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Google Workspace Policies and Guidelines

Policies and guidelines

Google Workspace is made available to the Stanford community under the terms of a contract between Stanford and Google, which must be agreed to by each Stanford user. The Terms and Conditions statement is displayed when you first log in to your Stanford Google Workspace account.

For Stanford business or academic data, using your Stanford Google account is preferable to using a personal Google account.

Use of Stanford's Google Workspace service is also subject to all policies in Stanford's Administrative Guide. See the security category for the most important policies regarding information security.

Only Google Drive is currently approved for the storage and processing of non-PHI Stanford High Risk Data

See the Risk Classifications guidelines for a full listing of High Risk Data.

Closing your Google account

Stanford Google accounts are available to faculty, staff, and students with full-service SUNet IDs. Your eligibility for the Google account will end when your SUNet ID account services end. Information on SUNet ID account expiration and grace periods can be found at:

Closing your SUNet ID Account: Faculty & Staff

Closing your SUNet ID Account: Students

You should download any data you wish to keep.  If another member of the Stanford community will need access to your content in Google Drive, you can submit a Help ticket to have ownership transferred. 

Last modified March 6, 2024