Depo İstanbul (“Depo İstanbul”) founded as an entrepreneurship of Anadolu Kültür Sanat Tanıtım İletişim Yayın Bilgisayar Eğitim Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Anonim Şirketi has adopted a number of basic rules to protect the privacy of personal data belonging to you as our esteemed user. Depo İstanbul is aiming to protect your rightful trust in Depo İstanbul by acting in conformity with these basic rules. We would like to inform you on processing and protection of your personal data under the applicable law that sets the framework of these basic rules.

Depo İstanbul is acting as a data controller under the Law on the Protection of Personal Data no. 6698 (the “Law”). In this context, your e-mail address obtained through web sites of Depo İstanbul or natural/legal persons in cooperation with Depo İstanbul, contact forms signed during the events or any other communication channels, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, short messages and social media pages, that you contact with Depo İstanbul is processed by Depo İstanbul fully or partially through automatic means or provided that the process is a part of any data registry system, through non-automatic means. The following principles are complied within the processing of your personal data: (i) Lawfulness and conformity with rules of bona fides, (ii) Accuracy and being up to date, (iii) Being processed for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes and (iv) Being relevant with, limited to and proportionate to the purposes for which they are processed.

Depo İstanbul will use your e-mail address in order to keep you informed of the events and developments taking place in Depo İstanbul such as the new exhibition, discussion, presentation, project, invitation, etc. and will send you e-mails informing hereof. Beside this, your e-mail address as including supporter/sponsor information and visibility may be processed and kept for the purpose of sending all kind of commercial electronic messages in relation to events including but not limited to exhibitions, invitations, promotion etc., planning and conducting the activities intended to improve, track and control of activities, works and operations pertain to Depo İstanbul, evaluating the complaints and applications.

According to article 5/1 of the Law, your personal data is processed with your explicit consent. However, in the event that processing of personal data is explicitly provided for by the law, explicit consent of data subject cannot be received because of being bodily incapable and processing of personal data is mandatory, processing of personal data is directly related to the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract, processing of personal data is mandatory for the data controller to be able to perform its legal obligations, the personal data is made available to the public by the data subject itself, processing of personal data is mandatory for the establishment, exercise or protection of any right, processing of personal data is mandatory for the legitimate interests of the data controller provided that this processing shall not violate the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject; your personal data can be processed by Depo İstanbul without your explicit consent.

Within the scope of agreements executed and activities conducted with natural or legal third parties having a business relationship with Depo İstanbul, your personal data can be transferred at home or abroad to the third parties including but not limited to natural or legal persons who provide services, business partners, supporters, solution partners, authorised persons of the company, legally authorised public entities and private persons in conformity with Article 8 and 9 of the Law and any other regulations in effect within the purposes listed above.

According to Article 11 of the Law, you as a data subject have the following rights:

• To learn whether your personal data are processed or not,
• To request information if your personal data are processed,
• To learn the purpose of your personal data processing and whether these are used for intended purposes,
• To know the third parties to whom your personal data are transferred at home or abroad,
• To request the rectification of your incomplete or inaccurate personal data, if any, and to request notification of the operation carried out in compliance with this to third parties to whom your personal data have been transferred,
• Despite being processed under the provisions of the Law and other related laws to request the erasure or destruction of your personal data upon disappearance of reasons which require the process and to request notification of the operations carried out in compliance with this to third parties to whom your personal data have been transferred,
• To object to the processing, exclusively by automatic means, of your personal data, which leads to an unfavourable consequence for the data subject.

To request compensation for the damage arising from the unlawful processing of your personal data. You may lodge an application to us in writing to our “DEPO / Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12 Tophane 34425 İstanbul” address or with an e-mail to “” address about your demands concerning your rights as a data subject. Your demand will be concluded within the shortest time possible depending on the nature of the demand and within thirty days at the latest and free of charge. However, if the action in question incurs another cost, the price set by the Personal Data Protection Board may be collected. Depending on the nature of the demand, Depo İstanbul may request additional verifications from you in order to determine whether such application belongs to you and accordingly to protect your rights.