Terms and conditions


  • Do not cheat or receive assistance in games (from a chess computer, book, database or another person).

  • Be nice and courteous to all other players, always.

  • Do not make multiple accounts.

Welcome to Scacchi.it

This page explains our terms of use. When you use Scacchi.it, you’re agreeing to all the rules on this page. Some of them need to be expressed in specific legal language but we’ve done our best to offer you clear and simple explanations of what everything means.

By using this website (the “Site”) and services (together with the Site, the “Services”) offered by Scacchi.it you’re agreeing to these legally binding rules (the “Terms and conditions”). You’re also agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, and agreeing to follow any other rules on the Site, like our Fair Play rules (included below).

We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any significant or material changes, by notifying you on the Site and e-mail. New versions of the terms will never apply retroactively – we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you continue using Scacchi.it after a change, that means you accept the new terms.

What we offer

Scacchi.it is a digital platform which offers the chess environment for coaches, trainers and players.

Scacchi.it particularly offers:

  1. a coaching platform for trainers and pupils, which relevant features for a chess class or training to be run;

  2. a playing platform for a one-to-one game or to play against a bot;

  3. a playing platform to organise and run tournaments.

Our users are encouraged to use our services and content to develop their understanding of chess and capabilities by getting lessons with their trainers and play games to improve their level.

Scacchi.it is a registered domain and trademark owned by Le Due Torri S.R.L., corporation established under the Italian Law, whose headquarter is located in Bologna (Italy) – Via Pietro Gobetti 52/3 (Tax number 03972370377 – VAT 04110360379).

You can always contact us at privacy@scacchi.it

Creating an Account

To sign up for a Scacchi.it account, you need to be 18 or over.

If you’re underage, you can only use Scacchi.it if a parental control mode is enabled on your computer or with parental/guardian supervision and consent. You’re responsible for your account and all the activity on it.

Scacchi.it doesn’t offer any service for unregistered players: we kindly ask you to understand this is for your own safety and to avoid spam or other inappropriate activities on the platform.

The registration is performed by choosing a username, setting a password, and securing it with a valid email address. If you don’t submit accurate information, you might not be able to access your account.

When you do that, the information you give us has to be accurate and complete. Don’t impersonate anyone else or choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone’s rights. If you don’t follow these rules, we reserve the right to close your account without warning.

User Rights

Our users have rights to protect their property, privacy, and identity unless they have consented or agree to making their identity public. Most information on privacy can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Scacchi.it, as an Italian corporation, is subject to European Union and Italian data protection law as our baseline, and in many respects go further than what the law requires. These rights apply anyway to all users, not just those under a European Union jurisdiction.

By agreeing to these Terms, registered Users can have access to Scacchi.it features and are free to use them for their own personal, educational, charitable, or developmental purposes.

Users are also free to transfer their games for their own purposes. This can be done through your account settings to export the notation of games you’ve played on Scacchi.it.

Please notice that creating bots and running them into Scacchi.it is not allowed, nor you can play as a team, even for entertainment or educational purposes, unless this is a part of an educational programme run by a coach.

Any unallowed use can be detected and Scacchi.it reserves the right to close any relevant account without any further notice.

Users are responsible for the content they post. Some examples of content would include information, data, text, photographs, messages, and other materials. We won’t be responsible for the content you post.

Our Privacy Policy states which data Scacchi.it will take from a User’s device and why it does. This data will only ever be in line with our legal obligations, being necessary and proportionate. A User can query what data we have on them by making a Subject Access Request by email to privacy@scacchi.it.

In all circumstances, we may retain certain information as required by law or necessary for our legitimate operating purposes. All of the provisions within this agreement survive the termination of an account.

Fair Play

Users commit to behave with good conduct whilst using the platform.

This will always be determined at our own discretion. Users who don’t behave with good conduct may have their account suspended, banned or closed without warning, and their content removed from the site. In all circumstances we reserve the right to suspend, ban or close an account for any reason without warning, and without having to provide evidence that any rule has been breached.

See the following for some examples of what you shouldn’t do.

1. Cheating. We define this as using any external assistance to strengthen your knowledge and, or, calculation ability to gain an unfair advantage over your opponent. Some examples would include computer engine assistance, opening books (except for correspondence games), endgame tablebases, and asking another player for help, although these aren’t the only things we would consider cheating.

