The purpose of the Census Bureau’s Web 2.0 presence that includes social media channels is to engage residents from across all walks of life in an online platform where they can learn about and share their important topics regarding Census Bureau programs and services.
Census Bureau Blog(s), Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media channels allow visitors to interact with the agency and others, and encourage visitors to freely comment and give welcomed feedback. We encourage your comments. Your ideas and concerns are important to us because we want you as an active participant in our programs and to be well informed about how the Census Bureau’s work gets done.
Visitor-generated comments made on any and all Census Bureau social media channels become public domain.
We also want to publish your comments, but we expect conversations to follow the conventions of polite discourse. Therefore, we moderate social media; meaning that all comments are reviewed before we post them. In our review process, we try to remove any objectionable content. Objectionable content includes but is not limited to:
Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, persons under the age of 13 years old are not allowed to submit questions or comments.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), 16 CFR Part 312, requires operators of web sites directed to children under age 13, and operators that have actual knowledge of collecting or maintaining personal information from children under 13, to obtain verifiable consent from parents prior to the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information from children. Only with the consent of a parent or guardian, the Census Bureau may collect information from children under age 13 for some of our surveys. However, the Census Bureau does not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13 when using our websites otherwise.
For more information regarding COPPA please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Privacy web site and select the Children’s Privacy link.