On January 5, 2022, we're making some changes to our Terms of Service. These changes won't affect the way you use Google services, but they'll make it easier for you to understand what to expect from Google — and what we expect from you — as you use our services.
More clarity on what you can expect from Google and what we expect from you: We're providing more examples to describe the mutually respectful conduct that we expect from all our users. We're also providing more transparency about how we develop, improve, and update our digital content, services, and goods – including more detail about the reasons we make changes and legally-required updates, the advanced notice we provide to you, and your right to withdraw from your contract with us.
Legal guarantee: We're summarizing the legal guarantees that you receive under EEA consumer laws when you use our digital content, services, and goods.
Withdrawal right: We're providing information about your legal right to withdraw from the terms within 14 days of agreeing to them if you're a consumer based in the European Economic Area (EEA). We're also including a copy of the EU Model Instructions on Withdrawal in case you want to exercise that right.
Additional definitions: We're adding more explanatory text to help you understand certain legal concepts that we refer to in our terms, including "commercial guarantee", "legal guarantee", and "lack of conformity".
Improved readability: While our terms remain a legal document, we've done our best to make them easier to understand, including reorganizing some topics so that they're easier to find.
If you use Family Link to manage a Google Account for someone else, please take some time to talk to them about these changes.
Thank you for using Google!
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New Gmail, Google Chat, and Google Meet settings provide you more control over your information
Dear Debra M.,
You received an email two weeks back to let you know that we are launching two new settings for Gmail, Chat, and Meet to give you more control over your information and help support compliance requirements. With these settings you can choose how your information is used in Gmail, Chat, and Meet and in other products across Google.
If you have already made a choice, please disregard this email.
What do I need to know?
Smart features and personalization in Gmail, Chat and Meet is the first setting, and controls whether your Gmail, Chat, and Meet data can be used to offer smart features within each of these services. Smart features in Gmail, Chat, and Meet that depend on your data include:
Smart features and personalization in other Google products is the second setting, and controls whether your Gmail, Chat, and Meet data can be shared with other Google products to enable personalization features. Features in other Google products that depend on Gmail, Chat, and Meet data include:
If you want to continue using the above features and more after January 25th, 2021, you need to choose in Gmail settings to keep these features on. If you have already made your choices for these settings on either your mobile Gmail app or desktop, no further action is needed. You can change these options in Gmail settings at any time. Learn more
From your desktop
If you're using a desktop, log in to your Gmail account to configure these settings for firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more
From your phone
If you're using your phone, open your Gmail app (available to install on both iOS and Android) to configure these settings for the email@example.com account. If you're using the mobile Gmail app, but have not seen a prompt about these settings yet, you might have to update your app. If you are unable to update your app, you can still configure these settings from a desktop browser as described above. Learn more
Thanks for choosing Gmail.
—The Gmail team
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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