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Data Processing Agreement with Standard Contractual Clauses ( DPA-SCC )

Effective Date: December 1, 2021

Incorporated into the Subscription for the following offered Minitab Services, when applicable: 

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Data Processing Agreement

This Data Processing Agreement (“DPA”) sets forth confidentiality, security, and data privacy requirements with respect to Personal Data that is Processed by you (“You”) and by Minitab, LLC (“Minitab”) in connection with the provision by Minitab of the Services. This DPA constitutes a data processing agreement for the purposes of Applicable Data Protection Law. This DPA is deemed part of the Agreement. The provisions of this DPA will apply if there is any conflict between this DPA and the Agreement. Unless otherwise defined in this DPA, all capitalized terms used in this DPA have the meanings given to them in the Agreement.

1. DEFINITIONS.

For the purposes of this DPA unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms have these meanings:

1.1 “DPA Effective Date” means the date the Service is first launched or as listed in the purchase confirmation, receipt, and/or on the invoice You receive from Us for the Service.

1.2 “Agreement” means the Subscription Agreement between You and Minitab, LLC or its affiliate, or any other agreement, for the Service, in effect as of the DPA Effective Date between Minitab and You.

1.3 “Applicable Data Protection Law” means all federal, state, regional, territorial, national and local laws, regulations, and rules by any government, agency or authority that relate to the Processing or the security of Personal Data and which are applicable to Minitab or the Processing of Personal Data by You. For the avoidance of doubt this includes, where applicable, the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and its national implementations in each case as amended, replaced or superseded from time to time, including without limitation the GDPR.

1.4 “Controller” shall have the meaning given to this term in article 4 of the GDPR, i.e., 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.

1.5 “Your Content” shall mean any data, information or material You provide, submit or upload to the Services, and Processed by Minitab in the performance of the Services, including without limitation, Personal Data.

1.6 “GDPR” means the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

1.7 “Data Subject” shall have the meaning given to this term in article 4 of the GDPR, i.e., an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

1.8 “Personal Data” shall have the meaning given to this term in article 4 of GDPR, i.e., any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1.9 “Personal Data Breach” shall mean any: (a) breach of security, confidentiality or integrity leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Your Content transmitted, stored or otherwise Processed; (b) unauthorized intrusion into, control of, access to, modification of or use of any system that is used by Minitab to secure, defend, protect or Process Your Content; and (c) event which led Minitab to suspect or would lead a reasonable person exercising a reasonable level of diligence and investigation to suspect that either (a) or (b) has occurred.

1.10 “Processing” (and “Process”) shall have the meaning given to this term in article 4 of the GDPR, i.e., any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or sets of Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

1.11 “Processor” shall have the meaning given to this term in article 4 of the GDPR, i.e., a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

1.12 “Services” means the services subscribed to by You in accordance with the Agreement and provided by Minitab in a software as a services (“SaaS”) mode.

1.13 “Standard Contractual Clauses” or “SCCs” shall mean Commission Decision 2021/914 adopted on 4 June 2021, or the - current European Commission approved version of such clauses, permitting transfers of Personal Data to Processors established outside the EU.

1.14 “Sub-Processor” means any party, other than an employee of Minitab, appointed by Minitab, or by any other Sub-Processor of Minitab, with whom Minitab enters into a contract, agreement or arrangement whereby it agrees to receive from Minitab, or from any other Sub-Processor of Minitab, Your Content exclusively with the intention for  Processing to be carried out on behalf of You in accordance with its instructions, the terms of the Agreement and the DPA.

1.15 “Supervisory Authority” shall have the meaning given to this term in article 4 of the GDPR and which has jurisdiction over Minitab's or Processor's Processing of Personal Data.

2. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES.

2.1 This DPA governs the manner in which Your Content shall be Processed. Minitab is the Processor of Your Content and You are the Controller of Your Content under the Agreement.

