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Privacy & Cookie Policy

To protect your individual rights, especially in terms of automated processing, and in an effort to achieve complete transparency with its customers, the St. Martin Tourist Office has implemented a policy covering all this data processing, the purposes of this processing, as well as information about the way in which people can exercise their rights. If you continue browsing this website, you fully accept the following provisions and terms and conditions of use. You accept the use of cookies and other tracking technology.
The version of these terms and conditions of use currently online is the only version that can be opposed while using the website, until a new version replaces it.

Article 1 – Legal Notice

The Website
https://www.st-martin.org

Publisher
St. Martin Tourist Office
whose headquarters are located at: 10, rue du Général de Gaulle – Marigot 97150 Saint-Martin

represented by Valérie Damaseau, as President, 
+590 590 87 57 21
contact@st-martin.org

Site created and hosted by Faire-Savoir
Parc Horizon de la Haute Borne
2/6 avenue de l’Horizon – Bâtiment 4 – 59650 VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ
France
contact@faire-savoir.com
www.faire-savoir.com

Article 2 – Accessing the Website

Accessing and using the website is strictly reserved for personal reasons only. You agree not to use this website and the information or data contained herein for sales, political, or advertising reasons, or for any form of solicitation of business, in particular for sending unsolicited emails.

Article 3 – Website Content

All the brands, photographs, text, comments, illustrations, animated or non-animated images, video sequences, sounds, and all the IT applications that could be used to operate this website, and in general all elements reproduced or used on the website, are protected by current intellectual property laws.

They are the exclusive property of the publisher or its partners. Any reproduction, representation, use or adaptation, in any form, of all or a part of these elements, including IT applications, without prior written authorization from the publisher, is strictly forbidden. If the publisher does not take action as soon as they become aware of any unauthorized use, this does not mean said uses are accepted and any criminal proceedings waived.

Any representation in part or in full of this website, of all or a part of the elements found on the website by any person, without the express written consent of the publisher of the website is forbidden, and constitutes an infringement under articles L. 335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code. The same shall apply to the databases that may appear on the website, which are protected by the provisions of the law of July 1, 1998, which transposed the European Directive of March 11, 1996, on the legal protection of databases into the French Intellectual Property Code.
Any dispute relating to the use of this website is governed by French law.

For any requests to use or reproduce all or a part of the elements from the website, please contact the publisher at the following address: contact@st-martin.org

The publisher cannot guarantee that the information featured on the website is accurate, complete, and up to date.
The information and statements published on this website are not legally binding. The content made available on this website is for information purposes only. The information on this website could be technically inaccurate or contain typographical errors.
The photographs of products, along with their descriptions, are not legally binding and the publisher cannot be held liable.

Copyright for photos used on the website (excluding hotels): idimweb.com, Laurent Benoit, Claude Cavallera, Jean-Marc Riva.

Article 4 – Website Management

To ensure the website is managed correctly, the publisher can do the following, at any moment:

  • suspend, interrupt or limit access to all or a part of the website, reserve access to the website or to some parts of the website, to a certain category of users;
  • delete any information that could disrupt its functioning or breach national or international laws;
  • suspend the website in order to make updates.

Article 5 – Liability

The publisher cannot be held liable in the event of any malfunction, breakdown, difficulty, or service interruption that could prevent access to the website or to one of its functions.
You are fully responsible for the equipment you use to connect to the website. You will have to take all appropriate measures to protect your own equipment and your own data, particularly from viral attacks on the Internet. You are solely responsible for the websites and data you view.
The publisher cannot be held liable in the event of any legal proceedings against you:

  • as a result of using the website or any service that can be accessed via the Internet;
  • as a result of your failure to comply with these terms and conditions.

The publisher is not liable for any damage caused to yourself, to third parties and/or to your equipment, as a result of your connection or your use of the website, and you shall waive any legal action against the publisher for this reason.
If the publisher should be involved in amicable or judicial proceedings as a result of your use of the website, this could result in penalties against you, as compensation for any damages, amounts, convictions, and fees that may result from these proceedings.

