The word Private in the description creates an expectation of privacy that in this case is not justified. I suggest that you add the quote below from your Privacy/TSO policy in bold, easily readable font to the Private Message composition page.
"The use of the the Private Messaging Service is not “Private” in the sense that it is a message seen only by the sender and receiver. While the message is private from the rest of the members, it is not encrypted and the administration of AVSForum.com, Inc. can view them if needed. All rules that apply to posting on the Forums ALSO apply to the use of our Private Messaging System and violators may have their posting privileges subject to the same revocations as on the Forum in general."
Your reply suggest that instead of "can view them if needed" in the policy should be changed to "all message are reviewed". Or, are they only reviewed after a complaint?
Edited by George Anontic - 6/18/13 at 6:24am