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TERMS OF SERVICE

Terms of Service for Members of Arirang’s Web Site

Chapter 1 General Rules

Article 1 (Purpose)

The "Terms of Service" is aimed to define terms and procedures for the use of Internet-related services (hereinafter referred to as "services") provided by Arirang, rights, liabilities and obligations of Arirang and users and other necessary stipulations.

Article 2 (Outline and revision of "Terms of Service")

1. Arirang shall post the "Terms of Service" on the service screen.
2. In case of revision, Arirang shall post on the initial service screen the effective date of and reason for the revision, alongside the current "User Terms of Service," seven days before the effective date until the day before the new terms go into effect.
3. If members do not agree to the revised terms, they can terminate their membership. If members continue to use services without expressing any rejection of the revised terms, this shall be understood that they have agreed to the revision.

Article 3 (Definition of Terms)

Items not stipulated in the "Terms of Service" and the interpretation manner of the terms are governed by the Regulations on Terms of Service Act, the Basic Telecommunication Act, the Telecommunication Business Act, the Regulations on the Information Communication Ethics Committee's Review, the Codes of Conduct on Information Communication, the Computer Program Protection Act and other relevant laws and regulations.

Article 4 (Definition of Terms)

1. User: It refers to one who receives services provided by Arirang regardless of membership standing.
2. Member: It refers to one who has received membership by providing his or her personal information, constantly obtains data from Arirang and uses services provided by Arirang.
3. Nonmember: It refers to one who receives services provided by Arirang regardless of membership contract.
4. ID: A combination of letters and numbers as chosen by the user and provided by Arirang for the purpose of identifying the user and helping him or her to use services.
5. Password: A combination of letters and numbers chosen by the user to identify him or herself and protect his or her personal information.
6. Termination of membership: It refers to the member terminating his or her contract.

Chapter 2 Subscription and Termination of Service Contract

Article 5 (Subscription)

1. It is concluded when the user agrees to the "Terms of Service" and Arirang approves it.
2. Subscription is completed when the applicant fills out an application form provided by Arirang.
3. Arirang reserves the right to delay the conclusion of a service contract until each of the following instances is resolved:
① Use real names on the application form
② Never use another person's name
③ Users may suffer restricted services if their personal information is incorrect or wrong or if a rational suspicion exists.
④ Technical problems

Article 6 (Withdrawal or loss of membership)

1. Members can terminate membership at any time either through Arirang services or e-mail.
2. Domestic members cannot register for our site after the deletion for a month.
3. Overseas members cannot register for our site using same user account after the deletion for a month.
4. In the following cases, Arirang can restrict or suspend membership without prior notice or partially suspend or restrict use of services for a certain period:
① Inputting false information on the application form.
② Threatening the order of e-business deals by obstructing others in the use of Arirang services or stealing personal information of other users.
③ Illegal use of another member's ID
④ Unauthorized alteration of Arirang client programs or hacking of the Arirang server
⑤ Collecting, storing or publicizing the personal information of other members without their consent
⑥ An act that is objectively linked to a crime
⑦ An act running counter to relevant laws or terms set by Arirang
⑧ An act that damages others' honor or causes disadvantage to them

Chapter 3 Use of Services

Article 7 (Period of use of services)

1. Services can be used round the clock every day of the year, but can be temporarily suspended partially or entirely due to Arirang operational check-ups, replacement of mechanical components or malfunction. In such cases, Arirang shall notify members of these changes before or after they occur.
2. Arirang may designate separate service hours for each category and announce them beforehand.

Article 8 (Notice of services)

Arirang must notify users of the information on Arirang-related via e-mail.

Article 9 (Obligations regarding personal information such as user ID, password)

1. Aside from Arirang obligations as required by a policy to protect personal information, members bear total responsibility for keeping their ID and password to themselves and for all consequences arising from the use of their ID and password.
2. They should immediately notify Arirang if they have found their ID and password used without their consent.

Article 10 (Information supply service and ad posting)

1. Arirang can post ads on service screens in relation to the operation of its services.
2. Arirang bears no responsibility for any losses or damage incurred by members as a result of their participation in any sponsor sales promotions posted on the Arirang service programs.

Article 11 (Deletion of materials)

1. Members assume all rights including copyright and liability for materials they post. Arirang has the right to post them on the service website.
2. Arirang shall bear no responsibility for materials posted, transmitted or received by members of the service website and the consequences thereof. Arirang reserves the right to delete, at its own discretion, materials that it feels do any of the following.

