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Acceptable Use Policy

Access to and use of the World Wide Web site is provided subject to these terms and conditions. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

The material is for the noncommercial use of the general public. The fair use guidelines of the U.S. copyright statutes apply to all material on and linked agency Webpages. The State of Wisconsin shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to all specifically copyrighted information created and posted for inclusion in this system. Photographs and graphics on the Wisconsin website are either the property of the state department or the state agency that holds a license to use and display the material. For copy or use of information on the State of Wisconsin website that is outside of the fair use provisions of copyright law, please seek permission from the individual listed as responsible for the page. If you have any questions on using material on the State of Wisconsin portal pages please e-mail the specific page webmaster for permission requests. If you cannot identify the web page contact, please direct inquiries to by using our feedback form.: If permission to reproduce or redistribute is granted, the following statement shall be included, "Reproduced with permission from the State of Wisconsin".

Link to
Thank you for your interest in adding the link to your website. In order to link to us, just follow these simple instructions.

  • Step 1 - Always use the following image we have provided as your linking mechanism.

  • If you are a part of Wisconsin government (state or local) please use one of these images:
    small wisconsin logo 71x63          wisconsin logo 109x97

    If you are an educational institution, business, or other type of organization, please use one of these images:
    small wisconsin logo 58x52          wisconsin logo 90x82
  • Step 2 - Download the image to the proper directory on your server, indicating the proper file type (file_name.gif).

    Windows environment: Right click on the image and choose Save As.
    Macintosh environment: Click on the image while holding down your mouse button until a menu of choices appears. Choose Download Image to Disc.

  • Step 3 - To link to, put the following HTML code in the HTML document you want the image to appear:

    <A HREF=""><IMG SRC="file_path/file_name.gif" border=0 width=xx height=xx ALT="Link to"></A>

    Please note: We do not recommend linking to any page other than the home page. Linking to internal pages may cause your link to be inoperable.

  • Step 4 - Testing. Make sure to test your link from a browser to confirm it is working.

  • Step 5 - Once the link is working, use our feedback form (link) to let us know you have our link on your website.
We would like to acknowledge the following organizations for the use of their creative materials with the web site and media kit.

  • Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln
    Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln, a marketing communications firm with offices in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln provided copy writing services for the home page and all secondary pages.
    Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln Contact Information
    135 W. Wells St, 4th floor
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    Telephone: 414.271.0101
    Fax: 414.271.1436
    Web Site:

  • Laughlin/Constable, Inc.
    Laughlin/Constable, Inc. specializing in advertising, public relations, promotions, design, interactive media and account planning. Laughlin/Constable designed and developed the promotional brochure for
    Laughlin/Constable, Inc. Contact Information:
    207 E. Michigan Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    Telephone 414.272.2400
    Fax: 414.272.3056
    Web Site:

  • EyeWire, Inc., a division of GettyOne
    Royalty-free images from the EyeWire division of GettyOne are used within the home page and all secondary pages.
    EyeWire, Inc., a division of GettyOne Contact Information:
    701 North 34th Street, Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98103
    Telephone: 206.268.1999
    Web Site:

  • State of Wisconsin, Legislative Reference Bureau
    Materials from the State of Wisconsin, Legislative Reference Bureau's publication, The Wisconsin Blue Book, are used within several areas of
    State of Wisconsin, Legislative Reference Bureau Contact Information:
    One East Main, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 2037
    Madison, WI 53701-2037
    Legal Telephone:608.266.3561
    Legal Fax:608.264.8522
    Reference Telephone: 608.266.0341
    Reference Fax: 608.266.5648
    Web Site:

  • State of Wisconsin, Department of Tourism
    Images from the State of Wisconsin, Department of Tourism are used within the home page and secondary pages.
    State of Wisconsin, Department of Tourism Contact Information:
    201 West Washington Avenue
    PO Box 7976
    Madison Wi, 53707-7976
    Telephone: 1.800.432.8747
    Web Site: