Privacy Policy : VisitKorea
  Tue, Dec 07, 2021, 08:23 KST (UTC+9)  Seoul  Korea

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

VisitKorea thoroughly protects users' personal information. This Privacy Policy is subject to changes according to the laws of the Republic of Korea and the policy of VisitKorea. Users can review the most current version of the Privacy Policy at any time.

VisitKorea is a website for global netizens interested in Korean tourism. All personal information from users is collected and used according to VisitKorea Privacy Policy.

VisitKorea Privacy Policy was in effect since April 12, 2008 and revised on September 9, 2021.

1) Collecting Personal Information

VisitKorea collects personal information provided by social media services when users access VisitKorea services through social log-in. VisitKorea may also collect specific information on user's access device and browser information, such as browser settings, IP addresses, search history, time of access, Internet protocol address, cookies, and GPS. Collected information is used in order to manage VisitKorea, increase the service quality, and make general statistics about VisitKorea users.

2) Keeping and Disuse of Personal Information

While you access VisitKorea as a member, VisitKorea uses your collected personal information to provide the following services.

  • - Personalized services
    - Update current services and develop new services
    - Analyze user data and provide related services
    - Provide other services allowed by users such as marketing, etc.

  • VisitKorea will ask for a consent if personal information needs to be used other than the services listed above.

3) Disclosure of Personal Information

VisitKorea does not expose users' personal information to third parties or other companies unless the user agrees or VisitKorea is required to do so by law or authorities in the process of legal inspection.

4) Third party Operation

VisitKorea uses third party to maintain VisitKorea website. VisitKorea oversees personal information protection of the third party to prevent any disclosure. VisitKorea will notify the users when the role of the third party changes or a different party takes the role.

Third party Operation
Entrusted party Entrusted Task
TSLine Corp. Manage VisitKorea website

5) Use of Cookies

VisitKorea saves users' information and uses cookies on occasion for providing services adapted to the users. Cookies are text files installed in user's hard disk by website's server. Types of cookies include necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies and advertising cookies.
You can accept or refuse to saving cookies by changing your web browser settings. Please note that in the case you refuse to save cookies, you may not be able to fully utilize all the features of this website.

6) User Rights

VisitKorea provides rights for users including the following:

  • - Rights to access personal information
    - Rights to edit personal information
    - Rights to delete personal information
    - Rights to limit access to personal information
    - Rights to move personal information
    - Rights to refuse the collection of personal information

  • To exercise any of these rights, contact VisitKorea management or Privacy Policy manager for proper action. However, VisitKorea has the rights to deny the request if reasonable cause is met or required by law o preserve information.

7) Protection

VisitKorea enforces various methods to protect users’ information including the following:

  • - Limited number of employees in charge of managing personal information
    - Organize and execute internal management plans to ensure security
    - Password-protected personal information
    - Technical countermeasures for hacker and other cyber attacks
    - Limited access to personal information
    - Save access log and prevent forgery and alteration
    - Documents kept in protective storage
    - Security enforced for protective documents

8) Children

As a general rule, VisitKorea does not collect information of anyone under the age of thirteen. All services provided by VisitKorea is targeted to the general public.
In the case VisitKorea must collect personal information of anyone under the age of thirteen, an additional consent is required from a legal guardian.

9) Third Party Site and Services

VisitKorea website may include products and services linked to third party website, products or services. Privacy Policy of the third party website may differ from VisitKorea. Please check the Privacy Policy of the respective party website for details.

10) Privacy Policy Manager and Department

If you have opinions or complaints about the VisitKorea Privacy Policy, contact us at the following address.

  • Head of Privacy Policy

    Name: Cho Hee Jin
    Title: Executive Director of Digital Transformation Department

  • Privacy Policy Management Division

    Department: Digital Infrastructure Team
    Name: Seo Seung Yeon
    Contact: +82-33-738-3527, syseo29@knto.or.kr

11) Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or want to update user information collected by VisitKorea, contact us at the following address.

  • International Digital Marketing
  • TeamE-mail: choiyr@knto.or.kr

This revised Privacy Policy of VisitKorea will be effective from September 9, 2021.

[2021.09.08 ~ Current Privacy Policy]

[2008.04.12 ~ 2021.09.08. Privacy Policy]
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