In order that you as a service user and data controller (referred to as “Controller” or “you” or “Client”) may
use or continue to use Brace Hosting’s hosting services (the “Services”) offered by us, Posiquence Ltd trading
as Brace Hosting, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ and data processor
(referred to as “Brace Hosting” or “Processor”), 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 Brace Hosting and its Clients pursuant to
applicable Data Protection Law and in particular, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the UK`s Data Protection
These Terms shall constitute a separate agreement, or they may be incorporated by reference in the relevant
Services agreement, as the case may be.
- In this Agreement, capitalized 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 GDPR or the DPA or similar law, or the
applicable data privacy laws of any other relevant jurisdiction.
- “Client” means any client of Brace Hosting.
- “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
- “Personal Data” means the personal data processed by Processor in connection with the
Services on behalf of Client during the Term and may include Personal Data, and Special
Categories Data as specifically required and transferred by the Client. The processing may
include activities auxiliary to Brace Hosting services, such as administrative and other
services. This will include names and other information about data subjects included in
- The words “data subject”, “personal data”, “processing” and variations, “controller” and
“processor” shall have the meaning attributed to them in Data Protection Law.
- Brace Hosting is designated by its Clients, Client Affiliates and Business Affiliates (collectively
“Instructing Parties”) to provide and manage various services, including the Services on their
behalf. Accordingly, Personal Data may contain personal data in relation to which Client and its
Instructing Parties are controllers. Brace Hosting confirms that it is authorised to communicate to
Client any instructions or other requirements on behalf of Client in respect of processing of
Personal Data connection with the Services.
- Processor is appointed by Client to process Personal Data on behalf of Client and/or the Instructing
Parties, as the case may be, as is necessary to provide the Services or as otherwise agreed by the
parties in writing.
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 Personal Data in the Processor’s possession or within its reasonable control has
been returned or destroyed (the “Term”).
DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE
- In relation to its processing of Personal Data, save as otherwise required by law, Brace Hosting
- process Personal Data only as required in connection with the Services and in accordance
with Client and its Instructing Parties documented lawful instructions from time to time;
- inform Client and its Instructing Parties if, in Brace Hosting`s opinion, an instruction
infringes Data Protection Law;
- ensure that all personnel authorised by Brace Hosting to process Personal Data have
committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of
- implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to appropriately safeguard
Personal Data having regard to the nature of the personal data which is to be protected and
the risk of harm which might result from any Security Breach (as defined below), at a
minimum the measures set out in the Schedule;
- promptly inform Client and its Instructing Parties of any data subject requests under Data
Protection Law or regulatory or law enforcement requests relating to Personal Data. Brace
Hosting shall not acknowledge or otherwise respond to the subject access request except with
Client and its Instructing Parties prior written approval, which shall not be unreasonably
- provide such assistance as Client and its Instructing Parties may reasonably require in
order to ensure Brace Hosting’s compliance with Data Protection Law in relation to data
security, data breach notifications, data protection impact assessments and prior
consultations with a competent authority;
- at Client and its Instructing Parties choice, without delay delete or return all Personal
Data to Client and its Instructing Parties, and delete existing copies of all Personal Data
in the Processor’s possession or within its reasonable control (including those held by a
Sub processor); and
- make available to Client and its Instructing Parties information reasonably necessary to
demonstrate Brace Hosting compliance with these Terms and allow for, and contribute to,
audits and inspections carried out by Client and its Instructing Parties.
- Processor will sub-contract, outsource, assign, novate or otherwise transfer obligations under these
Terms or engage any subcontractors involved in the processing of Personal Data (each a “Sub
processor”) only with Client’s prior written consent and subject to subclause 5.2.
- When engaging a Sub processor, Processor will:
- carry out reasonable due diligence;
- enter into a contract on terms, as far as practicable, same as those in these Terms, and
which may include Contractual Clauses to provide adequate safeguards with respect to the
processing of Personal Data; and
- inform Client of any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of a Sub
processor from time to time. If Client objects to any such change on reasonable grounds,
then acting in good faith the parties will work together to resolve such objection.
