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OzFoz.com - Registration

Membership:
OzFoz is a private forum for the benefit of Subaru Forester owners and enthusiasts. Membership is at the discretion of the adminstrators. By registering, accepting the terms of membership and logging onto the forum, you agree to follow these rules and guidelines. Only one log-in per member is permitted.


Forum content:
You agree that the views and opinions expressed by members of OzFoz are not necessarily the views or opinions of OzFoz or its administrators. The administrators shall not be held liable for any views or opinions posted on the forums, nor any actions taken based upon information contained on this forum.

Content (information, images, DIY articles etc.) that is posted in OzFoz becomes the property of OzFoz and may not be copied (in whole or part) or otherwise used by any person or entity other than OzFoz or the original author of that content under any circumstances. This includes publishing the information in whole or part on other websites, forums or print media.

A link to content on OzFoz may be used on other websites or forums on the strict proviso that both OzFoz and the original author are acknowledged either directly before or after the link. Note that is may be in the form of a LINK ONLY with no replication of content in whole or part.

Content that is posted on OzFoz from other sources (whether electronic or print) must only be posted after seeking permission from the original author or copyright holder. If permission is granted, the source of the content should be properly credited by posting the name/username of the author, the source of the content, and a weblink if the content was originally located on a website or forum. Any infringement upon copyright or posting unauthorised content may result in the content being edited or deleted and warnings issued.


Post responsibly:
Please ensure that your posts are honest, accurate, and free of bias or malice towards other members. In particular: * Please try and use proper spelling and punctuation in your posts. The use of SMS/messenger style text is often confusing and it can sometimes make searching for information difficult.
* Off-topic posts should be posted in the off-topic section.
* Do not hijack posts by discussing unrelated topics. Please create a new thread for your topic (after searching to see if there is an existing thread on the subject).
* Do not "cross-post" material. That is, do not post the exact same thread in multiple sections of the forum. It is not necessary as your post will appear in the "new posts" list and will therefore be noticed by members regardless of where it is posted.
* Please make yourself familiar with the operation of the "search" button (see "The Search Button" below).
* Please check the FAQs which are stickied at the top of each section before posting, as your question may already be covered in a FAQ.
* Posts which "bash" other members on the basis of sex, religion, ethnicity etc will not be tolerated. OzFoz is a friendly internet community.
* Trolling will not be tolerated (that is, posting in a manner where the sole intention is to agitate other members and elicit a negative response).
* Refrain from "flaming" other members based upon their posts. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. Instead, try and offer constructive criticism or helpful advice, particularly with new members who may not be aware how forums operate. Direct new members to the forum rules or FAQs where necessary.
* NSFW (Not Safe For Work) images are not appropriate for this forum (pornographic images, sexual images, nudity, graphic scenes of violence). Links to "Youtube" videos which contain offensive language should be labelled "NSFW" when posted on the forum.
* If you directly copy information from other websites or forums please include a note which credits the source of the information. Please refrain from posting copyrighted material without the prior permission of the copyright holder.

The administrators of OzFoz reserve the right to edit or remove posts or information which contravene the forum rules without prior notice.

Unsatisfactory behavior may result in the issuing of formal warnings or banning from the forum.


The Search Button:
Please make yourself familiar with the operation of the search button. This enables you to locate existing threads and posts on a particular subject. This will save you from starting a new thread on a subject which has already been covered. It is a very useful research tool. The advanced search option allows you to narrow-down the search criteria. The search button is an immensely powerful research tool and knowing how to use it properly will ensure you get the most out the OzFoz forum.


Vehicle modification and DIYs:
OzFoz is provided as a medium for sharing information amongst enthusiasts. Much of this information pertains to vehicle modifications and DIYs. It is up to the individual to ascertain the legalities of vehicle modifications. OzFoz does not warrant that the modifications described in this forum are legal. Owners modify their vehicles at their own risk. Be sure to consult your local road/vehicle authority for information relating to the legality of a modification and consult your insurance provider to ensure that they will insure your vehicle after modification. When undertaking DIYs as described on this forum, please be mindful of your own safety at all times.

When undertaking DIYs as described on this forum, please be mindful of your own safety at all times. Where necessary be sure to support a raised vehicle with jackstands, disconnect the battery, keep naked flames and cigarettes away from the fuel delivery system etc. If you encounter difficulties contact an experienced mechanic or forum member.


