Data Protection Principles
BirceAkalayDesign complies with data protection principles in data processing activities, for which it has the title of ‘‘data controller’’. In accordance with the aforementioned principles, personal data can be summarized as;
What Does Personal Data and Processing of Personal Data Mean?
‘‘Personal data’’ refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Data protection principles apply to any personal data, including data processed by automated means (for example, in a database) or data held in a physical filing system (for example, registered personnel files.)
Personal data has a sub-category referred to as ‘‘special categories of personal data’’. Data relating to race, ethnic origin, political opinions, philosophical beliefs, religion, sect or other beliefs, appearance and dressing, membership of association, foundation or trade-union, health, sexual life, criminal conviction and security measures, and biometrics and genetics are special categories of personal data.
‘‘Data processing’’ includes all kinds of operations performed on data such as collecting, maintaining, re-collecting, using, sharing and destroying personal data.
BirceAkalayDesign is aware that it is obliged to act in accordance with the data protection principles contained in this Policy and takes the necessary technical and administrative measures regarding data protection.
What Data Do We Process?
Data Usage Purpose
Your personal data that you share with BirceAkalayDesign may process in order for you to benefit from the services provided on the Website, carrying out commercial activities, determining and implementing commercial and business strategies, including realizing your Website membership registration, updating the membership registration, improving the services offered by BirceAkalayDesign, introducing new services and informing you accordingly, BirceAkalayDesign and people who have a business relationship with BirceAkalayDesign to ensure the legal and commercial security in this context and to fulfill the obligations arising from the nature of these activities.
Such personal information may be used to contact you or to improve your experience on the Website (managing the communication management process, conducting satisfaction surveys, etc.) and can also be used for market search. The said information may be processed, stored and forwarded to third parties by BirceAkalayDesign for direct marketing, digital marketing, remarketing, targeting, profiling and analysis purposes. You may be contacted through the aforementioned information to promote various applications, products and services and to make notifications regarding maintenance and support activities.
BirceAkalayDesign will also be able to process and share personal data with third parties without collecting your separate consent as the Data Subject in accordance with Article 5 and 8 of the Law and/or in case of exceptions in the relevant legislations. The main of these situations are listed below:
Who Can Access Your Data?
As the Data Subject, you accept that if you make a request that will result in the inability to use any of your personal data by BirceAkalayDesign, you may not be able to fully benefit from the operation of the Website, and you declare that you will be responsible for all kinds of responsibility arising in this context.
Data Retention Period
Ensuring the Security of Your Data
In case of linking to other applications on the site, BirceAkalayDesign does not bear any responsibility for the privacy policies and contents of the applications and recommends you review these texts.
What is a Cookie and Why is it Used?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device or network server via browsers when you visit the Website. For more detailed information: You can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. It is possible to obtain some information about the interaction with the website through cookies. The main purposes of using cookies on the Website are to improve the services offered by increasing the functionally and performance of the Website, to improve the Website, to offer new features through the Website and to customize the features offered according to user preferences, to ensure the legal and commercial security of the Website, users and BirceAkalayDesign.
For What Purpose and Legal Basis is Personal Data Processed Through Cookies?
Your personal data is processed through the cookies collected on the Website, based on the legal reason ‘‘it is necessary for the institution, usage or protection of a right’ in subparagraph (e) of the 2nd paragraph of Article 5 of the Law to make the most efficient use of the Website, to improve the user experience and to create visitor and user records. Also, it is processed based on the legal reason ‘‘it is necessary for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not harmed.’’ in subparagraph (f) of the paragraph 2 of Article 5 of the Law to carry out advertising/campaign/promotional process and marketing analysis studies.
Your processed personal data is shared with the parties that provide the services of the relevant cookie, limited to the realization of the above-mentioned purposes and in accordance with the legislation; however, it can also be shared with authorized public institutions when required by law. Detailed information on the processing and transfer activities regarding this personal data is presented below.
What Are the Types of Cookies Used on the Website?
Session Cookies: Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used during our visitors’ visit to the Website and are deleted after the browser is closed. The main purpose of using such cookies is to ensure that the Website functions properly during your visit. For example: You are provided to fill in online forms consisting of multiple pages.
Permanent Cookies: Persistent cookies are types of cookies used to increase the functionality of the Website and to provide faster and better to our visitors. Such cookies are used to remember your preferences and are stored on your device via browsers. Some types of permanent cookies; It can be used to provide you with special suggestions, considering issues such as the purpose of your use of the Website. Thanks to permanent cookies, if you visit the Website again with the same device, it is checked whether there is a cookie created by the Website on your device, and if there is, it is understood that you have visited the site before and the content to be sent to you is determined accordingly, thus providing you with a better service.
What Are the Categories of Cookies Used on the Website?
Technical Cookies: The operation of the Website is ensured, and the non-working pages and areas of the Website are detected with the help of technical cookies.
Authentication Cookies: If visitors log In to the Website using their passwords, such cookies will prevent the user from re-entering their password on each page by determining that the visitor is a site user on each page they visit on the Website.
Customization Cookies: These are the cookies that used to remember the preferences of users when visiting different pages of different websites. For example, remembering your chosen language preference.
Analytical Cookies: They are cookies that provide the production of analytical results such as the number of visitors to the website, the determination of the pages viewed on the website, the hours of visits to the website, the scrolling movements of the website pages with analytical cookies.
What are the Cookies Used on the Website?
Advertising: It is used to display behavioral and target-oriented advertisements to visitors. It is possible to accept or reject through the browser settings for 3 months.
Facebook: Such cookies allow Facebook members (or non-members) to be tracked for market analysis and product development. It is possible to accept or reject the cookie through the browser settings for 2 years from the first installation.
Google analytics: Such cookies enable the collection of all statistical data, thereby improving the presentation and use of the Website. Google helps us better understand users by adding social statistics and interest data to these statistics. The Website uses Google Analytics cookies. The data collected with the said cookies are transferred to Google servers in the USA and the said data stored in accordance with Google’s data protection principles. You can click here to learn more about Google’s analytical data processing activities and policies on the protection of personal data. The processing time is 2 years from the last update.
Adobe Omniture: Such cookies enable the collection of all statistical data, thereby improving the presentation and use of the Website. The processing time of the cookie is 5 years, 3 years and 1 month from the first installation.
Session Cookie: It is possible to accept or reject it through browser settings.
Technical Cookies (Session): Session cookies are used to ensure the continuity of the session. The processing time is 82 years from the first installation. It is possible to accept or reject via browser settings.
Personalization Cookies (Language): It saves the language selected by the user and offers options accordingly. It is unlimited, it stays on the computer until the setting/deletion is done from the browser. It is possible to accept or reject via browser settings. If the user is visiting the Website from a mobile device, it is used to show the main website (for example, the device has Flash enabled) or if the user is on a mobile site that does not need Flash, the source site is recorded so that the user’s preference can be better understood.
What are your Rights as a Data Subject?
You can submit your requests regarding your rights within the scope of Article 11 of the Law ‘‘Regulating the rights of the Data Subject’’ to BirceAkalayDesign in accordance with the Communiqué on Application Procedures and Principles to the Data Controller as a data subject within the scope of the law.