2.2 The Services are provided by Minitab on a SaaS model and where You bring Your own data and largely control the upload and handle directly the use of Your Content by the Services. In this respect, You agree and understand that Minitab will not monitor Your Content or Your use, unless You explicitly request by writing Minitab to access a specific and well identified data or set of data in Your Content. In any other case, only You know what data is comprised in Your Content. It is therefore the sole liability of You to ensure that Your Content is collected and transmitted to Minitab in compliance with Applicable Data Protection Law and, in particular, to have a legal basis for Processing and to have properly informed Data Subjects of the collection and Processing of their Personal Data.

3. GENERAL PERSONAL DATA OBLIGATIONS.

3.1 The Parties shall comply with the terms of this DPA, and Applicable Data Protection Law relating to the collection or Processing of Personal Data.

3.2 Minitab shall Process Your Content solely as necessary to perform its obligations under the Agreement (or as otherwise agreed in writing by Minitab and You) on behalf of You and strictly in accordance with the documented instructions You provide and Applicable Data Protection Law (the “Permitted Purposes”). If Minitab is legally required to Process Your Content otherwise than as instructed by You, it shall inform You before such Processing occurs, unless the law requiring such Processing prohibits Minitab from informing You on an important ground of public interest, in which case it shall notify You as soon as that law permits it to do so.

3.3 Additional instructions outside the scope of this DPA (if any) require prior written agreement between Minitab and You, including agreement on any additional fees payable by You to Minitab for carrying out such instructions. You shall ensure that Your instructions comply with laws, rules and regulations applicable in relation to Your Content, and that the Processing of Your Content in accordance with Your instructions will not cause Minitab to be in breach of Data Protection Law and, in particular, of the GDPR.

3.4 Minitab shall notify You about any instruction from You which, in its opinion, infringes Applicable Data Protection Law.

4. CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS.

4.1 Minitab shall ensure that any person that it authorizes to Process Personal Data (including but not limited to Minitab’s employees, contractors and other individuals engaged to provide the Services) (“Authorized Personnel”) shall be subject to a strict duty of confidentiality, including without limitation any obligations of confidentiality that are set forth in the Agreement, and shall not permit any person who is not under such a duty of confidentiality to Process Personal Data. Minitab shall ensure that all Authorized Personnel use Personal Data solely to the extent necessary for the Permitted Purposes.

4.2 Minitab shall:

  1. not publish, disclose, divulge or otherwise permit third parties to access Personal Data except in accordance with this DPA or with Your prior written consent; and
  2. treat all Your Content as confidential information.

4.3 If Minitab is required by Data Protection Law to disclose any of Your Content to a governmental authority then it shall be entitled to do so provided that:

  1. to the extent permitted by Applicable Data Protection Law, Minitab provides prior written notice of such disclosure to You without undue delay and that notice shall include a copy of the request and any related documents;
  2. Minitab takes lawful actions to avoid, and minimize the extent of, that disclosure;
  3. to the extent possible, Minitab receives confidentiality undertakings in a form approved by You from the entity to whom Your Content is disclosed; and
  4. before disclosing Your Content to the governmental authority Minitab reasonably cooperates with You to resist that disclosure if You choose to do so. Where Minitab is legally prohibited from notifying You of the disclosure, Minitab shall use reasonable efforts to request the governmental authority to direct the request directly to You.

5. COOPERATION.

5.1 Minitab shall provide all reasonable and timely assistance to You:

  1. to enable You to respond to any request from a Data Subject to exercise any of their rights under Applicable Data Protection Law (including without limitation rights of access, correction, objection, erasure and data portability, as applicable);
  2. where applicable by virtue of Article 28(3) of the GDPR, to provide reasonable cooperation and assistance to You with any data protection impact assessments which are referred to in Article 35 of the GDPR or with any regulatory consultations that is legally required to make in respect of Your Content, taking into account the nature of the Processing and the information available to Minitab.
  3. upon Your request, in the event of an investigation by or request from any regulator, including a data protection regulator, or similar authority, if and to the extent that such investigation or request relates to Your Content. Minitab will take steps reasonably requested by You to assist You in complying with any obligations in connection with such an investigation or request.

