Updated June 30, 2022
1. CCPA PERSONAL INFORMATION PROCESSING
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) grants California residents certain rights regarding the collection of their personal information and imposes various data protection duties on certain entities conducting business in California. Accordingly, this Section 1 shall primarily apply to all Authorized Users that fall within the scope of the CCPA. In all other circumstances, this Section 1 shall apply solely to the extent that Clean.io and a Client have expressly agreed in their Principal Agreement that Clean.io will collect, receive or otherwise process “Personal Information” of California consumers, or Clean.io is aware that it has any such “Personal Information” in its possession despite its intention not to collect or receive such information.
2. GDPR PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING
This Section 2 shall primarily apply to all Authorized Users covered by the EU Data Protection Laws. In all other circumstances, this Section 2 shall apply solely to the extent that Clean.io and a Client have expressly agreed in their Principal Agreement that Clean.io will collect, receive or otherwise process “GDPR Personal Data” (as defined below)originating from the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, or Clean.io is aware that it has any such “GDPR Personal Data” in its possession despite its intention not to collect or receive such information.
3. REQUIRED CONSENTS
4. ACCESS REQUESTS
If Clean.io receives a request submitted by a Consumer or Data Subject to exercise a right it has under the CCPA or a EU Data Protection Laws in relation to that Consumer’s Personal Information or that Data Subject’s GDPR Personal Data, respectively, it will provide a copy of the request to the Client. The Client will be responsible for handling and communicating with Consumers and Data Subjects in relation to such requests and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, Clean.io shall not respond to the Data Subject or Consumer.
5. GOVERNMENT REQUESTS
Clean.io shall notify Client of any request for the disclosure of GDPR Personal Data or Personal Information by a governmental or regulatory body or law enforcement authority (including any data protection supervisory authority) unless otherwise prohibited by law or a legally binding order of such body or agency.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Clean.io is located in the USA. Therefore, any GDPR Personal Data we collect will be collected and stored in the USA. For Users and Authorized Users that are in the EU, EEA, Switzerland or UK, this means that their GDPR Personal Data will be stored in a jurisdiction that offers a level of protection that may, in certain instances, be less protective of their GDPR Personal Data than the jurisdiction the User or Authorized User is typically resident in; provided however that please note that Clean.io adheres to the Standard Contractual Clauses. For this purpose, “Standard Contractual Clauses” means the standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data from controllers in the EU to data processors established outside the EU or EEA issued by the European Commission under implementing decision 2021/914 of 4 June 2021 attached hereto as EXHIBIT 1, as amended by this Section 6.
It is not the intention of either party to contradict or restrict any of the provisions set forth in the Standard Contractual Clauses and, accordingly, in the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions of the Principal Agreement (including this DPA) and the Standard Contractual Clauses, the provisions of the then applicable Standard Contractual Clauses shall prevail to the extent of such conflict. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Parties agree that it is their mutual intent for the clarifications to the Standard Contractual Clauses set forth below to apply.
The Parties agree on the following clarifications in relation to the Standard Contractual Clauses
Provided that Client has or does enter into a non-disclosure agreement acceptable to Clean.io, Clean.io shall (i) allow Client and its authorized representatives who are reasonably acceptable to Clean.io (who have also signed a non-disclosure agreement acceptable to Clean.io) to access and review any Clean.io documentation, certifications or other reports or files reasonably required to ensure compliance with the terms of this DPA; or (ii) where required by EU Data Protection Law or the Standard Contractual Clauses (and in accordance with this Section), allow Client and its authorized representatives who are reasonably acceptable to Clean.io (who have also signed a non-disclosure agreement acceptable to Clean.io) to conduct reasonable audits (including inspections) during the term of the Principal Agreement to ensure compliance with the terms of this DPA.
In addition, audits shall be limited to once per year, unless (x) we have experienced a security breach within the prior twelve (12) months which has impacted your GDPR Personal Data; or (y) an audit reveals a material noncompliance. If we decline or are unable to follow your instructions regarding audits permitted under this Section (or the Standard Contractual Clauses, where applicable), Client may terminate this DPA and the Principal Agreement for convenience.
