Copyright Information

Opening Statement:

On this website www.special-birthday-poems.com, you will find content collected from various contributors and sources that are the property of their respective owners. The content on this website is provided for general information and educational purposes for our readers enjoyment free of charge.

Over the past few years we had many instances of copyright violations. We often follow up on these violations by taking appropriate action and use of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Plagiarizing the poetry found on this site is strictly forbidden.

PERMITTED Use of Content Includes:

The use of these poems for the following PERMITTED uses, must include the author’s name and our web site address at www.special-birthday-poems.com

Readers are free to use our content for personal or non-commercial purposes ONLY. This could include paper cards, e-cards, sheets of paper, invitations, and poems readings at an event or for friends and relatives.

PROHIBITED Use of Content Includes:

Any business or commercial use of any type that could generate income or increase the value of another medium, event or publication. This includes use of electronic delivery such as email, text, instant messaging or any new or yet to be invented similar product.

Plagiarizing the poetry found on this site is strictly forbidden.

Where do the Poems Come From?

The majority of the poems on special-birthday-poems.com have been written by and are property of the sites owner. We also offer our readers the opportunity to submit there original poems to this website from links similar to:

Submit A Poem

It should be known that when a reader submit’s a poem on this website the author of the poem authorizes permission to place the poem on this website. If these terms are not acceptable please do not submit your poem.

We can only assume that the poems submitted are the original writing of the author that has submitted each poem. Therefore we assume that we are not violating any copyright infringement by posting these poems to our website.

Poems can and are encouraged to be submitted, but will only be published upon the site owners approval. Typically we do not edit submissions. However, special-birthday-poems.com reserves the right to edit and make changes to the submitted poem before publication. Sometimes we edit spelling and other mistakes or submissions that do not agree with our guidelines. Should a poem be published on special-birthday-poems.com, it does not mean that the author agreed to have the poem published in any other publication not owned by this website.

Are all Submitted Poems Published?

In a word … no. All poems are reviewed with only a limited selection posted on our website. If your poem is selected for posting we will attempt to notify you by the email address you provided.

What is Copyscape?

We check our website pages for copyright infringement by subscribing to and using:

Copyscape

By using Copyscape we are making a genuine and conscious effort to make certain our content is free from copyright infringement. However, this effort cannot guarantee our website is free from copyright infringement.

If you have evidence suggesting that any content on this website is copyrighted from another source, please e-mail us the details and we will review our content and remove when necessary.

Who Owns the Copyright?

In theory, when something is written, it is copyright. No additional steps are necessary to protect an intellectual property. However, it might be difficult to prove that you are the original author without taking additional steps to provide certain evidence.

All poems on this website are copyright by the individual authors. Special-birthday-poems.com intends to respect the US copyright laws and the international copyright rules for all content and poems published.

The publishing rights for all the other material on this website belongs to special-birthday-poems.com. These materials cannot be used without permission from special-birthday-poems.com.

More Information:

We assume no responsibility for the accuracy of any particular statement and accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise from reliance on the information contained within this site.

We do not assume any responsibility for errors, omissions, or contrary interpretation of the subject matter herein. There is no guarantee of validity of accuracy, as some of our poems are submitted by members of the general public.

More Information Links:

Voluntary Disclosure
Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions