There are still people out there that don’t know, so before I FADC into that Wall of Text ultra, there are some things to keep in mind. When someone tells you “good-faith belief” “reasonably necessary” “potential violations” and the like, you should worry. Of course, this “new” policy isn’t actually new, but Google actually putting what it’s been doing into text just passes my laziness threshold to actually get other people informed without “making **** up.” I won’t mention leaks or hacking, I mean, there’s just no chance that could happen.
Information we (Google) collect:
Information you give us: personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card.
Information we get from your use of our services:
Device information: device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). Google may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Google Account.
Log information: server log stuff like:
—details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
—telephony log information like your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls.
—Internet protocol address.
—device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
—cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account.
Location information: like GPS signals sent by a mobile device and sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
Unique application numbers: Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Google when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
Local storage: We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Your information is shared!
For legal reasons: We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
—meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
—enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
—detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
—protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.[/details]