Content and information provided through our Services is provided for informational purposes on an “as is” basis at your sole risk. Lifestyle and tech makes no guarantee as to the accurateness, completeness or quality of the information. Lifestyle and tech shall not be liable or responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the information or your reliance on the information. You are solely responsible for verifying the information as being appropriate for your personal use.

We have the right to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:

a) Restrict, suspect or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services;

b) Change, suspend or discontinue all or any part of our Services;

c) Refuse, move or remove any material that you submit to our sites for any reason;

d) Refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on our sites;

e) Establish general practices and limits concerning use of our sites.

You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions. You understand and agree that our Services may include communications such as service announcements and administrative messages from us or from our partners and that these communications are considered part of the Services. You will not be able to opt out of receiving these messages. You also understand that our Services may include advertisements.

Proprietary Rights

The Services we provide are owned and operated by Lifestyle and tech and contain material which is developed in whole or in part from material supplied by Lifestyle and tech and its partners, as well as other sources, and is protected by South African copyright laws, international treaty provisions, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property laws. The Services are also protected as a collective work or compilation under S.A. copyright and other law and treaties. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Services. You acknowledge that the Services have been developed, compiled, prepared, revised, selected, and arranged by Lifestyle and tech and others through the application of methods and standards of judgment developed and applied through the expenditure of substantial time, effort, and money and constitute valuable intellectual property of Lifesyle and tech and such others. You agree to protect the proprietary rights of lifestyle and tech and all others having rights in the Services during and after the term of these Terms and to comply with all reasonable written requests made by lifestyle and tech or its suppliers and licensors of content or otherwise (“Suppliers”) to protect their and others’ contractual, statutory, and common law rights in the Services. You agree to notify lifestyle and tech immediately upon becoming aware of any unauthorized access or use of the Services by any individual or entity or of any claim that the Services infringe upon any copyright, trademark, or other contractual, statutory, or common law rights. All present and future rights in and to trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, know-how, and other proprietary rights of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including without limitation rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to the Services shall, as between you and lifestyle and tech, at all times be and remain the sole and exclusive property of lifestyle and tech.

5. User Content

The Services may enable you to submit, post, upload, or otherwise make available (collectively, “post”) content such as video clips, photographs, reviews, public messages, ideas, comments and other content (collectively, “User Content”) that may or may not be viewable by other users. You acknowledge and agree that all User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom the User Content originated. You further agree that you have all required rights to post such User Content without violation of any third-party rights. You agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless lifestyle and tech for all claims resulting from User Content you post. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of such disputes, and in any event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

When you post User Content on or through the Services, you grant lifestyle and tech a world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and sub-licenseable license to use, copy, distribute, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publicly perform and display, translate, sell, lease, create derivative works from and publish such User Content, in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or developed in the future, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Services in any media format. Finally, you agree that your user name or other identifying information may be associated with any User Content that you post.

 User Comment

You acknowledge and agree that any information provided to us by e-mail or in any other format, including without limitation, answers, questions, suggestions, ideas, etc. will be deemed to be non-confidential. We have no obligation to protect such information from disclosure. We are free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such information to others without restriction.

7. License and Conduct

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, and revocable right to access and use the Services for your own personal use consistent with the Terms.

Prohibited Uses.  Without limitation, you will not:

a) Post or otherwise provide User Content that harasses, abuses, or threatens any other person, or that contains obscene content;

b) Post User Content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification;

c) Post User Content that is unlawful, harmful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, or invasive of another’s privacy;

d) Use the Services commercially (for example, as part of a service bureau), for benchmarking, or to compile information for a product or service;

e) Copy, download (other than through page caching necessary for personal use, or as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms), modify, distribute, post, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, broadcast, duplicate, publish, republish, upload, license, reverse engineer, create derivative works from, or offer for sale any content or other information contained on or obtained from or through the Services, by any means except as provided for in these Terms or with the prior written consent of lifestyle and tech;

f) Scrape, access, monitor, index, frame, link, or copy any content or information on the Services by accessing the Services in an automated way, using any robot, spider, scraper, web crawler, or any other method of access other than manually accessing the publicly-available portions of the Services through a browser or accessing the Services through any approved API;

g) Violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers of the Services, if any, or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Services;

h) Post material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them (in either case as determined by Lifestyle and tech in its sole discretion);

i) Post or otherwise make available any material that contains any software, device, instructions, computer code, files, programs and/or other content or feature that is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment (including without limitation any time bomb, virus, software lock, worm, self-destruction, drop-device, malicious logic, Trojan horse, trap door, “disabling,” “lock out,” “metering” device or any malicious code);

j) Post or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of the Services;

k) Post material that impedes or otherwise prohibits communication or disrupts user discussion;

l) Post, utilize or otherwise make available any other party’s intellectual property unless you have the right to do so, or remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice contained on the Services;

m) Post any trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information, or post any material that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, including but not limited to inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under non-disclosure agreements;

n) Falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or impersonate any person or entity in a manner that does not constitute parody;

o) Through misrepresentation or otherwise, solicit personal or sensitive information from other users including without limitation address, credit card or financial account information, or passwords;

p) Post spam or other advertisements or solicitations, promote commercial entities, or otherwise engage in commercial activity on or through the Services;

q) Violate the law or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;

r) Frame, inline link, or similarly display the Services or any portion of the Services;

s) Violate or facilitate the violation of these Terms or any guidelines or policies posted by lifestyle and tech;

t) Interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Services.

Lifestyle and tech reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to remove any User Content, block access to the Services, and/or cancel the account of any user. Use of the Services for any illegal purpose, or any other purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms, is strictly prohibited.

8. Compliance with Law

You acknowledge, consent, and agree that Lifestyle and tech may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and/or any User Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Services, if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate for any of the following reasons: (1) to comply with legal process; (2) to enforce these Terms; (3) to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (4) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of lifestyle and tech, its agents and affiliates, its users, and the public; or (5) to address your requests.

12. Advertisers

Any correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that lifestyle and tech will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on or through the Services.

13. Third-Party Services

The Services that we provide may include, without limitation: (a) information and content provided by third parties; (b) links to third-party websites or resources, such as sellers of goods and services; and (c) third-party products and services for sale directly to you. Please note that some of these links may be affiliate marketing links encoded by third party partners. This means that we may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links, and affiliate partners may use cookies to understand your use of the Services. Lifestyle and tech is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for: (a) any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources, (b) any errors or omissions in these websites or resources, or (c) any information handling practices or other business practices of the operators of such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that How-To Geek 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 use of or reliance on any linked sites or resources. Your interactions with such third parties will be governed by the third parties’ own terms of service and privacy policies, and any other similar terms.

16. Questions

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us by email at [email protected]