MASTERCLASS AT WORK LICENSE DATA PRIVACY AGREEMENT
Last Revision: March 21, 2023
Customer and MasterClass agree as follows:
1. Definitions. For purposes of this DPA:
a. "Data Privacy Laws" means all applicable laws, regulations, and other legal or self-regulatory requirements in any jurisdiction relating to privacy, data protection, data security, breach notification, or the Processing of Personal Data, including without limitation, to the extent applicable, the California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100 et seq., including any amendments thereto such as the California Privacy Rights Act, (the “CCPA”), the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), the UK Privacy Act of 2018 (“UK 2018 Privacy Act”), and the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (“FADP”) as such laws may be amended from time to time. For the avoidance of doubt, if MasterClass’s Processing activities involving Personal Data are not within the scope of a given Data Privacy Law, such law is not applicable for purposes of this DPA.
b. "Data Subject" means an identified or identifiable natural person about whom Personal Data relates.
c. "EEA" means the European Economic Area.
d. "Personal Data" includes “personal data,” “personal information,” “personally identifiable information,” and similar terms, and such terms shall have the same meaning as defined by applicable Data Privacy Laws, that MasterClass Processes on behalf of Customer.
e. "Process and Processing” mean any operation or set of operations performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, creating, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.
f. Security Breach means a breach of MasterClass’s security leading to an accidental or unlawful acquisition, destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Customer Personal Data.
g. Standard Contractual Clauses means one or both of the following, as the context requires:
i. For Personal Data subject to the UK 2018 Privacy Act, the International Data Transfer Addendum to the Standard Contractual Clauses, template Addendum B.1.0., published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office on March 21, 2022 (“UK Transfer Addendum”); and
ii. For Personal Data subject to the GDPR or FADP, the “2021 Standard Contractual Clauses,” defined as the clauses issued pursuant to the EU Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 of 4 June 2021 on 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 http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj and completed as described in the “International Data Transfers” section below.
2. Scope, Roles, and Purposes of Processing.
a. This DPA applies to the Personal Data that MasterClass receives from Customer, or otherwise Processes on Customer’s behalf, in connection with the services provided by MasterClass to Customer pursuant to the Agreement. With respect to such data, Customer will act as the Controller and MasterClass will act as the Processor, as each term is defined in the Data Privacy Laws (provided that “Controller” is deemed to include “Business” as defined in the CCPA, and “Processor” is deemed to include “Service Provider” as defined in the CCPA). Customer provides the following instructions related to Processing:
i. Subject matter, nature and purpose of Processing: providing Authorized Users with the Enterprise Service. See the Agreement for details.
ii. Anticipated duration of Processing: for the term of the Agreement.
iii. Categories of Personal Data typically subject to Processing under the Agreement: all categories of Personal Data that MasterClass processes on behalf of Customer pursuant to the Agreement.
iv. Typical categories of Data Subjects (i.e., the individuals to whom the Personal Data relate): Authorized Users.
b. MasterClass will Process Personal Data: (1) to fulfill its obligations to Customer under the Agreement, including this DPA; (2) on Customer’s behalf; (3) to improve and develop the Enterprise Service; (4) in compliance with Data Privacy Laws.
c. MasterClass will not Process Personal Data except for purposes of providing the Enterprise Service consistent with the Agreement and as described herein. Specifically, MasterClass will not: (1) “sell” or "share" Personal Data, as such terms in quotes are defined in Data Privacy Laws; (2) retain, use, or disclose Personal Data (i) for any purposes other than for the specific Business Purpose of performing the services, or (ii) outside of the direct business relationship between MasterClass and the Customer; or (3) combine Personal Data that MasterClass receives from, or on behalf of, Customer, with personal data received from, or on behalf of, any other person, or collected from MasterClass’s own interaction with a Consumer, except as explicitly permitted under the CCPA.
d. If a Data Privacy Law to which MasterClass is subject requires MasterClass to Process Personal Data in a manner that conflicts with the terms of the Agreement or this DPA, MasterClass will inform Customer of that legal requirement before Processing, unless that law prohibits MasterClass from providing such information on important grounds of public interest within the meaning of Data Privacy Laws.
e. MasterClass will immediately inform Customer if (i) in MasterClass’s opinion, an instruction from Customer infringes Data Privacy Laws, or (ii) MasterClass is unable to comply with the requirements of Data Privacy Laws.
f. Customer may take any reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that MasterClass uses Personal Data in a manner consistent with MasterClass’s obligations under the Agreement and the CCPA. Upon notice to MasterClass, Customer make take reasonable and appropriate steps to stop and remediate the unauthorized use of Personal Data.
g. MasterClass certifies that it understands the restrictions set forth in this DPA and all applicable sections of the CCPA and its regulations and will comply with them.
