This Privacy Notice applies
to all personal data you provide to us and also to all personal data which we
collect about you, either about how you use our website or mobile application
(using "cookies") or about your travel patterns if you make bookings
with us. The Privacy Notice helps you to better understand how we use your
personal data and explains how we collect and use it for and with whom it is
1. WHO WE ARE?
Hungary Ltd. (“Wizz Air” or “we” or “us”) (registered seat: Laurus Offices,
Kőér street 2/A, Building B, II-V., H-1103, Budapest, Hungary; company
registration number: 01-10-140174) acts as a data controller. It means Wizz Air
decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
Wizz Air has appointed a
Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) to ensure compliance with the applicable data
protection laws and oversee our state of compliance, also, to ensure your data
protection related questions are answered. The Hungarian Data Protection Authority
is the lead data protection supervisory authority for Wizz Air as a data
You always have the right
to make a data protection related complaint at any time to a supervisory
If you would like to exercise your data protection related rights you
can submit your request HERE
after logging in into your Wizz account under the data protection tab.
PERSONAL DATA –
WHAT IS IT?
data relates to a living
individual who can clearly be identified from that data, in particular
your name, address, phone number, email address, credit or bank card number,
information on special care. Identification can be made by the
or in conjunction with any other information otherwise in the data
controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession.
4. HOW DO WE COLLECT
your data on our website, mobile app, via email, call centre, via post when you
send us a postal letter and in certain cases at the airport when we are
required or obliged to prepare memorandums or minutes on certain events related
to you travel.
5. WHY DO WE COLLECT
(DATA PROCESSING PURPOSES)
We collect and
use your personal data for the following purposes:
a) To create your WIZZ Account, for this purpose we collect
the following data: title, name, date of birth, gender, mobile phone number,
email address, nationality (citizenship).
b) In order to process your booking and payment card verification, we
collect the following data: title, passenger names, addresses, passport or
Government issued EU National ID card numbers and expiry date, telephone
numbers, e-mail and IP addresses, credit/debit card or other payment or bank details.
c) To deliver the services you have purchased from us, for
this purpose we collect the following data: passenger name, nationality,
gender, age group, passport or Government issued EU National ID card numbers
and expiry date, medical conditions for passengers who have special medical
requirements and/or dietary requirements, phone number, email address, credit
or bank card or bank account details, information on special care (sensitive
personal data), flight details, confirmation number, date of birth, details of
travel documents, the services you purchased and WIZZ Account number.
d) To facilitate the purchase of third parties’ services or products on
our website. For this purpose, we collect the following data: passenger name,
nationality, gender, phone number, email address, credit or bank card details,
information on special care, flight details, confirmation number, date of
birth, details of travel documents, location data (including real-time
geographic location of your computer or device through GPS, Bluetooth, and your
IP Address , along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, if
you use location-based features and turn on the Location Services settings on
your device and computer) and WIZZ Account number.
e) To communicate with you (for example in the event of
flight disruption) via e-mail, telephone, sms, mms, push notification, in app
messages, chat service, social media, calls, postal letter. For this purpose,
we collect the following data: name and contact details (phone number, e-mail
address, postal address), flight data, Wizz Account number.
f) To send you reminders on
unfinished bookings. For this purpose, we collect the following data:
selected starting point and destination, one-way or return flight, departure and
arrival times, number of passengers, selected fare type, total amount of fare
price, whether the user is a newsletter subscriber, booking type (normal, WIZZ Discount Club, group), selected services, language of the site/Wizz Air
g) To send you newsletters. For this purpose, we collect the
following data: name and contact details (phone number, e-mail address),
details of your historical searches at wizzair.com and travel habits, travel
h) To provide offers tailored to your preferences and to display
personalized ancillary product recommendations. For this purpose, we
collect the following data: name and contact details (phone number, e-mail
address), travel preference provided to us, details of your historical searches
wizzair.com, historic booking details, travel habits location data (including
real-time geographic location of your computer or device through GPS,
Bluetooth, and your IP Address , along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, if
you use location-based features and turn on the Location Services settings on
your device and computer). For the latter purpose we use historic
booking/transactional data, live shopping chart data, location data and the
route classification applied by Wizz Air.
