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Membership Policy

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1 (Purpose)
Article 2 (Validity of and Modification to the Terms of Use)
Article 3 (Application of the Terms of Use)
Article 4 (Definitions)
CHAPTER II EXECUTION OF USE AGREEMENT
Article 5 (Classification of Services)
Article 6 (Request for Use)
Article 7 (Acceptance of Request for Use)
Article 8 (Nonacceptance of Request of Use and Restrictions on Acceptance)
Article 9 (Grant and Alteration of User ID, etc.)
CHAPTER III PARTIES’ OBLIGATIONS
Article 10 (Company’s Obligations)
Article 11 (Online Service User’s Obligations)
Article 12 (Obligation of Use of Portfolio and Community Services)
CHAPTER IV USE OF SERVICES
Article 13 (Hours for Use of Services)
Article 14 (Administration of User ID)
Article 15 (Preservation of Data)
Article 16 (Administration of Postings)
Article 17 (Copyright to Postings)
Article 18 (Addition or Alteration to Services)
Article 19 (Responsibilities for Use of Services)
CHAPTER V RESTRICTIONS ON AND SUSPENSION OF PROVISION OF SERVICES, ETC.
Article 20 (Restrictions on and Suspension of Provision of Services)
Article 21 (Restrictions on Use of Services, etc.)
Article 22 (Procedure for Placing and Lifting Restrictions on Use)
CHAPTER VI MODIFICATION AND AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT, ETC.
Article 23 (Modification and Amendment to Agreement)
Article 24 (No Assignment)
CHAPTER VII DAMAGES
Article 25 (Damages)
Article 26 (Indemnification)

ADDENDA

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of these terms of use (“Terms of Use”) shall be to provide the respective rights, obligations and responsibilities of designdb (hereinafter referred to as “Company”) operated by Korea Institute of Design promotion and users in relation to use of the Internet-related services (hereinafter referred to as “Services”) provided by the Company.
Article 2 (Validity of and Modification of the Terms of Use
① These Terms of Use shall come into effect upon giving public notice hereof, by posting the same on the service menu and in the Company.
② The Company may revise these Terms of Use to the extent of not violating applicable law, including the Regulation of Standardized Contracts Act, Framework Act on Electronic Commerce, Digital Signature Act and Act on Promotion, etc. of Utilization of Information System. In case of a revision hereof, the Company gives public notice stating the effective date of and reasons for such revision on the Company’s initial screen, starting from the date falling 7 days prior to the effective date through the day immediately preceding the effective date, together with the existing Terms of Use.
③ In case of a revision of these Terms of Use, the revised Terms of Use shall also apply to users who have been admitted as a member prior to such revision unless the content of such revision is against the relevant provision of applicable law.
Article 3 (Application of the Terms of Use)
With respect to all matters not provided in these Terms of Use and interpretation of these Terms of Use, the Guidelines for the Consumer Protection in the Electronic Commerce Transactions enacted by the government, applicable law and the specific terms for individual Services shall apply according to their respective purports.
Article 4 (Definitions)
① As used in these Terms of Use, the following terms shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them: 1. "Services" mean the online services provided on the Internet, including content and community, apart from the Company’s access functions of connecting users to the Internet.
2. “Online Service User" means a client who has entered into a Use Agreement with the Company and been granted a User ID so as to be provided with the Services.
3. “Use Agreement” means an activity of being granted a User ID for designdb online services so as to be provided with the Services.
4. “User ID" means a combination of letters and numbers selected by an Online Service User and granted by the Company in order to dentify such an Online Service User and also in order for the Online Service User to use the Services.
5. “Password" means a combination of letters and numbers selected by an Online Service User for the purpose of identifying such an Online Service User as the very client corresponding with the User ID granted and also protecting the rights and interests of the Online Service User.
② Definitions used in these Terms of Use, except those set forth in subsection 1 above, shall be subject to those defined in applicable law and the specific terms for individual Services.

CHAPTER II EXECUTION OF USE AGREEMENT

Article 5 (Classification of Services)
① The Services provided by the Company to Online Service Users shall be classified into contents on the Internet, community services, sale of sections and paid contents to members, provision of the information on goods & services and execution of purchase agreement, and any other services independently developed by designdb or to be provided to members through a collaboration agreement with its business partners or otherwise.
② The type and description of the Services shall be as separately provided in the Company’s specific terms for individual Services and Service brochures.
