Effective Date: March 24, 2020 Last modified on June 17, 2020
Please read the Data Processing Addendum (“DPA") and the Terms Of Service available at https://www.turbohire.co/terms-of-service/ / (“Terms”) carefully as they form a contract between You (“Customer”) and Us (“TurboHire”). As referenced in the Terms, this DPA will apply where We are processors of Personal Data. The capitalized terms used in this DPA but not defined herein shall have the same meaning as defined in the Terms. In the event of a conflict between this DPA and the Terms, this DPA shall prevail. The capitalized terms which are used in this DPA and are not defined shall have the same meaning as ascribed to them in the Terms.
1. Data Protection
1.1 Relationship of the parties:
Customer (the Controller) appoints TurboHire as a processor to process the Personal Data forming part of the Service Data (the "Data") for the purposes described in the Terms (or as otherwise agreed in writing by the parties) (the "Permitted Purpose"). Each party shall comply with the obligations that apply to it under Applicable Data Protection Law.
1.2 Prohibited data:
Customer shall not disclose (and shall not permit any data subject to disclose) any special categories of Personal Data to TurboHire for processing.
1.3 International transfers:
Where there is international transfer of Personal Data as set to Processor or to a country which is not a member state of the European Union, or in another signatory state of the European Economic Area Agreement ("EEA Countries") or an international organization, the following applies unless explicitly agreed otherwise by the parties in writing:
a) The Standard Contractual Clauses set forth in Annex 2 of this DPA will apply to Personal Data originating from Customer (who, for the purposes of the Standard Contractual Clauses shall be deemed the "Data Exporter") that is processed by TurboHire (who, for the purposes of the Standard Contractual Clauses shall be deemed the "Data Importer") or by TurboHire’s subcontractor outside of the European Economic Area. If there is any conflict between the Standard Contractual Clauses and this DPA, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall prevail.
b) At Customer’s request, the Standard Contractual Clauses shall be replaced and the Parties shall execute new standard contractual clauses or for transfers to data processors in third countries adopted pursuant to Art. 46 (2) c) or d) GDPR.
c) If and as long as the country where Personal Data is transferred to a country which is subject to an adequacy decision according to Art. 25 (6) of Directive 95/46/EC or Article 45 (3) GDPR, no Standard Contractual Clauses are required. Once the adequacy decision is repealed or suspended, a) and b) shall automatically apply. This section c) shall apply to transfers of Personal Data to a recipient that is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework.
1.4 Responsibility of the Customer and Service Provider in Processing:
Customer shall, in its use of the Services, Process Personal Data in accordance with the requirements of Applicable Data Protection Laws, including any applicable requirement to provide notice to Data Subjects of the engagement of the Processor. The Customer’s instructions for the Processing of Personal Data shall comply with Applicable Data Protection Laws. Customer shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and legality of Personal Data and the means by which Customer acquired Personal Data. Customer specifically acknowledges that its use of the Services will not violate the rights of any Data Subject that has opted-out from disclosures of Personal Data.
The subject-matter of Processing of Personal Data by TurboHire is the performance of the Service(s) pursuant to the Terms. The duration of the Processing, the nature and purpose of the Processing, the types of Personal Data and special categories of Personal Data, and Data Subjects Processed under this DPA are further specified in Annex 2 (Details of the Processing) to this DPA.
1.5 Confidentiality of processing:
TurboHire shall ensure that any person it authorises to process the Data (an "Authorised Person") shall protect the Data in accordance with TurboHire’s confidentiality obligations under the Terms.
The processor shall implement technical and organisational measures to protect the Data (i) from accidental or unlawful destruction, and (ii) loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to the Data (a "Security Incident").
Customer consents to TurboHire engaging third party subprocessors to process the Data for the Permitted Purpose provided that: (i) TurboHire maintains an up-to-date list of its subprocessors at https://www.turbohire.co/privacy-policy/, which it shall update with details of any change in subprocessors prior to any such change; (ii) TurboHire imposes data protection terms on any subprocessor it appoints that require it to protect the Data to the standard required by Applicable Data Protection Law; and (iii) TurboHire remains liable for any breach of this Clause that is caused by an act, error or omission of its subprocessor. Customer may object to TurboHire’s appointment or replacement of a subprocessor prior to its appointment or replacement, provided such objection is based on reasonable grounds relating to data protection. In such event, TurboHire will either not appoint or replace the subprocessor or, if this is not possible, Customer may suspend or terminate the Terms (without prejudice to any fees incurred by Customer prior to suspension or termination).
