DATA PROCESSING ADDENDUM
“Affiliates” means any entity which is controlled by, controls or is in common control with GoDaddy.
"CCPA” means the California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code 1798.100 et seq., including any amendments and any implementing regulations thereto that become effective on or after the effective date of this Data Processing Addendum.
“Covered Services” means hosted services that could involve our Processing of Personal Data and are subject to the terms and conditions of the following Agreements: (1) Email Marketing Services, (2) Hosting, (3) Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart, (4) Website Services, (5) Workspace Service.
“Customer Data” means the Personal Data of any Data Subject Processed by GoDaddy within the GoDaddy Network on behalf of Customer pursuant to or in connection with the Terms of Service.
“Data Controller” means the Customer, as the entity which determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data.
“Data Processor” means GoDaddy, as the entity which Processes Personal Data on behalf of the Data Controller, or the services provider as such term is defined by CCPA
“Data Protection Laws” means all data protection or privacy laws and regulations applicable to the Processing of Personal Data under the Agreement, including the (i) the Australian Privacy Principles and the Australian Privacy Act (1988), (ii) Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD), (iii) the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), (iv) Canada’s Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), (v) the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), (vi) any national data protection laws made under or pursuant to the GDPR (vii) the EU e-Privacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC), (viii) Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA), (ix) the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act of 19 June 1992 and its Ordinance, (x) UK GDPR or Data Protection Act 2018; in each case as may be amended, superseded or replaced.
“Data Subject” means the individual to whom Personal Data relates.
“EEA” means the European Economic Area.
“GDPR” means the 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, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
“GoDaddy Network” means GoDaddy’s data center facilities, servers, networking equipment, and host software systems (e.g., virtual firewalls) that are within GoDaddy’s control and are used to provide the Covered Services.
“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person or household as defined under Data Protection Laws.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic 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. “Process”, “processes” and “processed” will be interpreted accordingly. Detail of Processing are set forth in Appendix 1.
“Security Incident” either (a) a breach of security of the GoDaddy Security Standards leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, any Customer Data; or (b) any unauthorized access to GoDaddy equipment or facilities, where in either case such access results in destruction, loss, unauthorized disclosure, or alteration of Customer Data.
“Security Standards” means the security standards attached to this Addendum as Appendix 2.
"Sensitive Data" means (a) social security number, passport number, driver’s license number, or similar identifier (or any portion thereof); (b) credit or debit card number (other than the truncated (last four digits) of a credit or debit card), financial information, banking account numbers or passwords; (c) employment, financial, genetic, biometric or health information; (d) racial, ethnic, political or religious affiliation, trade union membership, or information about sexual life or sexual orientation; (e) account passwords, mother’s maiden name, or date of birth; (f) criminal history; or (g) any other information or combinations of information that falls within the definition of “special categories of data” under GDPR or any other applicable law or regulation relating to privacy and data protection.
“Standard Contractual Clauses” or “SCCs” means the standard data protection clauses for the transfer of personal data from a controller to a processor established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection, as described in Article 46 of the GDPR and approved by the European Commission decision 2021/914 of 4 June 2021. Module Two (Controller to Processor) Standard Contractual Clauses are in Appendix 4.
“Sub-processor” means any Data Processor engaged by Processor to Process data on behalf of Data Controller.
"UK Standard Contractual Clauses” means the standard data protection clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection, as described in Article 46 of the UK GDPR and approved by the European Commission decision 2010/87/EU. The UK Standard Contractual Clauses are in Appendix 4.2. Data Processing
2.1 Scope and Roles. This Addendum applies when Customer Data is processed by GoDaddy where GoDaddy acts as the Data Processor on behalf of the Customer as the Data Controller with respect to Customer Data.
2.2 Details of Data Processing. The subject matter of processing of Customer Data by GoDaddy is the performance of the Covered Services pursuant to the Terms of Service. GoDaddy shall only Process Customer Data on behalf of and in accordance with Customer’s documented instructions for the following purposes: (i) Processing in accordance with the Terms of Service; (ii) Processing initiated by end users in their use of the Covered Services; (iii) Processing to comply with other documented, reasonable instructions provided by Customers (ex. via email) where such instructions are consistent with the Terms of Service. GoDaddy shall not: (a) Process, retain, use, sell, or disclose Customer Data except as necessary to provide Covered Services pursuant to the Terms of Service, or as required by law; (b) sell such Customer Data to any third party; (c) retain, use, or disclose such Customer Data outside of the direct business relationship between GoDaddy and Customer.
