Terms of Service


These Terms of Service (“Terms of Service” or “these Terms”) applies to and governs Universe Stationery Co., Ltd.(“the company”, “we” or “us”), registered in Korea,operating the Storynation, Avatarnation, and Mainovel service(Hereinafter "Storynation", "Avatarnation" and “Mainovel” are collectively referred to as "Service"), as well as all related websites, networks, applications, and other services provided by us. Terms of Service are intended to prescribe rights, obligations, responsibilities, and other necessary matters between the company and its member(“you”, “he/she”, “him/her”) regarding the use of the Service.

1. Definition
① The term used in Terms of Service is defined as follows.
A. The term "Service" means all of the Storynation, Avatarnation applications, website services, and related services provided by the company through the member's devices (including various wired and wireless devices such as mobile and tablet PCs).
B. The term "member" means a person who agrees to these Terms, agrees to provide personal information, and is entitled to use the service by the company.
C. The term "post" means articles, pictures, photos, videos, and various files and links in the form of information such as signs, texts, images, voices, sounds, videos, etc. posted on the service by the company (an internal employee or a separate contract writer) or members.
D. The term "paid service" means various digital contents and services provided by the company for a fee.
E. The term "coin" means the data on the Service that a member can obtain through cash payment within the service or through provision by the company.
F. "Storynation Original" means a post written, produced and published in Storynation service by an internal employee of the company or a separate contract writer.
G. "Generative AI service" refers to the features provided by the company within the "Service" to members, which are based on artificial intelligence, and involve the creation, correction, and modification of codes, texts, images, voices, sounds, video images, and videos.
② Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, the definitions of term used in these Terms shall be as prescribed by individual terms and conditions, service usage guidelines, relevant laws, etc., and other conventional practice shall be followed.

2. Company Information
The company posts the details of these Terms, Privacy Policy, company name, CEO name, company phone number, company e-mail address, Business Number, and mail-order-sales approval number on the service screen.

3. Posting and Revision of Terms
① The company provides the details of these Terms within in-service settings, a separate connection screen, or a pop-up screen so that members can easily understand the contents of these terms and conditions.
② The company may amend these Terms to the extent that it does not violate the relevant laws.
③ If the company amends these Terms, it shall specify the effective date and the reason for amendment and shall notify it 7 days before the effective date according to the method of the current Terms of Service. However, in the case of an amendment of these Terms disadvantageous to the members, in addition to the notice, when logging in to the service for a certain period, it should be clearly notified through electronic means.
④ If a member does not express his/her intention to reject the amended Terms even though the company has notified the member that the company considers he/she has agreed to the amended Terms unless he/she expresses his/her intention to reject them within 7 days, the member shall be deemed to have agreed to the amended Terms. If a member disagrees with the application of the amended Terms, the company cannot apply the details of the amended Terms, and in this case, the member may terminate the contract of use. However, if there are special circumstances in which the existing Terms cannot be applied, the company may terminate the contract of use.

4. Interpretation of Terms
① In addition to these Terms, the company may have separate terms and conditions and policies (hereinafter referred to as "individual terms and conditions, etc."), and if the details conflict with these terms, individual terms and conditions will take precedence.
② Details or interpretations not prescribed in these Terms shall be as prescribed by individual terms and conditions and related laws, and other general business practices shall be followed.

5. Provision/Modification of Member Information
① If a member is required to provide information to the company under these Terms, he/she shall provide true information and shall not be protected from any disadvantages caused by the provision of false information.
② The company shall not be responsible for any disadvantages to members and other third parties arising from the failure of members to provide true information to the company.
③ If any changes are made to the matters stated when applying for membership, a members shall make corrections online or notify the company of the changes by e-mail or other means.
④ The company is not responsible for any disadvantages to the members and other third parties caused by the member's failure to notify the company of any changes in the information under paragraph 3 of this article.

6. Privacy Policy
The company strives to protect the members' personal information as prescribed by relevant laws and regulations. Regarding the protection and use of personal information, the relevant laws and the company's Privacy Policy apply

7. Obligation for Management of Member's ID
① A member is responsible for the management of the member's ID, and a member should not allow a third party to use it.
② The company may restrict the use of a member's ID if there is a risk of personal information leakage, antisocial or vulgarity, or if it is likely to be mistaken for a company's operator.
③ If a member recognizes that the ID is stolen or used by a third party, he/she shall notify the company immediately and follow the company's instructions.
④ In the case of the preceding paragraph, the company shall not be responsible for any disadvantages caused by failure for the member to notify the company of such fact, or by failure to comply with the company's instructions even if the member notify the company of such fact.

