At ChessSteps.com we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.
We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use ChessSteps.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
ChessSteps.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers’ and online visitors’ privacy on our website.
About Our Cookies
Google Analytics Cookies
ChessSteps.com uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.
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Affiliate Products and Services
We receive an affiliate commission for some of the chess products/services sold on ChessSteps.com. The affiliate services platforms we use are Amazon, ShareASale, ClickBank, thechessworld.com, chess-teacher.com.
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Personally Identifiable Information
www.ChessSteps.com does not collect and store personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website. I don’t store your personal data. I have no place to store it.
If you contact me using my email address from the about-me page I will not store your email address but will use it to communicate with you. After the communication is finished I will delete the emails you have send me and will also delete your email address. I will just respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
If you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.
If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.
Non-personally Identifiable Information
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
Children’s Privacy Protection
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
Release of Information
If we sell ChessSteps.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Updates and Effective Date
Agreeing to Terms
Last updated: 24.May 2018