TERMS AND CONDITIONS

IMPORTANT – Please read and acknowledge these terms and conditions.


By signing below, I acknowledge that I and my student have read and understood the online chess class etiquette, rules, and expectations 

For Students(Online Classes)

  • I agree to find a quiet place and sit on a table and chair, free from distractions (siblings, pets, parents, television).

  • I agree to show up to chess class on scheduled time, a couple of minutes early to ensure proper connection 

  • I agree to turn on the video and wait to be admitted into class. 

  • I agree not to use a virtual background on zoom meeting for the duration of the class 

  • I agree to mute myself except when talking; this limits background noise. (When the teacher calls on you, she will unmute each student. Only one student should contribute/ talk.)

  • I agree to raise my hand when I have something to say, and wait for the teacher to call, maintain eye contact, treat it like a regular classroom 

  • I agree to be respectful and take permission from the teacher before leaving the video screen for any reason (for example restroom break).

  • I agree to refrain from taking help from parents or siblings when answering questions 

  • I agree to complete the chess homework before class begins. (the solutions will be discussed in class.)

  • I agree to be in an appropriate environment & dress appropriately – (your peers will see you!)

  • I agree to refrain from chewing gum, eating, or drinking or doing other tasks in front of the camera, while the class is going on.

  • I agree to come prepared, participate, and have fun!

  • Remember this is a class, so treat it as such.

For Parents(Online Classses)

  • Reminder: This is a special time for the teacher to connect with the students. We appreciate you being quiet observers. 

  • Parents are encouraged to help their children be independent learners and students to be good communicators.

  • If there are technical difficulties, please help out.  If you have questions or concerns, please wait until the end of class.

  • Please ensure that your student’s video remains on during class to promote focus.

  • The zoom links will be sent to the primary parent's email it is the parent’s responsibility to help your child to log on and be on time for class. There is no makeup class offered. If students have additional questions they may stay and ask for clarifications after the regular class ends.

  • If the student plans to be absent and wants class recording, a text must be sent to the instructor.

Makeup policy and Absences(Online Classes)

  • Students have up to two excused absences. If you plan to miss class, please text or email your instructor in advance.

  • Zoom recording of the two missed classes will be sent. 

  • This is an interactive class. On the third or more absences, students may be removed from the program.​


Makeup policy and Absences(In-Person Classes)

  • Makeup classes will be conducted by taking extra minutes in the concurring classes as per instructor says

Waiver and Release of Liability(In-Person Classes)

  • I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. I further acknowledge that Nine Points Chess cannot guarantee that I or my child will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself, my child and others, including, but not limited to, Nine Points Chess staff, and families. I voluntarily seek services provided by Nine Points Chess and acknowledge that I am increasing the risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I or my child must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while attending our appointment. I attest that: * I (or my child) am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. I (or my child) have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days. I (or my child) have not traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days. I do not believe I (or my child) have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I (or my child) have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities. I (or my child) am following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my (or my child) exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I hereby release and agree to hold Nine points Chess harmless from and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of Nine Points Chess, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Nine Points Chess. I understand that this release discharges Nine Points Chess from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against Nine Points Chess with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Nine Points Chess.


  • I acknowledge and fully understand that I/my child will be engaging in physical activities that may involve some risk of injury. I acknowledge and have been advised that it is my responsibility to consult with my/my child’s physician with respect to any past or present injury, illness, health problem or any other condition or medication that may affect my/my child’s participation. I assume the foregoing risks and accept full personal responsibility for any personal injuries sustained by myself/my child which might incur as a result of participating in this program and discharge and hold harmless Nine Points Chess, their owners, directors, members, employees, and agents from any claim, cause of action or liability for damages arising from any personal injury to me/my child or other persons or property caused by my participation in the  Nine Points Chess classes, workshops or any such activities.


  • I understand that Nine Points Chess may, in its sole discretion, dismiss any participant for inappropriate, disrespectful, or dangerous behavior at any time. In this event, I understand that I will not receive a refund of chess fees for unattended days. If my child breaks or damages any property as a result of their direct or indirect behavior, I hereby agree to pay for its repair or replacement.


  • I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which my child may participate and that it will govern the actions and responsibilities at said activity.


  • In consideration of my application and permitting my child to participate in this activity, I hereby:


  • WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of Nine Points Chess staff and volunteers, entities or other persons released, for my child’s death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to them including their traveling to and from this activity;


  • INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE Nine Points Chess/ Geetanjali Soni and other entities or persons released from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.


  • I understand that while participating in this activity, my child may be photographed. I agree to allow their photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity. I agree that Mrs. Soni can take and use photos, videos of the child/children named in this registration for the limited purposes of marketing Nine Points Chess, without compensational obligation, and I hereby release Nine Points Chess and staff from any Claims resulting from their use of photos and or Videos.


  • The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. Nine Points Chess and all its employees, acting officially or otherwise are hereby released from any and all claims, demands, actions, or causes of action on account of any injury to my child that may occur. This release binds my heirs, executors, administrators, and/or assigns.


  • THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE DURATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY, DURING THIS INITIAL AND ALL SUBSEQUENT EVENTS OF PARTICIPATION.


  • I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT, AND AGREE TO ITS TERMS.


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