Data Processing Agreement (DPA)
LAST UPDATED: 5th JUNE 2023
This DPA forms part of the Agreement and sets out the terms that apply when Personal Data is processed by Synap under the Agreement. The purpose of the DPA is to ensure such processing is conducted in accordance with applicable laws and with due respect for the rights and freedoms of individuals whose Personal Data is processed.
1. Definitions. Any capitalized term used but not defined in this DPA has the meaning provided to it in the Agreement.
i. "Account Data" means Personal Data that relates to Customer’s relationship with Synap, including to access Customer’s account and billing information, identity verification, maintain or improve performance of the Services, provide support, investigate and prevent system abuse, or fulfill legal obligations.
ii. "Affiliate" means any entity controlled by, controlling or under common control by an entity, where "control" means ownership of or the right to control greater than 50% of the voting securities of such entity.
iii. "Applicable Data Protection Legislation" refers to laws and regulations applicable to Synap's processing of personal data under the Agreement, including but not limited to (a) the GDPR, (b) in respect of the UK, the GDPR as saved into United Kingdom law by virtue of section 3 of the United Kingdom's European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 ("UK GDPR") and the Data Protection Act 2018 (together, "UK Data Protection Laws"), (c) the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and its implementing regulations ("Swiss DPA"), (d) the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), (e) Australian Privacy Principles and the Australian Privacy Act (1988), (f) the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act ("PDPA"), and (g) South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act ("POPIA") in each case, as may be amended, superseded or replaced.
v. "Controller" or "controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.
vi. "Customer Data" means personal data that relates to Customer’s relationship with Synap, including Personal Data that Synap processes as a Processor on behalf of Customer.
vii. "Europe" means for the purposes of this DPA the European Economic Area ("EEA"), United Kingdom ("UK") and Switzerland.
viii. "GDPR" means Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council 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).
ix. "Personal Data" or "personal data" means any information, including personal information, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”) or as defined in and subject to Applicable Data Protection Legislation.
xi. "Processor" or "processor" means the entity which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller.
xii. "Processing" or "processing" (and "Process" or "process") means any operation or set of operations performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, means any operation or set of operations that is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, securing, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, access to, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure, or destruction.
xiii. "Restricted Transfer" means: (i) where the GDPR applies, a transfer of personal data from the EEA to a country outside of the EEA which is not subject to an adequacy determination by the European Commission; (ii) where the UK GDPR applies, a transfer of personal data from the UK to any other country which is not based on adequacy regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the Data Protection Act 2018; and (iii) where the Swiss DPA applies, a transfer of personal data to a country outside of Switzerland which is not included on the list of adequate jurisdictions published by the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.
xiv. "Security Breach" means a breach of security leading to any accidental, unauthorized or unlawful loss, disclosure, destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to Customer Data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by Synap. A Security Incident shall not include an unsuccessful attempt or activity that does not compromise the security of Customer Data, including (without limitation) pings and other broadcast attacks of 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.
xv. "Standard Contractual Clauses" or "SCCs" means (i) where the GDPR applies, the standard contractual clauses annexed to the European Commission's Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 of 4 June 2021 standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, available at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32021D0914&from=EN ("EU SCCs"); (ii) where the UK GDPR applies, the applicable standard data protection clauses adopted pursuant to Article 46(2)(c), or (d) where the UK GDPR means the International Data Transfer Addendum to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses issued by the Information Commissioner's Office under s.119A(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018, as such Addendum may be revised under Section 18 therein ("UK SCCs") and (iii) where the Swiss DPA applies, the applicable standard data protection clauses issued, approved or recognized by the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (the "Swiss SCCs") (in each case, as updated, amended or superseded from time to time).
xvi. "Sub-processor" or "sub-processor" means (a) Synap, when Synap is processing Customer Data and where Customer is itself a processor of such Customer Data, or (b) any third-party Processor engaged by Synap or its Affiliates to assist in fulfilling Synap's obligations under the Agreement and which processes Customer Data. Sub-processors may include third parties or Synap Affiliates but shall exclude Synap employees, contractors or consultants.
xvii. "Third Party Request" means any request, correspondence, inquiry, or complaint from a data subject, regulatory authority, or third party.
xviii. "UK Addendum" means the International Data Transfer Addendum to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses issued by the Information Commissioner's Office under s.119A(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018, as such Addendum may be revised under Section 18 therein. This is found in Schedule 4 below.
