Microsoft Services Agreement

August 31, 2010

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Please read this agreement carefully. It's a contract that governs your use of any Windows Live, Bing, MSN, MicrosoftOffice Live, or Office.com services or software, or other Microsoftservices or software that directly display or link to this agreement (the "service"). By using or accessing the service, you confirm that you agree to these terms. If you don't agree, don't use the service. Thanks.

1. What the contract covers
This is a contract between you and the Microsoftcompany listed in Section 13 ("Microsoft," "we," "us," or "our") for use of the service that Microsoftsupplies. Sections 1–13 apply across the service. Sections 14 and 15 apply only if the service involves payments to or from Microsoft. Sections 16–20 apply only if you use the software or services identified in those sections. Some of these services may not be fully available in your country or region.

Please note that we don't provide additional warranties for the service. This contract also limits our liability to you. See Sections 9 and 10 for details.

2. Using the service
When using the service, you must comply with this contract, all applicable laws and the MicrosoftAnti-Spam Policy. As applicable, you must also obey the code of conduct .

You must not use the service to harm others or the service. For example, you must not use the service to harm, threaten, or harass another person, organization, or Microsoft. You must not: damage, disable, overburden, or impair the service (or any network connected to the service); resell or redistribute the service or any part of it; use any unauthorized means to modify, reroute, or gain access to the service or attempt to carry out these activities; or use any automated process or service (such as a bot, a spider, periodic caching of information stored by Microsoft, or metasearching) to access or use the service. You may be able to access third-party websites or services via the service; you acknowledge that we are not responsible for such websites or services or content that may be available there.

3. Windows LiveID (also referred to as "Microsoftaccount")
We may provide you with credentials on our Windows LiveID authentication network to use with the service. You're solely responsible for your dealings with third parties (including advertisers) who use the network, including as to the delivery of and payment for goods. This contract applies whenever you use Windows LiveID. When you use Windows LiveID to gain access to any website, the terms and conditions for that website, if different from this contract, may also apply to your use of that website.

4. Your service account, associated accounts, and accounts from third parties
Only you may use your service account. You must keep your accounts and passwords confidential and not authorize any third party to access or use the service on your behalf, unless we provide an approved mechanism for that. You must contact us right away if you suspect misuse of your accounts or any security breach in the service. For some parts of the service, you may be able to set up additional accounts that are dependent on your account ("associated accounts"). You're responsible for all activity that takes place with your service account and any associated accounts.

If you use an associated account, you acknowledge that the holder of the service account has full control over your associated account. If a third party such as an Internet service provider, employer, or school gave you your account, that party has rights to your account and may: manage your account, reset your password, or suspend or cancel your account; view your account's usage and profile data, including how and when your account is used; and read or store content in your account, including electronic communications, contact lists, and other information.

If you use Windows LiveFamily Safety software to monitor accounts on your computer, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept this contract on behalf of the individuals using those accounts.

5. Your content
Except for material that we license to you, we don't claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don't control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service.

You control who may access your content. If you share content in public areas of the service or in shared areas available to others you've chosen, then you agree that anyone you've shared content with may use that content. When you give others access to your content on the service, you grant them free, nonexclusive permission to use, reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, and communicate to the public the content solely in connection with the service and other products and services made available by Microsoft. If you don't want others to have those rights, don't use the service to share your content.

You understand that Microsoftmay need, and you hereby grant Microsoftthe right, to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, distribute, and display content posted on the service solely to the extent necessary to provide the service.

Please respect the rights of artists, inventors, and creators. Content may be protected by copyright. People appearing in content may have a right to control the use of their image. If you share content on the service in a way that infringes others' copyrights, other intellectual property rights, or privacy rights, you're breaching this contract. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights necessary for you to grant the rights in this section and the use of the content doesn't violate any law. We won't pay you for your content. We may refuse to publish your content for any or no reason. We may remove your content from the service at any time if you breach this contract or if we cancel or suspend the service.

You're responsible for backing up the data that you store on the service. If your service is suspended or canceled, we may permanently delete your data from our servers. We have no obligation to return data to you after the service is suspended or canceled. If data is stored with an expiration date, we may also delete the data as of that date. Data that is deleted may be irretrievable.

6. Privacy
In order to operate and provide the service, we collect certain information about you. As part of the service, we may also automatically upload information about your computer, your use of the service, and service performance. We use and protect that information as described in the MicrosoftOnline Privacy Statement. In particular, we may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to:
(a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process;
(b) protect the rights or property of Microsoftor our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the service;
or (c) act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Microsoftemployees, customers, or the public.