3. Personal Data Processing Requirements. Masterclass will:
a. Ensure that the persons it authorizes to Process the Personal Data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.
b. Assist Customer in the fulfilment of Customer’s obligations to respond to verifiable requests by Data Subjects (or their lawful representatives) for exercising their rights under Data Privacy Laws (such as rights to access or delete Personal Data).
c. Promptly notify Customer of (i) any third-party or Data Subject complaints regarding the Processing of Personal Data; or (ii) any requests by Data Subjects (or their lawful representatives) for exercising their rights under Data Privacy Laws; or (iii) any government request for access to or information about MasterClass’s Processing of Personal Data on Customer’s behalf, unless prohibited by Data Privacy Laws. If prohibited by law from disclosing the details of a government request to Customer, MasterClass shall notify Customer that it can no longer process Personal Data in accordance with Customer’s instructions or pursuant to applicable law, without providing the details thereof, until applicable law permits it to provide such details.
4. Data Security. MasterClass will implement appropriate administrative, technical, physical, and organizational measures to protect Personal Data, as set forth in Annex II.
5. Security Breach. MasterClass will notify Customer promptly of any known Security Breach and will provide reasonable assistance to Customer in Customer’s compliance with its Security Breach-related obligations, taking into account the nature of the Enterprise Service, by:
a. Taking steps to mitigate the effects of the Security Breach and reduce the risk to Data Subjects whose Personal Data was involved; and
b. Providing Customer with the following information, to the extent known:
i. The nature of the Security Breach, including, where possible, how the Security Breach occurred, the categories and approximate number of Data Subjects concerned, and the categories and approximate number of Personal Data records concerned;
ii. The likely consequences of the Security Breach; and
iii. Measures taken or proposed to be taken by MasterClass to address the Security Breach, including, where appropriate, measures to mitigate its possible adverse effects.
a. Customer acknowledges and agrees that MasterClass may use MasterClass affiliates and other subcontractors to Process Personal Data in accordance with the provisions within this DPA and Data Privacy Laws. Where MasterClass sub-contracts any of its rights or obligations concerning Personal Data, including to any affiliate, MasterClass will take steps to select and retain subcontractors that are capable of maintaining appropriate privacy and security measures to protect Personal Data consistent with applicable Data Privacy Laws.
b. MasterClass will provide a current list of MasterClass’s subcontractors upon Customer’s request. Customer consents to MasterClass’s use of any subcontractors named to Customer prior to the effective date of this DPA. MasterClass will maintain an up-to-date list of its subcontractors, and it will provide Customer with notice of any new subcontractor added to the list if Customer signs up to receive updates by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Customer may object to a subcontractor within ten (10) days of MasterClass providing notice of a new subcontractor, provided that the objection is based on reasonable grounds relating to data protection. In the event Customer objects to a new subcontractor, the Parties will negotiate in good faith to reach resolution.
7. International Data Transfers.
a. Customer authorizes MasterClass and its Subprocessors to make international transfers of the Personal Data in accordance with this DPA so long as applicable Data Privacy law for such transfers is respected.
b. With respect to Personal Data transferred from the United Kingdom for which United Kingdom law (and not the law in any European Economic Area jurisdiction or Switzerland) governs the international nature of the transfer, the UK Transfer Addendum shall apply. The information required for Tables 1 to 3 of Part One of the UK Transfer Addendum is set out in Annexes I and II of this DPA (as applicable). For the purposes of the Table 4 of Part One of the UK Transfer Addendum, both parties may end the UK Transfer Addendum when it changes.
c. With respect to Personal Data transferred from Switzerland for which Swiss law (and not the law in any European Economic Area jurisdiction or the United Kingdom) governs the international nature of the transfer, references to the GDPR in Clause 4 of the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses are, to the extent legally required, amended to refer to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act or its successor instead, and the concept of supervisory authority shall include the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.
d. With respect to Personal Data transferred from the European Economic Area, the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses incorporated herein in Schedule A shall apply (which constitute Module 2 of the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses), form part of this Addendum, and take precedence over the rest of this Addendum as set forth in the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses.
e. Additional Safeguards for the Transfer and Processing of Personal Data from the EEA, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. To the extent that MasterClass Processes Personal Data of Data Subjects located in or subject to the applicable Data Protection Laws of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, MasterClass agrees to the following safeguards to protect such data to an equivalent level as applicable Data Protection Laws:
i. MasterClass will use reasonably available legal mechanisms to challenge any demands for data access through national security process it receives.
ii. Upon Customer request, MasterClass shall make a transparency report available no more than once per 12-month interval indicating the types of binding legal demands for the personal data it has received, including national security orders and directives, which shall encompass any process issued under FISA Section 702.
iii. MasterClass will promptly notify Customer if MasterClass can no longer comply with the applicable Standard Contractual Clauses or the clauses in this Section. MasterClass shall not be required to provide Customer with specific information about why it can no longer comply, if providing such information is prohibited by applicable law. Such notice shall entitle Customer to terminate the Agreement (or, at Customer's option, affected statements of work, order forms, and like documents thereunder).
