TikTok Terms of Service

Read our summary of TikTok's Terms of Service.


  • Your use of TikTok constitutes a binding contract with the TikTok entity based on your residency.
  • TikTok's Community Guidelines are designed to keep the platform safe and enjoyable.
  • Additional terms may apply for certain features, content types, or if you use TikTok for business purposes.
  • The "For You" feed is personalized to your interests based on various factors.
  • TikTok uses a combination of technology and human moderation to enforce its Terms and Community Guidelines.
  • TikTok may show advertisements and charge sellers a commission on TikTok Shop.
  • You can access most TikTok features without a fee, but some paid features are available.
  • An account is required for full functionality, and account details sync across TikTok apps.
  • You must be at least 13 years old to use the platform, and certain features have higher age requirements.
  • There are strict prohibitions on the type of content you can post, in line with Community Guidelines.
  • You retain ownership of your content, but grant TikTok licenses to use it.
  • TikTok promises to provide the Platform with reasonable skill and care.
  • TikTok does not guarantee the accuracy or legality of user-generated content.
  • You may end your relationship with TikTok at any time by closing your account.
  • TikTok can suspend or terminate your account for breaches of Terms or Community Guidelines.
  • TikTok may update these Terms or the Platform, and will notify you of significant changes.
  • Disputes are governed by the law of your residence and can be resolved through local courts or alternative dispute resolution.
  • TikTok may reclaim inactive or inappropriate account names.

Things to watch out for

  • Content you post can be used by TikTok and other users in various ways, depending on your settings.
  • Your account can be terminated if TikTok suspects you are violating Terms or Community Guidelines.
  • Changes to Terms may affect how you use the Platform, and continued use requires acceptance of new Terms.
  • Underage users will have their accounts terminated upon discovery.
  • Personal data is processed according to TikTok's Privacy Policy, which should be reviewed carefully.

AI recommendations

When using TikTok, it's important to be aware of the implications of the content you post and how it can be used by TikTok and other users. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the Community Guidelines to avoid any potential issues with content violations. If you're considering using TikTok for business purposes, pay close attention to the additional terms that may apply. Remember, your experience on the platform is personalized, and the "For You" feed is tailored to your interactions. Lastly, keep an eye out for any changes to the Terms of Service, as they will dictate your continued use of the platform.


What happens to the content I post on TikTok?

You retain ownership of your content, but by posting, you grant TikTok and other users certain rights to use it, subject to your settings. Even if you delete your content or account, some remnants like shared or derivative works may remain on the platform.

Can TikTok terminate my account?

Yes, TikTok can suspend or permanently terminate your account if you breach their Terms or Community Guidelines, or for other reasons such as legal requirements or security issues.

Will I be notified of changes to TikTok's Terms of Service?

TikTok will provide reasonable advance notice of significant changes to the Terms of Service and when they take effect. However, urgent changes may not always come with advance notice.

(Last updated: 9th December, 2023)

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