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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Romance writers Organisation of South Africa (ROSA) uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. ROSA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy policy has been compiled in accordance with GDPR to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information is being used online. This relates to any information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What we collect?
Your name, contact information, and any other information relevant to customer surveys, events and/or offers. When registering on this site you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. We receive, collect and store any information you enter on this website or provide to us in any other way, including name, email, communications, comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

In addition, this website collects the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet. This site may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

When do we collect information? We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, complete a survey, or submit a contact form on the site. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated below only.

What we do with your information:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our events and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about events, new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for survey or market research purposes.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Note: we will never sell your information, or share your information with third parties.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place reasonable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How do we use store, use, share and disclose your personal information?
This website is hosted on the platform. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.

Links to other websites
This website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.​

How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
We only provide articles and information. We will never ask for personal or private information like credit card numbers.

Do we use 'cookies'?
Neither nor the website owner uses cookies on this site for tracking purposes. In the event of third party cookies (eg. Google Analytics), you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features may be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient, and the site may therefore not function properly.

Withdrawal of consent for storage of personal information
If you do not want us to process your data anymore, please contact ROSA at or on the address listed below.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on my website.

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. I have not enabled Google AdSense on this site.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at:

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit this site anonymously. This privacy policy is linked to a menu on the home page. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

Privacy Policy Changes
You will be notified on this Privacy Page if there are any Privacy Policy changes, and you will be able to change or remove your personal information by emailing me. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on this website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances (if any) we use and/or disclose it.

Does this site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
No, we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 16 years old.

Fair Information Practices
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify you via email within 7 business days. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to send updates and marketing information to our mailing list.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

Unsubscribe Options
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
32 Jean Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2194
South Africa ​

Last Edited on 9th May 2018

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