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  1. This website is provided as a public service to promote the spread of good ideas. It welcomes anyone willing to join us in this pursuit.
  2. You are encouraged to view as many TED Talks as you wish for free, and to share what you learn with others both online and offline.
  3. Anyone 13 and over can join TED.com by providing basic contact information (first and last name, email address, country of residence). Once registered, please feel free to set up a profile and join the community in rating and commenting on TED Talks, participating in conversations, translating TED Talks, or by getting involved in a local independently organized TEDx event.
  4. By inviting you to participate in TED Talk comments and TED Conversations, we are seeking to build a mature online community centered around ideas that matter. Please be aware, when participating, that we will remove:
    • content promoting pseudo-science, conspiracy theories, zealotry, proselytizing, self-promotion, product-hawking, and new-age fluff
    • content written in txtspeak, all-caps, or otherwise lazy grammar
    • content posted by members using joke names or non-names
    • disrespectful, distasteful, unconstructive, or illegal content
  5. If you are under the age of 13, you may not create a TED.com account. You're welcome to watch TED Talks and enjoy the site, but you need to be at least 13 to create an account on TED.com.
  6. If you act disrespectfully, disruptively or illegally on TED.com, we reserve the right to terminate your membership, at any time, and without prior warning.

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