General rules of www.goldchess.com and GoldChess games rules


Goldchess.com website rules and regulations

Than you for visiting our website made available at https://goldchess.com(hereinafter referred to as: “Goldchess.com”, “Website”).

These rules and regulations stipulate the general terms and principles of using the Website, and in particular the terms and principles of using electronic services available on the Website.

If you decide to use Goldchess.com, these terms and regulations will govern in particular the use of the Website, including our responsibility.

We encourage you to read these rules and regulations and to use our services.
the Goldchess Team

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. The Website is owned by the GLOBAL GUMPTION GAME KASZCZYNIEC SPÓŁKA KOMANDYTOWA (a limited partnership) with its registered office in Przecław (visiting address and address for correspondence: Przecław 150, 72-005 Przecław); entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000390228; registry court where the company documents have been filed: Regional Court Szczecin - Centrum in Szczecin. 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register; NIP (tax identification number): 8513152452, REGON (statistical number): 321065896, e-mail: contact@goldchess.com (hereinafter referred to as: “Service Provider”).
  2. The provisions of these Rules and Regulations are not intended to exclude or limit any rights of consumers (or other natural persons to whom regulations concerning consumers apply) which they enjoy pursuant to mandatory laws – any possible doubts should be resolved in a manner favorable to the consumer. Should there be a discrepancy between the provisions of these Rules and Regulations and the laws referred to above, the said laws shall prevail.
  3. The following terms used herein have the meanings ascribed to them below:
    1. RULES AND REGULATIONS– these Website rules and regulations.
    2. WEBSITE, GOLDCHESS.COM – a website run by the Service Provider and available at https://www.goldchess.com, including subdomains.
    3. ELECTRONIC SERVICE – a service provided electronically by the Service Provider to the Service Recipient through the Website, in accordance with these Rules and Regulations.
    4. SERVICE RECIPIENT– any natural person who uses or intends to use the Website, who has full capacity to act, and in the situations provided for in generally applicable regulations, also a limited capacity to act. As regards individuals without capacity to act (e.g. children), their statutory agent (guardian) is the Service Recipient..
    5. SERVICE PROVIDER, SELLER, ORGANIZER– the GLOBAL GUMPTION GAME KASZCZYNIEC SPÓŁKA KOMANDYTOWA (a limited partnership) with its registered office in Przecław (visiting address and address for correspondence: Przecław 150, 72-005 Przecław); entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000390228; registry court where the company documents have been filed: Regional Court Szczecin - Centrum in Szczecin. 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register; NIP (tax identification number): 8513152452, REGON (statistical number): 321065896, e-mail: contact@goldchess.com.
    6. ACCOUNT– an Electronic Service, a marked with an individual name (login) and password provided by the Service Recipient set of functionalities and resources in the information and communications technology system of Goldchess.com in which the data of the Service Recipient and information on the actions taken by the Service Recipient on the Website is collected.
    7. CUSTOMER– Service Recipient who enters or intends to enter into a Contract of Sale with the Seller.
    8. CONTRACT OF SALE– a contract of Product sale entered into between the Customer and the Seller via the Website.
    9. PRODUCT– digital content available on the Website, which is provided in an electronic form for reproduction on a suitable electronic device and constitutes the subject of the Contract of Sale.
    10. ORDER – a declaration of the Customer’s intent made via the Website and intended directly at entering into the Contract of Sale with the Seller.
    11. PARTICIPANT– a Service Recipient who takes or intends to take part in the Game.
    12. GAME– a virtual game of chess held on the Website by the Organizer, enabling Users to win Prizes
    13. PRIZE– a money prize paid by the Organizer to the Participant who achieves the best score in a Game in accordance with these Rules and Regulations and with the Rules of the Game.
    14. RULES OF THE GAME– detailed information on the conditions of a Participant’s participation in the Game and on the method of playing individual games established by the Organizer for each Game and available on the Website pages.
    15. ENTRY FEE– a fee paid by the Participant to the Organizer in exchange for enabling the Participant to take part in the Game.

2. THE ROLE OF GOLDCHESS.COM

  1. The Service Provider is responsible for due provision of Electronic Services and of the other functionalities of the Website. The Service Provider does not provide to the Service Recipients any services other than the Electronic Services specified herein.
  2. The Website enables placing Orders for Products, which are made available by the Seller against payment. If that is the case, the Seller shall supply Products that are free of defects and are in conformity with the terms of the Contract of Sale entered into with the Customer.
  3. On the Website, the Game is also held, in which all the Service Recipients who meet the requirements specified in these Rules and Regulations and in the Rules of the Game may take part. The Organizer is responsible for correct course of the Game, for determination of the winner within the prescribed time limit, and for handing over the promised Prize in accordance with these Rules and Regulations and with the Rules of the Game.
  4. Apart from the Service Provider, the Website is used also by Service Recipients. The Service Recipients are third parties independent of the Service Provider, who can use the provided Electronic Services in accordance with the principles specified in these Rules and Regulations, provide information concerning themselves, take part in the Game, place orders and enter into Contracts of Sale via Goldchess.com.

3. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO GOLDCHESS.COM

  1. The Service Recipient shall use the Website in conformity with its designed purpose, theme and these Rules and Regulations, and in particular in accordance with the applicable laws, standards of society and rules of decency, while respecting personal rights, copyrights and intellectual property rights held by the Service Provider, other Service Recipients and third parties. The Service Recipient shall input only true data on the Website. The Service Recipient shall not submit any illegal content.
  2. The Service Provider is not obliged to monitor the content submitted by the Service Recipients to and published by the Service Recipients on the Website. The Service Provider shall take no responsibility for data published by the Service Recipients on the Website if the Service Provider has no knowledge of the illegal character of such data or of activities related thereto. If the Service Provider receives an official notification or obtains reliable information on the illegal character of such data or of activities related thereto, the Service Provider shall immediately prevent access to such data.
  3. The Service Provider shall exercise due diligence in order to update and verify the veracity of the presented data. Nevertheless, the Service Provider does not guarantee that the data published by the Service Recipients on the Website is up to date and reliable. The Service Provider shall take no responsibility for such data being outdated, which shall not affect the responsibility of the Service Provider towards the Service Recipient who is a consumer (or another natural person to whom regulations concerning consumers apply), as provided for in mandatory law.
  4. The Service Provider makes due efforts to make the use of Goldchess.com understandable and transparent to the Service Recipients. However, the Service Provider cannot guarantee that a Service Recipient will be able to use the Electronic Services on his/her own or that the Electronic Services will prove useful for achieving the goals planned to be achieved by the Service Recipient. In particular, the Service Provider does not guarantee to the Service Recipient that the Service Recipient will be able to play the Game or that the Service Recipient will win a Prize. The Service Provider makes Goldchess.com available ‘as is’, and makes no express or implied representations as to its fitness for specific purpose, which does not exclude or limit the responsibility of the Service Provider towards the Service Recipient who is a consumer (or another natural person to whom regulations concerning consumers apply) for undue provision of service, as provided for in mandatory law.
  5. Technical requirements for use of the information and communications technology system of Goldchess.com: (1) access to a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone, and to the Internet; (2) access to electronic mail; (3) web browser in a currently supported version: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge; (4) cookies and Javascript enabled in the web browser.
  6. The Service Provider informs that certain risks are associated with the use of the Website on the Internet. The main threat to each Internet user, including users of Electronic Services, is a possibility of having the information and communications technology system infected by various malicious software, including in particular computer viruses such as worms or Trojan horses. In order to avoid such threats, it is important for the Service Recipient to install an antivirus program on the device used for connecting to the Internet, and to keep it updated at all times.
  7. The controller of the personal data processed by the Website in relation to the performance of the provisions hereof is the Service Provider. The personal data are processed for the purposes, for the period, on the bases and in accordance with the principles specified in the privacy policy published on the Website. The privacy policy contains first of all the rules of processing personal data by the Personal Data Controller on the Website, including the bases for personal data processing, the purposes and period of personal data processing, the rights of the data subjects, as well as information on the use of cookies and analytical tools on the Website. The use of the Website is voluntary. Similarly, the related provision of personal data by the person using the Website is voluntary, subject to the exceptions specified in the privacy policy (use of the Electronic Services, entering into a Contract of Sale, and statutory obligations of the Service Provider).

4. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USING AN ACCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE

  1. In order to use most of the functionalities offered by Goldchess.com, including participation in the Game, the Service Recipient needs to create an Account.
  2. The Account Electronic Service is provided free of charge for an indefinite time, with the reservation that participation in the Game may be chargeable in accordance with the rules stipulated hereinafter.
  3. In order to use the Account, the Service Recipient needs to take the following three steps – (1) complete an interactive registration form and (2) click the “Register” field – when the field is clicked, a contract for the use of the Account is entered into between the Service Recipient and the Service Provider. The Service Recipient needs to provide in the registration form the following data concerning the Service Recipient: full name, year of birth, country of residence, e-mail address, chess skill level (amateur / professional), name (login) and password.
  4. In order to use the Account and its particular functionalities, the Service Recipient may be required to provide also other data – information on the scope of required data will be in each case provided on a Website page before the relevant functionality is used.
  5. The Service Recipient shall update his/her data provided for the Account whenever such data is changed.
  6. The Service Recipient shall not make the data enabling access to the Account available to third parties. The Service Recipient shall not grant access to the Account to other persons, also through renting or lending the Account for use.
  7. The Service Recipient may hold on the Website only one Account at a time.
  8. The Service Provider reserves the right to remove the Service Recipient’s Account in a situation where, despite an admonition from the Service Provider stating the reason therefor:
    1. The Service Recipient breaches these Rules and Regulations, the Rules of the Game, or tournament rules and regulations;
    2. The Service Recipient remains in arrears with any payment to the Service Provider;
    3. The Service Recipient publishes on the Website (also in the form of computer files, pictures or other visual materials) any content infringing these Rules and Regulations or the applicable laws, including content constituting an advertisement, an announcement or commercial information that encourages the use of websites competing with the Website, including also webpage addresses, names and logos;
    4. The actions taken by the Service Recipient tarnish the reputation of the Service Provider or of the Website;
    5. The Service Recipient uses the Game in a manner inconsistent with its designed purpose and with the Rules of the Game;
    6. The Service Recipient places Orders for a purpose other than entering into a Contract of Sale with the Seller.
  9. The Service Recipient may quit using the Account at any time and without specifying any reason, by means of sending a relevant request to the Service Provider, particularly by e-mail to the following address: contact@goldchess.com. The Service Provider will remove the Account immediately. After the Account is removed, it will be impossible to log in the Account and to use the functionalities provided by the Account.
  10. Removing the Service Recipient’s Account in any manner will result in deletion of all the data assigned to the Account, with the reservation that this shall not breach the possibility to store the Service Recipient’s data for the period required for the completion of the other (than maintaining the Account) purposes of processing which are in conformity with the privacy policy applicable to the Website.
  11. All the content and data placed by the Service Recipients on Website pages or sent via the Website shall be reliable and true, and shall reflect the actual intent of the Service Recipient. It is prohibited to place content which would infringe the netiquette principles or which would contain information that is untrue or could mislead the Service Provider or third parties, or contains advertisements, or directly or indirectly promotes other webpages.

5. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE GAME

  1. Participation in the Game is enabled against payment, except for Games for which it has been clearly stated that Participants can take part in such Games free of charge.
  2. In order to take part in the Game, the Service Recipient needs to take all of the following three steps – (1) log in the Account on the Website, (2) select the Game available on the Website, and (3) pay the Entry Fee or enroll for the Game without paying the Entry Fee if participation in the Game is possible free of charge – at this moment the Participant is enrolled for the Game.
  3. The Entry Fee amounts shown on the Goldchess.com pages are denominated in US dollars (USD). Information on the total amount of the Entry Fee required for participation in the Game, including also any possible miscellaneous charges, and where the amount of such charges cannot be specified – on the obligation to pay such charges, shall in each case be provided to the Participant on the Goldchess.com webpages, also at the time of expressing intent to enroll for the Game.
  4. The Entry Fee may be paid with the use of online payments or payments made with payment cards that are processed via the PayPal.com website (for currently available payment methods, see https://www.paypal.com). The Participant shall be enrolled for the Game on the condition that the Participant makes payment immediately after the Participant is redirected to the electronic payment gateway, not later however, than before the commencement of the Game for which the Participant intends to enroll.
  5. Unless stipulated otherwise, it is assumed that the Entry Fee is an one-off fee and enables the Participant to enroll for a single game planned for the nearest future.Detailed information on participation in the Game, rules that govern the solving of chess problems, and the methods of determining the winners shall in each case be specified in the Rules of the Game established by the Organizer for a given Game.
  6. A Participant who did not take part in the Game although he or she had enrolled for it shall not be entitled to Entry Fee reimbursement, unless the impossibility to participate in the Game occurred for reasons attributable to the Organizer.
  7. By enrolling for the Game the Participant accepts the fact that some of his/her personal data (full name, login) may become publicly available to the other visitors of Goldchess.com through lists of winners and ranking lists of Participants, which are published on the Website pages after the Game ends.
  8. Upon enrollment for the Game, the Participant receives access, from his/her Account level, to the contents of the problem, which means specified by the Organizer requirements that must be met for the problem to be solved correctly as a part of the Game.

6. GENERAL RULES OF THE GAME

  1. Unless the Rules of the Game established by the Organizer stipulate otherwise, the course of the Game shall be as specified in this Section 6. of the Rules and Regulations.
  2. Each Game requires the Participant to correctly solve the problem, that is to checkmate or to win the game in a defined number of moves and in the manner specified by the Organizer. In each Game there is a time limit for solving the problem by the Participants.
  3. A problem can be solved with the use of the CEEC (Chess Elite Educational Computer) application made available by the Organizer for downloading free of charge from the Website pages. The Participant shall install the application, following instructions from the Organizer, on a terminal device that meets the minimum technical requirements specified for the application.
  4. A recorded solution to a (in the form of a file generated by CEEC) shall be submitted as soon as possible to Goldchess.com via the Participant’s Account.
  5. Solving a problem requires downloading a file with the problem and opening it with CEEC. The Participant shall not change the CEEC settings, and in particular the playing strength. CEEC offers 23 playing strength levels – all the Participants shall choose level 5.
  6. Having solved the problem, the Participant shall submit to Goldchess.com, via his/her Account, a CEEC file with the saved solution. A problem can be solved after the game for which the Participant enrolled has started.
  7. If no Participant solves the problem within the specified time limit, the Organizer may replace the problem or transfer it to the next game. If that is the case, the Organizer may also increase the Prize amount for the next game.
  8. The Organizer shall check the correctness of solutions to chess problems in the order of their submissions, within no more than 48 hours from the time of submission. The winners shall be announced no later than by the end of Saturday in each week.
  9. Depending on the number of Participants who enrolled for a given Game, the Organizer may decrease the Prize amounts or cancel the game. If the game is cancelled, the Organizer shall immediately reimburse the Participants who paid the Entry Fee.
  10. Rejection of a solution submitted by a Participant – a submitted solution may be rejected in the following cases: (1) where the time limit set by the Organizer has been exceeded, or (2) where the Organizer proves variation improvement by means of a test or shortens the submitted solution by a move.
  11. The Organizer may reject submitted solutions for which positions were downloaded with a significant delay or after the end of a given Game.

