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Microsoft Privacy Statement, Online Services Terms, and Data Protection Addendum

By Aileen from AzureGuru
Published in AZ-900 Training
January 03, 2021
1 min read

What’s in the Microsoft Privacy Statement?

The Microsoft Privacy Statement explains what personal data Microsoft collects, how Microsoft uses it, and for what purposes.

The privacy statement covers all of Microsoft’s services, websites, apps, software, servers, and devices. This list ranges from enterprise and server products to devices that you use in your home to software that students use at school.

Microsoft’s privacy statement also provides information that’s relevant to specific products such as Windows and Xbox.

What’s in the Online Services Terms?

The Online Services Terms (OST) is a legal agreement between Microsoft and the customer. The OST details the obligations by both parties with respect to the processing and security of customer data and personal data. The OST applies specifically to Microsoft’s online services that you license through a subscription, including Azure, Dynamics 365, Office 365, and Bing Maps.

What is the Data Protection Addendum?

The Data Protection Addendum (DPA) further defines the data processing and security terms for online services. These terms include:

  • Compliance with laws.
  • Disclosure of processed data.
  • Data Security, which includes security practices and policies, data encryption, data access, customer responsibilities, and compliance with auditing.
  • Data transfer, retention, and deletion.

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