Cayman Register Rules of Conduct
Last revised November 16, 2011
Welcome to the Porsche Club of America's Cayman Register. This web portal
has been created to bring Cayman fans together, to enhance
their Porsche ownership and PCA membership experience. The internet and
web forum platform allows us to meet, discuss and spend time together no
matter where we live. But this venue is not without its challenges. In an
attempt to prevent those challenges from damaging the experience intended,
we've put together some rules to help you understand what's expected of
you, what's allowed and what's not.
PCA Code of Ethics & Conduct:
The PCA Cayman Register is a special interest group within the PCA. That
means that we will adhere to the same Code of Ethics and Conduct that are
applied to the club.
The PCA Code of Ethics states:
This document is presented to
define the standards and ethics to which the organization holds
itself, its elected and appointed representatives, its employees,
and its members. It supplements but does not replace our established
Bylaws and procedures, which are documented elsewhere. The following
represents the way we want to be and to do business.
PCA is not a political organization. It exists for the benefit of
its members, to further their enjoyment of their cars. In the
performance of this mandate, it must operate under the rule of law,
adhering to the laws of the various countries and jurisdictions
under which it exists. This means that illegal behavior is not
tolerated, and that close attention is paid to the requirements of
the law in the actions of all involved, national and regional
officers, individual members, and those within the national office.
Beyond this, we accept the obligation to do what is right. An
ethical system is based on the mutual benefit of the involved
parties; the corollary of this is that we treat neither fellow
members nor non-members in a way that is demeaning, embarrassing,
derogatory, or otherwise inappropriate. Our natural competitiveness
does not extend to taking unfair advantage of others, be they
individuals, clubs, or businesses. Actions and words about which
there may be some question are undertaken, when possible, only after
careful thought and perhaps consultation.
Decisions affecting PCA should be either self-obvious or readily
explained. Particular attention should be paid to potential
conflicts of interest involving special treatment or gifts from
individuals or companies possibly hoping to gain something in
return. Other potential conflicts of interest, in which an officer,
employee, or member must weigh his immediate and personal potential
for gain against the best interests of PCA, require special
thoughtful attention. Transparency in all actions is desirable.
Nothing must be allowed to compromise the integrity, credibility,
and best interests of PCA in the making of decisions that affect the
The culture of PCA is founded on doing the right thing to the best
of our ability. Without this we lose our self-respect both as an
organization and as individuals, a price that we will not pay.
Non-adherence to these principles will not be tolerated; behavior or
actions damaging to PCA will be dealt with by the established club
Bylaws, and may result in permanent loss of membership.
Members of the Cayman Register are expected to
subscribe to and act within the PCA Code of Ethics when participating at
the Cayman Register or at any Cayman Register event.
Expected Forum Conduct:
Remember that web forums are just like public gatherings. Every member can
read what you've written. The ability to speak or write in public comes
with certain responsibilities. First and foremost we ask that you be respectful of
your fellow members. We all have the right to our opinions, and those
expressed may not support yours. Insulting or attacking a member in public
because you don't agree, usually referred to as "Flaming", will not be
tolerated here. When posting, please use language that is neither demeaning,
embarrassing, derogatory, or otherwise inappropriate. Discussion of or including in your signature
sexual, political or religious topics is prohibited at the Cayman
Register. These topics almost always invite strong opinions and
disagreements. Please remember, this is a forum for automotive enthusiasts
to discuss the Porsche Cayman.
Please respect all Copyright laws. Posting protected articles or
copyrighted pictures can place you and this
website in serious legal peril. It's OK to post a link to an existing
article, or a small excerpt with a link, but please do not copy and paste
copyrighted articles. If you have questions
or want guidance about this, please contact our
Don't feed the trolls:
In Web forums we sometimes see members sign up with the sole intention of
causing trouble. These forum members are called "Trolls". Trolls will
often post inflammatory statements just because they like to see the
trouble that follows. Trolling is prohibited. If you see a post that you
think is troll-like, please resist the temptation to "feed the troll". If
our website management determines that you are trolling, your privileges
at the Cayman Register will be temporarily or permanently suspended.
Members may have one, and only one identity in this community. Signing up
with alternate user names is not allowed. There is no good reason to have
more than one identity here. If you're having trouble accessing your user
credentials, please contact any of our website management and we'll be
happy to help you gain access to your account.
