Web Policy


The Virginia Outdoors Foundation makes every effort to ensure that the information presented on this site is accurate, reliable, and timely.  However, we do not make any claim that such is 100 percent true 100 percent of the time, and therefore we cannot be held liable for the ultimate accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of the content found on this site.

Similarly, this site may reference specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer, but this does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation Web site has links to other Web sites. These include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and so this Policy will not apply. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Similarly, any references on these Web sites to specific commercial products, processes, or services does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

Linking Policy

This site contains links to external Web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, which alone determines which external Web sites are linked to. These links are offered to be helpful to our site visitors, but just because we link to another Web site does not mean we explicitly or implicitly endorse, recommend, or especially favor these entities.

Links to external Web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation at any time without notice.

If a link on this site is not working, please contact our webmaster by emailing jmcgarvey@vofonline.org or by using the contact information provided on our Contact Us page.

See also this Policy’s Disclaimer section above regarding off-site links.


Some of the content or files on this site may require third-party plug-ins or separate software to view. VOF makes no guarantees about the compatibility or availability of such plug-ins or software for every user.


Your personal privacy is important to us, and our privacy policy is clear:  We do not collect any personal information when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

During your visit to this site, we do gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally and includes:

  • The IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer in order to browse the Web) and Internet domain (for example, “company.com” if you connect from work, “school.edu” if you connect from school) of your computer;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Web site;
  • The date and time you access our Web site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you arrived are our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

This information is used to track site usage and user technology; this information in turn helps us to make our site more useful to visitors.

Use and Collection of Personal Information

Other than the information listed above, personal information is only collected if you send an e-mail to staff, or fill out a form with your personal information and submit it through our Web site. These communications are automatically logged for tracking purposes, and will be used to follow-up on your comments, questions, or requests.

We do not collect personal information through this site for any other purposes. Except as required by law under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the information that you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. Neither the Virginia Outdoors Foundation nor the Commonwealth of Virginia collects or uses information for commercial marketing.


“Cookies” are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications, user information is stored as cookies, which are then sent back to and stored on the user’s computer.

Some sections of this Web site may use cookies to customize the information presented to you.

See also this Policy’s Privacy section regarding information gathered by this site and the use of that information.


The copyright to this site is owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Permission is granted to every person visiting this site to make fair use of its contents. All site pages are marked with the notice “© Copyright 2013 Virginia Outdoors Foundation.” If you are in doubt about whether your use constitutes fair use, please send a request for explicit permission to copy the contents to jmcgarvey@vofonline.org.