Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) provides an open forum promoting expert opinions and debates focusing on Turkey-UK relations, foreign affairs, economic issues and social developments in Turkey and the region. CEFTUS conducts research into the changing political, social and business landscape of Turkey and its region, providing insights into Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. We produce regular briefings and analyses for a range of audiences on a variety of thematic areas.

At CEFTUS the privacy and security of our visitors are of paramount importance. CEFTUS is committed to protecting the data you share with us. This privacy policy explains how CEFTUS processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through use of its website and platform.

We are committed to protecting your personal data and ensuring full compliance with UK and EU data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to as GDPR.

Our main activities which are relevant for data protection and privacy are, email invitations to CEFTUS and Turkey related events, weekly CEFTUS briefings, All Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds (of which CEFTUS acts as a secretariat) and correspondence with other individuals or organisations.


When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out information such as the number of visitors to different parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not personally identify users. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We do not use Google Analytics Advertising Features.

CEFTUS may collect, record and analyse information of Visitors to its website. We may record your IP address and use cookies.

Cookies are text files stored on your computer, and accessible only to the websites which create them. Our website may from time -to-time use cookies and log files for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, to administer the site, to tailor the information presented to a user based on their preferences, and to improve user experience.  Any information gathered by our use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate, anonymous basis.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy does not cover any links within our website which link to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this privacy policy, and if you have questions about how another site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.

Regular event invitations / newsletters / briefings

As part of the registration process for our regular events, we collect personal information, such as name and email address.

This information is useful so we can see who is interested in CEFTUS’ work and this will help inform future e-news content decisions. We use the contact information provided by subscribers, including email addresses, to provide updates on CEFTUS’ work (via emails and/or by phone) and to contact you if we need to check/update records or notify of any changes to communications.

We may also send updates on specific areas of CEFTUS’ work or issues you have expressed an interest in, but only where you have given consent.

We may also communicate marketing messages, fundraising messages, newsletters and details of our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or email or similar technology.

We use a third party provider, MailChimp and NationBuilder, to deliver our emails. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our communications. MailChimp and Nationbuilder have confirmed it will be GDPR compliant no later than 25 May 2018. You can read MailChimp’s privacy notice here and NationBuilder’s here.

You can unsubscribe from our e-news at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of these emails. You can also unsubscribe by sending a request to [email protected]

Correspondence with individuals and organisations

CEFTUS sends and receives communications from any person or organisation that is interested in Turkey, British Turks, Kurds and Turkish Cypriots and any relevant issue or area.

We retain the personal identities, contact information and content of these communications. This is essential to deal with requests effectively and reference to earlier correspondence.

We may also retain email communications received from other individuals and organisations where contact details or information about issues raised may be useful in dealing with those issues in the future.

Storing data

In all cases where personal data is held, this is stored securely and treated confidentially.

Sharing personal data with third parties

We do not disclose your personal data to third parties without your prior consent, unless any of the following applies:

  • as a necessary part of providing you with a service or contacting you as a supporter (for example, using MailChimp and NationBuilder for communications)
  • where we are required to do so by law (for example, by using a third party to migrate data or ensure it is accurate and up-to-date)


We only communicate with individuals and organisations if they have given consent to receive more general communications about CEFTUS’ activities.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to have access to and have deleted any of your personal information that we may hold. Please email any such request to [email protected]

Changes to this privacy policy

We will keep this privacy policy under review and amend it when necessary, indicating when any updates are made. This current policy is dated 15 May 2018.

* The use of third person plural (‘we’) in this notice refers to CEFTUS.