Intellectual Property Rights
Obligations and Liabilities
Deletion and Removal
the Conditions of Use
Last Update: July 25, 2022
Effective Date: July 25, 2022
The purpose of
these Conditions of Use is to set forth the rights, obligations and
responsibilities of the parties using “K-friends website” (www.kfriends.visitkorea.or.kr)
(or “Services”) and provide for any and
all matters necessary for the Korea Tourism Organization (as applicable, may be referred to as “KTO”, “K-friends”, “we”, and sometimes “us”) to manage the Services.
By using Services, you accept and agree to
confirm you have read and agreed to our Cookies Policy.
When using particular services of K-friends, you shall be bound by applicable rules or guidelines.
Provided Services should be operated in compliance with these Conditions of Use and all applicable laws.
2. Definition of Users
“User” (or “You”, depending on the context) means a person that has provided personal information when signing up for K-friends membership, and is classified as follows:
Users are classified as individuals of 16 years old or older, entitled to use services provided by K-friends website; and
are sub-classified by their country and region of residence or Overseas KTO Offices they support.
3.Types of Services
K-friends will provide the following Services to Users:
Support of social media activities and granting of points;
Organize promotions, events and present gifts; and User support.
4. Account Registration
who wish to use K-friends’ services shall sign-up on the K-friends website.
5. Contents and Intellectual Property Rights
6. K-friends Obligations and Liabilities
K-friends shall not engage in any act in violation of laws or the Conditions of Use and shall provide uninterrupted and reliable services under the Conditions of Use.
K-friends shall not send any promotional emails to its users without prior consent.
K-friends, KTO and its subsidiaries and affiliates, content owners or third-parties will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, special, consequential or exemplary damage or loss of any kind arising from the use of K-friends Services or its contents, information, materials or products included or otherwise made available to users through K-friends Services.
Services may present contents from or links to third-party websites and/or services. Neither K-friends, Korea Tourism Organization, nor any of its subsidiaries and affiliates will be responsible for the availability of these contents and links, or any losses, damages of any sort incurred as a result of user’s participation with, use of, or reliance on them.
7. Data Protection
K-friends can collect User’s sign-up information and personal information via the Services.
8. User Obligations
that they will not engage in any of the following acts:
a. Providing false information when signing up for a membership or
changing user information;
b. Infringing upon a third party's human rights or intellectual property
rights, or upon services provided by K-friends;
c. Wrongfully using another user's ID;
d. Disseminating information disruptive of public order and morals in any
form including texts and images;
e. Committing a criminal act;
f. Acts in violation of laws and the Conditions of Use; and
that they shall assume full responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality
of their IDs and passwords:
9. Account Deletion and Removal
Users may delete their accounts at any time
by requesting deletion on their account page. K-friends shall ensure that
account deletions are promptly completed without any difficulty.
All accumulated points, products, and approval status will be revoked after account deletion and may not be restored.
Users who wish to use Service after account deletion may do so at any time by signing up for a new account.
K-friends membership is a benefit for community users who love and support Korea. We hope that you will be a K-friend for a long time. But K-friends may, using reasonable discretion,
decide whether or not a user's use of Services complies with these terms.
a. In any of the following cases, K-friends may suspend or permanently
terminate the user’s account without notice according to internal regulations
and legal obligations:
i. When a user disparages a specific country, individual, or group or
engages in any act that may cause diplomatic friction;
ii. When a user enters false information when registering or changing user
iii. When a user violates any law or any condition as stated herein;
iv. When a user infringes upon the human rights or intellectual property
rights of a third party and information held by K-friends;
v. When a user illegally collects and uses other users' identification
vi. When a user disseminates information, texts, or statistical data on
other individuals or groups (Korean or foreign) that are sensitive in nature or
violates generally accepted practices and common courtesy; and
vii. When a user commits a criminal act.
10. Restrictions on Storage
Users agree that K-friends may restrict the storage capacity, effective period of contents storage, and so forth for users.
Users agree that K-friends may suspend or delete a user account that has been inactive for a certain period.
11. Delivery Policy
12. Revision of the Conditions of Use
a. We reserve the right to revise these Conditions of Use. The changes
will not be retroactive, and the most current version of the Conditions of Use
will govern our relationship with you.
b. We will try to notify you of material revisions, for example via a
service notification or an email to the email associated with your account.
c. By continuing to access or use these Services after those revisions
become effective, you agree to be bound by revised Conditions of Use.
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