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Stipop Terms of Service

Date of proclamation: Oct 20, 2017



Welcome to Stipop!

Thank you for using our products and services (“Services”) – Stipop Web located at www.stipop.io and Stipop iOS/Android mobile applications. Our Services is a platform where anyone, individual or non-individual, professional or non-professional creatives around the globe, can freely upload their artworks in form of stickers for messengers and use them in messengers of choice through our custom Stipop Keyboard or iMessage and Gboard. The Services are provided by Stipop Inc. (“Stipop”, “us”, “we” or “our”), located at 222 KUBS Main Building, 145 Anam-ro, Seoul 02841, South Korea. Stipop Terms of Service (“Terms”) is subjected to all users of our Services (“You”).
By using or accessing our Services, you are agreeing to these Terms. Please read them carefully.
You hereby certify that You are at least 13 years of age. In jurisdictions where 13 is not the age of consent to contract, You represent and warrant that You have all necessary authorizations and permissions from an appropriate legal guardian. You also certify that You are otherwise legally permitted to use our Services.




Using our Services

You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services. We may suspend or stop providing our Services if you do not comply with our Terms or policies.
First, do not misuse our Services. Any comments or contents that intrude or violate any personal/human rights are forbidden and will be removed without permission if found. We will not tolerate any racism, gender inequality, plagiarism or propaganda in our Services. Do not interfere with our Services by violating Terms provided or try to access them using methods other than the interface and instructions provided. You may use our Services only as permitted by law.
Second, creating an account in Stipop and using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access or download. You may only use the content as instructed, which is to send them in messengers using given keyboard (Stipop Keyboard) or on iMessage and Gboard. If downloaded contents (stickers) are used otherwise, without its owner’s (Artist’s) permission, you may be suspended of our Services and face legal issues.
Third, our Services provide content that is not Stipop’s. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity (User/Artist) that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications by informing us through Help Center.




Your Stipop Account

You may either be a User (download only) or an Artist (download and upload) in our Services and use every provided part of our Services FOR FREE.
To become a User, you may sign up in Stipop website or mobile application. However, for now, you can only download and send stickers in the mobile application. We only ask for simple information, and they will be handled with care (see ‘Data we Handle’ for more).
To upload your own sticker sets and become an Artist and have your own Artist Page, you must visit our website and add in additional information and be verified. Once you become an Artist, you must upload at least 1 set of stickers (with a minimum of 8 stickers in each set) to activate your Artist Page, through which you can manage your stickers and communicate with Users. Becoming an Artist simply means that an Artist Page will be added to your original User account, so you will still be able to download other’s stickers and use the Services like Users.
To protect your account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your account.




Privacy and Copyright Issue

Stipop’s privacy policies how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that Stipop can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.
As an online service provider, we are entitled to remove any contents that infringe laws regarding copyright, portrait rights or publicity right when the victim or true owner of the content informs us. Again, we state clearly that we will do what is right legally to protect ownership and copyright of contents uploaded to our Services by responding to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeated infringers according to the process set out by the Korean government as the Service is located in South Korea.
We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and want to notify us, you can find information about submitting notices and Stipop’s policy about responding to notices in our Help Center.




Your Content in our Services

Our Services allow you to create and share certain contents.
Users (download only) can leave comments and replies to comments in sticker page and Artist page. You are free to leave any comments as long as it doesn’t contain any insulting or law-breaking messages. You are free to use the stickers that you download (but did not create) in any messengers of your choice using our keyboard. HOWEVER, this does not mean that you can reproduce or alter the contents of the stickers or re-upload them here or elsewhere without the owner’s consent. The Ownership of the content belongs to the artist of whom you have downloaded from, the owner.
Artists (download and upload) share same responsibility and rights as the Users, but holds ownership of any intellectual property (contents/stickers) he or she uploads. In short, what belongs to you stays yours, even after the upload and sharing with other users through our Services. Therefore, you the owner have exclusive right (as applicable) to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, and make derivative works of your work (sticker) here and elsewhere. Please be reminded that you can upload your stickers elsewhere. These stickers, however, will be provided for free to all users who are legally legit to use the content (age wise). Paid stickers, however, will of course be sold at it’s given prices. Paid stickers can be sold by artists who have met our requirements. We keep our 1-to-1 policy, which means that the number of paid stickers that can be uploaded by an artist is limited to the number of free stickers uploaded by the same artist. This is because our service exists to enhance freedom of expression of messenger users and free stickers are necessary for many users. It is you and your artworks that will help millions of sticker users around the globe enhance their freedom of expression and ability to express more freely, online. The information you post on your Artist Page (your portfolio) will be shown to the public for good, and any false information will be asked to be removed.
Once you agree to the Terms and upload your own stickers, you hereby certify us to upload and share those stickers on our website and mobile applications for the purpose of download and usage in messengers by Stipop users and we may use them for the purpose of marketing and promotion of our Services online and offline without your further approval. We may provide the contents (stickers) to 3rd parties marketing-wise or profit-wise. We will state our usage online, and if asked to remove by the owner from our works we will do so.
Actions such as choosing to ‘Like’ a sticker, becoming an Artist’s ‘Fan’ or leaving comments on stickers or Artist Pages may be revealed to other users with the time of the action taken included. However, when you ‘Unfan’ an Artist the Artist won’t be notified personally. Please be noted that all comments you leave and contents you upload can be reported to us if seen as inappropriate by certain users. You can find more information about how Stipop uses and stores content in the privacy policy or other parts of the Terms provided. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.




Data we Handle

We are constantly working hard to improve our Services. And for that we may use certain data like user’s usage of Services in numbers (the number of visits to certain pages, the number of likes and downloads of certain stickers etc.), comments and replies to comments made by users, personal information such as age, country you live in and sticker preferences. Please be noticed that none of the information you give to us will be misused, but rather as helpful tools to make our Services better for all of us.




Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.
You can stop using our Services at any time or delete anything you wrote or uploaded although the stickers already downloaded cannot be deleted by us. Stipop may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.
We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.




About these Terms

We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than seven days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms constitutes Your acceptance of those changes.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict. These terms control the relationship between Stipop and You. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights. If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future). If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms. If a conflict rises, law of your country or the law of the country where the service is provided may be applied.


For information about how to contact Stipop, please visit our Contact page.