Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it safe to provide my ACS information over the Internet?

Yes.  American Community Survey information is encrypted at all times. 

Our secure servers use "HTTPS" Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer, to ensure the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and the U.S. Census Bureau.  This means that instead of sending readable text over the Internet, both your browser and our server encode (scramble) all data using a security key. 

In addition to data being encrypted during transmission, all data are encrypted for protection when stored on the Census Bureau servers.


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