Akeyless GDPR Data Processing Addendum

Last Updated: August 23, 2020

This Data Processing Addendum (“DPA”) supplements the Akeyless Terms of Service available at https://www.akeyless.io/terms-of-service/, as updated from time to time between Customer and Akeyless, or other agreement between Customer and Akeyless governing Customer’s use of the Service Offerings (the “Agreement”) when the GDPR applies to your use of the Akeyless Services to process Customer Data. This DPA is an agreement between you and the entity you represent (“Customer”, “you” or “your”) and Akeyless Security Ltd. (“Akeyless”). Unless otherwise defined in this DPA or in the Agreement, all capitalised terms used in this DPA will have the meanings given to them in Section 17 of this DPA. 

1. Data Processing

1.1 Scope and Roles. This DPA applies when Customer Data is processed by Akeyless. In this context, Akeyless will act as “processor” to Customer who may act either as “controller” or “processor” with respect to Customer Data (as each term is defined in the GDPR). 

1.2 Customer Controls. The Services provide Customer with a number of controls, including security features and functionalities, that Customer may use. Without prejudice to Section 5.1, Customer may use these controls as technical and organisational measures to assist it in connection with its obligations under the GDPR, including its obligations relating to responding to requests from data subjects. 

processing under this DPA is determined by Customer, for the extent of the Agreement between the Customer and Akeyless. 

1.3.3 Purpose. The purpose of the data processing under this DPA is the provision of the Services initiated by the Customer from time to time. 

1.3.4 Nature of the processing: Compute, storage and such other Services as described in the Documentation and initiated by Customer from time to time. 

1.3.5 Type of Customer Data: Customer Data uploaded to the Services under Customer’s Akeyless accounts. Akeyless holds customer’s encrypted static secrets, fragments of encryption keys, certificate templates, and metadata. For Administrators accounts only, Akeyless holds their company name, email addresses, and phone numbers. 

1.3.6 Categories of data subjects: The data subjects may include Customer’s customers, employees, suppliers and end-users. 

1.4 Compliance with Laws. Each party will comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to it and binding on it in the performance of this DPA, including the GDPR. 

3. Confidentiality of Customer Data

Akeyless will not access or use, or disclose to any third party, any Customer Data, except, in each case, as necessary to maintain or provide the Services, or as necessary to comply with the law or a valid and binding order of a governmental body (such as a subpoena or court order). If a governmental body sends Akeyless a demand for Customer Data, Akeyless will attempt to redirect the governmental body to request that data directly from Customer. As part of this effort, Akeyless may provide Customer’s basic contact information to the governmental body. If compelled to disclose Customer Data to a governmental body, then Akeyless will give the Customer a reasonable notice of the demand to allow Customer to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy unless Akeyless is legally prohibited from doing so. If the Standard Contractual Clauses apply, nothing in this Section 3 varies or modifies the Standard Contractual Clauses.

4. Confidentiality Obligations of Akeyless Personnel

Akeyless restricts its personnel from processing Customer Data without authorisation by Akeyless. Akeyless imposes appropriate contractual obligations upon its personnel, including relevant obligations regarding confidentiality, data protection and data security.

5. Security of Data Processing

5.1 Akeyless has implemented and maintains the technical and organisational measures for the Akeyless Service as described in the Akeyless Security Standards and this Section. In particular, Akeyless has implemented and maintains the following technical and organisational measures: 

(a) security of the Akeyless Service as set out in Section 1.1 of the Akeyless Security Standards; 

(b) measures to control access rights for Akeyless employees and contractors in relation to the Akeyless Service as set out in Section 1.1 of the Akeyless Security Standards; and 

(c) processes for periodic testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures implemented by Akeyless as described in Section 2 of the Akeyless Security Standards. 

5.2 Customer may elect to implement technical and organisational measures in relation to Customer Data. Such technical and organisational measures include the following which may be obtained by Customer from Akeyless as described in the Documentation, or directly from a third party supplier: 

(a) Utilizing Akeyless Distributed Fragments Cryptography encryption with Customer Fragment to ensure an appropriate level of security; 

(b) measures to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of the processing systems and services that are being operated by Customer, specifically the API-Gateway;

(c) measures to allow Customer to backup and archive appropriately in order to restore availability and access to Customer Data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident; and 

(d) processes for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures implemented by Customer. 