i) To communicate with you
to carry out customer satisfaction survey for
analytical purposes, for quality improvements, for service developments, to
improve the performance of the website, to measure the success of our
advertising campaigns or to tailor services to your needs. For this purpose we
collect the following data: name and contact details (phone number, e-mail
address) and historic booking details.
j) To support administrative and legal purposes for
example anti-fraud screening, for safety, safety-, operational and other
reports and security purposes. For this purpose, we collect the following data:
passenger name, address, phone number, IP address, geolocation data, booking
and transaction history, credit/debit card details, claim and complaint related
k) To comply with the mandatory provisions of the applicable laws such
as accounting, billing, audit purposes, consumer protection, immigration or public
health related purposes. For this purpose, we collect the following
data: personal data related to immigration and customs control, personal data
related to invoicing, data related to persons requesting special assistance;
personal data related to our obligations in case of flight disruption or flight
We would like to draw your
attention to the fact that the personal data you provide us with during the
creation of your WIZZ Account will be used for booking your flight as a
passenger with us.
This is why you should make
sure that you provide us with correct personal data during the registration
process that exactly matches your travel document that you use for travelling
personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you may have the right to obtain
from us the rectification or completion of your personal data.
5.1. Processing sensitive personal data
cases, we also need to process special categories of personal data (sensitive
personal data), e.g. health related data, for example when you request special
assistance from us and/or an airport operator (such as the provision of
oxygen), or when you provide us with information about your fitness to fly (for
instance if you are pregnant, or allergy information) for safety reasons.
your sensitive personal data, we will need to obtain your specific consent,
otherwise, we may not be able to provide you with the requested service(s). We
may use your sensitive personal data, where necessary, in order to establish,
exercise or defend legal claims, and to ensure compliance with the mandatory
legal requirements. The transfer of your sensitive personal data to third
parties, even outside the European Economic Area, may also be required during
the provision of the services requested from us based on mandatory legal
profiling in order to provide you with offers tailored to your needs,
preferences and interests. Offers might include, inter alia, discounts on
flight tickets, discounts on other services, vouchers provided in exchange of
participation in surveys. Offers might mean offers of Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.,
Wizz Air UK Limited, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi or of our contracted partners (e.g.
banks issuing WIZZ branded credit/debit cards, with special benefits) or other
third persons. The offers might be provided via email, phone, sms or push
notifications based on your consent.
any form of automated processing of your personal data, consisting of the use
of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to you, in
particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning economic situation, personal
preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour or your location/movements.
BASIS OF DATA PROCESSING
The data processing
activities indicated in point a)-c) of Section 5 of this Privacy Notice is
necessary for the performance of the contract to be concluded between you and
Wizz Air or in order to take steps at your request to enter into a contract, therefore the data
processing is based on Article 6 (1) (b) of the General Data Protection
Regulation No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council ("GDPR").
basis of data processing activities indicated in point d)-h) of Section 5 of
this Privacy Notice is your consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) and Article
9 (2) (a) of the GDPR.
processing activity indicated in point i)-j) of Section 5 of this Privacy
Notice is based on Wizz Air’s legitimate interest related to the data
processing (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR). If the legal basis is the
legitimate interest of Wizz Air, we will carefully consider your interests and
fundamental rights and freedoms, and whether these override such legitimate
interests (balancing test).
processing activity indicated in point k) of Section 5 of this Privacy Notice is
necessary for compliance with legal obligation(s) applicable to Wizz Air,
therefore the legal base of the data processing is based on Article 6 (1) (c)
of the GDPR.
refusal/failure of providing personal data.
aware that we need the personal data listed in this Privacy Notice above under Section
5 in order to perform the General Conditions of Carriage and provide you with
our services or personalized offers. If you do not provide us with the
requested personal data, we will not be able to provide you with all or parts
of the services you have requested from us.
withdraw your consent or do not provide the consent for the use of your
sensitive data, we may not be able to provide all or parts of the services you
have requested from us. Please note that in these circumstances you will not be
able to cancel or obtain a refund of any fees you have paid.