Article 6 – Hyperlinks

Users are authorized by the publisher to use hyperlinks to all or a part of the website. Any links must be removed if the publisher requests to do so. Any information that may be accessed via a link to another website is not controlled by the publisher, and they cannot be held liable for the content.

Article 7 – Data Collection by the Publisher

Your data are collected by the St. Martin Tourist Office.
“Personal data” refers to any information about an identified or identifiable physical person (person in question). An “identifiable person” is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, notably via a name, email address, address, identification number or one or more specific elements that lead to the identification of their physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity.

The personal information that may be collected on the website is mainly used by the publisher to be able to communicate with you, and wherever necessary, to process your requests.

The following personal data are collected and stored, with your consent:

  • Newsletters: email address, IP address, date and time of subscription, date and time of subscription confirmation (double opt-in). These personal data are collected and stored on the website’s host server in Switzerland and backed up in a database, to be able to send you the latest news and other information by email. The data are stored for as long as the website exists
  • Contact form: name, email address, subject, message are emailed to the publisher directly so that they can respond to your requests, and these data are stored for an unlimited duration. These personal data are not stored on the website’s host server.

Data security and confidentiality
The publisher shall make their best efforts to ensure the protection, confidentiality, and security of the personal data sent to them by Internet users and/or customers, in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

Article 8 – Automatic Data Collection

Cookies

The website uses cookies.

Our cookie policy provides a definition of cookies, how we use them, how our third-party partners may use cookies on our website, and your choices as regards the use of cookies.

A “cookie” or “tracker” is a small computer file that is saved on a device (computer, tablet, smartphone) and read, for example, when a website is viewed, an email is read, or a software program or mobile application is installed, no matter the type of device used (source: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-traceurs-que-dit-la-loi).
When you browse this website, the company in charge of the website in question and/or third-party companies may store cookies on your device.

Cookies allow a website to remember your selections and preferences (such as connection information, local language, and/or other display preferences) for a certain period of time, so that you do not need to enter this information each time you visit the website, or when browsing from one page to another. They also allow the website or a third party to recognize you, making your next visit easier, and the website better adapted to you. We may sometimes use tracking pixels, which are small graphics files linked to our servers, allowing us to monitor how you use the website and related functions. This is done to give you a better, more efficient, and personalized browsing experience.

Categories of Cookies Used on this Website

When you first browse this website, a banner will appear explaining the use of cookies on our websites and you can accept, refuse, or modify your preferences as regards the use of cookies.

The website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies, and various different types of cookies that allow the website to function correctly.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to ensure the website works correctly, so you can browse the website and use its various functions, such as accessing secure areas, user authentication, and the prevention of fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the website cannot function correctly.

Session Cookies

Any requests made on the website launch a session whereby the IP address is stored in the session data and a session cookie is created in the user’s browser. The IP address is used as a security measure to protect against any attempts to divert a session. This information is deleted as soon as the session ends and the data are purged. The name of the session cookie is based on a hash code that is generated at random, and thus isn’t linked to a constant identification number. The session cookie is deleted once the session ends or when the user closes their browser.

Non-essential Cookies: Performance Cookies

Performance cookies help us improve how our website operates.

Google Analytics

This website uses the Analytics services of the company Google LLC. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer to collect information about the way in which visitors use the website (for example the pages viewed most often, and whether users have gotten error messages for any web pages). The data collected (including your truncated IP address) are sent and saved onto a server managed by Google, in the United States.
Your IP address remains anonymous on this website, and will be compressed by Google beforehand, in the Member States of the European Union or in other Member States of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the United States and then compressed. Google does not make a connection between the IP address provided by your browser for the purpose of Google Analytics and other Google data.
Google will store user and event data for a period of 14 months. (_utma).