6. Sub-processing

6.1 Authorised Sub-processors. Customer agrees that Akeyless may use sub-processors to fulfill its contractual obligations under this DPA or to provide certain services on its behalf, such as providing support services. Akeyless is currently engaging Amazon Web Services, Inc. as a sub-processor to carry out processing activities on Customer Data on behalf of Akeyless. Per Customer request, Akeyless will provide a current list of its sub-processors. Customer consents to Akeyless’s use of sub-processors as described in this Section. Except as set forth in this Section, or as Customer may otherwise formally authorise, Akeyless will not permit any sub-processor to carry out processing activities on Customer Data on behalf of Customer. 

6.2 Sub-processor Obligations. Where Akeyless authorises any sub-processor as described in Section 6.1: 

(i) Akeyless will restrict the sub-processor’s access to Customer Data only to what is necessary to maintain the Services or to provide the Services to Customer and it’s End Users; 

(ii) Akeyless 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 Akeyless under this DPA, will ensure, to the best of its ability, that the sub-processor follows the same guidelines; and 

(iii) Akeyless will remain responsible for its compliance with the obligations of this DPA and will do its best efforts to ensure its sub-processors follow the same. 

7. Data Subject Rights

Taking into account the nature of the Services, Akeyless offers Customer certain controls as described in Sections 1.2 and 5.2 that Customer may elect to use to comply with its obligations towards data subjects. Should a data subject contact Akeyless with regard to correction or deletion of its personal data, Akeyless will use commercially reasonable efforts to forward such requests to Customer. 

8. Optional Security Features

Akeyless makes available a number of security features and functionalities that Customer may elect to use. Customer is responsible for (a) implementing the measures described in Section 5.2, as appropriate, (b) properly configuring the Services, (c) using the controls available in connection with the Services (including the security controls) to allow 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 unauthorised access and measures to control access rights to Customer Data.

9. Security Breach Notification

9.1 Security Incident. Akeyless will (a) notify the Customer of a Security Incident in a reasonably timely manner after becoming aware of the Security Incident, and b) take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects and to minimise any damage resulting from the Security Incident. 

9.2 Akeyless Assistance. To assist Customer in relation to any personal data breach notifications Customer is required to make under the GDPR, Akeyless will include in the notification under section 9.1(a) such information about the Security Incident as Akeyless is reasonably able to disclose to Customer, taking into account the nature of the Services, the information available to Akeyless, and any restrictions on disclosing the information, such as confidentiality. 

9.3 Unsuccessful Security Incidents. Customer agrees that: 

(i) an unsuccessful Security Incident will not be subject to this Section 9. An unsuccessful Security Incident is one that results in no unauthorised access to Customer Data or to any of Akeyless’s services storing Customer Data, and may include, without limitation, pings and other broadcast attacks on servers, port scans, unsuccessful log-on attempts, denial of service attacks, packet sniffing (or other unauthorised access to traffic data that does not result in access beyond headers) or similar incidents; and 

(ii) Akeyless’s obligation to report or respond to a Security Incident under this Section 9 is not and will not be construed as an acknowledgement by Akeyless of any fault or liability of Akeyless with respect to the Security Incident. 

9.4 Communication. Notification(s) of Security Incidents, if any, will be delivered to one or more of Customer’s administrators by any means Akeyless selects, including via email. It is Customer’s sole responsibility to ensure Customer’s administrators maintain accurate contact information on the Akeyless management console and secure transmission at all times. 

10. Akeyless Certifications and Audits 

10.1 Akeyless ISO-Certification and SOC Reports. In addition to the information contained in this DPA, upon Customer’s request, and provided that the parties have an applicable NDA in place, Akeyless will make available to Customer the following documents and information: 

(i) the certificates issued in relation to the ISO 27001 certification; and 

(ii) the System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 – in process. 