For the avoidance of doubt, Customer’s instructions for the Processing of Personal Data shall comply with all applicable data privacy laws. Customer shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and legality of Personal Data and the means by which Customer acquired Personal Data. GoDaddy shall not be required to comply with or observe Customer’s instructions if such instructions would violate Data Protection Laws. The duration of the Processing, the nature and purpose of the Processing, the types of Personal Data and categories of Data Subjects Processed under this Addendum are further specified in Appendix 1 (‘Details of the Processing’) to this Addendum.3. Confidentiality of Customer Data
GoDaddy will not disclose Customer Data to any government or any other third party, except as necessary to comply with the law or a valid and binding order of a law enforcement agency (such as a subpoena or court order). In the event GoDaddy receives a valid civil subpoena, and to the extent permitted, GoDaddy will endeavor to provide Customer with reasonable notice of the demand via email or postal mail to allow Customer to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy.4. Security
4.1 GoDaddy has implemented and will maintain the technical and organizational measures for the GoDaddy Network as described herein this Section and as further described in Appendix 2 to this Addendum, Security Standards. In particular, GoDaddy has implemented and will maintain the following technical and organizational measures that address the (i) security of the GoDaddy Network; (ii) physical security of the facilities; (iii) controls around employee and contractor access to (i) and/or (ii); and (iv) processes for testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures implemented by GoDaddy. In the event that we are not able to meet any of its obligations set forth herein, we will provide written notice (via our website and email) as soon as practically feasible.
4.2 GoDaddy makes available a number of security features and functionalities that Customer may elect to use in relation to the Covered Services. Customer is responsible for (a) properly configuring the Covered Services, (b) using the controls available in connection with the Covered Services (including the security controls) to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services, (c) using the controls available in connection with the Covered Services (including the security controls) to allow the Customer to restore the availability and access to Customer Data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident (e.g. backups and routine archiving of Customer Data), and (d) taking such steps as Customer considers adequate to maintain appropriate security, protection, and deletion of Customer Data, which includes use of encryption technology to protect Customer Data from unauthorized access and measures to control access rights to Customer Data.5. Data Subject Rights
Taking into account the nature of the Covered Services, GoDaddy offers Customer certain controls as described in the “Security” section of this Addendum that Customer may elect to use to retrieve, correct, delete or restrict use and sharing of Customer Data as described in the Covered Services. Customer may use these controls as technical and organizational measures to assist it in connection with its obligations under applicable privacy laws, including its obligations relating to responding to requests from Data Subjects. As commercially reasonable, and to the extent lawfully required or permitted, GoDaddy shall promptly notify Customer if GoDaddy directly receives a request from a Data Subject to exercise such rights under any applicable data privacy laws (“Data Subject Request”). In addition, where Customer’s use of the Covered Services limits its ability to address a Data Subject Request, GoDaddy may, where legally permitted and appropriate and upon Customer’s specific request, provide commercially reasonable assistance in addressing the request, at Customer’s cost (if any).6. Sub-Processing
6.1 Authorized Sub-processors. Customer agrees that GoDaddy may use Sub-processors to fulfil its contractual obligations under its Terms of Service and this Addendum or to provide certain services on its behalf, such as providing support services. Customer hereby consents to GoDaddy’s use of Sub-processors as described in this Section. Except as set forth in this Section or as otherwise explicitly authorized by you, GoDaddy will not permit any other sub-processing activities.
6.2 Sub-processor Obligations. Where GoDaddy uses any authorized Sub-processor as described in Section 6.1:
(i) GoDaddy will restrict the Sub-processor’s access to Customer Data only to what is necessary to maintain the Covered Services or to provide the Covered Services to Customer and any end users in accordance with the Covered Services. GoDaddy will prohibit the Sub-processor from accessing Customer Data for any other purpose;
(ii) GoDaddy will enter into a written agreement with the Sub-processor and, to the extent that the Sub-processor is performing the same data processing services that are being provided by GoDaddy under this Addendum, GoDaddy will impose on the Sub-processor the same contractual obligations that GoDaddy has under this Addendum; and
(iii) GoDaddy will remain responsible for its compliance with the obligations of this Addendum and for any acts or omissions of the Sub-processor that cause GoDaddy to breach any of GoDaddy’s obligations under this Addendum.
