Email from Google

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    I'm sure you all got the email from Google, but I have absolutely no idea what I'm supposed to do with it.  Can anybody enlighten me? Do I have to change something, sign something, do nothing...what?  I absolutely hate those types of mails they send because i never understand what they want me to do!  HELP!!

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are not alone.  I wish they would write in a language which can be understood by all.

      1. kenneth avery profile image79
        kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm so sorry to interrupt,but I didn't get any Google email.
        What did it say?

    2. liesl5858 profile image84
      liesl5858posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't got the email yet. I hope it is so easy to understand.

    3. profile image52
      Induk indukposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sir please help me I am 4month befor working started but my earnings i know found this reason or any other information I am told for you please the reply for me

  2. LCDWriter profile image88
    LCDWriterposted 5 years ago

    I an glad someone else posted this.  I read it twice and still don't know if I need to do something?

    1. profile image52
      Induk indukposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      my earings not found I am 7 article complete my earnings coming for my account what the process this countinue my work pls reply

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You have no published articles. Your English is not up to the standard required so it is unlikely you will earn from HubPages.

  3. Venkatachari M profile image80
    Venkatachari Mposted 5 years ago

    They have changed the design of Gmail.  Nothing to worry. Everything remains same. Only some features added.

    If you click the settings button of Gmail (the wheel) at your top right side,  you can see the option of changing to the new design. If you want to change you will click that button and you will get the new design.

    They introduced some new buttons at the righthand margin in this new design. They are:
    Blue button for a calendar, a yellow one for keep, another blue round button for tasks, and one more "+" button for getting add-ons.

    When you click the calendar button, your calendar will open with timings for you to note important events or appointments.

    The Keep button is for keeping notes. You can take notes on the Google keep and they will appear here when you click this button for your easy access.

    The tasks button is for managing your tasks. You can add your to-do lists here with proper labels and manage them from here itself. You can delete completed ones and add fresh ones and classify them group-wise.

    The add-on button is for adding more apps to suit your business purposes. But it may become very lengthy.

    The essence of it all is to help you in managing all your work from a single platform.

    I changed to the new design even though I may not need all those features. I am quite okay with my present style of working and managing everything. But, I keep looking at new things only to develop some awareness.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much.  I don't know why I even got this because I have never used gmail!.  One question though, this seems to refer to Google Analytics and not to are we talking about the same email?  Here's the text of the one I received:

      [Important Notice] Data processing terms for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) available for review / acceptance

      Google Analytics 360 Suite

      Dear Customer,

      Over the past year we've shared how we are preparing to meet the requirements of the GDPR, the new data protection law coming into force on May 25, 2018. It affects European and non-European businesses using online advertising and measurement solutions when their sites and apps are accessed by users in the European Economic Area (EEA).

      We would like to ensure you are aware of updated data processing terms and a new contact collection mechanism for your Google Analytics Suite Products (Standard and 360 versions). If you service users in the EEA (or are based in Switzerland, where our updated terms are also relevant), or are otherwise subject to the GDPR, please review and accept these terms and provide related contact information. If you do not service users in the EEA or are not based in Switzerland, you may disregard the rest of this email.

      Step 1: Review and accept the updated data processing terms in each account for each product you manage in the Google Analytics Suite:

      Google Analytics / Analytics 360: Admin > Account > Account Settings (scroll to bottom of page)
      Google Optimize / Optimize 360: Edit Account Details > (scroll to bottom of page)
      Google Tag Manager / Tag Manager 360: Account Settings > (scroll to bottom of page)
      Google Attribution / Attribution 360: Admin > Account Settings > (scroll to bottom of page)
      Google Data Studio: User Settings > Account and Privacy (acceptance managed on a user basis)
      Additional information about accepting these terms:

      All clients using 360 products, clients using Data Studio, and clients using standard versions of Tag Manager or Optimize whose accounts were created before March 12, 2018, can review and accept data processing terms in their account(s).

      For clients based in the EEA or Switzerland, updated data processing terms have already been included in online terms for all Google Analytics and Attribution accounts and for Tag Manager and Optimize accounts created on or after March 12, 2018.

      For clients based outside of the EEA or Switzerland, data processing terms can be reviewed and accepted in the UIs of each account.

      Once you accept the new data processing terms, they’ll supplement your current contract or Terms of Service and will take effect on May 25, 2018

      If you contract through a Sales Partner for any 360 products within the Google Analytics Suite, you should seek advice from the parties with whom you contract.

      If you are located in Germany, the Hamburg Data Protection Authority has been informed of these new data processing terms.

      Step 2: Provide your legal entity and contact details for notifications we may need to send under the GDPR (e.g. subprocessor appointment):

      For Analytics, Optimize, Tag Manager and Attribution, you can provide the contact details within Suite Home ( “Organization Settings” >“Data Processing Amendment - Details”). Learn more.
      For Data Studio, the contact collection mechanism exists in Data Studio only (not in Suite Home) and is available at User Settings > Account and Privacy. Learn more.

