1. DATA PROCESSING
1.1 For the purposes of this policy (Data Processing Policy), ‘Data Protection Legislation’ means the Data Protection Act 1998, and all applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of personal data (including, where applicable, the guidance and codes of practice issued by any competent authority) and which shall include the national implementing law for the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679/EU) which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998, when it enters into force (Data Protection Legislation).
1.2 Blue Ridge and/or its affiliates (“Company”) shall comply with all applicable Data Protection Legislation in relation to its obligations under this Data Protection Policy as a Data Processor. For the purposes of this Data Protection Policy, ‘Personal Data’ shall have the meaning ascribed to it in the Data Protection Legislation (Personal Data) and shall relate to Personal Data processed by Company for or on behalf of Data Controller or any of its affiliates. Data Controller and Data Processor have the meanings as defined in the Data Protection Legislation.
1.3 The Exhibit to this Data Protection Policy sets out the scope, nature and purpose of processing of Personal Data by Company under this Agreement (Data Protection Purpose), including details as to the duration of the processing, the types of Personal Data, which will be processed by Company and categories of Data Subject (where Data Subject has the meaning as defined in the Data Protection Legislation). Any changes to the Data Protection Purpose must be agreed in writing between the Parties.
1.4 Data Controllers must ensure that they have all necessary appropriate consents and approvals in place to enable lawful transfer of the Personal Data to Company for the duration and purposes of this Data Protection Policy.
1.5 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 1.2, Company shall, in relation to any Personal Data processed in connection with the performance of its obligations under this Data Protection Policy:
(a) a process that Personal Data only in accordance with the Data Protection Purpose and the written instructions of Data Controller from time to time in accordance with this Data Protection Policy, and for no other purpose unless the Company is required by the laws of any member of the European Union or by the laws of the European Union applicable to Company to process Personal Data (Applicable Laws). Where Company is relying on laws of a member of the European Union or European Union law as the basis for processing Personal Data, Company shall promptly notify Data Controller of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws, unless those Applicable Laws prohibit Company from notifying Data Controller;
(b) not disclose the Personal Data or information extracted from the Personal Data to third parties without the prior written approval of Data Controller and ensure that all Company personnel who have access to and/or process Personal Data are appropriately trained in compliance with the Data Protection Legislation and are aware of, and obliged to adhere to, the requirements to keep the Personal Data confidential;
(c) ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organizational measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data, as if it were the Data Controller in respect of that Personal Data, in compliance with the Data Protection Legislation, and shall provide Data Controller with any information which Data Controller reasonably requests in relation to the technical and organisational measures which it has implemented, and promptly comply with any requirements made by Data Controller to ensure that the technical and organisational measures comply with the Data Protection Legislation;
(d) not use a sub-processor unless expressly approved by Data Controller in writing or is otherwise for a legitimate purpose. Where a sub-processor is used, Company will ensure that all such sub-processors who have access to and/or process Personal Data are appropriately trained in compliance with the Data Protection Legislation and are aware of, and obliged to adhere to, the requirements to keep the Personal Data confidential. Company must, as a pre-requisite to, and as an ongoing condition for, any sub-processing of Personal Data, have a written agreement in place with the third-party processor, providing no less protection than afforded to Data Controller under this Data Protection Policy;
(e) assist Data Controller, in responding to requests and/or complaints from any Data Subjects exercising their rights in relation to the Data Protection Legislation;
(f) assist Data Controller in complying with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;
(g) at the request of Data Controller, delete or return to Data Controller all Personal Data and copies thereof on termination of the relevant agreement between Company and the Data Controller (or at any time as requested by Data Controller) unless and to the extent storage is required of the Data Processor by any Applicable Laws;
(h) make available to Data Controller, or any third party duly nominated by Data Controller, all information necessary to demonstrate Company’s compliance with the requirements of this Data Protection Policy and allow and reasonably assist with audits reasonably requested by Data Controller in relation to ascertaining Company’s compliance with this Data Protection Policy;
(i) not transfer any Personal Data outside of the European Economic Area without the prior written consent of Data Controller and/or in contravention of a legitimate purpose and where such consent is given by Data Controller and/or such legitimate purpose has been determined, Company will ensure that:
- any transfer of Personal Data outside of the European Economic Area is in accordance with the written instructions and approval of Data Controller and/or such legitimate purpose;
- it has appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer;
- the Data Subject will still have enforceable rights and effective legal remedies;
- it at all times, complies with its obligations under this Data Protection Policy, by providing an adequate level of protection to any Personal Data that is transferred; and
- it complies with any reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by Data Controller with respect to the processing and/or transferring of the Personal Data (for example, incorporating the latest EU-Standard Contractual Clauses (in relation to transfers of Personal Data outside of the EEA); and
(j) immediately inform Data Controller if any of Data Controller’s instructions to Company infringe the Data Protection Legislation.
1.6 Where Company becomes aware of a data security breach, or any other relevant incident that affects the security or integrity of Personal Data (a Personal Data Breach), Company shall:
(a) inform Data Controller promptly, and in any event within 24 hours of the relevant Personal Data Breach;
(b) provide to Data Controller all relevant information about the Personal Data Breach to assist any investigation by Data Controller and/or relevant regulator; and
(c) take any reasonable steps requested by Data Controller and/or relevant regulator in order to contain and respond to the Personal Data Breach.