The objective of the Personal Data Protection Policy is to provide information regarding the systems adopted for personal data processing, and the protection of personal data that are conducted by Günbay Kural Abbasoğlu law Firm (“GKA”), in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”) numbered 6698 and related legislation. In this respect, this policy aims to enlighten the persons whose personal data has been processed and, in particular, our employees, prospective employees, clients, their employees and signatory persons, suppliers and visitors, as well as the employees, shareholders and officials of the institutions that we are in collaboration with, and third parties.
This policy includes explanations regarding the content, categories, means of use, and the processing means of personal data, its maintenance conditions, the rights of data subjects, and precautions taken to protect personal data.
GKA undertakes that it shall process all personal data pursuant to the principles that are determined within the scope of Article 4 of the PDPL, and in accordance with the purposes stated, below:
GKA may collect Personal Data through the medium of verbal communication, e-mails, telephone, post, couriers, deliveries by hand, communication through its web site, etc.
The domestic processing of Personal Data and their transfer to third natural or legal parties may be affected by the express consent of the data subject. Pursuant to Article numbered 5 of the PDPL, in the absence of express consent, personal data may be processed in the following circumstances:
Personal Data relating to race, ethnic origin, political opinions, philosophical beliefs, religion, sect or other beliefs, appearance and dress, memberships of association, foundations or trade-unions, health, sexual orientation, criminal conviction and security measures, and biometrics and genetics are special categories of Personal Data. The Processing and Transfer of special categories of personal data may be affected with the express consent of the related person. In the absence of express consent:
The processing of Personal Data abroad and their transfer to third natural or legal parties may be affected by the express consent of the data subject. In the absence of express consent, Personal Data may be processed in the presence of one of the conditions stipulated under Articles numbered 5/2 and 5/3 of the PDPL, and in the presence of the below-stated conditions:
Furthermore, provided that international agreement clauses are reserved, in the event serious harm is made to the interest of the country or to the related person, Personal Data may be transferred abroad, provided that the opinion of the related state institution or organization is obtained, and the Board authorizes the transfer
If you have requested to be included in the delivery list for our Newsletters, your personal data may be processed for the purposes of performing the relevant delivery. If you no longer wish to receive e-mails from GKA regarding the deliveries in question, you may click on the link indicating “Please click if you do not want to receive information e-mail” included in the e-mail that has been sent to you or please reply to e-mail by stating that you do not wish to receive bulletins.
Data Subjects may make use of their below-stated rights by application to GKA:
For the exercise of these rights as stated, above, it is required for Data Subjects to send their requests in written or through registered electronic mail address, which is notified before to GKA by the Data subject and registered in GKA’s system; or the requests may be also delivered through a software or application developed for the objective of application to the electronic address of GKA, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org or to it residing address at Esentepe Mah. Kore Şehitleri Cad. No:33/1 Esentepe - Şişli, İstanbul/ Turkey.
It is obligatory for the Data Subjects’s application to include, name, surname, signature (if the application is written), identity number for Turkish Republic Citizens, nationality, passport number and identity number (if applicable) for the foreigners, place of residence or work to be used in the notifications, electronic mail address to be declared (if applicable), telephone and fax numbers and the subject of request.
GKA shall take all necessary technical and administrative precautions to ensure the accurate and updated conservation of Personal Data, to conserve Personal Data in secure media, and to avoid the disappearance, transformation and illegal use of Personal Data.
In the event that personal data is processed by a natural or legal persons on behalf of GKA, and in the matter of the precautions stated in this paragraph, GKA is jointly and severally liable together with the other data processors.
GKA and its employees can neither disclose personal data to third parties in violation of the PDPL, nor may it make use of this knowledge beyond the level of processing. This obligation also continues after their resignation.
If personal data by third parties is obtained in an illegal manner, GKA shall report this fact to the data owner concerned, and to the Data Protection Board within 72 hours in order to be able to take the necessary precautions.
GKA may make amendments from time to time to this Policy that are required due to their activities, or that which are legally necessary. These amendments enter into force by the publication of the amended Policy on the website.