      Find Out More
      You can refer to to learn more about Google’s data privacy policies and approach.

      The Google Analytics Suite Team

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I think I saw something like that within GA today and clicked OK without reading. Old Google Nick will probably come looking for my soul one of these days.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          So, this isn't an email about gmail then?

          1. eugbug profile image97
            eugbugposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I didn't actually get an email, it was a message at the top of GA that had to be agreed to.

          2. Venkatachari M profile image80
            Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry, I got confused myself. I posted the above reply regarding the email about Gmail.

            Not, this one about the GA Data Protection Rules one. This message was really very complicated one and I tried to understand it. But, I came to know that it is for large business-minded websites and Advertising companies who collect data from their users and use it for their benefits.

            So, I hope that we do not have to worry about it as long as we are not collecting and using data from others. But, take care whatever you share is safe and legally permitted. And keep your personal data always protected.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks.  I have always been extremely careful about protecting data and using safe information.  These days you can't know who's reading.  There is only one place on the web where you'll ever see a close up photo of me and it's there because I was too new to understand the danger of showing a photo.  Also, I never, ever use my real name on anything unless forced to do so.

  4. Natalie Frank profile image94
    Natalie Frankposted 5 years ago

    Thanks you so much, Venkatachari M !  I also had absolutely no idea what they were trying to say and what, if anything, I needed to do.  The info you provided is so helpful.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image80
      Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Natalie, please see my other reply just above this thread.

  5. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 5 years ago

    Is this only for webmail users? I never use webmail on desktop, only occasionally the app on smartphone or tablet. I find Windows Mail much simpler with less buttons, just one inbox and can be used offline. There's too much going on in Gmail with all the "labels" and other fussiness.

  6. daydreams profile image96
    daydreamsposted 5 years ago

    I got that email too- the one about data protection (European Union law about privacy which is being updated in May and applies to people in the EEA)
    Have just tried to make sense of it as I know a bit about the legislation but Google's agreement is about as clear as mud. I think they want you to accept it, but it says that if you accept it you are saying you understand it and I don't.

    I think Google are trying to set out is what it thinks is our legal responsibility for personal data collected through analytics about people in the EEA.
    However as far as I can tell the information I can access through Analytics is all anonymised- and (properly) anonymised data is not in scope of data protection legislation, so I am confused.

    However I wonder if Hubpages are a "sales partner" as referred to in the email. It might be reassuring to know if Hubpages have looked into the GDPR and whether any updates are needed to their terms as the legislation is supposed to apply to information accessed by EEA citizens.

  7. EricFarmer8x profile image96
    EricFarmer8xposted 5 years ago

    OK, I will try to explain but it will be a bit hard if you don't follow privacy laws and such. GDPR is the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Without going into huge technical details this regulation is meant to force companies into protecting the privacy rights of their users.

    "minimize collection of personal data, delete personal data that’s no longer necessary, restrict access, and secure data through its entire lifecycle."

    This is not something users really have to worry about (Unless you are storing users personal data for some reason). The email was Google saying that they will honor the regulation and make changes when needed.

    This is something every big company is going to need to do. There are huge fines for not complying and any company that wants to deal with the European Union (EU) needs to make changes. … facts.html

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Now why couldn't they just say that/??  They should hire you to explain things like this in plain English to people like me!  Really appreciate this...I was a bit worried.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image80
        Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        TT2, I corrected my reply as there were two messages that confused me. Please see my reply just above the observation of Natalie Frank, for my other somewhat probable explanation regarding the GA email.

    2. daydreams profile image96
      daydreamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it is something to worry about as I don't think it will make much practical difference.
      But the regulation applies to any size company, not just big ones, and Google are saying if we use Google analytics we are a company and that means we have some responsibility.

  8. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 5 years ago

    It's for anyone who tracks data using Google Analytics. Big biz or freelance writer, if you use GA, you are collecting data from your visitors.

    I don't use it, never have. I get all the info I need from my HP stats.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image80
      Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, thanks for clearing me. I am also not using the GA. I simply check the statistics provided by HP and the general statistics at my blog or the AdSense statistics.

    2. Sam Montana profile image84
      Sam Montanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am still confused. I have received 2 or 3 emails from Google Analytics including the one with the instructions of where to go, and I am not sure if I have to do anything at all. The last email deals with Google 360, which I don't even know what that is.

      I have 5 blogs, with ads, and use Google Analytics, so I don't know what to do, if anything.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm hoping Lobobrandon or Glenn Stok will come onto this post and help all of us with this.  I use GA all the time but only as a writer for HP an feel as though this is an issue that HP handles, but am not sure about it since the email was sent to us as individuals.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image80
          Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I am also waiting for Lobobrandon and Glenn Stok. I hope they will come to answer this puzzle.


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