Marine Parents Web Site Links Policy

Linking to Websites.

Organizations and individuals (the site owner) are encouraged to link to information. Advance permission is not required before linking. Links should be made using the appropriate base URL of or such other URL as the organization may use for outreach programs. Because may change subpages at any time without notice, the site owner should routinely verify links to organization subpages.
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What Site Owners May Not Do in Linking to Websites.

  • Site owners may not capture pages within the site owner's frames, present Web site content as that of the site owner, otherwise misrepresent the content of the pages or misinform users about the origin or ownership of the content of the Web site.
  • Any link to a site should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to the site unencumbered. The BACK button should return the visitor to the site owner's site if the visitor wishes to back out.
  • Although the content of Web sites is available to the public, certain information on some Web sites may be trademarked, service marked, or otherwise protected as's intellectual property, and all content is protected by federal copyright laws.
  • Use of protected intellectual property must be in accordance with federal and state law and must reflect the copyright, trademark, service mark or other intellectual property ownership of Site owners should not link to individual graphics or tables within pages, especially in an effort to place the downloading burden on the servers.
  • Site owners should contact to request permission to use a copy of's graphics within the site owner's pages.

Links from any Website.

  1. Links from websites are provided for convenience and information only, and assumes no responsibility for their content.
  2. reserves the right to link to external websites that feels provide a service to its members.
  3. makes all efforts to ensure these links to open in new browser windows.
  4. All requests for links from websites must be submitted to staff. Each request will be reviewed under the provisions listed in the Website Links Policy.
  5. The Website Links Policy guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Non-commercial information relevant to members, Marines, or those who are engaged in providing non-profit services to Marines and their families.
    • Commercial links with a stated commercial purpose will be refused unless contracted as paid advertising. Links to paid advertising will be so noted.
  6. reserves the right to refuse any link request without condition.
  7. also reserves the right to remove posted links on websites without condition. Specific conditions include, but are not limited to, if the website or website sponsor's:
    • Is engaged in any unlawful activity
    • Is engaged in any activity incongruous with's mission
    • Is engaged in the sale, promotion, or display of pornographic material
    • Exhibits or promotes hate, bias, discrimination, libelous, or defamatory content
    • Offer invasive or intrusive advertising, such as, but not limited to, continuous pop-up windows with advertising, even if it is for products or services provided by the website to which the link pointed
  8. will also not link to any website or sponsor where such link will violate's status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
  9. will not link to any website furthering the political agenda or candidacy of any candidate running in any organization or agency.
  10. Links may also be removed for the following reasons:
    • The link no longer points to the original information or resource to which it was intended to point;
    • The website pointed to by the link contains inaccurate or misleading information or has changed such that it is no longer in compliance with the acceptance criteria;
    • The web site pointed to by the link violates the conditions for link maintenance;
    • Access to the information has become difficult due to non-standard formatting, lengthy download times or intrusive advertising; or
    • The link is permanently unreachable or remains unavailable for a lengthy period.
    • and the Board of Directors reserves the ultimate right to refuse or permit any website link, irrespective of the above policy.

Contact Information:

For questions and concerns regarding the linking policy, e-mail

To request a link be placed from any website to an external website, please fill out a Website Link Request form and send the completed form to by any one of the following methods:

  • Email to
  • Print and mail to:, Inc.
    PO Box 1115
    Columbia, MO 65205
Note: The Website Link Request form can be found on the "Contact Us" page or Click here for the Website Link Request form.
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