Clean.io may from time to time use certain subcontractors (i.e., subprocessors) in connection with providing the cleanAD Services (“Subprocessors”). See our Subprocessor List for more information regarding the specific Subprocessors we use. For the avoidance of doubt, Client hereby approves all applicable Subprocessors identified on our Subprocessor List to the extent applicable to the cleanAD Services received by Client. Clean.io may update our Subprocessor List from time to time and we recommend for each Client to periodically review the Subprocessor List. By continuing to use our cleanAD Services after any changes or modifications are made to the Subprocessor List, Client is deemed to have automatically accepted accept the updated Subprocessor List. If a Client (acting reasonably) does not approve of any Subprocessor on the list, they should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss the basis for the Client’s disapproval and possible alternative Subprocessors.
With respect to all Subprocessors having access to GDPR Personal Data: Client acknowledges that in order for Clean.io to provide the cleanAD Services it may be necessary for certain Subprocessors to access or otherwise process the GDPR Personal Data outside the EEA, Switzerland or United Kingdom. In those circumstances, Client will only use Subprocessors that have and maintain certification to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (or any comparable successor thereto that is deemed valid by applicable law) or that comply with the Standard Contractual Clauses.
9. DATA SECURITY MEASURES
Clean.io follows industry standards on information security management to safeguard sensitive information (such as Personal Information as defined by CCPA and Personal Data as defined by EU Data Protection Laws), including the measures set out in Annex II to the Standard Contractual Clauses attached hereto. Our information security systems apply to people, processes and information technology systems on a risk management basis. Without limiting the foregoing, Clean.io shall treat the GDPR Personal Data and all CCPA Personal Information as the Confidential Information of the Client, and shall ensure that any employees or other personnel have agreed in writing to protect the confidentiality and security of such data and information. Upon request by the Client, but no more frequently than once per calendar year (or more frequently if circumstances reasonably require) and only upon ten business days prior written notice, Clean.io shall make available all information reasonably necessary to demonstrate compliance with this DPA.
If Clean.io becomes aware of a security incident involving a Client’s sensitive information, Clean.io will (a) notify the Client of the security incident within 72 hours, (b) investigate the security incident and provide such reasonable assistance to the Client (and any law enforcement or regulatory official) as required to investigate the security incident, and (c) take steps to remedy any non-compliance with this DPA. Notwithstanding the foregoing, because no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, Clean.io cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties will not gain access to Personal Information or GDPR Personal Data processed by the cleanAD Services. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Clean.io expressly excludes any liability arising from any unauthorized access to Personal Information as defined by CCPA and Personal Data as defined by EU Data Protection Laws.
Depending on the terms of your Principal Agreement, we may in certain circumstances collect, receive or otherwise process Personal Information and/or GDPR Personal Data in connection with use of the cleanAD Services by a Client’s affiliates. In such cases, the Client will act as a single point of contact for its affiliates with respect to CCPA and GDPR compliance, such that if Clean.io gives notice to the Client, such information or notice will be deemed received by the Client’s affiliates. Client shall be responsible for such affiliates’ compliance with this DPA and all acts and/or omissions by a Client affiliate with respect to Client’s obligations in this DPA shall be considered the acts and/or omissions of Client. The Parties acknowledge and agree that any claims in connection with this DPA (or GDPR or CCPA) will be brought by the Client, whether acting for itself or on behalf of an affiliate.
11. CLIENT AGREEMENTS
Client agrees that it: (i) will comply with its obligations under all applicable data protection laws and related laws with respect to its processing of Client personal information; (ii) will make appropriate use of the cleanAD Services to ensure a level of security appropriate to the particular content of the Client personal information, such as pseudonymizing or backing-up Client personal information; and(iii) has obtained all consents, permissions and rights necessary applicable data protection laws and related laws for Clean.io to lawfully process Client personal information for the purposes, including, without limitation, Client's sharing and/or receiving of Client personal information with third-parties via the cleanAD Services. Client shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and legality of all Client personal information and the means by which Controller acquired the personal information. Controller specifically acknowledges that its use of the cleanAD Services will not violate the rights of any data subject that has opted-out from sales or other disclosures of personal information or personal data, to the extent applicable under applicable law.
12. ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS DPA
Any provision of this DPA that is prohibited or unenforceable shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invaliding the remaining provisions hereof. The parties will attempt to agree upon a valid and enforceable provision that is a reasonable substitute and shall then incorporate such substitute provision into the Principal Agreement.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Subject to the terms of the Standard Contractual Clauses and Section 6 of this DPA, Clean.io’s aggregate liability to its Clients arising from or related to this DPA is subject to the applicable terms and conditions of the Client’s respective Principal Agreement.
Client agrees to indemnify the Processor and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, successors and permitted assigns (each an “Indemnified Party”, and collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including legal fees and court fees, that are incurred by the Indemnified Parties (collectively, “Losses”) arising out of any third party claim brought against the Processor relating to or arising out any instructions given by the Client to the Processor with respect to processing of Personal Information and/or GDPR Personal Data , any failure to obtain the consents or provide the notices required under Section 3, or any other breach by the Client of any EU Data Protection Laws, the CCPA, or any 15her applicable privacy law.
The cleanAD Service may include integrations with third party services, products or technologies (“Third Party Products”), including, without limitation, certain Third Party Products which may be integrated directly into Client’s account or instance of the cleanAD Services. If Client elects to enable, access or use such Third Party Products, its access and use of such Third Party Products is governed solely by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such Third Party Products, and Clean.io does not endorse, is not responsible or liable for, and makes no representations as to any aspect of such Third Party Products, including, without limitation, their content or the manner in which they handle personal information or personal data or any interaction between Client and the provider of such Third Party Products. Clean.io is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Client’s enablement, access or use of any such Third Party Products, or Client’s reliance on the privacy practices, data security processes or other policies of such Third Party Products. The providers of Third Party Products shall not be deemed Sub-processors for any purpose under this DPA.
EXHIBIT 1: STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES
Controller to Processor
Purpose and scope
(a) The purpose of these standard contractual clauses is to ensure compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) () for the transfer of data to a third country.
(b) The Parties:
(i) the natural or legal person(s), public authority/ies, agency/ies or other body/ies (hereinafter ‘entity/ies’) transferring the personal data, as listed in Annex I.A (hereinafter each ‘data exporter’), and
(ii) the entity/ies in a third country receiving the personal data from the data exporter, directly or indirectly via another entity also Party to these Clauses, as listed in Annex I.A (hereinafter each ‘data importer’)
have agreed to these standard contractual clauses (hereinafter: ‘Clauses’).
(c) These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.
(d) The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.
Effect and invariability of the Clauses
(a) These Clauses set out appropriate safeguards, including enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies, pursuant to Article 46(1) and Article 46(2)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and, with respect to data transfers from controllers to processors and/or processors to processors, standard contractual clauses pursuant to Article 28(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, provided they are not modified, except to select the appropriate Module(s) or to add or update information in the Appendix. This does not prevent the Parties from including the standard contractual clauses laid down in these Clauses in a wider contract and/or to add other clauses or additional safeguards, provided that they do not contradict, directly or indirectly, these Clauses or prejudice the fundamental rights or freedoms of data subjects.
(b) These Clauses are without prejudice to obligations to which the data exporter is subject by virtue of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(a) Data subjects may invoke and enforce these Clauses, as third-party beneficiaries, against the data exporter and/or data importer, with the following exceptions:
(i) Clause 1, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 6, Clause 7;
(ii) Clause 8.1(b), 8.9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
(iii) Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
(iv) Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);
(v) Clause 13;
(vi) Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);
(vii) Clause 16(e);
(viii) Clause 18(a) and (b).
(b) Paragraph (a) is without prejudice to rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(a) Where these Clauses use terms that are defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, those terms shall have the same meaning as in that Regulation.
