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# o=$(sed -n '1,3p' Google-TOS; lynx -dump http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/); echo "$o" > Google-TOS
[1]Google
[2]Policies & Principles
[3]Skip to content
1. [4]Overview
2. Terms of Service
* Terms of Service
* [5]Updates
Google Terms of Service
Last modified: November 11, 2013 ([6]view archived versions)
Welcome to Google!
Thanks for using our products and services (“Services”). The Services are
provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them
carefully.
Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product
requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms will
be available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms become
part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.
Using our Services
You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.
Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services
or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the
instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted
by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and
regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you
do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating
suspected misconduct.
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual
property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use
content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or
are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to
use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or
alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
Our Services display some content that is not Google’s. This content is
the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may
review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our
policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we
reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not
necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we
do.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service
announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt
out of some of those communications.
Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such
Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic
or safety laws.
Your Google Account
You may need a Google Account in order to use some of our Services. You
may create your own Google Account, or your Google Account may be assigned
to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational
institution. If you are using a Google Account assigned to you by an
administrator, different or additional terms may apply and your
administrator may be able to access or disable your account.
To protect your Google Account, keep your password confidential. You are
responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Google
Account. Try not to reuse your Google Account password on third-party
applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or
Google Account, [7]follow these instructions.
Privacy and Copyright Protection
Google’s [8]privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and
protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you
agree that Google can use such data in accordance with our privacy
policies.
We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate
accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual
property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and
want to notify us, you can find information about submitting notices and
Google’s policy about responding to notices [9]in our Help Center.
Your Content in our Services
Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of
any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short,
what belongs to you stays yours.
When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give
Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store,
reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from
translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content
works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform,
publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this
license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving
our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you
stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have
added to Google Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and
remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of
our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use
of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the
necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit
to our Services.
If you have a Google Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile
photo, and actions you take on Google or on third-party applications
connected to your Google Account (such as +1’s, reviews you write and
comments you post) in our Services, including displaying in ads and other
commercial contexts. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing
or visibility settings in your Google Account. For example, you can choose
your settings so your name and photo do not appear in an ad.
You can find more information about how Google uses and stores content in
the privacy policy or additional terms for particular Services. If you
submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your
feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.
About Software in our Services
When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software
may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is
available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update
settings.
Google gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and
non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Google as
part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you
to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Google, in the
manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute,
sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you
reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software,
unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written
permission.
Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our
Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make
available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that
expressly override some of these terms.
Modifying and Terminating our Services
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or
remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service
altogether.
You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to
see you go. Google may also stop providing Services to you, or add or
create new limits to our Services at any time.
We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data
is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we
will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information
out of that Service.
Our Warranties and Disclaimers
We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and
care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain
things that we don’t promise about our Services.
OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS,
NEITHER GOOGLE NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC
PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS
ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE
SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR
NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL
WARRANTIES.
Liability for our Services
WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, GOOGLE, AND GOOGLE’S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS,
WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL
LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF GOOGLE, AND ITS
SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING
FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE
THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).
IN ALL CASES, GOOGLE, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
Business uses of our Services
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business
accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Google and its
affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action
arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these
terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses,
damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.
About these Terms
We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service
to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services.
You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications
to these terms on this page. We’ll post notice of modified additional
terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not apply retroactively and
will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted.
However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made
for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to
the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that
Service.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the
additional terms will control for that conflict.
These terms control the relationship between Google and you. They do not
create any third party beneficiary rights.
If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right
away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have
(such as taking action in the future).
If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not
affect any other terms.
The laws of California, U.S.A., excluding California’s conflict of laws
rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these
terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these
terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or
state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and Google
consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
For information about how to contact Google, please visit our [10]contact
page.
Good to Know
* Our Good to Know site helps you stay safe and protect your family’s
information online. [11]Visit to learn more
Our legal policies
* [12]Privacy Policy
* Terms of Service
* [13]FAQ
Some technical details
* [14]Technologies and Principles
* [15]Advertising
* [16]How Google uses cookies
* [17]How Google uses pattern recognition
* [18]Types of location data used by Google
* [19]How Google Wallet uses credit card numbers
* [20]How Google Voice works
Change language: [[21]________________________]
* [22]Google
* [23]About Google
* [24]Privacy & Terms
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4. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
5. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/archive/
6. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/archive/
7. http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=58585
8. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
9. http://support.google.com/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1114905&page=ts.cs
10. http://www.google.com/intl/en/contact/
11. http://www.google.com/intl/en/goodtoknow/
12. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
13. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/faq/
14. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/
15. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/
16. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/
17. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/pattern-recognition/
18. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/location-data/
19. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/wallet/
20. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/voice/
22. http://www.google.com/
23. http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/
24. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
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