Terms of Use and Policies


Ethics Policy

The Chess Journal encourages contributors to share their knowledge and expertise to our readers. Contributors are independent contractors that meet our editorial guidelines, create, and publish content on ChessJournal.com including email newsletters. Contributors are compensated based on the length and quality of the content that produce. The Chess Journal thoroughly vets potential contributors first in accordance to editorial guidelines, standards, credentials, and legal requirements including the Federal Trade Commission disclosure requirements. This allows contributors to provide information that is helpful, valuable, and trustworthy.

Terms of Use

Updated April 6, 2023

If the customer chooses to enter into a purchase order or to subscribe to The Chess Journal’s services, customer’s action is hereby deemed acceptance of The Chess Journal practices described in this policy statement. Any dispute over privacy between customer and The Chess Journal is subject to the provisions of this notice and to The Chess Journal’s Terms and Conditions of which is hereby incorporated herein and which can be read.

Privacy Policy

Updated April 6, 2023


(a) Web Site Owner. Chess Journal, (“The Chess Journal”) is the owner of this web site. This online privacy notice discloses The Chess Journal information practices for this sites, including what type of personal identifiable information is requested in order to make a purchase, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

(b) Web Site Visits. In general, you can visit on the Chess Journal Sites without disclosing any personal information. The Chess Journal may keep track of the domains from which people visit us and analyze the data gathered from site visits for trends and statistics.

(c) Web Site Transactions. At times, The Chess Journal will need personal information regarding a customer or a prospect. For example to process an order or provide a subscription, The Chess Journal may need to know a customer’s name, mailing address, e-mail address and credit card details. It is The Chess Journal’s intent to inform you know before The Chess Journal collects personal information, such as user’s name and/or address on the Internet. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, The Chess Journal will respect your wishes.

(d) Changes to Privacy Policy. The Chess Journal reserves the right to change or update its privacy policy statement at any time. A notice of any material change will be posted on the The Chess Journal for [Thirty (30) days] prior to the implementation of such change

(e) Opt-Out Right. Customer and/or prospective customer has the right at any time to cease permitting personal information to be collected, used or disclosed by The Chess Journal and/or by any third parties with whom The Chess Journal has shared and/or transferred such personal information. The right of cancellation may be exercised by contacting us via e-mail contact@ChessJournal.com or [certified] postal mail. After processing the cancellation, The Chess Journal will delete the customer or prospective customer’s personal information from its database

Personal Information That May Be Collected

(a) Identifying Information. In order to make a purchase to make a purchase, or to access designated subscriber services or content, and /or restricted areas within The Chess Journal Sites, The Chess Journal will request a user to provide certain personal identifying information, which may include: legal name, postal address, e-mail address, screen name, password, telephone number, facsimile number, method of payment, and, if applicable, credit card number. The Chess Journal may request additional information necessary to establish and maintain customer’s account.

(b) Child Information Policy. The Chess Journal does not sell products or services for purchase by children, and will not collect or post information from a child under the age of 18 without the involvement of a parent or guardian. The Chess Journal does not use personally identifying information collected from children for marketing or promotional purposes, and does not disclose such information to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.

(c) Links to Other Web Sites. The Chess Journal may contain links to other web sites. The Chess Journal is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.

Uses Made of the Information

(a) Limited Uses Identified. Without customer’s prior consent, The Chess Journal will not use your personal identifiable information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. The Chess Journal uses personal identifiable information to reply to inquiries, handle complaints, provide operational notices, and in program record-keeping. The Chess Journal also processes billing and business requests related to The Chess Journal sites participation.

(b) Marketing Uses. When customer provides information to The Chess Journal, The Chess Journal will provide the customer with information about The Chess Journal Sites, The Chess Journal products and services, and related information in which customer has indicated an interest until such time as the customer elects to unsubscribe from such messaging.

(c) Stored Information Uses. The Chess Journal stores and retains the information provided by customer. This information is used to compile a customer’s purchase history in order to enable The Chess Journal to recommend products, services, or special offers that would be of interest to a customer. Stored information is used by The Chess Journal and/or The Chess Journal agents: to support customer interaction with the The Chess Journal Sites; to deliver customer purchases; and/or to contact the customer again about other The Chess Journal services and products.

(d) Online Advertising. Some companies that help The Chess Journal deliver interactive on-line advertising, such as banner ads, may collect and use information about The Chess Journal’s customers to help The Chess Journal better understand the types of advertising or promotions that are most appealing to The Chess Journal’s customers.  If, however, the customer would prefer that these companies not collect such information, please mark an “x” on the opt-out option box herein provided.

Disclosure of the Information

(a) Within Corporate Organization. The Chess Journal may share your personal information within the The Chess Journal corporate organization, and may transfer the information to countries in the world where The Chess Journal conducts business. Some countries may provide less legal protection for customer personal information.

(b) Agents. The Chess Journal employs or engages other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of The Chess Journal. These persons are provided with personal identifying information required to perform their functions but are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services.

(c) Affiliated Businesses. The Chess Journal works closely with affiliated businesses operating web site stores, providing services or selling products on each other’s Web sites. These businesses identify themselves to customers. Customer information related to a transaction with an affiliated business is shared with that affiliated business.

(d) Marketing Analysis by Third Parties. The Chess Journal reserves the right to disclose to third parties personal information about customers for marketing analysis.

(e) Disclosure to Governmental Authorities. Under certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.

Information Security

(a) Commitment to Online Security. The Chess Journal employs physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Billing and payment data is encrypted whenever transmitted or received online. Personal information is accessible only by staff designated to handle online requests or complaints.

(b) No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. The Chess Journal will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of customer personal information. However, transmissions protected by industry-standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, The Chess Journal shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of The Chess Journal including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of The Chess Journal staff and/or third parties.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

(a) No Tracking of Personal Information. Through web site access logs The Chess Journal does collect clickstream data and HTTP protocol elements, which generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development, user analysis, and business decision making, all of which provide better services to the public. The statistics garnered, which contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information, may also be provided to third parties.

(b) Use of Cookies. The Chess Journal, or its third-party vendors, collects non-identifiable and personal information through the use of various technologies, including “cookies”. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that a Web site can transfer to customer’s hard drive through customer’s browser. The cookie is then stored on customer’s computer as an anonymous tag that identifies the customer’s computer, but not the customer. Cookies may be sent by The Chess Journal or its third party vendors. Customer can set its browser to notify the customer before a cookie is received, giving an opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. Customer may also set its browser to turn off cookies; however, some Web sites may not then work properly.

(c) Use of Web Beacon Technologies. The Chess Journal may also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor its Web site(s) to provide better customer service. If these technologies are in use, when a visitor accesses these pages of the Web site, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by The Chess Journal or by its suppliers. Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If customer does not want cookie information to be associated with customer’s visits to these pages, customer can set its browser to turn off cookies; however, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.

(d) Collection of Non-Identifiable Information. The Chess Journal may collect non-identifiable information from user visits to the The Chess Journal Sites(s) in order to provide better customer service. Examples of such collecting include: traffic analysis, such as tracking of the domains from which users visit, or tracking numbers of visitors; measuring visitor activity on The Chess Journal Sites(s); Web site and system administration; user analysis; and business decision making. Such information is sometimes known as “clickstream data”. The Chess Journal or its contractors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics.

(e) Collection of Personal Information. The Chess Journal collects personal identifying information from the customer during a transaction. The Chess Journal may extract some personally identifying information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level (not at an individual level) to help The Chess Journal understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. You can learn more about cookies at: Cookies: What Do They Do?

Action You Can Take For Privacy

Unsubscribe from The Chess Journal Newsletters.

If you subscribed to a newsletter, you can unsubscribe by clicking the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of the email.

The Chess Journal newsletter allows advertisers or partners that meet our advertising guidelines and standards to contain messages inside the email newsletters or send dedicated emails on behalf of those advertisers or partners. These honor your preferences according to laws and regulations and we disclose your choices for unsubscribing for these as well.

Block cookies. Many browsers can be configured in such a way that notify you if and when you receive cookies and can also be configured to disable or restrict specific cookies based on your preferences. If you do configure these options, they could also interfere with your overall experience and features on the site that would otherwise improve your time on the site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

California Privacy Notice

This section applies to the state of California for the California Consumer Act Privacy Notice (“CCPA Notice”). It applies to “Consumers” as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). For the purpose of this CCPA Notice, personal information applies to “Personal Information” as defined by the CCPA.

We collect personal information to perform quality assurance, security, and marketing services. We do not knowingly “sell” any personal information we may collect from you in accordance with the CCPA’s definition of “sell”.

According to your rights, If you wish to make a request to delete or know of your personal information, you can submit a privacy request form.

You can always learn more about your options in regards to the kinds of digital advertising at the  Digital Advertising Alliance or the Network Advertising Initiative. These are third-party resources and we do not represent their accuracy or completion.

How To Contact Us

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11937 Elizabeth Madison Ct
Charlotte, NC 28277

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