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BC Google Apps End User Agreement

BC Google Apps is provided by the University to students, faculty and staff, and University policies apply to these services. You will be prompted to acknowledge these policies when you create your Password or Secondary Password in the Agora Portal:

BC Google Apps End User Agreement

As a BC student, faculty or staff member using Google Apps for Education, I understand and agree to the following:

  • My use of e-mail and other applications offered by Boston College through Google is governed by applicable Boston College policies, including the Use of University Technological and Information Resources Policy and the Data Security Policy. I understand that Google has delegated administrative access to the account to Boston College.
  • Google’s applicable policies also apply to my use of these applications.  I agree to the terms of service for Google Apps for Education, as stated in the Google Apps Acceptable Use Policy. I understand that if I violate these terms, Boston College or Google may suspend or terminate my account, whether or not I am in good standing with Boston College.
  • I understand that the above Google Apps for Education terms of service, and the negotiated terms of BC’s agreement with Google, do not apply to any other account that I may maintain through Google independently of Boston College. These generally available services, as well as any non-Google apps that I may access through Google, may be governed by additional terms of service. My behavior using these independent services, however, may be governed by Boston College policy.
  • I acknowledge that Boston College does not back up data stored on Google Apps for Education or any independent applications, and that Boston College cannot restore or recover any data or documents that are deleted from these applications.
  • I may not and will not send or store certain confidential or restricted information, as defined in the Boston College Data Security Policy via Google Apps (including Gmail), namely, any data controlled under export control laws, personal health information protected under HIPAA, and any “personal information” defined by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93H to mean a person’s name associated with: a social security number; driver’s license number or similar state identification number; or a financial account number, credit card, or debit card number.

The Google Terms of Service may change without notification. Users should check this document periodically to ensure they remain in compliance.

 

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