Privacy/Content Policies and Terms of Service

Our Privacy & Disclosure Policy
We Are Committed To Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Membership Information We Collect From You:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the website. The types of personal information collected when you sign up are:

    Name (any name you choose, not validated)
    Email address (must be valid)
    Home Page (optional)

The Way We Use Membership Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when registering for membership to verify that you have requested access to our site. We do not share this information with outside parties - EVER.

Anti-Spam Data Collection For Anonymous And Non-Validated Users:

Our website uses the "Akismet" Anti-Spam system.  By posting a message, you accept that your message and other details such as your IP address may be analyzed and stored for anti-spam and quality monitoring purposes, in accordance with Akismet's privacy policy.   For special information for scrapers and bots please see this page Information on IP collection to be led directly to our honeypot.

eMail Address In Forum and Comment Posts:

To protect your privacy, posting of email address in comments or forum posts is not permitted. All posts containing email address are either deleted or edited to remove the email address before being published. We do this to protect our members from internet-scammers and spammers that may harvest your email address from our website.

IP Addresses In Posts & Comments:

In order to ensure personal responsibility when making posts, all IP address are recorded.  The IP address of posts made anonymously are visible to some members and moderators.  If you do not wish for your IP address to be visible, please sign-up for a free account or do not post anonymously.

Cookies, 'Web Beacons' and Visitor Data Tracking

We may place a 'cookie' on your computer or create a unique "session id" for purposes of remembering your preferences, pages viewed, etc. does not use cookies or session ID's for 'tracking' purposes or for gathering any personally identifiable information about you. If you choose, you may disable cookies in your web-browser to prevent use of such cookies. uses a combination of web-server logs and third-party analytical data gathering tools for the purposes of aggregate visitor traffic information which may set a cookie on your computer. The data collected by these third-party services may include information such as your IP address, type of web-browser, and computer operating system.

Currently uses the following third-party visitor tracking tools: does not use "web beacons" of any kind with the exception of third-party links or advertisers (see next section).  

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

We allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within our Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

GrownUpGeek does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Currently, has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:

 *DoubleClick DART cookie:

  • Google, one of our third party vendors, uses the DART cookie
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors of based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Affiliate & Sales Referral Discolsure:

Please be aware that when you click links on some pages and purchase a product discussed or mentioned at we will receive a referral commission for the sale of that product. does not accept paid posts or product placements and any recommendations made for products are based on our opinion, experience or research on that product.


How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

Registered members can access all personally identifiable information that they have provided and maintain or modify it by clicking the "My Account" link in the upper-left (gray) area of most pages on our website.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

User Account Validation

All new member accounts will be sent a validation email.  Accounts not validated within 2 hours will be removed from our system

Cancellation of services

You may, at any time request to cancel your account and specify that all your personal data be removed from our servers. Please note that all posts, comments, replies, or any other content submitted by you become the property of and will not be removed.

To request cancellation or removal from our system, you may email your request to:  Note that your request must be sent from the email address associated with your account. 


Content & Usage Policy / Terms of Service is family website and as such, all posts must remain family friendly.

In all areas of the website, the following is not permitted:

  • Posts regarding illegal activity, or requests for information pertaining to anything illegal
  • Posts requesting to "hack" anyone in any way
  • Posts that violate the privacy or well-being of others
  • Posts regarding illegal password cracking or illegally accessing any system
  • Posts or content including images or video that are hateful, overly distasteful, lewd, X-rated, obscene, offensive, or pornographic
  • Posts that contain any copyrighted material, including photos, software code, Javascript code, or anything else that you do not own the right to re-distribute.
  • "Hotlinking" to images hosted on other sites that do not explicitly allow linking to images (such as ImageShack)
  • Posts regarding gambling or gambling related websites
  • Posting or embedding any "trackers", or any other form of tracking system or method to collect information without the knowledge of whom it is being collected from.
  • Solicitation of services in any form or advertising/"spamming"  - including promoting websites or other services, whether by posting, chatroom or our private messaging system.  For advertising information email your query to

Age Restrictions:

You must be at least 13 years of age to register an account.  Accounts found to belong to members that do not meet this minimum age requirment will be deleted from our system.

Content Ownership:
All posts, comments, forum topics, IM's, private messages, chats, blogs or other content that you submit become the property of and may be edited or deleted by site owners or moderators as deemed appropriate. By submitting content you grant unlimited license and your permission to retain all content submitted by you indefinitely.
Re-distributing (i.e.; copy & pasting) content from to other websites, blogs, or any other media (electronic or analog), whether submitted by you or other members may result in loss of privileges or your account being removed / blocked (banned). 

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these policies you may contact us via email at: