Sponsor Terms and Conditions

Sponsor Terms and Conditions


Chapter 1: General Provisions

Article 1 [Purpose)
The purpose of these Terms and Conditions is to stipulate the conditions and procedures for use of the trade secret protection service (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”) provided by the Company, as well as other necessary matters.

Article 2 (Definition of Terms)
The definitions of terms used in these Terms and Conditions are as follows.

1. “Service” refers to the company’s general services.
2. “Sponsor Member” refers to an individual or entity who accesses the Service and receives information provided by the Company in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
3. “Use Agreement” refers to a contract concluded between sponsor members who use the company’s information.
4. “Trade secret” refers to information defined in Paragraph 2 of Article 2 (Definition) of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act.
5. “Original certification service” refers to the service provided by an institution designated as an original certification agency pursuant to Article 9-3 (1) of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act and Article 3-3 (3) of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act. This service refers to a service that stores, verifies, and certifies the unique identification value (hereinafter referred to as “electronic fingerprint”) extracted from an electronic document in order for the holder of a trade secret to prove the originality of the electronic document containing the trade secret. This also includes emails or printed documents containing information.
Article 3 (Effectiveness and change of terms and conditions)
① These terms and conditions become effective when the contents are notified to members through the service screen and the sponsor member agrees to them and enters into a contract.
② The Company may revise these Terms and Conditions within a reasonable range without violating relevant laws and regulations, such as the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Public Institutions, the Act on Regulation of Terms and Conditions, and the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc. When revising, the company specifies the date of revision, reason for revision, details of revision, and effective date, and announces it on the initial screen of the company's website from 10 days prior to the effective date to the day before the effective date.
③ The revised terms and conditions as in Paragraph 2 will take effect on the announced effective date. These revised terms and conditions are also effective for sponsor members before revision, and sponsor members before revision who have objections to the revised terms and conditions may cancel the contract at any time upon application.
④ If the member continues to use the service after the effective date of the revised Terms and Conditions as in Paragraph 2 or does not express objection to the revised Terms and Conditions within 7 days from the effective date, the revised Terms and Conditions are deemed to have been approved. If the sponsor member does not agree to the revised terms and conditions, the sponsor member may terminate the contract.
Article 4 (Rules other than application of terms and conditions)
If matters not specified in these Terms and Conditions are stipulated in relevant laws and regulations, such regulations shall apply.

Chapter 2 Sponsor Agreement

Article 5 (Establishment of sponsorship contract)
A sponsorship contract is established when a person who wishes to become a sponsor member (hereinafter referred to as “applicant”) agrees to the terms and conditions, applies for membership, and receives approval from the company. At this time, application for membership is done by email or phone.

Article 6 (Sponsor application and approval)
① Applicants for sponsorship registration must provide personal or corporate information according to the registration form set by the company.
② If any of the following applies to a sponsor applicant pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph 1, the Company may withhold approval of the sponsorship application until the cause is resolved.
1. If there is a technical problem
2. When the capacity of service-related facilities is insufficient
3. Other cases deemed necessary by the company
Article 7 (Termination of contract)
① When a sponsor member wishes to terminate the service contract, he or she may request termination of the service contract via phone, email or fax to the personal information manager/person in charge. The company's personal information manager will process it without delay in accordance with relevant laws, etc.
② If the contract is terminated, all member data will be destroyed immediately upon termination, except in cases where the company retains personal information in accordance with relevant laws and personal information handling policies, and all service-related information registered in the member account will also be deleted.
③ If a sponsor member violates these terms and conditions, the company may set a reasonable period of time for the sponsor member to request corrective action for the violation, and if no corrective action is taken within the period, the company may terminate the service use agreement.
④ At this time, requests for corrective action against the sponsor member can be made by sending a notification to the contact information such as the phone number or e-mail address provided by the sponsor member when applying for membership.
⑤ If any of the following reasons occurs to a sponsor member, the company may terminate the contract without prior notice.
1. If the company’s reputation has been damaged
2. In case of intentional interference with service operation
3. If the personal information or company name of another sponsor member is stolen
4. If the membership application form is filled out falsely.
5. In case of planning or carrying out an act that undermines national interests and social public interest
6. When other companies determine that they are unsuitable as sponsor members

Chapter 3 Sponsor Qualification Effect

Article 8 (Effectiveness of Qualification)
Qualification effectiveness begins when the company approves the applicant's application for membership.

