TERMS OF SERVICE
Date of Last Revision: March 25th th, 2022
These terms of service (“Terms”) apply to any users (“Users” or “You”) using the current and future versions of the voice communication service (“KKchat”) owned (the “Company, “We” or “Us”). PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS BEFORE USING OUR SERVICE. BY ACCESSING AND USING KKchat, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF KKchat.
The Supplementary Terms, which can be found at the end of the Terms, may apply in addition to the Terms respectively to Users having residence in certain countries.
CHAPTER 1. General Provisions
The purpose of these Terms is to set forth the respective rights, obligations and responsibilities of the Company and You with regard to Your use of KKchat on Your personal computer or mobile device (collectively, “Device”), either by downloading the service application (the “KKchat App”) from Google Play Store or Apple App Store (“Application Store(s)”) or by accessing the service website provided by the Company. Please note that these Terms govern the legal relationship between You and the Company, and that Your relationship with the Application Stores are subject to the respective terms and conditions of the Application Stores.
2. Changes to these Terms
The Company reserves the right to modify these Terms from time to time as it deems necessary, to the extent that such modification does not violate relevant laws and regulations. In the event the Company changes the contents of these Terms, the Company will notify the Users the details of, reasons for and effective date of the change at least seven (7) days prior to the effective date of such change; provided, however, if the change of the contents of these Terms is unfavorable to the Users, the Company will notify the Users at least thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of such unfavorable change. Your continued use of KKchat and/or the KKchat App after the effective date of a change to these Terms will constitute Your acceptance of the change. However, changes that benefit Users or changes due to legal reasons may become effective immediately.
3. Additional Terms
Any matters that are not stipulated in these Terms shall be governed by the relevant laws and regulations, the Company’s Terms of Service of individual services, and the operation policies and rules set forth by the Company.
4. Notification and Communication to Users
When the Company contacts the Users in relation to KKchat, it will do so by posting on an appropriate space on the Company’s website, by using the information supplied by the Users, or by any other method that the Company reasonably believes to be appropriate.
If there is any change to the information that a User entered when registering for service membership, the User must modify such information or notify the Company of the same, and the Company shall not be liable for any disadvantages resulting from the User’s failure to do so.
CHAPTER 2. Ownership and Relevant Licenses Regarding KKchat and KKchat App
1. Ownership of KKchat and KKchat App
The Company Assets are protected by copyright laws and other relevant laws, including international intellectual property laws and treaties. The Company Assets include trade secrets and exclusive information that are confidential and proprietary to the Company, and You agree to take all necessary actions to respect and protect the confidentiality of such trade secrets and exclusive information.
Any new releases, modifications, and enhancements to the Company Assets belong solely to the Company and (if applicable) its licensors. There is no implied license, right, or interest granted to You with regard to the provision of KKchat and the KKchat App, and the Company hereby expressly reserves all rights in the Company Assets, and any contents thereof, which are not expressly granted to You hereunder.
2. Scope of License Regarding KKchat App
The Company grants You a personal, limited, non-commercial, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, revocable license to download, install, and use a copy of the KKchat App, in object code format, only on Your Device for the sole purpose of personally using KKchat. You only obtain a license to use the object code version of the KKchat App, and You do not have any right whatsoever in the original source code of the KKchat App. You may only use the Company Assets for the sole purpose of personal use of KKchat.
If You use the KKchat App in a manner that exceeds the scope of the license granted to You under these Terms, the Company may revoke or cancel the license it has granted to You at any time. The Company will notify You without delay of the reason for revocation/cancellation of the license, except in the event that notification is not permitted under law (e.g., if it violates a statute or a regulatory authority’s order, or results in an obstruction to a regulatory investigation) or the Company reasonably determines that notification may result in damage to the Users, third parties, or the Company (e.g., if it impairs the security of KKchat).
3. Scope of License Regarding Your Information
4. Content License
In the event You upload or otherwise provide video, audio (e.g., music or other sounds), pictures, photos, text (e.g. dialogues, comments and scripts), branding (e.g., brand name, trademark, service mark or logo), interactive features, software, metrics and other type of materials (collectively, “Content”) on KKchat, You hereby grant the Company and its affiliates a non-exclusive, perpetual, unlimited, royalty-free, worldwide, sub-licensable, irrevocable and transferable license regarding such Content. The Company and/or its affiliates may use, host, store, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, perform, display, broadcast, distribute, rent, publicly transmit, or otherwise use or create derivative works in connection with Your Content in accordance with the above license. ◊
You only obtain a limited license to use the object code version of the KKchat App.
