Microsoft Services Agreement August 2019

Microsoft Services Agreement August 2019: What You Need to Know

Microsoft, one of the world`s largest tech companies, has updated its services agreement for August 2019. As a user of any Microsoft services, it`s important to review and understand this agreement to ensure that you comply with the terms and conditions.

The updated agreement applies to all Microsoft services, including Skype, Bing, Windows, Office, and Xbox. It aims to improve the clarity and transparency of Microsoft`s policies and practices. Here are some key changes in the agreement that you should be aware of:

1. Privacy and Data Protection

Microsoft has made significant changes to its privacy and data protection practices to align with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. This means that Microsoft will be more transparent about how it collects, uses, and protects your personal data. Also, you have more control over your data, including the right to access and delete it.

2. Digital Storefronts and Payment

If you use any Microsoft digital storefronts, such as the Microsoft Store or Xbox Store, you must comply with the Store Policies. Additionally, Microsoft has introduced Payment Terms and Payment Processing Services for purchases made through its digital storefronts. These terms provide details about how to make purchases, payment methods, and refunds.

3. Code of Conduct

Microsoft has a Code of Conduct that regulates the use of its services. The updated agreement now provides more specific examples of prohibited content, such as hate speech, harassment, and illegal activities. Users found violating the Code of Conduct may face account suspension or termination.

4. Warranty and Liability

Microsoft`s warranty and liability policies have also been updated. The company disclaims all warranties and limitations of liability for damages arising from the use of its services. However, Microsoft will still provide support and remedies for certain issues, such as security breaches or service disruptions.

5. Dispute Resolution

Finally, the updated agreement provides more information about dispute resolution processes. If you have a dispute with Microsoft, you can resolve it through an informal negotiation, arbitration, or small claims court. You can also opt-out of the arbitration provision by notifying Microsoft in writing within 30 days of agreeing to the provision.

In conclusion, the Microsoft Services Agreement August 2019 is a crucial document to review for any user of Microsoft`s services. As a professional, I recommend taking the time to read and understand the terms and conditions to ensure compliance with Microsoft`s policies and practices.