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Acceptable Use Policy

April 25, 2010 | 11263 Views | 0 Comments

Hardy Tropicals exists to provide an open and safe forum for the discussion of topics that are of interest to the general tropical gardening and homeowner communities, as well as to service those communities with useful and friendly applications. Our goal is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience for all our users, so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the expectations and policies of Hardy Tropicals. By participating in the services provided by Hardy Tropicals, you are agreeing to comply with our rules and regulations.

1.) This services and information on this site are provided "as is" and "as available"; without warranties of any kind (either express of implied), including but not limited to warranties of accuracy of information, fitness for a particular purpose, and availability of this service.

2.) By providing content to our site, you have granted Hardy Tropicals unrestricted use of that material. We do make commitments of your privacy - please see our Privacy Policy. Your E-mail address and full name will never be revealed to other entities by Hardy Tropicals. We reserve the right to modify, reproduce and redistribute materials posted to our services, both internally and for commercial use. Copyright of all material published is retained by the contributor. The contributor does, however, grant to Hardy Tropicals a non-exclusive license to modify, reproduce, and re-distribute the contributed content in any manner that it sees fit.

3.) In compliance with United States Federal Law, children under the age of 13 may not participate in our discussion forums.

4.) You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Hardy Tropicals, its affiliates, and their employees or representatives from any penalties, claims or liabilities, including attorneys' fees, arising from your use of this service. This expressly includes your responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights and any libelous or unlawful material contained within your areas of content. Contents on this site are copyrighted by Hardy Tropicals. Unauthorized distribution or reproduction is forbidden. Information on this site is provided for your own personal use and may be copied, printed or saved for private, non-commercial use.

5.) Information contributed to our databases and forums represents the views of the person posting the content and is not necessarily endorsed by Hardy Tropicals.

6.) Do not place any material on our service that could be considered offensive, indecent, abusive, hateful, harassing, libelous, profane, vulgar, unlawful or personally identifiable information. Our audience tends to be family-oriented (including minors), and we have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that we feel violates the standards of our site. Because of the real-time nature of our forums, it is not always possible for us to remove offensive material immediately. Discussion and debate of a political nature, and debate of a religious nature are not allowed on the site.

7.) Information that you place on our service must be your own original content. You are responsible for assuring that any material (text and images) you provide does not violate, plagiarize or infringe upon the right of any third party, including copyright, trademark or proprietary rights. If non-original content is included in your posting, you must obtain permission from the content owner and provide due credit.

8.) Users are restricted from utilizing the Hardy Tropicals services for self-promotion of themselves, their website, or their organization, or to solicit items or monies for charities or fundraisers. Users may not utilize the service to create business opportunities, without express prior written permission from an administrator of Hardy Tropicals.

9.) It is the user's responsibility to logout of Hardy Tropicals to prevent unauthorized use of their account or the Hardy Tropicals services.

10.) Hardy Tropicals may terminate user accounts and delete any and all account information at any time, without notice, for conduct that violates these guidelines or for any conduct that Hardy Tropicals believes is harmful to the business of Hardy Tropicals, or to any of its users or partners. For clarification, this means that we may remove any user from our site for any reason we deem appropriate.

11.) You may not take any actions that may undermine the integrity of any Hardy Tropicals comment or rating system.

12.) Hardy Tropicals reserves the right to amend or change these guidelines at any time without notice.

13.) This Acceptable Use Policy and Code of Conduct and any disputes arising out of or related to Hardy Tropicals shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Carolina.



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