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cadillacforums.com is a provider of an "interactive computer service".

Postings on CadillacForums.com are "provided by another information content provider" and not CadillacForums.com unless posted by Sal Colascione III or Lord Cadillac. CadillacForums.com is not the "publisher or speaker" of any posts in the discussion forums unless posted by Sal Colascione III or Lord Cadillac. Any legal disputes will be resolved in Florida courts.

We want to promote a clean, healthy, respectful atmosphere where people are not afraid to ask questions, participate in this community and generally have a good time discussing the things we love most - cars, stereos, meeting new people, etcetera.

Any posts or threads that break these rules may be deleted or edited at any time at the discretion of CadillacForums.com. There is no guarantee that any posts or threads will be deleted or edited, however, even if they break forum rules. The volume of posts at cadillacforums.com does not allow for review of all messages or action on all emails sent to us reporting messages that violate the rules.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
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For the avoidance of doubt, CadillacForums.com makes no representations or warranties regarding how often the materials or information posted on this website will be updated (if at all).

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CadillacForums.com and its owners from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions. CadillacForums.com reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

Violation of the rules listed below are grounds for immediate banning of your account at moderator or administrator discretion. Violation of these rules may alternatively result in a reduction of access.


 

The Rules of the CadillacForums.com Community

No profanity in subject lines, signatures or posted messages.

No discussion of religion, politics or sexual preference.

Any images that are pornographic in nature - or can be construed as such - may not be used on CadillacForums.com.

No spamming or commercial solicitation of any kind by members unless specifically given the right by administrators. Any such messages can be removed at the discretion of either a forum moderator or administrator. Selling of individual items is permissible by a private owner only in our Classifieds section, however selling multiple items of the same product is considered a commercial post and may be removed at the discretion of moderators and/or staff.

Commercial solicitations may be posted in the forum they most apply to as long as the company conducting the group buy is an authorized vendor at cadillacforums.com.

Messages promoting a commercial entity that is not an authorized vendor of cadillacforums.com may be deleted at any time at the discretion of the community moderators and administrators.

No flaming of other members to incite or perpetuate a conflict or argument.

Personal attacks or name-calling can get you banned.

No bombing forums or threads with pointless posts.

No linking or posting of pornographic or objectionable material.

No linking to other forums, message boards or communities that are primarily Cadillac-related. We've worked hard and spent over a quarter million dollars in advertising to generate more traffic than any other Cadillac website on the internet.

Do not impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself.

Do not discuss, suggest, engage, or encourage any illegal activity on the forums. Linking to locations that deal with any such activity is also forbidden.

Do not post multiple discussions of the same topic across several forums.

Posting under secondary usernames or alias user names other than your main account for the purpose of arguing, degrading or belittling other readers is grounds for having your posting privileges revoked.

You must have a valid e-mail account in your profile so you can be reached by a forum moderator or administrator.


 

The rules listed below are here to make the forums easier to use and more conductive to friendly discussion. Violation of the rules below may result in points being taken from your user account but may also be grounds for immediate removal of posting rights.

Respect both forum moderators and administrators.

Post in a manner that promotes good will in the community. A few examples of what not to do: do not post racially derogatory comments or make threats of personal violence in the forums. It is up to the discretion of cadillacforums.com moderators and administrators as to what constitutes inappropriate posting behavior. Please use common sense and be civil and we won't have any problems.

Try to post in the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented.

Refrain from using profanity or cr3ative spell1ng to get around the censor filters.

Respect the privacy of other members and individuals. Do not post personal information about them (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, etc.).

Observe all copyright laws when posting copyrighted material.

Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).

Under no circumstances may any member edit-out and/or delete content that he or she has posted in the past or present. Anything posted in our forums is to be considered the rightfully owned content of cadillacforums.com..

Furthermore, advertising on CadillacForums.com will only be permitted by officially recognized site sponsors. Advertising includes, but is not limited to, direct and indirect solicitation of business in posts, business contact information, use of corporate logos, or use of any language or image that can be construed as an advertisement. Posting is defined by posts in forums, messages in user profiles, comments to images, posts in our classifieds section, signatures, personal messages and e-mails sent from CadillacForums.com.

