Commitment to Privacy
Personal Information. The information that the Project collects on this Web site consists of voluntarily submitted Personal Information that is required to register and use this Web site. For example, during the registration process for this Web site, you will be asked you to submit Personal Information, such as your name, company name, e-mail address, physical address, fax number, and demographic information (such as, city, state and country, or any other demographic information that you may submit). This Personal Information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of your request, as determined by the Project, to complete your registration. Persons younger than 13 years of age may not register at the Web site without the express written permission of a parent or legal guardian.
IP Addresses. The Project collects the IP address of all users visiting this Web site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Site Usage Tracking. The Project may monitor and analyze your activity on this Web site to gather information to determine interest in different areas of this Web site.
Other Information Collected. The Project automatically gathers aggregate statistical information about this Web site and its visitors, such as browsers used, pages viewed, number of visitors, etc.
Use of Personal Information
Service Enhancement. All information you provide may be used to improve the services offered at the Project Web site.
Termination Option. Out of respect for the privacy of the users of this Web site, the Project offers the option to terminate future communications that were originally requested through this Web site. Please see the "User Access to Personal Information" section below.
Surveys. At times the Project may conduct surveys on a voluntary and anonymous basis. You are not required to participate in the surveys.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Sharing with Third Parties. The Project does not rent or sell your personally identifying information. The Project may share your personally identifying information with companies that assist us in delivering electronic and postal mailings, provide maintenance for PoetryFoundation.org, or help facilitate our events. These companies will use your information solely to provide these services to us. We may also, but only with your permission, share the personally identifying information of users who reside within the United States with reputable organizations that offer information and programming that we think may be of interest to you. If you wish for us to share your information for these reasons, please check the "opt-in" box on our sign-up page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Transfer of Personal Information. The Project will only transfer Personal Information to third parties consistent with the principles of notice and choice set forth in the European Commission's Directive on Data Protection ("EC Directive"). Where the Project has not provided for a choice, because our use of the Personal Information is compatible with the purpose for which the data was originally collected or which was disclosed in a notice, the Project will transfer the data to a third-party only if the Project first either (a) ascertains that the third party subscribes to the Safe Harbor principles or is subject to the EC Directive, or (b) enters into a written agreement with such third party requiring that the third party provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the relevant Safe Harbor principles.
Exceptions. Notwithstanding the limitations on transfer of Personal Information set forth above, the Project will disclose your Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Poetry Foundation or this Web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Poetry Foundation; and (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of employees of The Poetry Foundation, users of this Web site, or the public.
Opt-Out Procedure. Users of this Website are given the opportunity to 'opt-in' to have their information used for purposes not directly related to this Website and may choose to provide information to take advantage of TPF's services related to this Website. You may cancel your 'opt-in,' cancel TPF's services or remove your personal information from TPF's database by either: (a) sending correspondence to the following postal address: The Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654; or (b) sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Effect of Opting-Out. Upon receipt of such notification, the Project will, within a commercially reasonable time, either: (a) remove you and your Personal Information from the Project database (which may affect your ability to use the Web site); (b) correct any Personal Information that you state is erroneous; or (c) permit you to "opt-out" of further e-mail contact (excepting notification of major changes to the service) while still allowing access to this Web site; as directed by you.
Links to Third-Party Web sites
This Web site has industry standard security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information. All Personal Information in the public domain will be protected by an industry standard encryption scheme. All information, once received, is stored behind a firewall. However, although the Project has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Web site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet.
User Access to Personal Information
The Project participates in, and has complied with the requirements of, the Safe Harbor principles relating to the EC Directive.
The Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 787-7070
fax: (312) 787-6650
The Web site and all its contents, including the text, graphics, photographs and software, are owned by or licensed to The Poetry Foundation and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws. You may occasionally reproduce, distribute, display or transmit an insubstantial portion of Web site content solely for personal and noncommercial uses and solely for a limited number of individuals, provided that you include all trademark, copyright, and other proprietary rights notices in the same form in which the notices appear on Web site. Except for the purpose stated in the immediately preceding sentence, you may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in selling or exploit in any way, in whole or in part any of the contents of the Web site.
The Poetry Foundation, and other trademarks, logos and indicia of source displayed on the Web site (collectively, "Trademarks") are owned by The Poetry Foundation. The Trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to The Poetry Foundation or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion about whether The Poetry Foundation is the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service and may not be used in any manner that disparages or discredits the Project or The Poetry Foundation.
Links to the Web site, Frames, and Metatags
You may not link to the home page of the Web site in any way that might cast the Project or The Poetry Foundation in a false or misleading light. You may not frame the Web site content so that it is viewed on another site. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates the name The Poetry Foundation or the Trademarks without our express written consent.
Linked Web sites
You agree to cooperate with us as reasonably required in the defense of any such claims. The Poetry Foundation and Affiliates reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any such claim or matter without the written consent of The Poetry Foundation.
The Internet is an open network that is not secure. There is an inherent risk that any transmission via the Internet may be intercepted, modified, misdirected, or not be delivered to the intended recipient. There is also an inherent risk that information stored on a computer connected to the Internet may be accessed without authorization. Although we take reasonable means to protect the security of the information communicated through the Web site, no Internet-connected computer system can be made absolutely secure from intrusion. We, therefore, cannot and do not guarantee that information displayed on our Web site has not been modified by others without authorization or that information communicated by you to us will be received or that it will not be altered before or after its transmission to us. If you elect to use this Web site to communicate with us, you do so at your own risk.
Access to the Web site is made by means usernames and related passwords selected during the registration process. You are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate registration details to us in you register at the Web site. Similarly, you are solely responsible for guarding the secrecy of your username and its related password. We encourage you to change your password frequently. Although by diligence and care you may reduce the risk of unauthorized use of your username and password, such risk may not be eliminated. Again, we are not responsible for unauthorized access to the Web site; if you elect to use this Web site, you, and you alone, have assumed the risk of doing so.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement.
The Project avails itself of the protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We reserve the right to remove any content or links that allegedly infringe another person's copyright. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to our Designated Agent:
Service Provider: The Poetry Foundation
Designated Agent: Web master
Address: 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone: (312) 787-7070
Facsimile: (312) 787-6650
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication to the Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
(a) A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
(c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Foundation to locate the material;
(d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Foundation to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
(e) A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Removal of Poems / Destruction of Copies
In the event that the Project elects to remove a poem previously published on the Web site, a notice of such removal may be posted on the Web site with a request that users of the Web site destroy any copies of a poem so identified that a user may have made. You agree to destroy or erase any such copy, if the Project requests that you do so.
Warranty and Liability Disclaimer
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ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT GUARANTEES OF COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR TIMELINESS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE POETRY FOUNDATION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY OTHERS WEB SITE THAT MAY BE LINKED TO THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES, DEFECTS OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS, COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR FIT FOR ANY PURPOSE.
THE POETRY FOUNDATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, COMPENSATORY, ACTUAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR EXEMPLARY, ARISING OUT OF USE, REFERENCE TO OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
Remedies for Misuse
General Terms and Conditions
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The Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 787-7070
fax: (312) 787-6650