Author Terms

Good Pello Authors must read through the Terms and Service below and make sure to be aware of and comply with the terms while acting as an author on Good Pello. By checking ‘I Agree to the Terms’, it is automatically deemed as consenting to the terms and services and all rules and regulations. If you check ‘I do not agree to the Terms’, you cannot become an author even though your author application is approved in the first place. Once you agree to this Author Terms, the Author application process will be completed and the agreed Author Terms will substitute a Contract between Good Pello and Author and has all its corresponding legal force.

Author Terms of Use

* This Terms of Use substitutes the Agreement between Good Pello and Authors.
* All Authors located outside of Korea shall submit “Application for Entitlement to Reduced Tax Rate on Domestic Source Income” and “Certificate of Residence” prior to payout request. Please submit them via My Account of the Good Pello website. (My Account> Settings > Tax Info).

Goodpello.com (hereinafter call “Good Pello”, “we”) and Contents Providers who provide contents to Good Pello (hereinafter called “Author”) sign the Agreement as follows by agreeing to the Authors Terms of Use (hereinafter called “Agreement”) for both parties’ profits from sales of Author’s products on Good Pello.

1. Purpose

The purpose of this Agreement is to regulate contents and procedures required to carry out duties as sales agency and market place (contents mall) selling products provided by Author on Good Pello.

2. Definitions

  • a.
    “Digital Contents” means human’s knowledge, such as design, image, program, solution, document, book, music, animation, video clip, movie, game, broadcasting and etc., saved as digital file.
  • b.
    “Contents Mall” means internet website where digital contents are being sold and bought.
    “Contents Mall” contains “Directly managed contents mall” that Good Pello directly operates and “Affiliated contents mall” that Good Pello affiliates with other company and sells the on behalf of the company.
  • c.
    “Author” means an individual or a corporate that supplies Good Pello with his/her own digital contents.
  • d.
    “Copyright” means moral rights and property rights that Author can use his/her works exclusively or authorize others to use.

3. Roles of Good Pello

  • a.
    Good Pello shall promote and sell digital contents products provided by Author actively through Good Pello’s contents mall.
  • b.
    Good Pello can sell Author’s contents on “Non-subscription Shop”.
  • c.
    Good Pello shall provide My Account page where Author can register his/her own digital contents, check the sales status and payout amounts, and payout earnings.
  • d.
    Good Pello shall thoroughly manage server and other equipment to operate 24/7 without stop so that products provided by Author can be sold smoothly without any issues. However, temporary stop for regular inspection and equipment management shall be exceptional.
  • e.
    In case of any faults occurred in server and other equipment that Good Pello manages, Good Pello shall recover it promptly so that services can be provided normally.
  • f.
    Good Pello shall select appropriate category and location so that digital contents provided by author are well exposed and sold to consumers.
  • g.
    Good Pello shall provide digital contents purchased by consumers via download.

4. Roles of Author

  • a.
    Author shall produce digital contents with his/her creative ideas and sincere efforts and provide them to Good Pello.
  • b.
    Author shall provide information related to the digital contents products, such as original source, price, title, image, preview, demo, keyword, description and etc., to Good Pello. When doing so, Author shall provide Good Pello with the contents by adjusting the relevant products’ image size, file type, file size, product descriptions and etc. to suit the standards for digital contents upload set by Good Pello.
  • c.
    Authors must upload their contents on English page, and the contents uploaded on English page will be reviewed by Good Pello and approved contents will be duplicated and exposed to Korean Page for sale. All contents opened for sale will be in English.
  • d.
    Author can upload and edit products in real time. However, all contents uploaded must be reviewed and approved by Good Pello. Author shall modify their contents according to Good Pello’s guides when necessary.
  • e.
    Author can request Good Pello to delete his/her contents, and Good Pello will delete the product after evaluation.
  • f.
    Good Pello shall ask Author to revise information whenever the digital contents Author uploaded to Good Pello contain errors or passively infringe copyrights, and Good Pello shall not be held responsible for any issues arising out of Author’s failure to follow the guidelines and policy.
  • g.
    Author shall be responsible for modification of errors or mistakes, functional improvements, technical support and etc. for the digital contents products s/he has provided.
  • h.
    Author shall carry out customer support tasks, such as answering questions left on board via website, answering emails and etc., for customer inquiries regarding his/her own contents.

5. Pricing of Products

  • a.
    Author shall set the price of each product based on his/her own decision by referring to the prices of other authors working in Good Pello’s contents mall. However, the minimum price of each product for template is $10.00 and $5.00 for diagrams. Good Pello and Author can adjust the selling price by mutual consent just in case there is any issues regarding the price.
  • b.
    The price of each item is based on US Dollar.

6. Distribution of Profit

  • a.
    Good Pello shall share the profit by applying the following standards for Author’s digital contents sold on Good Pello’s contents mall:

    • Authors will get 60% of the item price as earnings.
    • Depending on the Author’s country of residence and the Tax Treaty, Good Pello will withhold specific rate of the sales earnings.

