Microsoft App Hub is a resource site for developers who wish to submit applications for Windows Phones and Xbox 360 through Windows Marketplace, Microsoft’s virtual store for applications and other products. To use the App Hub, developers must follow by privacy terms in both the 1) Application Certification Requirements for Windows Phone (last updated September 23, 2011) and 2) the Microsoft Hub Application Provider Agreement (last updated June 2011).
- Privacy Requirements
- Consent and Use of Data: If your app shares a user’s personal information (including, but not limited to Contacts, Photos, Phone number, SMS, Browsing history or unique device or user IDs combined with user information) with third parties, the application must implement a method to obtain “opt-in” consent. (Section 2.8 of the Certification Requirements)To “implement a method to obtain ‘opt-in’ consent,” the application must:
2) obtain the user’s express permission before sharing the information as described; and
3) provide a mechanism through which the user can later opt out of having the information shared.
To “implement a method to obtain ‘opt-in’ consent,” the application must:
(a) describe how the location information will be used or shared;
(b) obtain the user’s express permission before publishing the location information; and
(c) provide a mechanism through which the user can later opt out of having the location information published. Your application must periodically remind users or provide a visual indicator that location data is being sent to any other service or person
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