Welcome to The Chess Website!
The Chess Website, LLC (“The Chess Website,” “we,” or “us”) provides an online service offering a selection of videos, clips, and other content (collectively, the “Content”). Our video service, the Content, our player for viewing the Content (the “Video Player”) and any other features, tools, applications, materials, or other services offered from time to time by The Chess Website in connection with its business, however accessed, are referred to collectively as the “The Chess Website Services.”
The Content is available for permissible viewing on or through the following (collectively, the “Properties”):
- the TheChessWebsite.com website (“The Chess Website”);
- other websites where users or website operators are permitted to embed the Video Player; and
- The Chess Website authorized applications, features or devices.
By visiting The Chess Website or using any of The Chess Website Services (including accessing any Content) you are agreeing to these Terms. If you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ACCESS AND USE OF THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICES
Your License. The Chess Website is pleased to grant you a non-exclusive limited license to use The Chess Website Services on the Properties, including accessing and viewing the Content on a streaming-only basis through the Video Player, for personal, non-commercial purposes as set forth in these Terms.
The Content. You may only access and view the Content personally and for a non-commercial purpose in compliance with these Terms. You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service, or other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on the Content or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with the Content including geo-filtering mechanisms. You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service, or other means copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transmit or retransmit the Content unless expressly permitted by The Chess Website in writing. You may not incorporate the Content into, or stream or retransmit the Content via, any hardware or software application or make it available via frames or in-line links unless expressly permitted by The Chess Website in writing. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute or advertise an index of any significant portion of the Content unless authorized by The Chess Website. You may not build a business utilizing the Content, whether or not for profit. The Content covered by these restrictions includes without limitation any text, graphics, layout, interface, logos, photographs, audio and video materials, and stills. In addition, you are strictly prohibited from creating derivative works or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on in any way the Content, including montages, mash-ups and similar videos, wallpaper, desktop themes, greeting cards, and merchandise, unless it is expressly permitted by The Chess Website in writing. This prohibition applies even if you intend to give away the derivative materials free of charge.
The Video Player. You may not modify, enhance, remove, interfere with, or otherwise alter in any way any portion of the Video Player, its underlying technology, any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure incorporated into the Video Player. This restriction includes, without limitation, disabling, reverse engineering, modifying, interfering with or otherwise circumventing the Video Player in any manner that enables users to view the Content without: (i) displaying visibly both the Video Player and all surrounding elements (including the graphical user interface, any advertising, copyright notices, and trademarks) of the webpage where the Video Player is located; and (ii) having full access to all functionality of the Video Player, including, without limitation, all video quality and display functionality and all interactive, elective, or click-through advertising functionality.
Embedding a Video Using the Video Player. Where The Chess Website has incorporated an embed option in connection with Content on The Chess Website Services, you may embed videos using the Video Player, provided you do not embed the Video Player on any website or other location that (i) contains or hosts content that is unlawful, infringing, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, vulgar, indecent, profane, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal conduct, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, rule, or regulation, infringes any right of any third party including intellectual property rights, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable to The Chess Website (in The Chess Website’s sole discretion), or (ii) links to infringing or unauthorized content (collectively, “Unsuitable Material”). You may not embed the Video Player into any hardware or software application, even for non-commercial purposes. The Chess Website reserves the right to prevent embedding to any website or other location that The Chess Website finds inappropriate or objectionable (as determined by The Chess Website in its sole discretion).
Ownership. You agree that The Chess Website owns and retains all rights to The Chess Website Services. You further agree that the Content you access and view as part of The Chess Website Services is owned or controlled by The Chess Website.
