Chapter 1 General Provisions
- Member: those who have signed up for the Website by providing their personal information and who can use the information and services of the Website
- ID: the personally identifiable code for the member, which is issued upon signing up for the Website
- Password: a combination of letters, numbers and special characters to identify the ID user
- Membership withdrawal: termination of the service usage agreement by the user
Chapter 2 Provision and use of the service
Article 1 (Constitution of the service usage agreement)The service usage agreement shall come into effect when the user fills in the online service usage application form provided by the Website to complete the sign-up process. Moreover, the Website may cancel the sign-up and hold the agreement back from coming into effect in any of the following circumstances until the reason therefor ceases to exist.
- If the user applied for service usage under someone else’s name
- If the user filled in false information in the service usage agreement to apply for use of the service
- If the user applied for service usage to undermine social stability, order or public morals
- If the user has disturbed other’s use of the service on the Website or misused others’ information
- If the user lacks the requirements of service usage predetermined by the Website
- If the capacity in association with the service is insufficient
- If there are technical failures
- The services provided by the Website refer to all services that are independently developed by the website, or provided through consultations with other institutions. Any change to the services shall be disclosed in advance to users.
Article 2 (Confidentiality of member information)
- From the moment the applicant completes the sign-up process for the Website, the member shall be responsible for confidentiality of information inputted by him/herself, and also for all consequences arising from provision of his/her own ID and password to a third party.
- The member shall be responsible for keeping his/her ID and password confidential. Upon detecting improper use of his/her ID or password, the member shall report to the Website immediately. The member shall be responsible for all consequences from failure to report the above.
- The member shall make sure that he/she terminates the access whenever he/she ceases to use the service on the Website. The Website shall not be responsible for any damage or loss arising from improper termination of access (i.e. misuse of the user’s or the member’s information by a third party).
Article 3 (Period for service usage)
- In principle, users can access the service 24 hours a day all year round, unless there are technical failures or business issues on the Website.
- The time for service access stated in paragraph 1 shall not apply to certain days or times set by the Website for regular maintenance and the like, or downtimes caused by unforeseen events or accidents.
Article 4 (Suspension of services and saving & use of information)
- If messages saved in or transmitted to the services of the Website, and other telecommunications messages, etc. could not be kept, transmitted or are deleted, or if other telecommunications data is lost, due to national contingencies, power outages, failures in the service facility that are beyond the control of the Website or that are caused by force majeure, the Website shall not be responsible for any consequences associated with the foregoing.
- If the Website has to temporarily suspend its services due to difficulties in smooth provision of services, the Website may suspend the services after a one-week prior notice, during which the Website shall not be responsible for the user’s failure to recognize the notice. The prior notice period may be shortened or forgone in inevitable circumstances. Moreover, if any message saved in or transmitted to the service, and other telecommunications messages, could not be saved or transmitted, or are deleted due to suspension of the service, and if it has caused loss of other telecommunication data, the Website shall not be responsible for any consequences associated with the foregoing.
- If the service has to be permanently suspended due to circumstances of the Website, the suspension shall be made in accordance with paragraph 2 above. Provided however, in this case, the prior notice shall be made one month before the suspension.
- The Website can temporarily modify, change or suspend its services after prior notice, and the Website shall not be responsible for the above to the user or a third party.
- The Website may suspend the usage of service by inactive users after sending an email or notice one week prior to the suspension.
Article 5 (Change and termination of services)
- The Website shall not be responsible for any damage caused to the user by data obtained in the course of using the service, and for credibility, accuracy, etc. of information, materials and facts displayed on the Website by its user.
- The Website shall not be responsible for any damage caused to the member of the service by the member’s intention or a fault attributable to the member.
- If a member wishes to withdraw membership, he or she may do so according to the procedures of membership withdrawal after logging on to the Website. Upon membership withdrawal, the member shall not be able to access membership-only services on the statistical information website.
Article 6 (Provision of information and posting of promotional materials)
- The Website, in its operation of services, may provide various information to its members by posting it on the Website.
- The Website may display promotional materials that are deemed appropriate or utilizable for the service.
Article 7 (Copyrights of posts)KOCCA and the Website shall reserve the tights to the materials posted by the user and the Website. The Website is entitled to editing and moving the posts without prior notice, and may delete information in following cases without prior notice. Moreover, the user shall have criminal and civil liabilities for infringement of copyrights by his/her posts.
- If the post insults or slanders other users or a third party to the point of constituting libel
- If the post undermines public morals or social order
- If the post is considered to be linked to criminal acts
- If the post infringes upon a third party’s rights, including copyrights
- If the post breaches other applicable laws and regulations
Article 8 (User’s code of conduct and restriction from accessing the service)
- If the information provided by the user is found to be falsified, or there are justifiable reasons to doubt the veracity of the information, the Website may suspend the user from accessing the service in part or in whole, and shall not be responsible for any disadvantage arising therefrom.