1.8 Cooperation and data subjects' rights:
TurboHire shall provide reasonable and timely assistance to Customer (at Customer's expense) to enable Customer to respond to: (i) any request from a data subject to exercise any of its rights under Applicable Data Protection Law (including its rights of access, correction, objection, erasure and data portability, as applicable); and (ii) any other correspondence, enquiry or complaint received from a data subject, regulator or other third party in connection with the processing of the Data. In the event that any such request, correspondence, enquiry or complaint is made directly to TurboHire, TurboHire shall promptly inform Customer providing full details of the same.
1.9 Data Protection Impact Assessment:
If TurboHire believes or becomes aware that its processing of the Data is likely to result in a high risk to the data protection rights and freedoms of data subjects, it shall inform Customer and provide reasonable cooperation to Customer (at Customer's expense) in connection with any data protection impact assessment that may be required under Applicable Data Protection Law.
1.10 Security incidents:
If TurboHire becomes aware of a confirmed Security Incident, TurboHire shall inform Customer without undue delay and shall provide reasonable information and cooperation to Customer so that Customer can fulfil any data breach reporting obligations it may have under (and in accordance with the timescales required by) Applicable Data Protection Law. TurboHire shall further take reasonably necessary measures and actions to remedy or mitigate the effects of the Security Incident and shall keep Customer informed of all material developments in connection with the Security Incident.
1.11 Deletion of Data:
Customer may export all Service Data prior to the termination of the Customer’s Account. In any event, following the termination of Customer’s Account by either party, subject to (ii) and (iii) below and the Terms, Service Data will be retained for a period of 15 days from such termination within which Customer may contact Provider to export Service Data; (ii) where the Controller does not use custom mailbox and uses the SMS or e-mail feature, if available within the Service(s), SMS or e-mails forming part of Service Data are automatically archived for a period of 3 months; and (iii) logs are archived for a period of thirty (30) days in the log management systems, post which logs are retired to a restricted archived cold storage for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days (each a “Data Retention Period”). Beyond each such Data Retention Period, Processor shall delete all Service Data in the normal course of operation except as necessary to comply with Processor’s legal obligations, maintain accurate financial and other records, resolve disputes, and enforce its agreements. Service Data cannot be recovered once it is deleted.
Customer acknowledges that TurboHire is audited against ISO 27001 by way of cascading ability from Azure and AWS. Upon request, TurboHire shall supply a summary copy of its audit report(s) to Customer, which reports shall be subject to the confidentiality provisions of the Terms.
1.13 Limitation of Liability
Customer hereby agrees and acknowledges that TurboHire’s liability arising out the processing of Personal Data or any matters related hereto shall be in accordance with Clause 14 – ‘Limitation of Liability’ of the Terms.
“Applicable Data Protection Law” means the data protection and privacy laws and regulations of the Republic of India, relating to privacy and protection of data or information, including Personal Data or Processing of Personal Data, or the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679) (GDPR), as may be applicable;
Controller: means any person, a company, any juristic entity or any individual who alone or in conjunction with others determines the purpose and means of processing of personal data (or as defined under the Applicable Data Protection Laws). For the purpose of this DPA Controller means [Insert name of the Customer];
“Customer” means [Insert name of the Customer];
Data Subjects: Data Subjects are those individuals to whom personal data relates to and are Users or End-Users, including Candidates who provide their personal data to the Customer or its User or End-Users, who interact using the Service(s);
“Personal Data” means any information that relates to a natural person, which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available with TurboHire, is capable of identifying such person (or as defined under Applicable Data Protection Law) and includes Sensitive Personal Data;
“Processor” means TurboHire Technologies Private Limited;
“Processing / process” in relation to Personal Data, means an operation or set of operations performed on Personal Data, and may include operations such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, use, alignment or combination, indexing, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, restriction, erasure or destruction (or as defined under the Applicable Data Protection Laws).
Details of processing
Data subjects Data Subjects are those individuals to whom Personal Data relates to and are Users or End-Users or Candidates who interact using the Service(s).
