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Privacy Act Statement

The Privacy Act is a code that governs how Federal agencies in the Executive branch collect, use, and maintain records about individuals.

Authority: This information is solicited under the authority of 43 U.S.C. 31 et seq.; 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 3102; 5 CFR part 1320; Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-10-06, Open Government Directive; Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-13-13, Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset; and Office of Science and Technology Policy Memorandum, Addressing Societal and Scientific Challenges through Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing.

Purpose: The purpose of this application is to provide essential support and functionality for the acquisition and management of trusted geospatial data, products, and services in support of The National Map.

Routine Uses: Usernames, email addresses, and Twitter/X handles are shared with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program to contact volunteers who contribute information through The National Map Corps about data quality and project updates. Usernames may be published (with permission) by the USGS via social media and websites in order to recognize contributor achievements.

Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary. If the individual does not furnish the information requested, there will be no adverse consequences. However, failure to provide an email address will result in ineligibility to participate in the volunteer program.