Your privacy is important to us. Microsoft is not responsible for the data collected by the company providing the notification service. We use data we collect to develop product updates and security patches. If you enter your city or postal code to get local news or weather information on a Microsoft site, we may store that city or postal code in a cookie so that you will see the relevant local information when you return to the site. If you delete the cookies on your device, you will need to sign in again for the settings to apply.
And some of this is just stating the obvious for example, we will disclose information when the law requires it , but our lawyers make us say it anyway. You can also set camera access on an app-by-app basis. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes. This information is also necessary in order to detect and protect against security threats such as botnet attacks, click fraud, worms, and other threats. This information is used for many purposes, for example, it helps us try to ensure that you do not see the same advertisements over and over again. You provide some of this data directly, and we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use, and experiences with our products.
If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by the privacy statements on those sites. For instance, in Internet Explorer, this information includes your browsing history and favorites; and in Microsoft Edge, it includes your favorites, reading lists, autofill form entries such as your name, address, and phone number , and may include data for extensions that you have installed. When we receive a search query and the related information from Yahoo! Microsoft Update is a service that provides you with software updates for other Microsoft software such as Office. If you sign into Bing or other Microsoft services using a Microsoft account, we will set or read one or more additional cookies. This section of the Privacy settings controls how you can use your voice to talk to Cortana, or applications you download from the Windows Store. On Windows devices, if you choose not to sign in to Cortana, you can still chat with Cortana and use Cortana to search, using either your voice, inking, or typing. This data will be sent to Microsoft to provide the search service.
Location-related information in the request or derived from the request, may be used for calculating payments to our data vendors so that we may operate the service. Windows 10 can see everything from the websites you visit to where in the world you are to all the online purchases you make, and those are just the bits collates. HealthVault will also periodically send you an email summarizing recent account activity. We use data—such as device and application type, location, and unique device, application, network, and subscription identifiers—to activate products that require activation. You can access your personal information by going to You can change your user name if your Microsoft account does not belong to a managed domain.
When we engage in such transfers, we use a variety of legal mechanisms, including contracts, to help ensure your rights and protections travel with your data. You may opt out of receiving targeted ads from Microsoft Advertising by visiting our Your privacy and Microsoft personalized ads. For example, where required by law, we store data we collect from you when you are unauthenticated not signed in separately from any account information that directly identifies you, such as your name, email address, or phone number. Other apps you install may also sync data to the People app, including providing additional details to existing contacts. Windows Defender SmartScreen helps protect you when using our services by checking downloaded files and web content for malicious software, potentially unsafe web content, and other threats to you or your device. Click for more information on how to delete cookies and to control pre-loading pages in Internet Explorer 11. We use data to help secure and troubleshoot our products.
You can access and update your profile on microsoft. In addition, we share personal data among Microsoft-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries. Please see below for more information about cookies and how to control them. Other inputs provided when you use our products. When you provide information to Microsoft, such as when you add products to a shopping cart on Microsoft websites, we store the data in a cookie for the purpose of remembering the information.
In all of this, we will maintain the timeless value of privacy and preserve the ability for you to control your data. When you are signed in, some products will display your name or username and your profile photo if you have added one to your profile as part of your use of Microsoft products, including in your communications, social interactions, and public posts. We also obtain data about you from third parties. So, that's a lot of information about your Search activity that's being shared by Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft! Nor do they apply to the receipt of mandatory service communications that are considered part of certain Microsoft services, which you may receive periodically unless you cancel the service. If you sign in to Skype with a Microsoft account, you can opt out of interest-based advertising on the. When you take photos embedded with your location, the Photos app can group your photos by time and location.
This information includes the date and time of the request and location-related information you may have provided to the application such as latitude and longitude, address, place name or the start and end address of a route. Summary Update Services for Windows includes Windows Update and Microsoft Update. To delete such messages, you must first delete them from your device prior to turning off backup. When you store content in OneDrive, that content will inherit the sharing permissions of the folder in which you store it. Some of those apps include: Maps app. Refer to the documentation that came with your device for information about how to turn off location for an application. No service has access to your data through HealthVault unless an authorized user grants it access through HealthVault.
This switch controls app access to your Calendars. To learn more about how Cortana uses data and how you can control that, go to the section of this privacy statement. The SwiftKey Services also include an optional cloud component called a SwiftKey Account. In order to provide a seamless playback experience, you will not be prompted before Silverlight sends the request to the rights server. Search queries and commands when you use Microsoft products with search or related productivity functionality. For example, we use data to confirm the validity of software licenses to reduce piracy.