GUIDECX DATA PROCESSING AGREEMENT
Last updated: April 13, 2021
This Data Processing Agreement (“DPA”) is an addendum to the Master Service Agreement (“Agreement”) between GuideCX, Inc (“GuideCX”) and the Customer. This DPA includes and incorporates by reference the annexes and addenda referenced at the bottom of this document. All capitalized terms not defined in this DPA shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement. Customer enters into this DPA on behalf of itself and, to the extent required under Data Protection Laws, in the name and on behalf of its Authorized Affiliates (defined below).
- 1. Definitions
- 2. Scope and Applicability of this DPA
- 3. Subprocessing
- 4. Security
- 5. Security Reports and Audits
- 6. International Transfers
- 7. Deletion or Return of Personal Data
- 8. Cooperation
- 9. Miscellaneous
- Annex 1 – List of GuideCX Sub-processors
- Annex 2 – Security Measures
- Annex 3 – Details of Processing
- Annex 4 – Standard Contractual Clauses
The parties agree as follows:
“Affiliate” means an entity that directly or indirectly Controls, is Controlled by or is under common Control with an entity.
“Authorized Affiliate” means any of Customer Affiliate(s) permitted to or otherwise receiving the benefit of the Services pursuant to the Agreement.
“Business” has the meaning given to it in the CCPA.
“CCPA” means the California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100 et seq., and its implementing regulations.
“Control” means an ownership, voting or similar interest representing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total interests then outstanding of the entity in question. The term “Controlled” shall be construed accordingly.
“Controller” means an entity that determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including a Business.
“Customer Data” means any data that GuideCX and/or its Affiliates processes on behalf of Customer in the course of providing the Services under the Agreement.
“Data Protection Laws” means all data protection and privacy laws and regulations applicable to the processing of Personal Data under the Agreement, including, where applicable, EU and UK Data Protection Law and the CCPA.
“EU and UK Data Protection Laws” means (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 applicable national implementations of it (in each case, as may be amended, superseded or replaced); (iii)the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (“UKDPA”), the UK General Data Protection Regulation as defined by the UK DPA as amended by the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003; and (iv) any relevant law, statute, declaration, decree, directive, legislative enactment, order, ordinance, regulation, rule or other binding instrument which implements any of the above or which otherwise relates to data protection, privacy or the use of personal data; in each case as applicable and in force from time to time, and as amended, consolidated, re-enacted or replaced from time to time.
“Personal Data” means any Customer Data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person to the extent that such information is protected as “personal data” or “personal information” under applicable Data Protection Laws.
“Processor” means an entity that processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, including a “service provider” as defined under the CCPA.
“Processing” has the meaning given to it in the GDPR and “process”, “processes” and “processed” shall be interpreted accordingly.
“Security Incident” means any unauthorized or unlawful breach of security that leads to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of or access to Personal Data.
“Services” means any product or service provided by GuideCX to Customer pursuant to and as more particularly described in the Agreement.
“Sub-processor” means any Processor engaged by GuideCX or its Affiliates to assist in fulfilling its obligations with respect to providing the Services pursuant to the Agreement or this DPA. Sub-processors may include third parties or any GuideCX Affiliate.
2. Scope and Applicability of this DPA
2.1 This DPA applies where and only to the extent that GuideCX processes Personal Data on behalf of the Customer in the course of providing the Services and: (i) such Personal Data relates to individuals in the European Union, the European Economic Area and/or their member states, Switzerland and/or the United Kingdom, in which case this DPA applies in its entirety; and/or (ii) to the extent that the Customer is a Business and the Personal Data that GuideCX processes on behalf of the Customer in the course of providing the Services relates to California residents, in which case only sections 1, 2 and 9 of this DPA apply to such processing. The parties agree to comply with the terms and conditions in this DPA in connection with such Personal Data.
2.2 Role of the Parties. As between GuideCX and Customer, Customer is the Controller of Personal Data and GuideCX shall process Personal Data only as a Processor on behalf of Customer. Nothing in the Agreement or this DPA shall prevent GuideCX from using or sharing any data that GuideCX would otherwise collect and process independently of Customer’s use of the Services.
2.3 Customer Obligations. Customer agrees that (i) it shall comply with its obligations as a Controller under Data Protection Laws in respect of its processing of Personal Data and any processing instructions it issues to GuideCX; and (ii) it has provided notice and obtained (or shall obtain) all consents and rights necessary under Data Protection Laws for GuideCX to process Personal Data and provide the Services pursuant to the Agreement and this DPA.
