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Terms of Use

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of these Terms and Conditions is to set out the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of the Korea Fire Institute(hereafter to be referred to as "KFI") and users of KFI-provided online overseas marketing and support service (hereafter "the Service") through the relevant KFI-operated website for trade support ("Firebuyer.net Website").
Article 2 (Definitions)
  1. "Firebuyer.net" includes English versions of the Website. English: http://www.firebuyer.net
  2. "Members" refer to those who have been provided their ID as members after signing the contract with KFI for using the firebuyer.net Website.
    "Corporate members" refer to corporations or individual businesses with certificate of business registration engaging in professional business transactions.
  3. A "member ID" refers to an ID composed of a combination of letters and numbers selected by a member and approved by KFI for identification of him/her and his/her use of the firebuyer.net Website
  4. "Password" refers to a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters selected by members for identification of themselves and for protection of their personal information.
  5. Meanings of terms used herein but not defined in this Article 2 shall follow what is stipulated in relevant laws such as the Framework Act on Telecommunications, the Telecommunications Business Act, and the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc.
Article 3 (Notice about Terms/Conditions)
  1. KFI shall post the contents of these Terms and Conditions, names of businesses, contact information (email/phone numbers, etc.), business registration numbers, etc. on the initial Service screen for easy recognition of users.
  2. As regards a specified service, KFI may decide on and post the matters to be applied to it (hereafter "individual terms and conditions") in advance where required. Where members have consented to individual terms and conditions for using a specified service, individual terms and conditions shall have priority over others in application.
  3. Where these Terms and Conditions or individual terms and conditions are revised, KFI shall post the reason for revision and the date of its enforcement on the initial Service screen from 7 days before the enforcement until one day before the enforcement.
  4. Where the content of revision that may be disadvantageous to members is concerned, KFI shall have at least 30 days of grace period and post it on the firebuyer.net Website in advance of the enforcement, and inform members of the relevant changes by email. Where the members' contact address remains unclear, such as due to non-entry of contact information or changes that have not been updated, which make it impossible to provide individual notices, a notice made in accordance with these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to have acted as an individual notice.
  5. Revised terms and conditions shall apply even to members who signed these Terms and Conditions before the revision.
  6. Members who are against to the revised terms and conditions may cancel the contract for using the Service at any time and request KFI to have their registered personal information deleted.
  7. Members who continue to visit the firebuyer.net Website to use the Service after the date of enforcement of the revised terms and conditions shall be deemed to have consented to these Terms and Conditions.
  8. Revisions shall have priority over previous terms and conditions in application.
Article 4 (Relationship between Terms and Conditions and Relevant Laws)
  1. If there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and a relevant law, the relevant law shall prevail.
  2. Regarding the services that are provided, KFI may amend these Terms and Conditions within the extent that does not violate any of the following relevant laws concerning members' use of the Service: the Act on the Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce , etc., the Act on the Regulation of Terms and Conditions, Framework Act on Electronic Document and Transactions, the Framework Act on Consumers, the Act on Fair Labeling and Advertising, and the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc.

Chapter 2 The Signing of Service Contract

Article 5 (Service Contract)
  1. A contract for using the Website service (hereinafter referred to as "a service contract") shall become valid by KFI's acceptance of the service application. KFI shall inform the applicant of its acceptance of the application by posting the notice on the Service screen or through email or the like.
  2. An application for using the Service shall be deemed to have been made upon members' consent to the firebuyer.net Website's terms and conditions and registration of necessary items with KFI.
  3. KFI shall accept applications that meet requirements stated in the foregoing 2.
  4. KFI may refuse to accept an application if one of the following is the case: the applicant having a past record of violating these Terms and Conditions or a relevant law; the application being in violation of these Terms and Conditions; and one of the following being the case:
    1. False statement in the application,
    2. Unauthorized use of another person's name,
    3. Unauthorized use of another business's business registration number in the application,
    4. When user is reported by another member of the firebuyer.net Website for an unlawful act of dishonesty or fraudulence, etc., that has been perpetrated by the applicant
    5. Failure to meet requirements stipulated in the application.
Article 6 (Granting and Management of Member ID)
  1. A corporate member shall use one member ID per business registration number.
  2. All member ID and password-related management responsibility lies with members. KFI shall not be held responsible for loss and/or damages caused by members' careless management, leakage, or transfer or lending of their ID through no fault of KFI.
  3. Members shall perform the following for safe management of their ID and password.
    1. Where their ID or password is stolen or used in an unauthorized
    by a third party, they shall inform KFI of it immediately and follow KFI's instructions, if any.
    2. When users have finished using the Service, they shall check that they have logged out.
    3. They shall not disclose their member ID or password to a third party or let him/her use it without a justifiable reason.
  4. Corporate members shall manage their member ID thoroughly to prevent leakage or tampering of important information. KFI shall not be responsible for any loss and/or damages incurred by corporate members caused by their carelessness in handling their member ID.
  5. Member ID shall not be shared with others or transferred to others. Where a member is in violation of the foregoing sentence, KFI may block the use of his/her/its member ID.
Article 7 (Service Contract Termination)
  1. Members may terminate a service contract at any time giving a notice to KFI.
  2. KFI may terminate a service contract at any time without giving a notice to members by following cases.
    1. A member's failure to meet KFI- defined requirements for the Service provided by the firebuyer.net Website either before or after the application
    2. It being proven or reasonably suspected that the registered information is false or the application was made in the name of another person
    3. A member's violation of his/her/its obligation stated in Article 6 hereof
    4. A member's violation of his/her/its obligation stated in Article 13 hereof (additional)
    5. A member posting things stated in Article 14 1 of the terms and conditions on the firebuyer.net Website or engaging in transaction of goods that may run counter to public order or established social morals and good customs
    6. A member refusing to consent to KFI's amendment to these Terms and Conditions or addition/change/deletion of the content of the firebuyer.net Website due to a change in relevant laws or the situation of transaction or for improvement of the Service, even after having been asked for consent
    7. A member engaging in an act in violation of these Terms and Conditions or a relevant law or being subject to a situation requiring termination of a service contract under these Terms and Conditions such as an act presumed to be linked to a crime, a (planned) act of using the Service to obstruct the public good, and/or an act of obstructing the provision of the Service
    8. A member that is not from Republic of Korea or not located in Republic of Korea

