Microsoft Online Privacy Notice Highlights

(last updated August 2010)

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This notice provides highlights of the full Microsoft Online Privacy Statement. This notice and the full privacy statement apply to those Microsoft Web sites and services that display or link to this notice.

Personal Information

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When you register for certain Microsoft services, we will ask you to provide personal information.

The information we collect may be combined with information obtained from other Microsoft services and other companies.

We use cookies and other technologies to keep track of your interactions with our sites and services to offer a personalized experience.

Your Choices

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You can stop the delivery of promotional e-mail from a Microsoft site or service by following the instructions in the e-mail you receive.

To make proactive choices about how we communicate with you by e-mail, telephone, and postal mail, follow the instructions listed in the Communication Preferences of the full privacy statement.

To opt-out of the display of personalized advertisements, go to the Display of Advertising section of the full privacy statement.

To view and edit your personal information, go to the access section of the full privacy statement.

Uses of Information

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We use the information we collect to provide the services you request. Our services may include the display of personalized content and advertising.

We use your information to inform you of other products or services offered by Microsoft and its affiliates, and to send you relevant survey invitations related to Microsoft services.

We do not sell, rent, or lease our customer lists to third parties. In order to help provide our services, we occasionally provide information to other companies that work on our behalf.

Important Information

The full Microsoft Online Privacy Statement contains links to supplementary information about specific Microsoft sites or services.

The sign in credentials (e-mail address and password) used to sign in to most Microsoft sites and services are part of the Windows Live ID.

For more information on how to help protect your personal computer, your personal information and your family online, visit our online safety resources.

Microsoft is a member of the TRUSTe privacy seal program.

How to Contact Us

For more information about our privacy practices, go to the full Microsoft Online Privacy Statement. Or write us using our Web form. If you have a technical or general support question, please visit to learn more about Microsoft Support offerings.

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