Standard Contractual Clauses (Controller to Processor Transfers)

Updated June 23, 2022

These Standard Contractual Clauses are attached to and form part of the DPA or other agreement between Customer and Yotpo. Unless otherwise defined in this attachment, capitalized terms used in these Standard Contractual Clauses have the meanings given to them in the DPA.

Module Two (Controller to Processor) of these Standard Contractual Clauses shall apply where the EEA Transfer is effectuated by Customer as the data controller of the Personal Data and Yotpo is the data processor of the Personal Data.

To the extent there is any conflict between the Standard Contractual Clauses and any other terms in this DPA or the Agreement, the provisions of the Standard Contractual Clauses will prevail.

SECTION I

Clause 1

Purpose and scope

(a) The purpose of these standard contractual clauses is to ensure compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) for the transfer of personal data to a third country.

(b) The Parties:

(i) the natural or legal person(s), public authority/ies, agency/ies or other body/ies (hereinafter “entity/ies”) transferring the personal data, as listed in Annex I.A. (hereinafter each “data exporter”), and

(ii) the entity/ies in a third country receiving the personal data from the data exporter, directly or indirectly via another entity also Party to these Clauses, as listed in Annex I.A. (hereinafter each “data importer”)

have agreed to these standard contractual clauses (hereinafter: “Clauses”).

(c) These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.

(d) The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.

Clause 2

Effect and invariability of the Clauses

(a) These Clauses set out appropriate safeguards, including enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies, pursuant to Article 46(1) and Article 46 (2)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and, with respect to data transfers from controllers to processors and/or processors to processors, standard contractual clauses pursuant to Article 28(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, provided they are not modified, except to select the appropriate Module(s) or to add or update information in the Appendix. This does not prevent the Parties from including the standard contractual clauses laid down in these Clauses in a wider contract and/or to add other clauses or additional safeguards, provided that they do not contradict, directly or indirectly, these Clauses or prejudice the fundamental rights or freedoms of data subjects.

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

Clause 3

Third-party beneficiaries

(a) Data subjects may invoke and enforce these Clauses, as third-party beneficiaries, against the data exporter and/or data importer, with the following exceptions:

(i) Clause 1, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 6, Clause 7;

(ii) Clause 8.1(b), 8.9(a), (c), (d) and (e);

(iii) Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);

(iv) Clause 12 – Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);

(v) Clause 13;

(vi) Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);

(vii) Clause 16(e);

(viii) Clause 18 – Clause 18(a) and (b).

(b) Paragraph (a) is without prejudice to rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Clause 4

Interpretation

(a) Where these Clauses use terms that are defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, those terms shall have the same meaning as in that Regulation.

(b) These Clauses shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

(c) These Clauses shall not be interpreted in a way that conflicts with rights and obligations provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

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 – Optional

Not used.

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

(a) The data importer shall process the personal data only on documented instructions from the data exporter. The data exporter may give such instructions throughout the duration of the contract.

(b) The data importer shall immediately inform the data exporter if it is unable to follow those instructions.

8.2 Purpose limitation

The data importer shall process the personal data only for the specific purpose(s) of the transfer, as set out in Annex I.B, unless on further instructions from the data exporter.

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

(a) The data importer and, during transmission, also the data exporter shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data, including protection against a breach of security leading to accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access to that data (hereinafter “personal data breach”). In assessing the appropriate level of security, the Parties shall take due account of the state of the art, the costs of implementation, the nature, scope, context and purpose(s) of processing and the risks involved in the processing for the data subjects. The Parties shall in particular consider having recourse to encryption or pseudonymisation, including during transmission, where the purpose of processing can be fulfilled in that manner. In case of pseudonymisation, the additional information for attributing the personal data to a specific data subject shall, where possible, remain under the exclusive control of the data exporter. In complying with its obligations under this paragraph, the data importer shall at least implement the technical and organisational measures specified in Annex II. The data importer shall carry out regular checks to ensure that these measures continue to provide an appropriate level of security.

