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Acceptance of Terms of Use

Microsoft provides you with access to a variety of resources on this website. Your use of this website is subject to these Terms of Use.

Microsoft reserves the right to update these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. The applicable and most current version of the Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hypertext link located at the bottom of our web pages.

By accessing or using this website in any way, you agree to and are bound by the terms of this Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Use, do not access or use this website.

Privacy and Protection of Personal Information

See the Privacy Statement for disclosures relating to the collection and use of your information.

Software

This website facilitates the licensing and management of licenses to Microsoft Developer Technologies and other Microsoft tools and resources (the “Software”). All Software that is made available to download from the website is the copyrighted work of Microsoft or its suppliers. Your use of Software is governed by the terms of the license agreement that accompanies or is included with the Software and not by these Terms of Use.

The Software is made available to you through this website solely for your convenience. By providing you access to the Software, Microsoft does not represent that you can comply with the license terms related to such Software. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you are in compliance with all the terms accompanying any Software you access through the website.

If you use or receive software from us as part of the website, its use is governed by one of two sets of license terms. If you're presented with a license for such software, the terms of that license apply; if no license is presented to you, the terms of this Terms of Use apply. Microsoft reserves all other rights to the service software not expressly granted by Microsoft under the license terms, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise.

Content

In addition to Software, this website provides access to certain content such as white papers, datasheets and FAQs (“Content”). The Content available on this website is the copyrighted work of Microsoft or its suppliers. Use of the Content on this website is governed by the terms of the license agreement, if any, that accompanies or is included with the Content.

If there is no license agreement accompanying the Content, permission to use the Content is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such Content is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any Content are made. Accredited educational institutions, such as K-12, universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce the Content for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires express written permission. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

Content does not include the design or layout of this website or any other Microsoft owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of this website and other Microsoft websites are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any Microsoft website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Microsoft.

Content Accessible Only to Invited Participants

Certain portions of this website are accessible only to users who have log-in passwords. All information available in those portions of this website or concerning Content or Software available in those portions of this website are confidential information of Microsoft. For a period of five years from the time you accessed this confidential information, you may not disclose this confidential information to any third party. This restriction will not apply to any information that is or becomes publicly available without a breach of this restriction, was lawfully known to the receiver of the information without an obligation to keep it confidential, is received from another source who can disclose it lawfully and without an obligation to keep it confidential, or is independently developed. You may disclose this confidential information if required to comply with a court order or other government demand that has the force of law. Before doing so, you must seek the highest level of protection available and, when possible, give Microsoft enough prior notice to provide a reasonable chance to seek a protective order.

Notices Regarding Software, Content, APIs and Information Available on this Website

THE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEBSITE, ARE WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF A SEPARATE AGREEMENT THAT COVERS THE APPLICABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, AND INFORMATION. EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN THAT SEPARATE AGREEMENT (IF ANY), MICROSOFT CORPORATION AND ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, AND INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL MICROSOFT OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE, CONTENT, PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEBSITE.

Microsoft may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in the Content, Software or APIs. Except as expressly provided in any written license agreement from Microsoft, the furnishing of Content, Software or does not give you any license to these patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property.

Reservation of Rights

Microsoft reserves all rights not expressly granted under these terms of use, and no other rights are granted under these terms of use by implication or estoppel or otherwise.

Member Account, Password, and Security

If any part of the website requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify Microsoft immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Microsoft will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by Microsoft or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account without the permission of the account holder.

Prohibited use of Website

As a condition of your use of this website, you will not use it for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Microsoft server, or the network(s) connected to any Microsoft server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Microsoft server or to any part of the website, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the website.

The website may contain e-mail services or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with Microsoft ("Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Communication Services, you will not: • Use the Communication Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise). • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of Microsoft. • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information. • Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same. • Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the website in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party. • Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of Microsoft's vsipprogram.com or other property related to vsipprogram.com. • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages. • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services. • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service. • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses. • Violate any applicable laws or regulations. • Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others. Microsoft has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Microsoft reserves the right to review materials posted to the Communication Services and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.

Microsoft reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as Microsoft deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Microsoft's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself or your children and business sensitive information in any Communication Services. Microsoft does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Services, and Microsoft specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services. Managers and hosts are not authorized Microsoft spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft.

Materials uploaded to the Communication Services may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Submissions Provided to this Website

Microsoft does not claim ownership of code, content, comments, feedback, suggestions, information or materials that you provide via this website ("Submission"). However, by providing a Submission, you are irrevocably granting Microsoft and its affiliated companies the right to make, use, modify, distribute and otherwise commercialize the Submission in any way and for any purpose (including by granting the general public the right to use your Submissions in accordance with this website's Terms of Use, which may change over time), and the right to publish your name, city of residence, and e-mail address in connection with your Submission. These rights are granted under all applicable intellectual property rights you own or control.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submissions. Microsoft is under no obligation to post or use any Submission, and Microsoft may remove any Submission at any time.

By providing a Submission you warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission and that your Submission is not subject to any rights of a third party (including any personality or publicity rights of any person).

Termination

Microsoft reserves the right to block your access to the site or your ability to obtain Software or Content at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.

See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Links to Third Party Sites

MICROSOFT MAY PROVIDE SOME LINKS ON THIS SITE THAT WILL LET YOU LEAVE THE MICROSOFT WEBSITE. MICROSOFT IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY MICROSOFT OF THE SITE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT: (i) MICROSOFT DOES NOT CONTROL, REVIEW, REVISE, ENDORSE, OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MATERIALS, PROJECTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY VENDORS AND THIRD PARTIES ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKED SITES; (ii) MICROSOFT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER ABOUT ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES, THEIR MATERIALS OR SERVICES; (iii) ANY DEALINGS YOU MAY HAVE WITH SUCH THIRD PARTIES ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK; AND (iv) MICROSOFT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MATERIALS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES.

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