You shall not use the Company Assets for any commercial purposes.
You shall not copy, modify, adapt, translate into any language, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Company Assets.
You shall not sublicense, sublease, lease, lend, assign, sell, license, distribute, rent, export, re-export, or grant other rights in the Company Assets to any third party, and any attempt by You to take such action shall be void.
You shall not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or attempt to reconstruct, identify, or discover any source code, underlying ideas, underlying user interface techniques, or algorithms of the Company Assets, in particular KKchat and the KKchat App, by any means whatsoever.
You shall not remove, obscure, or alter any copyright and/or other proprietary notices contained in or otherwise connected to the Company Assets, or any contents thereof.
You shall not destroy, disable or circumvent any copyright protection or other digital rights management mechanism put in place for the protection of the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of the Company Assets.
CHAPTER 3. Execution of Service Use Agreement
1. Execution of Service Use Agreement
The service use agreement between You and the Company is concluded when You register for service membership in accordance with the procedures set by the Company prior to using KKchat and the Company accepts Your registration.
In registering for service membership, You must enter only true and accurate information. You will be responsible for any disadvantages and/or legal liability resulting from Your entering of false information.
The Company will accept Your registration for service membership pursuant to Paragraph (a) without delay, but may not accept Your registration in any of the following cases. If any of the following cases are found to be true after the Company’s acceptance of Your registration of service membership, the Company may immediately take appropriate restrictive measures, such as suspending Your service account or deleting Your Content and personal information. The Company will notify You without delay of such restrictive measures and the reasons therefor, except in the event that notification is not permitted under law (e.g., if it violates a statute or a regulatory authority’s order, or results in an obstruction to a regulatory investigation) or the Company reasonably determines that notification may result in damage to the Users, third parties, or the Company (e.g., if it impairs the security of KKchat):
Your service membership was created using a false or another person’s name;
You entered false information or omitted information requested by the Company;
You are under the age of 17; or
Other instances in violation of relevant laws, regulations or standards set by the Company.
KKchat may not be used in any jurisdiction where such a type of services is prohibited.
KKchat is intended solely for users who are seventeen (17) years of age or older. Any attempt to access or use KKchat by anyone under the age of seventeen (17) is strictly prohibited and shall be considered a material violation of these Terms.
You hereby affirm that You fully understand these Terms and are able and competent to comply with these Terms. You may only use KKchat if You are deemed capable of understanding and complying with these Terms.
CHAPTER 4. Rights and Obligations of Parties
1. Prohibited Acts
You shall not engage in any illegal activities with respect to the Company Assets, including the following acts, and in the event You commit or attempt to commit such acts, You may be subject to civil and/or criminal charges in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
You shall not use the Company Assets for any illegal purpose or any purpose not explicitly authorized herein.
You shall not engage in any acts that cause impairments to KKchat by damaging, disabling or overburdening the Company Assets.
You shall not transmit worms, viruses, or any code of a destructive nature using the Company Assets.
in using KKchat, You shall not commit any of the following acts nor any acts that amount to any of the following acts that the Company may reasonably deem to be inappropriate in light of the purpose, etc. of providing KKchat:
Violation of laws and regulations, rulings, decisions and orders of the court, and/or administrative measures that are legally binding;
Acts that undermine, or are likely to undermine, public order or moral customs;
Infringement of intellectual property rights (e.g., copyrights, trademarks, patents, design rights, etc.), rights of reputation, privacy rights, or other statutory or contractual rights of the Company and/or third parties;
Transmission or posting of excessively violent expressions, explicit sexual expressions, discriminatory expressions concerning race, nationality, belief, gender, social status, etc., expressions that entice or promote suicide, self-harm, drug abuse, and other expressions that contain anti-social content and are offensive to others;
Impersonation of the Company and/or third party, or intentionally disseminating false information;
Sending the same or similar photos, voice and/or text messages, etc. to an unspecified number of Users, indiscriminately adding other Users as friends, and other acts that the Company has determined as spam;
Acts for the purpose of sales, propaganda, advertising, solicitation, or other profit-making (excluding those permitted by the Company), sexual or obscene acts, soliciting or enticing prostitution, slandering, defaming or insulting other Users, or using KKchat for any purpose other than those prescribed therein;
Providing benefits to, sympathizing with or supporting criminal organizations and/or anti-social groups that engage in terrorism, violence, drugs, human trafficking, etc.;
Encouraging other Users to participate in religious activities or join religious organizations;
Acts that interfere with the server and network system of KKchat, acts of illegally manipulating KKchat by using BOT, cheating tools, or other technical means, acts of intentionally using KKchat’s system failures, acts of making unfair inquiries or requests to the Company (e.g., excessively repeating the same inquiry), or other acts that obstruct or hinder the Company’s operation of or other Users’ use of KKchat;
Generating data through recording, screen capturing, photographing, etc., in the course of using KKchat, or leaking such generated data to a third party or distributing it through a third party; or
Aiding or encouraging any of the acts falling under any of ix. through xi. above.
