Linking Policy

Longmeadow.org links to website content that provides information and tools to help citizens, businesses and state/local agencies. Links will go directly to the most relevant pages, not necessarily to organizational home pages.

General Policy

At our discretion, we may link to websites that:

  • Are official federal, state or local government-owned or supported or provide official government information or services;
  • Are accessible to users with disabilities;
  • Are applicable to a wide audience of local citizens, businesses and state/local agencies;
  • Contain current, accurate, and authoritative content;
  • Are easy to navigate;

We will not link to websites that:

  • Handle the privacy of personal information in a way that is inconsistent with the Town’s privacy policy.
  • Are associated with political or advocacy groups for a political party, organization, or candidate running for office;
  • Promote or exhibit hate, bias, discrimination, pornography; libelous or otherwise defamatory content;
  • Promote any religion or religious viewpoint;
  • Are individual or personal home pages.

Links to Government Websites

Longmeadow.org can add a link to any government website that is publicly available unless directed not to by the agency that owns the site. Acceptable federal government-owned or state government-sponsored website domains include .gov, .mil, .fed.us, and state.xx.us.

Longmeadow.org also links to quasi-government agencies and websites created by public sector/private sector partnerships; state and local government sites; and some government-sponsored websites that end in .com, .org, or .net.

Links to Non-Government Websites

In rare instances, Longmeadow.org links to websites that are not government-owned or government-sponsored if these websites provide government information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official government website. Longmeadow.org provides these non-government websites as a public service only. (See Terms of Use for more information on this topic.)