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About our policies

These policies apply to all Maps user generated content including:

  • Text Reviews
  • Ratings
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Questions and answers
  • Captions
  • Tags
  • Links
  • Metadata

Any content you publish to Google platforms must follow these policies, as well as the Google Terms of Service, the Google Maps/Earth Additional Terms of Service, any other relevant product policies, and any relevant local laws and regulations. Please also be mindful of the Google Privacy Policy.

Looking for policies governing Google-collected Street View (rather than content published by users)? See our Google-contributed Street View privacy policies.

Unsure who took a photo? You can tell whether an image was taken by Google or by an external contributor by the attribution name or icon presented with each image.