1.0 Acceptance

By visiting or using this website, including all content and functionality available through the deepundergroundpoetry.com domain, you agree to be bound by the following Terms of Use. By your acceptance of these terms, each time you use the Deep Underground Poetry website, you consent to our use of your information or registration data in accordance with our Privacy Policy

These terms apply to all visitors and users of the website, including users who contribute content or information and subscribers to other services on the website. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, do not use this website.

2.0 User Content; Photos and Text

This website includes information, images, photos and content that our users upload ("User Content"). You agree to upload and post only User Content which you have created yourself. This website is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of, or relating to User Content. We don't test or verify User Content on this website. While we do not knowingly accept User Content that violates another's rights, we are not responsible if it happens. You are responsible for your own User Content, whether this be uploaded photos or other public postings. You agree to conform to our website polices and guidelines concerning the size, length, format, subject, content, and relevancy of User Content. Submitting User Content that violates our rules or any applicable local, national or international laws or regulations is not acceptable, and may subject you to sanctions, including the termination of your user rights.

User Content may include material that an individual finds offensive, indecent and/or objectionable. You can report such content. We reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to edit or delete User Content that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, or for any other reasons, which we need not disclose, at our discretion and convenience.

3.0 Intellectual Property Rights

deepundergroundpoetry.com owns all rights to this website, its services, the technology, information, documents, files, webpages and other products developed for, or in connection with, this website. Submitting User Content to any area of the Site does NOT transfer ownership rights. You retain the ownership rights to your User Content. By submitting User Content, however, you give certain limited rights to deepundergroundpoetry.com.

You grant us a perpetual non-exclusive worldwide royalty-free license to use, reproduce and publicly display your User Content on this website and to promote this website.

Other than User Content and Third Party Content, we own or license all text, graphics, logos, icons, images, photographs. These are protected by international copyright and other intellectual property rights. deepundergroundpoetry.com's coordination and arrangement of content on this website are the exclusive property of deepundergroundpoetry.com, and are protected as a compilation by international copyright laws.

4.0 Conduct of Users

Your right to access and use this website is subject to the following prohibitions:

You may not use deepundergroundpoetry.com to advertise products or services, to solicit users to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind.

You may not reproduce or distribute, or cause to be reproduced or distributed, any image or material that you retrieve from this website, without the express prior permission of both deepundergroundpoetry.com and, in the case of copyrighted materials, the copyright owner, except for such reproduction as occurs in the ordinary course of viewing or commenting on others' User Content using a web browser in accordance with these Terms of Use.

You may not use this website to violate anyone's copyright, trademark, intellectual property rights, or privacy rights. The User Content you submit must be your work in its entirety.

You may not use or launch any automated system, including "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that access this website in a manner that sends more request messages to the our servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser.

You may not create multiple member accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade a temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account.

You are actively discouraged from creating multiple member accounts on this website. If you do have more than one account, you are required to have this stated publicly at all times, on each account's public profile page and forum signature. This public statement must include the usernames of all other Deep Underground Poetry accounts you operate. You may not use additional accounts to promote your own User Content. This includes, but is not limited to, awarding competition trophies, votes, likes and reading list entries. Failure to comply with any of these requirements may lead to some, or all, of your deepundergroundpoetry.com accounts being terminated.

You may not post obscene, degrading, harassing or humiliating User Content on the Site. You may not post or transmit any false, defamatory, abusive, threatening or illegal User Content or User Content that infringes on the rights of others or the ability of others to enjoy this website. We have the right to determine, in our sole discretion, whether User Content violates these restrictions or is otherwise unfit for this website. We have the sole right to delete any such User Content that you upload. Users who violate any rules of conduct may be prohibited from creating new user accounts.

Failure to abide by these restrictions may result in sanctions including termination of your user privileges on deepundergroundpoetry.com and cancellation of your account, as well as legal sanctions, if applicable.

Private messages you send on deepundergroundpoetry.com may be reviewed by the website administrator, if reported by another member.

5.0 User Account Security

As a User, you must create a member account to access certain features of this website. You are responsible for making sure that your account email address is accurate and up-to-date. If you forget your member account password, and no longer have access to the associated email address, you may not be able to gain access to your deepundergroundpoetry.com account. This can result in you losing control over your personal information and User Content. You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. We may restrict or remove access to your account, if we determine that a temporary or insecure email address has been supplied. You are responsible for all activities that occur on your account, whether or not you authorize them. You acknowledge that we rely on your email address to keep you up to date with important account information. If we attempt to contact you and find that your email address is inoperable, your deepundergroundpoetry.com account may be suspended.

You agree to manage your account in a safe and reasonable manner. You agree to notify deepundergroundpoetry.com immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security. You expressly agree that deepundergroundpoetry.com will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.

We use all reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make a good faith effort to store the non-public information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the complete security of our network and systems.

6.0 Notices

From time to time, we may use Deep Underground Poetry members' email addresses to send important account information. Users are responsible for keeping their email address current. We shall not be responsible for any failure of notice due to an out-of-date email address.

6.0 Account Termination

Deep Underground Poetry reserves the right to terminate your member account, or access to and use of deepundergroundpoetry.com's services at any time, at our discretion for any reason, with or without cause. If you violate these Terms of Use, deepundergroundpoetry.com, in its sole discretion, may also require you to remedy any violation, and/or take any other actions that we deem appropriate to enforce our rights and pursue all available remedies. We shall not be liable to you or any other person if we terminate your account or your access to, or use of, this website.

7.0 Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This website is provided by deepundergroundpoetry.com on an "as is" and "as available" basis. deepundergroundpoetry.com makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this website or the information and content included on this website. You expressly agree that your use of this website is at your sole risk.

To the full extent permissible by law, deepundergroundpoetry.com disclaim all warranties, express or implied, for the security, reliability, timeliness, accuracy, and performance of this website and its services, and do not warrant that the content of this website is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free.

Under no circumstances shall deepundergroundpoetry.com be liable for damages which arise from your use or misuse of this website, from inability to use this website, or the interruption, suspension, modification, alteration, or termination of the deepundergroundpoetry.com website, or from viewing the photos it hosts. This includes, but is not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. Deep Underground Poetry cannot be held liable for the accidental loss of photos on this website, or the copying of photos by its users. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from deepundergroundpoetry.com or through or from the deepundergroundpoetry.com website shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms of use.

8.0 Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold deepundergroundpoetry.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, volunteer moderators, service providers, and suppliers harmless from any dispute that may arise from your breach of the Terms of Use or violation of any representations or warranties contained in the Terms of Use. You also agree to hold said parties harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, related to any User Content you post on this website.

9.0 Reservation of Rights

You may access deepundergroundpoetry.com content, including user content, only as permitted under the Terms of Use. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to this website. We reserve the right to discontinue any aspect of this website at any time.

10.0 Changes to our Terms of Use

Our Terms of Use may change from time to time in-line with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.