Which rules do I need to observe while using chess24?

The rules which apply to using chess24 are set out in detail in our Terms and Conditions. If you don't want to read them all the following excerpts give a good idea of what is and isn't acceptable:

5. Use of the Website

5.1. You shall use the Website for lawful proposes only.

5.2. You shall use the Website for your own personal and non-commercial use only and shall not be allowed to reproduce the Website or any part of it in any form whatsoever without our express consent.

5.3. You must not:

(a) attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website;

(b) you must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack; and

(c) misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful material designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

5.4. By breaching any provision of clause 5.3, you may commit a criminal offence. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing information about you to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

5.5. You shall not use the Website:

(a) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

(b) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

(c) for any purpose which is or is likely to be considered to be harmful, threatening, defamatory, libellous, abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racist, sexist, of a discriminatory nature or which could cause offence or is otherwise objectionable;

(d) for the purpose of harming, threatening or attempting to harm or threaten minors in any way; nor

(e) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);

(f) to "stalk" or otherwise harass another;

(g) to impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Logical Thinking representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(h) to forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Website;

(i) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;

(j) collect or store personal data about other users of our Website in connection with conduct and activities prohibited by these Terms of Use.

5.6. You shall not interfere with, damage or disrupt:

(a) any section of our Website;

(b) any network on which our Website is stored; or

(c) any software used in the provision of our Website.

17. Content Standards

17.1. These content standards (the “Content Standards”) apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Website (“Contribution(s)”), and to any interactive services associated with it. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The Content Standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

17.2. Contributions must:

(a) be accurate (where they state facts);

(b) be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and

(c) comply with applicable law in Gibraltar and in any country from which they are posted.

17.3. Contributions must not:

(a) contain any material which is defamatory of any person.

(b) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

(c) promote sexually explicit material.

(d) promote violence.

(e) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

(f) infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

(g) be likely to deceive any person.

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