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Service Attachment version date: May 25, 2018

This Security Attachment for DocuSign Signature (“Security Attachment”) sets forth DocuSign’s commitments for the protection of Customer Data and is made part of the Service Schedule for DocuSign Signature. The terms of this Security Attachment are limited to the scope of the DocuSign Signature service and are not applicable to any other Service Schedules or DocuSign Services. Unless otherwise defined in this Security Attachment, capitalized terms will have the meaning given to them in the Agreement. 


Personnel” means all employees and agents of DocuSign involved in the performance of DocuSign Signature service.  

Process” or “Processing” means, with respect to this Security Attachment, any operation or set of operations that is performed upon Customer Data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction. 

Production Environment” means the System setting where software, hardware, data, processes, and programs are executed for their final and intended operations by end users of DocuSign Signature.

 “Subcontractor” means a third party that DocuSign has engaged to perform all or a portion of the DocuSign Signature service on behalf of DocuSign. 


2.1 Information Security Program. DocuSign maintains and will continue to maintain a written information security program that includes policies, procedures, and controls governing the Processing of Customer Data through DocuSign Signature (the “Information Security Program”). The Information Security Program is designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Customer Data by using a multi-tiered technical, procedural, and people-related control approach in accordance with industry best practices and applicable laws and regulations.

2.2 Permitted Use of Customer Data. DocuSign will not Process Customer Data in any manner other than as permitted or required by the Agreement. 

2.3 Acknowledgement of Shared Responsibilities. The security of data and information that is accessed, stored, shared, or otherwise Processed via a multi-tenant cloud service such as DocuSign Signature are shared responsibilities between a cloud service provider and its customers. As such, the Parties acknowledge that: (a) DocuSign is responsible for the implementation and operation of the Information Security Program and the protection measures described in the Agreement and this Security Attachment; and (b) Customer is responsible for properly implementing access and use controls and configuring certain features and functionalities of DocuSign Signature that Customer may elect to use DocuSign Signature in the manner that Customer deems adequate to maintain appropriate security, protection, deletion, and backup of Customer Data. 

2.4 Applicability to Customer Data. This Security Attachment and the Information Security Program apply specifically to the Customer Data Processed via DocuSign Signature. To the extent Customer exchanges data and information with DocuSign that does not meet the definition of “Customer Data,” DocuSign will treat such data and information in accordance with the confidentiality terms set forth in the Agreement. 


3.1 Maintenance of Information Security Program. DocuSign will take and implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect Customer Data located in DocuSign Signature and will maintain the Information Security Program in accordance with ISO 27001 standards or such other alternative standards that are substantially equivalent to ISO 27001. DocuSign may update or modify the Information Security Program from time to time provided that such updates and modifications do not result in the degradation of the overall security of DocuSign Signature.

3.2 Background Checks and Training. DocuSign will conduct reasonable and appropriate background investigations on all Personnel in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Personnel must pass DocuSign’s background checks prior to being assigned to positions in which they will, or DocuSign reasonably expects them to, have access to Customer Data. DocuSign will conduct annual mandatory security awareness training to inform its Personnel on procedures and policies relevant to the Information Security Program and of the consequences of violating such procedures and policies. 

3.3 Subcontractors. DocuSign will evaluate all Subcontractors to ensure that Subcontractors maintain adequate physical, technical, organizational, and administrative controls, based on the risk tier appropriate to their subcontracted services, that support DocuSign’s compliance with the requirements of the Agreement and this Security Attachment. All Subcontractors fall into scope for independent audit assessment as part of, or maintain an independent audit assessment which conforms to, DocuSign’s ISO 27001 audit or an equivalent standard, where their roles and activities are reviewed per control requirements. DocuSign will remain responsible for the acts and omissions of its Subcontractors as they relate to the services performed under the Agreement as if it had performed the acts or omissions itself and any subcontracting will not reduce DocuSign’s obligations to Customer under the Agreement. 

3.4 Risk and Security Assurance Framework Contact. Customer’s account management team at DocuSign will be Customer’s first point of contact for information and support related to the Information Security Program. The DocuSign account management team will work directly with Customer to escalate Customer’s questions, issues, and requests to DocuSign’s internal teams as necessary.


4.1 General. DocuSign will maintain appropriate physical security measures designed to protect the tangible items, such as physical computer systems, networks, servers, and devices, that Process Customer Data. DocuSign will utilize commercial grade security software and hardware to protect the DocuSign Signature service and the Production Environment. 

4.2 Facility Access. DocuSign will ensure that: (a) access to DocuSign’s corporate facilities is tightly controlled; (b) all visitors to its corporate facilities sign in, agree to confidentiality obligations, and be escorted by Personnel while on premises at all times; and (c) visitor logs are reviewed by DocuSign’s security team on a regular basis. DocuSign will revoke Personnel’s physical access to DocuSign’s corporate facilities upon termination of employment. 

