Copyright of Submissions.

As an open-community website, Exploring Chán accepts submissions of poetry, photographs, artwork, and other materials from registered users for consideration of online publication. All materials selected for publishing on the website, received by email or other means, including but not limited to, pictures, drawings, photographs, original or creative materials or other information, are deemed non-confidential and are protected by copyright under the Berne Convention to the original authors.

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We undertake no duty to determine the validity of any claim of copyright. Upon receiving written notice that any item posted on this site is believed to infringe a copyright or other proprietary right, we will remove said work and will not permit its re-posting.

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