Data Processing Agreement
Last updated: November 2019
Last updated: November 2019
On 25 May, 2018, the Act on Processing of Personal Data was replaced by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation).
This Agreement incorporates the requirements put forward by the rules in the General Data Protection Regulation with regard to Data processor agreements. Where additional requirements appear from the General Data Protection Regulation or national residual rules after the time where the Agreement is entered into, the parties shall agree that such necessary changes to the Agreement are made to ensure compliance with the requirements. Reference is furthermore made to section 2.9 of the Agreement.
The Data controller is obligated to inform the Data processor about the Data controller’s IT security regulations, IT security policy and to follow any associated supplemental IT security rules, and the Data processor is obligated to review these.
In this Agreement, the following words and expressions will have the following meanings:
“Processing” means what is set out in the Act on processing of personal data, and “Process” and “Processor” must be interpreted accordingly.
The “Data controller” means what is specified in the Act on processing of personal data.
The “Data processor” means what is specified in the Act on processing of personal data.
“Applicable law” means acts, rules or binding guides from authorities which apply to the processing of personal data under this Agreement.
“Authority” means all relevant government or statutory bodies or authorities in the country in question or other relevant authorities or units responsible for the regulation or management of a party or the services including, without limitation, national data protection authorities.
“Personal data breach” means a breach of security which may lead to accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.
As of 25 May 2018, “Act on processing of personal data” means the General Data Protection Regulation, in each instance as incorporated into national legislation of the individual member states of the European Economic Area as well as all applicable legislation concerning the processing of personal data and natural persons’ privacy and independence.
“Personal Data” has the meaning specified in the Act on processing of personal data.
The “Data Subject” has the meaning specified in the Act on processing of personal data.
“Third Country” means a country which is not part of the European Economic Area.
“Services” means means any service that LetsBuild provides or has an obligation to provide to the customer.
All references to legal provisions shall be considered to include all subsequently re-enacted provisions or amendment provisions.
The Data processor may only process the personal data in accordance with documented instructions from the Data controller as specified in this Agreement or where the Data controller has provided written instructions to the Data processor by other means.
The scope of the processing of personal data governed by this Agreement, is limited to the processing described in clause 3. “Description of the processing of personal data”.
The Data processor may not alter the content of the personal data in any manner or disclose or allow disclosure of any of the personal data to a third party, unless:
The Data processor must, on an ongoing basis, keep a record of the processing of personal data as well as a record of all security breaches.
The Data processor must implement and ensure that the Data processor’s staff implement technical and organisational measures appropriate to protect personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, alteration or disclosure. For those purposes, the Data processor must take into account the latest developments, the costs of implementation, the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing and the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. The section on Data security as referred to in clause 4, provides a general description of the technical and organisational security measures. The Data processor must furthermore secure personal data through technical and organisational security measures as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation and any national residual rules.
The Data controller should take reasonable steps to ensure that all staff, representatives or contractual parties who may have access to the personal data are reliable and that all these persons are subject to confidentiality obligations or business or legal obligations of professional secrecy. Furthermore, the Data processor must ensure that access to the personal data is in all cases carefully limited to persons who require access to the data and that this access is necessary in order to provide the services within the context of such persons’ tasks for the Data processor and that such persons (i) have been informed about the confidential nature of the personal data, (ii) have completed the relevant training with regard to applicable law, and (iii) are aware of the obligations of the Data processor with regard to data protection under this Agreement.
At least once a year, the Data processor must review his or her internal security instructions and guidelines for processing of personal data for the purposes of ensuring that the necessary security measures are observed at all times in accordance with the section on “Data security” and clause 4 of this agreement.
The Data processor will assist the Data controller in ensuring that the Data controller can comply with the data subject’s exercise of his or her rights under the Act on processing of personal data with regard to personal data, including compliance with an assessment, inquiry, communication or investigation under the Act on processing of personal data or provide all the information requested by the Data controller within a reasonable time limit.
The Data processor will assist the Data controller in completing technical and organisational measures where possible in order to allow the Data controller to respond to requests for example for the exercise of the rights of the data subject in accordance with the Act on processing of personal data.
As soon as the Data processor becomes aware of a personal data breach, the Data processor must, without undue delay, notify the Data controller, and the Data processor will cooperate with and assist the Data controller with regard to addressing such personal data breach. The Data processor should not make any communication about the personal data breach, neither publicly nor to third parties, without prior written agreement with the Data controller regarding the content of this communication, unless the Data processor has a legal obligation to provide such communication.
The Data processor must comply with and ensure that the Data processor’s staff comply with (i) the security policy and all other policies which have been provided to the Data processor, including in the section on Data security, (ii) all applicable security requirements for the Data controller’s concrete locations which have been communicated to the Data processor in writing at all times, and (iii) the Data processor’s own internal security standards.
The Data processor is obligated to respond to inquiries with precise address information as to where the Data controller’s personal data are stored. The Data processor will keep the data up to date vis-à-vis the Data controller following any alteration.
The Data processor has obtained a general authorisation from the Data controller to use sub- processors. The Data processor will, however, notify the Data controller of any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of other Data processors, thereby giving the Data controller the opportunity to object to such changes. Such communication must be received by the Data controller no later than 30 days before application or before the change becomes effective. Where the Data controller has objections to the changes, the Data controller must notify the Data processor within 7 days of receipt of the information. The Data controller may only object where the Data controller has fair and concrete reasons for doing so.
