Verily Privacy Policy

Thank you for reviewing this Privacy Policy, which applies to the products and services (collectively, the "Services") that you may receive from Verily Life Sciences LLC ("Verily," "we" or "us"), an Alphabet company, and our controlled affiliates. Verily values and is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information gathered through the Services.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We want you to understand what data we collect from you when you use the Services, and how we use and disclose such data. Using our Services is voluntary, and by accessing or using the Services, you: (i) acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy; (ii) agree that your access to and use of the Services are subject to this Privacy Policy and the related Terms of Service; and (iii) consent to our collection and use of your data as described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy includes the following information:

Information We Collect from You

When you use the Services, certain types of data may be collected from you, including: (1) Non-Personal Information; and (2) Personally Identifiable Information. For more detailed information on personal information from children, please refer to the "Children and Parents"" section below.

Non-Personal Information

We may automatically collect certain data regarding your use of or access to the Services, such as: the type of device you use to access the Services; the date and time you access the Services; the type of web browser you use to access the Services; and the sections within the Services that you access. Such information (collectively, "Non-Personal Information") may be collected through cookies. For more detailed information on cookies, please refer to the "Use of Cookies" section below.

Personally Identifiable Information

You may be able to view and download content through certain Services (or portions thereof) that are accessible to the general public without disclosing any information that, either alone or in combination with other information, can be used to uniquely identify, contact or locate you (collectively, "Personally Identifiable Information" or "PII"). However, certain Services (or portions thereof) may only be accessible by creating an account, providing third-party user credentials (e.g., your Google account) for authentication or otherwise disclosing certain PII. By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small bits of data cached or stored on your computer or smartphone based on Internet activity. We may use cookies to monitor individual activity in aggregate to improve the Services and provide features that are tailored to your needs. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your settings to prevent this. If you disable cookies, your ability to use some features of the Services may be limited. We may also use session cookies when you use the Services; session cookies are active only during the period you are logged into the Services, and are removed when you leave.

Children and Parents

Use of the Services is not offered to children, as defined by applicable law. If you are a child, you may not use the Services. We do not intend to collect or store any personal information from children.

How We Use and Disclose Information Collected

Generally, we may use and disclose the information that we collect for our business purposes, including operation of the Services, as well as development of new products and services. Such use and disclosure of information may vary with respect to the type of information collected, including: (1) Non-Personal Information; and (2) Personally Identifiable Information.

Non-Personal Information

We use Non-Personal Information collected through the Services to monitor the performance and effectiveness of the Services, to help personalize your experience, for statistical and research purposes and for improving the functionality of the Services. This information may also be used for administrative purposes including, without limitation, to troubleshoot and resolve problems with the Services and to protect Verily, the Services and our users. We may rely on third-party partners to collect and analyze Non-Personal Information.

Personally Identifiable Information

PII collected may be used for a variety of purposes, such as responding to requests for information, creation of user accounts, and processing and fulfillment of orders, as applicable. We may share your PII with affiliates, as well as business partners or service providers we use to perform the various activities contemplated by the Services, based on our instructions and in compliance with appropriate privacy and security measures. Where permitted, your PII may also be used to create de-identified data sets.

We may share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Verily, for purposes not specified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, when we have your consent to do so. We require explicit "opt-in" consent for the sharing of certain sensitive personal information.

Additional Disclosures

In addition to the activities described above, we may share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Verily if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to: (1) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (2) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; (3) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (4) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Verily, our users or the public, as required or permitted by law.

Access to Your Information

We aim to provide you with access to your personal information gathered through the Services. In some circumstances you may have the right to review or request your personal information, or request that it be updated or deleted, by contacting us using the method below under the caption "Contact Us". However, we may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, unduly burdensome, risk the privacy of others, or would be very impractical to honor.

To the extent practicable, where we can provide our users with information access and correction through the Services, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to protect information gathered through the Services from accidental or malicious destruction.

Do Not Track Signals

Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that visitors can set in their web browsers. When a visitor turns on DNT, the browser sends a message to websites requesting that they don’t track the visitor. At this time, we do not respond to these signals. We do not change our practices, described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, in response to DNT browser settings or signals.

Linked Third-Party Sites

We may provide links to other third-party websites through the Services solely as a convenience to you. However, such linking does not mean, and should not be interpreted to mean, that Verily endorses, is affiliated with or makes any representations concerning such third-party websites. Verily neither reviews, nor controls, nor is responsible for these third-party sites or any content therein. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked through the Services, you do so entirely at your own risk. Verily shall not be liable for any consequences arising from use of any third-party websites to which the Services link.

Information Security

We work hard to prevent unauthorized accessing, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of the information we hold. We have many data security safeguards in place, and we regularly review our security practices to proactively guard against unauthorized access.

We strive to maintain the security of your information by using appropriate measures designed to protect our systems. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online. Consequently, we do not insure or warrant the security of any information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk.

Cross-Border Transfer of Information

Unless otherwise specified, we may process the information collected through the Services on a server located outside the country where you live. However, we will handle your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy regardless of where your personal information is stored or processed.

When we transfer personal data from the European Economic Area and Switzerland to other countries, including to the United States, we use a variety of legal means to help ensure your data is appropriately protected. As described in our Privacy Shield certification, we comply with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland, respectively. Verily has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. We shall remain responsible for any of your information that is shared under the Onward Transfer Principle with third parties for external processing on our behalf, as described under the caption "How We Use and Disclose Information Collected". Learn more about the Privacy Shield program here.

If you have an inquiry regarding our privacy practices in relation to our Privacy Shield certification, we encourage you to contact us. Verily is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You may also file a complaint free of charge with your local data protection authority and we will work with them to resolve your complaint. In certain circumstances, the Privacy Shield Framework provides the right to invoke binding arbitration to resolve complaints not resolved by other means, as described in Annex I to the Privacy Shield Principles.

Compliance and Cooperation with Regulatory Authorities

We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. 
We also adhere to several self-regulatory frameworks, including the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow-up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may update and post revisions to this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this page periodically for the latest information on our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy was updated as of the effective date listed below.

If Verily is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the information gathered through the Services, please let us know.

Privacy Policy Last Updated: September 21, 2017