7. AWARDING PRIZES

  1. Prizes shall be won by the Participants who meet the terms and conditions specified in the Rules of the Game. A Prize shall be awarded in particular to the Participant who is the first one to save in his/her Account on Goldchess.com a correct solution to a problem in the Game.
  2. The Prize amount due to the winning Participant shall be transferred to the bank account or PayPal.com account specified by the Participant.
  3. The Prize amount shown on a Website page is denominated in US dollars (USD) and is a gross amount.
  4. The Prize shall be paid to the Participant as a net amount after all the deductions required under the tax laws applicable in the jurisdiction where the registered office of the Organizer is situated (that is 10% tax on winnings), within up to 7 business days from the announcement of the winner of the Game.
  5. The Organizer reserves the right not to pay the Prize amount to the Participant who was the first to submit a solution to a problem published on Goldchess.com if the Participant fabricated the solution. A solution shall be deemed to have been fabricated in a situation where the Participant has included in the file with the solution submitted to Goldchess.com a CEEC move different than the one actually made by the application in the course of solving the problem. If that is the case, the Prize shall be awarded to the Participant who was the next to submit a correct solution to the problem.
  6. If a Participant submits a solution that consists of the required number of moves, but differs from the solution presented by the author of a given problem, and a verification (understood as testing the authenticity of CEEC moves provided by the Participant on several independent computers) shows that in a given position CEEC may play in alternative ways and makes alternately two different moves in defense, in order to receive the Prize the Participant shall submit both solutions consisting of two variants with the required numbers of moves.
  7. The Organizer may decide about distribution of a Prize to two Participants of whom one submitted a solution different from the one presented by the author of a given problem, and the other one submitted a solution identical with the one presented by the author of a given problem.
  8. If no player submits a solution identical with the one presented by the author of a given problem, the Organizer may award a Prize in an amount determined by the Organizer to the Participant who is the first to submit another solution with the same or a smaller number of moves.
  9. The Organizer may reject a submitted solution to a problem for which the initial position was downloaded later than within the first minute from the commencement of the Game.

8. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTERING INTO CONTRACT OF SALE

  1. The Seller shall inform the Customer on the main features and characteristics of the Product no later than upon expression by the Customer of his/her intent to be bound by a Contract of Sale.
  2. The Product prices shown on Website pages are denominated in US dollars (USD) and are gross amounts. Information on the total price provided for in the Contract of Sale, including due taxes, costs of delivery (if any), as well as other charges and their amounts, and where the amount of such charges cannot be specified – information on the obligation to pay them, shall in each case be provided to the Customer in a clear and understandable manner in the course of the Order placement procedure, including the moment of expressing intent to be bound by the Contract of Sale.
  3. A Contract of Sale is entered into by and between the Customer and the Seller after the Customer has placed an Order.
  4. The Order placement procedure commences when the Customer adds the first Product to an electronic cart on the Website. An Order is placed when the Customer takes the following two steps – (1) completes an interactive form and (2) moves to an electronic payment gateway – there is also a possibility to modify the entered data (to do so, the Customer needs to proceed in accordance with the displayed messages and the information available on the Website). The Customer shall provide in the form the following data concerning the Customer: full name, address (street, building/apartment number, postal code, city/town), e-mail address, telephone number for contact and data concerning the Sales of Contract entered into: Product(s), quantity of Product(s), delivery method and address (if applicable) and payment method.
  5. An Order shall be placed if the Customer makes payment immediately after being redirected to an electronic payment gateway. Otherwise, for technical reasons, the Customer who still has the intent to purchase the Product shall recommence the Order placement procedure.
  6. After the Order is placed, the Seller shall immediately confirm its reception and at the same time shall take the Order. The reception and taking of an Order are confirmed with a relevant e-mail message sent by the Seller to the Customer’s e-mail address specified during the Order placement procedure, containing at least Seller’s declarations on Order reception and taking, and confirmation of having entered into the Contract of Sale. Upon reception by the Customer of the Seller’s declaration on Order taking, a Contract of Sale is entered into by the Customer and the Seller.
  7. The contents of the Contract of Sale entered into are recorded, secured and made available to the Customer by means of (1) making these Rules and Regulations available on a Website page, and (2) sending to the Customer the e-mail message referred to in item 8.3 hereof. The contents of the Contract of Sale are additionally recorded and secured in the information and communications technology system of Goldchess.com.

9. PAYMENT AND PRODUCT DELIVERY METHODS AND TIME LIMITS

  1. The Seller enables the Customer to make payments under the Contract of Sale by means of electronic payments or payment card cleared via the Przelewy24.pl or PayPal.com website – information on currently available payment methods can be found on the following webpages: https://www.przelewy24.pl and https://www.paypal.com.
  2. The Product is delivered to the Customer free of charge, unless the Contract of Sale stipulates otherwise.
  3. The Seller shall deliver the Product to the Customer in an electronic form.
  4. The electronic form may mean (1) a computer file sent to the e-mail address specified by the Customer during the process of placing an Order for the Product, or (2) a unique link (URL) that enables saving the Product in the memory of the Customer’s terminal device. In the latter case the Seller recommends that the Customer should download the Product as soon as possible after having received the access link.
  5. A Product delivered in a digital form is designed for reading on an electronic device with the use of suitable software supporting a given file format.
  6. An electronic Product shall be sent to the Customer immediately, in each case not later than within 48 hours from the time when the Seller’s bank or clearing account is credited with the amount of the payment made by the Customer for the Order.

10. LICENSE TO USE THE PRODUCT

  1. This Section of the Rules and Regulations applies to Products which are works as defined in the copyright law, the copyrights for which are held by the Seller or by other third parties from which the Seller obtained the required under law permissions to trade in such works or their adaptations.
  2. The purpose of the following provisions of the Rules and Regulations is to specify the principles of granting by the Seller to the Customer licenses covering Products protected under the copyright law, to an extent required for use of the Product by the Customer.
  3. A Product which is a work, as defined in the copyright law, and is thus protected by copyright can be used by the Customer only for the Customer’s own, non-money making purposes, within the scope specified in these Rules and Regulations and in the copyright law.
  4. Subject to the exceptions provided for in mandatory regulations, including in particular the regulation applicable to allowed use, the Customer shall not make the Product available to third parties or use it for money-making purposes.
  5. For the avoidance of doubt, it is assumed that the Customer is not granted any copyright to the purchased Product. Upon the making of payment for the Order, the Customer is granted a non-exclusive, non-negotiable, non-transferable license to use the Product, which does not include the right to sublicense (or the right to authorize other persons to use the contents within the scope of the granted license), and which covers the right to use the author’s economic rights without limitation as to the territory or time, within the following fields of exploitation: (1) multiple downloading of the Product and recording it with the use of digital technologies in computer memory; (2) permanent or temporary multiplication of the Product in its entirety or in part with the use of digital technologies, within the scope in which the Product needs to be multiplied for the purpose of displaying, playing or storing the Product; (3) permanent or temporary displaying, playing or storage of the Product with the use of digital technologies. The seller reserves any and all rights, except for those referred to above, which have not been expressly granted to the Customer. In particular, the Customer is not authorized to (1) distribute the Product, which includes renting the Product or its copies; (2) sublicense the Product (which includes the right to authorize third parties to use the Product), and (3) market the Product, which includes lending for use or renting.

