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Terms of Use

Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of these terms is to determine the terms, and process of use and other necessities for the website service K-culture (written as ‘company’ hereafter) provides.
Article 2 (Effects and changes of the clause)
  1. 1. These terms are activated after the users are notified.
  2. 2. The content of the terms are posted on the website and any changes will be announced online.
  3. 3. The company can make changes to the terms when deemed necessary and the changes become effective as written in 1.
Article 3 (Application of the terms and regulations)
  1. 1. The rules of use and other terms the company provide apply to these terms.
  2. 2. Related laws that aren’t written in this document are effective as well.
Article 4 (Definition)
The definitions of the words used in this document are as following.
  1. 1. “Users” are individuals or organizations that access the website to receive the services the “website” provides according to the written terms.
  2. 2. “Signing up” is providing the required information and agreeing to the terms to complete the contract of use.
  3. 3. “Members” are individuals or corporate bodies who sign up to the “website by providing personal or corporate information and receive the website’s information and use the services on a consistent basis.
  4. 4. “ID” is a combination of letters and numbers that the members request and the company approves in order for the members to be recognized and use the services.
  5. 5. “Password” is a combination of letters and numbers that the members choose in order to confirm its match with the ID and to protect the members’ privacy.
  6. 6. “Membership cancel” refers to the members ending the use contract.
  7. 7. Terms that are not defined in this document will be defined in “Other terms and rules of usage for individual services”.
Article 5 (Member qualification and application)
  1. 1. Sign up is completed after the users agree to these terms and follow through with the sign up process the company requires.
  2. 2. The company provides new members with free IDs and the users must sign up with their real names.
  3. 3. Sign up is completed with the company’s consent with the users’ request to use the services and the users’ agreement with the terms of use.
  4. 4. After the users sign up and meet all the requirements, the company shows the applicant a page notifying of their membership.
Article 6 (Withdrawal and disqualification)
  1. 1. Under the following circumstances, the company retains the right to restrict or freeze membership
    1. A. Signing up with other people’s personal information.
    2. B. Summiting the membership application with false information.
    3. C. The purpose of the usage was to harm the well-being of the society
    4. D. Actions that interfere with others’ usage of the services and stealing others’ personal information.
    5. E. Using the services breaking the law or the terms of usage.
    6. F. Not meeting the qualifications.
Article 7 (Provision or usage of the services)
  1. 1. The services will be available 24 hours year round unless there are problems in the company or the technology.
  2. 2. The company retains the right to stop the services under following circumstances.
    1. A. When fixing the system
    2. B. When the telecommunication service provider stops the services
    3. C. When there are other reasons the company cannot provide the services
  3. 3. The services the company provides are as following, any changes to the following services will be notified and become active.
    1. A. Website (Terms of membership)
    2. B. Any services that the company develops or services provided through arrangements with other companies
Article 8 (Consent to the usage of members’ information)
  1. 1. The members’ personal information will be protected by the company’s privacy protection policy.
  2. 2. The members’ information will be collected, used, administered, and protected as following.
    1. A. Collection of personal information : The company will collect the information you provide to signing up, information you provide to be active within the community, information you provide to enter various events, and the information you provide to receive ads or prizes.
    2. B. Use of personal information : The company does now leak the personal information you provide to a third party. However, when requested by the government, requested for the purpose of criminal information, requested by the Korea Internet Safety Commission or by other related government organizations, or you make the information you have provided public yourself, our aforementioned duty not to leak the information does not apply.
    3. C. Administration of personal information : For the purpose of protecting and administering your personal information, you retain the right to change or delete your personal information any time.
    4. D. Protection of personal information : Your personal information can only be accessed/changed/deleted by you, and this is protected with your ID and password. Therefore, do not tell your ID and password to others, log out before turning off the computer, close the web browser. (This is necessary to protect your information in public places such as a internet café or a library).
    5. E. Others : Keep in mind the information you provide in bulletin boards, E-mail, or other methods online can be collected and used by others. Personal information posted online could lead you to a unwanted situation. You have the responsibility to protect your personal information and we are not responsible for results of information leakage you cause.
