READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. BY USING OR ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ON THIS SITE ("AGREEMENT"), AND THAT YOU ACCEPT AND WILL BE BOUND BY THE AGREEMENT. THIS SITE AND THIS AGREEMENT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

DSSI International, LLC, with its registered office at 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400, City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, 19808, United States of America, registered with the State of Delaware, Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, under the company no.: 5532123 carrying out its business activities in Slovakia through DSSI International, LLC – branch, with its registered seat at Panenská 6, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Identification No. 47 850 299 065 (hereinafter referred to as „DSSI“ or the „Controller“) and DSSI affiliates are purchasing services companies offering a full range of electronic solutions from sourcing management, procure-to-pay processing, and consulting to full BPO outsourcing ("Service").

DSSI maintains a quality management system in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2015 International Standard. We have a goal of continually improving this system as our organization continues to grow and succeed.

Ownership
All Content on the Site is (and shall continue to be) owned exclusively by DSSI or Others, and is protected under applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other proprietary rights, irrespective of whether a copyright symbol or statement is present, and the copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such Content or any part of the Site is prohibited. Under no circumstances will you acquire any ownership rights or other interest in any Content by or through your Site Use.

Restrictions on Use
(a) The text, graphics, images, video, metadata, design, organization, compilation, look and feel and all other protectable intellectual property (the "Content") available through the Site are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. None of the Content on the Site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, without the prior express written permission of DSSI. The Content and Services are available strictly for the internal use and benefit of an authorized user. Users may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, publish, sell, license, disclose, make available, provide, create derivative works or otherwise use any information available on the Site for any public purpose or the benefit of any third party.
(b) You agree not to rearrange or modify the Content. You agree not to create abstracts from, scrape or display our Content for use on another web site or service.
(c) You agree not to use the Site or the Services for any unlawful purpose. We reserve the right to terminate or restrict your access to the Site if, in our opinion, your use of the Site may violate any laws, regulations or rulings, infringe upon another person's rights or violate the terms of this Agreement.

• Prohibited Acts. You agree not to knowingly:
(i) Use any device, software or technique to interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.
(ii) Post or transmit to the Site any unlawful, fraudulent, harassing, libelous, or obscene Information of any kind.
(iii) Post or send to the Site any Information that contains a virus, bug, or other harmful item.
(iv) Post or transmit into or on the Site any Information in violation of another party's copyright or intellectual property rights.
(v) Take any action which imposes an unreasonably large load on DSSI's infrastructure.


• Right to Regulate & Law Compliance. You acknowledge that DSSI has the right, but no obligation, to monitor the Site and to disclose any Information necessary to operate the Site, to protect DSSI, Others, and DSSI's customers, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. DSSI reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any Information on the Site, in whole or in part, for any reason.

Our Privacy Promise and Privacy Statement
At DSSI, we place the highest importance on respecting and protecting the privacy of our customers. Our most important asset is our relationship with you. We want you to feel comfortable and confident when using our products and services and with entrusting your personal and transaction information to us. DSSI strives to comply with applicable laws that are designed to protect your privacy.
• We do not sell or rent your personal information to anyone.
• We do not share your personal information with anyone outside of DSSI for promotional and/or marketing use.
• We do not make your transaction data available to anyone for any marketing purpose.

DSSI recognizes the sensitive nature of the transaction and personal data you or your organization may provide to DSSI as your procurement provider or as your business partner. DSSI as a controller may process your personal data relating to you and provided by you, or obtained from somewhere else (for example, from your employer who is our customer or supplier). DSSI protects such information using the same degree of care with which DSSI protects its own information, but in no event less than reasonable care. You confirm that your transaction data will not include information regulated under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (U.S. government regulations addressing defense-related articles and services).

The personal data relating to you that DSSI processes may include the information and are processed for the purposes set out below.

For the purpose of the processing of personal data to provide services to you as our customer, personal data may include information you provide to DSSI via Epic during the registration, sourcing/negotiating, ordering process, or through any e-mail or other communication between you and DSSI. We process the data consisting of company name, your name, job title and role, company address including email addresses, company telephone number, contact names and pertinent financial information. The above mentioned personal data are processed on the legal basis of performance of a contract in accordance with Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. b of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as the „Regulation“).

In case of sending offers and information (for example newsletters) this processing would be based on a prior consent according to Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. a of the Regulation (You can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at privacy@directsourcing.com.

For the purpose of the processing of personal data in commercial communications and business activities (most circumstances in which we process your personal data in relation to a relationship that we have with the person that you work for will fall into this purpose) data regarding your company is needed to enable us to deliver to, order from, invoice to, pay for and receive payment for goods or services ordered. We process this data consisting of company name, your name, job title and role, company address including email addresses, company telephone number, contact names and pertinent financial information. This data will enable us to do business with your company efficiently, promptly and professionally, therefore the processing of this data is necessary for this relevant purpose. Company data is used by employees of DSSI and its trading partners and we will treat your data as Confidential Information and will use it only to: facilitate operation of the program and its related services; enhance your use of the program; perform internal tracking and improvement; analyze the extent to which you use the program (e.g., the volume and history); enable us to contact you; and process your transactions. The legal basis of this data processing is our legitimate interest under the Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f of the Regulation, provided that this will only be in circumstances in which those legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data.


DSSI may share your personal data with the following recipients:
  • our business partners, suppliers, affiliates and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into or other dealings we have in the normal course of business with you or the person that you work for;
  • authorised IT service providers, but only to the extent necessary in order to fulfil their obligations in relation to DSSI;
  • authorised service providers who offer a billing service;
  • our auditors, legal advisors, accountant and other professional advisors or service providers;
  • in relation to information obtained via our website - analytics and search engine providers that may assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website and applications; please see our cookie policy.

Please be informed that on the basis of our or third party's legitimate interest we may disclose your personal data to third parties:
  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets concerning DSSI, in which case we have to disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets subject to the terms of this privacy policy.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply terms and conditions of our services or some contracts with you; or to protect our rights, property, or safety of IT systems.
  • To state authorities, if we have to provide such data under applicable legislation.

We process personal data only for so long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, after which it will be deleted or archived except to the extent that it is necessary for us to continue to process it for the purpose of compliance with legal obligations to which we are subject or for another legitimate and lawful purpose.


The maximum period of data processing is as follows:
  • personal data related to providing of our services and exercise rights and fulfilment of obligations arising from our contracts: 10 years;
  • personal data processed on your consent (for example, your email address for newsletters) 2 years;
  • personal data processed for the improvement of our website: 2 years, if not stated otherwise;
  • personal data that we need for establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims before state authorities: 11 years (the maximum statute limitation period plus one year);
  • personal data that we need due to accounting regulations: up to 10 years.

You have the following rights regarding your personal data processing: right to access the data about you that we process, right to request a rectification of your personal data that you believe is incorrect, right to request the Controller to permanently erase your personal data, right to require that the Controller restricts the processing of your personal data, right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Where we are processing your personal data on the basis of your prior consent to that processing, you may withdraw your consent at any time, after which we shall stop the processing concerned. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

In the even that you intend to file a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data you may contact us at any time at privacy@directsourcing.com. Please note that if you decide to exercise any of your rights, we may request additional information in order to confirm your identity.

Similarly, you may file a formal complaint with the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Slovak Republic, with its registered seat at: Hraničná 4826/12, 820 07 Bratislava, especially if the data subject considers that his/hers personal data has been processed contrary to the law; further information about the Supervisory Authority is available at www.dataprotection.gov.sk.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes without giving reasons - where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.

In the event that your personal data are processed on the legal basis of our legitimate interest, you shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data - we shall no longer process the personal data on this legal basis unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which overrides your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Personal data may be transferred to the US territory and processed by staff situated in USA who works for DSSI or for its affiliates. Where personal data is processed in USA in relation to providing our activities, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that they are subject to appropriate safeguards.

Cookies Policy
Cookies are identifiers that can be sent from a site via your browser to be placed on your computer's hard drive. DSSI uses cookies to deliver personalized content, to save you having to re-enter your password or complete registration forms repeatedly, to keep track of your shopping cart, track session information and to tailor our information offerings to how you use the site.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Kindly note that the settings in your browser regarding cookies is limited to the particular browser installed on a particular device and that, as a consequence, if you visit DSSI websites with different browsers or different devices, you have to disable the cookies in the browsers of all relevant devices. Furthermore, please note that if you disable cookies you may not be able to use the DSSI's Epic application.

Confidentiality
As used herein, “Confidential Information” means all confidential and proprietary information of a party (”Disclosing Party”) disclosed to the other party (”Receiving Party”), whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure, including the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Service, business and marketing plans, technology and technical information, product designs, and business processes. Confidential Information shall not include any information that: (i) is or becomes generally known to the public without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (ii) was known to the Receiving Party prior to its disclosure by the Disclosing Party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (iii) was independently developed by the Receiving Party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; or (iv) is received from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party. The Receiving Party shall not disclose or use any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party for any purpose outside the scope of Services and this Agreement, except with the Disclosing Party’s prior written permission. Each party agrees to protect the confidentiality of the Confidential Information of the other party at least in the same manner that it protects the confidentiality of its own proprietary and confidential information of like kind (but in no event using less than reasonable care). If the Receiving Party is compelled by law to disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party, it shall provide the Disclosing Party with prior notice of such compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at Disclosing Party’s cost, if the Disclosing Party wishes to contest the disclosure.

Transaction Data and Third Parties
Please be informed that DSSI may send your transaction data to third parties solely for the purpose of fulfilling the above-mentioned DSSI’s services with whom DSSI has a contractual relationship.

Changes to this Agreement
From time to time DSSI may make changes to this Agreement. For example, some changes may be made in response to changes in applicable laws and regulations or as DSSI adds new features or new services. DSSI will strive to handle personal information consistently with this Agreement, but some changes or clarifications may be made from time to time.

If DSSI seeks to make a material change to this Agreement to allow use of personal information for a new, legitimate business purpose, DSSI will document the change to this Agreement, note the date of the last update at the bottom of the Agreement, and send a notice to the administrative contacts on file with DSSI for each customer. You are encouraged to check this Site occasionally to stay informed of any changes in our policies and procedures regarding personal information. For substantial and material changes to the Agreement, DSSI will use reasonable efforts to provide notification to all affected users and suggest that such users review the updated Agreement.

Warranty
THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF RIGHTS.

DSSI does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained herein or on third party sites that you access via links on our site. Furthermore, DSSI hereby disclaims any liability arising from or relating to use of this web site or on third party sites that you access via links on our site, including, but not limited to, claims involving copyright, trademark, defamation, consumer fraud, discrimination, accuracy and completeness of any content. In no event shall DSSI be liable for any damages of any type, including direct, compensatory, special, indirect, or consequential damages or punitive damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of this information

THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION THEREIN; THESE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED IN NEW EDITIONS OF THE AGREEMENT. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE; DSSI MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Definitions
The following terms, when used in this Agreement, shall have the following meanings:

• "Content". The term "Content" means all Information, data, or other material, in any form or media, contained in, obtained from, or relating to the Site, including all results obtained from the Site;

• "Content Providers". The term "Content Providers" means both DSSI and Others;

• "Information". The phrase "Information" includes all data, information, documents, files, personally-identifying information, and software disclosed by one party to the other in connection with the Site or your Site Use:

• "Notice". The phrase "Notice" refers to the sending of Information by you to DSSI via certified mail, return receipt requested, to DSSI at its mailing address noted in the Site;

• "Others". The terms "Others" means DSSI's direct or indirect licensors, DSSI's affiliates, or other contributors to the Site (other than DSSI);

• "Privacy Policy". The phrase "Privacy Policy" refers to DSSI's official published privacy policy, describing DSSI's intended uses of your personally identifiable Information;

• "Site". The term "Site" means any DSSI internet site, page (and all sub-pages), uniform resource locator ("URL"), domain location, and all Information and Content thereon;

• "Site Use". The term "Site Use" means your use of or access to the Site.

Miscellaneous
(i) Interpretation. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party.

(ii) Equitable Relief. You acknowledge that any breach by you of the provisions of the Agreement will cause irreparable damage to DSSI or Others and that a remedy at law will be inadequate. Therefore, in addition to any and all other legal or equitable remedies, DSSI and Others will be entitled to injunctive relief for any breach of this Agreement.

(iii) Severability. In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

(iv) Complete Integration. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and DSSI pertaining to the subject matter hereof. You agree to review this Agreement prior to any Site Use, and each Site Use by you shall constitute and be deemed your unconditional acceptance of this Agreement. This Agreement may be modified by DSSI, by posting a revised Agreement on the Site, to be applicable after such posting.

(v) Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by either Party, in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time and for any reason (with or without cause), with or without notice. If this Agreement is terminated, you agree to cease all Site Use and, upon request by DSSI, to return all Information in your possession relating to the Site, and all copies thereof.

(vi) Survival of Certain Provisions. Any and all provisions or obligations contained in this Agreement which by their nature or effect are required or intended to be observed, kept or performed after termination of this Agreement, will survive the termination of this Agreement and remain binding upon and for the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assignees.

(vii) Waiver. No delay or omission to exercise any right or remedy accruing to DSSI upon any breach or default by you shall constitute a waiver by DSSI of any breach or default.

(viii) Headings. All article or section headings, or exhibit names, are for reference and convenience only and shall not be considered in the interpretation of the Agreement.

(ix) No Agency. You and DSSI are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

(x) Conflicts. If this Agreement conflicts with a provision of any other written contract between you and DSSI relating to the Site, the provision in such other written contract shall govern.