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Data Processing Addendum


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This Data Processing Addendum (“DPA”) is incorporated into, and is subject to the terms and conditions of, the Master Services Agreement between Educrowd Pty Ltd ACN 608 372 265 (“Skills Base”) and the customer entity that is a party to the Agreement (“Customer”) (the “Agreement”).

All capitalised terms not defined in this DPA shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, all references to the “Agreement” shall include this DPA (including the SCCs (where applicable), as defined herein).


1. Definitions 

  • Affiliate” means an entity that directly or indirectly Controls, is Controlled by or is under common Control with an entity.
  • Agreement” means Skills Base’s Standard Terms of Use, or other written or electronic agreement, which govern the provision of the Service to Customer, as such terms or agreement may be updated from time to time.
  • 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.
  • Customer Data” means any personal data that Skills Base processes on behalf of Customer through the Service, as more particularly described in this DPA.
  • Data Protection Laws” means all data protection laws and regulations applicable to a party’s processing of Customer Data under the Agreement, including, where applicable, European Data Protection Laws and Non-European Data Protection Laws.
  • European Data Protection Laws” means all data protection laws and regulations applicable to Europe, including (i) Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) (“GDPR”); (ii) Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector; (iii) applicable national implementations of (i) and (ii); (iv) the GDPR as it forms part of UK law by virtue of section 3 of the UK European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (together, “UK Data Protection Laws”); and (v) the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act of 19 June 1992 and its Ordinance (“Swiss DPA”).
  • Europe” means, for the purposes of this DPA, the European Economic Area and its member states (“EEA”), Switzerland and the United Kingdom (“UK”).
  • Non-European Data Protection Laws” means the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”); the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”); the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (“LGPD”), Federal Law no. 13,709/2018; and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) of Australia, as amended (“Australian Privacy Law”).
  • SCCs” means either (i) the standard contractual clauses between controllers and processors adopted by the European Commission in its Implementing Decision 2010/87/EU of 5 February 2010 (the “2010 Controller-to-Processor Clauses”); (ii) the standard contractual clauses between controllers and processors adopted by the European Commission in its Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/91 of 4 June 2021 (the “2021 Controller-to-Processor Clauses”); or (iii) the standard contractual clauses between processors adopted by the European Commission in its Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/91 of 4 June 2021 (the “2021 Processor-to-Processor Clauses”); as applicable in accordance with Section 6.3. 
  • Security Incident” means any unauthorised or unlawful breach of security that leads to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, or alteration of, or unauthorised disclosure of or access to, Customer Data on systems managed or otherwise controlled by Skills Base.
  • Sensitive Data” means (a) social security number, tax file number, passport number, driver’s license number, or similar identifier (or any portion thereof); (b) credit or debit card number (other than the truncated (last four digits) of a credit or debit card); (c) employment, financial, credit, genetic, biometric or health information; (d) racial, ethnic, political or religious affiliation, trade union membership, information about sexual life or sexual orientation, or criminal record; (e) account passwords; or (f) other information that falls within the definition of “special categories of data” under applicable Data Protection Laws.
  • Sub-processor” means any processor engaged by Skills Base or its Affiliates to assist in fulfilling its obligations with respect to providing the Service pursuant to the Agreement or this DPA. Sub-processors may include third parties or Affiliates of Skills Base but shall exclude Skills Base employees, contractors, or consultants.

The terms “personal data”, “controller”, “data subject”, “processor” and “processing” shall have the meaning given to them under applicable Data Protection Laws or if not defined thereunder, the GDPR, and “process”, “processes" and “processed”, with respect to any Customer Data, shall be interpreted accordingly.


2. Roles and Responsibilities 

2.1 Parties’ roles. If European Data Protection Laws or the LGPD applies to either party’s processing of Customer Data, the parties acknowledge and agree that with regard to the processing of Customer Data, Skills Base is a processor acting on behalf of Customer (whether itself a controller or a processor). For the avoidance of doubt, this DPA shall not apply to instances where Skills Base is the controller (as defined by European Data Protection Laws) unless otherwise described in Annex C (Jurisdiction-Specific Terms) of this DPA.

2.2 Purpose limitation. Skills Base shall process Customer Data, as further described in Annex A (Details of Data Processing) of this DPA, only in accordance with Customer’s documented lawful instructions as set forth in this DPA, as necessary to comply with applicable law, or as otherwise agreed in writing (“Permitted Purposes”). The parties agree that the Agreement, including this DPA, along with the Customer’s configuration of or use of any settings, features, or options in the Service (as the Customer may be able to modify from time to time) constitute the Customer’s complete and final instructions to Skills Base in relation to the processing of Customer Data (including for the purposes of the SCCs), and processing outside the scope of these instructions (if any) shall require prior written agreement between the parties.

