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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions: Nurturing a Culture of Respect and Inclusivity

As a cornerstone of our commitment to building a thriving community, Citizen Gardens lays down a set of comprehensive Terms & Conditions that encapsulate our values, code of conduct, and dedication to inclusivity. We operate on the principles of transparency, open collaboration, and the overarching goal of creating a digital space where diverse individuals can come together for the greater good.

1. Open Source Collaboration:

  • Citizen Gardens operates on an open-source model, promoting collaboration and the sharing of ideas. We encourage contributors from all walks of life, irrespective of their backgrounds or expertise.

2. Code of Conduct (CoC):

  • Our community adheres to a robust Code of Conduct (CoC) that fosters a culture of respect, understanding, and positive engagement. Discrimination, harassment, or any form of disrespectful behavior is strictly prohibited.

3. Inclusivity and Diversity:

  • We champion inclusivity, welcoming individuals from every corner of the globe. Regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, or background, everyone has a place in Citizen Gardens.

4. Elm (Economy League Multiplicity):

  • Elm, our foundational system, is designed to ensure the security and privacy of our community members. It empowers individuals to control their digital presence, fostering a sense of autonomy and ownership.

5. Non-Profit Commitment:

  • Citizen Gardens is a non-profit charity organization dedicated exclusively to the common good. Our operations are driven by a commitment to serve the community and make a positive impact on society.

6. Commitment to All:

  • Every individual associated with Citizen Gardens, whether as a contributor, user, or supporter, is valued. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels heard, respected, and empowered to contribute to our shared goals.

These Terms govern your access to, usage of all content, Product and Services available at citizengardens.org website (the “Service”) operated by Citizen Gardens (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to our services is subject to your acceptance, without modification, of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules and policies published and that may be published from time to time by us.

Please read the Agreement carefully before accessing or using our Services. By accessing or using any part of our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to any part of the terms of the Agreement, then you may not access or use our Services.

Intellectual Property

The Agreement does not transfer from Us to you any of Ours or third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Citizen Gardens and its licensors.

Third-Party Services

In using the Services, you may use third-party services, products, software, embeds, or applications developed by a third party (“Third-Party Services”).

If you use any Third Party Services, you understand that:

  • Any use of a Third Party Service is at your own risk, and we shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for Third Party websites or Services.
  • You acknowledge and agree that We shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.



Where use of any part of our Services requires an account, you agree to provide us with complete and accurate information when you register for an account.

You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your account. You are responsible for keeping your account information up-to-date and for keeping your password secure.

You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account that you use to access the Service. You shall not share or misuse your access credentials. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized uses of your account or upon becoming aware of any other breach of security.

Links To Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Citizen Gardens .

Citizen Gardens assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. Citizen Gardens shall also not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.


Our Services are provided “AS IS.” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Citizen Gardens and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Citizen Gardens , nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that our Services will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.

You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, our Services at your own discretion and risk.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

Except to the extent any applicable law provides otherwise, the Agreement and any access to or use of our Services will be governed by the laws of New York.

The proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to the Agreement and any access to or use of our Services will be the state and federal courts located in New York.


Citizen Gardens reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time.

If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on our website, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new terms will take effect.

We will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to the effective changes. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using our Services within the designated notice period, or once the changes become effective.

Your continued use of our Services will be subject to the new terms.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at info@citizengardens.org

Last Updated: January 31, 2024


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