April 26, 2022
DirectScale, (“DirectScale,” “we,” or “us”) is a software as a service provider, providing our software, platforms, applications, and any other services (“Services”). As such, we act as a “Processor” under the GDPR. As one of our clients, you control the means and purposes for the processing of the data you gather using the Services, and thus, you are a Controller under the GDPR. Unless otherwise agreed between us in writing, those items the GDPR requires of Processors will be our responsibility, and those items required of Controllers will be your responsibility. Specifically, the parties agree as follows:
How to Execute this DPA
We have incorporated this DPA into any Agreement to which the DPA is attached, and it is also binding as a stand-alone document if we have not incorporated it into any Agreement with you. Therefore, it is binding on both parties without further action on your part. Each provision of the DPA, including the provisions of the Standard Contractual Clauses attached hereto, is enforceable against the parties as if it had been separately signed.
DirectScale’s GDPR Obligations
When you use the Services, you may obtain Personal Data about your independent distributors, customers, employees, prospects, marketplace partners, vendors, suppliers, or other individuals with whom you interact, or about whom you gather personal data (“Your Personal Data”) using the Services (the individuals whose data is collected being collectively and individually referred to as “Your Data Subjects”). That Personal Data may be subject to the protections of the GDPR. For purposes of clarity, the parties agree that Your Personal Data does not include data that is anonymized or de-identified in a manner that prevents the tracking or identification of any specific individual. Acknowledging that certain of your obligations as a Controller must be passed along to any company or individual that Processes the Personal Data of Your Data Subjects, we agree to perform the following functions and to facilitate your compliance with the GDPR in the following ways:
1.1 Right of Access by Data Subject and Communication with Authorities and Your Data Subjects
We agree that, in order to assist you in your obligations as a Controller, we will implement the necessary technical and organizational measures to allow you to (1) respond to any request by any individual to exercise his or her rights under the GDPR, and (2) respond to correspondence, inquiries, or complaints from entitled third parties such as individuals, regulators, courts, and other authorities in connection with the processing of Personal Data. If any such requests or correspondence is received directly by us, we will forward you the request or correspondence and will wait for further direction from you before taking action. We will not communicate with authorities or Your Data Subjects without receiving your advance permission, except as required by applicable law. Upon documented request from you, we will correct, supplement, modify or delete any of Your Personal Data, except as required by applicable law.
1.2 Use Limitation
We agree that we will not use or process any of Your Personal Data for any purpose other than the purpose set forth in the Agreement, except to respond to specifically document requests from you regarding Your Personal Data. In no event will we process, use, or transfer any of Your Personal Data for our own purposes or for the purposes of any third party. In addition, we will delete all Your Personal Data from our systems thirty (30) days after termination of the Agreement, except as may be required by applicable law.
1.3 Standard Contractual Clauses and International Transfers of Data
To the extent your transfer of Your Personal Data to us involves a transfer out of the EU, we agree to comply with the Standard Contractual Clauses attached hereto as Exhibit A.
We agree to comply with the requirements of the GDPR and the Standard Contractual Clauses. In the event of any conflict between the Standard Contractual Clauses and this DPA, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall control and supersede.
We agree that we will not process or transfer any of Your Personal Data originating from the European Economic Area in any country or territory that has been determined to offer an inadequate level of data protection unless it has first obtained your consent or ensured that a valid transfer mechanism is in place with respect to such country or territory.
1.4 Processing Confidentiality and Agreements by Agents
We agree that we will keep Your Personal Data strictly confidential and that we will ensure that any of our employees, vendors, or other agents “Our Agents” who have access to Your Personal Data (1) are informed of and subject to this strict duty of confidentiality; (2) access and process only such of Your Personal Data as is strictly to perform our obligations under the Agreement; and (3) agree not to permit any person to process Your Personal Data who is not subject to the foregoing duties. We accept responsibility for the conduct of Our Agents in this regard, including their acts, errors and omissions.
1.5 Disposition of Your Personal Data Upon Request or Termination
At your request or at termination of the Agreement, whichever is sooner, we agree to delete or return to you all Your Personal Data, including any of Your Personal Data subcontracted to a third party for processing, except as required by applicable law. At that time, with respect to Your Personal Data that we are required by applicable law to retain, we will isolate and protect Your Personal Data from further processing, except as required by applicable law. We will ensure that any of our sub-processors who are in possession of Your Personal Data shall also comply with this provision.
