Privacy Policy

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Privacy policy

Digitopia Danışmanlık Hizmeti A.Ş. (collectively, “Digitopia,”, “us” or “we”) understand that your privacy is important to you. We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data, which is any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with Digitopia’s business activities, like conferences and events, and client services, and on websites, applications, and communications that post a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “the Sites”), in our capacity as data controllers.

Information we collect

Digitopia collects personal data in the course of its business activities, including in connection with some client services. We also collect personal data on certain areas of the Sites when you register in public user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personal data collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information.

We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our Sites. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Sites. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal data you have provided.

Digitopia may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as data brokers or aggregators, in the course of its business activities including in connection with some client services. This includes demographic, professional and other information that is publicly available online, including information you choose to make public through social media platforms and other public online forums. We may combine this data with existing information we have about you or use it independently, for the purposes of our benchmarking and data analytics activities (e.g., analysis of recruiting practices across an industry, detecting fraud patterns in connection with financial transactions, foot traffic in retail environments). We will always seek to confirm that the third party has provided transparent information about its use of this data, including its disclosure to third parties like Digitopia, in compliance with applicable law.

Use of information

Digitopia uses your personal data to fulfill your requests for information, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, personalize content that you view or receive on the Sites, evaluate and improve our services, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, recruit and evaluate job applicants, analyze the Sites’ performance and functioning, publish your letters to the editor or comments, prevent fraud, comply with all applicable laws and corporate reporting obligations, enforce Digitopia’s agreements, and accomplish other purposes you may initiate or request. In some situations, the collection of personal data may be required for the operation of the Sites, or we may use it in the course of our business activities, including in connection with some client services, for example, to provide certain services or products such as our benchmarking products. We may combine and/or analyze personal data to evaluate and offer content and services most relevant to you. We may keep any of your personal data on file and use it to contact you.

Digitopia and its service providers may use first and third party Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, including web beacons, to manage our Sites and our services and collect analytics about how you use them. Digitopia and its service providers may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the knowledge, research or event communications that we send to you. The information provided throughout this Privacy Policy about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more details regarding our use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Our Sites do not track you by collecting personal data about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Accordingly, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers.

Use of information collected via mobile devices

In connection with our mobile applications, Digitopia may use third party service providers to analyze user activity to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the mobile applications. For example, Digitopia receives reports on some of our mobile applications’ aggregate usage and browsing patterns, including information about the type of device used, articles accessed, and other events occurring within our apps. Digitopia also receives reports on certain errors occurring within mobile applications.

In addition, our Digitopia Insights app offers a personalized list of recommendations (called “Insights for you”) directing you to Digitopia content that we think you will find interesting. Recommendations are based solely on what you have viewed in the Insights app. A unique user identifier that is generated by the app helps personalize your app experience and tracks the articles that you read in the app. We do not share your viewing history or trends through the Insights app with other users or any external third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates or third party service providers of Digitopia).

The legal basis by which we process your personal data

Our processing of your personal data for the purposes mentioned above is based:

  • in part, on our legitimate interests in promoting and protecting Digitopia building and maintaining relationships. recruitment, and providing our services;
  • in part, on your consent, for example if you create a user profile, or register for our newsletters or alerts, or for business purposes that support web operations such as understanding and enhancing the quality of your experience on our web-sites;
  • in part, to comply with the law, when certain information is necessary to satisfy our legal or regulatory obligations.

Disclosure of personal data: data recipients and international data transfers

Personal data collected in the course of Digitopia business activities, including in connection with some client services, as well as on the Sites may be transferred from time to time to Digitopia subsidiaries and affiliates and their personnel across our global organization, as well as to our third party service providers located throughout the world, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, the Sites may be viewed and hosted by Digitopia and our third party service providers anywhere in the world. Where required by law, we have put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by Digitopia subsidiaries, affiliates and third party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. If you would like more information about these legal mechanisms, which may include the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses, please contact us at the address below. By using any of the Sites and providing information on any of them, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.

