Privacy Policy



It is one of the leading principles of our Association to protect the privacy of visitors ("Data Owner") of the website ("Website") operated by the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Association ("Association"). With this Artificial Intelligence and Technology Association Website Privacy Policy ("Policy"), our Association's personal data protection policy and the privacy rules that our Association abides by while continuing its activities are regulated.

Data Supervisor
In accordance with the requirements of the current technology, your personal data is processed by the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Association, which has the title of data supervisor, at address “Morbasan Sokak Koza İş Merkezi B Blok Kat:  5 34349 Balmumcu Beşiktaş, İstanbul, Turkey” within the scope of the general principles regulated under the Law on the Protection of Personal Data ("Law").
Any information that makes your identity specific or identifiable is "personal data".

The Association carries out all kinds of activities required to act in accordance with the Law and related legislation in the processing of your personal data.

Personal Data Processing Principles
Your personal data are processed by the association in accordance with the following principles.

Processing in accordance with the Law and the Rules of Honesty
The association acts in accordance with the principle of honesty in the processing of personal data. In this context, the Association does not process personal data for purposes other than those announced to the relevant persons.

Ensuring that Personal Data is Accurate and Updated when Required
Necessary measures are taken within technical means and disposal processes are organized to ensure that the personal data processed by the association are accurate and up to date. Control mechanisms have been established to correct and verify the accuracy of the personal data of the relevant persons.

Processing for Specific, Clear and Legitimate Purposes  
Data processing activities carried out within the association are carried out only for legitimate purposes, in accordance with predetermined rules and law. Before starting the data processing activity, personal data processing purposes are determined and these purposes are clearly announced to the data owners during the acquisition of their personal data. In case the personal data processing purposes of our association change, this Privacy Policy is updated and efforts are made to announce the change to the data owners through different channels.

Being Related, Limited and Measured for the Purpose of Processing
Personal data are processed by the Association to a limited extent to achieve the predetermined purposes, and the processing of personal data that is not linked to the realization of the purpose is avoided. Only the data necessary for the realization of the specified objectives are collected from the relevant persons.

Retaining for the Period Stipulated in the Relevant Legislation or Required for the Purpose for which they are processed
The association retains personal data only for the period specified in the relevant legislation or for the purpose for which they are processed. In this context, first of all, if a period is stipulated for the storage of personal data in the relevant legislation, it is not limited to these periods, if not, personal data are kept within the period required by the processing purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

Purpose and Legal Reason of Processing Personal Data
In cases such as becoming a member of our website and / or using our services, in order to provide you with better service and fulfill our contractual obligations, your name, surname, e-mail address, affiliated institution information, country of residence, province and district, your profession, education and We need some personal information such as your professional history, business portfolio, IP address you use to access our website, your computer and connection information such as the type and version of the internet browser you use, your operating system and the information of the websites that allow you to access our website. Apart from this information, collective statistical data that does not contain personal information such as the frequency and time of visiting our website are also processed in order to analyze and understand visitor movements and preferences.

Personal data collected on our website is processed for purposes such as; (i) Gathering members under a single roof, (ii) improving cooperation between members, (iii) providing know-how transfer, (iv) increasing human resource qualification, (v) organizing events and programs, ( vi) to inform you about content, news and events, industrial, commercial, scientific and technological developments, products, studies and collaborations, (vii) to deal with your questions and requests, (viii) to maintain, operate, improve and develop our services, (ix ) to obtain information about our service users and to analyze how you interact with our services and to support our operations by making analyzes, (x) to comply with our legal obligations and to cooperate with official and administrative institutions in this context, (xi) to manage your account on our website, and (xiii ) personalizing the information and commercial electronic messages transmitted to you.

For research purposes, we may combine data about website visits with anonymous demographic information and use this information collectively to provide more useful content. In order to provide personalized content on our website and mobile application, we can combine site visit data with your personal information to perform a profiling.

Our legal obligations that require us to process your personal data arise from the Law, the Turkish Penal Code No. 5237 and the relevant secondary legislation. In addition, we need to process the personal data of our members in order to fulfill our obligations and to provide the best service within the scope of the execution of the contracts concluded within the scope of commercial and other relations and other bilateral and multilateral cooperation protocols we have established within the framework of the said legislation.

Collection Methods of Personal Data and Cookies
Cookies are small text files that websites send to computers or other devices connected to the internet in order to identify the browser alone or to keep some information or settings in the browser. In the event that certain types of cookies are received, the browser may notify you or give information about how some cookies can be restricted or disabled. Without cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of the website. Analysis services offered by third parties such as Google Analytics can be used on our website. Service providers managing these services; analyze how site visitors use the site by using technologies such as cookies, internet provider records and internet cursors. Information obtained through these tools (including IP addresses) is shared with the relevant service providers who will use this information to evaluate the use of the websites. The contents of the pixel beacons can be used by us when visiting the website or opening the e-mails sent.

