DATA PRIVACY POLICY

PART A

1. Definitions

1.1 In this Privacy Policy, the following terms shall have the meanings set out below:

1.1.1 "Applicable Law" means any laws or regulations, regulatory policies, guidelines or industry codes (whether national or international) which apply to Company (or any of its Sub-Processors) and/or the provision of or the subject matter of the Services in each case as in force from time to time;

1.1.2 “Company” means property investors network ltd

1.1.3 "Customer Group Member" means a Customer or any entity that owns or controls, is owned or controlled by or is or under common control or ownership with Customer where control is defined as the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an entity, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise;

1.1.4 "Customer Personal Data" means any Personal Data Processed by Company on behalf of a Customer Group Member pursuant to or in connection with the Principal Agreement;

1.1.5 "Data Protection Laws" means EU Data Protection Laws and, to the extent applicable, the data protection or privacy laws of any other country;

1.1.6 "EEA" means the European Economic Area;

1.1.7 "EU Data Protection Laws" means EU Directive 95/46/EC, as transposed into domestic legislation of each Member State and as amended, replaced or superseded from time to time, including by the GDPR and laws implementing or supplementing the GDPR;

1.1.8 "GDPR" means EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679;

1.1.9 "Personal Data” means any data that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person and where such data is protected under applicable Data Protection Laws;

1.1.10 “Principal Agreement” means the agreement or agreements between Company and the Customer Group Member for the Services Company is providing them.

1.1.11"Service/s" means the services and other activities to be supplied to or carried out by or on behalf of Company for Customer Group Members pursuant to the Principal Agreement;

1.1.12 "Sub-processor/s" means any person (including any third party and any Company Affiliate) appointed by or on behalf of Company or any Company Affiliate and that Processes Customer Personal Data on behalf of any Customer Group Member; and

1.1.13 "Company Affiliate/s" means an entity that owns or controls, is owned or controlled by or is or under common control or ownership with Company, where control is defined as the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an entity, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

1.2 The terms, "Commission", "Controller", "Processor", "Data Subject/s", "Member State", "Personal Data Breach", "Processing" and "Supervisory Authority" shall have the same meaning as in the GDPR, and their cognate terms shall be construed accordingly.

2. Authority

2.1 Company warrants and represents that, before any Company Affiliate Processes any Customer Personal Data on behalf of any Customer Group Member, Company entry into this Privacy Policy as agent for and on behalf of that Company Affiliate will have been duly and effectively authorized (or subsequently ratified) by that Company Affiliate. References to ‘Company’ shall be deemed to include a reference to each Company Affiliate as applicable.

3. Processing of Customer Personal Data

3.1 Scope of this Privacy Policy and Role of Parties. This Privacy Policy applies to the Processing of Personal Data by Company in the course of providing the Services. For the Purposes of the Services and this Privacy Policy, Customer and each Customer Group Member are the Controller(s) and Company is the Processor and shall be Processing Personal Data on the Customer’s behalf, the Customer receiving the Services as principal and as agent of each Customer Group Member.

3.2 Instructions for Processing Personal Data. Company shall Process Personal Data as reasonably necessary for the provision of the Services arising from the Principal Agreement (inclusive of this Privacy Policy) and in accordance with Customer’s documented instructions which, unless expressly agreed otherwise, shall at all times be consistent and in accordance with the nature of the Principal Agreement. Company may terminate the Principal Agreement if Customer provides instructions to Process Personal Data which are inconsistent with the Principal Agreement, or which Company could not comply with without (i) incurring material additional costs or (ii) undertaking material variations to the manner in which the Services are provided which variations Company does not propose to introduce in respect of the majority of its other customers. Company may Process Personal Data otherwise than in accordance with Customer's instructions if required to so by Applicable Law. In such case Company shall inform Customer of that legal requirement, unless prohibited from doing so by Applicable Law.

