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Terms of Service Agreement

Welcome to the Virtual Forum Against Cybercrime ("VFAC") Online Training System provided by the Korean Institute of Criminology ("KIC") located at www.cybercrimeforum.org. The following Terms of Service for the Training System Website (Hereafter "The Website") is a legal contract between you, an individual user ("You"), and the VFAC, the operators of the Website, regarding your use of the Website. Visitors and users of the Website are referred to individually as "User" and collectively as "Users". PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE. BY REGISTERING FOR, ACCESSING, BROWSING, OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES AND FUTURE MODIFICATIONS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "TERMS"). When using the Website, You will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services and features which may be posted from time to time. All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms.

Modification of the Terms.

The KIC reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Terms at any time. Please check the Terms and any Guidelines periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Website after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. For any material changes to the Terms, such amended terms will automatically be effective thirty days after they are initially posted on the Website.

User Postings

The KIC may now or in the future permit the posting by You and other users of notes, questions, comments, ratings, reviews, images and videos or other communications (collectively, "User Postings") and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Postings. You understand that whether or not such User Postings are published, The KIC does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions. You are solely responsible for your User Postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them. By uploading and publishing your User Postings, You affirm, represent, and warrant that you are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and to authorize VFAC and VFAC's Users to use and distribute your User Postings as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by You in this Section and in the manner contemplated by VFAC and these Terms of Service;

User Postings Disclaimer.

You understand that when using the Website You will be exposed to User Postings from a variety of sources, and that VFAC is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Postings. You further understand and acknowledge that You may be exposed to User Postings that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies You have or may have against VFAC with respect thereto. VFAC does not endorse any User Postings or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and VFAC expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Postings.

Educational Content

All educational videos and exercises provided on the Website by VFAC are protected by Korean copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. Unless otherwise indicated, all Educational Content is the property of VFAC or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies. The Educational Content is intended for the use of permitted organisations and persons only and may not be used, distributed or otherwise exploited unless otherwise agreed in writing by VFAC.

Prohibited Conduct.
BY USING THE WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO NOT:
use the Website for any purposes other than to disseminate or receive original or appropriately licensed content and/or to access the Website as such services are offered by VFAC;
rent, lease, loan, sell, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the access to material granted to you;
post, upload, or distribute any defamatory, libellous, or inaccurate User Postings or other content;
post, upload, or distribute any User Postings or other content that is unlawful or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate;
impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Website accounts of others without permission, misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via the Website, or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;
delete the copyright or other proprietary rights on the Website or User Postings;
make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the Website.
use the Website for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law,;
defame, harass, abuse, threaten or defraud Users of the Website, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about Users or third parties without their consent;
remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Website, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Website;
reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Website or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;
modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Website or any part thereof, except and only to the extent the foregoing restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law; or
intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Website or any user's enjoyment of it, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code.
Account.

In order to use the VFAC Training service, you must register for an account. You may be asked to provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Third-Party Sites, Products and Services; Links. The Website may include links or references to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users ("Reference Sites"). VFAC does not endorse any such Reference Sites or materials or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. ACCESS AND USE OF REFERENCE SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH REFERENCE SITES IS

Ownership; Proprietary Rights.

The Website is owned and operated by the KIC. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Website are protected by Korean copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws Except as expressly authorized by VFAC, You agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of any part of the Website

Termination

You agree VFAC, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) or your use of the Website and remove and discard all or any part of your account, User profile, and any User Postings, at any time. VFAC also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to the Website, or any part thereof, with or without notice. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, save, and hold VFAC, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of the Website, any violation by you of the Terms, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you herein.

No Warranties.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, VFAC, AND ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ALL WITH REGARDS TO THE WEBSITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM VFAC OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE AND ANY DATA, INFORMATION, THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, USER POSTINGS, REFERENCE SITES, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

Content

VFAC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE DATA, USER POSTINGS, FUNCTIONS, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED.

Accuracy.

VFAC DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. Harm to Your Computer. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR DATA THROUGH THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING RSS FEEDS) OR ANY REFERENCE SITES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.

Limitation of Liability.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, WILL VFAC OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY UNSUCCESSFUL COURT ACTION OR LEGAL DISPUTE, LOST BUSINESS, LOST REVENUES, OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE TERMS OR THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE.

Governing Law.

The Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Korea, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.