Information We Collect
When creating an account, you will be asked to enter an optional email address and a password.
We do not send promotional emails. Your email address, if supplied, is only used for:
- Logging in.
- Resetting your password if you forget it.
- Notifying you of important account-related matters, should they arise. (To date, no email has ever been sent for this reason.)
We store information about your openings and training progress so we can sync this information between any devices where you use the app. We also collect aggregate, anonymous statistics about app usage and crashes.
We use tokens in the app to keep you logged in.
Like most websites and apps, we also store information through the use of software that may be transparent to users. For example, we may log your IP address and general information about your browser or device.
Additional information collected by anonymous analytics
King’s Cross’s iOS app includes components of Google Firebase to provide crash reporting and basic analytics to help us improve the app. These are aggregate, anonymous statistics, such as the percentage of users who use particular features.
King’s Cross does not share your email address or any other personal data with Google.
Additional information collected by in-app ads
King’s Cross’s iOS app includes Google AdMob ads. Google may use the advertising identifier from your device(s) to infer interests, demographics, and other data to show you more relevant ads. Your device advertising identifier can be disabled or reset by following these instructions from Apple.
Becoming a Premium user disables all advertisements and sharing of targeting data.
We use the information we collect to operate and improve our website, apps, and customer support.
We do not share your personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish King’s Cross’s functionality, except as specified above for analytics and in-app advertisements.
We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal requirements; to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or abuse, violations of our policies; or to protect our rights and property.
In the future, we may sell to, buy, merge with, or partner with other businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.
The security and integrity of your personal data is important to us. Therefore, we use generally accepted industry standards, technologies and procedures, such as firewalls, security software etc., in order to protect the integrity of your personal data and to prevent any unauthorized access. However, no system can be 100% secure and despite our efforts, there is always a risk of unauthorized access to your personal data. By using our services, you assume this risk.
Accessing Your Information
You may access or change your information or delete your account at any time by logging into the app.
Terms & Conditions
About King’s Cross
King’s Cross is a Service available online at, among other places, kingscross-app.com and in the iPhone App Store as “King’s Cross”. The purpose of King’s Cross is to help our users build their chess opening repertoire and record their training progress.
Using Our Services
To use our Services you must follow some simple rules. The Service is only available for your private use and is not intended for commercial use. Do not misuse the Services, so that either King’s Cross or anyone else is harmed in any way. You may only use the Services as permitted by law and these Terms. By using our Services, you agree that:
- All of the personal data provided by you is accurate and up to date.
- You are solely responsible for all activities on your account and all the content that is uploaded and/or created under your King’s Cross account (“User Material”).
- King’s Cross does not monitor the contents of the Service, but may at any time choose, at its sole discretion, to remove User Material from the Service and/or your user account and to terminate your account and membership.
- Your membership, including your email and password, with King’s Cross is personal and may not be transferred or used by someone else. You are responsible for storing your login details in a safe manner. King’s Cross is not in any way responsible for any loss or damage caused by unauthorized access to your account or use of your login details. If you learn of or suspect any unauthorized use of your account, you must immediately inform King’s Cross for example via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- King’s Cross is not intended for use by persons under the age of 13. To use King’s Cross, you must be at least 13 years old.
- Violation of any of these Terms will lead to a direct termination of your user account and subscription. If you violate these terms, you will not get a refund.
- You may not engage in any commercial activities, advertise and/or provide hints (such as links) on where commercial activities are present through our Services.
- You may not contribute with any propaganda, religious and/or political views, or contribute with information which in any way contains or involves incitement to racial hatred, child pornography or pornography through the use of our Services. Further, you may not defame, harass or offend other people through the use of our Services.
- If you have any criticism or feedback regarding King’s Cross or our Services, to firstly contact King’s Cross to help us to improve our Services.
- You may not transmit, and/or distribute files that may damage King’s Cross or others’ computers or property (such as viruses and trojan horses).
- You may not share others’ personal information, without their approval.
You can at any time choose to cancel/end your account at your convenience. Please note that uninstalling the mobile application or closing your account will not automatically stop your subscription — you must actively cancel the subscription. Please note that if you have subscribed to King’s Cross through the use of App Store or any other service provider, you can only cancel your subscription through the use of their services. To find out how to cancel the subscription and/or your account, please follow the instructions in the app or on the website. Special terms and conditions apply to King’s Cross Premium.
King’s Cross Premium
This section only applies when you purchase and/or subscribe to King’s Cross Premium or other paid products. By paying the subscription fee you get access to King’s Cross Premium during the time your subscription is valid, subject to these Terms.
All subscriptions with King’s Cross Premium are paid in advance.
You may at any time terminate your membership, in which case your membership will still be valid for the subscription time you have already paid for. If you have subscribed to King’s Cross through the use of App Store or any other such service provider, using in-app purchase, you can only cancel your subscription through the use of their services.
Subscription fees can be found in the mobile application. Special terms and conditions may apply. King’s Cross reserves the right to change the subscription fees from time to time.
You hereby consent to start using the Services immediately upon subscribing with King’s Cross Premium or other paid products. All payments handled by Apple, such as in-app purchases, can only be refunded by Apple and with Apple’s consent. If you would like to contact Apple, please click here. Default in payment shall not be deemed as a termination of a King’s Cross Premium subscription.
All rights in and to the Services, including any trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrighted content (collectively “Intellectual Property”) presented within the Service are the property of King’s Cross and/or third parties. You agree not to use Intellectual Property for any other purposes except for your use of the Service, unless required otherwise by applicable mandatory law.
By submitting User Material to King’s Cross, you warrant and represent that you hold the copyright, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights to your content. You agree to grant King’s Cross a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use User Material to the extent necessary for King’s Cross to operate and maintain the Service. This license shall remain valid until the respective User Material is deleted from the Service by you or by King’s Cross in accordance with these Terms.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
You use the Service at your own risk. The Service is provided “AS IS”, without any warranties, and King’s Cross does not warrant that the Service and availability thereof will be uninterrupted or error free. King’s Cross does not assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in the information or software or other documents, including User Material, which are referenced by or linked to. References or links to third parties’ websites are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
In no event shall King’s Cross be liable for any indirect or consequential damages, except in cases of intentional misconduct or gross negligence. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, King’s Cross aggregated liability for any direct damages shall be limited to the lesser of: (i) membership fees paid by the user; (ii) membership fees paid by the user during the previous calendar year.
For the sake of clarity, King’s Cross, doesn’t undertake the obligation to monitor the contents of User Material.
You are not entitled to assign your rights and/or obligations under these Terms or use of the Service to any third party without King’s Cross’s prior written consent. King’s Cross is entitled to assign its rights and/or obligations under these Terms.
King’s Cross reserves the right to refuse the Service to anyone for any reason at any time. King’s Cross may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on King’s Cross’s website (www.kingscross-app.com). Any and all material changes shall become into effect between you and King’s Cross upon your acceptance of such changes (e.g. by using the Services after such notification has been made to you or renewing your subscription).
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
All disputes shall be settled within the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. If and when in the regulations above a criminal offence or rights of a third party is referred to the law of the German Federal Republic is the only law applicable.
The place of jurisdiction for all disputes is Mannheim.
If parts of these conditions are not, no longer or not completely in accordance with current law, the remaining parts remain untouched in their contents and validity.