(b) These Clauses shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(c) These Clauses shall not be interpreted in a way that conflicts with rights and obligations provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
In the event of a contradiction between these Clauses and the provisions of related agreements between the Parties, existing at the time these Clauses are agreed or entered into thereafter, these Clauses shall prevail.
Description of the transfer(s)
The details of the transfer(s), and in particular the categories of personal data that are transferred and the purpose(s) for which they are transferred, are specified in Annex I.B.
Clause 7 – Optional
(a) An entity that is not a Party to these Clauses may, with the written mutual agreement of the Parties, accede to these Clauses at any time, either as a data exporter or as a data importer, by completing the Appendix and signing Annex I.A.
(b) Once it has completed the Appendix and signed Annex I.A, the acceding entity shall become a Party to these Clauses and have the rights and obligations of a data exporter or data importer in accordance with its designation in Annex I.A.
(c) The acceding entity shall have no rights or obligations arising under these Clauses from the period prior to becoming a Party.
SECTION II – OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES
Data protection safeguards
The data exporter warrants that it has used reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able, through the implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures, to satisfy its obligations under these Clauses.
(a) The data importer shall process the personal data only on documented instructions from the data exporter. The data exporter may give such instructions throughout the duration of the contract.
(b) The data importer shall immediately inform the data exporter if it is unable to follow those instructions.
8.2 Purpose limitation
The data importer shall process the personal data only for the specific purpose(s) of the transfer, as set out in Annex I.B, unless on further instructions from the data exporter.
On request, the data exporter shall make a copy of these Clauses, including the Appendix as completed by the Parties, available to the data subject free of charge. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including the measures described in Annex II and personal data, the data exporter may redact part of the text of the Appendix to these Clauses prior to sharing a copy, but shall provide a meaningful summary where the data subject would otherwise not be able to understand the its content or exercise his/her rights. On request, the Parties shall provide the data subject with the reasons for the redactions, to the extent possible without revealing the redacted information. This Clause is without prejudice to the obligations of the data exporter under Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
If the data importer becomes aware that the personal data it has received is inaccurate, or has become outdated, it shall inform the data exporter without undue delay. In this case, the data importer shall cooperate with the data exporter to erase or rectify the data.
8.5 Duration of processing and erasure or return of data
Processing by the data importer shall only take place for the duration specified in Annex I.B. After the end of the provision of the processing services, the data importer shall, at the choice of the data exporter, delete all personal data processed on behalf of the data exporter and certify to the data exporter that it has done so, or return to the data exporter all personal data processed on its behalf and delete existing copies. Until the data is deleted or returned, the data importer shall continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses. In case of local laws applicable to the data importer that prohibit return or deletion of the personal data, the data importer warrants that it will continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses and will only process it to the extent and for as long as required under that local law. This is without prejudice to Clause 14, in particular the requirement for the data importer under Clause 14(e) to notify the data exporter throughout the duration of the contract if it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under Clause 14(a).
8.6 Security of processing
(a) The data importer and, during transmission, also the data exporter shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data, including protection against a breach of security leading to accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access to that data (hereinafter ‘personal data breach’). In assessing the appropriate level of security, the Parties shall take due account of the state of the art, the costs of implementation, the nature, scope, context and purpose(s) of processing and the risks involved in the processing for the data subjects. The Parties shall in particular consider having recourse to encryption or pseudonymisation, including during transmission, where the purpose of processing can be fulfilled in that manner. In case of pseudonymisation, the additional information for attributing the personal data to a specific data subject shall, where possible, remain under the exclusive control of the data exporter. In complying with its obligations under this paragraph, the data importer shall at least implement the technical and organisational measures specified in Annex II. The data importer shall carry out regular checks to ensure that these measures continue to provide an appropriate level of security.
(b) The data importer shall grant access to the personal data to members of its personnel only to the extent strictly necessary for the implementation, management and monitoring of the contract. It shall ensure that persons authorised to process the personal data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.
