Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Cookies


Mission: This website is a source of information only. Its content provides specific information relating to the game of chess and chess news and tournaments. This is offered as a FREE service. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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Availability: This website is provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly; however, the right is reserved to take the website offline, without notice, for maintenance. We can not accept any responsibility for the website being offline due to technical problems beyond our control. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.


Hot Off The Chess does not collect your personal information through your use of the website. Personal information that you voluntarily provide, (through email or contact form, etc.), will be stored and used only for the purpose(s) that you have provided it, (email correspondence, for example) and then deleted. It will not under any circumstance be shared with any third parties.

We do, however, use plug-ins that may collect non-personal information, such as anonymous usage data, demographic information, and preferences that are generated based on your use of this website.


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