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By becoming a member of TeamSpeed.com® and participating on the message board, you are agreeing to abide by our rules. As with any rules, they are made for the purpose and benefit of our members as well as to protect the best interest of the message board. Please read them carefully and understand them. If you should have any questions about them, feel free to ask an administrator or moderator for clarification.Don’t be shy, Join in!
We all know the first post on a public message board can seem intimidating. Don't be afraid to jump into a discussion. This community was established for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. We all share the same passions and we are all here to learn and help each other.Feel free to Lurk and Listen
While we hope that you'll become an active participant and join in our discussions, you're welcome of course to simply lurk until you feel more comfortable posting a message.Respect Your Fellow Member
TeamSpeed is a place where it's okay to be yourself as long as you always act with respect for your fellow members. At TeamSpeed you won't have to leave your personality at the door. We promise to bring passion to our work and appreciation for our members. We will listen to your suggestions and complaints, and try to incorporate your ideas in everything we do.Non Supporting Vendor/Strategic Partners
Non-supporting vendors are welcome to participate on the TeamSpeed message board and use its many features with full privileges. However, we must ask that all non-supporting vendors (including agents, dealers, staff, etc.) not advertise or promote any companies, products or services in any way. The use of text, logos, images, links or any other means to advertise promote or obtain potential business while participating on the message board will not be allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, all messages, profile signatures or any other communicative features available on TeamSpeed including user names.Agree to disagree, respectfully
We invite and encourage a healthy exchange of opinions; disagreements are okay. If you disagree with a member's post or opinion, by all means, challenge the opinion. However, any challenge must be given with a sense of respect and caring for the other person. The real objective of community is to understand each other, not to attack others and convince them that you're right. Name-calling, insults, "flaming" and attacks are not appropriate and will not be tolerated. Agree to disagree respectfully.Member Attacks are not tolerated
Don't attack others. Personal attacks on others will not be tolerated. Please feel free to challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Harassing, offensive, vulgar, abusive, hateful or bashing communications, especially those aimed at sexual orientation, gender, race, color, religious views, national origin, or disability, will not be permitted. Harassing communications are considered to be those that may cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention or other discomfort. It will not be tolerated and may cause you to lose your membership on TeamSpeed.Off-Topic Forum
The "Off-Topic" forum is a "members only" forum which cannot be viewed by anyone except for a member who has logged-in with his or her User Name and Password. Off-Topic was created for members to speak freely and discuss non automotive topics. Please keep your posts and topics “PG” and “work safe”.Avatars and Signatures
Please be advised that members need 50 posts before the Avatar option becomes available in your "User CP" (Control Panel). Avatar image sizing is limited to 350x114. Nudity is not permitted. Graphics are not permitted in signatures. Website links are not permitted in signatures as they are reserved solely for TeamSpeed Supporting Vendors/Strategic Partners.Miscellaneous
Although the administrators and moderators of TeamSpeed will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of TeamSpeed, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
All content produced on Teamspeed shall be considered the property of Teamspeed.We reserve the Right
TeamSpeed reserves the right to remove any post that does not relate to the topic being discussed or is considered inappropriate on the board. In addition, even though TeamSpeed is cannot and does not review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, TeamSpeed reserves the right to prohibit or delete messages that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to other members, or the rights of TeamSpeed or others. We also reserve the right to remove your TeamSpeed membership should you violate its rules. Any decision to ban a member for abuse of any of these rules, or for whatever reason, will be made by the Administrative Team. Banned Users
In the case that you have been permanently banned by the Teamspeed Moderation Staff, that ban may not be circumvented by any means. Should you decide to attempt to circumvent that ban and re-register by any means, including but not limited to, using a different email address or IP proxy, you agree to pay a $10,000 USD reinstatement fee. By clicking 'agree' below you accept this fee.Solicitation, Privacy, and Security
As a Teamspeed member, you agree not to collect e-mail addresses or post personal information about people, or send anyone insulting or upsetting private messages, e-mail or spam. In addition, you agree not to include or embed in any post any applet, script, object, application, or code of any kind that captures, copies, or collects information.Legal Disputes
Binding Arbitration. For any Claim (excluding Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, you or Teamspeed.com may elect to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, on-line and/or through written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. In such cases, the arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS in accordance with their rules, or any other established Alternative Dispute Resolution provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Court. Alternatively, any Claim may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York, NY or where the defendant is You and Teamspeed.com agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of New York, NY.
Alternate Dispute Resolution. Alternatively, Teamspeed LLC will consider use of other forms of dispute resolution such as binding arbitration to be held in New York.
All Claims except requests for injunctive or equitable relief must be resolved using the dispute resolution mechanism that is selected in accordance with the 3 subparagraphs above by the first party to file a Claim. Should either party file an action contrary to this Disputes section, the other party may recover attorneys' fees and costs up to $1500, provided that the party seeking the award has notified the other party in writing of the improperly filed Claim, and the other party has failed to withdraw the Claim.