Last Updated: 18 Apr. 2023 (Taken Effect on 1 May 2023)
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Privacy & Cookies Policy | Terms of Service
The simplified version📄 is for ease of understanding📖 only, which may be informal💬 and contain emojis😀.
If you have reading skills📖, please also read the full (formal) text📚 for full legal requirements.
Why I made a Simplified Version?
In 2022, I discovered that some students violated⚠️ the Terms of Service on some websites (e.g. spam/negative content💬 and even (D)DoS attack⚔️).
Hello there! I am Ken and welcome😊 to Ken's Study Journey!
In order to maintain a quiet, comfortable💺, and safe🛡️ study environment, I made my Terms of Service to regulate user behaviours. You should read carefully📖 before use.
My services will not only comply with relevant laws and regulations📄 but also be friendly😆 to you and be a service provider you enjoy👍.
1. About my Services
You need to obey the rules📄 to use my services.
My services include:
- Ken's Study Journey website🖥️;
- Ken's Study Planner🗓️ website and app (coming soon);
- Ken's Study Internet of Things🔗 (IoT) (coming soon);
- Ken's Study Newsletter📨;
- Activities🏝️ organised by me.
2. Who can Use my Services?
Anyone🧑🏻💻 can use my services. Children need to be supervised by their parents👨👩👧 in order to use my services correctly✅.
Hackers🧑🏻💻 must report⛳️ any errors and vulnerabilities🚪 found and mustn’t disclose them before fixing or disrupt my service order.
Since the Tor browser🧅 can completely hide your identity with incognito mode🕵️ which cannot, completely, be investigated⚠️, users are not allowed🚫 to use my services via this type of Internet access tools🛠️.
I speak English🇬🇧 and Simplified Chinese🇨🇳.
My audio articles🎧, videos🎬 and vlogs🎞️ are currently available in English only, but all other services are available in both languages.
You can report⛳️ any language errors⚠️ (e.g. grammar, pronunciation and translation errors) on my services.
4. Study and Learn from Me
You can learn from my experiences📚, program codes🧑🏻💻, and other resources. You also can make friends with me and share your experiences.
You can use spider🕷️ and web crawler🐞 programs to crawl publicly-displayed content, but they must follow the rules📄 in the “robots.txt” file and should include the correct “User-agent” HTTP request header.
I do not discriminate🚫 against any users with different characteristics🧑🦳 such as countries/regions🌎 and operating systems🖥️.
My servers are located in China🇨🇳, Singapore🇸🇬 and the UK🇬🇧, but all services are available✅ throughout the world🌎 with universal versions.
I also do not set any limitations🚧 on my services, such as the number of requests📥 per IP address🔌 per minute⏱️ and the number of devices📲 logged in📥 on an account.
If you need help❓ at any point, you can contact me📩 to get help🙋.
You don’t need an account to use most services, but you need it to use some services like Ken’s Study Planner (web version)🗓️ and IoT🔗.
You may use false names or nicknames, but you must use your real (existent) email address📧 for your account, and you mustn’t impersonate others.
You are responsible🛡️ for your account, including your password🔐 and content📝.
For your safety🛡️, you can be logged out🚪 from your device🖥️ if you do not use your account after a long time⌛️ (180 days).
Please let me know📨 if your account is stolen or hacked🧑🏻💻.
You can subscribe to my email newsletter📩 for free and you can unsubscribe❌ them at any time by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of my email.
Note: I have temporarily turned off the Comments function for safety reasons (e.g. to prevent using false/non-existent email addresses). However, additional security measures may be implemented on it.
You can send comments💬 on my articles in English🇬🇧 and Chinese🇨🇳 (emojis😀 are allowed✅) and they mustn’t have prohibited🚫 content.
If your comment is rejected❌, you can follow the email✉️ instructions, use the same identity and try to correct✅ your comment until it is accepted.
I may show your IP address locations📍 in “State/Province, Country” under your comments💬 and profile in order to prevent spam and according to China regulations.
10. Censoring and Content Review
I only review📖 your content on my services that displays publicly📤, such as your comments💬.
I may check activity logs📄 recorded on my servers at any time, especially when my servers🗃️ are down and/or hacked.
I may check☑️ the modules and webpages📄 on my services and use Active Probing🔍 technology provided by ISPs🔗 to monitor📊 my services at any time to make sure they work normally.
11. Fee, Sharing and Advertisement
My services are completely free🤑, non-profit and non-commercial and do not have ads. You can use ad-blockers🚧.
So, I do not❌ accept business enquiries or advertisements.
You can share📤 my articles and other resources, but you must not❌ resell💰 them and earn money.
12. Privacy and Cookies
I protect your privacy🛡️ and do not leak your private information💳 without your permission according to my Privacy & Cookies Policy.
13. Third Parties
Third Parties are websites🖥️, companies🏢, etc. other than me and you.
This includes my accounts on social media platforms like YouTube🎬 and Instagram📸.
Only strictly necessary data📦 to provide my services🧑🔧 is shared with third parties🏘️.
My services and I strictly follow the fair competition⚖️ principle and I never❌ suppress🔨 other competitors.
Recently, I have reported a YouTube channel commented on one of my videos promoting its “Buy YouTube Views” service.
Ken’s Study Journey never uses inappropriate methods (e.g. buying views) to get views and watches count.
14. Encouraged Content
You can✅ send positive content, such as thank letters👍, festival greetings🎄, feature requests🪄, suggestions✨ and ideas💡, and share your study-related websites💻 and/or channels🎬.
15. Prohibited Content
Some countries🏜️, regions⛰️, cities🏘️, schools🏫 and colleges⛪️ may block/ban⛔️ negative content, websites, etc. to cease negative impacts📉.
So, you can’t❌ send spam and negative⚔️ content, such as profanity language👎, school bullying🗡️, laughing😁 at or exerting unnecessary burden📚 on others. This includes their encrypted/encoded forms (e.g. Base64, Unicode) and URLs/links🔗.
You also need to follow the China🇨🇳 laws📄 and regulations while posting your content. For example, porn, gambling🃏 and phishing🎣 are prohibited🚫 by laws.
You can see some examples of violations⚠️ and suggestions✅ in the full version of the Terms of Service.
16. Prohibited Actions
You cannot🚫 carry out misbehaviours on my services without my permission.
For example, (D)DoS attack⚔️, hacking🧑🏻💻, imitating others, using false or non-existent email addresses✉️, reselling my free things and earning money🤑, imitating my brand🪧 and website/app🖥️, and massively uploading📤 and/or downloading📥 meaningless materials only to occupy my server’s🗃️ storage space📦 and/or bandwidth🔗 are not allowed🚫.
17. Copyright and Content Licensing
When you post your content📤 on my services, your content remains yours and you keep your copyright, but you are giving me your permission✅ (or formally and legally speaking: the licence) allowing me to store, distribute and display your content.
When you use my services and apps, I also give you my personal (non-commercial) permission✅ to use them.
I may update⬆️ my apps at any time to provide new features🌟 and enhance security🛡️.
My materials📄 and resources📚 are protected by copyright©️, but you can✅ read📖, play▶️, perform🕺, share📤 my content and use them for educational purposes🧑🏫 without my permission.
I reserve all rights📝 to my Articles📄, YouTube videos🎬 and Social Media Posts📸 (depending on the platform’s policies).
However, my creative items including posters📜, banners🪧, slogans📣 and templates📑 are in CC BY-NC-SA license.
This means that you can✅ modify✍️ and re-distribute📤 them without my permission, but you must include credits (i.e. include my name and link back to my website and original content).
You can use my materials personally🧑🏻💻, but you cannot❌ resell my free materials and earn money🤑 or reclaim my copyrighted items, without my permission.
If my content infringes⚠️ your copyright, please contact me✉️ to delete or credit them.
18. Termination and Violations
I understand that some students🧑🎓 may violate⚠️ rules by mistakes, so I will educate you🧑🏫 to correct✅ your behaviours if you violate my Terms of Service.
Don’t be disheartened💔 if you violated my Terms of Service by mistake. I will not❌ penalise🔨 you but will lead you to the right direction✅ and you can correct your errors.
I may ban🚫 users, or even notify authorities in the worst case, for repeated🔂 violations without any corrections❎ in a short time⏳.
If your account is hacked/stolen🧑🏻💻, let me know and you may not be penalised.
If you want to stop🟥 using my services, you can delete🗑️ your account (by clicking Delete Account on Study Planner Settings) and unsubscribe📤 from my email newsleter and delete Cookies🍪 by yourself.
You may need to complete a CAPTCHA🌠 and/or code verification if my system suspects the traffic comes from robots🤖.
To ensure data security, my servers may disconnect🔌 from the Internet immediately if the system detects🔍 continuous hacking or (D)DoS/CC attack.
If there is (D)DoS/CC attack causing severe service interruptions⚠️, I may notify ISPs🔗, authorities🏛️, and even the Internet police👮.
(D)DoS and/or CC attack is illegal in some countries or regions.
If the attack(s) cause severe service interruptions, you may be punished by laws.
If there is a problem, you should first politely contact the platform and provide your suggestions.
If you point your domain name to my server’s IP addresses🚏, my servers will drop🔌 your connection🔗.
I pay my maximum effort🧪 to ensure that my services work best for you.
You may check my service status on the Status Page (status.kenstudyjourney.cn) at any time.
I have no responsibility⚠️ for such outages or damage, including third-party websites and links🔗 displayed.
I will not compensate (indemnify) you⚠️ for some inexorable situations, such as natural disasters🌊 and unstable Internet🖇️.
I will indemnify you💸 if my services result in your property loss😢 (e.g. damaging your devices).
You should also compensate me🤑 if you violate my Terms of Service and result in my property loss.
21. Anti-Fake and Anti-Phishing
My website (kenstudyjourney.cn) has passed✅ the China ICP Registration📋. You can check☑️ it on China MIIT Website (beian.miit.gov.cn) to prevent🛡️ fake websites.
My emails have unique codes🔐 at the bottom⬇️. You can check it on Check Email Validity Page.
I am using some technical🛠️ measures to prevent fake⚠️ emails from impersonating my domain name.
My servers and branches are in the People’s Republic of China🇨🇳 (PRC) and so my services follow China laws and regulations.
I may change✍️ my policies (e.g. Terms of Service) at any time according to the laws📚 and regulations. I will notify🔔 you after each change.
If you continue▶️ to use my services after such changes, you should agree✅ with the new policies, or you will need to stop🟥 using my services.
24. About the Terms
You can contact me💬 if you have any questions/doubts about this Terms of Service.
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