Privacy Notice for audio collection from children’s features on Google Assistant
We want to help parents understand how we collect voice and audio information
when people engage with children’s features, like Assistant for Families Actions
or YouTube Kids videos, through Google Assistant. In addition to the information
provided in the
the use of these features on Google Assistant.
Children under the
applicable age in their country
whose parents have created their
Google Account with Family Link can link their
accounts to most Google Assistant-enabled devices. The ‘Include audio
recordings’ option under the Web & App Activity setting controls whether voice
and audio recordings are stored to your Google Account when you use your voice
to interact with Assistant. This option is off by default when creating a Google
Account, and is not required to use your Assistant. If your child’s ‘Include
audio recordings’ option under the Web & App Activity setting is ticked, when
they interact with Assistant on a signed-in device, a recording of their
interaction, plus a few seconds before, may be stored with their account.
If you created a new account for your child with Family Link, you can
access, update, remove and export your child’s audio recordings by signing in to their Google
Account. If you do not remember your child’s password, you can reset it through
the Family Link app or via
Family Link settings on the web. Once signed
Google activity controls) to manage your child’s
audio recording settings and the audio recordings stored with their account,
including to delete any activity stored in their account.
If your child created their own account prior to the change of the minimum
required age in your country, and you later granted permission for your child to
keep their account, you may need your child’s permission to reset their password
or sign in to their account.
If you interact with children’s features – like Assistant for Families Actions
or YouTube Kids videos – on Google Assistant without a Google Account managed
with Family Link that has opted in to include audio recordings, we will only
briefly collect voice and audio recordings of those interactions. This
information is processed to allow for use of the audio feature so that we can
fulfil the interaction. The recording is then immediately deleted.
Last modified: 2 September 2021