Privacy Policy

This one's easy: I'm the only one who runs this site. Not a big company. Not a "webmaster". Just me. My phone number is unlisted. I have several email addresses just for shopping. Long story short: the Golden Rule is in effect, so I won't do anything with your personal information that I wouldn't want someone to do with mine. I have absolutely no intention of sharing, selling, renting, or broadcasting to the world any personal information about you as an individual user.

"Share This Poem"
The 'Share This Poem’ link at the bottom of each poem page is a convenient way to share poems on this website. If a user elects to use this service, will use the information provided to send a one-time message to the receipient with a link to the poem page where you just clicked 'Share This Poem'. Information entered by the user on the Share This Poem form will only be included in the message sent to the recipient. It will not be retained by, or used for any other purpose than to send the email message.

Speaking of sharing, please feel free to share this site and its poems with everyone you know. Just don't modify or publish the poems yourself. Or say you wrote them. Or put them on your website (without a conspicuous link to Or pollute the oceans. That would be bad. Someone will know what you've done. It's a karma thing...

Cookies are a small piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information to recognize you or to grant access to super-secret areas of the website. My favorite cookies are white chocolate chip (without nuts). Currently, uses only one cookie: when the initial Splash Screen loads, it checks your computer screen resolution. If the width of your screen resolution is less than 1280 pixels wide, a little message shows up letting you know that you may have a better viewing experience with a higher screen resolution. A cookie is then created so you won't see that annoying message again for at least another month or so.

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please visit the Contact Page.

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Copyright and Trademark Notices

OK kids, listen up, 'cause this is important: all content included on this website, such as poems, images of poems, text, and photographs (excluding the background images for each page), is the exclusive property of Marc R. Duggan and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. “Poetry For You”, “”, “”, “”, “”, “”, and other material referenced herein and on those specific sites are trademarks (™) of Marc R. Duggan. All contents of this website are intended for your personal, noncommercial use and are Copyright(c) 1990-2008 by Marc R. Duggan. All rights reserved.

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Terms of Use

Legal stuff is boring, but necessary, so here it goes: provides services to you under these terms of use, which may be updated from time to time without notice to you. By using this site you agree to these terms of use. Please carefully read all content on this page before using Your continued use of indicates your agreement to be bound by these terms of use and all other terms and policies on this page.

If you're under 16
Please get your parents' permission before sending a message to Marc through the 'Contact Page', since it requires the disclosure of your email address. You should never reveal any personal information about yourself (for example, your telephone number, home address or e-mail address) without getting your parents' permission first.

Unsolicited Suggestions
Your involvement and comments to are greatly appreciated. However, I ask that you do not submit creative ideas or suggestions (for example, an idea for a poem or suggestion of how to improve this website). If you do send an idea or suggestion, you agree that it shall be deemed the property of Marc R. Duggan. Marc R. Duggan and will be completely free to implement, use or modify, in any way, your idea or suggestion (or any part of it), without payment or any compensation or obligation to you whatsoever.

Applicable Law
This site is created and controlled by Marc R. Duggan in the State of California, USA. This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California and shall be interpreted, and the rights and liabilities of the parties hereto determined in accordance with the law of the State of California, USA, without regard to conflicts of law principles. The parties consent to the exclusive jurisdictions of the state and federal courts for the County of San Diego, California, USA for the determination of any claim or controversy between the parties and arising out of or relating to this Agreement. Both parties hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the California courts and waive any objections as to personal jurisdiction or as to the laying of venue in such courts due to inconvenient forum or any other basis. Whew.

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Supported Browsers

Safari 1.x+
Firefox 2.x+

Internet Explorer 5.5+
Firefox 2.x+

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How to Adjust Your Screen Resolution

The website has been designed to be accessible and viewed by resolutions as small as 800 x 600. However, it is best viewed at a resolution of 1280 pixels wide. The following are instructions on how to change your screen resolution for various computer operating systems.

Macintosh OS X
1. From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences and then click Displays.
2. Select a new resolution from the Resolutions list.

Macintosh OS 9
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then Monitors (or Monitors & Sound).
2. If it isn't already selected (grayed out), click the Monitor button, which looks like a sun.
3. In the "Resolution" section, select the resolution you prefer.

Windows Vista
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Appearance and Personalization.
4. Click Personalization.
5. Click Display Settings.
6. Stretch your tired fingers from all this clicking.
7. Under Resolution, move the slider until it reads "1280 by 1024 pixels".
8. Click Apply and follow the instructions on your screen.
9. Seriously consider getting a Mac.

Windows XP / Windows 2000
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Display icon.
3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Under Screen resolution (or Screen area), move the slider until it reads "1280 by 1024 pixels".
5. Click Apply and follow the instructions on your screen.

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