This General Data Protection Regulation Addendum ("DPA") forms part of the Terms of Service available at www.cosell.io/terms, or a separate written agreement incorporating this DPA by reference (the "Agreement"), by and between Cosell, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Cosell") and the Customer named in the Agreement, pursuant to which Customer has purchased a subscription to access and use the Service (as defined in the Agreement). The parties intend this DPA to be an extension of the Agreement that will outline certain requirements for Cosell’s processing of certain personal data provided or made available by Customer, or collected or otherwise obtained by Cosell, in the course of providing services to Customer.
1.1 "Data Protection Legislation" means all applicable laws relating to privacy and the processing of personal data that may exist in any relevant jurisdiction where Cosell conducts business. Data Protection Legislation includes, but is not limited to, European Directives 95/46/EC and 2002/58/EC (as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC) and any legislation and/or regulation implementing or made pursuant to them, or which amends, replaces, re-enacts or consolidates any of them (including the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/279)).
1.2 "Good Industry Practice" means, in relation to any activity and under any circumstance, exercising the same skill, expertise and judgement and using facilities and resources of a similar or superior quality as would be expected from a person who: (a) is skilled and experienced in providing the services in question, seeking in good faith to comply with his contractual obligations and seeking to avoid liability arising under any duty of care that might reasonably apply; (b) takes all proper and reasonable care and is diligent in performing his obligations; and (c) complies with all applicable legislation and any applicable industry standards including any recognized industry quality standards and applicable law.
1.3 "data controller", "data processor", "subprocessor", "data subject", "personal data", "processing", and "appropriate technical and organizational measures" shall be interpreted in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC, or other applicable Data Protection Legislation, in the relevant jurisdiction.
1.4 "standard contractual clauses" shall mean the model controller-to-processor contract for the transfer of personal data to third countries issued by the European Commission on the basis of Article 26(4) of Directive 95/46/EC pursuant to Decision 2010/87/EU.
2. Scope. The parties agree that, as between the parties, Customer is a data controller and that Cosell is a processor in relation to personal data that Cosell processes on behalf of Customer in the course of providing the services under the Services Agreement (the "Services"). The subject-matter of the data processing, the types of personal data processed, and the categories of data subjects will be defined by, and/or limited to that necessary to carry out the Services described in, the Services Agreement. The processing will be carried out until the date Cosell ceases to provide the Services to Customer. The categories of data subjects and personal data are set forth on Appendix 1 to Exhibit 1.
3. Data Protection. In respect of personal data processed in the course of providing the Services, Cosell shall adhere to the following requirements:
3.1 Cosell will process the personal data only in accordance with the written instructions from Customer and only in compliance with Data Protection Legislation. Such instructions may be specific or of a general nature as set out in this DPA, the Services Agreement, or as otherwise notified by Customer to Cosell in writing from time to time. The nature and purposes of the processing shall be limited that that necessary to carry out such instructions, and not for Cosell's own purposes, or for any other purposes except as required by law. If Cosell is required by law to process the personal data for any other purpose, Cosell will inform Customer of such requirement prior to the processing unless prohibited by law from doing so.
3.2 Cosell will process the personal data only to the extent, and in such manner, as is necessary for the provision of the Services. Cosell may only correct, delete or block the personal data processed on behalf of Customer as and when instructed to do so by Customer.
3.3 Cosell will implement and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft, alteration or disclosure. These measures shall take into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation, and the nature, scope, context, and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons. The measures shall be appropriate to the harm which might result from any unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, damage or theft of the personal data and having regard to the nature of the personal data which is to be protected and as a minimum shall be in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and Good Industry Practice. Such measures shall include, as appropriate:
3.3.1 the pseudonymisation and encryption of personal data;
3.3.2 the ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services;
3.3.3 the ability to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident;
3.3.4 a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.
3.4 Cosell will not give access to or transfer any personal data to any third party (including any affiliates, group companies or sub-contractors) without giving Customer prior notice and an opportunity to object to Customer; notwithstanding the foregoing, the sub-contractors listed on Exhibit 2 attached hereto are deemed pre-approved by Customer, subject to the conditions contained herein. Where Customer does not object in good faith on grounds related to data protection to Cosell engaging a sub-contractor to carry out any part of the Services, Cosell must ensure the reliability and competence of such third party, its employees or agents who may have access to the personal data processed in the provision of the Services, and must include in any contract with such third party provisions in favor of Customer which are substantially equivalent to those in this DPA and the Services Agreement and as are required by applicable Data Protection Legislation. For the avoidance of doubt, where a third party fails to fulfil its obligations under any sub-processing agreement or any applicable Data Protection Legislation, Cosell will remain fully liable to Customer for the fulfilment of its obligations under this DPA and the Services Agreement.
