WCG Terms and Conditions (Membership)

  • WCG, Inc. (“WCG” or the “Company”) welcomes you and thanks you for your use of WCG’s Services and your interest and participation in the WCG Competitions.
  • WCG operates in an unbiased, neutral, and fair manner with respect to social and/or political issues.
  • WCG has prepared the WCG Terms and Conditions (Membership) (these “Terms and Conditions” or “User Agreement”) so that Members can more conveniently and easily access/use the WCG Competitions, related events, and all Services provided in connection thereto. These Terms and Conditions include useful information to assist Members using WCG Services in their use of such WCG Services.
Section 1. General Provisions
  • Article 1. Purpose

    • The purpose of these Terms and Conditions is to define the rights, obligations, responsibilities, and other necessary matters between the Company and the Members in relation to the Services provided by the Company.
  • Article 2. Definitions

    The definitions used in these Terms and Conditions are as follows:

    • ① “WCG Competitions” means global esports competitions hosted by the Company;
    • ② The “Company” or “WCG” means the operator providing the Services through online or mobile devices in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
    • ③ “Member” or “User” means a person who has agreed to these Terms and Conditions and has been granted user status to the Services;
    • ④ “Services” means information on the WCG Competitions, network services, event services, player registration certificate issuance services, and other related services provided by the the Company to the Members;
    • ⑤ “ID” means the combination of letters and/or numbers in an email format selected by the Member and approved by the Company for the discernment of Members and the use of the Services by such Members; and
    • ⑥ “Password” means the combination of letters, numbers, and special characters personally selected and kept secret by the Member to confirm that the person using the ID is the Member who has been granted user status to the Services from the Company, and to protect the Member’s information and interests.
  • Article 3. The Effect of These Terms and Conditions and Amendments

    • ① The Company shall post the contents of these Terms and Conditions on the Company’s website or other Services’ websites so they can be easily noticed by the Members.
    • ② If necessary, the Company can change these Terms and Conditions within the scope they do not violate the relevant laws and regulations, and if these Terms and Conditions are changed, the contents of the changed terms and conditions must be announced at least 7 days before the day they come into effect (30 days for changes that are significant or are unfavorable to the user), and the existing Members shall be separately notified by electronic means (email, messaging service, notification message, etc.) of the changed terms and conditions, the date they come into effect, and the grounds for the changes (including an explanation of the important changes). Such changed terms and conditions shall be effective from the effective date on the announcement or notified effective date.
    • ③ If the Company makes an announcement or gives notice in accordance with the above Paragraph, and the Members do not express their consent or rejection, the Company shall also announce/give notice that consent has been deemed to be given, and if the Members do not indicate their intent to reject the Terms and Conditions by the effective date, they shall be deemed as having agreed to the amended Terms and Conditions.
    • ④ If a Member does not agree to the application of the amended Terms and Conditions, the Company or such Member may terminate the Terms and Conditions.
  • Article 4. Other Rules

    • Matters and interpretations not specified in these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the relevant laws and regulations, commercial practices, and/or the terms and conditions, operating policies and rules, etc. of the individual Services set by the Company.
Section 2. Execution of the User Agreement
  • Article 5. Use Application and Method

    • ① A person who wishes to use the Services provided by the Company shall fill out the application form for the use of the Services provided on the Company’s website, etc., and apply for the use of the Services after agreeing to the User Agreement.
    • ② When applying for the use of the Services, the User must provide all information requested by the Company and actual information such as the User’s real name, and the User may use the Services through the identity verification method provided by the Company (confirmation of verified email); provided, however, that if the actual information or identification information is falsely entered or the name of another person is used, the membership rights under the User Agreement may not be claimed, and the Company may cancel or terminate the User Agreement.
    • ③ Users under the age of 14 are restricted from applying for the use of the Services.
  • Article 6. Acceptance of the User Agreement and Restrictions

    • ① If the User has applied for the use of the Services in accordance with Article 5 by accurately entering their actual information, the Company shall approve the User’s use application so long as there are no significant issues.
    • ② The Company may choose not to approve the application for the use of the Services or cancel the application for the use of the Services in the case of such applications falling under any of the following:
      • 1. When the application for the use of the Services is in violation of Article 5;
      • 2. When the User applies for the use of the Services with the intent of committing acts prohibited by law;
      • 3. When the Company determines that the Company’s business has been interfered with or that there are concerns of interference due to illegal activities such as fraud, hacking, illegal program misuse, etc.;
      • 4. When a User whose User Agreement has been terminated in accordance with Article 14 reapplies for the use of the Services;
      • 5. If the Company does not have sufficient facilities to provide the Services, or when there is a technical issue; or
      • 6. In cases where it is determined that approval would be inappropriate due to similar reasons to those enumerated in Subparagraphs 1 through 6.
  • Article 7. Provision of and Changes to Member Information

