Data processing terms of business


In order that you as a service provider and data processor (referred to as “Processor” or “you” or “your”) may provide or continue to provide certain services(the “Services”)to us, the Notary Business and data controller (referred to as “Notary Business” or “we”, “us” or “our”), you have agreed that these data processing terms (“Terms”) shall apply (notwithstanding any other terms and conditions applicable to the delivery of the Services to the contrary) in order to address the compliance obligations imposed upon the Notary Business and its Clients pursuant to the Data Protection Law. These Terms shall constitute a separate agreement or they may be incorporated by reference in the relevant Services agreement, as the case may be.



  1. 1.           definitions
    1. In this Agreement, capitalised words shall have the meaning as set out below or, as the case may be, elsewhere in this Agreement:
“Affiliate”means any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, a party from time to time during the Term;
“Data Protection Law”means the data privacy laws applicable to the processing in connection with the Services, including, where applicable, the Directive 95/46/EC, as amended or replaced by any subsequent Regulation, Directive or other legal instrument of the European Union including by the General Data Protection Regulation or similar law, or the applicable data privacy laws of any other relevant jurisdiction;
“Client”means any client of the Notary Business;
“Contractual Clauses”means the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission for the transfer of personal data across borders, as amended or replaced from time to time, or any equivalent set of contractual clauses approved for use under Data Protection Law; and
“Notary Business Personal Data”means the personal data processed by Processor in connection with the Services on behalf of the Notary Business during the Term. The processing may include activities auxiliary to our notarial services, such as postal, courier, legalisation, translation, hosting, administrative and other services. This will include names and other information about data subjects included in Client materials.
  1. 1.2.        The words “data subject”, “personal data”, “processing” and variations, “controller” and “processor” shall have the meaning attributed to them in Data Protection Law.
  • duration

              The Terms shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue in full force and effect until such time as all Services have ceased and all Notary Business Personal Data in the Processor’s possession or within its reasonable control (including those held by a Subprocessor) has been returned or destroyed (the “Term”).

  • 4.           data protection COMPLIANCE
      • Instructing Parties’ compliance with Data Protection Law in relation to data security, data breach notifications, data protection impact assessments and prior consultations with the Information Commissioner’s Office or other competent authority;
      • in the Processor’s possession or within its reasonable control (including those held by a Subprocessor); and
    • sub-contract, outsource, assign, novate or otherwise transfer obligations under these Terms or engage any subcontractors involved in the processing of Notary Business Personal Data (each a “Subprocessor”) only with Notary Business’s prior written consent and subject to clause 5.2.
    • may not release or publish any filing, communication, notice, press release, or report concerning any Security Breach (“Notices“) without our prior written approval; such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

without the prior written consent of Notary Business and subject to clause 7.2.

  • or other applicable transfer mechanism, such as EU-US Privacy Shield Framework in relation to EU-US transfers, is in place to ensure adequate level of data protection.

Notwithstanding any provisions of the relevant Services agreement to the contrary, Processor shalland hereby agrees to indemnify Notary Business and Instructing Parties and their officers, employees, agents and subcontractors (each an “Indemnified Party”) from and against any claims, losses, demands, actions, liabilities, fines, penalties, reasonable expenses, damages and settlement amounts (including reasonable legal fees and costs) incurred by any Indemnified Party as a result of any gross negligence or wilful breach by Processor of these Terms.

    • Clause and other headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of these Terms.
    • To the extent of any conflict, these Terms shall prevail over any Services agreement or other agreement.
    • Processor shall agree any amendment to these Terms that may be required from time to time for us and Instructing Parties to comply with any amended Data Protection Laws.
    • All notices of termination or breach must be in English, in writing and addressed to the other party’s primary contact person or legal department. Notice will be treated as given on receipt, as verified by a valid receipt or electronic log. Postal notices will be deemed received 48 hours from the date of posting by recorded delivery or registered post.
    • Subject to clause 9.3, the Notaries Society is not a party to these Terms and it shall have no liability whatsoever.
    • The provisions of these Terms are severable. If any phrase, clause or provision is invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, such invalidity or unenforceability shall affect only such phrase, clause or provision, and the rest of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
    • These Terms are governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any dispute (contractual or non-contractual) concerning these Terms save that either party may apply to any court for an injunction or other relief to protect its property or confidential information.

SCHEDULE: Security measures

Processor shall put in place the following measures, as applicable.

Minimum technical measures

  • Firewalls which are properly configured and using the latest software;
  • user access control management;
  • unique passwords of sufficient complexity and regular expiry on all devices;
  • secure configuration on all devices;
  • regular software updates, if appropriate, by using patch management software;
  • timely decommissioning and secure wiping (that renders data unrecoverable) of old software and hardware;
  • real-time protection anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-spyware software;
  • https;
  • encryption of all portable devices ensuring appropriate protection of the key;
  • encryption of personal data in transit by using suitable encryption solutions;
  • multi-factor authentication for remote access;
  • WPA-TKIP secured WiFi access;
  • delinquent web filtering and other appropriate internet access restrictions;
  • intrusion detection and prevention systems;
  • appropriate and proportionate monitoring of personnel; and
  • data backup and disaster recovery measures and procedures.

Minimal organisational measures

  • Vet all personnel including staff, contractors, vendors and suppliers (including Subprocessors) on continuous basis;
    • non-disclosure agreements used with all personnel;
    • regular training of all personnel on confidentiality, data processing obligations, identification of Security Breaches and risks;
    • apply principle of least authority, including a restricted or strictly controlled transit of data and material outside of office;
    • physical security on premises including reception or front desk, security passes, clean desk policy, storage of documents in secure cabinets, secure disposal of materials, CCTV, etc.;
    • apply appropriate policies including Information Security Policy, Data Protection Policy, BYOD, Acceptable Use Policy;

limited and monitored personal use of work resources, as appropriate.