Website & Link Policy
The following policy specifically addresses information and links created on the City website:
The City of Duluth has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information provided on its website. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the website, or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the City’s control, the City does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on its web site and is not liable for reliance on this information. Please contact the City of Duluth at 770-476-3434 to verify the accuracy of the data.
The City of Duluth website is designed to provide residents and interested parties access to government departments, services and programs, events and activities where and when possible. From time to time, departments may wish to provide links to other sites that provide state or federal government information or additional information about the community, including festivals, cultural events and related matters.
- The City of Duluth does not provide open links to its website or from the City’s site to an outside website without documented approval by the City of Duluth’s City Administrator. The City of Duluth’s website does not provide an open forum. The City of Duluth’s website is a non-public forum site. Through implementing this policy, the City of Duluth does not discriminate based upon the viewpoint contained in any proposed link or destination. Funding from the City does not automatically qualify an organization or vendor a link from the City of Duluth website.
All links must meet at least one or all of the following viewpoint neutral criteria:
- Partnering or collaborative non-profit organization actively participating in one or more public programs.
- Approved sponsor(s) of one or more official City event(s) (access subject to terms of sponsorship level, generally for sponsorships at the top tier.) Sponsorships arranged through outside contractors are not automatically eligible for this benefit. Determination of sponsorship link(s) is a right reserved by the City of Duluth and City event staff.
- Official site of state, local or federal governmental agency, or local school system or library board/system (or approved library resource/research service).
- Regularly updated website maintained by an organization that receives direct financial support from the City. The City of Duluth reserves the right to add and/or drop links to such organizations at City’s discretion. Funding from the City does not automatically qualify an organization or vendor a link from the City of Duluth website.
In order to avoid the appearance of City endorsement of political content, links shall not be made to sites that are associated with, sponsored by or serving a candidate for elected office or elected official, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or ballot proposal shall not be linked.
The City may, from time to time, approve links to outside web services that provide an approved service for either/both the City of Duluth and/or the citizens of Duluth. Formation and continuation of such link(s) are at the discretion of the City of Duluth and not to be considered a right to or a right for doing business with or providing a service for the City of Duluth and/or its citizens.
Note: Some links made available through the City of Duluth’s website allow visitation outside the City website. Be aware that the internet sites available through these links, and materials that may be found at such sites, are not under the control of the City of Duluth. Therefore, the City of Duluth cannot and does not make any representation to you about these sites or the materials available there. The fact that the City of Duluth has made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by the City of Duluth of any of these sites or any material found there. The City is providing these links only as a convenience to you.