Last Updated: May 5, 2020
This article contains the following sections:
- ClickBank's Privacy Principles
- Information Collection & Use
- Information Sharing
- Your Rights
- Cookies & Other Tracking Technologies
- Analytics & Log Files
- Third Party Tracking
- Behavioral Targeting & Retargeting
- Links to Other Sites
- Social Media Widgets
- International Transfers
- EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield
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ClickBank’s Privacy Principles
ClickBank follows the following principles in order to protect your privacy:
- We do not collect any more personally identifiable information about you than is necessary;
- we do not keep your personally identifiable information if it is no longer needed; and
Information Collection & Use
Web Form Information
When you submit information to ClickBank to make a payment or open an account, we may collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, tax id, address, email address, phone number, and credit card number. We also collect personally identifiable information from you if you participate in our promotions, such as contests and sweepstakes, take our surveys, use our services, contact us about a transaction, or email, call or otherwise communicate with us. If you provide us with personally identifiable information about your contacts we will only use this information for the specific reason for which it is provided.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of eighteen. If we determine that any information from a person under the age of 18 has been submitted to us, we will delete it within a reasonable time.
Site Usage Information
We automatically collect IP addresses and Site usage information from you when you access any of our online services. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Sites on an aggregate basis, including, but not limited to, the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page and the length of their visits.
Your web browser may let you choose your preference as to whether you want to allow websites to collect personally identifiable information over time about your online activities across different websites or online services.
How We Use Information Collected
We may use information in the following ways:
- To perform the actions for which you specifically provided the information (for example, enabling us to process, validate, and verify purchases and otherwise fulfill our contractual obligations to you).
- As necessary to register you as a client and establish an account for you.
- To contact you about our new or existing ClickBank products and services, special offers or other promotions.
- To contact you about third party services, special offers or other promotions.
- To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
- To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate, non-identifiable information about our user base and usage patterns.
- To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
- To analyze, limit or respond to potentially fraudulent behavior or other misconduct.
Our practices with respect to the disclosure of personally identifiable information include the following:
We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties with your express consent. You may give your consent in several ways, such as through a written agreement that you sign or acknowledge; an online method, such as a "click through" agreement or registration page; or through expressly accepting the terms and conditions under which we provide you a particular product or service.
We may share your personally identifiable information with our parent or affiliated businesses, joint venturers, promotion partners, or other third parties whose products and services may be of interest to you, for their use in the manner described in this Policy.
We use third party service providers to assist us in providing our services and Sites, including database backup providers to protect our data, and a fraud prevention service. We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties who complete transactions or perform services on our behalf or for your benefit. We may utilize the services of third parties to verify customer data, or to supplement other information we have collected. We may also contract with third parties to host our Sites and to conduct market research. All service providers are authorized to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide their respective services to us, and are obligated to protect your personally identifiable information under contract terms which are no less protective than those set forth in this Policy.
We may send offers to selected groups of our clients on behalf of other businesses. We also may disclose the personally identifiable information we collect to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. When we provide personally identifiable information to these trusted third parties, they are obligated to protect your personally identifiable information under contract terms which are no less onerous than those set forth in this Policy. Upon request, ClickBank will provide a list of categories of personally identifiable information disclosed to third parties for marketing purposes, and the third parties to whom such information has been disclosed, in the preceding 12 months. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this information, and ClickBank will respond to your request within 30 days. You may opt out of marketing communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in the communication.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
Certain Business Transfers.
You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any resulting choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking "unsubscribe" within the email.
You have the right to request a copy of any personal data that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of your personal identifiable information please contact us. We may request proof of your identity before sharing such information.
If you discover that the information we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, you may edit that information through your ClickBank account.
You may ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you in certain circumstances. It may not be possible for us to delete all of the information we hold about you where we have an ongoing relationship or a legal basis to retain the information, however please contact us to discuss how we can assist with your request.
Where we process your data on the basis that you have consented to such processing, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at email@example.com.
In addition to the above, you may also ask us to stop or restrict processing of the personal data we have about you. You may also ask us to transfer your personal data to a third party in certain circumstances. If you would like any further information about your rights or how to exercise them, please contact us.
