Terms of Service

1. Acceptance of the Terms of Service

Welcome to ChessEndgames.com! (a.k.a. "we" or "us" or the "Company"). We are excited to have you as user and member of the community. The following terms and conditions (collectively, these "Terms of Service") apply to your use of www.chessendgames.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or via ChessEndgames.com (the "Website"). The Terms of Service also include our Privacy Policy, that you can review here: http://www.chessendgames.com/legal.aspx#privacy

We want to keep our relationship with you as lean and informal as possible, but please read the Terms of Service carefully before you start using ChessEndgames.com, because by using the Website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Service.

Should you disagree with some of the provisions herein, you can either leave the Website (although we'll be sad to see you go!), or contact us at support@chessendgames.com. ChessEndgames.com is all about playing chess endgames in a friendly endvironment, and we'll be happy to hear your comments and suggestions.

2. Changes to the Terms of Service and the Website

ChessEndgames.com is a work in progress, meaning that a lot will change in the near future. We reserve the right to update or terminate the Website and these Terms of Service for any reason, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you. The Terms of Service were last updated on the date specified in the bottom of this agreement. Your continued use of the Website following the publishing of updated Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the changes.

3. Accessing the Website,Security and Privacy

We are working hard on improving ChessEndgames.com, but we can't guarantee that the Website will be up and running 24/7. We also reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to some features to users. In any case, we will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period, nor for any data loss (see also section 7 below).

To access certain features of the Website you have to register by entering your email and choosing a password as part of our security procedures. You must treat such information as confidential, not disclosing it to any third party and only using ChessEndgames.com in person. There is a password reset procedure in case you forget your password, but please notify us of any breach of security. We highly recommend to choose a strong password (e.g. "correcthorsebatterystaple") and that you log out from your account at the end of every session.

It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. In the future, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. As custom for internet websites, we reserve the right to disable any user account, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service.

We do not use SSL encrypted browsing for logged-in users, and we cannot guarantee that all use will be secure. We also do not guarantee that the Website or any content provided on the Website is error free. We manage your personal data according to our Privacy Policy.

4. Intellectual Property Rights and Use Guidelines.

The Website and its original content, features and functionality (including look!), are owned by ChessEndgames and are protected by Denmark and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You agree to not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, any of our copyrighted material, except to the extent permitted by the Website itself. If you have doubts about whether and how to use of material on the Website, please address your concerns to: support@chessendgames.com

For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, information, data, text, photographs, videos, audio clips, written posts and comments, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Website. For the purposes of these Terms of Service, “Content” also includes all User Content (as defined below).

All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Website by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Website is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not guarantee that any Content you access on or through the Website is or will continue to be accurate.

By submitting public User Content through the Website, you hereby do and shall grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Content in connection with the Website and our (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites and feeds). You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Website a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access your User Content through the Website, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Content. For clarity, the foregoing license grants to us and our users does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

We do not guarantee that any Content will be made available on the Website. We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, (i) remove, edit or modify any Content in our sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if we are concerned that you may have violated these Terms of Service), or for no reason at all and (ii) to remove or block any Content from the Website.

You are permitted to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use, or legitimate business purposes, provided that your activities are lawful and in accordance with these Terms of Service. Prohibited uses include violation of laws and regulations, hacking the Website in any manner, or violating the Content Standards set below. No right, title or interest in or to the Website or any content on the site is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Service is a breach of these Terms of Service and can lead to account termination.

We ecourage your feedback, in the form of reviews, comments, and suggestions or recommendations for modifications, improvements or changes to the Services or the Site that you may choose in your sole discretion to provide us from time to time (“Feedback”). When you provide Feedback, you grant us, under all right, title and interest in and to the Feedback, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable, perpetual license to use that Feedback or to incorporate it into the Website or other producs or services.

The Website may contain Content specifically provided by us, our partners or our users and such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Website.

Some of the images used on this website originate from Wikipedia.org and Wikimedia Commons. These original images have been altered on ChessEndgames.com. This is a listing (including attribution where needed) of the current sources of these images: Adolf Anderssen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:And00278.png {{PD-1923}}, Paul Morphy at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulmorphyHair.jpg {{PD-1923}}, Emanuel Lasker at http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Lasker.jpg {{PD-1923}}, José Raúl Capablanca at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Capablanca_Chess_Fever_SU_1926.jpg {{PD-old-70}}, Vasily Smyslov at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Smyslov2002.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Bent Larsen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bent_Larsen.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Mikhail Tal at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mikhail_Tal_1961_Oberhausen.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Boris Spassky at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boris_Spasski_1984_Saloniki.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Bobby Fischer at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bobby_Fischer_1972.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Anatoly Karpov at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Karpov,_Anatoly_(Flickr).jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Garry Kasparov at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Garry_Kasparov_1980_Malta.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Nigel Short at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nigel_Short_(2005).jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0), Judit Polgar at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Judit_polgar_03.08.2008.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0), Magnus Carlsen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:London_Chess_Classic_2010_Calsen_02.jpg (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0). You may use these particular images from ChessEndgames.com in their altered form, in accordance with their respective original license forms.