8. Notification
① In the case that the company notifies the members, it can be done through a pop-up screen when logging in to the service or push notification, unless otherwise stipulated in these Terms.
② The company may replace the notice in paragraph 1 of this Article by posting it on the notice screen in the Service for at least 7 days for notification to the entire members.

9. Contract for Use
① Users who want to become members must sign a service use contract with the company. The service use contract is concluded by the user's consent to the provision of personal information necessary for the provision of the service, and by agreeing to these Terms, the company accepts the application.
② In the process of applying for membership under paragraph 1 of this Article, the company may request real-name verification and identity verification of the member through a specialized institution.
③ The company may impose restrictions on members in order to comply with the age limit under the relevant laws and require them to go through adult certification procedures. In addition, if a member wants to use content that is not accessible under the age of 19, the company checks the member's age and identity on a yearly basis in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.
④ The company accepts the use of the service according to the order in which the user applies for membership. However, in the case of applications falling under any of the following subparagraphs, the company may not consent or terminate the contract for use afterwards.
A. In the case that a user has previously lost his/her membership under these Terms, except in the case that he/she has obtained consent to rejoin to the service by the company.
B. In the case that the name is not real name or the name of another person is used.
C. If false information is entered or the requirements of the company are not entered.
D. In the case that a child under the age of 14 applies for membership;
E. In the case that a minor intends to use a service prohibited for minors.
F. If there is no room for service-related facilities, or if there is a technical or business problem.
G. In the case that approval is deemed impossible due to other reasons attributable to the user.
⑤ In order for a member to use the paid service of Storynation and Avatarnation, he/she must agree to these Terms, and individual terms and conditions for the paid service and pay the fee according to the terms and conditions of use of the paid service.
⑥ The time when the service use contract is established is the time when the company marks the completion of signing up in the application process, and in the case of a paid service use contract, the time when the purchase, payment, or charging are indicated in the application process.
⑦ The company can distinguish the use of service menus by dividing a member by grade according to the company policy.
⑧ The company notifies that if a minor member under the age of 19 intends to use a paid service, the minor him/herself or its legal representative can cancel the contract if the minor does not obtain approval by legal representative before or after signing the contract, and if a minor member enters into a contract for use paid service without the consent of the legal representative, the minor him/herself or the legal representative may cancel the contract. However, the contract cannot be canceled if a minor member enters into a contract for use paid service with property that the legal representative has allowed to dispose of, or if the minor deceives him or her as an adult or has the consent of the legal representative.

10. Obligations of the Company
① The company complies with the relevant laws and regulations, and faithfully exercises the rights and implements the obligations set by these Terms.
② The company must have a security system to protect personal information (including credit information) so that members can use the service safely, and we disclose and comply with the Privacy Policy.
③ The company has the necessary personnel and systems to properly handle user complaints or damage relief requests related to service use.
④ The company shall handle any opinions or complaints raised by the members regarding the use of the service if we deem them legitimate. For opinions or complaints raised by members, the process and results are delivered to the members through the notice screen in the service or e-mail.

11. Obligations of a Member
① When using the service, a member shall comply with these Terms, individual terms and conditions, precautions related to the use guide and service, matters notified by the company, all regulations prescribed by the company, and related laws and regulations, and shall not interfere with the company's business.
② Members shall not do the following.
A. False registration of information
B. Stealing other people's information
C. Collecting personal information and account information of other members
D. Granting access to services to a third party other than the person himself/herself.
E. Changing the information posted by the company
F. Transmitting or posting information (computer programs, etc.) other than information set by the company
G. Reproducing, dismantling, or imitating or otherwise modifying services through any processing act
H. Disrupting the normal operation of the company by using the service in a way other than normal usage, such as using an automatic access program.
I. Infringement of intellectual property rights, such as copyrights of the company and other third parties.
J. Damaging the reputation of the company and other third parties or obstructing the business
K. Disclosure or posting of obscene or violent messages, images, voices, or other information contrary to public morals on the service
L. Other illegal or unjust acts