Article 6 (Request for Use)
① A client who wishes to use the Services (hereinafter referred to as "Service-requesting Client”) shall accurately and correctly enter his/her real name and resident registration number, e-mail, etc. in the member application form provided by the Company on the Internet, without fail. Should any false entry be found, the relevant Use Agreement shall be compulsorily terminated by the Company.
② If the Service-requesting Client is a quasi-incompetent person, an application for Use Agreement may be made with the prior consent of his/her legal representative (parent). A person who was a party to the Use Agreement compulsorily terminated pursuant to any of the provisions of Chapter 5 hereof shall be allowed to register as a member again.
③ For a Service-requesting Client to be able to register as a member, the client shall agree to the conditions of these Terms of Use and shall also agree that these Terms of Use form part of the Use Agreement.
Article 7 (Acceptance of Request for Use)
When a Service-requesting Client has requested use of the Services by accurately and correctly making all entries in the membe r application form pursuant to the provisions of Article 6 hereof and also giving its consent to the conditions of these Terms of Use, the Company shall in principle accept such request for use of the Services. Requests for use shall be processed in the order in which they are made.
Article 8 (Nonacceptance of Request for Use and Restrictions on Acceptance)
① The Company shall not accept any request if the Service-requesting Client:
1. Has made such a request in the name of a third party;
2. Has attached false documents;
3. As a client requesting paid services, fails to pay charges and any other amount payable to the Company;
4. Is listed as a person with bad credit under the Use and Protection of Credit Information Act;
5. Has made such a request for the purpose of disturbing social security and order or good public morals; or
6. If it is not possible to accept such a request for use, for reasons attributable to the Service-requesting Client.
② If a request for use falls under any of the following, the Company may withhold its acceptance of such a request until the cause
of preventing acceptance thereof has been removed.
1. The Company has no spare facilities;
2. Certain hindrance exists to the Company’s technology;
3. Certain interruption has occurred to the Services; or 4. It is not possible to accept such a request for use, for reasons attributable to the Company.
③ If a request for use of the Services is not accepted or restrictions are placed on the acceptance thereof pursuant to subsection 2 above, the Company shall give notice to the Service-requesting Client, by e-mail, stating the cause of placing such restrictions and the estimated time when acceptance may be obtained.
Article 9 (Grant and Alteration of User ID, etc.)
The Company shall grant an Online Service User a User ID in accordance with the provisions of the specific terms for individual Services. No User ID of an Online Service User shall be altered in any way at all, except where the Company has accepted alteration of the user’s user number and actually altered the same. CHAPTER IIIPARTIES’ OBLIGATIONS
Article 10 (Company’s Obligations)
① The Company shall not assign or divulge any Online Service User’s personal information to a third party, without the consent of the client, except where required by the Korea Internet Safety Committee or other competent authorities (the National Police Agency/Public Prosecutor’s Office) in accordance with the relevant provisions of applicable law, including for investigation purposes.
② In case of any hindrance to or loss of or damage to facilities, the Company shall promptly repair or restore the same so as to provide the Services on a continuing and stable basis. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may suspend provision of the Services temporarily in case of occurrence of an act of god, emergency or any other events or circumstances beyond the Company’s control.
③ The Company may transmit to members wishing to receive e-mails among its Online Service Users a variety of public notices or e-mails of advertising or information nature or may insert advertising banners in community (Dblog), etc.
Article 11 (Online Service User’s Obligations)
① If a change occurs in any of the information contained in the Use Agreement (including but not limited to address and contact number), the Online Service User shall immediately advise the Company thereof or alter such information by him/herself. If an Online Service User has entered into the Use Agreement for any paid content, the client shall pay the charges for use of the said content on or before the designated deadline for payment.
② No Online Service User shall exchange correspondence falling under any of the following nature that may disturb public peace and order or good public morals:
1. Intending to commit a criminal act or encouraging a third party to do so;
2. Intending to conduct any antinational activities; or
3. Otherwise disturbing good public morals or public order
③ No Online Service User shall delete arbitrarily any of the banner advertisements inserted in the community homepage that are provided by the Company nor shall commit any other act that may affect the Company’s carrying on its business.
④ An Online Service User shall observe these Terms of Use and applicable law and shall be careful in requesting a user number, acknowledging that the user number the client has consented to at the time of initially requesting a user number cannot be changed at all.