The prior consent of the Data controller is conditional upon the Data processor:
The Data controller will at any time be entitled to request documentation from the Data processor of the existence and content of sub-processor agreements for the sub-processors used by the Data processor for the purpose of fulfilling the Data processor’s obligations toward the Data controller.
In the event of the Data processor going into winding-up proceedings, the Data controller may make direct contact with the sub-processors specified in clause “5. Sub-processors”.
Pursuant to chapter 5 of the data protection regulation, the Data controller authorises the transfer of personal data to Data processors/sub-processors in third countries which have been classified as safe by the European Commission.
The Data controller authorises the Data processor/sub-processors in the United States which have been authorised through the “Privacy Shield” agreement between the European Commission and the United States.
Where the Data controller has not provided instructions either in this section or by means of a subsequent written communication relating to the transfer of personal data to a third country, the Data processor will not carry out such a transfer within the framework of the Data processor agreement.
The Data processor will process personal data in accordance with the Act on processing of personal data and is under an obligation to not carry out, allow and/or omit actions which may result in the Data controller’s violation of the Act on processing of personal data. Where the Data processor is of the opinion that an instruction constitutes a violation of the act on processing of personal data, the Data processor must promptly notify the Data controller.
The Data processor is obligated to enable control, inspection and/or review by the Data controller or by any other person who has been authorised to do so by the Data controller with regard to processing of personal data as referred to in section 2.12. Controls and declarations.
Termination of the Data processor agreement may be made in accordance with the conditions of termination, including termination notice as specified in the “LetsBuild Subscription” with the exception of the following section:
In connection with termination of this Agreement, the Data processor will:
Whatever the reason, the termination of this Agreement does not affect the rights or obligations of the parties under this Agreement. Consequently, the rights and obligations of the parties remain in force after termination of the Agreement.
With the exception of clause 2.3., the Data processor will not in any way, in whole or in part, assign (or attempt to assign) his or her rights or obligations under this Agreement to a third party without the prior written consent of the Data controller.
The parties agree that this Agreement is the complete agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof. To this extent, this Agreement supersedes any and all prior agreements between the parties about the subject matter of the Agreement.
No waiver or changes of the terms, conditions or obligations in this Agreement will be valid unless this is done in writing and signed by a person authorised to sign for and on behalf of the party providing the waiver or requiring the changes. In the event of such changes, the Data processor will, without undue delay, ensure that sub-processors are also bound by the changes.
If any term or condition of this Agreement is found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to a certain extent by a competent authority, the term or condition shall, in the scope required, be severed from the remaining terms and conditions which will remain in effect according to their content to the maximum extent possible by law.
To the extent changes in legislation, as referred to in clause 1. of the Agreement or associated practices, give rise hereto, the parties are entitled to carry out changes of the Agreement with a notice of [30 days and without resulting requirements of payment from the other party].
All communication to be provided in accordance with this Agreement must be in writing.
During the term of the GenieBelt Agreement and after it’s termination, the Data processor is subject to an obligation of secrecy with regard to all data which said Data processor obtains knowledge of through the cooperation.
As of 25 May 2018, the Data processor must ensure that everyone processing data covered by the Agreement, including staff, third parties (for example repairers) and sub-processors, are subject to an obligation of confidentiality or covered by relevant statutory obligation of secrecy.
The Data processor will, without undue delay, provide the Data controller with requested information so that the Data controller may at all times ensure that the Data processor is capable of complying with the requirements arising from this Agreement.
The Data controller, a representative of the Data controller or Data controller’s audit (both internal and external) has access to carry out inspections and audits at the Data processor’s, to receive documentation, including logs, ask questions, etc. for the purpose of determining that the Data processor comply with the requirements arising from this Agreement. Costs in connection with the Data controller’s inspection of the Data processor are taken over by the Data controller.
It is agreed that the Data processor will conduct yearly supervision to ensure that the sub- processors enable audit of their data security.
Where it is deemed necessary, the Data controller may choose to initiate an audit of the sub-processor. This may happen if, according to the Data controller’s assessment, the Data processor’s supervision of the sub-processor has not provided the Data controller with adequate security that the processing at the sub-processor’s location is carried out in accordance with this Data processor agreement.
In the event that the Data controller wants to carry out inspection of the above-mentioned measures pursuant to this Agreement, the Data controller may carry out an inspection by allocating the necessary time and resources.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with Belgian legislation, and all parties acknowledge the French speaking courts of Brussels, Belgium as exclusive jurisdiction.
This section provides information about the Data processor’s processing of personal data for provision of the Services.
Processing of the Data controller’s data is carried out in accordance with the purposes and services described in “LetsBuild Subscription”.
The Data processor is not allowed to use the data for other purposes.
The data may only be processed on instructions received from the Data controller.
The transferred personal data will be subjected to the following processing:
The processing operations contain personal data in the categories specified below. The level of security of processing provided by the Data processor and any sub-processors should reflect the sensitivity of the data, in accordance with the section on Data security.
Ordinary personal data as per Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation:
Data about the following categories of data subjects will be processed:
We are fully committed to keeping your data secure at all times.
So signed on _____________________ (date)
Between LetsBuild and:
(the “Data controller”)