U.S. Census Bureau

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Data Collected from E-mail

When you send us personally-identifying information in an e-mail, we use the information you provide only to help us gather the information you might request. In an effort to respond to your request, various people within the Census Bureau may view the information you submit. Public notices issued by the Census Bureau in which interested individuals are invited to comment by e-mail will contain a notice of what we intend to do with the data gathered.

Your E-mail Information is Protected by Law

Once received, the information in your e-mail is protected in accordance with law (e.g., Title 13, the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act). For the most part, all information submitted by visitors is voluntary. Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose. In some cases, such as when a user requests a product or fills out a survey or census, some identifiable information will need to be collected to fulfill your request or process your response.

E-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Whether or not e-mail is encrypted in transmission depends on your software. It is therefore our policy not to send emails to you that contain identifiable information about you, your household, or business.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau