Document of ‘Express Content’ Under the Law on Protection of Personal Data
The goal of the RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON TURKEY (RIT, ‘TÜRKİYE ARAŞTIRMALARI ENSTİTÜSÜ’), is to contribute to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic Turkey with an emphasis on human rights, social and economic justice, gender equality, sexual rights, cultural and political recognition and ecologic sustainability from a critical historical perspective.
I explicitly permit RIT, in line with its purposes and works stated above, to collect, process, use, anonymize, copy/backup to prevent loss of data, record, make changes in format, to process in Turkey and/or abroad, to transfer in Turkey or transfer abroad for processing and storage my name and surname, my contact information, my personal information as presented in the documents, information, reports, letters, my oral history narrations, explanations and the forms I filled for RIT as I submit these, in the way described in detail in the Clarification Text given to me separately; and for the aforementioned data and information to be shared with the persons, institutions and organizations that RIT works together for its aims and workings and/or receives support to this end, with the service providing companies, related persons and institutions and organizations in Turkey and abroad for infrastructural works and processes, and with the general public, for a time period proportional to the purpose stated above of processing this material.
Name and Surname :
INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION TEXT ON THE PROTECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
At RIT, which is established in the digital medium (as a website) by THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON TURKEY (RIT) / TÜRKİYE ARAŞTIRMALARI ENSTİTÜSÜ, to serve a social purpose, your personal data that you have submitted to our Institute or that was obtained through various channels, may need to be collected, processed and/or transferred to third parties in non-automated ways.
Our Institute takes the highest possible safety measures to protect your privacy during the processes of lawfully collecting your personal data and in keeping, processing, and sharing –if necessary- of this data. In this document we aim to inform you in the most transparent manner about how your personal data will be collected, the goals in processing this data, the legal reasons behind the processing of data, and about your rights in relation this process.
a) The Data Controller
In accordance with the Law No. 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data, your personal data will be collected and may be processed by THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON TURKEY (RIT) / TÜRKİYE ARAŞTIRMALARI ENSTİTÜSÜ as the data controller.
b) The Purpose in Processing Personal Data
Your personal data may be used as part of the works of RIT which works to develop in-situ embodied knowledge through in-depth, focused research and policy analysis, creative public engagement, collective learning activities, solidarity campaigns and network collaborations. To make the necessary evaluations to this end, determine the works to be done and strategies to follow, carry out the necessary planning and statistical studies, draw results from these documents and information, share these with the public, conduct the legal procedures, social responsibility projects and trainings, strengthen our social memory and to perform our legal obligations to keep information and documents, your personal data will be processed in accordance with the personal data processing conditions and purposes as stated in the Articles 5 and 6 of the Law Numbered 6698. Your personal data may also be processed in order to contact you when necessary, and for research and educational purposes.
Under the framework of cooperation or common activities serving this end between our Institute and third natural or legal persons, associations, unions or lawyers, and in line with the contracts and concerted activities thereof, your personal data may be processed to provide that our Institute fulfills such contractual obligations, for the establishment and protection of rights, legal evaluation procedures, infrastructural works and processes, and for carrying out the financial works.
c) The Receivers of Processed Personal Data and the Purposes of Such Data Transfer
Under the framework of conditions and purposes of processing personal data as stated by the Law Numbered 6698, under Article 8 regarding the transfer of personal data and Article 9 regarding the transfer abroad of personal data, your personal data may be transferred to institutions at home or abroad that RIT carries out common activities with, to persons, institutions and organizations that it receives support for its activities, and to service-providing companies for infrastructural works and processes, within the limits of the provisions of the relevant laws and limited to fulfilling legal obligations.
d) The Method of Gathering Personal Data and its Legal Basis
Your personal data are obtained based on the authority given by the Law on the Protection of Personal Data and the permissions/Permit that you have given; in non-automated ways, by obtaining documents from various persons and institutions, i.e. by reaching the attorneys that you have stated in this/these document(s), who (have) represent(ed) you or the persons to whom you are the heir at law, obtaining the related investigation files or case files from these attorneys; through the narrations or recordings of narrations that you have personally permitted the use of, and the documents, information, photographs, files, reports, letters, correspondences that you have given; through research in open sources (the internet, books, written and visual media); through the applications that you have personally made to our Institutions; as permitted and limited by the relevant legal regulations and the research carried out and by resorting to your consent when legally deemed necessary.
Your personal data collected through these methods may also be processed and transferred in accordance with the conditions and purposes of processing personal data as stated under Articles 5 and 6 of the Law Numbered 6698, for the purposes stated in articles (b) and (c) of this Information and Clarification Text.
e) The Rights of the Owner of Personal Data as Listed by Article 11 of the Law Numbered 6698 are,
• to learn whether your personal data are processed,
• to demand related information if your personal data are processed,
• to learn the purpose for the processing of your personal data, and to learn whether the data are used in accordance with this purpose,
• to know the third parties at home or abroad, to whom your data is transferred,
• in case your data is processed incompletely or incorrectly, to demand that this is completed and corrected, and that the third parties who have received your data are informed of the process done in this regard,
• if the reasons to process your data disappear, to ask for your personal data to be deleted or destroyed and that the third parties who have received your data are informed of the process done in this regard, even though your data were processed in accordance with the Law Numbered 6698 and the provisions of other relevant laws,
• if, through the analysis of your processed data through automated systems only, you think that there is result against the data, to object to this result,
• in case you incur any loss due to illegal processing of your data, you have the right to demand the indemnity of this loss.
If you communicate to us through the methods specified below any demands regarding your rights, the Institute will conclude the demand in the shortest possible time depending on the quality of the demand, and within thirty days the latest. In this context, in accordance with the Law Numbered 6698, Article 13, Sub-Article 1, you can communicate to us your demand of exercising your rights stated above in written format or any other ways that the Law on the Protection of Personal Data shall specify in the future. The channels and methods to be used in your written applications to the Institute under Article 11 of the Law Numbered 6698 are specified below.
You may send your application with ink signature written to exercise your rights listed above,
by mail, by electronic signature, or via electronic mail to the web address.
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Web Address: http://riturkey.org
**Personal data: Any information related to a natural person with a known or determinable identity (i.e. name, surname, ID number, phone number, work and home addresses, job title, name and address of the company worked for, passport number, birth date, ID card information, professional competency, training certificate, social security statement of employment, etc.
**Sensitive personal data: Data related to a person’s race, ethnic origin, political view, philosophical belief, religion, sect or other beliefs, the way they dress, their membership to associations, foundations or syndicates, health, sexual life, penal sentence or safety cautions, and their biometric and genetic data (retinal scans, fingerprints etc.).