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Definition and Key Terms:
In this Agreement except where the context otherwise requires, the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings :
“Cookie” shall mean and includes small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser. It is used to identify your browser, provide analytics, remember information about you such as your language preference or login information.
“Device” shall mean and include any internet connected device such as a phone, tablet, computer or any other device that can be used to visit Device: https://www.somaiya.com and use the services
“Personal Data” shall mean and include any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information-including a personal identification number-allows for the identification or identifiably of a natural person.
“Service” shall refer to the services provided by us as described in the relative term (if available) on this platform.
“Third-party service” shall refer to advertisers, contest sponsors, promotional and marketing partners, and others who provide our content or whose products or services we think may interest you
“You” shall refer to any person/ entity entering the site of the Company.
What is a cookie?
Cookies, in their simplest form, are little clusters of data. A web server passes these data clusters through to your computer after you've landed on a website. Your computer then stores the data as files inside your browser cache.
We use first party and/or third party cookies on our platform for various purposes such as:
- improve user interaction and experience with our services, in particular, changing interfaces and providing the desired content and advertisements related to marketing purpose;
- provide technical support of products and services to you and to improve the quality of products and services;
- respond to your questions and otherwise Interact with you;
- to analyze how our platform is used and how best we can customize it
- to identify future prospects and personalize marketing and sales interactions with it,
- to facilitate the tailoring of online advertising to your interests.
How to Delete and Block Our Cookies
Wherever you’re located you may also set your browser to block cookies and similar technologies, but this action may block our essential cookies and prevent our website from functioning properly, and you may not be able to fully utilize all of its features and services. You should be aware that you may also loose some saved information (e.g. saved login details) if you block cookies from your browser. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Disabling a cookie or a category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
You can block cookies by using the settings of your web browser, which will allow you to refuse some or all cookies (for tips on how to do this, see the section “How to turn cookies off?” below). Please bear in mind, though, that if you chose to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access some or all of this Site.
How to turn cookies off?
Internet browsers allow you to control your cookie settings, which are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option of your internet browser to find more details.
Can I withdraw my consent?
Types of Cookies
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:
Session cookies are temporary. They literally only last for a "session." Once you close the browser window, or leave the website, the cookie disappears. Unlike other cookies, session cookies are never stored on your computer. Session cookies allow you to:
Use your shopping cart on ecommerce websites
Browse websites without constantly re-entering the same information
Persistent cookies are a little different. These cookies do stay on your computer once you've closed the browser. They're designed to remember your preferences for a specific period of time, whether it's your login details, your shopping wish list, or your recently viewed items.
Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.
Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services We offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. They allow third parties to check how well their ads are performing on other websites. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies allow us to provide some essential features on our websites, such as secure areas and shopping baskets. Without these cookies, we would not be able to provide some of the services that you have asked to use. The ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies that we use do not gather any personal information about you that can be used for marketing purposes or for tracking where you have been on the internet.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
Identify you as being logged-in to this website;
Make sure that you connect to the right service on this site when we make any changes to the way the website works;
To route users to specific applications of a service, or specific servers.
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies are essential to the proper functioning of this website, so if you chose to block these cookies we cannot guarantee your use of the site, or how the security on this site will perform during your visit.
“Performance” cookies collect information about how you use this website (e.g. which pages you visit, or if you experience any errors). These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how this website works, understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our advertising is.
We use Performance cookies for:
Web Analytics: To provide statistics on how this website is used;
Error Management: To help us improve this website by measuring any errors that occur;
Testing Designs: To test different designs for this website;
Tracking and monitoring the site’s content to improve the user experience.
Some of the “Performance” cookies we use are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties’ own website privacy notifications for further information.
By using this website, you accept our use of “Performance” cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using this website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how this site will perform for you.
“Functionality” cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
We use Functionality cookies to:
Remember settings you’ve applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colours;
Remember if we’ve already asked you if you want to fill in a survey or poll;
Show you when you’re logged in to this website.
Some of these cookies are managed by third parties. Where this is the case we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site cannot work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities.
CONTROL OF COOKIES
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.
OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, Clear GIFs and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.