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Intellectual Property Policy

This Intellectual Property Policy sets forth the policies the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (the "Foundation") follows with regard to claims that material made available through (the "Foundation's website") is made available without authorization of the applicable rights holder.

Section 1. Copyrights

All of the information, content, software and services (collectively, the "Content") offered by the Foundation through the Foundation’s website is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.  The Content is owned by the Foundation and/or other third parties.   Much of the Content is made available to you by the Foundation or the original author under Creative Commons open license terms ( that grant you certain permission to use – see the applicable licensing statement in each item of Content for further detail.

Section 2. Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names used on the Foundation’s website, are proprietary to the Foundation, and/or third parties. No rights to any trademark or service mark are granted or implied, and all rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by the respective rights holder.

Section 3. Trademark Owners

If you are a trademark owner and you believe that your trademarks are being used without the proper permission in any material available through the Foundation’s website, please contact the Foundation at and provide sufficient information to enable the Foundation to address the matter as expediently as possible.

Section 4. Copyright Owners

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and you believe any Content made available through the Foundation’s website infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing the Foundation’s Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:

(i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(ii)  identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;

(iii)  identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Foundation to locate the material;

(iv)  information reasonably sufficient to permit the Foundation to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

(v) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (for example, “I am under the good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted content that is identified herein is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”); and

(vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed (for example, “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner, of the copyright(s) that is/are allegedly infringed by the aforementioned content.”).

Please consult your legal counsel (or see 17 U.S.C. § 512) to confirm these requirements and your compliance therewith.  It is the Foundation’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and to take down infringing Content.  In addition, it is the Foundation’s policy to remove Content provided by parties determined to be “repeat infringers”, and refuse to post further Content provided by such party, and the Foundation will pursue any further actions it deems appropriate under the circumstances.

Section 5. Designated Agent

The Foundation’s Designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications and counter-notifications of claimed infringement can be reached as follows: Attention: Copyright Agent, General Counsel, or by electronic mail at For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Designated Copyright Agent.  Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support or other communications should be submitted to the Foundation using the “Contact” page on the Foundation’ website  While the Foundation uses reasonable efforts to follow up on all notices from rights holders, you acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid and the Foundation may not be able to process your request.  Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Section 6. Contact Information

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
2121 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Telephone: 650-234-4500
Fax: 650-234-4501