Terms of Use and Privacy

Your e-mail address

If you sign up and give us your e-mail address:

  • We will use it to send you a new password if you lose yours.
  • We might send you information about I Spy a Bird.*
  • We will not give your e-mail address to anyone else unless it's the law.

* We do not like spam. You can choose to receive emails from I Spy a Bird when you sign up, and if you ever want to start or stop receiving these e-mails you can login, tick a little box in your profile, et voila.

Other information you tell us

All other information you submit will be displayed on our website for the world to see. Please make sure you're happy for the world to see it.


We use Google to serve ads when you visit our website. Google may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by Google, click here.


  • If you have it in the first place, you maintain the copyright to any images you upload to I Spy a Bird. Forever.
  • By storing images on our site you grant us a free license to reproduce them, anytime, anywhere, in any format.
  • When you remove your images from I Spy a Bird, you are canceling the license and we will no longer use your photos.


The comments we can keep and use after you leave, although you maintain copyright. They would not have come about without the community and we think they really belong to all our members.


This is a community website so please be respectful of others. We expect you to read and follow the Community Guidelines but also to use your common sense.

Because you control I Spy a Bird, we can't guarantee you won't occasionally find things you find offensive, but please let us know if you do. As we work to improve I Spy a Bird, we reserve the right to change this guidance on conduct.

Individuals are responsible for what is published using their I Spy a Bird account. We reserve the right to remove content, without notice, that we or our members do not consider appropriate for a gardening community.

Lost data

We cannot be held responsible for anything lost or removed from the website.