Terms And Conditions

Your use of this web site ( is provided by subject to the following terms:

By using you agree to be legally bound by these terms which will take effect immediately on your first use of If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms you should leave this web site immediately, not use the files herein, and not register or subscribe to this service.

Changes to terms reserves the right to change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by Your continued use of after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Use of

You may not copy, reproduce, download, adapt, alter, create derivative work or in any way make available to the public content found on

You agree to use only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of communication within

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability content is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether expressed or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Under no circumstances will be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of regardless of the form of action. does not warrant that functions contained in content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Intellectual Property

The content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics, or other material contained on is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws; therefore the content may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or derivative works may not be created from this content without expressly being authorized to do so by


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To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13 you are not permitted to use this site.

Community Rules

Communication via the forum, private message, chat at board or any other communication on must comply with the following terms:

1. All communications must be civil and tasteful
2. No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: communications must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
3. No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
4. Each member is permitted only 1 account and 1 username. Families, schools and other organisations which share computers should post their details in the forum or send a private message to the Site Admin to prevent the account from being suspended.
5. Be patient: users of all ages and abilities use
6. No spamming: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times.
7. No advertising
8. Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed.
9. No impersonation
10. No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names
11. You may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses). If you know of a worthy web site relevant to the discussion topic, please inform the admins.
12. Deliberate misuse of the various communication facilities is not permitted.
13. We have a zero tolerance of personal attacks directed at members or admin or anyone posting grievances to other members. If you have a problem please go through the correct channels, i.e report the problem to Jan.
14. The Site Admin's word is final! No discussions will be entered into.

Failure to comply with the above rules may result in your communication privileges being revoked and/or your account being terminated. as a matter of policy does not prescreen or monitor any information or communications. However, reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.

The Player acknowledges and agrees that 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's control, it may be impossible to maintain the absolute confidentiality of private messages written via the Service. assumes no liability for loss or damage resulting from a breach of said confidentiality. However, it is the policy of 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 this section.

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. will not be liable for disclosure in the event of a technical fault or human error.

Personal Safety

We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any can not be held responsible for any interaction or communication between members either on or off the site.


You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

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 on their My Details page.

The Player agrees to immediately notify of any unauthorized use of Player's account or any other breach of security known to Player. will only discuss a member's account with the Email address registered on the account. Requests for information or action from other email accounts will be declined.

The Player agrees to create only one account and play under that one account.

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

Game and message storage and other limitations assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store games or messages.

Member assistance and fair play

Players on 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 Chess Corner being a friendly and fair place to play chess. If you want to use/ test your computer to play its moves then you should apply for a separate computer account which will be identified as such.

"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.

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 prohibited.

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

Player shall not interfere with another Player's use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services. may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate Service should Player's conduct fail to conform with these terms and conditions


Player agrees to indemnify and hold, 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 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 in any manner or for any reason without the consent of


The Player accepts that refunds will only be given at the sole discretion of


If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms appearing elsewhere on then the latter shall prevail.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.


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