2016 TORA Sporting Regulations
Table of Contents
1.0 About TORA
2.0 Code of Conduct and Sporting Regulations
3.0 TORA Staff and other Usergroups
4.0 Competition Eligibility
5.0 Competition Terms & Conditions
6.0 Competition Regulations
7.0 The Event
9.0 Stewards Inquiries
10.0 Community Terms and Conditions
1.1 The Online Racing Association “TORA” is a class leader in virtual motorsport and online racing championship organisation.
1.2 TORA is officially recognised by an FIA National Sporting Authority, the MSA. The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is the sole motorsport governing body for the United Kingdom
1.3 As the governing body, the MSA is responsible for the governance and administration of all major forms of motorsports in the UK, controlling the technical and sporting rules across the various disciplines.
1.4 TORA Staff reserves the right to add to or modify the general Sporting Regulations at any time where it’s needed, in order to maintain the expected levels of competition, and good sportsmanship.
1.5 TORA members that do not follow the Sporting Regulations may be punished at the discretion of TORA Staff, where the Stewards Handbook does not otherwise specify.
1.6 MSA Club Number - 239002
1.7 MSA Club Name - The Online Racing Association
Please read the following for a reminder of TORA's Code of Conduct and Sporting Regulations
2.1 All members of the Association must respect the rights of others.
2.2 To protect the safety of our members and maintain an enjoyable experience on the Association’s Forums and during Race Meetings, the Association’s Staff may take action as prescribed in this document. Each member is liable for all activities conducted through their forums account. Parents or guardians are liable for the activities of their child.
2.3 The Association will not tolerate the following activities on any online service that it operates:
2.3.1 Causing distress to another member, including but not limited to harassment, threats, fraud, unwanted attention, and unwanted contact via chat or message boards.
2.3.2 Abusive, defamatory, threatening, or offensive language or behavior.
2.3.3 Bigoted, hateful, or offensive statements against any religion, race, nation, gender, age group, or sexual orientation.
2.3.4 Participation in antisocial, disruptive, or destructive behavior. This includes but is not limited to, "flaming", "spamming", and "trolling". "Flaming" is defined as: Posting content that is deliberately hostile. "Spamming" is defined as: Repeatedly posting unwanted content. "Trolling" is defined as: Posting content that is deliberately intended to provoke a vehement response from other users.
2.3.5 Impersonation of others, including, but not limited to, Association Staff or other Association members.
2.3.6 Posting personally identifiable information of another user, including but not limited to their real name, address, phone number, or private email address. (A.K.A. “Doxing”)
2.3.7 Posting or transmission of sexually explicit, obscene, vulgar, or otherwise offensive images.
2.3.8 Posting or transmission of unauthorized advertisements or promotions. This includes and is not limited to unofficial or unauthorized claims to real sponsorship, advertisements of other racing events outside TORA that clash with TORA events, and links / embing of illegal content, such as illegal live streams or illegal downloads.
2.3.9 Offering or solicitation of copyrighted content that you do not own all rights to without the express written permission of the author or copyright holder.
2.3.10 Offering or solicitation of material that might be deemed illegal, indecent, or obscene.
2.3.11 Solicitation of other members' passwords and/or credit card information.
2.3.12 Posting or transmission of any destructive software, including but not limited to viruses, Trojans, or worm files.
2.3.13 Participation in or discussion of violating any local, state, national, or international laws or regulations.
2.4 For all offenses the following action may be taken:
2.4.1 An email warning may be issued to the member at the discretion of the Association.
2.4.2 Editing, deletion or closing of the post, thread or message.
2.4.3 The closing of the member's forums account.
2.4.4 Temporary suspension the member's forums account.
2.4.5 Permanent banning the member's forums account. User will no longer be able to log into their account.
2.5 The following can result in the notification of proper legal authorities by a representative of the Association:
2.5.1 Threat of physical harm to oneself or any other person made through the Association's forums.
2.5.2 Offering or solicitation of material that might be deemed illegal, indecent, or obscene. This includes but is not limited to, child pornography, illegal drugs and pirated software.