8. Audits. MasterClass will make available to Customer all reasonable information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this DPA and will allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections, conducted by an auditor chosen by MasterClass, provided that such audit shall occur no more than once every twelve (12) calendar months. Customer must provide reasonable prior written notice of at least thirty (30) days, taking into account that no audits may take place in the fourth calendar quarter of any year. Any audit must take place during MasterClass’s normal business hours and must be completed within thirty (30) days of commencement. Customer shall be solely responsible for any costs associated with the audit.
9. Assistance. MasterClass will provide reasonable assistance to Customer in ensuring its compliance with the obligations pursuant to Articles 32 to 36, taking into account the nature of processing and the information available to MasterClass, at Customer’s cost.
10. Return or Destruction of Personal Data. Except to the extent required otherwise by Data Privacy Laws, upon Customer’s request, MasterClass will return to Customer and/or securely destroy or anonymize all Personal Data upon (a) written request of Customer or (b) termination of the Agreement.
11. Survival. The provisions of this DPA survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement for so long as MasterClass or its subcontractors Process the Personal Data.
STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES
Purpose and scope
(a) The purpose of these standard contractual clauses is to ensure compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 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 (General Data Protection Regulation)1 for the transfer of personal data to a third country.
(b) The Parties:
(i) the natural or legal person(s), public authority/ies, agency/ies or other body/ies (hereinafter ‘entity/ies’) transferring the personal data, as listed in Annex I.A. (hereinafter each ‘data exporter’), and
(ii) the entity/ies in a third country receiving the personal data from the data exporter, directly or indirectly via another entity also Party to these Clauses, as listed in Annex I.A. (hereinafter each ‘data importer’)
have agreed to these standard contractual clauses (hereinafter: ‘Clauses’).
(c) These Clauses apply with respect to the transfer of personal data as specified in Annex I.B.
(d) The Appendix to these Clauses containing the Annexes referred to therein forms an integral part of these Clauses.
Effect and invariability of the Clauses
(a) These Clauses set out appropriate safeguards, including enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies, pursuant to Article 46(1) and Article 46 (2)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and, with respect to data transfers from controllers to processors and/or processors to processors, standard contractual clauses pursuant to Article 28(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, provided they are not modified, except to select the appropriate Module(s) or to add or update information in the Appendix. This does not prevent the Parties from including the standard contractual clauses laid down in these Clauses in a wider contract and/or to add other clauses or additional safeguards, provided that they do not contradict, directly or indirectly, these Clauses or prejudice the fundamental rights or freedoms of data subjects.
(b) These Clauses are without prejudice to obligations to which the data exporter is subject by virtue of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(a) Data subjects may invoke and enforce these Clauses, as third-party beneficiaries, against the data exporter and/or data importer, with the following exceptions:
(i) Clause 1, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 6, Clause 7;
(ii) Clause 8.1(b), 8.9(a), (c), (d);
(iii) Clause 9(a), (c), (d) and (e);
(iv) Clause 12(a), (d) and (f);
(v) Clause 13;
(vi) Clause 15.1(c), (d) and (e);
(vii) Clause 16(e);
(viii) Clause 18(a) and (b)
(b) Paragraph (a) is without prejudice to rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(a) Where these Clauses use terms that are defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, those terms shall have the same meaning as in that Regulation.
(b) These Clauses shall be read and interpreted in the light of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(c) These Clauses shall not be interpreted in a way that conflicts with rights and obligations provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
In the event of a contradiction between these Clauses and the provisions of related agreements between the Parties, existing at the time these Clauses are agreed or entered into thereafter, these Clauses shall prevail.
Description of the transfer(s)
The details of the transfer(s), and in particular the categories of personal data that are transferred and the purpose(s) for which they are transferred, are specified in Annex I.B.
(a) An entity that is not a Party to these Clauses may, with the agreement of the Parties, accede to these Clauses at any time, either as a data exporter or as a data importer, by completing the Appendix and signing Annex I.A.
(b) Once it has completed the Appendix and signed Annex I.A, the acceding entity shall become a Party to these Clauses and have the rights and obligations of a data exporter or data importer in accordance with its designation in Annex I.A.
(c) The acceding entity shall have no rights or obligations arising under these Clauses from the period prior to becoming a Party.
SECTION II – OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES
Data protection safeguards
The data exporter warrants that it has used reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able, through the implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures, to satisfy its obligations under these Clauses.
(a) The data importer shall process the personal data only on documented instructions from the data exporter. The data exporter may give such instructions throughout the duration of the contract.