1.6 Security Incidents and Security
We will at all times take reasonable measures to ensure that Your Personal Data is adequately protected in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. To this end, we agree that we will implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect Your Personal Data from security incidents. These measures are described in Appendix 2 to the Standard Contractual Clauses attached to this DPA.
When we become aware of any security incident, which consists of the unpermitted, accidental, or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to any of Your Personal Data, we will inform you without any undue delay, and in no event longer than 24 hours after we discover the security incident. We will cooperate reasonably with you and provide you the information you need in order to fulfil your data breach obligations under the GDPR. We will also take other further measures and actions that are necessary to remedy or mitigate the effects of the security incident, and we will keep you informed of every material development connected with the security incident. Except as required by law, we will not take action to notify Your Data Subjects of any security incident.
1.7 Audits, Requests from Law Enforcement, and Impact Assessment
In certain instances, you as a Controller are required to submit to an audit to show that you are complying with the provisions of the GDPR. In any such instance, we agree to cooperate fully with such audit and to maintain a record of all processing activities that we carry out on your behalf. After reasonable notice, we will allow you or your auditors to audit our compliance with this DPA, to include communication with our staff and access to our systems and information; provided you conduct your audit during normal business hours and make reasonable efforts to minimize the disruption to our business.
If we are requested by law enforcement to disclose any of Your Personal Data, we will, unless prohibited by law, inform you of the request, attempt to re-direct the law enforcement agency to contact you directly, and only provide such information as required by law.
In the event that you believe that our processing of Your Personal Data is likely to result in a high risk to the data protection rights and freedoms of citizens of the EU, we agree to assist you in a reasonable and timely manner to conduct a data protection impact assessment, which may include consulting with the relevant data protection authority.
1.8 Your Obligations
As a Controller under the GDPR, you are required to carry out certain responsibilities and to comply with certain requirements. For example, and without intending to limit your obligations, you are required to comply with the privacy and confidentiality provisions of the GDPR, just as we are. You are also required in certain instances to ensure that the consent of Data Subjects is obtained and that collection of Your Personal Data is otherwise justified under the GDPR. We acknowledge that in doing so, you are required to ensure that your Processors also comply with certain requirements, and we agree to reasonably cooperate with your requests in this regard. However, if you make requests of us that go beyond our obligations set forth in the “DirectScale’s GDPR Obligations” section of this DPA, we will comply with your requests at your expense.
STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES
Purpose and scope
- The purpose of these standard contractual clauses is to ensure compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) for the transfer of personal data to a third country.
- The Parties:
- 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
- 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”).
- These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.
- The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.
Effect and invariability of the Clauses
- 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.
- These Clauses are without prejudice to obligations to which the data exporter is subject by virtue of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
- Data subjects may invoke and enforce these Clauses, as third-party beneficiaries, against the data exporter and/or data importer, with the following exceptions:
- Clause 1, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 6, Clause 7;
- Clause 8.1(b), 8.9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
- Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
- Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);
- Clause 13;
- Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);
- Clause 16(e); and
- Clause 18(a) and (b).
- Paragraph (a) is without prejudice to rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
- Where these Clauses use terms that are defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, those terms shall have the same meaning as in that Regulation.
- These Clauses shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
- 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.
Clause 7 – Optional
- An entity that is not a Party to these Clauses may, with the agreement of the Parties, accede to these Clauses at any time, either as a data exporter or as a data importer, by completing the Appendix and signing Annex I.A.
- Once it has completed the Appendix and signed Annex I.A, the acceding entity shall become a Party to these Clauses and have the rights and obligations of a data exporter or data importer in accordance with its designation in Annex I.A.
- The acceding entity shall have no rights or obligations arising under these Clauses from the period prior to becoming a Party.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The data importer shall cooperate with and assist the data exporter to enable the data exporter to comply with its obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, in particular to notify the competent supervisory authority and the affected data subjects, taking into account the nature of processing and the information available to the data importer.
