agreements - for the purposes of Clause 9(c) of the Standard Contractual Clauses, the Customer acknowledges that Trelica may be restricted from disclosing Sub-Processor agreements but shall use reasonable efforts to require any appointed Sub-Processor to permit it to disclose the Sub-Processor agreement and shall provide (on a confidential basis) all reasonably available information.
7.6 Data Protection Impact Assessments and Consultation with Supervisory Authorities - to the extent that the required information is reasonably available to Trelica, and the Customer does otherwise have access to the required information, Trelica will provide reasonable assistance with any data protection impact assessments, and prior consultations with supervisory authorities or other competent data privacy authorities to the extent required by European Data Protection Laws.
7.7 Transfer Mechanisms for Data Transfers - to the extent that any Customer Instruction requires transfers of any Personal Data to any country or recipient not recognised as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Data (within the meaning of applicable European Data Protection Laws), transfers will only occur if the Parties ensure all such measures are taken as is necessary to be compliant with applicable European Data Protection Laws. Such measures may include (without limitation) transferring such data to a recipient that is covered by a suitable framework or other legally adequate transfer mechanism recognised by the relevant authorities or courts as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Data, to a recipient that has achieved binding corporate rules authorization in accordance with European Data Protection Laws, or to a recipient that has executed appropriate standard contractual clauses in each case as adopted or approved in accordance with applicable European Data Protection Laws.
7.7.1 The Parties acknowledge and agree the following:
18.104.22.168 to abide by and process European Data in compliance with the Standard Contractual Clauses;
22.214.171.124 for the purposes of the Standard Contractual Clauses:
a. Trelica will be the "data importer" and the Customer will be the "data exporter";
b. the Annexes of the Standard Contractual Clauses shall be populated with the relevant information set out in Annex I and Annex II of this DPA;; and
c. if and to the extent the Standard Contractual Clauses conflict with any provision of this DPA, the Standard Contractual Clauses will prevail to the extent of such conflict.
126.96.36.199 to the extent that and for so long as the Standard Contractual Clauses as implemented in accordance with this DPA cannot be relied on by the Parties to lawfully transfer Personal Data in compliance with the UK GDPR, the applicable standard data protection clauses issued, adopted or permitted under the UK GDPR shall be incorporated by reference, and the annexes, appendices or tables of such clauses shall be deemed populated with the relevant information set out in Annex I and Annex II of this DPA; and
188.8.131.52 if for any reason Trelica cannot comply with its obligations under the Standard Contractual Clauses or is breach of any warranties under the Standard Contractual Clauses, and the Customer intends to suspend the transfer of European Data to Trelica or terminate the Standard Contractual Clauses, the Customer agrees to provide Trelica with reasonable notice to cure such non-compliance and reasonably cooperate with Trelica to identify what additional safeguards, if any, may be implemented to remedy such non-compliance. If Trelica is unable to address the non-compliance, the Customer may suspend or terminate the Agreement without liability to either Party (but without prejudice to any fees the Customer has incurred prior to such suspension or termination).
7.8 Demonstration of Compliance - Trelica will make available to the Customer all information reasonably necessary to demonstrate compliance with this DPA. In order to verify compliance with this DPA and provided that the Customer shall not exercise any of one of these rights more than once in any 12-month rolling period, unless there are reasonable grounds to suspect non-compliance with the DPA, Trelica shall upon written request:
7.8.1 allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections conducted by the Customer or a third party auditor;
7.8.2 supply (on a confidential basis) summary copies of penetration testing report(s); and
7.8.3 provide written responses (on a confidential basis) to all reasonable requests for information.
8.1 Variations - Trelica reserves the right to make updates and changes to this DPA pursuant to section 17 (Variation) of the Master Subscription Agreement.
8.2 Severability - if any individual provisions of this DPA are determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this DPA will not be affected.
