Last Modified: July 1, 2014
If you do not accept these terms, then you may not download or use LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content. In addition, when using LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such service, features or offers that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
For the purposes of this Agreement:
"Digital Content" means digitized comic books, including single issues and trade publications and other digital content provided hereunder.
"LINE Webtoon Website" means www.webtoons.com .
"LINE Webtoon App" means, collectively, NAVER's digital comics reader, storefront applications, websites and/or software to that software) through which you can: (1) browse, shop for, download and/or stream, read and/or otherwise use Digital Content or other items offered by us for use on one (1) or more select devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, PC/Mac, et al.); and (2) manage your Digital Content and settings.
"Service" means the service of Digital Content provided by Naver and its affiliates and subsidiaries to the users through LINE Webtoon Website and LINE Webtoon App.
2. Digital Content and Limited License Term
A. Digital Content. You understand and agree that LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content you receive through LINE Webtoon website and/or LINE Webtoon App is owned by NAVER and is protected by the copyright laws of the Republic of Korea, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. NAVER does not transfer any title, right or interest to or in LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content to you.
B. Use of Digital Content. Upon your download and/or use of Digital Content, NAVER grants you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access, view, download, and use such Digital Content, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use consistent with the terms of this Agreement. The license does not confer on you any ownership interest in such Digital Content. Within LINE webtoon Website and LINE Webtoon App, you may access, view or use Digital Content and/or within LINE Webtoon APP, you may download Digital Content onto only one device which will be maintained for thirty (30) days and such Digital Content shall be automatically deleted after thirty (30) days.
Digital Content is licensed to you by NAVER; not sold, transferred or assigned to you.
NAVER may post additional terms for Digital Content in LINE Webtoon App. Those terms will also apply, but in the event of a conflict between those terms and the terms of this Agreement, this Agreement will govern.
C. Limitations. Unless otherwise stated in writing by NAVER, you must not copy, redistribute, sell, rent, lease, convey, reconvey or sublicense the Digital Content. You must not attempt to circumvent, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair or otherwise defeat any encryption, rights signaling or copy protection technology in which the Digital Content is wrapped or otherwise associated with, and you must not edit, modify, translate or create derivative works or adaptations of the Digital Content. You must not duplicate or otherwise reproduce (including but not limited to “burning”) the Digital Content, or any portion thereof, onto any physical medium, memory or device (other than within your personal device that is allowed for download of Digital Content for thirty day period), including but not limited to CDs, DVDs, computers or other hardware, or any other medium now known or hereafter devised.
3. LINE Webtoon Website and LINE Webtoon App
A. Use of LINE Webtoon Website and App. You may use LINE Webtoon Website and LINE Webtoon App, including the software comprising them, solely on the number and type(s) (if so limited) of devices for which you downloaded such content. You may not separate any individual component of such software for use on another device or computer, may not transfer it for use on another device or computer or use it, or any portion of it, over a network, and may not sell, rent, lease, lend, distribute, or sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to such software in whole or in part.
B. Updates. In order to keep your LINE Webtoon Website and/or App up-to-date, NAVER may make available updates/upgrades to the website and/or app. If you do not download such updates/upgrades, you may not receive certain features and/or functionality and/or you may lose certain features and/or functionality of the website and/or app.
C. No Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, Disassembly, or Circumvention. You may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile, reproduce, copy, disassemble LINE Webtoon Website and/or App or otherwise reduce the computer file in which the Digital Content is stored to a human-readable form, whether in whole or in part, create any derivative works from or of LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App, or bypass, modify, defeat, or tamper with or circumvent any of the functions or protections of LINE Webtoon App; e.g., by modifying, defeating, augmenting or substituting any digital rights management functionality.
A. Users' Age Limit. You must be at least fourteen (14) years old to use the Service. The use of the Service by anyone under the age of fourteen (14) years old is unauthorized and unlicensed. The use of any of our Service by the minor (as defined in the law of your own country) is subject to the consent of their parent or legal representative. (“Representative(s)”). Representatives who wish to give the consent to their represented minor’s use of our Service should send the email to the Contact Information.
