Terms Of Use, Disclaimer, Legal & Privacy Information

Use of this site signifies your agreement with the following Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of these terms of use, please do not use this site. GARDENGEEKS.NET reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Terms of Use at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications through your use of the site.


Copyright © 2010-2020 GARDENGEEKS.NET. All rights reserved.

All materials on this site, including, but not limited to, images, text, illustrations, and video clips (the "Materials") are protected by copyrights which are owned or licensed by GARDENGEEKS.NET, used with permission by GARDENGEEKS.NET, or, as this site is for educational purposes, which we believe are covered under the Fair Use Act.

Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use? for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

Fair use is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. It provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work provided it meets a four-factor balancing test.

You may not reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way whatsoever any Materials from GARDENGEEKS.NET or any other Web site owned or operated by GARDENGEEKS.NET without the prior written permission of GARDENGEEKS.NET. However, you may download or make one copy of the Materials, and other downloadable items displayed on the site, for personal noncommercial home use only, provided all copyright and other notices contained in the Materials are left intact. Recipes may be printed for personal noncommercial home use only. Any modification of the Materials, or any portion thereof, or use of the Materials for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of GARDENGEEKS.NET's copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of these Materials on any other Web site or other networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from GARDENGEEKS.NET.


Any trademarks or service marks used within GARDENGEEKS.NET are the trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners.

Discussion Forums

GARDENGEEKS.NET is not responsible for any material posted in any Forum (a/k/a forum, message board, discussion board) on this Web site (each, a "Forum"). GARDENGEEKS.NET is merely providing access to such material in such Forum(s) as a service to you and Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner (for entertainment purposes only). In order to participate in Forums, you must register. When you register for the Forums, you will be required to provide GARDENGEEKS.NET with the following information: your display name, valid e-mail address and password. By going on the Forums as a guest and/or completing the registration process and logging in, you are indicating your agreement to comply with these Terms of Use and the rules and posting guidelines listed at www.GARDENGEEKS.NET/terms.php.

You shall not, without GARDENGEEKS.NET's express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization is expressly prohibited.

With respect to any materials posted for inclusion in such Forums by other parties, such parties are responsible for the reliability, accuracy, and truthfulness of such material and such matters are beyond the control of GARDENGEEKS.NET. Similarly, GARDENGEEKS.NET has no control over whether such material is of a nature that users will find inoffensive, tasteful and otherwise acceptable and expressly disclaims any responsibility for such material. Just as when you obtain materials in any other setting, you should exercise appropriate discretion, good judgment and caution in accessing materials in any of the Forums and in taking any actions based upon material in such Forums. Accordingly, you will bear all risk associated with any such material that you access.

With respect to any materials you elect to post for inclusion in such Forums, you grant to GARDENGEEKS.NET, simultaneous with such posting, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You agree not to upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish in any Forum any material that is:

  1. Libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, pornographic, threatening, or an invasion of privacy
  2. An infringement of the intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks, of any person or entity
  3. Illegal in any way or advocates illegal activity
  4. An advertisement or solicitation of funds, goods, or services
  5. A message posted by a user impersonating another
  6. Personal information such as messages which identify phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references
  7. A message circularizing members.
  8. Chain letters of any kind.

You also agree to indemnify GARDENGEEKS.NET for any claims or suits arising from your posting of such material in a Forum.

GARDENGEEKS.NET reserves the right to monitor and delete any messages deemed inconsistent with its policies. GARDENGEEKS.NET also reserves the right to, at its discretion, terminate the registration of any Forum user who violates any of the Terms of Use.

If you are aware of any objectionable material posted in a Forum, please click the "Report Post" icon at the top right of the post. Provide as much detail as possible, including a copy of the underlying material, the location where GARDENGEEKS.NET may find it, and the reason(s) the post should be removed. To the extent any notice is based on an alleged copyright or trademark violation, please provide copies of applicable state or federal registration certificates. Although GARDENGEEKS.NET will do its best to monitor materials in Forums, in no event does it assume any particular obligation to do so or liability for failing to either monitor the Forums or remove specific material.

Links To Third Party Sites

GARDENGEEKS.NET may contain links to Internet sites maintained by third parties. GARDENGEEKS.NET does not control in any respect any information, products or services on these third-party sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. These links are provided for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk.


By using this Web site, you agree to indemnify GARDENGEEKS.NET, its partners, affiliates, and their related companies for any and all claims, damages, losses and causes of action arising out of your breach or alleged breach of this agreement.


The materials provided in this Web site are for entertainment, educational and promotional purposes only. User may not rely on any information and opinions expressed in it for any other purpose. Neither GARDENGEEKS.NET, nor its partners, affiliates, and their related companies are responsible or liable for any loss damage (including, but not limited to, actual, consequential, or punitive), liability, claim, or other injury or cause related to or resulting from any information posted on GARDENGEEKS.NET's Web site.


GARDENGEEKS.NET may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the site, including, but not limited to, any forums on its site, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of this agreement. In the event this agreement is terminated, the restrictions regarding Materials appearing on the Web site, and the representations and warranties, indemnities, and limitations of liabilities set forth in this agreement will survive any such termination.


This site is controlled and operated by GARDENGEEKS.NET from its office in Jefferson Parish, LA. GARDENGEEKS.NET does not represent or warrant that Materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access this site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws.

