NAVER WEBTOON CORP. Privacy Policy

NAVER WEBTOON CORP. (“we”, “our”, or “us”) complies with the personal information protection regulations of related laws and regulations that the information and communication service providers must comply with such as Personal Information Protection Act, Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Data Protection, ETC., Protection of Communications Secrets Act, and Telecommunications Business Act. We are committed to protecting the rights and interests of our users by establishing Privacy Policy in agreement with related legislations. Our Privacy Policy includes the following:

1. Information we collect

  • First, we collect the following personal information to recruit employees, to respond to inquiries related to employment, and to identify the persons covered by employment protection.

    - Required information: Name, password for confirmation, email address, phone number, date of birth, gender, nationality, educational background (school name, month and year of entrance/graduation, major, specialized major, grade, graduation status), career background (company name, job, position, department name, duration of employment), military service information, veterans information (if applicable), disability information (if applicable)

    - Optional: career background (for new employees), language and other certifications (certification type, level, date of certification)

  • Second, we collect the following personal information to receive partnership proposals.

    - Required information: Proposer’s name, email address

    - Optional: Company name


    The following information may be automatically generated and collected in the course of using our services or handling businesses. - User’s browser type and OS, visit record (IP address, log-in time), cookies


    We collect personal information by user input method through the web document of our website (http://webtoonscorp.com), and in some cases, we may collect some information in the forms of hard copies or emails.

2. Purposes of handling personal information

  • A. To conduct recruitment process, to revise job application forms, to check acceptance, and to communicate with applicants
  • B. To receive partnership proposals and to get back with the result after review

3. Information we provide to third party

We use personal information within the scope set in “2. Purposes of handling personal information,” and in principle, we do not exceed the scope or disclose personal data to any third party without the consent of the user except for the following cases:

  • - when the user consent to share in advance;
  • - when required by law; or if required to be disclosed by investigative agencies for investigation purposes following the procedure and method as prescribed in the laws and regulations

In some cases, we offer jobs to applicants at the companies we have a particular relation to (subsidiaries, affiliate companies, etc.), and in these cases, we always obtain consent from the applicants by contacting them individually before we transfer applications to the respective companies.

4. Commission for collected personal information

For carrying out our services, we commission outside professional companies (subcontractors) to handle personal information as follows. To secure the safety of personal information, we establish necessary regulatory measures when contracting commission in agreement with the applicable laws.

The commissioned subcontractors for handling personal information and their work scope are described as below:

Subcontractors
Commissioned works
Period of retentions and use of
personal information
Naver Business Platform Corp.
Website development &
maintenance System operation &
management
Until the date when the purpose
of use is achieved

5. Period for retentions and use of personal information

We process and retain personal information within the period agreed by the main agents of the information upon the time of collection. In principle, we destruct personal information without delay when the purpose of its collection and use has been achieved.
However, the personal information of job applicants is saved in our labor pool and is used for recruitment when necessary. If an applicant wishes to delete his/her personal information, we remove it without delay.

6. Procedure and method of destruction of personal data

In principle, we destruct the personal information immediately after the purposes of its collection and use have been achieved without delay. We destruct the information in following procedure and methods:

  • A. Procedure of destruction

    - After the purpose of personal information is achieved, the information input by the main agents of the information is transferred to a separate database (or separate filing cabinets for hard copies) and retained as required by internal policy and other relevant laws and regulations before destruction. (Refer to “5. Period for retentions and use of personal information”)

    - In such event, the personal information which is stored and managed separately will never be used for any other purposes unless otherwise required by law.

  • B. Methods of destruction

    - We destruct hard copies of personal information by shredding with a pulverizer or incinerating it.

    - We delete personal information stored in the form of electronic files by using technological methods that prevent the record from restoration.

7. Rights and obligations of the main agent of the information

The main agents of the information can view or modify their registered personal information and request deletion or temporary suspension of treatment of personal information at any time. If you want to delete information or temporarily suspend the treatment of personal information, contact the person in charge of managing personal information via written documents, phone call, or email, and we will take measures without delay.

8. Measures to ensure the safety of personal information

To prevent the loss, theft, leakage, alteration or damage of personal information, we take protection measures for securing its safety as follows:

  • A. Encryption of password

    The password setup on our website is stored and managed after encrypting it. Only the user knows the password. The only one who knows the password can check and revise his/her own personal information.

  • B. Countermeasures against hacking

    We are doing our best to prevent leakage or damage of personal information from hacking or computer virus. To prevent our user's personal information from being damaged, we back up the data from time to time. We also use the latest anti-virus programs to prevent leakage or damage of personal information or data. We also securely transmit personal information on the network through encrypted communication method.
    We use Intrusion Prevention Systems to control unauthorized access from outside and try to have all possible technical devices to ensure security systematically.

  • C. Minimizing the number of and providing education for the employees who handle personal information

    The handling of personal information is limited to the privacy protection officer who is assigned with a separate password, which is updated on a regular basis. We provide frequent training to the privacy protection officer, emphasizing the importance of protecting personal information.

9. Persons in charge of privacy protection and contact information

You may notify the persons in charge of protecting personal information about any related complaints generated when using our website, etc. We will respond promptly and adequately to your reports.
Person in charge of privacy protection Privacy protection officer

Person in charge of privacy protection Privacy protection officer
Name :
Cho Ji young
Dept :
Management Support Team
Email :
julie.cho@webtoonscorp.com
Name :
Lee MinJung
Dept :
Management Support Team
Email :
c.counselor@webtoonscorp.com

If you need to report or consult about other privacy infringement issues, please contact the following organizations:

10. Others

Please note that NAVER WEBTOON CORP. Privacy Policy does not apply to the collection of personal information by other websites linked to our website. (Except for partnership proposals webpage)

11. Revisions to the Privacy Policy

We may add, delete, or modify the contents of this Privacy Policy and, in such cases, we will make a public announcement through ‘Notice’ bulletin board of our website at least seven days before the amendment. However, if there are any significant changes in the users’ rights, such as the collection and use of personal information or the provision of it to the third parties, we will notify the users at least 30 days in advance.

- Effective date : 1 May 2017