Data Processing Agreement
This Data Processing Agreement (the “DPA”), entered into by the Mimeo customer identified on the applicable Mimeo services agreement (“Customer”) and the Mimeo company, subsidiary company, or affiliate company identified on the Mimeo services agreement (“Mimeo”), governs the processing of personal data that Customer uploads or otherwise provides Mimeo in connection with the services and the processing of any personal data that Mimeo uploads or otherwise provides to Customer in connection with the services. The parties agree to comply with the following provisions with respect to any Personal Data, each acting reasonably and in good faith.
This DPA is incorporated into the relevant Mimeo services agreement previously executed by Customer, referred to generically in this DPA as the “Mimeo Contract”. Collectively, the DPA (including the SCCs, as defined herein), the Mimeo Contract, and any applicable Mimeo forms are referred to in this DPA as the “Agreement”. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between any of the terms of the Agreement, the provisions of the following documents (in order of precedence) shall prevail: (a) the SCCs; (b) this DPA; (c) the Mimeo Contract. Except as specifically amended in this DPA, the Mimeo Contract and if applicable, any Mimeo forms, remain unchanged and in full force and effect.
“CCPA” means the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, together with any subordinate legislation or regulations.
“Customer Personal Data” means Personal Data (i) that Customer uploads or otherwise provides to Mimeo in connection with its use of Mimeo’s services or (ii) for which Customer is otherwise a data controller.
“Data Controller” means Customer.
“Data Processor” means the Mimeo entity which Processes Personal Data on behalf of Data Controller, including as applicable any “service provider” as that term in defined by the CCPA.
“Data Protection Requirements” means the General Data Protection Regulation, Local Data Protection Laws, any subordinate legislation and regulation implementing the General Data Protection Regulation, and all Privacy Laws. Data Protection Requirements may include, but are not limited to, the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection 2020(“Swiss DPA”), Lei General de Protecao de Dados (Brazil’s General Protection Law) and the CCPA.
“Directive” means the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (as amended).
“EEA” means the European Economic Area and/or their member states, Switzerland and the United Kigdom.
“EU Personal Data” means Personal Data the sharing of which pursuant to this Agreement is regulated by the Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation and Local Data Protection Laws.
“General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR” means the means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and 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, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), including as implemented or adopted under the laws of the United Kingdom.
“Local Data Protection Laws” means any subordinate legislation and regulation implementing the Directive or the General Data Protection Regulation which may apply to the Agreement.
“Personal Data” means information about an individual that (a) can be used to identify, contact or locate a specific individual, including data that Customer chooses to provide to Mimeo from services; (b) can be combined with other information that can be used to identify, contact or locate a specific individual; or (c) is defined as “personal data” or “personal information” by applicable laws or regulations relating to the collection, use, storage or disclosure of information about an identifiable individual.
“Personal Data Breach” means any accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to Customer Personal Data.
“Privacy Laws” means all applicable laws, regulations, and other legal requirements relating to (a) privacy, data security, consumer protection, marketing, promotion, and text messaging, email, and other communications; and (b) the use, collection, retention, storage, security, disclosure, transfer, disposal, and other processing of any Personal Data.
“Processing” or “Process” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
“Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs)” means the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data from the European Union to third countries, as set out in the Annex to Commission Decision (EU) 2021/914, and set out in Schedule D of this DPA.
“Subprocessor” means any entity which provides processing services to Mimeo in furtherance of Mimeo’s processing on behalf of Customer.
“Supervisory Authority” means an independent public authority which is established by a European Union member state pursuant to Article 51 of the GDPR.
“UK GDPR” means the General Data Protection Regulation as incorporated into UK law by the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and amended by the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, (each as amended, replaced, or superseded).
- NATURE OF DATA PROCESSING
Each party agrees to process Personal Data received under the Agreement only for the purposes set forth in the Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, the categories of Personal Data processed and the categories of data subjects subject to this DPA are described in Schedule A to this DPA.
- COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
The parties shall each comply with their respective obligations under all applicable Data Protection Requirements.
- CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS
Customer agrees to:
4.1 Provide instructions to Mimeo and determine the purposes and general means of Mimeo’s processing of Customer Personal Data in accordance with the Agreement; and
4.2 Comply with its protection, security and other obligations with respect to Customer Personal Data prescribed by Data Protection Requirements for data controllers by: (a) establishing and maintaining a procedure for the exercise of the rights of the individuals whose Customer Personal Data are processed on behalf of Customer; (b) processing only data that has been lawfully and validly collected and ensuring that such data will be relevant and proportionate to the respective uses; and (c) ensuring compliance with the provisions of this Agreement by its personnel or by any third-party accessing or using Customer Personal Data on its behalf.
