Data Processing Agreement

Last Updated October 10, 2018

This AuriQ Systems (“AuriQ”) Data Processing Agreement (“DPA”), that includes the Standard Contractual Clauses adopted by the European Commission, as applicable, reflects the parties’ agreement with respect to the terms governing the Processing of Personal Data under the AuriQ Terms of Service (the “Agreement”). This DPA is an amendment to the Agreement and is effective upon its incorporation into the Agreement, which incorporation may be specified in the Agreement, an Order or an executed amendment to the Agreement. Upon its incorporation into the Agreement, the DPA will form a part of the Agreement.

The term of this DPA shall follow the term of the Agreement. Terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning as set forth in the Agreement.

1. Definitions

Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data.

Data Protection Law” means all applicable legislation relating to data protection and privacy including without limitation the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and all local laws and regulations which amend or replace any of them, including the GDPR, together with any national implementing laws in any Member State of the European Union or, to the extent applicable, in any other country, as amended, repealed, consolidated or replaced from time to time. The terms “process”, “processes” and “processed” will be construed accordingly.

Data Subject” means the individual to whom Personal Data relates.

GDPR” means the General Data Protection 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.

Instruction” means the written, documented instruction, issued by Controller to Processor, and directing the same to perform a specific action with regard to Personal Data (including, but not limited to, depersonalizing, blocking, deletion, making available). 

Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual where such information is contained within Customer Data and is protected similarly as personal data or personally identifiable information under applicable Data Protection Law

Personal Data Breach” means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Personal Data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data, encompassing the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction or erasure of Personal Data.

Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller.

2. Details of the Processing

a. Categories of Data Subjects. Controller’s Contacts and other end users including Controller’s employees, contractors, collaborators, customers, prospects, suppliers and subcontractors. Data Subjects also include individuals attempting to communicate with or transfer Personal Data to the Controller’s end users.

b. Types of Personal Data. Contact Information, the extent of which is determined and controlled by the Customer in its sole discretion, and other Personal Data such as navigational data (including website usage information), email data, system usage data, application integration data, and other electronic data submitted, stored, sent, or received by end users via the Subscription Service.

c. Subject-Matter and Nature of the Processing. The subject-matter of Processing of Personal Data by Processor is the provision of the services to the Controller that involves the Processing of Personal Data. Personal Data will be subject to those Processing activities as may be specified in the Agreement and an Order.

d. Purpose of the Processing. Personal Data will be Processed for purposes of providing the services set out and otherwise agreed to in the Agreement and any applicable Order.

e. Duration of the Processing.Personal Data will be Processed for the duration of the Agreement, subject to Section 4 of this DPA.

3.  Customer Responsibility

Within the scope of the Agreement and in its use of the services, Controller shall be solely responsible for complying with the statutory requirements relating to data protection and privacy, in particular regarding the disclosure and transfer of Personal Data to the Processor and the Processing of Personal Data. For the avoidance of doubt, Controller’s instructions for the Processing of Personal Data shall comply with the Data Protection Law. This DPA is Customer’s complete and final instruction to AuriQ in relation to Personal Data and that additional instructions outside the scope of DPA would require prior written agreement between the parties. Instructions shall initially be specified in the Agreement and may, from time to time thereafter, be amended, amplified or replaced by Controller in separate written instructions (as individual instructions).

Controller shall inform Processor without undue delay and comprehensively about any errors or irregularities related to statutory provisions on the Processing of Personal Data.

4.  Obligations of Processor

a. Compliance with Instructions. The parties acknowledge and agree that Customer is the Controller of Personal Data andAuriQ is the Processor of that data. Processor shall collect, process and use Personal Data only within the scope of Controller’s Instructions. If the Processor believes that an Instruction of the Controller infringes the Data Protection Law, it shall immediately inform the Controller without delay. If Processor cannot process Personal Data in accordance with the Instructions due to a legal requirement under any applicable European Union or Member State law, Processor will (i) promptly notify the Controller of that legal requirement before the relevant Processing to the extent permitted by the Data Protection Law; and (ii) cease all Processing (other than merely storing and maintaining the security of the affected Personal Data) until such time as the Controller issues new instructions with which Processor is able to comply. If this provision is invoked, Processor will not be liable to the Controller under the Agreement for any failure to perform the applicable services until such time as the Controller issues new instructions in regard to the Processing.