2.5.3 Harassment of a member of the Association's Staff.
2.6 Do not encroach any inter-team abusive rivalries within TORA events, within TORA races, on the TORA forums, or any of the TORA media outputs. We can only work within the confines of our own community, and whilst we are aware that such a select group of racers will inevitably meet up wherever there is a race going on we don't/can't govern what is being said and done within series outside of our remit.
The Online Racing Association operates under several different teams on our community forums. These are as follows:
Those indicated in Red - Are TORA Staff
Those indicated in Blue - Are TORA Community Team Members
Those indicated in Orange - Are TORA Community Steward Team Members
Those indicated in Green - Are TORA Steward Marshal Members
Those indicated in Purple - Are TORA Media Team Members
3.1 TORA Staff Members
Staff are the top tier group who oversee all of TORA and the behind-the-scenes.
List of users: http://forums.theonlineracingassociation.com/g1-staff
3.2 TORA Community Team Members
The CT aid the community and help administrate the forum.
List of users: http://forums.theonlineracingassociation.com/g65-community-team
3.3 TORA Community Steward Team Members
Stewards investigate on-track incidents which have been submitted for inquiry.
List of users: http://forums.theonlineracingassociation.com/g51-community-steward
3.4 TORA Community Marshals Team Members
Marshals run and host the race lobbies.
List of users: http://forums.theonlineracingassociation.com/g53-race-marshals
3.5 TORA Media Team Members
The Media Team provide photos, videos and more for the community.
List of users: http://forums.theonlineracingassociation.com/g68-media-team
All TORA community members must make sure they understand and have done the following to make sure they are eligible to race in TORA events:
4.1 Registered to The Online Racing Association Community Forums accessible via:
4.2 Apply for a TORA race number via:
4.3 Making sure your Gamertag matches your forum username. If it is different, apply for a username change at:
4.4 Registered in the the relevant series you wish participate in The Pitlane via:
4.5 Make sure you Sign-In to the event night via the “race day threads” for the series you have signed up to via:
5.1 The Online Racing Association collectively, in accordance with the General Regulations of the TORA Sporting Regulations (incorporating the provisions of the Motor Sports Association (MSA) and International Sporting Code of the FIA) and the individual Rules & Regulations listed for each TORA championship, organise, manage and promote championships listed in “The Pitlane” section(s) of the TORA Community Forums. This includes, but is not limited to:
TORA Endurance Championship (TEC); TORA International Sports Car Championship (ISCC); TORA Touring Car Championship (TCC); TORA North American Touring Car Championship (NATCC); TORA British GT Championship (BGT); TORA GT Championship (TORA GT); TORA Production GT (ProdGT); TORA American Stock Car Auto Racing (TASCAR); TORA Indycar; TORA Spec Cup; TORA GP.
5.2 The Organisers reserve the right to issue championship bulletins amending or clarifying the Rules & Regulations of each TORA championship in accordance with the MSA Regulations D11.1.3 at any time before or during the championship and further issue additional statements concerning the regulations from time to time. TORA reserves the right to make amendments to all aspects of the TORA Sporting Regulations and technical regulations including individual Championship rules and regulations.
5.3 It is the responsibility of registered competitors to notify all members of their team and ensure that they are fully aware of the TORA Sporting Regulations and the Rules & Regulations of the TORA championship they are registered into, and any subsequent clarifications and/or amendments.
5.4 It is a condition of entry into the championship that all competitors, teams, team members and people associated with any of the above agree to be bound by the TORA Sporting Regulations and the various TORA championship Rules & Regulations including any amendments, variations or statements relating thereto.
TORA Racing Category Definitions
5.5 All forms of racing as defined by TORA are non-contact sports, unless explicitly stated, as such to not affect yourself or your competitors overall racing experience.
5.6 TORA considers good sportsmanship to be the very essence of the sport, and the basic foundation of any competition. Competitors are expected to hold the qualities of fairness, honesty, courtesy, and justice to be more important than the outcome of the race.
5.7 Any unsportsmanlike conduct, on any scale, is not welcome at TORA events. Acts of unsportsmanlike conduct have many forms such as cheating (for example; loopholes, event manipulation, etc), arguing, yelling, intimidation and foul/aggressive behaviour.
