Privacy Policy

Mashy.com is a major Arabic language Internet portal, we offer services such as free webmail, news, blogs, online storage and more.

 

PRIVACY POLICY - COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

 

This site is owned and operated by El Motaheda Web. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At mashy.com, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. El Motaheda Web has set to itself a high moral standard that is described in our social contract at this page http://www.elmotaheda.com/index.pl/social_contract

 

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. Any changes to our privacy policy will always be reflected in this page.

 

INFORMATION mashy.com GATHERS AND TRACKS

 

Mashy.com gathers two types of information about users:

 

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:

  • Information mashy.com gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because mashy.com derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does mashy.com divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

 

Mashy.com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

 

Optional Voluntary Information that is accessible to other users or subscribers in our services.

 

We offer the free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users through registration and the creation of member profiles. Mashy.com does not sell or rent such information but in certain areas like job hunting and profiles where the whole point of entering such information is for it to be shared such information is available to all or select users depending upon the area and the options a user selects. If you for any reason do not wish to have such data online, you can easily delete it from the area in question or you can contact us at http://mashy.com/contactus if you need help with that.

 

Email OPT-OUT POLICY and method

We have refrained from all bulk email. Mashy does not operate or lease email lists, and does not email users with third party commercial emails. All our emails are are transactional emails caused by events triggered by user actions with the exception of two emails per year we send to our registered users as membership reminders.

 

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

 

  • Opting out of specific transactional email notifications.

  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users .

  • Totally stopping your account in mashy.com if you so wish.

All opt-outs can be accessed in the following page http://mashy.com/index.pl/mail_optout. Opt-outs are processed in near real time, only emails that that have already been queued for delivery but have not been delivered will come to you after unsubscribing.

To stop your account permanently use the contact us page here http://mashy.com/contactus.

Privacy Policy E-mail communications originating from mashy.com servers

We do not send any commercial email or advertising to mashy.com subscribers or to emails addresses that are collected on our site.

Mashy.com registered users - emails to expect

  1. Mashy.com send you a welcome email when you join the site. This email contains important information about the services of mashy.com. If you do not wish to receive this email then please do not register in mashy.com or if you did you can revoke your membership here by contacting us here http://mashy.com/contactus

  2. Mashy.com sends membership reminders at most twice in a calendar year. If you do not wish to receive such emails you can do so here http://mashy.com/index.pl/mail_optout

  3. Mashy.com sends you emails when certain events that where requested by you happen. Such as when a company is interested in your online CV or when a mashy.com user is interested in becoming a friend. Such emails can be stopped in this page http://mashy.com/index.pl/mail_optout.

Mashy.com does not send you advertising emails, but the above transactional emails may include advertising or sponsorship.

Emails sent to via mashy.com to both registered users and any Internet users.

These messages are triggered only by mashy.com users sending invitations or notifications to some one they know. These emails fall only among the following areas.

  1. “E-mail this page to a friend”

    1. Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose. You as a recipient of this email can stop receiving any “E-mail this to a friend” type emails from the following page http://mashy.com/index.pl/mail_optout

  2. Online Greeting cards are sent from users to any email address, the addresses are user supplied. If you do not wish to get greeting card that are sent through mashy.com you can exclude your email address in this page http://mashy.com/index.pl/mail_optout.

  3. Mashy friends invitations are created when someone you know joins mashy.com friends and sends you an invitation to join mashy friends as his/her friend. Such invitations can be stopped from the following page http://mashy.com/index.pl/mail_optout

To stop receiving such emails even if you are not a registered user of mashy.com you can visit this page http://mashy.com/index.pl/mail_optout.

E-mails sent from our users using mashy.com free web based email.

Mashy.com provides its users with free web based email, thus any registered user in mashy can send emails from and address in the form of [email protected].

If any of our users are harassing you or causing you any problems by using our free email service then use the contact us page here http://mashy.com/index.pl/contactus and we will try our best to resolve this issue.

Advertisers collecting information

If any sponsor or advertiser uses their advertising space to collect user information such advertising will be clearly marked as advertising. We will not allow an advertiser to collect information unless they have a privacy policy online.

2. Message boards/forums policy

Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register in mashy.com for these services ( free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.

4. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Mashy.com may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question.

5. Surveys

Mashy.com may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Privacy Policy jurisdiction

Laws

We operate in Egypt and thus are bound by the laws and customs of the Arabic Republic of Egypt. In case where the country of the users is different from Egypt, and a legal requirement of the users country is not met by our privacy policy or by the laws of Egypt, the users should stop using the service or agree to fall under the laws of Egypt.

Usage tracking

Mashy.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Mashy.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Mashy.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Mashy.com uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. Many areas of the site require you to have cookies turned on to use them but other areas such as news do not.

Web beacons

Mashy.com may use single pixel or invisible images to set cookies that are used in collecting statistical information for mashy.com. Such web beacons and online web useage statistics may be set by third parties that have a clearly published privacy policy. Mashy.com may use such statistical services like that of google.com

Third party ad networks.

Mashy.com may display advertising that is from thrid party ad networks. Such networks may place cookies that mashy.com has access to. We do not deal with an ad network unless they have a clearly stated privacy policy.

Controlling spam or unsolicited e-mail.

Mashy.com has a strict spam policy. We use spam filters to help make sure that the users of our webmail do not get spam. We also limit the ability of webmail users to send large amount of email so that they themselves do not spam. If a mashy.com user is spamming or harassing you please use this page to contact us http://mashy.com/contactus.

Privacy Policy Use

How the information you gather is used if relevant.

USE OF INFORMATION

Mashy.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

Mashy.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

Mashy.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our and target our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

Mashy.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Elmotaheda Web owner of mashy.com. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy you can use the contact us form to ask such questions.