Last updated: 14 June 2018
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The App uses the Google Maps API. Every time you use Google Maps and allow it to access your GPS location data through your mobile device, the app will also send your location data back to its servers. Google is able to analyze in real-time whether you’re actually moving or if you’re stuck in traffic if you are driving. (Please note that Android phones may gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you’ve turned off location services and don’t have a SIM card.) When you use Google Maps for mobile when using the App, Google uses GPS, WiFi, and cell tower signals to determine your location. Google also collects device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). Google may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Google Account. Google stores "Location History" data from all devices where you are logged into your Google Account and have enabled Location Reporting. Location History and Location Reporting data may be used by any Google app or service. Click to learn more about Googles' privacy policies.