Data Processing Agreement

Docsafe Limited (‘Provider’) – Data Processing Agreement


Controller, Processor, Data Subject, Personal Data, Personal Data Breach, processing and appropriate technical and organisational measures: as defined in the Data Protection Legislation.

Data Protection Legislation: the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other European Union legislation relating to personal data and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to a party relating to the use of Personal Data (including, without limitation, the privacy of electronic communications);

UK Data Protection Legislation: all applicable data protection and privacy legislation in force from time to time in the UK including the Data Protection Act 2018; and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) as amended.

1. Each party will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. These terms are in addition to, and do not relieve, remove or replace, a party’s obligations or rights under the Data Protection Legislation. In these terms, Applicable Laws means (for so long as and to the extent that they apply to the Provider) the law of the European Union, the law of any member state of the European Union and/or Domestic UK Law; and Domestic UK Law means the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other law that applies in the UK.

2. The parties acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the Customer is the Controller and the Provider is the Processor. The scope, nature and purpose of processing by the Processor, the duration of the processing and the types of Personal Data and categories of Data Subject are as set out at Privacy Policy unless agreed otherwise by the parties in writing.

3. Without prejudice to the generality of clause 1, the Customer will ensure that it has all necessary appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the Personal Data to the Provider and/or lawful collection of the Personal Data by the Provider on behalf of the Customer for the duration and purposes of this agreement.

4. Without prejudice to the generality of clause 1, the Provider shall, in relation to any Personal Data processed in connection with the performance by the Provider of its obligations under this agreement:

  • process that Personal Data only on the documented written instructions of the Customer (as agreed by the parties in writing from time to time) unless the Provider is required by Applicable Laws to otherwise process that Personal Data. Where the Provider is relying on Applicable Laws as the basis for processing Personal Data, the Provider shall promptly notify the Customer of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws unless those Applicable Laws prohibit the Provider from so notifying the Customer;
  • ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures, reviewed and approved by the Customer, to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting Personal Data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to Personal Data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures adopted by it);
  • ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or process Personal Data are obliged to keep the Personal Data confidential; and
  • not transfer any Personal Data outside the UK/European Economic Area unless the prior written consent of the Customer has been obtained and the following conditions are fulfilled:
    • I) the Customer or the Provider has provided appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer;
    • ii) the data subject has enforceable rights and effective legal remedies;
    • iii) the Provider complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any Personal Data that is transferred; and
    • iv) the Provider complies with reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by the Customer with respect to the processing of the Personal Data;
  • assist the Customer, at the Customer’s cost, in responding to any request from a Data Subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;
  • notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a Personal Data Breach;
  • at the written direction of the Customer, delete or return Personal Data and copies thereof to the Customer on termination of the agreement unless required by Applicable Law to store the Personal Data; and
  • maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate its compliance with these terms.

5. The Customer consents to the Provider appointing the third-party processors listed below as sub-processors of Personal Data under this agreement. The Provider confirms that it has entered or (as the case may be) will enter with each third-party processor into a written agreement substantially on that third party’s standard terms of business or incorporating terms which are substantially similar to those set out in these terms and in either case which the Provider undertakes reflect and will continue to reflect the requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. As between the Customer and the Provider, the Provider shall remain fully liable for all acts or omissions of any third-party processor appointed by it pursuant to these terms.

6. Either party may, at any time on not less than 30 days’ notice, revise these terms by replacing them with any applicable controller to processor standard clauses or similar terms forming part of an applicable certification scheme (which shall apply when replaced by attachment to this agreement).


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