Who can see my name?

Privacy options for Players

You can change Privacy Options on each Player Profile on your account. This way you control who can see your Private Data (name, gender, year of birth). See how to do that here.

Who can see your name?

Tornelo offers 3 options:

  • Private = Only Arbiters and Players in your Event can see your name
  • Community = Only users signed-in to Tornelo can see your name
  • Public = Everybody on the Internet can see your name

See the example below from different perspectives:

PUBLIC VIEW (Google robots can see this)

In the Message bar, you can see nobody is Signed in. Anyone on the internet is merely “Enjoying spectating”. 5 names are redacted and the Spectator is only able to see their initials.


In the Message bar shows the User as a Spectator because they are not participating in this specific Event, but they are a Tornelo user.

As a member of the Tornelo Community only 3 names are hidden. We now see 1st player, is Anakin Skywalker, last player is Padme Amidala and their Privacy Settings are set to Community.


The Signed in User signed-in is a Player in this Event, waiting for next round. It is necessary to see the names of all players, as they would in an over the board Event. All the names are now visible.

Note that Arbiters and Organizers will also see always see all the names.

Who can download my games?

Anyone can download a PGN file from an Event. Even Spectators who are not Signed in.

However, if the names are hidden on Tornelo, they stay hidden in the PGN file as well.

Player names in the PGN download are the same as visible on Tornelo. A player can see all names, a Signed in user sees Community names and a public visitor only the Public names.

Arbiter PGN downloads include all player names.

Who can add me to an Event?

If Privacy settings are Private, nobody is able to find your name. Not even an Arbiter. The only way to participate in an Event is to Self-register.

Han’s Profile is hidden, the URL is coded. Unlike Luke’s profile, which anybody can display. When the Arbiter tries to add them to an Event, they can only find Luke, not Han:

If you have previously shared your contact details with an Organization, they will be visible to the arbiter in future events. Learn more here.

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles

1. Sign up

2. Create Organization

3. Setup Your Event