The website (https://koreabio.org/en) operated by KoreaBIO follows the relevant laws and guidelines for personal information protection established by the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication, such as the Act on the Promotion of Information and Communication Network Use and the Privacy Act. We are doing our best to protect users' information by establishing a personal information processing policy to prevent damage from leakage of personal information. Users can view and check this processing policy at any time and it might be adjusted according to changes of laws and government guidelines for better services.
Most services provided by the KoreaBIO on its website are accessible by any user at any time without user registration. Your personal information processed by us is not used for any purpose other than the following purposes specified below, and we will take necessary measures when any change occurs in the purposes of use, such as obtaining additional consent in accordance with Article 18 of the Personal Information Protection Act.
(a) Personal Information Automatically Collected and Stored When you access the website of the KoreaBIO, the following information is automatically collected and stored: - Users' Internet domain names and URLs of websites from which our website is accessed - Browsers and operating systems (OS) used by users - Date and time of visit, IP address, etc.
To provide higher quality services to users, cookies are used as a means of storing and retrieving user information from time to time. A cookie is a small piece of data that a server uses to operate a website that is sent to the web browser of a user’s personal computer which may store it on a hard drive.
The information automatically collected and stored is used for statistical analysis to improve and supplement web pages and to facilitate communications between users and the website to provide better services to users. Please note and understand that relevant statutes may require us to provide such information to a relevant authority in certain cases.
No personal information collected and retained by KoreaBIO is provided to any third party without the consent of a user except in the following cases:
(a) Where a data subject specifically consents to provision of personal information
(b) Where special provisions exist in other statutes
(c) Where it is deemed necessary explicitly to protect, from impending danger, the life, body or economic profits of a data subject or a third party when the data subject or such a person's legal representative is incapable of communicating intention or it is impossible to obtain prior consent due to unknown addresses, etc.
(d) Where personal information is provided in a manner that makes it impossible to identify a specific person, as necessary for compiling statistics, academic research, etc.
(e) Where it is impracticable to perform relevant duties provided for in other statutes unless personal information is provided for any purpose other than its original purpose or is provided to a third party, with the relevant case having been deliberated on and determined by the Personal Information Protection Commission
(f) Where it is necessary to provide personal information to a foreign government or an international organization to implement treaties or other international agreements
(g) Where it is necessary to investigate a crime and to file and undergo prosecution
(h) Where it is necessary for a court to proceed with a trial
(i) Where it is necessary to enforce a sentence, custody or protective order that has been imposed
(j) When we, at the KoreaBIO, provide personal information to a third party, we will inform the respective person of the following facts to obtain consent:
The name of a person to receive the personal information (if the recipient is a corporation or organization, the name thereof) and the contact information;
- The recipient’s purpose of use of the personal information and the items of the personal information to be provided
- The duration during which the personal information will be retained and used by the recipient - The fact that the data subject has a right to refuse consent and details of the disadvantages due to such refusal, if any.
Any user, as a data subject, may exercise the following rights:
(a) The right to request permission to inspect personal information
(b) The right to request correction of personal information if there is any error, etc.
(c) The right to request deletion of personal information
(d) The right to request suspension of processing personal information.
KoreaBIO destroys user personal information immediately after the period of retaining personal information ends or the purposes of processing personal information are attained, except where it is required to preserve the personal information under other statutes. The procedures, deadlines and methods for destroying personal information are as follows:
(a) Procedures for destruction: The personal information that a user provides is destroyed in accordance with our internal policies and relevant statutes after the retention period of the relevant information expires or the purposes of processing such information are attained
(b) Methods for destruction: The personal information recorded and stored in electronic files will be destroyed by means of low-level formatting or other similar methods to prevent the recovery of the records, while personal information recorded and preserved in paper documents will be destroyed by a shredder
KoreaBIO, in accordance with Article 29 of the Personal Information Protection Act, takes the following technical, administrative and physical measures necessary to ensure safety:
(a) Formulation and implementation of internal management plans: KoreaBIO formulates and implements internal management plans in accordance with the guidelines on measures for ensuring the safety of personal information
(b) Minimizing and educating personnel authorized to process personal information: The number of personnel authorized to process personal information is minimized and regular educational programs are implemented for such personnel
(c) Restrictions on access to personal information: Access to personal information is controlled by granting, amending or canceling the authority to access the database system that processes personal information
To protect the rights and interests of the public and to properly perform public services, by ensuring the legality of personal information and the appropriateness of procedures, KoreaBIO appoints and manages a personal information protection manager.
Personal Information Protection Manager
- Name: Christopher Hansung Ko
- Tel.: +82-31-628-0035
- E-mail: email@example.com