Chess Improver Monthly – Membership Terms & Conditions
This document details from the outset the way in which we will deliver our services to you. If you are planning to join Chess Improver Monthly (“the Membership”) then you must read these terms and conditions in full prior to purchasing.
- Membership Terms & Conditions (‘Terms’): Key Details
These Terms cannot be varied and in proceeding to purchase the Membership you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms. The Terms set out below apply to the services offered by Adult Chess Academy. Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under law and set out the Terms under which Adult Chess Academy (“we”, “our” or “us”) provide services to you, as purchaser of the Membership. These Terms are subject to any rights you have under consumer law to which we are bound and which cannot be waived by contract.
Please be aware that we may update these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Membership indicates your acceptance of the terms and agreement to any changes.
- Membership Outline
Chess Improver Monthly is a membership platform for providing a community platform and chess improvement resources for adult chess players. The Membership is an ongoing commitment where you can get regular support and guidance.
This membership is suitable for those who are 18 years old and over and have an interest in chess.
- Membership Specifics
There are four elements to the Membership
- Monthly Live Q&A Lessons with a Chess Coach
- Monthly “Chess Journey Chats” with fellow adult improvers
- Exclusive Content from The Chess Experience podcast
- A Private Members Area
Monthly Live Q&A Lessons with a Chess Coach
These monthly live lessons will be led by a chess coach selected by Daniel Lona.
These lessons will take place either within the Membership portal itself, or through video conferencing software like Zoom.
During each monthly live lesson, the coach will answer questions submitted to him or her by members of Chess Improver Monthly. It is not guaranteed that each member will get their question answered, as there may be more questions than can be answered during the lesson.
The live sessions will be recorded and made available in the Membership area.
Monthly “Chess Journey Chat” with Daniel Lona
These live chats will be led by Daniel Lona.
These lessons will take place either within the Membership portal itself, or through video conferencing software like Zoom.
During each monthly live Chess Journey Chat, Daniel Lona will guide a discussion with members on their challenges, successes, and plans to improve at chess.
The live chat will be recorded and made available in the Membership area.
Exclusive Content from The Chess Experience podcast
Beginning with Episode 32, Members will receive a brief audio segment of the interview that’s not available to anyone outside of the Membership.
In addition, Members can submit their preferred guests and topics for The Chess Experience podcast, and they will be given higher consideration than those from non-Members.
Members may also submit questions of upcoming guests of The Chess Experience to be asked by Daniel Lona. While there is no guarantee that these questions will be asked, they will be given serious consideration, and some Member questions will be asked in each episode.
Private Members Area
You will have access to a private space within the Membership to support you during the Membership. The intention is to provide community support and a network of individuals who are facing similar challenges.
From time to Daniel Lona may post and offer support in the private space, but there is no guarantee that posts will be responded to immediately.
It is requested that at all times your behavior towards others is polite and respectful. Should your behavior be deemed offensive or inappropriate we reserve the right to remove you from the Membership with immediate effect.
Each person is responsible for their own behavior, and we will not be held responsible for the behavior or actions of any other Members.
- Membership Fees and Payment Terms
The cost of the Membership is set at the time you subscribe and is $15 per month, which is the Founder’s Rate. On subscription, you will agree to monthly payments via Stripe. The Membership is an ongoing monthly subscription and payment will be taken on the same day each month.
We reserve the right to change the content and delivery of the services within the membership and the associated price point at any time. Should we do this we will provide advance notice so that you can decide whether to consider your subscription. We shall never increase your membership fees without providing at least 28 days’ notice and without providing you with advance notification.
However, if you purchased the membership at the Founder’s Rate of $15 per month, the preceding paragraph does not apply, and you will not have your membership fee increased for so long as you stay a member and do not cancel your membership.
- Refunds and Cancellation
It is our aim that you will be completely happy with the Membership. However, we appreciate that there may come a time when you wish to leave the Membership.
As you have instant access to the Membership resources you will not be entitled to a refund of your subscription fees should you join and then wish to leave. Please consider the detail of the Membership carefully before purchasing and get in touch to ask any questions about suitability. You will not be entitled to a refund if you change your mind. Your statutory refund rights are not affected.
Should you wish to cancel your Membership, you may cancel at any time and will not be billed for any future months. But no refunds will be given for payment already received.
We reserve all rights to cancel the program for any reason without prior notice. In such circumstances, a refund will be provided for the remainder of that month or year as applicable.
