Google Workspace Service Level Agreement

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Last modified: December 21, 2020

Google Workspace SLA. During the Term of the agreement under which Google has agreed to provide the Google Workspace Covered Services to Customer (as applicable, the "Agreement"), the (i) Google Workspace Covered Services web interface will be operational and available to Customer at least 99.9% of the time in any calendar month; and (ii) Google Voice will be operational within 2 business days of Customer's acceptance of the Voice Service Specific Terms via the Admin Console (the "Google Workspace SLA"). If Google does not meet the Google Workspace SLA, and if Customer meets its obligations under this Google Workspace SLA, Customer will be eligible to receive the Service Credits described below. This Google Workspace SLA states Customer's sole and exclusive remedy for any failure by Google to meet the Google Workspace SLA.

  • Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to the Google Workspace SLA.

    • "Downtime" means, for a domain, if there is more than a five percent user error rate. Downtime is measured based on server side error rate.

    • "Google Workspace Covered Services" means the Gmail, Currents, Google Calendar, Google Cloud Print, Google Cloud Search, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Drive, Google Groups for Business, Google Hangouts messaging and video initiation, Google Chat, Google Meet, Google Keep, Google Sites, Google Jamboard, Google Tasks, Google Vault, and Google Voice components of the Service. This does not include the Gmail Labs functionality, and Google Jamboard Hardware components of the Service.

    • "Monthly Uptime Percentage" means total number of minutes in a calendar month minus the number of minutes of Downtime suffered in a calendar month, divided by the total number of minutes in a calendar month.

    • "Service" means the Google Workspace Services.

    • "Service Credit" means the following:

      Monthly Uptime Percentage

      Days of Service added to the end of the Service term (or monetary credit equal to the value of days of service for monthly postpay billing customers), at no charge to Customer

      < 99.9% - >= 99.0%


      < 99.0% - >= 95.0%


      < 95.0%


Customer Must Request Service Credit. In order to receive any of the Service Credits described above, Customer must notify Google (or, for Customers who ordered Services from a Reseller, Customer may notify Reseller and Customer's Reseller must notify Google) within thirty days from the time Customer becomes eligible to receive a Service Credit. Failure to comply with this requirement will forfeit Customer's right to receive a Service Credit. For Customers who ordered Services from a Reseller, Customer will receive applicable Service Credit from Reseller on behalf of Google.

Maximum Service Credit. The aggregate maximum number of Service Credits to be issued by Google (or, for Customers who ordered Services from a Reseller, by Reseller on behalf of Google) to Customer for all Downtime that occurs in a single calendar month shall not exceed fifteen days of Service added to the end of Customer's term for the Service (or the value of 15 days of service in the form of a monetary credit to a monthly-billing customer’s account). Service Credits may not be exchanged for, or converted to, monetary amounts, except for customers who are on Google’s monthly billing plan.

Google Workspace SLA Exclusions. The Google Workspace SLA does not apply to any services that expressly exclude this Google Workspace SLA (as stated in the documentation for such services) or any performance issues: (i) caused by factors described in the "Force Majeure" section of the Agreement; or (ii) that resulted from Customer's equipment or third party equipment, or both (not within the primary control of Google).

Previous Versions

December 9, 2020