I am using WP Google maps for my hiking website to display hiking trails. Some of the hiking trails in KML are produced by the French Hiking Federation.
They asked me whether Google was storing the information of these trails. In their terms https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/terms 4.4.1 it says so but I wanted to double check with you.
Does anyone know?
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With that said, to our knowledge these files are not stored by Google Maps, although some of the placement data is sent to them for processing, as this is required in order to accurately place the data within the KML file, for example.
Point 4.4.1 refers to the end-users location and IP address being sent through to the Google Maps API. This data may be stored to improve functionality within Google Maps.