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Frequently Asked Questions About USA.gov

Common questions asked about USA.gov: our mission, using our logo, linking to us and more.

What is USA.gov?

USA.gov is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites. It's government made easy!

How do I get permission to establish a link to USA.gov from my website?

USA.gov is the official web portal for the U.S. government. It is a public domain website, which means you may link to USA.gov at no cost. In fact, there are more than 5 million direct links to USA.gov. We provide all official U.S. government transactions, services, and information from one convenient location.

We ask that when you link to www.USA.gov, you do it in an appropriate context, as a service to your customers when they need to find official U.S. government information and services.

We encourage you to use our logo. You may download the USA.gov logo in various sizes and formats.

We also encourage you to link to GobiernoUSA.gov, the official Spanish language web portal of the U.S. government. We offer the GobiernoUSA.gov logo in various sizes and formats.

When can I use the USA.gov logo?

The USA.gov logo is the official registered trademark for the U.S. government's web portal. The USA.gov logo may only be used to link to the USA.gov website. Placement of the USA.gov logo is to be used only as a marker to the USA.gov home page and not as a form of endorsement or approval from USA.gov, the Federal Citizen Information Center, or the U.S. General Services Administration. If you would like to place our logo on your site to link to USA.gov, you may download the USA.gov logo in various sizes and formats.

Where can I find a USA.gov graphic to use on my website?

USA.gov is a public domain website, which means you may link to USA.gov at no cost. You'll find USA.gov logo graphics on our Link to Us page.

What is the objective of USA.gov?

USA.gov's objective is to provide a free service, enabling the global community to easily and rapidly find U.S. government information that has been posted on the Internet. It offers a powerful search engine and an index of web-accessible government information and services to help you find what you need.

How do I contact the people who manage USA.gov?

You can Contact Us through our web form. Your comments will be sent to the website management.

Why create USA.gov?

USA.gov was created to save you time and take advantage of the simplicity and efficiency of the Internet. Most of the information you can find here has been on the web for a long time, but if you didn't know what you were looking for, or where to look, you couldn't find the answer to your question. Here you can find out which government office can address your concerns, and find direct links to relevant information and services.

What about privacy? Does the government know what I use USA.gov to look for?

We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information to us. To learn more about the USA.gov Privacy Policy, click on the Privacy link located at the bottom of each page.

How can I find more government FAQ's

USA.gov provides access to frequently asked questions across government.

How can I contact U.S. government agencies?

To contact a government agency, click on Contact Your Government by Agency or Contact Your Government by Topic.