PaLM API and MakerSuite Additional Terms of Service

Last modified: August 28, 2023

To use PaLM API for Developers (sometimes referred to as Generative Language API) and MakerSuite (including associated developer services, models, and software) (collectively, the “APIs”), you must accept (1) the Google APIs Terms of Service (the “API Terms”), and (2) these PaLM API and MakerSuite Additional Terms of Service (the “Additional Terms”).

Age Requirements

You must be 18 years of age or older to use the APIs. You also will not use the APIs as part of a website, application, or other service (“API Clients”) that is directed towards or is likely to be accessed by individuals under the age of 18.

Use Restrictions

The APIs are currently in limited general availability. You may use API Clients for production use but Google may enforce rate limits during this period.

You may only access APIs (or make API Clients available to users) within an available region.

You may not use the APIs to develop models that compete with PaLM API or MakerSuite. You also may not attempt to extract or replicate the underlying models (e.g., parameter weights).

You will only use the APIs directly or in connection with a service that you offer directly to end users, i.e., you will not use the APIs to power another application programming interface.

In addition to the “API Prohibitions” section in the API Terms, you must comply with our Prohibited Use Policy, which provides additional details about appropriate conduct when using the APIs.

The APIs include safety features to block harmful content, such as content that violates our Prohibited Use Policy. You may not attempt to bypass these protective measures or use content that violates the API Terms or these Additional Terms. You should only lower safety settings if necessary and appropriate for your use case. Once the APIs exit limited general availability, applications with less restrictive safety settings will be subject to Google’s review and approval.

You may not use the APIs in clinical practice, to provide medical advice, or in any manner that is overseen by or requires clearance or approval from a medical device regulatory agency.

Use of Generated Content

As required by the API Terms, you’ll comply with applicable law in using generated content, which may require the provision of attribution to your users when returned as part of an API call.

Content License and Data Use

The license you grant to Google under the “Submission of Content” section in the API Terms also extends to any content (e.g., prompts) you submit through MakerSuite or any other API interface (e.g., Firebase Extensions). Google uses this data, consistent with our Privacy Policy, to provide, improve, and develop Google products and services and machine learning technologies, including Google’s enterprise features, products, and services.

To help with quality and improve our products, human reviewers may read, annotate, and process your API input and output. Google takes steps to protect your privacy as part of this process. This includes disconnecting this data from your Google Account and API key before reviewers see or annotate it. Do not submit sensitive, confidential, or personal information to the APIs.


The APIs use experimental technology and may sometimes provide inaccurate or offensive content that doesn't represent Google’s views.

Use discretion before relying on, publishing, or otherwise using content provided by the APIs.

Don't rely on the APIs for medical, legal, financial, or other professional advice. Any content regarding those topics is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice from a qualified professional. Content does not constitute medical treatment or diagnosis.