If you chose to alter your user title, please be sure that your new title
is accurate and not misleading. Intentionally misrepresenting yourself
here may result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the Cayman Register.
Organization - Please Search Before Posting:
Well organized forums make it easy for members to find valuable
information. Disorganized forums make it difficult. Before you post,
please do a quick search to see if your topic has already been discussed.
If it has, please add to that discussion thread. If it has not, please
apply some thought as to the best location / Sub Forum for your topic.
Once again, this makes it easy for other members to find valuable
From time to time you may accidentally post an already existing topic or
pick the wrong place for your topic. Our management team may merge or move
your thread. When this happens, we will leave a temporary redirect to the
new location. Repeated disregard for this suggestion may result in a
temporary suspension of your posting privileges.
If you do not find a forum for a subject you are thinking of posting about
it is likely because we intentionally did not not provide one. You will
notice that we do not have an "Off Topic" forum for example. The Cayman
Register is intended to be a place where member discussions pertain to
PCA, Caymans and Porsches.
This site is not a marketing venue. Our members come here to discuss their
cars. It's understandable that many of those discussions may discuss a
certain product or service. If you are going to give a testimonial on
something, that testimonial should be based on firsthand experience and it
must be objective and accurate. Promoting products or services in which
you stand to benefit from in any way is considered solicitation and will
not be allowed.
Some members of this community may represent companies that offer
automotive products or services. But as members of this community they are
expected to represent themselves as PCA members. If you have questions or
comments on their products or services we would very much appreciate that
you respect our ad-free environment and contact these members directly and
not use the forums of the PCA Cayman Register to do so.
"For Sale", "For Trade", "Wanted" or "Want to Buy" ads or posts are not allowed in the forums at any time. Group buys, and the facilitating of group buys in the forums of this site are prohibited, and will be deleted. If you
have a car or parts for sale or trade, please use the
PCA Mart on PCA.org to advertise your car
or other items. The Mart has national reach - your ad will get much more
visibility there, and posting ads is free for all PCA members. "For Sale"
ads will be deleted immediately, and the original poster will be notified
of its deletion.
Private Message (PM) and E-mail System:
The Private Messaging (PM) and E-mail System allows members to communicate
with each other privately. Using the PM or E-mail system to solicit or
harass other members is not permitted. The Cayman Register abides by the
guidelines of this policy while using our communication tools.
Consider Yourself Deputized:
This is a community made up of volunteer automotive enthusiasts. Our
website moderators are unpaid volunteers
- volunteers who dedicate a lot of time to preserving the quality of the
community. Though we try, we cannot read every post in real time. There
will be times when members like yourself will come across posts that may
require moderation before we find them. You can help the community by
bringing these posts to our attention. To do this, simply click the
"Report Posts" button found in the upper right area of the post header (it
looks like this
Provide a brief description of why you believe we should review the post.
All of our moderators will receive a notice calling the reported post to
our attention. We welcome and encourage you to use this tool whenever you
see a questionable post.
Management reserves the right:
We will enforce the PCA Code of Ethics and Cayman Register rules.
Violation of this code or rules may result in temporary or permanent
suspension of your posting privileges here. While we don't like to edit or
delete any information posted here, we reserve the right to do so if we
feel that posted information disrupts the community or damages the
Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than
the member should not be posted on the discussion forums or our libraries
without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual
posting the information shall be held solely responsible. The Cayman
Register Team and site shall not be held responsible for member-posted
information that may violate copyright law. Material deemed to be
copyrighted and posted without proper clearance will be removed by the
All contents, graphics, look and feel, and trade dress of the Cayman
Register Web Site are owned by the Porsche Club of America. All rights
reserved. In addition, posts, graphics, and pictures posted and/or
uploaded by individual members, are also the sole copyrighted property and
opinions of the individual posters, and do not necessarily reflect the
opinions of the Porsche Club of America, it's directors, officers, and members, or the administrators and/or
moderators of the Cayman Register Web Site.
Do not republish information found at the Cayman Register. Duplication of copyrighted
materials published here without written permission from
the original copyright holder may result in temporary or permanent
expulsion from the Cayman Register.
PCA, the Cayman Register site and its management will not be responsible
for for any direct, consequential, or other damages resulting from
information or misinformation posted to The Cayman Register. Moderators do
not check articles for accuracy, nor do they guarantee or warrant the
information provided on the forum for any specific purpose or use. No
warranties, expressed or implied, are made.