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TERMS OF USE

LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Terms of Use

Last Modified: November 27, 2014

This LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Terms of Use (the “Agreement”) is an agreement between you and NAVER CORP. (with its affiliates and subsidiaries, "NAVER" or "we"). Please read this Agreement, and Privacy Policy found at [http://translate.webtoons.com] and incorporated herein by reference before using LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website and/or Digital Content.

By downloading or using LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website, or any Digital Content, and/or clicking on a button indicating your consent to the Agreement, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and Privacy Policy. NAVER may at any time amend these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy by publishing amended version on LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website. You accept that by doing this, NAVER had provided you with sufficient notice of the amendment.

If you do not accept these terms, then you may not download or use LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website or Digital Content. In addition, when using LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website 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:

"Contributor" means the users who translate the Digital Content into certain languages.

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

"General Users" means the users who are allowed to read the User Translation, leave the comments, and share the User Translation through social network services.

"LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website" means translate.webtoons.com.

"My Page" means the profile page of the Contributor, which is automatically created upon clicking the box to agree on the Terms of Use.

"Official Version" means official translation of the script of the Digital Content provided by NAVER through the Service.

"Service" means the service of Digital Content and User Translation of Digital Content provided by NAVER and its affiliates and subsidiaries through LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website.

"Team Manager" means the user who is selected and authorized by NAVER to organize a translation team (“Team”), invite Contributors to its team, and manage the team to create Team Version.

"Team Member" means the Contributor who is invited to join the Team organized by Team Manager.

"Team Profile" means the profile page of the Team, which is created upon organizing the Team.

"Team Version" means the User Translation created collectively by the Team.

"Unofficial Version" means the User Translation created by the Contributor or created collectively by the Team, which includes Wiki Version and Team Version.

"User Translation" means translated text of the script of the Digital Content created by the Contributor or the Team using certain translation tools of our Service, which is automatically saved in the service operator’s server, posted on the Service and provided to other users. User Translation refers to Unofficial Version including Wiki Version and Team Version.

"Wiki Version" means the User Translation created by the Contributor.

2. Use of Service

LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Service is to provide the Digital Content and the translation tools to the users who voluntarily translate the script of Digital Contents into certain languages (User Translation) and share User Translation with other users. General Users are allowed to read the User Translation, leave the comments, and share the User Translation through social network services. Once the Contributor clicks the box to agree on the Terms of Use, My Page is automatically created and his or her User Translation will be stored and listed in My Page. The service operator may appoint the Contributor as Team Manager in its own discretion, give the Team Manager the authority to select Contributors as Team Members, and create and manage the Team to create the Team Version. Team Version and Team activities and Team Version will be stored and listed in Team Profile. The service operator has the right to take away the authority given to Team Manager and appoint another Team Manager to lead the Team, if the Team Manager is found irresponsible or inappropriate to lead the Team.

3. Digital Content and Limited License Term

A. Digital Content. You understand and agree that LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website and LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE tools are owned by NAVER and Intellectual Property Rights in or to Digital Contents are and will remain the exclusive property of copyright owners and are protected by the copyright laws of the Republic of Korea, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties.

B. Use of Digital Content. Upon your download or use of Digital Content, LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE tools and LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website, NAVER grants you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access, view, download, use, transmit and translate such Digital Content, solely for the use of the Service and the provision of the User Translation on the Service, subject to the terms of this Agreement. Under such license, you are granted to create User Translation which will be used only in relation to the Service, and prohibited from using, displaying, publishing, or transmitting User Translation for other services.

The license does not confer on you any ownership interest in such Digital Content. 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 Translate website. 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. 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.

4. LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website

A. Use of LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website. 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 TRANSLATE Website up-to-date, NAVER may make available updates/upgrades to the Webiste. 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.

No Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, Disassembly, or Circumvention. You may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile, reproduce, copy, disassemble LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website or otherwise reduce the computer file in which the Digital Content is stored to a human-readable form, whether in whole or in part, or bypass, modify, defeat, or tamper with or circumvent any of the functions or protections of LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website; e.g., by modifying, defeating, augmenting or substituting any digital rights management functionality.

