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Personal data transfers from the EEA
The United States and other non-EEA countries have different laws on data protection and rules in relation to government access to information. If you are based in the EEA, when your data is moved from your home country to a third country outside the EEA, some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as your home country.
To the extent that Verizon Media is deemed to transfer information about you outside the EEA, Verizon Media relies separately, alternatively and independently on the following legal bases to transfer your information:
Standard contractual clauses. The European Commission has adopted standard data protection clauses that provide safeguards for personal data that is transferred outside the EEA. We often use these clauses when transferring personal data outside the EEA including to our affiliates. You can request a copy of our standard contractual clauses here.
Contractual necessity. You can choose whether or not you want to use our Services. However, if you want to use our Services, you need to agree to our Terms of Service, which set out the terms of the contract between us and you. As we operate in countries worldwide (including in the United States) and use technical infrastructure in these countries, to be able to deliver our Services to you in accordance with the contract between us, we may need to transfer your information to other jurisdictions where necessary. We can’t provide you with our Services without moving your data around the world.
Privacy Shield. Some companies to which we may transfer your information in the United States may be certified to receive your information under the Privacy Shield programme.