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These Terms of Use apply to all applications, websites, or services AK Internet Consulting, Inc. offers. These Terms of Use regulate your utilization of the websites and services provided by AK Internet Consulting, Inc. and all its affiliated brands and entities, including Help Desk Geek.

Before using the HelpDeskGeek.com website (including any extensions), please carefully read the Terms of Use (“Terms”) thoroughly. These Terms of Use cover all aspects of Help Desk Geek, including any related content such as downloadable files, videos, RSS feeds, and emails.

By accessing the Website, you agree to the Terms of Use. If you are unwilling to adhere to these Terms of Use, cease using the Website.

Our Content

HelpDeskGeek.com articles are original creations that are protected by relevant copyrights. Each article on HelpDeskGeek.com is an original piece, secured by applicable copyrights and other proprietary rights, such as intellectual property. These rights make the content the intellectual property of HelpDeskGeek.com.

Help Desk Geek is not claiming credit for any images or photographs displayed on this website, except where specifically stated.

Links to other resources, websites, or services may be displayed on the Website. These links to external resources are not under the control of Help Desk Geek. You acknowledge that Help Desk Geek cannot be held responsible or liable for the accuracy, appropriateness, content, functionality, or legality of these websites, services, and resources. You also acknowledge and agree that Help Desk Geek will not be held directly or indirectly responsible for any damage or loss resulting from or related to the use of any such content, goods or services on or through any such resource or website.

Accuracy of Content

Help Desk Geek is a digital magazine that offers tech tips, guides, news and commentary on computers, smartphones, browsers, software, apps, internet usage, tech trends, and streaming services.

We strive to ensure the highest accuracy possible in all of our content. We aim to be one of the most trusted sources of tech-related information online. However, this information may be incomplete or inaccurate. We do not offer any guarantee or warranty regarding its accuracy. These materials and information may contain inaccuracies, errors or both. We expressly disclaim any liability for such errors and inaccuracies.

Utilization of HDG Content

Help Desk Geek is intended for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for the benefit of any third parties. If you are below the age of consent in the jurisdiction where you live, your parent or legal guardian must accept the Terms of Use on your behalf.

Help Desk Geek allows the use of its original content for non-commercial reproduction provided that there is a mandatory credit to the Website Help Desk Geek, using both a link to this website and its logo. You can also reproduce excerpts, screenshots, or quotes from the Website Help Desk Geek with a mandatory credit to the website with a link to the website.

For any non-commercial reproduction, you cannot imply that Help Desk Geek has approved or supported you or your utilization of the material.

The permissions granted to you will not impact your fair dealing or fair use privileges, nor any relevant copyright exemptions and constraints, and/or the rights of others related to the work itself or its usage, including publicity or privacy rights.

This does not give you the right to republish images from Help Desk Geek. Help Desk Geek may not own the copyright for these images, except when the screenshot is of the entire website. Help Desk Geek does not offer any warranties or representations regarding third-party usage of the content on the Website.

Except for the limited usage rights granted herein, you are explicitly forbidden from copying, reorganizing, broadcasting, rewriting for broadcast or publication, redistributing, modifying, using, or publishing in any form, directly or indirectly, any part of the Website or its contents. This also encompasses the removal or modification of advertisements.

The content cannot be used on any website that promotes hate or racism, adult content (pornography), or any other illegal content.

RSS Feeds

You may find an RSS Feed on the Website for Help Desk Geek. We request that you refrain from altering the RSS feed in any manner. This includes removing, modifying, or inserting advertisements, or promotional material. Help Desk Geek can stop the distribution of RSS feeds and modify the content or format of the feed at any time. It reserves the right to request that any party stop using the RSS feed at anytime.

Print Media

If the URL, website name, or logo are clearly visible, you are allowed to reproduce a screenshot in print. Additionally, you may reproduce the content in print, as long as you clearly and prominently attribute it back to the website, including the URL and logo in citations. However, images from the website are not permitted for use in print.

The print media must not endorse pornography, hate, racism or other illegal content.


