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Dev Essentials Terms and Conditions2019-06-17T10:47:25-07:00

Visual Studio Dev Essentials Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: June 15, 2019

Acceptance of Terms

Your participation in the Visual Studio Dev Essentials program (“the Program”) is subject to the following terms and conditions (“T&C”). Microsoft reserves the right to update the T&C at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the T&C can be reviewed by clicking on the T&C link located on the Program’s Web page or here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2093141.

Description of Service

Microsoft Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a free program that provides access to  a curated set of tools, services and resources to build and deploy your app on any platform (“Benefits”) as well as communications including the latest news and information that developers can use to create applications on any platform.

Benefits

Your participation in the Program may provide you with access to certain Benefits. To join or access the Program, you will be required to use your Microsoft account. The Benefits are personal to you and you may not transfer, sell, share, sublicense, assign, or lend them, unless expressly indicated. Your access to and use of the Benefits are subject to the terms of these T&C and any separate license terms that accompany them, or that you are required to accept prior to accessing the particular Benefit. You must be a current, active member of the Program to access the Benefits.

Benefits may include:

  • Microsoft Benefits
    Microsoft makes a set of curated Microsoft Benefits available which are subject to the terms and conditions accompanying such Benefit.

  • Third-Party Benefits
    Microsoft may include links to third-party Benefits from the Program website. If you select any of these third-party Benefits, you will be directed to the third-party site to download or activate the Benefit. These Benefits are licensed to you by the third parties that own such software or services, not by Microsoft, and may be subject to the third party’s separate terms and conditions. Such software and services and linked sites are not under Microsoft’s control and Microsoft assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the third-party Benefits or linked sites.

Communications Policy

By joining and throughout the duration of your participation in the Program, you may receive periodic communications i) about your use of the Program; and ii) about the latest news and updates related to the Program. You can leave the Program at any time to stop receiving these communications by going to the Subscriptions tab on the Program page and selecting “leave program”. If you leave the program, you will no longer have access to download Benefits. Read the Microsoft privacy statement (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=521839).

Changes to the Program Services

We may make changes at any time without notice to you. From time to time we may add, remove or stop providing certain Benefits, including access to certain third-party or Microsoft software or services as part of the Program.

Prohibited Use

You may not rent, lease, lend, resell, transfer, or host any Benefits or redemption mechanisms including codes that you receive through the Program, or any portion thereof, to or for third parties, and you may not disable, tamper with or otherwise circumvent any mechanism that limits your use of the Benefits.

Leaving the Program

You may leave the Program at any time by going to the Subscriptions tab on the Program page and selecting “leave program”. Note that any benefits that you have already activated and their related communications will continue, even after you leave the Program. You may rejoin the Program at any time by going to the Subscriptions tab on the Program page and clicking the “Join Dev Essentials” button. Rejoining the program does not reset the Benefits.

Termination and Suspension

We may terminate these T&C or your participation in the Program in our sole discretion at any time or we may suspend or terminate your use of the Benefits if you violate, or we reasonably suspect you have violated these T&C. We will give notice before we suspend or terminate, except where we reasonably believe we need to suspend or terminate immediately.

WARRANTIES

EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN ACCOMPANYING TERMS, MICROSOFT AND ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING THE BENEFITS AND CONTENT) “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. WE PROVIDE NO WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAW WHICH THIS AGREEMENT CANNOT CHANGE. THESE DISCLAIMERS WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Website Terms of Use

The Website Terms of Use apply to your use of the Program website including any help topics, white papers, datasheets and FAQs that are made available as part of the Program or Website. These materials are the copyrighted work of Microsoft or its suppliers.  For more details refer to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=266231.

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