(b) The data importer shall grant access to the personal data to members of its personnel only to the extent strictly necessary for the implementation, management and monitoring of the contract. It shall ensure that persons authorised to process the personal data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.

(c) In the event of a personal data breach concerning personal data processed by the data importer under these Clauses, the data importer shall take appropriate measures to address the breach, including measures to mitigate its adverse effects. The data importer shall also notify the data exporter without undue delay after having become aware of the breach. Such notification shall contain the details of a contact point where more information can be obtained, a description of the nature of the breach (including, where possible, categories and approximate number of data subjects and personal data records concerned), its likely consequences and the measures taken or proposed to address the breach including, where appropriate, measures to mitigate its possible adverse effects. Where, and in so far as, it is not possible to provide all information at the same time, the initial notification shall contain the information then available and further information shall, as it becomes available, subsequently be provided without undue delay.

(d) The data importer shall cooperate with and assist the data exporter to enable the data exporter to comply with its obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, in particular to notify the competent supervisory authority and the affected data subjects, taking into account the nature of processing and the information available to the data importer.

8.7 Sensitive data

Where the transfer involves personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or a person’s sex life or sexual orientation, or data relating to criminal convictions and offences (hereinafter “sensitive data”), the data importer shall apply the specific restrictions and/or additional safeguards described in Annex I.B.

8.8 Onward transfers

The data importer shall only disclose the personal data to a third party on documented instructions from the data exporter. In addition, the data may only be disclosed to a third party located outside the European Union (in the same country as the data importer or in another third country, hereinafter “onward transfer”) if the third party is or agrees to be bound by these Clauses, under the appropriate Module, or if:

(i) the onward transfer is to a country benefitting from an adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the onward transfer;

(ii) the third party otherwise ensures appropriate safeguards pursuant to Articles 46 or 47 Regulation of (EU) 2016/679 with respect to the processing in question;

(iii) the onward transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims in the context of specific administrative, regulatory or judicial proceedings; or

(iv) the onward transfer is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.

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

8.9 Documentation and compliance

(a) The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter that relate to the processing under these Clauses.

(b) The Parties shall be able to demonstrate compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer shall keep appropriate documentation on the processing activities carried out on behalf of the data exporter.

(c) The data importer shall make available to the data exporter all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the obligations set out in these Clauses and at the data exporter’s request, allow for and contribute to audits of the processing activities covered by these Clauses, at reasonable intervals or if there are indications of non-compliance. In deciding on a review or audit, the data exporter may take into account relevant certifications held by the data importer.

(d) The data exporter may choose to conduct the audit by itself or mandate an independent auditor. Audits may include inspections at the premises or physical facilities of the data importer and shall, where appropriate, be carried out with reasonable notice.

(e) The Parties shall make the information referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c), including the results of any audits, available to the competent supervisory authority on request.

Clause 9

Use of sub-processors

(a) The data importer has the data exporter’s general authorisation for the engagement of sub-processor(s) from an agreed list. The data importer shall specifically inform the data exporter in writing of any intended changes to that list through the addition or replacement of sub-processors at least ten (10) days in advance, thereby giving the data exporter sufficient time to be able to object to such changes prior to the engagement of the sub-processor(s). The data importer shall provide the data exporter with the information necessary to enable the data exporter to exercise its right to object.

(b) Where the data importer engages a sub-processor to carry out specific processing activities (on behalf of the data exporter), it shall do so by way of a written contract that provides for, in substance, the same data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses, including in terms of third-party beneficiary rights for data subjects. The Parties agree that, by complying with this Clause, the data importer fulfils its obligations under Clause 8.8. The data importer shall ensure that the sub-processor complies with the obligations to which the data importer is subject pursuant to these Clauses.

(c) The data importer shall provide, at the data exporter’s request, a copy of such a sub-processor agreement and any subsequent amendments to the data exporter. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including personal data, the data importer may redact the text of the agreement prior to sharing a copy.

