Privacy Policy

Public Nature of Content Submitted to Sites

The nature of Poets Live is to reach a public audience. Please be aware that any information that you submit whether through forms or email, including personally identi&#fb01;able information, may be publicly displayed at, or on websites not within our control. If you don’t want others to see such information, don’t submit it.

Forms and Content

To create new content, or register for existing content, you may be required to submit an email address and other personal information. We may publicly display the personal information. Your address may also be used to send you email bulletins, or to attribute comments or posts to you. If there are problems with your individual site, we may contact you via email as well.

If you contribute content, such as discussion comments, your contribution may be publicly displayed including personally identi&#fb01;able information. Display of visitor content is determined by the discretion of the individual content editors.

As the editor of content, you may establish a range of access restrictions to your material. The initial default settings allow outside search engines, indexes and third party sites to scan content, create hyperlinks or distribute it further via feeds. If you change these settings, there is no guarantee that outside search engines will omit your content from searches. Please check your default settings to discern the level of access the public has to your content.

Each time you update your content, it may also send pings or feeds to sites that index or track new updates. These sites may publicly display a hyperlink to your site and the time that you updated it. If your site publishes XML feeds, content from or links to your site may be publicly displayed on third party sites.

Depending on the settings on your site, email bulletins that contain content from your site may be sent out to subscribers.

IP Addresses and Referrers

We may publicly display the IP addresses of visitors and contributors to content hosted at

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to tailor site content and to format the site and so&#fb05;ware to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. We may use aggregate visitor data to prepare publicly displayed reports regarding tra&#fb03;c, site popularity rankings, and referrers that visitors use to access content.


If you visit our web site, we may use session cookies while your browser is open, or while you are logged into our site. To facilitate our registration and login functions, we may use cookies to recognize you when you return to our website or to content hosted our site. If you do not logout of your account, these cookies allow us to keep track of your username and password, so that you do not have to resubmit the information to log into your account. Always remember to log out of your site or account so that the computer’s other users cannot access your account.

Disclosure of Information to Law Enforcement

Available log records, and all data stored on our servers may be accessed by our system administrators. The system administrators may produce these records and data upon request or suspected violation of our terms of use. It is our policy to cooperate with law enforcement o&#fb03;cials in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of unlawful activity. If we receive a warrant or subpoena for user information, we may disclose requested records to law enforcement authorities or outside parties seeking information through the legal process.

Links to Independent Websites

Content hosted at Poets Live project may link to independently run web sites outside of the domain. Poets Live is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

Children’s Privacy

Poets Live is intended for adults and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child who has become a member of a site hosted by, please contact our administrator to notify us of a suspected violation.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the general terms of use of the site, you may contact us by email.


This privacy policy is derived from the Weblogs at Harvard Law School Privacy Policy.