Terms & Conditions

This website is for general information only and does not constitute professional advice. Whilst the GROW team makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this web site, GROW, the consortium partners, the administrator, and moderators shall not be liable for any loss, effect, reaction or subsequent result of the use of any plant, chemical, technique, product, information or service advertised or displayed on this site.

The readers of GROWObservatory.org assume full responsibility for using the information on this web site. Links to other sites from GROWObservatory.org are for information only and GROW, the consortium partners, the administrator, and moderators accept no responsibility or liability for information contained on any site which is linked from or to this site.

The GROW online forum is for general information only and is not a legal advice forum. We cannot guarantee the validity of any such advice given to you. So for all legal matters consult your local town/city council, solicitor, engineer, or relevant body/expert in that field with adequate liability insurances. If you disregard this warning and proceed you do so entirely at your own risk.

GROWObservatory.org site usage and posting rules.

To make your visit to the GROW forums enjoyable, members must abide by the following rules:

Please refrain from making multiple member registrations, this will be closely monitored as it is often a topic adopted by spammers.

There is to be absolutely:

  • No spamming, (postings used to advertise products, businesses, websites, and often to broadcast political or social commentary.)

    If any of your posts in the forums contains anything like this they will be deleted and you will be given a warning or banned.

    New posters whose initial posts contain direct links to other websites may have those links removed at the moderators discretion. Other members interested in the links may PM the poster to be enlightened as to the link.

  • No flaming (posting deliberately hostile messages)
  • No posting of any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory.
  • No posting of any material which is invasive of a person's privacy.
  • No posting of messages which are abusive, vulgar, sexually oriented, hateful, harassing, obscene, or threatening.
  • No posting of any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this forum.

By registering, you the user agree that you will not post messages containing any of the above elements.

Signing up/profiles

  • Use a maximum of one link per signature only.
  • Absolutely no affiliate links in signature.
  • We do not allow any signature using Tiny URL or Snip URL (or any similar) services which converts a lengthy link (URL) into a very tiny one.
  • Only useful links i.e. no under-construction sites, spam services etc.
  • Signatures should be very basic and should not have the appearance of an ad.
  • In the interest of all members please keep your signature politics and religion free.
  • No signature links to Warez, porn, hate sites, or other questionable content.
  • You can of course place a link to your personal website or blog in your signature.
  • If you have a link to your website or blog in your signature, there will be no need to place the same or similar link within a post as well.
  • GROWObservatory.org reserves the right to ban signatures which are felt to be provocative, disruptive, or outside of our guidelines.
  • Use a maximum 1 graphic per signature.
  • Please avoid using big graphics that break up the flow of a page and also avoid excessively animated graphics.
  • All usernames must start with a letter or number.
  • Usernames must not contain domains names or resemble email addresses.

Forum user agreement

As a user you agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this website have the right to remove, not remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.

As a user you agree to any information you have entered (images and text) being stored in the GROWObservatory.org database.

The administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

While every attempt is made to remove objectionable material as quickly as possible, it may be impossible to review every message entry.

Therefore you agree that all posts made to these forums or blog entries express the views of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

By registering, you the user agree to be solely responsible for the content of your posts, you also agree to indemnify and hold blameless GROWObservatory.org, GROW, the consortium partners, the administrator, and moderators with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

The owner and administrator of GROWObservatory.org, reserves the right to reveal your identity, IP Address, or whatever information we know about you, in the event of a serious complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

These forum rules are subject to change without prior warning. If you miss a new rule you will be informed via email should you break it.

If you are unsure about any of the above rules then email the administrator or moderators for assistance.

Failure to follow the rules may result in official warnings followed by banning, or at times will result in an immediate banning.

All rules will be strictly enforced.

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.

You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, not remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

Registering as a member of GROWObservatory.org you agree to accept occasional email newsletters from the site admins, detailing GROW Observatory updates. By creating an account you agree to be bound by these conditions.