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    Privacy Policy

    Last updated: 20 March, 2015.

    PLANET Turkey (“PLANET” or “we”) respects your privacy because we understand that it is important to you. PLANET is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information (also referred to as “personally identifiable information” or “PII”), being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person. This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) informs you of PLANET’s privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way information about you is collected and how that information is used by PLANET. By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to PLANET’s use of such PII as described herein. Please review this Privacy Statement to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the PII that we have obtained. For more information about PLANET’s on-line terms and policies in general, see the Terms of Use of www.planet-turkey.com (the “Site”).

    Table of Contents

    1. Collection of personal information
    2. Cookies
    3. Use and/ or share of collected PII
    4. Data Security
    5. Children
    6. Third-party links
    7. Changes to this Statement
    8. Policy questions and how to complaint

    1. Collection of personal information

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    PLANET collects personally-identifiable information when users apply for jobs through the respective area of the Site, http://www.planet-turkey.com/careers/, or when users register for PLANET’s newsletter. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and background information required to apply for a job. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application. In addition, PLANET may collect certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by the Site. By registering and/ or submitting personal information to PLANET, you are also agreeing to the use of this information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

    We generally collect only the personal information necessary to fulfil your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection. PLANET only collects “sensitive” personal information when the relevant individuals voluntarily provide us with this information or where such information is required or permitted to be collected by law or professional standards. Sensitive information includes personal information regarding a person’s race, ethnicity, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious or similar beliefs, physical or mental health, social welfare, sexual life or criminal record. Please use your discretion when providing sensitive information to PLANET, and under any circumstances, do not provide sensitive information to PLANET, unless you thereby consent to PLANET’s use of that information for its legitimate business purposes and consent to the transfer and storage of such information to and in PLANET databases. If you have any questions about whether the provision of sensitive information to PLANET is, or may be, necessary or appropriate for particular purposes, please contact PLANET at olcay.barlas@planet-turkey.com.

    In some instances, PLANET and other third-party service providers use cookies to automatically collect certain types of information when you visit us online, as well as through emails that we may exchange. The collection of this information allows us to customize your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of PLANET’s online presence. The following may be automatically collected:

    • IP addresses: An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.
    • Social media widgets and applications: The Site may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of the Site (see details on “Cookies related to Social Media” below). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.

    1. Cookies

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    To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

    What are cookies?

    A cookie is a small text file that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you access this website. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies are downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites and are also useful because they allow the websites to recognise a user’s device. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit.

    How do we use cookies?

    Our cookies help us to:

    • Make our website work as you’d expect;
    • Remember your settings during and between visits;
    • Improve the speed/security of the site;
    • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

    We do not use cookies to:

    • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
    • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission);
    • Pass data to advertising networks;
    • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties;
    • Pay sales commissions.

    Below is a list of the types of cookies used on the Site, the purpose of using them and their significance:

    Name Nature of Cookie/ Host Description Type & Expiry Approval Method
    _wp_session First Party/ www.planet.gr This cookie is used for session management. Stores a random unique number or string of letters and numbers. Session. Expires after 30 minutes. Deleted upon closing the browser Strictly Necessary
    ppqtrans_cookie_test First Party/ .www.planet.gr This cookie is used for session management. Stores a random unique number or string of letters and numbers. Session. Deleted upon closing the browser Strictly Necessary
    cookie_notice_accepted First Party/ www.planet.gr This cookie is used to store and remember if the user has given his consent regarding the use of cookies. The information bar disappears after clicking Accept. Persistent. Deleted automatically after 1 week if you no longer visit www.planet.gr Strictly Necessary
    PHPSESSID First Party/ www.planet.gr This cookie is used for session management. Stores the session ID as a random unique number or string of letters and numbers. Session. Deleted upon closing the browser Strictly Necessary
    Cookies related to Social Media Third Party/ depends on social media We use third party social media buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider’s privacy policy before using any such service. Persistent. Deleted automatically after a large number of days (~900- 1.700, i.e. 2,5 – 4,5 years) if you no longer visit www.planet.gr Implied Consent
    NID Third Party/ .google.com Set by Google due to embedded Google Maps. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. We encourage you to review Google’s Privacy Policy http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html Persistent. Deleted automatically after 10 years if you no longer visit www.planet.gr. Implied Consent

    Definitions

    First and third-party cookies — whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time — the website displayed in the URL window. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

    Persistent cookies — these cookies remain on a user’s device until you erase them or for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.

    Session cookies — these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.

    How to control cookies

    Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can control and/ or delete cookies as you wish, via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of the Sites’ features. If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, please visit Cookiepedia – all about cookies and/ or allaboutcookies.org.

    It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

    A notification banner will appear on the Site requiring your consent to collect cookies. If you do not want your computer or internet-enabled device to be tracked, we strongly encourage you not to provide your consent.

    BY NAVIGATING ON OUR SITE YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR INTERNET ENABLED DEVICE.

    1. Use and/ or share of collected PII

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    PLANET uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfil your requests for information, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters to you, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you. In particular, regarding job applications, PLANET keeps applicant profiles for up to 6 months and may contact you about other openings in the future.

    PLANET shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e. persons or entities that are not affiliates of PLANET) without your consent; whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows.

    PLANET may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by PLANET to provide services related to the Site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by PLANET. PLANET may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use of or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, PLANET may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or on-going legal proceedings.

    1. Data Security

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    PLANET has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorised PLANET personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, PLANET, however, cannot guarantee absolute security against all threats and/ or that unauthorised persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

    1. Children

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    PLANET does not knowingly collect information from children as defined by local law, and does not target its Site to children under these ages. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online and mobile activities and interests.

    1. Third-party links

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    Please be aware that this Site may contain links to other sites, that are not governed by this Privacy Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ somewhat. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each Web site visited before disclosing any personal information.

    1. Changes to this Statement

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    If we modify our Privacy Statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date at the top of this page. If we make significant changes to our Statement that materially alter our privacy practices, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our Site and/ or social media pages prior to the changes taking effect. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how PLANET is protecting your information.

    1. Policy questions and how to complaint

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    We value your privacy and your opinions. If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Statement, any concern or a complaint about our collection and administration of your personally identifiable information, please contact us at olcay.barlas@planet-turkey.com. We will treat your requests or complaints confidentially. Our representative will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to address your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in timely and appropriate manner.