How Gemini for Google Cloud uses your data

This document describes how Gemini for Google Cloud, which offers AI-powered assistance, conforms to Google's privacy commitment with generative AI technologies. When you use Gemini in the Google Cloud console or in a development environment, Google Cloud handles your prompts in accordance with our terms of service and Cloud Data Processing Addendum.

For more information about Gemini for Google Cloud, see Gemini for Google Cloud overview.

Google's privacy commitment

Google was one of the first in the industry to publish an AI/ML privacy commitment, which outlines our belief that customers should have the highest level of security and control over their data that's stored in the cloud. That commitment extends to Google Cloud generative AI products. Google helps ensure that its teams are following these commitments through robust data governance practices, which include reviews of the data that Google Cloud uses in the development of its products. You can find more details about how Google processes data in Customer Data Processing Addendum (CDPA) or the data processing agreement applicable to your Google Cloud service.

Data you submit and receive

The questions that you ask Gemini, including any input information or code that you submit to Gemini to analyze or complete, are called prompts. The answers or code completions that you receive from Gemini are called responses.

Gemini doesn't use your prompts or its responses as data to train its models. Some features that are only available through the Gemini for Google Cloud Trusted Tester Program which allows you to optionally share data, but the data is used for product improvements, not for training Gemini models.

Because Gemini is an evolving technology, it can generate output that's plausible-sounding but factually incorrect. We recommend that you validate all output from Gemini before you use it. For more information, see Gemini for Google Cloud and responsible AI.

Encryption of prompts

When you submit prompts to Gemini, your data is encrypted in-transit as input to the underlying model in Gemini. For more information on Gemini data encryption, see Default encryption at rest and Encryption in transit.

Program data generated from Gemini

Gemini is trained on first-party Google Cloud code as well as selected third-party code. You're responsible for the security, testing, and effectiveness of your code, including any code completion, generation, or analysis that Gemini offers you.

Gemini also provides source citations when suggestions directly quote at length from a source to help you comply with any license requirements.

Because responses in Gemini are generated from a model that's trained on many lines of code, you should exercise the same care with Gemini-provided code that you would with any other code. Make sure that you test the code properly and check for security vulnerabilities, incompatibilities, and other potential issues.