- MIMEO OBLIGATIONS
5.1 Processing Requirements. Mimeo will:
- Process Customer Personal Data (i) only for the purpose of providing, supporting and improving Mimeo’s services (including to provide insights and other reporting), using appropriate technical and organizational security measures; and (ii) in compliance with the instructions received from Customer. Mimeo will not use or process the Customer Personal Data for any other purpose. Mimeo will promptly inform Customer in writing if it cannot comply with the requirements under Sections 5-8 of this DPA, in which case Customer may terminate the Agreement or take any other reasonable action, including suspending data processing operations;
- Inform Customer promptly if, in Mimeo’s opinion, an instruction from Customer violates applicable Data Protection Requirements;
- If Mimeo is collecting Customer Personal Data from individuals on behalf of Customer, follow Customer’s instructions regarding such Customer Personal Data collection (including with regard to the provision of notice and exercise of choice);
- Take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that (i) persons employed by it and (ii) other persons engaged to perform on Mimeo’s behalf comply with the terms of the Agreement;
- Ensure that its employees, authorized agents and any Subprocessors are required to comply with and acknowledge and respect the confidentiality of the Customer Personal Data, including after the end of their respective employment, contract or assignment;
- If it intends to engage Subprocessors to help it satisfy its obligations in accordance with this DPA or to delegate all or part of the processing activities to such Subprocessors, (i) exclusive of the list of Subprocessors Mimeo maintains online (currently available at https://www.mimeo.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Mimeo-Subprocessors-Sheet1.pdf) obtain the prior written consent of Customer to such subcontracting, which shall be evidenced by full execution of this Agreement; (ii) remain liable to Customer for the Subprocessors’ acts and omissions with regard to data protection where such Subprocessors act on Mimeo’s instructions; and (iii) enter into contractual arrangements with such Subprocessors binding them to provide the same level of data protection and information security to that provided for herein; and
- Upon written request, provide Customer with a summary of Mimeo’s privacy and security policies.
5.2 Notice to Customer. Mimeo will inform Customer if Mimeo becomes aware of:
- Any non-compliance by Mimeo or its employees with Sections 5-8 of this DPA or the Data Protection Requirements relating to the protection of Customer Personal Data processed under this DPA;
- Any legally binding request for disclosure of Customer Personal Data by a law enforcement authority, unless Mimeo is otherwise forbidden by law to inform Customer, for example to preserve the confidentiality of an investigation by law enforcement authorities;
- Any notice, inquiry or investigation by a Supervisory Authority with respect to Customer Personal Data; or
- Any complaint or request (in particular, requests for access to, rectification or blocking of Customer Personal Data) received directly from data subjects of Customer. Mimeo will not respond to any such request without Customer’s prior written authorization.
5.3 Assistance to Customer. Mimeo will provide reasonable assistance to Customer regarding:
- Any requests from Customer data subjects in respect of access to or the rectification, erasure, restriction, portability, blocking or deletion of Customer Personal Data that Mimeo processes for Customer. In the event that a data subject sends such a request directly to Mimeo, Mimeo will promptly send such request to Customer;
- The investigation of Personal Data Breaches and the notification to the Supervisory Authority and Customer’s data subjects regarding such Personal Data Breaches; and
- Where appropriate, the preparation of data protection impact assessments and, where necessary, carrying out consultations with any Supervisory Authority.
5.4 Required Processing. If Mimeo is required by Data Protection Requirements to process any Customer Personal Data for a reason other than providing the services described in the Agreement, Mimeo will inform Customer of this requirement in advance of any processing, unless Mimeo is legally prohibited from informing Customer of such processing (e.g., as a result of secrecy requirements that may exist under applicable EU member state laws).
5.5 Security. Mimeo will:
- Maintain appropriate organizational and technical security measures (including with respect to personnel, facilities, hardware and software, storage and networks, access controls, monitoring and logging, vulnerability and breach detection, incident response, encryption of Customer Personal Data while in transit and at rest) to protect against unauthorized or accidental access, loss, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Customer Personal Data;
- Be responsible for the sufficiency of the security, privacy, and confidentiality safeguards of all Mimeo personnel with respect to Customer Personal Data and liable for any failure by such Mimeo personnel to meet the terms of this DPA;
- Take reasonable steps to confirm that all Mimeo personnel are protecting the security, privacy and confidentiality of Customer Personal Data consistent with the requirements of this DPA; and
- Notify Customer of any Personal Data Breach by Mimeo, its Subprocessors, or any other third-parties acting on Mimeo’s behalf without undue delay and in any event within 48 hours of becoming aware of a Personal Data Breach.