2.4 GuideCX Processing of Personal Data. As a Processor, GuideCX shall process Personal Data only for the following purposes: (i) to perform the Services in accordance with the Agreement; (ii) to perform any steps necessary for the performance of the Agreement; (iii) to comply with other reasonable instructions provided by Customer to the extent they are consistent with the terms of this Agreement and only in accordance with Customer’s documented lawful instructions; and (iv) as permitted or required by applicable Data Protection Laws. The parties agree that this DPA and the Agreement set out the Customer’s complete and final instructions to GuideCX in relation to the processing of Personal Data and processing outside the scope of these instructions (if any) shall require prior written agreement between Customer and GuideCX.
2.5 GuideCX Data. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement (including this DPA), Customer acknowledges that GuideCX shall have a right to use and disclose data relating to and/or obtained in connection with the operation, support and/or use of the Services for its legitimate business purposes, such as billing, account management, technical support, product development and sales and marketing. To the extent any such data is considered “personal data” or “personal information” under Data Protection Laws, GuideCX is the Controller of such data and accordingly shall process such data in compliance with Data Protection Laws.
3.1 Authorized Sub-processors. Customer agrees that GuideCX may engage Sub-processors to process Personal Data on Customer’s behalf. The Sub-processors currently engaged by GuideCX and authorized by Customer are listed in Annex 1.
3.2 Sub-processor Obligations. GuideCX shall: (i) enter into a written agreement with the Sub-processor imposing data protection terms that require the Sub-processor to protect the Personal Data to the standard required by EU and UK Data Protection Laws; and (ii) remain responsible for its compliance with the obligations of this DPA and for any acts or omissions of the Sub-processor that cause GuideCX to breach any of its obligations under this DPA.
3.3 Changes to Sub-processors. GuideCX shall provide Customer reasonable advance notice (for which email shall suffice) if it adds or removes Sub-processors.
3.4 Objection to Sub-processors. Customer may object in writing to GuideCX’s appointment of a new Sub-processor on reasonable grounds relating to data protection by notifying GuideCX promptly in writing within five (5) calendar days of receipt of GuideCX’s notice in accordance with Section 3.3. Such notice shall explain the reasonable grounds for the objection. In such event, the parties shall discuss such concerns in good faith with a view to achieving commercially reasonable resolution. If this is not possible, either party may terminate the applicable Services that cannot be provided by GuideCX without the use of the objected-to-new Sub-processor.
4.1 Security Measures. GuideCX shall implement and maintain appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect Personal Data from Security Incidents and to preserve the security and confidentiality of the Personal Data, in accordance with GuideCX’s security standards described in Annex 2 (“Security Measures”).
4.2 Confidentiality of Processing. GuideCX shall ensure that any person who is authorized by GuideCX to process Personal Data (including its staff, agents and subcontractors) shall be under an appropriate obligation of confidentiality (whether a contractual or statutory duty).
4.3 Security Incident Response. Upon becoming aware of a Security Incident, GuideCX shall notify Customer without undue delay and shall provide timely information relating to the Security Incidentas is reasonably requested by Customer.
4.4 Updates to Security Measures. Customer acknowledges that the Security Measures are subject to technical progress and development and that GuideCX may update or modify the Security Measures from time to time.
5. Security Reports and Audits
5.1 GuideCX shall maintain records of its security standards. Upon Customer’s written request, GuideCX shall provide (on a confidential basis) copies of relevant audit report summaries and/or other documentation reasonably required by Customer to verify GuideCX’s compliance with this DPA. GuideCX shall further provide written responses (on a confidential basis) to all reasonable requests for information made by Customer, including responses to information security and audit questionnaires, that Customer (acting reasonably) considers necessary to confirm GuideCX’s compliance with this DPA, provided that Customer shall not exercise this right more than once per year. Per GDPR Article 28, GuideCX will promptly notify the Customer if GuideCX believes an instruction infringes the GDPR or other EU and UK Data Protection Laws.
6. International Transfers
6.1 Processing Locations. Customer Data may be transferred and processed in the United States and anywhere in the world where GuideCX, its Affiliates and/or its Sub-processors maintain data processing operations. GuideCX shall implement appropriate safeguards to protect the Personal Data, wherever it is processed, in accordance with the requirements of EU and UK Data Protection Laws.
