Chess3 Terms of Service

Daniel Tauhore

Published on Nov 5, 2023

The official Chess3 terms of service (TOS) document

Chess3 Terms of Service

Separate Legal Documents

  1. Terms and Conditions: This document serves as a legally binding contract between the company and the users on the website, outlining rules and guidelines for using the platform, among other things.

  2. Privacy Policy: A legally mandated document that explains how our company collects, uses, discloses, and manages user data.

  3. Cookie Policy: A document that explains how our website uses cookies and other tracking technologies. This is often a part of or linked from the Privacy Policy.

  4. Disclaimer: A document that outlines any disclaimers about the accuracy, reliability, or liability related to the website or services.

  5. Refund/Return Policy: This document details the conditions under which users can request refunds or returns.

  6. Community Guidelines: If the platform supports user interaction in the future (like chat or comments), this document outlines what behavior is expected from users.

Terms and Conditions of Chess3

1. Introduction

Welcome to Chess3, a web3-based chess game developed and managed by ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD (the “Company”), a company registered in Queensland, Australia (ABN: 63 669 448 962). This document, referred to as the “Terms and Conditions,” outlines the rules and guidelines governing your use of our services. By accessing or using Chess3, you accept and agree to be legally bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not access or use the platform.

2. User Registration and Accounts

2.1 Registration: To access certain features of Chess3, you will need to create an account with us. During registration, you are required to provide accurate, complete, and current information as requested. Your failure to provide accurate information constitutes a breach of these Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our service.

2.2 Wallet Creation and Connection: Upon successful registration, users have the option to create a digital wallet within Chess3. Users may also connect other existing wallets to their Chess3 account. The user assumes full responsibility for managing and securing their wallet(s), including keeping private keys, passwords, and other related information secure.

3. Wagering and Earnings

3.1 Wagering: Chess3 allows users to wager on their own games using crypto or fiat currencies. Users must have sufficient funds in their connected wallets to place a wager. Wagers are confirmed and cannot be cancelled once placed. Wagering is deemed a commitment to play the game to completion.

3.2 Earnings and Losses: Any earnings derived from a game where a wager was placed will be credited to the user’s connected wallet. Conversely, losses will be debited from the same wallet. The transfer of funds is automatic and irrevocable.

3.3 Disclaimer: The Company does not bear any responsibility for decisions made by users regarding wagers, including the decision to participate in wagering. Users acknowledge that wagering involves risk, and potential losses cannot be offset against the Company. We urge all users to wager responsibly.

4. Fees and Commissions

4.1 Fee Structure: ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD levies various fees and commissions for services provided on the Chess3 platform. These include match fees, which are fixed charges applicable to every match played, and commissions on any wagers made.

4.2 Transaction Fees: For every transaction conducted on the platform, whether it involves the exchange of fiat currency, cryptocurrency, or non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a transaction fee will be charged. The fee amount will be deducted directly from the user’s connected wallet.

4.3 Platform Fees: The company reserves the right to charge a platform fee for the use of the Chess3 system. This fee supports the maintenance and improvement of the platform.

5. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Property Rights

5.1 NFT Availability and Ownership: Users may occasionally have the opportunity to purchase, win, or otherwise obtain unique NFTs representing chess boards or chess pieces. Once obtained, these NFTs are the property of the user and can be transferred, traded, or sold to other users.

5.2 Intellectual Property: All intellectual property rights related to the Chess3 platform, including but not limited to the platform’s design, graphics, text, software, code, and other content, belong to ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD, except for NFTs owned by users. Unauthorized use, copying, reproduction, or modification of any of these properties without prior written consent from the Company is strictly prohibited.

6. User Data and Privacy

6.1 Data Collection and Usage: ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD collects, stores, and uses data provided by users during account registration, wallet setup, and gameplay. This may include personal data, transaction data, and information about the user’s interaction with the platform. This data may be used for internal data analysis, improving our services, marketing purposes, or other purposes as far as the law allows.