This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana, as it is applied to agreements entered into and performed within that State. Any action brought to enforce this agreement or matters related to the site will be brought in either the State or Federal Courts of Louisiana. If any provision of this agreement is deemed void, unlawful or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision will be severed from this agreement and the remaining provisions of this agreement will remain in force. This contains the entire agreement between you and GARDENGEEKS.NET concerning your use of the site, and the agreement will not be modified, except in writing, signed by both parties.

Privacy Statement

GARDENGEEKS.NET has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. As a general rule, GARDENGEEKS.NET will never share your name, e-mail address, or other private information with anyone else.

The following section discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for GARDENGEEKS.NET and its associated services.

Web Sites


GARDENGEEKS.NET Web site collects personal information that you voluntarily provide when signing up for prize drawings. This information includes name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. The information is used only to send prizes to the contest winners. In cases where the prize is being provided by and shipped by a third party, GARDENGEEKS.NET provides the winner's information to the third party so the prize can be shipped.

GARDENGEEKS.NET Forums – www.GARDENGEEKS.NET/forum/index.php

GARDENGEEKS.NET Forums is an interactive discussion service in which people can share information about gardening, hydroponics and related subjects with other enthusiasts.

The forum is not a commercial Web site or online service directed to children under 13 years of age. Children under 13 may not register and post to the forum.

In order to post to the forum, you must be at least 13 years old and complete a registration process. The registration process requires the user to provide a valid e-mail address, a password, and a display name; and optionally their location, occupation, homepage URL, interests, and other information. Users may edit this information and control a variety of other forum settings by editing their online profile.

A valid e-mail address is required to confirm the user's identity. The e-mail address is used by the administrator to send messages to users, and it allows forum members to contact one another by e-mail. Users may opt out of receiving email from other users by way of a user profile setting.

The display name and password are used to login to the forum in order to post messages or edit profile information. The display name is shown next to the user's postings on the forum.

A user's profile information may be viewed by other forum members. This information is provided for the interest of other users. Users may choose to hide certain profile information.

The forum uses cookies to store your login identification and the date/time of your last visit. This cookie is stored on your PC's hard drive. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of the message board. If your browser does not support cookies, or you have not enabled cookies on your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly and you will not be able to post new messages. Users may delete these cookies by editing their online profile or via a setting in their browser.

The forum software has a "Who’s Online" feature that displays which member are currently logged in and active. Users may prevent this feature from showing their status by editing their online profile.

Remember that any information disclosed on the forum becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. For more information, read the forum terms of service at https://www.gardengeeks.net/terms.php.

You may update your profile information and forum settings at any time by clicking "User CP" (User Control Panel) on any forum page.

If you have any questions about how to configure your forum profile to enhance privacy, or if you would like to have your forum account deleted, please contact GARDENGEEKS.NET. Note that in order to preserve the continuity of past discussions, account deletion requests will be honored only under the most extenuating of circumstances, and remain at the sole discretion of the Administrator unless required by law.

External Links

GARDENGEEKS.NET is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites linked to in its pages.

Special Relationships


GARDENGEEKS.NET is a member of the Amazon.com Associates Program for the purpose of selling Amazon.com products. This service is offered as a convenience to visitors and helps defray the costs associated with operating this Web site. When a user clicks an Amazon.com link on this site, a code embedded in the URL identifies GARDENGEEKS.NET as the referring Web site for purposes of referral fee tracking. GARDENGEEKS.NET has visibility as to which Amazon.com items are viewed and purchased, but does not know who is viewing or purchasing items. GARDENGEEKS.NET is not responsible for the privacy practices of Amazon.com when a user clicks into their site.


Cafepress.com is a service that prints GARDENGEEKS.NET -related designs on shirts, mugs, and other merchandise. This service is offered as a convenience to visitors and helps defray the costs associated with operating this Web site. When a user clicks a Cafepress.com link on this site, they enter Cafepress.com where merchandise can be ordered. GARDENGEEKS.NET does not know who visits Cafepress.com or which items are viewed, but does have visibility to buyer names, purchase dates, items ordered, and order status. GARDENGEEKS.NET is not responsible for the privacy practices of Cafepress.com when a user clicks into their site.

Google Adsense

GARDENGEEKS.NET and GARDENGEEKS.NET Forums employ Google AdSense to provide relevant advertising links at various locations on many Web pages. GARDENGEEKS.NET has access to information about how successful these advertising links are, but does not have visibility to the identity of those clicking on the ad links. GARDENGEEKS.NET is not responsible for the privacy practices of Google.com or their advertisers when a user clicks a Google ad link.

GARDENGEEKS.NET may use Google Analytics to monitor Web site traffic and to understand how visitors are using GARDENGEEKS.NET, including which pages are viewed, which links are clicked, etc. This is achieved by running a small JavaScript when you visit a GARDENGEEKS.NET page. The information is used to help improve the Web site. Although Google Analytics tracks your clicks and movement through GARDENGEEKS.NET as an individual, your personal identity is never revealed to GARDENGEEKS.NET.


GARDENGEEKS.NET may use YouTube to host videos featured on the Web site. GARDENGEEKS.NET has no visibility as to the identity of those viewing the videos. GARDENGEEKS.NET is not responsible for the privacy practices of YouTube or their advertisers when a user clicks a YouTube ad link, and does not endorse or recommend any Sponsored Links or advertisers that may be displayed on YouTube pages.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact GARDENGEEKS.NET.