3.3 Compliance with Laws. Company, in Processing the Customer Personal Data in accordance with Clause 3.2 above, shall comply with all applicable Data Protection Laws. Company shall not be responsible for complying with Data Protection Laws applicable to Customer Group Member or its industry that are not otherwise consistent with the provision of the Services or if, and to the extent that, the relevant provision of Data Protection Law would not also apply to Company provision of services equivalent to the Services to other customers. Customer shall comply with all Data Protection Laws applicable to Customer as Controller.

4. Company Personnel

4.1 Personnel Reliability. Company shall take reasonable steps to (i) require background screening and to ensure the reliability of any personnel who may have access to the Customer Personal Data or the Customer environments in which the Personal Data is processed, ensuring in each case that access is strictly limited to those individuals who need to know / access the relevant Customer Personal Data, as strictly necessary for the purposes of the Principal Agreement; and (ii) ensuring that any personnel are informed of the confidential nature of Personal Data, have received training, and are subject to confidentiality obligations or professional or statutory obligations of confidentiality.

4.2 Data Protection Officer. Company have appointed a data protection officer. The appointed person may be reached at dpo@propertyinvestorsnetwork.co.uk.

5. Sub-processors

5.1 Appointment of Sub-processors. Subject always to section 3.2 above, each Customer authorizes Company to appoint Sub-processors in accordance with this section 5 to Process Customer Personal Data. Company shall be responsible for ensuring that each Sub-process or has entered into a written agreement requiring the Sub-process or to comply with terms no less protective than those provided in this Privacy Policy (a summary of such terms will be made available to Customer on request). Company shall be liable for the acts and omissions of any Sub-process or to the same extent as if the acts and omissions were performed by Company. Sub-processors may process such data within the EU or outside the EU.

5.2 Notification of New Sub-processors. Company may continue to use those Sub-processors already engaged by Company or any Company Affiliate as at the date of this Privacy Policy. Company shall make available to Customer through Company customer website a list of Sub-processors authorized to Process Customer Personal Data (“Sub-processor List”) and provide Customer with a mechanism to obtain notice of any updates to the Sub-processor List (“Sub-processor Notice”). At least thirty (30) days prior to authorising any new Sub-processor to Process Personal Data, Company shall provide notice by updating the Sub-processor List.

5.3 Sub-processor Objection Right. This section 5.3 shall apply only where and to the extent that Customer is established within the EEA or where otherwise required by Data Protection Laws applicable to the Customer. In such an event, If Customer notifies Company in writing of any objections (on reasonable grounds) to a Sub-processor added to the Sub-processor List within fourteen (14) days after the date of the applicable Sub-processor Notice:

5.3.1 Company shall work with Customer in good faith to make available a commercially reasonable change in the provision of the Services which avoids the use of that Proposed Sub-processor; and

5.3.2 where such a change cannot be made and Company choose to retain the Sub-processor, Company shall notify Customer at least fourteen (14) days prior to the authorisation of the Sub-processor to Process Personal Data and the Customer may discontinue using the relevant services and terminate the relevant portion of the Services which require the use of the Proposed Sub-processor immediately upon written notice to Company, such notice to be given by Customer within thirty(30) days of having been so notified by Company.

6. Support in Complying with Data Subject Rights

6.1 Requests from Data Subjects. Customer acknowledges, as part of the Services, it is responsible for responding to any Data Subjects’ request under any Data Protection Law to exercise the Data Subject’s right of access, right of rectification, restriction of Processing, right to be forgotten, data portability, object to processing, or its right not to be subjected to an automated decision-making process (“Data Subject Request”). Company shall:

6.1.1 to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, promptly notify Customer if it receives a Data Subject Request from a Data Subject; and

6.1.2 taking into account the nature of the Processing, reasonably assist Customer to access Customer Personal Data to the extent that Customer Personal Data is not accessible to Customer (as part of the Services) to fulfil the Customer's obligations, as reasonably understood by Customer, to respond to Data Subject Requests and to comply with Data Protection Laws.

6.2 Government and Law Enforcement Authority Requests. Unless prohibited by Applicable Law or a legally-binding request of law enforcement, Company shall promptly notify Customer of any request by government agency or law enforcement authority for access to or seizure of Personal Data.