6.2 Transfer Mechanism:
GuideCX shall not transfer Personal Data to any country not recognized as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Data (within the meaning of EU and UK Data Protection Laws), unless it first takes all such measures as are necessary to ensure the transfer is in compliance with applicable EU and UK Data Protection Laws. Such measures may include (without limitation) transferring such data to a recipient that has achieved binding corporate rules authorization in accordance with EU and UK Data Protection Laws, or to a recipient that has executed appropriate standard contractual clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.
Customer acknowledges that in connection with the performance of the Services, GuideCX is a recipient of Personal Data in the United States. The parties agree that GuideCX uses the transfer mechanism listed below:
- Standard Contractual Clauses: GuideCX, Inc. agrees to abide by and transferPersonal Data in compliance with the Standard Contractual Clauses which means, as relevant, the standard contractual clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to data processors established in third countries set out in the Commission Decision of 5 February 2010, or the standard contractual clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to data controllers established in third countries set out in the Commission Decision of 27 December 2004, or any equivalent clauses issued by the relevant competent authority of the EU or UK in respect of transfers of Personal Data from the EU or UK, in each case as amended, updated or replaced from time to time, provided that notwithstanding the foregoing the parties agree that where the GuideCX contracting entity under the Agreement is not GuideCX, Inc., such contracting entity (not GuideCX, Inc.) will remain fully and solely responsible and liable to Customer for the transfer of Personal Data. If and to the extent the Standard Contractual Clauses (where applicable) conflict with any provision of this DPA, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall prevail to the extent of such conflict.
7. Deletion or Return of Personal Data
7.1 Upon deactivation of the Services, all Personal Data shall be deleted (including by anonymizing such data in GuideCX’s systems) or returned, save that this requirement shall not apply to the extent GuideCX is required by applicable law to retain some or all of the Personal Data, or to Personal Data it has archived on back-up systems, which such Personal Data GuideCX shall securely isolate and protect from any further processing, except to the extent required by applicable law.
8.1 To the extent that Customer is unable to independently access the relevant Personal Data within the Services, GuideCX shall (at Customer’s expense) taking into account the nature of the processing, provide reasonable cooperation to assist Customer by appropriate technical and organizational measures, in so far as is possible, to respond to any requests from individuals or applicable data protection authorities relating to the processing of Personal Data under the Agreement. In the event that any such request is made directly to GuideCX, GuideCX shall not respond to such communication directly without Customer’s prior authorization, unless legally compelled to do so. If GuideCX is required to respond to such a request, GuideCX shall promptly notify Customer and provide it with a copy of the request unless legally prohibited from doing so.
8.2 To the extent GuideCX is required under EU and UK Data Protection Laws, GuideCX shall (at Customer’s expense) provide reasonably requested information regarding GuideCX’s processing of Personal Data under the Agreement to enable the Customer to carry out data protection impact assessments or prior consultations with data protection authorities as required by law.
9.1 Except for the changes made by this DPA, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect. If there is any conflict between this DPA and the Agreement, this DPA shall prevail to the extent of that conflict.
9.2 This DPA is a part of and incorporated into the Agreement so references to “Agreement” in the Agreement shall include this DPA.
9.3 In no event shall any party limit its liability with respect to any individual’s data protection rights under this DPA or otherwise.
9.4 This DPA shall be governed by and construed in accordance with governing law and jurisdiction provisions in the Agreement, unless required otherwise by Data Protection Laws.
Annex 1 – List of GuideCX Sub-processors
Available upon request
Annex 2 – Security Measures
Available upon request
Annex 3 – Details of Processing
This Annex forms part of the DPA.
A. Nature and Purpose of Processing
GuideCX will Process Personal Data as necessary to provide the Services pursuant to the Agreement, as further specified in the Order Form, and as further instructed by Customer in its use of the Services.
B. Duration of Processing
Subject to the “Deletion or Return of Personal Data” section of this DPA, GuideCX will Process Personal Data for the duration of the Agreement, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
C. Categories of Data subjects
Customer may submit Personal Data in the course of using the Service, the extent of which is determined and controlled by Customer in its sole discretion, and which may include, but is not limited to Personal Data relating to the following categories of Data Subjects:
Customer’s Contacts and other end users including Customer’s employees, contractors, collaborators, customers, prospects, suppliers and subcontractors. Data Subjects may also include individuals attempting to communicate with or transfer Personal Data to Customer’s end users.
