Linking Policy

Links TO External Sites
The Village of Lombard site contains links to outside web sites. These web sites are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by the Village of Lombard. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor.

The Village of Lombard and its officers, employees, and agents exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark, compliance or the legality of the material contained in these outside web sites. The Village of Lombard and its officers or employees and agents, do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, proceeds, materials, opinions or services contained on any such outside web sites. The visitor to The Village of Lombard's web site proceeds to these outside web sites at his/her own risk. The Village of Lombard, and its officers, employees, and agents, specifically disclaim any and all liability from damages, which may result from the accessing of a third-party site, which is linked to the Village of Lombard web site or from reliance upon only such information.

One purpose of this policy is to identify the criteria and conditions by which the Village of Lombard provides links to external websites. Consistent with the Village of Lombard's overall Website Terms of Use Policy (the "Policy"), the Village of Lombard's primary purpose for linking to external websites is for the Village of Lombard to provide information to the public regarding services available to the public from the Village of Lombard, as well as information regarding services available to the public from other governmental agencies and private organizations located within the Village of Lombard. Thus, the Village of Lombard is not establishing a forum for others to provide information. Rather, the Village of Lombard is providing information, to direct website users, to resources outside the Village of Lombard which provide services to the general public and which are complementary to, and in support of, the services provided by the Village of Lombard.

This Policy governs the creation of implied or explicit links to external websites from images, notices, and other communications on any Village of Lombard websites. Such links include:

  • Hyperlinks activated by clicking on an image or text, leading to a web page that does not reside on a Village of Lombard website (explicit);
  • Mention of a URL address providing users with the address of a web page that does not reside on a Village of Lombard website (implied), or;
  • Any other explicit or implied facilitation of movement from a Village of Lombard website to another web page that does not reside on a Village of Lombard website.

The Village of Lombard may establish links on its website to external sites, provided that each external site meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • It serves as the web site for another government agency, including federal, state, county, regional, public schools, and special districts, including organizations that receive sponsorship from or in conjunction with, the Village of Lombard in the form of a financial grant, or have a written contract with the Village of Lombard, pursuant to which the Village of Lombard provides services in collaboration with the organization to achieve a mutual goal related to the Village of Lombard's governmental purpose.
  • It serves as the web site for a private/public utility that has a business relationship with the Village of Lombard which regulates or monitors customer service issues.
  • It serves as the website for an organization that rents or leases office space from the Village of Lombard.
  • It serves as the web site for local and regional economic development organization that assists the Village of Lombard in promoting businesses throughout the Village of Lombard: the Chamber of Commerce, business district associations, and related sites.
  • It serves as the web site for local and regional organizations that assist the Village of Lombard in anti-terrorism preparedness within the Village of Lombard and the surrounding region, including but not limited to medical facilities, businesses, and non-profit organizations directly involved in provision of services.
  • Websites which provide directional and climatic information.
  • It serves as the web site for businesses which provides services within the Village of Lombard, and is listed in the directory.

Links FROM External Sites
If you link to the Village of Lombard web site, you must abide by the following practices:

  • Link to, but do not replicate, our content;
  • Do not create a browser or border environment around our content;
  • Always open our web site in a new window;
  • Do not open our site in your frames;
  • Do not imply our endorsement of your site or your products;
  • Do not misrepresent your relationship with us;
  • Do not use our logo on your web site without the express written permission of the Village of Lombard; and
  • Your web site must not contain content that could be considered illegal, distasteful or controversial, and should only contain content that correlates to Village of Lombard web site subject matter.
If you decide to link to us, we would like to know about it. Please e-mail the Village of Lombard's Webmaster at: webmaster@villageoflombard.org.