Terms and Conditions
Terms of Services
Terms and Conditions of Use
Effective date: January 16, 2020
Uniformo Gaming and Tech Pvt. Ltd. provides its service through www.wowchess.com to you subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”).
USE OF CONTENT
All logos, brands, marks headings, labels, names, signatures, numerals, shapes or any combinations thereof, appearing in this Website, except as otherwise noted, are properties either owned, or used under licence, by the business and / or its associate entities who feature on this Website. The use of these properties or any other content on this Website, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the Website content, is strictly prohibited.
You shall not sell or modify the content of this Website or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the material(s) in any way for any public or commercial purpose, without a written consent from the respective organisation.
ACCEPTABLE WEBSITE USE
(A) Security Rules
Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, but not limited: (1) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorised to access, (2) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation, (3) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus or “Trojan horse” to the Website, overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing” or “crashing”, or (4) sending unsolicited electronic mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services. . Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability The Company reserves the right to investigate such occurrences which are suspected to be in violation of the terms and conditions contained herein and shall further have the right to institute proceedings or involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting the Users involved in such violations.
(B) General Rules
User(s) may not use the Website in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material(s): (a) that could constitute or encourage conduct, that would be considered a criminal offence or violate any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy or publicity of other personal rights of others, or (c) that is libelous, defamatory, pornographic, profane, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
ACCOUNT CREATION AND MAINTENANCE
Each User shall have only one account on Our website/mobile application (hereinafter referred to as “Participant ID” or “User ID”). The User ID must be created using Your correct name and details. You may not use the Service by means of another person’s User ID. In case You attempt to operate more than one User ID, under Your own name or under any other name, or attempt to use the Service by means of any other person’s account, the Company shall be entitled to close all Your User IDs and bar You from using Our Services in future immediately. You hereby acknowledge and undertake that You have read and understood the rules and regulations of the Company’s Services and shall abide by these rules and regulations at all times, as may be published and periodically from time to time.
The rules that govern the Services offered by the Company form part of the Terms and Conditions of Use and may be available under the “About Game” section or a similar section on the website or mobile application of the Company. However, all rules may or may not be explicitly mentioned on the website or mobile application. The User is encouraged to seek clarification by using the customer services offered. In such matters relating to the rules governing the Services, the decision of the Company shall be final and binding upon the User. The User agrees to abide by them by accepting these Terms and Condition of Use.
Any personal data collected will be used by Uniformo Gaming and Tech Pvt Ltd to contact you via phone, SMS or email for marketing and to deliver certain updates for services or information you have requested.
The User unilaterally agrees to indemnify and hold harmless, the Company, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions or demands or liabilities or losses or damages, whatsoever, arising due to the breach of the terms contained herein by the User.
User agrees that neither Company nor its group companies, directors, officers or employee shall be liable for any direct or indirect or incidental or special or consequential or exemplary damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use the service or data or information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of user’s transmissions or data or arising from any other matter relating to the service, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits or use or data or other intangible, even if Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
User further agrees that Company shall not be liable for any damages arising from interruption, suspension or termination of service, including but not limited to direct or indirect or incidental or special consequential or exemplary damages, whether such interruption or suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.
User agrees that Company shall not be responsible or liable to user, or anyone, for the statements or conduct of any third party, whatsoever. In no event shall Company’s total liability to the User for all damages or losses or causes of action exceed the amount paid by the User to Company, if any, that is related to the cause of action.
DISCLAIMER OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
In no event shall Company or any parties, organizations or entities associated with the corporate brand name or otherwise, mentioned at this Website be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitations, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damage to computer hardware or loss of data information or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Website and the Website material, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not, such organization or entities were advised of the possibility of such damages.
The User agrees that his/her individual “Participant ID” or “User ID” is unique and for his/her use exclusively and shall, under no circumstances, be assigned to any third person, either directly or indirectly, to participate during the tournaments or to avail the services of the Company.
Any breach of the terms and conditions contained hereinabove, by the User, shall entitle the Company to terminate/cancel his/her User ID permanently with immediate effect.
The Company further reserves the right to terminate its services being availed by the User, in case it discovers that the User has been involved in any case of misrepresentation, fraud or any other criminal activity within the meaning of the Indian Penal Code.
AMENDMENT/CHANGES IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
The Company may at its sole discretion revise the Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. The terms and conditions contained herein above are binding on the Users and therefore the Users must visit this page periodically to re-appraise themselves of such change, amendment or modification, if any.
All disputes or claims arising out of or on connection with or relating to the service provided by the Company on its website or mobile application, including but not limited to the breach, interpretation, termination or invalidity of the provisions contained in these terms and conditions, shall be referred to the sole arbitrator mutually appointed by the Parties. However, in case of the Parties failing to agree upon the appointment of a sole arbitrator, each party shall appoint their own arbitrator who in turn shall collectively appoint a third arbitrator. In case the arbitrators appointed by the Parties fail to appoint a third arbitrator, each Party shall be entitled to approach the Courts for appointment of the third arbitrator.