2. Applicability and Scope.
i. Applicability. This DPA will apply only to the extent that Synap processes, on behalf of Customer, Personal Data to which Applicable Data Protection Legislation applies.
ii. Scope. The subject matter of the data processing is the provision of the Services, and the processing will be carried out for the duration of the Agreement. Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) sets out the nature and purpose of the processing, the types of Personal Data Synap processes and the categories of data subjects whose Personal Data is processed.
iii. Synap as a Processor. The parties acknowledge and agree that regarding the processing of Customer Data, Customer may act either as a controller or processor and Synap is a processor. Synap will process Customer Data in accordance with Customer’s instructions as set forth in Section 3 (Customer Instructions).
3. Synap as a Processor – Processing Customer Data.
i. Customer Instructions. Customer appoints Synap as a processor to process Customer Data on behalf of, and in accordance with, Customer’s instructions (a) as set forth in the Agreement, this DPA, and as otherwise necessary to provide the Services to Customer (which may include investigating security incidents, and detecting and preventing exploits or abuse); (b) as necessary to comply with applicable law, including Applicable Data Protection Legislation; and (c) as otherwise agreed in writing between the parties (“Permitted Purposes”).
ii. Lawfulness of Instructions. Customer will ensure that its instructions comply with Applicable Data Protection Legislation. Customer acknowledges that Synap is neither responsible for determining which laws are applicable to Customer’s business nor whether Synap's Services meet or will meet the requirements of such laws. Customer will ensure that Synap's processing of Customer Data, when done in accordance with Customer’s instructions, will not cause Synap to violate any applicable law, including Applicable Data Protection Legislation. Synap will inform Customer if it becomes aware, or reasonably believes, that Customer’s instructions violate applicable law, including Applicable Data Protection Legislation.
iii. Additional Instructions. Additional instructions outside the scope of the Agreement or this DPA will be mutually agreed to between the parties in writing.
4. Purpose Limitation. Synap will process Personal Data in order to provide the Services in accordance with the Agreement. Schedule 1 (Details of Processing) of this DPA further specifies the nature and purpose of the processing, the processing activities, the duration of the processing, the types of Personal Data and categories of data subjects.
5. Compliance. Customer shall be responsible for ensuring that: a) all such notices have been given, and all such authorizations have been obtained, as required under Applicable Data Protection Legislation, for Synap (and its Affiliates and Sub-processors) to process Customer Data as contemplated by the Agreement and this DPA; b) it has complied, and will continue to comply, with all applicable laws relating to privacy and data protection, including Applicable Data Protection Legislation; and c) it has, and will continue to have, the right to transfer, or provide access to, Customer Data to Synap for processing in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and this DPA.
i. Confidentiality Obligations of Synap Personnel.
a. Synap requires all employees to acknowledge in writing, at the time of hire, they will adhere to terms that are in accordance with Synap's security policy and to protect Customer Data at all times. Synap requires all employees to sign a confidentiality statement at the time of hire.
b. Synap will ensure that any person that it authorizes to process Customer Data (including its staff, agents, and subcontractors) shall be subject to a duty of confidentiality (whether in accordance with Synaop's confidentiality obligations in the Agreement or a statutory duty).
ii. Responding to Third Party Requests. In the event any Third Party Request is made directly to Synap in connection with Synap's processing of Customer Data, Synap will promptly inform Customer and provide details of the same, to the extent legally permitted. Synap will not respond to any Third Party Request, without prior notice to Customer and an opportunity to object, except as legally required to do so or to confirm that such Third Party Request relates to Customer.
i. Authorization for Sub-processing. Customer agrees that (a) Synap may engage Sub-processors as listed at https://legal.synap.ac/subprocessors-list-and-management-policy (the "Sub-processor Page") which may be updated from time to time.
ii. Current Sub-processors and Notification of Sub-processor Additions.
a. Customer understands that effective operation of the Services may require the transfer of Customer Data to Synap Affiliates, or to Synap's Sub-processors, see Schedule 3. Customer hereby provides general authorization to Synap engaging additional third-party Sub-processors to process Customer Data within the Services for the Permitted Purposes.
b. Synap may, by giving reasonable notice to the Customer, add to the Sub-processor Page. Synap will notify Customer if it intends to add or replace Sub-processors from the Sub-Processor Page at least 10 days prior to any such changes. Customer will be notified via the email address listed as the Account Owner on Customer's Synap portal. If Customer objects to the appointment of an additional Sub-processor within thirty (30) calendar days of such notice on reasonable grounds relating to the protection of the Personal Data, then Synap will work in good faith with Customer to find an alternative solution. In the event that the parties are unable to find such a solution, Customer may terminate the Agreement at no additional cost.
