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Terms of Use

February 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Assignment: Term of Use

Written by Benjawan A. 4917777 Section 402

From Assignment that select the term of use of one digital/ online provider. I decide to talk about Hotmail service what they offer and what are their condition that I have to follow and is it harm and violent to my privacy.

According to the term of use of hotmail before using their service. Hotmail is the online service provider as a major webmail service. Anyone who really to be and use this service including me must agree an follow the term and police of service company and obey the country law and  regulation. If you won’t agree to do, you can’t use their service.

The key that I think that it is violent to my privacy are the security or privacy system that hotmail provide for me . It isn’t secure enough example; sometime you may got  mail or message from the contact that you didn’t before and it’s information that come with mail is harm and dirty we can called “Junk mail,Spam mail” I really wonder where those contact get my email or contact. How does the service provider kept my information and my privacy.

According to the term of use of hotmail about the “Privacy”

In order to operate and provide the service, we collect certain information about you. We use and protect that information as described in the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement, http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74170. In particular, 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 service; 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.
The service is a private computer network that Microsoft operates for the benefit of itself and its customers. Microsoft retains the right to block or otherwise prevent delivery of any type of email or other communication to or from the service as part of our efforts to protect the service, protect our customers or stop you from breaching this contract. The technology or other means we use may hinder or break your use of the service.
In order to provide you the service, we may collect certain information about service performance, your machine and your service use. We may automatically upload this information from your machine. This data will not be used to personally identify you. You may read about this information collection in more detail in the privacy statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74170.
Personal information collected through the service may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By using the service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. 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.”

It is both the negative and positive effect to my privacy. For the positive site that my information that I sign it can guarantee and confirm that who i am and all its information is the private.  But for the negative effect, if my information lose to other it may harm to me. Moreover how i trust the service provider that they didn’t open my information such as my mail or my message in webmail.

Form the privacy that made me surprise was I cannot sent and receive any mail even I am the owner of mail,  It look like my mail got a virus that I didn’t know where it came from.

When I sign up or registration to use their service or any website I never read all agreement or term of use before I check agree. Because of when I  really want sign up to use it service that mean I have to agree it before I use. And the service provide didn’t let me use their service if i didn’t agree with their commitment or term.


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