6.3 New Sub-processors. From time to time, we may engage new Sub-processors under and subject to the terms of this Addendum. In such case, we will provide 30 days advance notice (via our website and email) prior to any new Sub-processor obtaining any Customer Data. If you Customer does not approve of a new Sub-processor, then Customer may terminate any Covered Services without penalty by providing, within 10 days or receipt of notice from us, written notice of termination that includes an explanation of the reasons for your non-approval. If the Covered Services are part of a bundle or bundled purchase, then any termination will apply to its entirety.7. Security Incident
7.1 Security Incident. If GoDaddy becomes aware of a Security Incident, GoDaddy will without undue delay: (a) notify Customer of the Security Incident; and (b) take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects and to minimize any damage resulting from the Security Incident.
7.2 GoDaddy Assistance. To assist Customer in relation to any personal data breach notifications Customer is required to make under any applicable privacy laws, GoDaddy will include in the notification such information about the Security Incident as GoDaddy is reasonably able to disclose to Customer, taking into account the nature of the Covered Services, the information available to GoDaddy, and any restrictions on disclosing the information, such as confidentiality.
7.3 Failed Security Incidents. Customer agrees that:
(i) A failed Security Incident will not be subject to the terms of this Addendum. A failed Security Incident is one that results in no unauthorized access to Customer Data or to any of GoDaddy’s Network, equipment, or facilities storing Customer Data, and may include, without limitation, pings and other broadcast attacks on firewalls or edge servers, port scans, unsuccessful log-on attempts, denial of service attacks, packet sniffing (or other unauthorized access to traffic data that does not result in access beyond headers) or similar incidents; and
(ii) GoDaddy’s obligation to report or respond to a Security Incident under this Section is not and will not be construed as an acknowledgement by GoDaddy of any fault or liability of GoDaddy with respect to the Security Incident.
7.4 Notification. Notification of Security Incidents, if any, will be delivered to one or more of Customer’s administrators by any means GoDaddy selects, including via email. It is Customer’s sole responsibility to ensure Customer’s administrators maintain accurate contact information on the GoDaddy management console and secure transmission at all times.8. Customer Rights
8.1 Independent Determination. Customer is responsible for reviewing the information made available by GoDaddy relating to data security and its Security Standards and making an independent determination as to whether the Covered Services meets Customer’s requirements and legal obligations as well as Customer’s obligations under this Addendum. The information made available is intended to assist Customer in complying with Customer’s obligations under applicable privacy laws, including the GDPR, in respect of data protection impact assessments and prior consultation.
8.2 Customer Audit Rights. Customer has the right to confirm GoDaddy’s compliance with this Addendum as applicable to the Covered Services by making a specific request in writing, at reasonable intervals, to the address set forth in the Terms of Service. If GoDaddy declines to follow any instruction requested by Customer regarding a properly requested and scoped audit or inspection, Customer is entitled to terminate this Addendum and the Terms of Service.9. Transfers of Customer Data
9.1 U.S. Based Processing. Except where specifically noted in the Terms of Service, Customer Data will be transferred outside the United Kingdom or the EEA and processed in the United States.
9.2 Application of Standard Contractual Clauses. The Standard Contractual Clauses will apply to Customer Data that is transferred outside the EEA, either directly or via onward transfer, to any country not recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for Customer Data. The Standard Contractual Clauses will not apply to Customer Data that is not transferred, either directly or via onward transfer, outside the EEA. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Standard Contractual Clauses will not apply where the data is transferred in accordance with a recognized compliance standard for the lawful transfer of Personal Data outside the EEA, such as when necessary for the performance of Covered Services pursuant to the Terms of Service or with your consent.