D. Categories of Personal Data
Customer may submit Personal Data to the Services, the extent of which is determined and controlled by Customer in its sole discretion, and which may include but is not limited to the following categories of Personal Data:
- Any Personal Data submitted by, sent to, or received by Customer, or Customer’s end users, via the Service.
E. Special categories of data (if appropriate)
The parties do not anticipate the transfer of special categories of data.
F. Processing operations
Personal Data will be Processed in accordance with the Agreement (including this DPA) and may be subject to the following Processing activities:
- Storage and other Processing necessary to provide, maintain and improve the Subscription Services provided to Customer; and/or
- Disclosure in accordance with the Agreement (including this DPA) and/or as compelled by applicable laws.
Annex 4 – Standard Contractual Clauses
For the purposes of Article 26(2) of Directive 95/46/EC for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection,
The Customer, as defined in the GuideCX Terms of Service (the “data exporter”)
GuideCX Inc., PO BOX 1063, Draper, UT 84020 (the “data importer”)
each a ‘party’; together ‘the parties’,
HAVE AGREED on the following Contractual Clauses (the Clauses) in order to adduce adequate safeguards with respect to the protection of privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals for the transfer by the data exporter to the data importer of the personal data specified in Appendix 1.
For the purposes of the Clauses:
‘personal data’, ‘special categories of data’, ‘process/processing’, ‘controller’, ‘processor’, ‘data subject’ and ‘supervisory authority’ shall have the same meaning as in Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data;
‘the data exporter’ means the controller who transfers the personal data;
‘the data importer’ means the processor who agrees to receive from the data exporter personal data intended for processing on his behalf after the transfer in accordance with his instructions and the terms of the Clauses and who is not subject to a third country’s system ensuring adequate protection within the meaning of Article 25(1) of Directive 95/46/EC;
‘the subprocessor’ means any processor engaged by the data importer or by any other subprocessor of the data importer who agrees to receive from the data importer or from any other subprocessor of the data importer personal data exclusively intended for processing activities to be carried out on behalf of the data exporter after the transfer in accordance with his instructions, the terms of the Clauses and the terms of the written subcontract;
‘the applicable data protection law’ means the legislation protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and, in particular, their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data applicable to a data controller in the Member State in which the data exporter is established;
‘technical and organisational security measures’ means those measures aimed at protecting personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.
Details of the transfer
The details of the transfer and in particular the special categories of personal data where applicable are specified in Appendix 1 which forms an integral part of the Clauses.
Third-party beneficiary clause
- The data subject can enforce against the data exporter this Clause, Clause 4(b) to (i), Clause 5(a) to (e), and (g) to (j), Clause 6(1) and (2), Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12 as third-party beneficiary.
- The data subject can enforce against the data importer this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where the data exporter has factually disappeared or has ceased to exist in law unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law, as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity.
- The data subject can enforce against the subprocessor this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where both the data exporter and the data importer have factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity. Such third-party liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
- The parties do not object to a data subject being represented by an association or other body if the data subject so expressly wishes and if permitted by national law.
Obligations of the data exporter
The data exporter agrees and warrants:
(a) that the processing, including the transfer itself, of the personal data has been and will continue to be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions of the applicable data protection law (and, where applicable, has been notified to the relevant authorities of the Member State where the data exporter is established) and does not violate the relevant provisions of that State;
(b) that it has instructed and throughout the duration of the personal data-processing services will instruct the data importer to process the personal data transferred only on the data exporter’s behalf and in accordance with the applicable data protection law and the Clauses;
(c) that the data importer will provide sufficient guarantees in respect of the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 to this contract;
(d) that after assessment of the requirements of the applicable data protection law, the security measures are appropriate to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing, and that these measures ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks presented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected having regard to the state of the art and the cost of their implementation;
(e) that it will ensure compliance with the security measures;
(f) that, if the transfer involves special categories of data, the data subject has been informed or will be informed before, or as soon as possible after, the transfer that its data could be transmitted to a third country not providing adequate protection within the meaning of Directive 95/46/EC;
(g) to forward any notification received from the data importer or any subprocessor pursuant to Clause 5(b) and Clause 8(3) to the data protection supervisory authority if the data exporter decides to continue the transfer or to lift the suspension;
(h) to make available to the data subjects upon request a copy of the Clauses, with the exception of Appendix 2, and a summary description of the security measures, as well as a copy of any contract for subprocessing services which has to be made in accordance with the Clauses, unless the Clauses or the contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information;
(i) that, in the event of subprocessing, the processing activity is carried out in accordance with Clause 11 by a subprocessor providing at least the same level of protection for the personal data and the rights of data subject as the data importer under the Clauses; and
(j) that it will ensure compliance with Clause 4(a) to (i).