12. Provision and Modification of Services
① The company can divide the Services into a certain range and specify the available time for each range separately. However, in this case, the details are announced in advance.
② In principle, Services are provided 24 hours a day, 24/7.
③ Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of this Article, the service may not be provided in any of the following cases, and the company is not obligated to provide the service.
A. In the case that there are considerable reasons for operation, such as maintenance and inspection, replacement, failure of information and communication facilities such as computers, and communication disruption, and regular inspection, etc.
B. In the case that it is necessary to respond to electronic infringement accidents such as hacking, communication accidents, abnormal content use behavior of members, and instability of content services with low predictability.
C. In the case that normal service provision is impossible, such as power failure, facility failure, communication network failure, congestion of service users, emergency, natural disaster, war, etc.
D. In the case that the provision of Services is prohibited at a specific time, method, or members under relevant laws and regulations, government policies, etc..
④ If the company is unable to provide paid services due to the conversion of business items, abandonment of business, division or merger, or deterioration of profits from the content service, we notify members in the manner prescribed in these Terms, and we compensate members according to details set forth in these Terms or otherwise notified by the Company.
⑤ The company may discontinue all or part of Services it provides for operational or technical needs, and the details, reasons and dates of Services to be discontinued are notified in advance on the Company's website or in-service notice screen, or other push notification messages 30 days before the suspension.
⑥ The company may change all or part of the service frequently if necessary for the operation of the service, such as adding new content information and features, and various bug patches. The company shall not be liable for any damages arising from the loss of expected earnings of its members due to changes to the services or the loss of benefits not directly provided by the company.

13. Information / Advertising
① The company can provide members with various information that members find necessary while using the service through the in-service notice screen and other service screens, push notification messages, and e-mail. However, members may refuse to receive the above information at their will, except for information related to transactions and answers to customer inquiries under the relevant laws.
② The company may advertise the operation of the Services directly or through an affiliated third party on the service screen, the home page, push notification message, e-mail, etc.
③ The company shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by post on the service, or the members' participation, communication, or transaction in the advertiser's promotional activities within the Service.

14. Copyright / Other legal Rights
① The copyright and responsibility of a post posted by members on the Storynation service that is not based on comprehensive contents of the 'Storynation Original' Universe and Story including the setting, plot, and characteristics belong to the author of the post. However, the copyright of the secondary work of the post is transferred to the company.
② The company may establish exclusive publishing rights for posts falling under the preceding paragraph.
③ Copyright and other intellectual property rights to the work created by the company shall be vested in the company. However, works provided under a separate partnership contract are excluded.
④ Copyright and other intellectual property rights of posts posted by members on the Storynation service that is based on the comprehensive contents of 'Storynation Original' Universe and Story including the setting, plot, and characteristics shall be vested in the company.
⑤ Members shall not reproduce, transmit, distribute, publish, broadcast, or allow third parties to use any information in which the intellectual property rights are attributed to the company or the other company that provided the information among the information obtained by using the services provided by the company.
⑥ Posts posted within the service by members may be exposed to Storynation and Avatarnation services, including applications and websites, and related promotions (including some modifications, reproductions, and edits to the extent necessary for such exposure) and may be used for research purposes.
⑦ If a particular post is deemed to be defamation or invasion of privacy, the company shall take temporary measures against the relevant post or material without prior notice to the publisher(member), and may then delete or restore it in accordance with the relevant laws and company policies.

15. Managing Posts
① If a member's post includes content that violates related laws such as the "Copyright Act", the right holder may request the suspension or deletion of the post in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the relevant law, and the company shall take action in accordance with the relevant law.
② Even if there is no request from the right holder under paragraph 1 of this Article, the company may take temporary measures against the post in accordance with the relevant law if there is a reason for the infringement of the rights or the post violates company policies and related laws.
③ Detailed procedures under this article shall follow the procedures prescribed by the company within the scope prescribed by related act such as Copyright Act, etc.

16. Attribution of Rights
① Copyright and intellectual property rights for services are vested in the Company.
② All copyrights of trademarks, service marks, logos, and other intellectual property rights related to the company's services, such as design of the company's services, text, scripts, images, and videos, are owned or licensed by the company under laws and regulations of Korea and abroad.
③ Members do not own the service or have copyrights on the service, but are permitted to use the service by the company, so the service is limitedly provided for information acquisition or personal use and is available to members in that way.
④ Except as expressly permitted, members shall not copy or distribute text, scripts, images, videos, etc. created by the company, including the use, copying and distribution of member status information obtained through the Services for profit.
⑤ In relation to the service, the company only grants members the right to use accounts, IDs, contents, etc. according to these Terms set by the company, and the member shall not dispose of them by transfer, sale, or provision of collateral.

