Privacy Policy

When you use our services, you trust us with your information. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This is important; we hope you will take time to read it carefully.

There are many different ways you can use our services to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Account, we can make those services even better to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we're using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy explains: What information we collect and why we collect it. How we use that information. The choices we offer, including how to access and update information. We've tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you're not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to us so whether you are new to us or a long'time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices and if you have any questions contact us. Information we collect We collect information to provide better services to all of our users from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you'll find most useful, the people who matter most to you online, or which YouTube videos you might like. We collect information in the following ways: Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for our Account. When you do, we'll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card to store with your account. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible Profile, which may include your name and photo. Information we get from your use of our services. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you watch a video on YouTube, visit a website that uses our advertising services, or view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes: Device information we collect devicespecific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). Our may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Our Account. Log information When you use our services or view content provided by Our, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes: details of how you used our service, such as your search queries. telephony log information like your phone number, calling' party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls. Internet protocol address. device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.

cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Account. Location information when you use our services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide Our with information on nearby devices, Wi'Fi access points and cell towers. Unique application numbers Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Our when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates. Local storage We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches. Cookies and similar technologies We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Our service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or Our features that may appear on other sites. Our Our Analytics product helps businesses and site owners analyze the traffic to their websites and apps. When used in conjunction with our advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, Our Analytics information is linked, by the Our Analytics customer or by Our, using Our technology, with information about visits to multiple sites. Information we collect when you are signed in to account, in addition to information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your Account. When information is associated with your Our Account, we treat it as personal information. For more information about how you can access, manage or delete information that is associated with your Our Account, visit the Transparency and choice section of this policy. How we use information we collect We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Our and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content like giving you more relevant search results and ads. We may use the name you provide for your Our Profile across all of the services we offer that require an Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your Our Account so that you are represented consistently across all our services. If other users already have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Our Profile information, such as your name and photo. If you have a Our Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo, and actions you take on Our or on applications connected to your Our Account (such as +1's, reviews you write and comments you post) in our services, including displaying in ads and other commercial contexts. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your Our Account. When you contact us, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. One of the products we use to do this on our own services is Our Analytics. For example, by saving your language preferences, we'll be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate an identifier from cookies or similar technologies with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health. Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other services for example to make it easier to share things with people you know. Depending on your account settings, your activity on other sites and apps may be associated with your personal information in order to improve our services and the ads delivered by us. We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy. We process personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live. Transparency and choice People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can: Review and update your activity controls to decide what types of data, such as videos you've watched on YouTube or past searches, you would like saved with your account when you use Our services. You can also visit these controls to manage whether certain activity is stored in a cookie or similar technology on your device when you use our services while signed'out of your account. Review and control certain types of information tied to your Our Account by using Our Dashboard. View and edit your preferences about the ads shown to you and across the web, such as which categories might interest you, using Ads Settings. You can also visit that page to opt out of certain advertising services. Adjust how the Profile associated with your Our Account appears to others. Control who you share information with through your Our Account. Take information associated with your Our Account out of many of our services. Choose whether your Profile name and Profile photo appear in shared endorsements that appear in ads. You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it's important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences. Information you share of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including ours. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content. Accessing and updating your personal information Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes.

When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems). Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems. Information we share We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Our unless one of the following circumstances applies: With your consent We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Our when we have your consent to do so. We require opt'in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. With domain administrators If your Our Account is managed for you by a domain administrator (for example, for Our Apps users) then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization will have access to your Our Account information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator may be able to: view statistics regarding your account, like statistics regarding applications you install. change your account password. suspend or terminate your account access. access or retain information stored as part of your account. receive your account information in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request. restrict your ability to delete or edit information or privacy settings. Please refer to your domain administrator's privacy policy for more information. For external processing We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. For legal reasons We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Our if we have a good'faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to: meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request. enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations. detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues. protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Our, our users or the public as required or permitted by law. We may share non'personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services. If Our is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy. Information security We work hard to protect Our and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular: We encrypt many of our services using SSL. We offer you two step verification when you access your Our Account, and a Safe Browsing feature in Our Chrome. We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems. We restrict access to personal information to Our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations. When this Privacy Policy applies Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Our Inc. and its affiliates, including YouTube, services Our provides on Android devices, and services offered on other sites (such as our advertising services), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search results, sites that may include Our services, or other sites linked from our services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads. Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to several self regulatory frameworks, including the EU'US Privacy Shield Framework.

When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly. Changes Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review. Specific product practices The following notices explain specific privacy practices with respect to certain Our products and services that you may use: Chrome and Chrome OS Play Books Payments Fiber Project Fi Our Apps for Education For more information about some of our most popular services, you can visit the Our Product Privacy Guide. Other useful privacy and security related materials Further useful privacy and security related materials can be found through Our's policies and principles pages, including: Information about our technologies and principles, which includes, among other things, more information on how Our uses cookies. technologies we use for advertising. how we recognize patterns like faces. A page that explains what data is shared with Our when you visit websites that use our advertising, analytics and social products. The Privacy Checkup tool, which makes it easy to review your key privacy settings. Our's safety center, which provides information on how to stay safe and secure online. "access to your personal information" For example, with Our Dashboard you can quickly and easily see some of the data associated with your Our Account. Learn more. "ads you'll find most useful" For example, if you frequently visit websites and blogs about gardening, you may see ads related to gardening as you browse the web. Learn more. "advertising services" For example, if you frequently visit websites and blogs about gardening that show our ads, you may start to see ads related to this interest as you browse the web. Learn more. "and other sensors" Your device may have sensors that provide information to assist in a better understanding of your location. For example, an accelerometer can be used to determine things like speed, or a gyroscope to figure out direction of travel. Learn more. "collect information" This includes information like your usage data and preferences, Gmail messages, G+ profile, photos, videos, browsing history, map searches, docs, or other Our'hosted content. Learn more. "combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Our services" For example, when you're signed in to your Our Account and search on Our, you can see search results from the public web, along with pages, photos, and Our+ posts from your friends and people who know you or follow you on Our+ may see your posts and profile in their results.