You shall not alter another website so as to falsely imply that it is affiliated with the Company and/or the Company Assets.
You shall not use the Company Assets or falsely imply that You are affiliated with the Company and/or the Company Assets for any commercial purpose.
You shall not use or access any of KKchat by any means other than through the interface provided by KKchat.
You shall not exchange the right to use KKchat for cash, property or other economic benefits other than as permitted by the Company.
You shall not commit or engage in any acts that are in violation of these Terms, User Guidelines, etc.
2. Prevention of Unauthorized Use
The Company reserves the right to exercise whatever lawful means it deems necessary to prevent unauthorized and/or illegal use of KKchat, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and directly contacting Your wireless (cellular) carrier.
3. Protection of Personal Information
Any comments, suggestions, or feedback relating to KKchat and/or the KKchat App (“Feedback”) submitted by You to the Company shall become the property of the Company. The Company will have exclusive ownership of all rights to the Feedback. The Company will be entitled to use the Feedback for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without any compensation to You or any other person, and will not be required to treat any Feedback as confidential. You agree that You do not acquire any right in or to KKchat and/or the KKchat App (or any changes, modifications or corrections thereto) by virtue of any Feedback. You acknowledge that the Company will not be responsible for whatever Feedback that You submit, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.
You are not allowed to assign any rights or obligations hereunder. The Company is allowed, in accordance with procedures set forth in relevant laws and regulations, to assign any rights or obligations hereunder or regarding the Company Assets to any third party.
CHAPTER 5. Use of Services
Section1. Content of Service
1. General Provisions
You use KKchat under Your own responsibility and shall be fully responsible for all acts and consequences thereof arising within KKchat. When You register a password for the use of KKchat, You must strictly manage it under Your own responsibility in order to prevent misuse. The Company may regard any and all acts made using Your registered password as Your own.
The Company may change all or parts of KKchat at any time if it deems it necessary to improve the performance or security of KKchat, to change its features or composition, to comply with laws and regulations, or to prevent illegal activities on or abuse of KKchat’s system. In such case, in principle, a prior notice shall be given to the Users regarding any material changes or suspensions that adversely affect the Users. However, if prior notice is not reasonably possible, if measures are needed to improve the security or compatibility of KKchat, or if it is necessary for the prevention of abusive acts or compliance with legal requirements and so on, such notice may be given ex post facto. If the Company cannot disclose the reasons or contents of any change, etc. in detail, the Company will explain the reason thereof.
The Company provides customized services and advertisements to Users by using User information such as service use records. This means that advertisements may be included as part of KKchat provided by the Company. You may sometimes have to view unwanted advertisements using KKchat. Such advertisements contribute to the Company’s ability to provide You with KKchat free of charge by default and furthermore serves as a foundation for the Company to invest in research and development in order to better serve Users. Meanwhile, in order to provide better service, the Company may display on KKchat or directly send to the Users’ e-mail addresses various information, including notices in relation to the use of KKchat, administrative messages and other advertisements.
The Company employs its utmost efforts to provide the best service to the Users. However, KKchat may be temporarily suspended due to maintenance of facilities, regular and/or irregular inspection for repair, or other substantial reasons; in such case, the suspension will be notified in advance on the KKchat service screen, unless there is are urgent circumstances such as compliance with legal requirements or maintenance of service security, etc.
The Company monitors Your Content in various ways, including automated and human methods, to the legal and technological extent permitted, in order to detect Content in violation of relevant laws, these Terms and/or the User Guidelines, or Content that is inappropriate and/or indecent. You understand and agree that the Company may monitor or review any and all Content that You transmit or share through KKchat, including Your voice chat screen.2. Affiliated Partner Services.
2. Affiliated Partner Services
The Company may place advertisements of the Company and/or third parties within KKchat.
Section2. Fee-Based Services
1. Purchase of Fee-Based Services
The Company may offer additional services, such as discounts for a certain period of time, provision of a certain number of Products and so on, and relevant features on a subscription basis if You pay certain set prices (“Subscription Services”).
