How Classroom protects your privacy & keeps you in control

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 Classroom, 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

When you upload a file of any type to Google Classroom, it is stored securely in our world-class data centers. Data is encrypted in-transit and at-rest. If you choose to access these files offline, we store this info 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

To store your preferences, class enrollments, class comments and assignment submissions, and to help you sign in, we save your name and email address.

Your information helps you 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.

Classroom uses data to improve your experience

To provide Classroom features like originality reports, and improve experiences to address your needs, we process your content.

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

Classroom doesn’t use your content for advertising

There are no ads in Google Workspace for Education Core Services, and core service data is not used for advertising purposes. Also, if ads are shown in Additional Services and you’re using your Google Workspace for Education account in K-12 (primary and secondary school), we don’t show you personalized ads, which means we don’t use information from your account or past activity to target ads. However, we may show ads based on general factors like your search query, the time of day, or the content of a page you’re reading.

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

You decide what content is shared & with whom

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 school account, your organization can review logs of actions taken by Google when accessing content. 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. Classroom also provides data archiving and deletion capabilities.

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 location info.

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 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 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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