10.2 Akeyless Audits. Akeyless uses external auditors to verify the adequacy of its security measures, including the security of the Akeyless Services. This audit: (a) will be performed annually; (b) will be performed according to ISO 27001 standards or such other alternative standards that are substantially equivalent to ISO 27001; (c) will be performed by independent third party security professionals at Akeyless’s selection and expense; and (d) will result in the generation of an audit report (“Report”), which will be Akeyless’s Confidential Information. 

10.3 Audit Reports. At Customer’s written request, and provided that the parties have an applicable NDA in place, Akeyless will provide Customer with a copy of the Report so that Customer can reasonably verify Akeyless’s compliance with its obligations under this DPA. 

10.4 Privacy Impact Assessment and Prior Consultation. Taking into account the nature of the Services and the information available to Akeyless, Akeyless will assist Customer in complying with Customer’s obligations in respect of data protection impact assessments and prior consultation pursuant to Articles 35 and 36 of the GDPR, by providing the information Akeyless makes available under this Section 10. 

11. Customer Audits

Customer agrees to exercise any right it may have to conduct an audit or inspection, including under the Standard Contractual Clauses if they apply, by instructing Akeyless to carry out the audit described in Section 10. The schedule of the audit shall be in accordance with Akeyless discretion and planned audit timetable. If Customer wishes to change this instruction regarding the audit, then Customer has the right to request a change to this instruction by sending Akeyless written notice as provided for in the Agreement. If Akeyless declines to follow any instruction requested by Customer regarding audits or inspections, Customer is entitled to terminate this DPA and the Agreement. If the Standard Contractual Clauses apply, nothing in this Section varies or modifies the Standard Contractual Clauses nor affects any supervisory authority’s or data subject’s rights under the Standard Contractual Clauses. 

12. Transfers of Personal Data

Upon a written Customer request, Akeyless will analyze all relevant implications and will provide the Customer with the economical, technical and operational ramifications of such request. After the Customer’ acceptance of the terms provided by Akeyless, the transfer of the Customer’s personal data can occur to a mutually agreed location.   

13. Termination of the DPA

This DPA shall continue in force until the termination of the Agreement (the “Termination Date”). 

14. Return or Deletion of Customer Data

Customer wishing to delete Customer Data may approach Akeyless customer service in writing at least 14 working days in advance. Up to the Termination Date, Customer will continue to have the ability to retrieve or delete Customer Data in accordance with this Section. For 30 days following the Termination Date, Customer may retrieve or delete any remaining Customer Data from the Services, subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Agreement, unless prohibited by law or the order of a governmental or regulatory body or it could subject Akeyless or its Affiliates to liability. No later than the end of this 90 day period, Customer will close all Akeyless accounts. Akeyless will delete Customer Data when requested by Customer by using the Service controls provided for this purpose by Akeyless.

15. Duties to Inform

Where Customer Data becomes subject to confiscation during bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, or similar measures by third parties while being processed by Akeyless, Akeyless will inform Customer without undue delay, provided that Akeyless is involved in the abovementioned proceedings. Akeyless will, without undue delay, notify all relevant parties in such action (e.g. creditors, bankruptcy trustee) that any Customer Data subjected to those proceedings is Customer’s property and area of responsibility and that Customer Data is at Customer’s sole disposition. 

16. Entire Agreement; Conflict

Except as amended by this DPA, the Agreement will remain in full force and effect. If there is a conflict between any other agreement between the parties including the Agreement and this DPA, the terms of this DPA will control, except that the Service Terms will control over this DPA.

17. Definitions

Unless otherwise defined in the Agreement, all capitalised terms used in this DPA will have the meanings given to them below: 

Akeyless Service” means Akeyless’s servers, storage, and host software systems (e.g., Akeyless Vault) that are within Akeyless’s control and are used to provide the Services. 

Akeyless Security Standards” means the security standards attached to the Agreement, or if none are attached to the Agreement, attached to this DPA as Annex 1. 

Customer” means you or the entity you represent. “Customer Data” means the “personal data” (as defined in the GDPR) that is uploaded to the Services under Customer’s Akeyless accounts. 

EEA” means the European Economic Area. 

GDPR” means Regulation 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). 

processing” has the meaning given to it in the GDPR and “process”, “processes” and “processed” will be interpreted accordingly. 