Article 9 (Service usage time)
① In principle, the service is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, unless there is a special problem with the company's business or technology. However, an exception is made in cases where activities become difficult due to unavoidable reasons.
② If all or part of the service is suspended, the company will announce it through a pre-registered email.
Article 10 (Changes in Services)
① If there is a reasonable reason, the company may change some or all of the activity hours provided according to operational or technical needs.
② If there is a change in the service, the reason for the change, details of the change, etc. will be notified through a pre-registered email.
Article 11 (Service Restrictions and Suspension and Compensation)
① The company may restrict or suspend part or all of the service provision in any of the following cases.
1. In unavoidable cases due to maintenance, regular inspection or construction of service facilities
2. When the telecommunication service provider specified in the Telecommunications Business Act suspends telecommunication services
3. If you are conducting your own business using the company's information (subject to compensation), or if a natural disaster or similar national emergency occurs or is likely to occur.
4. If there are difficulties in using the service due to service facility failure or excessive service use, etc.
5. If there is a change in government policy
6. In case of significant violation of the member's obligations stipulated in Article 17
② When the Company restricts or suspends part or all of the provision of services pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph 1, it announces the reason and period of restriction through the Company website.
Article 12 (Service Use Responsibility)
① Even if a company sponsor member incurs damage due to information provided by the company, the sponsor member is responsible for this.


Chapter 4 Rights and Obligations

Article 13 (Obligations of the Company)
① The Company will do its best to provide continuous and stable services in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and related laws.
② If the company deems that an opinion or complaint raised by a sponsor member is justified, it will process it promptly through appropriate procedures. If the processing period is delayed, the company will inform the member of the reason for the delay and the processing schedule.
Article 14 (Protection of personal information and service use information)
① Personal information acquired by the company is used only for the purpose of operating or improving services.
② Personal information acquired by the company will be used only for the purposes stated in Paragraph 1, and will not be disclosed to third parties except with the consent of the person or as provided for in relevant laws.
③ Other personal information is processed in accordance with the ‘Personal Information Processing Policy’.
④ The company does not disclose information related to the customer's use of the service, such as service usage history and subscription information, to third parties except with the customer's consent or as required by relevant laws and regulations.
Article 15 (Obligations of sponsor members)
① Sponsor members must comply with the relevant laws, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, the usage guide and precautions posted on the service screen, and matters notified by the Company, and must not engage in any other actions that interfere with the Company's business.
② Sponsor members are responsible for maintaining and managing their ID and password, and are fully responsible for all results arising from the use of their ID and password. Additionally, if your name or company information is used without your consent, you must immediately report it to the company.
③ Sponsor members must maintain and update the information provided when applying for use to ensure that it is true, accurate, and consistent with current facts.
④ Sponsor members are prohibited from engaging in acts that undermine social order, such as posting or distributing pornographic material, defaming or insulting others, or infringing upon the rights of others, such as intellectual property rights.
Article 16 (Prohibition of transfer)
① Sponsor members may not transfer or gift the right to use the service or other status under these terms and conditions to a third party without the consent of the company, and may not provide them as collateral.
② Sponsor members must not lend their name to a third party or allow a third party to use the service in the member’s name without the company’s consent.

Chapter 5 Compensation for damages and other matters

Article 17 (Compensation for Damages)
If the company's information is provided to an individual's business or a third party to conduct a similar business, compensation for damages will be claimed.

Article 18 (Disclaimer)
① The Company is not responsible for the truth or accuracy of information and materials posted on the website.
③ The company is not responsible for any of the following cases.
1. If the service cannot be provided due to a natural disaster or other force majeure
2. In case of delay or inability to process work due to communication device or computer system failure. However, this does not apply if the Korea Intellectual Property Protection Agency is at fault.
3. Disability or damage due to sponsor member’s negligence in PC management, carelessness, etc.
5. Infringement of rights of others that occurred in connection with the sponsor member’s use of the service

Article 19 (Attribution of intellectual property rights and restrictions on use)
① Intellectual property rights and other rights related to the services provided by the company, the necessary software, images, marks, logos, designs, service names, information and trademarks belong to the company.
② Sponsor members may not use the information obtained by using the service by copying, duplicating, modifying, translating, publishing, broadcasting or otherwise, or providing it to others, without prior consent from the company.
Article 20 (Provision of information)
The company may provide sponsor members with various information deemed necessary while using the service through notices, service screens, e-mail, etc. However, sponsor members may refuse to receive e-mails in accordance with relevant laws.

Article 21 (Sponsor Proposal)

① When receiving a proposal by requesting a sponsor member consultation, even if you do not sign up as a sponsor member on the company website or sign a business secret maintenance agreement, you must not leak the sponsor proposal containing business secrets and information to the outside, and if you are not interested or cannot be vigilant. Sponsor proposals must be deleted without delay.

② When sending a sponsor proposal email, specify that the link to the Terms of Use and the sponsor proposal containing trade secrets must be deleted from the email content.
Article 22 (Jurisdiction)
If a lawsuit is filed due to a dispute between the company and the sponsor member, the court prescribed by law will be the competent court.

[Supplementary provisions]
1. (Enforcement date) These terms and conditions will take effect on February 1, 2023.
2. (Transitional measure) If a member who has registered as a member and is using the service before the effective date of these Terms and Conditions does not agree to the Terms and Conditions, he/she will lose his or her sponsorship status. If a member does not cancel the sponsorship contract within 7 days from the effective date of these terms and conditions, he or she will be deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions.