Privacy policy (old)

Policy effective date 3-11-08 - 5-13-09 for Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.

The Google Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information when you use Google's products and services, including information provided when you use online Job Applications tool. In addition, the following describes our privacy practices that are specific to Job Applications.

Personal Information

Google collects personal information when you submit a job application to Google. Such personal information may include:


Your application and any additional information you provide will be used to assess your skills and interests against career opportunities at Google Inc. or an affiliated Google entity and for reporting purposes as may be required by U.S. law or the law of the country in which the job opportunity that you are applying for is located. We use your information to communicate with you and inform you of career opportunities. We may verify your information and, with your consent, conduct background checks. Affiliate companies or entities acting on behalf of Google with whom we share your information will be bound by terms of confidentiality and this privacy policy. If you accept employment with Google, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes. We do not share your information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.

Your Choices

Before submitting your application online, you will be asked whether you would like us to keep your data indefinitely so that you can be considered for other job openings. If you elect not to have your data retained indefinitely, then your data will be anonymized after one year. In many cases we will communicate with you before your information is anonymized with the purpose of inviting you to reapply. If you wish to anonymize your personal information from our active databases either before the one year period is over or after you elect to have us retain your data, then please contact us at this address: Please note, however, that some personal information may be retained as required by law. We will ask for your consent before we obtain additional information from third party agencies, and will, where required by law, notify you of the information received from those third parties. Your use of this website indicates your acceptance of the above terms concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of your applicant information. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms to our website.

More information

Google adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the Department of Commerce's web site.

Further information about Search History is available here.

For more information about our privacy practices, go to the full privacy policy. If you have additional questions, please contact us any time. Or write to us at:

Privacy Matters
c/o Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View CA 94043 (USA)