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Registration Terms

Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. If you agree with them and wish to proceed with the registration, simply click the "Register" button below. To cancel this registration, simply hit the 'back' button on your browser.

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.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.

You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.

General
The basic rules for Lexus Owners Club (LOC) message-boards are simple;

* be polite. Treat your fellow members with respect. Personal attacks or name calling in any form will not be tolerated and will result in you being removed from LOC 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).

We don't intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within them, but we will enforce the club’s rules. The LOC moderation team reserves the right to remove, edit or move posts at its discretion, with or without an explanation. If you have any queries about whether the content of your post is suitable or not, please check with a moderator before you post.


Advertising and Soliciting
We have very strict rules about advertising on our message-boards.

Gold members may advertise their personal property for sale in the “Buy and Sell” section of the forum. All adverts will be moved to the “Buy and Sell Archive” section after three months (or sooner if the item is sold and the thread has been updated).

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 LOC, on either a permanent or temporary basis

The LOC moderation team may at its absolute discretion, remove or edit any post, signature or profile that it interprets to be unauthorised advertising or soliciting, with or without notice or explanation. If you are unsure about whether your post will be allowed under these rules, please seek guidance from a moderator before you post.


Signatures
Signatures must be kept to a maximum of 6 (six) lines, and may contain no more than 3 (three) images.

Images must not be larger than the following dimensions

- 468 pixels in width
- 60 pixels in height

Signatures may be edited or deleted without notice by a member of the moderation team.


Forum conduct and message content
We take the "be polite" rule VERY seriously! We will not tolerate ANY rudeness or swearing (including 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 LOC 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 LOC.

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.

Members should not hijack another member’s thread by deliberately changing the subject away from that which the original poster intended. Posts made in this way may be deleted without notice.

In all cases relating to acceptable content, the LOC 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.

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 LOC, without notice.


Copyright and intellectual property
In light of our policy of encouraging candid, open exchanges of views and the rapid distribution of information originating from many sources, LOC 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 rely on such information 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.