By using this website, and providing us with information, you consent to its use in line with this policy. The Poetry Archive will always handle information in compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998).
At various points throughout the site, we will ask you to provide information so that we can provide services to you. The information is collected and used as follows:
- When you contact us using the "Contact Us" form on the site, we collect your email address and any comments that you provide. This information is used by us to respond to your comments.
- When you register, we collect your email address so that we can send you newsletters.
When you visit the site, we log the IP address of the machine you used to access our site with. The IP address is a unique number that is used on the Internet to identify a unique computer for the purposes of allowing computers to communicate with each other.
We may also collect information on the type of web browser that you are using, the operating system that your computer uses, and (where applicable) the link that you followed to get to our website. We use this information to produce general statistics about the numbers of unique visitors to the site and what software they use. In turn, these statistics are used to channel effort into further developing our site to meet the needs of our users.
The Poetry Archive take the security of any information we hold very seriously, and will always implement security measures that are in line with, or exceed current best practices and recommendations.
Where necessary, and in common with other websites, we use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to ensure that information provided to us is not visible to anybody else when in transit between your computer and our servers. You can tell when SSL is in use by the presence of a small "padlock" symbol in the status bar of your web browser.
In addition, our web servers are housed behind a secure firewall that prevents access to our databases from unauthorised users. All of our servers are housed in a secure environment with high levels of physical security, and access is only permitted to a handful of security-screened staff.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act (1998), the controller of all information collected on this website is:
The Information Controller
The Poetry Archive
PO Box 286,
If you wish to view, delete or amend any of the information we hold on you, this can be done by contacting us through the web site, or by writing to us at the address provided above. We will not charge for amending or deleting personal information, but may charge for viewing information held on you as specified in the Data Protection Act (1998).
We encourage parents and guardians to supervise the use of the Internet by their children, and to educate them about providing personal information both on the Internet and elsewhere.
Where we expect children under the age of 18 to make use of a facility on our website, then we will display a notice stating that parental consent should be given before providing us with any information.
Information provided by those under 18 may be deleted or removed through the website, or by the parent or guardian writing to us at the address given in the section "Amendments to Data".