9. Data Privacy. The Company hereby notifies the Grantee of the following in relation to the Grantees personal data and the collection, processing and transfer of such data in relation to the Shares, this Agreement and the Grantees participation in the Plan:
(a) Collection of Personal Data. The collection, processing and transfer of the Grantees personal data is necessary for the Companys administration of the Plan and the Grantees participation in the Plan, and the Grantees denial and/or objection to the collection, processing and transfer of personal data may affect the Grantees ability to participate in the Plan. As such, the Grantee voluntarily acknowledges, consents and agrees (where required under applicable law) to the collection, use, processing and transfer of personal data as described herein.
(b) Use of Personal Data. The Company holds certain personal information about the Grantee, including (but not limited to) the Grantees name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social security number or other employee identification number, salary, nationality, job title, any equity interests or directorships held in the Company, details of all equity awards or any other entitlement to equity awarded, canceled, purchased, vested, exercised, unvested or outstanding in the Grantees favor for the purpose of managing and administering the Plan (collectively, the Data). The Data may be provided by the Grantee or collected, where lawful, from third parties, and the Company will process the Data for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Grantees participation in the Plan. Processing of the Data will take place through electronic and non-electronic means according to logistics and procedures strictly correlated to the purposes for which the Data is collected and with confidentiality and security provisions as set forth by applicable laws and regulations in the Grantees country of residence and/or employment, as applicable. Data processing operations will be performed in a manner that minimizes the use of personal and identification data when such operations are unnecessary for the processing purposes sought. The Data will be accessible within the Companys organization only by those persons requiring access for purposes of the implementation, administration and operation of the Plan, the Grantees participation in the Plan or other lawful purposes.
(c) Transfer of Personal Data. The Company will transfer Data as necessary for the purpose of implementation, administration and management of the Grantees participation in the Plan, and the Company may further transfer Data to any third parties assisting the Company in the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. These recipients may be located in the European Economic Area, the United States or elsewhere throughout the world. The Grantee hereby authorizes (where required under applicable law) the recipients to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer the Data, in electronic or other form, for purposes of implementing, administering and managing the Grantees participation in the Plan, including any requisite transfer of such Data as may be required for the administration of the Plan and/or the subsequent holding of equity interests on the Grantees behalf to a broker or other third party with whom the Grantee may elect to deposit any equity interest acquired pursuant to the Plan, subject to the limitations set forth in the Plan and this Agreement. The Grantee may, at any time, exercise the Grantees rights provided under applicable personal data protection laws (if any), which may include the right to (i) obtain confirmation as to the existence of the Data; (ii) verify the content, origin and accuracy of the Data; (iii) request the integration, update, amendment, deletion, or blockage (for breach of applicable laws) of the Data; and (iv) oppose, for legal reasons, the collection, processing or transfer of the Data that is not necessary or required for the implementation, administration and/or operation of the Plan and the Grantees participation in the Plan. The Grantee may seek to exercise these rights by contacting the Grantees local human resources manager.