5.2 Minitab may charge You for its cooperation and assistance set forth in this DPA, which goes beyond the reasonable standards and which will require more than reasonable efforts to comply with.

6. DATA TRANSFERS.

6.1 Where there are transfers of Your Content from a Member State of the EU or from a Member State of the EEA to a third country outside the EU and outside the EEA, You and Minitab acknowledge that steps must be taken to ensure that such data transfers comply with Applicable Data Protection Law. You and Minitab acknowledge that the same or similar obligations can apply for international transfers of Personal Data from a non-EU country and shall in good faith take the steps required where necessary under Applicable Data Protection Law.

6.2 In order to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place for Processing and transfer of Your Content, You and Minitab hereby agree to enter into the SCCs and Minitab undertakes to enter into data processing agreements with its service providers, including Sub-Processors, that incorporate the SCCs adopted by the European Commission.

7. SECURITY.

7.1 Minitab will maintain and use appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Personal Data, and to implement administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information or data that Minitab processes in the course of providing the Services.

7.2 Such safeguards shall include, in accordance to the article 28 (3) (c) of the GDPR, but are not limited to (a) security management policies and procedures including incident management procedures to address security events; (b) access controls, including password change controls, to ensure access to information is granted on a need to know and least privileged basis; (c) device and software management controls to guard against viruses and other malicious or unauthorized software; (d) industry standard encryption safeguards as appropriate and where required by law; (e) security awareness training to ensure employees understanding of their responsibilities in guarding against security events and unauthorized use or access to information; (f) logging procedures to proactively record user and system activity for routine review; and (g) facility access and protection controls to limit physical access to information resources and guard against environmental hazards (e.g., water or fire damage).

7.3 Minitab shall document its security measures in written form and shall make those documents available to You upon reasonable request.

8. PERSONAL DATA BREACH.

8.1 Minitab will notify You in writing of a Personal Data Breach without undue delay, after it is notified, discovers, or would have discovered had it exercised reasonable diligence.

8.2 As information regarding the Personal Data Breach is collected or otherwise reasonably becomes available to Minitab, Minitab will also provide You with (a) a description of the nature and reasonably anticipated consequences of the Personal Data Breach; (b) the measures taken to mitigate any possible adverse effects and prevent a recurrence; and (c) where possible, information about the types of Personal Data that were the subject of the Personal Data Breach.

8.3 You agree to coordinate with Minitab on the content of Your intended public statements or required notices for the affected individuals and/or notices to the relevant regulators regarding the Personal Data Breach.

8.4 Unless legally required by Data Protection Laws, Minitab will not disclose the Data Breach to any third party without first obtaining Your prior written consent.

9. DELETION OR RETURN OF PERSONAL DATA.

9.1 Upon termination of the Services, and upon Your request in accordance with terms of Your Agreement, Minitab will promptly return or delete any remaining copies of Personal Data on Minitab’s systems or Services environments, except as otherwise stated in the Agreement.

10. AUDIT.

10.1 Minitab shall permit an independent Certified Public Accountant engaged by You (“Auditor”) to audit Minitab’s compliance with this DPA, and shall make available to You and Auditors information, systems and staff necessary to conduct such audit and to demonstrate compliance with Applicable Data Protection Law. Your Auditor shall be subject to a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Minitab, and subject to Minitab’s approval, which will not be unreasonably withheld. Minitab agrees that You and Auditors may enter its premises solely for the limited purpose of conducting this audit, provided that You give reasonable written prior notice, conduct the audit at a mutually agreeable time during normal business hours, and take all reasonable measures to prevent unnecessary disruption to Minitab’s operations. You will not exercise this audit right more than once in any 12-month period, except (a) if and when required by a competent data protection authority or other regulator; or (b) if You believe a further audit is necessary due to a Personal Data Breach.

