These terms of use apply to the website of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (referred to through as the “foundation”, “we”, and “us”) located at and any other websites under the control of the Hewlett Foundation (the “Website”), however the Website is accessed and/or used.

By using our Website, you are accepting these terms of use. We reserve the right to modify or amend these terms from time to time without notice. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms of use will mean you accept those changes.

Third-party posts

You are prohibited from posting or submitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any other material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. The foundation may remove postings which we determine, in our sole discretion, violate this term. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

Third-party links

From time to time, this Website may contain links to websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by the foundation. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Website. We are not responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other website, nor any products or services that you buy from any other websites or any donations made through any other websites. We do not endorse, guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the products or services that you may obtain from using any other websites or how any donations you make through such websites will be used. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.


Your use of this Website is at your risk. The information, materials and services provided on or through this Website are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement of intellectual property. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, materials or services provided on or through this Website. The foregoing exclusions of implied warranties do not apply to the extent prohibited by law. Please refer to your local laws for any such prohibitions.

Limitations of liability

The foundation does not assume any responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any damages to, or any viruses that may infect your computer, telecommunication equipment or other property caused by or arising from your access to, use of, or browsing this Website, or your downloading of any information or materials from this Website. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Website, and operation of the Website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control.

In no event will the foundation, or any of its officers, trustees, directors, employees, agents, successors or assigns, nor any party involved in the creation, production or transmission of this Website, be liable to you or anyone else for any indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this Website, any websites linked to this Website, or the materials, information or services contained on any or all such websites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitations of liability do not apply to the extent prohibited by law. Please refer to your local laws for any such prohibitions.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the foundation harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (a) the use of the Website or the Internet or your placement or transmission of any message or information on this Website by you or your authorized users; (b) your violation of any of these terms and conditions, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein; (c) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; or (d) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)

If you believe that your copyright or other rights have been infringed by or through any content on our Website, please provide our Designated Agent written notice with the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other interest
  • A description of the copyrighted work or other work that you claim has been infringed
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our sites, networks or other repositories
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address
  • A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf

Our Designated Agent for claims of copyright infringement is:

Elizabeth H. Peters
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
2121 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA  94025
Phone: 650-234-4787

The Hewlett Foundation will promptly respond to your proper DMCA notice as outlined above.  If the disputed materials were posted by a third party identifiable through our reasonable efforts, the Hewlett Foundation will try to provide notice to the third party of the claim. If the third party responds, we will provide you with a copy so that you may take any other steps you may consider appropriate.

If we become aware that a user is a repeat copyright infringer, the Hewlett Foundation will take reasonable steps within our power to terminate that user.