Note: Don't Link to Us! is no longer adding new links
(but not because of anyone else's stupid linking policy).
Sunday, November 10, 2002
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Thursday, October 24, 2002
WPS Health Insurance requires linking sites to sign a linking agreement in order to link to WPS's home page, and prohibits links to other pages on its site. The agreement features three whereas clauses; among the words it uses are hereby and herein (twice each); hereof, hereto, and hereunder (four times each); said (as an adjective, naturally); thereunder; and whereof. It is posted in both HTML and PDF, although both versions have the year "2001" hard-coded in the date field.
Sunday, October 20, 2002
Symantec Corporation permits links to its site, but imposes numerous requirements on linking sites and requires them to agree that the link will be removed upon request. Many other sites have suspiciously similar policies, including Center for Lymphatic Health, Christian Resource Centre (Bermuda), eWord Development, Hodapp Images & Design, International Internet Telephone Organization, Northern Lipids Inc., Paradise Multimedia Productions, Rochdale Online, and Toyzine.Com.
SonicBoomerang prohibits users from linking to its site without first entering into a written linking agreement.
Tuesday, October 08, 2002
American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange prohibit unauthorized hypertext links to their web sites. NASDAQ merely insists that other sites link only to its home page, but reserves the right to revoke its consent even to those links. And here's the most egregious linking policy I've ever seen: Chicago Mercant1le Exchange demands a written license agreement from everyone who uses a link to CME's web site -- as far as I can tell, that includes anyone who merely clicks on a link to the site. (If you don't believe me, read the CME Web Site Terms and Conditions. Those terms describe hyperlinks to CME's web site as "brand features" that may be used only as explicitly licensed by CME -- "All specific uses of any CME Brand Features must be approved in advance by CME." The license may be requested by telephone or mail, and CME says it typically responds within 10 business days.)
Saturday, September 28, 2002
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Monday, September 16, 2002
ExxonMobil says that other sites may not link to its web site without prior written permission.
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