Control your privacy at Microsoft



Microsoft provides you the information and controls to set you how your private need to or not to be collected and used by Microsoft. Microsoft uses the collected data to improve or upgrade their product and services, make new decisions and also analyze the performance. You can control the type and levels of private data collected using settings, taking clear up activities, configuring policies in Microsoft account. The sections below show you list of various options you can use to control and protect your private data

      1. Browser Data.
        • When you use Microsoft Edge or IE browser or Cortana, Microsoft collects data related you and your activities. You can view the data collected and opt to clear the browse data from the browser. You also need to clear the search history in these apps which get collected as you use these apps.
          You can also clear the location data stored in the Microsoft products in case you prefer not to disclose it. You also need to configure Cortana to limit collecting your data from its settings, though you cannot completely disable Cortana.You need to change the privacy setting in your Windows 10, devices, apps like Xbox, Office, Skype to safe levels. You can find these options for 10 Settings settings form in these apps. You can personalize by choosing preferences, options and policies safe and are the bare minimum to support the product and services.
          Data about your communications, activities, data shared, files created are used some times for a diagnostic purpose, fixing issues in using the apps, protecting yours against spam attacks.
      2. Windows and Apps
        • You need to change the privacy setting in your Windows 10, devices, apps like Xbox, Office, Skype to safe levels. You can find these options for 10 Settings settings form in these apps. You can personalize by choosing preferences, options and policies safe and are the bare minimum to support the product and services.
          Data about your communications, activities, data shared, files created are used some times for a diagnostic purpose, fixing issues in using the apps, protecting yours against spam attacks.
      3. Marketing and Ad preferences.
        • Microsoft allows you to set preferences on interest-based advertisements. You can also manage marketing communications in the Promotional Communication Manager in your Microsoft account.

When you have any challenge in managing the private data or set any preferences, you can contact the Privacy team at Microsoft with your questions or issues or report a scam.




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