(c) In the event of a personal data breach concerning personal data processed by the data importer under these Clauses, the data importer shall take appropriate measures to address the breach, including measures to mitigate its adverse effects. The data importer shall also notify the data exporter without undue delay after having become aware of the breach. Such notification shall contain the details of a contact point where more information can be obtained, a description of the nature of the breach (including, where possible, categories and approximate number of data subjects and personal data records concerned), its likely consequences and the measures taken or proposed to address the breach including, where appropriate, measures to mitigate its possible adverse effects. Where, and in so far as, it is not possible to provide all information at the same time, the initial notification shall contain the information then available and further information shall, as it becomes available, subsequently be provided without undue delay.
(d) The data importer shall cooperate with and assist the data exporter to enable the data exporter to comply with its obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, in particular to notify the competent supervisory authority and the affected data subjects, taking into account the nature of processing and the information available to the data importer.
8.7 Sensitive data
Where the transfer involves personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or a person’s sex life or sexual orientation, or data relating to criminal convictions and offences (hereinafter ‘sensitive data’), the data importer shall apply the specific restrictions and/or additional safeguards described in Annex I.B.
8.8 Onward transfers
The data importer shall only disclose the personal data to a third party on documented instructions from the data exporter. In addition, the data may only be disclosed to a third party located outside the European Union () (in the same country as the data importer or in another third country, hereinafter ‘onward transfer’) if the third party is or agrees to be bound by these Clauses, under the appropriate Module, or if:
(i) the onward transfer is to a country benefitting from an adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the onward transfer;
(ii) the third party otherwise ensures appropriate safeguards pursuant to Articles 46 or 47 Regulation of (EU) 2016/679 with respect to the processing in question;
(iii) the onward transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims in the context of specific administrative, regulatory or judicial proceedings; or
(iv) the onward transfer is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
Any onward transfer is subject to compliance by the data importer with all the other safeguards under these Clauses, in particular purpose limitation.
8.9 Documentation and compliance
(a) The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter that relate to the processing under these Clauses.
(b) The Parties shall be able to demonstrate compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer shall keep appropriate documentation on the processing activities carried out on behalf of the data exporter.
(c) The data importer shall make available to the data exporter all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the obligations set out in these Clauses and at the data exporter’s request, allow for and contribute to audits of the processing activities covered by these Clauses, at reasonable intervals or if there are indications of non-compliance. In deciding on a review or audit, the data exporter may take into account relevant certifications held by the data importer.
(d) The data exporter may choose to conduct the audit by itself or mandate an independent auditor. Audits may include inspections at the premises or physical facilities of the data importer and shall, where appropriate, be carried out with reasonable notice.
(e) The Parties shall make the information referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c), including the results of any audits, available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
Use of sub-processors
(a) The data importer has the data exporter’s general authorisation for the engagement of sub-processor(s) from an agreed list. The data importer shall specifically inform the data exporter in writing of any intended changes to that list through the addition or replacement of sub-processors at least thirty (30) days in advance, thereby giving the data exporter sufficient time to be able to object to such changes prior to the engagement of the sub-processor(s). The data importer shall provide the data exporter with the information necessary to enable the data exporter to exercise its right to object.
(b) Where the data importer engages a sub-processor to carry out specific processing activities (on behalf of the data exporter), it shall do so by way of a written contract that provides for, in substance, the same data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses, including in terms of third-party beneficiary rights for data subjects. () The Parties agree that, by complying with this Clause, the data importer fulfils its obligations under Clause 8.8. The data importer shall ensure that the sub-processor complies with the obligations to which the data importer is subject pursuant to these Clauses.
(c) The data importer shall provide, at the data exporter’s request, a copy of such a sub-processor agreement and any subsequent amendments to the data exporter. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including personal data, the data importer may redact the text of the agreement prior to sharing a copy.
(d) The data importer shall remain fully responsible to the data exporter for the performance of the sub-processor’s obligations under its contract with the data importer. The data importer shall notify the data exporter of any failure by the sub-processor to fulfil its obligations under that contract.
