Core Apps & Consumer Apps Agreements

  1. Core Apps Agreement: Texas A&M University has an agreement with Google for the use of its core apps. This agreement specifically covers the following applications: Gmail, Calendar, Drive (Docs), Groups, Sites, and Talk (Chat). See Texas A&M University’s Agreement with Google Apps to view the agreement.

  2. Consumer Apps Agreement: Texas A&M University has enabled some Consumer Apps for the campus. Consumer apps currently available as part of the Service include Chrome Web Store, Google Blogger, Google Chrome Sync, Google Wallet, Google+, Picasa Web Albums, YouTube.

    1. These consumer apps are governed by a contract between you and Google. Because Texas A&M has enabled some of the Consumer Apps, you are required to approve a Consumer Apps Terms of Service agreement with Google. This will occur the first time you log in to your Google Apps account after the Consumer Apps are enabled. If you choose not to use any of the Consumer Apps, then only the Core Apps terms and conditions will apply.

    2. You must agree to this one-time agreement in order to obtain access to any part of your Google Apps at Texas A&M University account including Gmail.  Google requires that all users of the Google+ Consumer App be at least 13 years old, so carefully enter your birthday when prompted, when using that app for the first time. Failure to provide a birth date that indicates you are at least 13 years old will lock you out of your entire Google account, including Gmail and Calendar.

    3. Most consumer apps fall under Google's General Terms of Service, but some have their own Terms of Service.