8.7 Sensitive data
Where the transfer involves personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or a person’s sex life or sexual orientation, or data relating to criminal convictions and offences (hereinafter “sensitive data”), the data importer shall apply the specific restrictions and/or additional safeguards described in Annex I.B.
8.8 Onward transfers
The data importer shall only disclose the personal data to a third party on documented instructions from the data exporter. In addition, the data may only be disclosed to a third party located outside the European Union (in the same country as the data importer or in another third country, hereinafter “onward transfer”) if the third party is or agrees to be bound by these Clauses, under the appropriate Module, or if:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
- 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
- The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter that relate to the processing under these Clauses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- SPECIFIC PRIOR AUTHORIZATION The data importer shall not sub-contract any of its processing activities performed on behalf of the data exporter under these Clauses to a sub-processor without the data exporter’s prior specific written authorization. The data importer shall submit the request for specific authorization at least 15 calendar days prior to the engagement of the sub-processor, together with the information necessary to enable the data exporter to decide on the authorization. The list of sub-processors already authorised by the data exporter can be found in Annex III. The Parties shall keep Annex III up to date.
- Where the data importer engages a sub-processor to carry out specific processing activities (on behalf of the data exporter), it shall do so by way of a written contract that provides for, in substance, the same data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses, including in terms of third-party beneficiary rights for data subjects. The Parties agree that, by complying with this Clause, the data importer fulfils its obligations under Clause 8.8. The data importer shall ensure that the sub-processor complies with the obligations to which the data importer is subject pursuant to these Clauses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the data exporter.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.
(From the options provided in subsection (a) below, § 28.1 of the Master Subscription Agreement identifies the appropriate supervisory authority.)
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:
- 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;
- the laws and practices of the third country of destination– including those requiring the disclosure of data to public authorities or authorising access by such authorities – relevant in light of the specific circumstances of the transfer, and the applicable limitations and safeguards;
- 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.
- 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.
- The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
- 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).
- 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 [for Module Three: , if appropriate in consultation with the controller]. The data exporter shall suspend the data transfer if it considers that no appropriate safeguards for such transfer can be ensured, or if instructed by the competent supervisory authority to do so. In this case, the data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses. If the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise. Where the contract is terminated pursuant to this Clause, Clause 16(d) and (e) shall apply.
Obligations of the data importer in case of access by public authorities
- 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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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.
- 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
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
- The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.
- 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).
- The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:
- 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;
- the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 this shall be the law of the Member State indicated in the Master Subscription Agreement, § 28.1(d).
Choice of forum and jurisdiction
- Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of an EU Member State.
- The Parties agree that those shall be the courts of the Member State identified in the Master Subscription Agreement, § 28.1(e).
- 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.
- The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.
APPENDIX TO THE STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES
A. LIST OF PARTIES
1. Name: As indicated in the Master Subscription Agreement, § 28(b).
Address: As indicated in the Master Subscription Agreement, § 28(b).
Contact person’s name, position and contact details: As indicated in the Master Subscription Agreement, § 28(b).
Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: The data exporter is a direct or social sales company that may use commissions to compensate its employees. The data exporter uses the platform to track its sales, manage compensation for its sales force, and for its distribution portal.
Signature and date: Master Subscription Agreement, after § 30.
1. Name: DirectScale, Inc.
Address: Attn: Legal, 1510 N State Street, Suite 300, Orem, UT 84057
Contact person’s name, position and contact details:
Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: The data importer provides an enterprise software as a service (SaaS) independent distributor and customer experience management platform for direct and social selling companies. The platform, includes a commission engine, distributor portal, admin console and possible other items requested by the data exporter. The term “Platform” also includes all of the data importer’s cloud-based and mobile applications, widgets, tools, API’s and software services, default content, and other applications. The data exporter uploads data to the importer’s systems so that the exporter can use the tools to process its data.
Signature and date: Master Subscription Agreement, after § 30.
B. DESCRIPTION OF TRANSFER
Categories of data subjects whose personal data is transferred
● Prospects, distributors, customers, business partners and vendors of data exporter (who are natural persons)
● Employees or contact persons of data exporter’s prospects, customers, business partners and vendors
● Employees, agents, advisors, and contractors of data exporter (who are natural persons)
● Data exporter’s Users authorized by data exporter to use the Services
Categories of personal data transferred
● First, Middle, and Last Name
● Contact Information (Company, email, phone, physical home address)
● Engagement data concerning how the data exporter’s users interact with our services
● Information regarding sales, distributorship structure, payment, and other business-related information
● Social Security Number / Taxpayer ID
● Bank Account / Routing Number
The data exporter and importer do not intend to transfer any special categories of personal data.