    • ① If a Member is required to provide information to the Company under these Terms and Conditions, the Member shall provide true information, and shall not be protected against any disadvantages arising from the provision of false information..
    • ② Members can view and modify their personal information, excluding information required for management of the Services such as real names, dates of birth, etc., at any time through the personal information management page.
    • ③ If a Member’s information entered at the time of application for the use of the Services has changed, such Member must make the changes online or notify the Company of the changes by email or other such method.
    • ④ The Company shall not be liable for any disadvantages arising from a failure to notify the Company of changes under Paragraph 3 in this Article.
  • Article 8. Protection and Management of Personal Information

    • ① The Company shall strive to protect Members’ personal information, including account information, as stipulated by the relevant laws and regulations. The relevant laws and regulations and the privacy policy separately announced by the Company shall apply to the protection and use of Members’ personal information.
    • ② The Company’s privacy policy shall not apply to services provided by third parties that have simply been linked on the website, etc. of the Services.
    • ③ The Company shall not be liable for any information, including Members’ account information, that have been leaked at the fault of the Members.
Section 3. Obligations of the Parties
  • Article 9. The Company’s Obligations

    • ① The Company shall comply with the relevant laws and regulations, and exercise its rights and perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions in good faith.
    • ② The Company must have a security system to protect Member’s personal information so that Members can safely use the Services, and must announce and comply with its privacy policy. The Company shall not disclose or provide Members’ personal information to third parties except as provided in these Terms and Conditions and the privacy policy.
    • ③ For the safe and continued provision of Services, the Company, in the event that facilities are damaged or data, etc. is lost or damaged while the Services are being improved, shall use its best efforts to immediately repair or restore such facilities, data, etc., unless there are no unavoidable circumstances, such as natural disasters, emergencies, technical defects that are difficult to resolve with current technology, etc.
    • ④ The Company shall not be responsible for providing the Services if the Member’s device does not meet the minimum technical specifications necessary to use the Services.
  • Article 10. The Members’ Obligations

    • ① Members shall not engage in any of the following activities:
      • 1. Using the information of a third party or falsely entering information when applying for the use of the Services or changing Member information;
      • 2. Stealing or inappropriately using another’s information, such as by illicitly using another Member’s ID and Password;
      • 3. Impersonating employees of the Company and other related persons;
      • 4. Changing information posted by the Company;
      • 5. Intentionally transferring, posting, distributing, or using information (computer programs, etc.) whose transmission or posting is prohibited by the Company or the relevant laws and regulations, or viruses, computer codes, files, programs, etc. designed to interfere with/destroy the normal Services;
      • 6. Producing, distributing, using, or advertising computer programs, equipment, or devices that are not provided or approved by the Company;
      • 7. Infringing copyrights and other such intellectual property rights of the Company and other third parties;
      • 8. Defrauding others for unjust enrichment or causing damages to others in connection with the use of the Company’s Services;
      • 9. Using the Services provided by the Company in a speculative or otherwise unhealthy manner;
      • 10. Changing the Company’s Services (including, but not limited to, applications), adding or inserting other programs to the Services, hacking or reverse engineering the server, leaking or changing the source code or data, building a separate server, changing or stealing all or a part of the information posted on the website, or acting in other such ways to use the Company’s Services in an abnormal manner without being granted specific authorization by the Company;
      • 11. Damaging the reputation or interfering with the business of the Company or other third parties;
      • 12. Reproducing, distributing, promoting, or commercially using information received while using the Company’s Services;
      • 13. Inducing or advertising the activities in Subparagraphs 1 through 12; or
      • 14. Engaging in other such activities that are prohibited by the relevant laws and regulations or are immoral or socially unacceptable.
    • ② Members are responsible for confirming and complying with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, the use guide, the precautions announced by the Company and matters notified by the Company, etc.
    • ③ The Company may stipulate the specific form of the activities falling under Paragraphs 1 and 2 and other such matters deemed necessary for the operation of the Services in its operating policy, and Members are responsible for complying therewith.
    • ④ Members may be restricted from rejoining if they violate Paragraph 1 or if the User Agreement is terminated at their fault.
Section 4. Provision and Suspension of the Services, etc.
  • Article 11. Provision and Suspension of the Services

    • ① The Company shall provide Members with various information related to the WCG Competitions and all other Services.
    • ② In principle, the Services shall be provided 24 hours a day, all year round.
    • ③ The Company has comprehensive authority over the production, revision, maintenance, and repair of the contents of the Services, and it may change all or a part of the Services it is providing according to the operational and technical needs if there are significant grounds to do so.
    • ④ If the Services are changed in accordance with the preceding Paragraph, the Company shall post the grounds for such changes, the contents of the Services to be changed, etc. on the website of the Services.
    • ⑤ The Company may temporarily suspend the provision of the Services for maintenance checks of the computers, etc., replacements and breakdowns, and communication interruptions, or if there are significant operational grounds to do so. In this case, the Company shall notify the Members through the method stipulated in Article 18; provided, however, that if the Company cannot give prior notice due to unavoidable circumstances, it can give notice after the fact.
  • Article 12. Attribution of Rights

    • ① All copyrights and intellectual property rights regarding the Services provided by the Company to the Members (including Services produced by the Company, such as competition videos) belong to the Company, and only the rights to use such rights in relation to the Services as stipulated by the Company in its terms of use are granted, and Members may not share, transfer, sell, provide as collateral, or otherwise dispose such rights to third parties.
    • ② Members may not use or enable a third party to use the information to which the Company owns intellectual property rights which have been obtained while using the Services provided by the Company for commercial purposes by reproducing, transmitting, publishing, distributing, broadcasting, or using such other method without the Company’s prior approval.
    • ③ This Article shall be effective while the Company operates the Services and shall survive even after the Member withdraws from the membership of this Services.
  • Article 13. Provision of Information and Advertisements

    • ① The Company may provide various information deemed necessary during the Members’ use of the Services through announcement, email, etc.; provided, however, that if such information is transmitted to a Member’s mobile phone or copy transmission device, the prior consent of the Member shall be obtained before transmission.
    • ② Members may refuse to receive the information in the preceding Paragraph; provided, however, that the Company may provide information, etc. through methods such as email regarding matters such as changes to these Terms and Conditions, the privacy policy, or other such important matters that may impact the interests of the Members.
    • ③ The Company may post advertisements on the website, etc. of the Services with respect to the operation of the Company’s Services. In addition, advertising information may be sent through email, messaging service (LMS, SMS), smartphone notification (push notice), etc., limited to Members who have agreed to the receipt thereof. Members receiving emails, etc. containing advertisements may opt-out with the Company at any time, and the Company shall not send advertisements to the Members if they have opted-out.
    • ④ The Company may link third parties’ advertisements or service pages through banners, links, etc. among the Services provided by the Company.
    • ⑤ In the event a Member is linked to a third party’s advertisement or service page in accordance with Paragraph 4, as such page does not fall under the Company’s Services, the Company does not guarantee the reliability, safety, etc. of such page and shall not be liable for any damages incurred by the Member therefrom; provided, however, that this shall not apply if the Company has, intentionally or through gross negligence, facilitated the incurrence of damages or failed to take measures to prevent such damages.
Section 5. Cancellation and Termination of the User Agreement
  • Article 14. Cancellation and Termination of the User Agreement

    • ① Members may terminate the User Agreement at any time through the membership withdrawal procedures within the Services; provided, however, that the Company, after a User has withdrawn from the membership, may retain the personal information of the Member for a fixed period as determined under the privacy policy to prevent the illegal use of the Services, etc., and restrict such Member from rejoining.
    • ② If a Member applies to withdraw their membership in accordance with the preceding Paragraph, the Company may verify the identity of the Member making such application, and take the appropriate measures according to the application after the identity of the Member has been verified.
    • ③ If a Member violates their obligations set forth in these Terms and Conditions, the Company may terminate the User Agreement with such Member after giving prior notice of such termination to the Member; provided, however, that if the Member violates the current laws and causes damages to the Company either intentionally or through gross negligence, the Company may terminate the User Agreement without prior notice.
    • ④ In the event the Company terminates the User Agreement, the Company shall notify the Member of the following by writing, email, or other such method:
      • 1. The grounds for termination; and
      • 2. The date of termination.
Section 6. Damages, etc.
  • Article 16. Damages

    • ① If the Company causes damages to the Member either intentionally or through gross negligence, it shall be liable for indemnifying such damages.
    • ② Members who violate these Terms and Conditions and cause damages to the Company shall be liable for indemnifying such damages.
  • Article 17. Indemnification of the Company

    • ① The Company shall be relieved of its obligation to provide the Services if it cannot provide such Services due to natural disasters or other force majeure events.
    • ② The Company shall be exempted from liability for the suspension of Services, impairment of the use of the Service, or the termination of the User Agreement at the fault of the Member.
    • ③ If the Services are suspended or impaired due to unavoidable circumstances, such as repairs, replacements, periodic inspections, ad hoc inspections, construction, etc. announced in advance by the Company, the Company shall be exempted from liability therefor unless there is intent or gross negligence on the part of the Company.
    • ④ The Company shall be exempted from liability for all issues arising from the Members’ computer circumstances and all issues arising from network circumstances unless there is intent or gross negligence on the part of the Company.
    • ⑤ The Company shall not be liable for any damages, etc. incurred in relation to the suspension, impairment of use, etc. of affiliated services and other such affiliated service-related issues that were not caused by the fault of the Company.
    • ⑥ The Company shall not be liable for any damages, etc. incurred in the use of the Services from a Members’ failures to manage their Passwords, personal information, authentication methods, etc.; provided, however, that this shall not apply if there is intent or gross negligence on the part of the Company.
  • Article 18. Notice to Members

    • ① When the Company notifies a Member, it may do so through the email, messaging service, etc. designated by the Member.
    • ② When the Company notifies all Members, it may replace the notice in Paragraph 1 by posting the notice on the initial page of the Company’s website or on a pop-up screen in such website for at least 7 days.
  • Article 19. Governing Law

    • These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Korea.
  • Addendum

    • These Terms and Conditions shall apply from September 16, 2020.