Data management at Microsoft
You own your data
Microsoft will use your customer data only to provide the services we have agreed upon, and for purposes that are compatible with providing those services. We do not share your data with our advertiser-supported services, nor do we mine it for marketing or advertising. If you leave the service, we take the necessary steps to ensure the continued ownership of your data.1
We do not use or share customer data for advertising
We don’t share data with advertiser-supported services or mine it for marketing. Our policy is backed by agreements and adoption of the international code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO-IEC 27018.
Troubleshooting for preventing, detecting, and repairing problems affecting operations of services.
Ongoing improvement of features including increasing reliability and protection of services and data.
Personalized customer experience
Data is used to provide personalized improvements and better customer experiences.
What happens to your data if you leave the service
Microsoft is governed by strict standards and removes cloud customer data from systems under our control, overwriting storage resources before reuse, and purging or destroying decommissioned hardware.
Azure Data protection
“Data deletion” is discussed on page 21 in the Data Protection in Azure document.DOWNLOAD NOW
Intune data protection overview
“Data disposition” is discussed on page 9 in the Intune Privacy and Data Protection Overview document.DOWNLOAD NOW
Dynamics 365 data access
Learn about data access in Dynamics 365.LEARN MORE
Office 365 data access
Learn about data access in Office 365.LEARN MORE
1 The information on this page does not apply to Bing Search Services or Windows, except for the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service.