9.3 Application of UK Standard Contractual Clauses. The UK Standard Contractual Clauses will apply to Customer Data transferred via Covered Services from the United Kingdom, either directly or via onward transfer, to any country not recognized by the competent United Kingdom regulatory authority or governmental body as providing an adequate level of protection for Customer Data. The UK Standard Contractual Clauses will not apply to Customer Data that is not transferred, either directly or via onward transfer, outside the United Kingdom. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the UK Standard Contractual Clauses will not apply where the data is transferred in accordance with a recognized compliance standard for the lawful transfer of Customer Data outside the United Kingdom, such as when necessary for the performance of Covered Services pursuant to the Terms of Service or with your consent.10. Termination of the Addendum
This Addendum will continue in force until the termination of our processing in accordance with the Terms of Service (the “Termination Date”).11. Return or Deletion of Customer Data
As described in the Covered Services, the Customer may be provided controls that may use to retrieve or delete Customer Data. Deletion of Customer Data will take place thirty (30) days following Termination Date, subject to the terms of the particular Covered Services.12. Limitations of Liability
The liability of each party under this Addendum will be subject to the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in the Terms of Service. Customer agrees that any regulatory penalties incurred by GoDaddy in relation to the Customer Data that arise as a result of, or in connection with, Customer’s failure to comply with its obligations under this Addendum and any applicable privacy laws will count towards and reduce GoDaddy’s liability under the Terms of Service as if it were liability to the Customer under the Terms of Service.13. Entire Terms of Service; Conflict
This Addendum supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous representations, understandings, agreements, or communications between Customer and GoDaddy, whether written or verbal, regarding the subject matter of this Addendum, including any data processing addenda entered into between GoDaddy and Customer with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. Except as amended by this Addendum, the Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect. If there is a conflict between the Terms of Service and this Addendum, the terms of this Addendum will control.
DETAILS OF THE PROCESSING
1. Nature and Purpose of Processing. GoDaddy will Process Customer Data as necessary to perform the Covered Services pursuant to the Terms of Service and as further instructed by Customer throughout its use of the Covered Services.
2. Duration of Processing. Subject to Section 10 and 11 of this Addendum, GoDaddy will Process Customer Data during the effective date of the Terms of Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, GoDaddy may retain Customer Data, or any portion of it, if required by applicable laws or regulation, including applicable Data Protection Laws, provided that such Customer Data remains protected in accordance with the terms of this Addendum and applicable Data Protection Laws.
3. Categories of Data Subjects. Customer may upload Personal Data in the course of its use of the Covered Services, the extent to which is determined and controlled by Customer in its sole discretion, and which may include, but is not limited to Personal Data relating to the following categories of Data Subjects:
- Prospects, customers, business partners and vendors of Customer (who are natural persons)
- Employees or contact persons of Customer’s prospects, customers, business partners and vendors
- Employees, agents, advisors, freelancers of Customer (who are natural persons)
- Customer’s Users authorized by Customer to use the Covered Services
4. Categories of Personal Data. Customer may upload Personal Data in the course of its use of the Covered Services, the type of and extent to which is determined and controlled by Customer in its sole discretion, and which may include, but is not limited to the following categories of Personal Data of Data Subjects:
- Telephone number
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Other data collected that could directly or indirectly identify data subjects.
5. Sensitive Data or Special Categories of Data. Customer may upload Sensitive Data in the course of its use of the Covered Services, the type of and extent to which is determined and controlled by Customer in its sole discretion. Customer is responsible for applying restrictions or safeguards that fully take into consideration the nature of the data and the risks involved prior to transmitting or processing any Sensitive Data via the Covered Services.
I. Technical and Organizational Measures
We are committed to protect our customers' information. Taking into account the best practices, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different likelihood of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons we take the following technical and organizational measures. When selecting the measures the confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of the systems are considered. A quick recovery after a physical or technical incident is guaranteed.
II. Data Privacy Program
Our Data Privacy Program is established to maintain a global data governance structure and secure information throughout its lifecycle. This program is driven by the office of the data protection officer, which oversees the implementation of privacy practices and security measures. We regularly test, assess and evaluate the effectiveness of its Data Privacy Program and Security Standards.
1. Confidentiality. “Confidentiality means that personal data is protected against unauthorized disclosure.”
We use a variety of physical and logical measures to protect the confidentiality of its customers' personal data. Those measures include:
- Physical access control systems in place (Badge access control, Security event monitoring etc.)
- Surveillance systems including alarms and, as appropriate, CCTV monitoring
- Clean desk policies and controls in place (Locking of unattended computers, locked cabinets etc.)
- Visitor Access Management
- Destruction of data on physical media and documents (shredding, degaussing etc.)
Access Control & Prevention of Unauthorized Access
- User access restrictions applied and role-based access permissions provided/reviewed based on segregation of duties principle
- Strong authentication and authorization methods (Multi-factor authentication, certificate based authorization, automatic deactivation/log-off etc. )
- Centralized password management and strong/complex password policies (minimum length, complexity of characters, expiration of passwords etc.)
- Controlled access to e-mails and the Internet
- Anti-virus management
- Intrusion Prevention System management
- Encryption of external and internal communication via strong cryptographic protocols
- Encrypting PII/SPII data at rest (databases, shared directories etc.)