(d) The data importer shall remain fully responsible to the data exporter for the performance of the sub-processor’s obligations under its contract with the data importer. The data importer shall notify the data exporter of any failure by the sub-processor to fulfil its obligations under that contract.

(e) The data importer shall agree a third-party beneficiary clause with the sub-processor whereby – in the event the data importer has factually disappeared, ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent – the data exporter shall have the right to terminate the sub-processor contract and to instruct the sub-processor to erase or return the personal data.

Clause 10

Data subject rights

(a) The data importer shall promptly notify the data exporter of any request it has received from a data subject. It shall not respond to that request itself unless it has been authorised to do so by the data exporter.

(b) The data importer shall assist the data exporter in fulfilling its obligations to respond to data subjects’ requests for the exercise of their rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679. In this regard, the Parties shall set out in Annex II the appropriate technical and organisational measures, taking into account the nature of the processing, by which the assistance shall be provided, as well as the scope and the extent of the assistance required.

(c) In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the data exporter.

Clause 11

Redress

(a) The data importer shall inform data subjects in a transparent and easily accessible format, through individual notice or on its website, of a contact point authorised to handle complaints. It shall deal promptly with any complaints it receives from a data subject.

(b) In case of a dispute between a data subject and one of the Parties as regards compliance with these Clauses, that Party shall use its best efforts to resolve the issue amicably in a timely fashion. The Parties shall keep each other informed about such disputes and, where appropriate, cooperate in resolving them.

(c) Where the data subject invokes a third-party beneficiary right pursuant to Clause 3, the data importer shall accept the decision of the data subject to:

(i) lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the Member State of his/her habitual residence or place of work, or the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Clause 13;

(ii) refer the dispute to the competent courts within the meaning of Clause 18.

(d) The Parties accept that the data subject may be represented by a not-for-profit body, organisation or association under the conditions set out in Article 80(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

(e) The data importer shall abide by a decision that is binding under the applicable EU or Member State law.

(f) The data importer agrees that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice his/her substantive and procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with applicable laws.

Clause 12

Liability

(a) Each Party shall be liable to the other Party/ies for any damages it causes the other Party/ies by any breach of these Clauses.

(b) The data importer shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data importer or its sub-processor causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the data exporter shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data exporter or the data importer (or its sub-processor) causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses. This is without prejudice to the liability of the data exporter and, where the data exporter is a processor acting on behalf of a controller, to the liability of the controller under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as applicable.

(d) The Parties agree that if the data exporter is held liable under paragraph (c) for damages caused by the data importer (or its sub-processor), it shall be entitled to claim back from the data importer that part of the compensation corresponding to the data importer’s responsibility for the damage.

(e) Where more than one Party is responsible for any damage caused to the data subject as a result of a breach of these Clauses, all responsible Parties shall be jointly and severally liable and the data subject is entitled to bring an action in court against any of these Parties.

(f) The Parties agree that if one Party is held liable under paragraph (e), it shall be entitled to claim back from the other Party/ies that part of the compensation corresponding to its / their responsibility for the damage.

(g) The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.

Clause 13

Supervision

(a) [Where the data exporter is established in an EU Member State:] The supervisory authority with responsibility for ensuring compliance by the data exporter with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 as regards the data transfer, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.

[Where the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in accordance with its Article 3(2) and has appointed a representative pursuant to Article 27(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679:] The supervisory authority of the Member State in which the representative within the meaning of Article 27(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 is established, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.

[Where the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in accordance with its Article 3(2) without however having to appoint a representative pursuant to Article 27(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679:] The supervisory authority of one of the Member States in which the data subjects whose personal data is transferred under these Clauses in relation to the offering of goods or services to them, or whose behaviour is monitored, are located, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.

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

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

Clause 14

Local laws and practices affecting compliance with the Clauses

(a) The Parties warrant that they have no reason to believe that the laws and practices in the third country of destination applicable to the processing of the personal data by the data importer, including any requirements to disclose personal data or measures authorising access by public authorities, prevent the data importer from fulfilling its obligations under these Clauses. This is based on the understanding that laws and practices that respect the essence of the fundamental rights and freedoms and do not exceed what is necessary and proportionate in a democratic society to safeguard one of the objectives listed in Article 23(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, are not in contradiction with these Clauses.