Your Responsibilities. You and other users must use The Chess Website Services for lawful, non-commercial, and appropriate purposes only. You agree to observe The Chess Website Services, Content, Video Player and embedding restrictions detailed above, and further agree that you will not access The Chess Website or use The Chess Website Services in a way that:
- violates the rights of others, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity, or other proprietary rights;
- uses technology or other means to access, index, frame or link to The Chess Website Services (including the Content) that is not authorized by The Chess Website (including by removing, disabling, bypassing, or circumventing any content protection or access control mechanisms intended to prevent the unauthorized download, stream capture, linking, framing, reproduction, access to, or distribution of The Chess Website Services);
- involves accessing The Chess Website Services (including the Content)through any automated means, including “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers” (other than by individually performed searches on publicly accessible search engines for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available search indices – but not caches or archives – of The Chess Website Services and excluding those search engines or indices that host, promote, or link primarily to infringing or unauthorized content);
- introduces viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- damages, disables, overburdens, impairs, or gains unauthorized access to The Chess Website Services, including The Chess Website’s servers, computer network, or user accounts;
- removes, modifies, disables, blocks, obscures or otherwise impairs any advertising in connection with The Chess Website Services (including the Content);
- uses The Chess Website Services to advertise or promote services that are not expressly approved in advance in writing by The Chess Website;
- encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
- violates these Terms or any guidelines or policies posted by The Chess Website;
- interferes with any other party’s use and enjoyment of The Chess Website Services; or
- attempts to do any of the foregoing.
If The Chess Website determines in its sole discretion that you are violating any of these Terms, we may (i) notify you, and (ii) use technical measures to block or restrict your access or use of The Chess Website Services. In either case, you agree to immediately stop accessing or using in any way (or attempting to access or use) The Chess Website Services, and you agree not to circumvent, avoid, or bypass such restrictions, or otherwise restore or attempt to restore such access or use.
No Spam/Unsolicited Communications.No one may use The Chess Website Services to harvest information about users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate or encourage the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications. You understand that we may take any technical remedies to prevent spam or unsolicited bulk or other communications from entering, utilizing, or remaining within our computer or communications networks. If you Post (as defined below in Section 7) or otherwise send spam, advertising, or other unsolicited communications of any kind through The Chess Website Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to The Chess Website and that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to measure. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay The Chess Website $50 for each such unsolicited communication you send through The Chess Website Services.
Downloads. In order to participate in certain The Chess Website Services or access certain Content, you may be notified that it is necessary to download software or other materials or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by these additional terms and conditions, they are hereby incorporated into these Terms.
Suspension/Discontinuation. We hope not to, but we may change, suspend, or discontinue – temporarily or permanently – some or all of The Chess Website Services (including the Content and the devices through which The Chess Website Services are accessed), with respect to any or all users, at any time without notice. You acknowledge that The Chess Website may do so in The Chess Website’s sole discretion. You also agree that The Chess Website will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of The Chess Website Services, although if you are a The Chess Website Membership subscriber and The Chess Website suspends or discontinues the The Chess Website Membership service, The Chess Website may, in its sole discretion, provide you with a credit, refund, discount or other form of consideration (for example, we may credit additional days of service to your account) in accordance with Section 4 below. However, if The Chess Website terminates your account or suspends or discontinues your access to The Chess Website Services due to your violation of these Terms, then you will not be eligible for any such credit, refund, discount or other consideration.
Internet Access Charges. You are responsible for any costs you incur to access the internet.
- The Chess Website Membership Subscriptions and Billing
You can find the specific details regarding your subscription to The Chess Website Membership at any time by logging in on The Chess Website and clicking on Account under your name. You agree that your The Chess Website Membership account is for individual use only and your The Chess Website Membership account is limited to only one simultaneous stream at a time. Additionally, you agree that for various reasons, such as restrictions from content licensors and other limitations or considerations from third parties, certain Content that may be accessible through one Property may not be accessible through other Properties.
By providing a credit card or other payment method accepted by The Chess Website (“Payment Method”) for your The Chess Website Membership subscription, you are expressly agreeing that we are authorized to charge you a subscription fee, any other fees for additional services you may purchase, and any applicable taxes in connection with your use of The Chess Website Membership to the Payment Method. If you want to use a different Payment Method than the one you signed up for during registration, or if there is a change in your credit card validity or expiration date, please contact The Chess Website via email at email@example.com. If your Payment Method expires and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your account, you authorize us to continue billing, and you will remain responsible for any uncollected amounts.
If The Chess Website changes the subscription fee or other charges for The Chess Website Membership, we will give you advance notice of these changes by email.
Ongoing Subscription and Cancellation.