8.3 Limitation of Liability - each Party’s liability, taken in aggregate, arising out of or related to this DPA and the Standard Contractual Clauses (where applicable), whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of liability, will be subject to the limitations and exclusions of liability set out in section 12 (Limitation of Liability) of the Master Subscription Agreement. In no event shall either Party's liability be limited with respect to any individual's data protection rights under this DPA (including the Standard Contractual Clauses) or otherwise.
8.4 Governing Law - this DPA will be governed by and construed in accordance with section 6 (Governing Law & Jurisdiction) of the Master Subscription Agreement.
The Customer, as set out in the Order Form
The Customer's address, as set out in the Order Form
The Customer's contact details, as set out in the Order Form
10 Wellington Street, Cambridge, England, CB1 1HW, UK
Subject matter of processing
Trelica’s provision of the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Agreement.
Duration of processing
The personal data will be processed for the duration of the Subscription Term.
Frequency of transfer
Nature and purpose of processing
For the purpose of providing the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Agreement.
Categories of Personal Data
In relation to any functionality in the Services which permits the Customer to create, distribute, manage, and request responses to surveys from its employees or any other third party (“Survey Functionality”), any other personal data that may be captured by or on behalf of the Customer through such Survey Functionality.
Categories of Data Subject
For the purposes of the Standard Contractual Clauses, the supervisory authority that shall act as competent supervisory authority is either (i) where Customer is established in an EU Member State, the supervisory authority responsible for ensuring Customer's compliance with the GDPR; (ii) where Customer is not established in an EU Member State but falls within the extra-territorial scope of the GDPR and has appointed a representative, the supervisory authority of the EU Member State in which Customer's representative is established; or (iii) where Customer is not established in an EU Member State but falls within the extra-territorial scope of the GDPR without having to appoint a representative, the supervisory authority of the EU Member State in which the Data Subjects are predominantly located. In relation to Personal Data that is subject to the UK GDPR or Swiss DPA, the competent supervisory authority is the UK Information Commissioner or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (as applicable).
As detailed in Trelica's Security Practices available here https://legal.trelica.com/security-practices
Module Two: Transfer Controller to Processor (C2P)
Purpose and scope
(a) The purpose of these standard contractual clauses is to ensure compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) for the transfer of personal data to a third country.
(b) The Parties:
(i) the natural or legal person(s), public authority/ies, agency/ies or other body/ies (hereinafter “entity/ies”) transferring the personal data, as listed in Annex I.A. (hereinafter each “data exporter”), and
(ii) the entity/ies in a third country receiving the personal data from the data exporter, directly or indirectly via another entity also Party to these Clauses, as listed in Annex I.A. (hereinafter each “data importer”)
have agreed to these standard contractual clauses (hereinafter: “Clauses”).
(c) These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.
(d) The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.
Effect and invariability of the Clauses
(a) These Clauses set out appropriate safeguards, including enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies, pursuant to Article 46(1) and Article 46 (2)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and, with respect to data transfers from controllers to processors and/or processors to processors, standard contractual clauses pursuant to Article 28(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, provided they are not modified, except to select the appropriate Module(s) or to add or update information in the Appendix. This does not prevent the Parties from including the standard contractual clauses laid down in these Clauses in a wider contract and/or to add other clauses or additional safeguards, provided that they do not contradict, directly or indirectly, these Clauses or prejudice the fundamental rights or freedoms of data subjects.
(b) These Clauses are without prejudice to obligations to which the data exporter is subject by virtue of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(a) Data subjects may invoke and enforce these Clauses, as third-party beneficiaries, against the data exporter and/or data importer, with the following exceptions:
(i) Clause 1, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 6, Clause 7;
(ii) Clause 8 - Clause 8.1(b), 8.9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
(iii) Clause 9 - Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
(iv) Clause 12 - Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);
(v) Clause 13;
(vi) Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);
(vii) Clause 16(e);
(viii) Clause 18 - Clause 18(a) and (b).
(b) Paragraph (a) is without prejudice to rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(a) Where these Clauses use terms that are defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, those terms shall have the same meaning as in that Regulation.
