ICC Help: chekels
Chekels are a method to make it easy and convenient for our members to pay for products and services from approved ICC vendors. The name of the currency used on ICC is the "chekel". Certain members (called "vendors") are allowed to receive chekels from other members.
Lessons are now purchased directly through the ICC Teachers page:
The online command "c-buy" will launch the Teachers page.
help Services shows a list of vendors and the services they provide. You can also "finger" individual vendors.
The file help customer-agreement explains the "fine print" of chekels.
Transactions between customers and vendors are private transactions. ICC does not guarantee the quality of the services provided, but will record complaints.
Please note that if you take lessons from non-vendors, it is completely at your own risk. The ICC does not guarantee the identity of non-vendors, or help with problems related to payments and quality of lessons involving non-vendors. ICC requires non-vendors who are offering lessons to put this in their finger notes: "ICC requires me to state that I am not an official vendor, and you should read the third paragraph in help Services."
FIDE-titled players can apply to be an ICC vendor. Please read help new-vendor.