6.2 Data Protection: The Company complies with all relevant data protection laws. We implement appropriate security measures to protect users’ data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Our detailed data handling practices are outlined in our Privacy Policy.

7. Legal Compliance

7.1 Local Law Compliance: Users are responsible for ensuring their activities on Chess3, including any earnings or transactions, comply with their local laws, particularly tax laws. Users are obliged to accurately report and pay taxes according to their local regulations.

7.2 Regional Restrictions: Accessing and using the services of Chess3 may not be legal in some jurisdictions. Users are responsible for understanding and adhering to local laws pertaining to online gaming, gambling, and digital currencies. If such services are prohibited in your location, you must not access or use Chess3.

8. Prohibited Activities

8.1 Gambling: Chess3 strictly prohibits users from betting on games other than their own. Users found participating in, facilitating, or promoting such activities may face immediate account suspension or termination, along with any other remedies available to the Company under the law.

8.2 Acceptable Use: Users must refrain from any behavior that could harm the Chess3 platform or its users, or interfere with its operation. This includes, but is not limited to, introducing viruses or harmful code, attempting to gain unauthorized access to other user accounts, and any form of harassment or hate speech.

9. Security Measures

9.1 Data Security: We implement rigorous data security measures to safeguard your personal information and wallet data. This includes the use of encryption, secure servers, and other industry-standard measures. However, users are responsible for securing their own account details, including usernames and passwords.

10. Dispute Resolution

10.1 In the event of any disputes arising from the use of Chess3, users agree to first contact the Company to seek a resolution. Any disputes that cannot be resolved directly between the user and the Company will be settled according to the laws of Queensland, Australia, and the Australian court system will have exclusive jurisdiction over such disputes.

11. Limitation of Liability

11.1 ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD, its affiliates, employees, and agents will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use Chess3; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the platform; (iii) any content obtained from the platform; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

12. Changes to the Terms and Conditions

12.1 ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. We will provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. By continuing to access or use our platform after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the platform.

13. Contact Us

13.1 If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms and Conditions, or about the Chess3 platform in general, you can contact us at [insert contact email or form]. We welcome feedback and will do our best to address your concerns promptly and effectively.

Privacy Policy for Chess3

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD, its affiliates, and its service providers collect, use, and disclose your information through the Chess3 platform. By accessing or using Chess3, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy.

1. Information We Collect

We collect information you provide directly to us when you create an account, set up a wallet, perform transactions, or communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include:

  • Contact information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number
  • Transaction information, such as the details of the wagers you place and your transaction history
  • Wallet information, such as the public keys of your connected wallets

2. How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain, and improve Chess3
  • Process transactions and send you related information
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests
  • Communicate with you about news and updates
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with Chess3
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD and others

3. Sharing of Information

We may share your information in the following circumstances:

  • With service providers who perform work on our behalf
  • In response to legal process or a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, or legal process
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD or others

4. Security

We take reasonable measures to help protect your information from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

5. Your Choices

You have the right to update or correct your personal information, and to delete your account, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.

6. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [insert contact email or form].

7. Changes to this Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification).

Cookie Policy for Chess3

This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) explains how ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD and its affiliates use cookies and similar technologies to recognize, collect, and store information when you visit or use the Chess3 platform. By using Chess3, you accept our use of cookies as described in this Policy.

1. What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, mobile app, or use an online platform. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to facilitate and help to make the interaction between users and websites, mobile apps, and online platforms faster and easier, as well as to provide reporting information.

2. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies and other similar technologies for several purposes, including:

  • Authentication and security: To log you into Chess3, protect your security, and help detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate Chess3’s agreements and policies.
  • Preferences: To remember information about your browser and your preferences and to remember your settings and other choices you’ve made.
  • Analytics and research: To help us better understand how people use Chess3, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics.

3. Your Choices

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can also opt-out of receiving cookies from certain third-party analytics providers.

4. Changes to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

5. Contact Us

For more information about our privacy practices, or if you have questions, please contact us at [insert contact email or form].