Renewal and Cancellation of Subscription Services
Subscription Services are renewed automatically. If You do not wish to renew, You must cancel Your Subscription Services twenty four (24) hours prior to the expiration of Your current subscription period.
Changes to Subscription Services
The Company reserves the right to suspend or change the contents of Subscription Services with reasonable prior notice. In addition, changes to Subscription Services that are unfavorable to the Users will take effect at least thirty (30) days after the Company notifies the Users of such change. However, if the Company cannot give prior notice due to unavoidable circumstances, such as the occurrence of a bug, device defect, or security issues, changes may be implemented without notice.
Your continued use of the changed Subscription Services will constitute Your acceptance of and agreement to such change.
Gems aare granted to Users through purchase within KKchat, promotions, or other methods designated by the Company. The Company shall determine and display on KKchat the purchase units of Gems., payment methods, and other conditions for granting of Gems.
Exchange of Gems.
Gems. may not be exchanged for cash, property or other economic benefits other than services and/or content designated by the Company. Terms and conditions for the exchange of services and/or content shall be determined by the Company and displayed on KKchat.
Transfer of Gems.
Gems, Etc. may be used only on the account that acquired such Gems, Etc. and cannot be transferred to another account except through methods as acknowledged by the Company.
Expiration Period of Gems.
Gems. may be used for five (5) years from the date of purchase and will expire after five (5) years from the date of purchase. However, the expiration period for Gems. that Users acquired through methods other than purchasing shall be in accordance with the conditions determined by the Company.
Payment of Charges
If You purchase any Subscription Services, Gems and/or other fee-based services (collectively, “Products”), You hereby agree to pay all charges to Your account, including taxes and fees applicable to the Company and You.
You agree to abide by any relevant terms of services of the Application Stores and to perform any contractual obligations resulting therefrom.
You agree that if You purchase any Products through an Application Store, all payment related questions, issues and/or complaints shall be handled in accordance with the relevant Application Store’s terms of service for payment processing. The Company is not authorized to intervene with regard to the foregoing, and in no event will the Company have any responsibility in connection with the same.
The Company cannot change the settings of Your Device. If You, based on Your own judgement, purchase Products, such as Subscription Services and/or Gems, by setting up simple payment functions that omit authentication procedures on Your Device, the Company cannot be involved in such process and shall not be held liable for the same.
Liability for Payment Using Third-Party Payment Processing Methods
You are responsible for all claims arising in connection with Your account, unless Products are purchased as a result of the leaking of Your personal information due to the Company’s intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
The Company shall not be held liable for any purchases made by third parties as a result of theft of Your name or personal information, including purchases made by third parties caused by Your careless exposure of Your information or failure to use the password setting functions of Your Device or the Application Stores.
Please be careful not to allow Your acquaintances, children or family members to use Your Device to purchase any Products. Except as otherwise provided under relevant laws, You will be liable for payment of, and the Company shall not assume any liability for, the purchase of Products by any of Your acquaintances, children or family members without Your consent or against Your will.
Unless otherwise specified in these Terms or required under applicable law, any Products including the following are not refundable, in any event, after purchase:
Products that are in the possession of any Users whose use of KKchat has been suspended due to a violation of these Terms or illegal acts;
Products which have been used in whole or in part;
Products that were purchased more than five (5) years ago;
Products that remain at the time of one (1) year from Your last use of KKchat; and
Products that are in the possession of any Users who have terminated use of KKchat or removed the KKchat App.
You may discontinue future Subscription Services at any time. Please note that if You choose to cancel Your Subscription Services after the subscription period commences, a penalty (10% of the charges corresponding to the remaining subscription period) will be incurred for cancellation, as well as any third party payment processing fees and costs proportional to the amount of subscription period that has lapsed. In addition, at the time of cancellation, if You have already used any Products and/or Items that You received as part of the Subscription Services, the costs for such used Products and/or Items may be deducted from the amount that is refunded to You. When Subscription Services have been duly cancelled, Products that were granted as part of such Subscription Services may be reclaimed by the Company.
In addition, refunds for any and all Products as permitted under the applicable laws of Your jurisdiction will be processed, and may be limited, in accordance with the refund policies of the third party providing the payment processing services (i.e., Application Stores) that You used to purchase the Product. Therefore, We recommended that You check the respective refund provisions and policies of such third parties.
