Data access by your administrator or service provider

Your Google Apps account can access the majority of Google products using the email address assigned to you by your administrator or Internet service provider. It’s important to note that your administrator or service provider has access to any data you store in this account, including your email. Please read the Google Apps Important Privacy Notice for more information.

Furthermore, your domain administrator or service provider can turn off particular services or restrict your ability to move data to or from the organizational account. For example, if your organization or service provider does not turn on Picasa Web Albums, you will not be able to store photos there with your or your account.

If you access Google products with an email address assigned to you by an administrator or service provider, your agreement or legal relationship with that administrator or service provider might affect:

  • Who owns the data or content that you submit or upload through your account.
  • The conditions under which you may access your account or when your account may be disabled.
  • Who may access or delete the data in your account.

If your account is currently self-managed or team-managed, your account may become managed by a domain administrator. Learn more.

You can also access Google products not included in Google Apps by creating a Google Account not managed through Google Apps.


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