Terms of Service

PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS OF USE” AND “TERMS OF SERVICE ARE USED INTERCHANGEABLY HEREIN) CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING THE “SITE” OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITES OR “SERVICES” (BOTH AS DEFINED BELOW). BY VISITING THE SITES AND/OR USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICES, THE USER (“YOU”) AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE AND THE HOWCAST PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. THESE TERMS OF USE APPLY TO ALL USERS OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER VISITOR OR MEMBER, INCLUDING USERS WHO ARE ALSO CONTRIBUTORS OF CONTENT, INFORMATION, AND OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES ON THE SITES. IF YOU DO NOT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF USE, YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO USE THE SITES OR THE SERVICES. HOWCAST’S ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ASSENT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT; YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES SHALL BE DEEMED ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF USE.

Acceptance of Terms

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the web sites located at Howcast.com, CakeMade.com and other URLs as may be designated in the future (collectively referred to as the Sites) and any software applications which relate to the Sites and which are provided for use on mobile devices (the “Applications”) and the services available on or at the Sites (the Services). The Services are owned and operated by Howcast Media, Inc. (Howcast). The Services are offered subject to acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein (the Terms of Use) and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Sites by Howcast.

The Services are available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old or who are emancipated minors, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use. In any case the Sites are not intended for children 13 or under. If you are 13 or under years of age, then please do not use the Sites. Howcast may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time.

Howcast reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the Terms of Use at any time, by posting the modified Terms of Use or other policies or guidelines on the Sites, and if permitted to do so, sending you an e-mail notifying you of the nature of the modifications and a link to the modified document on the Sites so that you may review it. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting or notification of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of those changes and your agreement to abide and be bound by the Terms of Use, as amended. If at any time you choose not to accept the Terms of Use, including following receipt of notification of any modifications hereto, then please do not use the Sites.

The Services

As part of the Services, Howcast will make certain instructional videos (the Videos) available to users on the Sites, either free of charge or subject to payment of a fee to access the Videos (an Access Fee). Users who pay the Access Fee may also use the Sites to interact with the experts (the Experts) who present the Videos. Howcast hereby grants you permission to use the Sites as set forth in these Terms of Use, provided that: (1) you have paid an Access Fee, if required, to access any Video, or to use an Application, and (2) you have set up a valid account (as described below).

Applications

An Application will allow you to access certain materials and functionality available on the Sites through your mobile device. Howcast reserves the right to amend or withdraw any Application at any time and for any reason. You acknowledge that the terms of agreement with your mobile network provider (Mobile Provider) will continue to apply when using an Application. As a result, you may be charged by your Mobile Provider for access to network connection services for the duration of the connection while accessing an Application or any such third party charges as may arise, and you accept responsibility for any such charges. If you are not the bill payer for the mobile or handheld device being used to access an Application, you will be assumed to have received permission from the bill payer for using the Application. Howcast does not accept responsibility whatsoever for unavailability of any Application, or any difficulty or inability to download or access content or any other communication system failure which may result in an Application being unavailable. Howcast will not be responsible for any support or maintenance for Applications. In order to use an Application, you will be required to have a compatible mobile or handheld device, Internet access, and certain minimum specifications which are specified in the Application itself.

Privacy

Howcast’s current Privacy Policy is located at http://info.howcast.com/site/privacy. For inquiries in regard to the Privacy Policy, or to report a privacy related problem, please contact [email protected].

Rules and Conduct

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use. The Services (including, without limitation, any Content or User Submissions (both as defined below)) is provided only for your own personal, non-commercial use. For purposes of the Terms of Use, “Content” includes, without limitation, any video, audio, information, data, text, software, images, photographs, scripts, graphics, logos, interactive features, and other works of authorship in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed, which is generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible by Howcast on or through the Services. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (or permit others to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content using any communications service or other service available on or through the Services, that:

  • infringes any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy or publicity or other right of any other person or entity;
  • includes video or a photograph of another person or an identifiable location that you have posted without that person's or the owner of such location’s consent;
  • is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, sexually explicit or profane, depicts nudity, unlawful activities, death or violence, or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense;
  • constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail ("spamming");
  • involves commercial activities and/or sales without Howcast’s prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
  • advertises to, or solicits, any other user of the Services to buy or sell any products or services through the Services other than as incorporated in User Submissions which are otherwise in accordance with these Terms of Use;
  • displays an advertisement, or accepts payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any activity on or through the Services on behalf of that person, such as posting commercial content, or posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose;
  • contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data or other information of Howcast or any third party; or
  • impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Howcast.

Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Howcast in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large strain on Howcast’s infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activities conducted on the Services; or (iii) bypass any measures Howcast may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Services).

You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Services, or as explicitly provided on the Sites, or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder.

You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.

To the extent that Howcast makes it technically feasible, you may use Howcast's embeddable player on your web site, but you must include a prominent link back to the Howcast Site on the pages containing the embeddable player and you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion of the embeddable player in any way, including, without limitation, by doing anything to modify, block, or in any way impede or otherwise affect the playback of advertisements through the embeddable player.