(e) The data importer shall agree a third-party beneficiary clause with the sub-processor whereby – in the event the data importer has factually disappeared, ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent – the data exporter shall have the right to terminate the sub-processor contract and to instruct the sub-processor to erase or return the personal data.
Data subject rights
(a) The data importer shall promptly notify the data exporter of any request it has received from a data subject. It shall not respond to that request itself unless it has been authorised to do so by the data exporter.
(b) The data importer shall assist the data exporter in fulfilling its obligations to respond to data subjects’ requests for the exercise of their rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679. In this regard, the Parties shall set out in Annex II the appropriate technical and organisational measures, taking into account the nature of the processing, by which the assistance shall be provided, as well as the scope and the extent of the assistance required.
(c) In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the data exporter.
(a) The data importer shall inform data subjects in a transparent and easily accessible format, through individual notice or on its website, of a contact point authorised to handle complaints. It shall deal promptly with any complaints it receives from a data subject.
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 this paragraph (a), of such redress mechanism and that they are not required to use it, or follow a particular sequence in seeking redress.
(b) In case of a dispute between a data subject and one of the Parties as regards compliance with these Clauses, that Party shall use its best efforts to resolve the issue amicably in a timely fashion. The Parties shall keep each other informed about such disputes and, where appropriate, cooperate in resolving them.
(c) Where the data subject invokes a third-party beneficiary right pursuant to Clause 3, the data importer shall accept the decision of the data subject to:
(i) lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the Member State of his/her habitual residence or place of work, or the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Clause 13;
(ii) refer the dispute to the competent courts within the meaning of Clause 18.
(d) The Parties accept that the data subject may be represented by a not-for-profit body, organisation or association under the conditions set out in Article 80(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(e) The data importer shall abide by a decision that is binding under the applicable EU or Member State law.
(f) The data importer agrees that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice his/her substantive and procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with applicable laws.
(a) Each Party shall be liable to the other Party/ies for any damages it causes the other Party/ies by any breach of these Clauses.
(b) The data importer shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data importer or its sub-processor causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the data exporter shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data exporter or the data importer (or its sub-processor) causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses. This is without prejudice to the liability of the data exporter and, where the data exporter is a processor acting on behalf of a controller, to the liability of the controller under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as applicable.
(d) The Parties agree that if the data exporter is held liable under paragraph (c) for damages caused by the data importer (or its sub-processor), it shall be entitled to claim back from the data importer that part of the compensation corresponding to the data importer’s responsibility for the damage.
(e) Where more than one Party is responsible for any damage caused to the data subject as a result of a breach of these Clauses, all responsible Parties shall be jointly and severally liable and the data subject is entitled to bring an action in court against any of these Parties.
(f) The Parties agree that if one Party is held liable under paragraph (e), it shall be entitled to claim back from the other Party/ies that part of the compensation corresponding to its/their responsibility for the damage.
(g) The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.
Supervision(a) Where the data exporter is established in an EU Member State: The supervisory authority with responsibility for ensuring compliance by the data exporter with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 as regards the data transfer, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.
(b) The data importer agrees to submit itself to the jurisdiction of and cooperate with the competent supervisory authority in any procedures aimed at ensuring compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer agrees to respond to enquiries, submit to audits and comply with the measures adopted by the supervisory authority, including remedial and compensatory measures. It shall provide the supervisory authority with written confirmation that the necessary actions have been taken.
SECTION III – LOCAL LAWS AND OBLIGATIONS IN CASE OF ACCESS BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
Local laws and practices affecting compliance with the Clauses
(a) The Parties warrant that they have no reason to believe that the laws and practices in the third country of destination applicable to the processing of the personal data by the data importer, including any requirements to disclose personal data or measures authorising access by public authorities, prevent the data importer from fulfilling its obligations under these Clauses. This is based on the understanding that laws and practices that respect the essence of the fundamental rights and freedoms and do not exceed what is necessary and proportionate in a democratic society to safeguard one of the objectives listed in Article 23(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, are not in contradiction with these Clauses.
