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Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Welcome to the Seoul Tribune website. The Seoul Tribune is a registered trademark of, and owned by, the Kievalo Corporation (“Kievalo”, “us” or “we”) – a company incorporated in the Republic of Korea. Please read these Terms and Conditions before using, or submitting content in any form or medium to, the Seoul Tribune.

1.  ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

1.1  If you choose to access or use www.seoultribune.com (the “Site”), you are agreeing to abide by, and are bound by, all the Terms and Conditions of these Terms of Service between you and us. References in these Terms of Service to “you” shall mean both you as the individual of this Site and you in your capacity as a representative of your organization. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Service in their entirety, or do not agree with any later modified Terms of Service, then you must immediately stop using this Site.

1.2  These Terms of Service also apply to various services, including all information, data, communications, links, software, newsletters, products, services, other material and other services that may be added, offered or provided to you from time to time (the “Services”) through this Site and/or mobile application(s).

1.3  We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time; and your continued use of this Site shall be deemed and construed as your conclusive and binding acceptance of such change, or revisions, to the Terms and Conditions. We may change, suspend or discontinue – temporarily or permanently – any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any Services feature, database, or content with or without notice. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

1.4  The Services shall be used only in a non-commercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of Kievalo, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services. You agree that Kievalo shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of our Site. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate your access to our Site for any reason, and to take any other actions that Kievalo, in its sole discretion, believes to be in the interest of our company and of our users as a whole without notice.

1.5  Kievalo may also offer other services that are governed by different terms of service / terms of use. Use of such other services shall accordingly be subject to such different terms of service / terms of use. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features or functionality that augment or enhance this Site shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions. The most current version of these Terms and Conditions can be viewed at any time at www.seoultribune.com.

2. COPYRIGHT

2.1  All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with this Site, with the exception of User Content as defined below, including for example news articles, blogs, reviews, directories, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like (collectively, the “Content”), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by Kievalo or the original copyright holder(s), the party credited as the provider of the Content, and/or its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers.

2.2  All individually produced content such photos, written analysis and other unique elements comprising our Site are also copyrighted works, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein.

2.3  You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

2.4  If you operate a web-site and wish to link to our Site, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from us. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of us. The permitted use described in this section is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.

2.5  You may not republish any portion of the Content on any internet, intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not archive, modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our Content without permission, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.

2.6  Just as we from time to time excerpt materials from other sources in order to (a) create transformative works, (b) enable comparative research; (c) help bridge culture gaps, (d) facilitate the learning process of understanding multiple views and/or diverse international perspectives, and (e) support various commentaries, reviews, and writings contained herein; we respect the right of others to make “fair use” of the materials contained on our site; accordingly, you may from time to time excerpt and use materials set forth on this Site consistent with the principles of “fair use”.

2.7  We are concerned about the integrity of our Site when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with the Content of our Site. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the Contents of our Site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright or that has not been authorized by us.

2.8  You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through this Site, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of this Site in any way that affects the user’s experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.

3. USER CONTENT

3.1  Representation and Warranty: By placing material on this Site, including but not limited to posting content or communications to any bulletin board, forum, blog-space, message or chat area, or posting text, images, audio files or other audio-visual content to the site (“User Content”), you represent and warrant: (a) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the User Content you provide and the rights to provide it under these Terms of Service; and, (b) the User Content will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than your own legal name in association with the submission of User Content is prohibited – except in those specific areas of the Site that specifically ask for unique, fictitious names.

3.2  License: For all User Content you post, upload, or otherwise make available (“Provide”) to this Site, you grant Kievalo, its affiliates and related entities, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, host, cache, index, encode, store, and create derivative works from such User Content, in any form, format, or medium, of any kind now known or later developed. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize us to share the User Content across all Web sites, newspapers, and broadcast stations affiliated with Kievalo, to include the User Content in a searchable format accessible by users of this Site, to place advertisements in close proximity to such User Content, and to use your name, likeness and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You waive all moral rights with respect to any User Content you provide to us. You also grant Kievalo the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you provide or otherwise submit to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes, and developing, manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

3.3  User Content Responsibility: We cannot and do not monitor or manage all User Content, and do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content. All User Content provided to this Site is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it. THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL USER CONTENT THAT YOU PROVIDE.

3.4  Posting Rules: Any decisions as to whether User Content violates any Posting Rule will be made by Kievalo in its sole discretion and after we have actual notice of such posting.

When you provide User Content, you agree to the following posting rules (“Posting Rules”):

  • If the photo or video depicts any children under the age of 13, you affirm that you have written permission from the child’s parent or guardian to provide the photo or video.

Do NOT provide User Content that:

  • contains copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind without the express permission of the owner of that material.
  • contains vulgar, profane, abusive, racist or hateful language or expressions, epithets or slurs, text, photographs or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature.
  • is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community.
  • violates any right of Kievalo, or any third party.
  • violates or encourages the violation of any municipal, provincial, national or international law, rule, regulation or ordinance.
  • interferes with any third party’s uninterrupted use of this Site.
  • advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
  • uses or attempt to use another’s Registration Account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.
  • uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files, material or code.
  • disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of Kievalo, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through this / these Site(s) or affiliated or linked sites.
  • “flames” any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.

