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Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Security & Third Party Links

Security, Intrusion, and Detection

To ensure that computer service remains available to all users, this government IT system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to our computer system. websites identified as representing an actual or potential security threat to Census Bureau information and/or information resources are blocked. Further, websites that are known to violate Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, and/or Federal guidelines regarding access to certain types of websites and/or content are blocked, for example:

  • Websites hosting malware/spam
  • Websites involved in the compromise of other government agencies
  • Adult content websites
  • On-line storage and file sharing websites
  • Freeware/Shareware websites
  • Websites attacking Census Bureau systems (attempting to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in Internet facing systems)
  • Websites scanning Census Bureau systems (attempting to identify Internet facing systems)

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other federal agencies, international agencies, and private organizations. Once you link to another website you are subject to the policies of the new website.

Links to non-government websites are denoted by off site. Our linking to non-government websites does not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them.

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