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Privacy supplement for Skype for Business for Android

Last updated: December 2015

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Privacy supplement for Skype for Business for Android

This is a supplement to the Privacy Statement for Microsoft Lync 2013 Products. In order to understand the data collection and use practices relevant for a particular Microsoft Lync product or service, you should read both the Privacy Statement for Microsoft Lync Products and this supplement.

This privacy supplement addresses the deployment and use of Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android on your enterprise’s mobile devices. If you’re using Microsoft Lync Server communications software as a service (in other words, if a third party [for example, Microsoft] is hosting the servers on which the software runs), information will be transmitted to that third party. To learn more about the use of data that is transmitted from your enterprise to that third party, check with your enterprise administrator or service provider.

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Call Delegation (Call Forwarding/Simultaneous Ring)

What This Feature Does: Call delegation allows users to assign one or more delegate(s) that can make or answer calls, and set up and join Lync Meetings on your behalf. Users can also choose to automatically forward calls to voice mail, another number or delegate, or simultaneously ring both their primary number and an alternate number such as a mobile device, delegate, or call-group.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: When assigning delegates, delegate contact information must be provided by the user during the configuration process. Users who are set up as delegates receive a notification informing them that someone in their organization has designated them as a delegate. When delegate(s) answer a call on behalf of the person who has assigned them as a delegate, that person receives an email notification informing them about this event. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: Lync uses the delegate’s contact information to allow them to make or receive calls, and schedule or join meetings on behalf of the person for whom they are a delegate.

Choice/Control: By default Call Delegation is off, and can be enabled or disabled as follows:

  1. In Lync for Android, on the My Status tab, tap Call Forwarding.

  2. On the Call Forwarding options page, slide the Call Forwarding toggle to On.

  3. Tap Simultaneously Ring or Forward Calls To.

  4. Select My Delegates from the list of options.

Note:  Only previously defined delegates are available on the mobile device. Delegates must be configured from the Lync desktop client.

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Client-side Logging

What This Feature Does: Client-side logging enables you to log your Lync for Android usage information. The information can be used for troubleshooting any issues you might experience with the Lync for Android.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: When client-side logging is enabled, information such as your device ID, user alias and domain, presence data, message details, logon history, Contacts list, and client configuration data are stored locally on your device. The contents of your Lync conversations aren’t stored. No information is sent to Microsoft, but you can choose to manually send this information to Microsoft for troubleshooting (see the “Send Logs” section).

Use of Information: The information collected in the client-side logs can be used by your enterprise’s customer support, or sent to Microsoft to help troubleshoot problems.

Choice/Control: By default, client-side logging is turned off and can be enabled or disabled as follows:

  1. In Lync for Android, on the My info tab, tap Options.

  2. Select Logging from the list of options.

  3. In the Logging options page, slide the Logging toggle to On.

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Contact Card

What This Feature Does: The contact card displays contact, presence, and location information about you and the people within your enterprise. The contact card also provides one step to communicate using instant messaging, email, or phone.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: Contact card information is collected from several locations. Static information such as your name, building, and office number are collected from the enterprise’s corporate directory (such as Active Directory Domain Services). Dynamic information such as calendar free/busy information is retrieved from Microsoft Exchange Server and location information is retrieved in several ways (see the Location section). Phone numbers can be retrieved from the corporate directory or entered manually by the user. Presence information is managed by Lync using the Outlook calendar (if enabled by the user) or entered manually by the user. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: Contact card information is shared with the people in your organization by Lync Server.

Choice/Control: Contacts are managed from the Lync desktop client.

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Conversation History

What This Feature Does: Conversation History stores your instant message conversations in secure storage on your device.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: Conversation History stores the content of your instant message conversations and statistics about your voice conversations such as date, time, duration, and caller details locally on your device. Instant message conversation history created by Lync for Android is not stored in your Outlook Conversation History folder. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: Lync displays this information on the Chats tab in the main user interface. This enables users to view and continue their past conversations.