(b) The data importer shall immediately inform the data exporter if it is unable to follow those instructions.
8.2 Purpose limitation
The data importer shall process the personal data only for the specific purpose(s) of the transfer, as set out in Annex I.B, unless on further instructions from the data exporter.
On request, the data exporter shall make a copy of these Clauses, including the Appendix as completed by the Parties, available to the data subject free of charge. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including the measures described in Annex II and personal data, the data exporter may redact part of the text of the Appendix to these Clauses prior to sharing a copy, but shall provide a meaningful summary where the data subject would otherwise not be able to understand the its content or exercise his/her rights. On request, the Parties shall provide the data subject with the reasons for the redactions, to the extent possible without revealing the redacted information. This Clause is without prejudice to the obligations of the data exporter under Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
If the data importer becomes aware that the personal data it has received is inaccurate, or has become outdated, it shall inform the data exporter without undue delay. In this case, the data importer shall cooperate with the data exporter to erase or rectify the data.
8.5 Duration of processing and erasure or return of data
Processing by the data importer shall only take place for the duration specified in Annex I.B. After the end of the provision of the processing services, the data importer shall, at the choice of the data exporter, delete all personal data processed on behalf of the data exporter and certify to the data exporter that it has done so, or return to the data exporter all personal data processed on its behalf and delete existing copies. Until the data is deleted or returned, the data importer shall continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses. In case of local laws applicable to the data importer that prohibit return or deletion of the personal data, the data importer warrants that it will continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses and will only process it to the extent and for as long as required under that local law. This is without prejudice to Clause 14, in particular the requirement for the data importer under Clause 14(e) to notify the data exporter throughout the duration of the contract if it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under Clause 14(a).
8.6 Security of processing
(a) The data importer and, during transmission, also the data exporter shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data, including protection against a breach of security leading to accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access to that data (hereinafter ‘personal data breach’). In assessing the appropriate level of security, the Parties shall take due account of the state of the art, the costs of implementation, the nature, scope, context and purpose(s) of processing and the risks involved in the processing for the data subjects. The Parties shall in particular consider having recourse to encryption or pseudonymisation, including during transmission, where the purpose of processing can be fulfilled in that manner. In case of pseudonymisation, the additional information for attributing the personal data to a specific data subject shall, where possible, remain under the exclusive control of the data exporter. In complying with its obligations under this paragraph, the data importer shall at least implement the technical and organisational measures specified in Annex II. The data importer shall carry out regular checks to ensure that these measures continue to provide an appropriate level of security.
(b) The data importer shall grant access to the personal data to members of its personnel only to the extent strictly necessary for the implementation, management and monitoring of the contract. It shall ensure that persons authorised to process the personal data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.
(c) In the event of a personal data breach concerning personal data processed by the data importer under these Clauses, the data importer shall take appropriate measures to address the breach, including measures to mitigate its adverse effects. The data importer shall also notify the data exporter without undue delay after having become aware of the breach. Such notification shall contain the details of a contact point where more information can be obtained, a description of the nature of the breach (including, where possible, categories and approximate number of data subjects and personal data records concerned), its likely consequences and the measures taken or proposed to address the breach including, where appropriate, measures to mitigate its possible adverse effects. Where, and in so far as, it is not possible to provide all information at the same time, the initial notification shall contain the information then available and further information shall, as it becomes available, subsequently be provided without undue delay.
(d) The data importer shall cooperate with and assist the data exporter to enable the data exporter to comply with its obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, in particular to notify the competent supervisory authority and the affected data subjects, taking into account the nature of processing and the information available to the data importer.
8.7 Sensitive data
Where the transfer involves personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or a person’s sex life or sexual orientation, or data relating to criminal convictions and offences (hereinafter ‘sensitive data’), the data importer shall apply the specific restrictions and/or additional safeguards described in Annex I.B.
8.8 Onward Transfers
The data importer shall only disclose the personal data to a third party on documented instructions from the data exporter. In addition, the data may only be disclosed to a third party located outside the European Union2 (in the same country as the data importer or in another third country, hereinafter ‘onward transfer’) if the third party is or agrees to be bound by these Clauses, under the appropriate Module, or if:
(i) the onward transfer is to a country benefitting from an adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the onward transfer;
(ii) the third party otherwise ensures appropriate safeguards pursuant to Articles 46 or 47 Regulation of (EU) 2016/679 with respect to the processing in question;
(iii) the onward transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims in the context of specific administrative, regulatory or judicial proceedings; or
(iv) the onward transfer is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
Any onward transfer is subject to compliance by the data importer with all the other safeguards under these Clauses, in particular purpose limitation.
8.9 Documentation and compliance
(a) The data importer shall promptly and adequately deal with enquiries from the data exporter that relate to the processing under these Clauses.
