Google Apps: User Information Privacy

Cedarville University has signed a contract with Google that obligates Google to maintain the confidentiality of your data.

  • In order to create a Cedarville Google account, the University provides Google with your name and username. Google does not receive any other personal information about you.
  • Logging into a Cedarville Google account uses a Cedarville server. Your password is never sent to Google.
  • Google Apps for Education is a product suite that is distinct from public services (Gmail, calendar, search, etc.) provided by Google. Google does not cross-reference data between the Apps environment and the public environment.
  • Data generated by using Google Apps for Education (mail, calendar, drive, etc.) will not be used by Google for marketing purposes nor will the data be shared with third parties.
  • When you are using Google Apps for Education, you control the retention of data. You may delete messages, documents, and other materials at any time.
  • For additional information on security and privacy in Google Apps for Education, see this Google Apps for Education webpage.
  • For information on what Google does when the government requests user information, see this official Google blog post.

Note:

For legal compliance reasons, the University will capture some material generated in Google Apps for Education by non-student employees. This capturing does not apply to students or alumni.


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