Terms of Service

You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.

Don't misuse our Services. For example, don't interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don't remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.

Our Services display some content that is not Google's. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don't assume that we do.

In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.

Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

Your Google Account

Please do not direct users to sites containing spam and malware. Spammy sites include those that are low quality, made for advertisements or consist solely of low value content. Malware sites include sites that transmits content which may harm or interfere with the operation of the networks, servers, or other infrastructure of Google or others.

Do not use goo.gl for:

  • URLs that are executable/package files (like .apk, .dmg, .exe, .zip, etc.), or those that auto download such files;
  • URLs that contain only IP addresses;
  • Shortening URL re-directors (either off goo.gl or via other URL shortening services).

Do not direct users to sites engaged in phishing. Phishing sites solicit or collect sensitive data, including but not limited to passwords, financial details, and social security numbers.

If you believe that a URL is violating the Google's SPAM, malware, or phishing policies, report abuse.

Privacy and Copyright Protection

Do not direct users to content that exploits or abuses children. This includes all child sexual abuse imagery (even cartoon images) and all content that presents children in a sexual manner. You cannot direct users to sites that create, possess, or distribute child sexual abuse imagery.

We will remove such content and take appropriate action, which may include disabling accounts and reporting to appropriate authorities, including law enforcement.

If you believe that a URL is violating the Google's child exploitation policies, report abuse.

Your Content in our Services

Do not direct users to sites which publish people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, drivers and other license numbers, or any other information that is not publicly accessible. Keep in mind that in most cases, information that is already available elsewhere on the Internet or in public records is not considered to be private or confidential under our policies.

If you believe that a URL is violating the Google's personal and confidential information policy, report abuse.

About Software in our Services

Do not direct users to sites that recruit, fundraise for, or promote violence or terrorism. Do not direct users to sites that include extremely graphic or violent material for the purpose of disgusting viewers or glorifying those engaged in violence.

If you believe that a URL is violating the Google's violence and other extremist content policy, report abuse.

About these Terms

We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We'll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. We'll post notice of modified additional terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.

If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

These terms control the relationship between Google and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If you do not comply with these terms, and we don't take action right away, this doesn't mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

The laws of California, U.S.A., excluding California's conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and Google consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.