5.8 No form of unsportsmanlike conduct will be tolerated at any TORA event. Competitors that show poor sportsmanship due to a mistake in judgment will be educated and/or punished by the Steward Team of Staff if necessary. However, competitors that commit repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct and cannot be educated may be removed from the community at the discretion of Staff.
TORA Rules & Definitions
6.1 All drivers must be aware of the TORA Sporting Regulations, and to series specific rules. These rules must be adhered to at all times; By registering for a Championship, the driver is accepting to comply by the TORA Sporting Regulations and the Rules & Regulations of the championship: See rule 5.4
6.2 Drivers must be able to communicate back to race control and lobby hosts. Failure to comply will result in possible exclusion from the race meeting / event.
6.3 Custom designed racecar liveries must not include tobacco (unless sanctioned by the series on “Heritage” grounds) or adult related products & must not be deemed to be offensive or inappropriate.
6.4 Entrants into any TORA sanctioned series must be in possession of a valid TORA Race Number and be a registered member of the TORA Community Forums.
6.5 All drivers and teams wishing to take part in a Championship must ensure they are registered correctly for the championship based on the Championship’s entry regulations.
6.6 All competitors must make sure their cars meet the series technical regulations as defined in the championship’s “Car List & Build Rules” thread.
6.7 All Championships and Series (unless specified with details within the championship Rules & Regulations) do not allow car changes throughout the length of the season.
6.8 All Championships and Series (unless specified with details within the championship Rules & Regulations) do not allow class changes throughout the length of the season.
6.9 All Championships and Series (unless specified with details within the championship Rules & Regulations) do not allow driver changes or substitute drivers throughout the length of the season.
7.1 Event Control
7.1.1 “Race Control” refers to the collective set of officials that are in charge of the full course Conditions, controlling the scheduled activities, maintaining a written record of Incidences, communicating with each lobby host and function as the central hub of information distribution as needed. Race Control is typically Staffed with the Chief Marshall.
7.1.2 “Lobby Hosts” refers to the collective set of officials that are in charge of either a qualifying or race lobby; all drivers must adhere to lobby hosts instructions at all times, aggressive behaviour to lobby hosts will not be tolerated.
7.2.1 Qualifying shall be run before a race has started. The Qualifying session will be set to a specific amount of laps or a specific amount of time as advised by race control in either 1 or 2 sessions as per the championship Rules & Regulations. The results of these sessions will determine the starting grid and lobby order you are assigned to.
7.2.2 Driver’s qualifying times will be taken from the game’s lap timer. Only “clean” laps (as defined by Forza) will be permitted, and will take precedence over “dirty” laps.
7.3 Post Qualification Proceedings
7.3.1 After Qualification has finished, Race Control will update the Live Timing hub, which will display qualification results.
7.3.2 Drivers will receive a game invite after lobby hosts and lobbies are sorted. The lobby hosts will be displayed in the Live Timing Hub
7.3.3 We estimate the above process to take between 10 - 40 minutes.
7.4 Race Starts
7.4.1 The Race organizers will choose the format of the start of race. The start of the race may be Standing, Rolling, or any other format. It is the competitor’s responsibility to understand the starting format of the specific championship (please note specific championships may have different start procedures.)
7.4.2 Competitors will form 1 “warm-up” lap around a chosen circuit to form the grid. Competitors will be instructed by Race Control to drive off in grid order, as defined by the qualifying results, and keep to a set speed. This warm-up lap may or may not occur on the circuit the race is held on.
7.4.3 The race will start under countdown controlled by Race Control which will be instructed to the lobby. This may be either using the race start countdown as featured in the game, or by agreement to start the race at a specific time on the race clock.
7.4.4 The grid will start under rolling start, competitors will be instructed by the Lobby Host to drive in single file to speeds that do not exceed 100 MPH (160 KPH) in the warm-up lap. Race control reserves right to lower maximum speed if needed.
7.4.5 During the warm-up lap, drivers must keep a safe and respectable distance between each other, until the formation described in rule 7.4.6.
