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Policies and Posting Guidelines, Copyright & Privacy Statements:
420-Genetics.com is dedicated to providing our members with the optimal environment to discuss marijuana cultivation and other cannabis related subjects.

We respect your privacy and will never ask for personal information about you.

Conversely, we suggest that you not reveal any of your personal information on 420-genetics.com

Our moderation policy favors the free posting of ideas, except where posts tend to degrade the environment we desire.

We will not tolerate members who:

Are under the age of 18: This means no browsing, posting, joining or otherwise interacting with 420-genetics.com and its related sites. If we become aware of violations of this policy, we will ban the underage user and delete all of his or her posts immediately.

Use our: Personal messaging system, Mail system or Bulletin board, for the purpose of (dealing or exchanging any substances that are illegal under USA law!)

Avoid paying:
for any business or commercial advertising, or ask other members to buy, sell or examine any commercial products or services through 420-genetics.com.

Post Commercial Links: for any purpose without prior permission from 420-genetics.com.

Offer or request: information concerning theft, deception or hacking.

Post material: Knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, profane, threatening, racially offensive or otherwise violative of any USA law. As with anything, will you please use good common sense. In other words, you agree to treat all members within the community with respect.

Violate a person's privacy:
by publishing against someone's will, any information that is private and personal.

420 Genetics does not allow:

Free advertising or Spam on its message boards.

This includes off site links in signature's to commercial or non-commercial sites unless by previous agreement with 420 Genetics!

You agree that if any of these rules are abused, the offending message may be removed without prior notice, and if you repeatedly violate any of these rules or otherwise seek to disrupt the forums, the administrator(s) will disable your account.

You also agree that this is private property and you are our guest, and that we (420-genetics.com) reserve the right to delete any message and/or any membership for any reason.

Please remember that 420-genetis are not responsible for any messages posted. 420-genetics do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this BB.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email or PM. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. Please understand that we cannot always monitor the contents of posted messages, and that we depend upon you to PM or email us when members or their messages are violating our policy as stated here. You must also understand that we cannot respond immediately to said PM's/emails and that some time may pass before any warranted action is taken.

Posting Guidelines:

The following rules are for everyone's benefit. While we don't censor the forums, we want to keep them full of quality postings, and don't want to waste people's time with postings of NO VALUE.

You must agree to these conditions in order to stay a member.

Illegal Postings: Postings that are illegal in themselves, such as Child Pornography, drug dealing or other illegal activities, images or information are not allowed. You accept full responsibility for what you post as we cannot be held liable for the activities of others on our sites. Remember, Big Brother is watching everything on the Internet!

Duplicate/Repetitive Postings: Duplicate postings with identical or similar text are not allowed. Click only ONCE on the submit button, and your posting will appear. A new page will load showing your posting. This is your confirmation that it has been posted! Do not resubmit a posting that has been verified! Duplicate postings will be removed.

Multiple Personalities: Except by specific arrangement, 420 Genetics only allow one membership account/alias per user, anyone found to be abusing 420-genetics.com services by making more than one account may be banned for life. If you would like to change your name contact a moderator.

Flaming/Trolling: Flames are posts intended to insult and provoke. Posters who speak incessantly and/or rabidly on some relatively uninteresting subject or with a patently ridiculous attitude will be banned. Repeated posts directed with hostility at a particular person or group of people or their beliefs will be cause for banning. Any individual who chronically trolls, who regularly posts arguments, flames or personal attacks for no other purpose than to annoy someone or disrupt a discussion will be banned. Trolls are recognizable by the fact that they have no real interest in learning about the topic at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait.

Obscene/Pornographic/Violent postings:
Unless these contribute something useful to the discussions, they will be deleted.

Off Topic Postings: Often people post remarks that have nothing to do with the subject of the forum. These will be moved or deleted at the discretion of the moderator.