Security Incident” means a breach of Akeyless’s security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Customer Data. 

“Standard Contractual Clauses” means Annex 2, attached to and forming part of this DPA pursuant to the European Commission Decision of 5 February 2010 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries under Directive 95/46/EC. 

Annex 1 – Akeyless Security Standards 

Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in this document have the meanings assigned to them in the Agreement. 

1. Information Security Program. Akeyless will maintain an information security program (including the adoption and enforcement of internal policies and procedures) designed to (a) secure Customer Data against accidental or unlawful loss, access or disclosure, (b) identify reasonably foreseeable and internal risks to security and unauthorised access to the Akeyless Vault Service, and (c) minimise security risks, including through risk assessment and periodic  testing. Akeyless will designate an employee to coordinate and be accountable for the information security program. The information security program will include the following measures: 

1.1 Service Security. The Akeyless Service will be electronically accessible to employees, contractors and any other person as necessary to provide the Services. Akeyless will maintain access controls and policies to manage what access is allowed to the Akeyless Service from each network connection and user, including the use of authentication controls. Akeyless will maintain corrective action and incident response plans to respond to potential security threats. 

2. Continued Evaluation. Akeyless will conduct periodic reviews of the security of its Akeyless Service and adequacy of its information security program as measured against industry security standards and its policies and procedures. Akeyless will continually evaluate the security of its Akeyless Services to determine whether additional or different security measures are required to respond to new security risks or findings generated by the periodic reviews.

Annex 2 – 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 

Akeyless Security Ltd. 

Yigal Alon 94, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

(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. 

Clause 1
Definitions

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. 

Clause 2
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. 

Clause 3
Third-party beneficiary clause 

  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.
  1. 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. 
  1. 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. 
  1. 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. 

Clause 4
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 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). 

Clause 5
Obligations of the data importer 1

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 services 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 upon data exporter request. 

Mandatory requirements of the national legislation applicable to the data importer which do not go beyond what is necessary in a democratic society on the basis of one of the interests listed in Article 13(1) of Directive 95/46/EC, that is, if they constitute a necessary measure to safeguard national security, defence, public security, the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal offences or of breaches of ethics for the regulated professions, an important economic or financial interest of the State or the protection of the data subject or the rights and freedoms of others, are not in contradiction with the standard contractual clauses. Some examples of such mandatory requirements which do not go beyond what is necessary in a democratic society are, inter alia, internationally recognised sanctions, tax-reporting requirements or anti-money-laundering reporting requirements. 

Clause 6
Liability 

  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,  subject to damage proof and proportional to the damage itself.
  1. 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. 

Clause 7 
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 importer is established. 

  1. 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. 

Clause 8
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. 
  1. The parties agree that the supervisory authority has the right to conduct an audit of the data importer, 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. 
  1. 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). 

Clause 9
Governing Law

The Clauses shall be governed by the law of the Member State in which the data importer is established, specifically by the courts of Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Clause 10
Variation of the contract 

Akeyless may revise the Clauses at any time by amending this DPA and providing an appropriate advance notification to the Customer. 

Clause 11
Subprocessing 

  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. 
  1. 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. 
  1. 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 State in which the data importer is established. 
  1. It is recommended that 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). The list shall be available to the data exporter’s data protection supervisory authority. 

Clause 12
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 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. 
  1. The data importer warrants that upon request of the data exporter and/or of the supervisory authority, it will do it’s best efforts to submit its data processing services for an audit of the measures referred to in paragraph 1.

APPENDIX 1 TO THE STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES 

Data exporter 

The data exporter is the entity identified as “Customer” in the DPA 

Data importer 

The data importer is Akeyless Security Ltd. a provider of Akeyless Vault, secret management services. 

Data subjects 

Data subjects are defined in Section 1.3 of the DPA. 

Categories of data 

The personal data is defined in Section 1.3 of the DPA. 

Processing operations 

The personal data transferred will be subject to the following basic processing activities (please specify): 

The processing operations are defined in Section 1.3 of the DPA. 

APPENDIX 2 TO THE STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES 

This Appendix forms part of the Clauses and must be completed 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 in the DPA.