G Suite for Education Core and Additional services
G Suite for Education offers two categories of Google services:
- G Suite Core Services are Gmail (including Inbox by Gmail), Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Sheets, Sites, Slides, Talk/Hangouts and Vault.
- Additional Services (like Youtube, Maps, and Blogger) are designed for consumer users and can optionally be used with Apps for Education accounts if allowed for educational purposes by a school’s domain administrator.
The G Suite for Education Privacy Notice describes how Google collects and uses information with G Suite for Education accounts. As stated in this Privacy Notice, for Apps for Education users in Primary/Secondary (K-12) schools, Google does not use any user personal information (or any information associated with a Google Account) to target ads.
|Services||Apps for Education Core Services||Additional Services|
|Terms||G Suite for Education Privacy Notice|
|Data use||User personal information collected in the Core Services is used only to provide the Core Services like Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.||Information from all Additional Services can be used to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, and to develop new ones.|
|Ads||No ads in Core Services, and no Customer Data from Core Services is used for advertising purposes (in either Core or Additional Services).||Additional Services may show ads. For G Suite for Education users in Primary/Secondary (K-12) schools, Google does not use any user personal information (or any information associated with a Google Account) to target ads.|
|Security||Core Services are included in G Suite security audits and certifications (ISO 27001, SOC 2 and SOC 3).||All Additional Services meet Google’s high standards for information security.|
When Google adds new services in your Google Admin console, you can have them immediately turned on for users. Or you can have new services initially turned off, then decide for yourself when to turn them on. Learn more