Data Security Obligations:
The Service Provider is committed to maintaining the highest level of data security for the Customer's information and data. The Service Provider shall implement and maintain industry-standard security measures to protect against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of Customer Data. These measures shall include, but are not limited to, encryption, firewalls, access controls, and regular security assessments.
Confidentiality of Customer Data:
The Service Provider shall treat all Customer Data as confidential information and shall not use, disclose, or make available such data to any third party without the prior written consent of the Customer, except as required by law or as necessary to provide the services under this agreement.
Data Handling and Processing:
The Service Provider shall only process Customer Data for the purpose of providing the services outlined in this agreement. Customer Data shall not be processed for any other purpose without the explicit consent of the Customer.
The Service Provider shall retain Customer Data only for the duration necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this agreement. Upon termination of this agreement or upon Customer's request, the Service Provider shall securely delete or return all Customer Data in its possession.
In the event of a data breach that compromises the security of Customer Data, the Service Provider shall notify the Customer without undue delay. The notification shall include details of the breach, its potential impact, the steps taken to mitigate its effects, and any recommended actions for the Customer.
The Service Provider shall ensure that its personnel who have access to Customer Data are subject to appropriate confidentiality obligations and are adequately trained in data security practices.
Subcontractors and Third Parties:
If the Service Provider engages subcontractors or third-party service providers to assist in delivering the services, the Service Provider shall impose data security obligations on such entities that are at least as protective as those set forth in this agreement.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations:
The Service Provider shall comply with all applicable data protection laws and regulations relevant to the provision of the services, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and any other relevant industry-specific regulations.
Security Audits and Assessments:
Upon the Customer's reasonable request and subject to the execution of a confidentiality agreement, the Service Provider shall allow the Customer or an independent auditor appointed by the Customer to conduct security audits or assessments of the Service Provider's systems, facilities, and procedures to ensure compliance with this clause.
The Service Provider shall indemnify and hold the Customer harmless against any claims, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses arising out of or related to any breach of the data security obligations outlined in this clause.
Changes to Security Measures:
The Service Provider reserves the right to enhance or modify its security measures, provided that such changes do not result in a material degradation of the overall security of Customer Data.
By accepting this agreement, the Customer acknowledges and agrees to the terms and conditions of this Security and Data Policy Clause.