Acceptable Use Policy

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Access to and use of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families official Internet site is provided, subject to these terms and conditions. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

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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 the Department of Children and Families Webpages and linked agency Webpages. The Department of Children and Families 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 Department 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 Department 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 Department web pages please e-mail the specific page webmaster for permission requests. If you cannot identify the web page contact, please direct inquiries to Department by using the feedback form. If permission to reproduce or redistribute is granted, the following statement shall be included, "Reproduced with permission from the Department of Children and Families".


You are welcome and encouraged to link from your Web site to the department's official Web site You may link to the DCF home page or to any sub-page of As the Website may change, it is your responsibility to maintain your hyperlinks to Web pages. The DCF will not enter into reciprocal link agreements.

The DCF only considers links to governmental, educational or nonprofit organization Web sites that contribute relevant, unique and useful information to the existing content on the DCF Web site. The DCF reviews the overall content of the Web site requesting a link on the DCF Web site and reserves the right not to link to the site.

Links on the Wisconsin DCF Web site in no way indicate an endorsement of or any particular partnership with any organization. The DCF is not responsible for the content of any Web site to which it links; this includes updates to or availability of linked sites and the accuracy, reliability or helpfulness of the information on these sites.


The DCF's official Internet site is accessible. The DCF Internet site has been developed using current techniques and meets Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 electronics and Information Technology access "accessibility" standards. Site Requirements are provided with a summary of the minimal system requirements for accessing the DCF's Internet site.