2.3 Prohibited data. Customer will not provide (or cause to be provided) any Sensitive Data to Skills Base for processing under the Agreement, and Skills Base will have no liability whatsoever for Sensitive Data, whether in connection with a Security Incident or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, this DPA will not apply to Sensitive Data.

2.4 Customer compliance. Customer represents and warrants that (i) it has complied, and will continue to comply, with all applicable laws, including Data Protection Laws, in respect of its processing of Customer Data and any processing instructions it issues to Skills Base; and (ii) it has provided, and will continue to provide, all notice and has obtained, and will continue to obtain, all consents and rights necessary under Data Protection Laws for Skills Base to process Customer Data for the purposes described in the Agreement. Customer shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and legality of Customer Data and the means by which Customer acquired Customer Data. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, Customer agrees that it shall be responsible for complying with all laws (including Data Protection Laws) in respect of content created, sent, or managed through the Service.

2.4 Customer risk assessment. The Customer represents and warrants that it has conducted an appropriate risk assessment to determine whether Service (including security and controls) is adequate having regard to the nature of the Customer Data that will be processed.

2.5 Lawfulness of Customer’s instructions. Customer will ensure that Customer’s instructions will not cause Skills Base to violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule, including, without limitation, Data Protection Laws. Skills Base shall promptly notify Customer in writing, unless prohibited from doing so under European Data Protection Laws, if it becomes aware or believes that any data processing instruction from Customer violates European Data Protection Laws. Where Customer acts as a processor on behalf of a third-party controller (or other intermediary to the ultimate controller), Customer warrants that its processing instructions as set out in the Agreement and this DPA, including its authorisations to Skills Base for the appointment of Sub-processors in accordance with this DPA, have been authorised by the relevant controller. Customer shall serve as the sole point of contact for Skills Base and Skills Base need not interact directly with (including to provide notifications to or seek authorisation from) any third-party controller other than through regular provision of the Service to the extent required under the Agreement. Customer shall be responsible for forwarding any notifications received under this DPA to the relevant controller, where appropriate. 

3. Sub-processing 

3.1 Authorised Sub-processors. Customer agrees that Skills Base may engage Sub-processors to process Customer Data on Customer’s behalf. The Sub-processors will include those set out in Annex D.

3.2 Sub-processor obligations. Skills Base shall: (i) enter into a written agreement with each Sub-processor containing data protection obligations that provide protection for Customer to the extent applicable to the nature of the service provided by such Sub-processor; and (ii) remain responsible for such Sub-processor’s compliance with the obligations of this DPA and for any acts or omissions of such Sub-processor that cause Skills Base to breach any of its obligations under this DPA. Customer acknowledges and agrees that, where applicable, Skills Base fulfills its obligations under Clause 9 of the 2021 Controller-to-Processor Clauses and 2021 Processor-to-Processor Clauses (as applicable) by complying with this Section 3 and that Skills Base may be prevented from disclosing Sub-processor agreements to Customer due to confidentiality restrictions.


4. Security 

4.1 Security Measures. Skills Base shall implement and maintain appropriate technical and organisational security measures set out here that are designed to protect Customer Data from Security Incidents and designed to preserve the security and confidentiality of Customer Data in accordance with Skills Base’s security standards described in Annex B (“Security Measures”) of this DPA.

4.2 Confidentiality of processing. Skills Base shall ensure that any person who is authorised by Skills Base to process Customer Data (including its staff, agents, and subcontractors) shall be under an appropriate obligation of confidentiality (whether a contractual or statutory duty).

4.3 Updates to Security Measures. Customer is responsible for reviewing the information made available by Skills Base relating to data security and making an independent determination as to whether the Service meets Customer’s requirements and legal obligations under Data Protection Laws. Customer acknowledges that the Security Measures are subject to technical progress and development and that Skills Base may update or modify the Security Measures from time to time, provided that such updates and modifications do not result in the degradation of the overall security of the Service provided to Customer.

4.4 Security Incident response. Upon becoming aware of a Security Incident, Skills Base shall: (i) notify Customer without undue delay, and where feasible, in any event no later than 48 hours from becoming aware of the Security Incident; (ii) provide timely information relating to the Security Incident as it becomes known or as is reasonably requested by Customer; and (iii) promptly take reasonable steps to contain and investigate any Security Incident. Skills Base’s notification of or response to a Security Incident under this Section 4.4 shall not be construed as an acknowledgment by Skills Base of any fault or liability with respect to the Security Incident.

