Protection of Personal Data

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE TEXT PUBLISHED AS PER THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAW NO. 6698

Darüşşafaka Society has been founded for providing complimentary education and training services to successful fatherless children of poor families. The Society is continuing its activities for achievement of this overall objective since 1863, and at present, its doors are open to all successful fatherless and/or motherless children of poor families starting from secondary school, and it is currently educating them as socially beneficial individuals under full scholarship entirely with the contributions and supports of its valuable donators. In this aspect, Darüşşafaka Society is a very well-known non-profit association of public interest and character.

In order to be able to have access at all times to you, its valuable donators / testators / Society members / students / parents of students / graduates / employees / all stakeholders who have great contributions in achievement of its lofty aims and objectives cited in the preceding paragraph, and to assure the continuity of their contributions provided to Darüşşafaka so far, and for celebration and greeting, information and donation purposes, and also for performance, promotion and communication of our services and activities in all fields being a part of our objectives as per our Society’s Bylaws, Darüşşafaka Society is routinely recording, keeping and processing personal data and special personal data of you, its valuable donators / potential donators / members / students / graduates / parents of students / university scholars / employees / all stakeholders acquired in verbal, written or electronic media by informing you and getting your prior explicit consent pursuant to the Law no. 6698, and such personal data may occasionally be transferred or disclosed to public administrations and authorities, data processing firms, our economic and commercial enterprises, our service providers, or any persons or entities resident abroad, healthcare establishments, firms speeding up mass communication, and independent audit firms for statistical studies, public audit and independent audit purposes, including your name in the list of contributors and donators of our Society, and education-related statistics and works.

Our legal liabilities and obligations requiring us to process your personal data are arising out of the Personal Data Protection Law no. 6698, the Turkish Criminal Code no. 5237 and secondary laws and regulations pertaining thereto. Furthermore, we also need to process the personal data of our members, donators, students, graduates, parents, employees and other stakeholders also for the sake of provision of the best services to them and performance of our obligations and covenants arising out of education, scholarship, membership and donation contracts and similar other legal relations entered into within the frame of the above referred legislative instruments.

Pursuant to article 11 of the Personal Data Protection Law no. 6698, you, our valuable donators / testators / members / students / graduates / parents of students / university scholars / employees and all other stakeholders have at all times the rights to learn whether your personal data are processed or not, and if your personal data have also been processed, to request information thereabout, and to learn the purpose of processing of your personal data and whether your personal data are used for the intended purposes or not, and to learn identity of third parties to whom your personal data are transferred and disclosed at home or abroad, and if your personal data have been processed incompletely or erroneously, to request correction or completion of them, and to request deletion or destruction of your personal data within the frame of the conditions set forth in article 7 of the Law (“ARTICLE 7 – (1) Even if processed in compliance with this Law and other pertinent laws, if and when the reasons necessitating the processing of data are no more valid and current, the personal data are deleted, destroyed or anonymized ex officio or upon demand of the relevant data subject. Provisions of other pertinent laws regarding deletion, destruction or anonymization of personal data are, however, reserved.  Procedures and principles regarding deletion, destruction or anonymization of personal data are to be regulated by and dealt with in a separate regulation.”),  and to request delivery of a notification to the third parties to whom your personal data are transferred or disclosed about the actions taken upon request of correction or completion in case of incomplete or erroneous processing of personal data or upon request of deletion or destruction of personal data within the frame of the conditions set forth in article 7 of the Law, and to raise an objection against probable conclusions that may be derived against you through analysis of your processed personal data solely by means of automatic systems, and if you have suffered losses or damages due to illegal processing of your personal data, to claim indemnification of your actual losses or damages.

We, as and in the capacity of Data Supervisor,  are hereby presenting this Public Disclosure Text to the kind attention of our valuable donators / testators / members / students / graduates / parents of students / university scholars / employees and all other stakeholders. 

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