- Privacy — As part of our ongoing commitment to respecting your privacy, we have updated the Microsoft Services Agreement to state that we do not use what you say in email, chat, video calls, or voice mail to target advertising to you. Nor do we use your documents, photos, or other personal files to target advertising to you.
- Transparency — We want our guidelines for use to be very clear, so we have moved the Code of Conduct into the Microsoft Services Agreement and updated it with easy-to-understand guidelines that clearly identify what behaviors could result in an action being taken on your Microsoft account. We’ve also added section 1.5, which states that parents are responsible for Microsoft account and Services usage by their minor children, including any purchases.
- Simplicity — We tailor our privacy statements for each of our products to help make it easier to find the information that’s important to you.
This Microsoft Services Agreement update, due to take effect from 31 July 2014, refers to all users with Microsoft accounts, including Outlook.com, OneDrive, XBOX, and Bing. Microsoft suggests that users will automatically agree to the update if they continue to use their services after the aforementioned date.
It seems at least Microsoft is trying, what’s that I hear you say… very trying! 🙂