Terms

Website Terms

Terms of Web-Site Use  (“terms of use”)

These are the terms and other important documents that you need to comply with when using our site – (please read carefully before you use our site)

  • These terms (together with the other documents) tell you the terms of use on which you may make use of our site www.mk3focusrs.club (our site), whether as a registered user of or visitor to our site. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.
  • Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms of use for future reference.
  • By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.
  • Other documents that you need to comply with in addition to these terms of use when you are using our site are:-
  • Our Privacy Policy which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to use our site. By using our site and by agreeing to these terms of use, you warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.
  • We may change these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes made, as they will apply to  you.

1.  About us

www.mk3focusrs.club is a site operated by Tuning Culture Ltd (“We” or “us”). We are registered in Scotland under company number SC356042 and have our registered office at Barclaugh Farm, Coylton, Ayrshire KA6 6LU UK.

2.  Contact us

To contact us, please email us at kenny@mk3focusrs.club

3.  Your right to use our site

Subject to the remaining provisions of these terms of use and our policies and any other terms in place from time to time, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable licence to use our site and any services made available through our site.

4. Accessing and using our site

  • You may view, download for caching purposes only  and print pages for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions below and elsewhere in these terms of use.
  • Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be distributed in accordance with these terms of use and the documents and policies referred to within

You must not:-

  • Republish material from our site (including republication on another web-site)
  • Sell, rent or sub-licence material from this site
  • Show any material from this site in public unless expressly permitted by us or unless it  is during the course of using this site for its intended purpose
  • Re-produce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our site for a commercial purpose
  • Edit or otherwise modify any material on the site.
  • We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice.
  • You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
  • You are also responsible for making sure that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions and policies, and that they comply with them.

If we issue passwords:

  • we will provide you with a default username and password upon registration and you will then be able to select your own username and password
  • you acknowledge that we may refuse to permit, or may insist that you change, any user name that impersonates another person or breaches these terms of use or  other policies including our Acceptable Use Policy
  • you must notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account
  • you are responsible for any activity in our site as a result of your failure to keep your account details confidential
  • You must not use any other person’s username and password to access restricted areas of our site.

5. Registered users

  • Our site is made available free of charge. Access to certain areas of our site is restricted to club members.
  • In order to become a Registered User, you must complete the registration process.

6. No reliance on information

  • The content on our site including the guides, forums, information pages, directory, the prices, suppliers and compatibility of parts  is provided for general information only.  It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.
  • You should check prices and compatibility with the suppliers before you make any purchase.
  • You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
  • We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
  • Where our site contains links to other web- sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those web-sites or resources.  We assume no responsibility for the content of web-sites linked on our site such as the web-sites of suppliers.   Such links are not an endorsement by us of those linked web-sites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from  your use of them.

7.  Uploading content to our site

  • Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. What happens if you do not comply with our Acceptable Use Policy is detailed in that policy.
  • You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty, (this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty).
  • Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you licence to us are described in the section 10 of these terms of  use (third bullet point).
  • We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
  • We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.
  • We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
  • The views expressed by other users of our site do not represent our views or values.

8. Viruses

  • We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
  • You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site.  You should use your own virus protection software.
  • You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing malware including without limitation viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

9. Linking to our site

  • You may link to our home page or other pages on our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
  • You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
  • You must not establish a link to our site in any web-site without the web-site owner’s permission.
  • Our site must not be framed on any other site.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
  • The web-site with which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

10. Intellectual property rights

  • Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensor own the intellectual property rights in this site and the material on this site. Subject to below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.
  • We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
  • By using our site you allow us a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive, transferrable, irrevocable right to reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.   You also grant us the right to sub-licence these rights, and the right to bring an action for the infringement of these rights.
  • Content includes without limitation, images, links, audio material, text, audio-visual material that you submit to our site for whatever purpose.
  • Mk3 Focus RS Club is a trademark of Tuning Culture Ltd

11. Limitation of our liability

  • Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
  • To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
  • We will not be liable to any user (whether a registered  user or a visitor) for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with:-
  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
  • Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use.  Unless you are a supplier and it has been expressly agreed by us, you agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by viruses, distributed denial-of-service attack, malware or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any web-site linked to it.