17. Use of Generative AI Service
① Members must adhere to these Terms, as well as relevant laws, when using the Generative AI Service. If a member violates these, the Company may limit or suspend the member's use of the Service, and may hide or delete any outputs generated during the member's use of this Service. Members are responsible for any legal liabilities in accordance with related laws.
② The Company does not assume responsibility for issues or problems related to the use of the Generative AI Service that arise due to the member's fault.
③ The output created through a member's use of the Generative AI Service may be influenced by various circumstances, including misuse, abuse, and the user environment. Therefore, the Company does not guarantee the accuracy, appropriateness, reliability, or completeness of the output. The output is generated arbitrarily by AI, and the Company does not guarantee the appropriateness or legality of this output and does not assume any related responsibilities. The Company also does not bear any legal, social, political, or ethical responsibilities arising from the output; these responsibilities belong to the member.
④ The Company may use all information and materials related to the Generative AI Service, including the output created through the use of this Service by the member, for improving service quality and functions and for the Company's promotional purposes.
⑤ Members must ensure that the 'input data' they provide when using the Generative AI Service does not include
A. copyrighted materials without consent/permission
B. content that defames others or infringes upon the rights of third parties
C. secrets of others or trade secrets
D. content that abets, induces, or violates laws
E. personal information
F. content that is inappropriate by standards of public decency, sound ethics, and social order
G. content that violates the Company's terms and policies.
⑥ Members must ensure that the output generated through the use of the Generative AI Service does not include the content listed in the previous paragraph. If the output does include such content or if social issues or legal disputes related to it arise, members must immediately inform the Company and indemnify the Company.
⑦ Members are responsible for all legal and copyright-related responsibilities when utilizing, distributing, modifying, and sharing the output generated by the Generative AI Service. The Company does not bear any responsibilities regarding claims of copyright, intellectual property rights, and other rights related to the output produced through the Generative AI Service.
⑧ If a dispute with a third party arises due to the output produced through a member's use of the Generative AI Service, the member is responsible for resolving the dispute at their own expense, and the Company bears no responsibility for this.
⑨ The Company may monitor the output and external transmission records to ensure lawful and sound operation of the Generative AI Service. If monitoring reveals the inclusion of the content outlined in Clause 5 or any illegal or unfair situation, the Company may delete the output and limit or suspend the member's use of the Service.
⑩ If the Company suffers damage due to a member's violation of any or all of the provisions of these Terms, the member is responsible for compensating the Company for all damages.
⑪ If the normal provision of the Generative AI Service becomes difficult due to issues such as server problems, limitations, or other circumstances of an external partner company providing the functions, technologies, and base systems necessary for providing this Service to members, the Company may halt the provision of the Generative AI Service.
⑫ The Company will compensate members for any damage caused by the temporary interruption of the Generative AI Service without good reason. However, this does not apply if the Generative AI Service is interrupted due to the circumstances outlined in the previous clause, or if the Company can prove that there was no intent or negligence.

18. Cancellation of Contract
① Members can apply for termination of the contract for use at any time through the termination screen in the service, and withdraw the application for termination of the contract for use within 30 days from the time the application is established.
② If 30 days have passed since the application for termination of the contract for use under paragraph 1 of this Article is established, the company shall handle it without delay as prescribed by the relevant laws, etc.
③ In the case of terminating the contract according to the member's application for termination of the contract for use and the company's processing, all member's personal information data will be extinguished immediately after termination, except in the case where the company holds member information under the relevant laws and Privacy Policy.
④ If a member cancels the use contract or is terminated for legitimate reasons, he/she does not have the right to delete the posts he/she posted. However, you can request deletion according to the procedure set by the company. Requests for deletion can be made on a per-post basis, and the member is responsible for providing information such as the location and number of all posts to be deleted in the service.
⑤ If a member cancels the contract, all items, including coins held by the member, will be extinguished and there will be no compensation to the member.
⑥ Member may withdraw a contract for use of a paid service to the company within seven days from the date of making payment to use the paid service. However, if the company does not provide paid services or does provide paid services to the members contrary to the previous agreement, the member may withdraw the contract for use of paid services to the company within three months from the date of payment or 30 days from the date that the member knows or might know the facts.
⑦ Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, members' withdrawal of contract for use is restricted if they are not disturbed by indicating that they are impossible to withdraw a contract for use in any of the following cases or providing information on test-use products or digital contents.
A. When the provision of digital content is initiated. However, in the case of a contract composed of fractional services or fractional digital contents, this is not the case for the part where the provision has not been initiated.
B. In the case that goods, etc. are lost or damaged due to reasons responsible to the member.
C. In the case that the value of goods, etc. has significantly decreased due to the use or partial consumption of members.
D. In the case that the value of goods, etc. has decreased significantly to the extent that it is difficult to resell over time.
E. In the case that the packaging of reproducible goods, etc. is damaged.
F. In the case that the company is expected to suffer irreparable serious damage if the withdrawal of contract for use is recognized for goods, etc. produced individually or similar goods, and the fact is notified in advance and consent is obtained in writing of the member (including electronic documents and in-service systems).