11. SUB-PROCESSORS.

11.1 Minitab may sub-contract any Processing of Your Content performed on behalf of You under this DPA and the Agreement. You hereby grant Minitab a general authorization to engage Sub-Processors in connection with the performance of the Services by Minitab.

11.2 To the extent Minitab engages Sub-Processors to Process Your Content, such entities shall be subject to the same level of data protection and security as Minitab under this DPA provided that each permitted subcontractor that receives Your Content is subject to an agreement which impose privacy, confidentiality and data security obligations on the subcontractor.

12. SURVIVAL.

12.1 This DPA survives termination or expiration of the Agreement.

STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES

Controller to Processor

SECTION I

Clause 1

Purpose and scope

  1. The purpose of these standard contractual clauses is to ensure compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) for the transfer of data to a third country.
  2. The Parties:
    1. the natural or legal person(s), public authority/ies, agency/ies or other body/ies (hereinafter ‘entity/ies’) transferring the personal data, as listed in Annex I.A (hereinafter each ‘data exporter’), and
    2. the entity/ies in a third country receiving the personal data from the data exporter, directly or indirectly via another entity also Party to these Clauses, as listed in Annex I.A (hereinafter each ‘data importer’)
    have agreed to these standard contractual clauses (hereinafter: ‘Clauses’).
  3. These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.
  4. The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.

Clause 2

Effect and invariability of the Clauses

  1. These Clauses set out appropriate safeguards, including enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies, pursuant to Article 46(1) and Article 46(2)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and, with respect to data transfers from controllers to processors and/or processors to processors, standard contractual clauses pursuant to Article 28(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, provided they are not modified, except to select the appropriate Module(s) or to add or update information in the Appendix. This does not prevent the Parties from including the standard contractual clauses laid down in these Clauses in a wider contract and/or to add other clauses or additional safeguards, provided that they do not contradict, directly or indirectly, these Clauses or prejudice the fundamental rights or freedoms of data subjects.
  2. These Clauses are without prejudice to obligations to which the data exporter is subject by virtue of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Clause 3

Third-party beneficiaries

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

Clause 4

Interpretation

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

Clause 5

Hierarchy

In the event of a contradiction between these Clauses and the provisions of related agreements between the Parties, existing at the time these Clauses are agreed or entered into thereafter, these Clauses shall prevail.

Clause 6

Description of the transfer(s)

The details of the transfer(s), and in particular the categories of personal data that are transferred and the purpose(s) for which they are transferred, are specified in Annex I.B.

Clause 7

[Intentionally Omitted]

 

SECTION II – OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES

Clause 8

Data protection safeguards

The data exporter warrants that it has used reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able, through the implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures, to satisfy its obligations under these Clauses.

8.1   Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

8.3   Transparency

On request, the data exporter shall make a copy of these Clauses, including the Appendix as completed by the Parties, available to the data subject free of charge. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including 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.

8.4   Accuracy

If the data importer becomes aware that the personal data it has received is inaccurate, or has become outdated, it shall inform the data exporter without undue delay. In this case, the data importer shall cooperate with the data exporter to 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

  1. The data importer and, during transmission, also the data exporter shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data, including protection against a breach of security leading to accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access to that data (hereinafter ‘personal data breach’). In assessing the appropriate level of security, 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In the event of a personal data breach concerning personal data processed by the data importer under these Clauses, the data importer shall take appropriate measures to address the breach, including measures to mitigate its adverse effects. The data importer shall also notify 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.
  4. The data importer shall cooperate with and assist the data exporter to enable the data exporter to comply with its obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, in particular to notify 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:

  1. the onward transfer is to a country benefitting from an adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the onward transfer;
  2. the third party otherwise ensures appropriate safeguards pursuant to Articles 46 or 47 Regulation of (EU) 2016/679 with respect to the processing in question;
  3. the onward transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims in the context of specific administrative, regulatory or judicial proceedings; or
  4. the onward transfer is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.

