Privacy Policy

At Floralesque, I take the Privacy of my readers very seriously and below you can find what data we capture and how it is used. We want to provide the best browsing experience and interaction with Floralesque and collect data for that reason. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or favourite colour for no apparent reason!)

Latest update: May 27, 2018


Due to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into place in May 2018, we are issuing this Privacy Policy to inform you about what personally identifiable information we may collect, the types of personal information we collect about you, how it may be used, whom we share it, your rights relating to the information we hold about you and other information relating to the privacy of your data. This statement/Privacy Policy only applies to this Website.

Who we are

Our website address is:

If you would like to contact us, please email

Types of Data We Collect

Among the types of Personal Data that this website collects, by itself or through third parties, are Cookies, Usage data and email address. The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this website.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this website or by the owners of third party services used by this website serves the purpose of providing the service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.

The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Traffic optimization and distribution and Contacting the User.

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data


Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Website.

Please note that this the following is what WordPress collects as default and I have made no changes to this; 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 anonymised 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 should you use the Gravatar service.

Please note that Users are responsible for the content of their own comments. Please note that when you comment on the website and that comment is approved, then it will be visible. It is your choice and at your discretion, to add a profile description, and/or a link to your website. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account if you wish. Therefore, users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

If you do not wish to share your email address and name, there is no obligation to do so. On this website, you are unable to create a user profile, where a name and password is created. Therefore, no username and passwords are stored or visible in our records. Leaving a comment, however, is a form of a profile where information is voluntarily submitted without a particular login.


Please note that at this time there is no area on this website that you can upload images. But, in the future should there be an area where you can do so you should 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.


Please note that this website does not knowingly collect any personal information on children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. Stats (Automattic Inc.) Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.  

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, 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 of its own advertising network. By analysing this data it helps us determine what is working and what is not, and what you as a User/Read find interesting.

IP address data is anonymous by removing the last octet – click here for more information.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out  

Mailing List / Newsletter

You can subscribe to receive updates on Floralesque and from Floralesque by ‘subscribing’ to the website.

By registering on the mailing list/newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this website. Your email address is added to this list as a result of signing up to the newsletter via the subscribe forms on this website. I do not add your email address from any other place unless you specifically agree to it via other means.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via a link within the email that you receive OR by emailing your request to


Floralesque at this time uses MailChimp for sending all/any campaign/update/newsletters. This service is an email address management and message sending service which is used to send newsletters.

Please note that the only way to be added to the Floralesque mailing list was to subscribe via our website, From May 2018, all new Subscribers/Users have to Double Opt-in to confirm subscription.

Personal Data collected: email address.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy 

Affiliate Links

At this time Floralesque does not use Affiliate links. However, we reserve the right to do so in the future and if we do this, the Privacy Policy will be updated to reflect same.


What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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. If 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 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. I do not have control over other websites.

Data Retention

How long we retain your data

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data by emailing

What rights you have over your data

If you have left a comment on Floralesque, 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. If you would like to erase any personal data please email

Previous Competitions Ran on Floralesque

Please note that we have previously run competitions on Floralesque in collaboration with the Wedding Journal Show and TheGet Up & Go Event (via the Irish Blogger Agency). People who wished to enter had to email The name and phone number of the Winners were passed to the relevant parties. Please note that the following two actions have been carried out (1) All emails received/sent to relating to these competitions have been deleted both from inbox and also from trash so I no longer have access to these details (2) A request was emailed to relevant parties with regards the winners on 27th May 2018 to delete all details of the Winners from their system.

Any future competitions ran on Floralesque will be running in a different manner that will be advised at that time.

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts. Each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising and usage on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity if required.

How we protect your data

At Floralesque we take the care of your information very seriously and for that reason, two-factor authentication is in use where ever there is an option to do so.  We take all reasonable steps (both technical and organisational) to protect your personal details once they have been received by Floralesque. For example, all computers that are used in relation to Floralesque are checked weekly for any updates that can be applied and will be updated where necessary.

Privacy statements on third-party websites

Where provides links to third-party websites, these links are provided for information purposes only and is not responsible for the content, copyright or privacy policies of these websites.

Contact information

We hope that this clarifies any questions that you have with regards the use of data and information on Floralesque. At any time, please contact us at with any queries relating to this Privacy Policy.

Please also refer to our disclaimer to read our terms of use!