Terms, Conditions & Privacy

Article 1 Purpose

The purpose of these Terms and Conditions is to provide the rights, obligations, and duties of users with respect to the use conditions and procedures of the Hyundai Motor Global CSR Website (hereinafter referred to as “Services”) provided by Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Company”) pursuant to the Telecommunications Business Act and the Enforcement Decrees of the Act.

Article 2 Effectiveness and Amendment of Terms and Conditions

  1. 1. These Terms and Conditions shall come into effect when they are publicly announced through the homepage or notified to users by e-mail or any other method after passing the public notifications procedures under Article 31 of the Telecommunications Business Act and Article 21-2 of the Enforcement Decrees of the Act.
  2. 2. The Company may amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notifications, and these Terms and Conditions as amended shall be publicly announced by the method set forth in Article 9. If a member does not consent to the Terms and Conditions as amended, he or she may cancel (withdraw his or her membership) his or her own membership registration, but if the member continues to use the homepage, he or she shall be deemed to have consented to the Terms and Conditions as amended. These Terms and Conditions as amended shall come into effect when they are publicly announced.

Article 3 Rules Other Than These Terms and Conditions

Any matter not specified under these Terms and Conditions shall follow the Basic Telecommunications Act, the Telecommunications Business Act, and any other provisions of relevant laws..

Article 4 Definitions of Terms

The definitions of terms used in these Terms and Conditions shall be as follows:

  1. 1. Member : it shall refer to a person who has registered his or her membership by providing personal information, and can be provided with information of the Services and use the Services.
  2. 2. User : it shall refer to members and non-members who receive the Services provided by the Company under these Terms and Conditions.
  3. 3. ID : it shall refer to a combination of alphabets and numbers selected by a member and approved by the Company for the purpose of identifying members and using the Services.
  4. 4. Password : it shall refer to a combination of alphabets and numbers selected by a member in order to protect his or her own secrets.
  5. 5. E-mail : it shall refer to mails through the Internet.
  6. 6. Termination : it shall refer to a manifestation of intention by the Company or members to end the use agreement after the use of the Services.
  7. 7. Homepage : it shall refer to a virtual service space established by the Company in order for users to read and use the homepage with information communications equipment including computers for the purpose of providing the Services to users.

Article 5 Provisions and Changes of Services

  1. 1. The Services provided by the Company shall be as follows:
    1. 1) Publicity for the Company;
    2. 2) Any other various information provided by the Company;
    3. 3) The services for members’ use.
  2. 2. The Company may provide the Services by adding or changing the content of the Services if necessary.

Article 6 Suspension of Services

  1. 1. In the event that there are reasons including the repairs, checking, exchanges, and failures of information communications equipment including computers, or stoppage of communications, etc., the Company may temporarily suspend the provisions of the Services.
  2. 2. In the event that the Services are suspended under Section 1, the Company shall give Users a notice thereof in the manner set forth in Article 9.
  3. 3. The Company shall not compensate for damages incurred to the Users or third parties as a result of temporary stoppage of the provisions of the Services for the reason of Section 1; provided, however, that it shall not be the case where there is willfulness or gross negligence of the Company.

Article 7 Notifications for Users

  1. 1. In the event that the Company gives a notice to Users, it may do so with the e-mail addresses submitted to the Services by the Users.
  2. 2. In the event that the Company gives a notice to unspecified and many Users, it may replace individual notifications with posting the notifications on the service bulletin board for no less than one (1) week.

Article 8 Protection of Personal Information

  1. 1. The Company shall collect the minimum information required by the Company in collecting information of the Users.
  2. 2. The Company must obtain consent of the Users when collecting the personal information with which Users can be personally identified.
  3. 3. In the event that there is a change in the registered matters under Article 10 Section 1, the Member shall directly register the change through the items of member information change.
    1. 1) In the event that the Company gives shipping companies the minimum information of Users (names, addresses, telephone numbers) necessary to provide shipping services;
    2. 2) In the event that the personal information is provided in a form that specific individuals cannot be identified as necessary to execute statistics, conduct academic study or market investigation;
    3. 3) In the event that it is required by governmental authorities under relevant laws;
    4. 4) In the event that there is an investigative purpose for crimes or a request by the Information Communications Ethics Committee;
    5. 5) In the event that there is a request otherwise according to the procedures set forth under relevant laws.
  4. 4. Users may at any time read or correct errors in their own personal information held by the Company.
  5. 5. A third party that has received the personal information from the Company shall without delay destroy the personal information when the purpose of receiving the personal information has been fulfilled.

