Alarmingly, privacy policies are missing from websites that actually do collect personal data from visitors and users of their website. It’s a legal requirement for many Australian websites, and for Google service users, but have you got one? If you don’t and if Google’s service requires it, you may be taken off Google’s search engine results page.
When does Google say I need one?
Does it matter that the Google Terms of Service are US terms?
No, you agree to their terms as you are using their services. It does not matter where you are located. They can and do dictate where and what terms you must agree to in order to access and use their services. This includes the google.com.au Australian site which states that any litigation which they can require you to exclusively litigate is to be conducted in a Santa Clara, California, US court of law.
And Google services are not the only ones that require privacy policies, there are others too. Check out the Clicktale website and read their terms. Or any other service you may want to use – you may be surprised.