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The Poetry Lounge is a place for poets to post, read, and rate poems.

Terms of Use

The Terms and Conditions ("Terms") listed below, along with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, govern your access to and use of The Poetry Lounge's website and any related mobile application.

1. Terms

These Terms constitute a legal agreement between you and The Poetry Lounge. By accessing The Poetry Lounge's website, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing The Poetry Lounge. The materials contained in The Poetry Lounge are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.
Do not access or use The Poetry Lounge if you are unwilling or unable to be bound by these Terms!

2. Eligibility

Your eligibility to use The Poetry Lounge, is depended on the following criteria: Furthermore, If you are at least 13 years of age, but under the age of 18, you should review these Terms with your parent or legal guardian to make sure that you and your parent or legal guardian understand and agree to the Terms.

The Poetry Lounge is not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that an individual is under the age of 13 and has submitted any information to us for any purpose, we will delete his/her information from our files. In addition, if a parent or legal guardian becomes aware that a child has submitted personal information, that parent or legal guardian should immediately tell us that they would like this information deleted from our records by contacting us at the following email address: editor@thepoetrylounge.com.

3. Use License

We grant you permission to use The Poetry Lounge subject to the restrictions in these Terms. By accessing The Poetry Lounge, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate. However, The Poetry Lounge does not endorse or condone such content and will remove said content when it has become known to us. Your use of The Poetry Lounge is at your own risk.

Your permission to use The Poetry Lounge is temporary and we reserve the right to set limits to your usage at our discretion. Permission is granted to download one copy of the materials (information or software) on The Poetry Lounge's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
  1. modify or copy the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software or webpage owned by The Poetry Lounge;
  4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by The Poetry Lounge at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

4. Restrictions of Use

You agree that you will not, and will not assist or enable others to:

5. Software License and Restrictions

The Poetry Lounge may have software that you can download from this or another website. We grant you a personal, limited, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable, non-exclusive copyright license, solely for your own personal, non-commercial purposes, to install the Software on one computer or mobile device. These are your only rights with regard to the Software. You may not or assist or enable others to decode, reverse-translate, modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software into source code form. All communications between us and the Software and the content stored on our computer servers and in the Software includes our confidential information and you may not access, publish, transmit, display, create derivative works of, store, or otherwise exploit any such confidential information except as such functions are performed by the Software in the ordinary course of operation. You do not have the right to create derivative works of the Software. Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to grant any right or license to You (by implication or otherwise), except as expressly provided herein and no other license, authority to infringe, or immunity from infringement liability shall be deemed to arise or exist as a matter of law or otherwise. The foregoing limitations shall in no way be deemed a derogation of the express rights granted under these Terms.

6. User Accounts

You may need to create an account and provide information about yourself in order to access and use The Poetry Lounge. If you do need to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. Your password will be encrypted before it is stored in our database. The Poetry Lounge or anyone claiming to represent The Poetry Lounge does not have access to your password, does not know what your password is, and will never ask you for your password.

You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any or no reason. You will use your account for your personal, non-commercial use only. In creating an account, you may not impersonate someone else, create an account for anyone other than yourself, or provide an email address other than your own.

7. Responsibility for Your Content

You alone are responsible for your content. You assume all risks associated with your content, including anyone's reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness, or any disclosure by you of information in your content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use, and authorize the use of, your content as described herein. You may not imply that your content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by us.

You may expose yourself to liability if your content violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech or pornography; exploits or otherwise harms minors; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.

8. Our Use of Your Content

When you upload your content to The Poetry Lounge, you give us the right to display your content to other users of The Poetry Lounge. You can revoke this right at any time by removing your content from The Poetry Lounge. The Poetry Lounge will not sell your content, either alone or grouped with other user's content, without your permission.

The Poetry Lounge has no obligation to retain your content and may remove it at any time at our sole discretion.

9. Privacy

Please review our Privacy Policy. By agreeing to these Terms, you are also agreeing to our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy governs the collection, use and disclosure of information we collect from you. The information we collect is stored and processed by us on servers in the United States and potentially other countries. By using The Poetry Lounge, you consent to any such transfer of your information outside your country and/or outside the country where you access or use The Poetry Lounge.

