Privacy Policy

Introduction (“arabchessacademy”) is an online chess learning site. Users can optionally register for an account; however, certain features are available for registered users only. This is because arabchessacademy needs basic information from its users in order to function. Your information will never be sold or shared to/with third parties, unless required by law.

This privacy policy will detail:
1. What information arabchessacademy collects;
2. Why this information is collected and how it’s used;
3. How cookies are used;
4. Managing your information;
5. Storage of the collected information;
6. Closing your account;
7. Other.

Information Collected

* arabchessacademy collects:

1. User-submitted information.

If you create an account, you will be asked to provide your email address. You can also choose to add content to your public user profile.

2. Technical information.

If you are a registered user, your IP address and your user-agent linked to your profile.

3. Communications.

Messages and Discussions are stored by arabchessacademy.

* Why this information is collected and how it’s used

1. User-submitted information.

An email is required when you register for arabchessacademy in order to mitigate multi-accounting. Your email address will remain confidential and is used in case you forget your password. Moderators are able to set email addresses for accounts to assist in troubleshooting.

Any content you add to your profile is optional and is publicly visible to anyone who visits your profile.

2. Technical information.

Your IP address(es) and user-agent(s) are private and are not visible to anybody except to arabchessacademy moderators. This information is used to moderate the website and prevent abuse.

3. Communications.

Moderators can view users' communications for moderation purposes, as well as if a user is reported under the reason of “insult”, “troll”, or “other”.

Additionally, users will be reported to the moderators if using blacklisted words in discussions and/or reviews.

4. Disclosing your information.

Your information will only be disclosed if it is legally necessary to do so. For example, if arabchessacademy is ordered to hand over a certain user’s information, or if someone hacks arabchessacademy.

A cookie is a text string that arabchessacademy stores in your browser in order to save your site preferences. An example of this can be your board style and theme you have selected.

Cookies can be cleared at any time from your browser. If you do not want arabchessacademy to store any cookie information, feel free to disable cookies in your browser, although this may affect your browsing with other websites.

Managing your information
You can edit or delete the information from your profile at any time. If you would like to remove your review post and/or Q&A posts, simply message a moderator. Information you delete is deleted from the live site.
Your IP address(es) and user-agent(s) are needed for administrative/moderating purposes and cannot be deleted.

Storage of the collected information
Collected information is stored on thinkific’ servers, which are hosted by thinkific.

Closing your account
You may choose to close your account at any time, for any reason. You cannot re-open your closed account by yourself; however, moderators are able to open closed accounts. Email to ask for your account to be re-opened. Remove the information you shared on your public profile before closing your account, as you will not be able to edit/delete it once your account is closed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please email arabchessacademy at

arabchessacademy can change this policy at its discretion.

Last edited: Jan 1, 2021