Stanford does not view or access any content from your Alumni Email account unless explicitly requested to do so by the account owner to provide technical assistance, or in response to an automatic account suspension by Google, or in response to a compulsory legal process mandate.
Alumni Email, powered by Google, will provide strong security and privacy protections. Google has provided contractual guarantees that allow users the ability to use the services with the appropriate privacy protections. Google is contractually obligated to protect your confidential information and not to release it to other parties, absent compulsory legal process. You can view more about their specific privacy protections here:
In order to provide essential core features for Stanford Alumni Email, Google runs completely automated scanning and indexing processes to offer spam filtering, anti-virus protection, and malware detection. Their systems also scan content to make sure apps work better for users, enabling functionality like search in Gmail or Google Docs. This is completely automated and involves no humans.