Captcha Error

Steven Gauna smcgauna at
Fri Apr 20 21:05:21 EDT 2012

It's mostly this section, specifically the part I have put asterisks around:

> User Privacy and API Clients
> You will comply with all privacy laws and regulations including those
> applying to PII. *You will provide and adhere to a privacy policy for your
> API Client that clearly and accurately describes to users of your API
> Client what user information you collect (such as PII, login information
> and Google account data) and how you use and share such information
> (including for advertising) with Google and third parties*. If your privacy
> policy is used to comply with the EU Data Protection Directive, then it
> must adhere to the US Safe Harbor principles of Notice, Choice, Onward
> Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, and Access at

Maybe I'm not interpreting this correctly, but isn't it saying that you are
supposed to provide a privacy policy to the users who use the client which
the API is tied in to?

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

> Steven Gauna spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > Just for kicks though, I thought I'd mention the following as well:
> > *Recaptcha Terms of Service (for those who care):*
> >
> > *- "By using this API, you consent to be bound by these terms in addition
> > to the Google APIs Terms of Service ("API ToS") at
> >"*
> >
> > Google requires that these terms be enforced on the end-user by those
> using
> > the recaptcha API on their sites.  Some of the terms mention that Google
> > may use your data to "improve Google products and services", which is
> > something that makes me a bit wary of actually accepting it.  However, I
> > can't see any place on the site that mentions this agreement
> when
> > registering or when posting.
> The terms I see there are only for the entity *displaying* the
> captcha, and we are comfortable with them and complying with them.
> What do you see that leads you to believe otherwise?
> Ethan
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