4.5 Customer responsibilities. Notwithstanding the above, Customer agrees that except as provided by this DPA, Customer is responsible for its secure use of the Service, including securing its account authentication credentials, granting and managing access to the Services, protecting the security of Customer Data when in transit to and from the Service, and taking any appropriate steps to securely encrypt or backup any Customer Data uploaded to the Service.


5. Security Reports and Audits 

5.1 Audit rights. Skills Base shall make available to Customer all information reasonably necessary to demonstrate compliance with this DPA and allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections by Customer in order to assess compliance with this DPA. Customer acknowledges and agrees that it shall exercise its audit rights under this DPA (including this Section 5.1 and where applicable, the SCCs) and any audit rights granted by Data Protection Laws, by instructing Skills Base to comply with the audit measures described in Sections 5.2 and 5.3 below.

5.2 Security reports. Upon written request, Skills Base shall supply (on a confidential basis) a summary copy of its most current audit report(s) (“Report”) to Customer, so that Customer can verify Skills Base’s compliance with the audit standards against which it has been assessed and this DPA.

5.3 Security due diligence. In addition to the Report, Skills Base shall respond to all reasonable requests for information made by Customer to confirm Skills Base’s compliance with this DPA, including responses to information security, due diligence, and audit questionnaires, by making additional information available regarding its information security program upon Customer’s written request to support@skills-base.comin each calendar year. 


6. International Transfers 

6.1 Data centre locations. Subject to Section 6.2, Customer acknowledges that Skills Base may transfer and process Customer Data to and in Australia and nominated countries where Skills Base, its Affiliates or its Sub-processors maintain data processing operations. Skills Base shall at all times ensure that such transfers are made in compliance with the requirements of Data Protection Laws and this DPA.

6.2 Australian data. To the extent that Skills Base is a recipient of Customer Data protected by the Australian Privacy Law, the parties acknowledge and agree that Skills Base may transfer such Customer Data outside of Australia as permitted by the terms agreed upon by the parties and subject to Skills Base complying with this DPA and the Australian Privacy Law. Skills Base Privacy Policy can be found here.

6.3 European Data transfers. To the extent that Skills Base is a recipient of Customer Data protected by European Data Protection Laws (“European Data”) in a country outside of Europe that is not recognised as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data (as described in applicable European Data Protection Laws), the parties agree to abide by and process European Data in compliance with the SCCs, which are set out in Annex E, shall be incorporated into and form an integral part of this DPA as follows: (a) if Customer started using the Service before 27 September 2021, the 2010 Controller-to-Processor Clauses shall apply (regardless of whether Customer is a controller or a processor) until December 27, 2022, and thereafter the 2021 Controller-to-Processor Clauses and/or the 2021 Processor-to-Processor Clauses shall automatically apply (according to whether Customer is a controller and/or a processor) thereafter; (b) if Customer started using the Service on or after 27 September 2021, the 2021 Controller-to-Processor Clauses and/or the 2021 Processor-to-Processor Clauses shall apply (according to whether Customer is a controller and/or a processor) immediately.

6.4 Compliance with the SCCs. The parties agree that if Skills Base cannot ensure compliance with the SCCs, it shall promptly inform Customer of its inability to comply. If Customer intends to suspend the transfer of European Data and/or terminate the affected parts of the Service, it shall first provide notice to Skills Base and provide Skills Base with a reasonable period of time to cure such non-compliance, during which time Skills Base and Customer shall reasonably cooperate to agree what additional safeguards or measures, if any, may be reasonably required. Customer shall only be entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the affected parts of the Service for non-compliance with the SCCs if Skills Base has not or cannot cure the non-compliance within a reasonable period.

6.5 Alternative transfer mechanism. To extent that and for so long as the SCCs as implemented in accordance with Section 6.3 cannot be relied on to lawfully transfer personal data in compliance with UK Data Protection Laws, the standard data protection clauses for processors adopted pursuant to or permitted under Article 46 of the UK GDPR (“UK SCCs”) shall be incorporated by reference and deemed completed with the relevant information set out in the Annexes of this DPA. Additionally, to the extent Skills Base adopts an alternative lawful data transfer mechanism for the transfer of European Data not described in this DPA (“Alternative Transfer Mechanism”), the Alternative Transfer Mechanism shall apply instead of the transfer mechanisms described in this DPA (but only to the extent such Alternative Transfer Mechanism complies with applicable European Data Protection Laws and extends to the countries to which European Data is transferred). In addition, if and to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction or supervisory authority orders (for whatever reason) that the measures described in this DPA cannot be relied on to lawfully transfer European Data (within the meaning of applicable European Data Protection Laws), Skills Base may implement any additional measures or safeguards that may be reasonably required to enable the lawful transfer of European Data.


