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4Google Terms of Service 4 [1]Google
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6 Last modified: March 1, 2012 6[2]Policies & Principles
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8 [3]Skip to content
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10  1. [4]Overview
11  2. Terms of Service
12
13 * Terms of Service
14 * [5]Updates
15
16 Google Terms of Service
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18 Last modified: November 11, 2013 ([6]view archived versions)
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8Welcome to Google! 20Welcome to Google!
9 21
10 Thanks for using our products and services (“Services”). The Services 22 Thanks for using our products and services (“Services”). The Services are
11 are provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), located at 1600 Amphitheatre 23 provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
12 Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. 24 Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
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14 By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read 26 By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them
15 them carefully. 27 carefully.
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17 Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product 29 Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product
18 requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms 30 requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms will
19 will be available with the relevant Services, and those additional 31 be available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms become
20 terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services. 32 part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.
21 33
22Using our Services 34Using our Services
23 35
24 You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services. 36 You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.
25 37
26 Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our 38 Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services
27 Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface 39 or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the
28 and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as 40 instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted
29 permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control 41 by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and
30 laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to 42 regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you
31 you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are 43 do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating
32 investigating suspected misconduct. 44 suspected misconduct.
33 45
34 Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual 46 Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual
35 property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not 47 property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use
36 use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its 48 content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or
37 owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you 49 are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to
38 the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t 50 use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or
39 remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with 51 alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
40 our Services.
41 52
42 Our Services display some content that is not Google’s. This content is 53 Our Services display some content that is not Google’s. This content is
43 the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may 54 the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may
44 review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our 55 review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our
45 policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we 56 policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we
46 reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not 57 reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not
47 necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we 58 necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we
48 do. 59 do.
49 60
50 In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service 61 In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service
51 announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may 62 announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt
52 opt out of some of those communications. 63 out of some of those communications.
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65 Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such
66 Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic
67 or safety laws.
53 68
54Your Google Account 69Your Google Account
55 70
56 You may need a Google Account in order to use some of our Services. You 71 You may need a Google Account in order to use some of our Services. You
57 may create your own Google Account, or your Google Account may be 72 may create your own Google Account, or your Google Account may be assigned
58 assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or 73 to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational
59 educational institution. If you are using a Google Account assigned to 74 institution. If you are using a Google Account assigned to you by an
60 you by an administrator, different or additional terms may apply and 75 administrator, different or additional terms may apply and your
61 your administrator may be able to access or disable your account. 76 administrator may be able to access or disable your account.
62 77
78 To protect your Google Account, keep your password confidential. You are
79 responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Google
80 Account. Try not to reuse your Google Account password on third-party
63 If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or account, 81 applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or
64 [6]follow these instructions. 82 Google Account, [7]follow these instructions.
65 83
66Privacy and Copyright Protection 84Privacy and Copyright Protection
67 85
68 Google’s [7]privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data 86 Google’s [8]privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and
69 and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our 87 protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you
70 Services, you agree that Google can use such data in accordance with 88 agree that Google can use such data in accordance with our privacy
71 our privacy policies. 89 policies.
72 90
73 We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate 91 We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate
74 accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the 92 accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S.
75 U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 93 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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77 We provide information to help copyright holders manage their 95 We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual
78 intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your 96 property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and
79 copyrights and want to notify us, you can find information about 97 want to notify us, you can find information about submitting notices and
80 submitting notices and Google’s policy about responding to notices 98 Google’s policy about responding to notices [9]in our Help Center.
81 [8]in our Help Center.
82 99
83Your Content in our Services 100Your Content in our Services
84 101
85 Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership 102 Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of
86 of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In 103 any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short,
87 short, what belongs to you stays yours. 104 what belongs to you stays yours.
88 105
89 When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give 106 When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give
90 Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, 107 Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store,
91 store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those 108 reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from
92 resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so 109 translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content
93 that your content works better with our Services), communicate, 110 works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform,
94 publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such 111 publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this
95 content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited 112 license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving
96 purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to
97 develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our 113 our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you
98 Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google 114 stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have
99 Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content 115 added to Google Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and
100 that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, 116 remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of
101 there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the 117 our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use
102 content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary 118 of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the
103 rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our 119 necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit
104 Services. 120 to our Services.
105 121
122 If you have a Google Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile
123 photo, and actions you take on Google or on third-party applications
124 connected to your Google Account (such as +1’s, reviews you write and
125 comments you post) in our Services, including displaying in ads and other
126 commercial contexts. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing
127 or visibility settings in your Google Account. For example, you can choose
128 your settings so your name and photo do not appear in an ad.
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106 You can find more information about how Google uses and stores content 130 You can find more information about how Google uses and stores content in
107 in the privacy policy or additional terms for particular Services. If 131 the privacy policy or additional terms for particular Services. If you
108 you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your 132 submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your
109 feedback or suggestions without obligation to you. 133 feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.
110 134
111About Software in our Services 135About Software in our Services
112 136
113 When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this 137 When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software
114 software may update automatically on your device once a new version or 138 may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is
115 feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic 139 available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update
116 update settings. 140 settings.
117 141
118 Google gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable 142 Google gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and
119 and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Google 143 non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Google as
120 as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of 144 part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you
121 enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided 145 to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Google, in the
122 by Google, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, 146 manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute,
123 modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included 147 sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you
124 software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source 148 reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software,
125 code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you 149 unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written
126 have our written permission. 150 permission.
