privacy policy

i. this privacy policy applies to our website, guideist.com, and its associated subdomains (collectively, our ''website''). by accessing or using our website; you signify that you have read and understood this policy and agree to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

ii. we collect information from you when you visit the website, book a service or join a service. we collect your following information:

     a. personally unidentifying information: pages you visit, your ip address, browser type and language, date and time of your visit 
     b. e-mail address
     c. name and surname
     d. phone number
     e. passport details
     f. date of birth
     g. covid-19 related, legally required info
     h. visuals recorded/taken by us, during our services of which you can personally be excepted with a written request (collectively, ''visuals'')
     i. any feedback, comments, ideas, improvements or suggestions (collectively, ''user content'') provided by you, by submitting which we will be granted worldwide non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such content throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose; and use the name that you submit in connection with such content. you acknowledge that we may choose to provide attribution of such content at our discretion. you further grant guideist the right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or rights of guideist in the content by a breach of these terms of service. you acknowledge and agree that such content is non-confidential and non-proprietary. if it is determined that you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the content, you hereby declare that you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the content by guideist; you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the content; and you forever release us from any claims that you could otherwise assert against us by virtue of any such moral rights.

 

iii. information stated on ''a'', ''b'', ''c'' and ''d'' may be used altogether or in part for one of the following purposes and/or on one of the platforms:

     a. to give you info about the services you have booked
     b. to send you newsletters about our services and campaigns both as guideist and endemic tours, from which you will be able to deny receiving, anytime you want
     c. statistical analysis of our website


iv. information stated on ''e'' and ''f'' may be used altogether or in part for one of the following purposes and/or on one of the platforms;

     a. including but not limited to displaying, reformatting, translating into other languages, editing for clarity and grammar, incorporating into advertisements and other works, creating derivative works from, promoting and distributing on the website and social media accounts.
     b. to display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with the visuals and/or the content on the website and the social media accounts. you are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. the manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without notice to you.

v. in some exceptional circumstances, information you shared with us may be shared with competent authorities. these include requirements by law, statutory decree, guidelines and requirements by legal authorities for their investigations.

 

vi. we keep your information for 10 years, in accordance with the turkish law of obligations with the code 6098.

 

vii. we implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you make a booking or submit your personal information. we offer the use of a secure server. all supplied sensitive/credit card information is transmitted via secure socket layer (ssl) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. after a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) is never kept on file. we guarantee not to share your info with any other unrelated third-party. we can not, however, ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information you transmit to us or via us to any other third-party, or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical or managerial safeguards. 

viii. we do not deliberately collect information from kids under the age of 13. if you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to us.

ix. we use ''cookies'' to identify the areas of our website you have visited. a cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. we use cookies to personalize the content that you see on our website. most web browsers can be set to disable the use of cookies. however, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on our website correctly or at all. we never place personally identifiable information in cookies.

x. we use remarketing services. remarketing is the practice of serving ads across the internet to people who might have already visited our website.