7. Return or Deletion of Data 

Deletion or return on termination. Upon termination or expiration of the Agreement, Skills Base shall (at Customer’s election) delete or return to Customer all Customer Data (including copies) in its possession or control, except that this requirement shall not apply to the extent Skills Base is required by applicable law to retain some or all of the Customer Data, or to Customer Data it has archived on back-up systems, which Customer Data Skills Base shall securely isolate, protect from any further processing and eventually delete in accordance with Skills Base’s deletion policies, except to the extent required by applicable law. The parties agree that the certification of deletion of Customer Data described in Clause 8.5 and 16(d) of the 2021 Controller-to-Processor Clauses and 2021 Processor-to-Processor Clauses (as applicable) shall be provided by Skills Base to Customer only upon Customer’s written request. 


8. Data Subject Rights and Cooperation 

8.1 Data subject requests. As part of the Service, Skills Base provides Customer with a number of self-service features, that Customer may use to retrieve, correct, delete, or restrict the use of Customer Data, which Customer may use to assist it in connection with its (or its third-party controller’s) obligations under the Data Protection Laws with respect to responding to requests from data subjects via Customer’s account at no additional cost. In addition, Skills Base shall, considering the nature of the processing, provide reasonable additional assistance to Customer to the extent possible to enable Customer (or its third-party controller) to comply with its data protection obligations with respect to data subject rights under Data Protection Laws. In the event that any such request is made to Skills Base directly, Skills Base shall not respond to such communication directly except as appropriate (for example, to direct the data subject to contact Customer) or legally required, without Customer’s prior authorisation. If Skills Base is required to respond to such a request, Skills Base shall, where the Customer is identified or identifiable from the request, promptly notify Customer and provide Customer with a copy of the request unless Skills Base is legally prohibited from doing so. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in the Agreement (including this DPA) shall restrict or prevent Skills Base from responding to any data subject or data protection authority requests in relation to personal data for which Skills Base is a controller.

8.2 Data protection impact assessment. To the extent required under applicable Data Protection Laws, Skills Base shall (considering the nature of the processing and the information available to Skills Base) provide all reasonably requested information regarding the Service to enable Customer to carry out data protection impact assessments or prior consultations with data protection authorities as required by Data Protection Laws. Skills Base shall comply with the foregoing by: (i) complying with Section 5 (Security Reports and Audits); (ii) providing the information contained in the Agreement, including this DPA; and (iii) if the foregoing sub-sections (i) and (ii) are insufficient for Customer to comply with such obligations, upon request, providing additional reasonable assistance (at Customer’s expense).


9. Jurisdiction-Specific Terms 

To the extent Skills Base processes Customer Data originating from and protected by Data Protection Laws in one of the jurisdictions listed in Annex C, then the terms specified in Annex C with respect to the applicable jurisdiction(s) (“Jurisdiction-Specific Terms”) apply in addition to the terms of this DPA. In the event of any conflict or ambiguity between the Jurisdiction-Specific Terms and any other terms of this DPA, the applicable Jurisdiction-Specific Terms will take precedence, but only to the extent of the Jurisdiction-Specific Terms’ applicability to Skills Base.


10. Limitation of Liability 

10.1 Each party’s and all of its Affiliates’ liability taken together in the aggregate arising out of or related to this DPA (including the SCCs) shall be subject to the exclusions and limitations of liability set forth in the Agreement.

10.2 Any claims made against Skills Base or its Affiliates under or in connection with this DPA (including, where applicable, the SCCs) shall be brought solely by the Customer entity that is a party to the Agreement.

10.3 In no event shall any party limit its liability with respect to any individual’s data protection rights under this DPA or otherwise.


11. Relationship with the Agreement 

11.1 This DPA shall remain in effect for as long as Skills Base carries out Customer Data processing operations on behalf of Customer or until termination of the Agreement (and all Customer Data has been returned or deleted in accordance with Section 7.1 above).

11.2 The parties agree that this DPA shall replace any existing data processing agreement or similar document that the parties may have previously entered into in connection with the Service.

11.3 In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between this DPA and the Standard Terms of Use, the provisions of the following documents (in order of precedence) shall prevail: (i) SCCs; then (ii) this DPA; and then (iii) the Agreement.

11.4 Except for any changes made by this DPA, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect.

11.5 No one other than a party to this DPA, its successors and permitted assignees shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.

11.6 This DPA shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the governing law and jurisdiction provisions in the Agreement, unless required otherwise by applicable Data Protection Laws.


Annex A – Details of Data Processing 

(a) Categories of data subjects: 

The categories of data subjects whose personal data is processed include:

 

  1. Non-users: where the Customer provides personal data on behalf of data subjects to be processed by Skills Base.
     
     
  2. Users: where the Customer may provide personal data on behalf of data subjects, and the Data Subject may provide personal data directly to Skills Base through their use of the services.

(b) Categories of personal data: 

Customer may upload, submit, or otherwise provide certain personal data to the Service, the extent of which is typically determined and controlled by Customer in its sole discretion, and may include the following types of personal data:

  • Individuals: Identification and contact data (name, contact details, team, role, geographic location, qualifications, skills, interests, IP address, usage data, cookies data, browser data); 
     
  • Customer: Identification and contact data (name, occupation or other demographic information, address, title, contact details, including email address); personal interests or preferences (including purchase history, marketing preferences and publicly available social media profile information); IT information (IP addresses, usage data, cookies data, online navigation data, location data, browser data);

(c) Sensitive data processed (if applicable): 

Skills Base does not agree to, nor does it intentionally, collect or process any Sensitive Data in connection with the provision of the Service.

(d) Frequency of processing:

Continuous and as determined by Customer.

(e) Subject matter and nature of the processing:

Skills Base provides a skills assessment and skills management service and other related services, as more particularly described in the Agreement. The subject matter of the data processing under this DPA is the Customer Data. Customer 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 Service provided to Customer pursuant to the Agreement; and/or
     
  • Disclosures in accordance with the Agreement and/or as compelled by applicable law.

(f) Purpose of the processing: 

Skills Base shall only process Customer Data for the Permitted Purposes, which shall include: (i) processing as necessary to provide the Service in accordance with the Agreement; (ii) processing initiated by Customer in its use of the Service; and (iii) processing to comply with any other reasonable instructions provided by Customer (e.g., via email or support tickets) that are consistent with the terms of the Agreement.

(g) Duration of processing and period for which personal data will be retained: 

Skills Base will process Customer Data as outlined in Section 7 (Return or Deletion of Data) of this DPA.


Annex B – Security Measures 

The Security Measures (Technical and Organizational Security Measures or TOMs) applicable to the Service from time to time are described here (as updated from time to time in accordance with Section 4.3 of this DPA).


Annex C - Jurisdiction-Specific Terms 

Europe:

  1. Objection to Sub-processors. Customer may object in writing to Skills Base’s appointment of a new Sub-processor within five (5) calendar days of receiving notice in accordance with Section 3.1 of the DPA, provided that such objection is based on reasonable grounds relating to data protection. In such event, the parties shall discuss such concerns in good faith with a view to achieving a commercially reasonable resolution. If no such resolution can be reached, Skills Base will, at its sole discretion, either not appoint such Sub-processor, or permit Customer to suspend or terminate the affected Service in accordance with the termination provisions in the Agreement without liability to either party (but without prejudice to any fees incurred by Customer prior to suspension or termination).
     
  2. Government data access requests. As a matter of general practice, Skills Base does not voluntarily provide government agencies or authorities (including law enforcement) with access to or information about Skills Base accounts (including Customer Data). If Skills Base receives a compulsory request (whether through a subpoena, court order, search warrant, or other valid legal process) from any government agency or authority (including law enforcement) for access to or information about a Skills Base account (including Customer Data) belonging to a Customer whose primary contact information indicates the Customer is located in Europe, Skills Base shall: (i) review the legality of the request; (ii) inform the government agency that Skills Base is a processor of the data; (iii) attempt to redirect the agency to request the data directly from Customer; (iv) notify Customer via email sent to Customer’s primary contact email address of the request to allow Customer to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy; and (v) provide the minimum amount of information permissible when responding to the agency or authority based on a reasonable interpretation of the request. As part of this effort, Skills Base may provide Customer’s primary and billing contact information to the agency. Skills Base shall not be required to comply with this paragraph 2 if it is legally prohibited from doing so, or it has a reasonable and good-faith belief that urgent access is necessary to prevent an imminent risk of serious harm to any individual, public safety, or Skills Base’s property, the Skills Base Site, or Service, but where Skills Base is legally prohibited from notifying Customer of requests it shall use its best efforts to obtain a waiver of the prohibition.

California:

  1. Except as described otherwise, the definitions of: “controller” includes “Business”; “processor” includes “Service Provider”; “data subject” includes “Consumer”; “personal data” includes “Personal Information”; in each case as defined under the CCPA.
     
