DPA Exhibit 3 UK addendum to the EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses (Controllers to Processors)

Version 2023-08 Published 2023-Aug-31

In cases of data transfer from and to the United Kingdom the following provisions, this Exhibit 3 applies in addition to the Standard Contractual Clauses in Exhibit 2 of the Optimizely DPA.


Table 1: Parties

Start date

­­­Effective Date (See Order Form)

The Parties

Exporter (who sends the Restricted Transfer)

Importer (who receives the Restricted Transfer)

Parties’ details

Full legal name:

Trading name (if different):

Main address (if a company registered address):

Official registration number and any company number or similar identifier can be found in the Optimizely Subscription Order Form

Full legal name: Optimizely AB

Trading name (if different): Optimizely

Main address: Torsgatan 11, 111 23 Stockholm

Official registration number: TIN:SE556208343501

Key Contact

Job Title and Contact details including email can be found in the Optimizely Subscription Order Form

Job Title: Data Processing Officer

Contact details including email: DPO@optimizely.com


Table 2: Selected SCCs, Modules and Selected Clauses

Addendum EU SCCs

The version of the Approved EU SCCs which this Addendum is appended to, detailed below, including the Appendix Information available at:



Table 3: Appendix Information

“Appendix Information” means the information which must be provided for the selected modules as set out in the Appendix of the Approved EU SCCs (other than the Parties), and which for this Addendum is set out in the Data Processing Agreement available at:


Table 4: Ending this Addendum when the Approved Addendum Changes

Ending this Addendum when the Approved Addendum changes

Which Parties may end this Addendum:

Importer Exporter Neither Party


Entering into this Addendum

(a.) Each Party agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this Addendum, in exchange for the other Party also agreeing to be bound by this Addendum.

(b.) Although Annex 1A and Clause 7 of the Approved EU SCCs require signature by the Parties, for the purpose of making Restricted Transfers, the Parties may enter into this Addendum in any way that makes them legally binding on the Parties and allows data subjects to enforce their rights as set out in this Addendum. Entering into this Addendum will have the same effect as signing the Approved EU SCCs and any part of the Approved EU SCCs.

Interpretation of this Addendum

(a.) Where this Addendum uses terms that are defined in the Approved EU SCCs those terms shall have the same meaning as in the Approved EU SCCs. In addition, the following terms have the following meanings:


This International Data Transfer Addendum which is made up of this Addendum incorporating the Addendum EU SCCs.

Addendum EU SCCs

The version(s) of the Approved EU SCCs which this Addendum is appended to, as set out in Table 2, including the Appendix Information.

Appendix Information

As set out in Table ‎3.

Appropriate Safeguards

The standard of protection over the personal data and of data subjects’ rights, which is required by UK Data Protection Laws when you are making a Restricted Transfer relying on standard data protection clauses under Article 46(2)(d) UK GDPR.

Approved Addendum

The template Addendum issued by the ICO and laid before Parliament in accordance with s119A of the Data Protection Act 2018 on 2 February 2022, as it is revised under Section 18

Approved EU SCCs

The Standard Contractual Clauses set out in the Annex of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 of 4 June 2021.


The Information Commissioner.

Restricted Transfer

A transfer which is covered by Chapter V of the UK GDPR.


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

UK Data Protection Laws

All laws relating to data protection, the processing of personal data, privacy and/or electronic communications in force from time to time in the UK, including the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.


As defined in section 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018.

(b.) This Addendum must always be interpreted in a manner that is consistent with UK Data Protection Laws and so that it fulfils the Parties’ obligation to provide the Appropriate Safeguards.

(c.) If the provisions included in the Addendum EU SCCs amend the Approved SCCs in any way which is not permitted under the Approved EU SCCs or the Approved Addendum, such amendment(s) will not be incorporated in this Addendum and the equivalent provision of the Approved EU SCCs will take their place.

(d.) If there is any inconsistency or conflict between UK Data Protection Laws and this Addendum, UK Data Protection Laws applies.

(e.) If the meaning of this Addendum is unclear or there is more than one meaning, the meaning which most closely aligns with UK Data Protection Laws applies.

