License and Use of Your Feedback
Microsoft makes a lot of different products and services, and we can’t be obligated to you if something that we or Mojang creates resembles your Feedback. We are pleased that you want to share Feedback, but we also need to be clear about the legal issues.
When you submit Feedback, your Feedback is given for free and you are giving us rights to use the Feedback in any way we want. If you expect to be paid or do not want to give Microsoft these rights, do not submit your Feedback.
Specifically, by making any Submission, you are granting to Microsoft full rights to use your Feedback as it sees fit, in any Microsoft product or service, without any obligation or restriction of any kind, including, without limitation, any obligation or restriction related to intellectual property rights, confidentiality, or contracts. When you submit Feedback, you grant to Microsoft a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unrestricted license, including sublicense rights, to use, copy, distribute, publicly display and perform, sell, market, make available to the public, practice, or otherwise exploit and commercialize any and all of your intellectual property rights in any form and/or of any type that is or may at some future time be associated with your Feedback. So think carefully before you submit to us anything that is protected by intellectual property – including patents, trademarks, copyrights, rights of publicity, or other IP – because, by doing so, you are granting us an IP license.
We don’t have any obligation to use or respond to your Feedback. We might use your Feedback, we might not use your Feedback, or we might do something (or have already done something) that seems related to your Feedback but which we created independently. In all cases, we will not pay you compensation or give you credit or be obligated to limit how we use or don’t use the Feedback.
Your Representations and Warranties
You represent that you own or otherwise control any and all rights, including intellectual property, necessary for any Feedback you provide through this Site.
Do Not Submit Confidential Feedback
If your Feedback contains any confidential information or trade secrets, do not submit it. If you do submit to us any such secret information, it will not be secret any more and we do not have any obligation to keep it secret.
No Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty
We disclaim any liability that could arise from receiving or using your Feedback. You hereby release Microsoft and its employees, directors, customers and all others associated with Microsoft, including Mojang, from any past, present or future liability or obligation, related directly or indirectly, to the Feedback you submit.
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