(b) These Clauses shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(c) These Clauses shall not be interpreted in a way that conflicts with rights and obligations provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
In the event of a contradiction between these Clauses and the provisions of related agreements between the Parties, existing at the time these Clauses are agreed or entered into thereafter, these Clauses shall prevail.
Description of the transfer(s)
The details of the transfer(s), and in particular the categories of personal data that are transferred and the purpose(s) for which they are transferred, are specified in Annex I.B.
(a) An entity that is not a Party to these Clauses may, with the agreement of the Parties, accede to these Clauses at any time, either as a data exporter or as a data importer, by completing the Appendix and signing Annex I.A.
(b) Once it has completed the Appendix and signed Annex I.A, the acceding entity shall become a Party to these Clauses and have the rights and obligations of a data exporter or data importer in accordance with its designation in Annex I.A.
(c) The acceding entity shall have no rights or obligations arising under these Clauses from the period prior to becoming a Party.
Data protection safeguards
The data exporter warrants that it has used reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able, through the implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures, to satisfy its obligations under these Clauses.
(a) The data importer shall process the personal data only on documented instructions from the data exporter. The data exporter may give such instructions throughout the duration of the contract.
(b) The data importer shall immediately inform the data exporter if it is unable to follow those instructions.
8.2 Purpose limitation
The data importer shall process the personal data only for the specific purpose(s) of the transfer, as set out in Annex I.B, unless on further instructions from the data exporter.
On request, the data exporter shall make a copy of these Clauses, including the Appendix as completed by the Parties, available to the data subject free of charge. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including the measures described in Annex II and personal data, the data exporter may redact part of the text of the Appendix to these Clauses prior to sharing a copy, but shall provide a meaningful summary where the data subject would otherwise not be able to understand its content or exercise his/her rights. On request, the Parties shall provide the data subject with the reasons for the redactions, to the extent possible without revealing the redacted information. This Clause is without prejudice to the obligations of the data exporter under Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
If the data importer becomes aware that the personal data it has received is inaccurate, or has become outdated, it shall inform the data exporter without undue delay. In this case, the data importer shall cooperate with the data exporter to erase or rectify the data.
8.5 Duration of processing and erasure or return of data
Processing by the data importer shall only take place for the duration specified in Annex I.B. After the end of the provision of the processing services, the data importer shall, at the choice of the data exporter, delete all personal data processed on behalf of the data exporter and certify to the data exporter that it has done so, or return to the data exporter all personal data processed on its behalf and delete existing copies. Until the data is deleted or returned, the data importer shall continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses. In case of local laws applicable to the data importer that prohibit return or deletion of the personal data, the data importer warrants that it will continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses and will only process it to the extent and for as long as required under that local law. This is without prejudice to Clause 14, in particular the requirement for the data importer under Clause 14(e) to notify the data exporter throughout the duration of the contract if it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under Clause 14(a).
8.6 Security of processing
(a) The data importer and, during transmission, also the data exporter shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data, including protection against a breach of security leading to accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access to that data (hereinafter “personal data breach”). In assessing the appropriate level of security, the Parties shall take due account of the state of the art, the costs of implementation, the nature, scope, context and purpose(s) of processing and the risks involved in the processing for the data subjects. The Parties shall in particular consider having recourse to encryption or pseudonymisation, including during transmission, where the purpose of processing can be fulfilled in that manner. In case of pseudonymisation, the additional information for attributing the personal data to a specific data subject shall, where possible, remain under the exclusive control of the data exporter. In complying with its obligations under this paragraph, the data importer shall at least implement the technical and organisational measures specified in Annex II. The data importer shall carry out regular checks to ensure that these measures continue to provide an appropriate level of security.
(b) The data importer shall grant access to the personal data to members of its personnel only to the extent strictly necessary for the implementation, management and monitoring of the contract. It shall ensure that persons authorised to process the personal data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.