  3. 3. The decision to sign up to our services according this document will be considered as consent to collect, use, and provide your personal information.
Article 9 (Protection of users’ information)
  1. 1. After completing the sign up, you will be responsible to protect the information you have provided and you are responsible for misuse of your ID and password.
  2. 2. You are solely responsible for your ID and password and when you discover misuse of your ID and password, you must report it to the company. You will be responsible for all outcomes from not reporting.
  3. 3. You have to log out after using the website’s services. Leakage of personal information from not logging our properly will not be the company’s fault.
Article 10 (Providing information and posting ads)
  1. 1. The company can provide various information to the members by posting it online.
  2. 2. The company can post ads on channels such as the website and e-mails.
Article 11 (Copyright of the submitted contents)
  1. 1. You have the right to your contents submitted to the company.
  2. 2. The company retains the right to edit, move the posted contents without notifying, and can delete contents without notifying under the following circumstances.
    1. A. If the posted contents violate the terms of use or are deemed commercial, illegal, inappropriate, and vulgar.
    2. B. If the contents slander, libel, and defame other members’ or a third-party
    3. C. If the contents disturb public order or offend public morals.
    4. D. If the contents are deemed to be linked to criminal activity
    5. E. If the contents violate a third-party’s copyright or other rights.
    6. F. Contents posted by cancelled members’
    7. G. If the posted contents violate related laws
  • 3. You have to solely bear all civil and criminal liability that can occur from posting contents that violate others’ copyright.
  • Article 12 (The company’s obligation and responsibility)
    1. 1. The company has ownership and administration of the services
    2. 2. The company cannot leak, make public, or distribute the members’ personal information without permission, and the information can only be used for service related purposes, and cannot be used for commercial purposes. However, investigations conducted by law enforcement and following the related laws are exceptions.
    Article 13 (Responsibilities of the members)
    1. 1. The members must follow the rules, instructions and warning that the company notifies and refrain from actions that disturb the company’s business.
    2. 2. The members cannot conduct any commercial activities using the services that the company provides without permission.
    3. 3. Members cannot provide the information gained from the company’s services to others by copying, changing, imitating translating, publishing, broadcasting, and other means.
    4. 4. The members cannot do any on the following
      1. A. Using other members’ ID
      2. B. Using the services for criminal purposes
      3. C. Disturbing public morals and order
      4. D. Slandering or defaming others
      5. E. Violating others’ copyright and other rights
      6. F. Hacking or spreading computer viruses
      7. G. Sending advertorial information to others
      8. H. Changing posted information on the website
      9. I. Any actions that could harm the services stability
      10. J. Other actions that violate related laws
    Article 14 (Change members’ information)
    1. 1. If there are changes to members’ personal information (address, email address etc.) they have to notify the company or update online immediately.
    2. 2. Any responsibilities from not notifying or not changing changes to the personal information go to the members and this could result in freezing or withdrawing membership.
    Article 15 (Deleting posted contents or contents)
    The company can delete any posted contents or contents without notification if they violate the rules or pass the time limit the company sets.
    Article 16 (Membership withdrawal and limiting use)
    1. 1. If the members wish to cancel membership, they have to notify the company through the services or email 1 day before the date they wish to cancel (If the date of cancellation is a holiday, 2 days before)
    2. 2. The company can cancel memberships if the members violate this document’s term and do not fix the violation before the assigned time period.
    3. 3. The company can limit or freeze memberships without notification if the members violate the terms of the contract.
    4. 4. The company retains the right to freeze and cancel services in response to members’ actions that do not obey the terms or actions that disobey the law.
    Article 17 (Compensation)
    The company is not responsible for damages to the members related to the free services the company provides unless the damages are severe.
    Article 18 (Exemption)
    1. 1. If the company is forced to stop the services because of circumstances beyond control, the company has no liability for stopping the services.
    2. 2. The company is immune from responsibility if the use of services is affected because of the members’ imputation.
    3. 3. The company is exempt from responsibility damages to the members from the information members obtain from the services.
    4. 4. The company is exempt from responsibilities for the accuracy and trustworthiness of the information from the services.
    5. 5. The company is exempt from responsibilities for the posted contents or sent contents from the members
    Supplementary provision 1
    (Enforcement date) These terms are enforced starting September 1st.