If a User is a minor (under nineteen (19) years of age) or a person with limited competence as defined under law, the consent of the User’s parents or legal representative is required to purchase any Products. If a minor purchases a Product without the consent of his/her legal representative, the minor and/or legal representative may cancel the purchase. However, if a minor’s purchase is made within the scope of disposable property permitted by his/her legal representative, or if the minor uses trickery, such as using payment information of an adult without consent, to cause the Company to believe that he/she is not a minor, such purchase may not be canceled even if it was made without the consent of the legal representative.
CHAPTER 6. Third Parties Relating to Service Use
1. Third Party Beneficiaries
If You download the KKchat App from an Application Store, You acknowledge and agree that the Application Store is a third party beneficiary of these Terms, and that, upon Your acceptance of these Terms, the Application Store will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against You as a third-party beneficiary hereof. You agree that Your license to use KKchat and/or the KKchat App is conditioned upon Your compliance with all applicable third-party terms of agreement, including those of any Application Store, as may be applicable.
2. Authority to Use Bandwidth and Device
If Your use of KKchat is dependent upon the use of bandwidth owned or controlled by a third party, You acknowledge and agree that You must obtain consent from the relevant third party for such use and that the Company will not be liable in any way with regard to the foregoing.
You must own or have the legal right to control the use of the Device to which You are downloading the KKchat App and/or through which You are accessing the website that provides KKchat. You must delete the KKchat App and related personal information from the Device if You intend to sell, assign or otherwise cease to have the legal right to control use of the Device. You will be solely responsible for any problems that may result from Your failure to delete the same.
3. Use of Third-Party Software
These Terms also apply to Your use of any third-party software or technology that is incorporated in KKchat.
4. No Access to Emergency Communication Services
KKchat does not constitute common telecom service as classified under relevant laws. Therefore, due to physical limitations, the Company does not support or carry emergency call services to any type of medical institutions, law enforcement agencies, etc. for the Users. Please note that KKchat is not a replacement for Your primary telephone service.
5. Third-Party Fees
If You use Your native SMS application to deliver messages or invitations to people who are not registered users of KKchat and with whom You choose to communicate, the third party providing such SMS services may charge You additional fees for such use.
6. Third-Party Sites, Products, and Services
CHAPTER 7. Termination of Service and Restrictions of Use
1. Termination of Service by You
You may terminate Your use of KKchat at any time by uninstalling and deleting the KKchat App from Your Device. If You wish to delete Your account, You may do so through “About KKchat > Delete Account” in the Settings of the KKchat App. IF YOU HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO ANY SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES, YOU MUST TERMINATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES BEFORE DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT. Any and all liability that occur as a result of Your failure to do so will be Your sole responsibility.
2. Termination of Service by the Company
If the Company determines that any of the following has occurred, or that there is sufficient probability that it may occur, the Company may limit Your use of KKchat and/or suspend, temporarily or permanently, Your account. Unless applicable laws stipulate otherwise, the Company shall not be liable with regard to such limitation and termination of service provision:
If You use KKchat and/or the KKchat App in a manner that exceeds the scope permitted under Chapter 2, or You are in breach of Article 2, Chapter 3 and/or Article 1, Chapter 4 of these Terms;
If You commit illegal acts such as piracy, fraud, defamation, violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, Etc. of Sexual Crimes and/or the Act on the Protection of Children and Youth Against Sexual Offenses, etc.;
If You commit or engage in account hacking, theft of name, fraudulent use of credit cards or other inappropriate acts relating to purchase or payment;
If any purchase of Products has been cancelled pursuant to Article 3, Section 2, Chapter 5;
If You infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights, moral rights, propriety rights, etc.; or
If the Company reasonably deems that You have committed an act that is immoral in light of social norm.
The Company will notify You without delay of the reasons for any such suspension or termination of service provision, except in the event that notification is not permitted under law (e.g., if it violates a statute or a regulatory authority’s order, or results in an obstruction to a regulatory investigation) or the Company reasonably determines that notification may result in damage to the Users, third parties, or the Company (e.g., if it impairs the security of KKchat).
The Company may delete Your account information after prior notice to You, which may result in termination of the Service Use Agreement in relation to KKchat, if You have not logged on or accessed KKchat for a period that is specified under relevant laws and regulations, these Terms, or the Company’s separate operation policies related to KKchat. However, if the Company is unable to notify You (e.g., You did not provide a valid e-mail address to the Company at the time of registration for service membership), Your account may be deleted without notice.
