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The nearly 6 million people who visit our site each month are looking for tips and directions on how to do everything under the sun. That’s just the sort of help our experts have always offered—plenty of tools and resources on how to do things more stylishly, better, faster, easier, cheaper, and even more meaningfully.
No doubt, you’re a lot like the rest of us here, the curious, the stumped, the hobbyists, and DIY addicts. Sometimes we are bent on self-improvement, and occasionally we’re the frustrated do-it-yourselfers stuck in the middle of a weekend project. Sure, life can be a challenge, but HowToDoThings was created to make certain we don’t face those challenges alone!
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Terms and Conditions of Use
Effective Date: August 16th, 2010
1. DESCRIPTION OF SITE; MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT
Our Site is a popular place to find instructions on how to do a variety of things. You and other users of our Site have access to thousands of articles that are intended to provide directions on how to do things. Many of these articles are authored by people from around the world, and represent a diversity of perspectives, experience and approaches to issues that may be of interest to you.
In addition to being a place for you to find out how to do things, the Site is also a platform for you to share your ideas with others. In return for our display of your article(s) for any period of time, you grant ownership in such article(s) to HTDT as described in Section 5 hereof. We invite you to comment on HTDT articles.
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16. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
HTDT respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that the people who use the Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been reproduced and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes an infringement of your copyright interest, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing:
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c. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit HTDT to locate the material (for example, by providing a URL to the material);
d. your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
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Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement can be reached at:
433 Airport Blvd, Suite 550
Burlingame, CA 94010
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18. NOTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, HTDT will give you any notices by posting them on the Site. You authorize HTDT to send notices (including without limitation notice of subpoenas or other legal process, if any) via electronic mail as well if HTDT decides, in its sole discretion, to do so. You agree to check the Site for notices, and that you will be considered to have received a notice when it is made available to you by posting on the Site. HTDT may provide notice to any e-mail or other address that you provide during registration. You agree to keep your address current and that notice provided by HTDT to the address that you have most recently provided will constitute effective notice. We receive many emails and not all of our employees are trained to deal with every kind of communication. Therefore, with the exception of notices related to copyright infringement and removal of licensed material described in Sections 17 and 5 above, respectively, you agree to send us any notice by mailing it to our address for Legal Notices which is: 433 Airport Blvd, Suite 550, Burlingame, CA 94010, U.S.A., Attn: HowToDoThings Legal Department.
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