Categories of data Categories of data refers to the Personal Data of Users and End-Users, contained in electronic data, text, messages or other materials, submitted to the Service(s) by Customer through Customer’s Account in connection with Customer’s use of the Service(s).
Subject-matter and nature of the processing The Personal Data processed will be subject to the basic processing activities required for the provision of the Service(s) by TurboHire to the Customer that involves the processing of Personal Data. Personal Data will be subject to those processing activities as may be specified in the Terms and the DPA.
Purpose of the processing Personal data will be processed for purposes of providing the Service(s) set out in a Form, as further instructed by Customer in its use of the Service(s), and otherwise agreed to in the Terms, this DPA and any applicable Form.
Duration of processing Personal Data will be processed for the duration of the Terms.
EU Standard Contractual Clauses (processors)
For the purposes of Article 26(2) of Directive 95/46/EC for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection
The entity identified as “Customer” in the DPA (the “data exporter”) And TurboHire Technologies Pvt Ltd. 202 Block 9, Hillridge Springs, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India 500032 (the “data importer”) each a “party”; together “the parties”,
HAVE AGREED on the following Contractual Clauses (the Clauses) in order to adduce adequate safeguards with respect to the protection of privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals for the transfer by the data exporter to the data importer of the personal data specified in Appendix 1.
For the purposes of the Clauses:
(a) 'personal data', 'special categories of data', 'process/processing', 'controller', 'processor', 'data subject' and 'supervisory authority' shall have the same meaning as in Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data;
(b) 'the data exporter' means the controller who transfers the personal data;
(c) 'the data importer' means the processor who agrees to receive from the data exporter personal data intended for processing on his behalf after the transfer in accordance with his instructions and the terms of the Clauses and who is not subject to a third country's system ensuring adequate protection within the meaning of Article 25(1) of Directive 95/46/EC;
(d) 'the subprocessor' means any processor engaged by the data importer or by any other subprocessor of the data importer who agrees to receive from the data importer or from any other subprocessor of the data importer personal data exclusively intended for processing activities to be carried out on behalf of the data exporter after the transfer in accordance with his instructions, the terms of the Clauses and the terms of the written subcontract;
(e) 'the applicable data protection law' means the legislation protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and, in particular, their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data applicable to a data controller in the Member State in which the data exporter is established;
(f) 'technical and organisational security measures' means those measures aimed at protecting personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.
Details of the transfer
The details of the transfer and in particular the special categories of personal data where applicable are specified in Appendix 1 which forms an integral part of the Clauses.
Third-party beneficiary clause
For the purposes of the Clauses:
1. The data subject can enforce against the data exporter this Clause, Clause 4(b) to (i), Clause 5(a) to (e), and (g) to (j), Clause 6(1) and (2), Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12 as third-party beneficiary.
2. The data subject can enforce against the data importer this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where the data exporter has factually disappeared or has ceased to exist in law unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law, as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity.
3. The data subject can enforce against the subprocessor this Clause, Clause 5(a) to (e) and (g), Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 8(2), and Clauses 9 to 12, in cases where both the data exporter and the data importer have factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract or by operation of law as a result of which it takes on the rights and obligations of the data exporter, in which case the data subject can enforce them against such entity. Such third-party liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
4. The parties do not object to a data subject being represented by an association or other body if the data subject so expressly wishes and if permitted by national law.
Obligations of the data exporter
The data exporter agrees and warrants:
(a) that the processing, including the transfer itself, of the personal data has been and will continue to be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions of the applicable data protection law (and, where applicable, has been notified to the relevant authorities of the Member State where the data exporter is established) and does not violate the relevant provisions of that State;
(b) that it has instructed and throughout the duration of the personal data processing services will instruct the data importer to process the personal data transferred only on the data exporter's behalf and in accordance with the applicable data protection law and the Clauses;
(c) that the data importer will provide sufficient guarantees in respect of the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 to this contract;
(d) that after assessment of the requirements of the applicable data protection law, the security measures are appropriate to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing, and that these measures ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks presented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected having regard to the state of the art and the cost of their implementation;
(e) that it will ensure compliance with the security measures;
(f) that, if the transfer involves special categories of data, the data subject has been informed or will be informed before, or as soon as possible after, the transfer that its data could be transmitted to a third country not providing adequate protection within the meaning of Directive 95/46/EC;
(g) to forward any notification received from the data importer or any subprocessor pursuant to Clause 5(b) and Clause 8(3) to the data protection supervisory authority if the data exporter decides to continue the transfer or to lift the suspension;
(h) to make available to the data subjects upon request a copy of the Clauses, with the exception of Appendix 2, and a summary description of the security measures, as well as a copy of any contract for subprocessing services which has to be made in accordance with the Clauses, unless the Clauses or the contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information;
(i) that, in the event of subprocessing, the processing activity is carried out in accordance with Clause 11 by a subprocessor providing at least the same level of protection for the personal data and the rights of data subject as the data importer under the Clauses; and
(j) that it will ensure compliance with Clause 4(a) to (i).