11. CONTACT WITH GOLDCHESS.COM

The main forms of remote on-line communication with the Service Provider are a technical support chat available on the Website and electronic mail: (e-mail: contact@goldchess.com), with the use of which one can exchange with the Service Provider information on the use of the Website. The Service Recipients may contact the Service Provider also in other legitimate manners, using the contact data specified in the beginning part of these Rules and Regulations.

12. COMPLAINTS CONCERNING THE WEBSITE

  1. The basis and scope of Service Provider’s responsibility towards the Service Recipient are as specified in the generally applicable laws.
  2. The Service Recipient may submit complaints concerning the operation of the Website or of the Electronic Services for example by means of sending an e-mail message to: contact@goldchess.com.
  3. The Service Provider recommends including the following information in the complaint message: (1) information and circumstances pertaining to the subject of complaint, including in particular irregularity type and date of occurrence; (2) expectations of the Service Recipient; and (3) contact data of the person submitting the complaint – this will facilitate and accelerate the process of handling the complaint. The information provided in the preceding sentence are recommendations only and shall not affect the validity of complaints submitted in a manner different than described above.
  4. The Service Provider will respond to the complaint immediately, not later than within 30 calendar days from the complaint submission date. If the Service Provider does not respond within the time limit specified above to a complaint submitted by a consumer, it means that the Service Provider has found the complaint to be justified.

13. COMPLAINTS CONCERNING CONTRACTS OF SALE

  1. The basis and scope of Seller’s responsibility towards the Customer for physical or legal defects in the sold Product (statutory warranty) are as specified in the generally applicable laws.
  2. The Seller shall deliver to the Customer a Product that is free of defects.
  3. The Customer may submit complaints for example by means of sending an e-mail message to: contact@goldchess.com.
  4. It is recommended that the Customer should include the following information in the complaint message: (1) information and circumstances pertaining to the subject of complaint, including in particular defect type and date of occurrence; (2) demand regarding the method of bringing the Product to a state that is in conformity with the contract, or a declaration concerning price decrease or withdrawal from the contract; and (3) contact data of the person submitting the complaint – this will facilitate and accelerate the process of handling the complaint by the Seller. The information provided in the preceding sentence are recommendations only and shall not affect the validity of complaints submitted in a manner different than described above.
  5. The Service Provider will respond to the complaint submitted by the Customer immediately, not later than within 14 calendar days from the complaint submission date. If a Customer who is a consumer exercises his/her rights arising from statutory warranty and demands that the sold thing be replaced or defect be removed, or makes a declaration concerning price decrease and specifies the amount by which the price should be decreased, and the Seller fails to respond to such a demand within 14 calendar days, it should be deemed that the Seller has found the demand to be justified.
  6. The Seller’s responsibility under statutory warranty towards a Customer who is not a consumer is hereby excluded.

14. RIGHT TO WITHDRAW FROM A CONTRACT

  1. This Section 14 of the Rules and Regulations and the provisions contained herein shall apply only to Service Recipients who are consumers (or other natural persons to whom regulations concerning consumers apply).
  2. The right to withdraw from a distance contract cannot be exercised by a consumer in respect of contracts (1) for provision of services if the entrepreneur fully rendered a service with an explicit permission from the consumer who was informed before the commencement of the provision of service that the consumer would forfeit the right to withdraw from the contract after provision of the service by the entrepreneur is completed; (2) for supply of digital contents not recorded on a material medium, if the provision of service commenced with an explicit permission from the consumer before the lapse of the time limit for withdrawal from the contract and after the consumer was informed by the entrepreneur on the forfeiture of the right to withdraw from the contract.
  3. Subject to the provisions of Section 14.2 of these Rules and Regulations, a consumer who executed a distance contract may withdraw from the contract within 14 calendar days without giving any reason and without incurring any cost, except for the costs referred to in the following sentence. As regards a service whose provision commenced – at a specific request from the consumer – before the lapse of the time limit for withdrawal from the contract, the consumer who exercises the right to withdraw from the contract after such a request was submitted shall pay for the service provided by the time of withdrawal from the contract. The amount to be paid shall be calculated proportionately to the scope of provided service, with the price or remuneration stipulated in the contract taken into account. If the price or remuneration is excessive, the basis for calculation of the amount shall be the market value of the provided service.
  4. The time limit for withdrawal from the contract shall start running:
    1. for a contract as a part of performance of which the entrepreneur delivers a thing while being obliged to transfer its ownership (e.g. Contract of Sale) – from the time when the consumer takes the possession of the thing, and in the case of a contract which: (1) covers multiple things delivered separately, in lots or in parts – from the time when the consumer takes the possession the last thing, lot or part, or which (2) provides for regular deliveries of things over a definite time – from the time when the consumer takes the possession of the first of them;
    2. for the other contracts (including contracts on provision of Electronic Services) – from the contract execution date.
  5. Sending a declaration before the lapse of the time limit for withdrawal from the contract shall be sufficient for meeting the said time limit. A declaration on withdrawal from a contract may be submitted for example in the form of an e-mail sent to: contact@goldchess.com.

15. METHODS OF ASSERTING CLAIMS OUT OF COURT

  1. Detailed information on the possibility for the consumer to use out-of-court methods of handling complaints and asserting claims, as well as the rules of access to such procedures are made available at the offices and on the websites of the relevant government institutions and social organizations responsible for protection of consumers’ rights and interests in particular countries.
  2. The Service Provider informs that in the Republic of Poland consumers may find information on the available out-of-court methods of handling complaints and asserting claims at the offices and on the websites of, amongst others, poviat (municipal) consumer ombudsmen, Voivodship Inspectorates of Trade Inspection and the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (http://www.uokik.gov.pl/spory_konsumenckie.php and http://www.uokik.gov.pl/wazne_adresy.php).
  3. An online platform for resolving disputes between consumers and entrepreneurs on the European Union level (ODR platform) is available at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. The ODR Platform is an interactive and multi-language webpage where consumers and entrepreneurs who want to resolve, without going to court, a dispute concerning contractual obligations arising from a contract of sale or contract for provision of services entered into online can receive comprehensive service.

16. MAINTENANCE BREAKS

  1. The Service Provider shall make every effort to ensure correct and uninterrupted operation of the Website and possibility to use the Electronic Services. Due to the level of complexity and intricacy of the Website and of the Electronic Services provided via the Website, and due to the existence of external factors that remain beyond the control of the Service Provider (e.g. DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks), errors and technical failures may nevertheless occur, which may prevent or limit in some way the operation of the Website and the possibility to use the Electronic Services provided via the Website. If that is the case, the Service Provider shall take any possible effort aimed at removing the failure within the shortest possible time and at limiting to the greatest possible extent the negative effects of such events.
  2. Apart from interruptions caused by errors and technical failures, maintenance breaks may take place as well, during which the Service Provider will take actions aimed at developing the Website and the Electronic Services provided via the Website, and at securing them against errors and technical failures. The Service Provider shall make every effort to make the inconvenience caused by possible maintenance breaks to Service Recipients as little as possible.
  3. The Service Provider shall plan the maintenance breaks, so that they cause as little inconvenience to the Service Recipients as possible. In particular, the Service Provider shall plan the maintenance breaks for the times of the day when the levels of traffic on the Website are the lowest (e.g. for night hours), and only for the time required for taking the necessary actions by the Service Provider. The Service Provider shall inform the Service Recipients on the planned maintenance breaks at a suitable time in advance.
  4. The Service Provider shall not bear responsibility towards the Service Recipient for losses or for non-fulfillment of obligations arising from any errors or technical failures, or from maintenance breaks, as referred to in this Section 16 of the Rules and Regulations. However, this section of the Rules and Regulations does not exclude or limit the provided for in mandatory laws rights of a Service Recipient who is a consumer (or another natural person to whom regulations concerning consumers apply).