(b) The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:

(i) the specific circumstances of the transfer, including the length of the processing chain, the number of actors involved and the transmission channels used; intended onward transfers; the type of recipient; the purpose of processing; the categories and format of the transferred personal data; the economic sector in which the transfer occurs; the storage location of the data transferred;

(ii) the laws and practices of the third country of destination– including those requiring the disclosure of data to public authorities or authorising access by such authorities – relevant in light of the specific circumstances of the transfer, and the applicable limitations and safeguards;

(iii) any relevant contractual, technical or organisational safeguards put in place to supplement the safeguards under these Clauses, including measures applied during transmission and to the processing of the personal data in the country of destination.

(c) The data importer warrants that, in carrying out the assessment under paragraph (b), it has made its best efforts to provide the data exporter with relevant information and agrees that it will continue to cooperate with the data exporter in ensuring compliance with these Clauses.

(d) The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.

(e) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter promptly if, after having agreed to these Clauses and for the duration of the contract, it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under paragraph (a), including following a change in the laws of the third country or a measure (such as a disclosure request) indicating an application of such laws in practice that is not in line with the requirements in paragraph (a).

(f) Following a notification pursuant to paragraph (e), or if the data exporter otherwise has reason to believe that the data importer can no longer fulfil its obligations under these Clauses, the data exporter shall promptly identify appropriate measures (e.g. technical or organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality) to be adopted by the data exporter and/or data importer to address the situation. The data exporter shall suspend the data transfer if it considers that no appropriate safeguards for such transfer can be ensured, or if instructed by the competent supervisory authority to do so. In this case, the data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses. If the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise. Where the contract is terminated pursuant to this Clause, Clause 16(d) and (e) shall apply.

Clause 15

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

15.1 Notification

(a) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter and, where possible, the data subject promptly (if necessary with the help of the data exporter) if it:

(i) receives a legally binding request from a public authority, including judicial authorities, under the laws of the country of destination for the disclosure of personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses; such notification shall include information about the personal data requested, the requesting authority, the legal basis for the request and the response provided; or

(ii) becomes aware of any direct access by public authorities to personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses in accordance with the laws of the country of destination; such notification shall include all information available to the importer.

(b) If the data importer is prohibited from notifying the data exporter and/or the data subject under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to use its best efforts to obtain a waiver of the prohibition, with a view to communicating as much information as possible, as soon as possible. The data importer agrees to document its best efforts in order to be able to demonstrate them on request of the data exporter.

(c) Where permissible under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to provide the data exporter, at regular intervals for the duration of the contract, with as much relevant information as possible on the requests received (in particular, number of requests, type of data requested, requesting authority/ies, whether requests have been challenged and the outcome of such challenges, etc.).

(d) The data importer agrees to preserve the information pursuant to paragraphs (a) to (c) for the duration of the contract and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.

(e) Paragraphs (a) to (c) are without prejudice to the obligation of the data importer pursuant to Clause 14(e) and Clause 16 to inform the data exporter promptly where it is unable to comply with these Clauses.

15.2 Review of legality and data minimisation

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

(b) The data importer agrees to document its legal assessment and any challenge to the request for disclosure and, to the extent permissible under the laws of the country of destination, make the documentation available to the data exporter. It shall also make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.

(c) The data importer agrees to provide the minimum amount of information permissible when responding to a request for disclosure, based on a reasonable interpretation of the request.

SECTION IV – FINAL PROVISIONS

Clause 16

Non-compliance with the Clauses and termination

(a) The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.

(b) In the event that the data importer is in breach of these Clauses or unable to comply with these Clauses, the data exporter shall suspend the transfer of personal data to the data importer until compliance is again ensured or the contract is terminated. This is without prejudice to Clause 14(f).

