Please follow a few rules to make this site safe and enjoyable for all of us.
I provide the service on an “as is” basis and cannot guarantee that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free, or will achieve particular results.
Who can use the site?
You must be over 18. This website should be used by Chess Players and people interested in chess.
Spammer profiles will be deleted without warning.
Please note, your account may be cancelled by us without notice if you have not logged in to your account for 12 months or longer.
You must take responsibility at all times for your own safety.
Follow this advice:
Never give out your email address, mobile phone number or other contact details unless you know and trust the person you are giving that information to .
Never send or give any money to anyone who contacts you through the site.
You must not:
Use the site in any way that might breach any applicable law, regulation or code of conduct.
Include any false, misleading, offensive or sexually explicit content.
Don’t Include any contact details in your username, profile headline, profile or messages.
Don’t use the site for any commercial purposes.
Don’t use any material that is subject to copyright restrictions.
Don’t include any links to other websites.
User Content and information
www.ChessSteps.com is not the publisher of user content, therefore it is your sole responsibility to decide what information you include in your profile or any communication you may have with other users.
We will never give out any of your personal details to another user.
We may amend or remove all or part of your profile at our sole discretion.
We reserve the right to use all or any part of your profile to help promote the service as we see fit.
We do not verify the accuracy of any information included in a user’s profile, therefore you should always exercise caution and carry out your own validation before meeting someone in person, or passing on your contact details to them.
We always try to delete any offensive or inappropriate material as soon as we are aware of it. If you spot anything we have missed, please tell us.
All logos, graphics, images etc on the site are our intellectual property, and as such you may not use them for any purpose outside the intended scope of the site.
You may not include our site in whole or in part within any other site without our written consent.
We reserve the right to refuse any application to become a Member or Subscriber. You will not become a Member or Subscriber until you receive email confirmation from us, and we may retract any such membership or subscription at any stage at our sole discretion.
You may remove your profile or cancel your account at any time
We are not in a position to verify the identity of Users or the accuracy of User Content, nor can we guarantee that we will spot all inappropriate User Content.
You should therefore not assume that any User Content is accurate or that another User is who he or she claims to be.
It is up to you to take appropriate steps to investigate User Information before you take any action based on it. We will not be liable for false or misleading statements by other Users.
When arranging to meet another person through use of our website, you must take appropriate precautions and follow safety guidelines.
Any meeting with another person is at your own risk.
You alone are responsible to make sure that your interaction with other Users is lawful.
You are responsible for the acts or omissions of any third parties who use your identification information or account, whether fraudulent or not. You agree to indemnify us against any claims of this kind.
We will not be liable if your identity is used by someone else.
In the case If any apparent breach of security such as loss, theft, misuse or unauthorised disclosure or use of a username or password has occurred you should immediately amend your password.
If it is deemed necessary we may (at our sole discretion) elect to warn the other User or to suspend or delete his or her profile.
If you experience a serious incident when meeting another User (such as a physical attack or assault) or suspect that another User is missing after meeting someone through the website (or otherwise) you are advised to contact the police immediately.
We will not become involved in any disputes between Users, nor do we provide any arbitration or settlement services should a dispute arise.
You agree that you will not:
breach any applicable law, regulation or code of conduct
publish or send any User Content or communications to us which are false or misleading, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, vulgar, indecent, obscene, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, abusive, unlawful, deceitful, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, harmful, violent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, an infringement of third party intellectual property or other rights or which encourage or assist any of the foregoing.
Photographic content that will be publicly viewable is further subject to the terms and conditions:
You will not
publish content (including photos) that directly or indirectly alludes to child pornography or attempts to solicit communication with or on behalf of any person under the age of 18
You will not
include in your profile or any other information you post on the Site or in any communications you make through the Site to another User who has not previously contacted you, any information that enables you to be personally identified or contacted including your last name, postal or email address or telephone number or another website address where such information about you can be found.
You will not
provide email addresses to us of other persons or publish or send any User Content referring to other persons without having obtained their prior consent.
You will not
Publish or send any User Content which links to any third party websites which are illegal or contain inappropriate content;
use the Services for any commercial, professional or non-private purposes (including advertising, canvassing, soliciting, trading, prostitution),
use the Services for junk mail, spam and pyramid or similar or fraudulent schemes;
do anything which may have the effect of disrupting the Services including the use of worms, viruses, software bombs or mass mailings;
attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of the Services or to the equipment used to provide the Services;
use the Services to harass any other Member;
impersonate any other person or entity;
or use the dating website other than for the purposes set out in these Terms.
You agree to comply with any guidelines or requirements on our Site as well as any reasonable request or instructions by us in connection with using the Site.
We will not enter into correspondence with you regarding the suitability of User Content.
We assume no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store your User Content, including profile details and photographs. Further, you must ensure that you save any messages you wish to keep.
We reserve the right to permanently delete messages and other User Content after any period.
www.DatingHawk.com cannot guarantee that offensive or inappropriate material will be removed or deleted from the Site in every case, but any failure to do so in a particular case will not affect our right to remove or delete similar material in subsequent cases.
You may not copy or otherwise use any User Content of other Users except insofar as strictly necessary for your own personal, private and non-commercial use of the website within the scope of these Terms.
Performance of and changes to the Site
The site www.ChessSteps.com is provided to you on an “as is” basis.
We do not guarantee that this website will be uninterrupted or error-free or will achieve particular results. We will use our reasonable endeavours to rectify faults if they do occur.
We reserve the right to suspend www.ChessSteps.com at any time without notice for repair, maintenance, improvement or other technical reason.
You agree to indemnify us against all third party claims and liabilities (including reasonable legal fees incurred by us) related to your breach of this Agreement and/or to your use of the Site and Services, including any claim or liability arising from the publication or other communication by you of any content or information that infringes the intellectual property rights of, or denigrates, libels or invades the privacy of, any third party.
If any part of this Agreement is deemed void or ineffective for any reason, the remainder shall continue in full force.
A person who is not a party to this Agreement shall have no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 unless expressly stated otherwise in this Agreement.
We will try to resolve any disagreements with you quickly and efficiently, but if you (or we) feel it is necessary to take court proceedings, this Agreement is governed by German law and any disputes must be decided only by the German courts.