7. Breach Incident Notification.

7.1 Breach notice. Company shall notify Customer within 24 hours upon Company becoming aware of a confirmed Personal Data Breach affecting Customer Personal Data. To the extent able within the scope of the Services, Company will provide Customer with sufficient information to allow it to meet any obligations to report or inform Data Subjects of the Personal Data Breach under the Data Protection Laws.

7.2 Investigatory Cooperation. Company shall co-operate with Customer and take such reasonable commercial steps as are directed by Customer to assist in the investigation, mitigation and remediation of each such Personal Data Breach.

8. Security

8.1 Technical and organisational measures. Company shall implement and maintain appropriate technical and organisational measures designed to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of Customer Personal Data, including to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, such Personal Data as set forth in Schedule A. Company regularly monitors compliance with these measures. Company reserves the right to update its technical and organisational measures and will not materially decrease the overall security of the Services pursuant to the Principal Agreement.

8.2 Audit. Customer agrees that Company then-current attestation of compliance (“AOC”) as applicable to the Services, will be used to satisfy any audit or inspection requests by or on behalf of the Customer, including any Customer Group Member arising from this Privacy Policy, and at the Customer’s written request, a copy of such AOC shall be provided to the Customer by Company. In the event that Customer, any Customer Group Member, a regulator, or Supervisory Authority requires additional information, including information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Privacy Policy, Company will provide commercially reasonable cooperation to make such information available.

8.3 Customer Applications. Customer acknowledges that if at any time it installs, uses or enables products or applications that operate using the Services, but are not part of the Service itself, then by such action Customer is instructing Company to cause the Service to allow such products or applications to operate and potentially access Personal Data. Accordingly, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the processing of Personal Data by such products or applications.

8.4 Return and Deletion of Personal Data. Upon termination of the Services, Company shall at Customer's option, return and/or delete any Personal Data retained on the Services in accordance with the terms of the Principal Agreement and not retain any copies unless Company is required to do so by Applicable Law.

9. Location and Storage of Personal Data

Personal Data may be stored at various data centre premises as part of the Services (the “Designated Data Centre Location”).

10. General Terms

10. 1 Without prejudice to any Mediation and Jurisdiction and Governing Law of any other agreement between the parties, or the applicability of any Data Protection Laws:

10.1.1 the parties to this Privacy Policy hereby submit to the choice of jurisdiction stipulated in the Principal Agreement with respect to any disputes or claims howsoever arising under this Privacy Policy, including disputes regarding its existence, validity or termination or the consequences of its nullity; and

10.1.2 the obligations of Company and Company Affiliates arising hereunder are subject to and governed by the laws of the country or territory expressly set forth in the Principal Agreement.

10.2 With regard to the subject matter of this Privacy Policy, in the event of inconsistencies between the provisions of this Privacy Policy and any other agreements between the parties, including the Principal Agreement and including (except where explicitly agreed otherwise in writing, signed on behalf of the parties) agreements entered into or purported to be entered into after the date of this Privacy Policy, the provisions of this Privacy Policy shall prevail.

10.3 Customer is responsible for coordinating all communication with Company on behalf of its Customer Group Members with regard to this Privacy Policy. Customer represents that, in relation to this Privacy Policy, it, as agent for its Customer Group Members (where applicable),is authorized to issue instructions; make and receive any communications or notifications; and enter into any agreement expressly contemplated herein for and on behalf of any of its Customer Group Members.

10.4 Customer and/or its Customer Group Members may only disclose the terms of this Privacy Policy to a Supervisory Authority to the extent required by law or such Supervisory Authority. Customer shall reasonably ensure that the Supervisory Authority does not disclose the terms of this Privacy Policy to the public or any third party, including :(i) marking copies of this Privacy Policy as "Confidential and Commercially Sensitive”;(ii) requesting return of copies of this Privacy Policy once the governmental regulatory notification has been completed or approval granted; and (iii) requesting prior notice and consultation before any disclosure of this Privacy Policy by the Supervisory Authority.