3.5 Cosell will take reasonable steps to ensure the reliability and competence of any Cosell personnel who have access to the personal data. Cosell will ensure that all Cosell personnel required to access the personal data are informed of the confidential nature of the personal data and comply with the obligations set out in this DPA.
3.6 Cosell will take all reasonable steps to assist Customer in meeting Customer’s obligations under applicable Data Protection Legislation, including Customer’s obligations to respond to requests by data subjects to exercise their rights with respect to personal data, adhere to data security obligations, respond to data breaches and other incidents involving personal data, conduct data protection impact assessments, and consult with supervisory authorities. Cosell will promptly inform Customer in writing if it receives: (i) a request from a data subject concerning any personal data; or (ii) a complaint, communication, or request relating to Customer’s obligations under Data Protection Legislation.
3.7 Cosell will not retain any of the personal data for longer than is necessary to provide the Services. At the end of the Services, or upon Customer's request, Cosell will securely destroy or return (at Customer’s election) the personal data to Customer.
3.8 With regard to personal data related to data subjects located in the European Economic Area, Cosell will not process such personal data in a location outside the European Economic Area, except:
3.8.1 with the prior written consent of Customer and on the documented instructions of Customer (including to the extent set forth in the Services Agreement);
3.8.2 by taking such steps as may reasonably be required by Customer on an ongoing basis to ensure there is adequate protection for such personal data in accordance with applicable Data Protection Legislation; and
3.8.3 pursuant to either:
188.8.131.52 the EU-US Privacy Shield, provided that Cosell maintains its certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield and notifies Customer in the event it reasonably believes it will no longer be able to maintain its certification; or
184.108.40.206 the standard contractual clauses (attached here as Exhibit 1).
3.9 Cosell will allow Customer and its respective auditors or authorized agents to conduct reasonable audits and inspections during the term of the Services Agreement, solely to allow Customer to verify that Cosell is processing personal data in accordance with its obligations under this DPA, the Services Agreement, and applicable Data Protection Legislation.
3.10 If Cosell becomes aware of any accidental, unauthorized or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, or disclosure of, or access to the personal data that is processed by Cosell in the course of providing the Services under the Services Agreement (a "Security Breach"),
3.10.1 it shall within 72 hours and without undue delay notify Customer and provide Customer with: a detailed description of the Security Breach; the type of data that was the subject of the Security Breach; the identity of each affected person, and the steps Cosell takes in order to mitigate and remediate such Security Breach, in each case as soon as such information can be collected or otherwise becomes available (as well as periodic updates to this information and any other information Customer may reasonably request relating to the Security Breach); and
3.10.2 take action immediately, at its own expense, to investigate the Security Breach and to identify, prevent and mitigate the effects of the Security Breach and, with the prior written approval of Customer, to carry out any recovery or other action necessary to remedy the Security Breach.
3.11 Cosell shall comply at all times with, and assist Customer in complying with its applicable obligations under, Data Protection Legislation. Cosell shall provide any information requested by Customer to demonstrate compliance with the obligations set out in this DPA. Cosell shall not perform its obligations under the Services Agreement or this DPA in such a way as to cause Customer to breach any of its obligations under applicable Data Protection Legislation.
3.12 Cosell will notify Customer immediately if, in Cosell's reasonable opinion, an instruction for the processing of personal data given by Customer infringes applicable Data Protection Legislation.
Standard Contractual Clauses (processors)
For the purposes of Article 26(2) of Directive 95/46/EC for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection, the data exporter and the data importer (each a "party"; together "the parties") HAVE AGREED on the following Contractual Clauses (the Clauses) in order to adduce adequate safeguards with respect to the protection of privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals for the transfer by the data exporter to the data importer of the personal data specified in Appendix 1.
For the purposes of the Clauses:
(a) 'personal data', 'special categories of data', 'process/processing', 'controller', 'processor', 'data subject' and 'supervisory authority' shall have the same meaning as in Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data;
(b) 'the data exporter' means the controller who transfers the personal data;
(c) 'the data importer' means the processor who agrees to receive from the data exporter personal data intended for processing on his behalf after the transfer in accordance with its instructions and the terms of the Clauses and who is not subject to a third country's system ensuring adequate protection within the meaning of Article 25(1) of Directive 95/46/EC;
(d) 'the subprocessor' means any processor engaged by the data importer or by any other subprocessor of the data importer who agrees to receive from the data importer or from any other subprocessor of the data importer personal data exclusively intended for processing activities to be carried out on behalf of the data exporter after the transfer in accordance with his instructions, the terms of the Clauses and the terms of the written subcontract;
(e) 'the applicable data protection law' means the legislation protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and, in particular, their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data applicable to a data controller in the Member State in which the data exporter is established;
(f) 'technical and organisational security measures' means those measures aimed at protecting personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.
