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Joulemeter Privacy Statement

Last updated: May 2010

Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement applies to the data collected by the Joulemeter application and uploaded to the Microsoft Research Joulemeter site (the “Site”); it does not apply to data collected through other online or offline Microsoft sites, products or services. The Joulemeter application does not request or collect any personal information from you. The Joulementer application may upload certain anonymous information about your computer such as type of CPU and utilization; applications running; hard disk size and type; memory size and type; or the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet to the Site. This information is used to help improve the accuracy of software based power estimates and other power management features.

This site may contain links to other sites and services. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of those sites and services that you choose to visit, so that you can understand how they may collect, use and share your personal information. Microsoft is not responsible for the privacy statements or practices of sites and services controlled by other companies or organizations.

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Changes to this Privacy Statement
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our web site or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

Contact Information
Microsoft welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us by email at or at:

Microsoft Research

Systems and Networking Group

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399