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The Microsoft Family Safety app is designed to help develop healthy habits, explore safely online, and to stay connected to your loved ones. As part of this, Microsoft collects both personal data (name, email address, birth date, etc) and diagnostic data.

Diagnostic data has two categories: required and optional. If you use the Family Safety app, the app will send required data to Microsoft. Optional data is additional data that you choose to share with Microsoft.

  • Required. The minimum data necessary to help keep the Family Safety app safe, secure, up to date, and performing as expected.

  • Optional. Optional data includes additional details about your app usage.  This includes things like how you use the app by the buttons and screens you click on.  We use this data to make the product better.  Optional data collection captures data from the Family Safety app only and none of it includes any personal information.

Note: Depending on the country you live in, Microsoft will not offer the ability for children to opt-in to optional data collection. This setting will be off by default and only when that child reaches the appropriate age will they have the option of opting in. 

Related articles for more information about Microsoft's privacy  

Microsoft Privacy Statement – Microsoft privacy

Privacy for young people – Microsoft privacy

Parental consent and Microsoft child accounts

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