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Privacy and Other Policies for Webcontent.gov

Privacy and Security

View our Privacy and security policy to see how Webcontent.gov handles technical and personal information when you visit our website.

Linking Policy

Webcontent.gov links to other websites that provide additional information and practical tools to help federal web content managers. This site primarily links to official government sites, but will also include non-government sites if they feature information not available on a government site. Links will go directly to useful pages, not necessarily to organizational home pages. The Federal Web Managers Council, which manages the site, evaluates all suggested links using the following criteria:

  • Is the recommended website an official government-owned or supported website?
  • Does the recommended website provide official government information or services?
  • Does the recommended website complement existing information, products and services on Webcontent.gov?
  • Is the recommended website accessible and applicable to a wide audience of federal web content managers?
  • Is the recommended website's content relevant, useful and authoritative for federal web content managers?
  • Does the recommended website's information appear to be accurate and current?
  • Does the recommended website's approach to the privacy of personal information appear to be consistent with the government's privacy and security policies?
  • Is the recommended website "user-friendly?"

Disclaimer of Endorsement

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

The Federal Web Managers Council of the Interagency Committee on Government Information, which manages the Webcontent.gov, does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.

The Federal Web Managers Council does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

The Federal Web Managers Council cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.

The Federal Web Managers Council is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.

The Federal Web Managers Council does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Accessibility Policy

Webcontent.gov is committed to providing access to all individuals--disabled or not--seeking information on Webcontent.gov. To provide this information, Webcontent.gov has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.

If you are an individual utilizing assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and experience difficulty accessing information on Webcontent.gov, please contact us and indicate the nature of your accessibility difficulty, the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking.

Accessing Document in Different File Formats

Some documents on Webcontent.gov are in Portable Document Format (PDF). These documents ensure that you will be able to obtain publications in their original format regardless of what type of computer, browser or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view, navigate through and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. Instructions and a troubleshooting guide are available on the Adobe website. For best results, make sure you install version 3.0 or later of the Acrobat Reader. If you’re using screenreaders or require alternate versions of Adobe Acrobat, you may find it useful to visit Adobe's alternate reader download page.


Page Updated or Reviewed: March 22, 2005

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