7. FOR HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
your personal data for the time required consistent with the purposes set out
in this Privacy Notice or for the period of limitation prescribed in the
We keep your
personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary: for a period of 6 years
from the fulfilment of the contract concluded with us (i.e. deletion of your
WIZZ Account) in order to comply with applicable data retention laws.
internet search data collected concerning you for four days.
In the case
of accounting documents, the retention period is 8 years from the closing of
the financial year, in accordance with Section 169 of Act C of 2000 on
If a court or
disciplinary procedure is initiated, then the personal data will be retained
until the termination of the proceedings, including the duration of any
possible remedy, which data thereafter, in the case of civil claims, will be
deleted after the civil law statute of limitation runs.
In the case
of consent-based data processing, personal data will be processed until the
consent is withdrawn.
8. FURTHER PROCESSING OF PERSONAL
If we wish to use your personal
data for a new purpose, not covered by this Privacy Notice, we will provide you
with a new notice explaining all conditions relating to the new processing prior
to the new processing takes place. If required, we will seek your consent
before commencing the new data processing activity.
9. YOUR PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
Pursuant to the applicable data
protection law you may have the right:
request access to your personal data,
request rectification of your personal data,
request erasure of your personal data,
request restriction of processing of your personal data,
request data portability,
object to the processing of your personal data (including objection to
profiling as well as other rights in connection with automated decision-making),
withdraw your consent, and
to lodge a complaint with
the supervisory authority.
You may have the right to obtain
from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is
processed, and, where that is the case, to request access to the personal data.
You may have the right to
obtain a copy of the personal data undergoing processing in accordance with the
applicable data protection laws. We may request additional information from you
for identification or for further copies requested by you, we may charge a
reasonable fee based on administrative costs.
You may have the right to obtain
from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Depending
on the purposes of the processing, you may have the right to have incomplete
personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary
Your right to rectification
is provided by us free of charge in principle, but in the case of passenger
name changes in the existing booking up to 3 hours before the scheduled time of
departure, we may charge you with the costs of the name change if certain
conditions are met in accordance with our General Conditions of Carriage.
For more information
in relation to our rules of name change correction, please click here.
to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Under certain circumstances you may have the right to
request from us the erasure of your personal data and we may be obliged to
erase such personal data. In such cases we will not be able to further provide
you with our services.
to restrict processing
Under certain circumstances you may have the right to request from us the restriction of the processing your personal data. In this case the respective data will be marked and may only be
processed by us for certain purposes.
to object and rights relating to automated decision-making
Under certain circumstances you
may have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation,
at any time
to the processing of your personal data, including profiling, by us and we can
be required to no longer process your personal data.
Moreover, if your personal data
is processed based on our legitimate interest, you have the right to object at
any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such purpose.
Furthermore, under certain
circumstances in case of automated individual decision-making, you have the
right to obtain human intervention.
We inform you
that Wizz Air does not apply an automated decision-making mechanism under the
to data portability
Under certain circumstances you may have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (i.e. in digital form) and you may have the right to request the transmission of that data to another entity without hindrance from us if such transmission is technically feasible.
to withdraw consent
processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you can withdraw
your consent at any time without giving any reason to us, free of charge, by
clicking the link provided in each newsletter, or via changing preferences in
your Wizz Air account or mobile device. The withdrawal of consent does not
affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
If you withdraw your consent to
our processing your personal data, we may not be able to provide all or parts
of the services which you have requested (e.g. in case of special assistance
service if the processing of sensitive data is required by us).
9.8. How to contact
us and exercise your data protection related rights?
In respect of data
protection related questions, to exercise your rights or file a complaint,
please contact us by clicking HERE
after logging in into your Wizz account.
If you do not have a Wizz
account you can contact us by submitting your request HERE.
to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
If you feel that your personal
data rights have been breached, you can also contact and lodge a complaint with
the local data protection authority, in particular in the Member State of your
habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.
You can also contact the Hungarian
Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi
és Információszabadság Hatóság, H-1125, Hungary, Budapest, Szilágyi Erzsébet
fasor 22/C.; telephone: +36-1 391-1400; telefax: +36-1 391-1410).
10. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL
Wizz Air complies with its
obligations under the applicable data protection laws by
personal data up to date;
and destroying it securely;
collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data;
personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by
ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal
appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the protection of
your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental
loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, in particular but not
limited to where the processing involves the transmission of data over a
network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.
Wizz Air, in line with this, among other things, applies different levels of access rights to the data, which ensures that only the appropriate authorised person has access to the data, whose knowledge of the data is necessary to fulfil his or her obligation arising out of or in connection with the performance of his or her job.
We pay special
attention to the safe transmission of the personal and financial data. This
data is transmitted from your computer to the booking server of Wizz Air
through encrypted channels with the support of the state-of-the-art Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
11. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Wizz Air, in the course of its operation, may utilise the services of various data processors and external service providers to handle and process your personal data for specific purposes, on behalf of and in accordance with the instructions of Wizz Air. In
addition, under the applicable aviation laws Wizz Air is required to share your
personal data with governmental bodies, authorities and other enforcement
The data processors shall process the personal data at most as long as the term of the data processing contract concluded with them is valid and in force, or until they are required to keep your data under the applicable data retention laws.
We may disclose your personal data to the following categories of third
parties (recipients) for the purposes described below:
- travel agents and other
third parties who you book travel or other services through;
- third party service
providers whose services you purchased on our website (including, but not
limited to insurance, transfer services), in our application or via our call
- our partners in loyalty
schemes that you have joined;
- ground handling companies
and airports to provide the service you requested;
- credit card companies,
payment service providers to process the payments you initiated on our website,
in our application or via our call centre;
- third parties running customer surveys on our behalf;
third party service providers involved by us for data processing;
- third parties, such as law
firms, courts, other bodies or service providers in order to enforce or apply
any contract with you;
- government authorities or
enforcement bodies such as the police and regulatory authorities, upon their
request and only as required by the applicable law or to protect our rights or
the safety of our customers, staff and assets.
11.1. Wizz Air Group
data may be shared within the Wizz Air Group as far as such is necessary to
provide the services you have purchased from us or to facilitate the purchase
of third parties’ services or products on our website, via our mobile
application or through our call centre. For more
information about Wizz Air Group, please
11.2. Third party service providers
When you purchase the
service of a third party service provider on our website, in our application or
via our call centre (e.g. you order transport service or any related activities)
we will transfer your personal data to the respective service provider to
facilitate the purchase and to perform the service you ordered from us.
The data processing of such
third parties may also be governed by their own privacy policies. Please review
the privacy policies on the website of such third parties directly for more
information about their data processing practices. Furthermore, we also receive
information about you from third parties, for instance when you participate in
a loyalty programme.
Wizz Air engages certain third parties to provide assistance during the
performance of the services bought from us. Such third parties provide the
- ground handling services at
- running loyalty
- provision of IT support services;
- provision of certain services at the
airports, such as sale of tickets, services related to baggage, priority
boarding, flight changes;
11.4. Call centre
We engage third party
suppliers for the provision of call centre services for us. You can find more
information about these suppliers here. Our call centre processes your personal data in accordance with this
Privacy Notice. Calls are recorded for the protection and reproducibility of
verbal commitments if you give your consent to that and they may be connected
with other reservation data . Complaints submitted electronically, via post or
via email, are also archived, and may be connected with other reservation data
for possible future complaints handling.
authorities and enforcement bodies:
transfer your personal data to government authorities or enforcement bodies
such as the police and regulatory authorities, upon their request and only as
required by applicable law; or to protect our rights or the safety of our
customers, staff and assets.
11.6. Border police and immigration authorities:
In certain countries, Wizz
Air is required by law to give border control agencies access to booking and
travel information. Therefore, any information we hold about you and your
travel arrangements may be disclosed to the customs and immigration authorities
of your place of departure or your destination or to the local Passenger
Information Unit. In addition, applicable laws in certain countries require
Wizz Air to collect passport and associated information for all passengers
prior to travel to or from those countries. When required by applicable law,
Wizz Air will provide this information to the relevant customs and immigration
Please be informed that
under Directive (EU) 2016/681 of the European Parliament and of the Council of
27 April 2016 on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention,
detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious
crime Wizz Air is obliged to forward your travel information for the Passenger
Information Unit of the Member State where you are travelling to.
