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Web Link Policy

Linking to the JRCERT

Advance permission to link to the JRCERT’s Website(s) is not necessary. However, be aware that the JRCERT subpages may change at any time without notice. Entities and individuals Weblinking to the JRCERT must continuously verify Weblinks to our subpages.

Entities and individuals Weblinking to the JRCERT shall not capture JRCERT pages within frames, present JRCERT content as its own, or otherwise misrepresent JRCERT content. Furthermore, they shall not misinform users about the origin or ownership of JRCERT content. Certain information on JRCERT may be trademarked, service-marked, or otherwise protected as intellectual property. Protected intellectual property must be used in accordance with state and federal laws and must reflect the proper ownership of the intellectual property.

Any Weblink to the JRCERT site should be a full forward Weblink that passes the client browser to JRCERT unencumbered. The “Browser Back” button should return the visitor to original site if the visitor wishes to back out.

Weblinks from JRCERT

This section outlines the criteria and requirements that external Websites must meet to have a Weblink on the JRCERT Website. It also details how Weblinks are accepted and removed from the JRCERT Website.

The JRCERT reserves the right to Weblink to external Websites that it feels would provide a service or otherwise be of value to constituents.

Acceptance Criteria

The JRCERT Weblinks to commercial, federal, state, and local governments that provide information and services that benefit its constituents. At its discretion, the JRCERT will consider Weblink requests to non-governmental Websites that contain information and/or services that furthers the purpose of JRCERT, including sites of JRCERT-contracted vendors, relevant medical, educational and accreditation-related associations and timely and relevant information publications.

The JRCERT Website is not a forum for public communication and debate. The criteria outlined in this section have been established to ensure that the JRCERT Website remains a non-public forum.

Every Weblink request must undergo review to determine its relevance and appropriateness to the purpose of JRCERT. Weblinks are approved for the JRCERT based on the following criteria:

  1. The purpose of the external Website is consistent with the purpose of JRCERT
  2. The site's content is appropriate with respect to the purpose of JRCERT and the site is not a site that:
    • exhibits hate, bias, discrimination, pornography, libelous or otherwise defamatory content; and
    • advocates or promotes the use of alcohol or tobacco.

The JRCERT reserves the right to deny Weblinks if it determines that a Website contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of JRCERT, or does not meet one or more of the criteria set forth above in numbered sections or set out below in the section on Conditions for Weblink Maintenance on JRCERT.

Review Process

  1. Email Weblink requests to [email protected], indicating “Weblink Request” in the subject line. Each Weblink request should address how the site meets the two acceptance criteria outlined above.
  2. The Weblink request will be reviewed against the acceptance criteria set forth above. The decision of the JRCERT General Counsel is final as to whether the requesting site may have a Weblink from JRCERT.
  3. Approved sites must comply with the following conditions for Weblink maintenance and may be required to enter into a written Weblinking agreement with JRCERT.

Conditions for Weblink Maintenance on JRCERT

The JRCERT requires that external Websites Weblinked from JRCERT meet the following conditions in order to maintain a Weblink on JRCERT:

  1. The Weblinked site must provide the user with access to an email address and/or a telephone number for the customer service contact so that users may contact the site if there are problems with format or accuracy.
  2. Weblinked sites should not excessively burden the JRCERT customer support system. If the site excessively burdens the JRCERT customer support system, the JRCERT has discretion to take the Weblinked site off of the JRCERT Website.
  3. When the user clicks on the external Website Weblink, he/she must have easy access back to the JRCERT Website. One of two options can accomplish this:
    • A Weblink to JRCERT can be established on the external Website's main page; or
    • The “Browser Back” button returns the use to the JRCERT Website.
  4. Weblinked sites must have privacy and security policies accessible from their home page informing the user of what information is collected by the Weblinked site, how it is collected, and how it is used. The JRCERT encourages Weblinked sites to comply with industry-accepted accessibility standards to ensure that persons with disabilities may access these sites.
  5. Weblinked sites must notify JRCERT at the email address provided below if the site to which JRCERT Weblinks becomes inaccurate or inactive.

Removal Process

The JRCERT reserves the right to remove Weblinks if it determines that a Website contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of JRCERT, or does not meet one or more of the criteria set forth above in the Acceptance Criteria section or set out above in the Conditions for Weblink Maintenance.

Weblinks from the JRCERT will be reviewed regularly and may be removed for the following reasons:

  • The Weblink no longer points to the original information or resource to which it was intended to point;
  • The Website pointed to by the Weblink contains inaccurate or misleading information or has changed such that it is no longer in compliance with the acceptance criteria;
  • The Website pointed to by the Weblink violates the conditions for Weblink maintenance;
  • Access to the information has become difficult due to non-standard formatting, lengthy download times, or intrusive advertising;
  • The Weblink is permanently unreachable or remains unavailable for a lengthy period; and
  • The external Website fails to comply with the written Weblinking agreement, if any.

The decision of the JRCERT General Counsel is final as to whether a Weblink is to be removed from the JRCERT.

Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology: 10/08