following organizations may link to the Better Business Bureau serving Western
Michigan web site, www.westernmichigan.bbb.org,
without prior written BBB approval:
directory distributors when they list the BBB in the directory may link to the
BBB web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the web sites of other
listed businesses; and
national members except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping
malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to BBB's web
These organizations may link to BBB's home page, to publications or to
other web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way
misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of
the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context
of the linking party's site.
may consider and approve in its sole discretion other link requests from the
following types of organizations:
consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce,
American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;
or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,
law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and
institutions and trade associations.
approve link requests from these organizations if BBB determines that: (a) the
link would not reflect unfavorably on the BBB and its members (for example,
trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types
of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link);
(b) the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with the BBB; (c)
the benefit to the BBB from the visibility associated with the hyperlink
outweighs the absence of BBB membership; and (d) where the link is in the
context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with
editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of
These organizations may link to BBB's home page, to publications or to other
web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b)
does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking
party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the
linking party's site.
If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are
interested in linking to www.westernmichigan.bbb.org,
you must notify BBB by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as
a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list
of any URLs from which you intend to link to our web site, and a list of the
URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a
Approved organizations may hyperlink to www.westernmichigan.bbb.org
By use of
the name "Better Business Bureau serving Western Michigan"; or
By use of
the uniform resource locator (web address) being linked to; or
By use of
any other description of the BBB web site or material being linked to that
makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's
No use of the BBB torch logo or other design trademark of the BBB will
be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement from the BBB. Use
of BBB design marks specific to a particular BBB program (BBBOnLine or MIP),
participants and members should consult with their respective area BBBs for
proper trademark usage, advertising guidelines and restrictions.
Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create
frames around BBB's web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the
visual presentation or appearance of our web site.
BBB shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your
web site. You agree to indemnify and defend BBB against all claims arising out
of or based upon your web site. No link(s) may appear on any page on your web
site or within any context containing content or materials that may be
interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise
violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party
Reservation of Rights
BBB reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that
you remove all links or any particular link to BBB's web site from your site.
You agree to immediately remove all links to BBB's web site upon such request.
BBB also reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking
policy at any time. By continuing to link to the BBB web site, you agree to be
bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.
What You Should Know About Links We Have On Our Web Site
From time to time, we may, with permission from the site owner, decide to link
to web sites that we determine may be of interest to our visitors. These web
sites may offer educational, governmental or other resources or may be owned or
controlled by other third parties.
We are not responsible for the content of any linked site, any link(s)
contained in any linked site, or any changes or updates to the information
contained in such sites. BBB provides links to third party sites only as a
convenience and the inclusion of any such link on our site does not imply BBB's
endorsement of either the site, the organization operating such site, or any
products or services of that organization. A visit to any site or page from our
web site via any such link is done entirely at your own risk.
We strongly recommend reading any Standard Terms and Conditions, Privacy
Policy, Disclaimers or other notifications that may be found on any such third
party web sites. Under no circumstances will BBB be held responsible or liable,
directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have
been caused in connection with the use of, or reliance on, any content, goods
or services available on any other site.
If you find any link on our web site or any linked web site objectionable for
any reason, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
about this. BBB will consider requests to remove links but will have no
obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.