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College Policy on Linking

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Policy on Privacy | Web Site Proprietary Legend and Disclaimer

Incoming Links to the College
The College grants a nonexclusive, limited permission to websites to place a text link to the containing the exact words "American College of Rheumatology" or our domain name (presently on their site to develop a link between their site and the College website(s).

Content Integrity, Link Location
The College requests that sites do not use links to other than a text link. The materials on the linking site should not imply any association with or relation to the College or imply in any way that any materials from our website are maintained within or originate from the linking Web site. The College does not permit any content from our website to be framed within another site. Material may not be copied from our website for publication in any form without express written permission. Companies advertising products are requested to not link to the College site from any advertising or marketing pages, to include any pages that refer specifically to a particular drug by brand name through overt logo use or textual reference. All links should be for nonprofit or educational purposes only.

Format of Link
No changes or modifications to the text link to the College may be made. Use of the text link to the College for purposes other than linking to is expressly forbidden. The text link must not be used or associated with any obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, indecent, profane, defamatory or unlawful site or materials in any way, or in any manner that would adversely affect the name, reputation and goodwill of the College. The College retains and reserves all rights to the College's trade names, trademarks and logos, copyrights and all other intellectual property. Use of any other trademarks, trade names, graphic banners, copyrighted material or any other intellectual property of the College for any purpose is expressly forbidden, unless explicit written permission for that use has been granted.

All information is provided "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

The College shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, liability or expense that may accompany or result from your use of the link, text link to the College or graphic banner(s), including but not limited to any computer virus; technical, hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions. The granting of this Permission does not indicate nor should it be construed in any way to represent an endorsement by the College of any materials on a website containing our text link to the College or graphic banner(s) or any other intellectual property. The College reserves the right to request that verbiage to this effect be placed on the page containing a link to as a condition of inclusion of the link.

The College controls and operates its websites from the United States of America. The College in no way implies that the text link to the College is appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you use our materials from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws.

The College may at any time revise this Linking Policy. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then-current Linking Policy to which you are bound.

The display of a text link to the College on a website indicates agreement by the website to the foregoing terms and conditions. Please forward any questions about this policy to

Outgoing Links from the College
The College places certain links on our Web site. The College uses the following criteria to evaluate sites for linking. The linked site should:

  • Relate to the mission of the College;
  • Complement and enhance the information on our web site;
  • Provide credible, accurate, current, science-based information;
  • Be subject to adequate procedures for the review and updating of material;
  • Be primarily focused on information or educational content, rather than the promotion of a product or service;
  • Adhere to adequate policies regarding external links and privacy of user data.

These criteria may change at any time to reflect new policies at the College. Sites requesting a link should send an e-mail containing the link and any relevant information to.