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Web User Policy

Inbound linking policy

Inova Health System's logo is protected under applicable intellectual property laws and, therefore, may not be used on a Web site as a graphical hyperlink to the Inova Health System Web site. A link to the Inova Health System Web site from another Web site is permitted as long as the use of such a link does not suggest, indicate or imply that the owner of the Web site where the link resides is an official representative of Inova, or that Inova in any way endorses the content on the linking Web site. Inova generally does not object to links to the Inova Web site from third-party sites. However, there are certain conditions that must be followed (see below).


Conditions for external Web sites linking to the Inova Web site 

Unless Inova enters into a specific written agreement with you, you may only link to an Inova Health System site using the plain text name of that site or the plain text name of Inova. You may not use any of Inova Health System's names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in or with your links. Other restrictions include the following:

  • Do not present a link to Inova's site in any way that suggests Inova has any relationship or affiliation with your site or endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services on your site.
  • Do not use any of Inova's names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in any advertising, publicity, promotion or in any other commercial manner without the prior express written permission for a particular use from Inova.
  • Link only to the home page of this site, or to the entry page for a section that directly relates to the page you're linking from. Do not incorporate any content from this site into your site (e.g., by in-lining or framing).
  • Do not use any of Inova's names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademark or service parks, or any other words or codes identifying Inova's Web sites, in any "metatag" or other information used by search engines, or other information-location tools to identify and select sites, without Inova's prior express written permission for a particular use.
  • Before creating your link to our site, email webmaster@inova.org to let us know you are doing so. You may not publish any Inova Health System Web site content without our prior express written permission. Email webmaster@inova.org with requests, including who will be using this information and when it will be used.
  • Inova Health System reserves the right to request that any other site delete or modify its link to our Web site for any reason. This should occur within five business dates from notice to do so. If you have comments, questions or requests, please write to webmaster@inova.org.