Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Information collection and use South African Airways Vacations, DSA Vacations and our affiliates take our responsibilities regarding the protection of personal information very seriously. This policy explains how we use personal information that we may obtain about you.

Why we need personal information

When you use services provided on this site you may be asked to provide your personal information, such as name, contact details and debit/credit card details. South African Airways Vacations stores this information and hold it on computers or otherwise. We require this information for the following purposes:

  • Providing air carriage services to you.
  • Providing hotel and other land services to you.
  • Processing bookings, sending itineraries to you, or contacting you in relation to reservations.
  • Contacting you in the event of an emergency.
  • Registering you with our website and administering our website services to you.
  • Administering any contest or other promotional offer you may enter.
  • Responding to any queries that you may send to us by email.
  • Purposes relating to crime prevention and detection, and security.
  • Bringing you news of our products and services.
  • Reviewing, developing and improving the services we provide.

If we are unable to collect the personal information we require, we may not be able to do business with you. We need to know the names of all passengers traveling. If you are booking a flight on behalf of someone else you must obtain their consent to use their personal information. We proceed on the basis that you have obtained this consent.

How we collect personal information

Where possible, we collect personal information directly from the individual to whom the information relates. Our website contains interactive facilities, such as registration, inquiry and competition entry forms, where personal information may be collected. In addition we may, if necessary, obtain personal information about you from third parties, including regulatory authorities.

Who we disclose your personal information to?

South African Airways Vacations does not sell, or trade your personal information to third parties.

We may give information about you as follows:

South African Airways Vacations may provide its third party service providers and processors with access to your personal information. These services providers may include: credit card verification providers, our data warehouse and customer relationship management center, marketing organizations who may provide support marketing and promotional communications, internet service providers who administer our web page and provide internet services and host our facilities, chauffeurs, car services agencies, and consumer research companies that assist South African Airways Vacations with understanding consumer interests by conducting surveys. South African Airways Vacations only shares your personal information to the extent required for the performance of such services. South African Airways Vacations has implemented safeguards to ensure that our service providers treat personal information in a way that is consistent with the terms of this Privacy Statement and that it is never used except to fulfill services to South African Airways Vacations.

South African Airways Vacations may also disclose your personal information as permitted or required by law. For example, South African Airways Vacations will disclose personal information to those governmental bodies who have authority to obtain it, in order to comply with a warrant or subpoena issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, and to comply with record production requirements.

In the event of a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of South African Airways Vacations, South African Airways Vacations may transfer personal information in its control to a third party purchaser that agrees to use personal information for the same reasons identified in this Privacy Statement.

Additionally South African Airways Vacations may disclose your personal information:

  • to anyone to whom we transfer or may transfer our rights and duties under our agreement with you;
  • to customs and/or immigration departments or other regulatory authorities in your country of departure and/or destination in order to comply with the law in those countries;
  • if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so;
  • to our employees and agents to do any of the above on our behalf, now or in the future.

If you choose not to provide all the personal information we request, you will still be able to visit our website but you or your travel agency may be unable to access certain options or services.

Direct marketing

We may also use the personal information we collect from you to inform you about new products and services we provide, and special offers of selected third parties. We will generally only do so if you have agreed to receive direct marketing communications when registering for this site. If you have agreed to receive direct marketing material, you can let us know at any time if you no longer wish to receive such material by sending an email to


South African Airways Vacations will take appropriate steps to protect the personal information we collect from you. We have implemented technology and security features to safeguard the privacy of your personal information.

Access to your personal information

You generally have the right to see personal information we keep about you by contacting us by the means set out below and upon payment of a reasonable fee. We will, on request, provide you with access to the information we hold about you, unless there is an exception that applies under the implementing legislation in force. If we refuse to provide you with access to the information, we will explain why.

Keeping your personal information up-to-date

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date whenever we collect or use it. If the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact us and we will take reasonable steps to either correct this information, or if necessary, discuss alternative action with you.

Transfer of information overseas

We may transfer your personal information to people in foreign countries that do not have data protection laws or where your privacy and other rights will not be protected as extensively, for the purposes set out in this statement, for example:

  • To data processors (including operators of global travel distribution systems); and airlines, hotels and other travel and freight service providers.

In most cases the transfer will be necessary for the performance of our agreement with you or for the implementation of pre-agreement measures taken in response to a request by you or for the performance of a contract with a third party which is concluded in your interests, where we are required to do so by law or at the request of a regulator.  In all other cases we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information we transfer will not be held, used or disclosed by a third party inconsistently with the data protection principles laid down in EU Directive 95/46 and/or the prevailing data protection legislation in the respective country.

Privacy and our website

The type of personal information we collect on our website depends on how you make use of the site. When you visit the site, your server address, domain name, the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed will be recorded.

Cookies and Remarketing

A “cookie” is a small bit of text used by a browser to store information. When you visit a site that uses cookies, the Web server will request permission to pass a cookie to your browser. If accepted, it will occupy only a few bytes on your hard drive and can improve your Web surfing experience. South African Airways Vacations uses cookies to track customer visits through our site. Cookies cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive. And although you may receive cookies from many different sites, each cookie can only be read by the Web server that originally issued it. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can set your browsers to refuse cookies.

In an effort to better match the right people with the right message South African Airways Vacations uses cookies and third-party vendors such as Google and their search and display network to remarket to site-users.  Users may opt-out of these interested-based ads by visiting Google’s Ad Settings.  Additional opt-out information can be found by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

If you send us an email

If you send us an email containing personal information, we will take reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality of that information. The content of emails is sometimes monitored by our host for maintenance and fault detection purposes. We may also monitor email for legal compliance purposes. Emails may also be sent to our contractors when they relate to product or service inquiries or complaints. They also treat the information confidentially, but do record it in our in-house database. Although we take steps to protect information sent by email, email is not a secure method of communication. If you are concerned about sending your personal information to us in this manner you may prefer to contact us by any of the other means set out below.

Third party websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. South African Airways Vacations is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites not operated by South African Airways or our affiliates. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our website.

Notification of changes to policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Resolving your concerns

If you wish to gain access to your personal information, have a complaint about a breach of your privacy or you have any query on how your personal information is collected or used please forward your request, complaint or query to the address below. We will respond to your query or complaint as soon as possible.

Our Contact Details

South African Airways Vacations
3320 N. Campbell Ave, Suite #200
Tucson, AZ 85719

Tel:  (855) 359-7228
Fax (520) 509-3710