Aalto Cloud Info

Gmail

Level C, Evaluated cloud services

The service is created and maintained by a third party. As a rule, no support is provided for the use of the service.

Any material or discussions intended for Aalto University members only shall not be processed using C level services.

Keep in mind that public cloud services often disclose information to third parties, and may also claim ownership of the information or change licence terms and conditions without informing its users of the changes.

If the service use involves
(1) processing of personal data, (2) processing of secret material,  (3) processing of bank details, (4) administration requirements, (5) requirements for 24/7 usability, (6) licences, (7) costs, (8) a large number of users, (9) several units
always contact the 
account managers.

Gmail, Google Mail

https://mail.google.com

Gmail is a browser based e-mail service provided by Google. The service enables the user to communicate by e-mail. The user is required to create a Google account that can be used with all Google services. Gmail also has a chat and video call function.

Terms of Service
https://www.google.com/policies/terms/?hl=en

Privacy Policy
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Valuation (15.11.2017)
Google has unified the majority of its services (Gmail, Google Drive, Google+, YouTube) under a single Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Google collects vast amounts of information of the users which it uses to tailor advertising to single specific users. The collected information includes device information, log information, location information, unique application numbers, local storage and cookies. With the use of cookies, Google also tracks users on other websites.
Registration asks to input first name, last name, birthday and gender in addition to creating the username and password.

+The users retains ownership of any intellectual property rights to uploaded content.
+Notices of changes are posted by at least 14 days in advance.
+If a service is discontinued, “reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service”.

-Google receives a license to use all uploaded content in current and future services. This license continues even if you stop using the service.
-Google collects vast amounts of information of the users.
-Google tracks users on other websites.
-Google can share personal information with the consent of the user. Google can also share or publish aggregated data that does not identify a person.
-Google may stop providing services at any time.

Login
Use requires a Google account.

Support
https://support.google.com/

Provider
Google Inc.

Similar Services
Outlook.com, Yahoo! Mail