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products one thing will be clear: it’s the same Google experience that
you’re used to, with the same controls.
And because we’re making these changes, over time we’ll be able to
improve our products in ways that help our users get the most from the
While we’ve undertaken the most extensive user education campaign in our
history to explain the coming changes, we know there has been a fair
amount of chatter and confusion.
Here are a few important points to bear in mind:
We’ve included the key parts from more than 60 product-specific notices
your own mini search engine if you want to work out what’s going on. Our
what data we’re collecting and how we may use it, in plain language.
If you’re signed in to Google, you expect our products to work really
beautifully together. For example, if you’re working on Google Docs and
you want to share it with someone on Gmail, you want their email right
there ready to use. Our privacy policies have always allowed us to
combine information from different products with your
account—effectively using your data to provide you with a better
service. However, we’ve been restricted in our ability to combine your
YouTube and Search histories with other information in your account. Our
more of your information available to you when using Google.
So in the future, if you do frequent searches for Jamie Oliver, we could
recommend Jamie Oliver videos when you’re looking for recipes on
YouTube—or we might suggest ads for his cookbooks when you’re on other
Our privacy controls aren’t changing.
The new policy doesn’t change any existing privacy settings or how any
personal information is shared outside of Google. We aren’t collecting
any new or additional information about users. We won’t be selling your
personal data. And we will continue to employ industry-leading security
to keep your information safe.
If you don’t think information sharing will improve your experience, you can use our
privacy tools to do things like edit or turn off your search history and YouTube history, control the way Google tailors ads to your interests and browse the web “incognito” using Chrome.
You can use services like Search, Maps and YouTube if you are not
signed in. You can even separate your information into different
accounts, since we don’t combine personal information across them. And
we’re committed to data liberation, so if you want to take your information elsewhere you can.
We’ll continue to look for ways to make it simpler for you to understand
and control how we use the information you entrust to us. We build
Google for you, and we think these changes will make our services even
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