Google Help Forum Terms of Service
Welcome to Google Help Forum! Before you begin using Google Help Forum, you
must read and agree to these Google Help Forum Terms of Service ("Terms of
Service") and the following terms and conditions and policies, including any
future amendments (collectively, the "Agreement"):
Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms
of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version at http://www.google.com/support/forum/tos.
Google may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and
policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or
revisions. If you do not accept and abide by this Agreement, you may not use
Google Help Forum. In the event of an inconsistency between the Google Help
Forum Terms of Service and either Google's general Terms of Service
the Google Help Forum Terms of Service shall control. Nothing in this Agreement
shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
1. Description of Service. Google Help Forum is an online
community where Google users ask and answer questions on a variety of topics.
You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and
for keeping your password secure. You understand and agree that Google Help
Forum is provided to you on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. Google disclaims
all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or
reliability of Google Help Forum or content within Google Help Forum. Google
also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue Google Help Forum
with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you.
You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use Google Help Forum.
Google reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time without
notice for any reason.
2. Proper Use. You agree that you are responsible for your own
use of Google Help Forum, for any posts you make, and for any consequences
thereof. You agree that you will use Google Help Forum in compliance with all
applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and
regulations, including any laws regarding the transmission of technical data
exported from your country of residence and all United States export control
You agree to abide by the Google Help Forum Posting Guidelines (http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=tos_forum.html) and the rules
and restrictions therein. Google may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise
the Google Help Forum Posting Guidelines at any time, and you agree to be
bound by such modifications or revisions.
Violation of any of the foregoing, including the Google Help Forum Posting
Guidelines (http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=tos_forum.html), may result in immediate termination of this Agreement, and may
subject you to state and federal penalties and other legal consequences. Google
reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to investigate your use of
Google Help Forum in order to (a) determine whether a violation of the
Agreement has occurred or (b) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal
process or governmental request.
Much of the content of Google Help Forum -- including the contents of specific
postings -- is provided by and is the responsibility of the person or people
who made such postings. Google does not actively monitor the content of Google
Help Forum, and takes no responsibility for such content. Instead, Google
merely provides access to such content as a service to you.
By its very nature, Google Help Forum may carry offensive, harmful, inaccurate
or otherwise inappropriate material, or in some cases, postings that have been
mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. We expect that you will use caution and
common sense and exercise proper judgment when using Google Help Forum.
Google does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness,
accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted via Google Help Forum or
endorse any opinions expressed via Google Help Forum. You acknowledge that any
reliance on material posted via Google Help Forum will be at your own risk.
Participants in Google Help Forum only have moderation privileges when logged
into an account with such privileges. It is within Google's sole discretion to
grant users moderation privileges. Such individuals may not perform moderation
functions when utilizing other accounts, and in no instance is Google
responsible for the activities of these users.
3. Privacy. As a condition of using Google Help Forum, you
(http://www.google.com/privacy.html), which may be updated from time to time,
as expressed in the most recent version that exists at the time of your use.
You agree that Google may access or disclose your personal information,
including the content of your communications, if Google is required to do so in
order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a
search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order), or as otherwise provided in
information collected by Google may be stored and processed in the United
States or any other country in which Google Inc. or its agents maintain
facilities. By using Google Help Forum, you consent to any such transfer of
information outside of your country.
4. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage. You agree that
Google has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure
to store or to transmit, any content and other communications maintained by
Google Help Forum. Google retains the right to create limits on use and
storage at our sole discretion at any time with or without notice.
5. Content of Google Help Forum. You understand that all
information (such as data files, written text, computer software, music, audio
files or other sounds, photographs, videos, other images, or profile
information) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of,
Google Help Forum are the sole responsibility of the person from which such
content originated. All such information is referred to below as the "Content".
Google takes no responsibility for third-party Content (including, without
limitation, any viruses or other disabling features), nor does Google have any
obligation to monitor such third-party Content. Google reserves the right at
all times to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on Google Help Forum,
such as Content which violates the terms of this Agreement. Google also
reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as
it reasonably believes is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law,
regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce this Agreement,
including investigation of potential violations hereof, (c) detect, prevent, or
otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (d) respond to user
support requests, or (e) protect the rights, property or safety of Google, its
users and the public. Google will not be responsible or liable for the exercise
or non-exercise of its rights under this Agreement.
6. Intellectual Property Rights. Google's Intellectual
Property Rights. You acknowledge that Google owns all right, title and interest
in and to Google Help Forum, including all intellectual property rights (the
"Google Rights"). Google Rights are protected by U.S. and international
intellectual property laws. Accordingly, you agree that you will not copy,
reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from Google Help Forum.
You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device,
or manual process to monitor or copy any Content from Google Help Forum. As
described immediately below, Google Rights do not include third-party Content
used as part of Google Help Forum, including the Content appearing on Google
Your Intellectual Property Rights. Google claims no ownership or
control over any Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through
Google Help Forum. You or a third party licensor, as appropriate,
retain all patent, trademark and copyright to any Content you submit, post or
display on or through Google services and you are responsible for protecting
those rights, as appropriate. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on
or through Google services which are intended to be available to the members of
the public, you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license
to reproduce, publish, modify, and distribute such Content on Google products
and services for the purpose of displaying and distributing Google products and
services. Google furthermore reserves the right to refuse to accept, post,
display or transmit any Content in its sole discretion.
You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority
necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content submitted by you.
7. No Resale of the Service. Unless expressly authorized in
writing by Google, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade,
resell or exploit for any commercial purposes (a) any portion of Google Help
Forum (b) use Google Help Forum, or (c) access to Google Help Forum.
8. Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant
that (a) all of the information provided by you to Google to participate in
Google Help Forum is correct and current; and (b) you have all necessary
right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts
required of you hereunder.
9. Termination; Suspension. Google may, in its sole
discretion, at any time and for any reason, terminate Google Help Forum,
terminate this Agreement, or suspend or terminate your account. In the event of
termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to
your account or any files or other content contained in your account although
residual copies of information may remain in our system for some time for
back-up purposes. Sections 2, 3, 5 - 7, and 9 - 13 of the Agreement, along
with applicable provisions of the general Terms of Service (including the
section regarding limitation of liability), shall survive expiration or
10. Indemnification. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify
Google, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from
and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your
use of Google Help Forum, including any liability or expense arising from all
claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments,
litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case,
Google will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
11. Copyright Information. It is our policy to respond to
notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed on Google
Community Help, please refer to http://www.google.com/dmca.html for
information on how to file or respond to a notice of infringement.
12. Notices. You agree that Google may provide you with
notices, including those regarding changes to the Agreement, by email, regular
mail, or postings on Google services.
13. Third Party Sites. Sometimes when you use Google Help
Forum, you may access (as a result of, or through your use of Google Help
Forum a third party web site or service. Your use of these web sites or
services may be subject to separate terms between you and the company or person
concerned. If so, this Agreement does not affect your legal relationship with
these other companies or individuals, but your activities with third parties on
Google Help Forum must still comply with this Agreement. Google is in no way
responsible for the third party web site or the service, and its associated
content, and does not endorse any content available through the third party web
site or service.