(c) The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:

(i) the data exporter has suspended the transfer of personal data to the data importer pursuant to paragraph (b) and compliance with these Clauses is not restored within a reasonable time and in any event within one month of suspension;

(ii) the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or

(iii) the data importer fails to comply with a binding decision of a competent court or supervisory authority regarding its obligations under these Clauses.

In these cases, it shall inform the competent supervisory authority of such non-compliance. Where the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise.

(d) Personal data that has been transferred prior to the termination of the contract pursuant to paragraph (c) shall at the choice of the data exporter immediately be returned to the data exporter or deleted in its entirety. The same shall apply to any copies of the data. The data importer shall certify the deletion of the data to the data exporter. Until the data is deleted or returned, the data importer shall continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses. In case of local laws applicable to the data importer that prohibit the return or deletion of the transferred personal data, the data importer warrants that it will continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses and will only process the data to the extent and for as long as required under that local law.

(e) Either Party may revoke its agreement to be bound by these Clauses where (i) the European Commission adopts a decision pursuant to Article 45(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the transfer of personal data to which these Clauses apply; or (ii) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 becomes part of the legal framework of the country to which the personal data is transferred. This is without prejudice to other obligations applying to the processing in question under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

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 the Republic of Ireland.

Clause 18

Choice of forum and jurisdiction

(a) Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of an EU Member State.

(b) The Parties agree that those shall be the courts of the Republic of Ireland.

(c) 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.

(d) The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.

ANNEX I

A. LIST OF PARTIES

Data exporter(s):

Name: The entity identified as “Customer” in the DPA.

Address: The address for Customer as specified in the DPA or the Agreement.

Contact person’s name, position and contact details: The contact details associated with Customer, as specified in the DPA or the Agreement.

Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: The activities specified in Section ‎2.2 and Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) of the DPA.

Signature and date: By entering into the Agreement and the DPA, and using the Services for EEA Transfers, the data exporter is deemed to have signed these Standard Contractual Clauses and their respective Annexes, as of the Effective Date of the Agreement.

Role (controller/processor):

Module Two: Controller.

Data importer(s):

Name: Yotpo as identified in the DPA.

Address: The address of Yotpo as specified in the Agreement.

Contact person’s name, position and contact details: The contact details for Yotpo specified in the Agreement.

Activities relevant to the data transferred under these Clauses: The activities specified in Section ‎2.3 and Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) of the DPA.

Signature and date: By entering into the Agreement and DPA, and engaging in EEA Transfers as the data importer on behalf of the data exporter, the data importer is deemed to have signed these Standard Contractual Clauses and their respective Annexes, as of the Effective Date of the Agreement.

Role (controller/processor):

Module Two: Processor.

B. DESCRIPTION OF TRANSFER

Categories of data subjects whose personal data is transferred

The categories of data subjects are described in Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) of this DPA.

Categories of personal data transferred

The categories of personal data are described in Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) of this DPA.

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.

Customer may submit Personal Data to the Services, including sensitive data, the extent of which is determined and controlled by Customer at its sole discretion.

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

Personal Data is transferred on a continuous basis in accordance with Customer’s use of the Services and submission of Personal Data thereto.

Nature of the processing

The nature of the processing is described in Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) of the DPA.

Purpose(s) of the data transfer and further processing

The purpose of the processing is described in Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) of the DPA.

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

The period for which the personal data will be retained is for the duration of the Agreement, unless agreed otherwise in the Agreement and/or the DPA.

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

In relation to transfers to Sub-processors, the subject matter, and nature of the processing are set forth in the link detailed in Section ‎5.2 of the DPA. The duration of the processing by Sub-processors is the duration of the Agreement, unless agreed otherwise in the Agreement and/or the DPA.

C. COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

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

The competent supervisory authority in accordance with Clause 13 is the supervisory authority in the Member State stipulated in Clause 17 above.

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

The technical and organisational measures (including the certifications held by the data importer) as well as the scope and the extent of the assistance required to respond to Data Subject Requests, are described in the DPA and Security Measures.

