Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content

Terms of Use for NYU Google Apps for Education

search the site

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF version of this page (Adobe Reader required).

contact information

Title: Terms of Use for NYU Google Apps for Education
Effective Date: April 12, 2011
Latest Revision: December 17, 2012
Issuing Authority: Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Technology Officer
Responsible Officer: Associate Vice President, .edu Services

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

NYU Google Apps for Education is a set of communications and collaboration applications hosted by Google Inc. on behalf of New York University. NYU Google Apps for Education is offered by Google to NYU in accordance with a specially negotiated end-user license agreement designed to protect the privacy and security of information owned by New York University and the members of its community, guaranteeing that Google will not access or re-use information stored in these applications for its own, commercial purposes.

GENERAL TERMS

In March 2011, New York University began to offer Google accounts to NYU full-time and part-time students registered in a degree program, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and affiliates. This Terms of Use document explains the terms of service and user obligations when utilizing NYU Google Apps for Education. NYU expects that NYU Google Apps for Education users for all service offerings will employ reasonable and appropriate safeguards concerning the information they transmit and store.

In all instances, this Terms of Use augments and reinforces (1) all federal, New York State, local, and other applicable law; (2) all University rules and policies, including the Policy on Responsible Use of NYU Computers and Data (http://www.nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/responsible-use-of-nyu-computers-and-data-policy-on.html) and the Appropriate Use of Email at New York University Policy (http://www.nyu.edu/its/policies/email.html) as well as other applicable University policies; and (3) all applicable contracts and licenses. Violations could result in loss of privileges or disciplinary action. Sending abusive or threatening communications via email or other communications means can even result in criminal charges against the sender.

NYU may add or delete Google service offerings from time to time and reserves the right to change, at any time, at its sole discretion, the provisions of the service and these Terms of Use.

In order to use Google Apps for Education as provided to NYU, all users must be aware of, agree to, and adhere to the following:

  1. When utilizing NYU Google Apps for Education services, you are bound by the NYU Policy on Responsible Use of NYU Computers and Data (http://www.nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/responsible-use-of-nyu-computers-and-data-policy-on.html).
  2. Anyone in the NYU community utilizing NYU Google Apps for Education services must agree and adhere to the Google Terms of Service (http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/education_terms.html). In all cases, Google's privacy policies govern (http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/).
  3. Anyone in the NYU community utilizing NYU Google Apps for Education services must be aware that their data may be stored in datacenters outside the borders of the United States.
  4. As stated in the Policy on Responsible Use of NYU Computers and Data, anyone in the NYU community utilizing NYU Google Apps for Education services acknowledges that NYU has the authority to monitor, use, or disclose their data under appropriate circumstances, and that Google provides NYU the ability to do so. Any access of information stored on your account will follow the standards established in the current University practice which can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/its/policies/.
  5. The NYU IT Service Desk will provide general support for NYU Email powered by Google and NYU Calendar services, and substantive support to the best of its ability on the core set of NYU Google Apps for Education, while offering limited, best-effort help and advice on the large set of linked commercial Google applications.
  6. Anyone in the NYU community utilizing NYU Google Apps for Education services must acknowledge that Google can terminate their account if they fail to abide by the Google Terms of Service.

Page last revised: March 4, 2014