This notice describes the personal information the school provides to Google for these accounts and how Google collects, uses, and discloses personal information from students in connection with these accounts. Using their Google Workspace for Education accounts, students may access and use the following “Core Services” offered by Google:
Gmail, Calendar, Chrome Sync, Classroom, Cloud Search, Contacts, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drive, Groups, Hangouts, Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet, Google Talk, Jamboard, Keep, Sites, Vault, YouTube *
Other Google Apps and Services required to provide or deliver curriculum
Google provides information about the information it collects, as well as how it uses and discloses the information it collects from Google Workspace for Education accounts in its Google Workspace for Education Privacy Notice. You should review this information in its entirety, but below are answers to some common questions:
What personal information does Google collect?
When creating a student account, the school may provide Google with certain personal information about the student, including, for example, a name, email address, and password. Google may also collect personal information directly from students, such as a telephone number for account recovery or a profile photo added to the Google Workspace for Education account.
When a student uses Google services, Google also collects information based on the use of those services. This includes:
Device information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone numbers;
Log information, including details of how a user used Google services, device event information, and the user's Internet protocol (IP) address;
Location information, as determined by various technologies including IP address, GPS, and other sensors;
Unique application numbers, such as application version number; and
Cookies or similar technologies that are used to collect and store information about a browser or device, such as preferred language and other settings.
How does Google use this information?
In Google Workspace for Education Core Services, Google uses student personal information to provide, maintain, and protect the services. Google does not serve ads in the Core Services or use personal information collected in the Core Services for advertising purposes.
Does Google use student personal information for users in K-12 schools to target advertising?
No. For Google Workspace for Education users in primary and secondary (K-12) schools, Google does not use any user personal information (or any information associated with a Google Workspace for Education Account) to target ads, whether in Core Services or in other Additional Services accessed while using a Google Workspace for Education account.
Can my child share information with others using the Google Workspace for Education account?
We may allow students to access Google services such as Google Docs and Sites, which include features where users can share information with others or publicly. When users share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google.
Will Google disclose my child’s personal information?
Google will not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Google unless one of the following circumstances applies:
With parental or guardian consent. Google will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Google when it has parents’ consent (for users below the age of consent), which may be obtained through Google Workspace for Education schools.
With Google Workspace for Education accounts, because they are school-managed accounts, give administrators access to information stored in them.
For external processing. Google may provide personal information to affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for Google, based on Google’s instructions and in compliance with the Google Workspace for Education privacy notice and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
For legal reasons. Google will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google if it has 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, Google users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Google also shares non-personal information -- such as trends about the use of its services -- publicly and with its partners.
More information is below:
What options do I have as a parent or guardian?
You can access or request the deletion of your student’s Google Workspace for Education account by contacting the school. If you wish to stop any further collection or use of your student's information, you can request that we use the service controls available to limit your student's access to features or services, or delete your student's account entirely.
In addition, you can visit My Google Account while signed in to a Google Workspace for Education account to view and manage the personal information and account settings.
If you have questions about our use of Google Workspace for Education accounts or the options available to you, please contact the school.