Author Archives: Jimmy Mooney, Senior Product Manager, Google Fonts

Your Privacy and Google Fonts

In light of the recent events and media coverage about Google Fonts, we find it necessary to issue the following statement:

Google Fonts is a library of open source font families, as well as a Web API that can be used to embed these font families on websites. People want the websites they visit to be well designed, easy to use, and respectful of their privacy. Google respects the privacy of individuals. The Google Fonts Web API is designed to limit the collection, storage, and use of data to only what is needed to serve fonts efficiently and for aggregated usage statistics. Such data is kept secure and separate from other data. Google does not use any information collected by Google Fonts for other purposes and Google in particular does not use it for creating profiles of end users or for advertising. Moreover, the fact that Google’s servers necessarily receive IP addresses to transmit fonts is not unique to Google and is consistent with how the Internet works.

For more information on privacy and data collection on the Google Fonts Web API, see our Privacy FAQs.