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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Jul 2015 #1

    I dont like the Microsoft Terms and conditions.


    so im one of those guys that reads the fine print on things and i do not like Microsoft's terms and conditions for windows/insider program lets looks at some key points.

    Personal Data We Collect
    Name and contact data. We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.
    Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
    Demographic data. We collect data about you such as your age, gender, country and preferred language.
    Interests and favorites. 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.
    Payment data. 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.
    Usage data. We collect data about how you interact with our services. This includes data, such as the features you use, the items you purchase, the web pages you visit, and the search terms you enter. This also includes data about your device, including IP address, device identifiers, regional and language settings, and data about the network, operating system, browser or other software you use to connect to the services. And it also includes data about the performance of the services and any problems you experience with them.
    Contacts and relationships. We collect data about your contacts and relationships if you use a Microsoft service to manage contacts, or to communicate or interact with other people or organizations.
    Location data. We collect data about your location, which can be either precise or imprecise. Precise location data can be Global Position System (GPS) data, as well as data identifying nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots, we collect when you enable location-based services or features. Imprecise location data includes, for example, a location derived from your IP address or data that indicates where you are located with less precision, such as at a city or postal code level.
    Content. We collect content of your files and communications when necessary to provide you with the services you use. This includes: the content of your documents, photos, music or video you upload to a Microsoft service such as OneDrive. It also includes the content of your communications sent or received using Microsoft services, such as the:

    • subject line and body of an email,
    • text or other content of an instant message,
    • audio and video recording of a video message, and
    • audio recording and transcript of a voice message you receive or a text message you dictate.

    Additionally, when you contact us, such as for customer support, phone conversations or chat sessions with our representatives may be monitored and recorded. If you enter our retail stores, your image may be captured by our security cameras.
    Full Terms and conditions

    Some more then others like usage data.
    even though what i "Technically" get from this is that they collect data ONLY when using microsoft apps like modern apps Or things that your signed into with a microsoft account, but i also believe they collect data from chrome not sure.

    but the real icing on the cake is the insider program those terms and conditions are ever more intrusive. i haven't even signed that one yet.
    i wont go to into details but yea...
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Jul 2015 #2

    Then don't be an insider. It's really that simple.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,796
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Jul 2015 #3

    Yup if you don't like it you are completely free to go and find another OS to use on your computer.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    South Central PA
    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro, Win 10 10041
       28 Jul 2015 #4

    z3r010 said: View Post
    Yup if you don't like it you are completely free to go and find another OS to use on your computer.
    I recommend Ubuntu, it's also free.

    Cheers
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    Mystere said: View Post
    Then don't be an insider. It's really that simple.
    No kidding. What is it with people?
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       28 Jul 2015 #6

    And that is why I don't use any Microsoft software or service beyond the OS. And have no personal information connected to the account I use for the insider program. The location from my IP is always a million miles off.
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  7. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       28 Jul 2015 #7

    I suspect most of this data is used for Windows apps, but it can become a problem considering some of the "highly secure" systems that have been breached lately. Personally I don't have anything anyone would want (good luck buying a car or house on my credit), so I'm not too worried.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 247
    latest windows insider home build
       28 Jul 2015 #8

    I'm sure that every person who has an issue with MS gathering all this info also posts on twitter, facebook, and god knows where else..dont you think THAT data mining is just as intrusive as Microsofts is?
    Get over it; if you use the internet, your info is all over the place..
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       28 Jul 2015 #9

    wase4711 said: View Post
    I'm sure that every person who has an issue with MS gathering all this info also posts on twitter, facebook, and god knows where else..dont you think THAT data mining is just as intrusive as Microsofts is?
    Get over it; if you use the internet, your info is all over the place..
    Nope, I have zero internet footprint that can be tied to me. If I google my name there is not one result, even coupled with other identifiers such as locations, etc.

    I'm quite meticulous about these things.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 247
    latest windows insider home build
       28 Jul 2015 #10

    Nus said: View Post
    Nope, I have zero internet footprint that can be tied to me. If I google my name there is not one result, even coupled with other identifiers such as locations, etc.

    I'm quite meticulous about these things.
    who is your ISP? Most of them now provide your personal info to many other companies too, at least thats how Comcast, ATT, and others in the USA are..
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