Air India Express Ltd (AIXL) is a wholly owned no frills subsidiary of Air India Limited operating flights on domestic and international sectors.
The customers of Air India Express Ltd include customers of different nationality and jurisdiction who avail/ book various services of Air India Express Ltd on different online and offline platforms, namely, Air India Express Ltd website, mobile site, mobile applications, customer contact centre, authorized agents and affiliates of Air India Express Ltd. In the course of availing such services, the customers of Air India Express Ltd provide certain personal data and information to Air India Express Ltd and the said data and information is collected and used by Air India Express Ltd to provide safe, smooth and efficient services to the customers; in which event Air India Express Ltd is the controller of the personal information and data provided by the customers.
Further, in certain cases, part of Air India Express Ltd services require the customers to voluntarily share their preferences and options to avail additional services that involve third party participation for provision of such additional services. In such cases, Air India Express Ltd collects and processes the personal information and data of the customers with the third parties who are affiliates of Air India Express Ltd.
In both the above cases, Air India Express Ltd acts as either the controller or the processor of the personal information and data collected from the customers depending upon the purpose for which the data is collected.
Air India Express Ltd is committed to respect the customer privacy and strives to take reasonable measures to protect customer information which Air India Express Ltd collects, uses and discloses for regulatory and business purposes and in order to provide the customer with a safe, smooth, efficient and customised experience with Air India Express Ltd.
You should read this Policy carefully. By continuing to use our sites and/or our services or otherwise providing us with any information, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this Policy as amended from time to time in respect of Air India Express Ltd.’s collection, use, handling and disclosure of your information as described in this Policy.
Please note that this Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights or obligations. Instead, this Policy serves as guidelines for protecting your information.
For the purpose of this Policy, wherever the context so requires "you" or "your" shall mean Customer and the term "we", "us", "our" shall mean Air India Express Ltd.
“Customer” means any person who purchase / intends to purchase / inquires and is offered any product(s) and / or service(s) made available by Air India Express Ltd through any of Air India Express Ltd.’s customer interface channels, namely, website, mobile site, mobile app, offline channels including call centres, ticketing and reservations offices, airports, authorized agents, affiliates and code share airlines.
This Policy applies to the information that Air India Express Ltd collects about you, which include the following situations:
This Policy does not apply to any site not owned and managed by Air India Express Ltd. Please see those respective sites for the privacy policies that may apply.
Air India Express Ltd does not buy or acquire your personal information and data. Air India Express Ltd collects and maintains your personal information and data when you provide the same while booking or availing services on the online and offline platforms of Air India Express Ltd and its affiliates. We collect information from you when you make travel arrangements, contact us, complete a survey, register your Profile , participate in a promotion, or otherwise interact with us. The type of information we collect about you depends on your particular interaction with us. The mandatory information we directly collect about you to provide the services booked by you is as follows:
Contact information, namely, address, phone number and e-mail address;
Gender and date of birth;
Payment information (namely, debt or credit card information, card number, name of cardholder, billing address and expiry date);
Passport information and photograph (in case of international travel);
User and activity data from our sites and applications;
2. The other information we collect about you, when you voluntarily opt to provide the same while booking services with Air India Express Ltd, includes:
Corporate ID or promo code;
Travel information, preferences and special requests (namely, flight information, dietary, seating or other service preferences, baggage requirements, lost luggage);
Purchase information (including both travel and non-travel purchases);
Health information (namely, medical records or requests);
3.Source of information
We collect your information from the following sources:
Online purchases: When you book, purchase or enquire for services at Air India Express Ltd-managed websites, mobile sites and mobile applications.
Offline purchases: When you book,purchase or enquire for Air India Express Ltd services at Air India Express Ltd or Air India ticketing offices or Customer Contact Centres or through authorised agents or Representative Agents and their staff or other affiliates of Air India Express Ltd. or make a purchase or transact other business with Air India Express Ltd Customer Contact Centre or travel agents (including online travel agents outside of Air India Express Ltd), or a customer service representative (collectively referred as, “Reservations Agents”), data is collected, e.g. name, address, birth date, email, telephone numbers and payment information. We may monitor and/or record telephone calls to Reservations Agents. By continuing with the service, you are deemed to consent to such monitoring and/or recording. The Reservation Agents are not directly under the control of Air India Express Ltd until you book Air India Express Ltd services with them.
Client Profile: When you enroll for Air India Express client profile or if you are already a registered user of the client profile, we collect specific information through your face book or google login, namely, your name, address, phone numbers, email address and other security authentication information. We may also collect information that you may choose to provide to us, which may include but not limited to payment, debit or credit card information, billing name and address, special needs, general requests and travel preferences.
Medical or other emergency: If a medical or other emergency occurs while travelling with Air India Express Ltd, we may collect information, including but not limited to first and last name, contact information, date of birth, medical history or information, and may share such information with third-party medical or other safety personnel as necessary or advisable.
We primarily use the information collected from you, to
carry out our business operations and provide our services to you;
fulfil necessary compliances under applicable law;
facilitate your specific requests and preferences;
gather feedback from you to improve our services; and
build continued relationship with you and to provide you value added offers and other allied options to avail our services.
Air India Express Ltd may disclose your information to the following persons/entities:
Any governmental, regulatory and/or law enforcement authorities as directed by or required under applicable law, court order, subpoena or other legal process;
Your information may be disclosed by us for all or any of the following purposes:
to conduct our operations and business and to provide you the services;
to comply with any applicable law, order, rule, regulation, direction or request of any governmental, regulatory or law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction;
to enforce or protect our rights or properties or any or all of our affiliates, associates, employees, directors or officers or when we have reason to believe that disclosing your information) is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities;
for such other purposes for which you have given your specific request or consent.
