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Terms of Service
OPENINGMASTER, CO. is the owner and operator of OPENINGMASTER.COM, an online chess community. Registered members of OpeningMaster can submit online chess games in database readable format and upload files to various sections of the website.
OPENINGMASTER, CO. reserves the right to modify any part of this Agreement at any time in its sole discretion; this includes but is not limited to the graphic file storage term, and any OpeningMaster functionality. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting on this page. If any modification to this Agreement is unacceptable to you, you may immediately terminate the Services by closing your account. However, if you do not terminate the Services, or continue to use the Services following modification to this Agreement, your continued use will mean that you have accepted that modification. We will notify about any changes in the OpeningMaster Announcement section in Forum
Your use of the services provided by OpeningMaster is subject to the following agreement. Violations of this agreement may result in termination of your account with or without notice. OpeningMaster recommends that members maintain their own backups of any 'irreplaceable' content, as OpeningMaster cannot warrant that no loss or corruption of data shall occur.
Purchase is available to anyone who provides all required information including your name, and an accurate and legitimate email address and credit card information.
The fees are non-refundable and we do not refund charges for unused services.
You may not use OpeningMaster (1) in any manner that violates any law, regulation, treaty or tariff or infringes on the legal rights of any third party, (2) in any manner which is defamatory, fraudulent, indecent, offensive or deceptive, (3) to threaten, harass, abuse or intimidate others, (4) to damage the name or reputation of OpeningMaster, OPENINGMASTER, CO., its affiliates, or subsidiaries, (5) to break security on any computer network, or to access an account that does not belong to you, and (6) in any manner that interferes with other customers' use and enjoyment of the services provided by OpeningMaster. (7) you may not copy / share or distribute databases without permission of the owner. (you may copy individual games - but not the large section or whole database)
As used herein, "content" shall mean all text, graphics (including avatars), photographs, pictures, drawings, animation, audio, video, and any other material submitted, posted, viewed, transmitted, reproduced and/or distributed by any person or entity in connection with OpeningMaster.
You are prohibited from storing, posting, distributing or transmitting any unlawful content at OpeningMaster. Examples of unlawful content include but are not limited to direct threats of physical harm, stalking, any kind of pornography, and copyrighted, trademarked and other proprietary material used without proper authorization.
As used herein, "pornography" shall mean any explicit depiction or exhibition of sexual activity and/or sexual imagery that is intended to stimulate erotic, rather than PURELY aesthetic or emotional feelings.
Other prohibited content includes but is not limited to: (1) programs containing Trojan horses, virus and/or tools to compromise the security of OpeningMaster and/or other sites, (2) solicitations or advertisements, (3) suggestions or encouragement of illegal activity, (4) private information about any individual such as phone numbers, addresses, Social Security numbers or any other private information, and (5) duplicative posting or "spamming". Please note, that you can not upload chess games for which you don't have copyrights. Read carefully
Protection of Intellectual Property
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OpeningMaster does not allow any copyright infringement and will, if notified properly and if not satisfied with a response by an accused party, remove or disable access to such content. OpeningMaster reserves the right to remove or disable access to content without prior notice as well as to terminate accounts and/or OpeningMaster membership of users whom OpeningMaster determines to be repeat infringers and/or violators any other clauses of OpeningMaster Terms of Service.
OpeningMaster may be required to disclose information to individuals asserting rights under the DMCA. By using OpeningMaster you authorize OpeningMaster to release information about you if required by law or subpoena, without any notice to you. By using OpeningMaster, you agree that you, and not OpeningMaster, are responsible for any violations of any intellectual property rights in any content that you upload to OpeningMaster.
Upon receipt of a proper notice as described above, OpeningMaster will confirm the existence of the alleged infringing content on OpeningMaster site, notify the user(-s) who posted the alleged infringing content, and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the alleged infringing content from OpeningMaster site if OpeningMaster, at its sole discretion, deems evidence submitted in the claim sufficient and/or infringement obvious. A user who posted an alleged infringing content may respond to OpeningMaster notice by showing that either: (1) the infringing content has been removed or (2) the he/she has a an appropriate trademark registration or an appropriate valid license covering the use of the content or (3) that posting of the content does not, in fact, infringe upon the alleging party’s rights. If OpeningMaster determines, at its own full discretion, that the user who had posted content allegedly violating someone’s intellectual property rights, does not, in fact, infringe upon the alleging party’s rights and does not violate DMCA, then OpeningMaster will not remove, or will restore, the content in question.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, OpeningMaster will promptly comply with the terms of any court order relating to alleged trademark infringement by any user of OpeningMaster.
Protection of Opening Master dataabase collection
Although chess players may freely copy individual games they may not compy the whole collection. Doing this is violation of copyright and work of OM. Several dummy games were inserted among entire collection of OM. These games were never played and are inserted there to identify the potential misuse or copy. (i.e. if these games appear in some other commercially known databases, it is clear the whole collection was copied)
OpeningMaster.com shall automatically charge applicable sales tax for orders to be delivered to addresses within European Union.
OpeningMaster may terminate any membership and delete any and all information, communications, postings, albums and image files at any time, without notice, for conduct violating this Agreement or other policies or guidelines set forth by OPENINGMASTER, CO. and elsewhere on the OpeningMaster web site.
In the event a dispute shall arise between the parties to this agreement, it is hereby agreed that the dispute shall be referred to a European Union Arbitration office and/or
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