Last updated: January 2023 

 Startup Challange by Wennovation Privacy Policy  

This Applications Privacy Policy sets forth SOCAR Wennovation policy with respect to information that relates to or could reasonably be associated with an individual (“Personal Data”) and other information that is included in applications submitted to SOCAR Wennovation through (“website”)

1. Collection and Use of Application Information

In SOCAR Wennovation applications, we collect Personal Data relating to the applicant in order to complete the application process. We collect your name, surname, your company name and your occupation in the company, if applicable your university name, e-mail address, phone number and your area of interests regarding to the digital innovation topics and any other personal information that you prefer to submit (“Application Information”) with your application.  We may use your Application Information for any SOCAR Wennovation-related purpose. This includes, without limitation: in order to process your application, to provide feedback regarding your application, to assess your competence regarding your areas of interest, to identify your areas of interest in digital subjects through the application form presented on by electronic means. We also store your consents regarding your application in order to comply with our legal obligations. We process your personal data in accordance with the basic principles specified in the data protection legislation and only for the purposes stated above as the data controller based on the legal ground “for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not harmed”. 

2. Disclosure of Application Information

By using our site, or providing information or applying to programs of SOCAR Wennovation, you understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of information in Turkey and other countries and territories, for the purposes set forth in this Policy. You hereby consent to the collection, use, disclosure and retention by SOCAR Wennovation of your Personal Data as described in this Policy, including but not limited to the transfer of your Personal Data between SOCAR Wennovation’s third parties, affiliates and subsidiaries. 

We may also disclose your Application Information as set forth below: 

Business Partners: We may share personal data with our global business partners and other innovation firms in order to provide you with legal services and in order to administer our relationship with you or otherwise as necessary for the purposes described above. 

Suppliers and service providers: We share personal data with suppliers and service providers to enable such parties to perform functions on our behalf and under our instructions in order to carry out the purposes identified above. 

Mandatory disclosures and legal claims: We share personal data in order to comply with any subpoena, court order or other legal process, to comply with a request from our regulators, governmental request or any other legally enforceable demand. We also share personal data to establish or protect our legal rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others, or to defend against legal claims.

3. General Information Included in Applications

Due to the large number of applications and related materials that we receive and review, and the similarity of much of the information provided in such applications, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any general information, knowledge or other materials (including without limitation any information generally known in your industry) included in your Application Information. Any such general information or knowledge you submit to SOCAR Wennovation may be used or disclosed by us or any person with whom we share your application for any purpose and in any manner.

4. Protective Measures

We carefully choose vendors, service providers and other third parties with whom we share personal data and require them to commit to standards that we consider adequate. We take appropriate and reasonable administrative, technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data. 

5. Cookies

We use cookies to operate and administer our website, gather usage data on our Site, and improve your experience on it. A “cookie” is a piece of information sent to your browser by a website you visit. Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. Please review our Cookie Policy for more information on cookies.  

6. Your Rights

You may need to delete, revise or claim to remove parts of your personal data. Please contact us through our e-mail address in order to exercise such claims.  

Please note that, if the legislation does not specify a period for the storage period of the data we process, your data will be deleted, destroyed or anonymized without any request, after the expiry of the 10-year statute of limitations from the end of our legal relationship, taking into account possible disputes as a requirement of the relationship between us. 

7. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect any changes to the way in which we process personal data or changing legal requirements. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. 

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or you would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned in this Privacy Policy, please use the e-mail address below to send us a message or you may use page to do so.  

You may also contact us by postal mail or e-mail at: 

Address: Vadistanbul Bulvar, Ayazağa Mah. Azerbaycan Cad. No: 109-E, 1D Blok, 34485, Sarıyer / İstanbul