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One Click Contract: Data Processing Agreement

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Each week, PactSafe will discuss and post about specific standardized agreements and how they can be turned into one-click contracts. Last week, we covered Separation and Release Agreement. This week, we're focusing on the Data Processing Agreement: what it is, why its typical signing method isn't ideal, and how it can be turned into a one click contract on the PactSafe platform.

Related: One Click Contract: Referral Agreement

What is a 1-click contract?

A one click contract is like any other contract, but it’s presented in a way that allows the person signing it to do so by simply clicking on it. With very few exceptions, any contract can be signed with a single click on a website, from a phone, in an email — anywhere you meet your customers digitally, you can deliver a 1-click contract.

What is a Data Processing Agreement (DPA)?

A data processing agreement (DPA) - is a contract between data controllers and data processors. These agreements are intended to ensure that each entity in the partnership is operating in compliance with the GDPR or other applicable privacy laws in order to protect the interests of both parties.

Who signs it?

This type of agreement is signed by someone who is allowing the use of Personal Data to be accessed or processed by PactSafe.

How is it typically signed?

It is signed using traditional eSignature methods - DocuSign, HelloSign, etc. It can also be sent as a PDF over email to be scanned & signed.

Why is this signing method not ideal?

Creating these agreements manually is time consuming and the process of emailing back and forth is unnecessary as this agreement is standard in most cases.

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How to turn DPA into a 1-click Contract

How does a DPA work as a 1-click contract?

Since the agreement is standard it can live somewhere on a website or setup to be sent via a link that can be accessed through email or SMS. There is no need to go through the timely PDF process.

Related: Is A Text Message A Legal Document?

Why does a DPA work better as a 1-click contract?

Since it is an agreement that isn’t typically negotiated, having the simplicity of accepting terms on a website or through a quick link saves time for both parties.

Is a 1-click contract legally binding?

1-click contracts are absolutely binding. Also known as “clickwraps,” courts have enforced millions of contracts accepted by a single click. PactSafe’s platform was built to help ensure 1-click contracts are created in compliance with all the best practices established in 1000’s of court cases over the past 20+ years.

For more on one click contracts and how PactSafe's platform powers no-touch contracts, check out our Contactless Contracts and Policy Kit.

Contactless Contract and Policy Kit


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