Last updated: September 2011
1. TOU and additional Conditions.
These TOU are supplemental to the Microsoft Services Agreement ("MSA"), which follows below.
These TOU and any updates to them may be accessed at the following website: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=186484&clcid=0x409 ("Website").
Microsoft may make changes to the TOU. If we change the TOU, we will give you the opportunity to agree to the new TOU terms. If you do not want to agree to the new TOU terms, you may not be able to use some or all features of your Windows Phone. We will post current TOU terms on the Website.
2. Other Terms.
Your use of the Windows Phone software is governed by the Windows Phone 7 Software Licence Terms provided by the manufacturer of your Windows Phone. Additional contract terms may govern your installation and use of other software or services offered for use with your Windows Phone. Your use of Windows Phone Marketplace, Xbox LIVE, Zune and Games for Windows Live software and services are subject to the following terms: http://www.zune.net/en-gb/legal/termsofservice.htm.
3. Network Operator and Data Charges.
Many features on the Windows Phone use cellular networks and other telephony systems as a default method of connecting to and using Windows Phone features and other services offered by Microsoft and other parties. You may incur charges related to Internet access, data transfer and other services, in accordance with the terms of the data service plan and any other agreements that you have with your network operator related to your Windows Phone. You are solely responsible for any network operator charges incurred when using the Windows Phone. We encourage you to check that your data plan is suitable for your needs. Your mobile service provider may have specific conditions of use and policies in addition to any governed by this Agreement. To turn cellular data on and off, go to Settings > cellular.
By accepting these TOU, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with the MSA and the Windows Phone 7 Privacy Statement, which is available at http://www.windowsphone.com/privacy.
Microsoft Service Agreement Last Updated: August 2010
Please read this agreement carefully. It's a contract that governs your use of any Windows Live, Bing, MSN, Microsoft Office Live, or Office.com services or software, or other Microsoft services 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 Microsoft company listed in Section 13 ("Microsoft," "we," "us," or "our") for use of the service that Microsoft supplies. 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.
You have the right to cancel this contract at any time for any reason. See Section 11 for details.
2. Using the service
When using the service, you must comply with this contract, all applicable laws and the Microsoft Anti-Spam Policy (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117951). As applicable, you must also obey the code of conduct (http://g.live.com/0ELHP_MEREN/243).
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 Live ID
We may provide you with credentials on our Windows Live ID 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 Live ID. When you use Windows Live ID to gain access to any website (whether controlled or published by us or a third party), 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. If you suspect misuse of your accounts or any security breach in the service, you must contact us as provided at the Windows Live Solution Center (http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=6ea0c7b3-1473-4176-b03f-145b951dcb41). 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 Live Family 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 Microsoft may need, and you hereby grant Microsoft the 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. You also agree that you have obtained the consent of any third party to use their personal data, if it is included in that content, and will comply with data-protection laws when doing so. 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.
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 Microsoft Online Privacy Statement (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74170). 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 Microsoft or 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 Microsoft employees, customers, or the public.
The service is a private computer network that Microsoft operates for the benefit of itself and its customers. Microsoft retains the right to block or otherwise prevent delivery of any type of email or other communication to or from the service as part of our efforts to protect the service, protect our customers, or stop you from breaching this contract. The technology or other means we use may hinder or break your use of the service.
If you receive software from us as part of the service, its use is governed in one of two ways: If you're presented with license terms that you must accept in order to use the software, those terms apply; if no license is presented to you, the terms of this contract apply. We reserve all other rights to the software.
We may automatically check your version of the software. We may also automatically download to your computer upgrades to the software to update, enhance, and further develop the service.
Any software we provide is licensed, not sold. Unless we notify you otherwise, the software license ends when your service ends. You must then uninstall the software, or we may disable it. You must not work around any technical limitations in the software. You must not disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer any software that's included in the service, except and only to the extent that the applicable copyright law expressly permits doing so.
The software is subject to applicable U.S. export laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the software. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users, and end use. Without limitation, you may not transfer the software or service without U.S. government permission to anyone on U.S. government exclusion lists (see the Commerce Department's Lists to Check); the governments of Iran, Sudan, or Cuba; or prohibited members of the Cuban Communist Party. You represent and warrant that you're not on any of those lists or under the control of or an agent for anyone on those lists or the entities listed above. For more information, see the Exporting Microsoft Products website (http://www.microsoft.com/exporting).
