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This notice describes the personal information we provide to Google for these accounts and how Google collects, uses, and discloses personal information from students in connection with these accounts.
Using their Google Workspace for Education accounts, students may access and use the following “Core Services” offered by Google (described at https://workspace.google.com/terms/user_features.html):
• Cloud Search
• Drive and Docs
• Google Chat
• Google Chrome Sync
• Google Meet
• Google Vault
• Groups for Business
In addition, we also allow students to access certain other Google services with their Google Workspace for Education accounts. For example, YouTube, Google Maps, etc. They will further have access to third-party applications and services. Our school administrator enables access to these third-party services with your student’s Google Workspace for Education account, and authorizes the disclosure of data, as requested by the third party services. Additional information about these third-party services is available can be obtained from NMMI IPA Head of School D’Anna O’Mera.
Google provides information about the information it collects, as well as how it uses and discloses the information it collects from Google Workspace for Education accounts in its Google Workspace for Education Privacy Notice. You can read that notice online at https://workspace.google.com/terms/education_privacy.html you should review this information in its entirety, but below are answers to some common questions:
What personal information does Google collect?
When creating a student account, [insert name of school/district] may provide Google with certain
personal information about the student, including, for example, a name, email address, and password.
Google may also collect personal information directly from students, such as telephone number for
account recovery or a profile photo added to the Google Workspace for Education account.
When a student uses Google core services, Google also collects information based on the use of those
services. This includes:
• account information, which includes things like name and email address.
• activity while using the core services, which includes things like viewing and interacting with
content, people with whom your student communicates or shares content, and other details about
their usage of the services.
• settings, apps, browsers & devices. Google collects information about your student’s settings and
the apps, browsers, and devices they use to access Google services. This information includes
browser and device type, settings configuration, unique identifiers, operating system, mobile
network information, and application version number. Google also collects information about the
interaction of your student’s apps, browsers, and devices with Google services, including IP
address, crash reports, system activity, and the date and time of a request.
• location information. Google collects information about your student’s location as determined by
various technologies such as IP address and GPS.
• direct communications. Google keeps records of communications when your student provides
feedback, asks questions, or seeks technical support
The Additional Services we allow students to access with their Google Workspace for Education accounts
• activity while using additional services, which includes things like terms your student searches
for, videos they watch, content and ads they view and interact with, voice and audio information
when they use audio features, purchase activity, and activity on third-party sites and apps that use
• apps, browsers, and devices. Google collects the information about your student’s apps, browser,
and devices described above in the core services section.
• location information. Google collects info about your student’s location as determined by various
technologies including: GPS, IP address, sensor data from their device, and information about
things near their device, such as Wi-Fi access points, cell towers, and Bluetooth-enabled devices.
The types of location data we collect depend in part on your student’s device and account
How does Google use this information?
In Google Workspace for Education Core Services, Google uses student personal information primarily to
provide the core services that schools and students use, but it’s also used to maintain and improve the
services; make recommendations to optimize the use of the services; provide and improve other services
your student requests; provide support; protect Google’s users, customers, the public, and Google; and
comply with legal obligations. See the Google Cloud Privacy Notice for more information.
In Google Additional Services, Google may uses the information collected from all Additional Services to
deliver, maintain, and improve our services; develop new services; provide personalized services;
measure performance; communicate with schools or users; and protect Google, Google’s users, and the
Does Google use student personal information for users in K-12 schools to target advertising?
No. There are no ads shown in Google Workspace for Education core services. Also, none of the personal
information collected in the core services is used for advertising purposes.
Some additional services show ads; however, for users in primary and secondary (K12) schools, the ads
will not be personalized ads, which means Google does not use information from your student’s account
or past activity to target ads. However, Google may show ads based on general factors like the student’s
search queries, the time of day, or the content of a page they’re reading.
Can my child share information with others using the Google Workspace for Education account?
We may allow students to access Google services such as Google Docs and Sites, which include features
where users can share information with others or publicly. For example, if your student shares a photo
with a friend who then makes a copy of it, or shares it again, then that photo may continue to appear in the
friend’s Google Account, even if your student removes it from their Google Account. When users share
information publicly, it may become accessible through search engines, including Google Search.
Will Google disclose my child’s personal information?
Google will not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of
Google except in the following cases:
With our school: Our school administrator (and resellers who manage your or your organization’s
Workspace account) will have access to your student’s information. For example, they may be able to:
• View account information, activity and statistics;
• Change your student’s account password;
• Suspend or terminate your student’s account access;
• Access your student’s account information in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal
process, or enforceable governmental request;
• Restrict your student’s ability to delete or edit their information or privacy settings.
With your consent: Google will share personal information outside of Google with parental consent.
For external processing: Google will share personal information with Google’s affiliates and other trusted
third party providers to process it for us as Google instructs them and in compliance with our Google
For legal reasons: Google will share personal information outside of Google if they have a good-faith
belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary for legal
reasons, including complying with enforceable governmental requests and protecting you and Google.
What choices do I have as a parent or guardian?
First, you can consent to the collection and use of your child’s information by Google. If you don’t
provide your consent, we will not create a Google Workspace for Education account for your child, and
Google will not collect or use your child’s information as described in this notice.
If you consent to your child’s use of Google Workspace for Education, you can access or request deletion
of your child’s Google Workspace for Education account by contacting NMMI IPA Head of School
D’Anna O’Mera. If you wish to stop any further collection or use of your child’s information, you can
request that we use the service controls available to access personal information, limit your child’s access
to features or services, or delete personal information in the services or your child’s account entirely. You
and your child can also visit https://myaccount.google.com while signed into the Google Workspace for
Education account to view and manage the personal information and settings of the account.
What if I have more questions or would like to read further?
If you have questions about our use of Google’s Google Workspace for Education accounts or the choices
available to you, please contact NMMI IPA Head of School D’Anna O’Mera. If you want to learn more
about how Google collects, uses, and discloses personal information to provide services to us, please
review the Google Workspace for Education Privacy Center (at https://www.google.com/edu/trust/), the
Google Workspace for Education Privacy Notice(at
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/), and the Google Cloud Privacy Notice at
The Core Google Workspace for Education services are provided to us under Google Workspace for
Education Agreement (at https://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/education_terms.html) and the