1. The Way Information is Collected:
The policy explains the way Google collects the personal information. The information is collected in two ways:
- When a user signs up for Google account, then Google may collect information like, phone number, contact address, email address, or credit card information.
- Google also collects information when a user uses its services, like the interaction with ads, website visits, location, search queries, and so on.
2. Use of Collected Information:
Google uses the collected information to improve its services. It can be in the form of:
- Tailoring ads and search results
- Contextualize future interaction with Google
- Language preferences to enhance the user experience.
3. Access of Information:
The user can control Google’s access to information; its access can be controlled by:
- Editing the ad preferences
- Controlling the information associated with Google account.
- Using the browser to block cookies that are associated with Google services
- By adjusting the appearance of your Google account.
4. Visibility of Information:
2. Though Google makes it clear how it’s going to use the gathered information. However, for a layman, any thing that concerns his privacy is creepy and a threat to personal information.
3. Although Google provides clear instruction how you can make your information private, yet securing the privacy would be a hard thing to do for a normal user, and ultimately he would have to rely on Google to take care of it.