- “Security Breach” means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction,
loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Personal Data transmitted, stored or
- Processor will investigate the Security Breach and take reasonable action to identify, prevent and
mitigate the effects of the Security Breach. Processor will take such further action as Client may
reasonably request in order to comply with Data Protection Law.
- Processor may not release or publish any filing, communication, notice, press release, or report
concerning any Security Breach (“Notices“) without Client`s prior written approval; such approval
shall not be unreasonably withheld.
- Brace Hosting will notify Client without undue delay if Brace Hosting becomes aware of any Security
Breach within 24 hours of discovering such Breach and provide Client with:
- a detailed description of the Security Incident;
- the type of data that was the subject of the Security Incident;
- the identity of each affected person, and
- the steps Brace Hosting takes in order to mitigate and remediate such Security Incident, in
each case as soon as such information can be collected or otherwise becomes available.
- Brace Hosting shall use its best efforts to immediately mitigate and remedy any Security Incident
and prevent any further Security Incident(s) at its sole expense.
- Brace Hosting agrees that Client shall have the sole right to determine (i) whether notice of the
Security Incident is to be provided to any individuals, regulators, law enforcement agencies,
consumer reporting agencies or others as required by law or regulation, or otherwise in Client’s
discretion, (ii) the contents of such notice, and (iii) whether any type of remediation may be
offered to affected persons, as well as the nature and extent of any such remediation.
- In the event of a Security Incident involving Personal Data in Brace Hosting’s possession or
otherwise caused by or related to Brace Hosting’s acts or omissions, and without limiting Client’s
other rights and remedies, Brace Hosting will pay all costs and expenses of (i) any disclosures and
notification required by applicable law or as otherwise determined as appropriate in Client’s
reasonable discretion, (ii) monitoring and reporting on the impacted individuals’ or entities’
credit records if determined in Client’s reasonable discretion as reasonable to protect such
individuals, and (iii) all other costs incurred by Client in responding to, remediating and
mitigating damages caused by such Security Incident.
- Brace Hosting will investigate the Security Breach and take reasonable action to identify, prevent
and mitigate the effects of the Security Breach. Brace Hosting will take such further action as
Client may reasonably request in order to comply with Data Protection Law.
- Brace Hosting may not release or publish any filing, communication, notice, press release, or report
concerning any Security Breach (“Notices“) without Client`s prior written approval; such approval
shall not be unreasonably withheld.
- Client (or its designated representatives) may, on an annual basis or more frequently as reasonably
requested by Client, at Client’s expense, conduct an audit to verify that Brace Hosting is operating
in accordance with this DPA. Such audit(s) may include a review of all aspects of Brace Hosting’s
performance, including, but not limited to, Brace Hosting’s general controls and security practices
and procedures. Brace Hosting will cooperate with Client in conducting any such audit, and will
allow Client reasonable access, during normal business hours and upon reasonable notice, to all
pertinent records, documentation, computer systems, data, personnel and areas used to Process the
Client Data areas as Client reasonably requests to complete such audit. Client will take reasonable
steps to prevent the audit from materially impacting Brace Hosting’s operations.
- Brace Hosting shall correct any deviations from Security Best Practices that are identified in any
security audit as soon as practicable, but in no event more than five days after receiving notice
from Client outlining any deviations (provided, however, that if five days is not a practicable cure
period, then Brace Hosting may instead present a remediation plan to Client within such five day
period that sets forth an achievable and reasonable timeframe, and Brace Hosting must thereafter
diligently proceed to correct any deviations in accordance with such plan).
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
- Brace Hosting will ensure that no Personal Data are transferred out of either:
- the by the Client approved data environment; or
- any territory in which restrictions are imposed on the transfer of Personal Data across
borders under Data Protection Laws,
- without the prior written consent of Client.