Your The Chess Website Membership subscription will continue in effect unless and until you cancel your subscription or the account or service is otherwise suspended or discontinued pursuant to these Terms. You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid the next billing. We will bill the subscription fee plus any applicable taxes to the Payment Method you provide during registration (or to a different Payment Method if you change your account information). If you cancel your subscription, cancellation will be effective until the end of the paid term. Cancellation steps are listed at https://www.thechesswebsite.com/faqs.php/.
In order to sustain The Chess Website Membership service, it is important that each user of The Chess Website Membership service honor the payment obligations to which the user agreed. Accordingly, we reserve the right to pursue any amounts you fail to pay in connection with The Chess Website Membership. You will remain liable to The Chess Website for all such amounts and all costs we incur in connection with the collection of these amounts, including, without limitation, collection agency fees, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and arbitration or court costs.
- ACCOUNTS AND REGISTRATION
We may from time to time offer various features that require registration or the creation of an account with The Chess Website. If at any time you choose to register or create an account with us, the additional terms and conditions set forth below also will apply.
All registration information you submit must be accurate and updated. Please keep your password confidential. You will not have to reveal it to any The Chess Website representative. Because you are responsible for all use of your account, including unauthorized use by any third party, please be very careful to guard the security of your password. Please notify us through the customer support form available at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you know of, or suspect any unauthorized use of, your account. Please also make sure to notify us if your registration information changes, in case we need to contact you.
- COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- LINKED DESTINATIONS AND ADVERTISING
The Chess Website is not responsible for the content or practices of any website or destination other than The Chess Website, even if it links to The Chess Website and even if the website or destination is operated by a company affiliated or otherwise connected with The Chess Website. By using The Chess Website Services, you acknowledge and agree that The Chess Website is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any website or destination other than The Chess Website.
Advertisements. The Chess Website takes no responsibility for advertisements or any third party material Posted on any of the Properties, nor does it take any responsibility for the products or services provided by advertisers. Any dealings you have with advertisers found while using The Chess Website Services are between you and the advertiser, and you agree that The Chess Website is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against an advertiser.
The Chess Website, The Chess Website logo, www.thechesswebsite.com and other The Chess Website marks, graphics, logos, scripts, and sounds are trademarks of The Chess Website. None of The Chess Website trademarks may be copied, downloaded, or otherwise exploited.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO PROVIDE THE OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE OF THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE CHESS WEBSITE AND THE OTHER PROPERTIES, THE CONTENT, THE VIDEO PLAYER, USER MATERIAL, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE PROPERTIES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE CHESS WEBSITE DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATIBILITY OR NONINFRINGEMENT; OR THAT THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, ACCURATE, ERROR FREE, OR RELIABLE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CHESS WEBSITE OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE INVESTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING DISTRIBUTORS AND CONTENT LICENSORS) (COLLECTIVELY, “THE CHESS WEBSITE PARTIES”), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN, OBTAINED ON, OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE PROPERTIES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF THE CHESS WEBSITE PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO USE OF THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICE OR $50 (WHICHEVER IS LESS).
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CHESS WEBSITE PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS), AND OTHER LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR BREACH OR ALLEGED BREACH OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE CHESS WEBSITE SERVICES (INCLUDING YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT). THE CHESS WEBSITE RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO EMPLOY SEPARATE COUNSEL AND ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU.
- NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that any Content, User Material, or other material provided through The Chess Website Services, including through a link, infringes your copyright, you should notify The Chess Website of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
We will process each notice of alleged infringement that The Chess Website receives and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to The Chess Website email@example.com (subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”).
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on The Chess Website Services that is reasonably sufficient to enable The Chess Website to identify and locate the material; (iv) how The Chess Website can contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner or the owner of an exclusive right in the material.
The Chess Website has a policy of terminating repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
- GENERAL INFORMATION
International Use. We are a company based in the United States. The Chess Website’s goal is to bring you as much Content as is legally available. That said, we are limited by the rights that our content licensors grant to us. Using technologies to access the Content from territories where The Chess Website does not have rights or does not offer services is prohibited.
Export Controls. Software and the transmission of applicable technical data, if any, in connection with The Chess Website Services are subject to export controls. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding software and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.