  2. For this “California” section of Annex C only, “Permitted Purposes” shall include processing Customer Data only for the purposes described in this DPA and in accordance with Customer’s documented lawful instructions as set forth in this DPA, as necessary to comply with applicable law, as otherwise agreed in writing, including, without limitation, in the Agreement, or as otherwise may be permitted for “service providers” under the CCPA.
     
  3. Skills Base’s obligations regarding data subject requests, as described in Section 8 (Data Subject Rights and Cooperation) of this DPA, extend to rights requests under the CCPA.
     
  4. Notwithstanding any use restriction contained elsewhere in this DPA, Skills Base shall process Customer Data to perform the Service, for the Permitted Purposes and/or in accordance with Customer’s documented lawful instructions, or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law.
     
  5. Notwithstanding any use restriction contained elsewhere in this Annex C, Skills Base may de-identify or aggregate Customer Data as part of performing the Service specified in this DPA and the Agreement.
     
  6. Where Sub-processors process the Personal Information of Customer contacts, Skills Base takes steps to ensure that such Sub-processors are Service Providers under the CCPA with whom Skills Base has entered into a written contract that includes terms substantially similar to this “California” section of Annex C or are otherwise exempt from the CCPA’s definition of “sale”. Skills Base conducts appropriate due diligence on its Sub-processors.

Canada:

  1. Skills Base takes steps to ensure that Skills Base’s Sub-processors, as described in Section 3 (Sub-processing) of the DPA, are third parties under PIPEDA, with whom Skills Base has entered into a written contract that includes terms substantially similar to this DPA. Skills Base conducts appropriate due diligence on its Sub-processors.
     
  2. Skills Base will implement technical and organisational measures as set forth in Section 4 (Security) of the DPA.


Annex D – Sub-processors

 

Company

Amazon Web Services / AWS

Web Site

https://aws.amazon.com/

Address

410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210µ

Scope of Services

Infrastructure Hosting

 

 

AWS GDPR Readiness Statement

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/all-aws-services-gdpr-ready/

AWS SOC Statement

https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/soc-faqs/

 

 

Company

Fresh Works

Web Site

https://www.freshworks.com/

Address

2950 S Delaware St Suite 201, San Mateo, USA 

Scope of Services

CRM Hosting Services

 

 

AWS GDPR Readiness Statement

https://www.freshworks.com/gdpr/company/

AWS SOC Statement

https://www.freshworks.com/security/resources/

 


 

 

 

Annex E – SCCs

 

EU Standard Contractual Clauses 

(Module 2: Controller-to- Processor)

Capitalised terms used but not defined in these Clauses (including the Appendix) have the meanings given to them in an agreement into which these Clauses are incorporated (the "Agreement"). 

STANDARD CONTRACTUAL  CLAUSES

SECTION I

Clause 1

Purpose and scope

  1. 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.
  2. The Parties:
    1. 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
    2. 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”).

  1. These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.
  2. The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.

Clause 2

Effect and invariability of the Clauses

  1. 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.
  2. These Clauses are without prejudice to obligations to which the data exporter is subject by virtue of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Clause 3

Third-party beneficiaries

  1. Data subjects may invoke and enforce these Clauses, as third-party beneficiaries, against the data exporter and/or data importer, with the following exceptions:
    1. Clause 1, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 6, Clause 7;
    2. Clause 8.1(a), (c) and (d) and Clause 8.9(a), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g);
    3. Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
    4. Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);
    5. Clause 13;
    6. Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);
    7. Clause 16(e);
    8. Clause 18(a) and (b).
  2. Paragraph (a) is without prejudice to rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Clause 4

Interpretation

  1. Where these Clauses use terms that are defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, those terms shall have the same meaning as in that Regulation.
  2. These Clauses shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
  3. These Clauses shall not be interpreted in a way that conflicts with rights and obligations provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Clause 5

Hierarchy

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.

Clause 6

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

Docking clause

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Clause 8

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.

  1. Instructions
    1. The data exporter has informed the data importer that it acts as processor under the instructions of its controller(s), which the data exporter shall make available to the data importer prior to processing.
    2. The data importer shall process the personal data only on documented instructions from the controller, as communicated to the data importer by the data exporter, and any additional documented instructions from the data exporter. Such additional instructions shall not conflict with the instructions from the controller. The controller or data exporter may give further documented instructions regarding the data processing throughout the duration of the contract.
    3. The data importer shall immediately inform the data exporter if it is unable to follow those instructions. Where the data importer is unable to follow the instructions from the controller, the data exporter shall immediately notify the controller.
    4. The data exporter warrants that it has imposed the same data protection obligations on the data importer as set out in the contract or other legal act under Union or Member State law between the controller and the data exporter.
  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 controller, as communicated to the data importer by the data exporter, or from the data exporter.