- Brace Hosting will ensure that Contractual Clauses or other applicable transfer mechanism,
are in place to ensure adequate level of data protection.
- Brace Hosting current hosting locations are as follows:
- Customer data concerning Brace Hosting`s hosting provisioning platform systems is stored on
servers in Germany;
- Customer data concerning Shared hosting services is stored on servers in UK (London), USA
(Ashburn Florida) subject to the Client`s selection upon set up of the VPS hosting services
during the sign up process.
- Customer data concerning VPS hosting services is stored on servers in UK (London), Germany
(Nuremberg, Frankfurt), Finland (Helsinki), Spain (Madrid), Poland (Warsaw), Netherlands
(Amsterdam) USA (Ashburn, Chicago, New York, San Jose), Singapore (Singapore), Australia
(Sydney) subject to the Client`s selection upon set up of the VPS hosting services during
the sign up process.
- Customer data concerning Content Delivery Network (CDN) services distributed to multiple
different locations around the world to improve site loading speeds across Europe, North
America, Asia, Oceania, Middle East & Africa, and South America. This is distributed
automatically based upon demand from website visitor location. No personal data is
Notwithstanding any provisions of the relevant Services agreement to the contrary, Processor shall and hereby
agrees to indemnify Client 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
- 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
- Nothing in these Terms will exclude or limit the liability of either party which cannot be limited
or excluded by applicable law. Subject to the foregoing sentence, (i) these Terms, including any
appendices, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter
hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions of the
parties relating to its subject matter; and (ii) in relation to the subject matter of these Terms
neither party has relied on, and neither party will have any right or remedy based on, any
statement, representation or warranty, whether made negligently or innocently, except those
expressly set out in these Terms.
- Client 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.
- 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 the law of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales 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.
- Brace Hosting represents, warrants, and undertakes that it has established and for so long
as Brace Hosting Processes Personal Data it will at all times enforce, an ongoing program of
Security Policies, Security Procedures, and Security Technical Controls, which reasonably
ensures delivery of Security Best Practices, and which includes, without limitation, the
- a privacy and security incident management program;
- a privacy and security awareness program;
- business continuity and disaster recovery plans, including regular testing; and
- procedures to conduct periodic independent security risk evaluations to identify critical
information assets, assess threats to such assets, determine potential vulnerabilities, and
provide for timely and appropriate remediation.
- physical protection mechanisms for all information assets and information technology to
ensure such assets and technology are stored and appropriately protected;
- appropriate facility and room entry controls to limit physical access to systems that store
or process Client Data;
- processes to ensure access to facilities and rooms are monitored and is restricted on a
“need to know” basis; and
- controls to physically secure all Client Data and to securely destroy such information when
it is no longer needed in accordance with this Agreement.
- appropriate mechanisms for user authentication and authorization in accordance with a “need
to know” policy;
- controls and auditable logs to enforce and maintain rigorous access restrictions for
employees, and subcontractors;
- timely and accurate administration of user account and authentication management;
- processes to ensure Brace Hosting-supplied defaults for passwords and security parameters
are appropriately managed (e.g., changed periodically etc.);
- mechanisms to encrypt or hash all passwords or otherwise ensure all passwords are not stored
unsecured in clear text; and
- processes to immediately revoke accesses of inactive accounts or terminated/transferred
Security Architecture and Design
- a security architecture that reasonably ensures delivery of Security Best Practices;
- documented and enforced technology configuration standards;
- regular testing of security systems and Security Best Practices;
- a system of effective firewall(s) and intrusion detection technologies necessary to protect
Client Data; and
- database and application layer design processes that ensure web applications are designed to
protect the information data that is Processed through such systems.
System and Network Management
- mechanisms to keep security patches current;
- monitor, analyse, and respond to security alerts;
- appropriate network security design elements that provide for segregation of data from other
- use and regularly update anti-virus software; and
- the integrity, resilience and availability of any software or services utilized to Process
the Client Data.
- Failure by Brace Hosting to comply with Security Best Practices or its obligations hereunder
shall constitute a breach of the Agreement.
