Microsoft published a privacy statement for a service running on “the Site” codenamed “Social Analytics” I can not find anything other than this privacy statement. It seems to be coming from the SQL Server team, as comments on the statement can be given to “SQL Server Privacy” address. Also I found SQL Azure Labs and “Project Vancouver” mentioned.
As you can see in the statement this Site has twitter integration, so not sure what, where, how and when this product will see the daylight.
Microsoft Codenamed "Social Analytics" Services Privacy Statement Last updated: October, 2011
Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement applies to the data collected by Microsoft through the Microsoft Codenamed "Social Analytics" Services (the “Site”); it does not apply to other online or offline Microsoft sites, products, or services.
Collection of Your Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you. The personal information we collect may include
- email addresses,
- Twitter usernames (users may provide a Twitter username and authorize the Site application to send and receive data from Twitter on their behalf.), and
- classifications and annotations about individual posts (The Site allows you to mark content items important, to notify others about content items, to correct sentiment on content items, and to remove tags from content items. These actions are also visible to other users of the system).
We may also collect information about your visit to the Site. For example, we may use Web site analytics tools to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our Site, the pages you view within the Site, your browser add-ons, and your browser's width and height. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with Microsoft, information collected through one Microsoft service may be combined with information obtained through other Microsoft services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
To sign in to the Site, you will be asked to enter an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your Windows Live™ ID. After you create your Windows Live ID, you can use the same credentials to sign in to many different Microsoft sites and services, as well as those of select Microsoft partners that display the Windows Live ID logo. By signing in on one Microsoft site or service, you may be automatically signed in when you visit other Microsoft sites and services. To learn more about how your credential information is used when you sign in to participating sites, please read the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement at http://privacy/microsoft.com
Use of Your Information
The information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized. Information collected during a session may also be used to personalize your advertising experience during that session. In support of these uses, Microsoft may use your information to provide you with more effective customer service, improve the Site and any related Microsoft products or services, perform statistical analysis, and make the Site easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the Site to your particular preferences or interests. We may use your information to provide you with important information about the product or service that you are using, including critical updates and notifications. Additionally, with your permission, we may send you information about other Microsoft products and services, and/or share your personal information with Microsoft partners so they may send you information about their products and services.
Microsoft occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as Web site hosting, packaging, mailing, and delivering prizes, answering customer questions about products and services, and sending information about our products, special offers, and other new services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
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 services; 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. We may also disclose personal information as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger or sale of assets.
Information that is collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. Microsoft abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland. Control of and Access to Your Information Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of Microsoft and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission. You can update or remove your Twitter profile at any time by logging into the Site, navigating to the Engagement Client, and navigating to the User Profile Icon, then click on the Remove Account icon next to the account you want to remove. To update your e-mail address or leave the Site, please contact us via the contact details below. We will remove all personal information from the Site should you delete your account, but your classifications and annotations on individual posts, as described above, will remain in the Site in a manner that is no longer associated with you. Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Site will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to Microsoft in the context of other, separately operated, Microsoft products or services.
Security of Your Information At Microsoft, we take the security of your personal information very seriously. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, if we transmit sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you are using Internet Explorer, search for “Cookies” in the Help menu to find detailed instructions. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use interactive features of this or other Web sites that depend on cookies.
Twitter Authorization In order for the Site to post updates to a Twitter account on your behalf or display the home timeline for a Twitter account, you will be asked to allow Twitter access for the Site application. If you choose to allow this, the Site will request access to your account from the Twitter service, and you must log in to Twitter and grant access to the Site.
Twitter authorization uses the standard Open Authentication protocol through programming interfaces offered publically by Twitter. The Site does not request your password, and stores only a token provided by the Twitter service. This token does not contain any personally identifiable information. This token is used only to identify operations on your behalf to Twitter. When you authorize Twitter, the Site may store and present publically-accessible tweets that would appear in your home timeline. The Site will not access, present, or store protected tweets or direct messages.
Changes to this privacy statement
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our Web site or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Contact Information
Microsoft welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us at SQL Server Privacy, One Microsoft Way, Redmond WA 98052, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact the Site team to remove Site access, please use the Contact Us link on the Site or e-mail us at yvrContact@microsoft.com