Terms of Service

Introduction & Scope

By accessing the website at www.houkorean.com and/or using any of our Services, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

All terms hereof refer to the offer, acceptance, and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the user in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting each of our customer’s needs in respect of the provision of Korean Journal Houston’s stated Services, in accordance with and subject to prevailing applicable laws for our sale of goods.

Henceforth, by accessing our Services, on behalf of yourself or the entity that you represent, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into both these Terms and our Policy (on behalf of yourself or the entity that you represent), in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.  If you do not agree with any of these Terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing our Services.  Please, ensure that you read them thoroughly, because, by using Korean Journal Houston, you consent to these Terms.


The following terms shall have the following meaning:

“Us”, “Ours”, “houkorean.com”: Korean Journal Houston, the company behind the Houkorean.com brand.

“You”, “the User”: person or customer using Houkorean.com provided services and/or having an account allowing access to our Services.

“Application”, “App”: mobile application created through Houkorean.com and made available to the public for download from a third-party platform.

“Author”: any person drafting or publishing on the Internet, more specifically on the Application.

“End User”: person who uses one or more Applications created using the Services.

“Website”: Internet Web site enabling the publishing of content and the drafting of commentaries by End Users.

“User Credentials”: username and password used by the User together or separately to identify oneself and access the Services.

“Order”: online subscription of our Service(s).

“Mobile Platform Provider”: This refers to Apple and Google via their app stores, the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

“User Material”: any content uploaded or provided by you, including any designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, illustrations, compositions, artworks, interfaces, text, literary works and any other materials.

“Privacy Policy”: means our Privacy Policy.

1. Account Terms

  1. You must be 18 years or older to use this Service.
  2. You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
  3. You must provide your legal full name, telephone number, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  4. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
  5. If you find any link on our Services that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us at any time. We will consider requests to remove links, but we are not obligated to do so or to respond to you directly.

2. Account Suspension & Termination

Korean Journal Houston encourages you to report violations of our guidelines and Terms.  We reserve the right, at our sole and final discretion, to deactivate, freeze, suspend or terminate any account upon any factual or alleged breach of these Terms.  You must notify us immediately of any change in your eligibility to use our platform, or if you suspect a breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Users undertaking conducts that may constitute a factual –or even alleged– breach of these Terms, including but not limiting, using automated mechanisms to make fraudulent communications, may become subject to immediate account suspension/termination, at our sole and final discretion, without notice and without responsibility.

You may terminate your account at any time by going to the “delete account” button located inside the “Edit Profile” section which can be accessed through the dropdown at the side of your username.  We may terminate or suspend your Korean Journal Houston account if you go contrary to any Korean Journal Houston policies or for any other reason(s), which we will notify you about.

3. Payment Terms

We rely on authorized third-party payment processors in order to bill Orders through a payment account linked to you, and henceforth you hereby authorize us to charge the pertinent fees through your indicated payment processing account.  Sensitive financial details are stored only by our payment providers.

Such third party payment processors are also the ones that process, manage, operate and deliver the payments of your end customers, not Korean Journal Houston  For more information, please refer to the terms of use of our third party payment processing platform, which may include Stripe or PayPal.

Accordingly, Korean Journal Houston shall not be held responsible for any and all errors, fees and currency conversion fees by our payment processors, and you should review its terms and policies from time to time, which will govern the provision of services to you.

3.1 Disputes & Charge-backs

In the future, users may provide us with valid and current billing information.  Except as expressly set forth herein, all payment charges are final and non-cancelable.  If we detect any chargeback or if any payment is not received by us or our payment processors for any reason, you will promptly pay us any and all amounts due to us upon notice.  Any failure or inability by us to process any payment hereunder does not relieve you from your payment obligations.

A chargeback is typically caused when a customer disputes a charge that appears on their bank or payment processing statement.  A charge-back may result in the reversal of a transaction, with the amount charged back to you.  You can be assessed charge-backs for: (i) customer disputes; (ii) unauthorized or improperly authorized transactions; (iii) transactions that do not comply with payment processor network rules or are allegedly unlawful or suspicious; or (iv) any reversals for any reason by our payment processor or the institutions handling the transaction.

When a chargeback is issued, you are immediately liable to Korean Journal Houston for the full amount of payment of the chargeback, plus any associated fees, fines, expenses or penalties (including those assessed by our payment processor or the financial institutions handling the transaction).  Accordingly, you hereby represent and warrant that you expressly appoint Korean Journal Houston as your agent, with full power to recover these amounts by debiting your account or setting off any amounts owed to you by us.

If we are unable to recover funds related to a charge-back for which you are liable, you will pay us the full amount of the chargeback immediately upon demand; thus you agree to pay all costs and expenses, including without limitation, costs assessed by our payment processor, legal fees and other legal expenses, incurred by or on behalf of us in connection with the collection of any unpaid charge-backs unpaid by you.

3.2 Refunds: While you may cancel your subscription at any time.  Find out more details about the refund policy and how it applies to each product we sell. Read more about our Refund Policy.