Obligations of the data importer
The data importer agrees and warrants:
(a) to process the personal data only on behalf of the data exporter and in compliance with its instructions and the Clauses; if it cannot provide such compliance for whatever reasons, it agrees to inform promptly the data exporter of its inability to comply, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;
(b) that it has no reason to believe that the legislation applicable to it prevents it from fulfilling the instructions received from the data exporter and its obligations under the contract and that in the event of a change in this legislation which is likely to have a substantial adverse effect on the warranties and obligations provided by the Clauses, it will promptly notify the change to the data exporter as soon as it is aware, in which case the data exporter is entitled to suspend the transfer of data and/or terminate the contract;
(c) that it has implemented the technical and organisational security measures specified in Appendix 2 before processing the personal data transferred;
(d) that it will promptly notify the data exporter about:
(i) any legally binding request for disclosure of the personal data by a law enforcement authority unless otherwise prohibited, such as a prohibition under criminal law to preserve the confidentiality of a law enforcement investigation, (ii) any accidental or unauthorised access, and (iii) any request received directly from the data subjects without responding to that request, unless it has been otherwise authorised to do so;
(e) to deal promptly and properly with all inquiries from the data exporter relating to its processing of the personal data subject to the transfer and to abide by the advice of the supervisory authority with regard to the processing of the data transferred;
(f) at the request of the data exporter to submit its data processing facilities for audit of the processing activities covered by the Clauses which shall be carried out by the data exporter or an inspection body composed of independent members and in possession of the required professional qualifications bound by a duty of confidentiality, selected by the data exporter, where applicable, in agreement with the supervisory authority;
(g) to make available to the data subject upon request a copy of the Clauses, or any existing contract for subprocessing, unless the Clauses or contract contain commercial information, in which case it may remove such commercial information, with the exception of Appendix 2 which shall be replaced by a summary description of the security measures in those cases where the data subject is unable to obtain a copy from the data exporter;
(h) that, in the event of subprocessing, it has previously informed the data exporter and obtained its prior written consent;
(i) that the processing services by the subprocessor will be carried out in accordance with Clause 11;
(j) to send promptly a copy of any subprocessor agreement it concludes under the Clauses to the data exporter.
1. The parties agree that any data subject, who has suffered damage as a result of any breach of the obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11 by any party or subprocessor is entitled to receive compensation from the data exporter for the damage suffered.
2. If a data subject is not able to bring a claim for compensation in accordance with paragraph 1 against the data exporter, arising out of a breach by the data importer or his subprocessor of any of their obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11, because the data exporter has factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent, the data importer agrees that the data subject may issue a claim against the data importer as if it were the data exporter, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter by contract of by operation of law, in which case the data subject can enforce its rights against such entity. The data importer may not rely on a breach by a subprocessor of its obligations in order to avoid its own liabilities.
3. If a data subject is not able to bring a claim against the data exporter or the data importer referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, arising out of a breach by the subprocessor of any of their obligations referred to in Clause 3 or in Clause 11 because both the data exporter and the data importer have factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent, the subprocessor agrees that the data subject may issue a claim against the data subprocessor with regard to its own processing operations under the Clauses as if it were the data exporter or the data importer, unless any successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter or data importer by contract or by operation of law, in which case the data subject can enforce its rights against such entity. The liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
Mediation and jurisdiction
1. The data importer agrees that if the data subject invokes against it third-party beneficiary rights and/or claims compensation for damages under the Clauses, the data importer will accept the decision of the data subject: (a) to refer the dispute to mediation, by an independent person or, where applicable, by the supervisory authority; (b) to refer the dispute to the courts in the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
2. The parties agree that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice its substantive or procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with other provisions of national or international law.
