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Terms of Use

As with any community driven effort, a certain amount of mutual respect and care is required to make the system work effectively for everyone. Sadly, this requires a written agreement between you as the user and us as the community facilitators, as outlined in the following Terms Of Use (TOU) document. By accessing our website, or content therefrom, you agree to this TOU as the foundation of our relationship. Please use your own best judgement as a good steward of the community and we’ll all be happier for it.

Users must comply with all applicable laws, the Grow Trader terms of use, and all posted site rules.
Please always keep in mind that Grow Trader serves as a listing service for products and services related to the greenhouse and hydroponics industries. Listing services and/or items unrelated to the business of growing is very much discouraged and those listings will be systematically removed from our system. Users who repeatedly break the rules may also be banned from the system at the sole discretion of the Grow Trader team.

Be aware, there is a laundry list of goods, services, and content strictly prohibited on Grow Trader, including:

  • any good, service, or content that violates the law or legal rights of others
  • false, deceptive, misleading, or fraudulent content; bait and switch; keyword spam
  • offensive, defamatory, malicious, or threatening postings or email
  • spam; miscategorized, over-posted, cross-posted content
  • affiliate marketing; network, or multi-level marketing; pyramid schemes
  • postings or email the primary purpose of which is to drive traffic to a website
  • prescription drugs, medical devices; controlled substances and related items
  • recalled items; hazardous materials
  • anyone’s personal, identifying, confidential or proprietary information
  • stolen property, property with serial number removed/altered

Please DO NOT use Grow Trader for these purposes, and please flag any listings you see which violate our Terms Of Use agreement.

LICENSE. If you are 18 or older, we grant you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nonsublicensable license to access GT in compliance with the TOU; unlicensed access is unauthorized. You agree not to license, distribute, make derivative works, display, sell, or "frame" content from GT, excluding content you create and sharing with friends/family. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, fully paid/sublicensable license to use, copy, perform, display, distribute, and make derivative works from content you post.

USE. You agree not to use or provide software (except for general purpose web browsers and email clients, or software expressly licensed by us) or services that interact or interoperate with GT, e.g. for downloading, uploading, posting, flagging, emailing, search, or mobile use. Robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, etc. are prohibited, as are misleading, unsolicited, unlawful, and/or spam postings/email. You agree not to collect users' personal and/or contact information.

MODERATION. You agree we may moderate GT access and use in our sole discretion, e.g. by blocking (e.g. IP addresses), filtering, deletion, delay, omission, verification, and/or access/account/license termination. You agree (1) not to bypass said moderation, (2) we are not liable for moderating, not moderating, or representations as to moderating, and (3) nothing we say or do waives our right to moderate, or not.

Thanks for helping keep GrowTrader safe and useful for everyone!

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