4.3 Data Center Access. DocuSign will ensure that its commercial-grade data center service providers used in the provision of DocuSign Signature maintain an on-site security operation that is responsible for all physical data center security functions and formal physical access procedures in accordance with SOC1 and SOC 2, or equivalent, standards. DocuSign’s data centers are included in DocuSign’s ISO 27001 or equivalent certification. 


5.1 Access Controls. DocuSign will maintain a formal access control policy and employ a centralized access management system to control Personnel access to the Production Environment. 

  1. DocuSign will ensure that all access to the Production Environment is subject to successful two-factor authentication globally from both corporate and remote locations and is restricted to authorized Personnel who demonstrate a legitimate business need for such access. DocuSign will maintain an associated access control process for reviewing and implementing Personnel access requests. DocuSign will regularly review the access rights of authorized Personnel and, upon change in scope of employment necessitating removal or employment termination, remove or modify such access rights as appropriate.

  2. DocuSign will monitor and assess the efficacy of access restrictions applicable to the control of DocuSign's system administrators in the Production Environment, which will entail generating system individual administrator activity information and retaining such information for a period of at least 12 months.

5.2 Network Security. DocuSign will maintain a defense-in-depth approach to hardening the Production Environment against exposure and attack. DocuSign will maintain an isolated Production Environment that includes commercial grade network management controls such as load balancers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems distributed across production networks, and malware protections. DocuSign will complement its Production Environment architecture with prevention and detection technologies that monitor all activity generated and send risk-based alerts to the relevant security groups.

5.3 Malicious Code Protection. DocuSign will ensure that: (a) its information systems and file transfer operations have effective and operational anti-virus software; (b) all anti-virus software is configured for deployment and automatic update; and (c) applicable anti-virus software is integrated with processes and will automatically generate alerts to DocuSign’s Cyber Incident Response Team if potentially harmful code is detected for their investigation and analysis.

5.4 Code Reviews. DocuSign will maintain a formal software development lifecycle that includes secure coding practices against OWASP and related standards and will perform both manual and automated code reviews. DocuSign’s engineering, product development, and product operations management teams will review changes included in production releases to verify that developers have performed automated and manual code reviews designed to minimize associated risks. In the event that a significant issue is identified in a code review, such issue will be brought to DocuSign senior management’s attention and will be closely monitored until resolution prior to release into the Production Environment.

5.5 Vulnerability Scans and Penetration Tests. DocuSign will perform both internal and external vulnerability scanning and application scanning. Quarterly external scans and annual penetration tests against DocuSign Signature and the Production Environment will be conducted by external qualified, credentialed, and industry recognized organizations. DocuSign will remedy vulnerabilities identified during scans and penetration tests in a commercially reasonable manner and timeframe based on severity. Upon Customer’s reasonable written request, DocuSign will provide third party attestations resulting from vulnerability scans and penetration tests per independent external audit reports. For clarification, under no circumstance will Customer be permitted to conduct any vulnerability scans or penetration testing against the Production Environment.


6.1 Separation. DocuSign will logically separate Customer Data located in the Production Environment from other DocuSign customer data. 

6.2 Encryption Technologies. DocuSign will encrypt Customer Data in accordance with industry best practice standards. All access and transfer of data to and from DocuSign Signature will be via HTTPS and DocuSign will only support industry recognized and best practice cipher suites. DocuSign will encrypt all eDocuments persisted on the Production Environment with an AES 256-bit, or equivalent, encryption key.

6.3 Disposal. DocuSign will maintain a data disposal and re-use policy for managing assets and implementindustry recognized processes and procedures for equipment management and secure media disposal. 


7.1 Continuity Plan. DocuSign will maintain a written business continuity and disaster recovery plan that addresses the availability of DocuSign Signature (“Continuity Plan”). The Continuity Plan will include elements such as: (a) crisis management, plan and team activation, event and communication process documentation; (b) business recovery, alternative site locations, and call tree testing; and (c) infrastructure, technology, system(s) details, recovery activities, and identification of the Personnel and teams required for such recovery. DocuSign will, at a minimum, conduct a test of the Continuity Plan on an annual basis.

7.2 DocuSign Signature Continuity. DocuSign’s production architecture for DocuSign Signature is designed to perform secure replication in near real-time to multiple active systems in geographically distributed and physically secure data centers. DocuSign will ensure that: (a) infrastructure systems for DocuSign Signature have been designed to eliminate single points of failure and to minimize the impact of anticipated environmental risks; (b) each data center supporting DocuSign Signature includes full redundancy and fault tolerance infrastructure for electrical, cooling, and network systems; and (c) Production Environment servers are enterprise scale servers with redundant power to ensure maximum uptime and service availability.


