Acceptable Use Policy
Poet Tips is a kind of digital “community garden”, designed to help people explore, experience, and enjoy the richness and diversity of poetry. As such, it relies on real people making contributions to the site over time in order for it to continue to grow and thrive.
In order to keep Poet Tips tidy for all to enjoy, there are two fundamental guidelines that we ask you to adhere to whenever making a contribution to the site:
- All poet names submitted should be the names of real poets
- All tips submitted should be made in the spirit of a genuine recommendation
The first guideline is easy to understand–any text contributed that is not the name of a real person, or is the name of a real person who is not a poet, should be flagged for removal and deleted.
Secondly, while we recognise that many factors go in to making a recommendation, there are also types of recommendations clearly outside the spirit of the site. Recommendations including but not limited to those intended to insult, defame, harass–as well as any recommendations based more on associations of race, gender or sexual identity, attitude, politics or involvement in recent news or controversies rather than on aesthetic similarity–should likewise be flagged for removal and deleted.
You should also remember that you are legally responsible for whatever you write online. By contributing to this site, you undertake to indemnify us against any liability arising from any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other statement published by you, or any breach of confidentiality, copyright or other intellectual property rights, and against all damages, losses, claims and costs (including without limitation fines and expenses arising out of or incurred in conducting or defending any proceedings) arising from any such statements.
You will not use the site in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users. You will not post any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, or otherwise objectionable.
By using this website, you agree to abide by these acceptable use guidelines. Failure to do so may result in your contributions being removed and/or your access to the website being restricted or revoked. The website owner and appointed moderators of the site retain the right to do so at any time, at our sole discretion, immediately, and without notice.
For the purposes of applicable Data Protection laws the data controller of this website is Robert Peake (“I/me”).
I may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit my site, add a poet or tip to the site, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources I make available on my Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, an email address. Users may, however, visit my Site anonymously. I will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to me. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.
I may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with my Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to my Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilised and other similar information.
To make this site work properly, I sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information when you visit a website. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
Details about the manner in which Google collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from Users is available on their website at:
How I use collected information
Robert Peake may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To improve user experience
Information you provide helps me make content more relevant and effective.
– To improve my Site
I may use feedback you provide to improve the Site content.
– To send periodic emails
I may use the email address to send User information and updates as requested. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to my mailing list, they will receive emails that may include news, updates, information about the Site. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, I include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of every email.
How I protect your information
I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of any personal information, transaction information and data stored on my Site.
Sharing your personal information
I do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. I may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with others for the purposes outlined above. I may use third party service providers to help operate the website and the Site or administer activities on my behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. I may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
I are committed to ensuring that your Personal Information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place appropriate physical, technical and procedural measures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information I collect online. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from my site may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to me by email.
Third party websites
Users may find content on my Site that links to the sites and services of other third parties. I do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and am not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from my Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to my Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use my Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
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This document was last updated on 17 April 2016