(f.) Any references to legislation (or specific provisions of legislation) means that legislation (or specific provision) as it may change over time. This includes where that legislation (or specific provision) has been consolidated, re-enacted and/or replaced after this Addendum has been entered into.


(a.) Although Clause 5 of the Approved EU SCCs sets out that the Approved EU SCCs prevail over all related agreements between the parties, the parties agree that, for Restricted Transfers, the hierarchy in Section 10 will prevail.

(b.) Where there is any inconsistency or conflict between the Approved Addendum and the Addendum EU SCCs (as applicable), the Approved Addendum overrides the Addendum EU SCCs, except where (and in so far as) the inconsistent or conflicting terms of the Addendum EU SCCs provides greater protection for data subjects, in which case those terms will override the Approved Addendum.

(c.) Where this Addendum incorporates Addendum EU SCCs which have been entered into to protect transfers subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 then the Parties acknowledge that nothing in this Addendum impacts those Addendum EU SCCs.

Incorporation of and changes to the EU SCCs

This Addendum incorporates the Addendum EU SCCs which are amended to the extent necessary so that:

(a.) together they operate for data transfers made by the data exporter to the data importer, to the extent that UK Data Protection Laws apply to the data exporter’s processing when making that data transfer, and they provide Appropriate Safeguards for those data transfers;

(b.) Sections 9 to 11 override Clause 5 (Hierarchy) of the Addendum EU SCCs; and

(c.) this Addendum (including the Addendum EU SCCs incorporated into it) is (1) governed by the laws of England and Wales and (2) any dispute arising from it is resolved by the courts of England and Wales, in each case unless the laws and/or courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland have been expressly selected by the Parties.

Unless the Parties have agreed alternative amendments which meet the requirements of Section 12, the provisions of Section 15 will apply.

No amendments to the Approved EU SCCs other than to meet the requirements of Section 12 may be made.

The following amendments to the Addendum EU SCCs (for the purpose of Section 12) are made:

(a.) References to the “Clauses” means this Addendum, incorporating the Addendum EU SCCs;

(b.) In Clause 2, delete the words:

“and, with respect to data transfers from controllers to processors and/or processors to processors, standard contractual clauses pursuant to Article 28(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679”;

(c.) Clause 6 (Description of the transfer(s)) is replaced with:

“The details of the transfers(s) and in particular the categories of personal data that are transferred and the purpose(s) for which they are transferred) are those specified in Annex I.B where UK Data Protection Laws apply to the data exporter’s processing when making that transfer.”;

(d.) Clause 8.7(i) of Module 1 is replaced with:

“it is to a country benefitting from adequacy regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the UK GDPR that covers the onward transfer”;

(e.) Clause 8.8(i) of Modules 2 and 3 is replaced with:

“the onward transfer is to a country benefitting from adequacy regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the UK GDPR that covers the onward transfer;”

(f.) References to “Regulation (EU) 2016/679”, “Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation)” and “that Regulation” are all replaced by “UK Data Protection Laws”. References to specific Article(s) of “Regulation (EU) 2016/679” are replaced with the equivalent Article or Section of UK Data Protection Laws;

(g.) References to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 are removed;

(h.) References to the “European Union”, “Union”, “EU”, “EU Member State”, “Member State” and “EU or Member State” are all replaced with the “UK”;

(i.) The reference to “Clause 12(c)(i)” at Clause 10(b)(i) of Module one, is replaced with “Clause 11(c)(i)”;

(j.) Clause 13(a) and Part C of Annex I are not used;

(k.) The “competent supervisory authority” and “supervisory authority” are both replaced with the “Information Commissioner”;

(l.) In Clause 16(e), subsection (i) is replaced with:

“the Secretary of State makes regulations pursuant to Section 17A of the Data Protection Act 2018 that cover the transfer of personal data to which these clauses apply;”;

(m.) Clause 17 is replaced with:

“These Clauses are governed by the laws of England and Wales.”;

(n.) Clause 18 is replaced with:

“Any dispute arising from these Clauses shall be resolved by the courts of England and Wales. A data subject may also bring legal proceedings against the data exporter and/or data importer before the courts of any country in the UK. The Parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of such courts.”; and

(o.) The footnotes to the Approved EU SCCs do not form part of the Addendum, except for footnotes 8, 9, 10 and 11.