NBWA Linking and Use of Logo Policy Statement

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The following information is intended to clarify questions regarding links to (inbound) and from (outbound) the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) Web site. For further information or to report difficulties with this site, contact Kathleen Joyce at kjoyce@nbwa.org or call 800-300-6417, ext. 123.

Outbound Linking Policy Statement
Links on NBWA’s Web site, including hyperlinks, buttons or referral devices of any kind, are offered purely as a service to our visitors; we take no responsibility for the pages referred to, and no endorsement, recommendation or certification of their contents or providers is implied by their inclusion. Furthermore, the presence of a link should not be construed in any way as a suggestion that the site has an affiliation with NBWA.
 
Each link made from NBWA’s Web site will be reviewed for inappropriate material prior to its initial posting. “Inappropriate material” includes, but is not limited to, any words, items or graphics of an offensive, lewd or suggestive nature. Inappropriate material includes any activity or content that is in violation of federal, state or local alcohol regulations. Inappropriate material also includes any material, link, etc. that harms or damages or impugns the image, name, reputation or goodwill of NBWA or its members. NBWA will spot check linked Web sites after it is determined that they meet the initial requirements to ensure that our copyrighted image(s) are being properly used. We encourage visitors to comment on the NBWA Web site and contact us if inappropriate material is discovered on a linked Web site.

Web sites linked to or from www.nbwa.org are independently owned and maintained. NBWA does not monitor such sites to assure their accuracy or their compliance with privacy laws or other legal requirements. A link from www.nbwa.org to an outside Web site in no way implies an endorsement by NBWA of its content. By leaving www.nbwa.org and following any link from the NBWA site to an outside Web site, you agree that NBWA is and shall be released from any claim or liability of any kind whatsoever that might arise from your use or viewing of the outside Web site.

Outbound Links to NBWA Associate Member Sites
To be eligible to establish a link on NBWA’s Web site, an Associate member must be a Gold or Platinum level member or a brewer or importer member. As part of NBWA's membership benefits, the Associate member will receive this service at no charge. The Associate member logo will be placed in the “Resources > Associate Member Links” section of the NBWA Web site.

If at any time the Associate member company decides to discontinue its membership or lower its membership level, its Associate member logo and Web site address will be deleted from NBWA’s Web site. If you are not a member and would like information on Associate membership, contact NBWA Manager of Membership Development Meghan Cassidy at mcassidy@nbwa.org, or call 800-300-6417, ext. 121.

In order to process the Associate member request to establish a link on NBWA’s Web site, the following is required:

  1. The Associate member Logo: maximum size 100 pixels x 100 pixels; dpi/resolution 72.
  2. The Associate member Web address.
  3. The category in which it is to appear.

Send to: Erin Munley at emunley@nbwa.org
 
Inbound Linking Policy Statement

NBWA welcomes linking to the Web site under the following conditions:

  1. Links should link directly to our home page: http://nbwa.org.
  2. Links do not trap our site or alter it in any way.
  3. If a graphic is used, it must ONLY be an authorized NBWA logo or banner.
  4. Linking sites must not do harm to NBWA in any way. If NBWA is notified of inappropriate material concerning a linked Web site, NBWA reserves the unilateral right to immediately remove the link while researching the complaint and until an investigation of the matter is completed. NBWA will inform the linked site’s Webmaster of such action, discuss alternative solutions and/or take other steps to remove the link. NBWA in its sole discretion will have the right to discontinue any link.
  5. If you are instructed to remove your link, you will be obligated to do so immediately.

Linking to NBWA and Use of NBWA Logo
Linking to NBWA.org: NBWA grants non-exclusive, limited permission (Permission) to the owners of any Web sites who place a text link containing our domain name or a link on their sites (Owner’s) to display our logo contained in our domain name to develop a link between their site and http://nbwa.org. Links to http://nbwa.org, other than a text link containing our domain name or a link containing the NBWA logo are forbidden. Unless authorized by an NBWA employee, only current NBWA paid members may use the logo below as an Internet graphic link to our Web site. The logo may not be used for any non-Internet purpose without the express prior written consent of NBWA. This includes hard copy documents such as brochures, flyers, marketing materials and the like that contain the NBWA logo. A copy of non-Internet logo use may be faxed to the attention of NBWA Manager of Membership Development Meghan Cassidy at mcassidy@nbwa.org, or call 800-300-6417, ext 121.

The materials on Owner’s site shall not imply association with or relation to NBWA or imply in any way that any materials from http://nbwa.org are maintained within Owner’s Web site. No changes or modifications to the domain name, logo or graphic banner may be made. Use of the domain name, logo or graphic banner for purposes other than linking to http://nbwa.org is strictly forbidden. The domain name, logo or graphic banner must not be used or associated with any obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, indecent, profane, defamatory or unlawful site or materials in any way, or in any manner that would adversely affect the name, reputation or goodwill of NBWA or its members. NBWA reserves the right to cancel the Permission at any time for any reason without cause. Upon receipt of cancellation notification, use of the domain name, logo and/or graphic banner must immediately cease and the link between the Web sites must immediately terminate. Use of copyrighted material for any purpose is expressly forbidden.

The display of our domain name, graphic banner and/or logo on a Web site indicates the agreement by the Web site Owner to the foregoing terms and conditions. The Linking Policy is subject to change. NBWA may at any time revise this Linking Policy. Linked sites are bound by any such revisions.

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