Fees
You acknowledge that CadillacForums.com reserves the right to charge for the Services and to change its fees from time to time at its own discretion. If CadillacForums.com terminates your Membership because you have breached this Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of subscription fees.


 

Moderators and administrators review many forum messages for those that are in violation of cadillacforums.com rules. Any messages found to be in violation may be deleted without warning or explanation. CadillacForums.com also reserves the right to ban any user, at any time, and for any reason.

There are going to be topics and discussions that will have heated debates. Please think before you post and re-read what you type before you submit. Keep your comments limited to the debate at hand and do not make it a personal issue between you and another reader. There is tremendous diversity in age, race, gender, language, location (worldwide) and more here and there will be a lot of varying opinions on different subjects. We're all human beings and we're all drawn to this site because we have a common bond as Cadillac owners and enthusiasts.


 

Private Messaging is provided to the members of CadillacForums.com as a service intended to enhance the Community experience. The purpose of private messaging is to allow for discreet conversations to take place between members. This privilege is not to be abused! Solicitation, spamming, or harassment of any kind is strictly forbidden.

Members found sending spam in private messages will lose their private messaging privileges.

Members who report spam will be rewarded (once the incident is verified) with a Free one-month Supporting Member account. Those who are already supporting CadillacForums.com will get a one-month extension to their supporting member account.

Any member receiving an inappropriate private message should forward that message to an Administrator or Moderator right away. Although private messages are only accessible by those who send and receive them, they are part of the database and as such, property of CadillacForums.com. An Administrator, if so inclined, can locate the Private Messages in the database and read them. They are private, but not necessarily secret.

In addition, private messages are not intended to deprive the Community of valuable information or experiences which could benefit the public. Please do not use private messages if the content of the message can be helpful to others.

The Administrator may elect to turn off Private Messaging for members with less than a certain minimum number of public posts to avoid unwanted spam.



Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for CadillacForums.com to review all messages, content or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that CadillacForums.com does not actively monitor the content of all posted messages and is not responsible for any content or messages posted. CadillacForums.com does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any text or message unless posted specifically by Sal Colascione III or Lord Cadillac. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of CadillacForums.com or any entity associated with CadillacForums.com. Any user who feels that a posted text or message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. CadillacForums.com has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if it is determined that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. In fact, we may not edit or delete posts that break our rules at all. We have many time constraints and cannot guarantee that we will be able to edit or delete posts that break the rules/user agreement. If you do not agree with this then do not view or register for CadillacForums.com.

Although this Discussion Forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at CadillacForums.com reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for your actions and the content of your text or messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless CadillacForums.com and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We at this discussion forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

A valid email address is required for registration so that your password can be sent to you personally. This has been done to prevent and safeguard the CadillacForums.com community from random attacks and people looking to cause problems and/or solicit or spam the message board. CadillacForums.com does *NOT* sell or distribute your email address to any third parties. The option to have your email address visible in your posts on these forums is controlled and determined by settings in your profile which you control. If you feel uncomfortable submitting your email address, you can go to a number of free email services on the Internet to get a second email address for the purposes of registering on bulletin boards like this one.

Some members of CadillacForums.com may have a special badge beneath their username. This does not imply that they are representatives of CadillacForums.com. They are simply members with extra responsibilities or local members who have shown a propensity to organize local enthusiast events. These events are not CadillacForums.com events. CadillacForums.com is not responsible for these events and is not liable for any mishaps that may occur.

Moderators, Super Moderators, Co-Administrators and Administrators are not representatives of cadillacforums.com. They are simply members with extra privileges and responsibilities.

The actions and opinions expressed by moderators, super moderators, administrators and co-administrators are not necessarily those of CadillacForums.com. The only representative of CadillacForums.com goes by the name of "Sal Colascione III" or "Lord Cadillac".

The forum software may incorporate a 'user rating' system. If you are perceived by the administrators or moderators of this site to have broken any of this agreement they have the option of lowering your publicly viewed 'user rating' instead of completely banning you from the site. These percentage points may or may not be put back to the original value.

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