7.4.6 Upon reaching a predetermined point on circuit, drivers will be instructed to form side by side (2-by-2) at speeds that do not exceed 60 MPH (96KPH). The pole sitter may be asked which side of the formation (Left or Right) they wish to start the race on, and depending on the response, the rest of the field must form up according to this.
7.4.7 The driver in pole position, or the lobby host, will ask if the last place driver is lined up in formation. If the last place driver is confirmed to be in formation, the lead drivers will accelerate after clearly instructing to the rest of the lobby the “Green Green Green” command. Race conditions will begin upon “Green Green Green!” command.
7.4.8 The Pace Car Driver is responsible for the safe operation of the Pace Car at the direction of Control. The Pace Car Driver must take steps to ensure that the Pace Car is utilized correctly as per race director or Lobby Host instructions.
7.4.9 If half the field is taken out on the first racing lap and all cars are severely damaged then the lobby host may call for a red flag and the race is restarted fully, i.e. from the lobby.
7.4.10 If any driver begins to accelerate and starts the race before the starting conditions as described in rule 7.4.3 or 7.4.7, they will be penalised at the discretion of the Steward Team.
7.5 On-Track Conduct
7.5.1 All the following points are subject to TORA penalties, should incorrect conduct be performed. Please read the following points and see TORA Stewards Process Document for more details on penalties.
7.5.2 The responsibility for the decision to pass another car, and to do it safely, rests with the overtaking driver. The overtaken driver should be aware that he/she is being passed and must not impede the pass by “Blocking” (see 7.5.8). A driver who does not watch his/her mirrors or who appears to be blocking another car seeking a pass may be black-flagged and/or penalized. The act of passing is initiated when the trailing car’s front bumper overlaps with the lead car’s rear bumper. The act of passing is complete when the trailing car’s rear bumper is ahead of the lead car’s front bumper. “NO PASSING” means a pass cannot even be initiated. Any overlap in a NO PASSING area is considered illegal.
Multiclass Racing Passing:
7.5.3 The overtaking car in the faster class must ensure their pass of the slower class is done safely and correctly. All drivers are instructed to use mirrors and communication to ensure safe overtaking, although vocal communication between classes should not be mandatory for the pass. Faster classes purposely impeding the progress of the slower classes, and vice versa, is forbidden.
Lapped Drivers and Slower Classes in Multiclass Racing:
7.5.4 Lapped drivers must be aware of faster classes approaching and must make sure they stick to their racing line; drivers should not make sudden or unpredictable changes to their course in an attempt to allow the faster classes to pass.
7.5.5 Drivers who cause contact which could be avoided by taking due care and attention during a TORA race in the opinion of TORA Race Stewards, may face Steward action.
7.5.6 The term “punting” is defined as nose to tail (or side-of-the-nose to side-of-the-tail) contact, where the leading car is significantly knocked off of the racing line. Once the trailing car has its front wheel next to the driver of the other vehicle, it is considered that the trailing car has a right to be there, and that the leading driver must leave the trailing driver enough “racing room.”
In most cases, “racing room” is defined as “at least three quarters of one car width.” If adequate racing room is left for the trailing car, and there is incidental contact made between the cars, the contact will be considered “side-to-side.”
7.5.7 Any driver, deemed by the Marshall Staff / Race Director, displaying rough or unsportsmanlike driving may be penalized. The Marshall Staff / Race Director shall determine the course of action. [Note: In some cases the driver will be required to spend time with a senior member. The intent is to educate the driver on safer methods of racing.] If a driver is determined, by the Marshall Staff / Race Director, to be at fault in a collision that sent the other car significantly off the track, he/she may be disqualified from the race or qualifying (different rules apply to each series).
7.5.8 A driver may choose to defend his/her racing line so long as it is not considered “Blocking”. “Blocking” is defined as two (2) consecutive line changes to “defend his/her line,” and in doing so, impedes the vehicle that is trying to pass with each of the two (2) consecutive movements. Drivers are encouraged to check with the Race Director for a full explanation before the start of the race. If, in the case of side-to-side contact, one of the two cars leaves the racing surface (involuntarily) then it may still be considered “a racing incident.”
