[IAEP] Gmail & other Google TOS

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 07:35:19 EDT 2011

On 7/21/11, Tabitha Roder <tabitha at tabitha.net.nz> wrote:
> On 21 July 2011 15:40, Yamandu Ploskonka <yamaplos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am unsure if at any moment we have been encouraging kids to have a
>> google
>> account.
>> Anyway, I just learned that Google appears to take as a serious breach of
>> their TOS if an under-13 uses their services, to the point of deleting
>> their
>> data, etc.
> I have been working on a one to one project that has a google partner
> involved, we talked about google terms when we were worried about the google
> search requirement of being 18 years old. The schools entered an agreement
> with Google and use Google education apps.
> http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/education_terms.html
> We were told that the agreement is between Google and the institution, not
> the student or staff member. This differs to the individual setting up a
> Google account.
> Tabitha

Right. This is the direction OLPC was heading with Google a few years
back. I don't anticipate any issues in this sort of arrangement.

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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