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Fabens ISD Link Policy

Fabens ISD Link Policy

Statement of Purpose

This document outlines the policies for linking to and from fabensisd.net website(s). The mission of fabensisd.net is to provide access to government, educational and public information and services that are convenient, efficient, service-oriented, and accessible to everyone.

fabensisd.net will use the guidelines outlined below to link to information and services in order to provide a public portal that allows citizens to quickly locate and access electronic services and related information. This policy may be updated periodically and it is incumbent upon each visitor to check for the latest information.


Throughout this document unless otherwise specified:

"fabensisd.net operation" means the fabensisd.net operation of the Department of Technology Services, Fabens Independent School District.

"fabensisd.net" refers to any content or applications residing on the Fabens Independent School District domains; or the Department of Technology Services;

"fabensisd.net domains" refer to the following:  FISD may establish additional domains without notice and this policy shall apply accordingly.

Links to fabensisd.net.  Advance permission to link to fabensisd.net is not necessary. However, be aware that fabensisd.net pages may change at any time without notice. Entities and individuals linking to fisd.net must continuously verify links to our pages.

Entities and individuals linking to fabensisd.net shall not capture fabensisd.net pages or page elements such as graphics within frames or as page elements, present fabensisd.net content as its own, or otherwise misrepresent fabensisd.net content. Furthermore, they shall not misinform users about the origin or ownership of fabensisd.net content. Certain information on fabensisd.net 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 link to the fabensisd.net site should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to  fabensisd.net unencumbered. The "back" button should return the visitor to original site if the visitor wishes to back out.

Links from fabensisd.net.  This section outlines the criteria and requirements that external web sites must meet to have a link from fabensisd.net. It also details how links are accepted and removed from fabensisd.net.

fabensisd.net reserves the right to link to external web sites that it feels would provide a service to the citizen.

Acceptance Criteria.  fabensisd.net links to web sites that provide government information and services that benefit Fabens Independent School District (FISD) students, parents, employees and other parties that may visit the site. At its discretion, fisd.net may link or consider link requests to non-governmental web sites that contain information and/or services that further the purpose of fabensisd.net.

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

Every link request must undergo review to determine its relevance and appropriateness to the purpose of  fabensisd.net Links are approved for fabensisd.net based on the following criteria:

  • The external web site corresponds with the purpose of fabensisd.net;
  • The site's content is appropriate with respect to the purpose of fisd.net and the site is not a commercial site, which charges a fee for products or services online; (Notices of the availability of publications by government entities that charge for the publications or notices of government sponsored conferences that charge a registration fee are not commercial sites and may be considered for linking.);
  • Site that exhibits hate, bias, discrimination, pornography, libelous or otherwise defamatory content;
  • Site that advocates or promotes the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco;
  • Site that advocates, promotes or glorifies illegal activities;
  • Site that lobbies, advocates, or advances the policies and priorities of a particular industry, organization or enterprise. This includes sites of non-profit organizations;
  • Site belonging to or supporting a political affiliation; or
  • Site that furthers the agenda of a political organization or candidate running for office.

fabensisd.net reserves the right to deny links if it determines that a web site contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of sisd.net, does not meet one or more of the criteria set forth in this document, or for any reason it deems appropriate.

Review Process.  Email link requests to mariod@fabensisd.net. Each link request should address how the site meets the two acceptance criteria outlined above. The link request will be reviewed against the acceptance criteria set forth above. The decision of the FISD web administrator is final as to whether the requesting site may have a link from fabensisd.net.

Approved sites must comply with the following conditions for link maintenance and may be required to enter into a written linking agreement with the Fabens Independent School District (FISD).

Conditions for Link Maintenance on fabensisd.net.  To give superior customer service to citizens, governmental information, and services through fabensisd.net, we require that external web sites linked from sisd.net meet the following conditions in order to maintain a link on sisd.net:

  • The linked site must provide the user with access to an email address and/or a customer service telephone number on every page of the site, in order for users to contact the site if there are problems with format, accuracy, timeliness, or payment processing.
  • Linked sites should not excessively burden the sisd.net customer support system. If the site excessively burdens the fabensisd.net customer support system, FISD has discretion to take linked site off of fabensisd.net.
  • When the user clicks on the external web site link, he/she must have easy access back to fabensisd.net. One of two options can accomplish this:
    • A link to fabensisd.net can be established on the external website's main page; or
    • The "back" button returns the user to sisd.net.
  • Linked sites must have a privacy and security policy accessible from their home page informing the user of what information is collected, how it is collected, how it is used, and how the user can review and correct the information.
  • Linked sites must comply with accepted accessibility standards as provided by the Worldwide Web Consortium (http://www.w3c.org) to ensure that persons with disabilities may access these sites.
  • Linked sites must notify fabenssisd.net at the email address provided below if the site to which fabensisd.net links becomes inaccurate or inactive.


Removal Process.  fabensisd.net reserves the right to remove links if it determines that a web site contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of fabensisd.net, does not meet one or more of the criteria set forth in this document, or for any other it deems appropriate.

Links from fabensisd.net will be reviewed regularly and may be removed at the discretion of FISD or for the following reasons:

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

The decision of the FISD web administrator is final as to whether a link is to be added or removed from fabensisd.net.

Contact Information.  For questions and concerns regarding the linking policy, email us at mariod@fabensisd.net