Article 9 Duties of Company

  1. 1. The Company shall use its best efforts to provide the Services continuously and securely as provided under these Terms and Conditions.
  2. 2. The Company shall at all times maintain and repair facilities related to the Services under operable conditions, and upon the occurrence of failures thereof, the Company shall use its best efforts to repair and reinstate the facilities without delay.
  3. 3. The Company shall have a security system for personal information protection for Users in order to ensure that Users can safely use the Services.
  4. 4. The Company shall not send advertising e-mails for profits unwanted by the Users.

Article 10 Deletion of Posted Materials

  1. 1. Where the materials within the Services posted or registered by Users are found to be in violation of the provision of Article 13 or to fall under each of the following cases, the Company may delete the posted materials without a prior notice:
    1. 1) Where the materials have the content to defame other Users or third parties or undermine reputations by slander;
    2. 2) Where the materials have the content to contravene public orders or public morals;
    3. 3) Where the materials have the content found to be connected with criminal activities;
    4. 4) Where the materials have the content to infringe upon copyrights or any other rights of third parties;
    5. 5) Where the materials have the content that does or is likely to cause a difficulty to the secured operation of the Services;
    6. 6) Where the materials have the content to criticize the Company or distribute false rumors without any ground or confirmation procedures;
    7. 7) Where the materials have the content found to be in violation of relevant laws.
  2. 2. Where the materials within the Services posted or registered by Users have links to the information found to be in violation of the provision of Article 13 or to fall under each provision of Section 2 of the same Article of the following cases, the Company may delete the posted materials without a prior notice.

Article 11 The Rights and Obligations for Posted Materials

All rights and duties including copyrights to posted materials shall be had by the User who has posted the materials.

Article 12 The Relationship between Connecting “Homepage” and Connected “Homepage”

  1. 1. Where the upper “homepage” and the lower “homepage” are connected by hyperlink, etc. (e.g., the subject for hyperlinks shall include letters, photos, or video pictures), the former shall be referred to as the connecting “homepage” whereas the latter shall be referred to as the connected “homepage (website).”
  2. 2. The connecting “homepage” shall not be responsible for providing guarantees for transactions made with Users by the goods or services independently provide3d by the connected “homepage.”

Article 13 Reversion of Copyrights and Use Restrictions

Use of Copyrighted Materials

The corporate culture publicity site for Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Homepage”) contains the copyrighted materials including texts, images, photos, videos, VR, flashes, sounds to which Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Company”) has the copyrights. These copyrighted materials are protected under the Copyright Act of the Republic of Korea. Therefore, where a User intends to use these copyrighted materials, he or she shall obtain prior permission from the Company, and comply with the following requirements even where permission has been granted:

  1. 1. Corporations, entities or products, etc. shall not be used to be misunderstood in the way that they receive sponsorship, cooperation, or guarantee from Hyundai Motor.
  2. 2. The copyrighted materials shall not be used for purposes that may defame the Company and its products or give negative images to the Company.
  3. 3. Where it is necessary to adjust sizes of copyrighted materials or alter, process the copyrighted materials, a User must obtain prior permission from the Company.
  4. 4. The Company shall not assume any liability for the losses or consequences incurred as a result of the use of the copyrighted materials.
  5. 5. Under no circumstances shall a User duplicate the page of the Hyundai corporate culture publicity site in its entirety.

In the event that a User uses the copyrighted materials without prior permission of the Company for purposes of duplication, downloading, publication, distribution, or use of sources, the User shall take all legal responsibilities. Also prior permission of the Company shall be obtained in order to link the homepage with your and your company’s or entity’s website. Even in such a case, it shall be used together with the expression to notify the linkages including “To Hyundai Global CRS Website,” “to csr.hyundai.com.” The information or copyrighted materials provided to the homepage for use of information applicable to the homepage shall be for customers and shall be provided for convenience of customers. The Company makes continuous efforts and renew the materials from time to time in order to increase the reliability of the homepage. However, some content may not be correct unwillingly or have errors, and may be changed or deleted without prior notification. Each site shall have the legal rights to the use of other sites or some products linked to the information homepage of other sites.

General Use of Copyrighted Materials

Photos and Processed Images (Illustrations)

Among the content within the Global CRS website, when a User intends to cite or use various photos to which Hyundai Motor has the copyrights, he or she shall obtain prior approval from the Welfare Support Team of Hyundai Motor.

Provided, however, that inquiries to copyrights of processed images (illustrations) shall be first made to the manufacturer, and when the content is sought to be cited or used for commercial purposes, the prior approval of both the manufacturer and the Welfare Support Team of Hyundai Motor shall be obtained.

If you have any questions to the above content, please contact the Welfare Support Team of Hyundai Motor (leeyoonjung@hyundai.com).

Company Name and Logo

Company name, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', H logo, brand slogans, product names, etc.

The company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', H logo, and various product names have been registered for trademarks not only domestically but also with about 170 patent offices in the world.

