Privacy Policy

We, the owners of chessmail, adhere strictly to the legal requirements for data protection. Personal data entered on this website is only collected if necessary for technical reasons. The collected data is never sold or passed on to third parties for any other reason.

The following section provides an overview of how we guarantee the protection of your data as well as what data is collected for which purposes.

Encrypted data transmission

On chessmail, login data and pages containing personal data are encrypted. The "Transport Layer Security" (TLS) encryption protocol is used for this.

Additional field in the address bar On encrypted pages such as the registration page, the address bar of your browser displays an additional field where you can see information on the type of encryption used and the associated certificate.

Certificate information

Encryption ensures that your data is transfered safely. This means that your login and personal data are protected if you are using a public wireless network or public computer, such as those in an internet café.


These webpages often use “cookies”. These make the site more user-friendly, effective and safe. “Cookies” are small text files that are saved on your computer by your browser.

Data processing on this website

We automatically collect information your browser sends to us and save it in the server log files. This information is:

  • Browsertyp und Version
  • Your operating system
  • The IP address of the computer you are using to access the page
  • The time of the server request

We are not able to match this data to any specific person. This data is not combined with other data sources.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Access rights and other information

You are entitled at any time to request information on the data we have saved pertaining to your person, its background and recipients, as well as the reasons why this data was saved.

If you have any questions that have not been answered by this data protection declaration, or if you require further information on any aspect thereof, please do not hesitate to contact us.