Right to the Line:
7.5.9 The driver in front has the right to choose any line, so long as not to be considered Blocking. The driver attempting to make a pass shall have the right to the line when their front wheel is next to the driver of the other vehicle. Note: This rule may be superseded by class specific rules.
7.5.10 Bump drafting is only allowed during TASCAR meetings under certain circumstances. Bump Drafting may only be allowed at specific rounds. Make sure the driver(s) you are in a group with know of your intentions to bump draft, be it the lead car or the 'pusher'. "SLAM" Drafting will be deemed illegal and could be penalized. By definition, SLAM Drafting is where the following car gets such a large run on the car ahead and gives a forceful push to the car ahead. With the game physics, these types of hits can potentially damage both drivers' vehicles, so it's in each driver's' best interest to know when and when not to draft one another.
7.5.11 “Track limits” as defined by the MSA refer to the two white lines at either edge of the track. This may also include kerbing or the edge of the tarmac (or other racing surface) dependent on rules specified in a championship’s Rules & Regulations.
7.5.12 A driver must keep two wheels within the track limits at all times. They will be deemed to have exceeded limits when all four wheels are outside of the white lines denoting the edge of the circuit.
7.5.13 Drivers who repeatedly exceed track limits will be subject to TORA Steward action either during or after the event.
7.5.14 Drivers may not receive action against them where there are exceptional circumstances for the transgression.
7.5.15 “Exceptional circumstances” may include but is not limited to, genuine mistake, avoidance of an accident or another vehicle which may lead to an accident.
7.5.16 If all four wheels have left the track or you have become caught on sand you must rejoin at the nearest point compatible with safety. It is unfair and unacceptable to simply rejoin the circuit as quickly as possible without any regard for the drivers around you who have been able to retain control of their car. If this means stopping at the side of the circuit until safe to rejoin then that is what you must do, even if that means you rejoin last.
7.5.17 Drivers will be instructed on pitstop race conditions by Race Control but must make sure they are familiar with the specific championship Rules & Regulations, as some championships may require a mandatory pitstop during the race.
7.5.18 Pit Lane will open after the first racing lap and will remain open to the end of the race.
7.5.19 Drivers must make sure all 4 wheels are kept within the pit entrance / pit exit lines. Failure to do so will result in a TORA Steward Inquiry, should it be raised.
7.5.20 It is prohibited for any competitor to come to a complete stop on or beside the circuit without good reason or the intention of retiring and leaving the race.
7.5.21 It is prohibited for any competitor to willfully drive their car at 60% or less of their usual race pace, either on or off the track during racing conditions. This is commonly referred to as “Sandbagging”.
Driving the Wrong Way:
7.5.22 Driving the wrong way during any TORA meeting will result in DQ from the event, even when cars are held in parc ferme conditions, and the incident will be reported to the TORA Steward team. In extreme circumstances, permission to drive ‘WD’ can be sought from the lobby host and Race Control but must be undertaken in a safe and controlled manner.
7.5.23 Using the virtual environment to gain an advantage whether through game exploitation, track design (dirt breaking), aggressive behaviour, or gamertags swaps will result in DQ from the meeting and the incident been passed over to the TORA Steward team.
7.5.24 Purposely using the car to physically attempt to block access to the race circuit is strictly forbidden and will result in DQ or a TORA ban.
7.6 Race Processes
7.6.1 There are generally no designated ‘safety car’ vehicles utilised in our championships, unless otherwise specified, due to the limited nature of online race lobbies. However, TORA does operate general safety car regulations which provide a similar outcome, with the lead vehicle acting as a safety car in the lobby to slow the cars to a safe speed whilst any obstruction is cleared from the circuit and allowing affected competitors to repair any damage and catch up with the rest of the field.
When a Safety Car is used:
7.6.2 The Safety Car will only be deployed if an incident or incidents occur between three or more competitors that severely impairs both competitors race. Only a driver involved in the incident may request the safety car, and make the request to the Lobby Host who makes the decision for the safety car period to be used.
7.6.3 The Safety Car may not be requested during the final two laps of a race.
Forming a Safety Car Period:
7.6.4 In the event of a safety car period being called, the lead car takes the role of the Safety Car/Pace Car. The Safety Car must not exceed 80mph (unless otherwise stated) and the pack must form in current race position in single file.
