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Free linking policy

This free linking policy has the same basic content as our regular linking policy.

This linking policy has been created for website operators who want to set out, in detail, their policies relating to hyperlinking. The default provisions state a website's policies in relation to both links from the website and incoming links.

This type of linking policy is relatively unusual, but may nonetheless be useful in respect of some types of website.

NB There is some cross-over between the content of this free linking policy, and the treatment of user-provided content in many of our T&Cs of use for websites.

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Free linking policy contents

  1. Introduction: links are welcome; status of linking policy.
  2. Credit: docular credit (linking policy); free documents licensing warning.
  3. Links to our website: links misleading; appropriate link text; links to point to specific URL; no use of logo in links; no inline linking; no framing.
  4. Links from our website: third party websites: hyperlinks not recommendations; no responsibility for third party websites.
  5. Removal of links: user agrees to delete links upon request; removal of links published on website.
  6. Variation: variation by publishing new version on website.
  7. Our details: website operator name; place of business; contact information.
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