Microsoft Azure Legal Information

Last updated: October 2020

Service Agreement & Terms

Your use of the Azure service is governed by the terms and conditions of the agreement under which you obtained the services.

  • For customers who purchase or renew a subscription (including free trials) online from Microsoft, your use is governed by either the Microsoft Customer Agreement ("MCA"), or the Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement ("MOSA"). Your use is governed by the latter if the MCA is not available in your geography. Visit the MCA page for availability details. Both the MCA and MOSA incorporate the Online Services Terms ("OST") and the Online Services Data Protection Addendum ("DPA"). Current versions of these documents are located on the Licensing Terms page.
  • For customers who purchase through another volume licensing agreement, such as an Enterprise Agreement, your use is governed by the volume licensing agreement under which you purchased the services, which incorporates the OST and DPA. You can obtain a copy of your volume licensing agreement by contacting your Microsoft account representative or volume licensing.
  • If you do not have an Azure subscription, the Microsoft Terms of Use will govern your use of the limited Azure services which can be used without a subscription.

If you are uncertain or have other questions, please contact Microsoft Azure support.

Offer Details

Pricing and other terms and conditions for the particular Azure offer you choose are detailed in the offer details for your subscription.

Privacy Statement

The Microsoft Privacy Statement explains the personal data Microsoft processes, how Microsoft processes it, and for what purposes. Your applicable Services Agreement or the Preview Supplemental Terms may specify lesser or different privacy measures for some Preview services.

Data Protection

The Online Services Data Protection Addendum (“DPA”) sets forth your and Microsoft’s obligations with respect to the processing and security of Customer Data and Personal Data in connection with Azure. It is incorporated by reference into the OST. The Microsoft Trust Center provides more information on security, privacy, and compliance topics for customers of Azure and other Microsoft Online Services. The Service Trust Portal (STP) is a companion feature to the Trust Center that provides access to audit reports, GDPR documentation, compliance guides, and related documents that provide more detailed information on how Microsoft helps protect your data.

Service Level Agreements

The Service Level Agreements describe commitments around uptime and connectivity for Azure.

Preview Supplemental Terms

The Preview Supplemental Terms include additional legal terms that apply to your use of Azure features that are in beta, preview, or otherwise not yet released into general availability.

Microsoft Azure Marketplace Terms

Terms and conditions governing your use of the Microsoft Azure Marketplace are set forth in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace Terms, which is incorporated by the OST.

Microsoft Azure Government Terms

Terms and conditions governing your use of the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud are set forth in the Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement - US Government Cloud.

Website Terms of Use

The Microsoft Terms of Use apply to your use of the Azure website. They also apply to the limited Azure services you can use without a subscription.

This page is provided for your convenience as an overview of the terms and conditions that govern the purchase and use of Azure. Ancillary services, software, and content, may be governed by additional or different terms not listed above.