Terms of Use

Updated and effective as of: May 2024

We are a publisher who provides a platform for writers with a focus on Korea to share their unique viewpoints.

Please read our terms of use carefully.

You agree to these Terms by accessing or using the Site.

We may update our terms and conditions from occasionally and the new provisions will apply from the date they are updated so we encourage you to check them regularly. We will endeavor to provide prior notice of changes to our social media followers and subscribers.

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://linguasia.com/.

Ownership of Site Content

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all materials contained in or associated with the Site— including past, present, and future versions, domain names, source and object code, and the overall “look and feel” of the Site (“Site Content”)—are owned, controlled, or licensed by Lingua Asia. These materials are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and other applicable laws, regulations, and treaties, preventing unauthorized use, copying, and dissemination.

The Site Content may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded, or distributed in any manner, in whole or in part, without the express permission of Lingua Asia as explicitly provided in these Terms. Unauthorized use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited.

Your License to Use Site Content on Our Site

You may visit our Site without additional permission from Lingua Asia. Lingua Asia grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable, and non-transferable license to download, view, and play the Site Content, except where specific restrictions apply, such as through purchase or similar requirements. This license is subject to your full compliance with these Terms. When you download or use the Site Content, you must:

  1. Keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact.
  2. Make no modifications to the Site Content.
  3. Not copy or adapt any object code associated with the Site, reverse engineer, modify, or attempt to discover any source code associated with the Site, nor allow or assist any third party to do so (whether or not for your benefit).

Additionally, you agree not to, by any means including robots, scrapers, or other data mining technologies or processes, frame, mask, extract data or other materials from, copy, or distribute the Site Content (except as a result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage).

Social Distribution

Lingua Asia may allow you, with explicit written permission, to engage in certain personal uses of Site Content, such as sharing it with others (“Social Distribution”). For instance, the Site may let you send Site Content to friends, display it on your personal website, or post it on a third-party website. You understand that only Lingua Asia can make official claims, promises, or statements about its products and services, and you agree not to do so yourself. You also agree not to imply any affiliation with Lingua Asia or suggest that Lingua Asia approves of your comments. We reserve the right to revoke permission for Social Distribution at any time for any reason. If permission is revoked, you agree to stop Social Distribution immediately and comply with any related terms we post.

Information and Content You Submit

The Site offers opportunities to post content publicly in “Community Forums,” such as “Discussion Boards,” user reviews, promotions, and other interactive features. These Community Forums allow users to share content (including photographs, writings, pictures, data, questions, comments, and suggestions) and exchange information, ideas, and opinions. Users can input data, send emails, answer questions, or otherwise communicate with Lingua Asia and other Site users (collectively referred to as “User Content”).

Unless stated otherwise in the posted Privacy Policy or another agreement on the Site where you provide your User Content, you agree that your User Content will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and will not be returned.

You agree that either: (i) you own the rights to the User Content you submit and have the right to grant all the rights and licenses outlined in these Terms; or (ii) you have obtained all necessary rights and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into these Terms and grant Lingua Asia the license below. Upon request, you will provide Lingua Asia with any documentation, substantiation, or releases necessary to verify your compliance with these Terms.

Lingua Asia is not responsible for the substance of any User Content, and such User Content does not necessarily reflect Lingua Asia’s views. Lingua Asia is not obligated to monitor User Content but may do so at its sole discretion and may remove or refuse to post any User Content for any reason.

Be aware that the Internet may be subject to security breaches, and submissions of User Content or other information may not be secure. Consider this risk before submitting any information to Lingua Asia.

You retain ownership of your User Content but acknowledge that Lingua Asia needs a license to use it. You grant Lingua Asia an unrestricted, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, and royalty-free license to host, use, copy, distribute, display, perform, modify, translate, or store your User Content for any purpose, in any format, on or through any media, technology, or device now known or hereafter developed.

You also agree that Lingua Asia can use any ideas or concepts contained in your User Content for any purpose, including developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services, and creating informational articles, without any payment to you. You authorize Lingua Asia to publish your User Content in a searchable format accessible by users of the Site and the Internet. To the fullest extent permitted, you waive any moral rights in your User Content, even if it is altered or changed in a way not agreeable to you.

You acknowledge that Lingua Asia may be working on or developing material similar to your User Content and may have received similar intellectual property from another party. Lingua Asia owes you no obligation regarding your submissions unless a written agreement is made between you and Lingua Asia. Any discussions or negotiations do not constitute recognition of the novelty or originality of your User Content.

You agree that Lingua Asia has no obligation to monitor or enforce your intellectual property rights but has the right to protect and enforce its rights to your User Content. Additionally, you agree that Lingua Asia has no obligation to you regarding your User Content and may monitor, display, accept, or delete it at any time.