Disclaimer for Chess3

This website, Chess3, (hereafter referred to as “website”) is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

1. Limitations

ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD does not warrant that:

  • This website will be constantly available, or available at all, or
  • The information on this website is complete, accurate, reliable, or non-misleading.

2. Liabilities

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial, or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • For any indirect, special or consequential loss, or
  • For any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

3. Unenforceable Provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

4. Indemnity

You hereby indemnify ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD and undertake to keep ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

5. Changes to Disclaimer

ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD reserves the right to make changes to this disclaimer at any time without notice.

Returns and Refunds Policy for Chess3

This Returns and Refunds Policy (“Policy”) describes the practices of ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD for transactions on the Chess3 platform. Your purchase of any product or service through the platform constitutes your agreement to this Policy.

1. No Refunds

All sales of products and services on the Chess3 platform are final. Except as required by law, purchased products and services are non-refundable, including, but not limited to:

  • Wagers placed on games
  • Purchases of NFTs, including chess boards and pieces
  • Platform and transaction fees

2. Legal Requirements

This Policy does not affect any rights you may have under the Australian Consumer Law, or any other laws that may apply, to return a product and receive a refund for it.

3. Disputes

If you have a dispute concerning any transaction you undertake via the Chess3 platform, please contact our customer service team at [insert contact email or form].

4. Changes to this Policy

ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time, effective upon posting. Continued use of the Chess3 platform after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Community Guidelines for Chess3

Welcome to the Chess3 community! These guidelines are designed to ensure a positive, enjoyable, and respectful environment for all members. Your use of Chess3 constitutes your agreement to these guidelines.

1. Respect Everyone

We are committed to maintaining a respectful community that actively engages in positive discussions. We don’t allow disruptive behavior, including:

  • Harassment, discrimination, or offensive comments related to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, or nationality.
  • Threats or personal attacks directed towards other users.

2. Keep It Legal

Users should not engage in illegal activities on our platform. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Fraudulent activity, such as fixing games or using illegal software to gain an advantage.
  • Engaging in, encouraging, or promoting activities that violate the laws and regulations of their respective jurisdictions.

3. Stay On Topic

While discussion is encouraged, we ask that you keep your conversations relevant to chess and the Chess3 platform.

4. No Spam

We don’t allow spam or other unsolicited commercial content. Be careful not to flood the platform with repetitive content or unsolicited promotions.

5. Respect Privacy

Respecting the privacy of others is a key principle of our community. Don’t share others’ private information without their explicit permission.

6. Report Issues

If you see content or behavior that violates these guidelines, please report it to our team via the appropriate channels.

7. Changes to These Guidelines

ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time, effective upon posting. Continued use of the Chess3 platform after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Breaching these guidelines may result in actions against your account, such as warnings, suspensions, or permanent bans. As always, your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated!

Important Additions to Note

1. Support and Contact Information:

For any support needs, complaints, or inquiries, please reach out to our support team at Our team is ready to assist you and will respond to your request within 5 business days.

2. Account Suspension and Termination:

Breaching our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, or Community Guidelines may result in actions against your account. These actions can range from a warning to a temporary suspension or, in severe cases, permanent termination of your account. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate any account for violations at our discretion.

3. Changes to Terms of Service:

ONCHAIN GAMES PTY LTD reserves the right to modify the Terms of Service at any time, effective upon posting. Continued use of the Chess3 platform after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. We will notify users of any significant changes via email or a notice on our website.

4. Security Measures:

We prioritize the security of our users’ personal and financial information. We employ industry-standard security measures, including secure socket layer (SSL) technology, data encryption, and two-factor authentication to protect your information. Please review our Privacy Policy for more details about how we protect and use your data.

5. Dispute Resolution Process:

If you have a dispute concerning any transaction or game result on the Chess3 platform, please contact our customer service team. We will review your issue and seek to resolve it in a fair and timely manner. For more details, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Daniel Tauhore

Founder of Chess3 and DAO Master Labs.