Pex for fun Privacy Statement
Last updated: February 2011
Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy,
while delivering software that brings you the performance, power,
and convenience you desire in your personal computing.
This privacy statement explains many of the data collection and use practices of
Microsoft’s Pex for fun.
It focuses on features that communicate with the Internet.
It does not apply to other online or offline Microsoft sites, products, or services.
Collection and Use of Your Information
The information we collect from you will be used by Microsoft and its controlled subsidiaries and
affiliates to enable the features you are using and provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s)
you have requested or authorized. It may also be used to analyze and improve Microsoft products
Some information we collect may be used at Microsoft Research for further research in software development,
in collaboration with other academic researchers.
In order to access certain Pex for fun online services, you will be asked to
enter an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your Windows Live ID.
To access certain Pexforfun online services from your Windows Phone,
you will be asked to let us obtain your Windows Live ID from the Windows Phone operating system.
After you create your Windows Live ID, you can use the same credentials to sign in to many
different Microsoft sites and services, as well as those of select Microsoft partners that
display the Windows Live ID logo. By signing in to one Microsoft site or service,
you may be automatically signed in when you visit other Microsoft sites and services.
To learn more about how your credential information is used when you sign in to participating sites,
please read the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement at http://privacy.microsoft.com/.
On this Site, we do not collect information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you.
This Site uses an encrypted token created from your Windows Live ID, and this token is associated with
data that we collect about your participation in Pex for fun challenges, such as counters and winning
numbers for built-in challenges, your current iteration of a challenge, any challenges you might
contribute, and any nickname you might define. We may use this data for further software development research.
This token cannot be used to personally identify you.
We may collect information about your visit to the Site. For example, we may use Web site analytics tools
to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the
keywords you used to find our Site, the pages you view within the Site, your browser add-ons,
and your browser's width and height. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your
browser sends to every Web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language,
access times and referring Web site addresses.
Except as described in this statement, personal information you provide will not be transferred
to third parties without your consent. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited
services on our behalf, such as packaging, sending and delivering purchases and other mailings,
answering customer questions about products or services, processing event registration, or
performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal
information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information
for any other purpose.
Microsoft 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 Microsoft or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or
policies governing your use of the services; or (c) act on a good faith belief that such access
or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Microsoft employees, customers, or
the public. We may also disclose personal information as part of a corporate transaction such as a
merger or sale of assets.
Information that is collected by or sent to Microsoft by Pex for fun may be stored and processed
in the United States or any other country in which Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries,
or service providers maintain facilities. Microsoft abides by the safe harbor framework as set
forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data
from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland.
Collection and Use of Information about Your Computer
When you use software with Internet-enabled features, information about your computer
("standard computer information") is sent to the Web sites you visit and online services you use.
Microsoft uses standard computer information to provide you Internet-enabled services,
to help improve our products and services, and for statistical analysis. Standard computer
information typically includes information such as your IP address, operating system version,
browser version, and regional and language settings. In some cases, standard computer information
may also include hardware ID, which indicates the device manufacturer, device name, and version.
If a particular feature or service sends information to Microsoft, standard computer information
will be sent as well.
The privacy details for each Pex for fun feature, software or service listed in this privacy statement
describe what additional information is collected and how it is used.
Security of your information
Microsoft is committed to helping protect the security of your information.
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from
unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the information you provide on
computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities.
Changes to this privacy statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our products, services,
and customer feedback. When we post changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top
of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Microsoft will use
your personal information, we will notify you either by posting a notice of such changes prior
to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically
review this statement to be informed of how Microsoft is protecting your information.
For More Information
Microsoft welcomes your comments
regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or
believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.