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Rules

Welcome to the California BBQ Association website and forum. This website is owned and operated by the CBBQA. By using or accessing this website in any way, you agree that you have read, understand and are bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms"). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or delete portions of these Terms at any time without further notice. Your continued use of the CBBQA website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

You agree, by using this forum or website, that you will not post any material that is false, inaccurate, defamatory, vulgar, abusive, hateful, obscene harassing, profane sexually oriented, adult material, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any United States Federal or International law. You must also agree not to post copyrighted material unless you are the author, creator, or have written permission from the author or creator of that material.

Spamming, advertisement flooding, pyramid schemes, chain letters, pyramid or solicitations of any kind without the expression permission of the CBBQA (California BBQ Association) will not be allowed on this forum and will be deleted.

It is impossible for the BoD (Board of Directors), Moderators, or webmasters of this forum to confirm the validity or accuracy of posts. We do actively monitor posted messages as much as possible, however, some material may escape the CBBQA watchful eye, and as such, the CBBQA cannot be held responsible for the content contained within this forum. The CBBQA does not warrant the completeness, usefulness or accuracy of any information presented.


The posted content express the views of the creator or author, and not always the views of this forum, the CBBQA Board of Directors, the association, webmaster, moderators, or its members.

Anyone who that feels a posted message is objectionable is directed to notify the webmaster, moderator or BoD member of the CBBQA.

The moderators and/or webmaster will remove objectionable material or content, if they determine that removal is necessary based on any of the reasons listed above.

The removal process is manual. Please understand that we may be unable to remove or edit messages immediately. This applies to member profiles as well as posts.

The author remains solely responsible for the content of posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the CBBQA BoD, Moderators or Webmasters for the post or its content.

The CBBQA BoD, Moderators or Webmaster reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other information collected from this Forum) in the event of a written complaint or legal action arises from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

With registration, you agree to never reveal your password to another person except an administrator, for your protection or validity reasons.

You agree to NEVER use another member's account for any reason. The CBBQA also STRONGLY recommends you use a unique password for your membership to prevent account theft.

Once you register and login to this forum, you must fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to provide accurate information. Any information the CBBQA determines to be inaccurate, vulgar or violates any of the listed reasons, can result in removal of your account, with or without prior notice or your permission. Appropriate sanctions may also be applicable.

Understand that with each post, your IP address is listed and kept, in the event that you violate any of the rules listed in this agreement, you could be banned from this forum and your membership revoked. If this occurs your ISP could be contacted and any applicable authority could be informed. You will be held completely and solely responsible for any litigation costs incurred by the CBBQA.

If you feel that your account was unfairly banned, you have the right of appeal at the next scheduled BoD meeting. If it is determined by a 2/3 vote that your account was unjustly terminated, your membership and account will be reactivated immediately.

The forum software places a cookie, a text file containing information (your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in or out. The CBBQA does not send any other form of information to your computer.

Membership levels and posting privileges of each:

- Non-CBBQA Member: Can register and post on our non-member forums. Links to web addresses which the non-CBBQA member has a financial incentive is prohibited.

- Basic CBBQA Member: Can post on non-members forums as well as member only forums. They can also post a thread of their non commercial web address and non-sanctioned BBQ contests. They can also post a thread of other events for which they have no financial incentive.

- CBBQA Business Members (all levels): Can post threads about their own contests, contest link to their own website, list in state BBQ contests to our front page calendar or out of state contests in a separate section specifically for out of state events. and link to their own commercial website. Posting of BBQ classes for which the business member has financial interest is not allowed except for Gold or Platinum Business Members.

Any advertising deemed a conflict of interest with the California BBQ Association is discouraged and will not be allowed.