Privacy Policy


I.    Introduction

The privacy interests of individuals who visit any website under the control of St. Martin Parish Government are very important to the Parish. Thus, St. Martin Parish has adopted this privacy policy to embellish the Parish's commitment to protect the privacy rights related to all information which is provided to us on our website. Consequently, the foregoing policy highlights and embellishes the information which may be collected from you and consequently how that information will be utilized by the Parish.

II.    Collection of Information

     In order to effectively and efficiently deliver services to serve and/or to enhance your visit to our region, we may oftentimes collect what is commonly referred to as "personally identifiable information". This type of data includes your full name, telephone number, electronic mail address(es), and personal or business address(es). However, we will only collect such information when you submit it to us. If you do not wish for us to collect and/or disseminate such data, please do not submit it so that you can be assured that the privacy of it will not be compromised. 

St. Martin Parish's website may employ what is commonly referred to as "cookie technology". Cookies are small items of data which are stored in files on your computer which allow our website to track your use of our site as you visit and revisit it. The use of cookies by St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism's website complies with generally accepted programming standards and practices. Therefore, you should note that you can choose to block the use of cookies through various settings contained in your web browser. However, please be advised that certain features of our website may not work properly without them.

III.    Dissemination and Use of Information

It is the policy of the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism not to sell, share, transfer, or rent to any third parties information which you provide to us, except upon your written consent or as otherwise set forth herein. One exception, however, may be in those instances required by law or which may be necessary in compliance with legal authorities. This includes the necessity to disclose such information pursuant to a subpoena or other legal proceedings or if the Parish reasonably believes such action is necessary to:

A. Comply  with  law   and  the   reasonable   request(s)   of   law enforcement personnel;
B. To enforce the Parish's terms of service or to protect the security/integrity of our website; and
C. To exercise and protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism.

Moreover, the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism may share your personal information with certain third parties without your written consent in order to further serve the purpose(s) for which you voluntarily provide the Parish with such information. Furthermore, St. Martin Parish engages third party information management service providers to help maintain efficient operations. Since such information management service providers may access our systems, they may have access to your information. Nonetheless, St. Martin Parish does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained about you within our system and databases to such information management service providers, but rather requires those providers to sign confidentiality agreements to maintain all confidential information and other proprietary data found in our systems.

It is noted that St. Martin Parish Government routinely collects, compiles, and reports statistics and information reflecting the use of our website and information in order to: enhance membership and advertising services; improve marketing and promotional efforts; analyze our website's uses; improve our website's content and layout; generate aggregate reports on trends, interests, and behaviors; and, to enhance service offerings.

The St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism reserves the right to take any action we deem prudent or necessary to safeguard our website and your information from malicious and unwarranted attacks by viruses, hackers, or other miscreants.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our website. With your consent, we may post your testimonials along with your name. Should you wish to update or delete your testimonials at any time, you need only advise us in writing of your wishes.

IV.    Deletion of Personal Information

At any time, you may request that the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism changes or deletes your personal information in our systems and databases by submitting a detailed description of the desired action to our email address. Note that after St. Martin Parish Government processes a change or deletes your personal information from our active systems and databases, it is nonetheless possible that non-active residual replicas of your information may still exist in our systems, databases, and/or archived backup media.

V.    Implied Consent

By accessing the website of the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism, you are deemed to have consented to the collection and use of the above described information by the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism and certain third parties. Note that once any third party is in possession of your information, we cannot control that party's use of your information. If you do not consent or agree with the terms and conditions stated in this privacy policy, you are cautioned not to access or use our website.

VI.   Miscellaneous

A.    Questions and Concerns - Should you have any questions about this privacy policy or any of the St. Martin Parish Department ofTourism's use of the same, please contact us at our email address.
B.    Changes to Privacy Policy - On occasion, the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism may amend or revise this privacy policy by updating or revising this post with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of processing. Additionally, all changes to this privacy policy are effective when posted on our website
C.    Minors - Protecting the privacy of minors is especially important to the St. Martin Parish Department of Tourism. For that reason, therefore, St. Martin Parish does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 years. In the event that we learn such personal information has been collected from a minor, we will delete that data as quickly as possible.
D.    Effective Date - This policy shall be deemed effective on the date of posting on our website.