Google Books Privacy Policy

November 8, 2011 | View archived version

The main Google Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information when you use Google's products and services, including Google Books. This additional policy for Google Books does three things: (1) it highlights key provisions of the main Google Privacy Policy in the context of the Google Books service, (2) it describes privacy practices specific to the Google Books service, and (3) it describes planned privacy practices for services proposed in the Google Books legal settlement, which is currently awaiting court approval.

Key provisions from the Google Privacy Policy

All of the provisions of the Google Privacy Policy apply to the Google Books service. Among other things, this means:

Practices specific to the current Google Books product

The privacy practices that are specific to Google Books are:

Practices specific to services proposed under the pending settlement agreement

Google has reached a settlement agreement in copyright litigation which, if approved, will authorize additional services for users in the United States as part of the Google Books product. Those additional services have not yet been designed but we know that they will honor our existing privacy commitments listed in this Privacy Policy, as well as the following:

For additional information about Google Books and privacy, please see our FAQ.

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