The North American Chess Association (NACA) is committed to user privacy in all of its communications regarding its products and services. If you provide the NACA with information, it will be treated according to this policy. The NACA encourages you to read this policy before interacting with the website. By providing any personal information to the NACA via the NACA Web sites or e-mail addresses, you agree to these terms. This policy covers all NACA Web sites and customer communications.
Information We Collect
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-personally identifiable information is information that, by itself, cannot be tracked to a specific individual. The NACA may collect non-personally identifiable information while you are visiting the Site. While providing services and features, the NACA may collect web surfing data such as your IP address, web pages on the Site that have you visited, time and date, the web site you came through to reach the Site, and whether or not you clicked on any links while at the Site. We may use different types of technologies to collect this information, including cookies and single-pixel GIFs.
If your browser is configured to accept the cookies, these cookies will be used to recognize your computer when you revisit the Site to provide you with a better web surfing experience; for example, it allows us to learn how you use the Site and to show you information we think you would want to see. If you wish, you can configure your browser to block cookies; however, your ability to access certain portions of the Site may be affected.
Personally Identifiable Information. While providing various services or features, we may ask you to provide personal information. For example, if you choose to register at the Site, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, telephone number, company, title, password and/or username. If you choose to use the Site, create a profile or post information on our forums, blogs, on-line bulletin boards, or user community, you may elect to provide information, such as your name, telephone number, street address, age, text, messages, feedback, images, suggestions, photos, birthday, icon, links to web sites, information regarding what products interest you, product information, bugs, and other comments, or other content ("User Submissions").
Use of the Information We Collect
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information. The NACA may use non-personally identifiable information collected to improve the quality of the NACA's services; for example, by diagnosing service or technology problems, by assessing and maintaining security, by increasing ad placements on web sites that are generating more web traffic, by presenting you with information that we think you would be interested in seeing, or by allowing you to log in or access your profile information automatically. We may also use the information to count and recognize returning users.
The NACA may use non-personally identifiable information collected to determine user demographics, interests, and behavior and may market the NACA products by sharing non-personally identifiable information with potential customers or partners. The NACA also may provide your non-personally identifiable information to contractors so that they can perform services for us.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information. User Submissions, profile information, including without limitation your username, email address, and location may be viewable by others. The NACA does not intentionally directly provide personally identifiable information to partners, except if you provide personally identifiable information as part of an inquiry about products or services provided by one of the partners. In that case, we will provide that information to that partner so that they may attempt to provide you with information regarding the products or services about which you inquired. The NACA may use the personally identifiable information provided by users for internal purposes, such as marketing, administration, or sending you email messages. We may share personally identifiable information with third parties who provide the NACA with services and with affiliates.
If you provide us your email address when requesting information or when signing up for user communities, newsletters, or other services, we may send you email messages to communicate with you or to provide you information that we think you would like to see.
If you provide personally identifiable information for your profile or other User Submissions, other users of the Site will have access to this information.
The NACA may release any information about any user, including personally identifiable information, if in its sole discretion, release is appropriate to comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, court order, or any investigation. The NACA also may release information to protect its rights, property, or other interests, including those of its customers or users or to prevent illegal activities.
In the event that the NACA, in whole or in part, establishes a partnership with another company, or is acquired by or merged with another company or enters bankruptcy, collected information may be transferred to the partner or the acquiring or merging company.
You can delete your account and profile by contacting us directly at email@example.com. You may also change your profile information by logging in to your user profile.
The NACA also allows users who choose to provide personally identifiable information on their profile to edit their profile to ensure that it is correct and up-to-date. We may use your email address to send you messages notifying you of important changes to the Site, services, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending mail to the following postal address:
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The NACA makes efforts to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the collected information. Be aware, however, that the Internet is not 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure the security of any information transmitted over the Internet, and we accept no liability for any disclosure. Many areas of the Site are password-protected. To increase the security of the Site, please do not share your passwords with anyone.
Links to Other Web Sites
The Site may contain links to other web sites. In addition, User Submissions might contain links to other web sites. The NACA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third party web sites that may be linked to the Site.