12. TRANSFERRING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
TO THIRD COUNTRIES
of your personal data outside of the European Economic Area is necessary in
order to provide you with a service that you have requested, and your personal
data may be accessed by Wizz Air Group members and data processors and service
providers from countries that do not provide the same level of data protection
as provided in the European Economic Area. Wizz Air takes appropriate measures,
which in relation to the recipients of your personal data, is necessary to
ensure an adequate level of protection as defined by the applicable data
protection law, in particular through the application of the Standard
Contractual Clauses issued by the European Commission or by a decision of the
European Commission which states that the country in which the recipient of the
transferred personal data provides an adequate level of data protection.
If, in relation to data transfers
abroad, an adequate level of protection of personal data cannot be ensured,
then we shall request your express consent relating to any such data transfers
abroad. Please note that such data transfers may be associated with certain risks, particularly that in the country of the data recipient, unauthorised third parties may also have unreasonable access to said data and you may not be able to exercise the rights of the data subject and/or your right to object against acts that may harm your personal data and your right to privacy.
website among the origins and destinations, you can find the third countries
where your personal data may be transferred, or where it may be accessed from,
based on your travel destination and the service providers we use to perform
DETAILS OF DPO
If you have any further
questions about the Privacy Notice or how we handle your personal data please
contact us by sending your query to us through our webform by clicking HERE or by writing to our Data
Protection Officer at Wizz Air Hungary Ltd., Laurus Offices, Kőér street 2/A,
Building B, II-V., H-1103 Budapest (or data.protection [at]wizzair.com).
When you use our website,
cookies are stored by your browser on your device. We use several types of
cookies. Some cookies are always on as they are necessary for the website to
work properly. Cookies for analytical purposes improve our website and offer you
the best possible user experience. Other cookies are used for more comfortable
website settings, or for the display of personalised content and allow you to
share information. Please note that depending on the settings you choose, some
functions of the website may no longer be available or we may not be able to
provide you personalized content. Read more about the cookies used by Wizz Air
and how you can block them by clicking here.
Until you log in to your Wizz Air Account, the use of such data for the purposes described in the preceding sentence will be in pseudonymised form. That means we will replace
your name and other features which may identify you with another identifier in
order to make it impossible to identify you as a person and we will not bundle
such usage profiles with other data we store about you. Once you are logged in your Wizz Air account, the use of such data for the purposes described in the preceding sentence will be personalised and connected to you.
entitled to object against the use of your data for building usage profiles as
described above at any time.
We may also transfer
your non-personally identifiable data such as, but not limited to, anonymous
demographic information and online behaviour to our contracted partners (e.g.
third party service providers or banks issuing WIZZ branded credit/debit cards,
with special benefits) for the purpose of market research. “Non-personally
identifiable data” in this respect means we modify your personal data so that
the information concerning personal or material circumstances cannot be
attributed to you or that such attribution would require a disproportionate
amount of time, expense and effort. We store data sent by your browser and
device to our website during the reservation process. No such data will be
disclosed to third parties except in aggregate, non-personally identifiable
15. THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR
We send you
newsletters in email, sms, push notifications, in-app messages on actual
bargains and special offers if you have requested such communication from us by
subscribing to such services, or if you provided us with your consent. We will
not contact you electronically for marketing purposes unless you have expressly
indicated your consent by ticking relevant tick boxes on the data entry form in
which you entered your contact information.
16. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE
If we change
this Privacy Notice, we will publish the updated version of it on our
17. THIRD PARTY
The wizzair.com website provides links to other
websites for your convenience and information. Please be aware that these sites
may be owned and run by other companies and organisations and have different
security and privacy policies. Wizz Air has no control over and takes no
responsibility for any information, material, products or services contained on
or accessible through those websites.
18. THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY
Wizz Air is not responsible for third parties’ use of your data, where
such use is permitted for their own purposes. In such cases that these third parties are also considered data controllers, please consult their privacy policies for further information.
Policy is effective from 11 August 2020