NAVER does not intentionally nor unintentionally collect information from children or the minor in cases where Representatives have not consented to the use of NAVER’s Service by the minor. However if a Representative identifies that a minor has provided NAVER with personal information without the correspondent Representative’s permission, Representative should contact NAVER at Contact Information . Upon Representative’s request, NAVER will delete any personal information of such minor without any further recourse from the Representative. The Representative will fully indemnify and release NAVER from any liabilities, damages, claims or any other legal actions in respect of the provision of the personal information of such minor to NAVER.
B. Compliance with Law and Reservation of Rights. You must use LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content in compliance with all applicable laws. All licenses are non-exclusive and all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved to NAVER.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Any parent or guardian who believes that a child may have provided personal information to us should contact [Customer Service]. In such case, we will immediately take necessary actions to delete the personal information of children under 13.
6. Intellectual Property and Other Rights
LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content are owned and operated by NAVER.
Digital Content, software, visual interfaces, interactive elements, features, information, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, look and feel, and all other elements of the Service, are protected by the laws of the Republic of Korea relating to the protection of intellectual property and proprietary rights, including copyright, patent, trade dress, and trademark laws, as well a laws relating to data protection and security. All Digital Content and the Service, including intellectual property rights herein and thereto, are the property of NAVER or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. You may not reproduce, distribute, rent, lease, sell, license, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transfer, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, or otherwise use Digital Content except as expressly authorized by this Agreement. NAVER reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.
7. Suspension of Access
We may modify, suspend, or discontinue access to certain Digital Content in the event of a rights issue or other business or legal issue.
Your rights under this Agreement will automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. In case of such termination, you must cease all use of LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content, and NAVER reserves the right to immediately revoke your access to LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content. NAVER's failure to exercise or enforce any term of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such term or any of NAVER's rights or remedies.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
USE OF LINE Webtoon WEBSITE, LINE Webtoon APP AND/OR DIGITAL CONTENT, AND SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY NAVER OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF NAVER CREATES A WARRANTY, AND LINE Webtoon WEBSITE, LINE Webtoon APP AND/OR DIGITAL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND NAVER AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION . NAVER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES, MALICIOUS CODE, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR OTHERWISE SECURE. NAVER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR MOBILE, TABLET, LAPTOP OR DESKTOP DEVICE, COMPUTER SYSTEM, OTHER HARDWARE, OR SOFTWARE, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
10. Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, NAVER AND ITS LICENSORS AND AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY RELATED TO LINE Webtoon WEBSITE, LINE Webtoon APP AND/OR DIGITAL CONTENT, SUCH AS ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA, OR USE OF LINE Webtoon WEBSITE, LINE Webtoon APP AND/OR DIGITAL CONTENT OR ANY ASSOCIATED PRODUCT, EVEN IF NAVER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. USE OF LINE Webtoon WEBSITE, LINE Webtoon APP AND/OR DIGITAL CONTENT, AND SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. FOR FREE OF CHARGE SERVICE, NAVER AND ITS LICENSORS AND AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS INCORRED TO YOU. IN ANY CASE, NAVER'S AND ITS AFFILIATES' AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM RELATING TO PURCHASE OF DIGITAL CONTENT IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU ACTUALLY PAID FOR THAT DIGITAL CONTENT.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless NAVER and its affiliates against any losses, liabilities, claims, causes of action, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of investigation, whether before or after assertion of a formal claim, and reasonable litigation expenses) arising out of or relating to your use of the Service, your User Postings, your violation of this Agreement or your violation of any applicable law or regulation.
12. Governing Law; Disputes
The laws of the Republic of Korea, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and NAVER. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under this Agreement shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in the Republic of Korea. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the Republic of Korea.
13. Complete Agreement and Severability
This is the entire agreement between us and you regarding LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content and supersedes all prior understandings regarding such subject matter. If any term or condition of this Agreement is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.
We may amend any of the terms of this Agreement in our sole discretion by posting the revised terms on LINE Webtoon Website and/or LINE Webtoon App. Your continued use of LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content after the effective date of any such amendment constitutes your agreement to be bound by such amendment.
15. Contact Information
For help with LINE Webtoon Website, LINE Webtoon App and/or Digital Content, please contact [Customer Service].
LINE Webtoon Policies for Handling Personal Information
The Naver Corporation (hereinafter “the company”) handles LINE Webtoon users’ personal information according to the following policies.
Articles of personal information collected
You need to connect LINE Webtoon to your LINE, Facebook or Twitter account in order to register and in the process of doing so we need to collect the following personal information from LINE, Facebook or Twitter in order to activate your account.
- - LINE: ID, user name
- - Facebook: ID, name
- - Twitter: ID, user name
You can register your email address and/or nickname to your profile while using LINE Webtoon. The registration of email address and/or nickname is optional and you can edit your profile information whenever needed.
We also collect the email address of applicants to the LINE WEBTOON Discover, and reserve the right to collect contact information and item delivery information when you contact us or if you are sent items during a special event.
When you use our service, your IP address, service usage record, inappropriate usage record and terminal information are automatically generated and may be collected.
Methods of collecting personal information
The company collects the following information in order to provide you with its services.
- - Information submitted directly by users when registering for or using the LINE Webtoon service
- - Information provided to us by affiliated companies
- - Information automatically generated and collected in the course of using the service
Use of 3rd Party Analytics
The purpose of collecting and using personal information
The company makes use of collected information for the following purposes.
- - Helping users make use of the service more smoothly
- - To distinguish users and prevent improper usage of the site
- - To generate statistical data pertaining to usage of the service
- - To conduct surveys and analyses necessary for improving the service
- - To draw tickets and send out prizes for campaigns and events
- - To confirm a user’s identity when we receive an inquiry and to be able to respond to it
- - For payment and billing when a user purchases a product or uses a service which is not free
- - To send users important notifications when necessary
- - To disseminate advertisement information for events
Sharing and provision of personal information
As a rule, the company does not share user information with external parties without prior consent from users. However, the following instances are exceptions.
- - When users have agreed to information sharing
- - When it is required by law
Consignment of personal information handling
The company has consigned the collection of personal information for the provision of its services in the following manner.
Information concerning the consigned companies and their duties:
(1) Customer inquiries: inComms Inc. (Internet Communications Inc.)
(2) Infrastructural operations and prevention of inappropriate usage: NAVER Business Platform Inc.
- - Period of storage and usage of personal information: Until a member closes their account or a contract is terminated with a consigned company
The rights of users and legal representatives and how to exercise them
- - Users and legal representatives may at any time view or edit their own registered personal information or that of a minor who is less than 14 years of age. They may also request the deletion of their account.
- - When a user requests an amendment to incorrect personal information, we do not use or provide the personal information until it has been corrected. In addition, if incorrect personal information has already been provided to a third party, we notify the third party immediately of the amendment to be made and ensure that the information is corrected.
- - The company processes personal information suspended or deleted upon the request of a user or legal representative as per the section “Period of storage and usage of personal information.” We ensure that the information cannot be viewed or used for any other purpose.
Installation, management and refusal of automatic personal information collection devices
- - Purpose of using cookies
We use and analyze cookies from services used or websites visited by users in order to provide users with optimal service.
- - Installing, managing and refusing cookies
The user has the right to choose their cookie settings. By using the options provided by their browser or OS, the user may allow or refuse cookie storage. However, when cookie storage is refused, users may experience difficulties using certain services which require login.
- - Purpose of using cookies
Period of storage and usage of personal information
As a rule, the company eliminates records of users’ personal information once the purpose of their collection and usage is accomplished. However, in cases where records need to be stored according to the company’s internal policies or relevant legislature, we reserve the right to store personal information for a certain period of time.
The process and methods of eliminating personal information
The process and methods of eliminating personal information are as follows.
- - Process of elimination
Once the purpose of information entered by users to make use of the service has been accomplished, it is stored for a certain period of time and then eliminated as per the company’s internal policies and relevant legislation. Unless it is stipulated by law, the personal information will not be used for anything other than storage.
- - Methods of elimination
Personal information printed on paper is shredded, and information stored electronically is permanently deleted so as to prevent it from ever being used again.
- - Process of elimination
For inquiries concerning the protection of personal information
If you have any questions, concerns or inquiries concerning the Policies for Handling Personal Information, you may send them to our personal information management department at: email@example.com
Scope of effectiveness
The Policies for Handling Personal Information do not apply to information collected by other companies through linked pages within the service.
Amendments to the Policies for Handling Personal Information
If any additions, deletions or amendments are made to the Policies for Handling Personal Information, a notification will be posted on the “Notice” page at least 7 days prior to any changes made. However, for significant changes made to user rights such as the collection and utilization or provision to third parties of personal information, we will post a notification 30 days in advance.
Policies for Handling Personal Information
Enacted on 22/10/2015
LINE WEBTOON Discover Uploading Policy
Last Modified: November 19, 2014
1. LINE WEBTOON Discover and User Postings
A. LINE WEBTOON Discover is a part of the LINE Webtoon Service ("Service"), which provides a platform to any the users of the Service ("Cartoonists") to upload their webtoon contents ("User Posting(s)) on LINE Webtoon Service and supports popular Cartoonists to become professional comic artists.
B. You retain all of your ownership rights in and to your User Postings, including but not limited to the copyright to User Postings.
D. You acknowledge that the content similar or identical to your User Postings ("Similar or Identical Content") may have been or may in the future be submitted to NAVER by other persons, or may have been or may in the future be made public by other persons. You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation from NAVER, will not assert any claim against NAVER, and NAVER will not be liable to you, for any matter relating to such Similar or Identical Content, including the reproduction, sale, distribution, public display, public performance, exploitation of, and the making of derivative works based on such Similar or Identical Content.
E. You may delete the User Postings or comments you submitted or posted on the Service.
F. You acknowledge that NAVER does not pre-screen any User Postings or comments posted by you or other users, but that NAVER and its affiliates shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Inappropriate Contents as stipulated in this Policy, NAVER and its affiliates shall have the right to remove any Inappropriate Contents that violate the Policy, are deemed inappropriate as defined in this Policy or is otherwise objectionable, as well as terminate your access to the Website. You agree that NAVER has no liability or responsibility for the storage or deletion of any User Postings or comments that you submit or post.
2. Inappropriate Contents
A. Inappropriate use of the service refers to submitting User Postings or leaving comments on the LINE Webtoon Service which are deemed inappropriate or objectionable. Inappropriate Contents include User Postings or Comments which are inappropriate as defined in this Policy.
B. Definition of Inappropriate Contents
① Contents which are defamatory or using personal information include
ㆍ Slander or defamation of any person or an organization;
ㆍ Insults or offensive profanity (including gestures and body languages) or any form of verbal violence directed at a certain person; or
ㆍ Personal information (real name, contact information, address, blog or SNS address, etc.) without that data subject’s consent.
② Contents which violate copyright laws mean
ㆍ Posting, distributing or transmitting the third party’s copyrighted content without the copyright holder’s consent;
ㆍ Copying or linking materials from another website or service without permission;
ㆍ Providing free downloads of copyrighted CDs; sharing serial numbers or CD keys; or selling backup CDs of copyrighted material;
ㆍ Advertising freeware or malware sites; or
ㆍ Violating the third party’s copyright, trademark, design right and patent rights.
③ Obscene contents mean the contents that
ㆍ Are deemed to be harmful to the minor due to excessive nudity;
ㆍ Explicitly describe sexual acts
ㆍ Describe sexual crimes realistically or in details or romanticize sexual crimes;
ㆍ Include explicit sexual dialogue or describe prostitution;
ㆍ Promote obscene information or advertise any business which offers illicit sexual services; or
ㆍ Include links to pornographic sites or materials.
④ Contents which promote gambling or commercial contents mean the contents that
ㆍ Promote or enable monetary transactions;
ㆍ Suggest or encourage illegal business operations;
ㆍ Include sales of illegal goods or lottery tickets;
ㆍ Include commercial contents to promote a certain company or individual’s own profit; or
ㆍ Introduce, advertise, promote or glorify any kind of illegal activity.
⑤ Contents which violate public order and social ethics mean the contents that
ㆍ Glorify or encourage suicide; describe methods of committing suicide or encourage mass suicide;
ㆍ Glorify, encourage or promote crimes;
ㆍ Discriminate or criticize a certain social class or religion;
ㆍ Glorify or encourage racism;
ㆍ Solicit, encourage, or promote murder;
ㆍ Include execution scenes or corpses, causing a strong aversion;
ㆍ Glorify, encourage or promote violent acts against women and children
ㆍ Promote a superstitious or unscientific lifestyle; or
ㆍ Glorify, encourage, suggest or promote terrorism.
