Data sharing settings
All Google representatives that can access account data receive appropriate training and must agree to internal access policy terms and conditions. Data access requires appropriate authentication; all access is over SSL and is logged for security review and representatives can only use Google-approved computers when accessing customer data. Regular audits for employees with current responsibilities in customer support or service are performed to limit access to your account.
Review the settings in your account, and this additional information here, to help you decide to turn these settings ON or OFF. If all three settings are OFF, your Google Analytics data is only used to help provide and improve the Google Analytics service.
With other Google products only
Share your Google Analytics data with other Google services and products, like AdWords and AdSense. For example, this option lets you import Google Analytics Goals into AdWords.
Anonymously with Google and others
This option provides feedback about Google Analytics we can use to build tailored reports, customized communication, and better education material for you. Google removes any information that might identify the source websites, combines the data with other sites that use Google Analytics in comparable industries, and reports aggregate trends. Shared data can’t be tied back to individual accounts.
Google Analytics support representatives sometimes need to access your account to provide service and resolution to technical issues. When you turn this setting ON, support representatives can access your data to help resolve technical issues. If you turn this setting OFF, support representatives might not be able to help resolve technical issues.See how you can benefit when this setting is ON
Google sales and marketing specialists are trained to find ways to improve your experience with Google products. When you turn the first settings ON, these specialists will be able to look at and assess the efficacy of different implementation strategies and account configurations. Premium and Standard account users can benefit from improved marketing communications that offer usage suggestions, and Premium account users can ask their sales specialist for optimization tips. When you turn the second setting ON, all Google sales experts will also be able to access your account so they can offer more customized recommendations.See how you can benefit when this setting is ON
Change your data sharing settings
You must customize your data sharing settings when you sign up for a Google Analytics account, but an account user with edit permission can return to the Admin section of an account and change the settings any time.
To change the data sharing settings:
- Sign in to your Google Analytics Account.
- From the top of any page, click Admin.
- In the Account column, use the dropdown menu to select an Account.
- Click Account Settings.
- Edit any setting, and click Apply to save.