17. COPYRIGHT

  1. Copyright and intellectual property rights to the Website as a whole and to its particular components, including contents, images, works, patterns and marks available on the Website, are held by the Service Provider or by other entitled third parties, and are protected under relevant provisions of the copyright law and of other generally applicable laws. The protection granted to the Website covers all forms of their expression.
  2. Goldchess.com shall be treated similarly to any other copyright-protected work. The Service Recipient shall not copy the Website, except for situations where it is allowed under mandatory laws. The Service Recipient shall not modify, adapt, translate, decode, decompile, disassemble or try to determine in any other way the source code of the Website, except for situations where it is allowed under mandatory laws.
  3. The trademarks of the Service Provider and of third parties should be used in accordance with governing provisions of law.

18. FINAL PROVISIONS

  1. Due to the international character of Goldchess.com, the Service Provider may make these Rules and Regulations available in multiple language versions. The Service Provider shall make sure that the translation of any version of the Rules and Regulations is of adequate quality, sufficient for making the Service Recipients familiar with the principles of using the Website. If there are discrepancies in the interpretation of the provisions of these Rules and Regulations, the original version of the Rules and Regulations made in the Polish language and available on the Website shall prevail.
  2. The Service Provider reserves the right to amend the Rules and Regulations where necessary or for important reasons, that is: changes in the law, addition of new Electronic Services or change in the currently provided ones; addition of or change in payment and delivery methods; change in the data of the Service Provider – to the extent to which such changes impact the implementation of the provisions of these Rules and Regulations.
    1. If contracts providing for continuous performance (e.g. a contract for using the Account Electronic Service) are entered into pursuant to these Rules and Regulations, the amended Rules and Regulations shall be binding upon the Service Recipient if the Service Recipient has been properly notified about the changes and did not terminate the contract within 14 calendar days from being notified. If an amendment to the Rules and Regulations results in an introduction of any new charges for using Goldchess.com or in an increase in the currently applicable charges, the Service Recipient shall have the right to withdraw from the contract.
    2. If contracts of different character than contracts providing for continuous performance (e.g. a Contract of Sale) are entered into pursuant to these Rules and Regulations, amendments to the Rules and Regulations shall in no way infringe the rights acquired by the Service Recipients before the effective date of such amendments to the Rules and Regulations, and in particular amendments to these Rules and Regulations shall not impact contracts which have been already entered into, are being performed, or whose performance has been completed.
  3. Matters not regulated with these Rules and Regulations are governed by the provisions of generally applicable Polish laws.
  4. These Rules and Regulations shall not exclude regulations which are valid in the country where the abiding place of the consumer entering into a contract with the Service Provider is situated, and which cannot be excluded with a contract. If that is the case, the Service Provider guarantees to the consumer the protection granted to the consumer pursuant to the regulations which cannot be excluded with a contract.
Thank you for careful reading!
Should you have any questions, we remain at your disposal – contact us using the data provided in the beginning part of these Rules and Regulations.
 
We invite you to cooperate with us.
The Goldchess Team

Goldchess.com website privacy policy

Please, read this privacy policy carefully. This privacy policy specifies the rules of processing personal data collected and processed during the use of the Website.

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. This privacy policy serves information purposes only, which means that it does not impose any obligations on the Service Recipients using the Website. The privacy policy contains first of all the rules of processing personal data by the Personal Data Controller on the Website, including the bases for personal data processing, the purposes and period of personal data processing, the rights of the data subjects, as well as information on the use of cookies and analytical tools on the Website.
  2. The controller of the personal data collected through the Website is GLOBAL GUMPTION GAME KASZCZYNIEC SPÓŁKA KOMANDYTOWA (a limited partnership) with its registered office in Przecław (visiting address and address for correspondence: Przecław 150, 72-005 Przecław); entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000390228; registry court where the company documents have been filed: Regional Court Szczecin - Centrum in Szczecin, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register; NIP (tax identification number): 8513152452, REGON (statistical number): 321065896, e-mail: contact@goldchess.com– 2. hereinafter referred to as “the Controller”, which at the same time is the Service Provider running the Website, the Organizer of the Games, and the Seller.
  3. 3. Personal data made available through the Website is processed by the Controller in accordance with governing provisions of the law, and in particular in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) – hereinafter referred to as “GDPR” or “GDP Regulation.” The official text of the GDP Regulation is available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/PL/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32016R0679.
  4. 4. Using the Website, including participation in the Game, entering into Contracts of Sale, or using other functionalities of the Website, is voluntary. Similarly, the provision of personal data by a Service Recipient using the Website is voluntary, except for two cases: (1) entering into contracts with the Controller – non-provision, in the cases and within the scope specified on the Website, in the Website Rules and Regulations, and in this privacy policy, of personal data necessary for entering into and performing a Contract of Sale, a contract for provision of Electronic Services or another contract with the Administrator shall result in an impossibility to enter into such a contract. In the cases referred to above the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and if the data subject wants to enter into a given contract with the Controller, the data subject is obliged to provide the required data. In each case the scope of data required for entering into a contract will be previously specified on the Website and in the Website Rules and Regulations; (2) fulfillment of the statutory obligations of the Controller – provision of the personal data is a statutory requirement arising from the generally applicable laws which impose on the Controller an obligation to process personal data (for example for bookkeeping purposes), and non-provision of personal data would prevent the Controller from fulfilling the said obligations.
  5. The Controller takes special care in order to protect the interests of the data subjects whose data is processed by the Controller, and in particular the Controller is responsible for making sure and guarantees that the data collected by the Controller is: (1) processed in a lawful manner; (2) collected for specified, legitimate purposes and not subject to further processing for other purposes; (3) correct in substance and adequate to the purposes for which it is processed; (4) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for achieving the purpose of processing; and (5) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures.
  6. Taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risks of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, the Controller shall implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure and to be able to demonstrate that processing is performed in accordance with the GDP Regulation. Those measures shall be reviewed and updated where necessary. The Controller shall use technical measures that prevent unauthorized persons from obtaining and modifying personal data sent by electronic means.
  7. All the capitalized words, expressions and acronyms used in this privacy policy (for example Service Provider, Website, Electronic Service) shall be understood in accordance with their definitions provided in the Website Rules and Regulations available on the Website.

2. BASES FOR DATA PROCESSING

  1. The Controller is authorized to process personal data if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies: (1) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes; (2) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract; (3) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject; or (4) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
  2. Processing of personal data by the Controller shall in each case require the existence of at least one of the bases specified in Section 2.1 of the privacy policy. Specific bases for processing by the Controller of the personal data of the Service Recipients using the Website have been specified in the following section of this privacy policy – in relation to a given purpose of processing personal data by the Controller.