For transfers to (sub-) processors, also describe the specific technical and organisational 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.

The technical and organizational measures that the data importer will impose on Sub-processors are described in the DPA.

ANNEX III

UK Cross Border Transfers

Table 1: The Parties: as stipulated in Annex I.A.

Table 2: Selected SCCs, Modules and Selected Clauses: as stipulated in Annex I.A.

Table 3: Appendix Information: means the information which must be provided for the selected modules as set out in the Appendix of the EU SCCs (other than the Parties), and which for this Annex III is set out in Annex I.

Entering into this Annex III:

1. Each Party agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this Annex III, in exchange for the other Party also agreeing to be bound by this Annex III.

2. Although Annex 1.A and Clause 7 of the EU SCCs require signatures by the Parties, for the purpose of making UK Transfers, the Parties may enter into this Annex III in any way that makes them legally binding on the Parties and allows data subjects to enforce their rights as set out in this Annex III. Entering into this Annex III will have the same effect as signing the EU SCCs and any part of the EU SCCs.

Interpretation of this Annex III:

3. Where this Annex III uses terms that are defined in the EU SCCs, those terms shall have the same meaning as in the EU SCCs. In addition, the following terms have the following meanings:

Addendum EU SCCsThe version(s) of the EU SCCs which this Annex III is appended to, as set out in Table 2, including the Appendix Information.
Appendix InformationAs set out in Table 3.
Appropriate SafeguardsThe standard of protection over the personal data and of data subjects’ rights, which is required by UK Data Protection Laws when the Parties are making a UK Transfer relying on standard data protection clauses under Article 46(2)(d) UK GDPR.
Standard Contractual ClausesAs defined in the DPA.
ICOThe information commissioner.
Annex IIIThis Annex III which is made up of this Annex III incorporating the Addendum EU SCCs.
UK AddendumThe template Addendum issues by the ICO and laid before Parliament in accordance with s119A of the Data Protection Act 2018 in 2 February 2022, as is it revised under Section 18 of this Annex III.
UK Data Protection LawsAll laws relating to data protection, the processing of personal data, privacy and/or electronic communications in force from time to time in the UK, including the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
UK GDPRAs defined in Section 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018.
UKThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
UK TransferA transfer which is covered by Chapter V of the UK GDPR.

 

4. This Annex III must always be interpreted in a manner that is consistent with UK Data Protection Laws and so that it fulfils the Parties’ obligation to provide the Appropriate Safeguards.

5. If the provisions included in the Addendum EU SCCs amend the EU SCCs in any way which is not permitted under the EU SCCs or this Annex III, such amendment(s) will not be incorporated by this Annex III and the equivalent provision of the EU SCCs will take their place.

6. If there is any inconsistency or conflict between UK Data Protection Laws and this Annex III, UK Data Protection Laws apply.

7. If the meaning of this Annex III is unclear or there is more than one meaning, the meaning that most closely aligns with UK Data Protection Laws applies.

8. Any references to legislation (or specific provisions of legislation) means that legislation (or specific provision) as it may change over time. This includes where that legislation (or specific provision) has been consolidated, re-enacted, and/or replaced after this DPA has been entered into.

Hierarchy:

9. Although Clause 5 of Standard Contractual Clauses sets out that the Standard Contractual Clauses prevail over all related agreements between the Parties, the Parties agree that, for a UK Transfer, the hierarchy in Section ‎10 below will prevail.

10. Where there is any inconsistency or conflict between this Annex III and the Addendum EU SCCs (as applicable), this Annex III overrides the Addendum EU SCCs, except where (and in so far as) the inconsistent or conflicting terms of the Addendum EU SCCs provides greater protection for data subjects, in which case those terms will override the provisions of this Annex III.

11. Where this Annex III incorporates Addendum EU SCCs which have been entered into to protect transfers subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 then the Parties acknowledge that nothing in this Annex III impacts those Addendum EU SCCs.

