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  • PRIVACY STATEMENT and POSTING POLICY

    PRIVACY STATEMENT

    S2000 Club of America has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of the users of our websites. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy, and how we treat personally identifiable information collected from our visitors and users.

    What this Privacy Statement Covers
    This privacy statement covers S2KCA's treatment of personally identifiable information collected by or through the S2KCA.com website. This privacy statement does not apply to the practices of companies that S2KCA does not own or control, or of persons that S2KCA does not employ or manage, including any third-party content contributors bound by contract and any third-party websites to which S2KCA's websites link.

    Collection and Use of Personal Information
    You can visit the websites of S2KCA without revealing any personal information. However, S2KCA needs certain personal information if you wish to register for a members account, communicate directly with other members or management of S2KCA, or use certain S2KCA services. Where required, this information may include your company contact information and your personal contact information. S2KCA will use this information to reply to your inquiries, to set up your members account, to provide you with requested services, and to contact you regarding new services.By accessing the services of S2KCA and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy statement.

    Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
    S2KCA automatically receives and records non-personal information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. S2KCA may use this information to customize the advertising and content you see and to fulfill your requests for certain products and services. However, S2KCA does not connect this non-personal data to any personal information collected from you. S2KCA uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

    Information Sharing and Disclosure
    S2KCA may disclose your personal information to third parties who work on behalf of S2KCA to provide services requested by you. We will share personal information for these purposes only with third parties whose privacy policies are consistent with ours or who agree to abide by our policies with respect to personal information. S2KCA may otherwise disclose your personal information when:
    • We have your express consent to share the information for a specified purpose
    • We need to respond to subpoenas, court orders or such other legal process
    • We have explicitly stated that information provided in a particular manner implies consent to share at our discretion (e.g. communication sent to the system administator)
    • We need to protect the personal safety of the users of our websites or defend the rights or property of S2KCA
    • We find that your actions on our websites violate the S2KCA Terms of Use document or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services


    S2KCA strongly encourages you to carefully consider before making any personal information available to the public, such as when posting in the message forums or wiki system. It is difficult if not impossible to ever completely remove all copies such information from the entire Internet once it has been published.

    Consent
    If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this statement, please do not provide any personal information to S2KCA.

    How to Access your Personal Information
    S2KCA gives you the ability to edit your S2KCA Account Information and preferences at any time.

    Security
    Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your S2KCA Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security. We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, through access control procedures, network firewalls and physical security measures. Further, S2KCA retains your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes identified above or as required by law.

    Changes to this Privacy Statement
    S2KCA may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this statement from time to time. Please review this statement periodically. Your continued use of S2KCA websites after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof. If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy statement, or your own personal information, please post an inquiry here: https://www.s2kca.com/S2000/forumdis...p?39-Site-Chat

    Opting Out of Third-Party Ad Servers
    If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, currently you must visit each ad network's Web site individually and opt out (if they offer this capability). If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, we recommend you block cookies using your browser privacy setting.


    POSTING POLICY

    Acceptable Use
    You agree, through your use of the S2KCA forum, that you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, racist, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violate any law. You agree, through your use of the S2KCA forum, not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or the S2000 Club of America (S2KCA).

    The moderators and administrators of the S2KCA forum retain the right to edit, open, close, modify, move, or delete any threads or posts as needed, at their sole discretion.

    Definitions
    1. Forum Users includes all registered S2KCA forum users, regardless of membership status.
    2. Club Members covers only those who have joined S2KCA and are current with club dues.
    3. Forum Guests covers registered S2KCA forum users who have not joined S2KCA or whose membership has expired.


    General Posting Guidelines
    1. Posts should be pertinent to the thread's topic.
    2. Posts should be written in coherent, proper English.
    3. Posts should not be written in all CAPS.
    4. New threads should be started in the proper forum.
    5. Thread titles should describe the content of the post.
    6. No cross posting will be allowed. Do not post the same information in multiple forums. Duplicate threads will be deleted.
    7. Information intended specifically for one person should be sent via the Private Message system. "Attn" threads should be of general interest.
    8. Threads can not be deleted by the Original Poster once additional Forum Uses have commented in the thread. New threads on the same topic will be deleted and/or merged to the original thread by the Moderators.
    9. No bashing vendors, shops, or other websites without just cause. S2KCA reserves the right to determine when just cause has been proven, so all complaints should be sent to our staff for evaluation. If you don't like it and haven't talked to our staff about it, don't post.
    10. All issues with members should be taken up by email or through the use of our pm system. If you like, you may contact a moderator or staff member to mediate.
    11. Our tech forums are here to answer important technical questions pertaining to the Honda S2000. The quality of the content is very important, thus questions lacking technical merit will either be deleted or moved.
    12. When replying to a thread in ANY of our tech forums, the poster should have at least one of the following: additional content pertaining to the subject, a related technical question. Replies with useless, unrelated comments or questions will be deleted.
    13. Street racing related threads are not permitted and will be deleted on sight. No questions asked. S2KCA does not tolerate nor condone illicit activities.
    14. No posting of copyrighted or proprietary information without consent. This includes service manuals, software, music, etc...
    15. If you choose to leave the forum please do not ask us to remove your posts. Your posts become the property of S2KCA once they have been posted. Should you wish to no longer be a member of this site, we will give your account a general nickname and delete all your personal information.
    16. Multiple screen names are strictly forbidden. Any member found to be posting under more than one screen name will be banned for a minimum of 7 days and any and all additional accounts will be removed. A repeat violation of this rule will result in a permanent ban of the member.
    17. Vulgarity: S2KCA does not censor forum users' posts. However, excessive vulgarity is a blight on the forum and its membership, and will be removed as appropriate by the moderator staff.
    18. Nudity and Sexual Content: S2KCA's forum should be enjoyable for all club members and guests, and as such inappropriate images, videos, or innuendo will not be allowed. "Inappropriate" covers anything which you wouldn't want your boss, coworkers, spouse, and/or children to see. This includes genitalia, exposed breasts, see-through clothing, sexual acts (implied or explicit), and other "not safe for work" material. Linking to such material is permitted if in the context of the discussion, but must be clearly marked "NSFW". Inappropriate postings will be edited by the moderator staff, and repeated abuse may result in punishment up to and including a permanent ban, at the discretion of the Board of Directors and/or moderator staff.
    19. If you observe a post which you feel is violating the posting policy or is inappropriate for S2KCA's forum, use the report post button (!) in the upper right corner of the post. A moderator will review the post. Do not flame or incite the poster by replying.


