Your use of Google Payments is governed by the Google Payments Terms of Service, which describes in more detail the Services covered by this Privacy Notice. Capitalised terms not defined in this Google Payments Privacy Notice shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Google Payments Terms of Service.
The Google Payments Privacy Notice applies to Services offered by Google LLC's wholly owned subsidiaries, including Google Payment Corp. ('GPC'). Please consult the Google Payments Terms of Service made available to you within the Service to learn the subsidiary offering the Service. For users (except those selling on a Google marketplace) based in the European Economic Area, the data controller responsible for your information is Google Ireland Limited. If you are based in the European Economic Area, excluding the UK, and are selling on a Google marketplace, the data controller responsible for your information is Google Payment Ireland Limited. If you are based in the UK and are selling on a Google marketplace, the data controller responsible for your information is Google Payment Limited.
Your registration information is stored in association with your Google Account and your registration of a payment method will be stored on Google's servers. In addition, certain data elements may also be stored on your mobile device. We may retain the information that you provide for extended periods of time for the purpose of complying with legal process and regulatory obligations.
We will only share your personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Google in the following circumstances:
For example, when you make a purchase or transaction using Google Payments, we make certain personal information about you available to the company or individual you purchase from or transact with. This includes sharing your personal information with the developer from whom you purchased when you use Google Payments to make a purchase on Google Play. It may also include sending a merchant website or app your zip or postal code when you initiate a payment using a "Buy with Google Pay" or similar button, so that the merchant can calculate tax or shipping costs for your purchase. When you add a third party payment method to your Google Payments Account, we may exchange certain personal information about you, such as your name, profile image, email, IP and billing address, phone number, device info, location and Google Account activity info, with the third-party payment provider as necessary to provide the service.
When you visit a participating merchant site or app, the merchant can check whether you have a Google Payments account with an eligible payment method that can be used to pay the merchant, in order to reduce the likelihood that you will see unusable features on sites or apps.
Any information that you provide directly to a third-party merchant, website or application is not covered by this privacy notice. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of merchants or other third parties with whom you choose to share your personal information directly. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party to whom you choose to share your personal information directly.
The information that we collect, including information obtained from third parties, is shared with our affiliates, meaning other companies owned and controlled by Google LLC. Our affiliates, which can be financial and non-financial entities, will use such information for their everyday business purposes.
We provide you with the right to opt out of certain sharing between GPC and its affiliates. Specifically, you may choose to opt out of:
You may also choose to opt out of Google LLC or its affiliates informing a third-party merchant, whose site or app you visit, whether you have a Google Payments account that can be used for payment to that merchant.
If you choose to opt out, your choice will be effective until you tell us to change your choice.
If you don't want us to share personal information about your creditworthiness between GPC and its affiliates, or if you do not want our affiliates to use your personal information collected by us and shared with them to market to you, or if you do not want Google LLC or its affiliates to inform a third-party merchant, whose site or app you visit, whether you have a Google Payments account that can be used for payment to that merchant, please indicate your preference by logging in to your account, going to the Google Payments privacy settings page, and updating your preferences.
We will not share your personal information with anyone outside of GPC or with our affiliates except as described in this privacy notice. As explained above, Google Payments is a product offered to Google Account holders. Data that you provide to Google LLC for the purpose of signing up for a Google Account is not affected by the opt-out provisions in this notice.
The security of your Google Payments Account depends on you keeping your account password(s), PINs, and other access information for the Service confidential. If you share your account information with a third party, he or she will have access to your account and your personal information.
It is your responsibility to control access to your mobile device and the Google Payments application on your device, including keeping your password(s) and/or PIN confidential and not sharing it with anyone. It is also your responsibility to alert Google or the relevant partner if you believe that the security of the information in the Google Payments application has been compromised.