Privacy Policy of the U.S. Chess Center

The U.S. Chess Center Foundation (“U.S. Chess Center”) operates the website: It is the U.S. Chess Center’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the U.S. Chess Center collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the U.S. Chess Center’s visitors use its website.

The U.S. Chess Center also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. We only disclose logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the U.S. Chess Center’s website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that the U.S. Chess Center gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their email addresses. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. The U.S. Chess Center does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that doing so might prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The U.S. Chess Center may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on our site or use spam screening by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The U.S. Chess Center may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

The U.S. Chess Center discloses potentially personally identifying and only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information to process it on the U.S. Chess Center’s behalf or to provide services available on this website, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using U.S. Chess Center’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The U.S. Chess Center will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, the U.S. Chess Center discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the U.S. Chess Center believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the U.S. Chess Center, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an U.S. Chess Center website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new activities or programs, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what is going on with us. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The U.S. Chess Center takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

The U.S. Chess Center employs a third party, EveryAction, which may have access to personal data. ( EveryAction has contracted never to sell personally identifiable information to any third party.

Children’s Privacy

Our services are provided to children under the age of 13. We never request that children provide us with personal information through this website and do not expect that children will provide us with personal information beyond the information provided by their parents and guardians in the process of registering for our programs and activities.

We do not share any personal information collected about children with any outside person or organization without express permission from the children’s parents or guardians.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The U.S. Chess Center uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of this website, and their website access preferences. U.S. Chess Center visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

In the unlikely event that the U.S. Chess Center goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information could 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 the U.S. Chess Center may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


The U.S. Chess Center does not accept commercial advertising on our website. Should that change, ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the U.S. Chess Center and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the U.S. Chess Center may change its Privacy Policy from time to time and in our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.