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Notices - Linking Policy

Evaluation Criteria

  • Links must be consistent with sound policy and support the mission and purpose of Troop 996.
  • If Troop 996 has a formal relationship with organizations or businesses, the Troop 996 websites may link to their sites.
  • Troop 996 will regularly review the quality and usefulness of the sites to which they link. However, Troop 996 cannot be responsible for the content or privacy policies of those sites, as noted in the Disclaimer of Endorsement below.
  • Web sites that are separate from Troop 996, but which are funded or supported in whole or in part by Troop 996, are considered part of Troop 996's overall web presence. Therefore direct links from Troop 996 websites to these sites can be provided without notification or disclaimer.

Links to External Web sites

  • All links and pointers to sites that are not part of Troop 996's overall web presence are considered or "external websites" or "external links". Troop 996 websites will attempt to disclaim these “external link” websites to visitors of our websites.
  • In rare instances, Troop 996 websites may link to websites that are not directly affiliated with Troop 996 or any part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) if these websites provide relevant information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official Troop 996 or BSA website. Troop 996 provides links to these external websites as a public service only. Troop 996 neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these external website links. Furthermore, Troop 996 neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained in external website links.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

  • The inclusion of links and pointers to websites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or to the information contained on those sites. It is also not intended to endorse or recommend any views expressed or products or services offered on these sites.
  • Troop 996 does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • Troop 996 does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, nor the views they express or the products/services they offer.
  • Troop 996 cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Visitors must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • Troop 996 is not responsible for any communications visitors receive from linked websites.
  • Troop 996 does not guarantee that external websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.


  • Troop 996 will not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination.
  • Troop 996 reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to conflict with Troop 996's mission, policies or purpose.

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