Terms and rules

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts ("Content"). Content submitted express the views of their author only.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws. Please review our full list of our Addtional Rules that the end user agrees upon when agreeing to our TOS to sign up to our site.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

Intellectual Property and Copyright
  • If you believe your copyright-protected work was posted on RaceDepartment by one of our users without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. These requests should only be submitted by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf. The fastest and easiest way to notify RaceDepartment of alleged copyright infringement is to either use the “report” button, located under each forum post or resource file, or contact us directly via email.
  • Posts, attachments, uploads or links which contain original game files or encrypted files are not permitted.
  • Racing on RaceDepartment servers can only be done with legal purchased gaming and simulation software. Users using pirated software will be removed from our community.
  • When creating or uploading free to use mods, car skins, helmets, cars, tracks etc users should seek official permission first from the copyright or trademark holders.
  • It's strictly forbidden to deep-link, and bypass our site, to our resources and modding files for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by RaceDepartment to do so.
  • This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.




Additional Rules

The following additional rules regarding user submitted content and behavior and genral conduct apply across the whole of RaceDepartment.com and assiciated projects and services. This includes but is not limited to:

  • forums
  • article comments
  • visitor messages
  • private messages / conversation messages
  • chat rooms
  • game or voice servers

Breach of the rules may result in some or all of your posting rights/permissions being removed up to and including a total ban from all RaceDepartment.com services.

General rules
  • Mutual respect between the people using the RaceDepartment.com website(s) and forums. This means you may not personally attack other forum users. malicious behaviour and bullying will not be tolerated. If there is a problem report it to the staff.
  • The main language at RaceDepartment is English. Other languages are permitted only in private and profile messages.
  • The staff retain the right to edit/remove content posted by any user if the content is against the rules and can add warnings, or if necessary ban users. For more information on why a post was edited/removed, please contact a member of the staff team.
  • All users should refrain from dragging out heated discussions in the public forums. If you have an unresolved conflict with another user or staff member please use the private messaging system or email to resolve it. Remember at all times that normal forum rules apply in private messages and a user is able to report aggressive private messages directly to the admin team, which will include the content of the message.
Content
  • Content that is false, harassing, or offensive is not permitted at our site. Our staff will remove these items as soon as possible and will take appropriate actions against the poster.
  • RaceDepartment is a community for all age groups, hence we will not allow offensive pictures, movies, sexually explicit material, or any other content deemed to be outside the bounds reasonable taste.
  • The same is true of excessive strong language or swearing. Content containing such language may be removed in whole or in part at the discretion of the staff.
  • Discussions and content centred around race, nationality, religion, politics, cultures or belief systems is not permitted. This content can be sensitive for some users and therefore will be removed and appropriate action taken against the poster.
  • Spamming, flooding, chain letters, advertising and recruiting is not allowed in any format on the website, forums, teamspeak or via private messages.
  • Posting videos in threads only to to advertise your channel or boost views isn't't allowed, we are primarily a discussion forum for written text. We have a dedicated video section located at racedepartment.com/media/. Submission are automatically highlighted on the frontpage.
  • Do not hotlink, post, attach, or upload other peoples content unless you have permission to do so. See our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy for more information.
  • Posting links and/or hyperlinked text to downloads that are not hosted on www.racedepartment.com/downloads/, but rather an external third party website, will be removed unless the user has been specifically authorised by RaceDepartment to do so.
Avatars, Signatures and Profile Pictures
  • Avatars, Signatures and profile pictures are governed by the same rules as other content streams. this includes but is not limited to not permitting sexually explicit content, offensive material, and advertisements.
User Accounts
  • It is strictly forbidden for users to hold more than one account for RaceDepartment.com without express permission of an administrator.
  • Second accounts made without permission will be banned without warning.
  • Users are responsible for ensuring they keep their login credentials private and safe. Users found to be used by multiple persons will be banned immediately along with any associated accounts.
  • Changing usernames is not considered an acceptable reason to create a second account and may lead to all your accounts being banned.
  • Usernames deemed to be advertisements will be changed by the staff.
  • Staff may request that you choose a new username if the username you have chosen causes issues or conflicts within our software systems. If no response is received a new username will be chosen for you and you will be informed of your new login credentials via email.
Last update: March 7th, 2022 Contact us: info [at] racedepartment.com
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