⑥ Other inappropriate contents mean the contents that
ㆍ Are not suitable for the service or repeatedly posting identical content on the service;
ㆍ Hinder fair competition among cartoonists by submitting the image with no story;
ㆍ Include personal insults, criticisms or attacks;
ㆍ Include material forbidden by law;
ㆍ Cause inconveniences to other users or disrupt the service’s operations, such as spreading computer viruses;
ㆍ Falsely impersonate the service operator; or
ㆍ Violate law and regulation or are found inappropriate to be provided in the Service by NAVER.
3. Reporting Inappropriate Contents
A. Reporting General Inappropriate Contents
There is a “report” button on every Webtoon page within the Service. If you feel that any User Postings or comments fall under one of the above-mentioned categories, you may report such Inappropriate Contents by selecting or entering the reason for such reporting.
A user may report once per one User Posting or comment. If the reason for reporting the item is found unreasonable or unjustified, the reporter will face all legal consequences as a result of fraudulent reporting.
Apart from users’ legal responsibility and NAVER’s removal of inappropriate User Postings or Inappropriate Comment, NAVER may also give the following penalties to users who make fraudulent reports. In cases where excessive wrongful reports have been made, NAVER may terminate a user’s membership with NAVER or block access to the Service without any prior notice.
① 1st fraudulent report: User is not allowed to submit webtoons, write comments or make the report for 7 days.
② 2nd fraudulent report: User is not allowed to submit webtoons, write comments or make the report for 15 days.
③ 3rd fraudulent report: User is not allowed to submit webtoons, write comments or make the report for 30 days.
B. Reporting Copyright Infringement
If you believe the content or comments within the Service violate your copyright or if you are the legal representative to represent the copyright holder, you may send the takedown notice to our registered email address with the following information. These requests should only be submitted by the copyright owner or any agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf. (We do not provide an offline method of reporting inappropriate content)
① The signature of the copyright holder or the copyright holder’s legal representative;
② Materials which prove that the person is the copyright holder (or a description of your work that you believe has been infringed);
③ Each allegedly infringing specific URL on LINE Webtoon (including LINE WEBTOON Discover);
④ The contact information of the copyright holder or legal representative (address, phone number, email address);
⑤ Include the statements: “I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”; and
⑥ Include the statement: “The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”, and “The contents of the copyright violation report are true, and that the reporter of the violation has received permission from the copyright holder to report the violation on their behalf.”
NAVER takes the following measures when we receive a takedown notice as indicated above.
① NAVER immediately takes down the User Posting at issue;
② NAVER notifies the user who posted such User Posting; and
③ If NAVER does not receive a response from such user within 14 days, we continue suspending the display of the User Posting and ultimately delete it.
4. NAVER’s Process on Inappropriate Contents
A. Process on General Inappropriate Contents
If the same User Postings or comment is reported more than 3 times and the service’s operator determines that the report is justified, the inappropriate User Postings or inappropriate comment may be removed.
The following penalties may be applied to the user who created the Inappropriate User Postings or inappropriate comments. In cases where the content is found excessively inappropriate, the company may terminate a user’s membership and access to the Service and permanently block them from using it, without applying the following steps.
① 1st time of posting inappropriate content: User is not allowed to submit webtoons, write comments or make the report for 7 days.
② 2nd time of posting inappropriate content: User is not allowed to submit webtoons, write comments or make the report for 15 days.
③ 3rd time of posting inappropriate content: User is not allowed to submit webtoons, write comments or make the report for 30 days.
B. Process on Copyright Infringement
User who submitted the User Posting may send the counter-notice to NAVER requesting the reposting of User Posting or inappropriate comments by filling out the following forms and submitting the documents below.
ㆍ Reposting request form (Please send Request form to firstname.lastname@example.org, includes regisrator's name, mobile number, address and copyrighted works that you want it to be suspended.)
ㆍ Materials which support the user sending counter-notice is a copyright holder
A copy of a certificate of registration stating that you are the copyright holder of the work, or an equivalent document
A copy of the copyrighted work with your name or commonly used pseudonym on it, or an equivalent document
A copy of a contract with the copyright holder legally permitting you to reproduce and transmit their work, or an equivalent document.
