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These Terms and Conditions are set forth for the purpose of prescribing the basic matters related to the conditions for using the services between the (Foundation) Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (hereinafter the "Company") which provides the global Webcomic bank services (hereinafter "Services") and the users of global Webcomic bank Services (hereinafter "Members") who use the Services of the Company.
If other matters which are not specified in these Terms and Conditions are set forth in the relevant laws and regulations, those matters shall be subject to the provisions specified in the relevant laws and regulations.
The Company may not approve the application for the contract of use of the Services in any of the following cases:
When there is any change with regard to the information entered at the time of application, the relevant Member shall modify the information online, and the Members are responsible for problems caused by not correcting the information.
The Company shall use additional Member information (such as the individual schedules of the Members) which is provided by the Members when using the community service, only for the purpose of use for management and statistics.
With respect to the method of use of the Services, the Company can provide the Members information on various events of the Company by way of correspondence such as e-mail or postal mail.
Unless there is a specific business burden or technical difficulty of the Company, the Services shall be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week year round, as a rule. However, the Services can be suspended temporarily with advance notice when the Company deems it necessary in order to improve the Services, including for regular inspection.
The Company may stop providing the service if the case falls under any of the following circumstances.
The Company may delete the Members’ information as well as personal information as needed if it is determined that there remains no spare space in the service capacity of the equipment. However, the company shall notify the details thereof through the Services or by e-mail in advance.
The Company may terminate the contract for use of the Services without prior notice or suspend the use of the Services for a prescribed period if a Member undertakes an action which falls under any of the following activities.
The Members shall not use the Services for reasons which fall under any of the following subparagraphs, and the use of Services can be restricted for those who use the Services for reasons which fall under any of the following subparagraphs.
If the Company determines that posts or the contents of posts violate the provisions in Chapter 4, Article 14 or the posting period exceeds a predetermined period of time, the Company can delete them without prior notice or consent.
The Company shall not be responsible for any damage caused to the Members in connection with the use of the Services, except for such damages which have been caused by gross negligence of the Company.
These Terms and Conditions shall be effective and implemented from July 31, 2016.
The Agency collects personal information in the following ways:
Provision of contents, provision of specific customized services, identity authentication
Identification based on the membership services and the limited identity verification system, personal verification, prevention of fraudulent use by faulty members (members to which termination of use is applicable according to Article 11, paragraph 2 of the Terms and Conditions set forth on the homepage) and prevention of unauthorized use, checking of the intention for subscription, limiting the subscription and the number of subscriptions, preservation of records for dispute resolution, handling customer service including complaints, delivery of notices
Development of new services, provision of customized services, providing services according to statistical characteristics, advertising, validation of the effectiveness of services, providing information on events and information of advertisement services nature, identification of access frequency, preparing statistics on the use of the service by members
The Agency shall use the personal information of users within the same range as specified in "2. Purposes of collection and use of personal information" and shall not use the personal information beyond the specified range or disclose the personal information to the outside without the prior consent of the users, in principle. However, there is an exception for the cases as below.
No information available
In principle, the personal information shall be destroyed without delay when the purpose for the collection and use of the personal information is achieved. However, the following information shall be preserved for a specified period for the reasons described as below.
Records on illegal use
If there is a need to preserve it in accordance with the provisions of relevant laws and regulations, including the Commercial Law, the Act on the Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce, etc., the Agency shall preserve the membership information for a period of time determined by the relevant laws and regulations. In this case, the Agency shall use the information only for the purpose of preserving it in archives, and the retention periods are as follows:
The personal information shall in principle be destroyed without delay when the purpose for the collection and use of the personal information is achieved.
The procedures and methods of destruction of personal information employed by the Agency are as follows:
The Agency uses ''cookies'' which store and frequently invoke the information of users in order to provide specific personalized services to users. A cookie is a small amount of information which is sent to the browser on a user’s computer by a server (HTTP) that is used to run a website and is often stored on the hard disk of the user’s computer.
In handling the users' personal information, the Agency seeks to take the following technical/administrative measures to secure the safety of personal information against loss, theft, leaks, alteration or damage
You can register all privacy-related complaints regarding using the services of the Agency with either the personal information manager or personal information management representative.
The Agency will be happy to respond quickly to the reports of users with sufficiently detailed answers.