You can deactivate the installation and use of cookies through the settings in your web browser. However, you will not be able to use the functions of the website in an optimal manner. If you wish to prevent this personal data from being stored (including your IP address) and used by Google, you can download this plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
For more information, please see the Google Analytics Terms of Service https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ and Privacy Policy https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

Google reCAPTCHA

The website uses Google LLC’s reCAPTCHA service to protect submissions and prevent spam on the site. This service checks whether you are a real person, to stop some features of the website being misused by spam bots.
When you fill in contact forms using this plugin, you accept that your IP address is sent, as well as other data that may be required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. Your data will be sent to Google and used by their services for this specific purpose. However, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand in the Member States of the European Union – or in other States of the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the United States and then truncated from there.
Google will use this information to assess how you use the service. The IP address transferred to reCAPTCHA by your browser will not be merged with other Google data.
This data collection procedure complies with Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

YouTube

This website shares videos on YouTube, which installs cookies on your browser in order to store:

  • a unique identification number on mobile devices for monitoring purposes, depending on the GPS location, and a unique identification number to record statistics about YouTube videos the user has seen, both of which expire when your session ends.
  • a unique identification number used by Google to record statistics about the way in which the visitor uses YouTube videos on different websites, which expires after 8 months.
  • a cookie that aims to estimate the bandwidth of users on pages with built-in YouTube videos, that expires after 179 days.

Your Choices

We do not require that you accept non-essential cookies. If you accept our use of non-essential cookies, you can change your mind at any time (see above).
Please note that if you block essential cookies, this might prevent you from using some of the website’s functions.

Using Your Browser

Furthermore, if you would like to delete cookies or request that your browser delete or refuse them, please consult the help section in your browser. Please note that if you block essential cookies, this might prevent you from using some of a website’s functions.
To find out more on how to use, manage, and delete cookies, for all web browsers, please click on the following link: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-les-outils-pour-les-maitriser

IP Addresses & Website Protection

The website uses SSL technology and other tools to ensure optimal security.
Your IP address is collected and stored in the Web server logs and security tools, to make sure this website is secure and to prevent any fraudulent use.

Article 9 – Right to Access, Rectify and Remove Your Data

Each person has the right to access, rectify, and object to the use of their personal data. Each person also has the right to restrict any processing that concerns them, the right to erasure and the right of data portability for the personal data that they have sent to the data controller.
You can exercise this right by contacting us, at the following address: Route de Sandy Ground, Marigot 97150 Saint Martin
Or by email: contact@st-martin.org
Any request must be sent along with a photocopy of valid and signed proof of identification, and must include an address at which the publisher can contact the requesting party. A response shall be issued within a month of receiving the request. This period of one month can be extended by two months in the event of a complex request and/or large influx of requests.
Furthermore, and since law No. 2016-1321 of October 7, 2016, those who wish to do so, can decide what happens to their data in the event of their death. To find out more about this topic, please consult the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) website: https://www.cnil.fr/.

Article 10 – Use of Data

The information collected may be transferred to a third party who is contractually bound to the publisher for certain subcontracted activities that are deemed necessary in managing your account, without necessarily requesting your authorization.
In case of a breach involving the parties, and for which legal authorities may need to gain access to the collected information, this information shall be transferred to these authorities upon request, stating the reasons, and shall no longer benefit from data protection provisions.
When certain information is compulsory in order to access the website’s specific functions, the publisher shall specify that such data are required at the time they are entered.

Article 11 – Commercial Offers

You may receive commercial offers from the publisher when you subscribe to the newsletter. If you do not wish to receive these offers, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of each email sent by the publisher.
Your data may be used by the publisher’s partners for marketing purposes. If you do not agree, please send a message to the publisher. The data are stored and used for a duration that is compliant with current legislation.

Article 12 – Applicable Law

This website’s terms and conditions of use are governed by French law and are placed under the jurisdiction of the courts of the publisher’s headquarters, unless specified otherwise by specific legislation or regulations.
For any questions, information about the products presented on the website, or about the website itself, you can send a message to contact@st-martin.org