5. 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 should send the email to [dl_webtoontrans@navercorp.com].

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. 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 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 dl_webtoontrans@navercorp.com. 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 TRANSLATE Website and 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.

6. Privacy

NAVER 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 LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website and applies to your use of the Service. By using the Service 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 [dl_webtoontrans@navercorp.com]. In such case, we will immediately take necessary actions to delete the personal information of children under 14.

7. Intellectual Property and Other Rights

LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website and Digital Content are owned and operated by NAVER and its licensors. 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 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.

8. User Translation

A. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Translation. The Contributor who creates User Translation alone is the exclusive copyright owner of his or her User Translation. The copyright to Team Version is jointly owned by Team Members who create Team Version together and all of Team Members hereby agree on the License Term and other terms stipulated below. (“Joint Ownership”) Unless you agree on such Joint Ownership of Team Version and the License Term in this Agreement, you must not join and participate in creating Team Version.

For User Translation, you grant to us a worldwide, exclusive , royalty-free, and sub-licensable (through multiple tiers), right, in any media existing now or in the future, to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, electronically transmit, publicly display, publically perform, edit, modify, adapt, exploit and prepare derivative works (collectively, “Use”) based on your User Translation in connection with the service and business of NAVER and its subsidiaries and affiliates or the service of the third party licensed by NAVER. You also grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to use, copy, and transmit User Translation to social media services and improve your Content through the Service by editing and/or translating your User Translation. (“License Term”)

B. By submitting User Translation, you represent and warrant to us that you own all of the rights to such User Translation and that your User Translation does not and will not (i) infringe the copyright, trademark, publicity/ privacy right or other intellectual property right of any third party; (ii) violate any applicable law or (iii) violate the rights of, or cause physical, financial, or other harm to, any person or entity. You acknowledge that your indemnification obligation as described in Section 13 applies to your User Translation. Your User Translation may be Used with or without the name you use in connection with such postings. You agree that NAVER is not responsible for User Translation, whether by you or anyone else.

C. You acknowledge that the content similar or identical to your User Translation (“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. You acknowledge that it would not be feasible for NAVER to offer features involving User Translation without your agreement to the terms of this Section 8.D.

D. You acknowledge that NAVER does not pre-screen any User Translation, 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 User Translation. NAVER and its affiliates shall have the right to remove any User Translation that violate the Agreement 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 Translation that you submit or post.

9. Copyright Infringement Notification

If you believe the User Translation 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 Challenge League);
  • 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.

10. Termination

Your rights under this Agreement will automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement or any of your activities related to the Service or your User Translation violate public order and social ethics. NAVER reserves the right to decide whether User Translation or users’ activities violate these Terms of Use for reasons other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscenity, or excessive length. NAVER may any time without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove such Content and/or terminate a user’s account for submitting such material in violation of these Terms of Use. In case of such termination, you must cease all use of LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website. 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.

If the Contributor wishes to terminate the account or delete User Translation, he or she may delete the account information in My Page or delete it in translation page. If the Contributor who failed to delete User Translation before deleting the account information wishes to withdraw User Translation from the Service, the Contributor may request the service operator to delete User Translation from the Service by contacting [dl_webtoontrans@navercorp.com].

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

USE OF LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE WEBSITEAND/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 TRANSLATE 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.

12. 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 TRANSLATE 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 TRANSLATE 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 TRANSLATE WEBSITE, 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.

13. Indemnification

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 (i) your use of and access to the Service, (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right, or any claim that your User Translation caused damage to a third party, or (v) your violation of any applicable law or regulation.

14. 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.

15. Complete Agreement and Severability

This is the entire agreement between us and you regarding LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website, 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.

16. Amendment

We may amend any of the terms of this Agreement in our sole discretion by posting the revised terms on LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website. Your continued use of LINE WEBTOON TRANSLATE Website, and/or Digital Content after the effective date of any such amendment constitutes your agreement to be bound by such amendment.

17. Contact Information

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

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

We also collect the email address of applicants to the Challenge League, 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

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.

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_webtoontrans@navercorp.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 “Notifications” 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 19/11/2014