8. Impact Assessments and Consultations. Synap shall, to the extent required by Applicable Data Protection Legislation, provide Customer with reasonable assistance (at Customer's cost and expense) with data protection impact assessments or prior consultations with data protection authorities that Customer is required to carry out under such legislation.
i. Synap has in place and will maintain throughout the term of this Agreement appropriate technical and organizational measures designed to protect Customer Data against Security Breaches.
ii. These measures shall at a minimum comply with applicable law and include the measures identified in Schedule 2 (Technical and Organizational Security Measures).
iii. Customer acknowledges that the security measures are subject to technical progress and development and that Synap may update or modify the security measures from time to time, provided that such updates and modifications do not result in the degradation of the overall security of the Services purchased by the Customer.
iv. Synap will ensure that any person authorized to process Customer Data (including its staff, agents, and subcontractors) shall be subject to a duty of confidentiality.
v. Upon becoming aware of a Security Breach involving Customer Data processed by Synap on behalf of Customer under this DPA, Synap shall notify Customer without undue delay and shall provide such information as Customer may reasonably require, including to enable Customer to fulfil its data breach reporting obligations under Applicable Data Protection Legislation.
vi. Synap's notification of or response to a Security Breach shall not be construed as an acknowledgement by Synap of any fault or liability with respect to the Security Breach.
vii. Customer is solely responsible for its use of the Service, including (a) making appropriate use of the Service to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk in respect of Customer Data; (b) securing the account authentication credentials, systems and devices Customer uses to access the Service; and (c) backing up Customer Data.
10. Return or Deletion of Customer Data. Upon termination or expiry of this Agreement, Synap will (at Customer's election) delete or return to Customer all Customer Data (including copies) in its possession or control as soon as reasonably practicable and within a maximum period of 30 days of termination or expiry of the Agreement, save that this requirement will not apply to the extent that Synap is required by applicable law to retain some or all of the Customer Data, or to Customer Data it has archived on back-up systems, which Customer Data Synap will securely isolate and protect from any further processing, except to the extent required by applicable law.
i. The parties acknowledge that when Synap is acting as a processor on behalf of Customer, Customer must be able to assess Synap's compliance with its obligations under Applicable Data Protection Legislation and this DPA.
ii. Synap shall make available to Customer all information reasonably necessary to demonstrate compliance with this DPA and the obligations under Article 28 of the GDPR. While it is the parties' intention ordinarily to rely on the provision of the documentation to demonstrate Synap's compliance with this DPA and the provisions of Article 28 of the GDPR, Synap shall permit Customer (or its appointed third party auditors) to carry out an audit at Customer’s cost and expense (including without limitation the costs and expenses of Synap) of Synap's processing of Customer Data under the Agreement following a Security Breach suffered by Synap, or upon the instruction of a data protection authority acting pursuant to Applicable Data Protection Legislation. Customer must give Synap reasonable prior notice of such intention to audit, conduct its audit during normal (UK) business hours, and take all reasonable measures to prevent unnecessary disruption to Synap's operations. Any such audit shall be subject to Synap's security and confidentiality terms and guidelines and may only be performed a maximum of once annually. If Synap declines to follow any instruction requested by Customer regarding audits, Customer is entitled to terminate the Agreement.
iii. Synap uses external auditors to verify the adequacy of its security measures with respect to its processing of Customer Data. A description of Synap's certifications and standards for audit can be found at https://legal.synap.ac/security-policy.
