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Linking Policy

Links from the City of Wauwatosa Website

 
The purpose of the City of Wauwatosa’s website is to provide citizens, businesses and visitors a wide range of information about the City.  As part of this public purpose, the website includes links to outside websites compatible with this goal. The City has no control over the format, content, or accuracy of any information found on any website not a part of City’s website (specifically, any website not a part of the domains “wauwatosa.net” or “ci.wauwatosa.wi.us”).  The City is not responsible for, does not endorse, and cannot assure the accuracy of information on outside websites. 

The following criteria will be used in considering requests for links from the City of Wauwatosa’s website.  If a particular request is not granted, the requester may ask the Common Council to decide whether to approve the request. The Council will review the merits of the requested link, keeping in mind the following criteria, to determine whether it serves the overall purpose of the City’s website.

The City reserves the right to determine how and where external links will appear on its website; i.e. what page the link appears on and where the link is placed on the page.

    The City’s website may provide links to websites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations funded or created by the City of Wauwatosa
  • Nonprofit neighborhood associations within the City of Wauwatosa
  • Non-partisan websites that encourage the informed and active participation of Wauwatosa residents in government
  • Organizations providing the public with information or access to the arts, humanities, culture or education
  • Nonprofit organizations providing employment, health and other services to Wauwatosa residents
  • Non-profit Wauwatosa business development organizations
  • Web guides providing information about Wauwatosa hotels, restaurants, retail stores and similar businesses
  • Local and regional media websites
  • Organizations partnering with the City of Wauwatosa to meet the City’s strategic or operational goals 

 

The City's website will not provide links to web sites for: 

  • Candidates for local, state or federal offices

  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue

  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above

  • Individual or personal home pages


Linking to the City of Wauwatosa Website

Links to the City's website are permissible, and are in fact encouraged. However, we do ask that, in most cases, links point to the home page (http://www.wauwatosa.net/) rather than to any specific internal page, as those links may change from time to time.


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