    Policies on handling personal information

    ‘K CULTURE’ (listed as ‘company’ hereafter) values the customers’ personal information, and obeys the laws related to “Encouragement of use of communication network system and protection of information”. With the policies on personal information, we will notify you of how and for what purpose your personal information is used, and how we protect your personal information.

    The company will notify any changes to the policies through the website’s bulletin board (or individual notification).

    ο The policies will be enforced starting September 1st, 2011

    ■ List of personal information to be collected
    The company is collecting the following information for sign ups, consulting, and service applications.
    • ο Collected : Name, sex, ID, password, cellphone number, email, date of birth, service use records, access log, accessed IP information, whether emails were checked or not.
    • ο Methods of collection : Website (Signup)
    ■ Collecting personal information and the purpose of its use
    The company will use the collected personal information for following purposes.
    • ο Carrying out the terms of the service provision contract and providing fee allocation contents according to the service provision.
    • ο Administration of the members
      Identification, and individual discernment for the members’ service, prevention of illegal use from faulty members and unapproved use, confirming intent to sign up, handling complaints, delivering notification
    • ο Marketing and ads
      Delivering advertorial information such as events, providing services or ads according to demographics, understanding frequency of access or statics of the members’ service use
    ■ The period of possession and use of personal information
    After the purposes of collection and use of personal knowledge are fulfilled, the company will destroy the applicable information with no exception
    ■ The process and method of destroying personal information
    After the purposes of collection and use of personal knowledge are fulfilled, the company will destroy the applicable information without delay. The process and method of destroying information are as following
    • ο Process of destruction
      The information you put in for reasons such as signing up will be transferred to a separate DB (If on paper, a separate cabinet) after the purposes are fulfilled and the information will be destroyed after a set time period according to inside policy and other related laws. (See period of possession and use)
      After the personal information is transferred to a separate DB, it will not be used for purposes other than possession unless the law dictates otherwise
    • ο Method of destruction
      The information saved electronically will be destroyed in a way it cannot be restored
    ■ Providing personal information
    The company does not provide personal information to the outside world. However, the following circumstances are exceptions.
    • - When requested by the law enforcement through process and method of investigation the law dictates
    ■ Consignment of personal information
    The company does not does not consign your information to the outside without permission. If the need arises, the company will ask for permission and notify the details of theconsignment beforehand.
    ■ Rights of users and legal representatives and how to exert the rights
    Users and legal representatives can access, change their or their children’s (under 14) personal information and can request for membership cancellation any time.
    To access or change your or your children’s (under 14) personal information click ‘change personal information’, to cancel membership, click “cancel membership”. And if you contact the administrator via phone, or email, the company will take care of it immediately.
    If you request changes to your personal information because of errors, it will not be used or provided until the changes are complete. If the wrong personal information has been provided to a third party already, the company will notify the third party immediately to make changes.
    Cancelled or deleted personal information by the users and legal representatives will be administered according to “the period of use and possession of personal information collected by the company”.
    ■ Installation, administration, and declining of automatic personal information collecting device.
    The company uses ‘cookie’ which saves your information and finds it. Cookie is a miniscule text file that is sent from the website’s server to your browser and it will be saved in your hard disk. The company uses cookie for following purposes.
    • ▶ Purpose of using cookie
      -Analyzing users and non-users’ frequency of access and time of access, apprehending the users preferences and interest, apprehending the users frequency of entering various events to provide personalized services and targeted marketing.
      You have the ability to choose to accept or decline installation of cookie. Therefore, you can allow all cookies, make the cookies go through your approval every time, or deny all cookies from being installed.
    • ▶ How to deny cookie
      Ex. you change the options on your web browser to allow all cookies, allow or deny cookie before every installation, or deny all cookie
      How to: Ex. (for Internet Explorer) : Tools > Internet Option > Personal Information
      There could be difficulties providing you with services when you deny cookie.
    ■ Customer service related to personal information
    We have the following departments and employees in change of administering personal information to protect your personal information and handle complaints.
    Customer Service Department :
    Phone Number :
    Email :
    You can report all complaintsregarding your personal information during your use of the company’s services. The company will answer the complaints with deliverance.
    If you need to report or receive advice related to invasion of personal information, contact the following bureaucracies.
    • 1.KISA (
    • 2.Eprivacy (
    • 3.Supreme Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crime Investigation Center (
    • 4.National Police Agency Cyber Terror Response Center (

    Terms of Use and Privacy Policy I have read and agree to.