Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains what personal data Flexidot collects from you, through our interactions with you and through our products, and how we use that data.
Flexidot 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 Flexidot products in this statement include Flexidot services, websites, apps, software, servers and devices.
Please read the product-specific details in this privacy statement, which provide additional information about some of Flexidot products. This statement applies to Flexidot’s interactions with you and the Flexidot products listed below, as well as other Flexidot products that display this statement.
Flexidot 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 Flexidot account, administer your organization’s licensing account, submit a search query to Bing, register for a Flexidot 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. We protect data obtained from third parties according to the practices described in this statement, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data. These third-party sources vary over time, but have included:
Data brokers from which we purchase demographic data to supplement the data we collect. Social networks when you grant permission to a Flexidot product to access your data on one or more networks. Service providers that help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize certain products to your location. Partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities, and Publicly-available sources such as open government databases or other data in the public domain. You have choices about the data we collect. When you are asked to provide personal data, you may decline. But if you choose not to provide data that is necessary to provide a product or feature, you may not be able to use that product or feature.
The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with Flexidot, the choices you make, including your privacy settings, and the products and features you use. The data we collect can include the following: