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Linking Policy

Linking policy for the California Department of Education.

Linking to the CDE Web Site

Advance permission is not required before linking to the CDE Web site. Links should be made using the appropriate base URL of or other URL linking directly to subpages. However, because the CDE may change subpages at any time without notice, the owner of the linking Web site should routinely verify links to the CDE subpages.

What Web Site Owners May Not Do in Linking to the CDE

Web site owners may not present the CDE Web site content as that of the site owner, otherwise misrepresent the content of the CDE pages, misinform users about the origin or ownership of the content of the CDE Web site, or express or imply that the CDE endorses the site without the CDE's express approval. Any link to the CDE Web site should be a full forward link that passes from the client browser to the CDE Web site unencumbered. Site owners should not link to individual image, data, sound, or movie files in an effort to place the downloading burden on the CDE servers. Also, site owners should review the CDE Copyright Statement regarding permission to reproduce the information (text or graphics) contained on the CDE Web site.

External Links

The CDE does not accept link requests. However, some links included within the CDE Web pages may cause the Web visitor to leave the CDE's Web site (external links that are indicated with this symbol: External link opens in new window or tab.). Such links are limited to those that meet the CDE's governmental purpose. Linked sites are not under the control of the CDE, and the CDE is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The CDE is not responsible for Webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The CDE is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the CDE or any association with the sites' operators.

Reciprocal Links

The CDE Web site does not enter into reciprocal link agreements. The CDE provides links to sites that are appropriate to the CDE's mission. The creation of a link to an external site does not obligate the site owner to provide a link back to the CDE; however, the site owner, of course, is welcome to do so.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 09, 2019
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