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This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices of www.poetrypulse.com

This website agrees to notify you of:
  • what personally identifiable information of yours or third party personal identification is collected from you through the website
  • the organisation collecting the information
  • how the information is used
  • with whom the information may be shared
  • what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  • the kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under its control
  • how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
If you feel that we are not abiding by our posted privacy policy, you should write to us, as follows:


Information Collection and Use
poetrypulse does not collect any financial details from members on this site. the information we do collect is securely held and not made available to other organisations.

On-line Payments
On-line donations are not processed by this site, but by PayPal UK whose privacy policy is stated at the following webpage PayPal UK. A user must provide financial information to PayPal UK, and this is used for billing purposes and to fill customers' orders. However, financial information (like credit card number and expiration date) remains exclusively with PayPal, and is not passed to poetrypulse.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the browsing session. This site only uses cookies to process non-financial information. However, PayPal does use cookies to action on-line donations instigated from this site. By setting a PayPal cookie on referral from our site, the user does not have to re-enter any shopping cart information, thereby saving time. If a user rejects the PayPal cookie, they may still buy from our site although shopping cart functionality will be unavailable. Full details on PayPal's cookie policy is provided in it's privacy policy, as above.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We may use a credit card processing company, currently PayPal UK, to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information associated with this website.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information to PayPal UK via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our donation form, hosted on the PayPal UK site, asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as the PayPal checkout, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.

While PayPal UK uses SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information that is provided to us by PayPal UK, or collected directly on this site, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your address), or if a user no longer desires our service, the user can contact us and we will correct, update or remove that user's personal data.

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