(b) The Parties shall be able to demonstrate compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer shall keep appropriate documentation on the processing activities carried out on behalf of the data exporter.
(c) The data importer shall make available to the data exporter all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the obligations set out in these Clauses and at the data exporter’s request, allow for and contribute to audits of the processing activities covered by these Clauses, at reasonable intervals or if there are indications of non-compliance. In deciding on a review or audit, the data exporter may take into account relevant certifications held by the data importer.
(d) The data exporter may choose to conduct the audit by itself or mandate an independent auditor. Audits may include inspections at the premises or physical facilities of the data importer and shall, where appropriate, be carried out with reasonable notice.
(e) The Parties shall make the information referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c), including the results of any audits, available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
Use of sub-processors
(a) GENERAL WRITTEN AUTHORISATION The data importer has the data exporter’s general authorisation for the engagement of sub-processor(s) from an agreed list. The data importer shall specifically inform the data exporter in writing of any intended changes to that list through the addition or replacement of sub-processors at least seven (7) days in advance, thereby giving the data exporter sufficient time to be able to object to such changes prior to the engagement of the sub-processor(s). The data importer shall provide the data exporter with the information necessary to enable the data exporter to exercise its right to object.
(b) Where the data importer engages a sub-processor to carry out specific processing activities (on behalf of the data exporter), it shall do so by way of a written contract that provides for, in substance, the same data protection obligations as those binding the data importer under these Clauses, including in terms of third-party beneficiary rights for data subjects3. The Parties agree that, by complying with this Clause, the data importer fulfils its obligations under Clause 8.8. The data importer shall ensure that the sub-processor complies with the obligations to which the data importer is subject pursuant to these Clauses.
(c) The data importer shall provide, at the data exporter’s request, a copy of such a sub-processor agreement and any subsequent amendments to the data exporter. To the extent necessary to protect business secrets or other confidential information, including personal data, the data importer may redact the text of the agreement prior to sharing a copy.
(d) The data importer shall remain fully responsible to the data exporter for the performance of the sub-processor’s obligations under its contract with the data importer. The data importer shall notify the data exporter of any failure by the sub-processor to fulfil its obligations under that contract.
(e) The data importer shall agree a third-party beneficiary clause with the sub-processor whereby - in the event the data importer has factually disappeared, ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent - the data exporter shall have the right to terminate the sub-processor contract and to instruct the sub-processor to erase or return the personal data.
Data subject rights
(a) The data importer shall promptly notify the data exporter of any request it has received from a data subject. It shall not respond to that request itself unless it has been authorised to do so by the data exporter.
(b) The data importer shall assist the data exporter in fulfilling its obligations to respond to data subjects’ requests for the exercise of their rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679. In this regard, the Parties shall set out in Annex II the appropriate technical and organisational measures, taking into account the nature of the processing, by which the assistance shall be provided, as well as the scope and the extent of the assistance required.
(c) In fulfilling its obligations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the data importer shall comply with the instructions from the data exporter.
(a) The data importer shall inform data subjects in a transparent and easily accessible format, through individual notice or on its website, of a contact point authorised to handle complaints. It shall deal promptly with any complaints it receives from a data subject.
(b) In case of a dispute between a data subject and one of the Parties as regards compliance with these Clauses, that Party shall use its best efforts to resolve the issue amicably in a timely fashion. The Parties shall keep each other informed about such disputes and, where appropriate, cooperate in resolving them.
(c) Where the data subject invokes a third-party beneficiary right pursuant to Clause 3, the data importer shall accept the decision of the data subject to:
(i) lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the Member State of his/her habitual residence or place of work, or the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Clause 13;
(ii) refer the dispute to the competent courts within the meaning of Clause 18.
(d) The Parties accept that the data subject may be represented by a not-for-profit body, organisation or association under the conditions set out in Article 80(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
(e) The data importer shall abide by a decision that is binding under the applicable EU or Member State law.
(f) The data importer agrees that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice his/her substantive and procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with applicable laws.
(a) Each Party shall be liable to the other Party/ies for any damages it causes the other Party/ies by any breach of these Clauses.
(b) The data importer shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data importer or its sub-processor causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the data exporter shall be liable to the data subject, and the data subject shall be entitled to receive compensation, for any material or non-material damages the data exporter or the data importer (or its sub-processor) causes the data subject by breaching the third-party beneficiary rights under these Clauses. This is without prejudice to the liability of the data exporter and, where the data exporter is a processor acting on behalf of a controller, to the liability of the controller under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as applicable.
(d) The Parties agree that if the data exporter is held liable under paragraph (c) for damages caused by the data importer (or its sub-processor), it shall be entitled to claim back from the data importer that part of the compensation corresponding to the data importer’s responsibility for the damage.
