Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

EMTEL LTD (“EMTEL”) BRN: 06006174


At Emtel, privacy matters.
We respect the privacy of our data subjects and other interested parties with whom we have business interactions.
We are committed to comply with all applicable data protection legislations.


Emtel is registered with the Data Protection Office as a Controller (Registration No.C1788) and as a Processor (Registration No.P144).

This Privacy Notice applies to all Emtel’s customers, agents, employees, suppliers, partners and/or potential customers, agents, employees and partners. Emtel is established in Mauritius and may offer services to customers and deal with suppliers and/or partners as a result of which compliance with applicable data protection legislation may be required. This privacy notice explains how we process personal data in the provision of our services.

1. Definitions

“Controller” means a person who or public body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data and has decision making power with respect to the processing.

“Processor” means a person who, or public body which, processes personal data on behalf of a controller. “Personal data” means any information relating to a data subject.

“Data Subject” means an identified or identifiable individual, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that individual.

“Processing” means an operation or set of operations performed on personal data or sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

“Recipient” means a person to whom, or a public body to which, personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not.

“Third Party” means a person or public body other than a data subject, a controller, a processor or a person who, under the direct authority of a controller or processor, who or which is authorised to process personal data.

“Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to an individual, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that individual’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

“Consent” means any freely given specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the wishes of a data subject, either by a statement or a clear affirmative action, by which he signifies his agreement to personal data relating to him/her being processed. The continued use of the services provided by Emtel and on-going business relations with Emtel shall be subject to and in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Notwithstanding, the data subject may at any time withdraw consent.

“Special Categories of Personal Data” means personal data pertaining to racial or ethnic origin, political opinion or adherence, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health conditions, sexual life, sexual orientation, biometric or genetic data.

2. Why this Privacy Notice?

This privacy notice provides you with information on how Emtel collects and processes your personal data, including any data you may provide through this website or via any other means (such as over the telephone, mobile applications and others) when you avail yourself of the services of Emtel and/or when you take part in a competition, promotional campaign or register for any of the services of Emtel. Emtel processes personal data for our legitimate business interest to send relevant commercial communications. Without your data, we will not be able to provide you with access to our services.  

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.

3. Emtel is the Controller and Responsible for your Personal Data.

Emtel has appointed a data protection officer who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us by using the details set out below:

Our full details are:

  •   Email address:
  •   Postal address: Emtel Ltd, EmtelWorld, 10, Ebène Cybercity, Ebène 72201, Mauritius
  •   Telephone: (+230) 5 729 5400

Should you have any complaint at any time, we shall be available as your first point of contact to deal with your concerns. Nothing precludes you from contacting the Data Protection Office.

The contact details of the Data Protection Office are:

  • Email address:
  • Postal address: The Data Protection Commissioner, Data Protection Office, 5th Floor, SICOM Tower, Wall Street, Ebène, Mauritius

4. Your duty to inform us of changes

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. You are required to inform us of any change in your personal data which would be relevant to the provision of our services and/or our business relations.

5. Data Collection

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you relevant to our business relations.

We collect only mandatory personal data (including name, address, identity etc.) for the provision of our services and/or our business relations. We may also collect optional personal data as and when required; however, we strive to minimise the collection of personal data.

We may also collect your Special Categories of Personal Data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes with additional security measures. We shall store this Special Category of Personal Data for the duration of the contract with us and/or as legally authorized.

We may also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we will treat the combined data as personal data, which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

6. Obligations to provide Personal Data

Where we need to collect personal data by law or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you.

7. Automated Technologies or Interactions

As you interact with our website and mobile applications, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. We can collect contact and identity data through our website or Facebook page.

We may receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below: contact, identity, financial and transaction data from providers around the world.