- Full disk encryption for company PCs and laptops
- Encryption of storage media
- Remote connections to the company networks are encrypted via VPN
- Securing the lifecycle of encryption keys
- PII/SPI minimization in application, debugging and security logs
- Pseudonymization of personal data to prevent directly identification of an individual
- Segregation of data stored by function (test, staging, live)
- Logical segregation of data by role based access rights
- Defined data retention periods for personal data
- Penetration Testing for critical company networks and platforms hosting personal data
- Regular network and vulnerability scans
2. Integrity. “Integrity refers to ensuring the correctness (intactness) of data and the correct functioning of systems. When the term integrity is used in connection with the term "data", it expresses that the data is complete and unchanged.”
Appropriate change and log management controls are in place, in addition to access controls to be able to maintain the integrity of personal data such as:
Change & Release Management
- Change and release management process including (impact analysis, approvals, testing, security reviews, staging, monitoring etc.)
- Role & Function based (Segregation of Duties) access provisioning on production environments
Logging & Monitoring
- Logging of access and changes on data
- Centralized audit & security logs
- Monitoring of the completeness and correctness of the transfer of data (end-to-end check)
3. Availability. “The availability of services and IT systems, IT applications, and IT network functions or of information is guaranteed, if the users are able to use them at all times as intended.”
We implement appropriate continuity and security measures to maintain the availability of its services and the data residing within those services:
- Regular fail-over tests applied for critical services
- Extensive performance/availability monitoring and reporting for critical systems
- Incident response programme
- Critical data either replicated or backed up (Cloud Backups/Hard Disks/Database replication etc.)
- Planned software, infrastructure and security maintenance in place (Software updates, security patches etc.)
- Redundant and resilient systems (server clusters, mirrored DBs, high availability setups etc.) located on off-site and/or geographically separated locations
- Use of uninterruptible power supplies, fail redundant hardware and network systems
- Alarm, security systems in place
- Physical Protection measures in place for critical sites (surge protection, raised floors, cooling systems, fire and/or smoke detectors, fire suppression systems etc.)
- DDOS protection to maintain availability
- Load & Stress Testing
4. Data Processing Instructions. "Data Processing Instructions refers to ensuring that personal data will only be processed in accordance with the instructions of the data controller and the related company measures"
We have established internal privacy policies, agreements and conduct regular privacy trainings for employees to ensure personal data is processed in accordance with customers’ preferences and instructions.
- Privacy and confidentiality terms in place within employee contracts
- Regular data privacy and security trainings for employees
- Appropriate contractual provisions to the agreements with sub-contractors to maintain instructional control rights
- Regular privacy checks for external service providers
- Providing customers full control over their data processing preferences
- Regular security audits
Appendix 3 - GoDaddy Subprocessors
|Company Name||Country of Incorporation||Service Description||Categories of Data|
|Acronis International GmbH||Switzerland||Customer back-ups||Backup snapshots.|
|Automattic Inc||United States of America||WooCommerce plugin and addons within Ecommerce WordPress.||Customer WordPress user profiles (including name and email address) and those of any employees/contractors.|
|Cisco International Limited, Cisco Solutions GmbH, Cisco Systems Inc||United Kingdom, Germany, United States of America||Provide and manage network solutions as part of our network; including metadata analysis.||Processes metadata of IP addresses, timestamps, and network traffic|
|cPanel Inc||United States of America||cPanel management software for Hosting and Server products.||Any customer data held within cPanel.|
|DENIC eG||Germany||Registration of .de domains||All account information necessary to provide the domain. Whois information.|
|Equinix Netherlands BV||Netherlands||Data center colocation facilities in the Netherlands.||No personal data is intentionally processed.|
|EURid vzw||Belgium||Registration of .eu domains||All account information necessary to provide the domain. Whois information.|
|Juniper Networks Inc||United States of America||Provide and manage network solutions as part of our network; including metadata analysis.||IP addresses, timestamps, network traffic|
|LivePerson Inc||United States of America||Chat tool "LiveEngage" on our website.||Chat transcripts, automated information such as IP address, operating system, and type of device.|
|LvivIT||Ukraine||Providing operational platform support.||All customer account information.|
|OVH Grouppe SAS||France||Data center colocation facilities in Germany, resale of server products.||Customer hosted data including but not limited to websites, applications, and data from the customer’s customer(s). This may also include network traffic.|
|Plesk International GmbH||Germany||Plesk control panel for VPS and Dedicated Servers and Website Builder Plus.||Any customer data held within the Plesk control panel as well as any customer data held on a hosted website.|
|Datadock SARL||France||Data center colocation facilities in France.||Hardware and network services. No personal data intentionally processed.|
|GoDaddy Media Temple Inc d/b/a Sucuri||United States of America||
SAAS Product: Secure customer websites from malware
All account information required for the provision of the website, as well as customer data stored on the hosted website.
