Release Date: 8th October 2010
Updated: 18th January 2012
We reserve the right to amend the below rules without prior notice.
1. The Basics:
1.1 At then end of the day this is our house and there are house rules, you are welcome to be a guest in our house, but if you do not agree with our rules then stay out of the house
1.2 Spamming/trolling/flaming/disruptive behaviour and inappropriate posting will not be tolerated
1.3 People are allowed to have their own opinion, sometimes it will not fit in with yours, accept it. If you believe a post has gone to far then report it.
1.4 Access to the Trade Centre will be granted after a member has been registered on VXRonline for 30 days and created 50 constructive posts. Once access has been granted to the Trade Centre members must be constructively active during the previous 30 days to retain permission to post within the Trade Centre. Once a thread is approved the original post can be updated but the thread can not have further posts, all discussions should be via private message. When completed then the thread should be reported so that it can be removed by the team. Under exceptional circumstances where members do not meet the above requirements the moderator team can use their discretion to allow the advert to remain within the trade centre.
1.5 Payment for goods MUST be conducted through paypal goods not gift, any person paying via gift will not receive any assistance from the team in the event of a dispute. The exceptions to this would be paying for the goods on a face to face deal or were the seller accepts payment by credit card. No seller will refuse to accept paypal goods, the fees must be factored into the price stated in the advert, a seller found to be breaching this rule will have their sales access removed. A sales advert MUST have a picture of the goods offered together with the seller's username and the date clearly visible. We class swaps as a sale, even if posted as such in the wanted section and pictures as above must be included.
1.6 Traders now have a dedicated sales area, their sales will be restricted to this area via a virtual shop thread.
1.7 Gauging interest threads are not permitted, nor are ‘What is it worth?’ style threads.
1.8 Group buys, details must be notified to the team and permission sought for a thread to be posted.
1.9 Choose your user name wisely, it is not a fashion statement and we will not change it.
1.10 Private messages are that, private. They must not be comminucated to other members or parties, other than for this sites internal moderation. Remeber the contents of this site are subject to copyright.
1.11 Regional Organisers must reside in the region they represent and can only be voted for by members who reside in that region. The admin/mod team reserve the right to veto any nominations or votes.
1.12 Leaving posts, if a member posts a thread stating they are leaving then the thread will be locked and the member moved to Historic.
1.13 A person classed as historic will remain so for at least a month, a return to the site will be at the discretion of the admin/mod team. If a person decides to leave the site and becomes historic, but then decides to return to the site, they will be treated as new member and will reuire 50 posts in 30 days to regain sales access.
2. The Full Version:
2.1 Our aim is simple; to provide you a place to discover and talk about all things VXR. Amongst other things you can use this site to find out the latest VXR news, check out the latest specifications and press stories, ask other owners questions, post pictures and details of your car and even post your own product reviews to share with others.
2.2 We are not a club, but an independent free-to-use website, set-up by and run by VXR enthusiasts.
2.3 All forum members should realise and appreciate that this site is primarily for car enthusiasts and is directed at all ages of persons with an interest in the Vauxhall, the VXR brand and motoring in general.
2.4 At then end of the day this is our house and there are house rules, you are welcome to be a guest in our house, but if you do not agree with our rules then stay out of the house.
NOTE: All rules and regulations are subject to change without prior notice, but will be communicated via the forum, members should ensure that they keep themselves aware of the rules.
2.5 The Owners, Administration and Moderators accept no responsibility for any information that is posted by members that could result in legal action against that member.
2.6 Any Defamatory Comments made on VXRonline are those of the post writer and not of the Forum owners or administration team. We will accept no responsibility for any defamatory comments made by members that could result in legal action against that member.
2.7 VXRonline Owners and the forum except no responsibility legal or otherwise for comments posted on the forum. Any member who deems any content to be libel should contact the Administrator and draw his/her attention to the offending post. Posters should remember that a post could be stored by this site or another and a hasty delete may not remove an inappropriate posting from public viewing or retrieval.
3.1 Any person may view public areas of the site, however to post on the forum and access all areas you need to be a registered member
. Membership is free of charge, there is no subscription. Details provided should be full and accurate.
3.2 All users under the age of 16 must seek permission from their parent or guardian in order to gain membership of the VXRonline forums. While we welcome participation from members under 16, we require that a parent or guardian contact admin or a moderator for permission.
3.3 Your username may not be more than 16 letters and/or digits long. If you set up a username longer than this the moderators of the site will amend it and you will be notified by email. Chose your username wisely, it will not be changed.
3.4 Membership can be withdrawn at any time.
3.5 Leaving posts, if a member posts a thread stating they are leaving then the thread will be locked and the member moved to Historic. A person classed as historic will remain so for at least a month, a return to the site will be at the discretion of the admin/mod team.