Your personal data is collected by the Company through cookies, which are technical communication files, and forms you fill in for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy, by means of partially automatic and fully automatic means, due to your visit to our website. For detailed information about cookies, check the Cookie Policy.

Preservation and Deletion of Personal Data
The data processing activities within the association are separated on the basis of data categories and if the legal and operational reason and purpose requiring the processing of each data group disappears, deletion, destruction or anonymization of the personal data in a way that cannot be associated with a certain or identifiable natural person, even if they are matched with other data, process is carried out.

In order to fulfill our legal or administrative obligations or to exercise our rights, your personal data may be retained during the statutory limitation periods.

Personal Data Transfer
We reserve the right to send your processed personal data to third parties in the country or abroad and their affiliates, provided that it is limited to our legitimate interests, by taking all necessary measures. In case of receiving server (hosting) service from countries within the European Union, your personal data may be transferred to the relevant countries within the scope of the said service. In addition, it is possible to transfer personal data to international organizations that carry out joint activities with the Association. This transfer is limited to the purpose of processing.

Our Association may transfer your personal data to foreign countries for legitimate and lawful data processing purposes, if the Personal Data Protection Board decides on a "country with sufficient protection" and the data protection authority of the relevant country accepts that the necessary protection can be provided. In the absence of a "country with sufficient protection" decision regarding the countries to which personal data are transferred and the Personal Data Protection Board thinks that the said countries will not be able to provide the necessary protection, after the data controllers in these countries make a written commitment to provide the necessary protection, the personal data in question is will be transferred.

Measures Taken to Ensure the Security of Personal Data
In line with the importance that our Association attaches to the protection of personal data and to ensure data security, in accordance with the provisions of the Law and the relevant legislation,

Our Association takes all necessary technical and administrative measures to ensure the level of security suitable for the following purposes;
To prevent unlawful processing of personal data, 
To prevent unlawful access to personal data, 
Ensuring the protection of personal data

Your Rights and Choices
In this section, the rights you have within the scope of data protection legislation are summarized. If the exercise of these rights is requested for the first time, no fee will be charged by the Association. However, in the following requests regarding the same issue or in the first request, a fee may be charged if the transaction requires an additional cost.

The Right to Learn Whether Your Personal Data Is Processed and to Request Information 
Data owners have the right to learn whether personal data is processed about them. If personal data processing activity has been carried out about it, it has the right to request any kind of information regarding this data.  It also has the right to learn the purpose of processing personal data and whether the data is used in accordance with this purpose. If the data is transferred to 3rd parties, it has the right to know which data is transferred to which 3rd parties.

Right to Request Correction, Deletion or Destruction of Personal Data 
When personal data are not kept accurate and up-to-date, the data owner can use this right to request the data to be corrected. Despite the request for correction of incomplete or incorrect personal data, the data controller must correct the said data. Otherwise, the processing of personal data will become unlawful because the data processing activity will be against the principle of "being accurate and up-to-date".

However, data owners may request that their personal data be deleted, destroyed or anonymized. The data owner may request that the actions taken within the framework of the right to request the correction, deletion or destruction of personal data are notified to the third parties to whom the data was transferred.

Right to Objection
The data subject has the right to object to the emergence of a result against the person itself by analyzing the processed data exclusively through automated systems.

Right to Claim Compensation for Damage
The data subject has the right to demand compensation for the damage. Accordingly, the data owner has the right to demand compensation in case of damage due to the processing of personal data unlawfully. In order for this right to be in question, first of all, the processing of personal data must have been performed illegally. The person concerned must suffer a loss as a result of the said violation of the law. This damage can be a material or moral damage.

The data controller has an obligation against each right of the data owner. Therefore, the data controller has an obligation to remedy the damage against this right of the data subject. However, if the request of the data owner to compensate the damage is not met by the data controller, the data owner can file a complaint with the Personal Data Protection Board or apply to a judicial remedy  pursuant to the general provisions of Article 14/3 of the Law.

To get more information about the Privacy Policy or to make a claim regarding your rights mentioned above, you can fill in the Application Form on the link and send it to via e-mail. You can also contact us in written form by sending a registered letter to the address below by filling out the relevant application form:

“Artificial Intelligence and Technology Association
Morbasan Sokak Koza İş Merkezi B Blok Kat: 5 34349 Balmumcu Beşiktaş İstanbul Turkey”

Our website may provide links to other websites for your information and convenience. These websites may be operated independently of our Association. The linked websites may have their own privacy notices and policies, and if you visit any linked website, it is strongly recommended that you review their own privacy statements and policies. Our Association is not responsible for the use of these websites, the use of the relevant websites, the content on the relevant websites or the privacy of the websites, unless these websites are controlled by our Association or our Association is the owner of the websites.

This Privacy Policy issued by the Association may be updated periodically without prior notice to show our personal information practices. In addition, you can find the last update date of this Privacy Policy at the top of this Privacy Policy.

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