12. Our rights if you don’t comply with our policies and these terms of use  

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these terms of use (or any of the documents or policies referred to in these terms of  use) by you  through your use of our site whether as a visitor to the site or a registered user. When a breach of these terms of use or our other policies has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:-

Suspension and termination

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
  • immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
  • issue of a warning to you;
  • legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • further legal action against you; or
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

Editing/ removing your content

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material content or links submitted to our site, or stored on servers, or hosted or published on our site.  Notwithstanding our rights in this regard, we do not promise to monitor the submission of such content or the publication of such content, material or links.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of  these terms of  use and policies.  The responses described in these terms of use are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

13. Applicable law

Please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree  that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

We hope you like www.mk3focusrs.club and have enjoyed using it for the purpose intended. Thank you for visiting and using our site.

Forum Guidelines

Participation in the Mk3 Focus RS Club website constitutes agreement to the following guidelines, which apply to posts, profile information, avatars, signatures, any other content on this site and participation in general. This includes private messages, which we have the ability to read, but only do so when a violation is reported to us or we have a legitimate reason. Although rare, it does happen.

Because of the live nature of the discussions on this community, it is not possible for us to review and/or confirm the accuracy or validity of a message before it is posted. If you believe that someone has violated our User Guidelines or you have spotted content that may otherwise require attention, please send a private message to me or a staff member with a link to the content and a brief description of what you believe is wrong. Notification is voluntary and anonymous, but in no case should a user respond to a situation personally, thereby aggravating the situation further. Responding to a violation in an inflammatory manner is a violation in itself and will result in appropriate action.

This is a for profit website that will attempt to generate revenue through avenues that we deem appropriate. Any content that violates our User Guidelines will be removed. Interpretation of our guidelines is at the discretion of the staff.

1. Cross posting is not allowed and will result in the removal of one or more posts. Cross posting is defined as posting the same information in two or more locations. When posting your topic, please try to post it in the most appropriate place within the organizational structure of our community. Identical topics posted in the same or different forums will be removed.

2. While member post count has meaning, it should not be taken too seriously. Attempts to artificially increase your post count are prohibited. This includes the mass creation of short or meaningless posts. When participating in game threads such as “Word Association Game” or “What song are you listening to right now?” please do not post consecutive replies within a short period of time.

3. Advertisements are not allowed. Generally speaking, posts made specifically for the promotion of a website, product or service are considered advertising or, at least, posts made that unnecessarily send people to a website that you are in some way affiliated with. It does not matter if it is a commercial website, a personal website, a non profit website, etc. We do authorize and/or sell advertisements on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in utilizing this option, please contact us.

All signature links must be kept in your signature in your profile. Anyone found to be posting excessive links to their websites or suspected of using “sneaky” advertising methods is in violation of this guideline. You may only post a link to your site/a site that you are in some way affiliated with if the link specifically answers the question that is being asked and the answer cannot be simply posted without the link. Even then, link directly to the page where the information can be found. General and unnecessary links will be tagged as advertising. If you are found to be excessively posting links to your site (or you appear to be seeking out threads where your link may be relevant, so that you can post it), you may lose the ability to post links to your site.

4. You are not allowed to post an affiliate URL that leads to you earning cash, banner impressions, credits, points, etc. Such links are only allowed in signatures and profiles, but may not be referred to in posts.

5. Do not post personal, real-life information such as home addresses and home phone numbers.

6. As this is an English-speaking community, we require that posted content be in the English language, so that it can be well received and properly monitored.

7. Vulgar language and inappropriate material is not allowed and will be removed. Abbreviations, self censoring, and attempts to circumvent the word censoring feature of the community software also violate this guideline. If your post contains a word that is censored by the software, you must remove that word or the post will be removed. If you feel that the censor is acting in error, please contact us.

We try to maintain a family friendly atmosphere whenever it is possible within the main subject matter of this community. Please keep this in mind when participating.

8. When linking to outside websites, you must ensure that the content of the link is appropriate for our community, in line with the guidelines laid out here. This includes mentioning or referencing a site, even if the mention is not hyperlinked. If you post a link and that link is automatically censored, it is considered to be an inappropriate link and you should remove it from your post immediately. If left, all posts that feature inappropriate links will be removed.

