Privacy Policy

At BoraBoraIslandGuide.com we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.

We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use BoraBoraIslandGuide.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

About Our Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that BoraBoraIslandGuide.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to BoraBoraIslandGuide.com each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.

Google Analytics Cookies

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available here.

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.


If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on.

Statcounter Cookies

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com uses Statcounter to analyze the use of this website. Statcounter collects demographic and interest data and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means on cookies.

See Statcounter's privacy policy here.

Advertising Cookies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

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Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page.

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.

Affiliate Products and Services

We receive an affiliate commission for some of the products/services sold on BoraBoraIslandGuide.com.

The affiliate services platforms we use are Amazon, Commission Junction, Expedia, TripAdvisor.

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Retargeting Ads and Tracking Pixels

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com uses retargeting ads, which require the setting of cookies in your browser.

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com uses Facebook pixels to determine the effectiveness of some Facebook ad campaigns. You can change your Facebook ad settings here

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse BoraBoraIslandGuide.com's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

Personally Identifiable Information

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you complete a Vacation Quote Request form the information you provide in the form will be forwarded to Pacific for Less, who will use this information to respond to you with a vacation quote. 

If you submit content to us on our "Contact Us" form or send us a "Bora Bora Postcard", we will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

If you fill out an inquiry form to contact Bora Bora Yacht Club, Stephan Debelle, WedoTahiti or Moana Adventure Tours, your information will be forwarded to these businesses so they can respond to you.

If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.

If you purchase a product or service from us, we will collect your name, email address, billing address, phone number and credit card number.

This site also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all of your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

The companies who may hold your information are:

• When you sign up for my newsletter, MediaMonkey stores your name and email address securely, so that I can contact you. 

• If you submit your story to our "Bora Bora Postcards” contact form, SiteSell, the company which hosts my website, stores your information securely on their servers.

• If you purchase one of our books or eBooks, SendOwl stores your name and email address, and PayPal processes your payment information securely, on my behalf.

•If you fill out the vacation quote form your information will be sent to Pacific for Less, who will use your information to respond to you with a Tahiti vacation quote.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

Children's Privacy Protection

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of Information

If we sell BoraBoraIslandGuide.com the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site  is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

If you wish to review your information stored on the SiteSell servers for BoraBoraIslandGuide.com, click on this link. You can also edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on that link.

Some information is collected by third-party services. These include MailChimp, SendOwl & Pacific for Less.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to update that information or have it deleted from our records, click on this link.

Updates and Effective Date

BoraBoraIslandGuide.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to BoraBoraIslandGuide.com's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last updated: 31 May 2018

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