To use Google Health Studies (“GHS” or the “App”), you must accept (1) the Google Terms of Service, and (2) these Google Health Studies Additional Terms of Service (the “GHS Additional Terms”).
Please read each of these documents carefully. Together, these documents are known as the “Terms.” They establish what you can expect from us as you use our services, and what we expect from you.
If these GHS Additional Terms conflict with the Google Terms of Service, these Additional Terms will govern for Google Health Studies.
By using Google Health Studies, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not download or use the App.
Google Health Studies enables you to participate in research studies with Google and its research partners. Google Health Studies allows you to enroll in studies and share information, such as your background, health status, and information from your Android device. Google Health Studies only sends your information to a study with your consent and provides you with transparency, choice, and control over the information that is contributed. The information that you share allows researchers to learn more about various health conditions, as well as enable Google to develop technologies designed to improve healthcare.
Important Warning and Disclaimer
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call “911” immediately. Google Health Studies is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Google Health Studies’ content doesn’t constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions related to your health.
In order to use Google Health Studies, you must be 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18, please do not use Google Health Studies.
Google Health Studies is only intended for use in the United States at this time.
Google Health Studies Usage Rules
You agree that you will:
- submit accurate, truthful and up-to-date information to Google Health Studies
- take responsible steps to keep Google Health Studies secure because the data submitted and collected by Google Health Studies is stored on your device
Your content may include information that you submit to and is collected by Google Health Studies. As described in the Google Terms of Service, your content remains yours and we need this license if your intellectual property rights restrict our use of your content. This license covers your content if that content is protected by intellectual property rights.
This license doesn’t affect your privacy rights. This license doesn’t permit Google to sell your personal information, including Study Data (as defined in each individual GHS study’s informed consent), and Google doesn’t use Study Data to show you ads.
This license includes permission for Google to use your content for research and analysis, development of new technologies and services by or for research partners, and any other purpose that you’ve agreed to in writing in a GHS study. Google may sublicense these rights to research partners consistent with the terms of the GHS study.
This license lasts for as long as your content is protected by intellectual property rights.
Fitbit and Other Third-Party Integrations
Certain GHS studies may link to or integrate with third-party devices and services (“3P Tools”), including the Fitbit Services (defined as Fitbit devices, including associated firmware, applications, software, websites, APIs, products, and services). The Fitbit Terms of Service separately govern use of the Fitbit Services, and other 3P Tools may be subject to their own separate terms. For the avoidance of doubt, use of Google Health Studies is subject to the Google Terms of Service and these GHS Additional Terms, regardless of any integration of a GHS study with the Fitbit Services or other 3P Tools subject to separate terms.