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Aquascaping World Site Terms & Conditions 

Access to and the use of the Aquascaping World  site is provided to you subject to the following Terms and Conditions listed below in addition to Terms and Conditions and the site's Privacy Statement stated here.

Agreement between User and Aquascaping World.

www.aquascapingworld.com is an internet informational site about aquatic plants and planted aquariums. By entering the site you are accepting these Terms and Conditions. Terms and Conditions may be subject to change at any time and without notice, however all changes will be posted here on this page. It's your responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions in case there are any changes. Continuing to use the site after a change has been made is your acceptance of the changes.

Personal Non-commercial Use Limitation.

Any material found within the pages of www.aquascapingworld.com including text or images may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal non-commercial use. You will not edit, adapt, alter or create any derivative work from any of the material contained in this site without the written permission from the Aquascaping World Magazine administrators.  For further information please email us at contact @ aquascapingworld.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party, such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

Magazine Subscription Cancellation Policy

If you are not happy with your subscription to  Aquascaping World Magazine you  can cancel your subscription at any time.  We do not use your personal information without your permission. 

Community and Forum Rules

You agree to use Communities and Forums (including Message Boards) in accordance with the following Rules. You should also read any local house rules of the particular site or service you're using, as there may be some local variations to these Community Rules.
About your posts:

    * Contributions must be civil and tasteful
    * No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
    * No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
    * If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users you may have action taken against your accounts.
    * Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant Community.
    * No spamming or off-topic material: we don't allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
    * No advertising
    * No spoilers: material which contains plot developments which haven't been transmitted on UK analogue or digital television will be deleted unless submitted in a designated 'spoilers' area.
    * Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules.
    * No impersonation
    * No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names
    * You may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses) unless allowed under the relevant local house rules. If you know of a worthy web site relevant to the discussion topic, please inform the host of the Community area.
    * Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this action may be taken against your account.


We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any kind. If you have a helpful address to share, inform the host of the relevant Community area using the 'Contact Us' link, and they will promote it if they see fit.

About the law:

You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in the forum. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.

Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

The views expressed in forum areas are those of members of the public and are not necessarily those of the Aquascaping World.

If you're under 16:

Please get a parent's or guardian's permission before taking part in any discussion.

Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).

If you breach these Terms of Use:

If you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in the relevant local house rules) when taking part in a Community service, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been failed or edited. This mail will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.

This action may include your relevant account or accounts being placed into pre-moderation or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all Community areas.

If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to Communities or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour, and www.aquascapingworld.com considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Aquascaping World may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s.

Aquascaping World reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.

Contributions to Aquascaping World Magazine

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to Aquascaping World Magazine (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Aquascaping World a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the Privacy Policy.

Further, by submitting your contribution, you:

a) warrant that your contribution;
- is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the Aquascaping World for all the purposes specified above;
- is not defamatory; and
- does not infringe any law; and

b) indemnify Aquascaping World against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Aquascaping World as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and

c) waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on www.aquascapingworld.com and the purposes specified above.

Limitation of Liability

This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Aquascaping World, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "as is" and on an "is available" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

In no event will Aquascaping World be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site. Aquascaping World does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.


The names, images and logos identifying Aquascaping World or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of the Aquascaping Wolrd and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right under any trademark or patent of AquaScaping World or any other third party.

Rules and Regulations

Within the site you may find other rules or terms relating to specific material that may conflict with or contradict these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict then the rules or terms relating to specific material will take precedence over the general Terms and Conditions.


If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of United States of America. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the US.

Complete Terms and Conditions and Personal Information

Please see our Terms of Use and Service and Privacy Policy section for additional Term and Condition policies and the site's privacy statement.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By entering this site you are accepting these Terms and Conditions. If for any reason you cannot accept these Terms and Conditions in full then you must leave www.aquascapingworld.com immediately.

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 September 2010 )