Privacy Policy

Who we are is an independently run website about French Polynesia. This privacy policy explains some of the ways we use your personal information, It is our policy not to use personal information for any purpose other than what it is intended.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

What personal data do we collect?

We collect the following information when you visit our website:

  • Information about your use of our website, such as how you came to access our website (e.g. via a Google search or social media), which pages you visit, and how you interact with that page. In order to collect this information, we make use of cookies and other tracking technologies.
  • Information when you click on a link to leave our website. This may include when you click on a link to one of our affiliate websites.

We’ll also collect:

  • Technical information such as your IP address and browser user-agent string. This helps us with spam detection.
  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your web browser settings. However, this can affect your ability to interact with our website. It could also affect your ability to log in to other websites and services (e.g. your online e-mail account or social network websites).

Embedded content from other websites

Pages and articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How your personal data is shared

Through the course of your interaction with our website, your information may be shared with the following third-party providers:

If you click on a link from our website through to a partner website, your information may be shared with one of the following third-party providers. They may set a cookie on your device for the purposes of being able to track the traffic back to our website:

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact Us

If you have any privacy-related questions or concerns, please e-mail us at info //at// bora-bora dot org

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