19. Effect of Cancellation
① In principle, the company shall refund the payment in the same method as the payment within three business days from the date on which a member expresses his/her intention to withdraw the contract. However, there may be differences in the refund method and refundable period for each individual payment method, such as when the company notified the members by e-mail or service application or website in advance, and in each case below.
A. If there is an explicit expression of intention of the member.
B. For Apple in-app payments, follow the Apple Media Service Terms and Conditions.
C. For Google Play in-app payments, follow the Google Payments Terms of Service.
D. In the case of payment methods that require confirmation of receipt, including credit cards, within three business days from the date of confirmation of receipt.
E. In the case of refund through account transfer, refund is not possible if the name of the depositor of the financial institution account to be refunded is different from the name of the member information registered in the service.
F. If the member does not immediately provide the company with the information and materials necessary for the refund processing.
G. In the case of a refund that has passed the relevant deadline, the business operator for each payment method has previously set a deadline for suspension of billing or cancellation of payment through an agreement with the company.
② If the company refunds in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the company may deduct the amount equivalent to the profit earned by the member from the use of the paid service, and refund.
③ If the company, the person(or other company) who received the payment for the paid service, or the person(or other company) who signed the paid service use contract with the member is not same, each person(or company) shall be jointly responsible for the performance of obligations related to withdrawal of contract, etc.

20. Restriction of Use
① If a member violates the obligations of these Terms or interferes with the normal operation of the Service, the company may restrict the use of the Service by warning, temporary suspension of use, or permanent suspension of use.
② Notwithstanding paragraph 1 of this Article, the company may immediately permanently suspend members' use of the services if a member violates the relevant laws, such as provision of illegal programs, obstruction of operation, illegal communication, hacking, distribution of malicious programs, name theft, payment theft, phone number theft, or excess of access rights. In the event of permanent suspension of use under this paragraph, all benefits obtained through the use of the service will also be extinguished, and the company will not compensate for this.
③ If the company restricts members' use of the services or terminates the contract under this article, the company shall notify members in accordance with Article 8 (Notification)

21. Indemnification Clause
① If the company cannot provide the service due to a natural disaster or an equivalent force majeure, it will be exempted from responsibility for providing the service.
② The company is not responsible for any obstacles to service use due to reasons attributable to the members.
③ The company is not responsible for the accuracy and reliability of information, data, facts, etc. posted by the members in connection with the service.
④ The company is exempted from liability if it makes transactions between members or between members and third parties through services.
⑤ The company shall not be liable for financial or non-monetary damages arising from the products or services advertised and provided by third parties through the in-service screens or linked websites.
⑥ The company and its employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages arising from the following.
A. Damage caused by false or inaccurate member status information
B. Personal damages arising from access to and use of services, regardless of their attribute and process.
C. Various civil and criminal responsibilities due to defamation and other illegal activities occurring between members in the process of registering member status information and using services.
D. Damage caused by errors, omission, and destruction of transmitted data.
E. Damage arising from any unlawful interference or interruption by a third party to a transmission to or from a server.
F. Damage caused by any virus, spyware, or other malicious program that a third party has illegally transmitted, distributed, or make transmitted, distributed using the Service.

22. Compensation for damages
① If a member causes damage to the company by violating the obligations of these Terms, or if the member causes damage to the company in using the service, the member shall compensate the company for such damage
② If the company receives various objections such as lawsuit or a claim for damages from a third party other than a member due to a member’s illegal act or violation of these Terms, the member shall indemnify the company at his/her own responsibility and expense, and if the company is not indemnified, the member shall be liable for all damages to the company.

23. Governing Law / Jurisdiction
① Litigation filed between the company and members shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea.
② The jurisdiction over disputes between the company and members shall be governed by the jurisdiction of the Civil Procedure Act of the Republic of Korea.


Terms of Service Enforcement Date: May 26, 2023

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