(b) The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:
(i) the specific circumstances of the transfer, including the length of the processing chain, the number of actors involved and the transmission channels used; intended onward transfers; the type of recipient; the purpose of processing; the categories and format of the transferred personal data; the economic sector in which the transfer occurs; the storage location of the data transferred;
(ii) the laws and practices of the third country of destination– including those requiring the disclosure of data to public authorities or authorising access by such authorities – relevant in light of the specific circumstances of the transfer, and the applicable limitations and safeguards ();
(iii) any relevant contractual, technical or organisational safeguards put in place to supplement the safeguards under these Clauses, including measures applied during transmission and to the processing of the personal data in the country of destination.
(c) The data importer warrants that, in carrying out the assessment under paragraph (b), it has made its best efforts to provide the data exporter with relevant information and agrees that it will continue to cooperate with the data exporter in ensuring compliance with these Clauses.
(d) The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(e) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter promptly if, after having agreed to these Clauses and for the duration of the contract, it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under paragraph (a), including following a change in the laws of the third country or a measure (such as a disclosure request) indicating an application of such laws in practice that is not in line with the requirements in paragraph (a).
(f) Following a notification pursuant to paragraph (e), or if the data exporter otherwise has reason to believe that the data importer can no longer fulfil its obligations under these Clauses, the data exporter shall promptly identify appropriate measures (e.g. technical or organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality) to be adopted by the data exporter and/or data importer to address the situation. The data exporter shall suspend the data transfer if it considers that no appropriate safeguards for such transfer can be ensured, or if instructed by the competent supervisory authority to do so. In this case, the data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses. If the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise. Where the contract is terminated pursuant to this Clause, Clause 16(d) and (e) shall apply.
Obligations of the data importer in case of access by public authorities
(a) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter and, where possible, the data subject promptly (if necessary with the help of the data exporter) if it:
(i) receives a legally binding request from a public authority, including judicial authorities, under the laws of the country of destination for the disclosure of personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses; such notification shall include information about the personal data requested, the requesting authority, the legal basis for the request and the response provided; or
(ii) becomes aware of any direct access by public authorities to personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses in accordance with the laws of the country of destination; such notification shall include all information available to the importer.
(b) If the data importer is prohibited from notifying the data exporter and/or the data subject under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to use its best efforts to obtain a waiver of the prohibition, with a view to communicating as much information as possible, as soon as possible. The data importer agrees to document its best efforts in order to be able to demonstrate them on request of the data exporter.
(c) Where permissible under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to provide the data exporter, at regular intervals for the duration of the contract, with as much relevant information as possible on the requests received (in particular, number of requests, type of data requested, requesting authority/ies, whether requests have been challenged and the outcome of such challenges, etc.).
(d) The data importer agrees to preserve the information pursuant to paragraphs (a) to (c) for the duration of the contract and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(e) Paragraphs (a) to (c) are without prejudice to the obligation of the data importer pursuant to Clause 14(e) and Clause 16 to inform the data exporter promptly where it is unable to comply with these Clauses.
15.2 Review of legality and data minimisation
(a) The data importer agrees to review the legality of the request for disclosure, in particular whether it remains within the powers granted to the requesting public authority, and to challenge the request if, after careful assessment, it concludes that there are reasonable grounds to consider that the request is unlawful under the laws of the country of destination, applicable obligations under international law and principles of international comity. The data importer shall, under the same conditions, pursue possibilities of appeal. When challenging a request, the data importer shall seek interim measures with a view to suspending the effects of the request until the competent judicial authority has decided on its merits. It shall not disclose the personal data requested until required to do so under the applicable procedural rules. These requirements are without prejudice to the obligations of the data importer under Clause 14(e).
(b) The data importer agrees to document its legal assessment and any challenge to the request for disclosure and, to the extent permissible under the laws of the country of destination, make the documentation available to the data exporter. It shall also make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(c) The data importer agrees to provide the minimum amount of information permissible when responding to a request for disclosure, based on a reasonable interpretation of the request.
