TED@Work Terms of Service
Before getting started, please review the following terms.
As an authorized user of this account, your organization maintains the governing terms and conditions which apply to usage, access and licensing of any TED content, including videos, e-learning courses, discussion guides, curated lists, marketing materials, admin resources, or other information provided on this site (“Site”) to be utilized for learning and development purposes. By accessing this Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.
By interacting with the TED@Work platform, you agree to our terms and conditions, policies and guidelines.
Interacting with TED@Work site and platform.
You have been authorized by your organization to access this Site via your organization’s learning system. This site must be used based on our guidelines and policies, and if TED determines in its sole discretion that you are not using this site in the way it was intended, we have the right to deactivate your account at any time.
When creating a TED account with your organization, please provide accurate information. If you do not abide by the guidelines provided, we have the right to deactivate your account at any time.
You may only use the Site for the limited purpose of licensing TED content for learning purposes. You may not use the website for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, collecting and recording data from the website. Under no circumstances, may you use automated methods to crawl, scrape, or otherwise collect data from the website.
TED may also deactivate or terminate your online user account at any time and for any reason. We also reserve the right to use any means (legal, operational, or technological) available to enforce these terms. If your account is deactivated, your user profile will be hidden. Once deactivation occurs, your right to access the TED@Work website will cease to exist.
This site contains TED Talks and content from around the world. While TED strives to ensure all ideas posted are credible, based on facts and do not infringe on other people’s intellectual property rights, there may be an occasion when content is provided by other parties and/or may include material that infringes on the copyright of a third party. If this happens, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on this site infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that content on this site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send TED a notice requesting the material be removed or access to it blocked.
TED posts content from a variety of sources and while we respect the intellectual property of others, occasionally content may be posted that contains copyrighted material. If you find infringing content, please follow these steps in order to file a DMCA notice.
The notice must include the following information:
your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address;
sufficient detail identifying the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed;
identification of the material that you claim infringes and information reasonably sufficient to allow TED to locate the material on the site;
a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; such as, “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.”;
a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed; such as, “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed.”;
and an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed.
All claims of copyright infringement should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent by mail:
Attention: General Counsel
TED Conferences, LLC
330 Hudson Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10013
License to TED content.
TED Talks recordings, e-learning courses, curated lists, marketing materials, admin resources, and other information contained in this Site are owned by TED. You are provided access through a license agreement between TED and your organization.
The rights provided to you are specifically authorized by a separate license agreement. Any questions or issues with the license scope should be addressed directly with your learning administrator.
If you choose to load course files onto a third-party delivery platform, such as a learning management system, it is your duty to load, categorize and assign courses. This site’s implementation obligations end once such course files are made available for download.
You agree not to copy, record, edit or alter or otherwise interfere with the courses provided by TED. This shall include without limitation: (a) not using recording equipment to record during playback of the courses; (b) not overlaying the courses with other audio, video or images or distorting the quality of the training programs; and (c) not removing, editing or otherwise interfering with (or attempting to remove, edit or otherwise interfere with) any names, marks, logos or branding on the courses.
You agree not to (or attempt to) interfere with or disrupt the proper operation of the site’s software, hardware, systems, networks or courses; including, but not limited to, knowingly or negligently transmitting files that may interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, systems or networks; including, without limitation, corrupted files or files that contain viruses, trojans, worms, spyware or other malicious content.
You may not use the courses for any purpose other than for the purpose for which they have been provided, and you agree not to use the courses for illegal or inappropriate purposes. In particular, you agree that you will not use the courses to do any of the following: (a) convey any false, unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, hateful, racial, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, seditious or otherwise objectionable or offensive material of any kind or nature; (b) carry out any commercial business, send any unsolicited commercial emails, advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters; or (c) falsify the origin or source of any content or other material.
Your licensed right to access and use the courses may not be assigned, transferred or sublicensed by you.
Legal risk and responsibilities.
All content on this Site (including, but not limited to TED Talks, animations, videos, transcripts, e-learning courses, marketing materials, admin resources, etc.) is made available AS IS, and TED does not offer any warranty of any kind or represent that the content will be accurate, complete, or error-free. TED is not liable for the usage of, implementation of, impact from, or communication of the ideas presented in any content.
All content TED provides is "as is", so we can't guarantee everything will be accurate, complete or entirely error-free. Please use our content thoughtfully and responsibly.
Release and indemnity.
You agree to be responsible for any issues you may have resulting from your use of this Site.
Limitation of liability.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL TED OR ITS PARENT ORGANIZATION, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE ACCESS OF, USE OR INABILITY TO USE TED CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NON-DELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
Under no circumstance can TED be blamed for any damages you may have related to your use of this Site or for accessing Content.