M:I:T Messenger

Terms of Service

Thank you for using M:I:T Messenger and our related services. M:I:T Messenger provides mobile-based services (applications). The following comprehensive terms of service (the “Terms of Service”) are applicable to all services provided by M:I:T Messenger. (“M:I:T Messenger”, “the Services”) based on your M:I:T Messenger account. This Terms of Service will help you with your use of the Services, so please read them carefully.

1. Use of M:I:T Messenger Services

You may use the Services by downloading the M:I:T Messenger application from your smartphone application store. The content of the Services may frequently change, and the details thereof will be notified to you separately for each Service.

2. License to use the Services

M:I:T Messenger hereby grants you a personal, worldwide, non-assignable, non-exclusive and royalty-free license necessary for your use of the Services. However, please be reminded that M:I:T Messenger does not grant you a right to use the M:I:T Messenger trademarks, service marks, logos, branding or names.

In order to improve the level of the Services, M:I:T Messenger may update the software required for use of Services. M:I:T Messenger may add important functionalities or remove insignificant functionalities through such software updates. Please update your software regularly so that you can enjoy the Services to the fullest extent possible.

In order to provide you with a better service, M:I:T Messenger may send you various notifications, messages and other advertising materials and information related to your use of Services by notifying you directly in the Services or by sending an SMS to you. If you encounter any errors in the system while using the Services, please contact M:I:T Messenger Customer Service.

If you choose to connect to a 4G/LTE network provided by your carrier when using the Services, please note that you may be charged additional data fees by your carrier. You’ll be responsible for any additional data charges incurred when using M:I:T Messenger Services. Please contact your carrier for further inquiries regarding your data plans.

3. M:I:T Messenger account.

An M:I:T Messenger Account is a login account which is needed for you to be able to use the Services. A M:I:T Messenger account may be mandatory for use of some Services. You may create your own M:I:T Messenger Account subject to your agreement to this Terms and Conditions.

M:I:T Messenger may terminate your account creation if: (i) M:I:T Messenger deleted your M:I:T Messenger account in the past in accordance with this Terms and Conditions, (ii) you have attempted to create a M:I:T Messenger account using a third party’s name, phone number or other personal information, or (iii) you fail to provide the required information during the M:I:T Messenger account creation process. If you are under 14 years of age, your parent or legal guardian’s consent must be obtained to create your M:I:T Messenger account. If it is found that you have created your M:I:T Messenger account in breach of the foregoing terms and conditions, M:I:T Messenger may suspend your use of the Services or delete your M:I:T Messenger account immediately.

Your M:I:T Messenger account is personal to you and non-transferable, and you may not permit any third party to use your M:I:T Messenger account. You are responsible for safeguarding the device that you use to access Services to prevent any improper use of your M:I:T Messenger account without your consent. If you become aware that your M:I:T Messenger account is being used by a third party without your consent, please contact the M:I:T Messenger Customer Services, and M:I:T Messenger will provide you with assistance to protect your M:I:T Messenger account.

You may review and change your information using the setting menu in the Services. However, you may not be able to change some information like your phone number, device identification number (IMEI), and other user identification information required for us to provide and manage the Services, and in case such information is changed, an additional user identification process may be required. If there are any changes to the information you provided at the time of joining the Services, please reflect such changes directly to Services or notify M:I:T Messenger of such changes through M:I:T Messenger Customer Support. M:I:T Messenger will not be liable for any disadvantage caused by your failure to notify M:I:T Messenger of changes.

4. Important note regarding the use of the Services.

You may not interfere with the provision of the Services or access to the Services using a method other than the one provided and approved by M:I:T Messenger. Furthermore, you may not collect, use or provide to others the information of other Service users, use Services for any profit-generating activity, transmit any information that is pornographic, offensive, inappropriate, infringes on any third party’s copyright, post false facts about M:I:T Messenger or any third party, or otherwise violate public order, laws or good morals. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, transfer, lease, provide as security or permit others to use any part of the Services or software included in Services without M:I:T Messenger’s consent. In addition, you may not reverse engineer, attempt to extract the software source code included in the Services or copy, disassemble, reproduce or otherwise modify the Services.

If you fail to comply with applicable laws, the Terms of Service and/or other policies of M:I:T Messenger, then M:I:T Messenger may conduct an investigation into the non-compliance, delete or temporarily delete the relevant post, or suspend your use of the Services either temporarily or permanently. M:I:T Messenger has the right to destroy or store your personal information separately if your account has been inactive for the period specified in the relevant laws. M:I:T Messenger will notify you via email or SMS before proceeding. Please note that this may result in the lack of required information and lead to the termination of the Terms of Service.

5. M:I:T Messenger manages posts in accordance with applicable laws.

Where the postings are in breach of the Act on the Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc. (hereinafter "the Act on Information and Communications Network"), the Copyright Act, and any other governing laws and/or regulations, the legitimate holder of right may request suspension and deletion of such postings, and M:I:T Messenger shall take necessary actions in accordance with applicable laws. Furthermore, even without any request from the legitimate holder of right, M:I:T Messenger may take any tentative measures against such posting pursuant to applicable laws if there exists anything that may be deemed to constitute infringement of a third party’s rights, and/or in breach of M:I:T Messenger’s policies and governing laws. Detailed processes related to such measures shall follow the procedures specified by M:I:T Messenger under "Report Rights Infringement" within the extent set forth by the Act on Information and Communications Network and the Copyright Act.