Any onward transfer is subject to compliance by the data importer with all the other safeguards under these Clauses, in particular purpose limitation.

8.9   Documentation and compliance

  1. The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter that relate to the processing under these Clauses.
  2. The Parties shall be able to demonstrate compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer shall keep appropriate documentation on the processing activities carried out on behalf of the data exporter.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Parties shall make the information referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c), including the results of any audits, available to the competent supervisory authority on request.

Clause 9

Use of sub-processors

  1. The data importer has the 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 15 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The data importer shall remain fully responsible to the data exporter for the performance of the sub-processor’s obligations under its contract with the data importer. The data importer shall notify the data exporter of any failure by the sub-processor to fulfil its obligations under that contract.
  5. The data importer shall agree a third-party beneficiary clause with the sub-processor whereby – in the event the data importer has factually disappeared, ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent – the data exporter shall have the right to terminate the sub-processor contract and to instruct the sub-processor to erase or return the personal data.

Clause 10

Data subject rights

  1. The data importer shall promptly notify the data exporter 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the data exporter.

Clause 11

Redress

  1. The data importer shall inform data subjects in a transparent and easily accessible format, through individual notice or on its website, of a contact point authorised to handle complaints. It shall deal promptly with any complaints it receives from a data subject.
  2. 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.
  3. Where the data subject invokes a third-party beneficiary right pursuant to Clause 3, the data importer shall accept the decision of the data subject to:
    1. lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the Member State of his/her habitual residence or place of work, or the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Clause 13;
    2. refer the dispute to the competent courts within the meaning of Clause 18.
  4. 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.
  5. The data importer shall abide by a decision that is binding under the applicable EU or Member State law.
  6. The data importer agrees that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice his/her substantive and procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with applicable laws.

Clause 12

Liability

  1. Each Party shall be liable to the other Party/ies for any damages it causes the other Party/ies by any breach of these Clauses.
  2. The data importer shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data importer or its sub-processor causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses.
  3. Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the data exporter shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data exporter or the data importer (or its 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.
  4. The Parties agree that if the data exporter is held liable under paragraph (c) for damages caused by the data importer (or its sub-processor), it shall be entitled to claim back from the data importer that part of the compensation corresponding to the data importer’s responsibility for the damage.
  5. Where more than one Party is responsible for any damage caused to the data subject as a result of a breach of these Clauses, all responsible Parties shall be jointly and severally liable and the data subject is entitled to bring an action in court against any of these Parties.
  6. The Parties agree that if one Party is held liable under paragraph (e), it shall be entitled to claim back from the other Party/ies that part of the compensation corresponding to its/their responsibility for the damage.
  7. The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.

Clause 13

Supervision

  1. The supervisory authority 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.
  2. The data importer agrees to submit itself to the jurisdiction of and cooperate with the competent supervisory authority in any procedures aimed at ensuring compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer agrees to respond to enquiries, submit to audits and comply with the measures adopted by the supervisory authority, including remedial and compensatory measures. It shall provide the supervisory authority with written confirmation that the necessary actions have been taken.

 

SECTION III – LOCAL LAWS AND OBLIGATIONS IN CASE OF ACCESS BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Clause 14