10. Disclaimer

The materials in The Poetry Lounge's website are provided "as is". The Poetry Lounge makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, The Poetry Lounge does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

11. Limitations

In no event shall Isotoria Software or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials in The Poetry Lounge's website, even if The Poetry Lounge or a The Poetry Lounge authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

12. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing in The Poetry Lounge's website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Poetry Lounge does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The Poetry Lounge may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The Poetry Lounge does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

13. Links

The Poetry Lounge may include links to other websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Poetry Lounge for the site. Furthermore, The Poetry Lounge has not reviewed all of the sites that are linked to The Poetry Lounge or that appear in an ad on The Poetry Lounge's website or in an application and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

14. Third Party Software, Services and/or Products

Included as part of The Poetry Lounge and/or the Software provided to you, there may be other software that is licensed and available to you which is subject to third party license agreements. To the extent that these Terms may conflict with licenses or agreements governing your rights to that software, the agreement or license applicable to such third party software is covered by the terms of its applicable license or agreement.

We may make available third party products and services for purchase through The Poetry Lounge. Descriptions and images of, and references to, third party products or services available in connection with The Poetry Lounge do not imply our endorsement of such third party products or services. All descriptions, images, references, features, content, specifications, products and prices of products and services described or depicted on The Poetry Lounge are subject to change at any time without notice. Certain weights, measures and similar descriptions are approximate and are provided for convenience purposes only. The inclusion of any products or services on The Poetry Lounge at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the possession, use and sale of any item purchased from The Poetry Lounge's website. By placing an order, you represent that the products ordered will be used only in a lawful manner. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to limit the available quantity of or discontinue any product or service, to impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions, to bar you from making purchase(s), and/or to refuse to provide you with any product or service. You agree to pay all charges that may be incurred by you or on your behalf through The Poetry Lounge, at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred, including without limitation all shipping and handling charges. In addition, you remain responsible for any taxes that may be applicable to your purchases. The risk of loss and title to products purchased on The Poetry Lounge pass to the purchaser upon delivery to the carrier.

15. Site Availability

We reserve the right to modify, update, or discontinue The Poetry Lounge at our sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability.

16. Unauthorized Access

We reserve the right to exercise whatever lawful means we deem necessary to prevent unauthorized access to or use of The Poetry Lounge, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.

17. Termination

We may terminate or suspend your account or ability to use The Poetry Lounge, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. For example, we may terminate or suspend your account or ability to use The Poetry Lounge if you misuse The Poetry Lounge. Any such termination or suspension could prevent you from accessing your account, The Poetry Lounge, Your Content, Site Content, or any other related information.

You may terminate these Terms at any time by closing your account, discontinuing your use of any and all parts of The Poetry Lounge and if have installed our Software, by uninstalling it. If you close your account, we may continue to display Your Content where it implicates other users.

18. Revised Terms

The Poetry Lounge may modify or revise these Terms at any time without notice. It is recommended that you revisit these Terms on a regular basis. By using this website or logging into The Poetry Lounge, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms.

19. Suggestions and Improvements

By sending us any ideas, suggestions, documents or proposals, you agree that your feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties, we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the feedback, we may have something similar to the feedback already under consideration or in development, and you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, modify, publish, distribute, create derivative works of and sublicense the Feedback in our sole discretion.

20. Notices of Copyright Infringement

Notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to editor@thepoetrylounge.com.

To be effective, the Notification must include the following: Within a commercially reasonable time, after receipt of the written notification containing the information as outlined above, we will attempt to investigate the matter and if in our sole discretion, it is deemed meritorious, remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing and forward the written notification to the alleged infringer and take reasonable steps to promptly notify the alleged infringer that we have removed or disabled access to the allegedly infringing material.

21. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us, our parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, any related companies, suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless, including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to or use of The Poetry Lounge, your violation of these Terms, claims for libel, slander or any property damage, personal injury or death, the use, failure to use, or inability to use The Poetry Lounge or applications or any products or services available through The Poetry Lounge, caused directly or indirectly by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without our prior written consent. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

22. Trademarks

Reserved

23. Patent Policy Statement

Reserved

24. Governing Law

Any claim relating to The Poetry Lounge's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and/or The United States without regard to its conflict of law provisions.



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