  1. Transparency

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 personal data, the data exporter may redact part of the text of the Appendix prior to sharing a copy, but shall provide a meaningful summary where the data subject would otherwise not be able to understand its content or exercise his/her rights. On request, the Parties shall provide the data subject with the reasons for the redactions, to the extent possible without revealing the redacted information.

  1. Accuracy

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 rectify or erase the data.

  1. 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 controller 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).

  1. Security of processing
    1. 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, they 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 subject. 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 or the controller. 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.
    2. The data importer shall grant access to the 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.
    3. 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, without undue delay, the data exporter and, where appropriate and feasible, the controller 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 data breach, including 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.
    4. 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 its controller so that the latter may in turn 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.
  2. 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 set out in Annex I.B.

  1. Onward transfers

The data importer shall only disclose the personal data to a third party on documented instructions from the controller, as communicated to the data importer by 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:

  1. 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;
  2. the third party otherwise ensures appropriate safeguards pursuant to Articles 46 or 47 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
  3. 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
  4. 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.

  1. Documentation and compliance
    1. The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter or the controller that relate to the processing under these Clauses.
    2. 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 controller.
    3. The data importer shall make all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the obligations set out in these Clauses available to the data exporter, which shall provide it to the controller.
    4. The data importer shall allow for and contribute to audits by the data exporter of the processing activities covered by these Clauses, at reasonable intervals or if there are indications of non-compliance. The same shall apply where the data exporter requests an audit on instructions of the controller. In deciding on an audit, the data exporter may take into account relevant certifications held by the data importer.
    5. Where the audit is carried out on the instructions of the controller, the data exporter shall make the results available to the controller.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.

Clause 9

Use of sub-processors

  1. The data importer has the controller’s general authorisation for the engagement of sub-processor(s) from an agreed list. The data importer shall specifically inform the controller in writing of any intended changes to that list through the addition or replacement of sub-processors at least 14 days in advance, thereby giving the controller 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 controller with the information necessary to enable the controller to exercise its right to object. The data importer shall inform the data exporter of the engagement of the sub-processor(s).
  2. Where the data importer engages a sub-processor to carry out specific processing activities (on behalf of the controller), 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.
  3. The data importer shall provide, at the data exporter’s or controller’s request, a copy of such a sub-processor agreement and any subsequent amendments. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Clause 10

Data subject rights

  1. The data importer shall promptly notify the data exporter and, where appropriate, the controller of any request it has received from a data subject, without responding to that request unless it has been authorised to do so by the controller.
  2. The data importer shall assist, where appropriate in cooperation with the data exporter, the controller in fulfilling its obligations to respond to data subjects’ requests for the exercise of their rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as applicable. 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.
  3. In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the controller, as communicated by the data exporter.

Clause 11

Redress

  1. 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.

The data importer agrees that data subjects may also lodge a complaint with an independent dispute resolution body at no cost to the data subject. It shall inform the data subjects, in the manner set out in paragraph (a), of such redress mechanism and that they are not required to use it, or follow a particular sequence in seeking redress.

  1. 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.
  2. 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:
    1. 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;
    2. refer the dispute to the competent courts within the meaning of Clause 18.
  3. 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.
  4. The data importer shall abide by a decision that is binding under the applicable EU or Member State law.
  5. 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.

Clause 12

Liability

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 subprocessor) 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.

Clause 13

Supervision

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Clause 14

Local laws and practices affecting compliance with the Clauses

  1. 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.
  2. The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:
    1. 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;
    2. 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;
    3. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
  5. 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). The data exporter shall forward the notification to the controller.
  6. 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, 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 controller or 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.

Clause 15

Obligations of the data importer in case of access by public authorities

  1. Notification
    1. 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:
      1. 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
      2. 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.

The data exporter shall forward the notification to the controller.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 exporter shall forward the information to the controller.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Review of legality and data minimisation
    1. 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).
    2. 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 exporter shall make the assessment available to the controller.
    3. 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

Clause 16

Non-compliance with the Clauses and termination

  1. The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.
  2. 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).
  3. The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:
    1. 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;
    2. the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or
    3. 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 and the controller 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Clause 17

Governing law

These Clauses shall be governed by the law of the EU Member State in which the data exporter is established. Where such law does not allow for third-party beneficiary rights, they shall be governed by the law of another EU Member State that does allow for third-party beneficiary rights. The Parties agree that this shall be the law of Austria.

Clause 18

Choice of forum and jurisdiction

  1. Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of an EU Member State.
  2. The Parties agree that those shall be the courts of Austria.
  3. 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.
  4. The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.