Please direct any questions, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in the European Union, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the relevant data protection authority in your country.
We will retain and use your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.
Cookies & Other Tracking Technologies
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use session cookies to track your login status. This cookie is only ever transmitted over HTTPS. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use persistent cookies to determine from where you were referred to our Sites, as well as the last user ID that you used to log in. We may set and access ClickBank cookies on your computer; cookies are required to use the ClickBank Sites.
You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" directory. Click here for more information on cookies, including how to disable them. If you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our Sites or service. To manage Flash cookies, please click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
Analytics & Log Files
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g. HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site and our systems.
Third Party Tracking
Behavioral Targeting & Retargeting
The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or email address) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using SSL.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.
Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information. We retain personally identifiable information only as long as necessary to complete a purchase, thwart fraud, provide customer service, or maintain your account with us.
If you use a bulletin board, blog, or open forum on this Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there may be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personally identifiable information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We display customer testimonials on our Site in addition to other endorsements. With your express consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Sites
If you click on a link to a third party site, you will leave our site and go to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as us. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services.
Social Media Widgets
ClickBank Contact Information
To reach us by fax, please dial: 1-559-210-0502.
To reach us by mail, please use the following address:
Click Sales Inc.
1444 S. Entertainment Ave., Suite 410
Boise ID 83709 USA
Please contact us to determine our EU representative for purposes of the GDPR.
Wherever you use our Site or access our services, you understand and acknowledge that we may transfer, process, and store information about you in the United States and other countries, both within and outside of the European Economic Area. Please see below for more information about ClickBank’s compliance with the Privacy Shield. By providing us with your information, you consent to the transfer to, and to the processing and storage of your information in, countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different data protection laws than those in the country in which you reside.
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Data Transfer Addendum
Note: On July 16, 2020, the European Union Court of Justice issued a judgment invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. As a result, the Privacy Shield is no longer a valid mechanism with which to transfer personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the U.S. While we continue to comply with the Privacy Shield principles, all data transfers between the EEA and U.S. are now subject to the ClickBank Client Data Transfer Addendum.
ClickBank Client Data Transfer Addendum
Last Revised: November 2, 2020
This CLICKBANK CLIENT DATA TRANSFER ADDENDUM ("Addendum") amends the ClickBank Client Contract (“Agreement”) between Click Sales Inc., a Delaware corporation (“ClickBank”) and you (“You” or “Client”) (each a "Party" and collectively the "Parties"). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the Agreement, provided that terms defined in Data Protection Law and not specifically defined in this Agreement, have the same meanings when used in this Agreement.
- You entered into the Agreement to either sell or promote products via the ClickBank Services.
- In connection with the Agreement, both Parties are Controllers for their respective Personal Data processing activities, and intend to comply with Data Protection Laws that apply to their processing of Personal Data, including with respect to any Restricted Transfers.
- European data protection laws require data exporters in EU and EEA countries to provide adequate protection for transfers of personal data to certain non-EU/EEA countries. Such protections can be adduced by requiring the data importers to enter into (among other mechanisms) the Standard Contractual Clauses for the Transfer of Personal Data to Third Countries as it concerns data controllers pursuant to European Commission Decision 2004/915/EC of 27 December 2004 (the "SCCs").
NOW, THEREFORE, in order to enable the Parties to continue their relationship in a manner that is compliant with law and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Parties have entered into this Addendum as follows:
means the respective Party that alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.
“Data Protection Law”
means applicable data privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity laws, rules and regulations to which a Party is subject, including, but not be limited to, the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) including the applicable implementing 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, as well as any guidance or statutory codes of practice issued by the relevant Privacy Authority; the UK Data Protection Act 2018, the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and any successor legislation in each case as amended from time to time; the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection of 19 June 1992, as amended from time to time, and any successor legislation; and any other applicable law with respect to any Personal Data in respect of which a Party is subject to any other data protection law;
means, for each Restricted Transfer under the Agreement, the respective Party who transfers the Personal Data to a Data Importer. In the event of an onward transfer, the Data Importer that further transfers Personal Data to an onward transfer recipient shall be deemed a Data Exporter in the context of such onward transfer.
