Online Parts International

Privacy Statement

Privacy – Terms and Conditions – Use of the Forum – OPiC (Online Parts international Catalogue)

This ‘privacy statement’ covers three topics – the privacy we offer ‘you’ the individual reading these pages and those falling under the ‘business or company’ category, the terms and conditions of this website and of course, the use of our forum. The last paragraph covers our cease and desist policy which effectively requires any request to be made in writing to the webmaster of this website.


Most countries by law require websites to have a privacy section stating site policies, terms & conditions etc. We have attempted to keep to international regulations and Google policies as closely as possible. Unfortunately we cannot always control user input – please contact us if you find any article, company post, business listing or forum theme and responses inappropriate and we will investigate and where necessary take the appropriate action.


First and foremost this website is driven by you, the user. We have incorporated the OPiC System, a free marketing tool to list your company and core trade focused at developing your business through social networking and general e-commerce.

Privacy Statement
Posted by the administrator on September 14th, 2009 06:06 AM | Terms and Conditions
This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site and the parts-ring database only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Cookie/Tracking Technology
The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize this web site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Parts-Ring Services
This site uses a tool which collects your requests for pages and passes elements of them to search engines to assist them in indexing this site. We control the configuration of the tool and are responsible for any information sent to the search engines however Parts-Ring services data is meant for public use and is therefore not removed for this reason.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Terms and Conditions


Parts-Ring is not affiliate to any of the dealer networks, companies or manufacturers listed except the OPiC website submission. (OPiC or Online Parts Catalogue is a system designed to get users to add a registered business along with any catalogues for distributors, resellers or users for the express purpose of marketing their own products). Users use this site at their own risk – always do a background check of any listing.  We do not encourage users to set up meetings with unknown and potential buyers for goods for their own safety. Do NOT correspond with any user whom only leaves cell-phone or email details and in particular with any company not registering their physical address through either these pages or elsewhere. ALWAYS DO A BACKGROUND CHECK!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: makes no representations or warrantees of any kind as to (a) the accuracy or completeness of the information or materials contained in this Site, and assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the contents of this Site (which may include factual or typographical errors and/or technical inaccuracies); (b) the availability for use of any copyrighted, trademark or otherwise proprietary materials of third parties which may appear in this Site;

(c) the presence or absence of computer viruses or other bugs which third parties may embed in or attach to this Site without the owners of’s knowledge or consent; (d) any software made available for downloading, copying or other use through this Site; or (e) the merchantability, fitness for use, title and/or non-infringement of any or all of the contents of this Site.

Regarding communications with Parts-Ring through this Site:  Parts-Ring shall treat any data or information transmitted to this Site as non-confidential and non-proprietary. See below for User privileges on the Parts-Ring databases. Neither Parts-Ring nor any other party involved in the creation, production or delivery of this Site, or whose materials or information appear in this Site assumes or accepts any liability, regardless of whether based on contract, negligence, intentional wrongdoing or liability without fault, for any costs, losses, damages (whether direct, indirect, compensatory, special, lost profits, liquidated, consequential or punitive), arising out of or in any way in connection with the user’s access to, browsing of or use of this Site or any of the contents of this Site, without regard to the source of such contents, or with the unavailability or failure of performance of this Site for any reason.

User Privileges. Users, also known as Subscribers of the database may request to hold personal details in secret. This no longer holds once the user has registered his or her business as this would be deemed pulic information. Users registering another business may only do so if the business has already been posted in the public domain. Business or company owners must please contact this website if they need their company name to be removed from any listing on this website.

Site Moderation. Parts-Ring is self moderated. Users can can add or edit their user profile, manufacturers upon request can apply for and get administration privileges where they can add, edit and delete subscribers IF it s proved beyond reasonable doubt that a user is posting derrogative remarks about their business or company.

Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to the loss of membership or subscription.


The Parts-Ring Forums or Forums has been set up to be as simple as possible – it follows, in most, the self moderation rule which means that you, the user are responsible for what you post.

Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to them being banned.

Members are asked to not act as “back seat moderators”. If members note an issue which contravenes something in these or site rules they are welcome to bring it to the attention of the webmaster or a member of a Moderator Team.

Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to the user being banned.

Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will be banned.

Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline ([IMG][/IMG]) image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to will be removed.

Members should post in a way which is consistent with “normal writing”. That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be banned.

Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic.

Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation etc. Recruiting members for your own projects (moderators, designers, professional MOD work, etc.) is not permitted and is also considered spam. Users posting spam will be banned.

The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post at any time. Please note that currently any very first post is NOT automatically placed in the moderation queue and will NOT be approved/disapproved according to the present Rules. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Moderators and not users. This may be changed at any time if the website or the Forum(s) gets inundated with spam.

The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging (if in use at the time). Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to users being banned (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.

You may not link to warez, porn, racist or other similar hate sites.

Forums allow users to interact with each other through their email addresses – ensure that your email address submitted is not your main form of communication but rather for general use.  This is applicable to the TRADESTUFF database as well.


What is OPiC? The Online Parts international Catalogue system is linked to your business registration and allows the registered user to add, edit or remove company sales catalogues. Common practice here would be to import a CSV loadsheet with the relevant parameters and data of your sales catalogue. For US English speakers, catalogue is the same as catalog.

How it works: Download the CSV template, populate the template with the manufacturer name, brief, long descriptions, packing weight, sizes, cost per unit, extended cost on bulk and an image file. Keep prices to the U$ Dollar. Initial date is automatically entered but the user must on an edit place the edit date to reflect when the pricing is valid.

From a practical standpoint where this would be most handy would be in the supply of electronic parts.

Cease and Desist

Please note: Cease and Desist. Any company which wishes us to remove their details or posts from this website must please contact us via: webmaster@parts-ring dot com using Cease and Desist plus company name in the subject line. Company mailing addresses must be used – we will not respond to generic email addresses. All business registrations are posted to categories ‘Business’ or ‘Technical’. A cease and desist note will remove details from business listing as well as article posts plus any infringing images and/or links.

Website Administrator – last updated 10th January 2014

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