For software that requires supplements to Microsoft Windows software, such as Windows Imaging Component, you may use a copy of the supplement with each validly licensed copy of the software identified for use with it. If you don't have a license for the Windows software, you may not use the supplement. The Windows software license terms apply to your use of the supplement.
If you use the software to access content that has been protected with Microsoft Digital Rights Management (DRM), the software may automatically request media usage rights from an online rights server and download and install DRM updates in order to let you play the content. For more information, see the DRM information in the Microsoft Silverlight Privacy Statement (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=178857).
You may display and print content in the fonts installed by the service, but you may not make unauthorized copies of the fonts.
8. How we may change the contract
Microsoft reserves the right to amend the contract. We will inform you if we change the contract. We may change the terms of this contract if: (i) it is necessary due to applicable law, including, but not limited to, a change of such law; (ii) it is necessary due to an advice and/or order based on applicable law; (iii) our changes do not materially alter the balance between your payment for the service and our service obligations to you; (iv) it is necessary for technical reasons; (v) it is necessary to facilitate the operation of the service; or (vi) the terms will be changed to your advantage. We will inform you of the change before it takes effect and will provide you the opportunity to cancel the service or accept the change at least 30 days before the change takes effect.
9. NO WARRANTY
We provide the service "as is," "with all faults," and "as available." We cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of information available from the service. You acknowledge and agree that computer and telecommunications systems are not fault-free and that occasional periods of downtime occur. We cannot guarantee the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or that data loss will not occur. We make no promises about the service. You may have certain rights under your local law. Nothing in this contract is intended to affect those rights, if they are applicable.
10. LIABILITY LIMITATION
You can recover from Microsoft and our affiliates, resellers, distributors, and vendors only reasonably foreseeable damages up to an amount equal to your service fee for one month. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time of entering into the agreement. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect, incidental, or punitive damages.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the limitations and exclusions apply to anything related to this contract, for example:
- · The service.
- · Loss of data.
- · Content (including code) on third-party websites, third-party programs, or third-party conduct accessed via the service.
- · Viruses or other disabling features that affect your access to or use of the service.
- · Incompatibility between the service and other services, software, and hardware.
- · Delays or failures you may have in starting or completing transmissions or transactions in connection with the service in an accurate or timely manner.
- · Claims for breach of contract; breach of warranty, guarantee or condition; strict liability; tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty); or misrepresentation.
Nothing in these terms shall affect the statutory rights of any consumer or exclude or restrict liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, fraud, or our gross negligence or willful intent.
Some or all of these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you if your country does not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or other damages.
11. Changes to the service and cancellation
We continuously work to improve the service and may change the service in that respect at any time and for any reason. For paid services, we will notify you in advance of material changes to the service.
We may cancel or suspend your service and your access to the Windows Live ID network. Our reasons for cancellation may include that we stop providing the service in your region or that you breach this contract, fail to sign in to the Windows Live ID network during a 90-day period, or don't pay fees that you owe to us or to our agents. If your service is canceled, your right to use the service stops immediately. If we cancel your credentials, your right to use Windows Live ID stops immediately. Cancellation of the service or credentials won't alter your obligation to pay all charges made to your billing account. If we cancel the service in its entirety without cause, we'll refund to you on a pro-rata basis any payments that you have made based on the portion of your service that would otherwise remain.
You may cancel the service at any time and for any reason. If it's a paid service, some charges may apply. Sections 6, 9–13, 14 (for amounts incurred before termination), 15, and those that by their terms apply after termination of this contract will survive any termination of this contract.
12. General legal terms
12.1. Interpreting the contract
All parts of this contract apply to the maximum extent permitted by relevant law. If a court holds that we cannot enforce a part of this contract as written, you and we will replace those terms with similar terms to the extent enforceable under the relevant law, but the rest of this contract won't change. This is the entire contract between you and us regarding the service. It supersedes any prior contract or oral or written statements regarding your use of the service. If you have confidentiality obligations related to the service—for example, you may have been a beta tester—those obligations remain. Other terms may apply when you use or pay for other Microsoft services. The contract's section titles don't limit its terms. If you are accessing the service within Germany, the agreement located at http://g.msn.de/0TO_/dede applies.
12.2. Assignment and transfer
We may assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose our rights and obligations under this contract, in whole or in part to any of our affiliates, at any time without notice. You may not assign this contract or transfer any rights to use the service.
12.3. No third-party beneficiaries
This contract is solely for your and our benefit. It is not for the benefit of any other person, except for permitted successors.
