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Linking Policy

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

When FAI provides such links, it adheres to the following policy.

Evaluation Criteria

Links must be consistent with sound public policy and support the mission of FAI and its programs.

If FAI has a formal relationship with organizations or businesses, may link to their sites.  All participating partners in a business venture with FAI must be treated equally.

Links to commercial sites must avoid even the perception of favoritism or bias relative to other similar commercial sites.  If other sites exist which offer similar products, information, or services there must be a link to all sites or none. 

FAI regularly reviews the quality and usefulness of the sites it links to. However, FAI cannot be responsible for their content or privacy policies as noted in the Disclaimers of Endorsement below.

Websites that are separate from but which are funded or supported in whole or in part by FAI are considered part of FAI’s overall web presence.  There are direct links from to these sites without notification or disclaimer.

Links to Other Government Websites

All links and pointers to sites that are not funded or supported in whole or in part by FAI are clearly identified as either "government" or "non-government links".

Because the websites of other government websites must follow the same governmentwide policies that FAI does, links to these sites (including the U.S. military) are made without notification or disclaimer.

Links to Non-government Websites

All links and pointers to sites that are not part of the government are identified as "non-government links". Such links are either:

  • Collected in a list with the label "Non-government Links", or
  • "Described in text as "a commercial site", "a non-governmental education site", or "a non-government public organization site".

This presentation is FAI’s notification to visitors that these links are to non-government sites and that the disclaimers below apply.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The inclusion of links and pointers to websites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or to the information contained on those sites. It is also not intended to endorse or recommend any views expressed or products or services offered on these sites.

FAI does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.

FAI does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and does not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

FAI cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Visitors must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.

FAI is not responsible for transmissions visitors receive from linked websites.

FAI does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.


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


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