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Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Your Responsibility

The Census Bureau maintains an unwavering commitment to protect the confidentiality of your information. Your information is combined with that of many others to create statistics that do not identify individuals.

If we contact you or your business to participate in a survey, it is because you, or your household, were selected as part of a scientific sample to represent thousands of others like you. Your participation ensures the completeness of the survey and is critical to producing high quality data.

Our country depends on these data for decision-making, and your complete and honest response ensures our data are accurate. Responding quickly and completely to census and survey questions provides an opportunity for individuals to enhance the quality of government and society.

These statistics can be used for many valuable purposes, including important decisions for your family or business, such as whether to move to a new neighborhood, open a business, or market your products to new customers.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Privacy Office | Last Revised: September 27, 2012