8.1 General. DocuSign will maintain a tested incident response program, which will be managed and run by DocuSign’s dedicated Global Incident Response Team. DocuSign’s Global Incident Response Team will operate to a mature framework that includes incident management and breach notification policies and associated processes. DocuSign’s incident response program will include, at a minimum, initial detection; initial tactical response; initial briefing; incident briefing; refined response; communication and message; formal containment; formal incident report; and post mortem/trend analysis.

8.2 Breach Notification. Unless notification is delayed by the actions or demands of a law enforcement agency, DocuSign shall report to Customer: (a) any unlawful access or unauthorized acquisition use, or disclosure of Customer Data persisted in DocuSign Signature (a “Data Breach”) following determination by DocuSign that a Data Breach has occurred. DocuSign’s obligation to report a Data Breach under this Security Attachment is not and will not be construed as an acknowledgement by DocuSign of any fault or liability of DocuSign with respect to such Data Breach. 

8.3 Breach Response. DocuSign shall take reasonable measures to mitigate the cause of any Data Breach and shall take reasonable corrective measures to prevent future Data Breaches. As information is collected or otherwise becomes available to DocuSign and unless prohibited by law, DocuSign shall provide information regarding the nature and consequences of the Data Breach that are reasonably requested to allow Customer to notify affected individuals, government agencies and/or credit bureaus. Due to the encryption configuration and security controls associated with DocuSign Signature, DocuSign will not have access to or know the nature of the information contained within Customer’s eDocuments and, as such, the Parties acknowledge that it may not be possible for DocuSign to provide Customer with a description of the type of information or the identity of individuals who may be affected by a Data Breach. Customer is solely responsible for determining whether to notify impacted individuals and for providing such notice, and for determining if regulatory bodies or enforcement commissions applicable to Customer or Customer’s use of DocuSign Signature need to be notified of a Data Breach.


9.1 Independent Assurances. DocuSign uses independent external auditors to verify the adequacy of its Information Security Program. Upon Customer’s reasonable written request, DocuSign will provide Customer with third party attestations, certifications, and reports relevant to the establishment, implementation, and control of the Information Security Program, including DocuSign’s ISO 27001 certification, PCI DSS certification, and Service Organization Controls (SOC) reports.

9.2 Regulatory Audit. If Customer’s governmental regulators require that Customer perform an on-site audit of DocuSign’s Information Security Program, as supported by evidence provided by Customer, Customer may at Customer’s expense, either through itself or a third party independent contractor selected by Customer, conduct an on-site audit of DocuSign’s Information Security Program, including DocuSign’s data centers and corporate facilities relevant to the security of Customer Data (“Regulatory Audit”). Customer must submit any requests for an onsite Regulatory Audit to its DocuSign account management representative, who will work with DocuSign’s internal teams to schedule such audit. If a Regulatory Audit requires the equivalent of more than one business day of DocuSign Personnel’s time to support such audit, DocuSign may, at its discretion, charge Customer an audit fee at DocuSign’s then-current rates, which will be made to Customer upon request, for each day thereafter.

9.3 Audit for Data Breach. Following a Data Breach, DocuSign will, upon Customer’s written request, promptly engage a third party independent auditor, selected by DocuSign and at DocuSign’s expense, to conduct an on-site audit of DocuSign’s Information Security Program, including DocuSign’s data centers and corporate facilities relevant to the security of Customer Data. DocuSign will promptly provide Customer with the report of such audit.

9.4 Conditions of Audit.

  1. Audits conducted pursuant to this Security Attachment must: (i) be conducted during reasonable times and be of reasonable duration; (ii) not unreasonably interfere with DocuSign’s day-to-day operations; and (iii) be conducted under mutually agreed upon terms and in accordance with DocuSign’s security policies and procedures. DocuSign reserves the right to limit an audit of configuration settings, sensors, monitors, network devices and equipment, files, or other items if DocuSign, in its reasonable discretion, determines that such an audit may compromise the security of DocuSign Signature or the data of other DocuSign customers. Customer’s audit rights do not include penetration testing or active vulnerability assessments of the Production Environment or DocuSign Systems within their scope.

  2. In the event that Customer conducts an audit through a third party independent contractor, such independent contractor must enter into a non-disclosure agreement containing confidentiality provisions substantially similar to those set forth in the Agreement to protect DocuSign’s confidential information.

  3. Customer must promptly provide DocuSign with any audit, security assessment, compliance assessment reports and associated findings prepared by it or its third party contractors for comment and input prior to formalization and/or sharing such information with a third party.

9.5 Remediation and Response Timeline. If any audit performed pursuant to this Security Attachment reveals or identifies any non-compliance by DocuSign of its obligations under the Agreement and this Security Attachment, then (a) DocuSign will work to correct such issues; and (b) Customer may request feedback and information regarding corrective and remedial actions taken in relation to such audit for no more than 60 days after the date upon which such audit was conducted.