3. PURPOSE, BASIS AND PERIOD OF PROCESSING DATA ON THE WEBSITE

  1. 1. In each case the purpose, basis and period of personal data processing, and the recipients of personal data processed by the Controller result from the actions taken by a given Service Recipient on the Website.
  2. 6. The Controller may process personal data on the Website for the following purposes, on the following bases, and within the following periods:
Purpose of data processing Legal basis for data processing Data storage period
Performance of a Contract of Sale, a contract for provision of an Electronic Service, or another contract, or taking steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into one of the aforementioned contracts. Article 6(1)(b) of the GDP Regulation (performance of a contract) – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract Data is stored for the period necessary for the performance, termination or other type of expiry of the contract entered into.
Direct marketing Article 6(1)(f) of the GDP Regulation (legitimate interest pursued by the controller) – processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller – which consist in taking care of the interests and good image of the Controller and of the Website operated by the Controller, and in making efforts in order to provide Electronic Services and sell Products The data is stored for the time of existence of a legitimate interest pursued by the Controller, not longer, however, than throughout the limitation period that applies to Controller’s claims against the data subject which arise from the business activities conducted by the Controller. The limitation period is as prescribed in the law (the basic limitation period that applies to claims arising from conducted business activities is three years, and the basic limitation period that applies to Contracts of Sale is two years).
The Controller shall not process data for direct marketing purposes if the data subject has validly expressed an objection against such processing.
Bookkeeping Article 6(1)(c) of the GDP Regulation in relation to Article 74(2) of the Accounting Act, consolidated text of 30 January 2018 (Dz.U. {Journal of Laws} of 2018, item 395, as amended) – processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Controller is subject Data is stored for the period required under laws that impose on the Controller an obligation to store accounting books (5 years counted from the beginning of the year following the financial year covered by the data).
Establishment, exercise or defense against claims that may be brought by or against the Controller Article 6(1)(f) of the GDP Regulation (legitimate interest pursued by the controller) – processing is necessary for purposes that arise from legitimate interests of the Controller and consist in establishment, exercise or defense against claims that may be brought by or against the Controller Data is stored throughout the time of existence of a legitimate interest pursued by the Controller, for no longer, however, than the limitation period that applies to claims which may be brought against the Controller (the basic limitation period for claims against the Controller is six years).
Using the Website and ensuring its proper operation Article 6(1)(f) of the GDP Regulation (legitimate interest pursued by the controller) – processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller – which consist in operating and maintaining the Website The data is stored for the time of existence of a legitimate interest pursued by the Controller, not longer, however, than throughout the limitation period that applies to Controller’s claims against the data subject which arise from the business activities conducted by the Controller. The limitation period is as prescribed in the law (the basic limitation period that applies to claims arising from conducted business activities is three years).
Collecting statistics and analyzing traffic on the Website Article 6(1)(f) of the GDP Regulation (legitimate interest pursued by the controller) – processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller – which consist in collecting statistics and analyzing traffic on the Website with the aim to improve the Website operation and to increase the reach of offered Electronic Services and Products Controller. The limitation period is as prescribed in the law (the basic limitation period that applies to claims arising from conducted business activities is three years).

4. RECIPIENTS OF DATA FROM THE WEBSITE

  1. In order to ensure proper operation of the Website, including proper provision of Electronic Services and performance of Contracts of Sale by the Controller, the Controller needs to use services rendered by third party entities (such as, for example, an entity processing payments, a software supplier). The Controller shall use solely services rendered by processing entities which provide sufficient guarantees of implementation of suitable technical and organizational measures, so that the processing meets the requirements of the GDP Regulation and protects the rights of data subjects.
  2. The Controller does not transfer data in each case or to all of the recipients or categories of recipients specified in the privacy policy – the Controller transfers data only where it is necessary for achieving a given purpose of personal data processing, and solely within the scope required for achieving that purpose.
  3. The Controller may transfer the personal data of Service Recipients using the Website to the following recipients or categories of recipients:
    1. entities handling electronic payments or payments made with payment cards – as regards Service Recipients who make electronic payments or payments with a payment card on the Website, the Controller makes the collected personal data of the Service Recipient available to the chosen entity handling the aforementioned payments on the Website upon commission from the Controller, within the scope required for handling the payment made by the Service Recipient.
    2. service providers which supply to the Controller technical, IT and organizational solutions that enable the Controller to conduct business activities, which include operating the Website and rendering Electronic Services provided via the Website (in particular suppliers of computer software for operating the Website, providers of e-mail and hosting services, and suppliers of software for managing the company and providing technical assistance to the Controller) – the Controller may make the collected personal data of a Service Recipient available to a chosen supplier or provider acting upon commission from the Controller solely in the event where it is necessary for achieving a given purpose of data processing and within the scope required for achieving that purpose, which must be in conformity with this privacy policy.
    3. providers of legal and consultancy services which provide legal or consulting support to the Controller (in particular law firms or debt collection companies) – the Controller may make the collected personal data of a Service Recipient available to a chosen provider acting upon commission from the Controller solely in the event where it is necessary for achieving a given purpose of data processing and within the scope required for achieving that purpose, which must be in conformity with this privacy policy.

5. RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECT

  1. Right of access, right to rectification, restriction of processing, erasure, or data portability – the data subject has the right to demand from the Controller access to his/her personal data, its rectification, erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) or restriction of processing, has the right to object to processing, and has the right to data portability. Detailed terms and conditions of exercising the rights referred to above have been set out in Articles 15 through 21 of the GDP Regulation.
  2. Right to withdraw consent at any time – the data subject whose data is processed by the Controller on the basis of a given consent (pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDP Regulation) has the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  3. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority – the data subject whose data is processed by the Controller has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the way and manner specified in the GDP Regulation.
  4. Right to object – the data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) (task carried out in the public interest) or (f) (legitimate interests pursued by the Controller) of Article 6(1), including profiling based on those provisions. If that is the case, the Controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  5. Right to object concerning direct marketing – where personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
  6. For the purpose of exercising the rights referred to in this section of the policy privacy you may contact the Controller by means of sending a relevant message by traditional or electronic mail to the Controller’s address specified in the beginning part of the privacy policy.

6. COOKIES AND ANALYTIC TOOLS USED ON THE WEBSITE

  1. Cookies are small bits of information in the form of text files sent by the server and saved on the side of the person visiting the Website (for example on a computer or laptop hard drive or on a smartphone memory card – depending on which device is used by the person visiting the Website). Detailed information on cookies and on their history can be found, for example, here: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.
  2. Cookies which may be sent by the Website can be broken down into various types according to the following criteria:
    The sender:
    1) first-party cookies (created by the Controller’s website) and
    2) third-party cookies (owned by parties other than the Controller)
    The time for which they are stored on the Website visitor’s device:
    1) session cookies (stored until the visitor logs out of the Website or quits the web browser) and
    2) persistent cookies (stored for a specified time defined with the parameters of each file or until they are deleted manually)
    The purpose:  
    1) strictly necessary cookies (enabling proper operation of the Website),
    2) functionality / preference cookies (enabling adjustment of the Website to the visitor’s preferences),
    3) analytical / performance cookies (collecting information on the ways of using the Website)
  3. The Controller may process the data saved in the cookie files during the use of the Website by visitors for the following specific purposes:
    Purposes of using cookies on the Website
     
     
    identifying Service Recipients as logged in the Website and showing that they have logged in (strictly necessary cookies)
     
    remembering Products added to the cart for the purpose of placing an Order (strictly necessary cookies)
     
    remembering data from completed forms, logins and passwords, as well as information provided in questionnaires on the Website (strictly necessary or functionality / preference cookies)
     
    adjusting the Website contents to individual preferences of a Service Recipient (e.g. concerning colors, font size, page layout) and optimizing the use of the Website (functionality / preference cookies)
     
