Audi A2 Owners' Club FAQ

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Privacy Policy

The Audi A2 Owners' Club (A2OC) are committed to privacy and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy on-line is an evolving area and this website will constantly evolve to meet these demands.

Cookies

Our web pages utilise "cookies". A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

Some cookies are necessary for the operation of our website, if you choose to block them some aspects of the site may not work for you (such as accessing your private messages, or being able to view your unread forum posts). Non-necessary cookies can be opted out of using the Privacy settings link at the bottom of each page. Such cookies included those set by our statistics package Google Analytics, our Google AdSense advertiser slots, and our Social Media integration buttons.

Advertising

The A2OC relies upon donations to fund its running costs. It does not support advertising. However, many of our members provide products and services which may be of interest to other members.

In order to provide a fair environment for all A2OC members who provide potentially competitive services, the following rules apply:

  • Members may advertise their own products and services within their signatures so long as such advertisements are discrete. Bold text, capital letters, large fonts or logos must not be used.
  • Members must not advertise other people's businesses within their signatures.
  • Members may include the discrete names (but not the phone number) of other suppliers of services or parts that are relevant to their vehicles within their signatures (for example, "Cruise provided by X"). Bold text, italic text, capital letters, large fonts or logos must not be used in such endorsements.
  • Members may respond to requests for help with details of their services within a post, or recommendations to use a particular supplier.
  • Members wishing to share their experience of suppliers and services are encouraged to use the Dealers forum
  • Members who contravene the rules will be given a warning and a possible infraction.

Marketplace

The Audi A2 Owners' Club (A2OC) marketplace is intended to provide a fair trading environment for advertisers and buyers alike. This requires a number of ground rules to be respected by all of our users.

The A2OC does not accept responsibility for the products advertised within the Marketplace forums, or the information therein.

The A2OC or moderators cannot accept any liability for any losses incurred from the use of the Marketplace forums. If you are a victim of any activity you feel is illegal then please report this to the moderators who will endeavour to help you.

Anyone deliberately defrauding other advertisers will be dealt with severely. We encourage defrauded advertisers to seek assistance from the police and we will actively assist the authorities to secure a conviction.

The A2OC will cooperate with the police and trading standards if they suspect someone to have advertised an item illegally or contravening the Sale of Goods act. We will retain personal details of advertisers which may be disclosed to the police and Trading Standards for the purposes of preventing and detecting crime or to a user with a justified complaint about a vehicle.

Advertising stolen goods will result in an instant and permanent forum ban.

Any user found to have misdescribed a car (or sold an unroadworthy one) will result in a permanent ban.

Members must not make derogatory or disparaging comments about an advertiser's asking price or description in the public forum. If you have an issue with the seller, it is suggested you make contact via private message. Alternatively contact the site moderators using the link at the bottom of the page.

The A2OC does not accept any responsibility for items sold through the Marketplace which are subsequently sold at a higher price elsewhere (e.g. eBay). Advertisers should resolve their grievances independently with the original purchaser.

Rules for advertisers

  • You may only submit a sales advertisement in the Selling forum or a wanted advert in the Wanted forum (* see exceptions below).
  • You may not link to personal advertisements hosted externally other than in the Selling forum.
  • You may not advertise products in reply to an existing advert (* see exceptions below).
  • It is acceptable to link to an eBay classified advert or an auction which includes a Buy It Now price.
  • Advertisers must select a thread prefix when posting an advertisement. Adverts with links to eBay should select the eBay prefix.
  • You must be over 18 to advertise here.
  • You may only advertise personally owned items which are legal to sell in the UK.
  • You must describe the goods accurately. Be honest. If you misrepresent the condition or history of the goods, then the purchaser is within their rights to demand a partial refund or a return of the goods at your expense.
  • Advertisements must include an offer price. It is not acceptable to negotiate between potential buyers to determine the highest bid. If you wish to auction your goods - then eBay is a more appropriate web site for this purpose.
  • Advertisers should honour responses on a “first come, first served” basis within replies to a thread. Advertisers must not negotiate better deals with other potential buyers via PMs.
  • Advertisements are only accepted on condition that the advertiser warrants that they do not contravene the Sale of Goods act, or any other local laws.
  • Advertisements which break these rules will be removed without notice, and the appropriate authorities notified.
  • Members posting adverts outside of the Selling or Wanted forums or attempting to circumvent the rules will be given a warning and a possible infraction (* see exceptions below).
  • Users who accrue 3 infraction points will be subject to an automatic ban for a period of 7 days.
  • Users who accrue 4 infraction points will be subject to an automatic permanent ban.

Exceptions

  • Members with post access to the marketplace forums may offer an item for sale in response to a genuine query for assistance elsewhere on the site. Any item offered must be relevant to the question posted (for example, a part necessary to repair a problem or carry out a desired modification). This is intended to reduce the overhead of creating new marketplace posts or private messages.

Guidelines for buyers

  • Buyers are encouraged to take all reasonable steps to verify the validity of vehicles advertised in these forums.
  • Buyers are reminded to ask the seller for details of the MOT or V5c document reference prior to viewing. Buyers can use this information to check the history and validity of the car's MOT using the Government's online MOT checker: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/Mot/DG_10020539
  • Buyers should also validate registration details with such documents and any images of the vehicle prior to purchase.
  • Buyers are recommended to walk away from any potential purchase if they have any suspicions on the validity of an advertisement. They are also encouraged to report such advertisements to the forum moderators.

Infractions

The A2OC operates an infraction mechanism. An infraction point is give when a member contravenes one of the forum rules. This includes:

  • Displaying insulting or abusive behaviour
  • Posting adverts outside of the Marketplace forums
  • Posting spam
  • Swearing or excessive 'Text' speak
  • Posting disparaging comments about an advertisement in the public forums

Members who accumulate 3 infraction points will be subject to an automatic 7 day ban. Members who accumulate 4 infraction points will be subject to a permanent ban.

Donations

The A2OC is a not-for-profit organisation. As a result it relies upon the generosity of its donors to help cover its running costs.

Members can donate at any time using the Donate button in the Navigation bar. All donations are handled by PayPal and are subject to the high levels of security.

Club donors receive the following benefits:

  • Increased user avatar size
  • Optional custom user title of 'A2OC Donor'
  • Increased private message mailbox size

Donations can be made for any amount above £2.

Disclaimer

The contents of these pages are not endorsed by Audi in any country, and the A2OC is not associated with them in any way. The use of Audi information and photographs applies only to the A2OC, and should not be reused without permission from Audi.

The A2OC members give help and advice in good faith, but the A2OC accepts no responsibilities. We do not accept any liability for injury or damage caused by any person following any procedure found on this web site. It is an individual responsibility to take any precautions that may be required.

The A2OC does not accept responsibility for any inappropriate, defamatory or offensive photographs or comments that may be posted in the Forums or uploaded to the Gallery, but we will remove the offending material as soon as possible and take any reasonable steps to deal with any complaint arising from any such incident. Complaints should be addressed to webmaster@a2oc.net.

Copyright exists for much of the content of this site. However, as we wish to share our enjoyment with others, we ask that if you wish to use anything from this site, other than material credited to Audi, you contact us first, and quote the source of the material in your page.

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