Linking Protocols


The website provides links information created and maintained by third-parties. ARM provides these links as a service to our users. When users follow a link to a third-party website outside of the domain, they become subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s). chooses links consistent with sound public policy and that support the ARM mission. Any links on that refer the user to a third-party website must:

  • provide valuable information and resources related to the site subject matter
  • be well maintained and have a clearly identified maintainer
  • be presented in a fair and accurate manner
  • promote the desired skills and knowledge to gain a variety of experiences and to acquire a basic understanding of the subject matter.

Links to Third-Party Websites

ARM cannot assume any responsibility for the content, operation, or policies of other websites. The inclusion of links to third-party websites is not intended to assign importance to those websites or to the information they contain.

  • ARM does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, nor the views they express or the products/services they offer.
  • ARM does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a third-party website.
  • ARM cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in third-party linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • ARM is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • ARM does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Reciprocal Linking

ARM does not offer a link exchange program, or link to other websites unless those sites are being directly referenced as a resource for a specific content area on the site.

Prohibited Links will not link to:

  • websites which exhibit hate, bias, or discrimination or promotes one political party over another
  • websites which are a list of an individual’s own bookmarks in the topic area
  • websites which are primarily commercial in nature (i.e., advertising a product, charging a usage fee, soliciting user information, etc.)
  • websites which contain adult themes or sexually explicit text, images, or photographs
  • websites which are an advertisement for liquor, tobacco, or pornographic products.

Furthermore, ARM reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with ARM’s mission or policies.

Website Accessibility (Section 508) Disclaimer

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility is committed to creating high-quality Internet publications that are easily accessible to all users. To meet this commitment, this site is built to comply with the requirements of Section 508. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.

If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, TTY, etc.) and the format of any material on our websites interferes with your ability to access the information, please let us know. Please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

No accessibility warranty or guarantee is made for sites outside the domain to which our websites link, as this is beyond our scope or control.

Note: Although ARM is committed to meeting the needs of all website users, in some cases, the huge amount of data being sorted requires dynamically generated content that depicts data graphically. ARM strives to limit this to instances where the graphical interface is the only way to represent the data clearly and understandably.

Accessibility Aids: Plug-ins and File Viewers

All applets, plug-ins, or other applications required by sites in the domain that are not included on the specific page are found as links from this page.

The following are links are to non-ARM sources. ARM does not endorse any of these products; they are listed below for the convenience of our users. Please address questions about the particular plug-in or file viewer to the respective vendor.

Adobe® Acrobat®

Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Adobe® Flash Player®

Files with this extension (SWF) require the Adobe Flash Player.

File Compression Utilities

Zip files are single files, sometimes called “archives,” that contain one or more compressed files. Files with this extension (.zip) may require an application such as WinZip or 7-Zip to open and extract them.