    collecting anonymous statistics showing the ways of using the Website (analytical / performance cookies)
  4. To check in the most popular web browsers which cookies are sent at a given time by the Website (including their expiry times and senders), take the following steps:
    Chrome: 
    (1) click on the padlock icon on the left side of the address bar,
    (2) choose the ‘Cookies’ option.
    Firefox: 
    (1) click on the shield icon on the left side of the address bar,
    (2) click ‘Allowed’ or ‘Blocked’,
    (3) click the ‘Cross-site tracking cookies’, ‘Social media trackers’ or ‘Tracking content’ option
    Internet Explorer: 
    (1) click on the ‘Tools’ menu,
    (2) select the ‘Internet options’ tab,
    (3) select the ‘General’ tab,
    (4) select the ‘Settings’ tab,
    (5) click on the ‘Show files’ field.
    Opera: 
    (1) click on the padlock icon on the left side of the address bar,
    (2) choose the ‘Cookies’ option.
    Safari: 
    (1) click on the ‘Preferences’ menu,
    (2) select the ‘Privacy’ tab,
    (3) click on the ‘Manage Website Data’ button.
    Or it can be done irrespective of the web browser, with the use of tools available, for example, at: https://www.cookiemetrix.com/ or at:  https://www.cookie-checker.com/
     
  5. As a standard, most web browsers available on the market accept storing cookies by default. You can define the conditions for using cookies with the use of the settings of your web browser. This means that you can disable cookies in part (e.g. temporarily) or in whole – in the latter case, however, some of the Website functionalities can be impacted.
  6. Cookie settings of the web browser are important from the perspective of consent to the reception of cookies from our Website – according to the law such a consent can be given also by means of choosing relevant settings in the web browser. Detailed information on how to change cookie settings and how to manually delete cookies in the most popular web browsers can be found in the help section of the relevant browser and on the following pages (just click the link):
  7. The Controller may use on the Website the Google Analytics and Universal Analytics services provided by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). The aforementioned services help the Controller collect statistics and analyze traffic on the Website. The collected data is processed under the said services for the purpose of generating statistics that are useful for administering the Website and analyzing traffic on the Website. The data is of collective nature. While using the aforementioned services on the Website, the Controller collects data such as the sources and medium through which the Website visitors were acquired, behaviors of the visitors using the Website, information on the devices and web browsers used for visiting the Website, IP and domain, geographical data, demographical data (age, sex) and interests.
  8. 6. A user can easily block sharing with Google Analytics information about the user’s activity on the Website – for that purpose an add-on for the web browser can be installed, which is made available by Google Ireland Ltd. and can be downloaded here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

7. FINAL PROVISIONS

The Website may contain links to other web pages. The Controller encourages the visitors moving to other web pages to read the policy privacies applicable to such pages. This privacy policy applies only to the Website operated by the Controller.

www.goldchess.com General Terms and Conditions

Introduction

  • The Goldchess tournaments time is given for CET - Central European Time (GMT + 1 hour)
  • 27-04-2021 A Paypal fee is added to the entry price.
  1. General Provisions

    1.1. These General Terms and Conditions shall govern the access to and the use of the www.goldchess.com website.

    1.2.The www.goldchess.com Internet website provides players with a possibility to solve chess problems divided into games with different difficulty levels, range and character. The Players shall receive prizes for solving the problems correctly. The prize awarding rules are defined in Detailed Terms and Conditions for particular games.

    1.3. The game is a set of chess problems to be solved by the Players. The games may differ in the number of problems, level of difficulty, rules of solving particular problems and time for solving a particular problem.

    1.4. The Player is a person registered on www.goldchess.com who paid an entry fee for at least one selected Game. (except for the Gold0 and Genius Test games, which are free)
     
  2. Joining a Game

    2.1. In order to join a Game the Player has to register on www.goldchess.com and pay an entry fee for at least one game. (except games that do not require licence)

    2.2 The entry fee shall be paid with a card or via a Paypal account, through the Paypal transaction system.

    2.3. By joining a Game the Player states that:
    • They are of age.
    • They commit themselves to comply with these General Terms and Conditions and they accept all their provisions.
    • All and any information that the Organizer is provided with by the Player at the time of registration are accurate, up to date and not misleading.


    2.4. A parent or a guardian may act on behalf of a minor Player.

    2.5. The username the Player chooses (GoldChess User ID) must not violate the rights of any third party. If the Organizer considers the Player’s ID to be inappropriate GGG reserves the right to reject such ID and call the Player to change it.

    2.6. At the time of registration the Player will be required to enter the required data in the form. It is the Player's responsibility to ensure that all the details provided are accurate.

    2.7. The Organizer assumes that any transaction undertaken after logging into the Portal with the GoldChess User ID and the matching password is made by the rightful Player, and therefore valid. In no event shall the Organizer be liable for any loss resulting from any unauthorized use of a Player’s details.

    2.8. Player's personal information is strictly confidential and it will not be used by the Organizer for any other purposes than those connected with the Game. By accepting the Terms and Conditions the player agrees to include his/her data in the list of winners. In unique situations, at a clear request from the Player, the Organizer can allow listing the Player’s username instead of real name.

    2.9. After the participation fee is paid in, the Player shall be provided with an access to the positions of the problems that can be downloaded.

    2.10. The Player participating in the Game shall not change the CEEC chess program settings, most notably the difficulty level. There are 23 difficulty levels in CEEC, the players play at level 5.
     
  3. Game Rules

    3.1. The games under the name of GoldChess consist in solving chess problems, i.e. mating or winning (victory - the program gives up) in the number of moves and manner specified by the Organizer. A problem description is provided together with the position.

    3.2. The Player is to solve the problems on a computer on which the Chess Elite Educational Computer program supplied by the Organizer is installed (only for WINDOWS). Mac users can find in the Education section a free application which enables starting CEEC for Windows on Mac OS, that is mainly on Macintosh Apple computers. 

    3.3. All solutions shall be saved directly on the portal in the chosen game panel, under the - Save - tab, after they are saved on the Player’s computer in a file generated by the CEEC application (Menu/File/Save as) with the pgn (.pgn) extension. Solutions are saved on our portal with an accuracy of one billionth of a second.

    3.4 In each tournament the Players have a defined time for solving a problem.

    3.5. The Organizer can replace the problems unsolved within the normal time or extend the time limit for solving them. In such a case, the Organizer can also double or increase the prize.

    3.6. The Organizer shall evaluate the correctness of the chess problem solutions in the order in which they are received, within a time limit not exceeding 48 hours from their submission. Announcements regarding the games and the winners shall be made no later than on Saturday in each week.

    3.7. In the case of a small number of players in a game, the Organizer can reduce the prize amount, transfer the game to another date, or close the game. If the game is closed, entry fees shall be reimbursed to all players.

    3.8. Quicker solutions to each game are welcome and shall be recognized. If there is a request - forced mate in 5 moves and a player submits a solution enabling checkmate in fewer moves, it shall be acceptable unless the solution is defective. See www.goldchess.com General Terms and Conditions , point 4.5.1.

    3.9 Solution disqualified
    The received solution will not be recognized as valid in the following cases:
    1. The time limit has been exceeded.
    2. Goldchess controller improves the proposed alternative during the test or shortens the received solution by one move.

    3.10 The Organizer may not take into account the submitted solutions whose positions were downloaded with a delay or after a given game has been finished.

    3.11 Purchased licenses are non-refundable.

     
  4. Prizes

    4.1. Prizes shall be won by Players who fulfill all conditions described in the detailed Terms and Conditions for each particular game. A prize shall in particular go to the player who is the first to save the solution in his/her game panel on the portal.
    If he solutions that have been sent in do not include the author's solution, the Organizer may select and award the best solution available among the ones that have been received.

