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Linking to this site

You may create links to this site from other sites, but only in accordance with the terms below.

Guidelines for linking to restaurantville.com Web sites

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  • May link to but not replicate the TRA’s content
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  • Should not misrepresent its relationship with the TRA
  • Should not present false information about the TRA’s products or services
  • Should not use the TRA’s logo without permission


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Editorial guidelines

Policy guidelines for editorial content

The goal for editorial content on restaurantville.com is to be accurate, fair, complete and ethical. We are committed to a policy of editorial neutrality. Although content on restaurantville.com contains information about legal issues, the content is not intended to serve as legal advice. Users who have specific questions about legal issues should consult with legal counsel.

Content from external sources and links to external sites

Content from external sources will be labeled to indicate the source of the information when the information was not generated by the Web site’s editorial staff. Content on the site may contain links to non-restaurantville.com content. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the linked content and restaurantville.com does not guarantee the accuracy of the linked content.

Corrections and clarifications

We are committed to quickly correcting any factual errors or errors in interpretation. Editorial staff members will address any errors brought to their attention and make an appropriate correction as soon as possible. This includes misspellings as well as factual or information errors identified in archival articles after they have been published. The goal is to correct all content so that no errors remain in our permanent archive. We also will provide clarifications in cases where, in our judgment, the wording or the headline on an article may lead to misinterpretation.