12. Transfer Mechanisms.
i. Location of Processing. Customer acknowledges that Synap and its Sub-processors may transfer and process personal data to and in Europe and other locations in which Synap, its Affiliates or its Sub-processors maintain data processing operations, as more particularly described in the Sub-processor Page. Synap shall ensure that such transfers are made in compliance with Applicable Data Protection Legislation and this DPA.
ii. Transfer Mechanism. The parties agree that when the transfer of personal data from Customer (as "data exporter") to Synap (as "data importer") is a Restricted Transfer and Applicable Data Protection Legislation require that appropriate safeguards are put in place, such transfer shall be subject to the appropriate Standard Contractual Clauses, which shall be deemed incorporated into and form part of this DPA, as follows:
a. In relation to transfers of Customer Data that is protected by the GDPR, the EU SCCs shall apply, completed as follows:
- 1.Module Two or Module Three will apply (as applicable);
- 2.in Clause 7, the optional docking clause will apply;
- 3.in Clause 9, Option 2 will apply, and the time period for prior notice of Sub-processor changes shall be as set out in section 7.ii.b of this DPA;
- 4.in Clause 11, the optional language will not apply;
- 5.in Clause 17, Option 1 will apply, and the EU SCCs will be governed by the laws of England & Wales, or, if required by Applicable Data Protection Legislation, by the courts of the EU Member State in which the data exporter is estblished and otherwise in.
- 6.in Clause 18(b), disputes shall be resolved before the courts of England & Wales, or, if required by Applicable Data Protection Legislation, by the courts of the EU Member State in which the data exporter is established and otherwise in
- 7.Annex I of the EU SCCs shall be deemed completed with the information set out in Schedule 1 to this DPA; and
- 8.Subject to section 9.iii of this DPA, Annex II of the EU SCCs shall be deemed completed with the information set out in Schedule 2 to this DPA;
b. In relation to transfers of Account Data protected by the GDPR and processed in accordance with Section 2.iv of this DPA, the EU SCCs shall apply, completed as follows:
- 1.Module One will apply;
- 2.in Clause 7, the optional docking clause will apply;
- 3.in Clause 11, the optional language will not apply;
- 4.in Clause 17, Option 1 will apply, and the EU SCCs will be governed by the laws of England & Wales;
- 5.in Clause 18(b), disputes shall be resolved before the courts of England & Wales;
- 6.Annex I of the EU SCCs shall be deemed completed with the information set out in Schedule 1 to this DPA; and
- 7.Subject to section 9.iii of this DPA, Annex II of the EU SCCs shall be deemed completed with the information set out in Schedule 2 to this DPA;
c. In relation to transfers of personal data protected by the UK GDPR or Swiss DPA, the EU SCCs as implemented under sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above will apply with the following modifications:
- 1.references to "Regulation (EU) 2016/679" shall be interpreted as references to UK Privacy Laws or the Swiss DPA (as applicable);
- 2.references to specific Articles of "Regulation (EU) 2016/679" shall be replaced with the equivalent article or section of UK Privacy Laws or the Swiss DPA (as applicable);
- 3.references to "EU", "Union", "Member State" and "Member State law" shall be replaced with references to "UK" or "Switzerland", or "UK law" or "Swiss law" (as applicable);
- 4.the term "member state" shall not be interpreted in such a way as to exclude data subjects in the UK or Switzerland from the possibility of suing for their rights in their place of habitual residence (i.e., the UK or Switzerland);
- 5.Clause 13(a) and Part C of Annex I are not used and the "competent supervisory authority" is the UK Information Commissioner or Swiss Federal Data Protection Information Commissioner (as applicable);
- 6.references to the "competent supervisory authority" and "competent courts" shall be replaced with references to the "Information Commissioner" and the "courts of England and Wales" or the "Swiss Federal Data Protection Information Commissioner" and "applicable courts of Switzerland" (as applicable);
- 7.in Clause 17, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales or Switzerland (as applicable); and
- 8.with respect to transfers to which UK Privacy Laws apply, Clause 18 shall be amended to state "Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of England and Wales. A data subject may bring legal proceeding 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 with respect to transfers to which the Swiss DPA applies, Clause 18(b) shall state that disputes shall be resolved before the applicable courts of Switzerland.
d. To the extent that and for so long as the EU SCCs as implemented in accordance with sub-paragraph (a)-(c) above cannot be used to lawfully transfer Customer Data and Account Data in accordance with the UK GDPR to Synap, the UK SCCs shall be incorporated into and form an integral part of this DPA and shall apply to transfers governed by the UK GDPR. For the purposes of the UK SCCs, the relevant annexes, appendices or tables shall be deemed populated with the information set out in Schedules 1 and 2 of this DPA.
