Chess Tempo requires you enter your email address as part of the user registration process. Under no circumstances is this email address shared with any third parties, including any third parties that may advertise on the Chess Tempo website.
Email addresses are used as a method to authenticate users if they lose their password, and require a password reset. Chess Tempo will only send you newsletters if you opted in to receive material from Chess Tempo when you signed up. Opting in to receive material will also turn on email notifications for other features such as correspondence game email notifications or comment reply notifications. You can opt out of these and newsletters at any time via your preferences. If you purchased premium membership via Chess Tempo, you may receive emails notifying you of the life cycle of your premium membership, such as when it begins and terminates. These notifications are sent independent of the opt in settings.
Like many other Web sites, Chess Tempo makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks and patterns of browser usage, to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. None of this logged information is shared with any third parties
To ensure fair play on the site, the logs may also include information required to help identify duplicate accounts such as specific browser or screen settings.
If you purchase a premium membership on Chess Tempo, we record the period, and payment amount of your purchase. We do not store credit card details, and all processing and security is handled by our payment partners, Paypal and Stripe. Please refer to their privacy policies for details on their data retention and other privacy details.
Game and training records
Game and training records are stored and are available publicly. Data extracted from games is also logged and used to help detect cheating and enforce fair play. Game records cannot be deleted as the data is shared by both you and your opponent, however your game history page is removed upon account removal.
Chats are also logged in order to provide a persistent record of chats for users, and to allow us to enforce our terms of service policies on chat abuse.
Do not track browser settings
We do not current modify our data collection policy based on your browser's Do Not Track setting.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Chess Tempo has no access to or control over cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options, however blocking cookies sent to chesstempo.com will prevent you from logging in to your account. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
Data collected by Chess Tempo is kept indexed by your email address and username unless removal is requested.
Rights provided to EU citizens
If you are a citizen of an EU country, you have the right to request access to your personal data. You also have the right to have that data updated, corrected or deleted. If you would like to exercise those rights, please contact us via the contact methods above. Please note that your data may be transferred outside Europe as part of our operations and data backup requirements.