Research Association for Democracy, Peace and Alternative Politics (Demokrasi, Barış ve Alternatif Politikalar Araştırma Derneği, “DEMOS / Association”) processes your personal data in order to conclude your membership to our website (“Website”), membership to the Association, communicating with the members of the Association, providing services that members demand, conducting activities in accordance with the law and carrying out operations towards relevant institutions.

This Privacy Policy aims to inform you on the following matters:

  • which personal data is collected and processed,
  • the purpose for processing your personal data,
  • with whom your personal data is transferred to,
  • whether your personal data is transferred outside Turkey,
  • how your personal data is protected,
  • whether automated decision-making methods are used by DEMOS regarding your personal data, and
  • your rights regarding your personal data.

Within the scope of this Privacy Notice,

  • “Personal Data” means data regarding an identified or identifiable individual and
  • “Processing” means actions such as collection, withdrawal of authorization, access, transfers, storage and destruction, in relation to Personal Data.

I. Processed Personal Data, Purpose of Processing and Data Processor

DEMOS processes your personal data listed in the table below for defined purposes, through the departments and limited to the periods.

Your personal data described below will be processed in order to fulfill the legal obligations DEMOS and completing your registration to the Website, contacting you, advertisement of goods and services and legal procedures.

We do not rely on your explicit consent when processing your personal data other than processing for newsletter subscription. In this regard, we state that you do not have the right to demand deletion of your personal data until the end of storage period that the activity and the law requires. You are able to unsubscribe to or withdraw your consent from processing for newsletter subscription purposes at any time.

Collection of Personal Data for our legitimate interest in improving the newsletter services, to offer new newsletters and newsletter subscription purposes, and process donation.

Personal Data

Purpose of Processing

Storage Period

Name, Surname

For subscription to the TJ Updates from Turkey newsletter, promotion and improvement of the newsletter and DEMOS publications, to process donations

Stored until the end of the 2 (two) year storage period following the expiration of service relation.

E-mail Address

For subscription to the TJ Updates from Turkey newsletter, promotion and improvement of the newsletter and DEMOS publications, to process donations

Stored until the end of the 2 (two) year storage period following the expiration of service relation.

Newsletter Subscription. In case sharing your e-mail and/or address and consenting newsletter and publication subscription to Website, DEMOS sends you occasional newsletters in order to advertise its newsletters and publications.

You have the right to unsubscribe to the newsletter subscription and withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data for these purposes at any time. From the time of withdrawal of the consent, you will not receive any newsletter and/or relevant communication messages from DEMOS. Withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the prior processing based on your consent.

II. Method of Collecting Personal Data

The Personal Data listed here is collected directly from the data owner via the Website, Mailchimp and Fonzip. Personal data is stored in the serves of third parties from which DEMOS obtains services.

III. Storage Period

Your personal data will be stored for the period specified under the “Storage Period” title in the table. Your personal data will be deleted or destroyed in the first destruction period following the expiry of the said period. If you withdraw your consent, your personal data processed based on your explicit consent will be destroyed in the first destruction period following the date of withdrawal.

IV. Transfer or Disclosure to Third Parties

DEMOS may transfer or disclose your above-mentioned personal data without your consent if it is necessary to comply with the obligations arising from the law and /or to fulfill its responsibilities in accordance with the service contract and / or to fulfill its legal obligations with:

(1) its suppliers, included but not limited to payment services providers, in order to ensure that donation transactions are performed in line with your preferences and requests and for the purpose of donation transactions,

(2) due to the requirements of law and fulfilling legal obligations; public institutions, relevant ministries and directorates, other public institutions authorized by law.

V. Transferring Personal Data Abroad

DEMOS shares your personal data with Google Drive with its headquarters at California, United States of America, from which server and cloud service are obtained.

DEMOS email network operates on Google programs. In this case, all e–mail communication you perform over e–mail address is stored in Google’s servers. DEMOS will store the personal data you provide through e-mail attachments in secure settings.

VI. Automated Decision Making

Your personal data is processed for statistical purposes with analogue methods, including market analysis evaluations. Automatic processing methods are not used.

VII.Your Rights

If you are in the European Union and you are a citizen of European Union, you have rights over your personal data, which may not be absolute. Please contact us about any of these rights and we will be happy to help.

If you are in the European Union and you are a citizen of European Union, you may have the right to:

  • Request information regarding the personal data we process,
  • Request a copy of your data,
  • Request changes to your data,
  • Request correction, deletion, limitation or disuse of your data.
  • Request transfer of your data to a third party,
  • Change your mind about us processing your information (or sending you commercial communication).

These rights are not absolute – if a right doesn’t apply, or only applies to some of your information or some of the things we do with it, we will inform you as part of our reply to you.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights over your information, you can forward them to [email protected] e-mail address.

If you have any concerns, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the data protection authority.

You can submit the requests above to the e-mail address [email protected]. DEMOS will conclude your demand at the shortest time possible and at most within 30 (thirty) days following the receipt of relevant documents.

Data Controller: Demokrasi, Barış ve Alternatif Politikalar Araştırma Derneği

Address: Kavaklıdere Mah. Beykoz Sk. No: 14/5 Çankaya/Ankara

E-Mail: [email protected]

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