Choice/Control: Conversation History in Lync for Android is enabled and disabled by your enterprise administrator. Conversation History can be deleted using the following steps:

  1. In Lync for Android, on the My Status tab, tap Call Forwarding.

  2. On the Call Forwarding options page, slide the Call Forwarding toggle to On.

  3. Tap Simultaneously Ring or Forward Calls To.

  4. Select My Delegates from the list of options.

Emergency Services

Important:  We recommend that you DO NOT use Lync for Android to contact an emergency services provider, such as 911 in the United States. Lync for Android DOES NOT have the ability to determine your actual physical location. Therefore, if you use Lync for Android to contact emergency services providers, the providers cannot determine your location. To contact emergency services providers from your device, close Lync for Android, and use your device’s dial pad.

Location Sharing

What This Feature Does: Location Sharing shares your time zone with others by using the presence functionality of the contact card when Privacy Mode is enabled (see the Privacy Mode section).

Important:  Your actual physical location cannot be determined by Lync for Android. DO NOT use Lync for Android to dial an emergency service provider, such as 911. Use your device’s dial pad.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: Your time zone is retrieved from the mobile device’s operating system and shared with your Lync contacts. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: Location Sharing displays your location to your contacts and the people within your organization in the contact card. Be aware that no other information—such as your geographic location, formatted address or civic address—is shared through presence.

Choice/Control: Location Sharing is enabled and disabled by your enterprise administrator and can be managed from the Lync desktop client.

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Personal Picture

What This Feature Does: Personal picture displays your picture and pictures of other people in your enterprise.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: Your personal picture sharing preference is collected for both displaying pictures and sharing your picture. Only pictures stored in Active Directory Domain Services can be displayed in Lync for Android. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: The information is used to customize your experience and to share your picture with others.

Choice/Control: Personal picture settings are managed from the Lync desktop client.

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PowerPoint Collaboration

What This Feature Does: PowerPoint Collaboration lets users show, view, and annotate PowerPoint presentations during an online conversation or meeting.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: If a PowerPoint presentation is being shared by another meeting participant, Lync for Android users can view the presentation on their device. They won’t be able to take control of or interact with the presentation. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: The information shared is used by meeting participants to collaborate over video.

Choice/Control: Android users can only view a PowerPoint presentation being shared by another meeting participant. They cannot upload, annotate, or share PowerPoint presentations from their device.

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Presence and Contact Information

What This Feature Does: Presence and contact information lets users view presence and contact information of other members of their organization as well as their personal contacts (both inside and outside the organization). Your administrator can also configure integration with Outlook and Exchange Server in order to display out-of-office messages and other status information (for example, when you have a meeting scheduled in your Outlook calendar).

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: You use your sign-in address and a password to connect to Lync Server. You and your administrator can publish information about your presence status and contact information that is associated with your sign-in address. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: Other Lync users and programs can access your presence and contact information to determine your published status and information to better communicate with you.

Choice/Control: Presence and contact information settings are managed from the Lync desktop client.

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Privacy Mode

What This Feature Does: Privacy Mode is a setting that allows users to determine how much of their presence information (such as Available, Busy, Do Not Disturb, and so on) they’ll share with contacts listed in their Contacts list

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted Enabling Privacy Mode causes Lync to enter a mode in which a user can adjust user settings so that their presence information is shared only with contacts in your Contacts list. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: The setting lets the user determine how their presence data is shared.

Choice/Control: By default, Privacy Mode is off, it can be enabled and disabled by your enterprise administrator, and it is managed from the Lync desktop client.

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Send as Email

What This Feature Does: Send as Email lets the user send their Lync for Android conversation history as an attachment to a user-designated email address.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: The 50 most recent incoming and outgoing conversations are stored locally on the device in isolated storage indefinitely unless 1) the user deletes the conversation, 2) the user uninstalls the application, or 3) a new user signs in on the same device. Instant message history sent using Send as Email is delivered in the form of an email message to the email address designated by the user. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: Users can send their conversation history as an email attachment to their designated email address, making conversations available outside the device for purposes such as archiving or sharing.