CHAPTER 8. Indemnification and Warranty Disclaimers
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS, ITS PARTNERS, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY “THE COMPANY PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM CLAIMS AND/OR ACTIONS BY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF (i) YOUR VIOLATION OR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION, (ii) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, (iii) YOUR USE OF KKchat AND/OR THE COMPANY ASSETS FOR AN UNJUSTIFIED PURPOSE, (iv) ANY DISPUTE WITH ANOTHER USER RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF KKchat AND/OR COMPANY ASSETS, OR (v) ANY TAXES AND FEES RELATED TO YOUR PURCHASE IN CONNECTION TO KKchat. The Company Parties reserve the right, at Your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which You are required to indemnify the Company Parties. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of the Company, and any settlement executed without such consent of the Company will be null and void against the Company Parties.
2. WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS
KKchat is provided to You "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" with no warranties. The Company hereby disclaims all warranties, terms, or conditions, express or implied, either in fact or by operation of law, statutory, or otherwise, including, without limitation, warranties, terms or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, satisfactory quality, correspondence with description, title, non-infringement, and accuracy of information generated.
ACCORDINGLY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE COMPANY WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF KKchat, UNLESS STIPULATED OTHERWISE BY LAW. You can resolve any issues by uninstalling the KKchat App from Your Device and ceasing Your use of the same.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT KKchat AND/OR THE KKchat APP WILL BE WITHOUT ACTUAL AND/OR LEGAL DEFECT (INCLUDING DEFECTS RELATING TO SAFETY, RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, VALIDITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY, ERRORS AND BUGS, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). The Company is not liable in any way to remove or correct any such defects and provide KKchat to You.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT DISPLAYED OR TRANSMITTED ON OR THROUGH KKchat AND/OR THE KKchat APP WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED.
3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
EXCEPT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE COMPANY’S INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, FOR ANY LOSSES, LIABILITIES, CLAIMS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF KKchat AND/OR THE KKchat APP. THE FOREGOING SHALL APPLY EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. In the event that the Company is liable for damages regarding the purchase of Products by You, such as when the Product is purchased due to the leakage of Your personal information resulting from the Company’s intentional misconduct or gross negligence, THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF SUCH PRODUCT, VERIFIED THROUGH YOUR SUBMISSION OF EVIDENTIARY DOCUMENTS.
ABSENT THE COMPANY’S INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OTHER USERS AND/OR THIRD PARTIES, including (i) personal damages arising from Your access to and/or use of KKchat; (ii) damages caused by a third party’s illegal access and/or use of the Company’s server; (iii) damages caused by a third party’s interruption of transmission to and from the Company’s server; (iv) damages caused by a third party’s transmission or dissemination of malicious programs; (v) damages caused by omission or destruction of transmitted data; and (vi) defamation.
4. BASIS OF THE BARGAIN
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE COMPANY HAS OFFERED ITS SOFTWARE AND SERVICES AND SET ITS PRICES IN RELIANCE UPON THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS (ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 8) AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY (ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 8) SET FORTH HEREIN.
The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by the Company.
CHAPTER 9. Interpretation of Terms, Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
1. Entire Agreement
These Terms represents the complete agreement concerning the matters covered between the Company and You. If any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be modified only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and shall not affect the enforceability or validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and will not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
3. Injunctive Relief, etc.
You acknowledge that the obligations made hereunder to the Company are of a unique and irreplaceable nature. Your violation of such obligations may cause irreparable harm to the Company, which may not be replaced by monetary damages alone, and thus, the Company shall be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief (without the obligations of posting any bond or surety) in the event of any breach or anticipatory breach by You.
These Terms are drafted originally in Korean. If there are any discrepancies between the Korean and English versions of these Terms, the interpretation under the Korean version shall prevail.
5. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
In principle, these Terms are governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea, and You consent and agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Seoul Central District Court with regard to disputes related to these Terms. However, if the laws of the country in which You reside stipulate otherwise regarding the interpretation of these Terms and jurisdiction, such laws shall apply.
Additional Information: To receive information or technical support for KKchat, please mail to email@example.com
The following additional terms ("Supplementary Terms") may apply respectively to Users having residence in or nationality of certain countries. In the event of any conflict between the Supplementary Terms and the provisions of the main body of the Terms, the Supplementary Terms shall prevail.
GERMANY SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
For Users having their habitual residence in Germany, the following provisions shall apply. The provisions referred to therein (Preamble, Chapter, Section and Article) are those of the Terms. Habitual residence is understood to be the place where the User has his/her centre of life.
1. Preamble of the Terms of Service
The section in the Terms before Chapter 1 ("Preamble") shall be replaced by the following section:
These terms of service (“Terms”) apply to any users (“Users” or “You”) using the current and future versions of the voice communication service (“KKchat”) owned (the “Company”, “We” or “Us”). PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS BEFORE USING OUR SERVICE.