Article 12 (Obligation of Use of Portfolio and Community Services) )
An Online Service User shall be responsible for maintaining, repairing and managing the data registered in his/her portfolio and all the information related to the bulletin board and guestbook in community pages (Dblog). CHAPTER USE OF SERVICES
Article 13 (Hours for Use of Services)
① The hours for use of the Services shall be in principle around-the-clock and year-round, unless there is any specific hindrance in terms of the Company’s business or technical matters. Nevertheless, the foregoing provision shall not apply to the date or hours that the Company has designated in advance and given prior notice of for reasons of regular checking or its other necessity.
② The Company may divide the Services into certain categories and then designate the hours for use of the Services by category, by giving prior notice.
Article 14 (Administration of User ID)
① Responsibilities for administering each Online Service User’s User ID and Password shall remain with the Online Service User him/herself.
② Each Online Service User shall be solely responsible for any and all matters arising out of the User ID and Password that has been notified to him/her, including but not limited to any mistakes made in use or a third party’s illegal use thereof, except by willful acts or gross negligence on the part of the Company.
Article 15 (Preservation of Data)
Whenever the Company deems necessary, the Company may prescribe a certain posting and preservation period by the type of Services for the data posted by users. If a posting period is specifically designated, a user intending to keep his/her data and e-mails beyond the designated period of time shall store and administer such data separately by him/herself. If a member terminates the Use Agreement (that is, withdraws from membership), all of the personal information provided by the member will be deleted; however, there is not provided any automatic destruction function with respect to the information (postings) registered by a user in person on the website while the user is using the Services. Therefore, if a user does not wish that his/her postings are posted on the website, the user him/herself shall delete such postings.
Article 16 (Administration of Postings)
① The Company may at its sole discretion delete or move or refuse to register the postings or data falling under any of the following nature:
1. Defaming other users or third parties, by calumniating or slandering them
2. Being against public order and good morals
3. Being deemed relevant to criminal acts
4. Infringing on any of a third party’s copyrights and other rights
5. With respect to which the user in question fails to take such measures as set forth in Article 15 hereof within the prescribed period of time after the posting period has expired;
6. The user in question has posted obscene materials on his/her own home page and the bulletin board or established links to sex-oriented sites, etc.;
7. An act of inserting unnecessary or unauthorized advertisements or promotional materials, or offering, posting or inserting junk mails, spam mails, chain letters ([**원문의 의 착오로 보았음]), pyramid organizations, etc.; or
8. Otherwise violating or threatening to violate applicable law.
② In case the Company deletes, moves or refuses to register any data pursuant to subsection 1 above, the Company shall give notice to the Online Service User of the reasons therefor, except where unavoidable circumstances require otherwise.
Article 17 (Copyrights to Postings)
① The copyright to the postings inserted by an Internet service user on the service screen shall vest to the very Online Service User having inserted the same. Accordingly, all responsibilities that may arise out of or in relation to the postings inserted or registered by a member shall remain with the said member.
② The Company shall not use any postings commercially, without the copyright holder’s consent.
Article 18 (Addition or Alteration to Services)
If an addition or alteration to the Services leads to a change in any requirements for use of the Services, the terms and conditions that the Company prescribes and inserts in the Service information or gives public notice of separately shall apply.
Article 19 (Responsibilities for Use of Services)
Unless otherwise permitted by the Company, no Online Service User shall engage in any operation activities (such as an act of directly selling commodities) using the Services, especially in advertising for the purpose of making money, commercial transactions conducted through sex-oriented sites, illegal distribution of commercial software, etc. The Company shall not be responsible for the result of such operating activities conducted in breach thereof and the resultant loss or damage or the arrest by competent authorities of any person that may arise out of such activities. CHAPTER V RESTRICTIONS ON AND SUSPENSION OF PROVISION OF SERVICES, ETC.
Article 20 (Restrictions on and Suspension of Provision of Services)
The Company may place restrictions on or suspend the Services in whole or in part, where any war, disaster, act of god or other similar national emergency occurs or threatens to occur and where any other unavoidable circumstances or events exist, including suspension of telecommunications service by key telecommunications service providers under the Telecommunication Business Act.
Article 21 (Restrictions on Use of Services, etc.)
①The Company may cancel the relevant Use Agreement or delete postings or place restrictions on or suspend all or part of the Services if the Online Service User falls under any of the following categories in using the Services; provided, however, that the Company shall give prior notice to the Online Service User thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may forthwith place such restrictions on use whenever necessary.
1. Fails to fulfill any of Online Service User’s obligations under Articles 6.1, 11.1 or 11.2 hereof;
2. Transmits a multiple amount of information with the intention to interfere with a stable operation of the Services, or continues to transmit the information of advertising nature against the recipient’s intent;
3. Spreads any computer virus programs, etc. causing malfunctions of information and communication facilities or destruction of information;
4. Infringes other user’s or a third party’s intellectual property;
5. Has received a request for correction from any external bodies, such as Korea Internet Safety Committee, or received a ruling from the Election Commission in relation to any illegal election campaigns;
6. Uses other person’s personal information, User ID and Password wrongly;
7. Reproduces, distributes or commercially uses the information acquired using the information on the Services, without the prior consent of the Company;
8. An Internet service user inserts obscene materials in a hobby club or the bulletin board or establishes links to sex-oriented sites;
9. Fails to pay the charges for use of any paid content within the prescribed deadline for payment, for two (2) months or longer; or
10. Violates applicable law, including telecommunication-related laws and ordinances
② If an Online Service User has registered his/her “user number” but has not used the same for a long-term period (that is, for one year or longer), the Company may delete such User Number by designating a specific period of time. In such a case, the Company shall give prior notice by email.
Article 22 (Procedure for Placing and Lifting Restrictions on Use) )
① If an Online Service User engages in an illegal distribution and operation of hacking, obscene or commercial software, introduction of gambling/obscene sites or advertising for making money, the Company may suspend provision of the Services without giving notice to the Online Service User.
② An Online Service User having received a notice of suspension of use pursuant to the provision of Article 21.1 hereof or his/her representative may file an objection to such notice of suspension of use, if any.
③ For such filing of objection pursuant to the provision of subsection 2 above, the Company may postpone such suspension of use for the period of time that is needed to verify the same and shall notify the Online Service User or his/her representative of the results thereof.
④ The Company shall forthwith cancel the suspension of use if, during the period of suspension of use, it is confirmed that the cause of such suspension has been removed.
CHAPTER VI MODIFICATION AND AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT, ETC.
Article 23 (Modification and Amendment to Agreement)
If an Online Service User transfers to paid services, the relevant service agreement may be modified or amended pursuant to the provisions of the Terms of Use, using an application form for Online Service Use Agreement or by e-mail, telephone, etc.
Article 24 (No Assignment)
No Online Service User may assign, donate or use as pledge to a third party the right to use the Services hereunder. CHAPTER VII DAMAGES
Article 25 (Damages)
① The Company shall not be responsible for any loss or damage that has arisen otherwise than due to a cause attributable to the Company.
② The Company shall not be involved at all in any transaction, employment or non-employment that has been given rise to through the Company, which shall be in principle settled through mutual consultation between the seller and the purchaser.
③ If a lawsuit is brought with respect to a dispute between the Company and a user having arisen in relation to the Services provided by the Company, the competent court shall be determined in accordance with the Civil Procedure Act.
Article 26 (Indemnification)
① The Company shall not be responsible for the nature of postings inserted by users, including reliability and accuracy of the information, data and facts posted by the user in the Services.
② If the Company is prevented, temporarily or eventually, from providing the Services owing to an act of god or any similar force majeure event, repair, checking, replacement and failure of information and communication facilities, discontinuity of communication, etc., the Company shall be released from the responsibility for providing the Services. In such a case, the Company shall give public notice to members thereof in such a manner as provided in Article 2 of the Terms of Use.
③ The Company shall not be responsible for any hindrance to use of the Services for reasons attributable to any client or member using the Internet.
ADDENDA
The Company shall not be responsible for anything that is not expressly provided in the Terms of Use. The Company shall not be responsible for the problems arising when a client downloads any software from the Internet or uses an electronic mail account provided by the Company or uses the information acquired through the Online Services. The Company shall give the first warning to any Online Service User with respect to his/her act of transmitting commercial advertisements, pyramids, swearwords, gossips or other mails against the recipient’s intent and, upon recurrence, shall delete the user’s user number and, in addition, may request some legal action to be taken. In the event that an Online Service User dispatches a multiple mails using an automatic mail forwarding program, sells any illegal software or obscene CDs or dispatches such mails as violating a person’s character, the Company shall promptly delete the User ID, without giving any warning, and may request to the competent authorities concerned that legal actions be taken in relation thereto.

① These Terms of Use shall come into effect on June 1, 2009, thereby applying to the Online Service Users of designdb.com and newly admitted users.
② The prior Terms of Use then in effect (taking effect on March 3, 2009) shall be superseded by these Terms of Use.
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