127 151
128 Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our 152 Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our
129 Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make 153 Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make
130 available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license 154 available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that
131 that expressly override some of these terms. 155 expressly override some of these terms.
132 156
133Modifying and Terminating our Services 157Modifying and Terminating our Services
134 158
135 We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or 159 We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or
136 remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a 160 remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service
137 Service altogether. 161 altogether.
138 162
139 You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to 163 You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to
140 see you go. Google may also stop providing Services to you, or add or 164 see you go. Google may also stop providing Services to you, or add or
141 create new limits to our Services at any time. 165 create new limits to our Services at any time.
142 166
143 We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such 167 We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data
144 data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably 168 is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we
145 possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to 169 will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information
146 get information out of that Service. 170 out of that Service.
147 171
148Our Warranties and Disclaimers 172Our Warranties and Disclaimers
149 173
150 We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill 174 We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and
151 and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are 175 care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain
152 certain things that we don’t promise about our Services. 176 things that we don’t promise about our Services.
153 177
154 OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, 178 OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS,
155 NEITHER GOOGLE NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC 179 NEITHER GOOGLE NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC
156 PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS 180 PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS
157 ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTION OF THE 181 ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE
158 SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR 182 SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR
159 NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”. 183 NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.
160 184
161 SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED 185 SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED
162 WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND 186 WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
169 WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL 193 WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL
170 LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE 194 LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE
171 DAMAGES. 195 DAMAGES.
172 196
173 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF GOOGLE, AND ITS 197 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF GOOGLE, AND ITS
174 SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING 198 SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING
175 FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE 199 FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE
176 THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN). 200 THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).
177 201
178 IN ALL CASES, GOOGLE, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE 202 IN ALL CASES, GOOGLE, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE
179 LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE. 203 LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
180 204
181Business uses of our Services 205Business uses of our Services
182 206
183 If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business 207 If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business
184 accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Google and its 208 accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Google and its
185 affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or 209 affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action
186 action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation 210 arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these
187 of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, 211 terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses,
188 losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ 212 damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.
189 fees.
190 213
191About these Terms 214About these Terms
192 215
193 We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a 216 We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service
194 Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our 217 to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services.
195 Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of 218 You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications
196 modifications to these terms on this page. We’ll post notice of 219 to these terms on this page. We’ll post notice of modified additional
197 modified additional terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not 220 terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not apply retroactively and
198 apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen 221 will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted.
199 days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions 222 However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made
200 for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective 223 for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to
201 immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, 224 the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that
202 you should discontinue your use of that Service. 225 Service.
203 226
204 If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, 227 If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the
205 the additional terms will control for that conflict. 228 additional terms will control for that conflict.
206 229
207 These terms control the relationship between Google and you. They do 230 These terms control the relationship between Google and you. They do not
208 not create any third party beneficiary rights. 231 create any third party beneficiary rights.
209 232
210 If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right 233 If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right
211 away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may 234 away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have
212 have (such as taking action in the future). 235 (such as taking action in the future).
213 236
214 If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will 237 If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not
215 not affect any other terms. 238 affect any other terms.
216 239
217 The laws of California, U.S.A., excluding California’s conflict of laws 240 The laws of California, U.S.A., excluding California’s conflict of laws
218 rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these 241 rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these
219 terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these 242 terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these
220 terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or 243 terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or
221 state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and Google 244 state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and Google
222 consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts. 245 consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
223 246
224 For information about how to contact Google, please visit our 247 For information about how to contact Google, please visit our [10]contact
225 [9]contact page. 248 page.
226 249
227 [English__________________] 250 Good to Know
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252 * Our Good to Know site helps you stay safe and protect your family’s
253 information online. [11]Visit to learn more
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255 Our legal policies
256
257 * [12]Privacy Policy
258 * Terms of Service
259 * [13]FAQ
260
261 Some technical details
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263 * [14]Technologies and Principles
264 * [15]Advertising
265 * [16]How Google uses cookies
266 * [17]How Google uses pattern recognition
267 * [18]Types of location data used by Google
268 * [19]How Google Wallet uses credit card numbers
269 * [20]How Google Voice works
270
271 Change language: [[21]________________________]
272
228 * [10]Google 273 * [22]Google
274 * [23]About Google
229 * [11]Privacy & Terms 275 * [24]Privacy & Terms
230 276
231References 277References
232 278
279 Visible links
233 1. http://www.google.com/ 280 1. http://www.google.com/
234 2. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/ 281 2. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
282 3. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/#content
235 3. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/ 283 4. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
236 4. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
237 5. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/archive/ 284 5. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/archive/
285 6. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/archive/
238 6. http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=58585 286 7. http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=58585
239 7. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ 287 8. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
240 8. http://support.google.com/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1114905&page=ts.cs 288 9. http://support.google.com/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1114905&page=ts.cs
241 9. http://www.google.com/intl/en/contact/ 289 10. http://www.google.com/intl/en/contact/
290 11. http://www.google.com/intl/en/goodtoknow/
291 12. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
292 13. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/faq/
293 14. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/
294 15. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/
295 16. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/
296 17. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/pattern-recognition/
297 18. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/location-data/
298 19. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/wallet/
299 20. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/voice/
242 10. http://www.google.com/ 300 22. http://www.google.com/
301 23. http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/
243 11. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/ 302 24. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/

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