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Homeland Security

Linking Policy ( is the official website of the Department of Homeland Security. It is a public domain website, so you can link to at no cost and without specific permissions.

How to Link to

If you would like to include a link to on your website, we encourage you to add a text link to When you link to, please do so in an appropriate context and as a service to your web visitors. Here are a couple examples:

Short version ( is your online source for credible homeland security information and is the official website of the Department of Homeland Security.

Long version ( is your online source for credible homeland security information. It is the official website of the Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. Our mission gives us five main areas of responsibility: guarding against terrorism; securing our borders; enforcing our immigration laws; improving our readiness for, response to, and recovery from disasters; and maturing and unifying the Department.


Links may not be used in any way that implies a relationship with, affiliation with, sponsorship of, or endorsement by, or that can reasonably be interpreted to suggest editorial content has been authored by or represents the views or opinions of, or to promote any commercial product or service, or in any other way that violates applicable law.

Links to Websites Outside

In rare instances, links to Web sites 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. provides these non-government websites as a public service only. The U.S. government neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these website links. Furthermore, the U.S. government neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in non-government website links.These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site. All Federal websites, however, are subject to the same Federal policy, security, and accessibility mandates.

Broken Links

In order to ensure that the internal and external hyperlinks on are working properly, we review the website for broken links on a quarterly basis.

To report a broken link, please submit a Web comment form and select "bad link" as the issue. Be sure to include the URL for the page on which the bad link can be found as well the name of the link that isn't working. 

Privacy and Security

Check the Privacy Policy for more information about Privacy and Security policies.

Last Published Date: July 20, 2015

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