Street Racing/Hooning:
OzFoz does not condone street racing. It is an incredibly dangerous practice that can harm or kill yourself and others, as well as damaging public and private property. Discussion pertaining to street racing or similar activities will be deleted from the forum.

When attending OzFoz cruises or meets please be aware that you are representing the forum (particularly if you display OzFoz stickers on your car). Please drive sensibly and courteously. OzFoz and its administrators will not be held responsible for any illegal behavior undertaken by individuals at these events.


Usernames, signatures and avatars:
OzFoz admin reserves the right to refuse, edit or delete usernames, signatures or avatars. Ground for refusal, editing or deletion may include any of the following:

* Offensive, abusive, obscene, defamatory, sexual or pornographic content
* Copyright infringement, registered trademarks or brand names
* Religious, racial, sexual or political issues or content

Warnings may be issued for inappropriate content.


Administrators/Moderators:
OzFoz administrators and moderators are human beings. Our sole intention is to maintain OzFoz as a friendly place for like-minded Forester enthusiasts to interact and communicate. If you have any questions or issues please do not hesitate to contact an administrator or moderator for advice or clarification.


For Sale section:
The OzFoz For Sale section is provided so that members can engage in private sales. Commercial sales or advertising is not permitted. Please note that all transactions occur at the sole responsibility and risk of the seller and buyer. All members are responsible for their own actions during the trading process. Accordingly, you release OzFoz and its administrators from any claims, actions, demands and damages arising out of or in connection with any disputes that you may have with any other members in any transaction involving the trading of goods and services on OzFoz.

To help improve your buying/selling experiences the following suggestions are offered:

* Check the buyer/seller's previous history on OzFoz - ask any previous buyers/sellers about their experiences with the buyer/seller via private message.
* Obtain an address, telephone number and email address from the buyer/seller and verify that the details are legitimate details. A copy of a driver's license may be appropriate in the case of expensive items.
* Try to collect and pay for the item in person wherever possible.
* If the item is being posted, consider COD or using registered post with a tracking number, delivery confirmation and insurance. Ask that the tracking number is provided following the item being posted. It only costs a few extra dollars and is great peace of mind.
* Retain all evidence of the transaction (PMs, emails etc).
* If you encounter significant problems please contact a moderator/administrator and we will try and assist if possible.
* Fraudulent activities may need to be referred to the Internet Fraud Department within the Police Force in your state.


A few tips when buying or selling a car:

* Before test-driving any vehicle be sure that the seller has appropriate insurance in place.
* Before allowing someone to drive your car be sure to confirm their identity and take details of their drivers license. Try to accompany them during the test drive. If something doesn't feel right do not allow a test drive to occur.
* Buyers should consider having the car inspected by a suitably qualified mechanic prior to purchase, or at least conduct a thorough check yourself prior to purchase.
* Ensure the vehicle is not stolen and is not encumbered on REVS or the relevant encumbrance database in your state.
* Check that the VIN and engine number matches the registration papers.


Remember... if something doesn't seem right, do not follow through with the purchase.

Please use the relevant templates which are inserted on the first post of a new For Sale thread. This makes it easier for buyers to know exactly what you are selling, where you are located, and how to contact you.


Group Buys:
The OzFoz Group Buy section is provided so that members can arrange to purchase parts or services in bulk to receive pricing discounts. Commercial sales or advertising is not permitted. Please note that all group buy transactions occur at the sole responsibility and risk of the seller and buyer. All members are responsible for their own actions during the trading process. Accordingly, you release OzFoz and its administrators from any claims, actions, demands and damages arising out of or in connection with any disputes that you may have with any other members in any transaction involving the trading of goods and services on OzFoz.

Please note that because group buys involve bulk purchases of parts or services, this often means that considerable funds are handled during the transaction. It is up to the group buy participant to investigate the bona fides of the group buy instigator.

All group buys must include the GROUP BUY TEMPLATE which is inserted on the first post of your group buy thread.

PLEASE NOTE: OzFoz admin may contact a group buy instigator to ask for additional details to establish their bona fides (due to the amount of money being handled). This is to help ensure a smooth transaction for all participants. Your cooperation is appreciated!


Amendment of Forum Rules:
OzFoz administration reserves the right to amend or edit the forum rules from time to time when deemed necessary.


For clarification on any aspect of the forum rules please contact Administration.






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