Chapter 3 The Use of Service

Article 8 (Service Types)
KFI shall provide the following Services to members on the firebuyer.net Website.
  1. The Service for providing an online marketplace for transactions among members and relevant additional services The Service related to support for foreign trade The Service for goods-related information
    The Service for overseas publicizing and marketing
  2. KFI-designated Services related to public notices, inquiries made between those engaging in transactions, introduction of success stories, special events, etc.
Article 9 (Service Hours)
  1. KFI shall operate a 24/7 Website Service unless technical difficulties are experienced.
  2. The Service may be interrupted during KFI's periodical maintenance of the system.
Article 10 (Stoppage of Service)
  1. KFI may stop the Service temporarily where one of the below cases is true:
    1. Maintenance, expansion, and replacement of the firebuyer.net Website system
    2. Occurrence of a situation beyond KFI's reasonable control (e.g. problem with system disk or system breakdown through no fault of system manager)
    3. Problem in the system caused by a third party such as a communications business or CP through no fault of KFI
  2. KFI may stop or put a limit on the Service where there is a problem in the normal use of the Service due to a national emergency, power failure or a problem in the firebuyer.net Website facility or overuse of the Service.
  3. KFI shall not be held responsible for compensating for losses and/or damages incurred by members due to a (temporary) stoppage of the firebuyer.net Website Service unless such losses and/or damages have been caused by KFI's gross negligence or willful misconduct.
Article 11 (KFI's Obligations including Protection of Personal Information)
  1. KFI shall see to it that the Service applied for by a member shall be started on the day stated on the application unless there is a special reason not to.
  2. KFI shall provide the Service stably and without interruption under these Terms and Conditions.
  3. KFI shall protect personal information according to relevant laws and detail information will be provided in Personal Information Handling Guidelines.
Article 12 (Member Obligations)
  1. To use the Service, members shall meet the requirements set by KFI.
  2. Members shall provide their corporate/personal information on the firebuyer.net Website truthfully and accurately in accordance with the designated form and update it as time passes.
  3. Members shall observe these Terms and Conditions and relevant laws.
  4. Members shall not engage in the following:
    1. Reproduction of information obtained from the firebuyer.net Website or provision of such to a third party for any purpose other than the members' own use without KFI's prior consent
    2. An act that runs counter to the healthy use of the Service such as continued transmission of advertising information against receivers' wishes for the Service or transmission/receipt or registration of posting of an excessively large amount of data that may impede stable operation of the Service
    3. An act that may infringe on the rights, honor, credit or other legitimate profiting of KFI or other members
    4. An act intended to obstruct smooth operation of the Service
    5. Registering their goods without a real intention to sell them
Article 13 (Members' Postings)
  1. KFI has the right to delete members' postings or information registered or to stop providing the Service temporarily when a service contract is terminated or where it is judged that their content falls under any of the following category.
    1. Slander of KFI or other members or a third party; infringement on another person's rights, honor, credit or legitimate profit through slander
    2. Running counter to public order or established social morals and good customs
    3. All acts related to posting, registering or publicizing illegal/obscene materials, media, etc. that are harmful to youth
    4. Possibility of infringing on others' intellectual property rights
    5. Registration of goods associated with infringement on the holder of trademark rights
    6. Posting not corresponding to the nature of the Service or overlapping with another posting
    7. False content or content including exaggerated ad
    8. Content objectively judged to be associated with a criminal act
    9. Content reported as a case of Internet fraud based on valid merits
    10. Content including computer virus or data causing confusion or malfunction of information/communications facilities
    11. Content judged to run counter to KFI's posting management regulation or relevant laws
  2. All responsibilities under the Civil and Criminal Acts including infringement on copyrights caused by images, phrases, videos (including attached files) posted shall rest with the member who posted such materials and KFI shall not be held responsible for them.
  3. The poster shall retain the copyright for postings registered with the firebuyer.net Website unless they do not infringe on a third party's rights. KFI shall retain the right to post them within the firebuyer.net Website
  4. KFI may display member-registered postings on search sites or KFI-related sites and use them for KFI's sales promotion, publicizing and the like, at no cost. KFI may reproduce, display, transmit or distribute members' postings within the Service. KFI may also derive them as derivative or edited works, but shall comply with the request of members who registered relevant postings to stop using or delete them immediately except as required by law to retain them. Copyright and intellectual property rights for the work undertaken by KFI and its entrusted business shall revert to KFI.
  5. Where there is a party alleging that its rights related to privacy, copyright or intellectual property rights have been infringed upon due to information registered or posted by a member on the firebuyer.net Website and asks that KFI delete such information or post a refutation countering such information, KFI shall comply with the request and take a necessary temporary step to block access to such information for a period not exceeding 30 days. The foregoing sentence shall apply mutatis mutandis to a case, where KFI judges that certain information registered or posted by a member infringes on someone's rights. Upon taking a necessary step concerning such information, KFI shall inform the requestor and the member who registered or posted such information of its action taken. Where a relevant member asks KFI for restoration of the deleted information and stoppage of the temporary step taken by KFI by presenting written evidence about such information not considered as being breaching information such as an agreement between the relevant parties or a report with the power of finality or the like, KFI may comply with such a request.
Article 14 (Posting Advertisements; Transactions with Sponsors)
  1. KFI may run advertisements on the firebuyer.net Website.
  2. KFI shall not be responsible for any loss and/or damages incurred by members through their participation in advertisements or sponsors' sales promotional activities on the firebuyer.net Website.
Article 15 (Disclaimer of Agentship and Warranty)
  1. As a party only providing a marketplace for online marketing between members, KFI shall not be deemed to represent any member intending to sell or purchase goods. No action undertaken by KFI shall be deemed to be an act representing a seller or purchaser.
  2. KFI shall not provide any warranty concerning marketing between members within the firebuyer.net Website including the existence of intention to sell or purchase and truthfulness about such intention; quality, completeness, safety or legitimacy of registered goods; non-infringement of third party rights; truthfulness of the information entered by a member and of the data posted on a URL link through such information, etc. All risks and responsibilities concerning marketing between members within the firebuyer.net Website shall be borne by members.
  3. KFI will not control or restrict information such as descriptions of goods provided by members. However, where it is judged that the content of the information posted by a member may infringe on a third party's honor or rights or violate law, KFI may refuse to approve it, delete it or take other necessary steps.