User Interactions and Disputes

You are entirely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site, whether those interactions occur online or offline. We are not accountable for the behavior of any user. While we reserve the right to monitor or intervene in disputes between you and other users, we are not obligated to do so. Use common sense and good judgment in your interactions with others, especially when sharing personal or other information, and in all your online activities.

When you contribute, upload, or otherwise provide User Content to the Site, you agree to follow these Community Usage Rules:

  1. User Content Ownership: All User Content must be your original work or you must have permission from all contributors and individuals appearing in the content to upload and distribute it on the Site.
  2. Photo and Image Guidelines: Upload photos or images only of yourself, your friends, or family members, and ensure you have their express permission to post these images.
  3. No Third-Party Materials: Do not include any logos, trademarks, or other third-party materials in your User Content. Do not use content that belongs to others as your own.
  4. Relevance: Ensure your User Content relates to the topics on the Site and contributes to the discussions and community.
  5. Social Decency: Express yourself respectfully and avoid offensive language. Respect others’ opinions to foster a positive community environment.
  6. No Commercial Use: Do not use your User Content to advertise or promote products or services, except those provided on the Site. Avoid raising money for external entities or participating in pyramid schemes.
  7. Appropriate and Legal Content: Do not upload or post content that promotes illegal activities or is inappropriate. We reserve the right to take action, including reporting to authorities, if you violate these rules.
  8. No Violence: Do not upload content that promotes violence or describes violent acts.
  9. Honesty: Be truthful and do not misrepresent yourself or your User Content. Do not impersonate others or post false information.
  10. Public Forum: Remember that the Community Forums are public. Do not post personal information like full names, passwords, phone numbers, addresses, or email addresses.
  11. Privacy: Do not share others’ personal information without their consent.
  12. Safe Content: Ensure your User Content is free of viruses, spyware, or any harmful technologies.

If you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, contact your local law enforcement immediately.

Third Party Links, Content, and Applications

The Site may contain links to third-party websites or online features, including stores selling Lingua Asia products. When purchasing through these third-party stores, your billing relationship is with the third party, and additional terms may apply. The Site may also include third-party content that we do not control or maintain.

Links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the website, or any association with its operators. We may include links to resources that are available to download for free, or available to buy. It is up to you whether you buy from that website and you buy at your own risk.


To the full extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Lingua Asia harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs, investigations, liabilities, judgments, settlements, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising directly or indirectly from:

(a) Your User Content; (b) Your use of the Site or related activities; (c) Your breach or anticipated breach of these Terms; (d) Your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances, or orders from any governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, including regulatory, administrative, and legislative authorities; (e) Information or material transmitted through your computer, even if not submitted by you, that infringes, violates, or misappropriates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, publicity, privacy, or other rights of any person, or defames any person; (f) Any misrepresentation made by you; or (g) The use of your information as allowed under these Terms, the Privacy Policy, or any other written agreement between you and Lingua Asia.

You agree to fully cooperate with Lingua Asia in the defense of any claim. Lingua Asia reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification by you, and you agree not to settle any claim without the prior written consent of a duly authorized employee of Lingua Asia.


The Site may provide products or services for sale or license, and your transactions may be subject to additional sales terms and policies. You agree to pay all relevant fees and taxes. Lingua Asia may automatically charge and withhold applicable sales tax for orders. Otherwise, you are solely responsible for all sales taxes or other taxes on orders shipped to you.

At times, the Site may offer products or services for sale or license through an in-app or similar purchase facilitated by a third-party platform hosting the Site. In such cases, your billing relationship will be with the third-party vendor, and additional terms and conditions imposed by the vendor may apply. These Terms will remain applicable to your access to and use of the purchased product or service, except where they conflict with terms imposed by the third-party vendor.

If a product is incorrectly priced or listed with incorrect information due to typographical error or error from its suppliers, Lingua Asia reserves the right, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, to refuse or cancel any orders placed for the product at the incorrect price. Lingua Asia may refuse or cancel such orders regardless of whether the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has been charged and your order is canceled, Lingua Asia will issue a credit to your credit card account for the amount charged.

Receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not indicate Lingua Asia’s acceptance of your order or constitute confirmation of Lingua Asia’s offer to sell. Lingua Asia reserves the right to accept or decline your order for any reason after receiving it. Lingua Asia also reserves the right to provide less than the quantity you ordered of any item without prior notice. Lingua Asia may request additional verification or information before accepting any order.


Lingua Asia retains the right to terminate your access to and use of the Site at its sole discretion, without notice and liability, if Lingua Asia determines that your conduct violates these Terms. Lingua Asia also reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms, including any violations arising from emails you send to the Site or Lingua Asia. Violations of these Terms may be referred to law enforcement authorities.

The Lingua Asia Team