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    Our Forum Rules:


    Forum Rules

    The following rules are provided to protect the Mk1 Focus RS Car Club, its members and all registered members of this forum from anyone who misuses the forum for any purpose.


    Terms & Conditions

    Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. If you agree with them and wish to register to converse with our enthusiasts, simply click the “Join The Club” button in our menu.


    Disclaimer

    Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

    The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. We don’t intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within them, but we will enforce the club’s rules, which could result in such censorship.


    What You Must Agree To

    You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which you know to be false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law, meaning also that you agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.

    The basic rules for the club’s message-boards are simple:
    • Be polite. Treat your fellow members with respect. Personal attacks and/or name calling in any form will not be tolerated and will result in you being removed from the club on either a permanent or temporary basis.
    • Use common sense. Do not post for the sake of posting, or simply to increase your post count.
    • Don’t break the law. Don’t post about things that break the law, or that might encourage others to break the law.
    • Don’t post any message that even hints at advertising.
    • Ensure your post is useful and related to the subject of the original poster. Do not change the subject of a post, or post non-constructive replies (such as replies containing only smileys).
    • Factual. Any posts must be actual and factual and not based on rumour or hearsay and must not be libellous or slanderous. Otherwise the club or individual may be at risk of bringing the club or themselves into disrepute.
    • Privacy. Content of posts made in the private member's forum / PM messages - must neither be copied and pasted into the public area of the forum nor onto other non - Mk1 Focus RS Car Club forums or any other medium, without first getting permission from one of the Administrator/Moderators.
    • For Sale. If you have an item for sale please use one of the forums listed in the "For Sale" section of the main forum. (Subscribed Members only)


    Content Accuracy

    In light of our policy of encouraging candid, open exchanges of views and the rapid distribution of information originating from many sources, the club cannot determine the accuracy of information that may be uploaded to the forum and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the content, origin or use of any message.

    Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by participants in discussions are those of the author. Members who rely on such information do so at their own risk. Participants are urged to seek professional advice for specific, individual situations and not rely solely on advice or opinions given in the discussions.


    Copyright

    If any copyright through our website is breached then please contact a club staff member for immediate attention.


    Advertising and Soliciting

    We have very strict rules about advertising on our message-boards.
    Authorised Traders may advertise their products and / or services in their allocated section(s) of the message-boards. Authorised Traders must follow Trading terms and conditions (see below).

    All unauthorised advertising or soliciting will be removed without explanation and without notice. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Directing members to external websites.
    • Advertising in signatures.
    • Using a thread to indirectly advertise or praise a product (unless the post is a personal recommendation based on personal use).
    • Placing commercial hyperlinks over pictures.
    • Posting of referral, affiliate or any commission generating links.

    Persistent unauthorised advertising or soliciting may result in a removal of your membership of the club, on either a permanent or temporary basis.


    Signatures
    • Signatures will be no longer than 4 lines
    • Signatures may contain 1 image (max. 600 pixels in width x 150 pixels in height - 1 image only). (Please note that the signature option is not available at the moment due to a technical error)
    • Signatures may contain a link to your personal site or sites that may be of use to other members but no advertising.
    • Signatures are expected to follow the same guidelines as posts.

    Signatures may be edited or deleted without notice by a member of the moderation team.
    In addition, members must not post images or use avatars that may cause offence to others. Images that cause offence may be deleted without notice.


    Abusive, Invasive and Anti-Social Behaviour

    The club takes the “be polite” rule VERY seriously. We will not tolerate ANY rudeness or swearing - this includes modifying words to escape our profanity filter. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive will receive one warning, and will be permanently banned from the club after a second offence.

    Swearing, blasphemy or profanity - again either explicitly or by trying to deceive our profanity filter - will be edited or deleted without warning or notice and may lead to the member being banned from using the forum and / or banned from the club.

    In all cases relating to acceptable content, the club moderation team will decide - at its absolute discretion - what is acceptable and what is not. Where posts are edited or deleted by the moderation team, no notice will be given.


    Site Management

    The club moderation team may at its absolute discretion, remove or edit any post, signature or profile with or without notice or explanation, this will be after consideration of the rules regarding, unauthorised advertising or soliciting, abusive or antisocial behaviour or any other action which violates the club Terms and Conditions. If you are unsure about whether your post will be allowed under these rules, please seek guidance from a moderator before you post.

    Moderators within the club are appointed by the management to volunteer and moderate topics and posts within the club and have the right to remove, edit or alter any post they see fit that bides with these terms and conditions on this website. Any members opposing a moderator’s decision should do so with the moderator directly by using PM or email in a professional manner. Any member purposely creating posts or threads opposing a moderators’ decision will result in the member’s forum account being closed permanently.

    Members should also be reminded that we do not tolerate ANY rudeness to staff members whatsoever whether it is done through the website, PM system or email.

    ANY form of hostility or abuse to a member of the moderation team, as a result of their enforcing any of the club’s rules, will result in the permanent banning of the offending member from the club, without notice.


    Liability:
    • The club accepts absolutely no responsibility for the information stated on the pages of the forum. This forum is a method for club members to communicate with each other.
    • Maintenance tips offered by forum members, whilst helpful, may not necessarily offer a correct solution, so if in doubt then please contact your nearest RS Specialist or other suitable authority on the topic.




    Reviewed and updated - April 2015

    Last edited by Clayton; 08-04-2015, 10:56 AM.
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