means, for each Restricted Transfer under the Agreement, the Party that agrees to receive from the Data Exporter Personal Data for further use or processing in accordance with this Agreement. In the event of an onward transfer, the onward transfer recipient shall be deemed a Data Importer in the context of such onward transfer.
means July 16, 2020 or the effective date of the Agreement, whichever is later.
has the meaning given under Data Protection Laws.
means (a) a transfer of Personal Data from a Party to the other Party or (b) an onward transfer of Personal Data from a Party to the other Party, in each case, where such transfer would be prohibited by Data Protection Law in the absence of the SCCs.
Applicability. This Addendum applies only to the extent that the Parties engage in a Restricted Transfer in the course of exercising their rights or performing their obligations under the Agreement. It is the responsibility of each Party to implement any required safeguards, including appropriate data transfer agreements, when engaging in any onward transfer to, or importing Personal Data from, a third party.
Changes to this Addendum. At any time during the term of this Addendum, any Party may request such changes to the Addendum that are necessary for compliance with Data Protection Laws and, unless a Party objects to such changes, it shall be deemed to have accepted the changes.
Term and Termination. This Addendum shall take effect on the Effective Date and continue until the Agreement expires or terminates, provided that each Party’s obligations under this Addendum shall survive termination of the Agreement for as long as that Party processes Personal Data transferred hereunder.
Transfer of Data. To the extent required by Data Protection Law, the Parties agree to comply with the SCCs. To the extent required by Data Protection Law, the SCCs will be effective and apply to each Restricted Transfer in the same manner as if the Data Exporter and Data Importer separately executed the SCCs. This section shall survive any termination of this Agreement until the Data Importer returns or disposes of all copies of personal data transferred hereunder.
Legal Requests. In the event that a Data Importer is required by law, court order, warrant, or other legal judicial process (“Legal Request”) to disclose any Personal Data to any person or entity other than the Data Exporter, including any national security authority or other government body, the Data Importer shall attempt to redirect the government request to the Data Exporter. If the Data Importer is unable to redirect the request, the Data Importer shall notify the Data Exporter promptly and shall provide all reasonable assistance to the Data Exporter to enable the Data Exporter to respond or object to, or challenge, any such Legal Requests and to meet applicable statutory or regulatory deadlines. The Data Importer shall not, and shall procure that any onward transfer recipient shall not, disclose Personal Data pursuant to a Legal Request unless it is required to do so by applicable law and has otherwise complied with the obligations in this Section 6.
In the event of inconsistencies between the provisions of this Addendum, the Agreement, and other agreements between the Parties, the provisions of this Addendum shall prevail with regard to the Parties' privacy and data protection obligations in connection with a Restricted Transfer. In the event of doubt as to whether clauses in such other agreements relate to the Parties' data protection obligations, this Addendum shall prevail.
Should any provision of this Addendum be or become invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Agreement. The invalid or unenforceable provision shall automatically be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention and purpose of the original provision. This rule shall apply analogously if the Addendum contains an unintended gap.
Any reference made the "Clauses" shall be understood as relating to all provisions of this Addendum, unless otherwise provided herein.
Standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data from the Community to third countries (controller to controller transfers)
The Data Exporter, as defined in the Addendum (hereinafter "data exporter").
The Data Importer, as defined in the Addendum (hereinafter, collectively, "data importer").
For the purposes of the Clauses:
(a) "personal data," "special categories of data/sensitive data," "process/processing," "controller," "processor," "data subject" and "supervisory authority/authority" shall have the same meaning as in Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (whereby "the authority" shall mean the competent data protection authority in the territory in which the data exporter is established);
(b) "the data exporter" shall mean the controller who transfers the personal data;
(c) "the data importer" shall mean the controller who agrees to receive from the data exporter personal data for further processing in accordance with the terms of these clauses and who is not subject to a third country's system ensuring adequate protection;
(d) "clauses" shall mean these contractual clauses, which are a free-standing document that does not incorporate commercial business terms established by the parties under separate commercial arrangements.