(c) In the event of a personal data breach concerning personal data processed by the data importer under these Clauses, the data importer shall take appropriate measures to address the breach, including measures to mitigate its adverse effects. The data importer shall also notify the data exporter without undue delay after having become aware of the breach. Such notification shall contain the details of a contact point where more information can be obtained, a description of the nature of the breach (including, where possible, categories and approximate number of data subjects and personal data records concerned), its likely consequences and the measures taken or proposed to address the breach including, where appropriate, measures to mitigate its possible adverse effects. Where, and in so far as, it is not possible to provide all information at the same time, the initial notification shall contain the information then available and further information shall, as it becomes available, subsequently be provided without undue delay.
(d) The data importer shall cooperate with and assist the data exporter to enable the data exporter to comply with its obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, in particular to notify the competent supervisory authority and the affected data subjects, taking into account the nature of processing and the information available to the data importer.
8.7 Sensitive data
Where the transfer involves personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or a person’s sex life or sexual orientation, or data relating to criminal convictions and offences (hereinafter “sensitive data”), the data importer shall apply the specific restrictions and/or additional safeguards described in Annex I.B.
8.8 Onward transfers
The data importer shall only disclose the personal data to a third party on documented instructions from the data exporter. In addition, the data may only be disclosed to a third party located outside the European Union (in the same country as the data importer or in another third country, hereinafter “onward transfer”) if the third party is or agrees to be bound by these Clauses, under the appropriate Module, or if:
(i) the onward transfer is to a country benefiting from an adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the onward transfer;
(ii) the third party otherwise ensures appropriate safeguards pursuant to Articles 46 or 47 Regulation of (EU) 2016/679 with respect to the processing in question;
(iii) the onward transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims in the context of specific administrative, regulatory or judicial proceedings; or
(iv) the onward transfer is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
Any onward transfer is subject to compliance by the data importer with all the other safeguards under these Clauses, in particular purpose limitation.
8.9 Documentation and compliance
(a) The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter that relate to the processing under these Clauses.
(b) The Parties shall be able to demonstrate compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer shall keep appropriate documentation on the processing activities carried out on behalf of the data exporter.
(c) The data importer shall make available to the data exporter all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the obligations set out in these Clauses and at the data exporter’s request, allow for and contribute to audits of the processing activities covered by these Clauses, at reasonable intervals or if there are indications of non-compliance. In deciding on a review or audit, the data exporter may take into account relevant certifications held by the data importer.
(d) The data exporter may choose to conduct the audit by itself or mandate an independent auditor. Audits may include inspections at the premises or physical facilities of the data importer and shall, where appropriate, be carried out with reasonable notice.
(e) The Parties shall make the information referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c), including the results of any audits, available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
Use of sub-processors
(a) The data importer has the data exporter’s general authorisation for the engagement of sub-processor(s) from an agreed list. The data importer shall specifically inform the data exporter in writing of any intended changes to that list through the addition or replacement of sub-processors at least 30 business days in advance, thereby giving the data exporter sufficient time to be able to object to such changes prior to the engagement of the sub-processor(s). The data importer shall provide the data exporter with the information necessary to enable the data exporter to exercise its right to object.
(b) Where the data importer engages a sub-processor to carry out specific processing activities (on behalf of the data exporter), it shall do so by way of a written contract that provides for, in substance, the same data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses, including in terms of third-party beneficiary rights for data subjects. The Parties agree that, by complying with this Clause, the data importer fulfils its obligations under Clause 8.8. The data importer shall ensure that the sub-processor complies with the obligations to which the data importer is subject pursuant to these Clauses.
(c) The data importer shall provide, at the data exporter’s request, a copy of such a sub-processor agreement and any subsequent amendments to the data exporter. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including personal data, the data importer may redact the text of the agreement prior to sharing a copy.