Local laws and practices affecting compliance with the Clauses

  1. The Parties warrant that they have no reason to believe that the laws and practices in the third country of destination applicable to the processing of the personal data by the data importer, including any requirements to disclose personal data or measures authorising access by public authorities, prevent the data importer from fulfilling its obligations under these Clauses. This is based on the understanding that laws and practices that respect the essence of the fundamental rights and freedoms and do not exceed what is necessary and proportionate in a democratic society to safeguard one of the objectives listed in Article 23(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, are not in contradiction with these Clauses.
  2. The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:
    1. the specific circumstances of the transfer, including the length of the processing chain, the number of actors involved and the transmission channels used; intended onward transfers; the type of recipient; the purpose of processing; the categories and format of the transferred personal data; the economic sector in which the transfer occurs; the storage location of the data transferred;
    2. the laws and practices of the third country of destination– including those requiring the disclosure of data to public authorities or authorising access by such authorities – relevant in light of the specific circumstances of the transfer, and the applicable limitations and safeguards;
    3. any relevant contractual, technical or organisational safeguards put in place to supplement the safeguards under these Clauses, including measures applied during transmission and to the processing of the personal data in the country of destination.
  3. The data importer warrants that, in carrying out the assessment under paragraph (b), it has made its best efforts to provide the data exporter with relevant information and agrees that it will continue to cooperate with the data exporter in ensuring compliance with these Clauses.
  4. The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
  5. The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter promptly if, after having agreed to these Clauses and for the duration of the contract, it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under paragraph (a), including following a change in the laws of the third country or a measure (such as a disclosure request) indicating an application of such laws in practice that is not in line with the requirements in paragraph (a).
  6. Following a notification pursuant to paragraph (e), or if the data exporter otherwise has reason to believe that the data importer can no longer fulfil its obligations under these Clauses, the data exporter shall promptly identify appropriate measures (e.g. technical or organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality) to be adopted by the data exporter and/or data importer to address the situation. 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.

Clause 15

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

15.1     Notification

  1. The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter and, where possible, the data subject promptly (if necessary with the help of the data exporter) if it:
    1. receives a legally binding request from a public authority, including judicial authorities, under the laws of the country of destination for the disclosure of personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses; such notification shall include information about the personal data requested, the requesting authority, the legal basis for the request and the response provided; or
    2. becomes aware of any direct access by public authorities to personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses in accordance with the laws of the country of destination; such notification shall include all information available to the importer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.).
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  1. The data importer agrees to review the legality of the request for disclosure, in particular whether it remains within the powers granted to the requesting public authority, and to challenge the request if, after careful assessment, it concludes that there are reasonable grounds to consider that the request is unlawful under the laws of the country of destination, applicable obligations under international law and principles of international comity. The data importer shall, under the same conditions, pursue possibilities of appeal. When challenging a request, the data importer shall seek interim measures with a view to suspending the effects of the request until the competent judicial authority has decided on its merits. It shall not disclose the personal data requested until required to do so under the applicable procedural rules. These requirements are without prejudice to the obligations of the data importer under Clause 14(e).
  2. The data importer agrees to document its legal assessment and any challenge to the request for disclosure and, to the extent permissible under the laws of the country of destination, make the documentation available to the data exporter. It shall also make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
  3. The data importer agrees to provide the minimum amount of information permissible when responding to a request for disclosure, based on a reasonable interpretation of the request.

 

SECTION IV – FINAL PROVISIONS

Clause 16

Non-compliance with the Clauses and termination

  1. The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.
  2. In the event that the data importer is in breach of these Clauses or unable to comply with these Clauses, the data exporter shall suspend the transfer of personal data to the data importer until compliance is again ensured or the contract is terminated. This is without prejudice to Clause 14(f).
  3. The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:
    1. the data exporter has suspended the transfer of personal data to the data importer pursuant to paragraph (b) and compliance with these Clauses is not restored within a reasonable time and in any event within one month of suspension;
    2. the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or
    3. the data importer fails to comply with a binding decision of a competent court or supervisory authority regarding its obligations under these Clauses.
    In these cases, it shall inform the competent supervisory authority 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Either Party may revoke its agreement to be bound by these Clauses where (i) the European Commission adopts a decision pursuant to Article 45(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the transfer of personal data to which these Clauses apply; or (ii) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 becomes part of the legal framework of the country to which the personal data is transferred. This is without prejudice to other obligations applying to the processing in question under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Clause 17

Governing law

These Clauses shall be governed by the law of 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 France.

