Understand the basics of privacy in Google Calendar

Keeping you safe online means protecting your information and respecting your privacy. That’s why, in every product we make, we focus on keeping your information secure, treating it responsibly, and keeping you in control. Our teams work every day to make Google products safe no matter what you’re doing—browsing the web, managing your inbox, or getting directions.

Your information is protected by world-class security. You can always control your privacy settings in your Google Account.

A more helpful & personalized experience for you

When you use Google Calendar, we process some data to offer you better experiences in the product. Your information stays secure. You can always control your privacy settings in your Google Account.

Your content is stored securely

To help you create and view your calendar entries, they’re stored securely in our world-class data centers. Data is encrypted in-transit and at-rest. To help you access your calendar offline, we also store your calendar entries on your device.

Your Google Account comes with built-in security designed to detect and block threats like spam, phishing and malware. Your activity is stored using strong industry standards and practices.

Your name & email address help sync your data and keep you updated

To store your preferences, help you sign in, get the calendar data you've uploaded through other devices, and inform you of service changes and user-to-user activity, we use your name and email address.

To make it easy to fill out fields when you create events, we use your contacts which are stored securely in our world-class data centers.

Use your information to create & manage your Google Account

To create a brand new Google account, we collect your name and phone number. When you manage your Google account, you can choose to provide your physical address, upload your contacts, or add a profile photo.

Google Calendar uses data to improve your experience

To provide services like spam filtering, virus detection, malware protection and the ability to search for calendar entries and their attachments within your individual account, we process your calendar content.

To improve Google Calendar’s performance and reliability, and to help with troubleshooting in case of issues while you use Google Calendar, we collect performance data and crash analytics. We also use this info to help prevent abuse of our services and for analysis.

Sync your services with your location

To understand how your experience of the product may relate to geography, like when you send feedback to Google, and to keep your account secure, like if we notice you have signed in from a new location, we save some location info. To suggest nearby places when you edit your events, we use your location when you allow Google Calendar to access it.

To save you time when you search in Google Calendar by showing your recent searches you’ve made there, we store those search queries.

Google Calendar doesn’t use your content for advertising

We don’t use information in apps where you primarily store personal content—including Google Calendar—for advertising purposes, period.

Stay in control of your content with easy-to-use settings

You decide what content is shared & with whom

If you use Google Calendar with your personal Gmail Account, the content you save on Google Calendar is private to you, from others, unless you choose to share it. If you use Google Calendar for work or school, your administrator may be able to view your calendar. Who is my administrator?

If you share your calendar, your events have the same privacy settings as your calendar. You can change what others can see about certain events. Learn how to change your event privacy settings. You can also unshare your calendar and control what others can find. Learn how to unshare your calendar.

Google respects your privacy. We access your private content only when we have your permission or are required to by law. With the Google Transparency Report, we share data about how the policies and actions of governments and corporations affect privacy, security, and access to information.

If you have a work or school account, your organization can review logs of actions taken by Google when accessing content. Learn how to view logs with Access Transparency. Learn how Google protects your organization's security and privacy.

It’s easy to view & control your data

With the Google Account Dashboard, you can see an overview of the Google products you use and the things you store, like your emails and photos. And with My Activity, it’s easy to see or delete data collected from your activity across Google services, including things you’ve searched, viewed, and watched. Learn how to view and control activity in your Google Account.

Control your search history

To save you time when you search in Google Calendar by showing your recent searches you’ve made there, we store those search queries.

To review or manage your Google Calendar search history, use My Activity.

You can take your data with you

Everyone should have access to the content they’ve shared with us – any time and for any reason. That’s why we created Download Your Data – so you can download your photos, emails, contacts, and bookmarks. It’s your choice to make a copy of your data, back it up, or even move it to another service.

You are always in control of the data saved to your Google Account. Learn how to download your data.

If you have a work or school account, your organization can choose to download your data and to limit you from downloading it. Learn how an organization can export its data.

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