The details of the transfer (as well as the personal data covered) are specified in Annex B, which forms an integral part of the clauses.
- Obligations of the data exporter
The data exporter warrants and undertakes that:
(a) The personal data have been collected, processed and transferred in accordance with the laws applicable to the data exporter.
(b) It has used reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able to satisfy its legal obligations under these clauses.
(c) It will provide the data importer, when so requested, with copies of relevant data protection laws or references to them (where relevant, and not including legal advice) of the country in which the data exporter is established.
(d) It will respond to enquiries from data subjects and the authority concerning processing of the personal data by the data importer, unless the parties have agreed that the data importer will so respond, in which case the data exporter will still respond to the extent reasonably possible and with the information reasonably available to it if the data importer is unwilling or unable to respond. Responses will be made within a reasonable time.
(e) It will make available, upon request, a copy of the clauses to data subjects who are third party beneficiaries under clause III, unless the clauses contain confidential information, in which case it may remove such information. Where information is removed, the data exporter shall inform data subjects in writing of the reason for removal and of their right to draw the removal to the attention of the authority. However, the data exporter shall abide by a decision of the authority regarding access to the full text of the clauses by data subjects, as long as data subjects have agreed to respect the confidentiality of the confidential information removed. The data exporter shall also provide a copy of the clauses to the authority where required.
- Obligations of the data importer
The data importer warrants and undertakes that:
(a) It will have in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and which provide a level of security appropriate to the risk represented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected.
(b) It will have in place procedures so that any third party it authorizes to have access to the personal data, including processors, will respect and maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal data. Any person acting under the authority of the data importer, including a data processor, shall be obligated to process the personal data only on instructions from the data importer. This provision does not apply to persons authorized or required by law or regulation to have access to the personal data.
(c) It has no reason to believe, at the time of entering into these clauses, in the existence of any local laws that would have a substantial adverse effect on the guarantees provided for under these clauses, and it will inform the data exporter (which will pass such notification on to the authority where required) if it becomes aware of any such laws.
(d) It will process the personal data for purposes described in Annex B, and has the legal authority to give the warranties and fulfill the undertakings set out in these clauses.
(e) It will identify to the data exporter a contact point within its organization authorized to respond to enquiries concerning processing of the personal data, and will cooperate in good faith with the data exporter, the data subject and the authority concerning all such enquiries within a reasonable time. In case of legal dissolution of the data exporter, or if the parties have so agreed, the data importer will assume responsibility for compliance with the provisions of clause I(e).
(f) At the request of the data exporter, it will provide the data exporter with evidence of financial resources sufficient to fulfil its responsibilities under clause III (which may include insurance coverage).
(g) Upon reasonable request of the data exporter, it will submit its data processing facilities, data files and documentation needed for processing to reviewing, auditing and/or certifying by the data exporter (or any independent or impartial inspection agents or auditors, selected by the data exporter and not reasonably objected to by the data importer) to ascertain compliance with the warranties and undertakings in these clauses, with reasonable notice and during regular business hours. The request will be subject to any necessary consent or approval from a regulatory or supervisory authority within the country of the data importer, which consent or approval the data importer will attempt to obtain in a timely fashion.
(h) It will process the personal data, at its option, in accordance with:
(i) the data protection laws of the country in which the data exporter is established, or
(ii) the relevant provisions of any Commission decision pursuant to Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC, where the data importer complies with the relevant provisions of such an authorization or decision and is based in a country to which such an authorization or decision pertains, but is not covered by such authorization or decision for the purposes of the transfer(s) of the personal data, or
(iii) the data processing principles set forth in Annex A.
