Terms Of Use

Updated May 07, 2017

We ask that you review these terms of use carefully and responsibly. It is very important to us as host provider that the website is safe and an enjoyable platform for all users.

These general terms of use ("terms"), which are governed by English law, set out the terms and conditions of use of the website 'how.to' (collectively, including all its content and functionality available throughout the how.to website(s), the 'website' published by how.to.

By using/visiting or accessing how.to in accordance with the terms set out below apply whether you are a registered user or unregistered user either an individual or a single entity ("you" or "your" as applicable), you expressly and unconditionally agree to the terms and all other policies of how.to set forth including but not limited to, how.to's privacy policy. If you are not an individual,you represent to how.to that you have all necessary corporate or equivalent authority and power to agree to the terms which you agree shall be binding on the corporation, partnership, association or other entity in whose name you are registering as a user and establishing an account.If you do not agree to any of these terms, you may not use the website.


How.to is a free video hosting website which enables users to access, search,view, upload and share how.to videos. We aim to become an authoritative source of free information and a learning tool accessible worldwide. While users are allowed unlimited storage space (unless otherwise notified by e-mail), the size of each video is limited to 1 GB and 30 minutes for bandwidth costing. Since the website is not designed to back up video data, you are advised in taking all necessary safeguards. Finally in accordance with Internet practice and custom, advertisements may be displayed on the website.


If you have registered and have a How.to account pursuant to which you upload video file(s), your channel name and your profile picture ('Your content'), How.to does not own your content. By making your content public and accessible to other users (as a body, or by individual group), you agree to allow any users of the website free of any monetary charge and for personal use only, to view and transmit your content on or through the website, on other electronic communication media or technology (e.g. smartphones, tablets, mobile applications connected TV, game consoles), for the entire period in which your content is hosted on the website.

In addition, for the entire period in which your content is hosted and strictly by means of the features that enable the website to be accessed via the Internet or through other electronic communication media or technology you authorise us to reproduce/display your content and, as necessary, adjust its format for that purpose. Please note that due to the nature of the Internet, data transmitted which includes'your content' are not protected against the risks of misappropriation and/or piracy, for which we shall not be liable. You are responsible for taking all appropriate steps to protect 'your content' and any data where applicable.


The Website is our exclusive property. As a general matter, we grant you a free (monetary), personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access and use the website, which right is conditioned on your compliance with the Terms of Use. All other rights are expressly excluded without our prior written consent. The content (other than your content, .API content and other users' content) included on or accessible through the website, such as text, graphics, logos, names, designations, button icons, features, functionalities, images, audio clips, information, data, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material and software (the “How.to Content”), is the exclusive property of How.to and its licensors and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable right to access and use the website, which right is conditioned on your compliance with the terms. How.to content may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of How.to or How.to's licensors. You agree to not use or exploit the How.to content in any manner inconsistent with any of the rights granted or restrictions set forth herein, including, without limitation, prohibitions on downloading, redistribution, alteration, deletion and deactivation of any content protection measures. You are not allowed to modify, enhance, edit, translate, adapt, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or create derivative works based upon or otherwise alter in part or in full any How.to content. All rights not expressly granted in the Terms are reserved to How.to and its licensors.


We are under no legal obligation to monitor content transmitted via or stored on the website. Our only obligations as storage host are;

  • To combat against certain content in accordance with the practice described in the Prohibited Content section
  • The holding of your connection data, which is moreover subject to aduty of confidentiality and treated in compliance with the laws and regulations relating to data protection.
  • The removal of all illegal, criminal and illegitimate content 'your content' from the website which has been brought to our attention.

As a provider of content on the website which included but not limited to video(s), your channel name and your profile picture you are required to comply with the laws and regulations in force. You are therefore responsible for ensuring that your content stored on or distributed through the website.

  • Does not violate the intellectual property rights of third parties (including video-clips, television shows, animated and unanimated short, medium and/or feature-length films and advertisements that you have not personally created or for which you have not obtained the necessary authorisations from third parties or copyright royalty collection organisations who hold the rights to them.
  • Does not cause personal injury (including defamation, insults, abuse, etc.) or an invasion of privacy.
  • Does not contrary to public policy and accepted moral standards (including attempts to justify crimes against humanity, incite racial hatred, child pornography, etc.).By uploading or distributing videos to or through the how.to website, you warrant that you are not uploading any infringing material and expressly warrant that you have all necessary rights and/or authorisations from the copyright owner(s) and have paid any royalties or other fees pursuant to any licenses or permissions you may have with owners of copyright royalty collection organisations.

If you fail to comply with these provisions we reserve the right to remove 'you content' at any given time as set out in section 5 (five) 'our liability as host provider' and/or your account being deactivated without prior notice. In addition, you may be personally liable to the specific criminal sanctions applicable to the content in question (fines and imprisonment), in addition to being ordered to pay damages, where applicable.

In view of the shared nature of the website, users are responsible for maintaining certain ethical standards with respect to the videos made available online and, in particular, for refraining from disseminating any violent or pornographic content.


In order to use the website's features, you must register an account using the online registration form on the how.to site. You are free to modify the Personal Data you provide on the form at any time. Upon submitting the form, you will receive an e-mail asking you to click on a link in order to confirm your registration. You may access your account by entering your email address and password, which you alone are responsible for keeping secure. Registration entitles you to use the website for an unlimited period of time. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the website at any time. Failure to satisfy your aforementioned obligations in respect of liability may result in access to your personal space being temporarily or permanently suspended, immediately and without notice, through the deactivation of your account, without prejudice to any other rights we may have.


The Website may be accessed 24/7 (twenty-four/seven), except in the event of a scheduled or unscheduled interruption for maintenance or in the event of force majeure. Since we are automatically subject to an obligation to use our best endeavours, we shall not be liable for damage of any kind due to the website being unavailable.


The computer records stored on our systems in accordance with market standards shall be considered proof of e-mails exchanged, registration forms sent, videos posted. Registration forms are stored on reliable and robust media, as obligatory by current law. It is agreed that in the event of a contradiction between our computer records and any paper or electronic documents in your possession, our computer registers shall be authoritative.