Microsoft Updating its Terms of Use on Xbox Live

By litepink, 5 years ago
Later this week, Microsoft will be rolling out a new Terms of Use (TOU) for Xbox Live. If you want to continue using the Xbox Live service, you will need to accept them in order to continue using the service. What are these new terms you ask? Microsoft hasn’t gone into the specifics, but some of the main focal points center around the agreement of keeping your account information up to date. The importance of keeping your information updated is relative to your account security. By keeping your account updated and by adding security proofs to it, you’re ensuring that your Microsoft account remains safe and protected.

If you’re a parent and you need to accept the new TOU for multiple child accounts in your family, you’ll now only have to agree to the terms once in the form of a blanket acceptance, instead of having to accept the terms on each account. Some parents actively use their own account while others do so less often. Microsoft stresses the importance for parents to have their account details ready for when the new TOU comes out this week. It would sure be a pain having to deal with a parent who forgot their password or login details!

The new terms will also cover personal information sharing in relation to other app experiences on Xbox Live. For example, many of you use subscription services such as Netflix or Hulu Plus (for example). In order for your Microsoft account to link to third-party services on Xbox Live, some data sharing may need to occur in order for the connection to be made. This includes information such as your name, address, email address and date of birth. By agreeing to the new TOU, you are authorizing Microsoft to share this information for the use of linking and associated accounts with these app partners.

For most active Xbox Live users, the acceptance of these new terms will be a quick and easy process, assuming you agree to them of course. Most individuals will simply need to sign into Xbox Live and accept. This early notification is just a heads up for those who may need to take further action in rare instances, such as the above mentioned parent/child accounts.