The Supplementary Terms, which can be found at the end of the Terms, may apply in addition to the Terms respectively to Users having residence in certain countries.
2. Chapter 1, Article 2:
The provision in Chapter 1, Article 2 of the Terms shall be replaced by the following provision:
The Company reserves the right to change the Terms and the Supplementary Terms from time to time, to the extent that such modification does not violate relevant laws and regulations and in any case only if the changes are reasonable for the User considering the interests of the Company. In the event the Company changes the contents of these Terms, the Company will notify the Users the details of and reasons for the amendments of the Terms. If the User does not object to the amendments of the Terms within six (6) weeks of being notified thereof, the amended Terms shall be deemed to have been accepted by the User. The Company will inform the User in the change notification of the User's right to object and the significance of the objection period in the notification. If the User objects, the Company is entitled to delete the Account and the data of the User. The Terms can also be amended by the User's explicit consent to the changes proposed by the Company.
3. Chapter 2, Article 4:
The provision in Chapter 4, Article 4 of the Terms shall be replaced by the following provision:
In the event You upload or otherwise provide video, audio (e.g., music or other sounds), pictures, photos, text (e.g. dialogues, comments and scripts), branding (e.g., brand name, trademark, service mark or logo), interactive features, software, metrics and other type of materials (collectively, “Content”) on KKchat, You hereby grant the Company and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, worldwide and transferable license regarding such Content. This license covers Your Content if that Content is protected by intellectual property rights. This license is for the limited purpose of providing You with KKchat and the KKchat App. For this purpose, the Company and/or its affiliates may use, host, store, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, perform, display, broadcast, distribute, rent, publicly transmit, or create derivative works in connection with Your Content. You may terminate this license at any time by removing Your content from KKchat or deleting Your account.
4. Chapter 4, Article 4:
The provision in Chapter 4, Article 4 of the Terms shall be replaced by the following provision:
You agree that the Company can use any comments, suggestions, or feedback relating to KKchat and/or the KKchat App ("Feedback") submitted by You to the Company exclusive and worldwide for any purpose, without any compensation to You or any other person. The Company will not be required to treat any Feedback as confidential. You agree that You do not acquire any right in or to KKchat and/or the KKchat App (or any changes, modifications or corrections thereto) by virtue of any Feedback. You acknowledge that the Company will not be responsible for whatever Feedback that You submit, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.
5. Chapter 4, Article 5:
In addition to the provision contained in Chapter 4, Article 5 of the Terms, the following provision shall apply:
In the event of the contract being transferred to a third party, the Company must notify the User at least four (4) weeks before the date of transfer about the contract transfer. The User has the right to terminate the contract with effect from the date of transfer.
6. Chapter 5, Section 1, Article 1 (c):
In addition to the provision contained in Chapter 5, Section 1, Article 1 (c) of the Terms, the following shall apply:
In particular, You agree that the Company may contact You with latest news and special offers in connection to KKchat by e-mail and/or push notification. If You do not wish to receive such communication, You can disable Your account at any time.
7. Chapter 5, Section 1, Article 1 (e):
The provision in Chapter 5, Section 1, Article 1 (e) of the Terms shall be replaced by the following provision:
The Company monitors Your Content in various ways, including automated and human methods, in order to investigate and detect Content in violation of applicable laws or material breaches of these Terms and/or the User Guidelines, in particular Content that violates rights of the Company, third parties and/or other Users. You understand and agree that the Company may monitor or review any and all Content that You transmit or share through KKchat, including Your voice chat screen.
8. Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 1 (a):
The provision in Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 1 (a) of the Terms under the headline "Changes to Subscriptions Services" shall be replaced by the following provision:
´ The Company reserves the right to change the contents of Subscription Services with reasonable prior notice if the Company deems it necessary to improve the performance or security of KKchat (e.g., a bug, defect, etc.), to change its features or composition, to comply with laws and regulations, or to prevent illegal activities on or abuse of KKchat’s system and the changes are reasonable for the User considering the interests of the Company. In the event the Company changes the contents of Subscriptions Services, the Company will notify the Users the details of and reasons for the changes. If the User does not object to the changes within six (6) weeks of being notified thereof, the amended contents shall be deemed to have been accepted by the User. The Company will inform the User in the change notification of the User's right to object to the changes of the Subscription Services and the consequences of the objection period. If the User objects, the Company is entitled to terminate the Subscription Services. The contents of Subscription Services can also be amended by the User's explicit consent to the changes.
9. Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 2:
Deviating from Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 2 of the Terms, the provision that a penalty will be incurred for cancellation if You choose to cancel Your Subscription Services after the subscription period commences, shall NOT apply.
In addition to the provision contained in Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 2 of the Terms, the following shall apply:
This provision does not affect the mandatory legal provisions that apply in the event that the User exercises the right of revocation.
10. Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 3:
In deviation from Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 3 of the Terms, a minor within the meaning of the provision is a user under eighteen (18) years of age.
11. Chapter 8, Article 2:
The provisions contained in Chapter 8, Article 2 of the Terms do not in any case deprive the User of his/her statutory rights.
12. Chapter 8, Article 3:
The provision in Chapter 8, Article 3 of the Terms shall be replaced by the following provision:
Unless otherwise set out in the Service Use Agreement and the Terms and Supplementary Terms (including this Section), the Company shall be liable for a breach of contractual and non-contractual duties as provided for by statute.
The Company has unlimited liability – for whatever reason – for compensation for losses based on wilful or grossly negligent breach of duty by the Company or by any of the Company's legal representatives or vicarious agents.
In the event of a merely slightly or ordinarily negligent breach of duty by the Company or one of the Company's legal representatives or vicarious agents, the Company shall (subject to a milder level of liability pursuant to statute) be liable only
but without limit – for resultant losses arising from injury to life, limb or health;
for losses arising from a breach of material contractual duties. Material contractual duties are those duties that are material to proper performance of the contract and on whose fulfilment the customer generally relies or is entitled to rely. In this case, however, the amount of the Company's liability is limited to losses which are typical of this type of cƒontract and which were foreseeable at the time the contract was concluded.
The liability limitations pursuant to (c) do not apply where the Company has maliciously failed to disclose a defect or where we have assumed a warranty for the Services. This shall have no effect on any mandatory statutory liability,
Where the Company's liability is excluded or limited under the above provisions, this also applies to the personal liability of the Company's directors and officers, legal representatives, employees, staff and other vicarious agents.
13. Chapter 9, Article 1:
The provision in Chapter 9, Article 1 of the Terms shall be replaced by the following provision:
The Terms and the Supplementary represent the complete agreement concerning the matters covered between the Company and You. If any term or provision of the Terms and the Supplementary Terms is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the enforceability or validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
14. Chapter 9, Article 4:
The provision in Chapter 9, Article 4 of the Terms shall not apply.
15. Chapter 9, Article 5:
The provision in Chapter 9, Article 5 of the Terms shall be replaced by the following provision:
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
The Terms of Service and the Supplementary Terms, the individual contracts concluded on the basis thereof and their interpretation are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The European Commission maintains an Online Dispute Resolution (OS) platform with further information which is accessible here: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. The participation in the aforementioned Online Dispute Resolution platform is voluntary. The Company does not participate in the mentioned online dispute resolution procedure. Furthermore, the Company is not willing and not obliged to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.
16. Right of Revocation
The following instructions of withdrawal shall apply to the purchase of Products, as defined in the Terms, by the User within KKchat, if the User is a consumer. A consumer is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for a purpose that cannot be predominantly attributed to his commercial or professional activity.
(a) Right of withdrawal
You have the right to withdraw from the contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract.
To exercise the right of withdrawal, you must inform Us
of your decision to withdraw from this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. letter sent by post or e-mail). You may use the model withdraw form under (c), but it is not obligatory.
To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired
(b) Effects of withdrawal
If you withdraw from the contract, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (with the exception of the supplementary costs resulting from other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us), without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw from this contract. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as result of such reimbursement.
The right of withdrawal shall expire prematurely in case of a contract for the supply of digital contents in non-physical medium if we have started the execution of the contract, after you
have expressly agreed that we shall begin with the execution of the contract before the withdrawal period ends, and
have confirmed the knowledge of losing Your right of withdrawal by consenting the start of the execution of the contract.
(c) Sample form for withdrawal
(If you want to cancel the contract, please fill out this form and send it back.)
Address: FLAT/RM 225-06 2/F MEGA CUBE NO 8 WANG KWONG ROAD KOWLOON BAY KL
Hereby I/we (*) cancel the from me/us (*) concluded contract for the purchase of the following products (*)/performance of the following services (*)
Ordered at (*)/received at (*)
Name of the consumer(s)
Address of the consumer(s)
Signature of the consumer(s) (only with message on paper)
(*) Delete as applicable.