Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. The following describes how we protect your privacy on the Website.
Collection and use of your personal information
When you register on the Website
When you register on the site we require you to provide us with your email address, a Username, and a Password. Your Username is the only information that can be viewed by others who browse the site. We ask you for your real name at the time your register along with a billing and mailing address. We only use this information internally, and as a means of contacting you by mail. We will never use this information on the site. You may, but only if you choose, provide biographical information on your personal profile page. We urge you to use discretion in providing personal information to others. This may include your city and State where you reside, or your personal email address or telephone number. Never provide information that may endanger yourself or others.
When you browse the Website
It is standard practice for Website servers to maintain and utilize the information that we obtain from your website browser, or server logs. This kind of information may include IP (or Internet Protocol) addresses, the type of browser that you use, your internet provider, and other data that may be useful to us. This information may be used to help us determine trends on the Website that can be merged with demographic information in a variety of ways that may help us improve the site. We may also need your information to help resolve security or support issues.
Cookies are a small pieces of data stored in a browser related file on your personal computer?s hard drive whenever you use the site. A cookie is uniquely assigned to your computer, and can be read by The Poets Tree.com web server that issued the cookie to you. Cookies may be used in a variety of ways, but our primary use is to enhance your experience on the site.
When you become a member
We hope that you will choose to join us at he Poets Tree. If you do, you will be required to provide us with personal contact information. This will include your real name, billing address, and credit card number with expiration date. You agree when doing this, that we may in turn transfer your information to our service providers which include financial institutions and credit card companies that will complete the transaction.
We will also use your information to alert you to exciting promotions and products that may be of great interest to you. From time to time, we may provide your contact information to a very select group of marketers that we believe have high quality products that you might enjoy. We do this because we want to share with you the excitement of high quality products that we discover from time to time.
Occasionally, we may use your contact or email address to alert you of special events, promotions, or publications that may be of interest to you. Of course, we may also have the need to contact you to reply to an inquiry you have made.
Contacting other Members
Your privacy is important to us. We never display your email address or any other contact information that you do not choose to disclose. We provide an internal message center for your enjoyment and interaction with other members. The message center functions with your Username as sender, and the recipients Username. Communications between members are private, but we urge you to use discretion in providing contact information such as your real name, address (inc email address) and telephone information. Never disclose contact information that you may acquire about another member.
Publishing your poetry, and reviewing the work of others
All submissions of new poetry, and reviews of poetry are on public display for all to see. Always be aware that information you provide in this manner can be readily viewed by all visitors to the Website.
Invite a Friend
We hope that your membership to The Poets Tree is rewarding and enjoyable. Why not share the excitement with others? Your Profile page provides you with an invitation form for this purpose. We ask that you provide us with the name and email address of the individual you wish to invite. We will send them (1) email notification of you invitation.
We will never use this information in any other way, except to monitor the success of the ?Invite a Friend? feature.
Updating your personal information
You may modify or edit your personal information at any time: Your name, age, mailing address and email address, can be edited at any time. You may also choose to change your Password, payment info, biographical information and photo at any time. You may terminate your membership at any time for any reason you choose.
You may decide that you have no wish to receive communications from The Poets Tree or affiliated third party merchants whom we think may interest you. Simply contact us by phone at (954) 922-2238 and one of our helpful Customer Services Representatives will gladly assist you. Our regular service hours are Mon-Fri from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.
You may also contact us by clicking on the ?Contact Us? tab located on the Website banner. Email promotions that you may receive will always contain an opt out option for you to choose.
The Security of your Information
We have a variety of safeguards to maintain and protect your personal information.
Please be sure to Logoff the site properly when you are ready to end your visit. This will ensure that no one can gain access to your personal information, or credit card information through the use of a shared computer.
Safeguard your Username and Password at all times to prevent any unauthorized access to the site, and/or your personal information.
The Poets Tree Customer Service USA
We reserve the right to modify our policy from time to time as we seek to improve the security of the Website. We suggest that you review this page occasionally to obtain the latest information about security procedures and privacy practices.