Terms & conditions

These Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”) govern your use of chessfanatics.com (“Website”) and the services provided within the

Website. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement.

1. Use of the Website

  • You must be at least 13 years old to access and use the Website.
  • You agree to use the Website for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information and for all activities that occur under your account.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

  • All content and materials available on the Website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, and software, are the property of chessfanatics.com or its licensors and are protected by intellectual property laws.
  • You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Website’s content unless expressly authorized in writing by chessfanatics.com.

3. User Conduct

  • You agree not to:
  • Use the Website in any way that violates applicable laws or regulations.
  • Engage in any activity that may interfere with or disrupt the functioning of the Website.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of the Website or any other user accounts.
  • Upload or transmit any viruses, malware, or other harmful code.

4. Tournament Conduct

  • When participating in tournaments, you agree to:
  • Abide by the rules and regulations set forth for each tournament.
  • Treat opponents and other participants with respect and refrain from engaging in any form of harassment or offensive behavior.
  • Follow fair play guidelines and refrain from cheating or using any unauthorized assistance.
  • Accept the final decisions and outcomes determined by chessfanatics.com regarding tournament results.

5. Limitation of Liability

  • chessfanatics.com and its affiliates shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or any content or services provided therein.

6. Indemnification

  • You agree to indemnify and hold chessfanatics.com and its affiliates harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website or any violation of this Agreement.

7. Modifications to the Agreement

  • chessfanatics.com reserves the right to modify or update this Agreement at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Website after any modifications to the Agreement constitutes your acceptance of the updated terms.

8. Governing Law

  • This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [Insert Jurisdiction]. Any legal actions or proceedings arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in [Insert Jurisdiction].

9. Severability

  • If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

10. Entire Agreement

  • This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and chessfanatics.com regarding the use of the Website and supersedes any prior agreements or understandings, whether written or oral.