If you use Google Drive, that means you agree to the Terms of Service.
If you’re using an account through work, school, or another group, terms may apply based on your organization’s agreement with Google.
- Abuse policies
The content policies listed below play an important role in maintaining a positive experience for everyone using Google products. We need to curb abuses that threaten our ability to provide these services, and we ask that everyone abide by the policies below to help us achieve this goal.
These policies apply to content shared using Google Drive. When applying these policies, we may make exceptions based on artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific considerations, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content. Be sure to check back from time to time, as these policies may change. Please also refer to Google’s Terms of Service for more information.
How do the Terms of Service affect me?
As our Terms of Service state, “You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.”
We do not claim ownership in any of your content, including any text, data, information, and files that you upload, share, or store in your Drive account. What our Terms of Service do is enable us to give you the services you want — so if you decide to share a document with someone, or want to open it on a different device, we can provide that functionality.
- We will not change a Private document into a Public one.
- We will not use a Private document for marketing or promotional campaigns.
- We will keep your data only as long as you ask us to keep it.
- You can take your data with you if you choose to stop using Google Drive.