Incorporation and changes to the Standard Contractual Clauses:

12. This Annex III incorporates the Addendum EU SCCs which are amended to the extent necessary so that:

a. together they operate for data transfers made by the data exporter to the data importer, to the extent that UK Data Protection Laws apply to the data exporter’s processing when making that data transfer, and they provide Appropriate Safeguards for those data transfers;

b. Sections 9 to 11 override Clause 5 (Hierarchy) of the Standard Contractual Clauses; and

c. this Annex III (including the Addendum EU SCCs incorporated into it) is (1) governed by the laws of England and Wales and (2) any dispute arising from it is resolved by the courts of England and Wales, in each case unless the laws and/or courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland have been expressly selected by the Parties.

13. Unless the Parties have agreed on alternative amendments which meet the requirements of Section 12 above, the provisions of Section ‎15 below will apply.

14. No amendments to the EU SCCs other than to meet the requirements of Section ‎12 above may be made.

15. The following amendments to the Addendum EU SCCs (for the purpose of Section 12 above) are made:

a. References to the “Clauses” mean this Annex III, incorporating the Addendum EU SCCs;

b. In Clause 2, delete the words:

“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”;

c. Clause 6 (Description of the transfer(s)) is replaced with:

“The details of the transfers(s) and in particular the categories of personal data that are transferred and the purpose(s) for which they are transferred) are those specified in Annex I.B where UK Data Protection Laws apply to the data exporter’s processing when making that transfer.”;

d. To the extent applicable, Clause 8.7(i) of Module One is replaced with:

“it is to a country benefitting from adequacy regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the UK GDPR that covers the onward transfer”;

e. Clause 8.8(i) of Modules Two and Three is replaced with:

“the onward transfer is to a country benefitting from adequacy regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the UK GDPR that covers the onward transfer;”

f. References to “Regulation (EU) 2016/679”, “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)” and “that Regulation” are all replaced by “UK Data Protection Laws”. References to specific Article(s) of “Regulation (EU) 2016/679” are replaced with the equivalent Article or Section of UK Data Protection Laws;

g. References to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 are removed;

h. References to the “European Union”, “Union”, “EU”, “EU Member State”, “Member State” and “EU or Member State” are all replaced with the “UK”;

i. To the extent applicable, the reference to “Clause 12(c)(i)” at Clause 10(b)(i) of Module One, is replaced with “Clause 11(c)(i)”;

j. Clause 13(a) and Part C of Annex I are not used;

k. The “competent supervisory authority” and “supervisory authority” are both replaced with the “Information Commissioner”;

l. In Clause 16(e), subsection (i) is replaced with:

“the Secretary of State makes regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the Data Protection Act 2018 that cover the transfer of personal data to which these clauses apply;”;

m. Clause 17 is replaced with:

“These Clauses are governed by the laws of England and Wales.”;

n. Clause 18 is replaced with:

“Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of England and Wales. A data subject may also bring legal proceedings against the data exporter and/or data importer before the courts of any country in the UK. The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.”; and

o. The footnotes to the EU SCCs do not form part of this Annex III, except for footnotes 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Amendments to this Annex III:

16. The Parties may agree to change Clause 17 and/or 18 of this Part 2 to refer to the laws and/or courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland.

17. If the Parties wish to change the format of the information included in Tables 1, 2 or 3 of this Part 2, they may do so by agreeing to the change in writing, provided that the change does not reduce the Appropriate Safeguards.

18. From time to time, the ICO may issue a revised UK Addendum which:

a. makes reasonable and proportionate changes to the UK Addendum, including correcting errors in the UK Addendum; and/or

b. reflects changes to UK Data Protection Laws;

The revised UK Addendum will specify the start date from which the changes to the UK Addendum are effective and whether the Parties need to review this Annex III including the Appendix Information. This Annex III is automatically amended as set out in the revised UK Addendum from the start date specified.