Obligations of the data importer
The data importer agrees and warrants:
(a) to process the personal data only on behalf of the data exporter and in compliance with its instructions and the Clauses; if it cannot provide such compliance for whatever reasons, it agrees to inform promptly the data exporter of its inability to comply, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;
(b) that it has no reason to believe that the legislation applicable to it prevents it from fulfilling the instructions received from the data exporter and its obligations under the contract and that in the event of a change in this legislation which is likely to have a substantial adverse effect on the warranties and obligations provided by the Clauses, it will promptly notify the change to the data exporter as soon as it is aware, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;
(c) that it has implemented the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 before processing the personal data transferred;
(d) that it will promptly notify the data exporter about:
(i) any legally binding request for disclosure of the personal data by a law enforcement authority unless otherwise prohibited, such as a prohibition under criminal law to preserve the confidentiality of a law enforcement investigation;
(ii) any accidental or unauthorised access; and
(iii) any request received directly from the data subjects without responding to that request, unless it has been otherwise authorised to do so;
(e) to deal promptly and properly with all inquiries from the data exporter relating to its processing of the personal data subject to the transfer and to abide by the advice of the supervisory authority with regard to the processing of the data transferred;
(f) at the request of the data exporter to submit its data-processing facilities for audit of the processing activities covered by the Clauses which shall be carried out by the data exporter or an inspection body composed of independent members and in possession of the required professional qualifications bound by a duty of confidentiality, selected by the data exporter, where applicable, in agreement with the supervisory authority;
(g) to make available to the data subject upon request a copy of the Clauses, or any existing contract for subprocessing, unless the Clauses or contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information, with the exception of Appendix 2 which shall be replaced by a summary description of the security measures in those cases where the data subject is unable to obtain a copy from the data exporter;
(h) that, in the event of subprocessing, it has previously informed the data exporter and obtained its prior written consent;
(i) that the processing services by the subprocessor will be carried out in accordance with Clause 11;
(j) to send promptly a copy of any subprocessor agreement it concludes under the Clauses to the data exporter.
- The parties agree that any data subject, who has suffered damage as a result of any breach of the obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11 by any party or subprocessor is entitled to receive compensation from the data exporter for the damage suffered.
- If a data subject is not able to bring a claim for compensation in accordance with paragraph 1 against the data exporter, arising out of a breach by the data importer or his subprocessor of any of their obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11, because the data exporter has factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent, the data importer agrees that the data subject may issue a claim against the data importer as if it were the data exporter, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law, in which case the data subject can enforce its rights against such entity. The data importer may not rely on a breach by a subprocessor of its obligations in order to avoid its own liabilities.
- If a data subject is not able to bring a claim against the data exporter or the data importer referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, arising out of a breach by the subprocessor of any of their obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11 because both the data exporter and the data importer have factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent, the subprocessor agrees that the data subject may issue a claim against the data subprocessor with regard to its own processing operations under the Clauses as if it were the data exporter or the data importer, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter or data importer by contract or by operation of law, in which case the data subject can enforce its rights against such entity. The liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
Mediation and jurisdiction
- The data importer agrees that if the data subject invokes against it third-party beneficiary rights and/or claims compensation for damages under the Clauses, the data importer will accept the decision of the data subject:
(a) to refer the dispute to mediation, by an independent person or, where applicable, by the supervisory authority;
(b) to refer the dispute to the courts in the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
- The parties agree that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice its substantive or procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with other provisions of national or international law.
Cooperation with supervisory authorities
- The data exporter agrees to deposit a copy of this contract with the supervisory authority if it so requests or if such deposit is required under the applicable data protection law.
- The parties agree that the supervisory authority has the right to conduct an audit of the data importer, and of any subprocessor, which has the same scope and is subject to the same conditions as would apply to an audit of the data exporter under the applicable data protection law.
- The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter about the existence of legislation applicable to it or any subprocessor preventing the conduct of an audit of the data importer, or any subprocessor, pursuant to paragraph 2. In such a case the data exporter shall be entitled to take the measures foreseen in Clause 5(b).
