Web Site Linking Policy

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http link The City of Ames, IA has adopted a policy on links from the City's website. The City of Ames limits links to those sites that promote the economic welfare, tourism, and industry of the city, as well as links to government and educational institutions.

 The City will not permit an electronic link from its Web Site except upon the following conditions, and only after written application to the City is approved by the Public Information Officer based upon information in the application showing that the applicant meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • The State of Iowa or the federal government or an agency thereof;
  • An educational institution in the State of Iowa funded with public funds;
  • A not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Iowa which promotes the economic welfare, tourism and industry of the City of Ames;
  • A commission or agency funded in whole or in part by the City of Ames, Iowa;
  • A party that has an established partnership with the City of Ames and which promotes the economic welfare, tourism and industry of the City. 

Placement of the link is at the sole discretion of the City of Ames.

Links to many web sites are not controlled, maintained, or regulated by the City of Ames or any organization affiliated with the City of Ames, and the City of Ames is not responsible for the content of those web sites. Use of information obtained from those web sites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. Reference at those web sites to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the City of Ames.

Links to web sites may be terminated if the City of Ames determines in its sole discretion that the linking party ceases to meet the criteria as outlined in this policy.

For additional information, contact the:

Public Information Office, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Phone  515-239-5204 or e-mail sgwiasda@city.ames.ia.us