Registration

In order to access some features of the Sites, you may have to create an account. In order to create an account, you must submit a valid e-mail address and select a password and user name (Howcast User ID) during the registration process, and may be required to submit your name, telephone number, address and credit card details which Howcast may use in connection with the operation of its business, but will otherwise keep private in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Howcast account. You shall not (i) select or use as a Howcast User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use as a Howcast User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use as a Howcast User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. You shall not use an account for the purpose of making a competitive assessment of our Services or incorporating any information or other content from the Services into any service you offer to third parties. Howcast reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Howcast User ID in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Howcast password. You shall never use another user’s account without such other user’s express permission. You will immediately notify Howcast in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.

Access Fee Terms and Refund Policy

In order to purchase access to a Video, you will need to follow the ordering procedures set forth on the Sites and pay an Access Fee. Access Fee pricing, as well as details of the procedures for payment of Access Fees, are displayed on the Sites. Prices are subject to change without notice. All Access Fees must be paid by credit card or by other methods specified on the Sites from time to time. We are entitled to refuse any order placed by you for any reason. If your order is accepted by Howcast, we will confirm acceptance to you by online electronic means to the e-mail address you have provided. You represent that all details you provide to us for the purpose of purchasing Videos from Howcast will be correct, that the credit card, or any electronic cash, which you use is your own and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the cost of any goods. We reserve the right to obtain validation of your credit card details before providing you access to any Videos.

If you are not satisfied with any Video, we will refund the Access Fee within 30 days of purchase. Your refund will be credited back to your original payment method.

Third Party Sites

The Services may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Sites. These other websites are not under Howcast's control, and you acknowledge that Howcast is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Howcast or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that Howcast shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.

Right to Use Howcast Content

Content Generally

You agree that the Services contain Content specifically provided by Howcast, its users and/or its partners and that such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized below or otherwise by Howcast in writing, you shall not sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such Content. However, Howcast hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to display the Content (excluding any software code) using the means provided for such by Howcast (e.g., through the use of “embed” codes); provided, that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. Except as set forth below, reproducing, copying or distributing any Content, materials or design elements on the Sites for any other purpose is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of Howcast.

Guide Content and Photographs

All Content is for informational purposes only, and is general advice, not intended to be relied upon to offer a solution to a specific problem or as a substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. Howcast does not recommend use of the Content in lieu of professional advice or delay in seeking professional advice based on the Content. Howcast does not recommend use of the Content for diagnosing or treating health or other problems. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements or other treatments or regimens have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

INVESTMENT & FINANCIAL INFORMATION: The content located on the Sites should not be interpreted as financial or investment advice nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of investment advisor or financial advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the financial and investment information or opinions provided herein and you should conduct your own independent research and consult with your personal investment advisor before making an investment or financial decision. You are solely responsible for any investment and financial decisions, omissions or actions you take. Neither Howcast, its affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall have any liability for your financial/investment decisions based upon, or the results obtained from, the content on the Sites.

User Submissions

The Services may provide registered members with the ability to upload, submit, disclose, distribute or otherwise post (hereafter, “posting”) content (including, without limitation, information, text (including edits and new text) for video scripts and guides, audio, video, data, photographs and images) to the Services (User Submissions). While you, as the creator of that content, will retain copyrights and the freedom to use your own works in any manner you choose, by posting User Submissions on or at the Sites or otherwise through the Services, you:

  • grant to Howcast, its affiliates and their assignees a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sublicensable, transferable, royalty-free right to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, translate, make derivative works of, incorporate into other works, add metadata associated with, and otherwise exploit such User Submissions, including without limitation, any concepts, ideas or know-how embodied therein, in any form and for any purpose, including without limitation promoting and redistributing part or all of the Sites (and derivative works thereof) or the Services in any media format or technology now known or hereafter developed, in connection with the Sites and Howcast’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business. Without limiting the foregoing and for the avoidance of doubt, this license grant allows Howcast to display commercial advertising and non-video User Submissions anywhere on the Sites, including without limitation alongside, on the same page as, and/or superimposed on any User Submissions. With respect to any video(s) that you post on the Sites or through the Services, this license will terminate only within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Sites or Services, as applicable; however, you understand and agree that Howcast may perpetually retain, but not display, distribute or perform, copies of videos that have been removed or deleted from the Sites and/or the Services, as applicable. This license is perpetual with respect to non-video User Submissions, e.g., user comments to message boards or User contributions to text guides on the Sites, which cannot practicably be extracted from the compilation of Content on the Sites;
  • represent, warrant and covenant that (i) you own or otherwise control all rights to such User Submissions (including any music contained therein) and that disclosure and use of such User Submissions by Howcast (including without limitation, publishing content on or at the Sites) will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party; (ii) you own or have secured all necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions for such User Submissions and authorize Howcast to make use of these User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Services and these Terms of Use; (iii) that the content of each User Submission is truthful and accurate; (iv) use of the User Submission you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; (v) the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such User Submissions, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above.
  • acknowledge that such User Submissions may not be treated confidentially.
  • agree that you will reuse all User Submissions only for non-commercial purposes. You shall not provide Howcast with any confidential or proprietary information that you desire or are required to keep secret. All Submissions will be considered non-confidential and Howcast is under no obligation to treat Submissions as proprietary information. You are solely responsible for the User Submissions you post on or through the Services. Howcast reserves the right to use User Submissions as it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post them. Howcast is under no obligation to offer you any payment for User Submissions or the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify Content once it has been submitted to Howcast. Howcast shall have no duty to attribute authorship of Submissions to you, and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties. Howcast has no obligation to monitor the Sites, Services, Content, or User Submissions. Howcast may remove any User Submission at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Submission), or for no reason at all.