The frequency of the transfer (e.g. whether the data is transferred on a one-off or continuous basis).
The data is tranferred on an ongoing basis as information is updated by the employees of the data exporter.
Nature of the processing
The data importer provides a platform that allows the employees of the data exporters to upload sales, commission, and other business information. The platform processes the uploaded data into user-friendy reports to help the exporters and their employees understand their progress.
Purpose(s) of the data transfer and further processing
The objective of Processing of Personal Data by data importer is the performance of the Services pursuant to the Agreement.
The period for which the personal data will be retained, or, if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
For transfers to (sub-) processors, also specify subject matter, nature and duration of the processing
DirectScale has engaged a 3rd party team of data engineers who build websites, analytics and business intelligence dashboards that are incorporated within DirectScale’s platform offering. In addition, they have access to DirectScale’s cloud infrastructure..……………………..
C. COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
Identify the competent supervisory authority/ies in accordance with Clause 13
As identified in the Master Subscription Agreement, § 28(c).
ANNEX II – TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES INCLUDING TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE DATA
DirectScale utilizes Amazon Web Services/Microsoft Azure/Google each one individually a (“Cloud Provider”) and relies to a great extent on the technical security measures adopted by Cloud Provider. In addition to the security measures adopted by Cloud Provider, and to the extent data processing activities occur outside the Cloud provider system, DirectScale has implemented the following technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of Your Personal Data:
- Unauthorised persons are prevented from gaining physical access to our premises and the rooms where data processing systems are located.
- Employees or DirectScale contractors are only allowed access to tasks assigned to them.
- We use video surveillance and alarm devices with reference to access areas.
- Personnel without access authorization (e.g. technicians, cleaning personnel) are accompanied all times.
- We ensure that all computers processing personal data (including computers with remote access) are password protected, both after booting up and when left, even for a short period.
- We assign individual user passwords for authentication.
- We only grant system access to our authorised personnel and strictly limit their access to applications required for those personnel to fulfil their specific responsibilities.
- We have implemented a password policy that prohibits the sharing of passwords, outlines procedures to follow after disclosure of a password, and requires that passwords be changed regularly.
- We ensure that passwords are always stored in encrypted form.
- We have adopted procedures to deactivate user accounts when an employee, agent, or administrator leaves DirectScale or moves to another responsibility within the company.
- We prevent the installation and use of unauthorized hardware and software in our premises.
- We have established rules for the safe and permanent destruction of data that are no longer required.
- Except as necessary for the provision of the Services, Your Personal Data cannot be read, copied, modified or removed without authorization during transfer or storage.
- We encrypt data during any transmission.
- We are able to retrospectively examine and establish whether and by whom Your Personal Data has been entered into data processing systems, modified or removed.
- We log administrator and user activities.
- We process the personal data received from different clients so that in each step of the processing the Controller can be identified and so that data is always physically or logically separated.
- We create back-up copies stored in protected environments.
- We perform regular restore tests from our backups.
- We have created business recovery strategies.
- We do not use personal data for any purpose other than what have been contracted to perform.
- We do not remove Your Personal Data from our business computers or premises for any reason (unless you have specifically authorised such removal for business purposes).
- Whenever a user leaves his or her desk unattended during the day and prior to leaving the office at the end of the day, he or she is required to place any documents containing Your Personal Data in a secure environment such as a locked desk drawer, filing cabinet, or other secured storage space.
- We ensure that each computer system runs a current anti-virus solution.
- We have designated a responsible person to perform the functions of a data protection officer.
- We have obtained the written commitment of our employees to maintain confidentiality and to comply with our requirements under the DPA and the GDPR.
- We regularly train our staff on data privacy and data security.
ANNEX III – LIST OF SUB-PROCESSORS
The controller has authorised the use of the following sub-processors:
|Contact Person’s name, position, and contact details||Description of processing|
|gNxt Systems||Product Development and Analytics|