6. AUDIT, CERTIFICATION
6.1 Supervisory Authority Audit. If a Supervisory Authority requires an audit of the data processing facilities from which Mimeo processes Customer Personal Data in order to ascertain or monitor Customer’s compliance with Data Protection Requirements, Mimeo will cooperate with such audit. Customer is responsible for all costs and fees related to such audit, including all reasonable costs and fees for any and all time Mimeo expends for any such audit, in addition to the rates for services performed by Mimeo.
6.2 Audits. Mimeo must, upon Customer’s written request (not to exceed one request per calendar year) by email to [[email protected]], certify compliance with Sections 5-8 of this DPA in writing. Mimeo will provide to Customer each year an opinion report provided by an accredited, third-party audit firm standards applicable to the services under the Agreement (“Report”). If a Report does not provide, in Customer’s reasonable judgment, sufficient information to confirm Mimeo’s compliance with the terms of this DPA, then Customer or an accredited third-party audit firm agreed to by both Customer and Mimeo may audit Mimeo’s compliance with the terms of this DPA during regular business hours, with reasonable advance notice to Mimeo (with no less than 10 business days) and subject to reasonable confidentiality procedures. Customer is responsible for all costs and fees related to such audit, including all reasonable costs and fees for any and all time Mimeo expends for any such audit, in addition to the rates for services performed by Mimeo. Before the commencement of any such audit, Customer and Mimeo shall mutually agree upon the scope, timing, and duration of the audit. Customer shall promptly notify Mimeo with information regarding any non-compliance discovered during the course of an audit. Customer may not audit Mimeo more than once annually.
- DATA TRANSFERS
For transfers of EU Personal Data to Mimeo for processing by Mimeo in a jurisdiction other than a jurisdiction in the EU, the EEA, or the European Commission-approved countries providing ‘adequate’ data protection, each party agrees it will use Module 2 of the SCCs for the Controller to Processor transfers, which are incorporated herein by reference. Schedule A to this DPA shall apply as Annex I of SCCs and Schedule C shall apply at Annex II of the SCCs.
Mimeo agrees it will (a) provide at least the same level of privacy protection for EU Personal Data as required under the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield frameworks; or (b) use the form of the Controller-to-Processor SCCs. If data transfers under Section 7 of this DPA rely on Controller-to-Processor SCCs to enable the lawful transfer of EU Personal Data, as set forth in the preceding sentence, the parties agree that data subjects for whom a Mimeo entity processes EU Personal Data are third-party beneficiaries under the Controller-to-Processor SCCs. If Mimeo is unable or becomes unable to comply with these requirements, then EU Personal Data will be processed and used exclusively within the territory of a member state of the European Union and any movement of EU Personal Data to a non-EU country requires the prior written consent of Customer. Mimeo shall promptly notify Customer of any inability by Mimeo to comply with the provisions of this Section 7.
- DATA RETURN AND DELETION
The parties agree that upon Customer’s reasonable written request, Mimeo shall, and shall cause any Subprocessors to, at the choice of Customer, return all the Customer Personal Data and copies of such data to Customer or securely destroy them and demonstrate to the satisfaction of Customer that it has taken such measures, unless Data Protection Requirements prevent Mimeo from returning or destroying all or part of the Customer Personal Data disclosed. In such case, Mimeo agrees to preserve the confidentiality of the Customer Personal Data retained by it and that it will only actively process such Customer Personal Data after such date in order to comply with applicable laws.
- THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS
Customer acknowledges that in the provision of some services, Mimeo, on receipt of instructions from Customer, may transfer Customer Personal Data to and otherwise interact with third party data processors. Customer agrees that if and to the extent such transfers occur, Customer is responsible for entering into separate contractual arrangements with such third party data processors binding them to comply with obligations in accordance with Data Protection Requirements. For avoidance of doubt, such third party data processors are not Subprocessors.
This DPA shall remain in effect as long as Mimeo carries out Personal Data processing operations on behalf of Customer or until the termination of the Mimeo Contract (and all Personal Data has been returned or deleted in accordance with Section 8 above).
- GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION, AND VENUE
This DPA shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the governing law and jurisdiction provisions in the Agreement, unless required otherwise by Data Protection Regulation or the SCCs.
List of Schedules:
Schedule A – Annex I to SCCs; Description of Processing / Transfer
Schedule B – California Consumer Privacy Act DPA Addendum
Schedule C – Annex II to SCCs (Technical and Organizational Measures to Ensure the Security of the Data)
The parties’ authorized signatories have duly executed this DPA:
ANNEX 1 –
A. LIST OF PARTIES
Data Exporter(s): Identify and contact details of the data exporter(s) and, where applicable, of its/their data protection officers and/or representative in the European Union]
Contact person’s name: _________________________
Contact person’s position: _______________________
Contact person’s contact details: __________________
Data Importer(s): [Identify and contact details of the data importer(s), including any contact person with responsibility for data protection]
Name: Mimeo.com, Inc. (including its affiliates)
Address: 3350 Miac Cove, Memphis, TN 38118
Contact Person’s name: Oliver Doughtie
Contact Person’s title: Chief Financial Officer
Contact person’s contact details: Tel.: 901-566-5523; e-mail: [email protected]
Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: providing digital print on demand and document distribution services.
Role (controller/processor): Processor
B. DESCRIPTION OF THE TRANSFER: Module 2 (Controller to Processor)
For the purposes of the EU Controller to Processor Transfer clauses, Customer is the data exporter and Mimeo is the data importer and the parties agree to the following. If and to the extent an authorized affiliate relies on the SCCs for the transfer of Personal Data, any references to “Customer” in this Schedule, include such authorized affiliate.
Categories of Data Subjects whose Personal Data is transferred:
Data Subjects. The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data subjects:
Depending on the services used by the data exporter:
- Potential and actual employees of the data exporter; and
- Third parties that have, or may have, a commercial relationship with the data exporter tied to the RFP documents.
Purposes of the Transfer. The transfer is made for the following purposes:
The transfer is intended to enable the data exporter to determine the purposes and means of the processing of personal data obtained through data importer’s Mimeo brands for print and digital content distribution services, or other business practices of the data exporter. Personal data will be processed in conjunction with data exporter’s agreement(s) to allow the data importer to fulfill its obligations thereunder.
The Frequency of the Transfer (e.g. whether the data is transferred on a one-off or continuous basis).
Transfers on a continuous basis as needed to perform the Services. Personal data will be retained for so long as the authorized user(s) continue to maintain and use their accounts. Upon such cancellation all data associated with that account will no longer be identifiable to a natural person.
Categories of Data. The data transferred is the personal data provided by the data exporter to the data importer in connection with its use of Mimeo’s print on-demand, Mimeo Marketplace, Mimeo Digital, warehousing and fulfilment and document distribution services, referred to as Customer Personal Data in the Mimeo agreement. Such personal data may include:
- Basic personal data (e.g., first name, last name, email address, contact information, and any notes provided by the data exporter regarding the foregoing);
- Contact information (e.g., physical address, email, phone numbers);
- Unique identification numbers such as IP addresses, unique identifier in tracking cookies or similar technologies;
Recipients. The personal data transferred may be disclosed only to the following recipients or categories of recipients:
Employees and other representatives of the data importer who have a legitimate business purpose for the processing of such personal data.
Sensitive Data (if appropriate). The personal data transferred concern the following categories of sensitive data:
Data Protection Registration Information of Data Exporter (where applicable).
Additional Useful Information (storage limits and other relevant information).
The personal data transferred between the parties may only be retained for the period of time permitted under the Agreement. The parties agree that each party will, to the extent that it, along with the other party, acts as a data controller with respect to Personal Data, reasonably cooperate with the other party to enable the exercise of data protection rights as set forth in the Data Protection Requirements.
C. COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
If the data exporter is established in an EU Member State: the supervisory authority with responsibility for ensuring compliance by the data exporter with GDPR as regards the data transfer will act as competent supervisory authority.
If the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of GDPR (i.e., Article 3(2) GDPR) and has appointed a representative in the EU (i.e., Article 27(1) GDPR): the supervisory authority of the Member State in which the representative is established will act as competent supervisory authority.
If the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of GDPR without however having to appoint a representative in the EU: the supervisory authority of one of the Member States in which the data subjects whose personal data is transferred under the Standard Contractual Clauses in relation to the offering of goods or services to them, or whose behavior is monitored, are located, will act as competent supervisory authority.
