Google Drive Service Agreement

We provide our services with appropriate competence and care. If we do not meet the level of quality described in this guarantee, agree to tell us and we will work with you to resolve the issue. Google is not about to make your private files public, but that doesn`t excuse its sloppy terms of use. At Google, we recognize that failures are statistically inevitable and strive to isolate our users from the impact of outages. As this was not the case in this case, we apologize to all those who were not bothered by this event. Our engineers are doing a post-mortem investigation to determine how our services can be made more resistant to unforeseen network outages, and we will do everything we can to continue to detect Google service outages for their rarity. There is real exposure to users: the agreement does not protect users if Google — not the user — believes that it is necessary to give access to private files to parties to the process or to government officials, and that will not prevent Google from ending access to their own files if “Google believes that a file violates a person`s rights. The example of what happened to innocent users during the MegaUpload saga is still fresh in people`s memories. Some Google services have additional age requirements, as described in their additional service-specific conditions and policies. After the launch of the service, Google Drive`s privacy policy was strongly criticized by some members of the media.

Google has a set of terms of use and privacy policy agreements covering all of its services, which means that the language in the agreements gives the company extended rights to diversity, use and creation of derivative works from content stored on Google Drive. While policies also confirm that users retain intellectual property rights, data protection advocates have expressed concern that licenses give Google the right to use information and data to adapt advertising and other services that Google Offers. On the other hand, other members of the media found that the agreements were no worse than those of competing cloud storage services, but that competition in the agreements used a “more artistic language” and also stated that Google needed the rights to “move files on its servers, store your data or create miniature images.” Immediately after its announcement in April 2012, Google faced criticism regarding the privacy of Google Drive. In particular, data protection advocates have found that Google has a unique set of terms of use and privacy policy for all of its products and services. In a CNET report, Zack Whittaker found that “the terms and service of the broader community have been heavily attacked because of the management of users` copyrights and intellectual property rights.” Comparing the terms of use between Google Drive and the competing cloud storage services Dropbox and OneDrive, he cited a paragraph that stated that Google has a license from its users to sign, use and create spin-off works from content stored on Google Drive. Although the user retains intellectual property rights, the user licenses Google to extract and analyze downloaded content, customize advertising and other services that Google makes available to the user, and promote the service. In summary, he wrote: “In his words, Google does not have files downloaded by users on Google Drive, but the company can do with it what it wants.” [95] In a highly critical editorial of the service, Ed Bott of ZDNet wrote that the language of the agreements contained “exactly the same words” as Dropbox in a July 2011 privacy policy update, which drew criticism and forced Dropbox to update its policy with clarification language, adding: “This is a perfect example of Google`s inability to pay any attention to everything. what`s going on