Terms of Service

Last Revised: June 03, 2019
Welcome to PieKet.com’s Terms of Service! We are truly excited to have you aboard. Thank you for choosing to use our services.

Below we have listed important legal terms that apply to anyone who visits our website or uses our services. These terms are necessary in order to protect both you and us, and to make our services possible and more enjoyable for everyone. PieKet offers a wide range of services and features and part of the terms below may not be relevant to the specific services you use.

We understand that legal terms can be exhausting to read, and we’ve tried to make the experience more pleasant. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve them, you are more than welcome to contact us at support@pieket.com.

Article 1 (Purpose)

The purpose of these Terms of Service is to define the essential details such as the rights, obligations and responsibilities, and other required matters between Pufful Inc.(hereinafter “Company” or “Pufful”) and the users(hereinafter “Users”) regarding the use of pufful service, pieket.com service and other related services(the “Service) provided by Pufful Inc.

Article 2 (Definitions)

Terminologies used in the Terms of Service shall be defined as follows, and interpretation of any terms not defined herein shall adhere to relevant laws, regulations and “Help Center” of “Service”.

    ① “Service” refers to pieket.com, “Pufful” and “Pufful” related services that can be used regardless of the device(including all sorts of wires/wireless devices including PC, TV, portable devices and etc.) can be used regardless of the device(including all sorts of wires/wireless devices including PC, TV, portable devices and etc.)

    ② “Users” refers to users who use “Service” provided by “Company” without a contract of use.

    ③ “My Dashboard” refers to the feature which the “Users” can create and manage their portfolios.

    ④ “Stats” refers to the feature which the “Company” provides the statistics of news.

    ⑤ “Help center” refers to the method which the “Company” provides the interpretation of any terms not defined and details of the limitation for using the “Service”.

    ⑥ “Separate Provisions” refers to separate provisions, operation policy, guideline, etc. of separate services of “company” which the matters unspecified in this terms.

Article 3 (Disclosure, Effect and Amendment of the Terms)

    ① The “Company” shall post the Terms of Service within the “Service”, sign up page, and other ways so that the “Users” can easily figure them out.

    ② The “Company” may amend the Terms of Service unless it violates such related laws and regulations as Regulation of Standardized Contracts Act and the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc.

    ③ If the “Company” amends the Terms of Service, it shall post a public notice in the “Service” with the date of the application of amendment and the reasons for amendment fifteen days prior to the application day along with existing Terms. However, if the amendment is unfavorable to the “Users”, the “Company” shall use other electronic means, such as emails and “Notification” to clearly notify at least thirty days grace period shall be granted for the purpose of notification.

    ④ If the “Users” fails to express any disagreement explicitly until thirty days after the date of application of the amendment despite the clear statement of “Company” in accordance with Clause 3, the “Users” shall be deemed to have agreed with the amended version of Terms of Service.

    ⑤ If the “Users” disagrees to the amended Terms of Service, the “Company” shall not apply the amended provisions, and “Users” shall be allowed to terminate the agreement. In case the existing Terms of Service cannot be applied for circumstantial reasons, the “Company” shall be allowed to terminate the agreement.

    ⑥ The “Users” shall pay attention concerning amendments to these Terms of Service and the “Company” shall not be liable for any damage caused by the “Users” due to ignorance of any amended Terms of Service.

    ⑦ Any matters or interpretations not provided herein shall be handled in accordance with Regulation of Standardized Contracts Act and the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc or relevant laws and legislation, or business practices. If any part of this Terms of Service shall be adjudged to be invalid, the remainder shall remain effective.

Article 4 (Additional Terms)

    ① The “Company” shall designate separate Terms of Service and operation policies of separate services (hereinafter “Service-Specific Instructions”), and if Other Terms conflict with these Terms of Service, “Service-Specific Instructions” shall prevail.

    ② Any matters or interpretations unspecified in these Terms of Service shall comply with “Service-Specific Instructions,” relevant laws and legislations, or business practices.

Article 5 (Notification to "Users")

    ① When the “Company” notifies the “Users,” unless otherwise specified in the Terms of Service, the “Company” may send it through email or push message, or other method deemed to be appropriate by the “Company”.

    ② As for notification to all “Users”, the “Company” may replace the notification of Clause 1 by posting on “Help center” or notification in the “Service” for seven (7) days or longer.

Article 6 (Obligations of “Users”)

    ① The “Users” shall be prohibited from conducting the following activities.