Notwithstanding any right or remedy available to us, we may cancel your Membership with immediate effect:
- If you fail to pay your Membership fees by the relevant due date;
- If you commit a repudiatory breach of the Terms of this agreement;
- As decided at our sole discretion from time to time
- Contact and Schedule
It is the intention that the Membership will run continuously and that any content or live events will be provided as set out above. Should an unforeseen reason arise which causes a live event or content to be postponed, they will be re-arranged as soon as possible.
Throughout the Membership, we will be available by email at [email protected]
If you have a technical query relating to accessing the Membership, please include “Tech” in the subject line of your email correspondence.
You may see us post on social media outside of our core hours. Not all of these posts are live, and some will be pre-scheduled. We are passionate about supporting everyone in the Membership and, where we can, we may respond to you out of normal business hours, but we make no guarantees that this will always be possible.
We make no guarantees or claims as to the success of any member. Each individual is unique and their abilities are unique to them. The aim is that you are given additional guidance on your chess journey from experienced coaches and titled players, but no specific rating gains can be guaranteed, or improvement at a specific pace.
We are not responsible for any action or inaction which you take as a result of the information within the Membership.
We ask that all members in the Membership respect the rights of others in respect of their behavior and privacy. We will not be responsible for the action of any members including for any disclosures made by any members based on information which has been shared within the Membership.
- Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, we limit liability and responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of all or any part of the Membership. We shall not be liable to you for any damages, including lost profits, whether such claim is based on warranty, contract, tort or otherwise (even if we have been advised in advance of the possibility of such damages).
If we are found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Membership, our liability shall in no event exceed the total of any fees with respect to the Membership received by us from you, during the 6 months preceding the date on which the claim arose.
Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude our liability in respect to fraudulent misrepresentation, death, or personal injury, resulting from our negligence, or any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by law.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our subcontractors and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including solicitors’ fees, made by a third party due to or arising out of your breach of these terms, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
- Privacy and Confidentiality
Your privacy and protection of your personal data is important to us. You are responsible for ensuring that your contact details are accurate and up-to-date, at the time of registration, and on an on-going basis thereafter.
During the course of the Membership you may have access to confidential information, in particular the personal affairs of other members. In accepting these Terms, you agree that you will not use or disclose to any person, organization or company, and shall use your best endeavors to prevent the publication of, any confidential information relating to any other member.
You accept that any unauthorized disclosure of personal or confidential information belonging to another may amount to immediate dismissal from the Membership. Should you decide to leave the Membership then you remain bound by the confidentiality and privacy obligations.
Please be aware that some training sessions may be recorded and your name and image/video may be captured. The recordings of the training will be kept and made available to others in the Membership. If you provide or share any information within these sessions about yourself or your business that information will be shared within the group. Should you not wish to be recorded please ensure that if you attend any training your camera is switched off and your name field is changed to “Attendee” with your initials so that support can still be offered, but no personal identifiable information will be captured.
Your log-in details must remain confidential, and you must not disclose this information to a third party, without our express permission in writing. If you know, or suspect, that your log-in details have been obtained by a third party, you agree to change your password immediately, and provide notification of the same as soon as possible to [email protected]
- Intellectual Property
During your time as a Member you may be provided with recording of coaching sessions, or other digital resources to help improve your chess, whether in audio, video, written form. At all times the intellectual property rights and copyrights connected with those materials remain with us. You have the right to use the materials as learning tools but you are not permitted to duplicate, republish, reproduce, distribute, translate or provide copies to third parties. We retain and reserve all of our copyrights.
In the event that we fail to insist upon your strict performance of any obligations under these Terms, or we fail to exercise any rights or remedies to which we are entitled, this will not constitute a waiver of any such rights and / or remedies available to us.
- Errors and Inaccuracies
There may be information within our Site or the Membership which contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions relating to the service delivery, pricing or promotion of the Membership. We reserve the right to correct or amend any errors without prior notice.
These Terms are governed by the laws of Illinois and the United States.
It is our aim that you are completely satisfied with the Membership. Should you have any feedback please feel free to share it with us as we are always striving to ensure that we provide you with the highest level of service. If you have a complaint about the Membership this should be made to made in writing to Daniel Lona at [email protected]
We intend to rely on the written Terms set out in Terms and Conditions for the services that we provide to you in delivery of the Membership. These written Terms shall constitute the entire agreement between us.
Should there be any conflict between these Terms and any Membership hosting platform or payment gateway, these Terms shall prevail.
If any provision within these Terms is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant provision will be deemed to be deleted).
No provision within these Terms shall be enforceable by any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow the proper operation of your service. Any changes will be notified to you as soon as possible.