(d) The data importer shall remain fully responsible to the data exporter for the performance of the sub-processor’s obligations under its contract with the data importer. The data importer shall notify the data exporter of any failure by the sub-processor to fulfil its obligations under that contract.
(e) The data importer shall agree a third-party beneficiary clause with the sub-processor whereby - in the event the data importer has factually disappeared, ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent - the data exporter shall have the right to terminate the sub-processor contract and to instruct the sub-processor to erase or return the personal data.
Data subject rights
(a) The data importer shall promptly notify the data exporter of any request it has received from a data subject. It shall not respond to that request itself unless it has been authorised to do so by the data exporter.
(b) The data importer shall assist the data exporter in fulfilling its obligations to respond to data subjects’ requests for the exercise of their rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679. In this regard, the Parties shall set out in Annex II the appropriate technical and organisational measures, taking into account the nature of the processing, by which the assistance shall be provided, as well as the scope and the extent of the assistance required.
(c) In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the data exporter.
(a) The data importer shall inform data subjects in a transparent and easily accessible format, through individual notice or on its website, of a contact point authorised to handle complaints. It shall deal promptly with any complaints it receives from a data subject.
(b) In case of a dispute between a data subject and one of the Parties as regards compliance with these Clauses, that Party shall use its best efforts to resolve the issue amicably in a timely fashion. The Parties shall keep each other informed about such disputes and, where appropriate, cooperate in resolving them.
(c) Where the data subject invokes a third-party beneficiary right pursuant to Clause 3, the data importer shall accept the decision of the data subject to:
(i) lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the Member State of his/her habitual residence or place of work, or the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Clause 13;
(ii) refer the dispute to the competent courts within the meaning of Clause 18.
(d) The Parties accept that the data subject may be represented by a not-for-profit body, organisation or association under the conditions set out in Article 80(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(e) The data importer shall abide by a decision that is binding under the applicable EU or Member State law.
(f) The data importer agrees that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice his/her substantive and procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with applicable laws.
(a) Each Party shall be liable to the other Party/ies for any damages it causes the other Party/ies by any breach of these Clauses.
(b) The data importer shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data importer or its sub-processor causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the data exporter shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data exporter or the data importer (or its sub-processor) causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses. This is without prejudice to the liability of the data exporter and, where the data exporter is a processor acting on behalf of a controller, to the liability of the controller under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as applicable.
(d) The Parties agree that if the data exporter is held liable under paragraph (c) for damages caused by the data importer (or its sub-processor), it shall be entitled to claim back from the data importer that part of the compensation corresponding to the data importer’s responsibility for the damage.
(e) Where more than one Party is responsible for any damage caused to the data subject as a result of a breach of these Clauses, all responsible Parties shall be jointly and severally liable and the data subject is entitled to bring an action in court against any of these Parties.
(f) The Parties agree that if one Party is held liable under paragraph (e), it shall be entitled to claim back from the other Party/ies that part of the compensation corresponding to its / their responsibility for the damage.
(g) The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.
(a) The supervisory authority with responsibility for ensuring compliance by the data exporter with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 as regards the data transfer, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.
(b) The data importer agrees to submit itself to the jurisdiction of and cooperate with the competent supervisory authority in any procedures aimed at ensuring compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer agrees to respond to enquiries, submit to audits and comply with the measures adopted by the supervisory authority, including remedial and compensatory measures. It shall provide the supervisory authority with written confirmation that the necessary actions have been taken.
Local laws and practices affecting compliance with the Clauses
(a) The Parties warrant that they have no reason to believe that the laws and practices in the third country of destination applicable to the processing of the personal data by the data importer, including any requirements to disclose personal data or measures authorising access by public authorities, prevent the data importer from fulfilling its obligations under these Clauses. This is based on the understanding that laws and practices that respect the essence of the fundamental rights and freedoms and do not exceed what is necessary and proportionate in a democratic society to safeguard one of the objectives listed in Article 23(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, are not in contradiction with these Clauses.
