Linking Policy

This page may contain links to non-U.S. government websites. What this means to you »

Evaluation Criteria

USFA evaluates all suggested links using the following criteria:

Links to Government Websites

USFA can add a link to any government website that is publicly available unless directed not to by the agency that owns the site. Acceptable Federal government-owned or government-sponsored website domains include .gov, .mil and USFA also links to: quasi-government agencies and websites created by public sector/private sector partnerships; state and local government sites; and some government-sponsored websites that end in .com, .org, or .net.

Links to Non-Government Websites

USFA links to websites that are not government-owned or government-sponsored if these websites complement existing information, products and services on the USFA website. USFA provides these non-government websites as a public service only. USFA will not link to non-government sites to advertise products and/or services. The U.S. government neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these website links. Furthermore, the U.S. government neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in non-government website links. (See Disclaimer of Endorsement for more information on this topic.)

Reviewing Links for Currency

All external links are reviewed quarterly to make sure they work and that they still add value.


USFA will not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. Furthermore, USFA reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with USFA's mission or policies.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on the USFA website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. USFA provides these links and pointers solely for our users' information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the USFA website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Privacy and Security

Check the Privacy and Security Notice for more information about USFA Privacy and Security policies.

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