Project Spark Pre-Release Program Agreement
PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT SPARK PRE-RELEASE PROGRAM IS RESTRICTED TO APPROVED MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES OR APPROVED EXCEPTIONS.
NOTE: If someone in your immediate family living in your home works for a competitor of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business,
such as but not limited to Sony, Nintendo, Google or Apple, you may not participate in the Project Spark Program.
If you do not wish to comply with these terms, stop now and do not proceed.
Confidential Information. All non-public software (and hardware, if any) made available to you under this program (the "Pre-Release Materials") is confidential information of Microsoft, and subject to the terms
of a nondisclosure agreement with Microsoft, and/or the confidentiality obligations of the Connect TOU, this Agreement, and/or the EULA. Pre-Release Materials may include without limitation: you responses to survey questions; Project Spark installer and client
software; any associated user interfaces, features, or documentation; and any feedback you provide to Microsoft or exchange with Pre-Release Program Participants. Except as allowed in this Agreement, you may not disclose Pre-Release Materials or information
about the Pre-Release Materials to any third party, except other Pre-Release Program participants.
Family and Friends: You may allow family and friends (particularly children) in your home to use a PC on which Pre-Release Materials have been installed or are accessible, except if they are employed by any competitor
of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business. You agree that you will supervise and accept responsibility for their use of the Pre-Release Materials to ensure that they maintain confidentiality of the Pre-Release Materials, and otherwise comply with the
obligations of the Pre-Release Program. Specifically, anyone who accesses the Pre-Release Materials must not:
- Blog about the Pre-Release Materials.
- Post pictures, screenshots, video clips or live video feeds of the Pre-Release Materials to social media sites.
- Discuss the Pre-Release Materials, in public discussion forums, emails, or podcasts.
- Talk with third parties about the Pre-Release Materials, other than Pre-Release Program participants. This includes bloggers, newspaper reporters, and television reporters.
What happens if you breach your confidentiality obligation? Microsoft may take any action it deems appropriate, which may include:
- Revocation of access to Pre-Release Materials or this Pre-Release Program.
- Revocation of access to Microsoft facilities.
- Termination of employment.
- Criminal prosecution.
Personally Identifiable Information. You understand and agree that personal information may be collected by Microsoft during the program. Any personal information provided during this project may be used by Microsoft
for internal research and development purposes. If your software crashes, we may collect information directly from your PC. This information will be treated as described in the
Privacy Statement, both of which you acknowledge and accept.
Pre-Release Software/Services. You acknowledge that due to the unique nature of pre-release software programs, there is a risk that this software may impair your PC's functionality or even render it inoperable.
You also acknowledge that services associated with the Pre-Release program may be unavailable or inaccessible at various times during the Program. You also acknowledge that content associated with the Pre-Release Program is not rated. Participants registered
with the beta program are the only users that will be allowed into the program. You represent that you are over the age of majority in the country where you live and have the full right and authority to sign this agreement.
Your Content. Your participation in the Pre-Release Program may allow you to create content, share it, and/or communicate with other participants of the Pre-Release Program. In doing so, you agree that (1) others
Code of Conduct.
By choosing "YES" below, completing the survey, and clicking "SUBMIT" below, I hereby acknowledge and agree to this Pre-Release Program Agreement.