Privacy Announcement for
Türk Hava Yolları Anonim Ortaklığı (hereinafter referred to as “THY”,
“Company” or “We”), pays the utmost attention to the lawfulness of the
processing of personal data of its employees. The Turkish Airlines Privacy Announcement for Job Candidates
(“Announcement”) herein have been prepared in accordance with the Article 10 of Law on
Protection of Personal Data numbered 6698 (“Law”) and EU General Data Protection Regulation
(“GDPR”) to ensure that your personal data, as the job candidates, are processed under your
full control and in a transparent manner.
In this respect, within this Announcement we provide you information on, as a data controller, which personal
data of yours we process and for what purposes, the third parties we share your data with, your rights and
methods that you may contact us.
For more detailed information about the processing of your personal data, you may review the Data
Authorities Registry (VERBİS) (https://verbis.kvkk.gov.tr/) managed by the Presidency of the
Personal Data Protection Authority.
How Do We Collect Your Personal Data?
From the start of your job application process, your personal data can be collected wholly or partly automated or
non-automated via printed documents (e.g. CV information that you may provide or social security records),
through forms (e.g. recruitment form / periodic examination application form) and in some instances, through
digital channels (e.g. information obtained directly from public institutions, or from the authorized hospitals
of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (“SHGM”) to fulfil certain legal obligations and ensure the
continuation of the application process. As per the Law, your personal data may only be processed where one or
more conditions that are stipulated under Law are present. As THY, regardless of the purpose for which we
process your personal data, we process it in accordance with the provisions of national and international law,
primarily the general principles stated under Article 4 of the Law and by relying on conditions for lawful data
processing listed under Article 5 and 6 of the Law.
Which Personal Data We Process?
General information on your personal data processed by THY are as follows (For more detailed information about
the type of personal data processed, you may review the Data Authorities Registry (VERBİS) (https://verbis.kvkk.gov.tr/) managed by the Presidency of the
Personal Data Protection Authority.
Name, surname, date and place of birth, marital status, driving license, signature, Turkish Citizen
Identity Number, information about passport, information in the CV, information required to assess the
eligibility of foreign duties (such as visa information, residence permit, work permit, citizenship /
dual citizenship information, Green card (Lawful Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551, etc.)
Address, e- mail, phone number, mobile number, social media contact information.
Electronic Data Processing Security
Fee schedules, bank account information etc.
Information such as CV information, educational information, course and certificate information, foreign
language knowledge, occupational information, logbook information.
Special Categories of Personal Data
Health data processed for the determination and evaluation of the health criteria required for THY's
business conditions, Association, Foundation or Union membership information (if only you prefer to
state it in your job application), Criminal Convictions and Security Measures,
Personal data processed to obtain information that will be the basis for the formation of personal
rights of our employees or real persons who have a working relationship with our Company and data of
legal and criminal processes.
Why Do We Process Your Personal Data?
THY will process your personal data for the following purposes. (For more detailed information about the purposes
of processing of your personal data, you may review the Data Authorities Registry (VERBİS) (https://verbis.kvkk.gov.tr/) managed by the Presidency of the
Personal Data Protection Authority.
Execution of Employee Candidate Selection and Placement Processes
Execution of Employee Candidates' Application Processes
Conducting Activities in Compliance with Legislation
Planning of Human Resources Processes
Execution and Supervision of Business Activities
Execution of Occupational Health and Safety Activities
Receiving and Evaluating Suggestions for the Improvement of Business Processes
Conducting Business Continuity Activities
Informing Authorized Persons, Institutions and Organizations
It is necessary for the establishment and performance of a contract
It is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
It is necessary for the legitimate interests of the data controller
It is expressly permitted by law;
It is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or protection of any right
The relevant information is revealed to the public by the data subject herself/himself
Electronic Data Processing Security Information
Professional Experience Information
Visual and Audio Records
The Objectives mentioned above
Your special categories of personal data are collected, stored and processed based on the following
legal compliance reasons:
Obtaining the explicit consent of the data subject,
Personal data other than health data, without seeking explicit consent in the cases provided for by laws,
Personal data concerning health data may only be processed, without seeking explicit consent of the data
subject, by the persons subject to secrecy obligation or competent public institutions and
organizations, for the purposes of protection of public health, operation of preventive medicine,
medical diagnosis, treatment and nursing services, planning and management of health-care services as
well as their financing.
Special categories of personal data
To Whom We Transfer Your Personal Data and Why?
Under certain circumstances, we may transfer your personal data that we process to third parties residing within
borders or abroad, in accordance with the provisions of national and international law, particularly Article 8
and 9 of the Law.
Third parties that we may transfer your data can be listed categorically as follows:
Our business partners or suppliers residing within borders or abroad;
e.g. Various suppliers, financial advisors, financial audit firms, occupational health and safety
experts, workplace doctors, SHGM authorized hospitals, or miscellaneous consultancy providers that we
are in business relations with. Additionally, under certain conditions, information such as
identification information or CV information of our employees may be shared with our business partners
within the scope of activities that you carried out on behalf of THY.
g. certain services offered by THY are carried out by our affiliates, within this context, your personal
data may be shared with our relevant affiliates. You may find more detained information regarding our
group companies on Türk Hava Yolları Anonim Ortaklığı Privacy Notice on Protection and Processing of
Personal Data or from the following link: https://www.turkishairlines.com/tr-tr/basin-odasi/hakkimizda/
Public and private bodies authorized by national and international law or national
and international public institutions those may make decisions that affect the Company and / or the
e.g. executive or judiciary bodies authorized by the relevant law such as labour and social security or
financial auditing authorities (e.g. national and international aviation authorities such as Directorate
General of Civil Aviation (“SHGM”), International Air Transport Association (“IATA”), The Office of
Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), Transportation Security
What are Your Rights as Data Subjects?
As data subjects, you are entitled to a number of rights under Article 11 of the Law in relation to your personal
data. We would like to inform you about the rights that you are entitled to and the ways you may use them.
The rights you have under the Article 11 of the Law are as follows:
- Learn whether data relating you are being processed,
- Request further information if personal data relating to you have been processed,
- Learn the purpose for the processing of personal data and whether data are being processed in compliance
with such purpose,
- Learn the third-party recipients to whom the data are disclosed within the country or abroad,
- Request rectification of the processed personal data which is incomplete or inaccurate and request such
process to be notified to third persons to whom personal data is transferred,
- Request deletion or destruction of personal data in the event that the data is no longer necessary in
relation to the purpose for which the personal data was collected, despite being processed in line with the
Law and other applicable laws and request such process to be notified to third persons to whom personal data
- Object to negative consequences that you experienced as a result of analysis of the processed personal data
by solely automatic means,
- Demand compensation for the damages that you have suffered as a result of an unlawful processing operation.
We have prepared Application Form which you may find at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may easily use your rights mentioned above
by filling and signing the Application Form and send us via Our e-mail address email@example.com. We will respond you in the shortest time
possible, based on the nature of your request and within 30 days at the latest. As a general rule, responses to
data subject requests are given free of charge; however, we reserve the right to charge you according to the
tariff to be determined by the Personal Data Protection Board in case the request requires additional costs.
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