Website Linking Policy

Links to the Texas Workforce Commission

Advance permission to link to Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Web domains or pages is not necessary. TWC pages may change at any time without notice. Entities and individuals linking to the TWC Web domains are encouraged to verify link accuracy frequently. To link to our home page, use the following URL: http://texasworkforce.org.

Entities and individuals linking to TWC Web domains shall not capture TWC pages within frames, present TWC content as their own, or otherwise misrepresent TWC content or misinform users about the origin or ownership of TWC content.  Entities and individuals may not link to individual graphics or tables within our pages. Such an action may be considered a misuse of state resources. TWC asserts its copyright on all content created by TWC and reserves all other rights under relevant copyright statutes.

Any link to the TWC Web domains should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to the Texas Workforce Commission's Web domains unencumbered. The Back button should return the visitor to the original site.

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Links from the Texas Workforce Commission

At its discretion, TWC may link to websites that contain information and/or services related to the purpose and mission of the Texas Workforce Commission.

The inclusion of a link on the TWC Web domains to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring the website, or any views expressed in the website. Links are provided for informational purposes only.

Link Criteria

TWC uses the following criteria when considering requests to link from the TWC website to an external website.  The site proposed for a link:

  • Provides credible, accurate and current information which relates to the mission of the Texas Workforce Commission.
  • Is in compliance with all laws and regulations, including policies regarding external links and privacy of user data contained in the State Website Link & Privacy Policy.
  • Does not contain any material that could be regarded as hateful, discriminatory, pornographic, libelous, defamatory or offensive.
  • Does not belong to or support a political affiliation, or seek to further the agenda of a political organization or candidate running for office.
  • Makes reasonable accommodations for users with disabilities.
  • Allows users to easily return to the Texas Workforce Commission's Web domains from the linked site; the browser's Back button returns the user to the TWC's Web domains.
  • Provides contact information or a link to contact information.

TWC reserves the right to deny or remove links, especially if it determines that a website does not meet all of the criteria listed above.

Link Requests

Send link suggestions to webadmin@twc.state.tx.us indicating “Link Request” in the subject line.  Each link request should address how the site meets the criteria outlined above.

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Link Removal

TWC will regularly review links from its Web domains. Links may be removed or replaced at any time without notice. We will remove a link if:

  • The information on the site is inaccurate or not trustworthy.
  • Access to the linked information has become difficult due to non-standard formatting, lengthy download times or intrusive advertising.
  • The link is unreachable or unavailable for a lengthy period.
  • Links to the site excessively burden TWC systems or personnel.
  • The link violates the criteria set forth in this link policy.

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