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Online storage service for old archived folders/files with read only access via password

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Anybody come across an online service were I could setup an admin account, upload files every few months, and  then setup a generic user account with read/copy only access?

The files in question are archived project/business files that still need to be accessible to users.  Access should be at least password protection.  Storage of at least 150GB.  Though more is better.

The idea behind it all..
 I have a 80-100 GB worth of files to archive and growing.  These are little or non used files taking file server and backup drive space.  But, management is conservative (a bunch of pack rats) and deletes nothing.  I plan to copy these files to two USB drives and storage them in different offices.  Management would like even easier access via the cloud/online.  Plus secured access, protection, and still backed up by someone.  Just not us.

 Thanks for any help.
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You can get 100GB for 4.99/mo at Google Drive.  The owner of the drive account will have full access to the files but you can share them with another Gmail (or any email address) user as read-only.

https://drive.google.com
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I was looking at that, but haven't figured out if Google has its usual hooks with the deal.  Cheap storage, but Google gets indirect access and mining right to the data.  I'm betting confidentiality agreements with clients would be violated.
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In their privacy policy under Information we collect I don't see any reference to the contents of your Google Drive or GMail account.  That's not to say I didn't miss it but this policy is supposed to cover all their products.

http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2450387
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Testing Box.com for this.  So far so good.
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Best solution I could find.
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