Old Policy (July 1, 2004)
New Policy (Oct. 14, 2005)
What they say
What they really mean
Google collects personal information when you register for a Google service
or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. We may combine personal
information collected from you with information from other Google services
or third parties to provide a better user experience, including customizing
content for you.
you want to use one of our sites, I mean really use them, we put up
those little boxes where you type your name and stuff. Whatever you type in
any of those sites goes to our great big machine somewhere in the basement,
and from there, all of our employees can pretty much sniff around in it and
do fun stuff with it, like read it out loud on office parties.