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UC Google Contract

The University of California has a contract with Google that provides assurances regarding the security and privacy of customer information stored on Google's systems. UC's contract with Google takes precedence if there is a conflict with Google's posted terms or policies.

As part of adopting G Suite for faculty and staff use, UC updated its 2008 Google contract originally set up for student deployments. This contract covers areas of concern to higher education and specifically to research institutions.

CORE APPS: UCI faculty, staff, and students have access to UCI Core G Suite (Email, Calendar, Drive/Docs, Groups, Sites, Hangouts, Chat, and Mobile). Our core G Suite are governed by a contract between the University of California and Google.

CONSUMER APPS: Additional Google Consumer Apps (Blogger, Google+, YouTube, Picasa, Reader, etc.,) are governed by a contract between YOU and Google. If you would like to use these Consumer Apps with your account, you will need to agree to Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which govern these Consumer Apps.

Summary of UC Google Contract

Here are some of the key issues that are included in the UC/Google contract and terms of service:

Full Text of UC Google Contract

This information is just a high level summary. The complete contract between UC and Google is available to the UCI community with UCI Google Account sign in.

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