Terms of Use

Last Updated on 七月 14, 2021

OwlNews(URL: https://www.owlting.com/news/ )and OwlNews App (collectively the “Site”) is established and provided by OBOOK Inc. (the “Company”). The Company strives to offer a fair, just and open news platform (the “Service”) for readers and partners.



  • Anyone can use the Service without registering for an account. However, you are required to register for an account (“User Account”) to upgrade and unlock certain features on the Site, such as the reading list or following keywords. You affirm that you are of legal age or a legal entity that is owned, directly or indirectly, by an individual who is of legal age in your state and country to use and access the Site. By accessing the site or registering for the use of the service, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Terms and agree to be bound by these terms and any future changes made according to section 9 of the Terms.
  • If you are under legal age in your state and country, then you agree to review these terms with your parent or legal guardian to make sure that both you and your parent or legal guardian understand and agree to accept these terms on your behalf before you can access and use the site. By creating an account and using the site, you affirm that you have obtained the approval from your parent or legal guardian and your parent or legal guardian agree to and accept full responsibility for that child’s use of this site, including all financial charges and legal liability that he or she may incur.
  • If you were, in accordance with applicable laws, lack of capacity, by continuing to access the Site or use the Service after the cause for lacking of capacity has ended in existence, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by all the contracts with the Company from the first time when you accessed the Site or used the Service.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Account, including but not limited to taking appropriate measures to protect your username, password, or the email with which you registered for the User Account. You agree to bear the legal and financial liabilities for all activities associated with your User Account when it is accessed by submitting the correct username and password and being verified through other verified processes set by the Company.
  • You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information and promptly update your account information.
  • You shall not share your User Account, username, or password with any unauthorized third party. You shall take necessary and reasonable measures and demonstrate due diligence as a good manager to prevent your User Account from unauthorized access. When you discover any unauthorized access to your User Account by any unauthorized third party or that your username and password may have been disclosed to any third party without your consent, you are responsible to immediately notify the Company and promptly cooperate with the Company for security measures.


  • You can support your preferred authors, OwlNews, and the continuation of our excellent service through our royalty project.
  • When using the Service of Royalty Project, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the Terms, privacy policy, and other related terms. If you are under 18 years old, you must obtain the consent of your legal guardian to use or continue to use the service of Royalty Project. When you use or continue to use the Royalty Project service, your legal guardian is deemed to have understood and agreed to each donation and the terms of service, including the Terms and the Privacy Policy.
  • At this time, the Royalty Project only accepts donations via credit card. Once the payment is completed, we will issue and send an electronic invoice and a confirmation letter to the email address associated with your User Account and express our appreciation for your support.
  • Donations are non-refundable after the payments are completed. The Company is not liable for damage incurred by any of your operation mistakes or incorrect information; we recommend you carefully confirm the information submitted before proceeding to payment.
  • In case of any questions regarding the Royalty Project, please contact us at support@owlting.com


  • The Company is not liable for any damage caused by system outages, delays, halts, data loss, or improper access due to power, communication network or computer failure.
  • The Company maintains the equipment in use from time to time to ensure reasonable security when the Service is provided. The Company does not, however, make any warranty that the emails and their contents sent from the Site, the Service, the servers, or the domain do not contain any computer viruses, nor does the Company guarantee that the transmission or storage of emails, files, or data will be available on an uninterrupted or error-free basis. The Company does not indemnify the users against any damage caused by transmission or storage failure, loss or error of emails, files, or data.
  • The Service is provided on an “as is” basis without warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied. In addition, before using the Service or features on the Site, you need to agree to the terms of use and notices of the respective services or features. When the Company conducts routine relocation, replacement, upgrade, backup, or maintenance of software, hardware, or system equipment for steady operation of the service as announced in the notices; when there is emergency maintenance needed; when the failure of systems or equipment caused by unexpected accidents occur; or when the overloaded system hinders the operation of the service, the Company may take necessary measures by interrupting or stopping the provision of part or all of the service without prior notice. The Company is not liable for any damage caused by the interruption or stop of the service mentioned above.
  • All the news on the Website is provided by various news suppliers. The Company merely operates the news platform that allows suppliers to post the news for readers to access, read, and share. The Company does not offer any warranties or recommendations for the news content, either express or implied. You need to cautiously assess the correctness and authenticity of the news.
  • You may, through your use of the Service or the Site, link to other third-party sites and obtain information or advice. The Site is not liable for any damage incurred by what other third-party websites offer; neither does the Site guarantee their legality, reliability, timeliness, and integrity. The operators of other websites shall be liable for their sites. You shall confirm the security, usability, terms of use, and privacy policy of the website with caution.
  • The content, copy, captions, samples displayed, or other information of the advertisements you browse on the Site are provided by advertisers and suppliers of the products and services. You shall assess and judge the credibility and authenticity of the advertisements at your sole discretion. The Company is not liable for any of the advertisements mentioned above.
  • You may send the articles on the Site via email or share them on other social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, LINE, Twitter); to fulfill this function, the Site utilizes the API service. By using the function to send or share the articles on the Site, you understand and agree to the terms and conditions of the third party websites, including their terms of use and privacy policies.
  • The Company is not liable for any damage caused by your breach of the Terms.


You agree not to use this service for any illegal activities or in any illegal way. According to the laws of the Republic of China, you shall not:

  • Violate laws or the Terms, notices, or other rules on the Site;
  • Undertake activities that may have a negative impact on the physical and mental health of minors or are contrary to public order or good morals;
  • Copy, imitate, develop, or reproduce all or part of the Service, including but not limited to the design, interface, appearance, and layout;
  • Create any derivative works of all or any part of the Service, including but not limited to design, interface, appearance, and layout;
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any part of the Service;
  • Disseminate malicious software, programs, viruses, malware, or damage or other similar mechanisms that destroys or crashes the Service;
  • Sign in, monitor, obtain, or copy the Service for any purpose with automated tools including spider, scraper, or other manual forms;
  • Distribute, transfer, sell, rent, lease, sublicense, or authorize your User Account to any third party;
  • Remove or alter any trademarks, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols, or labels of the Service;
  • Use, access, or tamper with the Service, the computer systems of the Service, or non-public areas of the platform, deep link to any part of the Site, or otherwise use, access, or search in a way unrecognized by the Company;
  • Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the system or network of the Service, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures;
  • Access or search the Service by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through the currently available interfaces that are provided by the provider (and only pursuant to these Terms) or other generally available third-party web browsers;
  • Forge any part of any TCP/IP packet header or header information in any email or post, or use otherwise the Service to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, discramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measures implemented by the Company, any service providers or other third parties (including other users);
  • Interfere with or attempt to disrupt the operation of the Service, the access of any users, host, or network by any means or interfere with or create an undue burden on the Service and provider’s system or network;
  • Use the Intellectual Property Rights of the Company without authorization or infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any other third party;
  • Upload, post, transmit, distribute or by any other means to provide, advocate, or encourage illegal, threatening, insulting, harassing, pornographic, infringing, libelous, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, privacy-violating, hateful, racism, terrorism, or other offesive content;
  • Upload, post, transmit, distribute, or otherwise provide any unrequested or unauthorized advertisements, promoting material, spam, multi-level marketing, or solicitation in any other way.
  • Upload, post, transmit, distribute, or otherwise provide, in accordance with laws, contracts or fiduciary relationships, the content that you have no right to use (for example, internal information, proprietary and confidential information, or confidential information known or disclosed from employment or non-public agreement.);
  • Impersonate any other third party, falsely claim, or employ other means to make a false statement about the relationship between the user and any other third party;
  • Undertake activities that do not suit the intended use of the Company.
  • Encourage, promote, or assist any other third party to engage in any of the activities mentioned above.


  • Regarding the purposes, types, period of use, regions, objects and methods of the Company’s collection, processing, and usage of your personal information, and your rights in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act, please read our Privacy Policy. The Company will not disclose or provide the personal information collected to any third party. However, the restriction shall not apply when:
    • the personal information that shall be provided to partnering financial institutions for collecting or receiving the payment and fulfilling contractual obligations;
    • the Company needs to provide or disclose personal information as requested by laws, government authorities, or quasi-government entities;
    • it is necessary to protect national security or promote public interests, or avert you from the danger that may jeopardize your life, physical health, freedom or property, or prevent third party’s rights from significant harm;
    • the information the Company uses, utilizes, or provides is de-identified information.