Clause 18

Choice of forum and jurisdiction

  1. Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of an EU Member State.
  2. The Parties agree that those shall be the courts of France.
  3. A data subject may also bring legal proceedings against the data exporter and/or data importer before the courts of the Member State in which he/she has his/her habitual residence.
  4. The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.

APPENDIX

ANNEX I

 

A.   LIST OF PARTIES

Data exporter(s):

The individual or entity that has entered into the agreement with data importer for the provision of application(s) as described in the agreement.

Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: Uploading of data into the application(s) of processor.

Role (controller/processor): Controller

Data importer(s):

Name: Minitab, LLC
Address: 1829 Pine Hall Road, State College, PA 16801 USA
Contact: Data Protection Officer, DPO@minitab.com, +1 814-238-3280

Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: Processing of data uploaded into the application(s) by data exporter.

Role (controller/processor): Processor

B.   DESCRIPTION OF TRANSFER

Categories of data subjects whose personal data is transferred

  • The data subjects may include the data exporters customers, employees, suppliers, end-users, and other individuals included in content uploaded to the application(s).

Categories of personal data transferred

  • The data exporter determines the categories of personal data included, if any, in the content uploaded to the application(s).

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

  • Not Applicable.

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

  • The data exporter determines the frequency of the transfer through their use of the application(s).

Nature of the processing

  • The processing of personal data referred to under these Standard Contractual Clauses shall occur throughout the term of this Standard Contractual Clauses and the provision of application(s).

Purpose(s) of the data transfer and further processing

  • To provide the application(s) as described in the agreement.

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

  • Please see the applicable section of processors application agreement.

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

  • The data exporter determines the subject matter, nature, and duration of processing of persona data transferred to sub-processor(s).

C.   COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

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

  • The Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés or CNIL

    Address
    3 place de Fontenoy
    TSA 80175
    75334 Paris Cedex 07


    Telephone
    01 53 73 22 22
    01 53 73 22 00

    Website
    www.cnil.fr

ANNEX II

TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES INCLUDING TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE DATA

Description of the technical and organisational measures implemented by the data importer(s) (including any relevant certifications) to ensure an appropriate level of security, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purpose of the processing, and the risks for the rights and freedoms of natural persons.

Measures of pseudonymisation and encryption of personal data

  • Pseudonymization: Pseudonymization is not applicable to data processed in the application(s).
  • Encryption: Personal data in application(s) is encrypted in transit and at rest. Personal data is encrypted for transit both to and from the data exporter and for any server-to-server communication necessary for the normal functioning of the application(s). The application(s) uses only private asymmetric keys and prohibits the use of master symmetric keys. Data at rest is encrypted and protected by access controls. Only authenticated users can read, modify, or delete data as specified by the permissions associated with their account.

Measures for ensuring ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services

  • Disaster recovery plans are in place for all application(s). For applications where data is stored, all employees of processor, by written policy, are prohibited from accessing a users’ account without express written permission from the user or the data exporter.

Measures for ensuring the ability to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident

  • Disaster recovery plans are in place for all application(s). Data backups are geo-replicated for applications that store data.

Processes for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organisational measures in order to ensure the security of the processing

  • During each phase of application(s) development, security measures are in place to identify and manage potential vulnerabilities throughout development and release. These include, but are not limited to:
    • OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities
    • Security and Privacy Risk Assessments
    • Threat Modeling
    • Static and Dynamic Code Analysis
    • Third-Party Penetration Testing

Measures for user identification and authorisation

  • User accounts are established in the processors License Portal by data exporters’s authorized representative(s). The following features exist to support the security of the accounts:
    • Privilege Levels
    • Automatic sign out
    • Failed Log-Ins Restrictions
    • Account De-Activation
  • Once accounts are established, processor offers two methods of user authentication: 1) Password-based authentication through the processors License Portal; and 2) Authentication through a third-party identity provider.
  • Users application(s) permission levels are managed from within the processors License Portal for all methods of authentication.
  • Authentication within processors License Portal
    • A data exporter may authenticate within the processors License Portal, and users will access their applications(s) with a unique username and password set directly by the user. Strength and complexity requirements are enforced. To further secure account access, passwords are stored in an encrypted format.
  • Deferred Authentication/Single Sign On (DA/SSO)
    • A data exporter may use an authentication service that provides one set of login credentials for their users to access all their applications.

