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 Keep, 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 Keep, like a photo to attach to a note or the audio of a voice note, 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 email address helps sync your data
To store your preferences, help you sign in, and get you files you've uploaded through other devices, we save your 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.
Keep uses data to improve your experience
To improve Keep’s performance and reliability, and to help with troubleshooting in case of issues while you use Keep, we collect performance data. We also save this info to help prevent abuse of our services and for analysis. To provide services like handwriting recognition and searching for notes by category, we process your content.
Keep doesn’t use your content for advertising
We don’t use information in apps where you primarily store personal content—including Keep—for advertising purposes, period.
Stay in control of your content with easy-to-use settings
You decide what content is shared & with whom
The content you save on Keep is private to you, from others, unless you choose to share it. Learn how to share items in Keep.
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
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.
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.
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.