Privacy Policy

Privacy and Security Introduction
You need not provide any personal information in order to access this website. We will not collect any personal information about you.

Internet Security Policy
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Federal law.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Like most websites, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to the website from another website, the address of that website. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Privacy and Correspondence via E-mail
When you send us personally identifying information (i.e., by sending an electronic mail message containing a question or comment), we use this information to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to other Government employees who are better able to answer your questions. The information you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. We do not collect or use information for commercial marketing.

We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Links to Other Sites
Our website has links to other websites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Third-Party Web Sites and Applications
Third-Party websites and applications are Web-based technologies that are not exclusively operated or controlled by the Go Direct campaign. Separate and apart from your access to this website, the Go Direct campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), uses its Go Direct campaign YouTube channel ( to further the public education goals of the campaign. FMS does not disclose any sensitive but unclassified, or personally identifiable information, through its Go Direct campaign YouTube channel.    

Go Direct campaign videos posted on the YouTube channel ( by FMS can be viewed without registering with YouTube or Google (YouTube owner) or subscribing to the channel. However, if  visitors want to subscribe (or follow) the campaign YouTube channel, they must create an account at To create a YouTube account, you must provide to YouTube some personal information, including your email address and password. Some of this information you provide to YouTube, including your age (if you choose to make it public), may be publicly available, but you can modify how much of your information is visible by changing your privacy settings at Go Direct campaign representatives take note of the number of subscribers to the YouTube channel, as well as the number of video views, but FMS does not collect comments or messages through its YouTube Channel. Subscribing to the YouTube channel does not constitute an endorsement by FMS or the Go Direct campaign of the subscriber. Once on YouTube, a YouTube user, including a subscriber, is subject to the YouTube privacy policy which is available at