If you use Google Drive, that means you agree to the Terms of Service.
If you’re using an account through work, school or another group, terms may apply based on your organisation’s agreement with Google.
How do the Terms of Service affect me?
As our Terms of Service state, 'You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours'.
We do not claim ownership of any of your content, including any text, data, information, and files that you upload, share or store in your Drive account. What our Terms of Service do is enable us to give you the services that you want – so if you decide to share a document with someone or want to open it on a different device, we can provide that functionality.
- We will not change a private document into a public one.
- We will not use a private document for marketing or promotional campaigns.
- We will keep your data only as long as you ask us to keep it.
- You can take your data with you if you choose to stop using Google Drive.