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Designed for Families Addendum

April 14, 2015

By opting into the Designed for Families program, You consent to be bound by these terms in addition to the existing Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement and Google Play Developer Program Policies (the “Agreement”). If there is a conflict between these terms and the Agreement, these terms govern. Capitalized terms used below but not defined below have the meaning ascribed to them under the Agreement.

  1. Participation. Your participation in the Designed for Families program provides you with the ability to promote your app that is designed for kids and family audiences. As part of this program, you are responsible for maintaining compliance with the Designed for Families Program Requirements.
  2. Content Ratings. You alone are responsible for providing accurate and up to date information to establish your app(s) content rating on Google Play.
  3. Play for Families Badges. By opting into Designed for Families, you must select a target audience for your app. You are responsible for ensuring that all of the content in your app(s) (including any advertising) is appropriate for the target audience that you select.
  4. Legal Compliance. You represent that apps submitted to Designed for Families are compliant with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule) and other relevant statutes, including any APIs that your app uses to provide the service. You must maintain a user-facing privacy policy. You must also provide clear disclosures on what data your app collects from users and how that data is used.
  5. Approval and Public Availability. By submitting apps to the Designed for Families program, your app will be subject to a special review process, and the decision to include each app is in Google's sole discretion.
  6. Suspension or Termination. Your failure to comply with the Designed for Families Program Requirements may result in the immediate suspension or removal of your app(s) from the Designed for Families Program and in some circumstances may result in removal of your app(s) from the Google Play store.