Privacy Policy

Who are we

Association of Researches on Disaster (AAD) was established in Ankara by 9 (nine) disaster volunteers gathered in Ankara on 17 August 2019, the 20th Anniversary of the Great Marmara Earthquake on August 17, 1999. As a result of our application made in August 2019 (Monday), our association gained a legal entity with registration number 06-137-186 on the same day.

Association of Researches on Disaster (AAD)
Address: Aşağıeğlence Street Fatih Business Center. Floor: 2 No: 86 Etlik 06010 Ankara / Turkey

Our Approach to Privacy

We care about the privacy and security of your personal data.
What personal information do we collect for what purpose?

Association of Researches on Disaster (AAD) association center or the website of the Association through the various channels such as Association of Researches on Disaster provided directly by you to keep the following personal data to communicate with you and inform you about our work and the bulletin publication. We collect personal data based on your personal preferences and cookies that are systematically related to your actions on the website.

Basic personal information such as your name, surname, identity number, address, e-mail address and date of birth;


When visitors leave comments on the site, we also collect the data shown in the comment form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser information text to help detect unwanted comments.

An anonymous text (also called a hash) generated from your email address can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using the service. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is at After your comment is approved, your profile picture will appear to everyone with your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download and remove any location information from images on the website.

Contact, Registration and Request Forms

Your personal data such as Name, Surname, E-mail address that you provided directly Association of Researches on Disaster is collected via the contact form of Association of Researches on Disaster (AAD) website


If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so you don’t have to fill in your information again if you leave another comment. These cookies remain for one year.

If you visit our home page, we will set up a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we’ll save a few cookies to save your login information and screen display selection. Login cookies remain for two days and display options cookies for one year. If you select “Remember me”, your entry will continue for two weeks. If you sign out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only shows the article ID of the article you are editing. Time out after 1 day.

The content embedded from other sites

Articles on this site may contain embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). The content embedded from other websites behaves exactly the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, track them embedded by a third party, and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged on to that website.


Such cookies enable the collection of all statistical data, thereby improving the presentation and use of the site. By adding social statistics and interest data to these statistics, Google helps us better understand users.

Our site uses Google Analytics cookies. The data collected by these cookies is transmitted to Google servers in the United States and is maintained in accordance with Google’s data protection policies. Click here to learn more about Google’s analytical data processing and the principles of personal data protection.

Control of Cookies

Who we share your data with

As AAD, your personal data is limited to the fulfillment of the above-mentioned purposes and in accordance with the legislation to the third parties that benefit from the services of the Company, including outsourced service providers, hosting service providers (hosting services), social media platforms, online banner display service providers (DMP, DSP), law firms, research companies, call centers, suppliers, legally authorized public institutions and private individuals.

How long will we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and metadata are stored indefinitely. This way, we can automatically recognize and approve your follow-up comments instead of keeping them in the audit queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in the user profile (if any). All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for changing username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What are your rights to your data

If you have an account or comments on this site, you may wish to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including the data you provide to us. You may also wish to delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data that we have to comply with for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor reviews can be checked through the automated unwanted comment detection service.

Our Contact Information

Association of Researches on Disaster

Aşağıeğlence Street
Fatih Business Center. Floor: 2 No: 86
Etlik 06010 Keçioren / Ankara / Turkey
Tel:+90 (533) 954 1119