  • You acknowledge and agree that in accordance with applicable law or based on the Company’s reasonable discretion, the Company may access, reserve or disclose the User Accounts and the contents managed or posted by these accounts when doing so may achieve one of the following purposes: (1) to comply with legal process; (2) to implement or manage the Terms, including the investigations into a potential breach of the Terms, such as prohibited use and the prevention of unauthorized use of the Service; (3) to comply with the requirements of judicial and tax authorities or other government agencies; (4) to detect, prevent, or otherwise deal with fraud, security, or technical problems; (5) to protect the rights, asset, and personal safety of the Company, other users, or the public.
  • You agree that the Company, in response to the requirements of laws or government agencies or the principle of good faith, has the right to previously or subsequently select, reject, delete, remove, or move any submissions you make to the Service (including your feedback). For example, the Company has the right to remove any of (1) the submissions that violate the Terms; (2) the submissions that receive complaints from other users; (3) the submissions for which we receive any notice of intellectual property right infringement or other order that request its removal; or (4) objectionable content.


Under exceptional circumstances listed below, the Company may immediately suspend or terminate your right to use the Service or change your user account and password without prior notice or obligation.

  • The cessation or interruption of the Site or Service caused by a third party’s activity, natural disasters, extenuating circumstances, or other factors that are not controlled by or shall not be attributed to the Company.
  • Other incidents that are caused by you or your user account and may endanger the physical health, life, property, and freedom of the Company’s personnel, other users or the public, and for which, at the Company’s sole discretion, such measures shall be taken.


  • The Company, in accordance with laws, owns the intellectual property right (including but not limited to trademarks, patent, copyright) of the software, programs, or all content and materials displayed on the Site (including but not limited to the design, interface, appearance, layout) that the Site and the Service use. Anyone shall not use without authorization, modify, reproduce, distribute, decompile, disassemble, counterfeit, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code or infringe the rights of the Company.
  • The related content or name of the Service, texts, graphic materials, and artworks that the Company creates for the marketing of the Site and the Service are protected under the trademark laws. Without the Company’s prior written authorization, anyone shall not use or claim to be the rights holder.
  • When contacting the Company, you shall provide all necessary information to the Company for identity verification. When you disclose or provide any opinions, suggestions, feedback, or content (“the Submissions”) to the Company (including using the comment function of the Service), you agree to grant the Company a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license; you also represent to the Company and promise that you have all the necessary legal rights to disclose or provide such content and it will not violate any law or the rights of any third party:
    • the Submissions may be adapted, used, reproduced, modified, sold, distributed, sublicensed, and created as derivative work, and may be a part of the products or services of the Service, the Company, and its affiliates.
    • you grant the Company the right listed above to sublicense the right to any third party, including sublicensing the right to other third parties.


The Company reserves the right to amend any portion of the Terms at any time by posting the notice on the Site in the form of a banner. You may, within a period of time, decide whether to use the Site and the Service according to the revised Terms and the respective terms and conditions of other services. The latest version of the Terms will be published on the Site with the “last updated” date. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, please discontinue your use of the Site or the Service. The revised Terms shall be deemed to be accepted by you the first time you use the Service after the posting date.

Section 10. ASSIGNMENT

Except as otherwise provided in the law, the Terms, or the Company’s prior written consent, you may not assign or transfer part or all of your rights or obligations under the Terms in any way; however, In the event that the Company is acquired by or merged with a third party, all the rights and obligations of the Company stated in the Terms will be categorically assumed by the third party in accordance with the law.


The Terms and the Service are governed by and will be construed according to the laws of the Republic of China. Any dispute, controversy, difference or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with the Terms or the Service, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Taipei District Court..

Section 12. CONTACT US

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the Company or the Terms of Use, please contact us at support@owlting.com; you may also send us a mail to the address below. Before replying to your questions or feedback, we need to verify your identity. If the verification is not acceptable, we regret that we cannot reply to you.


3F., No. 213, Sec. 3, Beixin Rd., Xindian Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Phone: +886-2-7727-6533