The content on Help Desk Geek is offered “as-is,” and the site is not liable for how you utilize the content, feeds, or other information. You may use the site according to your own judgement. Help Desk Geek will not assume responsibility for any complaints related to the content and images that you decide to showcase on your website or in print.

Help Desk Geek is not affiliated with brands, celebrities, or any other items listed on this Website. The information regarding net worth, item values, item specifications, and the like is not accurate and may not always be current. Other articles and content may contain opinions or commentary and should not considered factual. Help Desk Geek will not be held responsible for any incorrect or incomplete information.

Images on Help Desk Geek are not owned by us and are not covered by our copyrights. If you find any image offensive or believe it infringes on your copyright, please contact us at legal@akinternetconsulting.com for its removal.

Intellectual Property Rights

Help Desk Geek respects intellectual property rights and has a policy to remove User Submissions (and other) that violate copyright law. Title 17 U.S. Code Section 512 states that Help Desk Geek has a process for receiving written notices of copyright infringement claims and then processing them as required by law. For notice of copyright infringement claims, you must notify the below-listed agent if you suspect that a user of our services is violating your copyright.

AK Internet Consulting

11703 Trotter Point Ct.

Clarksville, MD 21029

Email: legal@akinternetconsulting.com

In accordance with applicable law, your written notice must include: your physical or electronic signature; a description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; a precise identification of the allegedly infringing material to allow us to locate it; sufficient contact information for us to reach you, such as postal address, phone number, and email address; a declaration that you believe in good faith that the use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement confirming the accuracy of the information in the written notice; and a declaration, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

In the event that you are an owner or authorized representative and your trademark is being utilized on Help Desk Geek in a manner that constitutes trademark infringement, please reach out to us at legal@akinternetconsulting.com. Kindly supply the correct identity of the owner, your contact information, and a detailed description of the complaint.

AK Internet Consulting Intellectual Property

The site name and logo of Help Desk Geek represent trademarks, trade names, service marks, or logos (collectively referred to as “Brandings”) that belong to Help Desk Geek. You are not permitted to use any of these Brandings. HDG retains ownership of all such Brandings and any associated goodwill. No content on the Website should be interpreted as granting, implicitly or otherwise, any license or right to use the Branding without HDG’s explicit authorization.

Affiliate Links

We may occasionally post affiliate links to third-party websites on our website. Every article and post that contains affiliate links will be clearly identified. We are members of many affiliate purchasing programs including Amazon Associates, Howl, and Commission Junction. These affiliate links earn us a commission for qualifying purchases. You should note that certain promotions and/or programs may not be available to all residents or to all geographic locations. You will need to read the terms of each program for more details. We are not responsible for any restriction, denial or action of a third-party site.

Our Comment Policy

Help Desk Geek allows users comment on and discuss content on the website using Disqus software. You agree to follow the guidelines below when you post comments.

Visitors and users can leave comments, provided that the content does not violate the Terms of Service. It should not be considered offensive, invade privacy or infringe on intellectual property rights. It should not be obscene in nature, include obscenities, or be libelous, threatening, illegal, or racist in any way. 

Comments posted by users/visitors are their responsibility. Help Desk Geek is not responsible for the comments that are posted to the Website and cannot guarantee their accuracy, reliability, or truthfulness. Help Desk Geek is not responsible for any comments posted to the Website.

You agree to give accurate, true, and genuine information, without violating any laws or regulations in force.

It is against the law to make unfounded or libelous claims. Your responsibility is to make sure your comments are clear, well-argued.

It is illegal to impersonate an entity or individual. Make sure your contributions are pertinent and appropriate.

The purpose of your comment or review is for its inclusion on the Website. It is not linked to any specific individual, place, or company, and the Website maintains no affiliation with the mentioned parties in any capacity. Help Desk Geek cannot be held responsible for the information you post.

Use polite and helpful comments to contribute. You should not insult anyone personally or make racist or defamatory comments. This could expose you to legal action. Help Desk Geek reserves all rights to remove or modify comments that violate the policies of the Website.

