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NOTICE

Changes to our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy 07.30.2018

On August 1, 2018, we’re updating our Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. If you keep using Webtoon after August 1, 2018, you’re letting us know that you’re OK with these updates. 

 

 

What’s changing?

- Terms of Use: We’re adding a new section and updating existing sections to expand on Webtoon’s indemnity provisions regarding third party content. We’re also updating some definitions (e.g., Digital Content) and procedures (e.g., legal guardian’s consent for a minor’s use of Webtoon) to represent our business more accurately.

- Privacy Policy: We’re updating and clarifying the types of information we collect in regards to user signups and logins using your social media and/or email accounts.

 

Does this affect the way I use Webtoon?

Not at all! Your Webtoon experience itself will stay the same.

 

What if I’m not OK with these changes?

If you're not OK with the changes, you can close your account. But before you do that, please get in touch with us so we can answer any questions you have.

 

Remember, if you keeping using Webtoon after August 1, 2018, you're letting us know that you're OK with these updates.

 

Please see below if you want to check the previous versions of the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

 

 

 

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LINE WEBTOON Terms of Use

Last Modified: May 25, 2017

 

This LINE WEBTOON Terms of Use is an agreement between you and NAVER WEBTOON CORP. (with its affiliates and subsidiaries, "NAVER WEBTOON" or "we").

 

This Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Discovery Policy, Creator Support Policy and other applicable policies, and terms will constitute the entire agreement between you and NAVER WEBTOON (the "Agreement"). Please read the Agreement carefully posted on LINE WEBTOON Website or LINE WEBTOON App before using LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App and/or Digital Content (each as defined below). There are multiple translations of this Agreement, but the English version of the Agreement shall govern in the event of a conflict between those terms and the terms of this Agreement.

 

By downloading and/or using LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App and/or any Digital Content, and/or clicking on a button indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement. You acknowledge and accept that your use of LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App and/or any Digital Content indicates your acceptance of this Agreement. NAVER WEBTOON may at any time amend this Agreement by publishing amended versions on LINE WEBTOON Website and/ or LINE WEBTOON App. You accept that by doing this, NAVER WEBTOON has provided you with sufficient notice of the amendment.

 

If you do not accept this Agreement, 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.

 

1. Definition

For the purposes of this Agreement:

 

"Digital Content" means digitized comic books, including single issues and trade publications and other digital content provided on the Service.

 

"LINE WEBTOON Website" means www.webtoons.com.

 

"LINE WEBTOON App" means, collectively, NAVER WEBTOON’s digital comics reader, storefront applications, websites and/or software (including any updates/upgrades 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 account settings.

 

"Service" means the service of Digital Content provided by NAVER WEBTOON and its affiliates and subsidiaries to the users through LINE WEBTOON Website and LINE WEBTOON App.

 

"User Postings"means certain features of our Service which enables you or other end users to post on our Service, or submit to us, content, including text, data, photographs, graphics, images, information, and any combination of these elements.

 

2. Digital Content and Limited License Term

A. Digital Content. You understand and agree that LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App are owned by NAVER WEBTOON and Digital Content provided on the Service is owned by NAVER WEBTOON or licensed by the copyright owner to NAVER WEBTOON and LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App and Digital Content are protected by the copyright laws of the Republic of Korea, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. NAVER WEBTOON 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 WEBTOON 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 WETOON 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 WEBTOON; not sold, transferred or assigned to you.

 

C. Limitations. Unless otherwise stated in writing by NAVER WEBTOON, 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 WEBTOON 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, functionality, or notices and/or you may lose certain features, functionality, or notices 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.

 

4. Terms of Use

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 hould send the email to [Customer Service]

 

You represent to us that (1) you are at least fourteen (14) years old and (2) if you are the minor, you have obtained your parents’ consents of use of the Service or the use of the Service is for personal daily need. We may request you to provide evidence of your Representatives’ consent or your age. We may also terminate your use of the Service if it comes to our attention that any of your representations to us is not correct. You declare that if you are the minor, your Representative(s) have read and agreed with these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before you start to use the Service or any other products or services offered by NAVER WEBTOON. We advise Representatives who permit their represented minors to use an interactive service to communicate with them about online safety, as well as about the content rating and any occasional improper contents which may be found in the Service. Represented minors permitted to use any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them. Representatives shall be liable for the acts or omissions of their represented minors.

