Last Updated: October 2017
Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains what personal data Connect Americans Now collects from you, through our interactions with you and through our products, and how we use that data.
Connect Americans Now offers a wide range of products, from server products used to help operate enterprises worldwide, devices you use in your home, software students use at school, and services developers use to create and host what’s next. References to Connect Americans Now products in this statement include Connect Americans Now services, websites, apps, software, servers and devices.
Please read the product-specific details in this privacy statement, which provide additional information about some of Connect Americans Now products. This statement applies to Connect Americans Now’s interactions with you and the Connect Americans Now products listed below, as well as other Connect Americans Now products that display this statement.
Personal Data We Collect
Connect Americans Now collects data to operate effectively and provide you the best experiences with our products. You provide some of this data directly, such as when you create a Connect Americans Now account, administer your organization’s licensing account, submit a search query to Bing, register for a Connect Americans Now event, speak a voice command to Cortana, upload a document to OneDrive, purchase an MSDN subscription, sign up for Office 365, or contact us for support. 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. We also obtain data from third parties.
How We Use Personal Data
Connect Americans Now uses the data we collect to operate our business and provide you the products we offer, which includes using data to improve our products and personalize your experiences. We also may use the data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account, security updates and product information. And we use data to help show more relevant ads, whether in our own products supported by advertising like MSN and Bing, or in products offered by third parties. However, we do not use what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail, or your documents, photos or other personal files to target ads to you.
Reasons We Share Personal Data
We share your personal data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any product you have requested or authorized. We also share data with Connect Americans Now-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our products; and to protect the rights or property of Connect Americans Now.
How to Access & Control Your Personal Data
You can view, edit, or delete your personal data online for many Connect Americans Now products. You can also make choices about Connect Americans Now’s collection and use of your data. How you can access or control your personal data will depend on which products you use.
You can always choose whether you wish to receive promotional email, SMS messages, telephone calls and postal mail from Connect Americans Now. You can also opt out from receiving interest-based advertising from Connect Americans Now by visiting opt-out page.
Cookies & Similar Technologies
We also use web beacons to help deliver cookies and gather usage and performance data. Our websites may include web beacons and cookies from third-party service providers.
You have a variety of tools to control cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, including browser controls to block and delete cookies and controls from some third-party analytics service providers to opt out of data collection through web beacons and similar technologies. Your browser and other choices may impact your experiences with our products.