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Privacy Policy for Personalized Search

We recognize that privacy is an important issue, so we design and operate our services with the protection of your privacy in mind. The Google Privacy Policy describes how we gather and safeguard information, how we use it internally and our information-sharing practices. In addition, there are several features that are specific to Personalized Search and your privacy:

  • You must sign up for a Google Account to use this service.
  • In order to improve your Google search results and display your search history to you, Personalized Search saves information about your activity on Google, including your search queries, the results you click on, and the date and time of your searches. This information is stored with your Google Account information so that you can access it with your username and password.
  • Over time, the service may use additional information about your activity on Google or other information you provide us in order to deliver better search results. This Privacy Policy will be updated to inform you of any substantive changes to the service.
  • You can delete information from Personalized Search via the Search History feature, and it will be removed from the service. However, as is common practice in the industry, and as outlined in the Google Privacy Policy, Google maintains a separate logs system for auditing purposes and to help us improve the quality of our services for users.
  • Google will not sell or otherwise provide this information to any third parties, except as described in our main Google Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or comments about Personalized Search and your privacy, please contact us. In the Personalized Search Privacy FAQ you can learn more about privacy and Personalized Search.