9. Posts that discuss illegal activities, transactions, or websites such as warez, cracks, etc. will be removed. This includes the posting of information that you have obtained illegally.

10. Political and religious discussions are not allowed on this website. If it is believed that the end result of a discussion will be political or religious, the post may be removed. Likewise, strong political and religious sentiments should be kept out of profiles, signatures, and other content.

11. Do not post copyrighted materials (articles, videos, audio, etc.) that you do not have permission to reproduce or distribute. For text articles, most of the time you may quote a small portion of the article (usually no more than 1/5 or 1/6) and you must link to the source (if online) or provide the source (if offline). Posting the entire article, even with the source, constitutes copyright infringement. This is not the place to illegally trade or distribute copyrighted (or those with questionable copyright status) video or audio clips.

12. When posting and linking to images, videos, files, etc., please refrain from hotlinking. This is the direct linking to images (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, etc.), video (.avi, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, etc.), audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.), archives (.zip, .rar, etc.) or otherwise downloadable or streamable files, on servers that you do not have permission to link to, instead of linking to the page where the item can be found. This includes providing a direct link to the file, even if that file is not embedded into your post. This practice costs the server owner money and resources.

13. Respect is the name of the game. You must respect your fellow members. Please refrain from inflammatory and defamatory comments as well as flaming, taunting, and general disrespect. Do not simply put down the opinion or advice given by others. If you don’t agree with it, say why – respectfully. Don’t just tell them they’re wrong. Do not make uninvited remarks about typos, duplicate posts, posting styles, etc.

When an opinion-based discussion is being had, do not state things like “there is no argument” as if your opinion is the only one or the only one that matters. When someone has clearly stated their opinion, do not say things like “Are you serious?” and “Are you kidding me?” Remember, this is not a debate club. This is a friendly discussion community. Allow people to have their opinion. No one is to act as some sort of opinion judge, responding to each one to say whether they agree with it or not or whether or not it is a valid, well thought out opinion.

We do not allow threads to be started to discuss who or what is the most overrated, who or what is your least favorite, etc.

14. Signatures are limited to 5 lines of text. This includes blank lines. No images. The text in the signature may be customized by the BBCode in use on the forums. It is recommended that you stick with readable fonts and colors and that the size is not too large. You may mention websites and ventures that you are in some way related to, as long as they are otherwise appropriate for this community. Focus on things that you like, not things that you don’t.

15. Each user is allowed to create one account. If you would like to change your username, please contact us and, most likely, we can do it for you while you can keep all of your profile data, posts, and other content.

16. Automated account creation, participation, and content scraping is not permitted.

17. We know that people will have to leave our community (of their own free will or otherwise) from time to time and to that end, we do not delete accounts, posts, or other content posted on our community. All content is granted to us with perpetual electronic publishing rights because any content posted on this community becomes a part of the community, even if you no longer are. You may request an item to be removed at any time, but we will decide when and if to remove content from our community. If you wish to no longer be identified with our community, we will be glad to close your account and alter your profile information to remove all identifying characteristics. After account closure, you will no longer be able to participate in this community and this action is not reversible.

18. Moderators and myself have the final say on anything. If you have a problem, you may make a complaint to them directly and not publicly on the website. Creating threads or posts that question or reference administrative decisions or potential administrative decisions, such as post removals and thread closures, is not permitted. We are not perfect and if you feel that we have made a mistake, please privately contact a staff member and we will review the situation. If you would like a copy of your removed post so that you can adjust it and repost, please contact us. As long as we wouldn’t prefer you to simply start over, we’ll be glad to send you a copy.

19. Whenever you are participating in this community, please keep in mind that we strive to create a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. So, please have fun and enjoy the forums!

Freedom of speech rights do not extend to privately owned websites, such as this one. These guidelines detail the types of behavior and activities that are allowed here.

If a user violates our guidelines and shows a disregard for them, our staff and our community, they run the risk of losing their account. We reserve the right to deactivate any account and to edit or remove any content without warning. These guidelines are subject to change at any time without notice.

Do you have a question about our User Guidelines or anything else? Do you have a suggestion? Do you want to offer some feedback? Or are you experiencing some trouble with the site? Well, no matter what it is, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help in any way that we can.

Thank you for visiting www.Mk3FocusRS.club.

 

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