 

APPENDIX

EXPLANATORY NOTE:

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.

 

ANNEX I

  1.  LIST OF PARTIES

Data exporter(s): [Identity and contact details of the data exporter(s) and, where applicable, of its/their data protection officer and/or representative in the European Union]

Name and Address: As set out in the Agreement.

Contact person’s name, position and contact details: As set out in the Data Agreement.

Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: The data importer provides the Services to the data exporter in accordance with the Agreement. 

Signature and date: The parties agree that execution of the Agreement shall constitute execution of these Clauses by both parties. 

Role (controller/processor): Controller

Data importer(s): [Identity and contact details of the data importer(s), including any contact person with responsibility for data protection]

Name: Educrowd Pty Ltd

Address: As set out in the Agreement.

Contact person’s name, position and contact details: As set out in the Agreement.

Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: The data importer provides the Services, including any applicable Implementation Services, to the data exporter in accordance with the Agreement.

Signature and date: The parties agree that execution of the Agreement shall constitute execution of these Clauses by both parties. 

Role (controller/processor): Processor


 

  1.  DESCRIPTION OF TRANSFER

Categories of data subjects whose personal data is transferred

Data subjects are the individuals whose personal data is processed by the data importer under the data exporter’s instructions as specified in the Agreement (“Transferred Personal Data”). These individuals may include, for example: employees, other staff such as contractors and temporary workers, customers and clients (including their staff), other end users, suppliers (including their staff), relatives and associates of the above, advisers, consultants and other professional experts, shareholders, members or supporters, and students and pupils. 

Categories of personal data transferred

Transferred Personal Data may include, for example:

  • Personal details, including information that can identify the data subject, including: name, e mail address, contact details, interest ratings, qualifications. 
  • Employment details, including information relating to the employment status of the data subject, data subject skill ratings, team membership and information about the organisation that they are employed by.
  • Information that you or other people associtated with your organisation choose to add to Transferred Personal Data.

 

Sensitive data transferred (if applicable) and applied restrictions or safeguards that fully take into consideration the nature of the data and the risks involved, such as for instance strict purpose limitation, access restrictions (including access only for staff having followed specialised training), keeping a record of access to the data, restrictions for onward transfers or additional security measures.

Transferred Personal Data may include special categories of personal data (as defined in the GDPR). The restrictions and safeguards specified in Annex II apply to these categories of personal data (if any). 

The frequency of the transfer (eg. whether the data is transferred on a one-off or continuous basis).

Transferred Personal Data may be transferred on a continuous basis until it is deleted in accordance with the terms of the Data Processing Addendum. 

Nature of the processing

The data importer will process Transferred Personal Data to provide, secure and monitor the Services in accordance with the Data Processing Addendum. 

Purpose(s) of the data transfer and further processing

The data importer will process Transferred Personal Data to provide, secure and monitor the Services in accordance with the Data Processing Addendum. 

The period for which the personal data will be retained, or, if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period

The data importer will retain Transferred Personal Data until its deletion in accordance with the provisions of the Data Processing Addendum. 

For transfers to (sub-) processors, also specify subject matter, nature and duration of the processing

As above.


  1. COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

Identify the competent supervisory authority/ies in accordance with Clause 13

The authority identified by the data exporter in wirting to the data importer as its competent supervisory authority. 


 

ANNEX II - TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES INCLUDING TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE DATA

The data importer will implement and maintain security standards at least as protective as those set out in  the Data Processing Addendum for any Services, as applicable. 

The technical and organisational measures to be taken by the data importer to 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 are set out in the Data Processing Addendum. 

 

ANNEX III – LIST OF SUB-PROCESSORS

The controller has authorised the use of the following sub-processors (as applicable): 

 

Company

Amazon Web Services / AWS

Web Site

https://aws.amazon.com/

Address

410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210µ

Scope of Services

Infrastructure Hosting

 

 

AWS GDPR Readiness Statement

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/all-aws-services-gdpr-ready/

AWS SOC Statement

https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/soc-faqs/

 

 

Company

Fresh Works

Web Site

https://www.freshworks.com/

Address

2950 S Delaware St Suite 201, San Mateo, USA 

Scope of Services

CRM Hosting Services

 

 

AWS GDPR Readiness Statement

https://www.freshworks.com/gdpr/company/

AWS SOC Statement

https://www.freshworks.com/security/resources/

 

Plus:

(a) those entities listed as subcontractors in an applicable Order Form, Statement of Work, or other confirmation provided to Customer before commencement of the Services; and

(b) any other entity whose engagement as a sub-processor has been authorised by Customer in accordance with the Agreement.