Digitopia will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personal data to third parties without your consent or as otherwise permitted by law, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. Digitopia may provide access to your personal data to third party service providers engaged by Digitopia to provide services related to the Sites as well as related to Digitopia’s business activities, including in connection with some client services, in the manner agreed upon in our client services agreements. We maintain processes designed to ensure that any processing of personal data by third party service providers is consistent with this Privacy Policy and protects the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your personal data.

We also may share your personal data with third party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you, including, for example, processing recruitment materials, administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
  • To law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  • When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • If disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person;
  • To protect our property, services and legal rights;
  • To prevent fraud against Digitopia, our subsidiaries, affiliates and/or business partners;
  • To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
  • To comply with any and all applicable laws.

In addition, we may disclose or transfer your personal data in the event of a re-organization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business.

User forums

You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Digitopia is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Sites.

Link to third party sites

Digitopia may provide links to third party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Digitopia of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and Digitopia shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

Social Networking

The Sites may allow you to sign into and associate your social network accounts including, but not limited to, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube, with Digitopia. The Sites also may allow you to log in to a Digitopia account using certain social network account credentials.

By associating your social network account with Digitopia or logging in to a Digitopia account using your social network account credentials, you give us permission to access information that you have made available in your public profile for that social network account. The information available in your public profile varies based on the social network and your settings, but may include your email address, real name, profile picture, gender, and location. We use the information we receive from your social network account in accordance with the social network’s terms of use and this Privacy Policy. Please refer to the privacy settings in your social network account for information about what data is shared with Digitopia and other connected applications and to manage the data that is shared through your account, including information about your activities using our Sites.

If you would like to disconnect a social media account from us, refer to the settings of that social network account and its provider.

Security

Digitopia has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Digitopia personnel and third party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions however, Digitopia cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data.

Data retention

Digitopia retains personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship.

We may also retain personal data for longer than the duration of the business relationship should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims, use it for analysis or historical record-keeping, or comply with our information management policies and schedules. If you request that we delete your personal data, Digitopia will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion, please refer to the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Policy.

Your rights

Where granted by applicable law, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data.

If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal data we have collected about you, or to discuss how we process your personal data, please contact us at https://digitopia.co/contact/ To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal data. We will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent us from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. We reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee for complying with your request where allowed by applicable law, and/or deny your requests where they may be manifestly unfounded, and/or excessive, or otherwise objectionable or unwarranted under applicable law.

In addition, and where granted by local law, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.

Unsubscribe

If you have registered for Digitopia newsletter or alerts, or you receive invitations to survey or events from Digitopia and you prefer not to receive future email communications from us, please review the communications settings in your profile on Digitopia.co, follow the instructions on the page of the Site where you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or write to https://digitopia.co/contact/ to unsubscribe from all Digitopia communications.

 

Cookies Policy

This Website uses cookies to improve the user experience and ensure that it is functioning effectively.This Cookie Notice is part of our Privacy Statement. For more information about us, and how we protect visitor information, please see our Privacy Statement.

In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this Website.  This is done using small text files called cookies.  Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this Website.  Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this Website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognise you and remember things like your user preferences.  You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Whenever you use this Website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies.  By using this Website you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Notice and also to the use of cookies on the other country, regional or practice specific websites contained in digitopia.co that you may visit, as described in their accompanying cookie notices.  

What cookies do we use and why?

Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users. 

We also use Functional Cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymised and is not used for any other purpose. 

We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this Website works.  In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and Performance Cookies to track how many individual users access this Website and how often.  This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user.  However, if you have registered and signed into this Website we may combine this information with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyse how you use this Website in more detail. 

This Website does not use Targeting Cookies to deliver targeted advertising to Website visitors. 

Please https://digitopia.co/contact/ if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.

How to control cookies?

By using this Website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways.  Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible. 

Browser controls

Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites.  Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set.  For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ 

Managing Analytics cookies

You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service provider and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links: 

Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Social buttons

We use ‘social buttons’ to enable our users to share or bookmark web pages.  These are buttons for third party social media sites and these sites may log information about your activities on the Internet including on this Website.  Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete, such information.

External web services

We sometimes use external web services on this Website to display content within the web pages of this Website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls.  As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.

Email Communications

We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting.  If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled.  Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by https://digitopia.co/contact/ or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us. 

We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion.  When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date.   We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.

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