The Clauses shall be governed by the law of the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
Variation of the contract
The parties undertake not to vary or modify the Clauses. This does not preclude the parties from adding clauses on business related issues where required as long as they do not contradict the Clause.
- The data importer shall not subcontract any of its processing operations performed on behalf of the data exporter under the Clauses without the prior written consent of the data exporter. Where the data importer subcontracts its obligations under the Clauses, with the consent of the data exporter, it shall do so only by way of a written agreement with the subprocessor which imposes the same obligations on the subprocessor as are imposed on the data importer under the Clauses. Where the subprocessor fails to fulfil its data protection obligations under such written agreement the data importer shall remain fully liable to the data exporter for the performance of the subprocessor’s obligations under such agreement.
- The prior written contract between the data importer and the subprocessor shall also provide for a third-party beneficiary clause as laid down in Clause 3 for cases where the data subject is not able to bring the claim for compensation referred to in paragraph 1 of Clause 6 against the data exporter or the data importer because they have factually disappeared or have ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent and no successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter or data importer by contract or by operation of law. Such third-party liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
- The provisions relating to data protection aspects for subprocessing of the contract referred to in paragraph 1 shall be governed by the law of the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
- The data exporter shall keep a list of subprocessing agreements concluded under the Clauses and notified by the data importer pursuant to Clause 5(j), which shall be updated at least once a year. The list shall be available to the data exporter’s data protection supervisory authority.
Obligation after the termination of personal data-processing services
- The parties agree that on the termination of the provision of data-processing services, the data importer and the subprocessor shall, at the choice of the data exporter, return all the personal data transferred and the copies thereof to the data exporter or shall destroy all the personal data and certify to the data exporter that it has done so, unless legislation imposed upon the data importer prevents it from returning or destroying all or part of the personal data transferred. In that case, the data importer warrants that it will guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data transferred and will not actively process the personal data transferred anymore.
- The data importer and the subprocessor warrant that upon request of the data exporter and/or of the supervisory authority, it will submit its data-processing facilities for an audit of the measures referred to in paragraph 1.
Appendix 1 to the Standard Contractual Clauses
This Appendix forms part of the Clauses.
Defined terms used in this Appendix 1 shall have the meaning given to them in the Agreement (including the DPA).
- Data exporter: The data exporter is the legal entity specified as “Customer” in the DPA.
- Data importer: The data importer is GuideCX, Inc.
- Data subjects: Please see Annex 3 of the DPA, which describes the data subjects.
- Categories of data: Please see Annex 3 of the DPA, which describes the categories of data.
- Special categories of data (if appropriate): The parties do not anticipate the transfer of special categories of data.
- Purposes of Processing: GuideCX, Inc. shall process personal data as necessary to provide the Services to data exporter in accordance with the Agreement.
- Processing operations: Please see Annex 3 of the DPA, which describes the processing operations.
Appendix 2 to the Standard Contractual Clauses
This Appendix forms part of the Clauses.
Description of the technical and organizational security measures implemented by the data importer in accordance with Clauses 4(d) and 5(c) (or document/legislation attached):
Please see Annex 2 of the DPA, which describes the technical and organizational security measures implemented by GuideCX.
Appendix 3 to the Standard Contractual Clauses
This Appendix forms part of the Clauses.
This Appendix sets out the parties’ interpretation of their respective obligations under specific terms of the Standard Contractual Clauses (“Clauses”). Where a party complies with the interpretations set out in this Appendix, that party shall be deemed by the other party to have complied with its commitments under the Clauses.
For the purposes of this Appendix, “DPA” means the Data Processing Agreement in place between Customer and GuideCX and to which these Clauses are incorporated and “Agreement” shall have the meaning given to it in the DPA.
Clause 5(a): Suspension of data transfers and termination
- If the data exporter intends to suspend the transfer of personal data and/or terminate these Clauses, it shall endeavour to provide notice to the data importer and provide data importer with a reasonable period of time to cure the non-compliance (“Cure Period”).
- If after the Cure Period the data importer has not or cannot cure the non-compliance then the data exporter may suspend or terminate the transfer of personal data immediately. The data exporter shall not be required to provide such notice in instance where it considers there is a material risk of harm to data subjects or their personal data.
- Notwithstanding points 1 and 2 above, in the event these Clauses cease to be an appropriate safeguard for the transfer of the personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection law by virtue of a binding decision by a competent supervisory authority, the data exporter shall be entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract, and no notice or Cure Periods shall apply.