If the protection period for a copyrighted work’s intellectual property rights is expired, you must also submit one document which proves such fact.
ㆍ Proof of your identity
ㆍ If you are acting as a legal representative, a legal document proving that you are permitted to serve as the representative.
Creator Support Program Policy
1. What is Patreon and Creator Support Program?
Patreon is a way for the creators to earn ongoing funding directly from their fans via crowd-funding. (Learn more about Patreon: https://www.patreon.com). The Creator Support Program is a partnership between LINE Webtoon and Patreon to bring Discover creators a method of monetization. Registering Patreon ID on LINE Webtoon will enable creators to link their Patreon accounts to their comic series on LINE Webtoon and let readers pledge directly on Webtoon. Additionally, Webtoon will also directly pledge to become a Patron to Discover creators who satisfy the qualifications as specified below.
2. Copyright and License
The Creator retains the copyright and all of his or her ownership rights in and to the Webtoon content (“User Posting(s)”), uploaded on LINE Webtoon Service. The Creator grants NAVER the right to digitally distribute his or her User Postings on Discover and other Webtoon-related services upon publishing on Discover.
3. Duration of Creator Support Program
It will begin on 11:00AM EST, August 1, 2016 and end on 11:00AM EST, July 31, 2017.
4. Entry Eligibility
The Creator must hold a valid creator’s account on Patreon and have it registered on Discover.
5. How to Participate in the Program
The Creator needs to register a valid Patreon account and have an ongoing series on Discover on LINE Webtoon service at [http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/publish] during the period of the Creator Support Program. To enter, please go to [http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/publish] and follow the step-by-step directions on that page.
6. Pledge Qualification
Webtoon will directly pledge every month until July 2017, to creators who meet the three requirements below, for upto 300 creators every month:
a) Update at least twice a month;
b) [Have 3k+ Subscribers AND Have 10k+ US monthly page views / update] OR [Have 5k+ Subscribers AND Have 5k+ US monthly page views / update]
* If you have more than one qualified series on Discover, Webtoon will pledge to the highest performing series.
Please refer to table below for pledge qualification based on the number of subscribers (All regions) and number of monthly US Pageviews per update:
Pledge Qualification Monthly Updates Total Subscribers US PVs per update 2+ episodesELIGIBLE 20K+ $500 50K+ $500 15K+ $400 40K+ $400 10K+ $300 30K+ $300 7K+ $200 20K+ $200 5K+ $100 10K+ $100 3K+ $0 5K+ $0 0-1 episodesNOT ELIGIBLE Under 3K Under 5K
- 3k+ Subscribers AND 5k+ US pv / update --> Webtoon’s Pledge: $0
- 5k+ Subscribers AND 5k+ US pv / update --> Webtoon’s Pledge : $100
- 3k+ Subscribers AND 10k+ US pv / update --> Webtoon’s Pledge : $100
- 5k+ Subscribers AND 10k+ US pv / update --> Webtoon’s Pledge : $100+$100 = $200
- 20k+ Subscribers AND 30k+ US pv / update --> Webtoon’s Pledge : $500+$300 = $800
For more inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com
7. Pledge Schedule
Webtoon will Pledge to the qualified creators by 25th of the following month of the qualifying month. (E.g., If a creator is qualified for August, Webtoon will make the pledge to the qualified creator’s Patreon account by 25th of September).
Patreon makes the pledge money be available for payout to its creators within first week of every month. Creators can transfer the available pledge money on Patreon account to their personal bank account accordingly to Patreon’s payment processing system as explained here: https://patreon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203913499-When-do-I-get-paid-
• NAVER reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Program or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Program, as determined by NAVER in its sole discretion.
• NAVER, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the submission process or the operation of the Program or to be acting in violation of the Terms.
• NAVER reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Creator who participates in the Program if his or her fraud or misconduct adversely affects the integrity of the Program.
• NAVER can withdraw its pledge at any time upon the discovery of any form of possible abuse or malicious exploitation of the Discover system, both of which can be determined based solely on NAVER's discretion. Webtoon can also withdraw its pledge had the creator violate any terms and conditions of the Terms.
For further information, please read FAQ or contact [Customer Service]