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HTAsiaLink (htasialink.org ) refuses to collect email address.

Email addresses provided in this website are prohibited to be collected by means of email collecting program or other technical devices without any authorization.

In case of violation to the aforementioned, the violation party will be subject to a criminal punishment as set forth under the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection.

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HTAsiaLink personal information handling policy

HTAsiaLink.org (the "HTAsiaLink") sets up personal information handling policy pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act as follows in order to protect users' personal information and their rights as well as efficiently handle complaints related to the privacy of information.

HTAsiaLink will announce through the website if the policies are amended.

The policies have been implemented from December 20, 2012.

1. Purpose of the personal information process

HTAsiaLink processes personal information for the following purposes. The processed information will not be used for any purpose other than the following objectives. If the purposes of processing change, prior consent will be obtained.

1) Providing goods or services
For the purposes of providing services, contents or etc., personal information is processed.

2. Personal information file status

The purposes of processing the registered and disclosed personal information in accordance with Article 32 of the Personal Information Protection Act are as follows:

1) Privacy Filename: HTAsiaLink personal information file
A. Personal information items: name, email address, affiliation, access IP address, cookies, service record, access log
B. How to collect: Through the homepage or generated information gathering tool
C. Conservation reasons: Sending HTAsiaLink Newsletters
D. Retention Period: the collected personal information will be destroyed without delay after achieving the objectives

3. The rights and obligations of information subject and how to exercise

Users may exercise the following rights as subjects.

1) Information subjects can exercise the privacy rights as following subparagraphs against the HTAsiaLink at any time.
A. Claim to access to the personal information
B. Claim to correct the personal information if needs
C. Claim to delete the personal information
D. Claim to stop processing
2) The privacy rights in accordance with the paragraph 1 may be exercised through written, electronic mail, facsimile transmission (FAX) pursuant to the Privacy Protection Act Rules, Appendix No. 8. HTAsiaLink will take measures without delay.
3) In the case that information subjects require correction or deletion of any error on their personal information, HTAsiaLink will not use or provide the personal information until the such requests are completed.
4) The privacy rights in accordance with the paragraph 1 may be exercised through the agents such as legal representative of the information subject or authorized party. In this case, the power of attorney form should be submitted pursuant to the Privacy Protection Act Rules, Appendix No. 11

4. Draw up processed items of personal information

Users may exercise the following rights as subjects.

1) HTAsiaLink processes the following personal information items
A. Providing goods or services
- Critical items: purposes of processing personal information, personal information file status, Personal information processing and retention period, the rights and obligations of information subject and how to exercise, processed items of personal information, Destruction of personal information, privacy officer, changes on personal information handling policies.

5. Destruction of personal information

HTAsiaLink will destroy personal information after achieving the purposes of processing the information without delay in principle.
The termination procedures, term period, and termination methods are as follows:

1) Termination procedures
The information entered by users will be discarded immediately after achieving the purposes of processing personal information.
2) Term period
In the case that the retention period of personal information has been passed, Personal information will be destroyed within 5 days from the end of the retention period. In the case that personal information is no longer needed such as achieving the purposes of processing the information, abolition of the relevant service, end of business, etc., personal information will be destroyed within 5 days from the day when processing of personal information deems to be unnecessary.
3) Termination methods
Technical methods will be used for the information stored in electronic files in order to delete permanently.
Personal information printed on paper will be shredded or destroyed by incineration.

6. Measures ensuring the safety of personal information

Pursuant to Article 29 of the Personal Information Protection Act, HTAsiaLink takes the following technical, managerial, and physical measures to ensure safety

1) To take the overall responsibility for the business regarding personal information processes as well as to handle and redress complaints from information subject, HTAsiaLink appoints the privacy officer as below.
For safe process of personal information, internal management plan has been established and implemented.
A. Privacy Officer
Name: Songhee Cho
Title/Position:: Assistant Researcher
Contact: luchia14@neca.re.kr / +82-2-2174-2729
2) Information subject may contact the privacy officer regarding all the privacy-related inquiries, complaints handling, damage remedy, etc, occurred while utilizing services (or business) provided by HTAsiaLink. HTAsiaLink will answer and resolve the inquiries of information subject without delay.

7. Changes on Personal Information Handling Policy

1) The Personal Information Handling policy will be applied from the effective date. In the case that the contents are added, deleted or modified in accordance with laws and policies, a notice through a website announcement will be provided 7 days prior to the implementation of the changes.