Conduct During a Safety Car Period:
7.6.5 Drivers involved in the incident should form at the back of the pack, in order of relative position before the incident. Competitors must keep a distance of no less than 80ft (25m) during the Safety Car Period. Brake testing during the Safety Car period will not be tolerated and will lead to penalties, either race meeting points or championship points.
7.6.6 Warming of tyres is permitted but must be undertaken in a safe manner with due consideration given to other competitors both in front and behind.
7.6.7 Competitors who leave the track by their own volition during the Safety Car period may be passed by the rest of the pack and the competitor will form at the back of the field.
7.6.8 Drivers not involved in the incident may pit during a Safety Car Period, but will resume the race at the back of the field. If the grid has not formed by the time the pole sitter reaches the pit lane entrance, the safety car may continue for another lap. It is each driver’s duty to ensure the safety of their fellow competitors.
7.6.9 The safety car will be released and racing conditions will resume at the start/finish line for the event once all competitors have rejoined the back of the pack in the correct order. Racing conditions will begin once all drivers are in position in single file confirmed by the last driver. Once confirmed the lead driver will shout “Green Green Green!” and drivers will be allowed to resume racing conditions straight away.
7.7 Race Finishes
7.7.1 The race length may vary at each event. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ascertain the race length by information from the Officials. A race may be shortened or stopped at the discretion of the Race Director. The race will be scored in order of actual finish.
7.7.2 Drivers will be instructed on end of race conditions by Race Control but must make sure they are familiar with specific championship series rules.
7.7.3 During a race meeting drivers will be instructed to listen to lobby hosts for conditions to maintain parc ferme conditions, drivers in breach of parc ferme will be removed from the race meeting and placed under a TORA steward inquiry.
7.8 Post-Race Proceedings
After the Event has finished Race Control will update the Live Timing sheet, which will display race results. Championship points will be updated via Race Control (Please check series specific points tables). Please note that delays may occur in updating race results.
If you need to raise a steward inquiry please use the below form:
Steward Inquiry Form
7.9 Event Attendance
7.9.1 All drivers who wish to qualify or race must “Sign-In”, using the relevant thread found in the section of the championship they wish to qualify/race in.
Signing-In but not Turning Up:
7.9.2 In the event of a competitor signing into an event but not showing up, they will score Zero (0) points for that event.
7.9.3 All competitors that have signed into an event are expected to be (and appear) online, and have at least attempted to accept a lobby invite by the stated event start time. If they are not online (or do not appear so), or have not accepted their invite by the start time, the lobby will proceed to racing conditions without them. The only exception to this rule would be if the entire lobby was delayed for another reason such as connectivity issues.
Not Qualifying but Racing:
7.9.4 If a competitor does not qualify for the event but wishes to race, they will begin the race at the very back of the field / class. If there are multiple people wishing to race and not set a qualifying time they will be set on the grid in championship points order, or in alphabetical order if points have not yet been scored by the drivers. Any team who has not set a qualifying time for a TEC event will not be permitted to start the race.
Qualifying but not Racing:
7.9.5 If a competitor sets a qualifying time for an event, but does not make the grid for any reason, they will not score points for that race / event.
Lagging Out of a Race:
7.9.6 If a competitor fails to finish the race they will score points for last position in their lobby for that race. In the event the meeting has multiple races and they do not take to the grid for the next race, they will not score points for that race.
7.9.7 If a competitor lags out of a race where the finish decision is based on distance, they will score points based on distance traveled relative to all competitors based on the car closest to them feeding back mileage at time of lag out.
Points will be awarded for each race towards the drivers, class and teams championships as follows, unless stated by the specific championship “Rules & Regulations”.
8.1 Here is the grid table for “Standard TORA Points”
8.2 Certain events may include the “Lobby Podium Boost” incentive. This will be stated in the championship Rules & Regulations. Those who finish on the podium in lower lobbies (B,C,D etc.) will be given an extra points boost in the following increments:
1st: +4 Points
2nd: +2 Points
3rd: +1 Points
Racing at TORA is supposed to be clean and fair, however there will be times when contact is made between competitors, or if a driver infringes the racing regulations. The linked guide will help you understand more about the Stewards Inquiries process.
