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TERMS OF SERVICE



Use of Content from this Website

9KOREA (or 9KOREA.COM) provides the content on this website (www.9korea.com) on which it maintains a presence in support of its mission for the "increase and diffusion of traveling and living in Republic of Korea." 9KOREA invites visitors to use its online content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. By using this website, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.


Disclaimer

The Content is provided "as is" without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. 9KOREA shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of this website or downloading any Content from this website.


Permitted Uses

9KOREA welcomes you to make fair use of the Content as defined by copyright law.Information on United States copyright fair use law is available from the United States Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

In addition, 9KOREA allows personal, educational, and other non-commercial uses of the Content on the following terms:

1. You must cite the source ('9KOREA') of the Content as you would material from any printed work.

2. You must also cite and link to, when possible, this website ('9korea.com') as the source of the Content.

3. You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.

4. You must comply with all terms or restrictions other than copyright (such as trademark, publicity and privacy rights, or contractual restrictions) as may be specified in the metadata or as may otherwise apply to the Content.


Unauthorized Uses Require Prior Written Permission

You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication (except as may be permitted by fair use under the copyright law), you must obtain prior written permission from 9KOREA (or other owner of the Content as applicable).

Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats, including high resolution digital images, to webmaster@9korea.com.


Intellectual Property Rights in Content

9KOREA is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes and software ("Content"). However, 9KOREA does not necessarily own each component of the compilation such as photographs and videos. The Content that 9KOREA makes available on this website may be owned by 9KOREA, owned by others and used with their permission (such as user-generated content), or used in accordance with applicable law. Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third party rights, such as copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions.

9KOREA Content is identified as having "no known copyright restrictions" when 9KOREA is unaware of any copyright restrictions on its use. This may mean that: (1) a copyright existed at one time but was not renewed, or the copyright may have expired, or the owner may have intentionally placed the Content into the public domain; or (2) the Content was never eligible for copyright protection because it was created by an employee of the United States as part of his or her official duties, or (3) there are no copyright markings or other indications on the Content to indicate that it was copyrighted or otherwise restricted; or (4) 9KOREA records do not indicate any evidence of copyright restrictions. These facts do not necessarily mean that the Content is in the public domain, but rather indicate that no evidence has been found to show that copyright restrictions apply.

9KOREA endeavors to provide information that it possesses about the copyright status of the Content and to identify any other terms and conditions that may apply to use of the Content (such as trademark, rights of privacy or publicity, donor restrictions, etc.); however, 9KOREA can offer no guarantee or assurance that all pertinent information is provided or that the information is correct in each circumstance. It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission. If you have specific questions or information about Content on this website, please contact webmaster@9korea.com.


Trademarks

Many of the names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on this website are registered or common law (unregistered) marks of 9KOREA. With the exception of fair use, you may not use 9KOREA trademarks without prior written permission.

Trademarks of third parties may also appear on this website from time to time. You agree that nothing on this website shall be construed as granting any license to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the express written permission of the owner of the trademark.


Reservation of Rights

9KOREA reserves the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure of 9KOREA to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.


Links to Third Party Sites

9KOREA may link to third party sites which are not under the control of 9KOREA. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, and they do not indicate 9KOREA's endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content of the linked website, including any advertisements that may be posted. 9KOREA has no control over, makes no representation or warranty and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the externally linked sites.


Links from Third Party Sites

Linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among websites. If you link to this website, you agree to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that 9KOREA endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your website and that the link contain a clearly written notice that the user is leaving your website and accessing another.


Warranty and Indemnity

By using this website, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Service, including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold 9KOREA harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of this website.


Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Service and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law and the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Service shall be brought in the appropriate federal court.


Privacy

By using this website, you agree that 9KOREA may collect, use and disclose information that you provide as described in the Privacy Policy, http://www.9korea.com/about/privacy_policy/.




Updated on 11/12/2013