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Privacy policy

One of our fundamental principles is maintaining your privacy. We take the responsibility of protecting your personal information seriously.

Last Updated 16 August 2012

This policy may be updated in the future and we’ll upload the new version here on our website.

Your Data

When you create an account and enter or upload data into Chess ICT, you retain full ownership of that data. Only you control the access to your account and you retain responsibility for who has access to your account. It is your responsibility to protect and safeguard your password and log in credentials used to access your account.We handle your data in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection legislation and we employ the use of technologies such as data encryption, firewalls and server authentication to protect the security of your data.

We handle your data in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection legislation and we employ the use of technologies such as data encryption, firewalls and server authentication to protect the security of your data.

3rd Parties

Chess ICT may from time to time employ third parties to conduct research and usage activities on our website. These third parties may place a ‘cookie’ on your browser when carrying out their work; however no personal information of yours is shared.

Usage Data

At Chess ICT we’re consistently checking that our hardware and software has the right specifications to carry out the job required for all our clients. For this reason we might log your computer’s IP address (this is your PC’s personal identification number when connected to the internet).

This also allows us to monitor usage trends, such as when you logged in, how long you logged in for and how much data has been entered or transferred.

Cookies

Cookies used within our website:

Cookie Name Purpose/Description
PHP phpsessid This Generates a random Session ID and stores it in a cookie on the user’s computer.
WordPress wp-setting-time-5 Our website is built using WordPress and these cookies ensure that the website works correctly.
WordPress wp-settings-5 This cookie ensures that the widgets in our website works correctly.
_utma Google Analytics This stores each user’s number of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit
__utmb Google Analytics The utmb cookie calculates how long a visitor is on the site for. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters the site and expires at the end of the session.
__utmc Google Analytics The utmc cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time a visitor leaves the site. It waits 30 minutes, and then expires as it has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves the website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.
__utmz Google Analytics The utmz cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keyword was used, and the geographical location when they accessed the website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months.

Cookies are tiny strips of data that are temporarily stored on your PC’s (or any device’s) memory when you use our website. This allows your login credentials access to the Chess ICT service while you’re using it for that session and the cookie automatically expires after 10 minutes of inactivity.

These cookies contain no personal information. We strongly advise that you don’t use any “Remember Me” features if logging onto the service from a publicly accessible device.

More information on cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org, which includes information on how to set browsers to reject cookies.

 

Sharing your data with others

Chess ICT may share your information we hold with any person, business or other organisation (including their advisers) who might take over our rights and/or responsibilities that we have under agreement with you to allow them to prepare for taking over these rights and/or responsibilities.

Chess ICT also reserves the right to work with any law enforcement bodies in any investigation of alleged unlawful activities in using our service or relating to our website users. Chess ICT will also carry no legal liability for these disclosures of your information.