Privacy Policy

Last modified on 23 Feb, 2021

1. General

At ChessNuts, we care about your personal data, so we have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use and share it. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) details the personal data ChessNuts receives about you, how we process it and your rights and obligations in relation to your personal data. By using or accessing the Service, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Capitalized terms not defined here have the meanings set forth in the terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”), located at We may update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we do this and the changes are material, we will post a notice that we have made changes to this Privacy Policy on the Website for at least 7 days before the changes are made, and we will indicate the date these terms were last revised at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. Any revisions to this Privacy Policy will become effective at the end of that 7 day period.

2. Information We Collect

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and share your personal data. Information you provide Through the registration process, you will provide us with your e-mail address (or parent’s e-mail address). You will also provide us with your payment transaction information if you choose to pay for ChessNuts services. Activity Data When you use the Service, you will submit information and content to your profile. We will also generate data about your use of our Services including your engagement in educational activities on the Service, or your sending of messages. We also collect technical data about how you interact with our Services. We only collect the data we need which means we don’t record: Usernames Names Profile Images Email addresses Locations or bios on the Profile page Passwords We do record the following data: Tech Specs Device type Operating system Script errors Bugs

3. Cookies

We do not store any cookies on the website.

4. Information Obtained by Third Parties

To support and enhance the Service, we work with a variety of third party advertising networks, marketing analytics service providers and website analysis firms, such as Google, Facebook, Oath, and Unity (collectively, “Third Party Advertising Service Providers”). These Third Party Advertising Service Providers collect and use personal data about your visits to and use of the Website and mobile Application, as well as other websites in order to serve you with advertisements and content tailored to meet your preferences and likely interests or better understand ad effectiveness. Aggregate demographic and interest data will also be used for market research purposes. We use Sentry to monitor bugs and help us provide a better service to our users. In addition, your mobile devices may offer settings that enable you to make choices about the collection, use, or transfer of mobile app information for online behavioral advertising (for example, Apple iOS’ Advertising ID and Google Android’s Advertising ID). Please note that opting out does not prevent the display of all advertisements to you.

5. Is your information transferred internationally?

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6.Use of information obtained by ChessNuts

ChessNuts may use or share anonymous data collected through the Service, including Activity Data without limitation. As a business, it is critical that we perform our contract with you with the best service possible, and it is in our legitimate interests to perform these processing functions and to enable service e-mails by default to keep your data secure and provide our Service. You may opt out of any non-essential service e-mails at any time.

7.Sharing your personal data with third parties

ChessNuts shares your personal data only when it is necessary to offer the Service, legally required, or permitted by you. We will provide personal data to hosting providers such as O2Switch and AWS. We also use Sentry to detect bugs and provide a better service. These data processors help us bring you the Service. For example, we may share your information in order to detect where or how you encountered a bug when using our mobile application. In connection with these operations, our service providers will have access to personal data for a limited time. When we utilize service providers for processing any personal data, we implement contractual protections limiting the use of that personal data to the provision of services to ChessNuts. We will be required to access and disclose personal data in response to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. Additionally, we will access and share account or other personal data when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Service or using the ChessNuts name, or to prevent imminent harm. This will include accessing and sharing personal data with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.

8. Data subject rights and data retention

You also have the following rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you, unless provided otherwise by local law: To request access to, or erasure of, the personal data we hold about you. To request us to restrict the processing of the personal data we hold about you. To object to us processing personal data relating to you. Where you have given us consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. To export the personal data you have provided to ChessNuts in a format that can be transferred electronically to a third party. To delete your account with ChessNuts by following the instructions available through the Service. ChessNuts will retain your data until your account is deleted, after which point we will retain anonymous data collected through the Service, including Activity Data, which may be used by ChessNuts and shared with third parties in any manner. You can contact us at for any request. Please note that some of these rights are not absolute. In some cases, we may refuse a request to exercise particular rights if complying with it meant that we are no longer able to meet our contractual obligation to provide you with particular products and services. We will keep you informed as to the actions that we can take when you make your request. You may also have the right to make a GDPR complaint to the relevant Supervisory Authority. A list of EEA Supervisory Authorities is available here: and the UK here: If you need further assistance regarding your rights, please contact us using the contact information provided below and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable law. In some cases our ability to uphold these rights for you may depend upon our obligations to process personal information for security, safety, fraud prevention reasons, compliance with regulatory or legal requirements, or because processing is necessary to deliver the services you have requested. Where this is the case, we will inform you of specific details in response to your request.

9. California privacy rights

Residents of California have the right to: Know what personal information we collect about you and from where we collect it. Access a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Understand how we process your personal information and how it may be shared. Opt out of having your personal information shared with certain third parties. Request we delete your account To make such a request, please send an email to

10. Information security

ChessNuts has implemented administrative and technical safeguards it believes are appropriate to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal data, access credentials. However, given sufficient resources, a determined attacker could defeat those safeguards and may, as a result, gain access to the data we seek to protect.

How can you contact us about this notice?

If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy policy please contact us.

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