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ADDENDUM TO MIMEO DATA PROCESSING AGREEMENT
California Consumer Privacy Act
This Addendum is entered into by the Mimeo Customer identified on the applicable Mimeo services agreement (“Customer”) and Mimeo, and amends the Mimeo Data Processing Agreement between Customer and Mimeo (“DPA”) with respect to Mimeo’s processing of Customer Personal Data of California Consumers under the CCPA. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in the Addendum will have the meanings given to them in the DPA. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in the DPA, will have the meanings given to them under the CCPA.
As Required By Law. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary of the services agreement, the DPA or this Addendum, Mimeo may cooperate with law enforcement agencies concerning conduct or activity that it reasonably and in good faith believes may violated international, federal, state, or local law.
No CCPA Sale. The parties agree that for the purpose of the CCPA, Mimeo acts as a CCPA Service Provider for Customer Personal Data. Customer does not sell Customer Personal Data to Mimeo because Mimeo shall only use Customer Personal Data for the purpose specified in the DPA. Mimeo certifies that it has read and understands this addendum and will abide by it, including by avoiding any action that would cause the other party to be deemed to have sold Personal Data or Personal Information under the CCPA.
Annex II to the SCCs
Technical and Organizational Measures Including Technical and Organizational Measures to Ensure the Security of the Data
General Security Measures
Data Importer will comply with industry standard security measures (including with respect to personnel, facilities, hardware and software and networks, access controls, monitoring and logging, vulnerability and breach detection, and incident response measures necessary to protect against unauthorized or accidental access, loss, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Data Exporter’s Personal Data provided by Data Exporter to Data Importer), as well as with all applicable data privacy and security laws, regulations and standards.
Data Importer’s DPO can be reached at [email protected] for any data privacy issues or questions related to the Mimeo service.
Data Importer shall maintain policies and procedures around the network infrastructure used to process Data Exporter data, establish and enforce safe network practices, and define service level agreements with internal and external network services.
Physical and Environmental Security
Data Importer shall maintain policies and procedures for physical and environmental security.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Data Importer shall maintain policies and procedures to ensure that Data Importer may continue to perform business critical functions in the face of an extraordinary event. This includes data center resiliency and disaster recovery procedures for business-critical data and processing functions.
Third-Party Risk Assessments
Data Importer conducts security due diligence on third-party service providers to assess and monitor risk. This assessment includes a review of scope of confidential information and personal data transferred to or processed by the service provider and the purpose of the work. Data Importer will also conduct a risk assessment which may include the service provider’s organizational and technical security measures, the sensitivity of any information processed by the service provider, storage limitations, and data deletion procedures and timelines.
In addition to the general security measures set out above, the Data Importer has implemented the following supplementary technical and organizational measures:
- Customer Personal Data as defined in the Data Processing Agreement is transferred across public networks to the Data Importer’s data centers in the United States and is stored on secured servers behind firewall.
- Servers are monitored by both industry standard and proprietary network monitoring tools to prevent any potential security breaches.
- Data Importers’ employees and contractors are trained in relation to specific technical and organizational security measures.
RESTRICTED TRANSFER TERMS
THESE RESTRICTED TRANSFER TERMS CONSIST OF:
PART 1: EU STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES
PART 2: INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER ADDENDUM TO OTHE EU COMMISSION STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES PUBLISHED BY THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE, VERSION B1.0
STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES
TRANSFER CONTROLLER TO PROCESSOR (DCDP)
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)1 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.
1 Where the data exporter is a processor subject to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 acting on behalf of a Union institution or body as controller, reliance on these Clauses when engaging another processor (sub-processing) not subject to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 also ensures compliance with Article 29(4) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, p. 39), to the extent these Clauses and the data protection obligations as set out in the contract or other legal act between the controller and the processor pursuant to Article 29(3) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 are aligned. This will in particular be the case where the controller and processor rely on the standard contractual clauses included in Decision 2021/91.
(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 8.1(b), 8.9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
(iii) Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
(iv) Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);
(v) Clause 13;
(vi) Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);
(vii) Clause 16(e);
(viii) 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.
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SECTION II – OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES
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 the 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 2(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 benefitting 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
2 The Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) provides for the extension of the European Union’s internal market to the three EEA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The Union data protection legislation, including Regulation (EU) 2016/679, is covered by the EEA Agreement and has been incorporated into Annex XI thereto. Therefore, any disclosure by the data importer to a third party located in the EEA does not qualify as an onward transfer for the purpose of these Clauses.
