U.S. Census Bureau

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Welcome to the U.S. Census Bureau's Data Protection and Online Privacy Policy website.

As the nation’s largest statistical agency, our website provides a vital national resource. These pages contain a wealth of statistical information about the nation’s people and its economy — information that is used by the general public and researchers, as well as federal, state, and local governments, in making important decisions. Our website also provides information about the surveys we conduct and the information that is available.

We are committed to handling your information responsibly and with respect. This commitment applies to the individuals, households, and businesses that answer our surveys, and to those browsing our website.

  • Census Bureau Surveys and Censuses: How We Protect Your Information
    Learn more about the ways the Census Bureau protects the information we collect in surveys and censuses.

  • Browsers of www.census.gov: Online Privacy Policy
    Learn more about what happens when you browse our website.

Additional Information

Source: U.S. Census Bureau