CHESSKIDS ACADEMY PRIVACY POLICY

chessKIDS academy is firmly committed to the privacy and security of all online visitors to our site; we understand that our visitors need to be in control of their personal information. This policy statement tells you how and why we collect information from you, and how we use that information.



Privacy

We only collect personally identifiable information from you when you voluntarily submit it. Providing your personally identifiable information to chessKIDS academy is at present optional for using all our services.

It is not currently the policy of chessKIDS academy to pass on any information we collect about users of the site to any third party.

Cookies

The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry; you'll find them used on our Web site. "Cookies" are small text files written to your computer. The only cookies we use at present are the name and gender of visitors to the children's section of our site. This is done purely in order to personalize parts of the site. Visitors to our site may have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences (most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.) However, some features of our Web site won't function properly if you refuse cookies. Many schools automatically disable cookies. Having read our privacy policy you may decide to enable them on a temporary basis in order to make full use of this site. As we do not ask you for any information by which we could identify you there is no reason for children not to use their real names when registering to use the site.

Links

You'll find links from chessKIDS academy to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed Websites whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors. We make no representations whatsoever about any other Web site to which you may have access through our web site. When you access a linked site, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites. We provide these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or uses of such Web sites.

We specifically recommend that children check with their parents or teachers before clicking on to any new sites.

Security

The importance of security for your personally identifiable information is of utmost concern to us. While we strive to protect your personal information, chessKIDS academy cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online - for example, via message boards or chat lines - that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While chessKIDS academy strives to protect its visitors' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.

chessKIDS academy's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond chessKIDS academy's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

Policies for Children Under the Age of 13

chessKIDS academy encourages parents to be involved with and aware of their children's online experience. Visitors under 13 years of age should not submit or post information at chessKIDS academy without the consent of their parent, guardian or teacher. In fact, in the interests of your children's security and your peace of mind, we ask that all communication with the outside world - via our mailing list or message board - should only be carried out by those aged 13 or over.

Notification of Changes

Changes to the privacy policy of chessKIDS academy will be notified on this page.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this Website, you signify your consent to chessKIDS academy's Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this, please do not use our Websites or services. Your continued use of chessKIDS academy following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept those changes in accordance with the terms.

Kids Domains

chessKIDS academy is a registered KIDS DOMAIN - if you have the appropriate browser plug-in you can reach us via http://www.chess.kids. As a condition of this, we have to ask you to contact them if you find any content inappropriate to children on this site. You can do this by clicking here. For more information on Kids Domains click here.

For further information on surfing the internet with children there is an excellent article on the Federal Trade Commission site.