(a) GENERAL WRITTEN AUTHORISATION 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. 3 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.
3 This requirement may be satisfied by the sub-processor acceding to these Clauses under the appropriate Module, in accordance with Clause 7 .
(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) [Where the data exporter is established in an EU Member State:] 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.
[Where the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in accordance with its Article 3(2) and has appointed a representative pursuant to Article 27(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679:] The supervisory authority of the Member State in which the representative within the meaning of Article 27(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 is established, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.
[Where the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in accordance with its Article 3(2) without however having to appoint a representative pursuant to Article 27(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679:] The supervisory authority of one of the Member States in which the data subjects whose personal data is transferred under these Clauses in relation to the offering of goods or services to them, or whose behaviour is monitored, are located, 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.
SECTION III – LOCAL LAWS AND OBLIGATIONS IN CASE OF ACCESS BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
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 safeguards4;
(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.
4 As regards the impact of such laws and practices on compliance with these Clauses, different elements may be considered as part of an overall assessment. Such elements may include relevant and documented practical experience with prior instances of requests for disclosure from public authorities, or the absence of such requests, covering a sufficiently representative time-frame. This refers in particular to internal records or other documentation, drawn up on a continuous basis in accordance with due diligence and certified at senior management level, provided that this information can be lawfully shared with third parties. Where this practical experience is relied upon to conclude that the data importer will not be prevented from complying with these Clauses, it needs to be supported by other relevant, objective elements, and it is for the Parties to consider carefully whether these elements together carry sufficient weight, in terms of their reliability and representativeness, to support this conclusion. In particular, the Parties have to take into account whether their practical experience is corroborated and not contradicted by publicly available or otherwise accessible, reliable information on the existence or absence of requests within the same sector and/or the application of the law in practice, such as case law and reports by independent oversight bodies.
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 authority/ies, 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.
SECTION IV – FINAL PROVISIONS
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 Term 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.
It must be possible to clearly distinguish the information applicable to each transfer or category of transfers and, in this regard, to determine the respective role(s) of the Parties as data exporter(s) and/or data importer(s). This does not necessarily require completing and signing separate appendices for each transfer/category of transfers and/or contractual relationship, where this transparency can achieved through one appendix. However, where necessary to ensure sufficient clarity, separate appendices should be used.
Part 2: ICO International Data Transfer Addendum to EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses (UK)
This Addendum has been issued by the Information Commissioner for Parties making Restricted Transfers. The Information Commissioner considers that it provides Appropriate Safeguards for Restricted Transfers when it is entered into as a legally binding contract.
Table 1: Parties
|Exporter (who sends the Restricted Transfer)
|Importer (who receives the Restricted Transfer)
|Full legal name: As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|Full legal name: As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|Trading name (if different): N/A
|Trading name (if different): N/A
|Main address (if a company registered address): As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|Main address (if a company registered address): As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|Official registration number (if any) (company number or similar identifier): As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|Official registration number (if any) (company number or similar identifier):As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|As set out in the Data Processing Agreement
|Signature (if required for the purpose of Section 2)
|The Exporter confirms agreement to be bound by this UK Standard Contractual Clauses Addendum by signing the Data Processing Agreement.
|The Importer confirms agreement to be bound by this UK Standard Contractual Clauses Addendum by signing the Data Processing Agreement.
Table 2: Selected SCCs, Modules and Selected Clauses
|Addendum EU SCCs
|☒The version of the Approved EU SCCs, which this Addendum is appended to, detailed below, including the Appendix Information. Date: Reference (if any):Other identifier (if any):OR☐ The Approved EU SCCs, including the Appendix Information and with only the following modules, clauses or optional provisions of the Approved EU SCCs brought into effect for the purposes of this Addendum: N/A.
|Module in operation
|Clause 7 (Docking Clause)
|Clause 11 (Option)
|Clause 9a (Prior Authorisation or General Authorisation)
|Clause 9a (Time period)
|Is personal data received from the Importer combined with personal data collected by the Exporter?