3.6 Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed. NB Registering an additional account to overcome a suspension will only result in a total ban.
3.7 Avatars and signatures must be family friendly and non disruptive, they must not contain explicit images or expletives. Images uploaded as signatures must be a MAXIMUM SIZE OF 500X100
3.8 Dual accounts i.e. one login used by a couple are discouraged as they can lead to confusion, both parties of a dual account should finish any post with their name to indicate who has posted. Should either of the account holders receive an infraction or ban then said infraction/ban is against the account.
4.1 Although the Administrators and Moderators of VXRonline will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, we cannot be responsible for message content. All messages express the views of the author. The owners, admin and moderators of the forum accept no responsibility for the views expressed within this forum by the authors/members.
4.2 The owners or the representatives of VXRonline may remove; edit, move, or close topics they feel do not follow the rules.
4.3 VXRonline is not responsible for anything you do as a result of information or advice obtained at this site.
4.4 This is a family forum, please use good judgement when choosing user names, avatars, or images to post, and do not attempt to bypass the word filter. It is there for a reason. Any thread with questionable content, should be labelled as such in the topic title. E.g. NWS (not work safe). If the post is not marked then a moderator may change or edit your post to suit. If you are unsure if a subject is suitable for the site then seek advice from a moderator before posting.
4.5 Use your judgment to post in the correct forum section. Any post not in the correct section may be moved without prior notice to the correct forum.
4.6 When quoting another poster please ensure you do NOT include any photos, not only does this impact on our bandwidth it can be quite frustrating to have to scroll through numerous photos many times on the same thread.
4.7 Personal attacks, rudeness, flaming, baiting, insults to others, or arguments will not be tolerated. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Please refrain from making excessive negative comments. As the saying goes "If you have nothing nice to say then don't say it". Any member found breaking rule 4.7 will be automatically given a one week ban from the site.
4.8 Any member who threatens anyone on the forum, via PM, instant messengers or Email, will be banned immediately without notice. We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice. Our decision is always final in these matters.
4.9 If you break the rules in any way then you may be dealt with accordingly. This can range from a suspension for a number of days to an instant ban. If you repeatedly break the same rule your account will be at risk of a permanent ban.
4.10 Posting of copyright material is strictly forbidden and will be removed without notice. (Unless of course permission has been granted by the author or credit to the author has been given as per the terms of a licence/contract for usage.) Likewise any posts that seek, discuss or encourage copyright infringement will be removed.
4.11 Blatant spamming of threads is not allowed and any such posts will be removed without notice, please also keep on topic. Sales threads can not be bumped.
4.12 Reposts: Members posting useful topics on VXRonline are to be encouraged. Anyone found to be repeatedly complaining about topics being posted simply because they have seen them already, are liable to receive an infraction, or a visit to the sin bin. If you have seen a post already, please move on and look at another thread. For every member who has already seen something there's likely 10 members who haven't, and for them it's not a repost at all, so no need to make the thread starter feel bad for contributing to the site. Having said that the forum has a search button, please use this first to see if a topic or question is already being discussed to avoid a repost.
4.13 Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts. Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
4.14 Please make sure you have permission to show number plates in photographs posted on VXRonline - with the advent of cloning we suggest that number plates are masked out.
4.15 Links to competing forums, Facebook Groups, and similar social network sites are not allowed without the express permission of the admin team, likewise seeking promotion for gain, fund raising, and advertising by linking to another such site, eg asking for 'likes' on FB
4.16 We accept that the VXR brand attracts driver’s who are interested in performance, however there is a time and a place for exploiting said performance, i.e. the track and the strip, the VXR Power Events programme offers excellent opportunities. However VXRonline does not condone racing on public roads, any threads relating to such actions will be removed.
5.1 Any post or thread may be removed at a moderator’s discretion without informing the post / thread author of the reason. We simply do not have the time nor the inclination to pm every member whose post we choose to moderate – roll with it! (please do not question moderating decisions on the forum (if you have a query contact a moderator/ admin via pm)
5.2 The moderation team may at times have to resort to some form of infraction against members whose conduct is deemed worthy of such action, we will try to illustrate what we mean but there will always be an occasion where action is required to be taken over an unforeseen set of circumstances.
5.3 Any forum member found, either starting a thread or posting inappropriate content, whether directly on a thread or by a link to another site, will be banned for a period of seven days WITHOUT further notice.
5.4 Any forum member found to be either abusive from a Private Message or is found to be abusive within threads will be banned for a period of 14 days WITHOUT further notice.
5.5 Should a forum member who has a position of responsibility (mainly towards the forum members), be seen to be abusive or post inappropriate content then they will be banned for a period of 1 month WITHOUT further notice.
