Policies + terms

TED is a platform for sharing ideas — and we also share some basic ground rules around privacy, civility and the rights of creators. If you're interested in using a TED Talk in your project, discussing a talk or joining our community, you'll find our basic guidelines right here.

TED Talks Usage Policy

At TED, our goal is to spread ideas. We encourage the TED community, non-profit organizations, bloggers, news media and the like to share TED Talks through social media and to embed individual talks in contextually relevant ways on non-commercial websites using embed code on TED.com. Non-commercial usage of TED Talks should follow the terms of our specific Creative Commons license Attribution - NonCommercial - NonDerivative (BY-NC-ND) and the guidelines that are listed on this page, which may be updated from time to time.

TED.com Terms of Use

TED.com's website is a place to promote conversation and sharing of good ideas. It welcomes anyone willing to join us in this pursuit. A few ground rules for civility will keep things running smoothly. The Terms of Use governs your use of these platforms and is a legal contract between you and TED regarding your use of the sites, on any platforms around the world.

Privacy Policy

TED encourages our community to discover and share ideas with one another. We gather limited information about you, with your consent, to make your experience better (for instance, to help you find talks you haven't watched yet and might like). We take your privacy very seriously, and make every effort to safeguard your personal data and give you options.

TED's Community Guidelines

We value our community for the deep participation that occurs within the comment section of each talk — a commenting culture that encourages robust, thoughtful observations, feelings and insights that bring a talk to life. At TED, we love maintaining this culture and take the discussion of ideas seriously.