|GoDaddy Media Temple Inc d/b/a Sucuri||United States of America||Internal: Web Application Firewall on our brand websites and in customer control panels to protect brand IT and customer data.||Website traffic inspection. Metadata of IP addresses, timestamps, and network traffic.|
|Starfield Technologies LLC||United States of America||SSL Certificates.||All customer account information as needed for an SSL certificate.|
|DomainsByProxy LLC||United States of America||Domain privacy services.||Domain regsistration and contact details.|
|GoDaddy Sellbrite, Inc.||United States of America||Online retailing tool||Transaction and product data from online-store.|
|GoDaddy Payments LLC||United States of America||Payment processing tools.|
See Section 9.2 of the Addendum for applicability of these SCCs
Standard Contractual Clauses (Controller to Processors)
Purpose and scope
- 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.
- The Parties:
- 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
- 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").
- These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.
- The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.
Effect and invariability of the Clauses
- 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.
- These Clauses are without prejudice to obligations to which the data exporter is subject by virtue of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
- Data subjects may invoke and enforce these Clauses, as third-party beneficiaries, against the data exporter and/or data importer, with the following exceptions:
- Clause 1, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 6, Clause 7;
- Clause 8.1(b), 8.9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
- Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
- Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);
- Clause 13;
- Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);
- Clause 16(e); (viii) Clause 18(a) and (b).
- Paragraph (a) is without prejudice to rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
- Where these Clauses use terms that are defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, those terms shall have the same meaning as in that Regulation.
- These Clauses shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
- These Clauses shall not be interpreted in a way that conflicts with rights and obligations provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
- The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter that relate to the processing under these Clauses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Use of sub-processors
- 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 fifteen (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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Data subject rights
- 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.
- 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.
- In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the data exporter.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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;
- refer the dispute to the competent courts within the meaning of Clause 18.
- 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.
- The data importer shall abide by a decision that is binding under the applicable EU or Member State law.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.
- 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.
- 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
Local laws and practices affecting compliance with the Clauses
- 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.
- The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
- 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.
- The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
- 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).
- 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.
Obligations of the data importer in case of access by public authorities
- 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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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.
- 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
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
Non-compliance with the Clauses and termination
- The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.
- 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).
- The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:
- 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;
- the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Federal Republic of Germany.
Choice of forum and jurisdiction
- Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of an EU Member State.
- The Parties agree that those shall be the courts of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- 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.
- The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.
Annex I to the Standard Contractual Clauses
A. LIST OF PARTIES
Data Exporter(s): The data exporter is the entity identified as “Customer” in the Addendum
Signature and date: As of the date of Data Exporter’s electronic acceptance of Data Importer’s Terms of Service, Data Exporter is deemed to have signed these standard contractual clauses.
Data importer(s): GoDaddy.com, LLC
Contact details: Office of the Data Protection Officer – email@example.com
Signature and date: As of the date of Data Exporter’s electronic acceptance of Data Importer’s Terms of Service, Data Importer is deemed to have signed these standard contractual clauses.
B. DESCRIPTION OF TRANSFER Categories of data subjects whose personal data is transferred are described in Appendix 1 of the Addendum.
Categories of personal data transferred are described in Appendix 1 of the Addendum.
Sensitive data transferred are described in Appendix 1 of the Addendum.
The frequency of the transfer is a continuous basis for the duration of the Terms of Service.
Nature of the processing is described in Section 2.2 and Appendix 1 of the Addendum.
Purpose(s) of the data transfer and further processing are described in Section 2.2 and Appendix 1 of the Addendum.
The period for which the personal data will be retained described in Appendix 1 of the Addendum.
For transfers to (sub-) processors, the subject matter, nature and duration of the processing is set forth in Annex III to the Standard Contractual Clauses.
C. COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY The North Rhine-Westphalia State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information ('LDI NRW') is the competent supervisory authority.
Annex II to the Standard Contractual Clauses
The technical and organizational security measures implemented by the Data Importer are as in Annex 2 of the Addendum.
Annex III to the Standard Contractual Clauses
List of sub-processors are in Appendix 3 of the Addendum.