  1. Stealing other person’s information

  1. Changing information posted by the "Company"

  1. Transmitting or posting information (computer programs, etc.) other than the information specified by the “Company”

  1. Infringing on intellectual property rights including copyrights of the Company and a third party

  1. Damaging reputation or interrupting businesses of the “Company” and a third party

  1. Disclosing or posting violent messages or other content that running counter to public order and traditional custom to the “Service”

  1. Impersonating the “Company” or a third party, or using other persons’ identity

  1. Distributing false information for the purpose of damaging to the “Company” or a third party

  1. Collecting, disclosing or providing the information of other “Users” or preventing the operation of "Service" of "Company"

  1. Reproducing, disassembling, duplicating or altering the "Service" of "Company"

  1. Aiding or encouraging activities of discrimination or criminal act

  1. Using the "Service" for profit-making purposes without consents from the "Company"

  1. Conducting other unlawful or improper activities

    ② The “Users” shall observe relevant laws, regulations of Terms of Service, user guide, cautions notified in relati on with “Service” and matters notified by the “Company” and shall not conduct activities that may disrupt businesses of the “Company”

    ② If the “Company” adjudged activities of “Users” in accordance with Clause 1, the “Company” may conduct the restriction of using “Service”, or suspension of the “Users”.

    ④ If the "Company" sustains damages from activities of "Users" in accordance with Clause 1, the "Company" may claim damages against the "Users".

    ② The "Users" shall not be allowed using the "Service" for any business activities without involvement in or consents from the "Company". The "Company" shall not take responsibility for any disadvantages caused by business activities of "Users" that violates these Terms of Service. In addition, if the "Company" sustains damages from business activities of "Users", the "Users" shall be liable for damages to the "Company" and the "Company" may claim damages or the restriction of using "Service" against the "Users" through legitimate procedures.

Article 7 (Obligations of the “Company”)

    ① The "Company" shall not conduct activities that violate relevant laws or Terms of Service or traditional custom, and shall exert its utmost to provide products on a continual and stable basis.

    ② The "Company" shall have a security system to protect personal information (including credit information) so that the "Users" can safely use the "Service", and the "Company" shall announce and comply with the Privacy Policy.

    ③ If the "Company" deems that opinions or complaints or reports lodged by the "Users" related to the use of "Service" reasonable, the "Company" shall resolve them. In addition, the "Company" shall have employees and system to process properly. If the "Company" is difficult to be properly processed, the "Company" shall notify the "Users" of the reason and schedule.

    ④ The "Company" notifies processes and results of opinions or complaints lodged by the "Users" through Notification or Help Center or Email or other methods determined by the "Company".

    ⑤ The “Company” shall comply with relevant laws.

Article 8 (Obligations to Protect Personal Information)

    ① The "Company" shall make efforts to protect the personal information of "Users" in accordance with the relevant laws. The Privacy Policy of the "Company" and relevant laws shall apply to the protection and use of personal information. However, the Privacy Policy of "Company" shall not apply to other linked websites other than the official websites of "Company".

    ② The "Company" shall not take responsibility for any information including account information of "Users" exposed due to faults caused by the “Users”.

Article 9 (Providing the “Service”)

    ① The “Company” shall provide the “Users” with the following “Service”.

  1. PieKet.com “Service”

  2. News “Service”.

  3. Finance and stocks information “Service”

  4. Online contents “Service”

  5. Other services that provide to the "Users" including additionally developed by the "Company" or through partnerships with other companies.

    ② The "Company" may segment separate time for each range and designate usable times of the "Service". However, the "Company" shall notify the "Users" in advance.

    ③ The "Company" shall provide the "Service" 24/7 all year around.

    ④ The "Company" may temporarily stop providing the "Service" for proper operational reasons including maintenance, repair, replacement or mechanical troubles of information and communication facilities such as computers and loss of communication. In this case, the "Company" shall notify the "Users" in accordance with Article 5 (Notification to “Users”). However, the "Company" may notify the "Users" afterward if there are unavoidable reasons.

    ⑤ The "Company" may conduct regular maintenance if it is deemed necessary for "Service" provision, and the time of maintenance shall be notified on the "Service" provision screen.

Article 10 (Changes to the “Service”)

    ① The "Company" may change the entire or part of "Service" according to the operational and technical necessity if there are significant reasons.

    ② If the content of "Service", the details of methods and the time of using "Service" have been modified, the "Company" shall announce the changes to "Service" including the reason for such the modified content, and date to provide the changed "Service" on "Notification" or "Help Center" of "Service". However, the "Company" may notify the "Users" afterward if there are unavoidable reasons. 

    ③ The "Company" may modify, stop or change the entire or part of "Service" provided for free, and shall not compensate the "Users" unless otherwise specified in accordance with relevant laws.

Article 11 (Providing Information and Posting Advertisements)

    ① The “Company” may provide various information recognized as necessary for the “Users” while using the “Service” through “Notification” or “Help Center” of “Service”, email, number and push message.

    ② The "Users" may refuse to receive the information through "Settings" of "Service" and email at any time, except information on transactions and answers to "Contact us" according to relevant laws.

    ③ The "Company" may post advertisements on the "Service" screen, website, emails etc. in association with the operation of "Service". If the "Users" uses the "Service" of "Company", it expresses the agreement of “Users” on the publication of advertisement.

    ④ The “Company” shall not take responsibility for any losses or damages caused by the “Users” who participate promotions of transaction or communication with advertisers through the “Service”.

    ⑤ The “Users” shall not take any actions to change, modify, restrict “Postings” or other information related to the “Service” provided by the “Company”.

