Privacy Policy

Effective until 2019-12-30

This is an archived version of our Privacy Policy. View the current Privacy Policy.

(Archived Privacy Policy -- effective until 2019-08-02)

For our customers in the U.S.

When you use Webpass services (including Google Fiber Webpass services available in select markets), you trust us with your information. This Webpass Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) is meant to help you understand what data we collect when you sign up for or use the Webpass service or Webpass website, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This is important; we hope you will take time to read it carefully. We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to us.

Information we collect

We collect information to provide you with our services, to bill you, and to communicate with you, among other uses. We collect information in the following ways

Information you give us

When you sign up for or purchase a service from Webpass, you may provide us with certain personal information, including but not limited to, your name, email address, home or service address, telephone number, bank account information, or credit or debit card information.

Information we get from your use of our services and website

We collect certain information when we install, configure, troubleshoot, or update your services and when you otherwise use our services and website. This information may include the following

  • Device Information: We may collect device-specific information such as your hardware model, operating system version and unique device identifiers for your devices (e.g., your computer, network hardware, etc.). Webpass may associate your device information with your account.
  • Log Information: When you use our services or view content provided by us, we may collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes details of how you used our service, your IP address, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Location Information: When you use the Webpass services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide Webpass with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
  • Unique Application Numbers: Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Webpass when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
  • Local Storage: We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
  • Cookies and Similar Technologies: We and our affiliates and business partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Webpass service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services we offer to our business partners. We use Google Analytics, which helps businesses and site owners analyze the traffic to their websites and apps. Google Analytics information is linked, by the Google Analytics customer or by Google, using Google technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.

How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect, troubleshoot, and improve the services, to develop new ones, and to protect our network and our users. We may use your contact information, including your email and home address, to contact you, including to respond to your inquiries, to provide you with troubleshooting and maintenance services, and to inform you about services and products, such as letting you know about upcoming changes, programs, and improvements. In addition, when you contact us, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We use information collected from monitoring network traffic and usage to monitor the overall quality and security of our services and analyze the information to improve our services. We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. We may also use information to enforce our rights if we determine a violation of this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Service, or other Webpass policy has occurred; to comply with laws; to protect your safety and the safety of others; and to assist us in fraud prevention or investigation. We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

Transparency and choice

You may set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that some of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Information we share

We do not share your personal information with other companies, organizations and individuals outside of Webpass and its affiliates (including Google Fiber and other Google affiliates) unless one of the following circumstances applies:

With your consent.

We will share your personal information with other companies, organizations or individuals outside of Webpass and its affiliates (including Google Fiber and other Google affiliates) when we have your consent to do so.

For external processing.

We provide personal information to our affiliates (including Google Fiber and other Google affiliates) or other trusted businesses or persons (including external service providers, such as payment processors) to process it for us, including for the uses described in the “How we use information we collect” section above, based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

For legal reasons.

We will share personal information with other companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Webpass and its affiliates (including Google Fiber and other Google affiliates) if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request;
  • Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations;
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Webpass, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our affiliates and partners. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services. If Webpass is involved in any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, transition of service to another provider, or insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information in connection with such transaction. In such instances, we will strive to ensure your personal information continues to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy; otherwise, we will notify you and obtain your consent before your personal information becomes subject to a different privacy policy that is not materially consistent with this one. We do not share your personal information with third parties outside of Webpass, Google Fiber, or other Google affiliates for their direct marketing purposes.

When this Privacy Policy applies

This Privacy Policy applies to the services offered by Webpass, including Google Fiber Webpass services available in select markets. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the collection and use of information by our affiliates or business partners, including to services offered by Google (such as Gmail or Google Search) or to the Google Fiber service – such information will be treated in accordance with the applicable Google policies and terms of service. This Privacy Policy also does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services or on our Webpass service, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads. The Webpass website may contain links to websites owned by other companies. Because Webpass has no control over the privacy practices or content of these linked sites, we recommend that you carefully review the privacy statement of each website you visit. Webpass is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of websites owned by other companies. In addition, this Privacy Policy applies only to information provided by or collected from customers and users in the United States and is not intended to describe data handling procedures for information collected by other linked websites or business partners. This Privacy Policy addresses our procedures for handling the personal information of customers in the United States who are at least 13 years old. We do not seek to collect, nor do we knowingly collect information from children. If a child has provided us with personal information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us to have the information deleted from our records. To do so, please contact us through the information provided below in the “Contact Us” section.


This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.