- 1.in relation to data that is protected by the UK GDPR, the EU SCCs will apply as follows: (i) apply as completed in accordance with paragraph 7(a) above; and (ii) be deemed amended as specified by Part 2 of the UK Addendum, which shall be deemed incorporated into and form an integral part of this DPA. In addition, tables 1 to 3 in Part 1 of the UK Addendum shall be completed respectively with the information set out in Schedule I and Schedule II of this DPA and table 4 in Part 1 of the UK Addendum shall be deemed completed by selecting "neither party".
e. It is not the intention of either party to contradict or restrict any of the provisions set forth in the Standard Contractual Clauses and, accordingly, if and to the extent the Standard Contractual Clauses conflict with any provision of the Agreement (including this DPA) the Standard Contractual Clauses shall prevail to the extent of such conflict.
iii. Alternative Transfer Mechanism. To the extent that Synap adopts an alternative data export mechanism (including any new version of or successor to the Standard Contractual Clauses adopted pursuant to Applicable Data Protection Legislation) ("Alternative Transfer Mechanism"), the Alternative Transfer Mechanism shall upon notice to Customer and an opportunity to object, apply instead of any applicable transfer mechanism described in this DPA (but only to the extent such Alternative Transfer Mechanism complies with Applicable Data Protection Legislation applicable to Europe and extends to territories to which Customer Data and Account Data is transferred).
13. Co-operation and Data Subject Rights.
i. Data Subject Rights. Synap shall, taking into account the nature of the processing, provide reasonable assistance to Customer where possible and at Customer's cost and expense, to enable Customer to respond to requests from a data subject seeking to exercise their rights under Applicable Data Protection Legislation. In the event that such request is made directly to Synap, if Synap can, through reasonable means, identify the Customer as the controller of the Personal Data of a data subject, Synap shall promptly inform Customer of the same
ii. Co-operation. In the event that either party receives (a) any request from a data subject to exercise any of its rights under Applicable Data Protection Legislation or (b) any Third Party Request relating to the processing of Account Data or Customer Data conducted by the other party, such party will promptly inform the other party in writing. The parties agree to co-operate, in good faith, as necessary to respond to any Third Party Request and fulfill their respective obligations under Applicable Data Protection Legislation.
ii. Any claims brought in connection with this DPA will be subject to the terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, the exclusions and limitations set forth in the Agreement.
iii. In no event does this DPA restrict or limit the rights of any data subject or of any competent supervisory authority.
iv. In the event (and to the extent only) of a conflict (whether actual or perceived) among Applicable Data Protection Legislation, the parties (or relevant party as the case may be) shall comply with the more onerous requirement or standard which shall, in the event of a dispute in that regard, be solely determined by Synap.
v. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in the Agreement and without prejudice to Sections 2(iii) and 2 (iv), Synap reserves the right to make any modification to this DPA as may be required to comply with Applicable Data Protection Legislation.
vi. Except as amended by this DPA, the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
vii. Notwithstanding anything in the Agreement or any order form entered in connection therewith, the parties acknowledge and agree that Synap access to Customer Data does not constitute part of the consideration exchanged by the parties in respect of the Agreement.
viii. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this DPA or in the Agreement (including, without limitation, either party’s indemnification obligations), neither party will be responsible for any GDPR fines issued or levied under Article 83 of the GDPR against the other party by a regulatory authority or governmental body in connection with such other party’s violation of the GDPR.
ix. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this DPA or in the Agreement (including, without limitation, either party’s indemnification obligations), neither party will be responsible for any UK GDPR fines issued or levied under Article 83 of the UK GDPR against the other party by a regulatory authority or governmental body in connection with such other party’s violation of the UK GDPR.
The parties have caused this DPA to be executed by their authorized representatives, and this DPA, including its annexes and the Standard Contractual Clauses, will be effective on the date both parties have signed it.
DETAILS OF PROCESSING
A. LIST OF PARTIES
Data exporter(s): [Identity and contact details of the controller(s) /data exporter(s) and, where applicable, of its/their data protection officer and/or representative in the European Union]
Data importer(s): [Identity and contact details of the processor(s) /data importer(s), including any contact person with responsibility for data protection]
B. DESCRIPTION OF PROCESSING/ TRANSFER
TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL SECURITY MEASURES
Further details of Synap's technical and organizational security measures to protect Customer Data are available at:
Where applicable, this Schedule 2 will serve as Annex II to the Standard Contractual Clauses. The following table provides more information regarding the technical and organizational security measures set forth below.
