Privacy Policy

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (“Packard Foundation”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose, and make use of information.

We will never sell, rent, or share your information to other individuals or organizations without your permission, except as necessary to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and comply with the law.

If you submit articles or other resources through the Website, we will collect certain information such as your name (first and last) and email, that can be used to identify you (“Personal Information”) through web forms and emails submitted to the Packard Foundation. We will use your Personal Information only to identify you as the resource who submitted a particular article and contacting you if we need additional information in connection with the article you submitted. We will also collect all the information that you choose to provide to us via Your Content (defined below) such as your articles or links to your resources.

We may use certain third party services such as Google Analytics that may use cookies to collect certain non-personally identifiable information to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our website and to customize and improve our services. We also collect visitor information during your visit to this website, which may include location, IP address, browser details, and similar information. We use visitor information for improving the design, function, and content of our website.

Your Personal Information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your Personal Information to us, we may transfer your Personal Information to the United States and process it here.

Our services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.

Terms of Use

By visiting our Website (as defined below) you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not access our Website or submit Your Content.

Website Content

The contents of the website (the “Website”) including text, photos, images, works of authorship, links to articles, design, logos, videos, music, art, publications and all other materials on the website (individually and collectively, the “Website Content”) is the property of the Packard Foundation and its licensors. For clarity, Website Content includes Your Content (as defined below).

Except as otherwise expressly authorized in writing by the Packard Foundation, you are not authorized to, and agree not to reproduce, download, distribute, display, or otherwise use Website Content (excluding Your Content) or any portion of such Website Content. Such express written authorization is granted with respect to Website Content for which the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License (“CC License”) is specifically stated to apply on this website. For questions or requests regarding use of Website Content, please send an email to [email protected], referencing “Use of Materials” in your subject line.

Rights You Grant to Packard Foundation

By submitting any Website Content (such as articles or links to articles, or posting comments on articles), to us via this website (“Your Content”), you grant to the Packard Foundation, a worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute copies of, publicly display and publicly perform Your Content on this website.

You’re responsible for Your Content.  You represent and warrant to us that you own all Your Content or have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in Your Content, and use of  Your Content as contemplated in the license above will not violate any law or infringe any third party publicity, privacy, intellectual property, or other rights.

Copyright Policy

Packard Foundation respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. We will terminate in appropriate circumstances any users who are established to be repeat infringers. If you believe that anyone has violated your copyright rights through use of our services, you may send us a notification of claimed infringement at [email protected], referencing “Claimed Infringement” in your subject line.


The materials on Packard Foundation’s website (including Website Content) are provided “as is” by the Packard Foundation. Packard Foundation makes no warranties, expressed or implied. Further, Packard Foundation does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the Website Content or other materials on its website or otherwise relating to such Website Content or materials or on any sites linked to this website.

External Links

Our website contains links to other sites, also known as external links. When you click on one of these external links, you are entering another website for which Packard Foundation has no responsibility. Check the privacy policy of the website before sharing personal information. The inclusion of any external link is only for your convenience and does not imply endorsement by Packard Foundation of the website.


Questions regarding any of the above information should be sent to the Packard Foundation by email, referencing “Privacy and Use” in your subject line.