I want to include a tag or kind of business card on my homepage where a link to my account, my current reputation and my current badges are show. Could be something like the user card under a question or answer:

My user card for meta.stackoverflow.com

Is there an API for this or is it allowed to parse it from the Stack Overflow website?


Flair is what you are looking for.
Like this one:

profile for Paedow at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers

As @Sha Wiz Dow Ard suggested on his comment:
Global flair is also available.
Like this one:

profile for Paedow on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

Related blog: Flair: Now Even Flairier

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You can also use the Stack Exchange API to write customer queries that can get different info. For instance, a query for your user info returns:

  "items": [
      "user_id": 1550184,
      "user_type": "registered",
      "creation_date": 1343176618,
      "display_name": "Paedow",
      "profile_image": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e87fbc64060164fc6663e28896a3f6d2?s=128&d=identicon&r=PG",
      "reputation": 850,
      "reputation_change_day": 0,
      "reputation_change_week": 0,
      "reputation_change_month": 12,
      "reputation_change_quarter": 12,
      "reputation_change_year": 120,
      "age": 17,
      "last_access_date": 1381063242,
      "last_modified_date": 1380739628,
      "is_employee": false,
      "link": "http://stackoverflow.com/users/1550184/paedow",
      "website_url": "http://e-volution-software.de/",
      "location": "Germany",
      "account_id": 1687146,
      "badge_counts": {
        "gold": 0,
        "silver": 7,
        "bronze": 31
      "question_count": 40,
      "answer_count": 22,
      "up_vote_count": 473,
      "down_vote_count": 5,
      "about_me": "",
      "view_count": 159,
      "accept_rate": 100
  "quota_remaining": 9994,
  "quota_max": 10000,
  "has_more": false

You can use this to get certain pieces of information that are not available through the standard flair, although you have to format it all nice and fancy-like, and go through another few hoops.

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You can get your own flair in your profile page, under Edit Profile & Settings -> Flair:

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