Therefore, when an individual, entity, or corporation intends to use any and all of the company’s trademarks (the company name, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', H logo, brand slogans, product names including automobiles), it shall comply with the following criteria independently prepared by Hyundai Motor. Any activity infringing upon the rights of Hyundai Motor in violation thereof may be subjected to criminal punishments or civil damages including an imprisonment of no more than seven (7) years or a penalty of no more than 100 million KRW under the Trademark Act of the Republic of Korea and the trademark laws of relevant countries.

(In the case of '현대', 'HYUNDAI,’ the use by Hyundai Motor Group and related companies shall be excepted.)

The company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', H logo, etc.

Except where it is simply to be mentioned in a sentence, in no cases shall the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo be used whether it be for commercial or non-commercial purposes unless a prior written permission has been obtained from Hyundai Motor.

All expressions that may be interpreted to symbolize Hyundai Motor including not only '현대자동차', 'HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY', '現代自動車‘ but also '현대', 'HYUNDAI', 'HMC', 'HD', H logo, brand slogans shall apply. Such expressions have been previously registered as trademarks with patent offices but also have been managed after Hyundai Motor has invested a tremendous amount of advertising costs every year and has devoted itself thereto for a long period of time, whose value as of today is simply astronomical. Therefore, only Hyundai Motor shall have the rights to exclusively use such expressions under the trademark laws, and the following cases shall be prohibited:

  1. 1. Where any person uses the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans for the purpose of defaming Hyundai Motor and its products;
  2. 2. Where any person inserts or mixes the expressions of HYUNDAI, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, HMC, etc. on the Internet domain names or addresses, etc.;
  3. 3. Where a person who has not obtained prior permission from Hyundai Motor inserts the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans into his or her own automobile parts, accessories for automobiles, etc.;
  4. 4. Where an automobile or used car seller or maintenance service provider who has not obtained prior permission from Hyundai Motor uses the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans, etc. on signboards, working clothes, advertisements, etc.;
  5. 5. Where any one uses the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans, etc. on the names or signboards, etc. of drugstores, restaurants, bookstores, private educational institutions, etc.;
  6. 6. Where any one uses the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans, etc. on the product names, packages, etc. of alcoholic beverages, foods, toys, etc. not directly related to automobiles;
  7. 7. Where an automobile seller or maintenance service provider who has obtained prior permission from Hyundai Motor uses the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans, etc. for purposes other than the purposes permitted on signboards, working clothes, advertisements, etc.;
  8. 8. Where any person uses the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans, etc. for personal purposes including the homepage, because of the individual ties, including the former or current employees of Hyundai Motor, the family members of employees;
  9. 9. Where any one uses expressions similar to or confusingly similar to the company name of Hyundai Motor, '현대', 'HYUNDAI', or H logo, brand slogans, etc. for the activities in Sections 1 to 8.

※ In particular, in case of Section 3 or 4, the relevant person may be subjected to immediate heavy criminal punishments or a tremendous amount of civil damages.

Article 14 No Assignment

A Member shall not assign, grant, or offer as security his or her right to use the Services or his or her status on the use agreement,

Article 15 Compensation for Damages

Even where any damages have occurred to Users with respect to the Services provided free of charge, the Company shall not be held responsible therefor except where the damages have occurred as a result of the Company’s gross negligence.

Article 16 No Liability and Indemnification

  1. 1. The Company shall not assume any responsibility for the correctness, reliability, etc. of the information, materials, facts posted on the Services by Users. Users shall use the Services for its own account. Even where damages have occurred with respect to materials, etc. posted or transmitted by use of the Services or where any disadvantage has occurred with respect to picking and choosing materials, or any other use of the Services, the Users shall take all responsibilities therefor.
  2. 2. The Company shall not assume any responsibility for transactions of goods through the services provided between Users or between Users and third parties in violation of the provision of Article 13. The Company shall not assume any responsibility for profits expected by Users with respect to the use of the Services.
  3. 3. In the event that a User has violated the provision of Article 13 or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions and therefore, the Company becomes liable to Users or third parties and damages occur to the Company as a result, the User who has violated these Terms and Conditions shall indemnify the Company for all damages incurred as a result, and hold the Company harmless from the damages.

Article 17 Dispute Resolution

  1. 1. The Company and Users shall make all efforts necessary to amicably resolve disputes that have occurred with respect to the Services.
  2. 2. Notwithstanding the provision of Section 1, where a lawsuit is brought because of such a dispute, it shall be heard by Seoul Central District Court as the competent court of jurisdiction.
  3. 3. Such a lawsuit shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea.

Article 18 Miscellaneous

  1. 1. In order to handle any matter not specified under these Terms and Conditions, Users shall use the customer center of Hyundai Motor (Tel. : 080-600-6000).

Addenda
These Terms and Conditions shall be implemented from October 1, 2012.