LIST OF SUB-PROCESSORS
In Clause 9 of the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses, Option 2 will apply and the time period for prior notice of sub-processor changes will be as set forth in Section 7.ii (Current Sub-processors and Notification of Sub-processor Changes) of this DPA.
Synap may, by giving reasonable notice to the Customer, add or make changes to the Sub-processor Page. Synap will notify Customer if it intends to add or replace Sub-processors from the Sub-Processor Page at least 10 days prior to any such changes. Customer will be notified via the email address listed as the Account Owner on Customer's Synap portal. If Customer objects to the appointment of an additional Sub-processor within thirty (30) calendar days of such notice on reasonable grounds relating to the protection of the Personal Data, then Synap will work in good faith with Customer to find an alternative solution. In the event that the parties are unable to find such a solution, Customer may terminate the Agreement at no additional cost.
UK Addendum to the EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses
- 1.Date of this Addendum: This Addendum is effective from the same date as the DPA.
- 2.Background: The Information Commissioner considers this Addendum to provide appropriate safeguards for the purposes of transfers of personal data to a third country or an international organisation in reliance on Articles 46 of the UK GDPR and, with respect to data transfers from controllers to processors and/or processors to processors.
- 3.Interpretation of this Schedule 4. Where this Addendum uses terms that are defined in the Annex those terms shall have the same meaning as in the Annex. In addition, the following terms have the following meanings:
- 4.This Addendum shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of UK Data Protection Laws, and so that it fulfils the intention for it to provide the appropriate safeguards as required by Article 46 GDPR.
- 5.This Addendum shall not be interpreted in a way that conflicts with rights and obligations provided for in UK Data Protection Laws.
- 6.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 Addendum has been entered into.
- 7.Hierarchy: In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between this Addendum and the provisions of the Clauses or other related agreements between the Parties, existing at the time this Addendum is agreed or entered into thereafter, the provisions which provide the most protection to data subjects shall prevail.
- 8.Incorporation of the Clauses: This Addendum incorporates the Clauses which are deemed to be amended to the extent necessary so they operate:a. for 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 transfer; andb. to provide appropriate safeguards for the transfers in accordance with Articles 46 of the UK GDPR Laws.
- 9.The amendments required by Section 7 above, include (without limitation):a. References to the “Clauses” means this Addendum as it incorporates the Clauses.b. 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”.c. References to “Regulation (EU) 2016/679” or “that Regulation” are replaced by “UK Data Protection Laws” and references to specific Article(s) of “Regulation (EU) 2016/679” are replaced with the equivalent Article or Section of UK Data Protection Laws.d. References to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 are removed.e. References to the “Union”, “EU” and “EU Member State” are all replaced with the “UK”.f. Clause 13(a) and Part C of Annex II are not used; the “competent supervisory authority” is the Information Commissioner.g. Clause 17 is replaced to state “These Clauses are governed by the laws of England and Wales”.h. Clause 18 is replaced to state:“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.”i. The footnotes to the Clauses do not form part of the Addendum.
- 10.Amendments to this Addendumb. The Parties may amend this Addendum provided it maintains the appropriate safeguards required by Art 46 UK GDPR for the relevant transfer by incorporating the Clauses and making changes to them in accordance with Section 7 above.
- 11.Executing this Addenduma. The Parties may enter into the Addendum (incorporating the Clauses) in any way that makes them legally binding on the Parties and allows data subjects to enforce their rights as set out in the Clauses. This includes (but is not limited to):i. By attaching this Addendum as Schedule 4 to the Synap DPA.ii. By adding this Addendum to the Clauses and including in the following above the signatures in Annex 1A:“By signing we agree to be bound by the UK Addendum to the EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses dated:” and add the date (where all transfers are under the Addendum)“By signing we also agree to be bound by the UK Addendum to the EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses dated” and add the date (where there are transfers both under the Clauses and under the Addendum)(or words to the same effect) and executing the Clauses; oriii. By amending the Clauses in accordance with this Addendum and executing those amended Clauses.