Privacy reminder from Google
Table of contents
- Why am I seeing this reminder?
- When will I see this reminder?
- What does the reminder say?
- When I see this reminder, what options do I have?
- How long do I have to make a decision?
- Will I see this reminder more than once?
- After I agree, what options do I have?
- Why should I sign in to my Google Account?
- How do I change my privacy settings?
- What information Google collects, why we collect it, and how we use it
- What choices you have for controlling your information
You might see the privacy reminder when you're:
- Signing in to a Google service, like Gmail
- Using a Google service, like Search, Maps, or YouTube
The message you see will be different depending on whether or not you're signed in to your Google Account, because the data Google collects is different in these cases. See what the privacy reminder looks like if you're signed in to your account.
When you read the privacy reminder, you'll have several options.
Once you review the entire reminder and click "I agree" at the bottom, you'll be taken back to the Google service you were using when you saw it.
Note: You have to scroll through the entire reminder before clicking "I agree."Review the privacy reminder & get back to Google
Read the privacy reminder and scroll to the bottom. After you click "I agree," you'll be taken back to the Google service you were using.
If you're reading the privacy reminder, scroll to the bottom and click Learn how Google uses data to improve your experience.
Otherwise, learn how Google uses data and keeps information safe at privacy.google.com.
Before you click "I agree," you'll have an opportunity to make changes to your privacy settings. The settings you'll see will be different if you're signed in to or signed out of your Google Account.
To change these settings while you're looking at the privacy reminder, scroll to Privacy Controls or Adjust your privacy controls. To learn more about the settings you can change, read the "How do I change my privacy settings?" section below.
To change these settings if you aren't looking at the privacy reminder, visit your Google Account.
If you're signed in to your Google Account and you have concerns about a specific Google service, like Google+ or Gmail, you can delete that service from your Google Account.
While you're looking at the privacy reminder, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Other Options Delete a particular Google service from your account.
To remove services if you aren't looking at the privacy reminder, visit your Google Account.
You're in control of your data. You can download your data from many Google services to use it elsewhere, or keep a copy for your records.
Important: Before you delete your account
- We encourage you to download a copy of your account data before you delete your account so you can use it elsewhere.
- Learn more about what happens when you delete your Google Account, including how it impacts your Android device or Chromebook.
If I delete my account, what happens to the content I've purchased?
If you delete your account, you won't be able to access certain content on Google Play or YouTube. This includes things like movie purchases or rentals that haven't expired yet, subscriptions to services like Google Play Music, and apps you’ve bought on Google Play.
When you see the privacy reminder, take your time to review it and make any changes you want to your Google Account. You'll have the option to adjust your privacy settings, or turn off some Google services. Before you can sign in to use Google services, you need to click "I agree" at the bottom of the reminder.
If you're signed out, you may see the privacy reminder in various places across Google services. You'll have the option to adjust your privacy settings, or turn off some Google services. You can click on this reminder right away, or come back to it later. However, after a few days, you'll be required to click "I agree" before continuing to use Google services.
If you click "I agree" when you're signed in, you won't be asked to review it again on other devices or browsers where you're signed in.
- You're using Google on multiple devices or browsers and aren't signed in
- You've turned on browser settings that regularly clear your cookies
If you see the privacy reminder while signed out of your Google Account, you might be prompted to sign in to your Google Account.
If you sign in before accepting the privacy reminder, we can remember that you've seen this reminder before. This means you won't be asked to review it again on any other devices or browsers where you're signed in.
Tip: When you're signed in, you can also manage all of your Google privacy settings and data. This includes things like your searches and browsing activity and places you go.How to change your settings
If you want to change any of your privacy settings, you can do so at any time.
If you're reading the privacy reminder, scroll to Privacy Controls or Adjust your privacy controls.
At any other time:
To check or change your settings later, visit your Google Account.
Some privacy settings are only relevant if you're signed in to your Google Account, so you'll see fewer settings to change if you're signed out. Learn more about privacy settings for when you're signed out of your account.
For example, since you need a Google Account to have a Google+ profile, settings for managing a Google+ profile are only available to people who are signed in.
To check or change your settings later, visit your Google Account