Threads or posts pertaining to the: buying/selling/trading/swapping/testing/giving of seeds, clones, pollen, cannabis, hash, or any other substance is NOT permitted in open forum by members and will be deleted. Threads or posts soliciting any of the aforementioned shall be deleted.

Spamming: Those who come here and post numerous links to other commercial websites, forums, chat rooms or communities, without actually contributing any content to this website will be banned without notice. It's fine to post an occasional interesting link to another website, in the context of a thread's subject, but to only do that, or to do it repeatedly, is not allowed. If you have your own website, you can put the URL in your profile but not displayed in your signature, for to do so would be advertising and there are approval avenues to follow regarding advertising on 420 Genetics. Any unauthorized advertisements to any web site will be deleted.

Banning: People who violate these forum guidelines repeatedly are subject to banning. Once someone has been banned from the site, we do not allow complaints about it. Once banned, we are done with that individual, and no amount of complaining from other members will help. We don't need to justify our bans. This only causes more work for the moderators. Which is usually the reason for the person being banned in the first place. So those who complain about a banishment, are subject to being banned themselves.

Status: As long as you respect our rules you will be a welcome member of this website. Those who have chosen to join our community and support what we stand for will be accorded the rights of full membership. Members who abuse their status may see it changed back to Guest as a warning that their behavior is unacceptable. Further abuse will lead to banning.

Other than these restrictions, people are free to post whatever they choose. This is a FREE SPEECH site and we respect people's right to have their say. Let's all just be civil about it!

Please let us know ASAP if there are any postings that violate these guidelines, especially if they offend you! Next to every post there is a link to report the post.

Privacy Statement:

Any personal information submitted privately to 420 GENETICS will be kept confidential and not given out to any other organization or entity, and we will fight any attempts to get that info. We are committed to your privacy and have no interest in marketing or disseminating personal information.

Any personal information entered onto the website for public view (in forums, galleries, etc.) such as names and e-mail addresses will obviously not remain private. There is NO REQUIREMENT for personal information to participate in these sections of the site, except for an email address, which can be kept private (see option in your profile). Entry of such information is at the poster's discretion. We recommend if you want to retain your privacy that you not enter such personal information. We have no control over who views this website, so just assume that "Big Brother" is watching!

If you are concerned about your privacy (and you should), we suggest you visit the PGP site, where you can download the latest encryption software to protect you and your correspondence from intrusion by even the most sophisticated systems! We also recommend using proxy servers to shield your true location and Internet IP#.

Here is a link to PGP web site

Submission Statement:

Please do not: Upload images with watermarks to other commercial sites [we will consider this to be spamming], or that you do not own the copyright for, i.e.: Don't take pics from Overgrow.com or another site unless you have the owner's permission.

Post material: that is sexually or otherwise obscene or pornographic and has no educational purpose or any significant relevance to an ongoing and legitimate discussion.

Post images without the owner's permission:

Claim another's grow as your own, it is about as low as you can get!

You agree that you that once you upload any text or picture to 420-genetics.com, that it is a gift to 420 Genetics and that 420 Genetics has the right/copyright to use the material as it wishes on its web domains or publications.

We may also add a small 420 Genetics logo, discreetly to your photo's, due to the fact we have noticed some sites are choosing to ignore the legal copyright and linking directly to your pictures.

Copyright Statement:

All artwork and content found on 420 Genetics is copyrighted by 420 Genetics. No part of these sites may be copied or reproduced in any manner without the express permission of 420 Genetics. This means you may not copy icons, graphics, photographs, artwork, content, etc. and use in anyway without writing us and getting permission. We will on occasions given permission for certain specific things (for which we have original copyright) to be published elsewhere, especially for educational purposes.

Posting, browsing, or otherwise interacting with 420-genetics.com indicates acceptance of these policies and terms of use.

420 Genetics reserves the right to change this policy as and when desired.

We hope you enjoy the debates and discussions and do your best to lead by example in creating a civil environment of mutual understanding and learning.

Team 420 Genetics

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