The helmsman must guide the boat by using the waves, otherwise the boat will be submerged by the waves.”
– Chou En-Lai


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©2016 The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation has created and maintains this site to provide educational and other information and resources to the general public. The contents of this site are for personal, educational and/or non-commercial use only. No part or segment of this site may be reproduced. Any reproduction of any of the text and or non-licensable images contained herein is a violation of applicable copyright laws.

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By using our web site you consent to our foundation and use of the information as described in this Privacy Policy, which may be changed from time to time by us. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post the revised Privacy Policy including such changes on our web site. For your convenience and future reference, the date of the version of the Privacy Policy set forth on our web site is listed below. You can print the version of our Privacy Policy that you reviewed and approved, and compare it to the version in effect when you use our web site in the future to determine what, if any, changes have been made.

General Agreement:

When you download image files from this web site, or retrieve files from The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation through any means, via all media, you agree to and accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

If your use of this web site is on behalf of your employer or another third party, then the terms and conditions of this Agreement apply to you and your employer or other third party.

Images are not to be used in any manner without the express permission of The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation. All images are licensed under the terms and conditions as specified at time of purchase. No image license is valid until payment has been processed. Any use of images without prior payment and/or The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation’s express authorization, constitutes a copyright infringement and will be subject to prosecution under international copyright law. All rights not specifically granted are retained by The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation.

Images are not sold; the use of such material is licensed and it remains the sole and exclusive property of The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation and/or the individual or photographer.

Images cannot be distributed or re-sold independent from the primary use defined and agreed to and may not be used in a manner allowing permanent storage or re-use by third parties. No licenses may be sublicensed, transferred or assigned in any form. You agree not to make, authorize, or permit any use of any image except as specifically set forth here and on the invoice you receive.

Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement may result in immediate revocation of the license granted.

Copyright Protection:
All images licensed by The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation are copyrighted and therefore protected by the intellectual property laws of the United States as well as the Berne Convention.

You agree to provide each reproduction of an image with the credit line: description or photographer’s name/The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation. You agree to provide statutory copyright protection of the image by timely registering the work you created or the work in which the image appears, and such copyright shall be assigned to The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation, photographer or author, upon request and without charge. The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation has the exclusive right to pursue any copyright infringement without regard to the rights granted. In the event that The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation pursues a copyright infringement and receives an award or settlement, its liability to the licensee shall not exceed that portion of the license, if any, paid for conflicting exclusivity.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the highest level of integrity in dealing with our customers and partners. Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us or other information we may father from your use of our Web site, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Web site and our products and services. This statement will be continuously accessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs and legal developments, and may be revised accordingly (see discussion below, ”Your Consent.”)

When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site. For example, you may need to provide the following information: Name, mailing address, email address, and home and business phone and/or fax numbers. In addition to providing the foregoing information, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

Our Web site may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after your visit to our Web site.

Broadly speaking, we use personal information and other information that we may gather from your use of our Web site for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service.