    Flaming
    Flaming and personal attacks will not be tolerated – Period. Derogatory, abusive, threatening, sarcastic, rude, or otherwise mean-spirited messages directed at members/users will be removed with a warning from the moderator staff. Repeated flaming will result in punishment up to and including a permanent ban, at the discretion of the Board of Directors and/or moderator staff. If you feel you are being flamed or attacked, report the post to the Moderator staff. Do not reply to the flame/attack.

    Trolls
    A member or guest who posts specifically to incite a negative response or create a fight. Trolls will not be tolerated and will be suspended and/or banned by the moderator staff.

    Controversial Subjects
    S2KCA does not permit controversial subjects to be posted. Controversial subjects include political commentary/debate, religion, current issues, and other topics which are deeply personal. Inappropriate threads will be locked and moved.

    Spam and Chain Letters
    Spamming and posting chain letters is not permitted. Spam threads will be deleted. Repeated spamming will result in punishment up to and including a permanent ban, at the discretion of the Board of Directors and/or moderator staff.

    Linking to Other Forums
    Forum Users are allowed to post links to informational postings on other car or general interest forums, provided the information being linked is in the general interest of club members and would not be in violation of our posting policy. Forum Users are not allowed to post links to for-profit companies or group buys. Verbatim quoting of informational postings on other car or general interest forums is not allowed.

    Events and Track Days
    Forum Users may post an event which is of interest to S2KCA members, so long as the host entity is a non-profit organization or not-for-profit group. Club Members may post a for-profit event which is in the interest of S2KCA members. The moderator staff retains the right to remove for-profit event postings which are inappropriate; in such instances the event may remain posted if a representative of the for-profit entity becomes an S2KCA Sponsor. Forum Guests may not post a for-profit event unless a representative of the for-profit entity becomes an S2KCA Sponsor. Track days hosted by non-profit or not-for-profit groups can be posted with no stipulations. Track days hosted by for-profit entities (i.e. NASA, Speedtrial, et al) can not be posted unless a representative of the for-profit entity becomes an S2KCA Sponsor and/or offers S2KCA members a discount on any entry fees.

    For Sale Guidelines
    You must be a Forum Member (Forum Guest) for at least 30 days before a For Sale thread is allowed to be made. For sale threads must include a clear description of the item(s) for sale, asking price, and the seller's location. Any registered forum user can post Wanted to Buy threads. All F/S Threads will be approved by a Moderator of S2KCA. This is to be done within 12 hours of the request. The reason for this is to make sure the thread meets the criteria required to sell on S2KCA. Club Members may post links to ebay auctions, autotrader listings, etc. Forum Guests can not post 3rd party links in For Sale threads. Club Members may host group buys, provided the group buy is for the benefit of the club and the hoster does not have a financial stake in it. Forum Guests can not host group buys. Vendors and other for-profit entities may not advertise their company, site, or products without becoming an S2KCA Sponsor. S2KCA Sponsors have greater leeway in posting sales and group buys. If you wish to become an S2KCA Sponsor, please contact a member of the Board of Directors. Do not "bump" for sale threads. "Bump" or "TTT" posts in For Sale threads will be deleted. Caveat Emptor. S2KCA does not offer any protection for buyers or sellers who use the For Sale section.

    Posts in Members Only Forums
    While S2KCA does not own or take responsibility for any material posted by its members and guests, information posted in Members Only Forums is considered private club members' privileged information and should not be dispersed without consent from the original poster.

    Signatures
    Signatures should be appropriate for a public forum. No pictures which are unsuitable for a PG13/TV movie. No nudity, see-through clothing, or explicit images. Image files should not exceed 100 KB. Maximum vertical height of 300 pixels, including all pictures and text. All pictures should be hosted on s2kca or your own website (no 3rd-party image linking). Advertising for-profit entities which are not S2KCA sponsors is prohibited. Inappropriate signatures may be edited or removed by the Moderator staff.

    Avatars
    All Forum Users are allowed to have a personal avatar. Avatars are limited to 100x100 pixels and 15000 bytes (14.6Kb). Avatars should be appropriate for a public forum. No pictures which are unsuitable for a PG13/TV movie. No nudity, see-through clothing, or explicit images. Inappropriate avatars may be removed by the Moderator staff.

    Shout Box
    All rules regarding the S2KCA Forum also apply to the Shoutbox

    Legal Rights
    Finally, you agree and realize that S2KCA.com is privately owned website, and that your rights to use this message board is at the sole discretion and permission of S2KCA. If at any time you violate the rules of the message board your account can be terminated. Freedom of Speech rights do not extend to this privately owned web site. The guidelines of this web site governs the behaviors and activities of the members. If you choose not to follow the guidelines agreed to during registration, the result is a suspension of your account.
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