Choice/Control: To use Send As Email you must have email enabled on your device. For information about how to enable and configure email, see the device’s user guide.

  1. From the Chats tab, tap and hold on the conversation you want to delete.

  2. In the pop-up menu, tap Delete Conversation.

  3. In the delete confirmation dialog box, tap OK.

Instant message conversation history is sent as follows:

  1. From the Conversation Window, press the menu key.

  2. Select Send as Email from the menu.

  3. Enter the destination email address if you want to send the history to anyone other than yourself.

  4. Tap Send.

Or

  1. From the Chats tab, tap and hold on the conversation you want to send.

  2. Tap Send as Email in the pop-up menu.

  3. Enter the destination email address if you want to send the history to anyone other than yourself.

  4. Tap Send.

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Send Logs

What This Feature Does: Send Logs enables the user to send the client-side logs to Microsoft to help in investigating any audio or connectivity issues that might be encountered (see the Client-side Logging section).

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: If client-side logging is enabled, only the information that client-side logging collects is sent. Client-side logs are not automatically sent from your device. Instead, it sends logs only when logging is enabled on your device (see the Client-side Logging section).

Use of Information: The information collected from your device is used to help troubleshoot the problem that you encountered and to help improve Lync.

Choice/Control: To use the Send Logs feature, the user must have email enabled on their device. For information about how to enable and configure email, see the device’s user guide.

Client-side logs can be sent as follows:

  1. In Lync for Android, on the My Status tab, tap Options.

  2. Tap Logging from the list of options.

  3. In the Logging options page, tap Send Log Files.

  4. In the email form that opens with the logs attached, type the destination email address, and then tap Send.

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Sign-in Error Reporting

What This Feature Does: The Sign-in Error Reporting feature automatically generates an error report when a user unsuccessfully tries to sign in to Lync. The user will then be given the option to send the error report to Microsoft.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: The information collected in the error report contains information such as the quality of the user’s Internet connection and any error codes or exception data generated from the failed sign-in attempts. The report may also contain personally identifiable information such as the user’s IP address and Session Initiation Protocol Uniform Resource Identifier (SIP URI). This information may be sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information The data contained in the Sign-in Error Report is used by Microsoft to help troubleshoot logon issues. It will also be used by Microsoft to identify common logon issues and trends to help improve the Lync logon experience.

Choice/Control: This feature is off by default and can be managed by the enterprise administrator. The administrator can choose to always send or never send the sign-in error report to Microsoft, or to let the user decide.

The user can change their preferences using the following steps:

  1. In the upper right corner of the Lync main window, click Options (gear icon).

  2. On the Lync – Options dialog box, click General.

  3. On the General tab, check or uncheck “Automatically send Lync error info to Microsoft”.

  4. Click OK.

Unified Contact Store

What This Feature Does: The Unified Contact Store consists of three main features and only one, the Search Merge feature, is available in Lync for Android. Search Merge merges your Global Address List (GAL) with your Lync contacts so when you search for a contact, there is only a single entry in the search results.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: Lync for Android aggregates contact information from Outlook, Active Directory Domain Services, and presence. This information is used internally by Lync for Android.

Use of Information: Contact information from Outlook, Active Directory Domain Services, and presence is shown in the Lync for Android user interface.

Choice/Control: Unified Contact Store settings are managed from the Lync desktop client.

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Voice Quality Improvements

What This Feature Does: Lync sends information to remote parties if it detects device or network issues during a call to indicate that you may have poor voice quality.

Information Collected, Processed, or Transmitted: If you have a device setup that is adding poor audio in a call (for example, echo or noise), Lync also informs others in the call that the quality of the call is being degraded because of the device setup at your end. Others are only shown a notification that you are using a device that is causing poor audio quality. They don't know what device you are using. No information is sent to Microsoft.

Use of Information: The information sent to others in the call will help them improve the quality of the call. For example, presenters can mute your line if you’re only listening in on the call.

Choice/Control: Lync doesn’t allow you to turn off call quality notifications.

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