Important Changes to Microsoft Services Agreement

We’ve updated the Microsoft Services Agreement, which governs many of our online services – including your Microsoft account and many of our online products and services for consumers, such as Hotmail, SkyDrive, Bing, MSN,, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Mail Desktop and Windows Writer. Please read over the new Microsoft Services Agreement here to familiarise yourself with the changes we’ve made.

The updated agreement will take effect on 19 October, 2012. If you continue to use our services after 19th October, you agree to the terms of the new agreement or, of course you can cancel your service at any time.

We have modified the agreement to make it easier to read and understand, including using a question and answer format that we believe makes the terms much clearer. We also clarified how Microsoft uses your content to better protect consumers and improve our products, including aligning our usage to the way we’re designing our cloud services to be highly integrated across many Microsoft products. We realise you may have personal conversations and store personal files using our products, and we want you to know that we prioritise your privacy.

Thank you for using Microsoft products and services!