Google is currently offering schools a hosted solution for their email, calendar, and chat through G Suite for Education to integrate communications and collaborate on solutions. The Google for Education IT Guide is a great resource for setting up your G Suite for Education. Only K–12 or a higher education institution that is formally accredited are eligible for G Suite for Education. Google does not assume ownership of any customer data in G Suite for Education core services. G Suite for Education can be used in compliance with: Additionally, you can complement the core suite to meet your users’ needs, with access to several more Google services.
G Suite for Education offers two Google services:
- G Suite Core Services: are Gmail (including Inbox by Gmail), Calendar, Chrome Sync, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Sheets, Sites, Slides, Talk/Hangouts and Vault. Learn more at the Education products page.
- Additional Services: Youtube, Maps, and Blogger are designed for consumer users and can optionally be used with G Suite for Education accounts if allowed for educational purposes by a school’s domain administrator. For new services that Google enables, please see New Products settings on the Admin console Company Profile page. If Google Play is disabled, as a G Suite administrator, you can still send Android apps to managed Chromebooks. Learn more about turning Google Play on or off for users.
|SERVICES||APPS FOR EDUCATION CORE SERVICES||ADDITIONAL SERVICES|
|TERMS||G Suite for Education Privacy Notice|
|DATA USE||User personal information collected in the Core Services is used only to provide the Core Services like Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.||Information from all Additional Services can be used to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, and to develop new ones.|
|ADS||No ads in Core Services, and no Customer Data from Core Services is used for advertising purposes (in either Core or Additional Services).||Additional Services may show ads. For G Suite for Education users in Primary/Secondary (K-12) schools, Google does not use any user personal information (or any information associated with a Google Account) to target ads.|
|SECURITY||Core Services are included in G Suite security audits and certifications (ISO 27001, SOC 2 and SOC 3).||All Additional Services meet Google’s high standards for information security.|
G Suite for Education is no ads Google doesn’t assume ownership of any customer data. You can find up to date information about a specific product or feature in the Google Help Center, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Drawings allow you to work offline.