Details of the transfer
The details of the transfer and in particular the special categories of personal data where applicable are specified in Appendix 1 which forms an integral part of the Clauses.
Third-party beneficiary clause
1. The data subject can enforce against the data exporter this Clause, Clause 4(b) to (i), Clause 5(a) to (e), and (g) to (j), Clause 6(1) and (2), Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12 as third-party beneficiary.
2. The data subject can enforce against the data importer this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where the data exporter has factually disappeared or has ceased to exist in law unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law, as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity.
3. The data subject can enforce against the subprocessor this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where both the data exporter and the data importer have factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity. Such third-party liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
4. The parties do not object to a data subject being represented by an association or other body if the data subject so expressly wishes and if permitted by national law.
Obligations of the data exporter
The data exporter agrees and warrants:
(a) that the processing, including the transfer itself, of the personal data has been and will continue to be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions of the applicable data protection law (and, where applicable, has been notified to the relevant authorities of the Member State where the data exporter is established) and does not violate the relevant provisions of that State;
(b) that it has instructed and throughout the duration of the personal data processing services will instruct the data importer to process the personal data transferred only on the data exporter's behalf and in accordance with the applicable data protection law and the Clauses;
(c) that the data importer will provide sufficient guarantees in respect of the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 to this contract;
(d) that after assessment of the requirements of the applicable data protection law, the security measures are appropriate to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing, and that these measures ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks presented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected having regard to the state of the art and the cost of their implementation;
(e) that it will ensure compliance with the security measures;
(f) that, if the transfer involves special categories of data, the data subject has been informed or will be informed before, or as soon as possible after, the transfer that its data could be transmitted to a third country not providing adequate protection within the meaning of Directive 95/46/EC;
(g) to forward any notification received from the data importer or any subprocessor pursuant to Clause 5(b) and Clause 8(3) to the data protection supervisory authority if the data exporter decides to continue the transfer or to lift the suspension;
(h) to make available to the data subjects upon request a copy of the Clauses, with the exception of Appendix 2, and a summary description of the security measures, as well as a copy of any contract for subprocessing services which has to be made in accordance with the Clauses, unless the Clauses or the contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information;
(i) that, in the event of subprocessing, the processing activity is carried out in accordance with Clause 11 by a subprocessor providing at least the same level of protection for the personal data and the rights of data subject as the data importer under the Clauses; and
(j) that it will ensure compliance with Clause 4(a) to (i).
Obligations of the data importer
The data importer agrees and warrants:
(a) to process the personal data only on behalf of the data exporter and in compliance with its instructions and the Clauses; if it cannot provide such compliance for whatever reasons, it agrees to inform promptly the data exporter of its inability to comply, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;
(b) that it has no reason to believe that the legislation applicable to it prevents it from fulfilling the instructions received from the data exporter and its obligations under the contract and that in the event of a change in this legislation which is likely to have a substantial adverse effect on the warranties and obligations provided by the Clauses, it will promptly notify the change to the data exporter as soon as it is aware, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;
(c) that it has implemented the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 before processing the personal data transferred;
(d) that it will promptly notify the data exporter about:
(i) any legally binding request for disclosure of the personal data by a law enforcement authority unless otherwise prohibited, such as a prohibition under criminal law to preserve the confidentiality of a law enforcement investigation,
(ii) any accidental or unauthorised access, and
(iii) any request received directly from the data subjects without responding to that request, unless it has been otherwise authorised to do so;
(e) to deal promptly and properly with all inquiries from the data exporter relating to its processing of the personal data subject to the transfer and to abide by the advice of the supervisory authority with regard to the processing of the data transferred;
(f) at the request of the data exporter to submit its data processing facilities for audit of the processing activities covered by the Clauses which shall be carried out by the data exporter or an inspection body composed of independent members and in possession of the required professional qualifications bound by a duty of confidentiality, selected by the data exporter, where applicable, in agreement with the supervisory authority;
(g) to make available to the data subject upon request a copy of the Clauses, or any existing contract for subprocessing, unless the Clauses or contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information, with the exception of Appendix 2 which shall be replaced by a summary description of the security measures in those cases where the data subject is unable to obtain a copy from the data exporter;
(h) that, in the event of subprocessing, it has previously informed the data exporter and obtained its prior written consent;
(i) that the processing services by the subprocessor will be carried out in accordance with Clause 11;
(j) to send promptly a copy of any subprocessor agreement it concludes under the Clauses to the data exporter.
