This document outlines the policies for linking to and from the AGD Website website(s). The mission of AGD Website is to provide a single point of access to government and public information and services that is private, secure, convenient, efficient, service-oriented, and accessible to everyone.
AGD Website will use the guidelines outlined below to link to information and services in order to provide a public portal that allows citizens and businesses to quickly locate and access electronic information. This policy may be updated periodically. The current version was approved on 18 July 2008.
The AGD Website electronic framework project and the AGD Website operation of the Adjutant Generalís Department were established pursuant to Subchapter I of Chapter 2054, Texas Government Code and the authority of the Adjutant Generalís Department. This document is rendered in order to describe the linking practices of AGD Website.
Advance permission to link to AGD Website is not necessary. However, be aware that AGD Website subpages, including the pages of state agencies and local governments, may change at any time without notice. Entities and individuals linking to AGD Website must continuously verify links to our subpages.
Entities and individuals linking to AGD Website shall not capture AGD Website pages within frames, present AGD Website content as its own, or otherwise misrepresent AGD Website content. Furthermore, they shall not misinform users about the origin or ownership of AGD Website content. Certain information on AGD Website may be trademarked, service-marked, or otherwise protected as intellectual property. Protected intellectual property must be used in accordance with state and federal laws and must reflect the proper ownership of the intellectual property.
Any link to the AGD Website site should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to AGD Website unencumbered. The "Back" button should return the visitor to original site if the visitor wishes to back out.
This section outlines the criteria and requirements that external web sites must meet to have a link from AGD Website. It also details how links are accepted and removed from AGD Website.
AGD Website reserves the right to link to external web sites that it feels would provide a service to the citizen.
AGD Website links to federal, state, and local governments that provide information and services that benefit Texas citizens and businesses. At its discretion, AGD Website will consider link requests to non-governmental web sites that contain information and/or services that further the purpose of AGD Website.
AGD Website is not a forum for public communication and debate. The criteria outlined in this section have been established to ensure that AGD Website remains a non-public forum.
Every link request must undergo review to determine its relevance and appropriateness to the purpose of AGD Website. Links are approved for AGD Website based on the following criteria:
AGD Website reserves the right to deny links if it determines that a web site contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of AGD Website, or does not meet one or more of the criteria set forth above in numbered sections or set out below in the Conditions for Link Maintenance on AGD Website section.
To give superior customer service to citizens and businesses accessing governmental information and services through AGD Website, we require that external web sites linked from AGD Website meet the following conditions in order to maintain a link on AGD
AGD Website reserves the right to remove links if it determines that a web site contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of AGD Website, or does not meet one or more of the criteria set forth above in numbered sections or set out above in the Conditions for Link Maintenance on AGD Website section.
Links from AGD Website will be reviewed regularly and may be removed for the following reasons:
Any trademarks that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by AGD Website. AGD Website respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us.
PLEASE NOTE that users of this web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information. AGD Website makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this web site. The State of Texas disclaims any express or implied warranty in providing for public use its computer system and any materials, information, graphics, products, or processes contained therein. It makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any responsibility in the use of this service or its contents for its accuracy, completeness, currency, its use for any general or particular purpose, nor that such items or use of such items would not violate or infringe rights of others. This service is provided on a strictly "as is" basis. The State of Texas specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the Web site or the information it contains, including any Web sites maintained by third parties and linked to the AGD Website site. AGD Website may provide links to Web sites maintained by third parties if it is determined that they may be of interest to users. AGD Website neither endorses the content, products, services, or viewpoints expressed by the linked sites, nor assumes any responsibility for the content of these linked web sites. AGD Website makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the "AGD Website.state.tx.us" domain.
Upon leaving AGD Website and linking to an external site, the policies governing AGD Website no longer apply and users are subject to the external siteís policies. Questions and concerns regarding the information or services provided by a linked site must be AGDected to the entity or individual responsible for that site, rather than to AGD Website.
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Texas, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
The materials are provided for public use on computer systems located within the State of Texas and for the use and benefit of citizens of Texas. Any person choosing to use this system or seeking access to information or materials on this system is subject to Texas jurisdiction. Any dispute arising there from shall be decided under the laws and in the courts in Texas.