Google Privacy Policy

Read our summary of Google's Privacy Policy.


  • Google provides personalized services, like recommendations and customized search results.
  • Google collects extensive data about your apps, browsers, devices, and activity within services.
  • You can manage your privacy settings and control the information Google collects.
  • Google may process your information on servers located outside of your country.
  • Google uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and store user data.
  • You can export or delete your information from Google services.
  • Google complies with legal frameworks relating to data transfers.
  • Google shares your information with third parties for advertising and research services.
  • Google provides security features like Safe Browsing and 2-Step Verification.
  • Google may combine the information it collects across services and devices.
  • You can review and update your information through various Google services.
  • Google may retain some of your data for extended periods for legal or business reasons.
  • Google offers tools like Privacy Checkup to help you manage your privacy.
  • Google's Privacy Policy applies to all services offered by Google and its affiliates.
  • Google may display your name and photo next to your activity, like reviews and recommendations.
  • Google provides specific privacy notices for certain services like YouTube Kids and Google Payments.
  • The policy does not apply to services with separate privacy policies or to third-party services.
  • Google may use your payment information for age verification and other purposes.
  • Google's services are designed with strong security features to protect your information.
  • Google's processing of your data may depend on your settings and how you use its services.
  • You can use Google services without creating an account or in private browsing mode.

Things to watch out for

  • Google collects a vast amount of data, which may include sensitive personal information.
  • Google shares information with third parties, which could include advertisers and partners.
  • Google may retain your data even after you delete it, subject to legal or business requirements.
  • Your information may be processed on servers located outside of your country, subject to different data protection laws.

AI recommendations

When using Google services, it's important to regularly check and adjust your privacy settings through tools like the Privacy Checkup. Be cautious of the amount of personal data you share and be aware of the data Google collects through your interactions with its services and devices. If privacy is a major concern, consider using services in incognito mode or without signing in, and review the settings for ad personalization. Additionally, take advantage of Google's security features to protect your account, such as enabling 2-Step Verification.


How can I control the personal information Google has about me?

You can use the Privacy Checkup tool, manage your Activity Controls, and review settings in your Google Account to control the information Google collects and how it is used.

What happens to my information if I delete my Google Account?

When you delete your Google Account, Google starts a process to remove the data associated with your account from its services. However, some data may be retained for legal or business reasons.

Can I use Google services without having my activities tracked?

Yes, you can use some Google services without signing in, use private browsing modes like Chrome's Incognito mode, and adjust your Activity Controls to limit tracking.

(Last updated: 16th December, 2023)

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