General Policies

The page describes the general policies for this web site at

Accessibility Policy

If you have difficulty accessing information on this site, particularly if using assistive technology, please contact us. You can do this by emailing us the following information:

  • URL (web address) of the material you tried to access
  • the problem you experienced
  • your contact information

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can, and attempt to provide the information you’re seeking. The email address is help @ (remove the spaces around the @ sign).

3rd-party plug-ins

Some content on this website may require use of a 3rd-party plug-in to view. Your questions about a tool should be directed to the respective vendor.

Linking Policy

Our site contains links to information created and maintained by other public or private organizations. We provide these links solely for your information and convenience. If you select a link to an outside website, you’re leaving this website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the external website.

Evaluation criteria

We evaluate all links to external websites using the following criteria:

  • Is the website’s content relevant, useful and authoritative?
  • Does the website’s information appear to be accurate and current?
  • Does the website complement existing information, products and services?
  • Is the website accessible and applicable to a complementary audience?
  • Does the website provide information free of charge?

Links to other websites

This website may link to other websites, if they provide relevant information. We provide these links as a public service only; it does not guarantee or endorse in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these website links. Furthermore, we do not control nor guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in the website links.

Disclaimer of endorsement

This website includes hypertext links, or pointers, to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide these links and pointers only for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving this site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

  • We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • We do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.
  • The content of external, non-Federal websites is not subject to Federal information quality, privacy, security, and related guidelines.
  • We cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • We are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • We do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (accessibility requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.


This website will not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. Furthermore, we reserve the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with our mission or policies.