Table 3: Appendix Information
“Appendix Information” means the information which must be provided for the selected modules as set out in the Appendix of the Approved EU SCCs (other than the Parties), and which for this Addendum is set out in:
|Annex 1A: List of Parties: See Part 1 of Appendix 1 to the Data Processing Agreement.
|Annex 1B: Description of Transfer: See Part 1 of the Appendix 1 to the Data Processing Agreement.
|Annex II: Technical and organisational measures including technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data: See Schedule C to the Data Processing Agreement.
|Annex III: List of Sub processors (Modules 2 and 3 only): Mimeo uses Microsoft Azure services and storage (cloud hosting platform) to operate customer-facing applications, production and press management systems, back office applications and data integration.
Table 4: Ending this Addendum when the Approved Addendum changes
|Ending this Addendum when the Approved Addendum changes
|Which Parties may end this Addendum as set out in Section 19:☐ Importer☒ Exporter☐ Neither Party
Part 2: Mandatory Clauses
Entering into this Addendum
- Each Party agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this Addendum, in exchange for the other Party also agreeing to be bound by this Addendum.
- Although Annex 1A and Clause 7 of the Approved EU SCCs require signature by the Parties, for the purpose of making Restricted Transfers, the Parties may enter into this Addendum in any way that makes them legally binding on the Parties and allows data subjects to enforce their rights as set out in this Addendum. Entering into this Addendum will have the same effect as signing the Approved EU SCCs and any part of the Approved EU SCCs.
Interpretation of this Addendum
- Where this Addendum uses terms that are defined in the Approved EU SCCs, those terms shall have the same meaning as in the Approved EU SCCs. In addition, the following terms have the following meanings:
- Addendum: This International Data Transfer Addendum which is made up of this Addendum incorporating the Addendum EU SCCs.
- Addendum EU SCCS: The version(s) of the Approved EU SCCs which this Addendum is appended to, as set out in Table 2, including the Appendix Information.
- Appendix Information: As set out in Table 3.
- Appropriate Safeguards: The standard of protection over the personal data and of data subjects’ rights, which is required by UK Data Protection Laws when you are making a Restricted Transfer relying on standard data protection clauses under Article 46(2)(d) of the UK GDPR.
- Approved Addendum: The template Addendum issued by the ICO and laid before Parliament in accordance with section 119A of the Data Protection Act 2018 on 2 February 2022, as it is revised under Section 18.
- Approved EU SCCs: The Standard Contractual Clauses set out in the Annex of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 of 4 June 2021.
- ICO: The Information Commissioner.
- Restricted Transfer: A transfer which is covered by Chapter V of the UK GDPR.
- UK: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- UK Data Protection Laws: All laws relating to data protection, the processing of personal data, privacy and/or electronic communications in force from time to time in the UK, including the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
- UK GDPR: As defined in section 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018.
- This Addendum must always be interpreted in a manner that is consistent with UK Data Protection Laws and so that it fulfils the Parties’ obligation to provide the Appropriate Safeguards.
- If the provisions included in the Addendum EU SCCs amend the Approved SCCs in any way which is not permitted under the Approved EU SCCs or the Approved Addendum, such amendment(s) will not be incorporated in this Addendum and the equivalent provision of the Approved EU SCCs will take their place.
- If there is any inconsistency or conflict between UK Data Protection Laws and this Addendum, UK Data Protection Laws applies.
- If the meaning of this Addendum is unclear or there is more than one meaning, the meaning which most closely aligns with UK Data Protection Laws applies.
- Any references to legislation (or specific provisions of legislation) means that legislation (or specific provision) as it may change over time. This includes where that legislation (or specific provision) has been consolidated, re-enacted and/or replaced after this Addendum has been entered into.
- Although Clause 5 of the Approved EU SCCs sets out that the Approved EU SCCs prevail over all related agreements between the parties, the parties agree that, for Restricted Transfers, the hierarchy in Section 10 will prevail.
- Where there is any inconsistency or conflict between the Approved Addendum and the Addendum EU SCCs (as applicable), the Approved Addendum overrides the Addendum EU SCCs, except where (and in so far as) the inconsistent or conflicting terms of the Addendum EU SCCs provides greater protection for data subjects, in which case those terms will override the Approved Addendum.
- Where this Addendum incorporates Addendum EU SCCs which have been entered into to protect transfers subject to the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679), then the Parties acknowledge that nothing in this Addendum impacts those Addendum EU SCCs.
