Learn about Benchling's commitment to GDPR

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Benchling is GDPR Compliant

At Benchling, privacy is in our DNA. As the leading biology-first platform for scientific data, collaboration, and insights used worldwide, we have implemented robust measures to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect in May 2018.

Dedicated Data Protection Team

We have established a dedicated team comprising senior members from our Legal and Security departments. This team's sole focus is to ensure that Benchling remains GDPR-compliant, adapting to any changes in data protection laws and regulations.

Updated Compliance Terms

We’ve overhauled our terms, including our Data Processing Agreement and Privacy Policy, to align with GDPR requirements. We continue to diligently maintain these terms to ensure ongoing GDPR compliance.

Adherence to GDPR Principles

Benchling applies GDPR principles organization-wide, ensuring that personal data handling adheres to the highest standards of data protection and privacy.

Subprocessor Management

We maintain an up-to-date list of subprocessors, available for review at any time. Benchling imposes rigorous obligations on its subprocessors to enact suitable technical and organizational measures, ensuring that the sub-processing of personal data meets the stringent protections required by applicable data protection laws.

Data Transfers Across Borders

Benchling is certified under the Data Privacy Framework (DPF), which is our primary mechanism for transferring data from the EEA, EU, and Switzerland to the United States.  You can see our certification on the DPF website.  In the event the DPF is not applicable, we rely on the updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs) to ensure the lawful transfer of personal data. 

More Information

For more information about how we protect your data, please visit our Privacy Center and our Trust Center

Have Questions?

We're here to help. For any inquiries related to how we handle your data or to understand more about your rights under GDPR, please contact us at privacy@benchling.com.

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