Air India Express Ltd and our third party service providers collect information by using technologies and methodologies, such as "cookies", tags, web beacons or other similar technologies that enable tracking as you browse our sites. We use these technologies to authenticate you as a user, to remember your preferences for using the site, to present offers that may be of interest and to facilitate transactions, such as flight searches and purchases. We and our third party service providers also use these tools to analyze use of our sites and our services. We may use this information in the aggregate or combine it with information that we have already collected about you.
Cookie. "Cookies" are small bits of information that are stored on your computer by your web browser. Web beacons or “pixel tags” are small strings of code placed on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring information. Cookies and the other technologies discussed in this section allow us to recognize your preference information, to track your transactions and to facilitate effective website administration.
If you do not want your information to be collected through cookies, you can change the preferences in your particular Internet browser. Some website functionality may not work properly if your browser does not accept cookies. Please check your chosen Internet browser for instructions on how to change your cookie settings.
Other technologies. These technologies allow us to recognize your preference information, keep track of your transactions and facilitate effective website administration. We and our third-party service providers may use other technologies (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our sites and services to, among other things, track the activities of visitors, help us manage content and compile statistics about usage. We and our third party service providers may also use emails sent to you to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed and track whether our emails are forwarded.
Air India Express Ltd may, upon your written request to us, allow you to view, change or update your stored personal information. Where permitted by law, Air India Express Ltd reserves the right to charge a reasonable administrative fee for this service. In exceptional circumstances, Air India Express Ltd reserves the right to deny you access to your personal information and may provide an explanation as required by applicable laws. Exceptional circumstances include where:
An investigating authority or government institution objects to Air India Express Ltd complying with a customer’s request,
The information may, in the exercise of Air India Express Ltd’s reasonable discretion and/or assessment, affect the life or security of an individual, and
Data is collected in connection with an investigation of a breach of contract, suspicion of fraudulent activities or contravention of law.
If you are registered on the client profile section of Air India Express website, you can view or update your personal information by logging into your client profile account on Air India Express Ltd website.
To protect your privacy and Air India Express Ltd's proprietary databases and systems, you should not share any of your information, such as Client Profile login details or password, with any unauthorized individuals or third-party information aggregators that would allow them access to your sensitive account information. You should also take all necessary steps to secure your mobile devices and protect information you may have stored on them. We do not have control over the security of your mobile device. Air India Express Ltd assumes no responsibility for the loss of information associated with security disrupting technologies, including but not limited to reverse engineering of mobile device applications or malware, that compromise the Air India Express Ltd mobile application(s) as a result of owner or third-party initiated changes to the mobile device. The security of that mobile device is the responsibility of its owner, not Air India Express Ltd.
Due to the nature of our services, Air India Express Ltd will collect and maintain travel information, about minor (according to applicable laws) when necessary to comply with security regulations, for safety reasons, or as otherwise necessary for Air India Express Ltd to provide transportation or other services requested.
Air India Express Ltd cannot distinguish the age of persons who access and use its websites. If a minor (according to applicable laws) has provided Air India Express Ltd with Customer data without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact Air India Express Ltd to remove the relevant Customer data and unsubscribe the minor.
Air India Express Ltd maintains necessary safeguards to protect the customer information and do not engage in the business of buying or selling the customer data to any third party. Air India Express Ltd treats the information of its customers as proprietary and confidential and exercise same degree of care to protect the confidentiality of such information as it would exercise to protect its own confidential information, but in no case less than a reasonable degree of care.
Air India Express Ltd do not use the personal information of its customers for racial or ethnic purpose, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union memberships, processing of genetic or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person. However, this prohibition do not apply where any particular customer has given his or her consent for one or more such purposes or where the processing of the customer information is necessary for purposes of carrying out legal obligations of Air India Express Ltd, or where the personal data of any customer is manifestly public data.
In no event will Air India Express Ltd be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of any information voluntarily provided by the customer for availing Air India Express Ltd services.
Air India Express Ltd also accepts no liability for violation of data protection rights of any customer if the information provided by such customer is handled, used, stored or disclosed by Air India Express Ltd in accordance with this Policy or as mandated by applicable law.
Location of your information / Data transfer
Air India Express Ltd will transfer, store, and process information that we collect about you, as described in this Policy, in India and overseas, which may not provide the same level of protection for your personal information as your home country. In addition, we may further transfer your information outside India for the purposes described in this Policy. By submitting any personal information or by using the website and without limitation to any other rights or obligations we have, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, India and these other countries, and acknowledge that your information may be subject to access by law enforcement and other government entities, including courts and tribunals, in accordance with laws applicable in those jurisdictions.
Air India Express Ltd will retain your information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, the legal or business purposes of Air India Express Ltd, or as required by relevant laws. When destroying your information, we will take commercially reasonable and technically possible measures to make the personal information irrecoverable or irreproducible in accordance with the applicable laws.
Other sites/digital channels
Our sites and our online services may contain links to third party sites. Any access to and use of such linked sites is not governed by this Policy but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party sites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party sites.
If you have comments or questions about this Policy, please submit your inquiry to Air India Express Ltd Customer Care. Please reference this Policy in those communications.
Legal effect and changes to the policy
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