You may notify us as stated in customer support for the service. This contract is in electronic form. We may send you, in electronic form, information about the service, additional information, and information the law requires us to provide. We may provide required information to you by email at the address you specified when you signed up for the service or by access to a Microsoft website that we identify. Notices emailed to you will be deemed given and received when the email is sent. If you don't consent to receive notices electronically, you must stop using the service.
13. Contracting party, choice of law and location for resolving disputes
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in North or South America, you're contracting with Microsoft Corp., One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA, and Washington State law governs the interpretation of this contract and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles. All other claims, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of your state of residence in the United States, or, if you live outside the United States, the laws of the country to which we direct your service. You and we irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state or federal courts in King County, Washington, USA, for all disputes arising out of or relating to this contract.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in Europe, you're contracting with Microsoft Luxembourg S.à.r.l., 20 Rue Eugene Ruppert, Immeuble Laccolith, 1st Floor, L-2543 Luxembourg. All claims, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of Luxembourg or of the country in which you reside. With respect to jurisdiction, you may choose the responsible court in Luxembourg or in the country in which you reside for all disputes arising out of or relating to this contract.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in the Middle East or Africa, you're contracting with Microsoft Luxembourg S.à.r.l., 20 Rue Eugene Ruppert, Immeuble Laccolith, 1st Floor, L-2543 Luxembourg, and the laws of Luxembourg govern the interpretation of this contract and apply to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles. All other claims, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of the country to which we direct your service. You and we irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Luxembourg courts for all disputes arising out of or relating to this contract.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in Japan, you're contracting with Microsoft Japan Co. Ltd (MSKK), Shinagawa Grand Central Tower 2-16-3 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075. The laws of Japan govern this contract and any matters arising out of or relating to it. You and we irrevocably agree to the exclusive original jurisdiction and venue of the Tokyo District Court for all disputes arising out of or relating to this contract.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam, you're contracting with Microsoft Operations, Pte Ltd, 1 Marina Boulevard, #22-01, Singapore 01898, and the laws of Singapore govern this contract. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity, or termination, will be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The Tribunal will consist of one arbitrator to be appointed by the Chairman of SIAC. The language of arbitration will be English. The decision of the arbitrator will be final, binding, and incontestable, and it may be used as a basis for judgment in any country or region.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in India, you're contracting with Microsoft Regional Sales Corp., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, USA, with a branch in Singapore, having its principal place of business at 438B Alexandra Road, #04-09/12, Block B, Alexandra Technopark, Singapore, 119968, and Washington State law governs this contract, regardless of conflict of laws principles. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity, or termination, will be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The Tribunal will consist of one arbitrator to be appointed by the Chairman of SIAC. The language of arbitration will be English. The decision of the arbitrator will be final, binding, and incontestable, and it may be used as a basis for judgment in India or elsewhere.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in China, you're contracting with Shanghai MSN Network Communications Technology Company Limited, 10/F, Grand Gateway Block 2, No. 3 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai, China 200030, for your use of MSN, Bing, or Windows Live Messenger; PRC law governs this contract as it relates to your use of the services under this contract operated by Shanghai MSN Network Communications Technology Company Limited. For your use of MSN, Bing, or Windows Live Messenger under this contract, any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding the existence, validity, or termination of this contract, will be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Hong Kong under the auspices of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, which are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. For such arbitration, there will be one arbitrator, who will be appointed by HKIAC in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. The language of arbitration will be English. The decision of the arbitrator will be final, binding, and incontestable and may be used as a basis for judgment in China or elsewhere. For your use of all other services under this contract, you're contracting with Microsoft Corp., One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA. As to those services, Washington State law governs this contract, regardless of conflict of laws principles. The jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in King County, Washington, USA, is nonexclusive.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in Korea, you're contracting with Microsoft Korea, Inc., 6th Floor, POSCO Center, 892 Daechi-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, 135-777, Korea, and the laws of the Republic of Korea govern this contract. You and we irrevocably agree to exclusive original jurisdiction and venue of the Seoul District Court for all disputes arising out of or relating to this contract.
- If you live in or your business is headquartered in Taiwan, you're contracting with Microsoft Taiwan Corp., 8F, No 7 Sungren Road, Shinyi Chiu, Taipei, Taiwan 110, and the laws of Taiwan govern this contract. You and we irrevocably designate the Taipei District Court as the court of first instance having jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of or in connection with this contract.
