Rules for Online Conduct

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Learn@GrowPermaculture (Learn@GP) Site and for your User Postings. "User Postings" means all content submitted, posted, published, or distributed on the Learn@GP Site by you or other users of the Learn@GP Site, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos, and file uploads. You agree that you will use the Learn@GP Site in compliance with these Agreements, and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all United States export control laws.

As a condition of your use of the Learn@GP Site, you will not use the Learn@GP Site in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Learn@GP server or the network(s) connected to any Learn@GP server or to interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Learn@GP Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Learn@GP Site, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any Learn@GP server through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information stored on the Learn@GP Site, its servers, or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the Learn@GP Site. If you are a registered user, you will not share your password or let anyone else access or compromise your account.

Furthermore, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any Learn@GP Site content, including but not limited to a list or directory of users on the system, User Postings or user information, online textbooks, course materials, or trademarks and logos. You agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Learn@GP Site (although you are welcome and encouraged to use an anonymous username in the forums and to act in a manner that keeps your identity concealed).

Strictly Prohibited Items


Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
Content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
Content related to partisan political activities;
Viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer or property; and
Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others (this list, collectively, “Strictly Prohibited Items”).

You may not submit, post, publish, share, or otherwise distribute any of the above Strictly Prohibited Items on or via the Learn@GP Site.

User Accounts

In order to create a user account, you must provide your full name, an email address, your country or region of residence, a public username, and a user password. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information for your user account with any third party for any reason. In setting up your user account, you may be prompted to enter additional optional information (e.g., your year of birth). You represent that all information provided by you is accurate and current. You agree to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate and current.

We care about the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Please see the Privacy Policy for more information about the collection and use of data on the Learn@GP Site.

Your Right to use Content on the Learn@GP Site

Unless indicated as being in the public domain, the content on the Learn@GP Site is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Unless otherwise expressly stated on the Learn@GP Site, the texts, exams, video, images, and other instructional materials provided with the courses and programs offered on the Learn@GP Site are for your personal use in connection with those courses and programs only. Certain reference documents, digital textbooks, articles, and other information on the Learn@GP Site are used with the permission of third parties, and use of that information is subject to certain rules and conditions, which will be posted along with the information. By using the Learn@GP Site, you agree to abide by all such rules and conditions. You agree to retain all copyright and other notices on any content you obtain from the Learn@GP Site. All rights in the Learn@GP Site and its content, if not expressly granted, are reserved.

Use for Personalization and Pedagogical Improvements.

User Postings

User Postings Representations and Warranties.

By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you affirm, represent, and warrant (1) that you have the necessary rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to reproduce and publish the User Postings and to authorize Learn@GP and its users to reproduce, modify, publish, and otherwise use and distribute your User Postings in a manner consistent with the licenses granted by you below, and (2) that neither your submission of your User Postings nor the exercise of the licenses granted below will infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You, and not Learn@GP, are solely responsible for your User Postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them.


Learn@GP may offer Verified Certificates of Achievement for courses (a "Verified Certificate") or certificates for programs (for example, a Permaculture Design Course certificate) for learners who, in the Learn@GP's judgment, have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the course or program material. The decision whether a certificate will be awarded to a given learner will be solely within the discretion of Learn@GP. It should be noted that it is in our interest that you graduate with your certificate.

Subject to the foregoing, you will be required to pay a fee and complete the ID verification process for Verified Certificates. In order to authenticate your identity for a Verified Certificate, you will be prompted to take a webcam photo of yourself, as well as a photo of an acceptable form of photo ID (described below). Although these items are collected by Learn@GP in accordance with these TOS and the Privacy Policy, you should be aware that the actual authentication of your identity is performed by an Learn@GP third-party service provider and this information will be used only for the purpose of verifying your identity.

Acceptable forms of photo ID’s are:

  • Government or State-issued driver's license
  • Passport
  • National ID card
  • State or Province ID card (including cards issued by motor vehicle agencies)

In order to be accepted by Learn@GP, your photo ID must:

  • Contain your full name exactly (excluding hyphens, accents, and spaces);
  • Contain a relatively current photograph of yourself;
  • Be an original document; photocopied documents cannot be accepted; and
  • Be current and valid; expired documents cannot be accepted.

Unfortunately, if you do not possess a photo ID meeting the criteria described above, Learn@GP is unable to provide you with a Verified Certificate at this time.


Certificates and other purchases on the Learn@GP Site may be eligible for a refund for a period of time (in each case, the “Refund Period”). The applicable Refund Period for some products and services are described below. To receive a refund during the Refund Period, simply unenroll from the course and the refund will be processed automatically. Refunds will be credited to the payment account used for the purchase and may take up to two billing cycles to process. For more info, visit the Learn@GP Help Center. If the applicable Refund Period for a purchase has passed, but you believe a refund is warranted, please submit a support ticket via the Contact us form.

To receive a refund with respect to your enrollment in a Professional Education course, you have a period of 2 days after your payment or 2 days after the course starts (up to six months after your payment) whichever occurs later to unenroll from the course by clicking on the unenroll link on the learner dashboard.