Article 12 (Copyright of “Postings”)

    ① Copyrights and intellectual property rights created by the “Company” belong to the “Company”.

    ② The “Company” shall not take responsibility for any losses or problems caused by postings of the “Users” that is the individual responsibility of the “Users”.

Article 13 (Ownership of Rights)

    ① Copyrights and intellectual property rights to all trademarks, service marks and logos related to the service provided by the “Company”, including designs of service provided by the “Company”, texts, scripts, graphics created by the “Company”, and functions of transactions between the “Users” are owned by the “Company” or the “Company” has the ownership or the right to use such copyrights or intellectual property rights.

    ② The “Company” shall grant the “Users” only the right to use the “Service” in accordance with conditions set by the “Company”, and the “Users” shall not transfer, sell or offer it, or put it in pledge. The “Users” is not granted with the right to own the “Service” or intellectual property rights through the Terms of Service, but only is granted with a permission from the “Company” to use the “Service” only for gaining information or personal purposes.

    ③ The “Users” shall not use, copy or circulate the status information on the “Users” obtained through the “Service” for profit-making purposes except the contents permitted mutual functions for texts, scripts, graphics created by the “Company”. In addition, the “Users” shall not attempt to produce derivatives, invert file or extract source codes related to the “Service” and software included unless otherwise except for a case clear written permission is obtained from the “Company”.

Article 14 (Restriction on Use)

    ① If the "Users" violates obligations of the Terms of Service or disrupts normal operations of the “Service”, the “Company” may restrict the use of “Service” by warning, temporary suspension, and permanent suspension.

    ② If the “Users” violates relevant laws such as providing illegal software and disrupting the operation that violates Act on Copyright and Act on Computer Programs Protection, illegal communication and hacking that violates Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network, distributing malicious software, exceeding access limits, mechanical activity and other activities that violate relevant laws, despite the previous Clause, the “Company” may immediately permanently suspend the “Users”.

    ③ The "Company" complies with policies regarding restriction on use and operation policy on individual “Service” and “Help Center” within the scope of restriction set by the Article.

    ④ The “Company” shall notify the “Users” as specified in Article 7[Notification to “Users”] in case of restricting the use of “Service” or terminating the agreement pursuant to the Article.

    ⑤ The “Users” may raise objections to the restriction on use described in the Article in accordance with the procedure set by the “Company”. In this case, if the “Company” deems the objections reasonable, the “Company” shall immediately resume the use of the “Service”.

Article 15 (Limitation of Liability)

    ① If the “Company” is unable to provide the “Service” due to natural disasters or any force majeure, The “Company” shall be exempt from any responsibility related to providing the “Service”.

    ② The “Company” shall not take responsibility for the use of “Service” or network error due to faults caused by the ”Users” such as loss of terminals, and damages to the “Users” in case abnormally providing or suspending the telecommunication service by telecommunication service provider.

    ③ The “Company” shall not take responsibility for the credibility and accuracy of information, documents and facts posted by the “Users” with regard to the “Service”.

    ④ The “Company” shall not take obligations to intervene in between the “Users” and a third party related to the “Service”, and the “Company” shall not take responsibility for transactions between the “Users” and a third party with the “Service” as a medium.

    ⑤ The “Company” shall not take responsibility for the use of “Service” provided for free unless specified otherwise regulated by relevant laws.

    ⑥ The “Company” shall not take obligations to monitor or responsibility for products and service of quality which a third party advertised through the “Service” provision screen or the website are circulated or linked by a third party.

    ⑦ If there are no intentional or gross negligence of the “Company” and its employees and agents, the “Company” shall not take responsibility for damages arising from the following.

  1. Damages caused by the false or incorrect information on the status of “Users”

  1. Personal damages caused by in the course of using and accessing the “Service”

  1. Damages caused by all illegal access to the Server by a third party or illegal uses of the server by a third party

  1. Damages caused by all illegal obstructions and suspensions by a third party related to transmission from or to the server

  1. Damages caused by all viruses, spyware or other malicious programs that a third party intends to transmit or distribute illegally through the use of “Service”

  1. Damages caused by error, skip, omission, destruction, etc. of the transmitted data

  1. Civil and criminal responsibility for defamation and other illegal activities caused by in the course of registering the information on the status of "Users" or using the "Service" between the "Users"

  1. Other damages caused by reasons not intentional or negligence of the “Company”

    ⑧ The “Company” shall not take responsibility for any loss of profit the “Users” expected and any damages from data obtained through using the “Service”.

Article 16 (Governing Laws and Jurisdiction)

    ① If the "Users" sustained any losses or problems related to using the “Service” such as infringement of copyrights, invasion of privacy, defamation related to postings, the “Users” handle such problems through Contact us or “Help Center” operated by the “Company”.

    ② Disputes that filed between the “Company” and “Users” shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea.

    ③ Disputes that arise between the “Company” and “Users” shall be resolved by a competent court having jurisdiction over the place where the head office of the “Company” is located.