Chapter 4 Others

Article 16 (Indemnity)
  1. KFI shall not be held responsible for a result of the inability of providing the Service either temporarily or permanently due to a force majeure situation such as acts of God, repair or check of information/communications facilities or interruption of communications.
  2. KFI's Service is only for the provision of an online marketplace to members for marketing and of ancillary information. Members shall engage in the following themselves and KFI shall not be held responsible for the following: management of transactions carried out between members through the firebuyer.net Website, a seller's fulfillment of its part of a transaction, delivery of goods, withdrawal of an order or returning of goods, settlement of a dispute arising from defective goods, etc. KFI shall not be responsible for losses and/or damages incurred (including product liability) to members due to defective goods or errors in/insufficiency of registered information about goods transacted through the firebuyer.net Website.
  3. KFI shall not be responsible for cases where members do not receive certain expected profits from a transaction or marketing carried out through the firebuyer.net Website or members' selection or use of the Service-related materials.
  4. KFI shall not be responsible for mental suffering experienced by members incurred by other members while using the firebuyer.net Website, unless it is a case where KFI has knowingly left the problem unattended with malicious intent.
  5. KFI shall not be responsible for loss incurred by members due to reliance on information or materials posted on the firebuyer.net Website.
  6. Personal information included in a content that a member voluntarily and openly posted may be collected and used by others. Individual members shall bear such a risk, and KFI shall not be responsible for any results incurred from such risks.
  7. All losses and/or damages due to a member's failure to correct wrong or outdated information registered at the time of the member's application for the Service and registration of postings shall be the member's own responsibility and KFI shall not be responsible for any results as such.
  8. KFI does not represent or has control over other sites that members may visit through the firebuyer.net Website.
  9. KFI is an entity independent of businesses connected through the Internet (which refer to businesses operating the sites connected through the Service screen and links) and shall not be responsible for the result of marketing and transactions between them and members.
  10. KFI shall not be responsible for losses and/or damages incurred to a member concerning the Service without KFI's willful misconduct or gross negligence.
Article 17 (Others)
  1. All schedules and attachments to these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be an integral part of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. Matters not covered by these Terms and Conditions and disputes over interpretation of a clause in these Terms and Conditions shall be settled amicably through mutual consultation between KFI and members.
Additional Rules
  1. (Date of Implementation) These Terms and Conditions shall be implemented starting October 6, 2020