(e) Where more than one Party is responsible for any damage caused to the data subject as a result of a breach of these Clauses, all responsible Parties shall be jointly and severally liable and the data subject is entitled to bring an action in court against any of these Parties.
(f) The Parties agree that if one Party is held liable under paragraph (e), it shall be entitled to claim back from the other Party/ies that part of the compensation corresponding to its / their responsibility for the damage.
(g) The data importer may not invoke the conduct of a sub-processor to avoid its own liability.
(a) [Where the data exporter is established in an EU Member State:] The supervisory authority with responsibility for ensuring compliance by the data exporter with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 as regards the data transfer, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.[Where the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in accordance with its Article 3(2) and has appointed a representative pursuant to Article 27(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679:] The supervisory authority of the Member State in which the representative within the meaning of Article 27(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 is established, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.[Where the data exporter is not established in an EU Member State, but falls within the territorial scope of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in accordance with its Article 3(2) without however having to appoint a representative pursuant to Article 27(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679:] The supervisory authority of one of the Member States in which the data subjects whose personal data is transferred under these Clauses in relation to the offering of goods or services to them, or whose behaviour is monitored, are located, as indicated in Annex I.C, shall act as competent supervisory authority.
(b) The data importer agrees to submit itself to the jurisdiction of and cooperate with the competent supervisory authority in any procedures aimed at ensuring compliance with these Clauses. In particular, the data importer agrees to respond to enquiries, submit to audits and comply with the measures adopted by the supervisory authority, including remedial and compensatory measures. It shall provide the supervisory authority with written confirmation that the necessary actions have been taken.
SECTION III – LOCAL LAWS AND OBLIGATIONS IN CASE OF ACCESS BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
Local laws and practices affecting compliance with the Clauses
(a) The Parties warrant that they have no reason to believe that the laws and practices in the third country of destination applicable to the processing of the personal data by the data importer, including any requirements to disclose personal data or measures authorising access by public authorities, prevent the data importer from fulfilling its obligations under these Clauses. This is based on the understanding that laws and practices that respect the essence of the fundamental rights and freedoms and do not exceed what is necessary and proportionate in a democratic society to safeguard one of the objectives listed in Article 23(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, are not in contradiction with these Clauses.
(b) The Parties declare that in providing the warranty in paragraph (a), they have taken due account in particular of the following elements:
(i) the specific circumstances of the transfer, including the length of the processing chain, the number of actors involved and the transmission channels used; intended onward transfers; the type of recipient; the purpose of processing; the categories and format of the transferred personal data; the economic sector in which the transfer occurs; the storage location of the data transferred;
(ii) the laws and practices of the third country of destination– including those requiring the disclosure of data to public authorities or authorising access by such authorities – relevant in light of the specific circumstances of the transfer, and the applicable limitations and safeguards4;
(iii) any relevant contractual, technical or organisational safeguards put in place to supplement the safeguards under these Clauses, including measures applied during transmission and to the processing of the personal data in the country of destination.
(c) The data importer warrants that, in carrying out the assessment under paragraph (b), it has made its best efforts to provide the data exporter with relevant information and agrees that it will continue to cooperate with the data exporter in ensuring compliance with these Clauses.
(d) The Parties agree to document the assessment under paragraph (b) and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(e) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter promptly if, after having agreed to these Clauses and for the duration of the contract, it has reason to believe that it is or has become subject to laws or practices not in line with the requirements under paragraph (a), including following a change in the laws of the third country or a measure (such as a disclosure request) indicating an application of such laws in practice that is not in line with the requirements in paragraph (a).
(f) Following a notification pursuant to paragraph (e), or if the data exporter otherwise has reason to believe that the data importer can no longer fulfil its obligations under these Clauses, the data exporter shall promptly identify appropriate measures (e.g. technical or organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality) to be adopted by the data exporter and/or data importer to address the situation. The data exporter shall suspend the data transfer if it considers that no appropriate safeguards for such transfer can be ensured, or if instructed by the competent supervisory authority to do so. In this case, the data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses. If the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise. Where the contract is terminated pursuant to this Clause, Clause 16(d) and (e) shall apply.
Obligations of the data importer in case of access by public authorities
(a) The data importer agrees to notify the data exporter and, where possible, the data subject promptly (if necessary with the help of the data exporter) if it:
(i) receives a legally binding request from a public authority, including judicial authorities, under the laws of the country of destination for the disclosure of personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses; such notification shall include information about the personal data requested, the requesting authority, the legal basis for the request and the response provided; or
(ii) becomes aware of any direct access by public authorities to personal data transferred pursuant to these Clauses in accordance with the laws of the country of destination; such notification shall include all information available to the importer.
(b) If the data importer is prohibited from notifying the data exporter and/or the data subject under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to use its best efforts to obtain a waiver of the prohibition, with a view to communicating as much information as possible, as soon as possible. The data importer agrees to document its best efforts in order to be able to demonstrate them on request of the data exporter.