8. Use of your Personal Data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you for the provision of telecommunications services and any other related services.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Where processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interest of the data subject or of another natural person;
  • Where processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

9. Purposes for which we will use your Personal Data

The rationale of using your personal data as a customer or potential customer are, amongst others, for the following reasons:

  • to register you as a new customer or for a new service;
  • to comply with the Information and Communication Technologies (Registration of SIM) Regulations 2023 and other applicable laws, regulations and rules, including the face liveliness check with the relevant authorities (when required);
  • to manage our relationship with you which will include, notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy notice, requesting that you leave a review or take a survey, to provide you with customer support services, including dealing with any complaint you may have;
  • to personalise the service we offer to you for an improved customer experience;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you about products or services that may be of interest to you;
  • to use data analytics to improve our website, products and services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences;
  • to administer and protect our business and this website; (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data);
  • to enable you to participate in lucky draws, competition or complete a survey;
  • to send email and text marketing communications or notifications in case you have not opted out of receiving any marketing communications.
  • to share your personal data with the Mauritius Credit Information Bureau (where required) as a participant.

The rationale of using your personal data as a supplier, partner and / or agent are, amongst others, for the following reasons:

  • to register you as a new supplier, partner and / or agent, or for a new contract or business relationship;
  • to manage our relationship with you which will include, notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy notice,
  • to provide you with support services, including dealing with any complaint you may have;
  • to personalise the service we offer to you for an improved experience;
  • to use data analytics to improve our website, products and services, marketing, relationships and experiences;
  • to administer and protect our business and this website; (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data).

10. Opting Out

You may require Emtel to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links if available or by contacting us at any time. Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data that you have provided to Emtel to avail yourself of its services.

To check Status if on or not promotional messages list of Emtel. Send STATUS by SMS 8333
Do not want to receive promotional message from Emtel. Send STOP by SMS 8333
To start receiving promotional messages from Emtel. Send START by SMS 8333
Do not want to receive game message. Send STOP by SMS 8833
Do not want to receive game message. Send Emtel by SMS 8833

*Cost of SMS to short code 8333 is FREE

11. Cookies


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

You may consult our Cookie Policy

12. Change of Purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please email us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

13. Disclosures of your Personal Data

We may share your personal data with third parties (including law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies, advertising companies and entities within the Currimjee Group) so that we can provide you with products and services, run our businesses and comply with applicable legislations. We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Where we transfer your data to third parties outside Mauritius, in relation to our services, this may be necessary for the fulfilment of our contract with you. Where we are unable to rely on one of the safeguards outlined below when transferring data to those suppliers outside the Republic of Mauritius and we will rely on the derogation under Article 49 of the GDPR and data protection legislation as may be applicable in order to protect personal data to countries outside the European Union Countries (as the transfer relates to the performance of a contract for your benefit), and you hereby permit us to do so. You also acknowledge that where your personal data is transferred outside the Republic of Mauritius and the European Union Countries, controls on data protection may not be as wide as the legal requirements within the Republic of Mauritius or the European Union Countries.

For all other transfers of data, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. 
  • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by in accordance with the requirements of the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.

14. Data Security

We have put in place appropriate technical and organisational security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

15. Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In addition to the above, we shall keep personal data of our data subjects (including contact, identity/facial data, financial and transaction data) for ten (10) years after they cease being customers for tax and legal purposes.

16. Request for your Personal Data

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

17. Your Legal Rights

As a data subject, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local laws. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation, which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedom. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes as defined under section 10. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedom.

  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:

a)    if you want us to establish the accuracy of the personal data;

b)    where our use of the personal data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;

c)     where you need us to hold the personal data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or

d)    you have objected to our use of your personal data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent at any time: where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
  • Right to complain to the authorities: data subjects shall have the right to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data at any time and may direct his/her complaint to the relevant authority.

18. Recruitment and Employment Procedures

We shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted personal data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically erased after a defined time period following notification of refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests are opposed to the erasure.

You may consult our Recruitment Privacy Notice.

19. General

You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy notice to any other person. Emtel may transfer its rights under this privacy notice where it is reasonably believed that your rights will not be affected.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy notice is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part provision will to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy notice will not be affected. 

This notice shall be governed by and interpreted according to the Laws of Mauritius. All disputes arising under the notice will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Mauritius. 

This privacy notice shall form part of the agreement between you and Emtel. In case of any inconsistency between this privacy notice and any other document in relation of the subject matter contained herein, this privacy notice shall prevail.

20. Changes to this Notice

This notice was last updated on the 25/10/2023. This notice may be changed by updating this page to reflect changes in the law or our data privacy practices.