Important policy changes for Google Account storage

Dear Google User,

We are writing to let you know that we recently announced new storage
policies for Google Accounts using
Gmail< www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEziIzL_nLZgwtfPZ1NOwQpd0EHTHJiZ1Rph-KjviVoc9na3Je4rRwu4rQdEIm91WYhe6mg5DPSvlEle4TMYxmzKeJf9NEiTsx0XazzrDAjboAI_>,
Google
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(including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard
files) and/or Google
Photos<
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that bring us in line with industry practices. Since you have previously
used one or more of these products in your Google Account
storage<
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we wanted to tell you about the new policies well before they go into
effect on June 1, 2021. Below is a summary of the new policies. Please
reference our Help Center
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for a complete list of what’s changing.

Summary of the new policies (effective June 1, 2021):

– If you’re
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for 2 years (24 months) in Gmail, Drive or Photos, we may delete the
content in the product(s) in which you’re inactive. Google
One<
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members who are within their storage quota and in
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will not be impacted by this new inactive policy.
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Learn more about our updated Terms of Service

We’re improving our Terms of Service and making them easier for you to
understand. The changes will take effect on March 31, 2020, and they won’t
impact the way you use Google services.

For more details, we’ve provided a summary of the key changes
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and Frequently Asked Questions
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At a glance, here’s what this update means for you:

– Improved readability: While our Terms remain a legal document, we’ve done
our best to make them easier to understand, including by adding links to
useful information and providing definitions.

– Better communication: We’ve clearly explained when we’ll make changes to
our services (like adding or removing a feature) and when we’ll restrict or
end a user’s access. And we’ll do more to notify you when a change
negatively impacts your experience on our services.

– Adding Google Chrome, Google Chrome OS and Google Drive to the Terms: Our
improved Terms now cover Google Chrome, Google Chrome OS, and Google Drive,
which also have service-specific terms and policies to help you understand
what’s unique to those services.

– No changes to our Privacy Policy: We’re not making any changes to the
Google Privacy Policy
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and we haven’t made any changes to the way we treat your information. As a
reminder, you can always visit your Google Account
< myaccount.google.com> to review your privacy settings and manage
how your data is used.
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