(c) Where permissible under the laws of the country of destination, the data importer agrees to provide the data exporter, at regular intervals for the duration of the contract, with as much relevant information as possible on the requests received (in particular, number of requests, type of data requested, requesting authority/ies, whether requests have been challenged and the outcome of such challenges, etc.).
(d) The data importer agrees to preserve the information pursuant to paragraphs (a) to (c) for the duration of the contract and make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(e) Paragraphs (a) to (c) are without prejudice to the obligation of the data importer pursuant to Clause 14(e) and Clause 16 to inform the data exporter promptly where it is unable to comply with these Clauses.
15.2 Review of legality and data minimisation
(a) The data importer agrees to review the legality of the request for disclosure, in particular whether it remains within the powers granted to the requesting public authority, and to challenge the request if, after careful assessment, it concludes that there are reasonable grounds to consider that the request is unlawful under the laws of the country of destination, applicable obligations under international law and principles of international comity. The data importer shall, under the same conditions, pursue possibilities of appeal. When challenging a request, the data importer shall seek interim measures with a view to suspending the effects of the request until the competent judicial authority has decided on its merits. It shall not disclose the personal data requested until required to do so under the applicable procedural rules. These requirements are without prejudice to the obligations of the data importer under Clause 14(e).
(b) The data importer agrees to document its legal assessment and any challenge to the request for disclosure and, to the extent permissible under the laws of the country of destination, make the documentation available to the data exporter. It shall also make it available to the competent supervisory authority on request.
(c) The data importer agrees to provide the minimum amount of information permissible when responding to a request for disclosure, based on a reasonable interpretation of the request.
SECTION IV – FINAL PROVISIONS
Non-compliance with the Clauses and termination
(a) The data importer shall promptly inform the data exporter if it is unable to comply with these Clauses, for whatever reason.
(b) In the event that the data importer is in breach of these Clauses or unable to comply with these Clauses, the data exporter shall suspend the transfer of personal data to the data importer until compliance is again ensured or the contract is terminated. This is without prejudice to Clause 14(f).
(c) The data exporter shall be entitled to terminate the contract, insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data under these Clauses, where:
(i) the data exporter has suspended the transfer of personal data to the data importer pursuant to paragraph (b) and compliance with these Clauses is not restored within a reasonable time and in any event within one month of suspension;
(ii) the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of these Clauses; or
(iii) the data importer fails to comply with a binding decision of a competent court or supervisory authority regarding its obligations under these Clauses.
In these cases, it shall inform the competent supervisory authority of such non-compliance. Where the contract involves more than two Parties, the data exporter may exercise this right to termination only with respect to the relevant Party, unless the Parties have agreed otherwise.
(d) Personal data that has been transferred prior to the termination of the contract pursuant to paragraph (c) shall at the choice of the data exporter immediately be returned to the data exporter or deleted in its entirety. The same shall apply to any copies of the data. The data importer shall certify the deletion of the data to the data exporter. Until the data is deleted or returned, the data importer shall continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses. In case of local laws applicable to the data importer that prohibit the return or deletion of the transferred personal data, the data importer warrants that it will continue to ensure compliance with these Clauses and will only process the data to the extent and for as long as required under that local law.
(e) Either Party may revoke its agreement to be bound by these Clauses where (i) the European Commission adopts a decision pursuant to Article 45(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that covers the transfer of personal data to which these Clauses apply; or (ii) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 becomes part of the legal framework of the country to which the personal data is transferred. This is without prejudice to other obligations applying to the processing in question under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
These Clauses shall be governed by the law of one of the EU Member States, provided such law allows for third-party beneficiary rights. The Parties agree that this shall be the law of Ireland.
Choice of forum and jurisdiction
(a) Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of an EU Member State.
(b) The Parties agree that those shall be the courts of Ireland.
(c) A data subject may also bring legal proceedings against the data exporter and/or data importer before the courts of the Member State in which he/she has his/her habitual residence.
(d) The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.
A. LIST OF PARTIES
The data exporter is the Customer listed on the Agreement.
The data importer is Yanka Industries, Inc. dba MasterClass, 660 4th St, #443, San Francisco, CA 94107.
B. DESCRIPTION OF TRANSFER
Categories of data subjects whose personal data is transferred
Admins, employees, and business contacts of Customers
Categories of personal data transferred
Email address, name, user generated content, course completion information, and any information provided by Customer.
Sensitive data transferred (if applicable) and applied restrictions or safeguards that fully take into consideration the nature of the data and the risks involved, such as for instance strict purpose limitation, access restrictions (including access only for staff having followed specialised training), keeping a record of access to the data, restrictions for onward transfers or additional security measures.
