This Code of Conduct applies to all users who provide feedback to Microsoft.
Microsoft Feedback is intended for persons of legal age.
By providing feedback to Microsoft, you agree to comply with this Code of Conduct. You are responsible for all activities and content you post and upload.
In addition to complying with this Code of Conduct, you are also responsible for complying with all applicable local and state laws. This is your community. Help us stay safe, friendly, fun and helpful.
- Be polite and respectful in your messages and in your replies to others.
- Keep the lines of conversation on track and constructive. It's okay to disagree with other users' posts, but don't get off topic by doing so. Always post your comments to the person who asked the original question, not to other posters.
- If you post or upload content that is not your own original content, please credit the source. Be honest with your sources.
- keep clean. Do not post profane, obscene, abusive or bigoted comments or feedback.
- If you're providing feedback in the Community Experience, find if the feedback you want to provide has already been posted. You can then comment or vote on that feedback.
- Report any abuse you see in the community. You will find a 'Report Abuse' link on every post and on every profile.
- Post feedback that is the same or similar to the feedback you've already posted.
- Threatening, stalking, humiliating, harming or intimidating any person (or group of people) for any reason, including based on age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race or religion.
- Encouraging another user to threaten, stalk, insult, harm or intimidate another person or group of people.
- Harassing, insulting, teasing, or correcting the grammar used in other user posts. It's not about whether the syntax is good or bad; the purpose of the Feedback Community is to share feedback with Microsoft and others within the community.
- Post nudity of any kind, including pictures of full or partial nudity, or nudity in cartoons, fantasy art, or comics.
- Post chain letters.
- Links to websites that require payment to access information.
- Post links to external websites that violate this Code of Conduct.
- Post content that is intended to harm or exploit minors in any way, including collecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from a minor (anyone under the age of 18), including but not limited to: name, email e-mail address, home address, telephone number, or name of the minor's school.
- Violating someone's privacy by attempting to obtain, collect, store, or publish private or personally identifiable information (such as passwords, account information, credit card numbers, addresses, or other contact information) without the other person's knowledge and consent.
- Post content or links to content that is illegal or violates any applicable local or national laws.
- Post or transmit viruses, worms, malware, or other software designed to harm other users' computers.
- Impersonate a Microsoft employee, agent, manager, host, administrator, moderator, other user, MVP, or any other person in any way.
- Make pirated copies of any Microsoft software or products, or offer counterfeit software or products for sale, including issuing product keys.
- Specific violations of the Microsoft license or terms, such as posting content or links that install a third-party kernel, or circumventing security measures built into the software.
- Facilitating or otherwise facilitating the purchase and sale of ammunition or firearms.
- Post "spam," "pyramid schemes," "affiliate marketing," or unsolicited commercial ads of any kind, including ads for money-making programs, discount cards, credit counseling, online surveys, or online contests.
- Attempting to manipulate forum or other community functions, including ranking and reputation systems, by violating any provision of this Code of Conduct, colluding with others to vote, or using multiple profiles.
- Offer to make an international money transfer of an amount greater than the asking price for the item, with the intention of requesting a refund of a portion of the payment.
- Use any automated device or computer program to submit messages without the express written permission of Microsoft Corporation.
Notes for community users
- Be very careful when accepting direct help from other users. If the user suggests that they can use Remote Assistance to help you, keep in mind that the user has access to your computer and your computer may be hacked.
- If you voluntarily assist other users through remote access, please ensure that you do not damage their computers in any way or gain access to information that has not been made publicly available to you. We will not tolerate abuse of remote access, which will get you banned from the community.
- Be careful with your personal information. If you provide your email address in a post when you provide public feedback, it may be used by the public for any purpose.
- Don't post information that could be used by others to steal your identity, such as your address, phone number, social security number, or credit card number.
termination and cancellation
Microsoft reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without obligation, to review and remove user-generated Services and content, and to remove content and accounts at its sole discretion without notice. Microsoft reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to permanently exclude participants or terminate access to the Feedback Community. Microsoft further reserves the right to disable the feedback experience at any time in the future.
rights and responsibilities
- We recommend that you do not share information that others could use to harm you. We encourage parents to understand and help monitor the content and activities their children post to keep them safe online.
- Microsoft is not responsible for the content of user-created messages, lists, or posts. The decision to view content or interact with others is yours. We recommend that you use your own judgement.
- You are responsible for protecting your computer from interference, spyware, or viruses that you may encounter. We recommend that you install a virus protection program on your computer and keep it up to date.
- You can report violations of this Code of Conduct via the Report Abuse link in the public feedback community.
- Microsoft reserves the right to change the Code of Conduct or any of the Services at any time without notice. We recommend that you review these guidelines periodically to ensure compliance.
- Certain information you provide or upload to the Services may be stored outside of your country of residence.
- You acknowledge that by providing feedback to Microsoft privately or within a public feedback community, you are a voluntary participant in the feedback community and may discontinue your participation at any time. Nothing related to your participation shall be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship, partnership, joint venture, association, or agency relationship, or limiting Microsoft's right to terminate your access as described above, or, in Microsoft's sole discretion Microsoft, terminate your access. . Access rights you provide here. You assume all risks of use.
- You understand that posting content or submitting material is voluntary and you are under no obligation to make any submissions or contributions. You are solely responsible for the actions of any third party in connection with your use of the Community or any information or material you obtain from any third party.
- No compensation. Microsoft is under no obligation, and you cannot expect any compensation of any kind for your voluntary participation in the community, submissions, or contributions.
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