b. Security.Processor shall take the appropriate technical and organizational measures to adequately protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to Personal Data, described under Appendix 2 to the Standard Contractual Clauses. Such measures include, but are not be limited to:

  1. the prevention of unauthorized persons from gaining access to Personal Data Processing systems (physical access control),
  2. the prevention of Personal Data Processing systems from being used without authorization (logical access control),
  3. ensuring that persons entitled to use a Personal Data Processing system gain access only to such Personal Data as they are entitled to accessing in accordance with their access rights, and that, in the course of Processing or use and after storage, Personal Data cannot be read, copied, modified or deleted without authorization (data access control),
  4. ensuring that Personal Data cannot be read, copied, modified or deleted without authorization during electronic transmission, transport or storage on storage media, and that the target entities for any transfer of Personal Data by means of data transmission facilities can be established and verified (data transfer control),
  5. ensuring the establishment of an audit trail to document whether and by whom Personal Data have been entered into, modified in, or removed from Personal Data Processing systems (entry control),
  6. ensuring that Personal Data is Processed solely in accordance with the Instructions (control of instructions),
  7. ensuring that Personal Data is protected against accidental destruction or loss (availability control).

Upon Controller’s request, Processor shall provide a current Personal Data protection and security programme relating to the Processing hereunder.

Processor will facilitate Controller’s compliance with the Controller’s obligation to implement security measures with respect to Personal Data (including if applicable Controller’s obligations pursuant to Articles 32 to 34 (inclusive) of the GDPR), by (i) implementing and maintaining the security measures described under Appendix 2, (ii) complying with the terms of Section 4.4 (Personal Data Breaches); and (iii) providing the Controller with information in relation to the Processing in accordance with Section 5 (Audits).

c. Confidentiality.  Processor shall ensure that any personnel whom Processor authorizes to process Personal Data on its behalf is subject to confidentiality obligations with respect to that Personal Data. The undertaking to confidentiality shall continue after the termination of the above-entitled activities.

d. Personal Data Breaches. Processor will notify the Controller as soon as practicable after it becomes aware of any of any Personal Data Breach affecting any Personal Data. At the Controller’s request, Processor will promptly provide the Controller with all reasonable assistance necessary to enable the Controller to notify relevant Personal Data Breaches to competent authorities and/or affected Data Subjects, if Controller is required to do so under the Data Protection Law.

e. Data Subject Requests. Processor will provide reasonable assistance, including by appropriate technical and organizational measures and taking into account the nature of the Processing, to enable Controller to respond to any request from Data Subjects seeking to exercise their rights under the Data Protection Law with respect to Personal Data (including access, rectification, restriction, deletion or portability of Personal Data, as applicable), to the extent permitted by the law.  If such request is made directly to Processor, Processor will promptly inform Controller and will advise Data Subjects to submit their request to the Controller. Controller shall be solely responsible for responding to any Data Subjects’ requests. Controller shall reimburse Processor for the costs arising from this assistance.

f. Sub-Processors. Processor shall be entitled to engage sub-Processors to fulfil Processor’s obligations defined in the Agreement only with Controller’s written consent.  For these purposes, Controller consents to the engagement as sub-Processors of Processor’s affiliated companies and the third parties listed in Exhibit 2. For the avoidance of doubt, the above authorization constitutes Controller’s prior written consent to the sub-Processing by Processor for purposes of Clause 11 of the Standard Contractual Clauses.

If the Processor intends to instruct sub-Processors other than the companies listed in Exhibit 2, the Processor will notify the Controller thereof in writing (email to the email address(es) on record in Processor’s account information for Controller is sufficient) and will give the Controller the opportunity to object to the engagement of the new sub-Processors within 30 days after being notified. The objection must be based on reasonable grounds (e.g. if the Controller proves that significant risks for the protection of its Personal Data exist at the sub-Processor). If the Processor and Controller are unable to resolve such objection, either party may terminate the Agreement by providing written notice to the other party. Controller shall receive a refund of any prepaid but unused fees for the period following the effective date of termination.

Where Processor engages sub-Processors, Processor will enter into a contract with the sub-Processor that imposes on the sub-Processor the same obligations that apply to Processor under this DPA. Where the sub-Processor fails to fulfil its data protection obligations, Processor will remain liable to the Controller for the performance of such sub-Processors obligations.