The frequency of the transfer (e.g. whether the data is transferred on a one-off or continuous basis).
Continuous for the term of the Agreement.
Nature of the processing
For the Data Importer to provide services to the Data Exporter pursuant to the Agreement and this Addendum.
Purpose(s) of the data transfer and further processing
For the Data Importer to provide services to the Data Exporter pursuant to the Agreement and this Addendum.
The period for which the personal data will be retained, or, if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
For as long as the Agreement and this Addendum are in effect between the parties or as otherwise required by applicable Data Privacy Laws.
For transfers to (sub-) processors, also specify subject matter, nature and duration of the processing
Personal Data shall be transferred to subprocessors only in accordance with this Addendum and for purposes of the Data Importer to provide services to the Data Exporter for the length of time required to provide such services, or otherwise in accordance with applicable Data Privacy Laws.
C. COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
Identify the competent supervisory authority/ies in accordance with Clause 13
Irish Data Protection Commission.
ANNEX II - TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE DATA
Specific technical and organisational measures to be taken by the (sub-) processor to be able to provide assistance to the controller and, for transfers from a processor to a sub-processor, to the data exporter:
MasterClass will implement and maintain the following administrative, technical, physical, and organizational security measures for the Processing of Personal Data:
MasterClass’s Information Security Program includes specific security requirements for its personnel and all subcontractors or agents who have access to Personal Data (“Data Personnel”). MasterClass’s security requirements cover the following areas:
a. Information Security Policies and Standards. MasterClass will maintain written information security policies, standards and procedures addressing administrative, technical, and physical security controls and procedures. These policies, standards, and procedures shall be kept up to date, and revised whenever relevant changes are made to the information systems that use or store Personal Data.
b. Physical Security. MasterClass will maintain commercially reasonable security systems at all MasterClass sites at which an information system that uses or stores Personal Data is located, which includes implementing reasonable physical access restrictions and measures to detect, prevent, and respond to intrusions.
c. Organizational Security. MasterClass will maintain information security policies and procedures addressing acceptable data use standards, data classification, and incident response protocols.
d. Network Security. MasterClass will maintain commercially reasonable information security policies and procedures addressing network security.
e. Access Control. MasterClass agrees that: (1) only authorized MasterClass staff can grant, modify or revoke access to an information system that Processes Personal Data; and (2) it will implement commercially reasonable physical and technical safeguards to create and protect passwords.
f. Virus and Malware Controls. MasterClass protects Personal Data from malicious code and will install and maintain anti-virus and malware protection software on any system that handles Personal Data.
g. Personnel. MasterClass has implemented and maintains a security awareness program to train employees about their security obligations. Data Personnel follow established security policies and procedures. Disciplinary process is applied if Data Personnel fail to adhere to relevant policies and procedures.
h. Subcontractor Security. MasterClass shall only select and contract with subcontractors that are capable of maintaining appropriate security safeguards that are no less onerous than those contained in the DPA and this Exhibit.
1 Where the data exporter is a processor subject to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 acting on behalf of a Union institution or body as controller, reliance on these Clauses when engaging another processor (sub-processing) not subject to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 also ensures compliance with Article 29(4) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L 295 of 21.11.2018, p. 39), to the extent these Clauses and the data protection obligations as set out in the contract or other legal act between the controller and the processor pursuant to Article 29(3) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 are aligned. This will in particular be the case where the controller and processor rely on the standard contractual clauses included in Decision 2021/915.
2 The Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) provides for the extension of the European Union's internal market to the three EEA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The Union data protection legislation, including Regulation (EU) 2016/679, is covered by the EEA Agreement and has been incorporated into Annex XI thereto. Therefore, any disclosure by the data importer to a third party located in the EEA does not qualify as an onward transfer for the purpose of these Clauses.
3 This requirement may be satisfied by the sub-processor acceding to these Clauses under the appropriate Module, in accordance with Clause 7.
4 As regards the impact of such laws and practices on compliance with these Clauses, different elements may be considered as part of an overall assessment. Such elements may include relevant and documented practical experience with prior instances of requests for disclosure from public authorities, or the absence of such requests, covering a sufficiently representative time-frame. This refers in particular to internal records or other documentation, drawn up on a continuous basis in accordance with due diligence and certified at senior management level, provided that this information can be lawfully shared with third parties. Where this practical experience is relied upon to conclude that the data importer will not be prevented from complying with these Clauses, it needs to be supported by other relevant, objective elements, and it is for the Parties to consider carefully whether these elements together carry sufficient weight, in terms of their reliability and representativeness, to support this conclusion. In particular, the Parties have to take into account whether their practical experience is corroborated and not contradicted by publicly available or otherwise accessible, reliable information on the existence or absence of requests within the same sector and/or the application of the law in practice, such as case law and reports by independent oversight bodies.