14. If you pay Microsoft
14.1. Cooling off period
When you request a service from us, you agree that we may begin to provide the service immediately and that you will not be entitled to a cancellation or "cooling off" period, except if the law requires a cooling off period despite your waiver and even when a service starts right away. You may cancel the service as provided in Section 14.9.
When you are paying for a service, this Section 14 applies if you pay us directly. Even if the service itself is free, you may still incur charges incidental to using the service, for example, charges for Internet access, text messaging, or other data transmission.
You must be authorized to use the payment method that you enter when you create a billing account. You authorize us to charge you for the service using your payment method and for any paid feature of the service that you choose to sign up for or use while this contract is in force. We may bill: (a) in advance; (b) at the time of purchase; (c) shortly after purchase; or (d) on a recurring basis for subscription services. Also, we may charge you up to the amount you've approved, and we'll notify you in advance of the difference for recurring subscription services. We may bill you simultaneously for more than one of your prior billing periods. Once we have informed you that the service will be automatically renewed, we may automatically renew your service and charge you for any renewal term, unless you have notified us that you wish to cancel the agreement at least one month prior to its expiry or the expiry of any renewal term, or otherwise in accordance with how we may have told you that you may cancel.
14.4. Updates to your billing account
You must keep all information in your billing account current. You can access and modify your billing account on the Billing and Account Management website (https://billing.microsoft.com). You may change your payment method at any time. If you tell us to stop using your payment method and we no longer receive payment from you for the paid service, we may cancel that service. Your notice to us will not affect charges we submit to your billing account before we reasonably could act on your request.
14.5. Trial period offers
Unless we notify you otherwise, if you're participating in any trial period offer, you must cancel the service by the end of the trial period to avoid incurring new charges. If you do not cancel your service and we have told you the service will convert to a paid subscription at the end of the trial period, you authorize us to charge your payment method for the service.
14.6. Prices and price increases
The price stated for the service includes all taxes. You're responsible for all other charges (for example, phone charges and currency exchange settlements).
We'll notify you in advance if we change the price of the service. If there's a specific length and price for your service offer, that price will remain in force for that time. After the offer period ends, your use of the service will be charged at the new price. If your service is on a period basis (for example, monthly) with no specific length, we'll notify you of any price change at least 30 days in advance. If you don't agree to these changes, you must cancel and stop using the service before the changes take place. If you cancel, your service ends at the end of your current service period or, if we bill your account on a period basis, at the end of the period in which you canceled.
14.7. Refund policies
Unless otherwise provided by law or by a particular service offer, all charges are earned when received and are nonrefundable, and the costs of any returns will be at your expense.
14.8. Online statement and errors
We'll provide you with an online billing statement on the Billing and Account Management website (https://billing.microsoft.com), where you can view, print, or request a paper copy of this statement. If you request a paper copy, we may charge you a retrieval fee. We will provide paper copies only for the past 120 days. If we make an error on your bill, we'll correct it promptly after you tell us and we investigate the charge. You must tell us within 120 days after an obvious error first appears on your bill. If you don't tell us within that time, you release us from all liability and claims of loss resulting from any error caused by slight negligence; further, in that case, we won't be required to correct the error. We can correct billing errors at any time.
14.9. Canceling the service
You may cancel the service at any time, with or without cause. Go to the Billing and Account Management website (https://billing.microsoft.com) for information on canceling your service. Some service offers may require you to pay cancellation charges as stated in the materials describing the offer. Your cancellation of the service won't alter your obligation to pay all charges made to your billing account.
14.10. Late payments
Except as prohibited by law, we may assess a late charge if you do not pay on time. You must pay these late charges when we bill you for them. The late charge will be the lesser of 1 percent of the unpaid amount each month or the maximum rate permitted by law. We may use a third party to collect past due amounts. You must pay for all reasonable costs we incur to collect any past due amounts, including reasonable attorneys' fees and other legal fees and costs. We may suspend or cancel your service if you fail to pay in full on time.
14.11. Internet access service
If the service doesn't include Internet access, you're responsible for paying the fees charged by your Internet access provider. Those fees are in addition to the fees you pay us for the service. The rest of this section applies only if your service includes Internet access. This service may not be available in your country or region.
If you use a dial-up modem, you may incur toll, roaming, or other access charges, depending on the number you're calling and where you're calling from. You should check with your local telephone company first to determine if the number you plan to use will incur such charges. Even if we suggest a phone number for you to call, you may still incur charges, depending on your local provider, calling location, and phone plan. We will not reimburse you for such charges.