Where a sub-Processor is engaged, the Controller must be granted the right to monitor and inspect the sub-Processor’s activities in accordance with this DPA and the Data Protection Law, including to obtain information from the Processor, upon written request, on the substance of the contract and the implementation of the data protection obligations under the sub-Processing contract, where necessary by inspecting the relevant contract documents.

The provisions of this Section 4.6 shall mutually apply if the Processor engages a sub-Processor in a country outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) not recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data.  If, in the performance of this DPA, AuriQ transfers any Personal Data to a sub-processor located outside of the EEA, AuriQ shall, in advance of any such transfer, ensure that a legal mechanism to achieve adequacy in respect of that processing is in place.

g. Data Transfers. Controller acknowledges and agrees that, in connection with the performance of the services under the Agreement, Personal Data will be transferred toAuriQ, Inc. in the United States. AuriQ, Inc. has certified to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks as administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in order to implement appropriate safeguards for such transfers pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR. The Standard Contractual Clauses at Exhibit 1 will apply with respect to Personal Data that is transferred outside the EEA, either directly or via onward transfer, to any country not recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data (as described in the Data Protection Law).

h. Deletion or Retrieval of Personal Data. Other than to the extent required to comply with Data Protection Law, following termination or expiry of the Agreement, Processor will delete all Personal Data (including copies thereof) processed pursuant to this DPA. If Processor is unable to delete Personal Data for technical or other reasons, Processor will apply measures to ensure that Personal Data is blocked from any further Processing.

Controller shall, upon termination or expiration of the Agreement and by way of issuing an Instruction, stipulate, within a period of time set by Processor, the reasonable measures to return data or to delete stored data. Any additional cost arising in connection with the return or deletion of Personal Data after the termination or expiration of the Agreement shall be borne by Controller.

5.  Audits

Controller may, prior to the commencement of Processing, and at regular intervals thereafter, audit the technical and organizational measures taken by Processor.

For such purpose, Controller may, e.g.,

  • obtain information from the Processor,
  • request Processor to submit to Controller an existing attestation or certificate by an independent professional expert, or
  • upon reasonable and timely advance agreement, during regular business hours and without interrupting Processor’s business operations, conduct an on-site inspection of Processor’s business operations or have the same conducted by a qualified third party which shall not be a competitor of Processor.

Processor shall, upon Controller’s written request and within a reasonable period of time, provide Controller with all information necessary for such audit, to the extent that such information is within Processor’s control and Processor is not precluded from disclosing it by applicable law, a duty of confidentiality, or any other obligation owed to a third party.

6.  General Provisions

With respect to updates and changes to this DPA, the terms that apply in the “Amendment; No Waiver” section of “Miscellaneous” in the Agreement shall apply.

In case of any conflict, this DPA shall take precedence over the regulations of the Agreement. Where individual provisions of this DPA are invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this DPA shall not be affected.

Upon the incorporation of this DPA into the Agreement, the parties indicated in Section 7 below (Parties to this DPA) are agreeing to the Standard Contractual Clauses (where and as applicable) and all appendixes attached thereto. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between this DPA and the Standard Contractual Clauses in Exhibit 1, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall prevail.

Effective 25 May 2018 AuriQ will process Personal Data in accordance with the GDPR requirements contained herein which are directly applicable to AuriQ's provision of the Subscription Services.


7.  Parties to this DPA

This DPA is an amendment to and forms part of the Agreement.  Upon the incorporation of this DPA into the Agreement (i) Controller and the AuriQ entity that are each a party to the Agreement are also each a party to this DPA, and (ii) to the extent that AuriQ Inc. is not the party to the Agreement, AuriQ, Inc. is a party to this DPA, but only with respect to agreement to the Standard Contractual Clauses of the DPA, this Section 7 of the DPA, and to the Standard Contractual Clauses themselves.

If AuriQ Systems, Inc. is not a party to the Agreement, the section of the Agreement entitled ‘Limitation of Liability’ shall apply as between Controller and AuriQ Systems, Inc., and in such respect any references to ‘AuriQ’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ shall include both AuriQSystems, Inc. and the AuriQ entity that is a party to the Agreement.

The legal entity agreeing to this DPA as Controller represents that it is authorized to agree to and enter into this DPA for, and is agreeing to this DPA solely on behalf of, the Controller.