Data importer to indicate which option it selects: (iii)
(i) It will not disclose or transfer the personal data to a third party data controller located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless it notifies the data exporter about the transfer and
(i) the third party data controller processes the personal data in accordance with a Commission decision finding that a third country provides adequate protection, or
(ii) the third party data controller becomes a signatory to these clauses or another data transfer agreement approved by a competent authority in the EU, or
(iii) data subjects have been given the opportunity to object, after having been informed of the purposes of the transfer, the categories of recipients and the fact that the countries to which data is exported may have different data protection standards, or
(iv) with regard to onward transfers of sensitive data, data subjects have given their unambiguous consent to the onward transfer
III. Liability and third party rights
(a) Each party shall be liable to the other parties for damages it causes by any breach of these clauses. Liability as between the parties is limited to actual damage suffered. Punitive damages (i.e. damages intended to punish a party for its outrageous conduct) are specifically excluded. Each party shall be liable to data subjects for damages it causes by any breach of third party rights under these clauses. This does not affect the liability of the data exporter under its data protection law.
(b) The parties agree that a data subject shall have the right to enforce as a third party beneficiary this clause and clauses I(b), I(d), I(e), II(a), II(c), II(d), II(e), II(h), II(i), III(a), V, VI(d) and VII against the data importer or the data exporter, for their respective breach of their contractual obligations, with regard to his personal data, and accept jurisdiction for this purpose in the data exporter's country of establishment. In cases involving allegations of breach by the data importer, the data subject must first request the data exporter to take appropriate action to enforce his rights against the data importer; if the data exporter does not take such action within a reasonable period (which under normal circumstances would be one month), the data subject may then enforce his rights against the data importer directly. A data subject is entitled to proceed directly against a data exporter that has failed to use reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able to satisfy its legal obligations under these clauses (the data exporter shall have the burden to prove that it took reasonable efforts).
- Law applicable to the clauses
These clauses shall be governed by the law of the country in which the data exporter is established, with the exception of the laws and regulations relating to processing of the personal data by the data importer under clause II(h), which shall apply only if so selected by the data importer under that clause.
- Resolution of disputes with data subjects or the authority
(a) In the event of a dispute or claim brought by a data subject or the authority concerning the processing of the personal data against either or both of the parties, the parties will inform each other about any such disputes or claims, and will cooperate with a view to settling them amicably in a timely fashion.
(b) The parties agree to respond to any generally available non-binding mediation procedure initiated by a data subject or by the authority. If they do participate in the proceedings, the parties may elect to do so remotely (such as by telephone or other electronic means). The parties also agree to consider participating in any other arbitration, mediation or other dispute resolution proceedings developed for data protection disputes.
(c) Each party shall abide by a decision of a competent court of the data exporter's country of establishment or of the authority which is final and against which no further appeal is possible.
(a) In the event that the data importer is in breach of its obligations under these clauses, then the data exporter may temporarily suspend the transfer of personal data to the data importer until the breach is repaired or the contract is terminated.
(b) In the event that:
(i) the transfer of personal data to the data importer has been temporarily suspended by the data exporter for longer than one month pursuant to paragraph (a);
(ii) compliance by the data importer with these clauses would put it in breach of its legal or regulatory obligations in the country of import;
(iii) the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of any warranties or undertakings given by it under these clauses;
(iv) a final decision against which no further appeal is possible of a competent court of the data exporter's country of establishment or of the authority rules that there has been a breach of the clauses by the data importer or the data exporter; or
(v) a petition is presented for the administration or winding up of the data importer, whether in its personal or business capacity, which petition is not dismissed within the applicable period for such dismissal under applicable law; a winding up order is made; a receiver is appointed over any of its assets; a trustee in bankruptcy is appointed, if the data importer is an individual; a company voluntary arrangement is commenced by it; or any equivalent event in any jurisdiction occurs
then the data exporter, without prejudice to any other rights which it may have against the data importer, shall be entitled to terminate these clauses, in which case the authority shall be informed where required. In cases covered by (i), (ii), or (iv) above the data importer may also terminate these clauses.
(c) Either party may terminate these clauses if (i) any Commission positive adequacy decision under Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC (or any superseding text) is issued in relation to the country (or a sector thereof) to which the data is transferred and processed by the data importer, or (ii) of Directive 95/46/EC (or any superseding text) becomes directly applicable in such country.
(d) The parties agree that the termination of these clauses at any time, in any circumstances and for whatever reason (except for termination under clause VI(c)) does not exempt them from the obligations and/or conditions under the clauses as regards the processing of the personal data transferred.
