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CemAir (Pty) Ltd Privacy Policy

CemAir is a privately owned, limited liability company, established in 2005 and incorporated under the laws of South Africa with registered office at Hangar 6, O R Tambo International Airport, Bonaero Park, South Africa. For more information, please see our website under ‘About Us’.

CemAir is responsible for the collection and use of your personal data as described in this privacy policy.

Types of data we collect –

We may collect and process the following categories of personal information shown below:

Identity Information

We may record your name, gender and date of birth, your nationality and passport information.

Contact details

CemAir will process your address, telephone number and email address when booking with us. For business travelers, we may also collect information relating to your company such as company name and business location.

Reservation details

When you make a reservation or book a flight with us, we will process details about your flight, prices and date of reservation or booking. We will also process information regarding upgrades, extra baggage, products you purchase, preferred payment method, billing information, transaction and credit information.

Travel details

When you travel with us, we process information in relation to your journey. This includes details on your itinerary, check-in, boarding pass and your travel companions. We will also process details of any medical needs and any additional assistance required.

Communication details

When you send us an email or communicate with us in any other way, we register your communication with us.

Sensitive data

We try to limit the circumstances where we collect and process sensitive personal data. We however may collect sensitive data under the following circumstances:

How we collect data –

We may collect personal data when you book a flight or communicate with us via phone, email or WhatsApp Telegram, Facebook, Twitter or similar social media application.

We collect credit card information and contact details when you complete a booking through our website or over the phone. We may also receive personal information from service providers and third parties who have been authorized to provide your information to us. This includes travel agencies or tour operators.

Who we share your data with –

We may disclose your personal information to the following third parties for the purpose described here:

Purposes for which we use your data –

To provide our services to you

To handle your reservations and bookings and to fulfill your travel arrangements and purchases, we need to process most of the information described above. For example, we need your name, passport number and other identifying information to issue your ticket. To inform you about changes in departure times, we need your contact details. In addition, to ensure that you receive the required care, we require your specified medical needs.

To provide our online services to you

For example, we use your name and flight details when you check-in for your flight with our app.

To ease your use of our online services, we may analyze the data we collect when you use our digital media and combine it with information collected via cookies and similar technologies. For example, to understand which digital channel (email, social media) or device (desktop, tablet or mobile) you prefer, so we can restrict our communication to that channel or device.

To communicate with you

We use your contact details to communicate with you, answer your questions or handle your complaints.

For direct marketing purposes

We may use your personal information to send you newsletters, promotions or other marketing communications.

We may use different channels for our marketing communications, such as e-mail, apps and social media.

Categories of data

To understand what is relevant to you, we may use tools to analyze your personal information. For this purpose, we may use and combine the information described above. We may also combine such aggregated data with information we receive from our group companies or from public sources. Without your consent we will not use sensitive data for this statistical research.

We use the results of our analysis to tailor our marketing communications to your specific interests and preferences. For example, if our analysis shows that you may be interested in certain types of travel or a specific destination, we may customize our newsletter and websites with offers and content that we believe will be relevant to you.


For facilitating immigration formalities, entering the territory of a State or fulfillment of statutory obligations.

Security –

We will take appropriate and reasonable technical, physical, legal and organisational measures, which are consistent with the applicable privacy and data security laws. This includes the following:

Unfortunately no data transmission over the internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any personal information you might have with us has been compromised) please immediately notify us at

Individual Rights –

The right to be informed

Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data.

The right of access

Individuals have the right to access their personal data and supplementary information.

The right to rectification

The right for individuals to have inaccurate personal data rectified, or completed if it is incomplete.

The right to erasure

A right for individuals to have personal data deleted. Also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’.

The right to restrict processing

Individuals have the right to request the restriction or suppression of their personal data.

The right to data portability

Allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services.

The right to object

Individuals have the right to object to:

Lawful Basis –

Legitimate Interests

As a commercial airline and travel provider CemAir has a legitimate business interest to use the personal information we collect to offer an effective service and carry out our business.

Compliance with legal obligations

There are situations where CemAir is subject to a legal obligation and needs to use your personal information to comply with those obligations.

To protect the vital interests of you or another person

There are situations where we may need to use your personal information to protect the vital interests of you or another person.


Alternatively, we may collect and use your personal information where you have given your specific consent to us doing so. If the basis of our processing your data is consent, you can withdraw your consent to such processing at any time. However, if you withdraw this consent, in some circumstances, it may mean we will not be able to provide all or parts of the services you have requested from us and you will not be able to cancel your booking or obtain a refund of any charges you have paid.


We will keep your information for as long as we need it for the purpose it is being processed for. For example, where you book a flight with us, we will keep the information related to your booking, so we can fulfil the specific travel arrangements you have made and after that, we will keep the information for a period which enables us to handle or respond to any complaints, queries or concerns relating to the booking.

We will actively review the information we hold and delete it securely, or in some cases anonymize it, when there is no longer a legal, business or customer need for it to be retained.

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