Terms & Conditions

We want to be as “up front” about any data collection as possible. We want you to know what information is collected, how it is used, and what you can do about it.

As a Web Developer, I understand that every website is collecting my information in some form or another. You can go to great extremes to block the vast majority of it, but exceptions always surface. You can subscribe to a VPN to “anonymously” browse the web. But unless your VPN refuses to comply with American warrants, your browsing habits can still be tracked.

Personally, I don’t want to live in a world where someone can SWAT a 19-year-old school shooting survivor and get away with it. But I also don’t want to live in a state-run dystopian nightmare. So the most we can do is communicate with each other and fix any problems as they arise.

-Bronson O’Quinn

Data and Information Privacy Policy

Last revised April 15, 2021

By entering the Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge, you agree that your poems may be collected into a future anthology and that any part of them may be used for the anthology (such as the title, table of contents, bio, etc.).

By creating a user account, you understand that your profile will be publicly visible, including your bio, “reason for signing up”, and profile pic (aka “avatar”).

By using this site, you also understand that some information is being shared with Google Analytics, including browser, operating system, and some demographic information. You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing this plugin. You can read more about how Google records and saves your data by clicking here.

Your experience will not be altered, in any meaningful way, for using any sort of “adblock” software to avoid data collection. We would love it if you whitelisted us, but we have no intention of limiting your ability to use our site based on your personal technological preferences.

By commenting on this site, you agree that your name and email address are recorded in this site’s database, as well as other information collected by our anti-spam plugin, Akismet, such as IP address, user agent, and referrer. You can read the privacy policy for Automattic (publishers of Akismet, Jetpack, and WordPress) by clicking here.

Terms of Use and Community Engagement

Last revised April 2020

Note: The following terms are what you agree to when you register for the Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge.

Terms of Use of Posting and Commenting

By registering for this year’s writing challenge you agree to allow Workhorse, LLC and its affiliates (The Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge and lexpomo.com) to use your poems and comments, in part or full, for purposes of promotion and advertising, as well as possible publication in a printed anthology.

By posting poetry, comments, and other information, you agree to abide by accepted standards of human decency for an arts community. No attacks against other people, whether explicit or implied, will be tolerated. Any question about what content is or isn’t acceptable will be decided by the site administrators and/or moderators.

Workhorse LLC and its affiliates do not and shall not allow language in poems, comments, or forum posts that discriminates or threatens aggression or violence on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our communities.

By using the site, you understand that you will be reading unfiltered, undisclaimed content of an artistic nature and that Workhorse LLC and its affiliates are not liable for any injury or harm that could occur through use of this service.

You agree that use of this site may be revoked for failure to comply with any of our site’s rules according to the discretion of the administrators and/or moderators.

The Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge and LexPoMo.com reserve the right to remove content for any reason without advance notice.

Publication Agreement

You agree to allow Workhorse LLC (Publisher), to have the right to publish and edit your poems (hereafter referred to as The Work) provided that the meaning of the The Work is not materially altered, and shall have the right to manufacture, distribute, advertise, promote, and publish the The Work in style and manner which the Publisher deems appropriate, including typesetting, paper, printing, binding, cover and/or jacket design, imprint, title, and price. Notwithstanding any editorial changes or revisions by the Publisher, the Author’s warranties and indemnities under this Agreement shall remain in effect. The Author retains the right to approve any changes to the text of The Work.

You acknowledge and confirm that Workhorse LLC, shall have no liability of any kind for the loss or destruction of The Work posted online or in the print anthology, and you agree to maintain copies of all such documents and materials for use in the event of such loss or destruction.

You agree that:

  • The Work is not in the public domain.
  • The Author is the sole proprietor of The Work and has full power and authority, free of any rights of any nature whatsoever by any other person, to enter into publication.
  • The Work does not, and if published will not, infringe upon any copyright or any proprietary right at common law;
  • The Work contains no matter that is obscene, libelous, violative of any third party’s right of privacy or publicity or otherwise contravention of law or the right of any third party;
  • All statements of fact in The Work are true;
  • The Work, if biographical or as told to the Author, is authentic and accurate, and;
  • Author will not hereafter enter into any agreement or understanding with any person or entity which might conflict with the rights granted to the Publisher under this Agreement.

Both the Author and the Publisher have the right to withdraw for any reason.