These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on UK-POLOS.NET - THE VW Polo Forum. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.
You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law. This is not only harmful, but legal actions can be taken against you. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also inappropriate to this forum.
Note that due to the real time nature of this forum, it is impossible to review all posts as they are made. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages and are not responsible for their content. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information presented, and the messages express the views of the author, and are not necessarily the views of uk-polos.net.
Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify a moderator for the forum the topic was posted in immediately. We have the rights to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realise that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy extends to member profile information as well.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, and any related websites to this forum. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you. You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another member, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum.
After you register and log into this forum, you can fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information we deem inaccurate or vulgar will be removed. Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement. #
In addition to the above General guidelines a set of posting guidelines has also been created:
Please post topics in the correct forum. It takes a lot of time and effort to run this board and it will make the uk-polos.net team's life a hell of a lot easier. It means better navigation of the forums for everyone, and stops the place looking cluttered.
Please try to practise general netiquette. What does this mean? Well not writing your posts or their subjects ALL IN CAPITALS. This is not only annoying, but it makes you look like you've got some kind of anger management problem. Repeated abuse will earn you a level 1 warning.
A swear word filter is enabled on the forum; this will block various bad words from posts. However please do not try and get around this by using exclamation marks or numbers to represent various letters, in other words 'Cr34t1ve Sp311ing'. This also includes using such text in the subject lines of posts. If it is seen it will be removed. Repeated abuse will lead to a level 2 warning being issued and a user account suspension of up to 2 weeks. You have been warned.
Please don't just register for an account and not bother to post. It will only cause the admin team more headaches come user account review.
Pointless posting to increase your post count will result in your post count being reduced.
Repeated violation of any of the above will lead to stage 1 and 2 warnings being issued. #
3 Strike Warning System
As the forum becomes more and more popular we have felt the increased need to introduce a 3 stage, or 'strike', warning system to give us the flexibility to warn members on certain levels, and give members a chance to still retain there user accounts after a warning. This basically works by means of three stage system:
Stage 1 - The lowest form of warning. This can be issued as a general warning to a member due to breach of forum rules.
Stage 2 - This is the second stage waning. If a level one 1 warning has been issued and the member continues to be in breach of the rules, then user account suspension of up to 1-2 weeks will be enforced.
Stage 3 - Total Ban. Repeated abuse of level's 1 and 2 will lead to a total ban on these forums #
A Group Buys forum has been opened under the Classifieds section to encourage users to get group deals from Companies etc. Please use this section to post Groups Buys, any GB's posted in other forums will be deleted. All uk-polos.net members can create GB's, but please do your research before creating the topic. Contact the supplier(s) in question and get all the relevant information needed. If necessary invite the supplier to participate on the forum to clarify any points your not sure about. If the GB doesn't take off, please contact the Moderator for the GB section and request that the thread be locked. Any fraudulent activity will be fully investigated and where necessary, reported to the necessary authorities, with all relevant information of the poster being passed to said authorities. #
Classifieds (For Sale, Wanted)
Any member can post a topic in the Classifieds section. Please use the section to sell your own private items. Please keep all items for sale generally around the VAG subject. Don't try and sell computer equipment for example. Commercial sales are not allowed, unless under special agreement with the website administrator. Any unauthorised commercial topics will be deleted. The Moderator team will review all posts and any found to be in breach of the rules would be removed at the discretion of the Moderator. Any fraudulent activity will be fully investigated and where necessary, reported to the applicable authorities with all relevant information of the poster being passed to said authorities. #
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
The GDPR is Europe's new framework for data protection laws and is effective from May 25, 2018. The legislation is designed to "harmonise" data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals.
To comply with the EU GDPR (2018) you need to be made aware of the following.
The UK-POLOS.NET Forum does hold some personal data which could be used to identify you. This includes email addresses and a users ip address. The sole purpose of this is:
- to manage any registered account that you hold with us;
- to verify your identity;
- to improve the functionality of the forum and to give users a better experience.
In addition to the above, The UK-POLOS.NET Forum will also store all of the IP address that you use to post with. Depending on your preferences, The UK-POLOS.NET Forum may send you emails to the email address that you used when you registered or you have subsequently changed, but you are able to change these preferences from your User Control Panel (UCP) at any time should you wish to stop receiving them.
The personal details that you gave us when you signed up will be used solely for the purposes of The UK-POLOS.NET Forum board functionality. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party without your explicit consent.
The only other information about you is what you decide to post in the forum, whereupon it is considered to be “publicly available” as it will have been indexed by search engines as well as on-line archive sites.
User controls include:
Users have the ability to see any personal information held about them in the 'User Control Panel' at any time.
Users can see all posts where they may have entered personal data which has become “publicly available” by clicking on the 'Your Post' link in the forum links menu.
Users can request that their account and/or any posts where “publicly available” personal data may have been added can be deleted by contacting the forum administrator either by using the Private Message facility on the forum or by email. #
We hope that you will find this forum to be one of the most friendly and informative on the web, and on behalf of uk-polos.net would like to thank everyone for making it the place it is.
The UK-POLOS.NET Admin Team
If you have any questions or comments about these forum rules or the use of these forums, please contact the forum administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org #