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
- real-time protection anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-spyware software;
- 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 organizational measures
- Vet all personnel including staff, contractors, vendors and suppliers (including Sub
processors) 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, etc.;
- apply appropriate policies, as appropriate.
CROSS BORDER DATA TRANSFER MECHANISMS
- In the event the Services are covered by more than one Transfer Mechanism, the transfer of personal
data will be subject to a single Transfer Mechanism in accordance with the following order of
- Brace Hosting’s binding corporate rules as set forth in this Schedule
- the applicable Standard Contractual Clauses as set forth in this Schedule
- other applicable data Transfer Mechanisms permitted under Applicable Data Protection Law.
BINDING CORPORATE RULES
- The parties agree that Brace Hosting will process personal data within the Brace Hosting Services in
accordance with the data protection policies that are approved by European data protection
authorities after significant consultation with those authorities and enable multinational
businesses, such as Brace Hosting, to make intra-organizational transfers of personal data across
borders in compliance with EU data protection law.
- The parties further agree that, with respect to the Brace Hosting Services, the Binding Corporate
Rules will be the lawful Transfer Mechanism of Client Account Data, Client Content, and Client Usage
Data from the EEA, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom to Brace Hosting in the United Kingdom
STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES
- The parties agree that the 2021 Standard contractual clauses for international transfers as publish
and available at
will apply to personal data that is transferred via the Services from the European Economic Area or
Switzerland, either directly or via onward transfer, to any country or recipient outside the
European Economic Area or Switzerland that is:
- not recognized by the European Commission (or, in the case of transfers from Switzerland,
the competent authority for Switzerland) as providing an adequate level of protection for
personal data and
- not covered by the above Binding Corporate Rules. For data transfers from the European
Economic Area that are subject to the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses, the 2021 Standard
Contractual Clauses will be deemed entered into (and incorporated into this Addendum by this
reference) and completed as follows:
- Module One (Controller to Controller) of the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses will
apply where Brace Hosting is processing Client Account Data and
- Client is a controller of Client Usage Data and Brace Hosting is processing Client
- Module Two (Controller to Processor) of the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses will
apply where Client is a controller of Client Content and Brace Hosting is processing
- Module Three (Processor to Processor) of the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses will
apply where Client is a processor of Client Content and Brace Hosting is processing
- Module Four (Processor to Controller) of the 2021 Standard Contractual Clauses will
apply where Client is a processor of Client Usage Data and Brace Hosting processes
Client Usage Data.
- For each Module, where applicable:
- Data Exporter: Client.
- Contact details: The email address(es) designated by Client in Client’s account via
its notification preferences.
- Data Exporter Role: The Data Exporter’s role is set forth in this Agreement.
- Signature and Date: By entering into the Agreement, Data Exporter is deemed to have
signed these Standard Contractual Clauses incorporated herein, as of the Effective
Date of the Agreement.
- Data Importer: Brace Hosting.
- Contact details: Brace Hosting Support Team - Contact
- Data Importer Role: The Data Importer’s role is set forth in this Agreement.
- Signature and Date: By entering into the Agreement, Data Importer is deemed to have
signed these Standard Contractual Clauses, incorporated herein, including their
Annexes, as of the Effective Date of the Agreement.
- The categories of data subjects are described in this Agreement
- The Sensitive Data transferred is described in this Agreement.
- The frequency of the transfer is a continuous basis for the duration of the Agreement.
- The nature of the processing is described in this Agreement.
- The purpose of the processing is described in this Agreement.
- The period for which the personal data will be retained is this Agreement.
- The Supervisory Authority shall be the Information Commissioner`s Office.
- For transfers to sub-processors, the subject matter, nature, and duration of the processing is set
- The Schedule Security Measures of this Agreement serves as Annex of the Standard Contractual
- Conflict. To the extent there is any conflict between the Standard Contractual Clauses, and any
Clauses will prevail.