Article 12 (Protection of intellectual property rights)

1. Arirang owns all copyrights and intellectual property rights of its productions. .
2. Members cannot make commercial use of the materials provided through services, including processing and/or selling of the information they have obtained through services.
3. Whether commercially minded or not, members are banned from copying, transmitting and/or distributing all content and/or services provided by Arirang using simple links and/or other electronic methods in other space than the Arirang website.

Chapter 4 Rights and Obligations

Article 13 (Protection of Profile information)

1. Arirang shall not do anything that is banned by law and the "Terms of Service" or runs counter to public morals. Arirang must strive to provide members with consistent and stable services.

Article 14 (Arirang security management)

1. Arirang will take measures necessary to guarantee security so that a user's personal information is not lost, stolen, leaked, altered or damaged.
2. However, personal information that members voluntarily provide online, including e-mail or chatting, faces the risk of collection and use by others.

Article 15 (Consent and withdrawal of consent to Arirang use of members' personal information)

1. Arirang will manage members' personal information under the Arirang policy to protect personal information on the service website.
① Arirang reserves the right to collect and use the personal information of members who use Arirang services, with their consent, with the purpose of increasing quantitative and qualitative features.
② Arirang must limit the personal information it collects from members to just data necessary enough to provide services. But Arirang can ask for more detailed information if necessary.
③ Arirang shall not leak or provide information supplied by members to third parties without member consent. However, Arirang can provide or share with other companies the information needed to increase the quality of service for members, compile statistical data or conduct a market survey as long as this does not violate relevant laws.
④ Arirang can provide affiliates with members' information so that members can use services provided by Arirang and/or its affiliates more conveniently. In this case, Arirang must notify members beforehand. Members who do not consent to this can cancel their registration. If they continue to use services, however, Arirang will assume members consented to this.
⑤ Members can withdraw their consent to Arirang' collection and use of their information provided to Arirang.
⑥ Members can review their personal information for update anytime.
⑦ In accordance with legal stipulations including the Telecommunication Business Act, Arirang reserves the right to provide members' information to state agencies, the Information Communication Ethics Committee or other agencies upon request from those agencies, the committee, other legal stipulations or for the purpose of an investigation.
2. Arirang can transmit cookies to members' computers through services. Members can refuse to receive such cookies or change their blog browser format to receive warnings of incoming cookies. Arirang will bear no responsibility for the collection of personal information by other websites linked to its service site.

Chapter 5 Each Party's Obligation

Article 16 (Arirang's obligations)

1. Arirang shall not do anything that is banned by law and the "Terms of Service" or runs counter to public morals. Arirang must strive to provide members with consistent and stable services.
2. Arirang must immediately deal with grievances related to services filed by members.
3. Arirang must use a security system to protect the personal information of users so that they can safely use services.
4. Arirang must notify relevant members of the reason for the delay and a schedule to deal with such grievances via the service website or e-mail.

Article 17 (Users' obligations)

1. Users should enter the correct personal information when filling out an application form as required for membership.
2. Members are banned from engaging in any business activities using services without prior approval from Arirang, and from distributing or posting materials that violate laws.
3. Members should not engage in any of the following in relation to the use of services:
① Photocopying, duplicating, altering, interpreting, publishing, broadcasting, transmitting, or posting information obtained from services and/or providing others with it without prior approval from Arirang
② Destroying the public order by posting pornographic materials on the service website and/or the bulletin board, or posting links to obscene sites or distributing obscene materials
③ Damaging or insulting others' honor, posting or transmitting via e-mail or other methods materials that infringe upon others' rights such as patents, trademarks, business secrets, copyright and other intellectual property rights
④ Hacking or spreading computer viruses
⑤ Consistently posting or transmitting via e-mail and other methods certain materials including promotional ads against others' will
⑥ Illegally using another member's ID
⑦ Collecting and storing the personal information of other members
⑧ Illegally using the identity of others including that of a Arirang employee or system operator
⑨ Falsely identifying the sender of contents transmitted by services
⑩ Altering information on the service website
⑪ Stalking or harassing others on the service website
⑫ Any acts hampering or might hamper the operations of the services and others running counter to relevant laws

Chapter 6 Others

Article 18 (Compensation for damage)

Arirang bears no responsibility for any damage to members or users in relation to free services, unless in the case of an intentional crime.

Article 19 (Escape clause)

Arirang is not liable for products or services provided by affiliates.

Article 20 (Application of laws)

Arirang and members must make all necessary efforts to smoothly resolve conflicts caused in relation to services.

Article 21 (Application of laws)

If a lawsuit is filed despite all efforts, it shall be under the jurisdiction of the court that exercises jurisdiction over Arirang headquarters.

Additional clause

The "Terms of Service" went into effect on Dec. 15, 2007, and the precious version was replaced by the one.