Linking Policy

The pages on may include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) provides these links and pointers solely for our visitors' information and convenience. When visitors select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

When DeCA provides such links, it adheres to the following policy.

Evaluation Criteria

Links must be consistent with sound public policy and support the mission of DeCA and its programs.

If DeCA has a formal relationship with organizations or businesses, may link to their sites. All participating partners in a business venture with DeCA must be treated equally.

Links to commercial sites must avoid even the perception of favoritism or bias relative to other similar commercial sites. If other sites exist which offer similar products, information, or services there must be a link to all sites or none.

DeCA regularly reviews the quality and usefulness of the sites it links to. However, DeCA cannot be responsible for their content or privacy policies as noted in the Disclaimers of Endorsement below.

Websites that are separate from but which are funded or supported in whole or in part by DeCA are considered part of DeCA’s overall web presence. There are direct links from to these sites without notification or disclaimer.

Links to Other Government Websites

All links and pointers to sites that are not funded or supported in whole or in part by DeCA are clearly identified as either "government" or "nongovernment links".

Because the websites of other government websites must follow the same government-wide policies that DeCA does, links to these sites (including all DoD and U.S. military) are made without notification or disclaimer.

Links to Nongovernment Websites

All links and pointers to sites that are not part of the government are identified as "nongovernment links" via a red asterisk (*) at the end of the link. This presentation is DeCA's notification to visitors that these links are to nongovernment sites and that the disclaimers below apply.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The inclusion of links and pointers to websites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or to the information contained on those sites. It is also not intended to endorse or recommend any views expressed or products or services offered on these sites.

DeCA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.

DeCA does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and does not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

DeCA cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Visitors must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.

DeCA is not responsible for transmissions visitors receive from linked websites.

DeCA does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.


DeCA will not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. Furthermore, DeCA reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with DeCA's mission or policies.

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