Help Desk Geek can remove any content at any time at its sole discretion. Help Desk Geek does not have the obligation to read or review all comments and postings.

The Website regards all comments as its property, and any related correspondence may be published. When you submit a comment, post, or article, you consent to potential edits that may correct mistakes, eliminate offensive language, or modify or delete your contribution without prior notification. Rest assured, email addresses provided with comments will not be sold or used for spamming purposes.

Offensive Statements & Comments

Should any party be the subject of comments that violate the Terms of Use, they may request the alteration or removal of such comments. To do so, please send an email to legal@akinternetconsulting.com, including a link to the specific comment and an explanation of its breach. Expect a response within 48 to 72 hours. Note that merely disagreeing with a comment or review does not warrant its modification or deletion.

Help Desk Geek does not take responsibility for any comments or statements that users may submit. Help Desk Geek can review any statement in response to a comment or complaint and edit or remove any statement that is offensive, libelous or false or in violation the Terms of Use. Complaints related to comments can be sent to legal@akinternetconsulting.com.

Illegal Use

Directly or indirectly, you must not: (i) Decipher, decompile or reverse engineer any source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms, of any portion of the Website.

You agree not to: impose or allow an unreasonable or disproportionately high load on Help Desk Geek’s infrastructure (as determined solely by Help Desk Geek) or its third-party providers’; interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the website; bypass or attempt to bypass any restricted access to the website, including other accounts or computer systems or networks connected to it; use manual or automated software to extract, frame, data-mine, or harvest content from the site; use any software or process to crawl pages on the site; or engage in any other actions that violate the Terms of Use.


These Terms of Use may be modified by the Website at any time. Clarifications and minor changes will be effective immediately. Substantial changes become effective after 30 days. Each document will include the posting date at the end. Continued use will be considered acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.

Personal Privacy and Confidentiality

The Website commits to using or disclosing user-submitted information solely for the purpose of providing services. However, Help Desk Geek cannot ensure the confidentiality of information transmitted over the Internet. Users are responsible for any potential disclosure of confidential information. Additionally, Help Desk Geek will collaborate with law enforcement agencies by providing relevant information pertaining to investigations or criminal activities.

Responsibility Disclaimer

You may find general information on the Website that is related to financial, legal, tax or medical issues. The service should not be relied upon for individual or group advice. Instead, you should consult a qualified professional. The assessment of the benefits and potential hazards of using the content on the Website is your sole responsibility.

The available content on this service is not intended to provide professional advice on medical, health, legal, tax, or financial matters. It is also not meant to endorse any financial instrument or investment strategy, or to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or health condition. Always consult with a qualified professional for such advice. For instance, before starting a new diet or inquiring about a medical condition, seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider. We and our licensors, vendors, and/or service providers disclaim any liability or loss arising from the content obtained through this service, in addition to all other limitations and disclaimers mentioned in the agreement.

Limitation of Liability

Help Desk Geek will not be responsible for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, or punitive damages, including lost profits, arising from your use or inability to use the Website. You agree that any damages you incur due to HDG’s acts or omissions or your use of the Website are not irreparable and are not enough to entitle you to an injunction or other equitable relief that restricts access to any portion of the Website. These limitations apply regardless of whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if HDG has been informed of the possibility of such damages.


The use of the Website is governed solely by the Terms of Use and related documents, which constitute the full agreement between the Website and you. Any previous agreements are null and void. Failure by the Website to enforce any provision of this agreement does not imply a waiver of any rights or provisions. If any part of this agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

Legal Jurisdiction and Governing Law

The Terms of Use are subject to the laws of the jurisdiction where you reside, and any legal proceedings related to the Terms of Use or the Website must be brought exclusively in the courts of the State of Maryland, City of Baltimore. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Website complies with all applicable laws.

The parties have agreed that the Terms of Use and all related documents will be written in English.


The headings within the Terms of Use are for informational purposes only and will not affect their interpretation.

This document was last updated on 3/30/2023.