VII. Variation of these clauses
The parties may not modify these clauses except to update any information in Annex B, in which case they will inform the authority where required. This does not preclude the parties from adding additional commercial clauses where required.
VIII. Description of the Transfer
The details of the transfer and of the personal data are specified in Annex B. The parties agree that Annex B may contain confidential business information which they will not disclose to third parties, except as required by law or in response to a competent regulatory or government agency, or as required under clause I (e). The parties may execute additional annexes to cover additional transfers, which will be submitted to the authority where required. Annex B may, in the alternative, be drafted to cover multiple transfers.
Annex A to the Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers to controllers
DATA PROCESSING PRINCIPLES
- Purpose limitation: Personal data may be processed and subsequently used or further communicated only for purposes described in Annex B or subsequently authorized by the data subject.
- Data quality and proportionality: Personal data must be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. The personal data must be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which they are transferred and further processed.
- Transparency: Data subjects must be provided with information necessary to ensure fair processing (such as information about the purposes of processing and about the transfer), unless such information has already been given by the data exporter.
- Security and confidentiality: Technical and organizational security measures must be taken by the data controller that are appropriate to the risks, such as against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, presented by the processing. Any person acting under the authority of the data controller, including a processor, must not process the data except on instructions from the data controller.
- Rights of access, rectification, deletion and objection: As provided in Article 12 of Directive 95/46/EC data subjects must, whether directly or via a third party, be provided with the personal data about them that an organization holds, except for requests which are manifestly abusive, based on unreasonable intervals or their number or repetitive or systematic nature, or for which access need not be granted under the law of the country of the data exporter. Provided that the authority has given its prior approval, access need also not be granted when doing so would be likely to seriously harm the interests of the data importer or other organizations dealing with the data importer and such interests are not overridden by the interests for fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. The sources of the personal data need not be identified when this is not possible by reasonable efforts, or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. Data subjects must be able to have the personal data about them rectified, amended, or deleted where it is inaccurate or processed against these principles. If there are compelling grounds to doubt the legitimacy of the request, the organization may require further justifications before proceeding to rectification, amendment or deletion. Notification of any rectification, amendment or deletion to third parties to whom the data have been disclosed need not be made when this involves a disproportionate effort. A data subject must also be able to object to the processing of the personal data relating to him if there are compelling legitimate grounds relating to his particular situation. The burden of proof for any refusal rests on the data importer, and the data subject may always challenge a refusal before the authority.
- Sensitive data: The data importer shall take such additional measures (e.g. relating to security) as are necessary to protect such sensitive data in accordance with its obligations under clause II.
- Data used for marketing purposes: Where data are processed for the purposes of direct marketing, effective procedures should exist allowing the data subject at any time to "opt-out" from having his data used for such purposes.
- Automated decisions: For purposes hereof "automated decision" shall mean a decision by the data exporter or the data importer which produces legal effects concerning a data subject or significantly affects a data subject and which is based solely on automated processing of personal data intended to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to him, such as his performance at work, creditworthiness, reliability, conduct, etc. The data importer shall not make any automated decisions concerning data subjects, except when:
(a) (i) such decisions are made by the data importer in entering into or performing a contract with the data subject, and
(ii) the data subject is given an opportunity to discuss the results of a relevant automated decision with a representative of the parties making such decision or otherwise to make representations to that parties.
(b) where otherwise provided by the law of the data exporter.
Annex B to the Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers to controllers
DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTROLLER-TO-CONTROLLER TRANSFER OF CUSTOMER DATA
The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data subjects:
- Prospective customers
- Website visitors
PURPOSES OF THE TRANSFERS
The transfer is made for the following purposes:
- Sales transactions and fulfillment
- Customer relations management
Categories of data
The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data:
- Contact information: e.g., full name, address, telephone number, email address;
- Transaction information: e.g., product purchase history, payment information
- Website usage information;
- Information relating to advertising;
The personal data transferred concern the following sensitive data: Not applicable.
The personal data transferred may be disclosed only to the following recipients or categories of recipients:
- Personnel of data importer on a need to know basis;
- Clients of ClickBank;
CONTACT POINTS FOR DATA PROTECTION INQUIRIES