Privacy Policy

The Rosarian Library is a collection of books and information dedicated to the rose. It is non-profit making and provides a research service free of charge. To provide this service specific personal details must be shared and held by the library.

Who we are

Our website address is:

Whose personal details are held?

The details that have been submitted by those requesting the library service. This will initially be name and email address. And those commenting on posts on this website.

What details will be collected?

Details that are relevant for communication or publication of posts. In particular personal contact details.


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 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.

Basis for processing

The basis on which personal details are processed is one or more of the following:-

  • It is necessary for the performance of the request
  • It is necessary to deliver the service
  • Consent has been given (this may be withdrawn at any time by emailing the library)

How will details be used?

Details may be used for the following purposes:-

  • Provision of service
  • Provision of any future service
  • Library records

With whom will details be shared?

This will be limited to other people who may provide a service on behalf of the library (e.g. other rosarians with further knowledge than can be found in the library)

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

For how long will details be kept?

Throughout the period of time that a service is provided.

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.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.


Personal details will be kept secure using appropriate technical and organisational measures. Please be assured that any personal details will not be shared with any third party without the relevant consent.

If you have questions relating to this Privacy Policy please click here to contact me.

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