1. Introduction and Purpose
“Affiliates” shall mean any one or more business entities which, directly or indirectly, are controlling, controlled by, or under common control with MAS Holdings (Private) Limited. Control shall mean the ownership of 33% or more of the share capital of a company or having management control of a company.
This policy applies to MAS website accessed via web browsers that run on smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices as well as the use or access of any of the online services or content of MAS.
MAS’ websites are not intended for children under 16 years of age. MAS does not knowingly solicit data online from, or market online to, children under 16 years of age.
2. What are “Cookies”?
When a user visits an online site, a small text file which may contain a unique identifier is sent by a webserver to the browser on the user’s computer, mobile phone or any other internet enabled device. This small text file is termed as a “cookie”. Cookies and other similar technologies help the websites to work efficiently and collect information about the online preferences of the user. Hereafter, these technologies may be referred to collectively as "cookies".
Electronic images known as Web Beacons (also known as clear gifs, tags or pixels) may be present on some of our website pages that allows us to count users who have visited our pages and run analytics. Web beacons are responsible for collecting limited information e.g. a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and description of the page on which it resides.
3. How are cookies used?
In order to customize the content, provide social media features and to see how users move through our website, cookies and other such technologies are used. Cookies are used to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites for smooth working of website, hence, information received from cookies supports us in taking decisions about the ways to improve the services offered by us and enhance your user experience. Moreover, the cookies will expire once the relevant session is terminated.
We may engage third party service providers to act on our behalf to analyze the usage of our website by users. These third parties collect, and share with us, usage information about visits to our website and, sometimes by correlating this information with other information (e.g. your IP address), measure and research the effectiveness of our advertisements, track page usage, help us target our recommendations, and track use of our recommendations for related Services.
By default, we only collect cookies that are strictly necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
4. Types of cookies
Below you can find out more about the purpose of each type of cookies that we use.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
Changing your cookie settings
You can turn cookies, on or off using the controls below.
5. Managing cookies
Your personal data will be collected via cookies and other similar tracking technologies with prior consent from you. We will maintain a record of the types of cookies that you have authorized us to use and ensure adherence to your preferences. If you do not wish to accept cookies from the MAS website you can - leave this web site, or configure your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie (giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it) or to block all or certain categories of cookies. The browser can also delete previously stored cookies. Please see your browser's help facility for information on setting how cookies are handled and managing cookie preferences.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent by emailing us at PrivacyOffice@masholdings.com
6. Your options
You can block, delete or disable cookies on your browser whenever you want by following the instructions provided in the links below. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website such as product catalogues, payment gateways, etc.
Please consult the following links for information on cookie management and blocking according to your browser:
- Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214?locale=en_GB
7. Grievances and Key contacts
Any discrepancies or grievances will be addressed in a timely manner by MAS. Please contact our Data Privacy Officer (DPO): PrivacyOffice@masholdings.com
For any additional queries related to processing of your personal data by way of cookies and other similar tracking technologies, please write to us at PrivacyOffice@masholdings.com
8. Review and Amendments to this policy
The policy is subject to reviews from time to time (at least once in a year), or in case of a change in the business environment or a change in the applicable regulations and legislations. If we make any changes to this policy, we will post those changes at the top of this page or notify you by other means such as email, etc.