This privacy statement explains what personal data we collect from you and how we use it.Most Microsoft Sites use "cookies," small text files that can be read by a web server in the domain that put the cookie on your hard drive.
The data we collect depends on the products and features you use, and can include the following: Name and contact data.
We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access. We collect data about you such as your age, gender, country, and preferred language. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. We collect data about how you and your device interact with Microsoft and our products. We collect data about your interests and favorites, such as the teams you follow in a sports app, the stocks you track in a finance app, or the favorite cities you add to a weather app.
In addition to those you explicitly provide, your interests and favorites may also be inferred or derived from other data we collect. We collect data about your contacts and relationships if you use a Microsoft product to manage contacts, or to communicate or interact with other people or organizations. We collect data about your location, which can be either precise or imprecise.
We get some of it by recording how you interact with our products by, for example, using technologies like cookies, and receiving error reports or usage data from software running on your device. Microsoft collects data to operate effectively and provide you the best experiences with our products.
We get some of it by recording how you interact with our products by, for example, using technologies like cookies, and receiving error reports or usage data from software running on your device. For example, we supplement the data we collect by purchasing demographic data from other companies.
We also use services from other companies to help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize certain products to your location. When you are asked to provide personal data, you may decline.
But if you choose not to provide data that is necessary to provide a product or feature, you may not be able to use that product or feature.
References to Microsoft products in this statement include Microsoft services, websites, apps, software and devices.
This statement applies to the Microsoft products listed below, as well as other Microsoft products that display this statement.
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