7. Payout Method

  • a.
    Author shall request for payout through the menu on ‘My Account’. Payout request can only be made when the author’s cumulative sales amount has reached $50.00, and the total amount less than $50.00 shall be accumulated till the next payout request.
  • b.
    Good Pello shall pay Author their earnings in US Dollar ($).
  • c.
    Author’s payout shall only be processed via PayPal.
  • d.
    All authors (corporate or individual) located outside of South Korea shall submit the “Application for Entitlement to Reduced Tax Rate on Domestic Source Income” and “Certificate of Residence” prior to payout.
  • e.
    If the “Application for Entitlement to Reduced Tax Rate on Domestic Source Income” is not submitted, the limited tax rate by the Tax Treat cannot be applied. Therefore, Good Pello shall deduct withholding tax of 20% (local income tax not included) from the Author’s total payout amount.
  • f.
    Any cancellation of purchase and refunds taken place after the payout has been processed to Author shall be deducted from the next payout amount.
  • g.
    In case of any disputes or lawsuit arising against Good Pello or Author by a customer who had purchased the Author’s products through Good Pello’s contents mall, Good Pello shall hold the payout till the lawsuit or disputes are all resolved and settled.

8. Copyright of Contents

  • a.
    The copyright of contents Author has provided belongs to the author and Good Pello only holds the right to sell by proxy.
  • b.
    If the contents provided by Author directly or indirectly violate copyright or portrait rights of images, fonts, designs and etc. and therefore incurred any monetary loss to the buyer or user who has used the contents, the Author shall be fully responsible for compensations and Good Pello shall not be held responsible. Any damages to Good Pello resulting from this matter shall be fully compensated by Author.
  • c.
    Even though Author’s individual Agreement or terms exist, Good Pello’s terms shall be prioritized in order to protect Good Pello’s customers if the terms conflicts with the Contents Mall Terms Good Pello provides to customers.

9. Security Management of Contents

  • a.
    Good Pello shall be equipped with security related facilities all the time in order to protect contents from various security related threats.
  • b.
    Despite Good Pello’s actions related to security, possibility of occurrence of various security issues, such as Author’s contents loss due to any force majeure hackings or other threats, still lies and Good Pello shall not be held responsible for such issues.

10. Period and Termination

The Agreement between Author and Good Pello shall be maintained without any limit on period, and can be terminated at any time. Good Pello may terminate this Agreement with the Author at any time for any reason or no reason at Good Pello’s sole discretion, and termination notice and guidance will be sent to the Author via email.

11. Alteration of Agreement

  • a.
    Good Pello and Author may alter terms of Agreement under mutual discussion and consent.
  • b.
    If Good Pello and author mutually agree to alter Agreement terms, Good Pello shall send the altered Agreement via Author’s email.

12. Confidentiality

  • a.
    Good Pello and Author shall be responsible for keeping all information related to this Agreement confidential and shall not disclose any information obtained through this Agreement to a third party.
  • b.
    The confidentiality obligation shall remain valid even after the termination of Agreement and one party may claim for damages against the other party if any loss or damage has occurred due to violation of confidentiality obligation.

13. Exemption from Obligation

  • a.
    Good Pello shall be exempted from obligation related to providing services if Good Pello cannot provide stable services due to natural disaster, war, riot, internet chaos or other corresponding force majeure.
  • b.
    Author shall safely manage the ID and Password of My Account provided by Good Pello and shall not disclose to a third party. Author shall be fully responsible for any issues raised due to violation of such obligation and Good Pello shall not be held responsible at all.
  • c.
    Author shall be responsible to keep his/her personal information such as phone number, email address and etc., and PayPal account information up-to-date. Author shall be fully responsible for any issues occurred due to violation of such obligation and Good Pello shall not be held responsible at all. (i.e., notification on alteration of Agreement terms, payout of contents sales amount and etc.)
  • d.
    Good Pello shall not be responsible for accuracy and credibility of information, fact, data and others that Author has posted autonomously in relation to services.
  • e.
    Despite Good Pello’s actions related to security, possibility of occurrence of various security issues such as Author’s contents loss due to any force majeure hackings or other threats still lies and Good Pello shall not be held responsible for such issues.

14. Dispute Resolution and jurisdiction

  • a.
    For anything not specified here in this Agreement or any interpretative uncertainty, Good Pello and Author shall consult and decide at mutuality reciprocal level according to the related laws and regulations and commercial practice.
  • b.
    In case of any objection arising about this Terms of Use Agreement, it shall be resolved through mutual consultation. However, any dispute arising out of or relating to this Terms of Use Agreement shall be brought into a court having jurisdiction over the location of Good Pello’s head quarter.

Having Author agree to this Terms of Use Agreement shall substitute the agreement between Good Pello and Author.

Last modified date: Dec. 18, 2015