Measures for the protection of data during transmission

  • Project data in all applications is encrypted in transit and at rest. Data is encrypted for transit both to and from the data exporter and for any server-to-server communication necessary for the normal functioning of the application(s). The application(s) uses only private asymmetric keys and prohibits the use of master symmetric keys. Information at rest is encrypted and protected by access controls.

Measures for the protection of data during storage

  • Project data in all applications is encrypted in transit and at rest. Data is encrypted for transit both to and from the data exporter and for any server-to-server communication necessary for the normal functioning of the application. The application(s) uses only private asymmetric keys and prohibits the use of master symmetric keys. Information at rest is encrypted and protected by access controls.

Measures for ensuring physical security of locations at which personal data are processed

  • Minitab does not process data onsite and uses sub-processors.
  • Please see Annex III.

Measures for ensuring events logging

  • Security logs capture the following events:
    • User, system, or process identifier that triggered the event
    • Description of event
    • Date and time of event
    • Authorization information associated with the event
  • Security logs, which are protected from modification and destruction, are maintained for at least 90 days.

Measures for ensuring system configuration, including default configuration Measures for internal IT and IT security governance and management

  • The processor maintains an information security management system (ISMS), including risk management, change control, incident management, corrective measures and management oversight.

Measures for ensuring data quality Measures for ensuring limited data retention

  • Please see the applicable section of processors application agreement.

Measures for ensuring accountability

  • All employees of processor are trained and must acknowledge processors cybersecurity policies. Compliance with policy is monitored and retraining is provided as needed.
  • All engineering staff of processor is formally trained on processors Secure Development Lifecycle. Processor performs static and dynamic analysis of application code and requires manual review of source code for each application.

Measures for allowing data portability and ensuring erasure

  • Please see the applicable section of processors application agreement.

For transfers to (sub-) processors, also describe the specific technical and organizational measures to be taken by the (sub-) processor to be able to provide assistance to the controller and, for transfers from a processor to a sub-processor, to the data exporter.

  • Processor maintains agreements with all sub-processors identified in Annex III requiring technical and organizational measures no less than those maintained by processor. Agreements contain additional terms including, but not limited to, providing assistance to the controller, processor, and data exporter as may be necessary.

 

ANNEX III

LIST OF SUB-PROCESSORS

The controller has authorised the use of the following sub-processors:

1. Name: Microsoft Azure
  Address: One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA
  Contact: Chief Privacy Officer
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/concern/privacy
+1 425-882-8080
  Description of processing: Data input by user is processed in the application(s) according to the user requested functionality as described in Annex I with the same or greater data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses. 
     
2. Name: Amazon Web Services
  Address: 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 USA
  Contact: Chief Privacy Officer or AWS Legal
https://aws.amazon.com/contact-us/compliance-support/
  Description of processing: Data input by user is processed in the application(s) according to the user requested functionality as described in Annex I with the same or greater data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses. 
     
3. Name: Rackspace Technology
  Address: 1 Fanatical Place, Windcrest, TX 78218 USA
  Contact: Chief Privacy Officer
privacy@Rackspace.com
800-961-4454
     
4. Name: Docebo
  Address: 600 North Thomas Street, Suite A, Athens, GA 30601 USA
  Contact: Chief Privacy Officer 
privacy@docebo.com
800-681-4601
  Description of processing:  Data input by user is processed in the application(s) according to the user requested functionality as described in Annex I with the same or greater data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses. 

 

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