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Privacy Policy

Korea Fire Institute ("KFI", "We", "Our", or "Us") hereby announces its Privacy Policy to protect your personal information and handle relevant complaints efficiently when you use our website (the "Website") or our services (the "Services") and when you exercise your data protection rights.
Please note that we have a separate cookie policy, which you may visit for more information about how we use cookies on our Website.

1. What information do we collect?

In the following table we will indicate which kind of data will be processed if you use the respective Service.

What information we collect
Empty Data subjects Items that we collect and use
1 General information Required data: name (in English), mobile phone, email, name of business, phone number
Optional data: fax number
2 Website Users IP addresses, cookies, records regarding the use of Services visit records, records on dishonest use on firebuyer.net or Website, etc.
*The above personal data may be automatically created and collected in the course of customers' use of Website or Service

2. Why do we collect your information?

We provide networking services, i.e. enable business to business contacts if in each single case agreed upon by both sides, and information services. When we provide our Services and when you visit our Website we may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

Why we collect your information
Empty Data subjects Items that we collect and use
1 General information ① Sending inquiries and provision of our Services (e.g. networking)
② Handling of requests
2 Website Users ① Compile reports
② Improve the Website
③ Website security
④ Answering requests
For more information about how we use cookies on our Website,
please see our Cookie Policy

3. Where do we get your data from?

We may get the data from the following sources:
  • Yourself: We may collect data during trade exhibitions (e.g. if you provide us with your details handing over your business card) or through other events (online and offline), in which you may provide us with your contact details or, if you provide us with your details via our website (e.g. when you register with us).
  • Your employer or colleague: We may get your data from your employer or a colleague of yours who has registered with our network and wants your employers' company to connect with potential business partners.

4. Who do we share your information with?

We will not disclose your information to third parties for their own independent marketing or business purposes without your consent.
However, we may disclose your information to the following entities:
  • affiliated companies: We may share your data with entities of our group.
  • business partners. We may share your information with trusted business partners, including but not limited to your potential business partners.
    These entities may use your information to provide you with the Services you request, analyze your interests and provide you with promotional materials, advertisements and other materials.
  • service providers. We may also disclose your information to companies that provide Services on our behalf, such as companies that help us with billing or send emails on our behalf. These entities cannot use your information for purposes other than providing Services on our behalf.
  • assignees: In connection with any restructuring, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposal of any or all of our business, assets or stock we may disclose or transfer to any affiliated company or third party (and their respective advisors) any data that we process.
  • enforcement bodies et al: ① Answering requests ② correspondence are also disclose data to third parties in the following circumstances: (a) to comply with any law, regulation or rule of the countries in which KFI does business, including any law outside your country of residence, (b) to comply with any legal process, (c) to satisfy any claim of any governmental or other public authority, including any governmental or public authority outside your country of residence, (d) to enforce our Terms of Use, (e) to protect our own business and that of our affiliates, (f) to protect the rights, privacy, security and property of KFI, KFI affiliates, you or others, and (g) to enable us to use the legal remedies available to us or to limit the damages we suffer.

5. How long do we retain your information?

We take appropriate steps to ensure that we process and retain information about you based on the following logic:
  • at least the duration for which the information is used to provide you with a Service (e.g. your inquiries with us); or
  • as required under applicable law (e.g. tax law);
  • only for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, is processed, or longer if required under any contract, by applicable law, or, in anonymized form, for statistical purposes, subject to appropriate safeguards.

6. How do we protect personal information?

We take protection of your information seriously and have put in place appropriate organizational and technical measures to safeguard the information we collect in connection with the Services. Although we take reasonable steps to protect your information, however, please note that no website, Internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure. And we are not liable if the information is leaked due to your negligence such as losing your device or mishaps outside of our control.

7. Updates to our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may be updated to reflect changes in our personal information practices with respect to the Services, or changes in the applicable law. We will post a notice on our Website to notify you in advance of material changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

8. Contact us

To exercise your rights, please contact us at KFI, 331, Jisam-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Republic of Korea is responsible for the processing.