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Welcome to haikusanctuary.com (the “website,” “service”, "forum", or “we”).
At Haiku Sanctuary, we greatly appreciate your participation and value your personal privacy. It is your contribution that goes makes Haiku Sanctuary, what it is. We respect the personal nature of the information you provide us and acknowledge the importance of protecting this information. In adopting this Privacy Policy, our intent is to balance our legitimate service to the international haiku community as a nonprofit organization in collecting and using your personal information with your reasonable expectations of privacy.

Personal Information
We collect personal information about you from you, when you provide that personal information to us through the registration or subscription process including information that you enter in your Haiku Sanctuary user profile. When you visit Haiku Sanctuary, our systems collect basic information about your computer, including Internet Protocol Address, operating system, browser software, and Internet Service Provider. We also collect information about what you view on the website. This information reflects our readership as a whole and is used to help us better understand and best serve the Haiku Sanctuary community.

Use of Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Haiku Sanctuary, uses cookies to help Haiku Sanctuary, identify and track visitors, their usage of Haiku Sanctuary, website, and their website access preferences. Haiku Sanctuary, visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Haiku Sanctuary’s website, with the drawback that certain features of the Haiku Sanctuary website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Forums
Please remember that any information disclosed in the various forums becomes publicly available, and therefore please exercise caution when disclosing personal information.

Linking to Other Sites
The website may contain links to websites operated and maintained by third parties, over which we have no control. Privacy policies on such linked sites may be different from our privacy policy. You access such linked sites at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy of a linked site before disclosing any personal information on such websites.

Children’s Guidelines
Protecting the rights of children is important to us. We do not collect or maintain any information from individuals we know to be under 13 years old, and no part of the website is intended to attract anyone under 13 years old.

Unsubscribe, Data Removal, and Data Modification
Haiku Sanctuary allows users to opt-out of receiving communications from us; to modify or remove their information from our system by sending an email to webmaster@haikusanctuary.com

Other Disclosure of Personal Information
Haiku Sanctuary will not use or disclose your personal information without your consent, except (i) as described in this Privacy Policy or (ii) as required by law, court order or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority.

Policy Changes
Haiku Sanctuary reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time without notice, and only the current Privacy Policy may be deemed effective. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy in whole or in part, we will inform you by posting an announcement on the website. Those changes will go into effect on the date posted in the notice. The new Privacy Policy will apply to all current and past users of the website and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent. July 16, 2019
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