Website Linking Policy

Criteria for Linking From Dubuque's Website

The City of Dubuque, IA has adopted a policy on links from the City's website. The City of Dubuque limits links to those sites that promote the economic welfare, tourism, and industry of the city, as well as links to government and educational institutions.

The City will not permit an electronic link from its website except upon the following conditions, and only after written application to the City is approved by the Director of the Public Information Office based upon information in the application showing that the applicant meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • The State of Iowa or the federal government or an agency thereof
  • An educational institution in the State of Iowa funded with public funds
  • A not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Iowa which promotes the economic welfare, tourism and industry of the City of Dubuque
  • A commission or agency funded in whole or in part by the City of Dubuque, Iowa
  • A party that has an established partnership with the City of Dubuque and which promotes the economic welfare, tourism and industry of the City

Placement of the link is at the sole discretion of the City of Dubuque.

Liability and Endorsement

Links to many websites are not controlled, maintained, or regulated by the City of Dubuque or any organization affiliated with the City of Dubuque, and the City of Dubuque is not responsible for the content of those websites. Use of information obtained from those websites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. Reference at those websites to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the City of Dubuque.

Links to websites may be terminated if the City of Dubuque determines in its sole discretion that the linking party ceases to meet the criteria as outlined in this policy.

For More Information

For additional information, contact the:

Public Information Office
City Hall
50 W. 13th St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone 563.589.4151
Fax 563.589.4149