3.5  Law Enforcement Referrals: A violation of these Posting Rules may be referred to law enforcement agencies.

3.6  Disclosure of Information to Law Enforcement Agencies: You agree that in the event we receive a subpoena issued by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency, we shall comply with such subpoenas without your consent or prior notice to you and may disclose your IP address, username, name, IP location or other information in response thereto.

3.7  Registration: Registration is not required to view certain Content. However, you are required to login, or register, if you wish to post a comment or upload a video, or view certain other Content. If you become a Registered Member of this Site by virtue of logging-in, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Registration Account. You agree to provide true, accurate, complete, and correct information at the time of registration, and to promptly update this information as needed so that it remains true, accurate, complete, and correct.  You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others may not access this Site using your name in whole or in part without our permission. Each Registration is for a single user only. You are not allowed to share your registration login credentials or give your login credentials to anyone else.

3.8  Screening and Removal: You acknowledge that Kievalo and/or its designees may or may not pre-screen User Content, and shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to move, remove, block, edit, or refuse any User Content for any reason, including without limitation that such User Content violates these Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable.

3.9  Linked & Third-Party(ies) Content: The Site and Services provide you with opportunities to link to, or otherwise use, sites and services offered through or by third-party(ies). Your use of these third-party services is subject to terms posted by these third-party(ies). We have no control over any third-party site or service and we are not responsible for any changes to any third-party service or for the contents thereof, including, without limitation, any links that may be contained in or accessible through such third-party service. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these third-party sites or services. Please review carefully that third party’s policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be directed to the third party. Our inclusion of advertisements for, or links to, a third-party(ies) site or service does not constitute an endorsement. Under no circumstances will Kievalo be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto.

3.10  Third-Party Opinion(s): Third-party opinion(s) and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers and contributors) are theirs alone, not opinions of Kievalo. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute content through our Site, Kievalo is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content. Kievalo and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, suppliers, licensors, contractors, and sub-licensees  do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our site for inappropriate or unlawful content. Kievalo and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, suppliers, licensors, contractors, and sub-licensees  assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Kievalo reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in our sole discretion.

3.11  International Users: This Site is controlled, operated and administered by Kievalo from its offices within the Republic of Korea. We make no representation that materials or Content available through this Site are appropriate or available for use outside the Republic of Korea and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use this Site or export the Content in violation of the Republic of Korea export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside the Republic of Korea, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

3.12  No Joint Venture, Partnership, or Agency Relationship: No joint venture, partnership or agency relationship exists between you and us. These Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy, any uses of this Site by you, and any information, products, or services provided by us to you in connection with this Site does not create and shall not be construed to create a joint venture, partnership or agency relationship between you and us.

4. GENERAL DISCLAIMER, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION AND SEVERABILITY

4.1  General Disclaimer: OUR SITE IS AVAILABLE “AS IS.” WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE.  WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR GOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH OUR SITE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OR INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS ON OUR SITE.  OUR SITE MAY CONTAIN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF TEXT, IMAGES, AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS, OPINIONS, COMMENTARY, INSIGHT, STATEMENTS, FACTS, ARTICLES, MARKET DATA, STOCK QUOTES OR OTHER INFORMATION CREATED BY US OR BY THIRD-PARTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT ON OUR SITE IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, SUCH CONTENT, INCLUDING HEALTH INFORMATION AND MARKET DATA, IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON BY YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE. SUCH CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF LEGAL, MEDICAL/HEALTH, TAX OR INVESTMENT ADVICE AND IT DOES NOT ADVOCATE THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF ANY PRODUCT/SERVICE, SECURITY AND/OR INVESTMENT. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON OUR SITE. ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR SITE DO NOT CONTAIN SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES. IF YOU RELY ON OUR SITE AND ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE, YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

4.2  Limitation of Liability: Kievalo and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, suppliers, licensors, contractors, and sub-licensees are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including, without limitation, lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to this Site or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our site (including, without limitation, as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of these Terms and Conditions). Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of our Site. In no event shall Kievalo or its affiliates, their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, suppliers, licensors, contractors, and sub-licensees be liable for any amount for direct damages in excess of 30,000 (thirty-thousand) Korean Won.

4.3  Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kievalo and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, suppliers, licensors, contractors, and sub-licensees from and against all claims (including but not limited to claims for defamation, privacy and intellectual property infringement), losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions or any breach by you of your representations and warranties hereof. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

4.4  Severability: If any of these terms of this Agreement is held to be invalid or found unenforceable, such term shall be struck out and the remaining terms of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

5. MISCELLANEOUS

5.1  Statute of Limitations: You agree to file any claim regarding any aspect of this Site or these Terms of Service within three months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim.

5.2  No Waiver: Any failure of Kievalo to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

5.3  No Class Actions: You agree no claim subject to these Terms of Service may be brought as a class action.

5.4  Conflicts: In the case of a conflict between these terms and the terms of any electronic or machine readable statement or policy (for example, a P3P electronic privacy policy), these Terms of Service shall control. Similarly, in case of a conflict between these terms and our Privacy Policy, these Terms of Service control.

5.5 Complete Agreement: These Terms of Service represents the complete agreement concerning the subject matter hereof between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between them, whether written or oral.

6. GOVERNING LAW

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea and any dispute arising out of the use of the Site shall be referred to Republic of Korea courts. BY CONTINUING TO USE OUR SITE, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. The title, numbering or caption to each section of these Terms and Conditions are purely for convenience only and shall be ignored in the construction or interpretation hereof.