Xbox Live Terms of Agreement Updated: Microsoft Urging Users to Keep Personal Records Up to Date
“Protecting your account from unauthorized access and fraud is a top priority for us. It helps keep Xbox Live safer and more secure for everyone. That’s why the TOU now asks all users to commit to keeping their contact information up to date. By the way, now is a great time to make sure your security proofs are valid and accessible to you.”
The new terms and conditions for the Xbox Live from Microsoft also covers the kind of information the company can share with partners who publish apps, like HBO Go and Netflix, and also others that require a separate user account.
“More app experiences available via Xbox Live are provided by a partner with whom you may have a separate online account. If you choose to link this account with your Xbox Live account, we confirm key data points across the accounts by sharing data such as your name, address, email address and date of birth with the partner. In this TOU update, customers agree to allow Microsoft to share this information in this manner,” the company states for the same.
It says that it requires “certain permissions in order for you to evaluate or use and for us to enable the features and functions of the Xbox Live/Games for Windows-Live service.”
It also states that these features and functions include the likes of leaderboards, live-hosted gameplay, achievements, tournaments, and gamer profile sharing.