The United States Chess Federation (USCF) maintains records of the names and addresses of its members. To help further the promotion of chess, this information is available for a small service charge to USCF-affiliated tournament organizers, chess clubs, and other chess promoters. USCF may also make that list available for commercial uses with affiliated promotional offers. USCF may also provide single addresses on request to its affiliates for legitimate reasons, such as the distribution of unclaimed prizes. If you are a member or plan to become one, and do not want your name and address to be available for any such affiliated groups or commercial purposes, please notify us.
Note that in order to comply with Illinois law, registered voters may be included in mailing lists ordered for electioneering purposes even if the member has requested that his name and address be withheld from such lists.
USCF does not currently make available the email addresses of its members to chess promoters, but may do this in the future, giving 90 days advance notice on this page. Members who provide an e-mail address to the USCF will be able to exclude their email addresses from any such use and from USCF e-mailings that are part of a commercial promotion.
The USCF does e-mailings on behalf of USCF Sales, our sale partner, on behalf of affiliates and possibly on behalf of third parties. As of December 2009, the USCF will also begin offering an email service to members to notify them when an event they played in has been rated, and is expanding its TLA Mail service to include most events. To update your email profile, including signing up for nofication when an event you played in has been rated and for TLa Mail, click here.
USCF does not currently make available email addresses of its non-member customers to outside groups, and it is unlikely this will be done in the future. If this policy should change, we will provide 90 days advance notice on this page.
If USCF requests your phone number, this is in order to be able to contact you if there is a problem with your membership or your merchandise order. Your phone number will not be used for marketing. If USCF should decide to promote its memberships or sales by phone, we will provide 90 days advance notice on this page, and you will be able to have your information deleted from such lists at that time.
USCF will not make your phone number available to other groups. It is unlikely that this policy will change, but if it does, we will provide 90 days advance notice on this page.
USCF operates www.uschess.org and other chess websites. When you visit our sites, our server recognizes your domain name, but not your email address unless there is a specific request for an e-mail address and you provide one.
For purposes of verifying identity and eligibility, USCF maintains a record of the date of birth of its members. The USCF is required by FIDE to supply birthdates for players in FIDE-rated events held in the USA as part of the process of submitting those events for rating by FIDE. This information is not shared with other groups, although chess promoters are able to order lists of names and addresses of players over or under a specified age. With such requests, USCF requires documentation to ensure the purpose behind the request is reasonable.
NOTIFICATION. Should any of the above policies substantively change, we will generally post notice of the change on this page at least 90 days before the change takes effect.
|Last Updated ( April 2, 2013 )|