Cooperation with supervisory authorities
1. The data exporter agrees to deposit a copy of this contract with the supervisory authority if it so requests or if such deposit is required under the applicable data protection law.
2. The parties agree that the supervisory authority has the right to conduct an audit of the data importer, and of any subprocessor, which has the same scope and is subject to the same conditions as would apply to an audit of the data exporter under the applicable data protection law.
3. The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter about the existence of legislation applicable to it or any subprocessor preventing the conduct of an audit of the data importer, or any subprocessor, pursuant to paragraph 2. In such a case the data exporter shall be entitled to take the measures foreseen in Clause 5 (b).
The Clauses shall be governed by the law of the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
Variation of the contract
The parties undertake not to vary or modify the Clauses. This does not preclude the parties from adding clauses on business related issues where required as long as they do not contradict the Clause.
1. The data importer shall not subcontract any of its processing operations performed on behalf of the data exporter under the Clauses without the prior written consent of the data exporter. Where the data importer subcontracts its obligations under the Clauses, with the consent of the data exporter, it shall do so only by way of a written agreement with the subprocessor which imposes the same obligations on the subprocessor as are imposed on the data importer under the Clauses. Where the subprocessor fails to fulfil its data protection obligations under such written agreement the data importer shall remain fully liable to the data exporter for the performance of the subprocessor's obligations under such agreement.
2. The prior written contract between the data importer and the subprocessor shall also provide for a third-party beneficiary clause as laid down in Clause 3 for cases where the data subject is not able to bring the claim for compensation referred to in paragraph 1 of Clause 6 against the data exporter or the data importer because they have factually disappeared or have ceased to exist in law or have become insolvent and no successor entity has assumed the entire legal obligations of the data exporter or data importer by contract or by operation of law. Such third-party liability of the subprocessor shall be limited to its own processing operations under the Clauses.
3. The provisions relating to data protection aspects for subprocessing of the contract referred to in paragraph 1 shall be governed by the law of the Member State in which the data exporter is established.
4. The data exporter shall keep a list of subprocessing agreements concluded under the Clauses and notified by the data importer pursuant to Clause 5 (j), which shall be updated at least once a year. The list shall be available to the data exporter's data protection supervisory authority.
Obligation after the termination of personal data processing services
1. The parties agree that on the termination of the provision of data processing services, the data importer and the subprocessor shall, at the choice of the data exporter, return all the personal data transferred and the copies thereof to the data exporter or shall destroy all the personal data and certify to the data exporter that it has done so, unless legislation imposed upon the data importer prevents it from returning or destroying all or part of the personal data transferred. In that case, the data importer warrants that it will guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data transferred and will not actively process the personal data transferred anymore.
2. The data importer and the subprocessor warrant that upon request of the data exporter and/or of the supervisory authority, it will submit its data processing facilities for an audit of the measures referred to in paragraph 1.
Appendix 1 to the Standard Contractual Clauses
This Appendix forms part of the Clauses and must be completed and signed by the parties. The Member States may complete or specify, according to their national procedures, any additional necessary information to be contained in this Appendix
Data exporter The data exporter is the entity identified as “Customer” in the DPA.
Data importer The data importer is the entity identified as “TurboHire” in the DPA.
Data subjects Data Subjects as set forth in Annex 1 of the DPA to which the Clauses are attached.
Categories of data Categories of data as set forth in Annex 1 of the DPA to which the Clauses are attached.
Special categories of data (if appropriate) The parties do not anticipate the transfer of special categories of data.
Processing operations The personal data transferred will be subject to the basic processing activities set forth in Annex 2 of the DPA to which the Clauses are attached.
Appendix 2 to the Standard Contractual Clauses
This Appendix forms part of the Clauses and must be completed and signed by the parties.
Description of the technical and organisational security measures implemented by the data importer in accordance with Clauses 4(d) and 5(c) (or document/legislation attached): The technical and organisational security measures implemented by the data importer are as described at https://turbohire.co/8595-2/