Privacy Policy

When you use 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 content 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.

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 so whether you are new to 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 offers you might like.

We collect information you give us and information about the services that you use and how you use them, like view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number), log information (details of how you used our service, 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 Google, location information (including IP address, GPS, and other sensors), unique application numbers, 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 or similar technologies.

Information we collect when you are signed in to, in addition to information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your Account. When information is associated with your Account, we treat it as personal information.

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 and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant offers and ads.

We may use the name you provide for your across all of the services we offer that require a Account. If other users already have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Profile information, such as your name and photo.

If you have a Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo, and actions you take on or on third-party applications connected to your in our services, including displaying in ads and other commercial contexts.

When you contact, 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. 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 offers and tailored advertising.

We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other processes 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.

Information you share

Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines.

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 may share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of We do not require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of 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 Google, 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.

When this Privacy Policy applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by, 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 offers, sites that may include 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.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We may reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page without providing a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).