Web Linking Policy

Vascular Disease Foundation Web Linking Policy

Thank you for your interest in linking to the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF), PAD Coalition, the Venous Disease Coalition and/or This Is Serious website(s). Our websites provides science based peer-reviewed educational information about vascular disease for our patients, family members, volunteers and healthcare professionals as part of the Vascular Disease Foundation’s mission to help reduce death and disability from vascular disease.

The Vascular Disease Foundation, The PAD Coalition and Venous Disease Coalition (collectively, “The Organizations”) encourages outside organizations to link to our website, however, please refer to the following guidelines when setting up a link to http://vasculardisease.org, http://vasculardisease.org/padcoalition/, http://vasculardisease.org/venousdiseasecoalition/ and/or www.ThisIsSerious.org.

The Organization does NOT endorse companies, products or services, and strictly prohibits any suggestion of endorsement, recommendation, or superiority of one company, product or service over another company, product or service.

The Organization does not allow framing of its website(s). When setting up a link to and of the Organization’s websites, please make sure that the website opens in a new window rather than displaying the page in a frame of the linking site’s Web template.

Links directly to any of the Organization’s websites should be text-only. Use of any of the Organization’s logos is prohibited on outside websites. You may use one of these lead-in sentences with your text link to the Organization’s website:

  1. The Vascular Disease Foundation is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to help reduce disability and death from vascular disease.
  2. The Vascular Disease Foundation is committed to improving health for all by reducing death and disability from vascular disease.

The Organization does not allow other websites to copy and reuse information or material(s) from its website unless otherwise permitted by a separate written agreement.

Linking FROM any of the Organization’s Websites:

VDF’s website includes links to other sites, and it does not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at the sites to which it links, including responsibility or liability for their accuracy. No link on VDF’s website is a referral or endorsement of either the linked-to entity or any product or service. Such links are provided for convenience only.

VDF does not provide links from its website to external sites except as specified by a pre-existing sponsorship agreement/contract, partnership or other contractual business relationship.

Linking to an external site – the “two click” rule

Any link from VDF’s website to an external website must abide by a two-click rule. This means that the first link goes to a “jump page” that explains the relationship between VDF and the other party. A link to the external website can be placed on this jump page; however, it must land on a general homepage, not a page that includes information about specific products or services.

Here is an example of a jump page:

http://vasculardisease.org/web-linking-policy/example-jump-page/

The Organization reserves the right to add, modify and delete these Guidelines at any time at its sole discretion.