5.6 Should a forum member return from a ban and continue to post such content (whether inappropriate or abusive) they will be removed from the site permanently, or until such times the Admin/Mod team see fit to release their user id.
5.7 Should a forum member start a thread or post in such as way to cause disruption or be disruptive to the forum , then they will be banned from the site for a period of at least seven days.
5.8 Should a forum member return from being banned from the site due to disruptive behaviour and continues to cause disruption to the site then they are likely to be banned from site for a longer period than seven days or in certain circumstances be banned permanently.
5.9 No forum member shall start a thread or post a comment in relation to sexuality or racism. This type of content may result in the forum member being banned from the site permanently and without further warning.
Trolling will not be allowed.
5.10 If a forum member would like to post a thread, but is unsure as to the content, then they are advised to send it to one of the Admin/Mod team for approval or rejection.
5.11 All forum members should realise and appreciate that this site is primarily for car enthusiasts and is directed at all ages of persons with an interest in Vauxhall, the VXR brand and motoring in general.
5.12 We accept that members have a passion for cars and members may change allegiances to or from the VXR brand. Information on other Marques may be posted in the General section of the forum as may threads about members non Vauxhall vehicles, however the member will be restricted to one thread for that vehicle.
5.12 As with any brand there will be some unsatisfied customers, Vauxhall have in place a customer service department to deal with complaints, this should be the first point of call. Sometimes a member will feel that they are not receiving the treatment they expect, we do not expect to see a detrimental post, send a private message to a moderator who will attempt to get some assistance.
5.13 A member who changes brand is welcome to remain on the site however they will be expected to remain courteous to the other members and the VXR brand.
6. PERSONAL SALES
6.1 A Personal Sale includes used items and may include the odd new item but should not contain multiples of a new item. Personal sales are not to be advertised elsewhere unless clearly stated. The sale item MUST belong to the seller, sales are not permitted on behalf of someone else. This area has restrictions which prevent replies to the thread. Please stick to one advert in a section, do not cross post an item across different sections
6.2 Sales include swaps and trades.
6.3 Sales may only be conducted by members of good standing, that is a member who has been registered on VXRonline for 30 days and created 50 constructive posts. Retaining sales area access, once granted the right will continue providing there is some contribution to the site within the proceeding 30 day period. If there is a period of 30 days or more without a contribution then no advert can be placed for 30 days from the member again contributing to the site in the form of at least two constructive/helpful posts each week during the period.If a person decides to leave the site and becomes historic, but then decides to return to the site, they will be treated as new member and will reuire 50 posts in 30 days to regain sales access. All sales threads will be placed in a moderation queue for approval.
6.4 Payment for goods MUST be conducted through paypal goods not gift, any person paying via gift will not receive any assistance from the team in the event of a dispute. The exceptions to this would be paying for the goods on a face to face deal or were the seller accepts payment by credit card. No seller will refuse to accept paypal goods, the fees must be factored into the price stated in the advert, a seller found to be breaching this rule will have their sales access removed. A sales advert MUST have a picture of the goods offered together with the seller's username and the date clearly visible.
6.5 The Price must be clearly outlined at the start of the post. The price is entirely up to the thread starter and if you do not agree with the price – then simply do not pay it! The price must include postage (to UK) and a discount can be offered for collection at the buyers discretion.
6.6 Sales threads linking to other sites, e.g. Piston Heads, EBay are allowed, however the sale must be completed off site.
6.7 An address and landline number should be obtained by both parties to a deal and any payment should be carried out through a recorded system i.e. paypal goods NOT gift. Paying cash on a motorway service is best avoided!
6.8 If you have a problem with a transaction please contact a moderator for advice, do not start a thread questioning another members integrity.
6.9 VXRonline personal sales are run by members and whilst we will try to help if there is a dispute we, VXRonline, accept no responsibility (legal or otherwise) for any transactions.
6.10 No firearms / weapons or fake goods should be traded on this site.
7. RESTRICTED GROUPS
7.1 From time to time specific groups may be identified who will have restricted access to the site, and additional rules controlling their use of the site. These rules will be available to anyone placed into these groups.
At this time there are two such groups, Tuners and Detailers.
8. GENERAL THE SMALL PRINT
8.1 VXRonline discussion boards, writings, graphics and any and all other features found on this site. The content is intended for individual, personal use only. Any copying, distribution, storing or transmission of any kind, or any sort of commercial use of the content is strictly prohibited.
8.2 We do not warrant that the website, its content or the server that makes it available are virus free or free of other harmful components or errors or that your use of this website will be uninterrupted.
8.3 If you are dissatisfied with the website, content or any materials on it, your exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of this website.