 

NAVER WEBTOON does not intentionally nor unintentionally collect information from children or the minor in cases where Representatives have not consented to the use of the Service by the minor. However if a Representative identifies that a minor has provided NAVER WEBTOON with personal information without the correspondent Representative’s permission, Representative should contact NAVER WEBTOON at [Customer Service]. Upon Representative’s request, NAVER WEBTOON will delete any personal information of such minor without any further recourse from the Representative. The Representative will fully indemnify and release NAVER WEBTOON from any liabilities, damages, claims or any other legal actions in respect of the provision of the personal information of such minor to NAVER WEBTOON.

 

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 WEBTOON.

 

5. Privacy

NAVER WEBTOON respects your privacy and has established certain policies and procedures relating to the collection and use of your personal information in connection with your use of the Service. Our Privacy Policy is available on NAVER WEBTOON Website and/or App and applies to your use of the Service. By using the Service and/or clicking the consent box under the Privacy Policy, you are agreeing to the terms of our Privacy policy as undated from time to time.

 

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 14. Any parent or guardian who believes that a child may have provided personal information to us should contact us at [Customer Service] In such case, we will immediately take necessary actions to delete the personal information of children under 14.

 

6. Intellectual Property and Other Rights

LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App and/or Digital Content are owned and operated by NAVER WEBTOON and Digital Content is licensed by the copyright owner to NAVER WEBTOON. 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 as 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 WEBTOON 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 WEBTOON reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.

 

7. Advertisement

NAVER WEBTOON may provide its own advertisements or any third parties’ advertisements to You online or offline, including but not limited to, LINE WEBTOON Website and/or LINE WEBTOON App, pursuant to the Privacy Policy.

 

8. 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.

 

9. Termination

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 WEBTOON reserves the right to immediately revoke your access to LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App and/or Digital Content. NAVER WEBTOON's failure to exercise or enforce any term of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such term or any of NAVER WEBTOON's rights or remedies.

 

10. 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 WEBTOON OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF NAVER WEBTOON 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 WEBTOON 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 WEBTOON 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 WEBTOON 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.

 

11. Limitation of Liability

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, NAVER WEBTOON 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 WEBTOON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. USE OF WEBTOON WEBSITE, WEBTOON APP AND/OR DIGITAL CONTENT, AND SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. FOR FREE OF CHARGE SERVICE, NAVER WEBTOON 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 WEBTOON'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. THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

 

12. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless NAVER WEBTOON 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.

 

13. 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 WEBTOON. 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.

 

14. Complete Agreement and Severability

The Agreement is the entire agreement between you and NAVER WEBTOON 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.

 

15. Amendment

We may amend any of the terms of the Agreement in our sole discretion by posting the amended Agreement 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.

 

16. Contact Information

For help with LINE WEBTOON Website, LINE WEBTOON App and/or Digital Content, please contact Customer Service by email to [dl_linewebtoon_en@webtoonscorp.com].

 

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LINE WEBTOON Policies for Handling Personal Information

The NAVER WEBTOON CORP. (hereinafter "the company") handles LINE WEBTOON users’ personal information according to the following policies. LINE WEBTOON Policies for Handling Personal Information.

 

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 company uses a tool called "Google Analytics" to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. The company uses the information it gets from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. The company does not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. To-opt out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser (here).

 

The company uses DoubleClick cookies. The cookie ID is used for the purpose of analyzing the effectiveness of advertisements and not displaying the same ads over and over again. Users can stop the use of DoubleClick cookies by visiting and changing Google's advertisement settings [here]

 

The company also uses other 3rd party analytics for the same reasons stated above for Google Analytics, such as Facebook Analytics for Apps and Tune. These companies help the company understand your use of our service. In association with them, the company may collect your non-personal information such as IP address, app installation, age, language, device information. These are for internal use only and the company does not combine this information with what it gathered through your use of our service for identifying purposes. Documentation for Facebook Analytics for Apps can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/analytics and Facebook's data policy can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php Privacy policy for Tune can be found at https://www.tune.com/resources/data-and-privacy/privacy-policies/.

 

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.

 

(3) System operations: NAVER CORP.

- Period of storage and usage of personal information: Until a member closes their account or a contract is terminated with a consigned companyConsignment of personal information handling

 

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.

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.

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: dl_linewebtoon_en@webtoonscorp.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 25/05/2017​