5. User Contributions and Content Standards. Special Disclaimer for legal content.

ChessEndgames.com contains user generated content, and also may contain message boards, personal web pages, forums or other interactive features that allow you to upload, post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other Users Content on or through the Website. All User Content must be lawful, not spammy, and clear of virus or other malware. More specifically, but without limiting the foregoing, it must comply with the following Content Standards:

User Content is not intended to be legal advice nor form an attorney-client relationship, nor among the users, nor between the users and ChessEndgames.com.Use of the Website should never be understood to be replacing use of a qualified attorney, and ChessEndgames.com's relationship to all documents and transactions completed using the Website is that of a trusted, disinterested third party.

6. Law and Copyright Infringment

We do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. In the unlikely event we receive a disclosure request from an authorized party, we reserve the right to disclose user identities when required to do so by the law, including in response to a law enforcement request supported by a valid court order. You waive and hold harmless the Company from any claims resulting from any action taken by the Company during or as a result of its investigations and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either the Company or law enforcement authorities.

If you believe that any User Content violate your copyright, please follow the procedure set forth by article 512(c) of the DMCA and provide us a written takedown notice including the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient for us to contact you, such as email, address, telephone number.
  5. A statement that you a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The notice should be addressed to support@chessendgames.com.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Liability and Indemnification.

Your use of ChessEndgames.com is at your sole risk. The service is provided "as is" and "as available". We disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Website, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limites to attorney's fees) arising from your violation of any third-party's rights. You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Website. Because the Website is not error or bug free, you agree that you will use it carefully and avoid using it ways which might result in any loss of your or any third party's property or information.

8. Geographic Restrictions

We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible, appropriate or legal outside of Denmark. If you access the Website from outside Denmark, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Service and any dispute or claim arising out of, or related to them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of Denmark without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Service or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the courts of Denmark.

10. Waiver and Severability

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and ChessEndgames.com and govern your use of the service, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.

11. Premium Upgrade

You have the option to upgrade to a lifetime Premium for a fee. This will give you extra benefits on Chessendgames.com. Fees and benefits are listed here. Future fees for Premium may be adjusted without further notice. All payments are in US dollars.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase of Premium upgrade, please contact support@chessendgames.com. All users who buy first-time Premium upgrades are given a 30-days money back guarantee. Once a user has received a refund, he or she is no longer eligible for this money back guarantee.

12. Feedback

We welcome any comment, question and communication at support@chessendgames.com

Contributions go to http://www.primebox.co.uk/ for help with the CookieBar plugin. Contributions also go to http://www.designcontest.com, http://icondrawer.com, http://www.doublejdesign.co.uk and http://www.aha-soft.com for help with icons. The CookieBar plugin, and aforementioned icons are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

These Terms of Service were last updated on February 05, 2015.

Privacy

At ChessEndgames.com, we collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy, with the goal of incorporating our company values: transparency, accessibility, sanity, usability. This document is part of ChessEndgames.com's Terms of Service, and by using ChessEndgames.com (the “Website”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

At ChessEndgames.com, we use the "Privacy by Design" approach. This means that we think of privacy implication before building a new feature, we don't ask for information we don't need, and we protect the information we have. We take pride in treating our users' privacy the way we'd like to be treated by a website like ChessEndgames.com, as individuals.

Data Collected

We collect anonymous data from every visitor of the Website to monitor traffic and fix bugs. For example, we collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.

We ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address) in order to be able to save your profile and the documents and comments associated with it. In order to enable these or any other login based features, we use HTML5 Local Storage to store session information for your convenience. If you block HTML5 Local Storage you won't be able to use ChessEndgames.com. In order to take advantage of certain features of the Website, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your picture or personal website, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.

You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to delete your account, please contact us at support@chessendgames.com and we will follow up with such request as soon as possible.

Minors and children should not use ChessEndgames.com. By using the Website, you represent that you have the legal capacity to enter into a binding agreement.

Use of the Data

We only use your personal information to provide you the ChessEndgames.com services or to communicate with you about the services or the Website.

We employ industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of data about you that we store, including personal information.

We do not share personal information you have provided to us without your consent, unless:

ChessEndgames.com is operated from Denmark. If you are visiting the Website from outside Denmark, you agree to any processing of any personal information you provide us according to this policy.

ChessEndgames.com may contact you, by email or other means. For example, ChessEndgames.com may send you promotional emails relating to ChessEndgames.com or other third parties ChessEndgames.com feels you would be interested in, or communicate with you about your use of the ChessEndgames.com website. ChessEndgames.com may also use technology to alert us via a confirmation email when you open an email from us.

Sharing of Data

We don't share your personal information with third parties. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the ChessEndgames.com Website and service. We currently use Google Analytics (traffic analysis, SEO optimization) and AddThis (for social buttons and sharing). We listed below what data these third parties extract exactly. Feel free to check out their own Privacy Policies to find out more.

Google, a third party vendor uses the DART cookie to serve ads on our website. Users may opt out of the use of the DART Cookie by visiting Google’s Content Network Privacy Policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

You can read more about how Google use your data here: http://www.google.com/intl/da/policies/privacy/partners/.

Amazon Affiliates, a third party system, uses cookies to serve advertisements and links to products on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement here.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

We also use social buttons provided by services like Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook. Your use of these third party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third party services’ privacy policies.

We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). We may need to share personal information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.

We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make major changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Website or sending you an email. The Privacy Policy was last updated on the date specified in the bottom of this Private Policy. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Services after such changes have been first posted.

Should you have any question or concern, please write to support@chessendgames.com



This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 18, 2015.

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