Terms and rules

The Kia Forte Owners Group user agreement and rules:

You accept the full content below by viewing or registering as a member of KiaForteForum.com.

KiaForteForum.com is a provider of an "interactive computer service". Postings on KiaForteForum.com are "provided by another information content provider" and not KiaForteForum.com unless posted by Sal Collaziano. KiaForteForum.com is not the "publisher or speaker" of any posts in the discussion forums unless posted by Sal Collaziano.

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 KiaForteForum.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 KiaForteForum.com does not allow for review of all messages or action on all emails sent to us reporting messages that violate the rules.

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KiaForteForum.com, its affiliates, and its sponsors are neither responsible nor liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages arising out of or relating in any way to this website, KiaForteForum.com, or any third party sites. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this website, KiaForteForum.com, and/or any third party sites is to stop using the website(s) concerned and/or those services. KiaForteForum.com does not warrant that the functions contained in this website or any third party sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or any third party sites, or the servers that make them available, are or will be free of viruses or other harmful components. KiaForteForum.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on this website or any third party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise you (and not KiaForteForum.com, nor its owner) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair, or correction of any such materials.

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

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless KiaForteForum.com and its owner from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions. KiaForteForum.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:

No profanity in subject lines or signatures.

No discussion of religion, politics or sexual preference.

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 in our Classifieds forums, 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 a supporting vendor at KiaForteForum.com.

Messages promoting a commercial entity that is not a supporting vendor of KiaForteForum.com may be deleted at any time at the discretion of KiaForteForum.com moderators and administrators.

No flaming of other members to incite or perpetuate a conflict or argument. Please note that continuously straddling the line of breaking the rules or being less than respectful to others will reflect the same type of disciplinary action as directly breaking the rules.

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 Kia Forte-related. We've worked hard to generate more traffic than any other Kia Forte website on the net. If you want to persuade our hard-earned members to visit your site, contact us for a link exchange.

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 are also forbidden.

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 conducive 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 KiaForteForum.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 to the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented.

No cross-posting in multiple forum sections.

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 KiaForteForum.com..

Furthermore, advertising on KiaForteForum.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, signature files, personal messages and e-mails sent from KiaForteForum.com.

All user generated content, images, posts, and discussions, contained on KiaForteForum.com are the intellectual property of KiaForteForum.com. KiaForteForum.com reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users of KiaForteForum.com, with our own internal tracking.


Moderators and administrators review many forum messages for those that are in violation of KiaForteForum.com rules. Any messages found to be in violation may be deleted without warning or explanation. KiaForteForum.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 post it. Keep your comments limited to the debate at hand and do not make this 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 car enthusiasts.

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for KiaForteForum.com to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that KiaForteForum.com does not actively monitor the contents of all posted messages and is not responsible for any messages posted. KiaForteForum.com does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of KiaForteForum.com or any entity associated with KiaForteForum.com. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. KiaForteForum.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 on us 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 KiaForteForum.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 KiaForteForum.com reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain soley responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless KiaForteForum.com, XenForo Ltd. (the makers of the bulletin board software), 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 KiaForteForum.com forums from random attacks and people looking to cause problems and spam these forums. KiaForteForum.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 KiaForteForum.com may have a Regional Coordinator tag under their usernames. This does not imply that they are representatives of KiaForteForum.com. They are simply local members who have shown a propensity to organize many local enthusiast events. These events are not KiaForteForum.com events. KiaForteForum.com is not responsible for these events and is not liable for any mishaps that may occur.

Moderators and Co-Administrators are not representatives of KiaForteForum.com. They are simply members with extra privileges.

The opinions expressed by moderators and administrators are not necessarily those of KiaForteForum.com.

The only authorized representative of KiaForteForum.com is Sal Collaziano.

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.

Banned Members: If you have been banned by KiaForteForum.com and attempt to register again using some means to get around the ban, such as using another email address, you agree to a $5000.00 dollar reinstatement fee. By clicking "register" at the bottom of this page, you agree to this fee. You also agree that any disputes will be resolved in Florida courts.

You acknowledge the website derives income from advertising revenue, and consent to view advertising in exchange for use of website. You agree that use of an adblocker is outside of acceptable use as defined by these terms and conditions.

In consideration for being allowed to participate in this forum you have agreed to hold harmless and defend, reimburse and indemnify KiaForteForum.com, Kia Forte, and all the sites administrators from any liability arising from the use of this forum. You further agree to hold harmless and defend, reimburse and indemnify KiaForteForum.com, Kia Forte and all the sites administrators from any claims brought by third parties, such as insurance carriers, health care providers, or governmental entities, for reimbursement or other damages as a result of payments to you or on your behalf for any injury or damages you may suffer or have suffered.

Freedom of speech
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This user agreement can change at any time without notice. It is the responsibility of the user to check back on this page or at this url https://kiaforteforum.com/kia-forte-koup-sedan-forums/help/terms/ often to read the latest user agreement.

If any parts of this user agreement are found to be not legal by any court the remaining pieces of the agreement shall remain in effect.

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