JUNIORS TO MASTERS CHESS ACADEMY FAIR PLAY AGREEMENT


Article 1 – Purpose

1.1.         The purpose of this agreement is to uphold and ensure integrity and fair competition during Junior to Masters Chess Academy events and tournaments. Players participating in an event or tournament expect a basic level of good-natured sportsmanship and honesty at all times from their fellow players. It is to this end that all players must agree to a common set of responsibilities and guidelines if they wish to participate in any Juniors to Masters Chess Academy events or tournaments.

Article 2 – Player Behaviour 

2.1.         Players at all times shall exhibit a basic level of sportsmanlike conduct and respect to their fellow players and tournament staff. Behaviour that will not be tolerated may include, but is not limited to, harassment, bullying, belittling other players, and/or unsportsmanlike conduct.

2.2.         Conduct at tournaments or events is regulated by Juniors to Masters Chess Academy, and Juniors to Masters Chess Academy has the authority to deem any form of conduct that they believe to be intolerable, inappropriate or unsportsmanlike as such, and has the authority to apply whatever penalty they feel is appropriate to the offending player, including without limitation, disqualification from a tournament and prohibition from attending or participating in any one or more future tournaments or Juniors to Masters Chess Academy events, and may apply any reasonable remedy to rectify the situation.

2.3.         Players agree to adhere to the rules and regulations of the event or tournament they are attending or participating in.

Article 3 – Cheating 

3.1.         No form of cheating will be tolerated at any time. Forms of cheating include, but are not limited to, playing with assistance from another person, computer, or referential material.

3.2.         Juniors to Masters Chess Academy has complete discretion in determining if a player is, or has been, cheating during an event or tournament OR ANY TIME AFTER THE EVENT OR TOURNAMENT HAS ENDED. No proof or evidence is required to be provided to an offending player for Juniors to Masters Chess Academy to make a finding of cheating. Juniors to Masters Chess Academy also has complete discretion to apply whatever reasonable penalty they feel is appropriate to the offending player.

3.3.         Some possible penalties a cheating player may face include:

  • If the cheating is discovered to be during the tournament or event, the offending player’s previous, current, and future games in the tournament or event will be forfeited.
  • If the cheating is discovered after the tournament, the offending player may have their tournament record altered or removed entirely.
  • The offending player may also face banishment from all future Juniors to Masters Chess Academy tournaments or events.
  • If the offending player is a Juniors to Masters Chess Academy student, the student may face immediate removal from the program and Juniors to Masters Chess Academy may in its sole and absolute discretion and in accordance with its payment and refund policies, but is not obligated to, issue a refund for the remaining classes.

Article 4 - Video Monitoring and Recording

4.1.         To participate in a Juniors to Masters Chess Academy tournament or event, it may be required that the player’s person, immediate surroundings, and game be video monitored and recorded. The purpose of which will be to ensure that each player is following the terms set out in the JUNIORS TO MASTERS CHESS ACADEMY FAIR PLAY AGREEMENT and any other terms, rules, or guidelines introduced by Juniors to Masters Chess Academy generally and/or for a specific event or tournament.

4.2.         Juniors to Masters Chess Academy may view the live video and/or recording to ensure that each player is following the terms set out in the JUNIORS TO MASTERS CHESS ACADEMY FAIR PLAY AGREEMENT and any other terms, rules, or guidelines introduced by Juniors to Masters Chess Academy generally and/or for a specific event or tournament, and for no other reason or purpose.

4.3.         Players are responsible for setting up and maintaining the live video of themselves for the entirety of the event or tournament. Failure to do so may result in withdrawal from the event or tournament, forfeiture of a game, or any other disciplinary or remedial action that Juniors to Masters Chess Academy deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

4.4.         Recordings will be held by Juniors to Masters Chess Academy for 30 days, after which they may be destroyed. However, recordings may be held for longer than 30 days for an indefinite period at the sole discretion of Juniors to Masters Chess Academy  if Juniors to Masters Chess Academy have decided that a recording may aid with the investigation of a player and that player’s actions during a tournament and/or event.

4.5.         Recordings and live video may be viewed by: The chief arbiter, deputy arbiter, and arbiters; Juniors to Masters Chess Academy fair play team; directors of Juniors to Masters Chess Academy; Chess.com fair play team; any third parties that Juniors to Masters Chess Academy requests to assist in an investigation.

4.6.         Video monitoring and recordings shall not be used for any other purposes other than what is stated therein. Video monitoring and recordings shall not be used for promotional or public use of any kind.

4.7.          Any video monitoring and recordings undertaken by Juniors to Masters Chess Academy, and the storage of any data related to the foregoing, will be in accordance with applicable laws, including applicable privacy laws.

Article 5 – Right of Refusal

5.1.         Juniors to Masters Chess Academy reserves the right to deny any event or tournament applicant admission into any event or tournament. Juniors to Masters Chess Academy is not required to provide a reason as to why they have denied admission of an applicant into an event or tournament.

Article 6 – Limitation of Liability

6.1.         Juniors to Masters Chess Academy and any staff or third parties employed by Juniors to Masters Chess Academy shall not be liable for any error of judgment or mistake or for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential loss or damage (including damage to reputation) suffered by a player in connection with the performance of this agreement, except a loss resulting from willful misfeasance, or gross negligence on the part of Juniors to Masters Chess Academy.

Article 7 – General Provisions

7.1.         This agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. There is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition which effects this agreement other than as expressed herein except for any representations or warranties made in writing by Juniors to Masters Chess Academy to a specific participant.

7.2.         If any one provision of this agreement is declared by any judicial or other competent authority to be void, voidable, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, the parties shall amend that provision in such a reasonable manner as achieves the intention of the parties or at the discretion of Juniors to Masters Chess Academy said provision may be severed from this agreement, but the remaining provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.

7.3.         Any variations or alterations in this agreement shall not be valid unless made in writing and signed (or electronically accepted) by and on behalf of each of the parties.

7.4.         No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising any right, power, remedy, or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power, remedy or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power, remedy or privilege.

7.5.         I hereby agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this agreement.


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