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This website is operated by ZoomChess Inc. which will be referred to herein as “ZoomChess”,  “us”, or “we”. All ZoomChess products will be referred to as “Applications”. This includes the free Learn To Play application, and the fee-based ZoomChess application, and other ZoomChess services/products. This document explains what information we collect from visitors and subscribers (together referred to as “users” and “you”) and how we use this information. This Privacy Policy does not cover collection or use of information by third parties or linked sites, which ZoomChess does not control, own, or manage.

We designed and operate our website and Applications with our users’ protection and privacy in mind.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
Kids under 18: Please get permission from your parents/legal guardians before using the ZoomChess Applications or Website or sending any email to us or anyone on the Internet. If you wish to subscribe to ZoomChess, your parent/legal guardian needs to complete the registration and subscription for you.

Educators: Please get permission from the minor’s parent/legal guardian before allowing minors to use the ZoomChess Applications or Website or to send any email to us or anyone on the Internet. If you wish to subscribe to any of the ZoomChess Websites on behalf of minors, you are required to receive their parent’s/legal guardian’s authorization to complete the registration and subscription.

ZoomChess will never knowingly request personally identifiable information or private content from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. If you subscribe to our Applications, provided you are 18 years of age or older, you will be asked, at the time of registration, whether you consent to allowing users under the age of 13 to use your subscription and to be subject to this Privacy Policy. You must be the parent or legal guardian to grant such consent. If we receive this parental consent, we may receive personal information from children under the age of 13 listed on your subscription account in order to provide our Applications and services to them. ZOOMCHESS DOES NOT SHARE CHILDREN’S PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a user under 13 you may, at any time, revoke your consent to allow your student to use the Applications under your subscription, refuse to allow ZoomChess to further use or collect your student’s personal information, or direct ZoomChess to delete all identifiable information regarding your student that you have provided. To do so, please contact us, using the “Contact us” link at the bottom of any page on the ZoomChess website. However, if you do any of the foregoing, your student will not be able to use the Applications.

REGISTRATION
In order for a student to use the fee-based ZoomChess application, and/or the ZoomChess Learn to Play application, and/or any other ZoomChess products (together referred to as “Applications”) a parent or legal guardian of that student must first register at the ZoomChess.com website. If you do not register, you and your student(s) will not be able to use the ZoomChess Applications. The registration process will require you to provide your first name, last name and email address, create a username, and identify whether you are a student, parent or teacher/coach. This is called, “Registration Information”. When you and your student(s) use the Applications, ZoomChess will automatically collect information about your patterns of usage, order history, participations in specials/promotions, session data, and other information relating to usage, choices, and preferences, including that of your student or students. Registration Information and other information may be used by us for demographic profiling and targeted advertising, although in such cases the information will be aggregates as anonymous statistical information. ZoomChess WILL NOT sell, trade, or assign any unaggregated personal information that collects to third parties outside of ZoomChess.

EMAIL
Your email address may be used to send a confirmation email at registration, as well as information and updates to the Applications. In some cases, we will also email your student’s personal reports to you, with information about the progress your student(s) is making on the Applications. We may use the email address as an additional means of communicating with you about the Applications and ZoomChess, including notifying you of updates to the website or its policies.

NAME
Your student’s name will be used to customize you student’s experience in the Applications, as well as to personalize reports and updates on your student’s progress.

CREDIT CARD
We do not receive or save your credit card information, as Paypal handles credit card processing.

HISTORY
Participation History will be collected for client care, marketing, development, and other operational and business purposes, including improvements to the Applications by ZoomChess.

STUDENT INFORMATION
ZoomChess collects information directly from your student, over the internet, in the form of interactions that your student make when using the Applications. We refer to the data resulting from such participation, which includes but is not limited to data on when your student starts and stops using the Applications, the responses your student makes to questions asked, the timing of your student’s responses, your student’s choice of activities while using the Applications, and your student’s choice of lessons as “Performance Data”. We will use Performance Data to (1) measure your student’s performance in each lesson of the ZoomChess Applications and adapt the Applications to his or her learning needs, (2) analyze your student’s Performance Data and provide you with periodic progress reports about your student’s performance in the Applications, and (3) improve the Applications. If we ever need to collect information that is not Performance Data directly from your student, ZoomChess will seek your authorization prior to collecting such additional information from your student. In addition, we may aggregate your student’s Performance Data with the Performance Data of other students using the Applications for marketing and other business related purposes. Aggregate information will be ANONYMOUS and will not identify your student.

OPTING OUT OF PROVIDING INFORMATION WE REQUEST
Because ZoomChess Applications are individualized and customized for each student, all the information we request from you and your students is required for you and your student to use the Applications, with the exception of certain information to be used for our marketing purposes to you only. At any time, you may revoke your consent to allowing your student to use ZoomChess Applications, or refuse to allow ZoomChess to further use or collect your student’s personal information. Any ANONYMOUS performance data will be retained, but we will no longer use any identifiable information regarding you or your student that you have provided. However, if you do any of the foregoing, you and your student will not be able to use the Applications.

CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION
You may review and modify your Registration Information at any time by accessing our website using your password.

CONSENT
In order to use the Applications, you will be asked to submit certain personal information about your student and you, and to authorize ZoomChess to use that information in a limited number of ways.

PASSWORD
Your password will be automatically generated, and this password is required to access the Applications. Your password should be kept confidential. Your password will also allow you to review and change the information we collect about you and your student(s).

NEWSLETTERS
ZoomChess may send users newsletters and service-related announcements to users email accounts. Users may unsubscribe from any ZoomChess newsletters at any time, simply, on the website. We will send users service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary or advisable to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send an informational email.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
No data transmissions over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Please note that ZoomChess is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing ZoomChess from other jurisdictions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States, which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU or other regions and by providing your personal data you consent to the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with this Privacy Policy; and the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

THIRD PARTIES
Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, ZoomChess WILL NOT disclose the information that it obtains from you to third parties without your express written permission or where we believe, in good faith, that the law requires us to disclose the information.

ZoomChess WILL NOT sell, trade, or assign any unaggregated personal information that it collects to third parties outside of ZoomChess. We, however, may aggregate the information that we collect from users of our website to create demographic profiles and performance profiles regarding the progress of students who use the programs. ZoomChess may share aggregated information with advertisers, marketing professionals, or potential investors. This aggregated information will be compiled and reported in the form of ANONYMOUS group statistics only. In addition, in order to offer and improve the Applications, ZoomChess may share Registration Information about the parents, legal guardians, and school officials that register to use the Applications, along with such registrants’ Participation History, to contractual business partners of ZoomChess that are directly involved in the sale, distribution, operation, maintenance, and support of the Applications on behalf of ZoomChess.

If at some time in the future, ZoomChess merges with another company, is acquired by another company, or sells all or a portion of its assets, customer information might be transferred. The acquirer of ZoomChess would be required to protect all information that ZoomChess collects from users of our website and Applications in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

COOKIES
ZoomChess applications use “cookies”. A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from our web server and stored on your computer, then sent back to our server by your browser each time you use our website. Cookies are a required to operate ZoomChess. If you do not have your browser set to accept cookies, ZoomChess will not work. Cookies cannot be used to gather personal information from your computer.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
ZoomChess may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you by email regarding any significant changes to our privacy and security practices. Please review all revisions to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our website(s) and Applications after the date ZoomChess has emailed such notices indicates your acceptance of to the changed terms.

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