1. The parties agree that any data subject, who has suffered damage as a result of any breach of the obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11 by any party or subprocessor is entitled to receive compensation from the data exporter for the damage suffered.
2. If a data subject is not able to bring a claim for compensation in accordance with paragraph 1 against the data exporter, arising out of a breach by the data importer or his subprocessor of any of their obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11, because the data exporter has factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent, the data importer agrees that the data subject may issue a claim against the data importer as if it were the data exporter, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract of by operation of law, in which case the data subject can enforce its rights against such entity.
The data importer may not rely on a breach by a subprocessor of its obligations in order to avoid its own liabilities.
3. If a data subject is not able to bring a claim against the data exporter or the data importer referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, arising out of a breach by the subprocessor of any of their obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11 because both the data exporter and the data importer have factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent, the subprocessor agrees that the data subject may issue a claim against the data subprocessor with regard to its own processing operations under the Clauses as if it were the data exporter or the data importer, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter or data importer by contract or by operation of law, in which case the data subject can enforce its rights against such entity. The liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
Mediation and jurisdiction
1. The data importer agrees that if the data subject invokes against it third-party beneficiary rights and/or claims compensation for damages under the Clauses, the data importer will accept the decision of the data subject:
(a) to refer the dispute to mediation, by an independent person or, where applicable, by the supervisory authority;
(b) to refer the dispute to the courts in the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
2. The parties agree that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice its substantive or procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with other provisions of national or international law.
Cooperation with supervisory authorities
1. The data exporter agrees to deposit a copy of this contract with the supervisory authority if it so requests or if such deposit is required under the applicable data protection law.
2. The parties agree that the supervisory authority has the right to conduct an audit of the data importer, and of any subprocessor, which has the same scope and is subject to the same conditions as would apply to an audit of the data exporter under the applicable data protection law.
3. The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter about the existence of legislation applicable to it or any subprocessor preventing the conduct of an audit of the data importer, or any subprocessor, pursuant to paragraph 2. In such a case the data exporter shall be entitled to take the measures foreseen in Clause 5 (b).
The Clauses shall be governed by the law of the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
Variation of the contract
The parties undertake not to vary or modify the Clauses. This does not preclude the parties from adding clauses on business related issues where required as long as they do not contradict the Clause.
1. The data importer shall not subcontract any of its processing operations performed on behalf of the data exporter under the Clauses without the prior written consent of the data exporter. Where the data importer subcontracts its obligations under the Clauses, with the consent of the data exporter, it shall do so only by way of a written agreement with the subprocessor which imposes the same obligations on the subprocessor as are imposed on the data importer under the Clauses. Where the subprocessor fails to fulfil its data protection obligations under such written agreement the data importer shall remain fully liable to the data exporter for the performance of the subprocessor's obligations under such agreement.
2. The prior written contract between the data importer and the subprocessor shall also provide for a third-party beneficiary clause as laid down in Clause 3 for cases where the data subject is not able to bring the claim for compensation referred to in paragraph 1 of Clause 6 against the data exporter or the data importer because they have factually disappeared or have ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent and no successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter or data importer by contract or by operation of law. Such third-party liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
3. The provisions relating to data protection aspects for subprocessing of the contract referred to in paragraph 1 shall be governed by the law of the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
4. The data exporter shall keep a list of subprocessing agreements concluded under the Clauses and notified by the data importer pursuant to Clause 5 (j), which shall be updated at least once a year. The list shall be available to the data exporter's data protection supervisory authority.
Obligation after the termination of personal data processing services
1. The parties agree that on the termination of the provision of data processing services, the data importer and the subprocessor shall, at the choice of the data exporter, return all the personal data transferred and the copies thereof to the data exporter or shall destroy all the personal data and certify to the data exporter that it has done so, unless legislation imposed upon the data importer prevents it from returning or destroying all or part of the personal data transferred. In that case, the data importer warrants that it will guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data transferred and will not actively process the personal data transferred anymore.
2. The data importer and the subprocessor warrant that upon request of the data exporter and/or of the supervisory authority, it will submit its data processing facilities for an audit of the measures referred to in paragraph 1.