15. Payments to you
Your right to any payment due to you under the service is conditioned upon you promptly providing us with all of the information we need to properly make the payment. You must provide us with the information we request before your right to receive the payment accrues. You're responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide and for any taxes and charges you may incur. You must also comply with any other conditions we place on your right to any payment. If you receive a payment in error, we may reverse or require return of the payment. You agree to cooperate with us in our efforts to do this. We may also reduce your earned balance without notice to adjust for the previous overpayment.
16. Microsoft Office Live
The following terms apply to Microsoft Office Live.
- Your dealings with others. Microsoft may offer goods and services from third parties through the service. If so, for those goods and services your relationship is with the third party only and not with us. You're solely responsible for your dealings with any third party.
You represent and warrant that: the products and services you advertise, sell, and distribute are legal for sale and distribution and do not violate this contract; you have all licenses necessary to sell, distribute and advertise the goods and services you offer; and all sales and advertisements will comply with applicable law.
- Domain Name Service
o If you register, renew, or transfer a domain name through the service, we connect you with an accredited registrar that will seek to register, renew, or transfer the domain name. The domain service contracts for ccTLDs and gTLDs are contracts between you and the registrar, and not between you and Microsoft. As such, Section 16 of this contract applies.
Microsoft does not control the availability of any domain name you seek to register or renew and will have no liability relating to your use of the domain name. You represent and warrant that any domain name you register, renew, or transfer through the service and the registrar will not infringe the rights of third parties.
o Except during the first five days after you subscribe to the service, if your service is canceled for any reason, your domain name will remain registered for its current annual term but won't point to your website or work with your email service.
17. Office.com and Office Web App media elements and templates
If you use Microsoft Office.com or the Microsoft Office Web Apps, you may have access to media images, clip art, animations, sounds, music, video clips, templates, and other forms of content ("media elements") provided with the software available on Office.com or as part of a service associated with the software. You may copy and use the media elements in projects and documents. You may not: (i) sell, license, or distribute copies of the media elements by themselves or as a product if the primary value of the product is the media elements; (ii) grant your customers rights to further license or distribute the media elements; (iii) license or distribute for commercial purposes media elements that include the representation of identifiable individuals, governments, logos, trademarks, or emblems or use these types of images in ways that could imply an endorsement or association with your product, entity or activity; or (iv) create obscene works using the media elements. For more information, see the Use of Microsoft Copyrighted Content webpage (http://www.microsoft.com/permission).
18. Microsoft Points
Microsoft Points is a service under which you can acquire Points and redeem those Points for certain online services and digital products. You can see how many Points you have by checking your Points balance at https://billing.microsoft.com. You can obtain selected services or digital products that we elect to offer in exchange for Points. You can do this by redeeming your Points as indicated in the particular messaging you see for those offers.
You can acquire Points in a variety of ways. For example, you can purchase Points, or certain services may give you Points for using the service or specific features of the service (also known as "promotion Points"). You can earn promotion Points only for actions you actually complete. You're responsible for any tax consequences that may result from your participation in the Points service.
When you obtain Points, you have obtained a limited license to a digital product. Points have no monetary value. You may not obtain any cash or money in exchange for Points, regardless of how you acquired those Points. Points are not your personal property. Your only recourse for using Points is to obtain the specific online services or digital products that we offer for Points redemption. We may further restrict your Points redemption offers based on your country of residence. We encourage you to redeem your Points. The existence of a particular offer available for Points redemption is not a commitment by us to maintain or continue to make the offers in the future. The scope, variety, and type of online services and digital products that you may obtain by redeeming Points can change at any time. We have no obligation to continue making offers available for Points redemption.
Promotion Points may expire at any time, as set forth in the messages related to that promotion. We may cancel, suspend, or otherwise limit your access to your Points balance if we suspect fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity on your Points balance. Once we delete Points from a balance, we will not reinstate them, except at our discretion. When we cancel, suspend, or otherwise limit access to your Points balance, your right to use your Points balance immediately ceases. We will use reasonable efforts to investigate Points balances that are subject to access limitations and to reach a final decision on the limitations promptly. In addition, we may limit your use of the Points service, including applying limits to: the number of Points you may have credited to your Points balance at one time; the number of Points you may redeem within a given time period (for example, one day); and the number of promotion Points you may obtain in a single event.
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