10.5 The Company and/or Company Affiliates’ aggregate liability to the Customer and/or any Customer Group Member arising from a breach of this Privacy Policy (including the Standard Contractual Clauses) shall be subject to the terms of the Principal Agreement.

PART B

In addition to the terms set out in Part A above, the terms set out in this Part B shall apply to the Processing of Personal Data by Company on behalf of a Customer established in the European Union or otherwise subject to the requirements of the GDPR.

11. Additional European Terms.

11.1 General Data Protection Regulation. With effect from 25 May 2018, Company will Process any Personal Data in accordance with the requirements of GDPR as directly applicable to Company provision of the Services.

11.2 Subject Matter, Nature, Purpose and Duration of Data Processing. Company will Process Customer Personal Data to provide the Services. The duration of the Processing of Personal Data shall be for the term of the Principal Agreement.

11.3 Types of Personal Data and Categories of Data Subjects. The types of Personal Data and categories of Personal Data shall be those determined by the Customer being the Customer Personal Data which, along with the categories of Data Subjects, may be more particularly described in the Principal Agreement.

11.4 Data Protection Impact Assessment and Prior Consultation. The Customer for itself and on behalf of each Customer Group Member (where applicable) agrees that Company then-current standard policies & documented information about the Services, will be used to carry out Customer’s data protection impact assessments and prior consultations, and Company shall make such information available to the Customer where requested. Company and each Company Affiliate shall provide reasonable assistance to each Customer Group Member with any data protection impact assessments, and prior consultations with Supervisory Authorities or other competent data privacy authorities, which Customer reasonably considers to be required of any Customer Group Member by article 35 or 36 of the GDPR or equivalent provisions of any other Data Protection Law, in each case solely in relation to Processing of the Customer Personal Data by, and taking into account the nature of the Processing and information available to, Company. The Customer shall ensure, to the extent that such data protection impact assessments and, where necessary, prior consultations with Supervisory Authorities, are required by Data Protection Laws, that Customer and relevant Customer Group Members take such steps as are required to implement such assessments and consultations. If, following the implementation of a data protection impact assessment or a consultation,the Customer reasonably determines that it would be a breach of Data Protection Laws to continue with the Services, Customer shall notify Company and the parties shall attempt to reach a solution. If the parties fail to agree a solution within thirty (30) days of commencing discussions, the Customer shall be entitled to terminate the Services, subject to the payment of an early termination fee determined in accordance with the Principal Agreement.

11.5 Access to Personal Data. Unless otherwise agreed and notwithstanding Section 9 above, in order to provide the Services Company and its Sub-processors will only access Personal Data from (i) countries in the EEA, (ii) countries or territories formally recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection (“Adequate Countries”) and (iii) the United States provided, in this case, that Company makes available to the Customer a Valid Transfer Mechanism in accordance with Section 11.6 below. When Company or its Sub-processors access Personal Data from outside the Designated Data Centre Location for the purposes of providing the Services, the Customer agrees that such Personal Data may be transferred accordingly.

11.6 Transfers Required by Applicable Law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company shall be entitled to access Personal Data from, or transfer Personal Data to, territories outside the EEA other than in the circumstances specified in clause11.6 if required to do so by Applicable Law. Unless prohibited by Applicable Law, Company shall not transfer any Personal Data outside of the European Economic Area unless the prior written consent of the Customer has been obtained and the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • the Customer or the Provider has provided appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer;
  • the data subject has enforceable rights and effective legal remedies;
  • the Provider complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any Personal Data that is transferred; and
  • the Provider complies with reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by the Customer with respect to the processing of the Personal Data;
  • assist the Customer, at the Customer's cost, in responding to any request from a Data Subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;
  • notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a Personal Data breach;
  • at the written direction of the Customer, delete or return Personal Data and copies thereof to the Customer on termination of the agreement unless required by Applicable Law to store the Personal Data; and
  • maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate its compliance with this clause.