The owner of the Armada Hotel website (www.armadahotel.com.tr) is “Armada Uluslararası Otelcilik ve İşletmecilik A.Ş. (“Armada International Hotel Management Inc.” in English and hereinafter will be called as “Armada”) and has a strong commitment to respect its visitor’s and guests’ privacy who visit this website and/or stay at the Armada Hotel, İstanbul; Ahırkapı St. No: 24, İstanbul, Turkey address. According to Turkish Personal Data Protection Law no. 6698 (hereinafter will be called as “KVKK”; which is in accord with the (EU 2016/679 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) “Armada”, is also the Data Controller. Our Privacy Statement summarizes how we treat your personal data if and/or when you provide them.
1. WHEN YOUR PERSONAL DATA MAY BE REQUIRED?
Visitors who browse this website do that on an anonymous basis. We have not configured this website to collect any information from your computer without your input. This means that, unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with information, we will not know your identity, your e-mail address or any other information identifiable to you. The services of the Armada website those you can use by giving your personal data is limited and they are only the following ones:
a) SUBSCRIPTION TO ARMADA NEWS BULLETIN
Armada, has been publishing an “E-Bulletin” titled as “Armada Post” covering the interesting events those take place in the hotel as well as the subjects, which would worth to share with Armada friends. The people, who want to be a subscriber to the bulletin that is usually sent once or twice in a month through e-mail, leave their e-mail addresses into the box within the following web pages:
For the Turkish version: http://www.armadahotel.com.tr/pg/
For the English version: http://www.armadahotel.com.tr/pg_en and
For the French version http://www.armadahotel.com.tr/pg_fr/
Armada never asks for personal data for the subscription to the Armada News e-Bulletin except the receiver’s e-mail address. Upon leaving the e-mail address, “EuroMessage”; the official bulletin posting system that we use, sends a confirmation message to the owner of that e-mail address. Confirmation is completed with the giving of subscriber’s name, surname and preference, thus getting his/her “clear consent”. This confirmation serves two purposes. First, it verifies that the system is able to get mail; second, it protects the owner of the e-mail in case someone forges a subscription request in his/her name. Besides, it is also explained how to unsubscribe within the same message.
b) SUBSCRIPTION TO ARMADA PRESS RELEASES
This sort of subscription was provisioned for the journalists who would like to be informed about the Armada press releases as soon as they are placed in the “Press Room” of the website (http://www.armadahotel.com.tr/pg/pressroom.asp). The subscription system works completely same with the abovementioned one.
c) ONLINE RESERVATION
Armada online reservation system has been operated through the booking engine of the worldly renowned “TravelCLICK.net” company. The infrastructure of the said is compatible with international law including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force on May 25, 2018 for data privacy and protection. Individuals using online reservation service at the Armada website, submit information voluntarily when making a reservation by entering information online. This personal data includes an individual’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit cards. To guarantee your security and ensure greater confidentiality, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and “Encryption” software are used by the system and your credit card number and any other information you input when filling in the reservation forms are automatically encrypted and protected during transmission over the network.
2. “COOKIES” AND THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS
When you visit online reservation pages and if you give your advanced clear consent, the system sends a “cookie” whether you are first time or return visitor. This is to remember you during your next reservation and also allows the system to provide faster data retrieval for return visitors as well as give them benefits of privileges that are given to former guests. You may refuse to be sent cookies or choose another options. In this case please see TravelClick.net’s “Your Online Choices” page (http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/) as well as Euromessage’s which is a part of Relateddigital.com: http://www.relateddigital.com/en/home/privacy-policy . Besides these, Google Analytics, the global search engines like Google, Yandex, social media sites and some third party applications those you may use on your mobile devices may collect personal data over our website.
3. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND ACCOMMODATION LEGISLATION
Armada commits not to share, disclosure or sell the personal data that was collected with standard procedure with the third parties under no circumstances. Nevertheless, in the case of legal authorities those are entitled to demand to access personal data under Turkish Republic laws with an investigation or prosecution purposes, Armada may give such information. On the other hand, the personal information of hotel guests is informed to the law enforcement officers without any clear consent and instantly (http://kbs.egm.gov.tr/) according to the relevant legislation, in particular the "Identity Reporting Law" No. 1774 and its "Regulation", while the records are kept for a certain period again according to the legal regulations. Except the above mentioned obligatory notification unauthorized access of any person is not possible for accommodation records unless there is a legal request or court order.
Your accessing, browsing and using the services on the Armada website, means that you accept this Privacy Statement under the above-mentioned rules and principles. Armada keeps the right of changing this Privacy Statement from time to time and your accessing, browsing and using the services after such a change will also means that they are acceptable by you. On the other hand, the security of your personal data whether you gave them via Armada website or any other sites through your computer or other mobile communication tools those you access to Internet, is, in fact, closely related to safety protection measures which were taken by you in your own Internet access tools. Your personal data is as safe as you apply those measures against the malicious attacks and software of the Internet. So it is strongly recommended to get them protected as all conscious users do and Armada will not be liable for the violations those may occur as a result of such neglects.
Armada Privacy Statement
Latest version: May 24, 2018