    4.2. The Player who is the prizewinner shall receive the money in the bank account whose details they provide or Paypal account.

    4.3. Prizes are guaranteed. A bank guarantee can be produced by the Organizer. The prize value is provided as a gross value.

    4.4. The net value of the prize shall be disbursed after all deductions provided for in tax regulations applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat are made (minus 10% tax on the prize), within 14 working days after the end of the round.

    4.5. The Organizer reserves the right to refuse to pay the prize to the Player whose solution was a fraud. In such a case, the next player who submitted the correct solution shall be awarded the prize. The solution is considered a fraud when in their solution the Player states that the chess program moved differently than it actually did.

    4.5.1. In the event of a player submitting a solution with a required number of moves which differs from the author's one, and a review /the review of the authenticity of CEEC moves provided by the player on several independent computers/ demonstrates that in a given position CEEC plays alternatively making interchangeably two different moves in defense, the player shall be required to submit two solutions with the required number of moves for both variants in order to collect the prize.

    4.5.2. Depending on the number of participants, the Organizer may increase or decrease the prize pool.
    Information about this will be posted before the start of the tournament in -Preliminary results.

    4.6. Decisions made by the Organizer about the correctness of the submitted chess problem solutions shall be final. In case of any doubts, players shall have the right to file complaints, which shall be taken into consideration.

    4.7 The organizer may decide to split the prize between two players, one of whom sent a solution identical to the author’s one, and the other one submitted a solution different than the author’s one.

    4.8 If no player submits a solution identical with the one presented by the author of a given problem, the Organizer may award a prize in an amount determined by GGG to the player who is the first to submit another solution with the same or a smaller number of moves. Non-author solutions are rewarded up to a maximum of half the current prize.

    4.9 If the prize-winning participant provides wrong bank account data and the transferred money is returned, we will not retransfer the prize.

    4.10 The Organizer may refuse to recognise validity of a presented solution of a problem, for which the position has been downloaded later than in the first minute.
     
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. The Organizer shall bear no responsibility for any CEEC chess program malfunction, and in particular for it having made a different move than the one described in the author's solution.
    If the computer plays the player another move that prevents him from solving the task correctly, he will be compensated, access to the next edition of this tournament.

    5.2. Any and all questions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com.

    5.3. The Organizer reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and the detailed Terms and Conditions for each particular Game.

    5.4. To matters not regulated herewith the laws applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat shall apply.

    5.5. Any and all litigious matter connected with the games available on www.GoldChess.com shall be settled by the common court competent for Organizer’s registered seat.

    5.6. In case of any disputes the Polish language versions of these General Terms and Conditions and the detailed Terms and Conditions for particular Games shall prevail.
     

Top Open Online

1. Tournament with accumulation of prizes (if no one sends the correct solution, the Organizer may transfer the whole or part of the prize to the next tournament).

2. If players do not winthe entire prize poolin the tournament, the Organizer may transfer the remaining part of the prize to the next tournament.

3. The Organizer may apply points 1 and 2 to any other Goldchess tournament.

4. In the Top Daily Tournament, we reward the best 3 players:
a/ who send the first correct (original and the best) solution which meets the conditions,
b/ who send in the sequence the same or different solutions which meet the conditions,
c/ in exceptional cases, the Organizer may reward other outstanding solution selected from all sentsolutions.

5. If the conditions of the task are hidden, the full content of the task is displayed in -My Account- when downloading the task item.

6. In addition to the above rules, the Top Daily Tournament is regulated by the general provisions of the Principal Terms and Conditions, or other specific terms and conditions for other games.
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Top 24 

1. The tournament is open 24 hours a day, with a break from 18:00 to 18:30 CET.
2. We reward the first 3 players who send in the correct solutions at the time specified. Alternatively, the Organizer may draw a winners from the first ten players with the best times.
3. In non-author solutions, time + quality decides.
4. The prize pool and entry fee will be announced in each current Top 24 tournament. If the number of players is less than or more to 5, the prize will be determined after the tournament by the organizer.
5. If there are more than 10 players, the Organizer may increase the prize pool.

Terms and Conditions of the Win Faster tournament

Basic rules

1. The task of the players is to win each game at least one move earlier than us. The number of our moves is given in the description of each problem.

2. The participants have 30 minutes (3x10 minutes) to solve the problems. The time can be modified and is always given for each problem.
 

Prizes

Basic tournament with guaranteed prize pool of $1,000
3. For one game won faster: $30 only for the first player.
The prize can only be split if the first player wins one move faster, and the next player wins two or more moves faster.

4. For two games (the player must be the first to send two solutions): $75.
If one player is the first to solve the first and the second problem faster, and the other player is the second to solve the first and the second problem but the first to solve the third problem, the other player will receive half the prize gained for sending two solutions.

5. For three games (the player must be the first to send three solutions): $250.
We will also split the prize if two players send three solutions winning one move faster: one three as the first, and the other one three times as the second ($150 and $100).

6. For 4 games $1000 (4 times first).

7. With a minimum of 100 participants, the prizes are as follows:
For one game: $150, for two games: $500, and for three games: $1,000.

8. With 1,000 participants:
For one game: $1,500, for two games: $5,000, and for three games: $10,000.
We will also split the prize if two players send three solutions winning one move faster: one three as the first, and the other one three times as the second ($7500 and $2500).

9. In addition to the above rules, the Win Faster tournament is governed by the provisions of the General Terms and Conditions or by other specific regulations of other games.
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Free Win Faster
1. Free game, every last Sunday of the month.
2. The Win Faster Regulations apply.
3. Prizes: for one game won 1 move faster $25, for two $75, for three $1000, for four $5000

Terms and Conditions of the Immortal

1. The place obtained in the tournament depends on the number of sent solutions (3, 2 or 1) and the speed of problem resolution.

2. The size of the prizes 
For an author’s solution, a player receives 100% of the corresponding prize, and for other solutions – up to 50%. In exceptional cases, if in our opinion a participant's solution is better than the author’s one, the organizer may award a higher prize.

3. If a player sends the same solution in two consecutive games, he/she may receive only a single prize.

4. Splitting the prize pool
Up to 70% for three solutions (winner), and up to 30% for the others (up to 20% for two solutions, and up to 10% for one solution).

5. A player who sends only one solution may receive a maximum of 50% of the prize corresponding to the player who sendstwo solutions. If there are more such players, the prize pool will be split among them.

6. If there are no winners (who has sentthreecorrect solutions), the prize pool for the remaining players will be up to 30% of the current prize pool. The organizer may transfer the remaining part of the prize pool (70%) to the next game. In the event of a greater accumulated prize, the winner must be the first to send a correct solutionthree times. In the absence of such a situation, we will allow the possibility of splitting a part of the prize pool between one or more players who has sentthree correct solutions. In such a case, the size of the prizes will be determined each time by the organizer, in accordance with points 1 and 2 of these Terms and Conditions.

7. We award a total of up to 10 players in the tournament. In addition to the winners, we also reward those who send correct solutions for two or one of the three tournament games in the given time.

8. Solutions sent after the specified time will not be classified.

9. The tournament will take place if there are at least 20 registered players. If there are no 20 players on the list of participants 15 minutes before the tournament starts, it will be postponed to the following Saturday. However, the organizer may decide that the tournament takes place, but with a reduced prize pool, determined at the discretion of the organizer.

10. In addition to the above rules, the ImmortalTournament is governed by the provisions of the General Terms and Conditions or other specific regulations applicable to other games.