6. M:I:T Messenger protects your personal information.

As a company with security and privacy at the heart of our core beliefs, M:I:T Messenger takes your privacy very seriously. M:I:T Messenger will use your personal information only within the purpose and scope for which your consent is given to us to ensure seamless provision of Services. Unless otherwise required by the relevant laws and regulations or consented by you, M:I:T Messenger will NEVER disclose your personal information to a third party.

Please refer to M:I:T Messenger’s Privacy Policy for more details on how we manage your privacy.

7. M:I:T Messenger respects the copyright of content.

M:I:T Messenger respects your intellectual property rights. You may provide content such as photos, text, information, comments or proposals, by posting them on the Services, and you retain all intellectual property rights in and to such content.

M:I:T Messenger complies with copyrights laws, and you may at any time take actions to delete the concerned content or make it a private content through M:I:T Messenger’s Customer Service. For the avoidance of doubt, the rights granted to M:I:T Messenger and its partners under such license will be used only for the purposes of the operation, improvement and promotion of Services and the development of new M:I:T Messenger services.

Some of the Services may offer ways to access and remove the content that you have provided to such Services. Also, for certain Services, there are settings that can limit the scope of M:I:T Messenger’s use of the content submitted through such the Services. You can find more information about how M:I:T Messenger uses and stores your information in M:I:T Messenger’s Privacy Policy or you can contact M:I:T Messenger’s Customer Service.

You should have acquired all legal rights necessary for you to be able to grant a license to M:I:T Messenger to use the content you provided to M:I:T Messenger, and you may not disclose or post any content that is pornographic, offensive, inappropriate, or violates public order, laws or good morals.

If M:I:T Messenger determines that the content you have provided violates relevant laws or M:I:T Messenger’s policies, M:I:T Messenger may remove, delete or refuse to post such content; however, M:I:T Messenger does not have an obligation to review or edit any content. If you believe that your right has been infringed, you may get help from M:I:T Messenger’s Customer Service.

Your use of the Services does not grant you any right to the content provided by other users. To use other users’ content made available through the Services, you must separately obtain the permission from the owner thereof.

8. Services may be suspended occasionally.

M:I:T Messenger strives to provide Services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without interruption. However, as a result of a regular or temporary inspection of the equipment for maintenance or repair or due to other unavoidable causes, Services may temporarily be suspended. In such case, we will provide a prior notice to you within the relevant Service. If Services are suspended due to causes not foreseen by M:I:T Messenger, M:I:T Messenger will notify you thereof immediately after M:I:T Messenger determines the causes for the relevant suspension.

9. You may elect to deactivate your account.

If you wish not to use the Services any longer, you may, at any time, request for the termination of the Terms of Service by using the menu provided in Services. In such case, M:I:T Messenger will take actions accordingly in a swift manner as required under relevant laws and regulations.

Upon the termination of the Terms of Service, unless we are required to preserve your information under applicable law and/or the M:I:T Messenger Privacy Policy, your information and any and all data provided by you, such as your postings and other content, will be deleted; provided, however, that, if your posting is scrapped by a third party or posted using another sharing function or if you have added comments to a third party’s posting, such posting or comment may not be deleted to the extent necessary to provide Services to the other users.

If your service agreement is terminated, you may sign up for M:I:T Messenger’s Services again. However, if your previous service agreement had been terminated due to the restriction of your access to the Services following your violation of related laws or M:I:T Messenger’s Terms and policies, you may be subject to the minimum wait period or other restrictions when you sign up for any M:I:T Messenger Service again.

10. Warranty Disclaimer.

In providing Services, M:I:T Messenger exercises reasonable skill and due care in helping you enjoy Services to their fullest extent possible.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, M:I:T Messenger expressly disclaims any and all promises or warranties of any kind regarding matters not set forth in the Terms of Service. For example, M:I:T Messenger disclaims all promises or warranties relating to the particular function or availability of content or service included in Services, and Services are provided on an “AS IS” basis.

11. The Terms of Service are subject to change.

In order to reflect changes to applicable law or changes to the Services, among other reasons, M:I:T Messenger may revise the Terms of Service, the instructions for use of each Service through the Q&A Center, other applicable guidelines and notifications. Revised Terms of Services will become effective 15 days after the posting of such changes.

However, if the revised Terms of Service may affect you adversely, M:I:T Messenger will give you a reasonable 30 day prior notice thereof by sending you an SMS to the phone number you use as a M:I:T Messenger Account.

M:I:T Messenger will receive your comments on the revised Terms of Service for a period from the date of the posting of such notice of the proposed revision until the effective date of the revised Terms of Services. Your failure to provide your comments within such period will be deemed as your consent to the revised Terms of Service. Unfortunately, if you do not consent to the revised Terms of Service, M:I:T Messenger will be unable to provide Services to you.

The Terms of Service apply to the relationship between M:I:T Messenger and you only, and no third party will be entitled to any benefits under the Terms of Service.

If you fail to comply with the Terms of Service, M:I:T Messenger’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Terms of Service right away will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision will have no effect on the remaining provisions of the Terms of Service.

This Terms of Service and Services are governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea (“Korea”).

12. International Users

M:I:T Messenger controls and operates the Services from its headquarters in Korea. If you use Services outside Korea, you are responsible for following applicable local laws. By using our Services, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in our Privacy Policy.


Date of Announcement: 18-June-2018

Date of Implementation: 18-June-2018