Community Rules, Etiquette, and Privacy Guidelines
Thank you for being part of the Kids Garden Community! To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation that let you know what you can and cannot post, some reminders about posting content related to kids, and helpful information about reporting members violating the rules. Be a cool cucumber, not a bad apple!
By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. The Kids Garden Community is a great place to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions and suggestions should be directed to our Community Managers via the Contact Us link on this site.
Great Stuff to Know
In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to remove content and suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates the rules below.
Community Managers will do their best to monitor posts that violate rules, are inappropriate, or make the Community less welcoming for any member. However, we are only human and sometimes we may miss things! If you see inappropriate or offensive content, please click on “Mark as Inappropriate”. Your report will remain anonymous and the post will be reviewed.
Questions? Review our Community Infraction Policy.
Respect others. The Kids Garden Community welcomes a diverse group of gardeners from many backgrounds and with a variety of experiences and abilities. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as a stupid question. We’re all learning together.
Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide. If you’ve found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way or message a member privately.
All members must be at least 18 years old.
While we encourage you to share photos and stories of your experience gardening with kids, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to obtain permission from a child’s parent/guardian before uploading a photo or posting personal information that could identify a child.
All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
Please note that ALL Kids Garden Community members can reproduce content shared in the Community unless you specify otherwise. Community members should be courteous in reproducing content by asking permission from the author to republish words and work, especially in publicly viewable settings. Community members should always give credit to the creator of the content when sharing it.
Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
Discussion Group Tips & Etiquette
Transparency helps build trust! Use your real name, upload a profile picture, and be clear about organizations you’re affiliated with. Use the anonymous posting option sparingly only if needed.
Write a concise and clear subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, change your settings or remove yourself from a particular list or community. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings in your profile.
The Legal Stuff
This site is provided as a service for the members of the Kids Garden Community. KidsGardening and Kids Garden Community Advisory Committee organizations are not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by KidsGardening, Advisory Committee organizations or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall KidsGardening and Advisory Committee organizations be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants KidsGardening, Advisory Committee organizations, and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
KidsGardening and Advisory Committee organizations do not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and do not on their own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of KidsGardening and Advisory Committee organizations we will take all appropriate action.
KidsGardening and Advisory Committee organizations reserve the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.
Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.
With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site:
Our Service Providers
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that manage our database. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
Government and Legal Disclosures
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.
Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.