Steward Handbook Guide
9.1 The Online Racing Association Stewarding Process 11/2013
10.1 The Association has a moral and legal obligation to ensure that, when given responsibility for young people, its members provide them with the highest possible standard of care. Through the implementation of the Online Child Protection Policy and Guidelines for the Association, and the support of its members, the Association will maintain the professionalism and safeguards of good practice, which are associated with our sport.
10.2 The Policy Outlines the Following Key Areas
10.2.1 It recognises the responsibility of all those involved in Virtual Motor Sport (professional and volunteers) to safeguard and promote the interests and well being of the children with whom they are working; It provides a framework on the recruitment, selection, suitability and deployment of individuals working with young people.
10.2.2 It emphasises the value of working closely in partnership with others to protect children from harm.
10.2.3 It acknowledges that abuse does take place in sport and that raising awareness and understanding of the main forms of abuse and establishing communication and reporting procedures if abuse is suspected will further safeguard children and all others working within Virtual Motor Sport.
Last amended on 28th April 2016
10.3 Child Protection Policy Statement
10.3.1 The welfare of young people, (the Children Act 1989 defines a young person as under 18 years of age) is a primary concern.
10.3.2 All young people, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
10.3.3 All incidents of suspicious behaviour or allegations of abuse should be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
10.4 The Association is supported by the following policies via third parties;
10.5 The Association recommends that parents consult this advice: http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/billing-and-subscriptions/parental-controls/xbox-live-parental-control
10.6 Important: Please note that the term parents is used as a generic term to represent parents, carers and guardians. Please note that the policy also applies to people with disabilities and
applies to other vulnerable adults.
10.2 Website and Forum Terms and Conditions of Service
10.2.1 The following terms and conditions are for use of the TheOnlineRacingAssociation.com website (the Site), which is owned by The Online Racing Association ("TORA"). You may access the Site in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the Site, on whatever device. By using the Site you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.
10.2.2 Permitted Use: Subject to what is said below, material from the Site may be downloaded, viewed, listened to, printed, copied on the hard disk of your computer (but not photocopied) and used for: your own personal, non-commercial purposes; internal business purposes; or the noncommercial purpose of using the Site as a personal information resource in good faith ONLY. Single copies of pages from the Site may be printed out for the sole purposes of enabling the person printing the page to retain a copy for their own personal records. Any other type of use (and, in particular, any copying or distribution of material from the Site for any commercial or business purpose) requires the prior written agreement of TORA.
10.2.3 You agree that you will not use the Site: for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material which infringes the rights of any person or which is unlawful in any other respect; in any way which is abusive, defamatory or obscene or which will harass, distress or inconvenience any person or which might restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Site by any person; which will compromise the privacy or data protection rights of any person; for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation; for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded from the Site; to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the Site to any third party; or in any way that might bring TORA or any of its members or partners into disrepute.
10.2.4 Intellectual Property: The names, images and logos identifying TORA, are the proprietary marks of The Online Racing Association. Any use of third party names, images and logos are used with permission of the respective owners. Any use made of these marks may be an infringement of the 2016 The Online Racing Association rights in those marks and The Online Racing Association Sporting and Community Regulations (TSCR) reserves all rights to enforce such rights that it might have.
10.3 Use of TORA branding logo(s)
10.3.1 The TORA logo, TORA “R” emblem, TheOnlineRacingAssociation.com branding and other associated TORA logos including (but not limited to) championship logos and discipline logos, may be used without the explicit permission of TORA provided rule 10.3.2 is followed.
10.3.2 Any usage of the aforementioned logos or branding may not be used for any content that TORA deems to be offensive, derogatory, racist or hate-speech. TORA reserves the right to remove or request removal of any content in breach of this rule.
10.3.3 Official TORA poster, banners or other promotional material can be found as posted by TORA Staff/Community Team/Media Team on the TORA forum, published on the TORA website or posted on official TORA social media pages. These promotional materials may be shared with credit to TORA but the original images may not be altered.
10.3.4 For further branding queries please contact the TORA Head of Design.