Pursuant to Law No. 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data of Turkey (hereinafter “Law”) entered into force on April 7, 2016 after its publication in the Official Gazette, HARVARD ARAŞTIRMA VE EĞİTİM MERKEZİ İSTANBUL LTD. ŞTİ. , whose trade name is the Middle East and North Africa Research Center (hereinafter, the “Center”), established in Istanbul by Harvard Business School, is designated as a “data controller” and works to ensure compliance with the Law and meet its obligations with respect to data processing relating to activities in Turkey.

The Center collects personal data of alumni of Harvard Business School primarily for notifying such persons of events and activities that may be of interest to them. This data is primarily obtained by the Center from Harvard Business School and alumni clubs. The Center may also receive data from direct communications with the individuals. The Center stores personal data in accordance with the Law and processes such data, for the purposes explained herein, within the scope of the legitimate interests of the Center or, in some cases, based on explicit individual consent if the Center requests such consent from time to time for particular processing activities.

The Center does not share personal data of alumni with third parties except as may be required by applicable law. In accordance with Article 11 of the Law, any person can apply to the Center to exercise the rights stated below with respect to that person’s personal data, if the personal data is processed by the Center within the scope of the Law:

  • Learn whether or not that person’s personal data have been processed,
  • Request information as to processing if personal data have been processed,
  • Learn the purpose of processing of the personal data and whether data are used in accordance with the said purpose,
  • Be informed about what third parties, if any, the personal data have been transferred to
  • Request rectification in case personal data are processed incompletely or inaccurately and, if personal data have been transferred, request rectification from such third parties,
  • Request that processed personal data be deleted, destroyed or anonymized in case the reasons necessitating the processing of such personal data cease to exist and, if such personal data have been transferred, request that the third party be notified of this request,
  • Object to the processing, exclusively by automatic means, of personal data, which leads to an unfavourable consequence for the data subject,
  • Request compensation for damages incurred by that person result from unlawful processing of personal data.

You can submit your requests in relation to the above-mentioned rights to mena@hbs.edu.

Data Controller:

Address: Levazım Mah. Koru Sok. Zorlu Center No:2/435
34340 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey