Welcome to ChessWorld.net, the home of web based Email chess. ChessWorld.net
is provided as a service to users who agree to abide by the following terms and
conditions. ChessWorld.net reserves the right to change the nature of this
relationship at any time and for any reason.
It is a players responsibility to keep up to date with any changes within these terms and conditions.
If the sites menu interface is activated, these terms and conditions will be available on the Help and feedback menu at the bottom. Additionally if for any reason, this menu is unavailable, a player can make a note of the following URL: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/termsandconditions.asp to review the terms and conditions.
Any user who violates the terms of
this Agreement may have their ChessWorld.net Account cancelled, and they may be
permanently banned from using ChessWorld.net.
BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS OR PURCHASING MEMBERSHIP, YOU ARE
INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS
- ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE
The term ("ChessWorld") and ("ChessWorld.net") are
interchangeable within this document
The ChessWorld.net Service ("Service"), owned and operated by ChessWorld.net,
is provided to you ("Player") under the terms and conditions of
this agreement and any operating rules or policies that may be published by ChessWorld.net.
The agreement comprises the entire agreement between Player and ChessWorld.net
and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties regarding the
subject matter contained herein.
- DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
ChessWorld.net is providing the Player with a service via the World Wide Web
and on ChessWorld.net's own system.
The Player must:
(1) provide all equipment, including a computer and
modem, necessary to establish a connection to the World Wide Web;
(2) provide for the Player's own access to the World Wide
Web and pay any telephone service fees associated with such access.
Information requested on original sign up shall be referred to as
registration data ("Registration Data").
ChessWorld.net will not disclose Registration Data in accordance with the Security
- CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
ChessWorld.net may change these terms and conditions. Upon any change in
these terms and conditions, ChessWorld will notify you by email or by posting
the changes as a system message.
Player's continued use of the Service constitutes an agreement by the Player
to abide and be bound by these terms and conditions and modifications.
- CHANGES TO SERVICE
ChessWorld.net will endeavour to maintain and improve this service
indefinitely. ChessWorld.net reserves the right to modify or discontinue the
Service with or without notice to the Player. ChessWorld.net shall not be
liable to the Player or any third party should ChessWorld.net exercise its
right to modify or discontinue the Service.
- QUALITY OF SERVICE
ChessWorld.net does not warrant that the functions provided will be uninterrupted
or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that we or the server that makes our
content available to you are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it
is your sole responsibility to implement appropriate procedures,
(including anti-virus, firewalls and other security checks that you may deem necessary),
to satisfy your particular requirements for the security of your own computer equipment.
To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), this site is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13, please do not use this service
It is ChessWorld.net's policy to respect the privacy of its Players. ChessWorld.net
will not disclose any Player information unless: (1) The Player expressly
directs ChessWorld.net or any other person The Player may specifically
designate to disclose such information through the Service as provided by
the Service or (2) ChessWorld.net is required to disclose such information
by any applicable law or legal process served on ChessWorld.net
ChessWorld.net as a matter of policy does not prescreen or monitor any
information or communications; however, ChessWorld.net has the right, but
not the responsibility, to remove any information or dialogue which is
deemed in ChessWorld.net's sole discretion harmful, offensive, immoral,
unethical or otherwise in violation of any rules ChessWorld.net has in place
at the time.
Furthermore, ChessWorld.net will not disclose the contents of a Player's
communications through the private communications via the Service unless
required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal
process served on ChessWorld.net; (2) protect and defend the rights or
property of ChessWorld.net; (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of its members or the public; or (4) when requested by
Player to resolve communications issues.
The Player acknowledges and agrees that ChessWorld.net neither endorses the
contents of any Player communications nor assumes responsibility for any
threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained
therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights
arising from or any crime facilitated thereby.
Players acknowledges and agrees that, due to circumstances beyond ChessWorld.net's
control, it may be impossible to maintain the absolute confidentiality of
private messages written via the Service. ChessWorld.net assumes no
liability for loss or damage resulting from a breach of said
confidentiality. However, it is the policy of ChessWorld.net not to monitor,
edit or disclose the contents of private messages other than (1) what is
technically necessary to process those messages, or (2) in accordance with
Player acknowledges and agrees that certain technical processing of messages
and their content may be required to: (1) send and receive messages; (2)
conform to connecting networks' technical requirements; (3) conform to the
limitations of the Service; or (4) conform to other similar requirements.
Chessworld.net will not be liable for disclosure in the event of a technical
fault or human error.
- MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
Once you become a guest or full member of the Service, you shall receive a
password and an account. You are entirely responsible if you do not maintain
the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are
entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under your
account. Full members may change their password at any time by following
The Player agrees to immediately notify ChessWorld.net of any unauthorized
use of Player's account or any other breach of security known to Player.
ChessWorld.net will only discuss this account with the Email address
registered on the account. Requests for information or action from other
email accounts will be declined.
Only one account per member is permitted unless prior permission is obtained from the Site Helpdesk forum.
