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Forward chess privacy policy

This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for users that sign up for Forward Chess accounts on or after May 25th, 2018 and will become effective on May 25, 2018 for users that already have Forward Chess accounts.

This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you in connection with your use of our services, including those offered through our websites, emails, and mobile applications (collectively referred to herein as “the Service.”)

Information we collect and how we use it.

We may collect and store information about you in connection with your use of the Service, including any information you transmit to or through the Service. We use that information to provide the Service’s functionality, fulfill your requests, improve the Service’s quality, engage in research and analysis relating to the Service, personalize your experience, track usage of the Service, provide feedback to third party businesses that are listed on the Service, display relevant advertising, market the Service, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems, allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Service, and comply with legal obligations. Even when we do not retain such information, it still must be transmitted to our servers initially and stored long enough to process.

Account information

If you create a Forward Chess account, we may store and use the information you provide during that process, such as your name, email address, and other information you may provide with your account.

Transactions

If you initiate a transaction through the Service, such as the purchase of a book, the credit card details submitted in order to make the payment will be submitted to Paypal, Google or Apple, and not transmitted to Forward Chess. At this time Forward Chess does not see, store or retain any credit card details related to payments made for chess books in the application.

Cookies

We may use cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, local shared objects such as HTML5 and Flash (sometimes called “flash cookies”), advertising identifiers (including mobile identifiers such as Apple’s IDFA or Google’s Advertising ID) and similar technology (“Cookies”) in connection with your use of the Service, third party websites, and mobile applications. Cookies may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Service, such as your browser type, search preferences, IP address, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use of the Service as well as which content you viewed. Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session.

The purposes for which we use Cookies in the Service include:

  • Processes: Intended to make the Service work in the way you expect.
  • Authentication, Security, and Compliance: Intended to prevent fraud, protect your data from unauthorized parties, and comply with legal requirements. For example, we use Cookies to determine if you are logged in.
  • Preferences: Intended to remember information about how you prefer the Service to behave and look. For example, we may use a Cookie to tell us whether you have declined to allow us to send push notifications to your phone.
  • Analytics on the desktop application: Intended to help us understand how visitors use the Service. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us how our search suggestions correlate to your interactions with the search page.

You can set some Cookie preferences through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect the functionality of the Service. The method for disabling Cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in your device or browser preferences or security settings. For example, iOS and Android devices each have settings which are designed to limit forms of ad tracking.

Third parties

Investigations and Legal Disclosures: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure: (a) is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process or law enforcement requests served on us; (b) is helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service; or (c) protects our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

Content Partners: We have publishing and sales agreements with various third parties, however, those third parties do not have direct access to the data collected by the Service. From time to time, Forward Chess may choose to share some data with these third parties but only in the aggregate and repsecting user anonymity. For instance, we are obligated to inform these third parties how many of their books have sold, but not the names or email addresses of the individual purchasers. We will not share any such data without first retaining your consent to do so.

Service Providers: We may rely on third party providers to support or provide some of the services that are available through the Service, such as Paypal, Apple and Google. We may also rely on third party providers to perform certain services for us in connection with your use of the Service, such as communications and hosting services, network security, technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, payment processing, our own marketing of the Service, and other functions. We may share information from or about you with these third party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests. These third party providers may share information with us that they obtain from or about you in connection with providing their services or completing your requests. In such cases, please note that the information you provide is being provided to the third party.

Links: The Service may link to third party services, like a business’s URL. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on or applicable to all such third party services.

Security

We use various safeguards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.

If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

GDPR Compliance

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information by emailing us at info@forwardchess.com

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at info@forwardchess.com

Contact

You may also contact us online concerning our Privacy Policy by using this form.

10. Modifications to this privacy policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you and will be located in this page. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Service prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Service after those changes become effective, you acknowledge the revised Privacy Policy.