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Google Maps offering to "map our locations"....concerns??
Has anyone else been approached by Google Maps to allow them to "map your campus" in detail - presumably, for student navigation purposes?? Here's the "agreement" that they want us to sign off on. I have some basic concerns, but - then again - my concerns may be completely unfounded. So - I thought I'd offer this up to this group to see what your collective wisdom would respond with....(note the italicized entry)....
Let me know what you all think....
We (the â€œProperty Ownerâ€, â€œProperty Managerâ€, or â€œProperty Operatorâ€) hereby permit Google Inc. (through its employees, affiliates or agents) to enter the publicly accessible areas of the properties described above, at a time and in the manner directed by our designated contact person listed in the Signatory Information area below, to collect Location Information.
For the purposes of this agreement, â€œLocation Informationâ€ means Wi-Fi access point MAC addresses (also known as BSSIDs); Wi-Fi access point properties (including signal strength); mobile handset-generated compass, gyroscope and accelerometer measurements; and other related information.
Google will abide by the property access rules specified by our designated contact person.
Google must have suitable insurance coverage or self-insure for all of Googleâ€™s activities on the propert(ies). Google will be responsible for all costs of its data collection, and will be the exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in all data collected on the proper(ties).
This letter does not give Google any intellectual property rights to our trademarks or logos. Neither party will use the otherâ€™s name, trademark or logo in any public statement without the otherâ€™s permission.
We affirm that we are either the Property Owner, the Property Manager, or the Property Operator, and that we have full power and authority to grant you the permission above.
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