Terms of Service

We, the operators of TeachKorea.kr, provide it as a free public service to our users.

Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your use of TeachKorea.kr. Please note that your use of TeachKorea.kr constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to them, do not use this website, provide any materials to it or download any materials from it.

We reserve the right to update or modify these Terms of Use at such times as may be necessary without prior notice to the User. Your use of the website following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms of Use as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review the Terms of Use whenever you use the website.

Permitted and Prohibited Uses

You may use TeachKorea.kr for the purposes stated in the About section of the website, namely sharing and exchanging ideas and materials with other Users, discussing issues related to the foreigner experience in Korea, and the rewards and challenges particular to living and teaching in Korea. You may not use the website to violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

You may not upload any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other forms of harmful computer code, nor subject the website’s network or servers to unreasonable traffic loads, hotlinks, etc, or otherwise engage in conduct deemed disruptive to the ordinary operation of the website.

You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through the website any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any sort. This includes but is not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Users’ personal information, including addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses or other contact information that may appear on the website, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or mailing lists and from sending other Users unsolicited marketing materials, whether by facsimile, email, or other technological means.

This website offers a range of freely available teaching materials provided by Users with the condition that materials shared are provided (uploaded) and accessed (downloaded) following “educational use” guidelines laid out generally under The Hague Convention and more specifically under copyright regulations of the United States, where the TeachKorea.kr servers are located. The User agrees to follow these guidelines in sharing Intellectual Property (IP) and to indemnify the Operators according to the Indemnification clause below.

Copyright and copyleft

As stated, ideas, information, resources and materials provided on the website are free and may not be monetized by other Users at any time; while it is a limited legal term, the practice of copyleft best describes any IP claims of materials shared on TeachKorea.kr: the author gives permission to reproduce, adapt or distribute it freely, with the requirement that any resulting copies, derivatives or adaptations are bound by the same permission.  Ideally, these materials should be shared on TeachKorea.kr.

It is worth noting that although Users may not monetize their own work on TeachKorea.kr, nothing prevents them from uploading, sharing or selling their materials elsewhere.  Note that this is not true for any reproduced, copied, derivative or adapted works you found here.

Moderation

The Operators may, but are not obligated to, monitor, moderate or review any areas on the website where users transmit or post communications or communicate publicly or solely with each other, including but not limited to user forums and email lists, and the content of any such communications. However, we will have no liability related to the content of any such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. We may edit or remove content on the the website at our discretion at any time.

No content that is considered racist, obscene, x-rated, or objectionable will be tolerated. All such posts will be deleted without notice and Users responsible will be moderated, muted or banned at our discretion. This includes avatars, signatures & private messages.

No discussion of politics will be allowed. No discussion of religion will be allowed. No discussion of race will be allowed. TeachKorea.kr is organized around living and teaching in Korea. We consider this a Family Friendly Forum. Don’t post content that you would not want your children, mothers, husbands or wives to see.
Please remember The Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated!

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Operators, agents, vendors or suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your misuse of the website, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms of Use, the infringement by you, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of any IP or other right of any person or entity.

Termination

These Terms of Use are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms, you must cease use of the website. If you are dissatisfied with the website, its content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the website. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the website, or parts of the website, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use (i) is in violation of any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including IP or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where the Operators have reason to believe that you are in violation of these Terms of Use.

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