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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Use

This Privacy Policy protects the basic rights of users of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website operated by the Organizing Committee for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea (“Organizing Committee”). It covers how the Organizing Committee collects, uses, discloses, transfers and stores users’ personal information and prevent human rights violations such as illegal tapping and information leakage.
We at the Organizing Committee are committed to protecting the personal information of users, and complying with the Privacy Regulations outlined under the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection and the Privacy Statement. Our Privacy Policy informs users of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website how and for what purposes the provided personal information will be used and the measures taken to protect such information.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We collect personal information to the extent considered necessary for use of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website. The information provided will not be used for purposes other than those required for the aforementioned. Prior consent will be acquired from users in the case any changes are made in the scope or purpose of use of information collected.

Items Collected and Stored

Personal information collected from users for full use of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website include the user’s name, home address, email address, and mobile phone number.

Provision of Personal Information

  • On principle, the Organizing Committee will not disclose users’ personal information to other businesses or agencies unrelated to the services rendered on the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website. However, users’ personal information will be disclosed in the following cases:
    • • Upon request from related agencies for the purpose of conducting an investigation under related laws and regulations
    • • Upon request by cooperating advertising companies or research institutions for statistical study or market research (in unidentifiable form)
    • • Upon request according to procedures set by related laws and regulations
    • • The owners of personal information requested by investigation agencies according to related laws and regulations will, in principle, be notified of such disclosure, except in cases where notification is not legally possible. Personal information will not be collected and disclosed indiscriminately.

Consent for Collection of Personal Information

The Organizing Committee shall regard the user’s checking of “I agree” on the Privacy Statement in the course of the user’s subscription to the website as consent for the collection of personal information.

Withdrawal of Consent for the Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Organizing Committee shall regard the user’s termination of membership as withdrawal of consent for the collection and use of personal information. Users are required to contact the Organizing Committee via telephone or email should they wish to have all of their personal information deleted from the website.

Reference to and Correction of Personal Information

Users may at any time refer to or correct registered personal information. To refer to or correct personal information, users should log in with their ID and password or contact the Organizing Committee.

Rights and Obligations of Users

All users of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website are requested to provide accurate personal information to prevent any undue accidents. Users shall be held wholly liable for any accidents incurred due to providing incorrect information, and/or false information, including the fraudulent use of other people’s information. Users who provide false information are subject to punishment pursuant to the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection.

Amendment of Privacy Policy

The Organizing Committee observes all related laws and regulations on the protection of personal information, including the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection; the Privacy Statement; the Use and Protection of Credit Information Act; the Framework Act on Electronic Commerce; and the Guidelines for Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce. The Privacy Policy of the Organizing Committee may be subject to change due to amendments or changes to related laws and regulations or government policies. In the case of amendment, related details, including the date, grounds and content of the amendment, shall be posted on the website.

Other Matters Regarding Personal Information

Any inquiries, comments or complaints on the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website’s Privacy Policy should be addressed to the IT Management Department via email or telephone. Users will be notified of the results of such inquiries and complaints.

The Privacy Policy of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea website went into effect on July 25, 2008.