(b) The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:
(i) the specific circumstances of the transfer, including the length of the processing chain, the number of actors involved and the transmission channels used; intended onward transfers; the type of recipient; the purpose of processing; the categories and format of the transferred personal data; the economic sector in which the transfer occurs; the storage location of the data transferred;
(ii) the laws and practices of the third country of destination- including those requiring the disclosure of data to public authorities or authorising access by such authorities - relevant in light of the specific circumstances of the transfer, and the applicable limitations and safeguards;
(iii) any relevant contractual, technical or organisational safeguards put in place to supplement the safeguards under these Clauses, including measures applied during transmission and to the processing of the personal data in the country of destination.
(c) The data importer warrants that, in carrying out the assessment under paragraph (b), it has made its best efforts to provide the data exporter with relevant information and agrees that it will continue to cooperate with the data exporter in ensuring compliance with these Clauses.
(d) The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(e) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter promptly if, after having agreed to these Clauses and for the duration of the contract, it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under paragraph (a), including following a change in the laws of the third country or a measure (such as a disclosure request) indicating an application of such laws in practice that is not in line with the requirements in paragraph (a).
(f) Following a notification pursuant to paragraph (e), or if the data exporter otherwise has reason to believe that the data importer can no longer fulfil its obligations under these Clauses, the data exporter shall promptly identify appropriate measures (e.g. technical or organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality) to be adopted by the data exporter and/or data importer to address the situation. The data exporter shall suspend the data transfer if it considers that no appropriate safeguards for such transfer can be ensured, or if instructed by the competent supervisory authority to do so. In this case, the data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses. If the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise. Where the contract is terminated pursuant to this Clause, Clause 16(d) and (e) shall apply.
Obligations of the data importer in case of access by public authorities
(a) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter and, where possible, the data subject promptly (if necessary with the help of the data exporter) if it:
(i) receives a legally binding request from a public authority, including judicial authorities, under the laws of the country of destination for the disclosure of personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses; such notification shall include information about the personal data requested, the requesting authority, the legal basis for the request and the response provided; or
(ii) becomes aware of any direct access by public authorities to personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses in accordance with the laws of the country of destination; such notification shall include all information available to the importer.
(b) If the data importer is prohibited from notifying the data exporter and/or the data subject under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to use its best efforts to obtain a waiver of the prohibition, with a view to communicating as much information as possible, as soon as possible. The data importer agrees to document its best efforts in order to be able to demonstrate them on request of the data exporter.
(c) Where permissible under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to provide the data exporter, at regular intervals for the duration of the contract, with as much relevant information as possible on the requests received (in particular, number of requests, type of data requested, requesting authorities, whether requests have been challenged and the outcome of such challenges, etc.).
(d) The data importer agrees to preserve the information pursuant to paragraphs (a) to (c) for the duration of the contract and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(e) Paragraphs (a) to (c) are without prejudice to the obligation of the data importer pursuant to Clause 14(e) and Clause 16 to inform the data exporter promptly where it is unable to comply with these Clauses.
15.2 Review of legality and data minimisation
(a) The data importer agrees to review the legality of the request for disclosure, in particular whether it remains within the powers granted to the requesting public authority, and to challenge the request if, after careful assessment, it concludes that there are reasonable grounds to consider that the request is unlawful under the laws of the country of destination, applicable obligations under international law and principles of international comity. The data importer shall, under the same conditions, pursue possibilities of appeal. When challenging a request, the data importer shall seek interim measures with a view to suspending the effects of the request until the competent judicial authority has decided on its merits. It shall not disclose the personal data requested until required to do so under the applicable procedural rules. These requirements are without prejudice to the obligations of the data importer under Clause 14(e).
(b) The data importer agrees to document its legal assessment and any challenge to the request for disclosure and, to the extent permissible under the laws of the country of destination, make the documentation available to the data exporter. It shall also make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(c) The data importer agrees to provide the minimum amount of information permissible when responding to a request for disclosure, based on a reasonable interpretation of the request.
