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Linking Policy

Linking to DHS.gov

DHS.gov (www.dhs.gov) is the official Web site of the Department of Homeland Security. It is a public domain Web site, so you can link to DHS.gov at no cost and without specific permissions.

How to Link to DHS.gov

If you would like to include a link to DHS.gov on your Web site, we encourage you to add a text link to DHS.gov. When you link to DHS.gov, please do so in an appropriate context and as a service to your Web visitors.

Short version: DHS.gov (www.dhs.gov) is your online source for credible homeland security information and is the official Web site of the Department of Homeland Security.

Long version: DHS.gov (www.dhs.gov) is your online source for credible homeland security information. It is the official Web site 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.

Disclaimer

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

Links to Web sites Oustide DHS.gov

In rare instances, DHS.gov links to Web sites that are not government-owned or government-sponsored if these Web sites provide government information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official government Web site. DHS.gov provides these non-government Web sites 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 Web site links. Furthermore, the U.S. government neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in non-government Web site links.These Web sites 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 Web sites, 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 DHS.gov are working properly, we review the Web site 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 DHS.gov Privacy Policy for more information about DHS.gov Privacy and Security policies.

 

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