Termination

Howcast may terminate the Services or your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you have any questions about the termination of any part of the Services, please contact us at [email protected]. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

No Warranties

THE SERVICES IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE” AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. HOWCAST MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THESE SITES AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES, (III) CONSEQUENCES OF USING THE SITES OR YOUR EXPOSURE TO ANY CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSIONS ON THE SITES, (IV) UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF IMAGE, INFORMATION OR DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD OR STORAGE OF USER SUBMISSIONS, OR (V) STATISTICS PROVIDED TO YOU OR OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SITE ACTIVITY, SEARCH RESULTS, OR CONTENT VIEWS. HOWCAST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SEARCH RESULTS OR RANKINGS OR THE ADDITION OF OR CHANGE TO ASSOCIATED METADATA OF CONTENT ON THE SITES. HOWCAST, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; (D) THE SITES OR THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA, OR (E) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. HOWCAST DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED SITES OR FEATURED IN THE CONTENT OF THE SITES OR ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND HOWCAST WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL HOWCAST, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES ARISING FROM (A) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, OR (B) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITES AND USE OF THE SERVICES, (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $10 (U.S.). SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Howcast, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates’ employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and legal expenses, that arise from (i) your use or misuse of, or access to, the Services; (ii) your violation of the Terms of Use; or, (iii) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other right of any person or entity. Howcast reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with Howcast in asserting any available defenses. This obligation survives indefinitely the termination and/or expiration of these Terms of Use and/or your status as a Howcast User.

International Use

Howcast makes no representation that the Content is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United States, and accessing the Services is prohibited from territories where such Content is illegal. If you access the Services from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Dispute Resolution

A printed version of the Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You and Howcast agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Services must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and all applicable federal laws. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claim or action arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use or your use of these Sites or Services shall be only the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. Use of the Services is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Terms of Use, including without limitation, this section.

Miscellaneous

The Terms of Use are the entire agreement between you and Howcast with respect to the Services and use of these Sites, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Howcast with respect to this Site or any other of the subject matter hereof. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. No failure of Howcast or the Sites to enforce any of its rights under these Terms of Use will act as a waiver of such rights. The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Howcast's prior written consent. Howcast may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Use and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys' fees. All notices under the Terms of Use will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service. Unless otherwise indicated, the Terms of Use and all Content provided by Howcast are copyright © Howcast Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Howcast, the H Logo, and the Howcast logo, as well as any other logos or brand features owned by Howcast, are trademarks or service marks of Howcast or otherwise proprietary to Howcast. The names of actual companies and products mentioned on the Sites may be the trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners.

Howcast is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.

Howcast has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf). The address of Howcast’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy. It is Howcast’s policy to (1) block access to or remove Content that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of its advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders. If you believe that Content residing on or accessible through the Sites or Services infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement by facsimile or regular mail (not e-mail) to Howcast Media, Inc., Attn: Copyright Agent, 518 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012, Fax: 646-422-7298, containing the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of works or materials being infringed;
  • Identification of the Content that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the Content that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Howcast is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
  • Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
  • A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the Content is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

Once proper infringement notification is received by the Designated Agent, it is Howcast’s policy to remove or disable access to the infringing Content; to notify the Content provider, member or user that it has removed or disabled access to the Content; and that repeat offenders will have the infringing Content removed from the system and that Howcast will terminate such content provider’s, member’s or user’s access to the Services.

If you believe that your material has been removed by mistake or misidentification, please provide Howcast with a written counter-notification containing the following information:

  • Your name, address, and telephone number.
  • A description of the material that was removed and the location on the Site (e.g., the URL) where it previously appeared.
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, any judicial district in which Howcast may be found (which includes the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York), and that you will accept service of process from the person who filed the original DMCA notice or an agent of that person.
  • Your electronic or physical signature. Please submit this information to Howcast’s Designated Agent at the address listed at the end of this policy.

Please note that we will send any complete counter-notifications we receive to the person who submitted the original DMCA notice. That person may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement. If we do not receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed within ten (10) business days after we provide notice of your counter-notification, we will restore the removed materials. Until that time, your materials will remain removed.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

Contact

You may contact Howcast and Howcast’s Designated Agent at the following address:

Howcast Media, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department
518 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
Fax: 646-422-7298

Last revised: April 18, 2014