|Participating in a Google Group discussion
Google Groups includes two types of discussions: publicly accessible
discussions that anyone can access and restricted discussions that are
limited to members only. The owners of a Google Group decide who is
in the group and whether a discussion is public or restricted. You should
be aware that the information you post in a Google Group including
the header information, nickname and email address associated with the
posting may be read, copied, used and re-distributed by people
you do not know. Use care when posting personal information in a group,
particularly sensitive information such as social security numbers,
financial information or home addresses or phone numbers.
To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, at this time Google Groups is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13, you may not use the Google Groups service.
|Information that we collect and how we use it
Account information. When you register for
Google Groups, we will request some personal information to create your
account, including an email address and a password. Your password will
be maintained on our system in an encrypted form. You also may provide
a nick name which can be used when you post in groups.
Group postings and account activity. The contents of the postings that you submit to Google Groups are stored and maintained on Google servers in order to publish the postings and provide the service. In order to protect our users from email harvesting software and bots, we attempt to "mask" email addresses so that they are typically human readable but not machine readable. In addition, we collect and maintain information about your account activity, such as the groups that you join or manage, lists of other members or invitees in the groups, messages or topics you track and your preferred settings when using Google Groups. We use this information internally to deliver the best possible service to you and to continue improving and developing other features to enhance the Google Groups service.
|Updating your information
You can change your Google Groups account settings
at any time on the Preferences page in Google Groups. You can change
your general Google account by going to https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount.
You may unsubscribe from a group or terminate your Google Groups account at any time. Please see the Groups Help Center for more information.