- The user shall be entirely responsible for all forms of information that he/she has posted, transmitted, or obtained via services of the Website, or via email and other means, and the Website shall not be responsible for any of such information whatsoever.
- The Website shall not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and quality of the details of services that are not provided by the Website but by its members or other relevant institutions. Thus, the Website shall not be liable for any type of losses or damages caused to the user by accessing the above details.
The user shall agree that he/she will not engage in any of the following acts through the service.
- Using the ID and password of others
- Transmitting, posting, displaying, emailing or sending via other means the information that are indecent, lewd, offensive, threatening or that may infringe upon others’ privacy.
- Falsifying the source of the message transmitted via the service
- Posting, displaying, emailing or sending via other means the details that are classified as unusable information by laws or agreements
- Posting, displaying, emailing or sending via other means the details that infringe upon others’ patents, trademark, trade secrets, copyrights or other intellectual property rights
- Posting, displaying, emailing or sending via other means the advertisements, promotional materials, junk mails, spam mails, chain letters, solicitations by pyramid organizations or other forms of organization that are not approved by the Website
- Collecting or saving other users’ personal information
- The user, who is restricted from accessing the service under paragraph 1 above, may raise objections if he/she has objections against the above measures. However, the Website shall not be responsible for the user’s data that was deleted by the restriction on the use of the service.
- The Website may postpone the user’s access to the service until the objection raised by the user under provisions of paragraph 6 above is ascertained and handled.
Chapter 3 Obligations & responsibilities
Article 1 (Obligations of the Website)
- The Website shall not provide personal information of its members to a third party without the members’ permission. Provided however, this shall not apply if a national institution demands such information pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, including the Telecommunications Act, and upon prior approval of the user.
- The Website shall be equipped with a security system for protection of personal information of the user, so that users can safely access the services of the Website.
- The Website shall not be liable for failure to access the service caused by a fault attributable to the user.
Article 2 (Obligations of the user)
- Users shall fill in the information required for sign-up as accurately as possible. Also, in order to maintain the accuracy of such information, users shall retain and update their information that has already been provided, and shall not allow a third party to use their ID and password.
- Users may not engage in any form of commercial acts using the services without prior permission of the Website. Provided however, this shall not apply if stipulated otherwise in individual websites.
- Members may not use or provide to a third party the information that they have acquired in the course of using the services on the Website without prior permission of the Website by way of photocopy, replication, change, translation, publishing, broadcast, etc.. Provided however, this shall not apply if stipulated otherwise in individual websites.
Users shall not engage in following acts in relation to the use of the services on the Website:
- Use of other members’ ID
- Acts intended for crimes or related to crimes
- Acts that undermine public morals and social order
- Acts that defame or insult others
- Acts that infringe upon others’ intellectual property rights, etc.
- Hacking or spreading of computer viruses
- Continued transmission of certain information, such as advertisement information, against others’ will
- All acts that disrupt, or that are feared to disrupt, the stable operation of services
- Changes to information displayed on the Website
- Other acts in violation of article 53 of the Framework Act on Telecommunications, article 16 (Improper Communications) of the Enforcement Decree of the Telecommunications Business Act, and article 53-3 of the Telecommunications Business Act
Chapter 4 Others
Article 1 (Ownership of the Website)
- The intellectual property rights and other rights in association with services provided by the Website, and software, images, marks, logos, design, service name, information and trademark required for such services, shall be owned by the Website.
- Users shall not, unless expressly approved or stated otherwise in individual websites, modify, borrow, lend, sell, distribute, make, transfer, relicense, collateralize, or use for commercial purposes, each of the property in paragraph 1 above, and shall not permit a third party to do the foregoing.
Article 2 (Non-transferability)Members shall not transfer or give their authority to access the services or the status as a party to the service usage agreement, and shall not put it up for collateral.
Article 3 (Compensation)The Website shall not be liable for any damages caused to the user with regard to services that are provided free of charge on the Website, except for criminal acts intended by the Website.
Article 4 (Indemnification)
- Website does not have an obligation to confirm or represent any opinion or information expressed by the services, and does not approve, disapprove or modify opinions expressed by a third party or its members. The Website, in any circumstances, shall not be responsible for any benefits or damages accrued to the users by relying on the information contained in the services.
- Website shall not be responsible, in any circumstances, for transaction of goods or cash mediated by the services between the users or between the users and a third party, and for any interest anticipated by the user in association with the use of services.
Article (Jurisdiction)Any litigation arising from the use of services shall be dealt with in Seoul Central District Court.
- Effective date