19. If the ICO issues a revised UK Addendum under Section ‎18, if any Party, will as a direct result of the changes in the UK Addendum have a substantial, disproportionate and demonstrable increase in:

a. its direct costs of performing its obligations under this Annex III; and/or

b. its risk under this Annex III,

and in either case, it has first taken reasonable steps to reduce those costs or risks so that it is not substantial and disproportionate, then that Party may end this Annex III at the end of a reasonable notice period, by providing written notice for that period to the other Party before the start date of the revised UK Addendum.

20. The Parties do not need the consent of any third party to make changes to this Annex III, but any changes must be made in accordance with its terms.

ANNEX IV

Swiss Cross Border Transfers

The Parties agree that the EU SCCs as amended by Annex I, shall be adjusted as set out below where the FADP applies to Swiss Transfers:

1. References to the Standard Contractual Clauses mean the Standard Contractual Clauses as amended by this Annex IV;

2. The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner shall be the sole Supervisory Authority for Swiss Transfers exclusively subject to the FADP;

3. The terms “General Data Protection Regulation” or “Regulation (EU) 2016/679” as utilized in the Standard Contractual Clauses shall be interpreted to include the FADP with respect to Swiss Transfers;

4. References to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 are removed;

5. Swiss Transfers subject to both the FADP and the GDPR, shall be dealt with by the EU Supervisory Authority named in Annex I;

6. References to the “Union”, “EU” and “EU Member State” shall not be interpreted in such a way as to exclude Data Subjects in Switzerland from the possibility of exercising their rights in their place of habitual residence (Switzerland) in accordance with Clause 18(c) of the EU SCCs;

7. Where Swiss Transfers are exclusively subject to the FADP, all references to the GDPR in the EU SCCs are to be understood to be references to the FADP;

8. Where Swiss Transfers are subject to both the FDPA and the GDPR, all references to the GDPR in the EU SCCs are to be understood to be references to the FDPA insofar as the Swiss Transfers are subject to the FADP;

9. The EU SCCs as amended by this Annex IV also protect the Personal Data of legal entities until the entry into force of the Revised FADP.

ANNEX V

Additional Safeguards

1. In the event of an EEA Transfer, a UK Transfer or a Swiss Transfer, the Parties agree to supplement these with the following safeguards and representations, where appropriate:

a. The Processor shall have in place and maintain in accordance with good industry practice measures to protect the Personal Data from interception (including in transit from the Controller to the Processor and between different systems and services). This includes having in place and maintaining network protection intended to deny attackers the ability to intercept data and encryption of Personal Data whilst in transit and at rest intended to deny attackers the ability to read data.

b. The Processor will make commercially reasonable efforts to resist, subject to applicable laws, any request for bulk surveillance relating to the Personal Data protected under GDPR or the UK GDPR, including under section 702 of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”);

c. If the Processor becomes aware that any government authority (including law enforcement) wishes to obtain access to or a copy of some or all of the Personal Data, whether on a voluntary or a mandatory basis, then unless legally prohibited or under a mandatory legal compulsion that requires otherwise:

I. The Processor shall inform the relevant government authority that the Processor is a processor of the Personal Data and that the Controller has not authorized the Processor to disclose the Personal Data to the government authority, and inform the relevant government authority that any and all requests or demands for access to the Personal Data should therefore be notified to or served upon the Controller in writing;

II. The Processor will use commercially reasonable legal mechanisms to challenge any such demand for access to Personal Data which is under the Processor’s control. Notwithstanding the above, (a) the Controller acknowledges that such challenge may not always be reasonable or possible in light of the nature, scope, context and purposes of the intended government authority access, and (b) if, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of the intended government authority access to Personal Data, the Processor has a reasonable and good-faith belief that urgent access is necessary to prevent an imminent risk of serious harm to any individual or entity, this subsection (c)(II) shall not apply. In such event, the Processor shall notify the Controller, as soon as possible, following the access by the government authority, and provide the Controller with relevant details of the same, unless and to the extent legally prohibited to do so.

2. Once in every 12-month period, the Processor will inform the Controller, at the Controller’s written request, of the types of binding legal demands for Personal Data it has received and solely to the extent such demands have been received, including national security orders and directives, which shall encompass any process issued under section 702 of FISA.

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