SECTION IV – FINAL PROVISIONS
Non-compliance with the Clauses and termination
(a) The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.
(b) In the event that the data importer is in breach of these Clauses or unable to comply with these Clauses, the data exporter shall suspend the transfer of personal data to the data importer until compliance is again ensured or the contract is terminated. This is without prejudice to Clause 14(f).
(c) The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:
(i) the data exporter has suspended the transfer of personal data to the data importer pursuant to paragraph (b) and compliance with these Clauses is not restored within a reasonable time and in any event within one month of suspension;
(ii) the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or
(iii) the data importer fails to comply with a binding decision of a competent court or supervisory authority regarding its obligations under these Clauses.
In these cases, it shall inform the competent supervisory authority of such non-compliance. Where the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise.
(d) Personal data that has been transferred prior to the termination of the contract pursuant to paragraph (c) shall at the choice of the data exporter immediately be returned to the data exporter or deleted in its entirety. The same shall apply to any copies of the data. The data importer shall certify the deletion of the data to the data exporter. Until the data is deleted or returned, the data importer shall continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses. In case of local laws applicable to the data importer that prohibit the return or deletion of the transferred personal data, the data importer warrants that it will continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses and will only process the data to the extent and for as long as required under that local law.
(e) Either Party may revoke its agreement to be bound by these Clauses where (i) the European Commission adopts a decision pursuant to Article 45(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the transfer of personal data to which these Clauses apply; or (ii) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 becomes part of the legal framework of the country to which the personal data is transferred. This is without prejudice to other obligations applying to the processing in question under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
Governing law 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 Ireland.
Choice of forum and jurisdiction
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 be achieved through one appendix. However, where necessary to ensure sufficient clarity, separate appendices should be used.
TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES INCLUDING TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE DATA
Clean.io maintains a robust Information Security Program designed to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of any Customer Data, including Customer Personal Data obtained by Clean.io, its agents or employees.
This document offers a listing of summarized measures, policies and procedures implemented and enforced at Clean.io to facilitate and ensure compliance with the industry-standard measures and applicable law. Where applicable, the measures are reviewed per Customer Data and Customer Personal Data separately, given the vast majority of the data maintained by Clean.io is not considered Customer Personal Data.
Measures of pseudonymisation and encryption of personal data
Clean.io maintains Customer Personal Data strictly to enable the clean.io services for Customer and its users and end-users. This data allows the users to authenticate within clean.io systems and obtain relevant access.
Clean.io maintains Retention and Disposal Policy, as well as Data Encryption Policy, which stipulate the current requirements, consistent with industry-standard or higher, to enable secure storage of data at rest and its transmission and audited use.
Clean.io does collect data originating from Customer properties protected by Clean.io, also referred to as Customer Data. Clean.io does not intentionally collect or desire to collect any personal data throughout the operation of cleanAD service. To further ensure that such data is not collected or stored, clean.io maintains a Data Ingestion and Processing Procedure enforcing the removal of any Personal Data that data exporter may have inadvertently submitted to Clean.io via endpoints that do not expect or require to receive personal data. Clean.io’s Data Ingestion and Processing Procedure sets forth commercially reasonable best efforts to identify and eliminate any personal data submitted to such endpoints prior to its long-term storage, and immediately upon receipt where applicable.
Measures for ensuring ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services, including ability to restore, and measures to evaluate effectiveness of technology and organizational measures to ensure security
Clean.io has implemented and maintains appropriate technical and organizational measures, internal control and information security procedures that guarantee the protection of infrastructure and Customer Data from accidental loss, destruction or alteration; unauthorized disclosure or access; or illegal destruction. These measures include:
Information Security Program Summary
The policies listed above have been audited by third parties and regularly tested and updated.
LIST OF SUB-PROCESSORS
The Controller has authorised the use of the following sub-processors: Subprocessor List | Clean.io