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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Last Updated: December 29, 2018

Introduction

Welcome to DiscoverPoetry.com (referred to in this policy as "we," "our," or "Site"). By using or accessing DiscoverPoetry.com you are consenting to our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Privacy

DiscoverPoetry.com does not collect or store your personal data on our servers. We respect your privacy and will always strive to treat our users the way we would want to be treated. We know that security is as important as ever these days, and since we can provide a great poetry website without collecting and storing any of your personal information, we don’t!

DiscoverPoetry.com is made available through the use of various third-party service providers and tools, and we do link to various third-party websites. We are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or other privacy practices of any third party, including, third-party service providers, our affiliates, any third party making available the devices or operating systems for which the site is available, any third-party social media platform, or any third party operating a website to which the Site contains a link.

Cookies

Like many websites today, we do use third-party tools for: measuring statistics about website traffic, making our pages sharable on social media, and for displaying ads that help support the maintenance of the website. These third-party tools make use of cookies.

What is a Cookie?

“Cookies” are text-only pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive or other website-browsing equipment for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the Site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. "Session Cookies" are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Site. "Persistent Cookies" remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Site, it is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (as cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data).

How DiscoverPoetry.Com Uses Cookies

DiscoverPoetry.com uses the following third-party tools on the site:

  1. Google Analytics is used to provide traffic statistics. Traffic statistics help us to understand what content our users search for and visit the most, etc. (this is done on an anonymous and aggregate basis), and it helps us continually improve the website and offer a better user experience. Learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data here. To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.
  2. Google Adwords is used to display ads. Ad revenue helps to cover the costs associated with maintaining the site and making improvements to it. Third-party vendors, including Google, may use cookies when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting puposes (showing Florida real estate ads to someone in Florida, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie, for instance, enables it and its parners to serve ads to a user based on what sites the user has visited (such as showing knitting ads to someone who frequents knitting sites). Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Google’s Ad Settings. Alternatively, users can opt out of third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
  3. The AddThis service is used to place social media sharing buttons from various third-party social media platforms on each page of the site to make it easier for users to share the content they find. You can read more about AddThis' Privacy Policy here. User's may opt-out sharing personal information with AddThis via Cookies and Pixels by clicking on this link. Alternatively, users can opt out of third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

All of the above third-party tools that we employ use cookies in order to function. However, if you do not wish to allow cookies to be stored when you visit our website, then do not fear, cookies can be easily managed or deleted from your browser. Simply search for and follow the instructions provided by your particular browser for managing cookies. One helpful article with instructions for disabling cookies can be found here.

Future Privacy & Cookie Policy Changes

Our Privacy & Cookie Policy may change from time to time, but rest assured that your personal information will always be kept secure and private. New versions will be posted to this page, so please check back periodically for updates.