Website Links Policy

This site is an information and service channel provided for the use of and paid for by the citizens of Fort Dodge, Iowa. It is not a public forum. Links to other sites from this site are provided solely at the discretion of the City of Fort Dodge. Links are provided solely as a convenience for users of this site, and generally must be to other sites that support the vision and mission of the City of Fort Dodge. Links to commercial sites will not generally be established, except as noted in this policy.

Acceptable Links
Links are provided to the following categories of external sites, and must meet the criteria established herein:
  1. Other government entities, including local, state and federal government sites, or site operated by agencies of any of those entities.
  2. Sites operated by nonprofit 503(c) or not-for profit agencies with which the City has an established statutory, participatory or supportive relationship.
  3. Sites operated by established and properly accredited institutions of learning.
  4. Sites operated by nonprofit, not-for-profit or for-profit agencies that provide community-based services including health care, child care, elder care or other social services.
  5. Commercial sites that support City's Economic Development mission.
  6. Commercial sites that the City determines may be of interest to site visitors who may be visiting Fort Dodge, who may be planning a trip to Fort Dodge, or who may be considering relocating to Fort Dodge.
  7. Commercial sites operated by entities that are official sponsors of City of Fort Dodge events or programs.
Unacceptable Links
Typically, the City will not post links or references to external web sites for the following categories of organizations, except in rare cases where doing so would further the goals of the City of Fort Dodge.
  1. Candidate sites or sites advocating a position on City or other ballot issues.
  2. Corporate, commercial sites, except those that meet one or more of the criteria listed above.
  3. Individual or personal home pages.
  4. Sites that could pose a risk to the security of the City's computer systems or networks.
  5. Sites that include content that violate community standards of propriety and decency.
Reverse Links
The City does not object to links from external web sites to the City web site, provided that;
  1. No relationship with the City is implied or expressed by the link or the context in which the link appears.
  2. The links opens the City's web site in a full browser window and not within the content of the linking site, such as in an HTML frame.
Requesting Links
Links may be submitted to the webmaster for consideration. The request should describe the services provided by the requesting site, along with the required URL. The webmaster will have final approval for the addition of links to the site.

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