8.4 VXRonline forum may provide links to other websites, the content of which is not in our control. Therefore we cannot accept any responsibility for the materials featured these websites. Links to such websites are not to be taken as an endorsement of such websites or that these websites will be free of viruses
8.5 Please note that any goods and services supplied or made available through this VXRonline or through sites which are linked to this VXRonline are supplied by third parties and not by us. Any dealings between you and third parties, including payment for and delivery of products or services and any other terms and conditions, with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party. You agree not to hold us liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings.
8.6 The website contains material submitted and created by private and trade advertisers and other third parties. We exclude all liability for any illegality arising from such material, or any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in such material.
8.7 VXRonline encourages active and open debate among our members. All that we ask is that it's done in a lawful and civil manner – be it posting on our boards or using our system to pm another user directly. No failure to remove particular material constitutes an endorsement or acceptance of it by us.
8.8 As a member you understand and acknowledge that information posted or transmitted by other users are the sole responsibility of the person from which such material originated. VXRonline will take no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or truth of the information posted on the forum. And VXRonline (owners, moderators and the forum) will not be held responsible for this information legally.
8.9 You understand and acknowledge that: We don't support, nor do we assume any liability for the contents of any material uploaded or submitted by third party users to this Web Site; and we don't monitor the content posted by users of chat rooms, message boards, newsgroups, software libraries, or other interactive services, that may be available on or through this Web Site. VXRonline have sole discretion to remove any content that, in our judgment, fails to comply with any rules or policies governing the use of this Web Site or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content.
8.10 You will be responsible for all content that you make available on Community areas and, to the extent that we are notified of or become aware that you have posted content that is in breach of these Rules, we will either delete or amend it and we reserve the right to remove you from our Community area, temporarily or permanently, and to take any other action we consider appropriate, including legal action. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of content.
8.11 You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Forum areas (including downloading of content) is at your sole risk. You further understand that by using the forum areas you may be exposed to content that is indecent or offensive. We make no warranties in respect of, nor do we guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any content posted in the forum areas. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.
8.12 Your use of VXRonline is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for the contents of your communications on VXRonline. You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and the makers of the Community area software, and their employees, harmless against all losses, claims, demands and expenses (including the cost of defending or settling any claim or demand), whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, suffered or incurred by you directly or indirectly out of your use of the Community areas.
8.13 We shall not be liable in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise for any loss or damage whatsoever in any way connected with Your use of the forum, whether direct or indirect, including, damage to software or hardware, damage for loss of business, loss of profits, or any other consequential loss.
8.14 You agree to indemnify Us, and/or any of Our affiliates and Our and their officers, directors and employees, immediately on demand, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of these terms and conditions by You or any other liabilities arising out of Your use of VXRonline.
8.15 Do not post any content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, sexually explicit, homophobic (LGBT) , pornographic or racist in any form.
8.16 That infringes on any patent, trade secrets, copyrights, trademark, or other intellectual property right of any party
8.17 That impersonates any person or member of VXRonline, including any of our moderators or representatives
8.18 That solicits personal information from a minor (under 18 years old)
8.19 By posting on VXRonline, you understand and agree to grant the following licenses: (a) To the Company: A worldwide royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, nonexclusive license to use your material for any purpose we consider appropriate in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licensees; and (b) To other Users of the forum: The right to access, view, store, and reproduce the communications for personal use.
8.20 All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the VXRonline forum shall remain at all times vested in us . You are permitted to use this material or content only as expressly authorised in writing by Us and may not and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, commercially exploit of such material or content.
9. PRIVACY AND SAFETY
9.1 We shall comply with applicable UK Data Protection legislation from time to time in place in respect of any personal information relating to You gathered by Us.
9.3 Keep Your identity private. Do not give out Your full name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, the name of your school or any other information (other than that specifically requested by Us), that could help someone discover Your actual identity; Never get together with someone You meet online.
9.4 Do not reply to any messages that are hostile, rude or inappropriate, or in any way make you feel uncomfortable. Instead, let a moderator know via private message or Admin by using the Contact Us.
10. REGIONAL ORGANISERS
10.1 VXRo recognises the need for assistance in organising events/meetings/convoys etc, and the country has been divided into regions to assist in this. A Regional Organiser oversea each region.
10.2 The Regional organiser must reside in the area they seek to represent. this will not apply to those currently in place on 18/01/2012.
10.3 Regional Organiser positions that become vacant, will be advertised and members can nominate themselves for the role, additional requirements may be declared by the admin/mod team who may also veto any nominations.
10.4 If there is more than one member nominated then a vote will be conducted, only members residing in the area will be allowed to vote, the admin/mod team may also veto any votes.
If any of these terms and conditions are determined to be invalid or unenforceable by reason of the application of any law, such provisions shall be severed and deleted from these terms and conditions BUT the remainder of these terms and conditions shall continue to have full force and effect.