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Microsoft Translator Privacy

The Microsoft Translator service is governed by the Microsoft Service Agreement and the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement.

Service Agreement: http://explore.live.com/microsoft-service-agreement?mkt=en-us

Privacy Statement: http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/fullnotice.mspx

Here is a more detailed description of Microsoft Translator’s handling of the regulations of these policies:

“Your content”

Translation: We keep the data you submit for translation private. Any data you submit for translation will not be shared with anyone, except the people and organizations who are tasked with the quality assurance of the Translator service. It is protected from access by anyone else. We may use the data you submit for translation to derive statistical and quantitative information about the text being translated, in order to build and apply the most appropriate models to optimize the translation.

Shared content: Content submitted using the AddTranslation() or AddTranslationArray() methods of the Microsoft Translator API, or when using any of the feedback and corrections functions on the Microsoft Translator service, is considered “shared content”, and the submission or correction is visible to other users of the service as a match of the same source (“from”) sentence or text segment, using the GetTranslations() and GetTranslationsArray() methods. The shared content carries no indication of the origin.

“Collection of Your Personal Information”

As described in the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement, we collect information about your use of Microsoft Translator without identifying you as an individual, this includes standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
We maintain the IP address used for a translation request for the duration of 24 hours.

“Use of Your Personal Information”

As described in the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement, we use the personal information collected by Microsoft Translator solely for research and analysis to improve the service.

“Security of Your Personal Information”

As described in the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement, Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of information you enter when using Microsoft Translator.

“TRUSTe Certification and Data Governance”

Microsoft has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency and accountability regarding the collection and use of your personal information. The Microsoft Translator online service follows the policies and practices for data governance and data protection as described on the Microsoft Privacy site. The Microsoft Privacy site also provides information for how enterprises can adopt a strong data governance program to protect sensitive data.

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