Incorporation of and changes to the EU SCCs
- This Addendum incorporates the Addendum EU SCCs which are amended to the extent necessary so that:
(a) together they operate for data transfers made by the data exporter to the data importer, to the extent that UK Data Protection Laws apply to the data exporter’s processing when making that data transfer, and they provide Appropriate Safeguards for those data transfers;
(b) Sections 9 to 11 override Clause 5 (Hierarchy) of the Addendum EU SCCs; and
(c) this Addendum (including the Addendum EU SCCs incorporated into it) is (1) governed by the laws of England and Wales and (2) any dispute arising from it is resolved by the courts of England and Wales, in each case unless the laws and/or courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland have been expressly selected by the Parties.
- Unless the Parties have agreed alternative amendments which meet the requirements of Section 12, the provisions of Section 15 will apply.
- No amendments to the Approved EU SCCs other than to meet the requirements of Section 12 may be made.
- The following amendments to the Addendum EU SCCs (for the purpose of Section 12) are made:
(a) references to the “Clauses” mean this Addendum, incorporating the Addendum EU SCCs;
(b) In Clause 2, delete the words:
“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”;
(c) Clause 6 (Description of the transfer(s)) is replaced with:
“The details of the transfers(s) and in particular the categories of personal data that are transferred and the purpose(s) for which they are transferred) are those specified in Annex I.B where UK Data Protection Laws apply to the data exporter’s processing when making that transfer.”;
(d) Clause 8.7(i) of Module 1 is replaced with:
“it is to a country benefitting from adequacy regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the UK GDPR that covers the onward transfer”;
(e) Clause 8.8(i) of Modules 2 and 3 is replaced with:
“the onward transfer is to a country benefitting from adequacy regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the UK GDPR that covers the onward transfer;”
(f) References to “Regulation (EU) 2016/679”, “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)” and “that Regulation” are all replaced by “UK Data Protection Laws”. References to specific Article(s) of “Regulation (EU) 2016/679” are replaced with the equivalent Article or Section of UK Data Protection Laws;
(g) References to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 are removed;
(h) References to the “European Union”, “Union”, “EU”, “EU Member State”, “Member State” and “EU or Member State” are all replaced with “the UK”;
(i) The reference to “Clause 12(c)(i)” at Clause 10(b)(i) of Module 1 is replaced with “Clause 11(c)(i)”;
(j) Clause 13(a) and Part C of Annex I are not used;
(k) The “competent supervisory authority” and “supervisory authority” are both replaced with the “Information Commissioner”;
(l) In Clause 16(e), subsection (i) is replaced with:
“the Secretary of State makes regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the Data Protection Act 2018 that cover the transfer of personal data to which these clauses apply;”;
(m) Clause 17 is replaced with:
“These Clauses are governed by the laws of England and Wales.”;
(n) Clause 18 is replaced with:
“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
(o) The footnotes to the Approved EU SCCs do not form part of the Addendum, except for footnotes 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Amendments to this Addendum
- The Parties may agree to change Clauses 17 and/or 18 of the Addendum EU SCCs to refer to the laws and/or courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland.
- If the Parties wish to change the format of the information included in Part 1: Tables of the Approved Addendum, they may do so by agreeing to the change in writing, provided that the change does not reduce the Appropriate Safeguards.
- From time to time, the ICO may issue a revised Approved Addendum which:
(a) makes reasonable and proportionate changes to the Approved Addendum, including correcting errors in the Approved Addendum; and/or
(b) reflects changes to UK Data Protection Laws.
The revised Approved Addendum will specify the start date from which the changes to the Approved Addendum are effective and whether the Parties need to review this Addendum including the Appendix Information. This Addendum is automatically amended as set out in the revised Approved Addendum from the start date specified.
- If the ICO issues a revised Approved Addendum under Section 18, if any Party selected in Table 4 “Ending the Addendum when the Approved Addendum changes”, will as a direct result of the changes in the Approved Addendum have a substantial, disproportionate and demonstrable increase in:
(a) its direct costs of performing its obligations under the Addendum; and/or
(b) its risk under the Addendum,
and in either case it has first taken reasonable steps to reduce those costs or risks so that it is not substantial and disproportionate, then that Party may end this Addendum at the end of a reasonable notice period, by providing written notice for that period to the other Party before the start date of the revised Approved Addendum.
- The Parties do not need the consent of any third party to make changes to this Addendum, but any changes must be made in accordance with its terms.
|Part 2: Mandatory Clauses of the Approved Addendum, being the template Addendum B.1.0 issued by the ICO and laid before Parliament in accordance with section 119A of the Data Protection Act 2018 on 2 February 2022, as it is revised under Section 18 of those Mandatory Clauses.
Last updated June 2023.