2. Artificially inflating or deflating your rating. This is where a User purposefully loses, or has arranged with an opponent to win. As a result, the User’s rating will artificially increase or decrease.

3. Impersonation. Don’t pretend to be someone who you’re not. You’re welcome to use a pseudonym.

4. Trying to break into accounts of other users, even if it’s as simple as just guessing a password, DDoS and volumetric attacks. This activity is illegal, so the relevant authorities would also be notified.

5. Harassing conduct or offensive language. If you aren’t sure whether to say something, think about how an objective outsider might view it. Harassment is a criminal act and will be reported to the relevant authorities.

6. Sharing copyrighted material. On some parts of the site you can share your own content with the public. Posting anything other than what you’ve made yourself, or have a fiduciary right to share is illegal. Users are responsible for what they post and share.

7. Abuse our infrastructure. Don’t take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or on our third-party providers. We reserve the right to determine what is reasonable.

8. Spamming. Posting unsolicited messages like junk mail, chain letters, or just general spam is just frustrating for our Users, so don’t do it.

This list is non-exhaustive and doesn’t detail all activity we can or will take action against. The final word is always with the administrators, and penalties will be applied at the administrators’ discretion.

Closing and Terminating your Account

You can close your account at any time. Closing your account won’t automatically make some content you’ve already posted be permanently erased. You can close your account through your settings.

The action to erase your account will permanently erase also all content and data. Although we may retain certain information as required by law or as necessary for our legitimate operating purposes. All of the provisions within this agreement survive the termination of an account.

Our rights

To operate, we need to be able to maintain control over what happens on our website. To summarise, we reserve the right to make decisions to protect the health and integrity of our systems. We’ll only use these powers when we absolutely must.

We can make changes to the Scacchi.it Site and Services without letting you know in advance, or being liable for any loss, damage, or harm that arises as a result.

We have the ultimate say in who can use our Site and Services. We can cancel accounts, or decline to let Users use our Services.

We are not responsible for any loss, damage, or harm that may arise from any occasional downtime.

We reserve the right to contact the relevant authorities if a User is breaking the law, and share relevant data with the authorities, if harm or damage occurs either against our Users or against the operation of our infrastructure.

We reserve the right to withhold financial awards or prizes from Users we suspect of cheating or breaching other Fair Play and Community Guidelines, without needing to justify when, where, or how that User did so.

This list is non-exhaustive, and we reserve the right to add, edit, or remove entries from it at any time.


Our Data Protection Policy describes how we handle the information you provide to us when you use our services. You understand that through your use of the services you consent to the collection and use, as set out in the privacy policy, of this information. Scacchi.it currently follows European Data Protection and Italian law, and applies these rights to users of all nationalities, not just European users.


Scacchi.it respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects Users of the Services to do the same. We reserve the right to remove content alleged to be infringing without prior notice at our sole discretion and without liability to you. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement, that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us, as described in our copyright policy.

If you believe your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement please alert us by contacting us at copyright@scacchi.it

You retain your rights to any content you submit, post or create through the services including chess games. By submitting, posting or displaying content on or through our services, you grant us a global, non-exclusive, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such content in any and all media or distribution channels. This does not remove your rights from other 3rd party sites, such as Twitch or YouTube.


Services made available are on an as is and as available basis. We’re not responsible for whether this stuff actually works, though if it does that’s an added bonus to all of us.

Scacchi.it makes no warranty or representation and disclaims all responsibility and liability for the completeness, availability, timeliness, accuracy and security of the content and services.

We disclaim all responsibility for any harm or loss of any data to your computer system, the deletion of or failure to store or transmit communications or content maintained by the services or whether the services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure or error-free basis. Scacchi.it cannot be held responsible for any loss, financial or otherwise, from third party sources, including misrepresentations, negligence or fraud.

No advice, information or written correspondence whether oral or written procured from LScacchi.it entities or through Scacchi.it services will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein.


You agree to accept the law and jurisdiction of Italy by using our services.

You also agree that the eligible court to file any action against Scacchi.it will be the regular Courthouse in Bologna.

If you have any dispute with us, relating to these Terms or by using our Services, try to contact us so we can informally resolve the dispute.

In the event any provision of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited to the minimum enforcement possible, and the remaining terms held with full effect.

These terms are an agreement between you and Scacchi.it.