- MEMBER NICKNAMES
The use of nicknames that could be interpreted, either explicitly or implicitly, as offensive or provocative will be regarded as a breach of our Terms and Conditions and we reserve the right to take whatever action we deem necessary.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
MEMBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT MEMBER'S SOLE RISK.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE"
ChessWorld.net EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
ChessWorld.net MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR
REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR
ERROR FREE; NOR DOES ChessWorld MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY
BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY
OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE
SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
MEMBER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR
OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT MEMBER'S OWN
DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT MEMBER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
DAMAGE TO MEMBER'S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE
DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
ChessWorld.net MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED
OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY MEMBER FROM ChessWorld.net
OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME
OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
ChessWorld.NET SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO
USE THE SERVICE OR FOR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES
OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASE OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES
RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE OR RESULTING FROM
UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF MEMBER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR
OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF ChessWorld.NET HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
- RESALE OR COMMERCIAL USE OF THE SERVICE
Player agrees not to resell or make any commercial use of the Service,
without the express consent of ChessWorld.net
- GAME AND MESSAGE STORAGE AND OTHER LIMITATIONS
ChessWorld.net assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to
store games or messages.
- MEMBER ASSISTANCE AND FAIR PLAY
Players on Chessworld.net should not try and distort their rating artificially by using external assistance.
There is a moral obligation to not do this in the spirit of Chessworld being a friendly and fair place to play chess.
"Immoral and unfair External assistance"
1) Using computer engines to generate your moves
2) Getting someone else (who may be much stronger) to play ones moves
3) Getting your opponent to artificially resign by pre-agreement
"Moral and fair External assistance"
It is however acceptable and encouraged to use conventional resources which are in the spirit of correspondence chess, such as referencing Opening books (which could be electronic), etc.
The use of such resources is considered "research" which has always been an attraction of correspondence chess.
*In "Rest of world" games, point 2) above is not relevant, because the idea is to play as a team. However point 1) is still valid.
- MEMBER CONDUCT
Player is solely responsible for the contents of his or her transmissions
through the Service. Player's use of the Service is subject to all
applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.
Player agrees: (1) to comply with UK law regarding the transmission of
technical data exported from the United Kingdom through the Service; (2) not
to use the Service for illegal purposes; (3) not to interfere or disrupt
networks connected to the Service; and (4) to comply with all regulations,
policies and procedures of networks connected to the Service.
The Service makes use of the Internet to send and receive certain messages;
therefore, Player's conduct is subject to Internet regulations, policies and
procedures. Player will not use the Service for chain letters, junk mail,
spamming or any use of distribution lists to any person who has not given
specific permission to be included in such a process.
Player agrees not to transmit through the Service any unlawful, harassing,
libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise
objectionable material of any kind or nature. Player further agrees not to
transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a
criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any
applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation.
Attempts to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems are
Players will not use the site for commercial purposes such as advertising of other sites. Players will not communicate advertising
of any sort in messages to the forum or other messages, without prior written permission of Chessworld.net
Player shall not interfere with another Player's use and enjoyment of the
Service or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services.
Players should not harass site Admins. Continual harassment can lead to an official warning and ultimately account termination
ChessWorld.net may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate Service
should Player's conduct fail to conform with these terms and conditions
- GAME SPECIFIC MEMBER CONDUCT
All games played on Chessworld should be played in the spirit of friendship, fun, mutual respect, sportsmanship, and fair play.
You should not resign games en-masse without very good reasons, and you should make every effort to inform the Helpdesk of these reasons. Inability to manage gameload is not a valid reason because for example, there are clear warnings given on tournament invitations for the number of games implied. Tournaments are not automatically assigned to players. You are solely responsible for managing your gameload.
Repeated draw offers, or not moving or leaving every move to the last minute, in a clearly lost situation - especially, whilst moving in other games are considered unsporting and unfriendly.
In particular cases of games :-
(1) Approaching their 3rd year, and a player is leaving every move to the last minute or day, in clearly lost positions, and where such actions result in any negative technical or procedural implications for the opponent, or the site in general (e.g. delaying tournament norms, game archiving, etc) , an adjudication date for the game in question may be applied at the discretion of the webmaster. A minimum of two weeks adjudication date notice may be applied to such games.
(2) Approaching their 2nd year, where the opponent is in a clearly completely lost position, and the time limit is the legacy 20 days a move, and a player is leaving every move to the last minute or day, then an adjudication date may be applied in such games at the discretion of the webmaster.
You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright
on that material. You remain solely responsible for the content of your
messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any
claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
Any copyright holders who find their material posted on the site should contact the webmaster and request that material's removal.
Player agrees to indemnify and hold ChessWorld.net, its parents,
subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or
demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to
or arising out of Player's use of the Service, the violation of this
agreement by The Player, or the infringement by Player, or other user of the
Service using Player's computer, of any intellectual property or other right
of any person or entity.
Either Player or ChessWorld.net may terminate the Player's Account at any
time and for any reason. Once a Player's Account is terminated, that Player
may not access ChessWorld.net in any manner or for any reason without the
consent of ChessWorld.net.
- PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO CONTENT
Player acknowledges that content, including but not limited to text,
software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics or other material
contained in either sponsor advertisements or email-distributed,
commercially produced information presented to the Player by the Service
("Content") by ChessWorld or ChessWorld's Advertisers, is
protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other
proprietary rights and laws; therefore, Player is only permitted to use this
Content as expressly authorized by the Service or the Advertiser. Player may
not copy, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from this
Content without expressly being authorized to do so by the Service or the
The ChessWorld subscription is subject to revision and may be amended at any time. The ChessWorld Loyalty bonus is subject to review or withdrawal at any time. Wherever possible we will always give prior notice of any change.
The Player accepts that refunds will only be given at the sole
discretion of ChessWorld.net
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws
of the United Kingdom, and the Player agrees to submit to the personal
jurisdiction of the United Kingdom for any cause or action arising out of this
Agreement. In the event that any portion of this Agreement is deemed by a
court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and