GDPR Information & concent


According to articles 13 and following of Regulation 2016/679/EU (following GDPR), ECU informs you that registering to this event (tournament/seminar/course) some of your personal data such as name, FIDE ID number, birthday, country, email address, and gender will be collected and processed for the event communication and operation. 

PLEASE NOTE: in case of refusal to consent the process of your data some of all the services may not work. Thus, you are informed on the following

1. Data controller – representatives – data protection officer.

The data controller is European Chess Union – ECU, whose legal seat is in Rainweidstrasse 2, CH-6333, Hunenberg See, Switzerland, email address .

The representative person is the President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, c/o ECU’s abovementioned legal seat.

The Data Protection Officer for the European Union is Mr. Johann Pocksteiner c/o the ECU’s abovementioned legal seat.

The official email address of the D.P.O. is

Processor is ECU technical department.

2. Data collector. 

The personal data such as name, FIDE ID number, birthday, country, email address, and gender, where not collected from you personally, are collected through FIDE rating system.

3. Purpose.

The process is finalized to give you the services ECU provides through its official competitions, seminars, courses.  

Your data will also be processed in order to fulfil any law obligation, even on accountability and fiscal matters, imposed to ECU by either national or international Law and Regulations.

4. Data Processing 

Your data will be processed by the following operations (one or more):

Collect, registration, organization, conservation in a database, consultation, processing by automated algorithm or personal research, modification where necessary, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection and deletion of the data.

Such process is conducted with or without electronic devices, internet or offline based databases, automated archives, software and computer programs.

The process is operated by ECU technical department and secretariat.

5. Safety.

The computer databased are protected by the following measures, which were found to be appropriate by the ECU Technical Department:

Anti-virus and malware protector;


Locked servers.

5. Legal Basis.

The data process is made by legal agreement.

ECU processes your data in a fair and legitimate way only to provide you the required services.

By ticking “I agree”, you agree to the process, as indicated above.

6. Data Collecting.

Data collecting is necessary in order to achieve the purpose and complete the activities above indicated.

7. Refusal.

In case of refusal to let your data to be processed by ECU, providing one or more services might be impossible.

8. Storage.

Your personal data will be stored until your decision them to be deleted or communication of your death or unavailability or decision to delete your personal data from any archive. After this, your data will be completely erased from the ECU database.

9. Communication and recipient.

Your personal data can be known by the internal body of ECU such as the Secretariat and ECU Technical department and transferred as well to organizers of events in order to let them advertise tournaments in your neighbourhood.

Your data may also be communicated to any legal authority of the European Union requesting them for administrative and legal procedures.

10. Profile.

Your data may be used to profile your activity as a chess player in order to provide you advertising on events and tournaments.

11. Diffusion.

Your data will not be defunded or disclosure.

Your data will be sent abroad in all the countries members of ECU.

ECU website servers are currently located in Bulgaria, ECU web domain is registered in the United States.

12. Your rights.

You have the right to:

– Check the existence of your data in ECU databases.

– Request from ECU access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject and to object to the processing as well as the right to data portability.

– Withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;

– Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

– Check the origin from which the personal data belong, and if applicable, whether it came from publicly accessible sources;

– Know the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) of the Regulation and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

13. Data Breach.

In case of a Data Breach ECU will notify immediately the fact and act according to the provision of the regulation.

14. Withdraw.

The already made process based on previous consent shall be legal and lawful after the withdraw.