Learn more. "connect with people" For example, you could get suggestions of people you might know or want to connect with on Our+, based on the connections you have with people on other Our products, like Gmail and people who have a connection with you may see your profile as a suggestion. Learn more. "credit card" Whilst we currently don't ask for a credit card during sign up, verifying your age through a small credit card transaction is one way to confirm that you meet our age requirements in case your account was disabled after you have entered a birthday indicating you are not old enough to have a Our Account. Learn more. "develop new ones" For example, Our's spell checking software was developed by analyzing previous searches where users had corrected their own spelling. Learn more. "device identifiers" Device identifiers let Our know which unique device you are using to access our services, which can be used to customise our service to your device or analyse any device issues related to our services. Learn more. "device'specific information" For example, when you visit Our Play from your desktop, Our can use this information to help you decide on which devices you'd like your purchases to be available for use. Learn more. "improve your user experience" For example, cookies allow us to analyse how users interact with our services. Learn more. "legal process or enforceable governmental request" Like other technology and communications companies, Our regularly receives requests from governments and courts around the world to hand over user data. Our legal team reviews each and every request, regardless of type, and we frequently push back when the requests appear to be overly broad or don't follow the correct process. Learn more. "limit sharing or visibility settings" For example, you can choose your settings so your name and photo do not appear in an ad. Learn more. "linked with information about visits to multiple sites" Our Analytics is based on first'party cookies. Data generated through Our Analytics can be linked, by the Our Analytics customer or by Our, using Our technology, to third'party cookies, related to visits to other websites, for instance when an advertiser wants to use its Our Analytics data to create more relevant ads, or to further analyze its traffic. Learn more. "maintain" For example, we continuously monitor our systems to check that they are working as intended and in order to detect and fix errors. Learn more. "may collect and process information about your actual location" For example, Our Maps can center the maps view on your current location. Learn more. "may not function properly" For example, we use a cookie calledlbcs' which makes it possible for you to open many Our Docs in one browser. Learn more. "and our partners" We allow trusted businesses to use cookies or similar technologies for advertising and research purposes on our services. Learn more. "phone number" For example, if you add a phone number as a recovery option, if you forget your password Our can send you a text message with a code to enable you to reset it. Learn more. "protect Our and our users" For example, if you're concerned about unauthorized access to your email, "Last account activity" in Gmail shows you information about recent activity in your email, such as the IP addresses that accessed your mail, the associated location, as well as the time and date. Learn more. "protect" For example, one reason we collect and analyze IP addresses and cookies is to protect our services against automated abuse. Learn more. "provide" For example, the IP address assigned to your device is used to send the data you requested back to your device. Learn more. "sharing" For example, with Our+, you have many different sharing options. Learn more. "sharing with others quicker and easier" For example, if someone is already a contact, Our will autocomplete their name if you want to add them to a message in Gmail. Learn more. "the people who matter most to you online" For example, when you type an address in the To, Cc, or Bcc field of a message you're composing, Gmail will suggest addresses from your Contacts list. Learn more. "to make it easier to share things with people you know" For example, if you have communicated with someone via Gmail and want to add them to a Our Doc or an event in Our Calendar, Our makes it easy to do so by autocompleting their email address when you start to type in their name. Learn more. "view and interact with our ads" For example, we regularly report to advertisers on whether we served their ad to a page and whether that ad was likely to be seen by users (as opposed to, for example, being on part of the page to which users did not scroll). Learn more. "We may share aggregated, non'personally identifiable information publicly" When lots of people start searching for something, it can provide very useful information about particular trends at that time.

Learn more. "Wi'Fi access points and cell towers" For example, we can approximate your device's location based on the known location of nearby cell towers. Learn more. "more relevant search results" For example, we can make search more relevant and interesting for you by including photos, posts, and more from you and your friends. Learn more. "removing your content" For example, you can delete your Web & App Actvity, your blog, Site you own, your YouTube Channel, your Our+ profile or your entire Our account. Learn more. "to show trends" You can see some of these at Our Trends and YouTube Trending Videos. Learn more. "your activity on other sites and apps" This activity might come from your use of Our products like Chrome Sync or from your visits to sites and apps that partner with us. Many websites and apps partner with us to improve their content and services. For example, a website might use our advertising services (like AdSense) or analytics tools (like Our Analytics). These products share information about your activity with us and, depending on your account settings and the products in use (for instance, when a partner uses Our Analytics in conjunction with our advertising services), this data may be associated with your personal information.