Our Website

Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect, why we collect it – and how we protect it

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.tacomarosesociety.org. If you need to, contact us here. The site’s title is The Tacoma Rose Society, and is often shortened to TRS in posts.

All materials are Copyright 2022 by The Tacoma Rose Society and they are the owners. All rights reserved and described on the Terms of Service Page are linked here.


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 with 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, try to 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.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is 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. Once 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the 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.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Some of the services listed below may use Cookies to identify Users or may use behavioral re-targeting techniques, i.e., displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside TacomaRoseSociety.org.

For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services. In addition to any opt-out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service’s use of cookies for certain advertising features by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Opting Out

Users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as device advertising settings for mobile phones or ad settings in general.

Analytics The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited, depending on the location TacomaRoseSociety.org is accessed from, (“Google”).

Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of TacomaRoseSociety.org to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads on its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out; UK – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Contact Us from the Contact form (TacomaRoseSociety.org) By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes TacomaRoseSociety.org to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header. Personal Data collected: email address; first name; last name.

  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms. This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of TacomaRoseSociety.org.
    • Interactions and information obtained through TacomaRoseSociety.org are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
    • This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
    • It is recommended to log out from the respective services to make sure that the processed data on TacomaRoseSociety.org isn’t being connected back to the User’s profile.
  • Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.) The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

How long do we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be 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 profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (but they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have a user 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.

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.  In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.

Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.

Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.

Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.

Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.

Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.

Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.

Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

Details about the right to object to processing

Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.

Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that process at any time without providing any justification. To learn whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.

How to exercise these rights

Any request to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  This protects all users on the site.

Your contact information

Your email address will be kept in a secure database for return emailing purposes and notification emails only.  None will be sold or otherwise used by others.  Never has been, never will be. The integrity of the site’s collected data is paramount for visitors.

Additional information

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of TacomaRoseSociety.org or related Services.   The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request by public safety authorities.

More about user’s personal data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, TacomaRoseSociety.org may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operating and maintenance purposes, TacomaRoseSociety.org and any third-party services may collect files that record interactions with TacomaRoseSociety.org (System logs) using other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

We do not support “Do Not Track” requests.

To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within TacomaRoseSociety.org and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner.

It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

Legal References


Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that is directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through TacomaRoseSociety.org (or third-party services employed by TacomaRoseSociety.org), which can include:

  • the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use TacomaRoseSociety.org,
  • the URI address (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request,
  • method utilized to submit the request to the server,
  • the size of the file received in response,
  • numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.),
  • the country of origin,
  • the features of the browser and the OS utilized by the User,
  • the various time details per visit / e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application,
  • details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited,
  • other parameters of the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.


Individuals using TacomaRoseSociety.org who, unless otherwise specified, coincide with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

Natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

Natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

Natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other bodies which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including security measures concerning the operation and use of TacomaRoseSociety.org. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of TacomaRoseSociety.org.

TacomaRoseSociety.org (or this Application)

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.


The service is provided by TacomaRoseSociety.org as described in the relevant terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.   All references made within this document to the United States include all of its states & territories.


Small sets of data stored in the User’s device.

Legal Requirements as of November 2019

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to TacomaRoseSociety.org, if not stated otherwise within this document.

This statement has also been prepared based on provisions of  The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) to benefit children under the age of 13. We support the freedom to grow in all its forms.