The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, as amended from time to time and the dispute shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India.
Such arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in the English language and the place of arbitration shall be New Delhi.
The award of the sole arbitrator or the arbitral tribunal, as the case may be, shall be final and binding upon both the Parties.
The Parties further agree that the Courts at New Delhi shall have the exclusive jurisdiction.
If You suspect that any player is involved in any type of cheating or malicious activities, You can report to Us by calling on +91- 9560590195, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Feel free to contact us in case of any questions or concerns; any change in Your personal information, You forget Your password, or suspect that someone else has learnt and used Your password.
You can call on Our Customer Support Number +91- 9560590195 (Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM | Mon – Sat). In case of any clarification that You may wish to seek regarding anything related to Your User ID, please send us email at: email@example.com .
ACCEPTING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
You hereby accept the fact that You have read, understood and are willing to abide by the above Terms and Conditions of Use.
WowChess Community Policies
Members are expected to treat others how they would like to be treated and to follow the specific guidelines below. Players and community members who are unable to follow these rules will be subject to warnings, restricted privileges, separated playing pools, or even having their accounts closed.
Community Conduct Rules
- Be helpful, forgiving and patient
- We will not tolerate racism, sexism, bigotry, or violent threats
- Do not abuse, attack, threaten, discriminate, or mistreat other members in any way
- Do not hijack threads, troll, or post distracting or meaningless content
- Do not post advertisements, spam, or copy/paste messages
- Do not promote your club/ tournaments/ events
- Do not share/ debate religious or political topics
- Do not post obscene/ pornographic content
- Do not discuss illegal activities
- Do not open more than one account
- Do not harass or accuse your opponents
- Do not abort games frequently
- Do not make your opponents wait for no reason
- Do not disconnect or quit without resigning when lost
- Start and play each game to win it
- Do not get help from any other person, player, or coach
- Do not use chess engines, plugins, bots or any tools that analyze positions/ pieces during play
- Do not collude with others to affect the result of gameplay and/or to lose intentionally
- Do not interfere with the gameplay of other members
- Do not allow anyone else to use your account or access anyone else’s account
- Do not artificially manipulate outcomes/ results, ratings or matches
- If you suspect your opponent is using outside help, this is not an excuse for you to do the same. Please report the player
- Do not attempt to change/ alter the Internet Protocol (IP) Address and/or Geo-location
- In arena tournament formats, players are paired automatically and should not intentionally conspire or collide with an opponent to forfeit games in a tournament – be it for any reason whatsoever. Players when paired against an opponent must play each game in a way that it’s fair to other players and the platform itself.
What are the rules?
No chess programs or engines (e.g. Chessmaster, Fritz, Komodo, Houdini, Stockfish, Chessbase with any active UCI engine, etc.) can be used to analyze positions in ongoing games at any time.
Fixing game results by collusion like playing with multiple accounts or losing intentionally is also against the rules. Do not let anyone else play on your account! This is strictly against the rules! We are also authorised to suspend and permanently block any account that we feel is not abiding by the FairPlay Policy.
How do I report someone whom I do not believe to be abiding by the FairPlay Policy?
You may only report another player if you have played a minimum of 2 games with that player in a tournament or other gameplay. If you have reason to believe someone is referencing the illegal assistance of engine analysis, please report the player through a formal mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning the reasons. We will conduct a thorough investigation, gathering statistics and reports on said user, keeping all findings confidential, taking appropriate action against the reported user if/when a concrete assessment has been made. Please do not discuss your suspicions in the forums, including our Whatsapp group or public chat Any of the above described public accusations / actions against a member may lead to your own account being restricted, regardless of what is found against the accused.
How is the investigation conducted??
Our analysis involves comparing human moves to computer moves and looking at the statistical significance of said moves. We use an Arbiter panel for the final decision and it is final. To remain effective, other aspects of our detection methods are confidential.
What happens to a player who is found to have violated the rules of FairPlay on WowChess?
We may take a call to close their account immediately. Penalty on funds/amount/WowCoins/bonus deduction from user’s/ player’s WowChess account may be levied, the penalty amount to be decided by WowChess at its sole discretion. Immediately blocking User’s/Player’s access to WowChess including but not limited to stopping them from all forms of gameplay that they are playing and/or are registered in any tournaments in future on WowChess.. Seizing all funds/amount/Wowcoin/bonus held in all WowChess accounts of the User/Player. Termination/closure of all WowChess accounts of the User/Player. In some first time transgressor cases, we offer a chance for written admission and apology. If this is given, we may sometimes allow the opening of a new account. Taking appropriate legal action against a User/Player under applicable law in the jurisdiction. We are also authorised to suspend and permanently block any account that we deduce is not abiding by the FairPlay Policy.
If I reported someone for FairPlay violation, why hasn’t their account been closed?
We appreciate your support and you reporting your suspicions, but ultimately WowChess will decide and that decision will be final. If we have not closed their account then the evidence is not conclusive.