Non-compliance with the Clauses and termination
(a) The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.
(b) In the event that the data importer is in breach of these Clauses or unable to comply with these Clauses, the data exporter shall suspend the transfer of personal data to the data importer until compliance is again ensured or the contract is terminated. This is without prejudice to Clause 14(f).
(c) The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:
(i) the data exporter has suspended the transfer of personal data to the data importer pursuant to paragraph (b) and compliance with these Clauses is not restored within a reasonable time and in any event within one month of suspension;
(ii) the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or
(iii) the data importer fails to comply with a binding decision of a competent court or supervisory authority regarding its obligations under these Clauses.
In these cases, it shall inform the competent supervisory authority of such non-compliance. Where the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise.
(d) Personal data that has been transferred prior to the termination of the contract pursuant to paragraph (c) shall at the choice of the data exporter immediately be returned to the data exporter or deleted in its entirety. The same shall apply to any copies of the data. The data importer shall certify the deletion of the data to the data exporter. Until the data is deleted or returned, the data importer shall continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses. In case of local laws applicable to the data importer that prohibit the return or deletion of the transferred personal data, the data importer warrants that it will continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses and will only process the data to the extent and for as long as required under that local law.
(e) Either Party may revoke its agreement to be bound by these Clauses where (i) the European Commission adopts a decision pursuant to Article 45(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the transfer of personal data to which these Clauses apply; or (ii) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 becomes part of the legal framework of the country to which the personal data is transferred. This is without prejudice to other obligations applying to the processing in question under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
These Clauses shall be governed by the law of one of the EU Member States, provided such law allows for third-party beneficiary rights. The Parties agree that these Clauses shall be governed in accordance with the 'Contracting Entity; Applicable Law; Notice’ section of the Jurisdiction Specific Terms or if such section does not specify an EU Member State, by the law of the Republic of Ireland (without reference to conflicts of law principles)
Choice of forum and jurisdiction
(a) Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of an EU Member State.
(b) The Parties agree that those shall be the courts of the jurisdiction specified in Clause 17.
(c) A data subject may also bring legal proceedings against the data exporter and/or data importer before the courts of the Member State in which he/she has his/her habitual residence.
(d) The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.
(a) This Addendum amends the Standard Contractual Clauses to the extent necessary so they operate for transfers made by the data exporter to the data importer, to the extent that the UK GDPR or Swiss DPA (as defined in this Data Processing Agreement) apply to the data exporter’s processing when making that transfer.
(b) The Standard Contractual Clauses shall be amended with the following modifications:
(i) references to "Regulation (EU) 2016/679" shall be interpreted as references to the UK GDPR or Swiss DPA (as applicable);
(ii) references to specific Articles of "Regulation (EU) 2016/679" shall be replaced with the equivalent article or section of the UK GDPR or Swiss DPA (as applicable);
(iii) references to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 shall be removed;
(iv) references to "EU", "Union" and "Member State" shall be replaced with references to the "UK" or "Switzerland" (as applicable);
(v) Clause 13(a) and Part C of Annex II are not used and the "competent supervisory authority" shall be the United Kingdom Information Commissioner or Swiss Federal Data Protection Information Commissioner (as applicable);
(vi) references to the "competent supervisory authority" and "competent courts" shall be replaced with references to the "Information Commissioner" and the "courts of England and Wales" or the "Swiss Federal Data Protection Information Commissioner" and "applicable courts of Switzerland" (as applicable);
(vii) in Clause 17, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales or Switzerland (as applicable); and
(viii) to the extent the UK GDPR applies to the processing, Clause 18 shall be replaced to state: “Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of England and Wales. A data subject may also bring legal proceedings against the data exporter and/or data importer before the courts of any country in the UK. The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts”; and
(ix) to the extent the Swiss DPA applies to the processing, Clause 18 shall be replaced to state: “Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the competent courts of Switzerland. The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts”.