Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Privacy Statement for Installation Features
Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy, while delivering software that brings you the performance, power, and convenience you desire in your personal computing. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of some privacy-impactingfeatures that you can make decisions about while installing and setting up Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows): Dynamic Update, Installation Improvement Program, and Remote Access Connections.
With your consent, these features might send information to and from the Internet when you're installing and setting up Windows. This disclosure focuses on Windows setup and installation features thatcommunicate with the Internet. It does not apply to other online or offline Microsoft sites, products, or services.
You are seeing this privacy statement because you might not have Internet access during Windows installation. For a comprehensive privacy statement for this software, see the online Windows 7 Privacy Statement at:
Administrators can useGroup Policy to modify many of the settings in Windows. For more information about the data collection and use practices of Windows Server 2008 R2 and how administrators can control these settings, see the white paper at:
For more information about the data collection and use practices of Windows 7 and how administrators can control these settings,see the white paper at:
Collection and use of your information
The personal information we collect from you will be used by Microsoft and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates to enable the features you use and provide the services or carry out the transactions you have requested or authorized. The information may also be used to analyze andimprove Microsoft products and services.
Except as described in this statement, personal information you provide will not be transferred to third parties without your consent. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as performing statistical analysis. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service, andthey are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Microsoft 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 ofthe software; 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.
Information collected by or sent to Microsoft by Windows 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.
Collection and use of information about your computer
When you use software with Internet-enabled features, information about your computer ("standard computer information") is sent to the websites you visit and online services youuse. Standard computer information typically includes information, such as your IP address, operating system version, browser version, and regional and language settings. In some cases, it may also include hardware ID, which indicates the device manufacturer, device name, and version. If a particular feature or service sends information to Microsoft, standard computer information will be sent...